|Probably also a Time Walk playmat and a trophy up for grabs.|
A sweet thing with the new format is that it gave me an excuse to buy some new cards. I'm currently on a quest to get up to 40/40 duals, and having that on the top of my list leaves very little room for buying other Magic cards. Turns out duals are expensive. But this was a decent enough excuse to get a Moat. And now that I have a Moat, I have a good enough excuse to get a playset of Counterspells so that I eventually can put together The Deck. Playing The Deck in a Magic tournament has to be on some kind of nerd bucket list.
|Now I just need a reason to get a playset of these.|
|Tax Edge vs land destruction and Juggernauts.|
Of the new Norwegian players, at least one of them will be going to Eternal Weekend in Philadelphia to represent the Scandinavians in the Eternal Central Old School tournament. It looks to be the biggest Old School tournament outside of Sweden yet, with no less than 31 players currently signed up. Among the players represented we have old school ringers like Sean O'Brien, Randy Buehler, Steve Menendian and Roland Chang. I wouldn't mind seeing a match between O'Brien playing prison versus Beuhler playing control. That would be some serious old school. And I have to love any tournament where the entry fee is a six-pack of craft beer. My bet for winner? Well, if David Schooley shows up with his all-Alpha monoblack with clear sleeves, I think he wins by default. The possible out is if someone shows up with a six-pack of Dark Lord stout as their entry fee beer, that would be hard to beat. Last man standing though? Of course our Norwegian countryman Thomas Nielsen will finish on top. He's a former pro player who placed 1st and 2nd in the two last 93/94 tournaments in Sweden and Norway, and his deck will become even more insane with the local Eternal Central rules permitting 4-off Hymn to Tourach and unrestricted Strip Mine. Lets see what the yankees can do about that. The fight is on!
|Swedish/Norwegian union Fellwar Stone, altered by Thomas. I would really like to have this for Project M :)|