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  • posted a message on /new Mulligan Rule being tested at Mythic Championship London
    Imagine playing Vintage Dredge with this rule! Gaping

    Would you even need Serum Powder anymore?
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
  • posted a message on Tolarian Academy
    Academy would be a snap inclusion in the many competitive EDH decks that are already running 15-20 artifacts. Is it too good for the format? Probably not, but it'd be a notable power boost. It's somewhat scarier than Cradle for casual games just because of the absurd early turns it can enable.

    I've seen Metalworker at least once. It comboed out with Staff of Domination. I have the same combo in my Kozilek, the Great Distortion deck.
    Posted in: Commander Rules Discussion Forum
  • posted a message on Should Doubling Season be banned?
    Personally, I have no problem with Doubling Season & no problem with making all planeswalkers legal as commanders. I just don't see the big deal.
    Posted in: Commander Rules Discussion Forum
  • posted a message on Random Card of the Day: Vesuva
    Quote from Igzex »
    It's a solid dork but I just feel people are doing it wrong when they're not using The Dark's version.


    That makes sense! I need to pick up a few more proper copies of Elves of Deep Shadow. I run it in quite a few of my decks.
    Posted in: Commander (EDH)
  • posted a message on Going Infinite and "I Win" Combos Outside cEDH.
    As others have said, it depends on the definition. Even some of my decks I consider in the Strong but Fair category have certain instawin cards.

    Nicol Bolas, the Ravager has Nexus of Fate, which goes infinite with the planeswalker's ult or just with drawing enough cards. I figure that's fine because ulting or drawing your deck ain't easy.

    Yasova Dragonclaw has Malignus plus power doubling plus Chandra's Ignition, which is usually an instawin.

    Scion of the Ur-Dragon has Primal Surge, which also typically ends the game on the spot.

    Selenia, Dark Angel has Repay in Kind & Near-Death Experience.
    Posted in: Commander (EDH)
  • posted a message on PREDICTION: Simic Ascendancy doesn't last a year.
    Quote from Sheldon »
    Maybe people will start to play more Aether Snap. It doesn't appear all that dangerous, but we won't discount it until we see it in the wild.


    Or perhaps Solemnity!
    Posted in: Commander Rules Discussion Forum
  • posted a message on What Card Do You Wish You Owned for a Deck?
    I also was just wishing I had a Nether Void for a The Gitrog Monster Stax deck I'm building.

    ABUR duals would be nice but shocks are a decent approximation. Mox Opal would definitely help my Breya deck. Mox Diamond would be handy in various decks.

    Gaea's Cradle & the judge Survival of the Fittest for Asmira.
    Posted in: Commander (EDH)
  • posted a message on Sunder Shaman Magic mics preview
    Wow, Trygon Predator has really been working out!
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
  • posted a message on The RC has an incredible opportunity to bring the game's fundamental fantasy to fruition by allowing Planeswalkers as Commanders
    Honestly, I don't see any issue with allowing all current planeswalkers as commanders. Teferi, Temporal Archmage is probably the most powerful existing commander, & he's already legal.
    Posted in: Commander Rules Discussion Forum
  • posted a message on Common Painlands
    Quote from Poxulii »
    I think reverse crumbling vestige could be cool. EtB tapped but generates a colorless mana when it does, then is a dual the rest of the time. So you aren't behind on mana, but you are on fixing.


    This is a fantastic idea! I hope WotC prints such a cycle someday.
    Posted in: Custom Card Creation
  • posted a message on Electrodominance
    The Rosheen Meanderer EDH deck I'm building is happy about this!
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
  • posted a message on Mothership Spoilers 1/4/2019 Lizard Wizard
    Elf is such a potent creature type that this a notable upgrade to Mystic Snake, even with the harder casting cost.
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
  • posted a message on EDH Data for the New Year: May 2017 through December 2018
    Raw data below. I'm still planning to compile more results soon, such as opposing commanders & notable cards. There are a few gaps in my records.


    May 22, 2017 at the Eclectic Cave: I won 1/2 (1/2 total, 50%)

    1. (4) [p] Merieke Ri Berit vs. The Gitrog Monster vs. Nekusar, the Mindrazor vs. Omnath, Locus of Mana: Omnath won.
    Method: combat damage
    Notable cards: Selvala's Stampede, Akroma's Memorial, Seedborn Muse
    Narrative: The Omnath player got off to quick start with turn-one Burgeoning into turn-two Kodama's Reach. The Merieke player cast their commander turn three. The Omnath player cast Selvala's Stampede and voted free. Everyone else voted wild. A Priest of Titania appeared from the wild and the Omnath playered dropped Akroma's Memorial, Gauntlet of Power, and some other permenanet from the free votes. Memorial prevented Merieke from stealing creatures. A Maze of Ith from the Merieke player encouraged the Omnath player to attack the Nekusar played. The Nekusar player frantically dug for answers but failed to find any. Seedborn Muse came down and Omnath ended up with some absurd amount of floating mana. Hydra Broodmaster came to seal the deal, making fourteen 14/14s.

    2. (3) [p] Asmira, Holy Avenger vs. The Gitrog Monster vs. Nekusar, the Mindrazor: Asmira won.
    Method: player attrition, combat damage
    Notable cards: Dakmor Salvage, Putrid Imp
    Narrative: The Asmira player opened with a mana dork turn one into Sol Ring and Mentor of the Meek turn two. The Nekusar player set up, eventually caster Gilded Lotus. The Gitrog player cast their general. The soon went off with Dakmor Salvage and Putrid Imp. The Nekusar player used Cyclonic Rift to bounce Gitrog back to hand, but Gitrog just got cast again. The Gitrog player dredged their whole library and flashbacked Dread Return on Necrotic Ooze with Lightning Greaves on the field, but apparently were missing some piece or had made some mistake. The player scooped. Suddenly it was 1v1. The Nekusar player got out Tabernacle at Pendrell Vale, but the Asmira player was able to deal with it via Knight of the Reliquary and Ghost Quarter. The Asmira player likewise had Path to Exile for Nekusar. It went on a few turns, but the Asmira player beat the Nekusar player down with creatures. At 19 life, the Nekusar scooped because of a hand that didn't do anything relevant. The Asmira player would have been to combo out and/or attack for lethal, though attacking for lethal might have taken two turns.

    May 24, 2017 at AI: I won 1/3 (2/5 total, 40%)

    3. (4) Cromat vs. Progenitus vs. Memnarch vs. Angus Mackenzie: Angus won.
    Method: combat damage
    Notable cards: Sword of Feast and Famine, Mycosynth Lattice, Austere Command
    Narrative: The Memnarch player got out a quick Basalt Monolith, which the table feared as a combo piece. Reclamation Sage destroyed the Monolith. The Sage soon picked up Sword of Feast and Famine and Sword of War and Peace. The Progenitus player cast Ugin, the Spirit Dragon to exile many permanents from the Cromat player and Angus player. However, the two Swords remained. The game went back and forth a bit. Eventually, the Angus player cast Rafiq of the Many and killed the Cromat player with attack from a Consecrated Sphinx wielding both Swords. The Memnarch player cast Mycosynth Lattice. The Angus player took advantage of this with Austere Command, destroying all permanents and then casting Commander's Sphere into Kodama's Reach. Thrun, the Last Troll enchanted with Angelic Destiny sealed the deal.

    4. (5) Jaya Ballard, Task Mage vs. Memnarch vs. Numot, the Devastator vs. Sidisi, Brood Tyrant vs. Bruna, Light of Alabaster: Jaya won.
    Method: player attrition, noncombat damage, time concession, frustration concession
    Notable cards: Basalt Monolith, Rings of Brighthearth
    Narrative: The Memnarch quickly got out both Basalt Monolith and Rings of Brighthearth out, but didn't have the mana to get the infinite mana going. This set the course the game. Eventually, after casting Caged Sun, the Memnarch player tried to make infinite mana. The Numot player interrupted with Chaos Warp. The Memnarch player used Fabricate to find Basalt Monolith again and cast it. The Bruna player cast Mindbreak Trap. The Memnarch player cast Force of Will. The Jaya player cast Pyroblast. Basalt Monolith go exiled. The Numot player miracled a Terminus and then cast Jace, the Mindsculptor. Jace activated twice. An Ugin, the Spirit Dragon activation reduced Jace's loyalty to zero eventually. Ugin got attacked and removed in turn. The Jaya player cast Omen of Fire, which the Bruna player countered with Rewind. The Bruna player then scooped because they had to leave. The Sidisi, Brood Tyrant player cast Patriarch's Bidding. The Numot player had a Relic of Progenitus but chose not to pop it. The Sidisi player got back a whole bunch of Zombies. The Jaya player cast All Is Dust. The Memnarch player and the Numot player got into a Memnarch face-off after Stunt Double copied Memnarch. The Sidisi player dredged a ton and then conceded the game, vulnerable to the Relic and frustrated by their misplayed. After the real Memnarch ended up under the Numot player's control, the Memarch player scooped. This left the Numot player with not too much going on. The Jaya player and Numot player duked it out for a few turns. The Jaya player went for Heat Shimmer into Dualcaster Mage, but the Numot player had Path to Exile. The Jaya player did get a Numot and destroyed a couple of the Numot player's lands. The Jaya player got hit by Numot twice, but then Jaya stabilized the board and slowly killed the Numot player with activations.

    5. (5) Merieke Ri Berit vs. Breya, Etherium Shaper vs. Kambal, Consul of Allocation vs. Rashmi, Eternities Crafter vs. Numot, the Devastator: Breya won.
    Method: combo, player attrition
    Notable cards: Thopter Foundry, Sword of the Meek, Clock of Omens
    Narrative: The Rashmi player curved Lotus Cobra into their general and then bounced three opposing creatures with Mystic Confluence, including Merieke and Kambal. The Numot player cast an early Counterbalance. The Rashmi player cast a Seedborn Muse, which the Merieke stole and promptly destroyed. The Kambal player search for Aetherflux Reservoir but didn't cast it. Merieke stole various creatures. The Breya player accidentally cast Basalt Monolith into a known three on top of the Numot player's deck, so it was countered with Counterbalance. The Merieke player exiled the Breya player's yard with Nihil Spellbomb. Despite this hate, the Breya player tried to go nuts with Metalworker but that could stopped as well, and Metalworker exiled from the same Spellbomb that had come back from a stolen Sun Titan's attack trigger. Then the Merieke player cast end-of-turn Cyclonic Rift and Enlightened Tutor. They tried to combo with Vizier of Tumbling Sands, Pemmin's Aura, and Gilded Lotus. The Rashmi player cast Rewind. The Merieke player cast Counterspell. The Kambal player cast Anguished Unmaking, which exile the Vizier. The game dragged on. The Numot player commited suicide via cast spells into Kambal. The Kambal resolved Aetherflux Reservoir and got up to cover 100 life, but the missed their chance to eliminate the Breya player, who comboed out with Thopter Foundry, Sword of the Meek, Clock of Omens, and Gilded Lotus. The Breya player was able to gain infinite life in response to two Reservoir activations. The table scoop to infinite Thopters and infinite draw from Skullclamp.

