Inlägg

Dwarven Warriors 2022: Witness accounts from Michael Schroers and Martin Purrio

Bild
Real Magic, proper oldschool. Dwarven god-damn Warriors. It is my great pleasure to give the stage to Michael and Martin. Enjoy! /Mg out Finally it was on! After weeks of discussing which drinks we could serve the lady of the house, which giveaways we could bring, and if Erwin deserved a present or not, Dwarven Warriors was just a few hours away. Being able to take a day off and sending the students home early, gave us a head start. After all the waiting the enthusiasm was almost unbearable, so we quickly had a proper curry wurst for lunch and grabbed some ice cubes at the gas station to cool our drinks. In the end preparation is everything! Michael did already have the pleasure to participate in 2021 and has been pushing Martin to build a deck ever since, but when Martin met Erwin and the Dutch crew for the first time no pushing was needed any longer. The energy of the gathering at 4000 recharges your batteries for weeks and weeks to come... at least ours. So off we go to slowly roll

The Plague: An invitation from Daniel Ewald

Bild
"Should you a Rat to madness tease Why ev'n a Rat may plague you..." —Samuel Coleridge, "Recantation" Theodor Severin Kittelsen, born in Norway in 1857, was a legendary artist and illustrator, made famous mainly by his vivid illustrations to folk- and fairy tales collected by authors Asbjørnsen and Moe, as well as his illustrated book on the Black Plague, published in 1900.   If Kittelsen was born a hundred years later, he would surely be sought after as a fantasy illustrator to games and collectibles such as Magic: the Gathering. His style was way ahead of its time, some of his works would undoubtedly fit the theme of dungeons, dragons and decay perfectly. What could be a better backdrop to a tournament theme?    The Plague will be the biggest Old School Magic: the Gathering tournament in Norway to date. Set in the epic locale of Spiralen, a cafe and restaurant built on a hilltop overlooking Drammen city, reached by a spiraling tunnel road carved into the

Silver Bullets - Lessons on how to use them propely. Oldschool World Championship report by Valerio Gregori

Bild
A little over a week ago the glorious World Championship of oldschool Magic took place. Finally, Genoa, Italy, was the place to be, and as such it is with a special pride I introduce our guest today; the most decorated Italian in the history of the Oldschool World Championships. And Valerio is no stranger to this blag either, having previously recanted his way to the 3rd place at Worlds 2018 . But this year Bronze was not enough. It is my pleasure to introduce the official 2022 Vice World Champion; Valerio Gregori! Enjoy! /Mg out Let’s start from the conclusion: what a strange feeling! I will go straight to the point, I finished second. Second means the first of the losers. Damn. I lost a chance to become the World Champion. I had the window to become it, a little one... and I missed it. This is what you feel when you come close to the final target but end short to it. If you are a competitive guy like me, this is what you feel. Bad. The initial hours have been very hard, after some da

n00bcon 13 - A Tournament Report by Alex

Bild
We may not always be wizards of tradition here - what with a tapped Black Vise dealing damage, that Maze of Ith stopping Serra Angel, and a Triskelion gladly throwing any counters it got from Dwarven Weaponsmith - but a few things still appear as immutable law. One such tradition is apparently the belated publishing of n00bcon reports from Alex. While arguably not as delayed as his last one (which covered n00bcon 2017 and was published in 2020), we're still quite a few months after the fact. And this time Alex is nowhere to blame, as this glorious long-form report has been in my hands for almost a month. But now it is high time to go back to the near past for some tales from n00bcon 13. It is my great pleasure to give back the soap box to Alex. Lean back and enjoy. /Mg out  In the spring of 2020, me and my good friend Wander decided to set a goal for ourselves: we were both going to assemble a Swedish Legal deck to play with next year at n00bcon. We only had a few older cards at t