X-Files Invitational #3 - deck pics
I never intended for this to become an ongoing series but some people just don't want to play other webcam tournaments than my small gatherings so I guess I just will keep going on (this is not a brag, more of a burden 😀 ). Sometimes I feel Charles is just standing looking out his Windowpane waiting for the next X-files tournament. We even had a stand-in raccoon/reindeer to play Svante who got bye in the first round.
|Snap keep on the draw, obviously top was a Badlands. T1 Juzam, T2 dirty hippie, T3 dirty hippie.|
A new feature for this tournament was discussing the deck pics in "the pub" after the tournament was done. I think this is interesting to hear input on the decks and overall good discussions. We also discussed the format for Tolaria Open arranged on Tolaria.app the 13th of November (sign up!). Today we decided to play only four rounds and no top 4. We had a clean winner this time so no need for a final or anything.
Svante Landgraf (12 points)
Sweetness rating: 1.5/5
This is clearly a spikey deck but what kind of saves it is the addition of Countermagic, I have never seen anyone play Kird Ape + Counterspell in the same deck before! Also Serendib Djinn, is it good or bad? I don't know.
Nick Cramer (9 points)
Danny Friedman (6 points)
Gordon Andersson (6 points)
Sweetness rating: 2.47593/5
This is like a blast from the past, Swedish old school combo circa 2016. I like combo but this deck has a whole lot of do nothing in it, but it's still a combo deck.
Malte Wanner (6 points)
Charles Klein (3 points)
Per Algander (3 points)
Sweetness rating: 4.6/5
In my book this is the true winner of the deck, some similarities with The Lotus Eater. This could be a Old school deck from 2012 but it's not, this is just a pile of sweet cards. I played this in the last round and my turn one dark ritual infused Juzam Djinn got to taste the force spike. No Counterspells due to card availability "play with what you have". Per also used a tin foil hat as his opponents obviously read his mind.
All things will pass and so did this tournament. In a couple of weeks I hope to get to meet a couple of these guys IRL and that will hopefully remove my fear of a blank planet after nearly two years of corona. The years pass by so quick, take care everyone and stay safe.