    May 29, 2017 at the Eclectic Cave: I won 2/3, (4/8 total, 50%)

    6. (4) [p] Cromat vs. Adriana, Captain of the Guard vs. Prossh, Skyraider of Kher vs. The Gitrog Monster: Gitrog won.
    Method: combat damage
    Notable cards: Damnation, Avenger of Zendikar, Craterhoof Behemoth
    Narrative: It started with the typical ramping. The Adriana player got out various creatures. The Cromat player copied The Gitrog Monster with Dance of Many. The Gitrog player promptly cast Damnation, clearly in the field of creatures. The Gitrog player next cast Avenger of Zendikar. The Cromat player feared Craterhoof but still refrained from casting the Solitary Confinement in their hand. The Prossh player cast Food Chain and passed the turn. The Gitrog player untapped, cast Chord of Calling for Craterhoof, and eliminated the Cromat player and the Prossh player. The Gitrog player eliminated the Adriana player after a few more turns.

    7. (3) [p] Xira Arien vs. Adriana, Captain of the Guard vs. Atraxa, Praetors' Voice: Xira won.
    Method: you-lose triggers
    Notable cards: Vraska the Unseen, Vhati il-Dal, Kamahl, Pit Fighter
    Narrative: The Xira got a reasonably fast start thanks to Birds of Paradise. They cast a fourth-turn Vraska the Unseen. The Atraxa player ramped with Burgeoning and drew some cards but didn't do much. The Xira player managed to ultimate Vraska. The Adriana player cast Chained to the Rocks to remove one Assassin. The Atraxa cast equipment and tried to equip Atraxa, but the Xira player used Vhati il-Dal in conjunction with Kamahl, Pit Figther to kill Atraxa in response. The Atraxa player passed with only Vorel of the Hull Clade to block. The Xira player attacked with two Vraska Assassins. The Atraxa player lost. Because the Adriana player attack with an indestructible creature, he suffer the same fate the next turn. Vhati and Kamahl worked together to remove blockers.

    8. (3) Tasigur, the Golden Fang vs. Prossh, Skyraider of Kher vs. Phenax, God of Deception: Tasigur won.
    Method: combat damage, exile mill
    Notable cards: Tidespout Tyrant, Forbid, Ulamog, the Ceaseless Hunger
    Narrative: The Tasigur player landed a turn-four Tidespout Tyrant off of Sultai Charm into Dread Return. The Phenax had a fast start with mana rocks but few lands. The Prossh player had a generally slow start, with few lands. The Tasigur leveraged Tyrant and other bounce effects to gain mana advantage. Eventually a clone effect copied Tyrant and bounced it. The game continued. The Tasigar used Rune-Scarred Demon to find Forbid, which countered a Food Chain from the Prossh player the next, with enough mana to go off. Then the Tasigur player locked out opponents with Forbid. At 9 life and facing lethal, the Prossh player scooped to the Forbid lock. The Phenax player soon lost to their own Ulamog, the Ceaseless hunger.

    June 7, 2017 at AI: I won 0/4 (4/12 total, 33.33%)

    9. (4) Thrasios, Triton Hero & Bruse Tarl, Boorish Herder vs. Intet, the Dreamer (mine) vs. Riku of Two Reflections vs. Melek, Izzet Paragon: Intet won.
    Method: player attrition, combat damage, noncombat damage, accidental scoop
    Notable cards: Sol Ring, Dragon Broodmother, Future Sight
    Narrative: The Riku got off to a quick start with T2 Sol Ring into T3 Riku. The Melek player removed Riku with Lightning Bolt. The Riku player recast Riku. The Thras & Tarl (TnT) player removed Riku with Chain Lightning, which also removed the Intet player's Oracle of Mul Daya. The Intet player cast Dragon Broodmother and got lots of little Dragons. The Riku player eventually bounced the Broodmother with Venser, Shaper Savant. The TnT player cast Rolling Earthquake, sweeping away little Dragons, but he Broodmother came back. The Melek player got out Future Sight, which the TnT player put on top with Primal Command. The Future Sight then got bounced by Venser, but finally it stuck. The Melek player built up advantage and at length tried to go off. This led to a large stack that involved the TnT player casting Early Harvest on the Riku player to have enough mana to kill the Melek player. The Melek player responded with Reiterate, trying to go infinite. The TnT player responded with Dualcaster Mage. Then the Melek dug and dug for answers and found Mindbreak Trap. However, the Riku player actually had enough to kill the Melek player without Early Harvest via Comet Storm and Increasing Vengeance. The TnT player got out Seedborn Muse with Thrasios out but was at 8 life after an attack from the Intet player's little Dragons. The Riku player did a lot of nonsense with Epic Experiment but the TnT player still got to untap. After an exchange of spells, the TnT had just enough mana to cast Rude Awakening entwined with fifteen lands. The Riku player was at 14 life and scooped. The TnT player attacked the Intet player for 30, putting him to 8. The Intet player cast Fierce Empath. During the search, the TnT player scooped up their cards without thinking. They were probably dead, but not necessarily.

    10. (4) Xira Arien vs. Gerrard Capashen vs. Riku of Two Reflections vs. Progenitus: Riku won.
    Method: combo
    Notable cards: Turnabout, Epic Experiment
    Narrative: The Xira player got out to a quick start with mana dorks into Thorn of the Black Rose. However, the Riku player was just able to go off with Turnabout, Rude Awakening, and so on to get enough mana to cast Epic Experiment for 14 copied by Riku. They then were able to cast Lotus Cobra and play a fetch land to get enough mana to cast Turnabout again and when right there. The Xira player cast Bind on the fetch activation but the Riku player pitched a blue card to cast Force of Will.

    11. (4) Jaya Ballard, Task Mage vs. Gerrard Capashen vs. Riku of Two Reflections vs. Bruna, Light of Alabaster: Riku won.
    Method: combo for infinite mana for infinite turns and/or noncombat damage
    Notable cards: Aetherflux Reservoir, Intuition
    Narrative: The Gerrard cast their commander and the Riku and Bruna player made copies. The Gerrard player got out an on-curve Felidar Sovereign. A Jaya activation plus a Lightning Bolt from the Riku player dealt with that. The Gerrard player cast Aetherflux Reservoir after the Riku player's Dack Fayden left the field. The Gerrard player then dealt 50 to the Riku player, putting him to 9, and cast Invincible Hymn. The Bruna player cast Render Silent. The Jaya player cast Reiterate with buyback, going up to 81 life. Then the Riku player cast Regrowth on Dack Fayden to steal Aetherflux Reservoir. The game went on for a while. Eventually, after Cessation shut down Bruna and the board scrambled to remove Riku, the Riku player just cast Intuition and comboed out anyway.

    12. (3) Thrasios, Triton Hero & Bruse Tarl, Boorish Herder vs. Merieke Ri Berit (mine) vs. Horde of Notion: Horde won.
    Method: commander damage
    Notable cards: Lotus Cobra, Strip Mine, Umezawa's Jitte
    Narrative: The Horde player got out to quick start with Lotus Cobra into Trinket Mage for Mana Crypt. They also used Strip Mine on the Merieke player's Dimir Aqueducts, setting them back. The TnT player ramped out decently and had various removal spells for Horde's nonsense, such as Sword of Light and Shadow, but the TnT player still ended up taking a lot of damage from Horde. Umezawa's Jitte appeared and shut Merieke down. While going down to 8 life, the Horde player managed to eliminate the TnT player with commander damage. The Merieke didn't draw Cyclonic Rift and scooped as they were dead to commander damage as well.

    June 14, 2017 at AI: I won 0/3 (4/15 total, 26.67%)

    13. (4) Thrasios, Triton Hero & Bruse Tarl, Boorish Herder vs. Numot, the Devastator vs. Mina and Denn, Wildborn vs. Riku of Two Reflections: Riku won.
    Method: combo, infinite turns, combat damage
    Notable cards: Clear the Land, Rude Awakening, Walk the Aeons
    Narrative: The game got off to a fairly slow start. The Mina and Denn player eventually cast Clear the Land, which gave the Riku player four lands. The TnT player attempted to beat the Riku player down with their commanders, but a Supreme Verdict from the Numot player took care of that. Then the Riku player went off with the Rude Awakening and other nonsense, copying it and returning it. He played around a Counterflux, which the Numot player had. At length he took infinite turns via Walk the Aeons and attacked up to death with Eternal Witnesses.

    14. (5) Dakkon Blackblade vs. Numot, the Devastator vs. Sidisi, Brood Tyrant vs. Kambal, Consul of Allocation vs. Riku of Two Reflections: Riku won.
    Method: player attrition, combo, infinite mana, infinite noncombat damage
    Notable cards: Archaeomancer, Turnabout, Rite of Replication
    Narrative: The Kambal cast Pithing Needle on turn one, naming Sensei's Divining Top. Kambal came out on turn three but the player stalled on land after that. The Riku player made a copy of Kambal with Phyrexian Metamorph, making casting noncreature spell painful for a while. The Sidisi cast an early Mesmeric Orb and made Zombies with Sidisi, but destroyed their own Orb with Bane of Progress after a few turns. They later got out Coat of Arms. The Dakkon player cast Temporal Trespass and cast Dakkon. They attacked with Dakkon during the extra turn and cast Terminus after that. The Kambal player went for Aetherflux Reservoir while at 58 life, but the Dakkon player responded with Desertion. The Kambal player scooped, as did the Sidisi player, as neither had much going on at that point. The game went back and forth for a while. Eventually the Numot player cast Sphinx's Revelation for 12. The Dakkon player cast Twincast. The Numot player untapped and did things. During their end step, the Riku player hit them with Turnabout. They didn't counter because they were looking at the cards they were discarding to hand size rather than at their hand. This allowed the Riku player to go off. He made a bunch of mana and went for Walk the Aeons with Riku out. The Dakkon player cast Stifle on the Riku trigger. The Numot player cast Misdirection of the Walk the Aeons. However, the Riku player was still able to go infinite with Turnabout and Rite of Replication thanks to copies of the Dakkon player's Archaeomancer. He then killed the table with Comet Storm.

    15. (4) Merieke Ri Berit vs. Kyrie of the Harvest vs. Numot, the Devastator vs. Riku of Two Reflections: Numot won.
    Method: player attrition (frustration scoop), controlling opponents' turns
    Notable cards: Force of Will, Terminus, Mindslaver
    Narrative: The Kyrie player got off to solid start with Deathrite Shaman, Ophiomancer, Phyrexian Altar, and Kyrie. They were causing opposing to lose at least 1 life per turn. The Merieke player some rocks and then Vizier of Tumbling Sands. The Numot player durdled and the Riku player ramped. On turn five or so, the Merieke player tried to combo with Pemmin's Aura and Lotus Vale, but the Riku player cast Force of Will. On his turn, the Riku player used Dack Fayden to steal Phyrexian Altar. The Merieke was still about to go nuts with Merieke, Ayli, Eternal Pilgrim, and Adarkar Valkyrie. They got the Riku player to 1 with attacks and the Riku player scooped because of Deathrite Shaman. A Terminus from the Numot player wrecked the Merieke player's board, and the Numot player pulled into the lead. The game dragged on. The Merieke player cast Winter Orb. However, after the Kyrie player cast Necropotence, the Numot player cast Mindslaver and eliminated the Kyrie player and then locked the Merieke player with Academy Ruins.

