Oktoberfestcon 2022 - Guest report by Charles Klein
For the first time I'm letting in a guest post for my blog. Now it's time for Charles Klein to tell his story about the "first inaugural" Oktoberfestcon 2022. I hope you enjoy!
I love traveling to Old School tournaments to hang and meet new friends. But there are only so many trips we can travel to play live events each year. I thought it would be nice if there was a one-day online Swedish B&R with Swedish reprint policy event that is held annually. I decided to take the initiative and host this tournament myself.
I always thought having good beer, hanging with friends, and playing Old School was the perfect combination. Oktoberfest is typically in October, which was the month I wanted to host my event, and I thought we should bring that spirit of enjoying some of the best brews in the world while playing Old School with friends in an event described above. Ergo, Oktoberfestcon was born.
The cover photo for Oktoberfestcon 2022 are The Beatles enjoying beer with Paul showing off his Unlimited Power 9. Maybe next year in the spirit of the Swedish format we may see that Paul upgraded one or more of his Power to Alpha or Beta.
I finished the event 4-2 for 7th place with Seek and Destroy, a “16 bolt” deck I really enjoy playing. All the decks I faced were all interesting and fun to play against. I choose these beers for the event, and I am happy they all were solid choices:
|Anne Joldersma - Deadguy Ale on Steroids|
|Anders Schmidt – UW Tempo|
|Anton Glans – UBW Skies|
|Antti Turtiainen – DFB Green|
|Bas van de Vijver – UR Midrange|
|Charles Klein – Seek and Destroy|
|Florian von Bredow – Twiddle Vault|
|Greg Titcomb – Robots|
|Henk Willemse – UW Skies|
|Jason Applin – Composition A|
|Lennart Stolpe – Mono White Urza|
|Levi Baumgardner – Juxtapose|
|Martin Lindström - Power Monolith|
|Martin Purrio - Ironman|
|Matthew Harper - Mechanical Red|
|Mikael Johansson - Disco Troll Control|
|Ole Rustad - Diamond Robots|
|Pablo Vera - BR Aggro|
|Petr Bocák – Inferno|
|Rich Shay - Keeper|
|Robert Meijboom - Mono Black|
|Robert Technodrome - Disco Troll|
|Robin Nestenborg – Fear of the Dark Alpha|