onsdag 29 januari 2014

Pimpvitational primer and Danish tech

This upcoming Saturday it's finally time for the first Pimpvitational tournament. It was first planned to be held about a year ago, then again last summer, and again in October. Turns out it's pretty hard to schedule an invitational tournament in this format, when most of the regular players have some combination of kids, jobs and spouses.

The Pimpvitational is a tournament where the 8 highest ranked players in a seasons pimpwalker standings are invited. These players then compete in a slightly different form of 93/94, where the winner gets a whole lot of glory, and an awesome binder (made by Stalin's girlfriend).

Trade in style.
The tournament is however, as usual, highly relaxed. There will be beer, sauna and a casual environment. The format this year is 93/94 with Fallen Empires legal, and Hymn to Tourach restricted. My idea was to play something like this:

CREATURES (16)
4 Goblin King
4 Goblin Flotilla
4 Goblin Balloon Brigade
4 Goblins of the Flarg

ENCHANTMENTS (2)
2 Blood Moon

SORCERIES (11)
4 Chain Lightning
4 Goblin Grenade
2 Detonate
1 Wheel of Fortune

INSTANTS (5)
4 Lightning Bolt
1 Fork

ARTIFACTS (7)
1 Mox Pearl
1 Mox Ruby
1 Black Lotus
1 Sol Ring
1 Gauntlet of Might
2 City in a Bottle
LANDS (19)
10 Mountain
4 Plateau
4 Mishra's Factory
1 Strip Mine

SIDEBOARD
4 Disenchant
2 Red Elemental Blast
2 Circle of Protection: Red
2 Fireball
1 Plains
1 Goblin Wizard
1 Maze of Ith
1 Chaos Orb
1 Stone Rain

A lot of travelling and work the last few weeks however made me unable to gather the cards needed for the deck (mainly the Fallen Empires cards, and the actual Goblins), so I'll have to settle with playing something else. I guess either red/white or black/blue. Probably red/white, it has been a while since last.

There were no less than 53 players with pimpwalker points in the 12/13 season. Of the 8 players in the top, everyone except Rickard "Pefken" Samuelsson will attend the tournament in Gothenburg. In his place, the number 9 player of that years standings will attend, and that man is no other than Viktor "Oldschool" Peterson. The eight players that will compete next Saturday are

1. Kalle Nord, 60p
2. Elof Gottfridsson, 41p
3. Rober Schram, 39p
4. Daniel "GaJol" Nilsson, 29p 
5. Magnus "Mg" de Laval, 23p  
6. Hjalmar "Honka" Backlund, 21p  
7. Joakim Almelund, 20p  
8. Viktor "Oldschool" Peterson, 20p 

Regular readers of the blog may recognize some of the names, but I'll be sure to take notes of some player profiles and deck techs between the beers during the weekend.

Last, I'd like to shortly show of some Danish tech. Hans Henrik Rasmussen is a 93/94 player who started around the time of Antiquities, and first contacted me in August last year. Last week he sent me a picture of a "classic" board state in the Danish meta, which I feel I have to share with you. Hans apologizes for his opponent's "proxies", but this board is awesome regardless. It's the Ali from Cairo deck vs the Living Plane deck!

Control Magic on Mishra's Factory is a rare sight. Living Plane shenanigans in full motion :)
Oh, and one last thing. I've had a few people ask me where they could by a cheap scale for testing cards. The one used in my last post about spotting fakes was bought by Freespace for $13, get one at Deal Extreme here if you wish.

3 kommentarer:

  1. Hey, er der en oversigt over turneringer i Göteborg, og/eller har i en Facebook side? Jeg vil gerne spille lidt oldschool

    SvaraRadera
  2. @Jimmi: Sweet! There's a big tournament in Gothenburg during Easter (n00bcon, the World Championships), either the 18th or 19th of April. Word on the street is that there will be a tournament before that in March (Kingvitational 1), but I don't have any details about that one yet. I'll post more details as soon as I know more.

    SvaraRadera