    June 21, 2017 at AI: I won 0/2 (4/17 total, 23.53%)

    16. (4) Xira Arien vs. Saskia the Unyielding vs. Silas Renn, Seeker Adept & Vial Smasher the Fierce vs. Norin the Wary: Norin won.
    Method: player attrition, combat damage, noncombat damage, frustration scoop
    Notable cards: Grip of Chaos, Confusion in the Ranks, Warp World
    Narrative: The Xira player cast a turn-three Widespread Panic. The Saskia player cast Saskia and chose the Xira player because they had some deathtouch blockers out. The Norin player got out Mindstone, Hedron Achive, and Dreamstone Hedron all at once. The Xira player cast Seedborn Muse with Xira out. The Saskia player untapped and cast Terminate on Muse, which was exiled because of Anafenza, the Foremost. The Xira player next cast awakening. The Norin player cast Grip of Chaos and followed up with Confusion in the Ranks. The game got nutty for a few turns. Eventually, the SR&VS player slammed Ugin, the Spirit Dragon and returned the game to normal. A few creatures came back down and the SR&VS player cast Decree of Pain, which the Norin player copied with Wild Ricochet. The SR&VS player got out Planar Bridge to go with his Rings of Brighthearth, but the Norin player then cast Warp World. The Saskia player got a huge Kresh, the Bloodbraided. The Xira player stole it and then sacrificed it. The Saskia player soon scooped out of frustration. The Norin player built up a big enough board with Inferno Titan and Dictate of the Twin Gods to eliminate his two remaining opponents.

    17. (3) Merieke Ri Berit vs. Riku of Two Reflections vs. Nekusar, the Mindrazor: Riku won.
    Method: combo, infinite mana and noncombat damage
    Notable cards: Illusionist’s Bracer, Summary Dismissal, Seasons Past
    Narrative: The Merieke player tried to combo early own with Alphetto Alchemist and Illusionist’s Bracers. The Riku player responded to equipment with Starform for 4. The Merieke player cast Arcane Denial. The Nekusar player cast Burn on Alchemist. The Merieke player cast Delay. The Nekusar player cast Void Shatter, ended the exchange. The Merieke player tried again with Necrotic Ooze but the Bracers got hit by Krosan Grip. A bit later the Riku player went for a Mind’s Desire off Future Sight and cast Venser, Shaper Savant on the Mind’s Desire after casting it and getting three copies. A large stack ensued. After the Nekusar player cast Time Stop and Summary Dismissal and the Merieke player cast Venser, Shaper Savant, Summary Dismissal resolved. But the Riku came back after a few turns. He cast Seasons Past with various combos in the yard like Turnabout plus Nivix Guildmage as well as a Time Warp. The other players scooped. He said he’d kill with Comet Storm plus infinite mana.

    June 28, 2017 at AI: I won 0/2 (4/19 total, 21%)

    18. (4) Asmira, Holy Avenger vs. Riku of Two Reflections vs. Silas Renn, Seeker & Vial Smasher the Fierce vs. Atraxa, Praetors’ Voice: Riku won.
    Method: extra turns, combo for infinite mana and noncombat damage
    Notable cards: Kalitas, Traitor of Ghet, Mindslaver, Epic Experiment
    Narrative: The Atraxa player quickly cast Sylvan Library and Scavenging Ooze, then Kalitas, Traitor of Ghet. They likewise cast Sword of Fire and Ice and then Sword of Feast and Famine. The graveyard hate hampered the Asmira player. The Asmira player tutor for Aura Shard, which the Atraxa player hit when Mana Drain. The Riku player responded with Dualcaster Mage, letting Aura Shards resolve. The Asmira player tried to activate Yisan, the Wanderer Bard but the Atraxa player cast Stifle. The SR&VS player got out Myr Battlesphere among various artifacts, and the Riku player copied it. Eventually, the SR&VS player cast All Is Dust. Low on life, the Atraxa player tried to stabilize with Elesh Norn, Grand Cenobite. The Asmira got out Protean Hulk but didn’t have a way to get it into the yard and the Riku player had a Tormod’s Crypt anyway. The Asmira player used Fiend Hunter to remove Elesh Norn. The SR&VS player cast Mindslaver and target the Atraxa player. This didn’t quite kill the Atraxa player. They got Atraxa and then gained some life. However, after going nuts with Future Sight and Sensei’s Divining Top, the Riku player managed an Epic Experiment for 10 that gave them two extra turns and the ability to combo over those turns with Turnabout and then kill his opponents with Comet Storm.

    19. (4) Kruphix, God of Horizons vs. Riku of Two Reflections vs. Nekusar, the Mindrazor vs. Atraxa, Praetors’ Voice: Nekusar won.
    Method: combat damage, life loss, extra turns
    Notable cards: Consecrated Sphinx, Psychosis Crawler, Expropriate
    Narrative: The Atraxa player got out Atraxa on turn three. The Nekusar player got out a Consecrated Sphinx that just stuck around for turns. After ramping, the Kruphix player cast an overloaded Cyclonic Rift. On the next turn cycle, they used Dust Bowl to destroy the Nekusar player’s Reliquary Tower. The Riku player was ramping and getting lots of value but also losing lots of life. The Kruphix player drew a bunch of cards and prompted a huge fight over Kruphix during their end step. The Kruphix player won that fight thanks to Foil, Thwart, and Mindbreak Trap, but it cost serious resources. The Nekusar player recast Sphinx and cast Psychosis Crawler. The Atraxa player cast Sphinx’s Revelation to make the Riku player lose the most life, putting them to 1. They scooped, assuming they were dead, which they would have been to their Mana Crypt during their upkeep. The Kruphix player exiled Sphinx with Reality Shift in upkeep and tried to cast Seasons Past in main, but the Nekusar player finally had a counterspell. The Nekusar player proceed to win with a Ral Zarek ultimate for 1 extra turn and then Expropriate for another.

    July 5, 2017 at AI: I won 2/3 (6/22 total, 27.27%)

    20. (3) Vorel of the Hull Clade vs. Numot, the Devastator vs. Silas Renn, Seeker Adept & Vial Smasher the Fierce: Vorel won.
    Method: combat damage
    Notable cards: Mindless Automaton, Awakening
    Narrative: The Vorel got off to a quick start with Sol Ring but had to dig for green mana. They cast Mindless Automaton on turn two. Eventually, the they cast Awakening with Vorel on the field. The Numot player, at 25 or so life, opted to use Swords to Plowshares on Vial Smasher rather than on the Mindless Automation that was growing exponentially. The SR&VS player used Karn Liberated to exile Awakening. However, they didn't have any creatures and the Automaton had grown to 20/20. It attacked and Vorel doubled it, putting the SR&VS player to 2 life. Then a 3/3 Walking Ballista came down and soon finished off the SR&VS player. The Numot and Vorel player duel for a while, but eventually the Vorel player overwhelming the Numot player, in part thanks to Genesis Wave for 15. They had the ability to win with combat damage, noncombat damage from Triskelion, or Darksteel Reactor.

    21. (3) Selenia, Dark Angel vs. Numot, the Devastator vs. Reyhan, Last of the Abzan & Kraum, Ludevic's Opus: R&K won.
    Method: combo, combat damage, commander damage
    Notable cards: Beast Within, Glen Elendra Archmage, Mazirek, Kraul Death Priest
    Narrative: The Selenia player got off to fast start with a turn-one Sol Ring into turn-two Nevinyrral's Disk. The R&K player cast Beast Within on the Disk. Selenia came down on turn three and attack the R&K a few times, but they got out a Glen Elendra Archmage with a graft creature on board. Then Mazirek came down, and a couple of sac outlets soon after. The R&K put 200 +1/+1 counters on each creature and swung for lethal with two flyers.

    22. (4) Thrasios, Triton Hero & Bruse Tarl, Boorish Herder vs. Numot, the Devastator vs. Nekusar, the Mindrazor vs. Feldon of the Third Path: TnT won.
    Method: noncombat damage
    Notable cards: Mindclaw Shaman, Regal Behemoth, Rite of Replication
    Narrative: The game started slowly. The TnT player cast Fiercy Confluence on turn four or so to destroy three artifacts, including the Nekusar player's Howling Mine and the Feldon player's Swiftfoot Boots, but the Nekusar player cast Summary Dismissal. Nekusar came down but quickly got removed. The Feldon player start going to town with Mindclaw Shaman, first cast and then recurred with Feldon. At one point the Numot player cast Quicken into Walk the Aeons in response to Mindclaw trigger. After the Numot player got out two planeswalkers, the TnT player cast Regal Behemoth and amazingly got to untap the next turn still the monarch. They cast Rite of Replication on Behemoth, Sundering Growth for another token, and then Early Harvest. They cast Thrasios, dug for action, and found Wild Ricochet and Aurelia. This proved to be enough. Even though they missed the +1 mana from the Sundering Growth copy, they still tapped their 9 lands for 7 each and had 12 mana floating, for a total of 75. That allowed them to cast Fury for 69 and copy it with Wild Ricochet to turn out their three opponents.

    July 12, 2017: I won 0/3 (6/25, 24%)

    23. (4) Asmira, Holy Avenger vs. Edric, Spymaster of Trest vs. Riku of Two Reflections vs. Baral, Chief of Compliance: Riku won.
    Method: combo, infinite mana, spells, and noncombat damage
    Notable cards: Starstorm, Turnabout, Reiterate
    Narrative: The Edric player got off to reasonably fast start and almost overran the table. The Riku player used Muddle the Mixture to find Starstorm and cast it for 1. A counter fight ensued. The Starstorm resolved and killed most of the Edric player's creature as few of the Asmira player's creatures as well as the Riku player's Bird of Paradise. The Asmira discarded Protean Hulk and had Karmic Guide and Grand Abolisher in hand, but figured one or more opponents had answers. The Baral tapped down to one Island open to flash in a threat during the Riku player's end step. The Riku player cast Turnabout and copied it with Riku, then cast Reiterate for infinite mana and spells. He killed the table with a copied Lightning Bolt.

    24. (4) Kruphix, God of Horizons vs. Edric, Spymaster of Trest vs. Riku of Two Reflections vs. Sram, Senior Edificer: Sram won.
    Method: player attrition, combat damage, commander damage
    Notable cards: Force of Will, Semblance Anvil, Rogue's Passage
    Narrative: The Edric got going quickly. On turn five or so, the Kruphix player tried to cast Devastation Tide. The Edric player cast Mana Leak. The Riku player cast Force of Will. The Edric player cast Remand on the Tide. The Edric player's Force of Will stopped the Tide the second time around. However, by this point, the Sram player had built up an absurd board thanks to Semblance Anvil. The Sram player attacked the Edric player for 35 and the Edric player took all it and went to 3. The Edric player cast Time Warp and eliminated the Riku player with attacks, but didn't find another extra-turn effect. He hoped to block, but the Sram player played Rogue's Passage and eliminated him. The Kruphix tried player then tried to hold on with Coastal Breach, but the mainly just let the Sram player draw cards. The Sram player soon eliminated the Kruphix player with attacks.

    25. (4) Jaya Ballard, Task Mage vs. Edric, Spymaster of Trest vs. Riku of Two Reflections vs. Teferi, Temporal Archmage: Teferi won.
    Method: combat damage
    Notable cards: Ugin, the Spirit Dragon, Ruination, Ulamog, the Infinite Gyre
    Narrative: The Teferi player ramped like crazy with mana rocks. His Rewind hit Edric early on. Jaya Ballard came down and destroyed Teferi once, but then got bounced by Cryptic Command. Eventually Ugin, the Spirit Dragon came down and exile the Edric player board. The Edric player conceded. The game went back and forth. The Jaya player got a Caged Sun out with many Mountains. They then cast Ruination and Wake of Destruction. The Riku player scooped. An extended duel between the Teferi player and Jaya player followed. The Teferi player at length pulled ahead with giant Eldrazi and won at 9 life.

