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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 is …

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 mo…

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 a…