|She's the girl with her left arm up in the center of the picture btw. I'm lost somewhere in the shuffle. Good mosh was had.|
|Stian takes a turn one Mind Twist for six in the Semi-finals with surprisingly good humor :)|
|Mia holds off a horde of black magic with ease using a good ol' Circle of Protection. On her left, the veteran Svetzarn of Arvika who traveled from Sweden to show the Drammen community who's who.|
|17 players gathered for good times, good beer, and good Magic.|
|Can't beat that Tolaria...|
|Jhoval vs Mia and Artelas vs Kenneth. Some veterans vs relatively new members of the community right here.|
|Jhoval's 3rd place deck. No unnecessary synergies or recursions here, just Forking restricted stuff and doubling fireballs :)|
|Organizer Erland's 2nd place deck. A really, really sweet pile of monoblack. Royal Assassin and Kormus Bell? Check. God damn Cursed Rack in the sideboard. It's almost as if he don't even need the Juzams ;) Erland btw got to unlock the achievement of killing a Serra Angel with Royal Assassin during the tournament (with a little help from Paralyze).|
|Audun's winning deck. Yet another pile of awesome. Sweet one-ofs like Basalt Monolith, Stone Rain and Armageddon; combined by hard artifact beatsticks; and some unconventional non-blue control cards. Very impressive brew that won him a glorious Adventurer's Guildhouse.|
"So I played Old School this weekend. I didn't take any notes, so I'll have to try to pull from memory how they went.
Round 1: Smash face. Twice.
Round 2: Smash face. Twice.
Round 3: Smash face. Twice.
Round 4: Smash face. Twice.
Round 5: Smash face. Twice.
Top 8: Smash face. Twice.
Semi-finals: Smash face. Twice.
Finals: Smash face. Twice."
|A true Master of Magic Cards.|
In other news, I recently read an article at Nomad Gamer about Old School Magic. I think it's a nice post about the author's initial reaction to 93/94, and how her idea of the format evolved after she started playing it. I've never had any interactions with the player, but it gets me happy to see these kind of articles. On some social media sites, it can occasionally feel easy to find drama or even hate about different approaches or house rules. But a majority of the community don't really care about that, they are mostly players who want to dust of old cards and just enjoy nostalgia and casual gaming outside the conventional structure. It's sometimes nice to be reminded :)
Danny Friedman has updated his Understanding Ancestral Recall blog about his showdown at the Clash of Carousers, and some interesting thoughts about the most recent B&R update (as he's coming from a place where the most common rules are those of Eternal Central). As usual a good read, with some solid deck tech.
At a darker place in the blogosphere, our Shaman of the Mtg Underground Ben Perry just updated his hexing mtgunderground blog with another take on the Rabbit Hole. Take the ride.