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Corona lockdown decks part ten

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

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

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)

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

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