    July 19, 2017: I won 2/4 (8/29, 27.59%)

    26. (4) Thrasios, Triton Hero & Bruse Tarl, Boorish Herder vs. Edric, Spymaster of Trest vs. Horde of Notions vs. Bruna, Light of Alabaster: Edric won.
    Method: combat damage, extra turns
    Notable cards: Forgotten Ancient, Notorious Throng
    Narrative: The Horde player got off to quick start with City of Brass and Sol Ring on turn one, then Lotus Cobra plus fetch into Forgotten Ancient on turn two. The TnT player cast Rolling Earthquake for 2 on their turn three, killing Lotus Cobra, a mana dork, and Edric. Edric soon returned. Forgotten Ancient got huge and beat the Edric player down with a Sword of War and Peace. The Edric player dropped to 5 life but managed to go nuts with Notorious Throng, recurring it repeatedly to win with an army of Faeries

    27. (4) Asmira, Holy Avenger vs. Edric, Spymaster of Trest vs. Riku of Two Reflections vs. Melek, Izzet Paragon: Asmira won.
    Method: combo, lockout and commander damage
    Notable cards: Thalia, Guardian of Thraben, Protean Hulk
    Narrative: The Riku player went turn-one Mana Crypt into Sakura-Tribe Elder but then failed to find another blue source for most of the game. The Edric player cast Chrome Mox and Sylvan Library on his turn one. The Asmira player had no mana acceleration but cast a turn-two Thalia, Guardian of Thraben. The game went back and forth for a while. The Edric player drew some cards but not an overwhelming number. The Riku player made Phyrexian Metamorph into a copy Thalia in an attempt to slow down the Edric player. Eventually, when the Edric player seem to be in a dominant position, the Asmira player went for a Protean Hulk combo and proceeded to exile all opposing permanent with Managara of Corondor plus Lightning Greaves and swing for lethal commander of the course of a few turns.

    28. (3) Olivia Voldaren vs. Progenitus vs. Azusa, Lost but Seeking: Progenitus won.
    Method: player attrition, commander damage
    Notable cards: Overwhelming Stampede, Fist of Suns, Selvala, Heart of the Wilds
    Narrative: The Azusa player ramped hard as you’d expect. The Olivia player perform shenanigans with Frenzied Fugue and Word of Seizing, ramping via the Azusa player’s Perilous Forays stolen with Frenzied Fugue after stealing the Progenitus player’s Brago, King Eternal. The Progenitus player had Fist of Suns but was stuck on mana. Eventually, the Azusa player cast Zendikar Resurgent and went nuts, casting some creatures into Concordant Crossroads into Overwhelming Stampede for +7/+7. This reduce the Olivia player to 3 life. The Azusa player next turn sent two Eldrazi with combined annihilator 4 as well as a few other creatures at the Olivia player, eliminating them. If the Azusa player had swung the Eldrazi at the Progenitus player, that would probably have set him back too far to recover from and the Azusa player still had enough creatures to kill the Olivia player at the same time. However, the Progenitus player did get another turn, untapping with Selvala, Heart of the Wilds. He then cast Ulamog, the Infinite Gyre and tapped Selvala for 10 to cast Elesh Norn, Grand Cenobite and Progenitus via Fist of Suns. The game went back and forth, with each player casting huge creatures, but eventually the Progenitus player eliminated the Azusa player with commander damage.

    29. (4) Kynaios and Tiro of Meletis vs. Sidisi, Brood Tyrant vs. Gerrard Capashen vs. Radha, Heir to Keld: Kynaios and Tiro won.
    Method: combo, combat damage
    Notable cards: Valakut, the Molten Pinnacle, Venser’s Journal, Patron of the Moon
    Narrative: The Gerrard player started off with Land Tax. The Radha player started off with Exploration. The Gerrard player soon cast Venser’s Journal and begin gain lots of life. Kynaios and Tiro of Meletis came down on turn four. The Gerrard player got Alhammarret's Archive out and then Boon Reflection too. The K&T player used Decimate to destroy a large creature form the Radha player as well as the Archive and Boon Reflection. The Gerrard player cast Second Sunrise but the K&T player cast Counterflux. At over 150 life, the Gerrard player cast Storm Herd. The K&T player cast Negate. The K&T player cast Overburden into Patron of the Moon, but the Gerrard player cast Allay and the K&T player had no other way to return a land to hand as they need for the combo with Amulet of Vigor which they had in hand. The Sidisi player was stuck on land for most of the game. At long last, the Sidisi player cast Twilight’s Call for a huge board. This prompted the Radha player to kill the Radha player and let the K&T player untap with Patron of the Moon. They tried to combo out thanks to Storm Cauldron, but the Gerrard player exiled Amulet of Vigor. However, the K&T player was able to tutor for Lotus Cobra and copy it with Clever Impersonator to still go infinite with Patron. They then drew their library with Tireless Tracker and won via Meloku, the Clouded Mirror with haste from Samut, Voice of Dissent.

    July 26, 2017: I won 1/2 (9/31 total, 29%)

    30. (4) Thraios, Triton Hero & Bruse Tarl, Boorish Herder vs. Breya, Etherium Shaper vs. Riku of Two Reflections vs. Samut, Voice of Dissent: TnT won.
    Method: combo, infinite mana, draw, and noncombat damage
    Notable cards: Ugin, the Spirit Dragon, Early Harvest, Reiterate
    Narrative: The TnT player started out mana-screwed, missing their third land drop. The Samut player cast some dorks but then the Breya player cast Ugin, the Spirit Dragon on turn five or so and sweep most of the board. The TnT finally found their third land and starting cast ramp spells. The Breya seemed ahead and the Riku player extended resources to slow them down. He cast Comet Storm to remove Breya and Ugin. However, the TnT peeled Reiterate off the top with Early Harvest in hand and had the nine lands required. They then eliminated their opponents with Comet Storm after drawing with Thrasios.

    31. (4) Kynaios and Tiro of Meletis vs. Breya, Etherium Shaper vs. Riku of Two Reflections vs. Samut, Voice of Dissent: Riku won.
    Method: combo for infinite creatures and combat damage
    Notable Cards: Orb of Dreams, Dualcaster Mage, Rite of Replication
    Narrative: The Riku played start with a Birds of Paradise. The K&T player cast a turn-three Orb of Dreams, which especially annoyed the Samut player. The Riku player ramped like crazy. The K&T player removed Riku with Oblation. The Riku player stole the Breya player's Scroll Rack with Dack Fayden and put it to good use. The Samut went off a bit with Glimpse of Nature. He dropped an Ulamog, the Infinite Gyre onto the field with Champion of Rhonas. The Riku player cast Evacuation. The Samut player cast Ulamog, the Ceaseless Hunger and exiled Orb of Dreams and other permanent. The Breya player was set up to win, but the Riku player cast Time Warp, copied it with Riku, and then cast Rite of Replication plus Dualcaster Mage during their first extra turn. The K&T player cast Hallowed Moonlight, but the Riku player activated Scroll Rack to find Pact of Negation.

    August 2, 2017 at AI: I won 1/4 (10/35, 28.57%)

    32. (4) Xira Arien vs. Progenitus vs. Marchesa, the Black Rose vs. Rakdos, Lord of Riots: Progenitus won.
    Method: combat damage, turn control, couldn't-do-anything concession
    Notable cards: Vandalblast, Iona, Shield of Emeria, Emrakul, the Promised End
    Narrative: The Xira player mulliganed to five and kept a hand with only one land. The Progenitus player kept a speculative hand with a colorless land, Sol Ring, and Sensei's Divining Top. The gamble paid off. He cast a second-turn Elvish Piper. The Marchesa player cast a bunch of Zombie lords. Paradox Engine came down for the Progenitus player around turn five, and Fist of the Suns. The Rakdos player had an answer with Vandalblast. The Progenitus player used Elvish Piper to put Kozilek, Butcher of Truth on the field. He attacked the Rakdos player, who blocked with a deathtouch Wurm token from Wurmcoil Engine. The Marchesa player attacked the Progenitus player for 15. Then Iona, the Shield of Emeria came down and Liliana of the Dark Realms removed Rakdos, Lord of Riots player. The Rakdos player scooped because they already been set by being attacked by Kozilek earlier. The Xira player destroyed the Progenitus player's Maelstrom Nexus and then, to avoid discarding to hand size, cast Chaos Warp main phase on Iona. Iona turn into Ulamog, the Infinite Gyre. The Progenitus player proceeded to cast Emrakul, the Promised End and target the Marchesa player, who scooped. This allowed the Progenitus player to attack the Xira player for lethal.

    33. (3) Selenia vs. Gerrard Capashen vs. Nekusar, the Mindrazor: Selenia won.
    Method: life loss via life swapping
    Notable cards: Kaya, Ghost Assassin, Nevinyrral's Disk, Repay in Kind
    Narrative: The Selenia player got an early Kaya, Ghost Assassin out onto an empty board and gained a fair amount of card advantage off of it. The Gerrard player went for Test of Endurance at 42 or so life but the Nekusar player responded with Cryptic Command doing a Dismiss impression. A Consecrated Sphinx from the Nekusar player met with Scout's Warning and Merciless Executioner from the Selenia player. The Selenia player got out a Nevinyrral's Disk. Tamiyo, the Moon Sage came down for the Nekusar player and persuaded the Selenia player to activate the Disk. The Selenia player then cast Magus of the Disk, which Tamiyo kept tapped down. Selenia attacked Tamiyo and the Nekusar player cast Reality Shift. The Selenia player cast Silence and, after that resolved, Angel's Grace. The activated Selenia to go down to 1. After combat, they used Ifnir Deadlands to go to 0 life and cast Repay in Kind for the win.

    34. (4) Kozilek, the Great Distortion vs. Bruna, Light of Alabaster vs. Thraximundar vs. Sen Triplets: Thraximundar won.
    Method: player attrition, life loss, combat damage
    Notable cards: Fireshrieker, Cyclonic Rift, Cut // Ribbons
    Narrative: The Triplets player had a fast start with Mana Crypt into Talisman of Progress. The Kozilek player cast Mana Crypt into Voltaic Key and Wayfarer's Bauble. The Bruna player had Sol Ring and Azorius Signet. Lodestone Golem soon came down for the Kozilek player, and Teferi, Mage of Zhalfir for the Thraximundar player. Kozilek appeared on turn five or six. Because of Fireshrieker, Kozilek threatened to eliminate a player per turn. The Bruna player tried to Pongify Kozilek but that got countered. Cut // Ribbons removed the Lodestone Golem. The Triplets player ended up cast overloaded Cyclonic Rift during main phase, which resolved. Thanks to Mana Vault, Sol Ring, and Mana Crypt, the Kozilek player rebuilt quickly. The Kozilek player got hit by Bruna for 19. It would have been lethal commander, but the Tormod's Crypt exiled an aura from the yard in response to the Bruna trigger. The Kozilek player opted to attack the Triplets player with a double-strike Kozilek, then cast Ugin, the Spirit Dragon to remove Bruna. On their next turn, the Kozilek player foolishly played into the Bruna player's Render Silent, and then attacked for lethal. The Thrax player cast Inferno Titan but Kozilek countered by pitching Conduit of Ruin. The Kozilek player recast their general because it'd been sacrificed to Thraximundar. They had blockers for the Thrax player's attackers and a Mishra's Factory to sac, but they were at 9 life and the Thrax player cast Ribbons for 10 from the yard for the win.

