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MobstercoM

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I didn't expect to write two tournament reports in a row but MobstercoM was too sweet not to write about. At least I've posted more than once in this blog and keeping it to a blog entry every 10 days or so.

The TournamentMobstercoM is the online version for a team tournament. The tournament was arranged by "Mano of All Tings Considered" who commented on the stream with several guest commentators. The stream was run by Timmy from Timmy Talks and scorekeeper was Florian and it used the excellent web tournament software by Slanfan. These web tournaments are just getting better and better.
Every player had to submit three 60+ cards deck and if you stack them together it must be legal in Swedish old school (reprints allowed though). If you only own two The Abyss you can't move them from Deck A to Deck B between games but if you own four The Abyss you can play two in Deck A and two in Deck B. The only exception was that Savannah was un-unrestricted so you could include a…

Summer Derby 2020

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This is the first time I'm writing a regular tourney report on my own blog, I decided I would take notes and do a write-up even if I went 0-8 and this is the first derby I'm playing in as I only started with webcam Old School during the corona pandemic this spring.


The Derby The Derby is a tournament series that has been going on for quite some time and it takes place twice a year (Summer Derby and Winter Derby). It is arranged and hosted by tournament organizer extraordinaire Dave Firth Bard of the New England Old School group. This time the tournament reached its cap of 256 participants from 20 different countries with 66 different team/group affiliations. The format for this tournament was the Atlantic ruleset (allowing four Mishra's Workshop and Fallen Empires). The tournament is run in two different batches where you have two weeks to schedule and play four matches. The first batch is four totally randomized opponents and in the second batch you are paired against four …

The importance of Centurion

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This is just going to be a nostalgic trip for me looking through my old Swedish Centurion magazines and remembering the good times in the mid 90s.
Centurion was a Swedish CCG magazine focusing mainly on Magic that ran 10 numbers from July 1995 to August 1997 (the numbers 1-3 I have never read but as far as I know they did not feature much Magic). The magazine was created by a Swedish translator and Magic/roleplaying legend Olle Sahlin. Olle later received the lifetime achievement award from the Swedish Magic Association (well deserved!, a Swedish video available here). I have only met Olle once I think and that was at GP Stockholm, I remember him being really into FBB stuff and we traded some cards.
I think these magazines are one of the two biggest reasons I loved Magic so much back in the 90s. The other one being a guy back on Åland who ordered booster boxes, arranged tournaments and organized all the trips to PTQs/GPs so thank you "BRIAN" Phil). Every time one of these maga…

Corona lockdown decks part two

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Just a couple of more deckpics lists from the tournaments I have been playing, hopefully this won't be a 10 part series and that we can get to covering some AFK tournaments.
Spikefest - Top 8 (32 players ATL)
So I tried out a The Deck with Wincons in Atlantic Spikefest. Before I knew I wanted to play my two favourite Old school cards: Moat and Serra Angel if I ever played the Deck. I finished 5-2 with the deck (winning against 2 x Ehrnamgeddon, 2 x Atog, 1 x Ub Merfolk and losing against 1 x Atog and 1 x LionDib). In the quarter finals I lost The Deck mirror. My opponents deck being better set up for the mirror with factories, more artifact removal and a game two library sealed the deal quite easily. An obvious miss with this list is not including Regrowth, there are obviously some other tweaks to make as well. Solid list a part from that, the angels worked even better than expected.

Havenwood Battleground - 5-2 Record (96 players ATL)
I just called this deck "Reindeer special&qu…

The joy of (sometimes) playing with reprints and white borders

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Reprints and which to allow is a controversial subject, my stance is generally I don't care. In tournaments I want at-least old-border, original art and non-foil cards. I will never buy CE/IE cards. I despise gold-bordered cards. I think proxies are bad for any format. But this post isn't really about this topic.
For over three months the old school magic world of AFK tournaments has been brought to a halt but the online world of webcam old school really has been thriving (70 people n00bcoM, 96 people Havenwood Battleground and 200+ signed up for Summer derby).
When I started playing you could still buy Revised starters but the sets that really shaped my teens were 4th Edition and Chronicles. The golden era was when you would spend the whole weekends trading and playing with your white-bordered cards. For some reason there was a steady supply of italian Legends on Åland aswell, so I cracked some of those packs.
I started a project trying to play as white-bordered as I could durin…

Corona lockdown decks part one

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Disclaimer: I have no idea if I'm actually gonna keep writing in this blog at all or if it's just gonna be one post. My intentions of what to do is almost always greater than what I actually end up doing.
After reflecting on the three months since the last IRL tournament Viennageddon 5th March 2020 (read about it here) I must say lockdown has been treating me quite well. I'm in a risk group so I try to avoid people as much as possible, mostly staying at home and buying groceries once a week. Yeah sure I would have loved n00bcon on home soil meeting all the great guys I've come to love during the years (and a lot of new faces I haven't learned to know yet). I also would have loved to visit the communitour stop in the Netherlands in April (I planned to visit all the communitour stops from Viennageddon to the Mountain Madness in 2021).
This experience so far has made me learn to like the little things in life and actually appreciate people more. I've taken up webcam…