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First Inaugural The Open In London - England Belongs to Me!

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Sometimes it's best to just go with the flow and go to quite unplanned to a small event with the intention of hanging out with some good friends and eat some food. Always lots of food. My first time playing OS was 10 years ago where I knocked on Kalle's door and played a small five-man tournament with Kalle, Gajol, Stalin and another guy. My deck was utter trash, but I had got the power for vintage already and this was very much a work in progress. No deck picture but the exact list and that is better than the pictures I used to take back then. I finished 1-3 with the deck. Participating in the brothers of fires first inaugural British OS Open was a good way to celebrate my first 10 years of playing old school. Brothers of Fire has been the premier OS team since forever and I have never had a chance to visit one of their events. I had arranged to stay with Brother Stebbo, so I didn't have to sit by myself at a hotel when no one else from Gothenburg wants to travel with me.

The feeling is gone, this means nothing to me – oh Vienna!

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There are so many good Magic tournaments running around. Viennageddon is also a special one for me because I won it last time ( report here ) and because it's a great place to meet many players that don't go to many other tournaments (yet). 

Oldschool Patches

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This is a different kind of entry. It won't really feature anything about Magic just about a different collection. This is something to do while preparing for Viennageddon upcoming weekend. I had planned to visit both Raging Bull Series and Hanseatic Cup, but I think I can't manage to do more tournaments before the summer.

24 Hour Party People (aka Easter Week in Gothenburg)

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I have played n00bcon five times before this year and have enjoyed them. This year I made a totally different approach and started hanging out with OS people on Wednesday and even stayed at the Panorama Hotel from Thursday-Sunday. "I was happy in the haze of a drunken hour, but heaven knows I'm miserable now."

Friday I'm In Love (with Groningen)

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I must take a break in the siab00rg/n00bcon preparations to do a short write-up about the Paladins of the North 2022 tournament last weekend. You know how after a lot of concerts you get the feeling that this was the best thing you ever seen? That is exactly the feeling about last weekend, that it was the greatest OS event ever. Maybe it was, maybe Cabin in the Woods was better. But it's Friday and I'm in love with the Dutch community.

X-Files Invitational #5 - deck pics

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This is gonna be my least effort blog post ever. We had a very small but cozy tournament and there is not much more to be done than just post the lists. Upcoming blog posts will probably feature Paladins of the North in Groningen and the n00bcon week. We only got 7 players this time but we still managed to play 4 rounds with some chat between rounds. Winner - Svante Landgraf (All-time X-files record 12-4) 2nd place - Charles Klein (All-time X-files record 9-11-1) 3rd place - Slanfan (All-time X-files record 3-3-2) 4th place - Åland (All-time X-files record 16-9) 5th place - Greg T (All-time X-files record 2-4-2) 6th place - Florian von Bredow (All-time X-files record 8-9) 7th place - Alexander Hoeper (All-time X-files record 1-3)