    35. (4) Cromat vs. Mizzix of the Izmagnus vs. Silas Renn, Seeker Adept & Vial Smasher the Fierce vs. Sen Triplets: Sen Triplets won.
    Method: combo for infinite mana and noncombat damage
    Notable cards: Liliana of the Veil, Metalworker, Staff of Domination
    Narrative: The Triplets player cast Liliana of the Veil on turn two of a Mox Diamond. Liliana caused some discard and removed Mizzix the first time she was cast. The Cromat player ramped with Exploration into Cromat but didn't do much else. The Mizzix player counter Triplets on the first casting and then removed them after the second casting. However, the Triplets player stuck a Metalworker and the board lacked removal for it. The Triplets player end-of-turn tutored for Staff of Domination with Inventor's Fair and topdecked the artifact needed to go infinite. They then cast Walking Ballista and killed the table.

    August 23, 2017 at AI: I won 1/3 (11/38, 28.95%)

    36. (4) Dakkon Blackblade vs. Nicol Bolas vs. Kozilek, the Great Distortion (mine) vs. Riku of Two Reflections: Riku won.
    Method: combo for infinite mana
    Notable cards: Geth's Grimoire, Turnabout, Seasons Past
    Narrative: The game started off pretty slowly. The Kozilek place cast Phyrexian Revoker and named Arbor Elf, which the Riku player had. The Riku player cast Harrow and the Dakkon player responded with Twincast, then cast Dakkon on their turn. The Dakkon player got a voltron thing going and attacked the Riku player for 18. Then Nicol Bolas, Planeswalker came down and stole Dakkon. Geth's Grimoire appeared, followed by Syphon Mind. Nicol Bolas joined the party, with Lightning Greaves. The Bolas player cast Torment of Hailfire for 14. The Kozilek player used Sensei's Divining Top to find Warping Wail. He promptly lost the game to the third attack from Nicol Bolas. The Riku player managed to cast Turnabout, copy it with Riku, and go off from there. He used a Seasons Past and Turnabout to loop with Mystical Tutor, then fine a wincon.

    37. (4) Cromat vs. Nicol Bolas vs. Tasigur, the Golden Fang (mine) vs. Riku of Two Reflections: Riku won.
    Method: combo for infinite turns, commander damage, player attrition via concession (wanted to join other game)
    Notable cards: Mesmeric Orb, Past in Flames
    Narrative: The Bolas player started strong with Sol Ring into Thought Vessel. The Cromat player had a second-turn Argothian Enchantress. The Tasigur player didn't have a lot going on but cast Mesmeric Orb. The Bolas cast Nicol Bolas, Planeswalker and stole the Riku player's Oracle of Mul Daya. The Cromat player's Oblivion Ring removed the Bolas walker. The Bolas player wanted to join another game and scooped. The Cromat player had built up a solid board. The Tasigur player used Dread Return to get back Tidespout Tyrant, then cast Treasure Cruise and another spell, bouncing some of the Cromat player permanents. The Riku player untapped, cast Past in Flames, made a ton of mana, and went for a Riku extra-turn loop via Intuition copied with Riku. He then eliminated the table with commander damage.

    38. (3) Kozilek, the Great Distortion vs. Thrasios, Triton Hero & Tymna the Weaver vs. Riku of Two Reflections: Kozilek won.
    Notable cards: Sylvan Library, Paradox Engine, Null Brooch
    Narrative: The T&T player cast Sylvan Library and a bunch of mana dorks. The Kozilek player ramped with reasonably fair rocks but then Cast Paradox Engine and went nuts. The Riku player was a bit strained on mana but got a Sylvan Library of his own. The Kozilek player cast All Is Dust, which neeted two mana. The Riku player responded with Muddle the Mixture. The Kozilek player cast Kozilek and drew seven. They cast Lodestone Golem and Null Brooch. The game continued for a bit, but both the T&T player and the Riku player had paid lots of life to Sylvan Library. The T&T player managed to resolve a Hurkyl's Recall, but it wasn't enough. The T&T player had to use Angel's Grace to stay alive. The Riku player scooped when Null Brooch came back down. The T&T lost to his own Mana Crypt during his upkeep.

    August 30, 2017 : I won 2/4 (13/42 total, 31%)

    39. (4) Kozilek, the Great Distortion vs. Yisan, the Wanderer Bard vs. Neheb, the Etenal vs. Riku of Two Reflections: Kozilek won.
    Method: commander damage
    Notable cards: Force of Will, Mirage Mirror, Doubling Cube
    Narrative: A Force of Will from the Riku player stopped an early Yisan. The Riku player a few turns later used Comet Storm to kill two of the Yisan player's creatures. The Kozilek player eventually cast Kozilek, which got countered but found a Grafdigger's Cage. The Yisan player searched up Bane of Progress. The Kozilek player cast an Oblivion Sower that grabbed three of Yisan player's lands. Neheb came down and did some stuff, but nothing super impressive. The Kozilek player used Mirage Mirror to company Neheb, made a bunch of mana, doubled it with Doubling Cube, and then recast Kozilek. But the Yisan had built back up, had Seedborn Muse, and seemed poised to win. The Kozilek player dropped Ashnod's Altar, made tons of mana, and sacrificed Kozilek to cast again to dig for an answer or a way to eliminate the Yisan player. The Yisan player search up Manglehorn to destroy Ashnod's Altar with Kozilek on the stack, but the Kozilek had already found Inquisitor's Flail for the kill. Flail plus Swiftfoot Boots plus Rouge's Passage got the job done. The Neheb player attacked on the Kozilek player to a low life total. The Kozilek player decided the Neheb player was more of an immediate threat and eliminated that player next. The Riku player cast Intuition end of turn. The Kozilek player mentioned their Scavenger Grounds. The Riku player decided he couldn't win and conceded.

    40. (4) Xira Arien vs. Nicol Bolas vs. Neheb, the Eternal vs. Mina and Denn, Wildborn: Nicol Bolas won.
    Method: forced life loss
    Notable cards: Radiate, Chaos Warp, Torrent of Hailfire
    Narrative: The Neheb player used Gauntlet of Power to cast a fairly early Chaos Warp into Radiate. The Mina and Denn player got some creatures but only two Mountains. Spot removal killed one of the Mina and Denn player's creature and then Hour of Devastation came down. This left the Mina and Denn player mana-screwed for most of the game. The Radiated Warp also flipped two copies of Price of Glory. The Neheb player seemed poised to win with Aggravated Assault, but the Xira player destroy it with Golgari Charm. The Nicol Bolas player built up advantage and at length killed the table with a Torrent of Hailfire for 31.
    41. (4) Cromat vs. Melek, Izzet Paragon vs. Azusa, Lost but Seeking vs. Riku of Two Reflections: Cromat won.
    Method: combo for infinite combat damage and maybe more
    Notable cards: Argothian Enchantress, Treachery, Aggravated Assault
    Narrative: The Cromat player got rolling with Argothian Enchantress. The Riku player ramped and cast Riku. The Cromat player considered casting Treachery on Riku but opted to take the Azusa player's Eidolon of Blossoms instead, for the value. The Riku player cast Time Warp and copied it, but couldn't win, or at least not through interaction from the Melek player. This gave the Cromat player a window to go nuts. The managed to tons of cards and reach a point where they could go infinite various ways, most easily with Nature's Will and Aggravated Assault. The table scooped.

    42. (4) Dakkon Blackblade vs. Nicol Bolas vs. Yahenni, Undying Partisan vs. Riku of Two Reflections: Nicol Bolas won.
    Method: life loss
    Notable cards: Sol Ring, Tezzeret the Seeker, Torrent of Hailfire
    Narrative: The Nicol Bolas palyer got off to a fast start with Sol Ring and Signet into turn-two Tezzeret the Seeker for further ramp. Eventually, the Bolas player cast Torrent of Hailfire for a bunch. The Dakkon player tried to Venser, Shape Savant. The Bolas player countered. The Riku player copied the Torrent with Dualcaster Mage because they felt they were in a bad position and it was their best option. The two together eliminated the Dakkon player and the Yahenni player. The gambit didn't work out, and the Riku player died to attacks the next turn.

    September 6, 2017: I won 0/5 (13/47 total, 27.66%)

    43. (3) Xira Arien vs. Nicol Bolas vs. Edgar Markov: Edgar won.
    Method: combat damage, life loss
    Notable cards: Taurean Mauler, Cyclonic Rift, Blood Artist
    Narrative: The Edgar player got off a solid aggressive start. The Xira player struggled to find a fourth land. A Cyclonic Rift from the Bolas player slowed the Edgar player down, but the Bolas had lost enough life that they ended up killing themselves by casting Hour of Devastation with Blood Artist on the field. The Edgar player then promptly eliminated with Xira player with attacks.

    44. (3) Selenia vs. Edgar Markov vs. Experiment Kraj: Kraj won.
    Method: combat damage
    Notable cards: Elvish Piper, Prime Speaker Zegana, Overwhelming Stampede
    Narrative: The game went slowly until the Kraj player dropped an Elvish piper. The Selenia player cast Persecute and named blue, which only caused the Kraj player to discard Beguiler of Wills. The Edgar player cast a Word of Command on the Kraj player that did basically nothing. The Kraj player dropped various fat creatures and then cast Overwhelming Stampede to eliminate the Edgar player. The Selenia player couldn't draw a sweeper and died the next turn.

    45. (4) Cromat vs. Edgar Markov vs. Temmet vs. Sidisi, Brood Tyrant: Sidisi won.
    Method: life loss
    Notable cards: Crypt of Agadeem, Patriarch's Bidding, Jarad, Lich Lord
    Narrative: The Cromat player begin looting with Attunement but the Temment player countered it on the second cast. Fell the Mighty on a Zombie token swept away the Edgar player's Vampires and a few of the Sidisi player's creatures. Later a full-retail Terminus cleared the board, the second sweeper from the Temmet player. Then the Cromat player cast Bring to Light to find Replenish, drawing a bunch of cards and getting Solitary Confinement on the field. However, the Sidisi player went nuts with Crypt of Agadeem, cast Patriarch's Bidding into Bane of Progress. The next turn they then returned Lord of Extinction and sacrificed it to Jarad, Lich Lord to eliminate all opponents.

    46. (4) Tasigur, the Golden Fang vs. Norin the Wary vs. Teferi, Temporal Archmage vs. Ramos, Dragon Engine: Teferi won.
    Method: lockout scoop
    Notable cards: Mesmeric Orb, Ulamog, the Ceaseless Hunger, Jokulhaps
    Narrative: The Teferi player got off to a fast start with rocks. The Tasigur player cast Mesmeric Orb. The Norin player got Gensis Chamber running. Ulamog, the Ceaseless Hunger came down and exiled the Orb and Chamber. The Tasigar player used Animate Dead on the It That Betrays from the Teferi player's yard. Feeling he couldn't win the game and wanting to end, the Norin player cast Jokulhaups. This left the Teferi player with Teferi and Ulamog. The table promptly conceded to the Teferi player.

    47. (4) Cromat vs. Arabho vs. Azusa, Lost but Seeking vs. Angus Mackenzie: Azusa won.
    Method: combat damage
    Notable cards: Concordant Crossroads, It That Betrays, All Is Dust
    Narrative: The Azusa player revealed It That Betrays early in the game off of Mul Daya Channelers. The Cromat player got out Mirari's Wake but Ulamog, the Infinite Gyre from the Azusa player destroyed that and was countered by the Angus player's Counterspell. The Arabho player made a few big attacked and gain a bunch of life from lifelink. Eventually the Azusa player cast It That Betrays, attacked with it, and then cast All Is Dust. The Angus player swept the board with Austere Command, but that wasn't enough. Eventually, reduced to a low life total, the Angus player conceeded. The Azusa player attacked the Cromat player for lethal. The Arabho player knocked the Azusa player to 4 life but couldn't quite finish the job and conceded.

