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Corona lockdown decks part six

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Can not believe this is still going but there are more decks to play, more tournaments and leagues to finish. I must say I am getting a bit burned out playing all these leagues and from 2021 I will try to be more restrictive about leagues and hope for more one day webcam events. I also got a Playstation 5 now, so I want to be able to focus a bit more on that ;) NEOS Monthly October - 4-2 Record (78 Players Modified ATL) This month's NEOS was a modified Atlantic requiring you to have five Homelands cards in your 75, I wanted to make something Halloween-themed and came up with "Graveyard Passage to the Underworld". I even wrote a (bad) story describing it:  "The Greedy unnamed man found a Merchant Scroll during a trip to the City of Brass . The Scroll talked about a Diamond Valley deep next to an Underground Sea in the Underworld. During his research in Library of Alexandria he found out about the Headstone in a Pestilence -ridden cemetery guarding the entrance to

Lockdown mailcalls part two

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It has been a month since I posted here but my content focus kind of has been on working with Säb's podcast monster of the week (please have a listen!). These are some old mail calls from August to September, but I really like sharing my mail calls since I love seeing everyone else's mail calls as well. Now I don't have much content other than mail calls and lockdown decks lined up. Bought some sweet stuff from DFB, nothing I really needed but still some fun stuff to have. Of these cards I have used one Winds of Change and the Tawnos's Coffin. Some of the other stuff is backup cards for my Ante deck. Really appreciate the stickers I use on my deck boxes. Took 7 days to get from Boston to Stockholm and then 19 days more to get to my postal office. These are some of the cards for my white-bordered fetish (the black-bordered ones are going to get the borders erased). I really like to play premodern and had to fill out some cards to enable more decks (I think I'm up to

Corona lockdown decks part five

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Almost being November, it is time to post the decks from my corona adventures in September. Nothing particularly spicy here apart from playing Revised40 for the first time. Hopefully, I will get some ideas for something different but for now you will have to live with these deck pics. Any of you readers that has some ideas what I should post about? NEOS Monthly September - 4-2 Record (71 Players Modified ATL) This time NEOS decided to run Atlantic with gentlemen's rules (Mind Twist, Library of Alexandria and Ancestral Recall banned and Chaos Orb hits automatically). My take was that The Deck was too bad to play in this format, so it opened up for Troll Disco. I lost against The Deck and another deck, still think this list was solid for this variant of Atlantic. ODOL September- 5-1 Record (56 Players SWE) My trusted Fantasy Zoo I usually play once a year (at Ivory Cup), managed to win against everyone in the group except Ole who ran the group 6-0. Solid fast-paced deck, Serra Angel

Premodern lockdown decks part one

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Usually this blog only focuses on old school magic but I still like other formats and in particular I like Premodern. I played premodern for the first time in November 2016 with one of the earlier versions of Martin Berlin's gauntlet. We only played three rounds but I was hooked. This was around the time Martin Berlin announced this format to the public and I went on a shopping spree (already owning a lot of the expensive cards from playing Legacy and Vintage). I helped kick-start the Premodern scene in Gothenburg arranging some tournaments and gatherings but somehow I stopped playing Premodern around winter-spring 2019. Now It's time for a comeback! Premodern Monthly August - 5-1 Record (105 Players) This deck was initially built by one of the Mad Wizards of Gothenburg Arvid and this specific list was given to me by one of my prime dealers in deck lists Svante Landgraf. Deck is solid and mulligans extremely well. This month I missed the playoffs on wildcard tiebreakers (next m

Building on a budget with reprints

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Getting a full power 9 and dual lands with today's prices is very expensive but with the reprint policy allowed in the US and most parts of Europe you can build a deck and participate for a small amount of money. These decks allow for upgrades and adding more colors or splashes. Back in 2012 when I started playing a fully powered Swedish legal unlimited version of The Deck could cost as much as 5000 USD and many were thrown off by the prices involved in playing. To be able to play and compete you didn't have to play The Deck one of the earlier Giant Sharks was won by an unpowered White Weenie at the legendary BSK tournament in 2013.  I did a budget version of this deck (omitting City in a Bottle and King Suleiman) and made a Swedish legal White Weenie deck featuring 4 x Thunder Spirit, 4 x Crusade, 4 x Savannah Lions and 4 x Mishra's Factory and 3 x Armageddon. The deck cost 250 USD in total (shipping included) and all the cards were bought from StarCity Games, Cardkingdom

LobstercoM got a visit from The X-Files

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I have never visited the United States and I had plans to do it this year, LobstercoM probably was my top choice to visit as it is on the East Coast. But as you all know the global pestilence stopped that from happening. At least we could get a sweet online tournament weekend instead.  The tournament This has to be the best tournament poster ever. And no, there is no human teeth in this picture. LobstercoM is a tournament founded by the New England Old School MTG and mainly organized by Dave Firth Bard. The schedule was four exhibition matches on Friday, the swiss rounds on Saturday and the top 8 and raffle drawings on Sunday. Everything is streamed with commentators, wow! this is a full weekend of entertainment for free. Friday night was streamed by Rich Bourque  with Dave Firth Bard and Mike VanDyke as commentators. It featured two matches of Atlantic between a couple of heavyweights in the format (and even some duels in best hair on stream) and apart from that a feature of the forma