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Corona lockdown decks part nine

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I had an initial thought of posting once every 10 days and I kept that up for a while. Lately I have not really been playing that much and have not really been "feeling it" lately. I played way too much in 2020 and I have had some medical issues which made me skip signing up for every league in March and even skipped some late February one-day events. So these decks are from the middle of January until now. Wak-wak Stream - 0-1 Record (Swedish Exhibition Match) This is just something I threw together to play against Gordon's "White Weenie". I have been playing a lot of Dark Rituals and Underworld Dreams and some Evil-Eye's this last year. This is not a good Evil Eye deck, but I didn't want to make anything really strong. I lost and was quite happy I did not have to play this more than one match. Online Jan-Feb Tournament 2021 - Top 8 (61 Players T1.5) This is obviously a real treat to be able to play before it gets banned. It plays a lot of the strongest

My Cube (Revised to Urza's Destiny)

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The year was 2013 and I bought a big collection from an acquaintance containing cards Revised-Urza and I decided to build myself a cube. I started playing when Revised was still available in the stores and stopped playing after Urza's Legacy. So that is the reason why I choose specifically these sets and did not go until Scourge (which border wise would have made sense). The initial version of the cube contained only cards from Revised to Exodus. I started with picking out maybe 500 cards I really like from this era, sent the list to my good friend Jakob Knutsson who started balancing out the cube and added a couple of archetypes. First time we played the cube we noticed that Control Magic effects destroyed everything else, so we had to nerf that. The second time we played the cube White Weenie with Shadow creatures took it down, so we had to nerf that. Then we just removed some boring cards and kept changing it up after every time we played. I have around 80 cards signed in the cu

Corona lockdown decks part eight

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This month's decks were a mix of modified Swedish formats, very bad results except for Troll Disco performing well as usual. I had great fun and got in a lot of matches; the Winter derby was a big disappointment going from 4-0 to 4-4. Wak-wak Lucia Tour - 2-5 Record (8 Players Singleton Mod) Wak-wak arranging a Lucia tournament is some kind of tradition, this time we went for Swedish singleton and Swedish reprints with the addition that you could only play five restricted cards. I think point systems are kind of annoying and only playing five restricted cards made the deck building interesting and fun to see how many moxen you should add. The deck wasn't really great but a "similar" deck went 5-2. I had some very interesting matches and board states. Lockdown Xmas Online Tournament - Top 4 (36 Players SWE) This list keeps on giving and giving, I think the main deck is close to perfect and the sideboard can be changed depending on meta. If I would travel to some big SW

Happy new old school year!

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As seems to be a tradition on most blogs and podcasts I am doing a review of my year. It is of course a bit different than usual year but all in all this has been a great year Magic-wise for me. This year made me remember the times around 2001-2004 when I mostly stayed at home or at an Internet café playing Dark Age of Camelot. One of my skills is that I still can thrive being by myself in an apartment. A look back at 2019 By the end of 2019 I was set on traveling a lot in 2020, I missed the Reindeers Mountain Madness and was set on all the other stops for the communitour and hopefully visiting the United States for the first time. I wrote this end of December 2019 on Facebook; at that time, I had no intention of starting a blog or joining in on a podcast. 2019 was great result-wise, I managed to get my third n00bcon top 8, my second Ivory Cup top 4 and finished second place in the Scryings release draft. The only thing I was missing was being a bigger part of the world-wide community

Corona lockdown decks part seven

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So... many... tournaments... and... leagues. I just passed my 200th old school match this year last weekend (and add to that Premodern, ALICE and Revised40). I really need to find something more creative and productive than just posting these deck lists. Maybe I do another "tournament report" of the Winter derby or write some nostalgic stories, who knows. NEOS Monthly November - 3-3 Record (64 Players ATL) I think I had enough with these Diamond Valley decks now, it is a frustrating archetype to play more than 1-2 times per year. I do not really know where to go with this archetype from here, but I really like the Azure Drakes (they have decent life gain, attack potential, survives bolt and can block Serendib Efreets).  Type 1.5 Autumn - 3-3 Record (58 Players Type 1.5) I was really excited to play this list for Type 1.5, I even got the FBB and Timeshifted cards. Deck was decent and quite fun to play something different (and I have been a fan of the Boyle-style Merfolk lists)

Lockdown mailcalls part three

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  I have been feeling like a real shopaholic the last months, but whatever gonna continue with the cardboard crack as a mean to cope with this pandemic. Nine months since Viennageddon which was the last in real life Magic games played and I have only met non co-workers a couple of times during this nine month period.  Need some basics for this new FBB addiction. Nostalgia is very  high with these cards, back in the 90's I did not have Beta basics,  but I did have FBB basics. A extra playset, more Diamond Valley synergies and  Singleton cards. I am so impressed how fun and deep this ALICE format is, I am  having a great time exploring the card pool and trying out different deck  ideas. And the best part of it; it is very cheap. Filling out some small holes in my Premodern collection. Cannot just focus on the black-bordered stuff, still must continue with some white-bordered crap. I got balled hard in a game of Magic, and received this beautiful slightly worn Balance. The Disenchant