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X-Files Invitational #2 - deck pics

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This is somewhat of a tradidion as it is the second tournament in a series that might continue or might be discontinued. To be honest I might just continue this because Charles Klein seems to get so happy from these online gatherings. I will grade the deck pics submitted for this tournament as the quality and layout is about from 0/10 to 10/10. 10 players gathered and this was the standings after the Swiss (Tolaria destroys the standings after the playoffs and adds points from the playoffs to the final standings). Mikael Johansson 9p (with 1 bye) Florian von Bredow 9p Anton Glans 9p Danny Friedman 7p (with 1 bye) Charles Klein 6p Olof Ekstrand 6p Seb Celia 6p Martin Lindström 4p (with 1 bye) Svante Landgraf 3p  Jonas Stattin 0p (drop after round 1) Winner - Anton Glans Spike Bant Deck pic rating: 9.5/10   Not much to complain about here. Lightning is good, you see all cards, everything looks straight, no overlap. The only complaint is the 61th card should be somewhere among the 60 card

Corona lockdown decks part ten

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It has been over four months since I posted part nine. I have not been playing that much online lately skipping leagues and focusing on one day events to relieve an unnecessary stressful part of my life. I think (and hope) this is going to be the last part in the series. I feel that from September we might get our local events starting again. But I will try to post about X-Files invitational every now and then. Until next time, enjoy. Havenwood Battleground 2 - 3-4 Record (75 Players ATL) This was a funny deck to play, I acquired a lot of Legends because I find them really sweet. Initially this deck had four Birds of Paradise, but I decided to make it singleton except for the lands. Obviously, the deck wasn't great but it's fun to play some tier 3-4 decks every now and then. I will most definitely play something similar in the future (now I also own a single Eureka for the deck). N00bcoM 2  - 5-2 Record (120 Players SWE) Ah, the best tournament of the year and playing my favori

X-Files Invitational #1 - some kind of report

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Lately I have not really been into playing Old School or Magic at all, that also lead into no interest in writing blog posts. But I had this tournament booked up where I invited some people I really want to play a tournament with and make it Swedish ruleset with Swedish reprints only. This tournament is some kind of halfway home between regular corona tournaments and small real life tournaments, enjoy! I invited around 25 people to this tournament and, we ended up with 14 people playing the tournament which gave us four rounds and a top 4. Felt reasonable as we really wanted to spend some time in the pub between rounds. This is a lot of happy people having a great time. People almost got upset when I posted pairings and interrupted everyone catching up. Seb posted one of the most hilarious quotes of the day. Charles Klein played his first ever Swedish reprints tournament. He got to play his Black Lotus in the last match. A clean cut to top 4 as Koos Cramer lost his last match against M

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