    September 20, 2017 at AI: I won 1/5 (14/52 total, 26.92%)

    48 (5) Scion of the Ur-Dragon vs. Adriana, Captain of the Guard vs. Ruhan of the Fomori vs. Progenitus vs. Neheb, the Eternal: Neheb won.
    Method: player attrition, noncombat damage, combat damage
    Notable cards: Scourge of the Throne, Xenagos, God of Revels, Price of Progress
    Narrative: The Scion player got off to a quick start with Birds of Paradise into Somberwald Sage. After missing a land drop, the Adriana player decided to use Swords to Plowshares on the Sage. Scion came down, turned into a Hellkite Tyrant, and stole the Progenitus player's Gilded Lotus. Ruhan rapidly became a serious threat thanks to equipment. The Progenitus player's Sarkhan Unbroken threatened to ult. After a bit, the Adriana player got out a Malignus that was huge thanks to the Ruhan player's high life total from Batterskull. Scion turned into Scourge of the Throne. The Scion player's team attacked twice, eliminating the Adriana player and putting the Ruhan player to 19 Scion damage. The Progenitus player proceeded to eliminate the Scion player via Xenagos, God of Revels and Finest Hour. Then the Neheb player cast a copied Price of Progress that eliminated the Progenitus player. They then drew tons of cards with Knollspine Dragon and mana lots of mana with Neheb. They eliminated the Ruhan player via attacks in multiple combat phases.

    49 (4) TnT vs. Thass, God of the Sea vs. Xenagos, God of Revels vs. Riku of Two Reflections: Riku won.
    Method: player attrition via gotta-go concession, combo for infinite mana and spells, forced draw
    Notable cards: Devastation Tide, Reiterate, Rude Awakening
    Narrative: The Xenagos player got off to decent start and began attacking. The Thassa player eventually used Mystical Tutor to find Devastation Tide. Soon after they reset the board again with Crush of Tentacles. They took an extra turn with Temporal Mastery. The Riku player ramped hard. Sadly, the Thassa player had to leave and conceded. The Riku player combo out with Rude Awakening and Reiterate, finding Pact of Negation to stop the TnT player's interaction.

    50 (4) Dakkon Blackblade vs. Samut, Voice of Dissent vs. Mizzix of the Izmagnus vs. Riku of Two Reflections: Dakkon won.
    Method: player attrition, commander damage
    Notable cards: Thalia, Guardian of Thraben, Glory
    Narrative: The Samut player cast Thalia, Guardian of Thraben on turn two. She quickly assembled a powerful board and got in for damage. This eventually put the Riku player to 2 life and the Mizzix player cast Banefire for 2 and copied it to kill both the Riku player and Thalia. The Dakkon player then just managed to kill the Samut player with commander damage thanks to Glory in the yard and Duelist's Heritage. The Mizzix player cast Cyclonic Rift and a few other things to stall, but thanks to Glory, Dakkon soon crashed in for lethal commander.

    51 (4) Kydele, Chosen of Kruphix & Ravos, Soultender vs. Nicol Bolas vs. Arahbo, Roar of the World vs. Riku of Two Reflections: Riku won.
    Method: combo for infinite turns, combat damage
    Notable cards: Sylvan Library, Time Warp, Seasons Past
    Narrative: The Riku player got an early Sylvan Library and went nuts with it. He used a spot removal spell to slow the Arahbo player's aggro plan down. The Bolas player was mana-screwed. On turn six, the Riku player used Eternal Witness to get back Time Warp. He then took all the turns thanks to Seasons Past and Personal Tutor.

    52 (4) Kolizek, the Great Distortion vs. Nicol Bolas vs. Ezuri, Claw of Progress vs. Riku of Two Reflections: Ezuri won.
    Method: player attrition, combat damage
    Notable cards: Torpor Orb, Winter Orb, Overwhelming Stampede
    Narrative: The Kolizek player had a fairly slow start that included Torpor Orb. This hindered the Ezuri player. A Winter Orb came in soon as well. Eventually, the Nicol Bolas player used Capsize to bounce Winter Orb. The Riku player was threatening to go off, so the Kozilek player discarded Winter Orb with Kozilek's ability to counter a Nivix Guildmage. The Riku player took an extra turn or two, but was also hindered by Torpor Orb. The Bolas player cast Torment of Hailfire for 13 and killed the Riku player. The Ezuri player went to 1 life. The Kozilek dropped quite low. The Ezuri player was going to eliminate the Kozilek player just because, but the Kozilek player argued for the chance to stop the Bolas player. Thanks to Silent Arbiter, the Kozilek player was just able to eliminate the Bolas player. They then got eliminated by an Overwhelming Stampede and attack from the Ezuri player.

    Oct 26, 2017 at AI: I won 1/2 (15/54, 27.78%)

    53. (4) Scion of the Ur-Dragon vs. Angus Mackenzie vs. Kruphix, God of Horizons vs. Prossh, Skyraider of Kher: Scion won.
    Method: player attrition, noncombat damage
    Notable cards: Dictate of Erebos, Austere Command, Primal Surge
    Narrative: The Prossh player got off to powerful start with Mana Vault into Seedborn Muse and Prossh and Dictate of Erebos soon after. The Prossh player attacked more or less at random. The Angus player cast Austere Command, leaving the Prossh player with tokens and mana sources. But the Prossh player still had enough going on soon after that a Craterhoof Behemoth prompted an Arcane Denial from the Angus player. However, then the Prossh player eliminated the Angus player with commander damage. The game went on for some time, with the Kruphix drawing a bunch of cards and sort of keeping the game under control. Eventually, with 12 power of creatures on the field, the Scion player drew Primal Surge. They attacked the Kruphix player for 12 to provoke a response. The Kruphix player activated Alchemist's Refuge, cast Deep Analysis, and then cast Crush of Tentacles. The Scion player went to second main, cast Primal Surge, flipped most of their library, and won with Dragon Tempest and Scourge of Valkas triggers.

    54. (5) Dakkon Blackblade vs. Cromat vs. Angus Mackenzie vs. Kruphix, God of Horizons vs. Prossh, Skyraider of Kher: Prossh won.
    Method: player attrition via concession (not much going on, join other game), combo life loss
    Notable cards: Greater Good, Food Chain, Zulaport Cutthroat
    Narrative: The game started with everyone accelerating their mana in some fashion. The Prossh player got mana colorless mana with Mana Vault and Sol Ring but had issues finding colors. He cast Avenger of Zendikar and got 5 Plants fairly early on. The Angus player got out Sword of War and Peace and then Sword of Feast and Famine. With Greater Good out, the Prossh player cast Food Chain. The Dakkon player discarded two cards to counter with Foil. The Prossh also had an active Beastmaster's Ascension out. After shuffling yards into libraries, the Kruphix player decided to scoop to join another game and because they didn't have a whole lot going on. It look forever, but the Prossh player ended up drawing into Food Chain with Greater Good and then winning via Zulaport Cutthroat triggers.

    November 24, 2017 at the Cave: I won 3/3 (18/57 total, 31.58%)

    55. (4) Xira Arien vs. Admiral Beckett Brass vs. Depala, Pilot Exemplar vs. Scion of the Ur-Dragon: Xira won.
    Method: combat damage
    Notable cards: Bloodline Keeper, Awakening
    Narrative: The Brass player had mana issues. The Xira player built up to Bloodline Keeper and Awakening. Other players either lacked removal or didn't use it. A swarm of 4/4 Vampires then overwhelmed the table.

    56. (4) Xira Arien vs. Admiral Beckett Brass vs. Depala, Pilot Exemplar vs. Scion of the Ur-Dragon: Xira won.
    Method: combat damage
    Notable cards: Titania's Song, Bloodline Keeper, Awakening
    Narrative: The Xira player had a dubious start, while the Depala player had a fast one with Sol Ring. Skysovereign came down and killed the Xira player's Birds of Paradise. However, eventually the Xira player shut down the Depala players artifacts with Titania's Song. They then got Bloodline Keeper plus active Quest for Renewal. Once again Vampires overwhelmed the table.

    57. (5) Dakkon Blackblade vs. Jalira, Master Polymorphist vs. The Ur-Dragon vs. Karlov of the Ghost Council vs. General Tazri: Dakkon won.
    Method: player attrition, commander damage, combat damage
    Notable cards: Nevinyrral's Disk, Venser, the Sojourner
    Narrative: Players ramped and fixed their mana as is typical. The Ur-Dragon player got out Lightning Greaves and Dragon Tempest. The Dakkon player cast Nevinyrral's Disk. The Tazri player tried to counter. The Dakkon player responded with Venser, Shape Savant. Then the Karlov player cast Quarantine Field to exile the disk. The Dakkon player used Venser, the Sojourner on Venser, Shaper Savant to bounce Quarantine Field. Instead of recasting it, the Karlov player cast Debtors' Knell into the Disk. Soon Disk popped and wrecking opposing boards. This put the Dakkon player in an excellent position. The Karlov player scooped for time reasons and the Dakkon player crushed opponents over the course a few turns thanks to a Venser emblem and a large Dakkon.

    Feb 3, 2018 at the Cave: I won 0/2 (18/59 total, 30.5%)

    58. (4) [$] {U} Oona, Queen of the Fae vs. Atraxa, Praetors' Voice vs. Omnath, Locus of Rage vs. Kruphix, God of Horizons: Omnath won.
    Method: noncombat damage
    Notable cards: Blind Obedience, Altar of Dementia, Gerrymandering
    Narrative: The Atraxa cast a turn-two Blind Obedience. On turn four or five, the Atraxa player cast Academy Rector and the Kruphix player countered with Mana Drain. The Kruphix player drew 8 with Blue Sun's Zenith. The Atraxa player wiped out creatures a few time with Wrath effects. However, despite sweepers, the Omnath player built up a powerful board with many Elementals. They dropped Altar of Dementia and passed. The Kruphix player cast City of Solitude. This prompted the Omnath player to use Altar of Dementia to deal 27 damage to the Oona player and mill the Atraxa player 45. The Oona player went to 0 life on their upkeep from Bitterblossom. The game keep going, but eventually the Omnath player won with damage triggers, in part thanks to Gerrymandering.

    59. (5) [$] Tasigur, the Golden Fang vs. Atraxa, Praetors' Voice vs. Kruphix, God of the Horizons vs. Purphoros, God of the Forge vs. Meren of Clan Nel Toth: Meren won.
    Method: forced life loss, combat damage
    Notable cards: Azusa, Lost but Seeking, Norin the Wary, Torment of Hailfire
    Narrative: The game begin with the Kruphix player getting a solid board that included Azusa and Edric, Spymaster of Trest. The Tasigur player performed reanimation shenanigans. Purphoros came out and target dealing damage in conjunction with Norin the Wary. Eventually the Tasigur player cycled Nimble Obstructionist to counter Norin's return trigger. However, they and the Purphoros player lost to a Torment of Hailfire soon after from the Meren player, who then eliminated the other two players with attacks.

    March 14, 2018 at AI: I won 1/3 (19/62 total, 30.65%)

    60 (3) Kynaios and Tiro of Meletis vs. Blind Seer vs. Momir Vig, Simic Visionary: Blind Seer won.
    Method: combo for infinite mana and forced draw
    Notable Cards: Extraplanar Lens, Palinchron, Willbreaker
    Narrative: The Kynaios player dropped a bunch of lands on turn two with Amulet of Vigor and Summer Bloom but didn't have much to do with the mana. The Momir played dropped a bunch of Elves quickly. The Blind Seer player used Willbreaker in conjunction with Seer to steal creatures. Barrin, Master Wizard came down for the Kynaios player and disrupted the synergy temporarily, but the Seer player ended up going infinite with Palinchron and used Blue Sun's Zenith to draw his deck and then eliminate his opponents.

    61 (3) Oona, Queen of the Fae vs. Blind Seer vs. Momir Vig, Simic Visionary: Oona won.
    Method: player attrition, combat damage
    Notable cards: Douse, Quirion Ranger, Notorious Throng
    Narrative: The Oona player the Seer player both led with Sol Ring. The Momir player ramped quickly with Elves. The Blind Seer player quickly assembled Douse player the commander. The Oona player resolved Oona and used her ability to make some Faeries and disrupt a Momir trigger. At the end of turn, the Oona player cast Mystical Tutor and found Notorious Throng. The Seer player tried to remove Oona with Blue Elemental Blast plus a Blind Seer activation, but the Oona player used Force of Will to stop that. There was an argument about timing. The Momir player ended up conceding during the Oona player's turn, making Notorious Throng worse because the Seer player had Palinchron as a flying blocker. The Oona playered passed the turn. The Seer player tapped out to player Stroke of Genius. The Oona player tried to counter with Swan Song, but the Seer player handled that with Douse. However, they then passed the turn. The Oona player made more Faeries, attacked, cast Notorious Throng, and then searched for Scion of Oona during the extra turn to attack for lethal.

    62 (4) Dakkon Blackblade vs. Riku of Two Reflections vs. Muldrotha, the Gravetide vs. Lazav, Dimir Mastermind: Muldrotha won.
    Method: player attrition, combo for infinite mana and bonuce, commander damage
    Notable cards: Lion's Eye Diamond, Deadeye Navigator, Duelist's Heritage
    Narrative: The game started with Tormod's Crypt on turn two from the Lazav player, which the Muldrotha player had to deal with to get going. The Dakkon player used Vampiric Tutor to set up Devastation Tide to slow things down. The Riku player ramped but didn't have that much to do with the mana beyond Capsize. The Lazav durdled for value. Eventually, the Dakkon player was able to resolve a miracled Temporal Mastery. The Muldrotha player used Pernicious Deed to blow up their Duelist's Heritage, but Recall brought Heritage back and the Dakkon player had a clear lethal swing with Dakkon at the Riku player. However, the Riku player conceded before the attack, so Dakkon swung into Muldrotha. For a while, the Dakkon player and Lazav player desperately tried to keep the Muldrotha player in check. However, influenced partially because it was late, the Dakkon player had the opportunity to eliminate the Lazav player and took it. The Muldrotha player was able to fight through Venser, Shaper Savant and combo out with Lion's Eye Diamond, Deadeye Navigator, and Muldrotha, then flicker their Venser to bounce all of the Dakkon player's permanents. They finished the game via attacks with Muldrotha.

    March 21, 2018 at AI: I won 1/1 (20/63 total, 31.75%)

    63 (4) Kynaios and Tiro of Meletis vs. Zur the Enchanter vs. Thraximundar vs. Muldrotha, the Gravetide: Kynaois and Tiro of Meletis won.
    Method: combo for infinite mana, landfall, and attacking creatures
    Notable cards: Barrin, Master Wizard, Splendid Reclamation, Retreat to Coralhelm
    Narrative: The Thrax player and Muldrotha player each missed their land drop on turn three. The K&T player got off to decent start with planeswalkers and a few creatures. Day of Judgment swept the board. The game went back and forth after that for a while. Barrin, Master Wizard did work, but eventually got hit by Phyrexian Revoker. However, once the Revoker left the battlefield, Barrin returned. The K&T player tried for Splendid Reclamation with nine or ten lands in their yard, but the Muldrotha player cast Force of Will. Eventually, the Muldrotha player attempted to combo with Lion's Eye Diamond and Deadeye Navigator, but a timely Barrin activation barely stopped this. The K&T untapped and went infinite with Sakura-Tribe Scout and Retreat to Coralhelm, thanks to Simic Growth Chamber and Lotus Cobra. They then cast Nahiri, the Harbinger to exile Unquestioned Authority from Aven Mindcensor to bounce it with Barrin and then tutor for Felidar Guardian to go with Saheeli Rai in their graveyard. An arbitrarily large number of attacking Cats ended the game.

    March 26, 2018 at EC: I won 0/2 (20/65 total, 30.77%)

    64 (4) [$] Oona, Queen of the Fae vs. Inalla, Archmage Ritualist vs. Karador, Ghost Chieftain vs. Prossh, Skyraider of Kher: Karador won.
    Method: player attrition, lockdown, combat damage
    Notable cards: Magus of the Abyss, Food Chain, Yosei, the Morning Star
    Narrative: The Prossh player got off to quick start with a mana dork and mana crypt into Scroll Rack. The Oona player got out a Rings of Brighthearth that the Karador player destroyed with Reclamation Sage. The Inalla player got out Magus of the Abyss and Glypth Keeper. Eventually, Kagemaro, First to Suffer from the Karador player wiped the board. The game dragged on. The Prossh player tried for Food Chain, got stopped, and then conceded after a bit. The Karador player assemble a lock with Yosei, the Morning Star and the other two remaining players conceded.

    65 (4) [$] Kynaios and Tiro of Meletis vs. Arahbo, Roar of the World vs. Zacama, Primal Calamity vs. Prossh, Skyraider of Kher: Prossh won.
    Method: combo, infinite mana, tokens and noncombat damage
    Notable cards: Mirari's Wake, Food Chain, Ad Nauseam
    Narrative: The Prossh went for their combo but got stopped by Counterflux from the Kynaios player. Food Chain ended up exiled. The Zacama player got out Mirari's Wake and went nuts. The Prossh player seemed out of the game, so the Kyainos player focused on the Zacama player. This gave the Prossh player an opening to cast Ad Nauseam and then use Rift Sweeper and tutors to get Food Chain back. They went off and killed the table with Walking Ballista.

    April 23, 2018 at EC: I won 0/3 (20/68 total, 29.41%)

    66 (3) [$] Oona, Queen of the Fae vs. Kynaios and Tiro of Meletis vs. Prossh, Skyraider of Kher: Prossh won.
    Method: combo, infinite mana, tokins, and life loss
    Notable cards: Food Chain, Red Elemental Blast, Blood Artist
    Narrative: The Kynaios player kept a no-land hand and never drew any. The Oona player used three counterspells to try to keep the Prossh player from winning, but Red Elemental Blast eventually forced the Food Chain through. Blood Artist was the kill condition.

    67 (4) [$] Kynaios and Tiro of Meletis vs. Kynaios and Tiro of Meletis vs. Gaddock Teeg vs. Riku of Two Reflections: Riku won.
    Method: Combo for infinite mana and damage
    Notable cards: Collective Voyage, Nix Guildmage, Turnabout
    Narrative: The game opened with mana ramping. The second Kynaios player cast Collective Voyage, which ended up being for four. Gaddock Teeg held the Riku player back for a while, and the first Kynaios player tried to combo with Patron of the Moon, but eventually the Riku player removed Teeg with Reality Shift and won with Turnabout plus Nivix Guildmage into Punishing Fire copied an arbitrary number of times.

    68 (4) Oona, Queen of the Fae vs. The Gitrog Monster vs. Riku of Two Reflections vs. Ramos, Dragon Engine: Gitrog won.
    Method: Player attrition, combo, infinite mana and life loss
    Notable cards: Humility, Doubling Season, Necrotic Ooze
    Narrative: The Ramos player got out a turn-three Rhystic Study and quickly followed up with Humility. Doubling Season plus Vraska, Relic Seeker put the Riku player at 1 life. It took a little while because of flash blockers, but eventually the Ramos player eliminated the Riku player with attacks. The Oona player search for and then later cast Cyclonic Rift. This ended up enabling the Gitrog player to combo out. They cast an end-of-turn Chord of Calling. The Oona player let this resolve instead of casting Mana Drain on it, which was probably a mistake. The Gitrog player found Necrotic Ooze and comboed out with Devoted Druid and Quillspike, killing with Jarad, Golgari Lich Lord.

    May 16, 2018 at AI: I won 2/4 (22/72, 30.56%)

    69 (4) Kyainos and Tiro of Meletis vs. Dragonlord Ojutai vs. Tatyova, Benthic Druid vs. Omnath, Locus of Mana: Omnath won.
    Method: combat damage
    Notable cards: Concordant Crossroads, Catastrophe, Overwhelming Stampede
    Narrative: The Omnath player got off to quick start with Concordant Crossroads and mana dorks. The Kyainos player had access to lots of mana with Lotus Cobra but not much to do with it. The Ojutai player managed sweep creatures with Catastrophe, but the Omnath player managed to kill them with commander damage soon after after thanks to Crossroads. The Tatyova player did some nonsense with Storm Cauldron and Land Equilibrium, which particularly affected the Kynaios player. Eventually, combined attacks from the Kynaios player and Omnath player brought the Tatyova player to 1 life. The Kynaios player had lost all of their lands to Storm Cauldron, but opted to finish off ther Tatyova player. The Omnath player uptapped and killed the Kynaios player with Overwhelming Stampede.

    70 (4) Cromat vs. Progenitus vs. Uril, the Miststalker vs. Mogis, God of Slaughter: Cromat won.
    Method: combo for infinite mana & noncombat damage
    Notable cards: Starstorm, Bringer of the Black Dawn, Soulfire Grand Master
    Narrative: The Uril player got out a mana dork and a few value creatures. The Cromat player ramped a bit & then cast Starstorm, setting the Uril player back. The Cromat player untapped to cast Shadowmage Infiltrator and Cold-Eyed Selkie. The next turn they cast Bringer of the Black Dawn. The Mogis player got Bloodchief Ascension active. After tutoring twice with Bringer, the Cromat player used Early Harvest plus Increasing Vengeance to make a bunch of mana & then used Dark Petition to get Rude Awaken for infinite mana with Soulfire Grand Master. They used Aurelia's Fury to win. [In retrospect, I realized I didn't have enough lands to make infinite mana with Rude Awakening and Soulfire Grand Master. Derp. However, I had returned Dark Petition to hand with Grand Master and had tons of mana floating, so I could have searched for Regrowth or Seasons Past to get back Early Harvest to actually make infinite mana.]

    71. (3) Dakkon Blackblade vs. Nicol Bolas vs. Omnath, Locus of Mana: Omnath won.
    Method: combo for infinite mana, power, and toughness
    Notable cards: Sol Ring, Earthcraft, Umbral Mantle
    Narrative: The Bolas player got off to fast start with Sol Ring into other mana rocks. The Omnath player cast both Concordant Crossroads and Earthcraft. The Bolas player quickly pulled ahead. His opponents tried to reduce his life total, but No Mercy made that harder. Eventually, the Bolas player ran out of gas and cast Nicol Bolas from the commander zone. The Omnath player untapped and cast Tooth and Nail. That was bait: he didn't have anything particular scary in his deck. The Dakkon player fell for it and countered with Acrane Denial. The Omnath player cast Umbral Mantle and went infinite with Earthcraft and Elvish Guidance. Genesis Wave made it extreme overkill.

    72 (3) Kynaios and Tiro of Meletis vs. Nicol Bolas vs. Omnath, Locus of Mana: Kynaios won.
    Method: combo for infinite mana, life, draw, and noncombat damage
    Notable cards: Stranglehold, Retreat to Coralhelm
    Narrative: The Omnath player ramped with Arbor Elf into Harrow. The Bolas player got out an earlyish Stranglehold, which slowed down both of his opponents. The game dragged out. Eventually, the Kynaios player comboed with Skyshroud Ranger and Retreat to Coralhelm for infinite mana with Amulet of Vigor and life with Courser of Kruphix. However, they didn't have anything to do with the mana. A bit later, they drew Tireless Tracker, repeated the combo, and won with Cloudstone Curio plus Ral Zarek plus another walker for unbounded damage.

    September 3, 2018 at the Eclectic Cave: I won 1/5 (23/77, 29.87% total)

    73 (3) [$] Estrid, the Masked vs. Thantis, the Warweaver vs. Roon of the Hidden Realm: Estrid won.
    Method: concession after Stasis lock (lock out)
    Notable cards: Stasis, Root Maze
    Narrative: The Estrid player managed to locked opponents down with Stasis plus Estrid. They scooped to Root Maze.

    74 (3) Xira Arien vs. Thantis, the Warweaver vs. Roon of the Hidden Realm: Roon won.
    Method: concession to overwhelming board position (combat damage)
    Notable cards: Cylconic Rift, Wash Out
    Narrative: The Roon player built up a powerful board & controlled opposing permanents with bounce spells.

    75 (4) [$] Estrid, the Masked vs. Yidris, Maelstrom Wielder vs. Muldrotha, the Gravetide vs. Prossh, Skyraider of Kher: Muldrotha won.
    Method: combo for infinite damage & scry
    Notable cards: Mystical Tutor, Flash, Protean Hulk
    Narrative: The Muldrotha player won with a quick Flash Hulk combo.

    76 (3) Jaya Ballard, Task Mage vs. Tasigur, the Golden Fang vs. Oloro, Ageless Ascetic: Tasigur won.
    Method: combo for infinite mana and card exile
    Notable cards: Isochron Scepter, Dramatic Reversal, Reality Shift
    Narrative: The Tasigur player reanimated a Jin-Gitaxias, Core Augur fairly early, but it got removed. Then the Oloro player slowed the game down with Rest in Peace. Eventually, the Tasigur player managed to win with a Dramatic Scepter combo & then Reality Shift.

    77 (5) Jaya Ballard, Task Mage vs. Oloro, Ageless Ascetic vs. ? vs. Progenitus vs. Omnath, Locus of Rage: Omnath won.
    Method: player attrition from time scoop, noncombat damage, combat damage
    Notable cards: Tooth and Nail, Terastodon, Greater Good
    Narrative: The Omnath deck ramped liked crazy and cast Tooth and Nail. The Progenitus scopped because they had to leave. Omnath player eliminated the Jaya player & then went off with Greater Good to kill the table.

    September 17, 2018 at the Eclectic Cave: I won 3/4 (26/81 total)

    78 (3) [$] Estrid, the Masked vs. Oloro, Ageless Ascetic vs. Muldrotha, the Gravetide: Oloro won.
    Method: player attrition, you win with Approach of the Second Sun
    Notable cards: Approach of the Second Sun
    Narrative: The Estrid player and Oloro player ganged up on the Muldrotha player, who scooped. Then the Oloro player defeated the Estrid player with Approach of the Second Sun.

    79 (3) Estrid, the Masked vs. Omnath, Locus of Rage vs. Rubinia Soulsinger: Estrid won.
    Method: concession to Omniscience (combo, combatant damage, lock out)
    Notable cards: Omniscience
    Narrative: The Estrid player ramped into Omniscience & was drawing their deck thanks to enchantress effects. The other players scooped.

    80 (4) Estrid, the Masked vs. Sliver Hivelord vs. The Scarab God vs. Oloro, Ageless Ascetic: Estrid won.
    Method: Omniscience combo (combat damage)
    Notable cards: Rooftop Storm, Omniscience
    Narrative: The game got off to a slow start. The Oloro player countered the Estrid player's Root Maze with Cryptic Command. The Scarab God player cast Rooftop Storm, but then the Estrid player went off with Omniscience and Enchantress effects for the win.

    81 (3) [$] Estrid, the Masked vs. Karador, Ghost Chieftain vs. Prossh, Skyraider of Kher: Estrid won.
    Method: ?
    Notable cards: Seal of Cleansing

    ? at EC: I won 4/4 (30/85 total)

    82 (3) [$] Muldrotha, the Gravetide vs. Tatyova, Benthic Druid vs. Tymna, the Weaver & Tana, the Bloodsower: Muldrotha won.
    Method: combo for infinite damage & scry
    Notable cards: Flash, Protean Hulk
    Narrative: The Muldrotha player executed the Flash Hulk combo on turn four.

    83 (3) Najeela, the Blade Blossom vs. Prossh, Skyraider of Kher vs. Kruphix, God of Horizons: Najeela won.
    Method: combo for infinite attacks and thus combat and commander damage
    Notable cards: Nature's Will
    Narrative: The Najeela player comboed out as described above.

    84 (3) Muldrotha, the Gravetide vs. Gaddock Teeg vs. Prossh, Skyraider of Kher: Muldrotha won.
    Method: ?

    85 (3) Muldrotha, the Gravetide vs. Muldrotha, the Gravetide vs. Breya, Etherium Shaper: Mul 1 won.
    Method: combo for infinite damage
    Notable cards: Standstill, Stifle, Mikaeus, the Unhallowed
    Narrative: The 2nd Muldrotha player cast a Standstill early on that warped the course of the game. All player refused to cast spells. Eventually, the M2 player played Bojuka Bog and the M1 player responded with Stifle. After a flurry of spells, the M1 player managed to keep their yard. The Breya player tried to go off, but screwed up their sequencing with Yawgmoth's Will and scooped. Then M1 managed to defeat M2 with a Mikaeus plus Walking Ballista combo.
    July 2, 2018 at EC: I won 1/1 (31/86 total)

    86 (4) [$] Muldrotha, the Gravetide vs. Oloro, Ageless Ascetic vs. Jodah, Archmage Eternal vs. Kaalia of the Vast: Muldrotha won.
    Method: combat damage, mana denial
    Notable cards: Humility, Armageddon, World Shaper
    Narrative: The Muldrotha player got out an early Jin-Gitaxias, Core Augur but the Oloro player removed it with Mortify. The Kaalia player built up a scary board so that the Muldrotha player let the Jodah player's Humility resolve. However, this mostly made the Muldrotha player's cards useless. Eventually, Armageddon resolved but the Muldrotha player managed to cast & sac World Shaper & then wipe the board with Kederekt Leviathan. Then gave them a dominant position against opponents already denied mana from the Armageddon.

    ? at AI: I won 2/5 (33/91 total)

    87 (4) Samut, Voice of Dissent vs. Riku of Two Reflections vs. Nicol Bolas vs. Ruric Thar: Riku won.
    Method: player attrition, combo for infinite mana and spells
    Notable cards: Turnabout, Reiterate
    Narrative: The Samut player managed to eliminate the Ruric player. The Bolas player then cast Evacuation. The Riku player managed to combo out with Turnabout and Reiterate.

    88 (4) Jaya Ballard, Task Mage vs. Muldrotha, the Gravetide vs. Nicol Bolas vs. Breya, Etherium Shaper: Bolas won.
    Method: life loss
    Notable cards: Boil, Torment of Hailfire
    Narrative: The Muldrotha and Breya player got quick Sol Rings. The Jaya player cast Ruination but Swan Song countered it. Boil later resolved. The Bolas player accumulated resources and eventually killed the table with Torment of Hailfire for 16.

    89 (4) Cromat vs. Muldrotha vs. Progenitus vs. Breya: Cromat won.
    Method: player attrition, ?
    Notable cards:
    Narrative: The Breya eliminated the Progenitus player and the Muldrotha player but the Cromat player somehow defeated the Breya player.

    90 (4) Muldrotha, the Gravetide vs. Riku of Two Reflections vs. Najeela, the Blade-Blossom vs. Melek, Izzet Paragon: Muldrotha won.
    Method: combo for infinite noncombat damage
    Notable cards: Flash, Protean Hulk
    Narrative: The Muldrotha player executed the Flash Hulk combo on turn four.

    91 (3) Kydele, Chosen of Kruphix & Ravos, Soultender vs. Melek, Izzet Paragon vs. Najeela, the Blade-Blossom: Melek won.
    Method: combo
    Notable cards: New Perspectives, Dream Halls, Enter the Infinite
    Narrative: The K&R player set the Najeela player back by cycling Decree of Pain. They then tried to go off with New Perspectives, but eventually stalled. The Melek player cast Dream Halls into Enter the Infinite and then won with a combo.
    ? at EC: I won 2/3 (35/94 total, 37.23%)

    92 (5) [$] Breya, Etherium Shaper vs. Karador, Ghost Chieftain vs. Omnath, Locus of Rage vs. Firesong and Sunspeaker vs. Atraxa, Praetors' Voice: Omnath won.
    Method: player attrition including time concession, noncombat damage
    Notable cards: Price of Progress, Tooth and Nail
    Narrative: The game started slowly. The Breya player twice prevented the Karador player from comboing. However, they got killed by the Firesong and Sunspeaker player via Price of Progress and Jaya's Immolating Inferno. The Atraxa player eliminated the Karador player but then had to scoop because of time. The Omnath player then managed to defeat the Firesong player thanks to Tooth and Nail as well as the board they had assembled.

    93 (3) [$] Breya, Etherium Shaper vs. Firesong and Sunspeaker vs. Atraxa, Praetors' Voice: Breya won.
    Method: combo for infinite mana and noncombat damage
    Notable cards: Isochron Scepter, Dramatic Reversal
    Narrative: The game went slowly, and the Breya player managed to combo off.

    94 (3) Nicol Bolas, the Ravager vs. Phenax, God of Deception vs. Atraxa: Bolas won.
    Method: combat damage
    Notable cards: Sol Ring, Waste Not
    Narrative: The Bolas player got off to quick start with Sol Ring and employed lots of discard. The Phenax player used Reanimate on a Avacyn, Angel of Hope that the Atraxa player discarded, but the Atraxa player was able to remove it. The Bolas player eventually overwhelmed their opponents, who conceded in the face of board that would soon be lethal.
    Posted in: Commander (EDH)
  • posted a message on What SCG Con Taught Sheldon About Commander And Its Players
    I love my Winter Orbs & other prison/stax elements, but I think Sheldon has a point about those cards creating a different game experience. I'm happy both cEDH & the format as intended exist. I have decks for various environments.

    (For context, I'm current building a The Gitrog Monster list that even includes Smokestack proper, a Numot, the Devastator Wildfire deck, & a Will Kenrith & Rowan Kenrith Jokulhaups/Obliterate/Decree of Annihilation deck.)
    Posted in: Commander (EDH)
  • posted a message on Prime Speaker Vannifar - Command Zone Preview
    So I guess this is insane in every format? As a commander it is so good it's almost boring.


    It's more or less as good as Birthing Pod was, with the caveat that it's more vulnerable to removal.


    It's a turn slower than Pod & harder to cast, which matters a lot for formats like Modern.
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
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