onsdag 6 juli 2016

Gothenburg, WSK Preparations and Arcon notes

Six weeks of some combination of vacation and leave of absence has just started. Gonna catch me some fish and get me some chilax. Went to a new barber in Gothenburg to get a summer moustache.
It's a sweet moustache.
There's an E-Sport bar in Gothenburg called GG Bar. Something of a mecca for nerds who enjoy the combination of beer, games, cocktails and chiptunes. The local 93/94 players recently decided to make that their meetup point for monthly 93/94 spell slinging, and I had the chance to join the first gathering this Monday. Nine people met up, and we hosted an impromptu casual tournament. Worth noting may be that out of the three decks that didn't play Mishra's Factory, all three of them made it to the top4. Mishra-schmishra. The final standings in the top4 looked like this

1. Farsan (Lestree Zoo; UGR Zoo)
2. Mg (Party Crasher Porter; BW Geddon)
3. Halo00, aka Beyonce (Trick Deck; BRu Underworld Dreams)
4. Kalle, aka Egget (Power Monolith; 5c Power Artifact)

I wanted to test out my new BW brew before the Wexio "state championships" in Småland next weekend. Lestree Zoo was a fairly hard matchup, as expected, and I think that WW will be rough. I'll throw in a few extra sideboard cards and cross my fingers.
Gathering some spell slingers.
Blue Beatdown Mirror between Tibia and Iceman.
Tricky matchup in the semis vs Halo00.
Build-your-own-Baneslayer vs Mr Sinclair with The Deck.
Kalle goes deep. Check out that Island btw.
Just over a week ago, the annual Arcon convention in Oslo, Norway, hosted their first 93/94 tournament. They gathered 14 players, where 13 were local Norwegians and your truly was the sole expat (though myself dropping after round two to meet up with family). That's pretty damn cool. The Norwegian scene is by all ways self-sustainable by now, with multiple tournament organizers and twenty-ish players. Who'd guessed that a year ago? We had zero Norwegians at n00bcon 7 in 2015, and today a non-proxy tournament gathers 14 (more than the Vintage tournament at the convention). I don't have all the decks from the top4 yet, but I can spoil 75% of the piles:
Erland's MonoBlack. 1st Place.
Kenneth's Big White. 2nd Place.
Hasthi's Dead Guy Ale. 3-4th place.
Speaking of growing communities, last weekend marked the first UK Championships in 93/94! Word on the street is that we'll receive a report from the first UK champion Bryan Connolly in the not to distant future, so I'll keep the spoilers on the down-low for now. Also, there's something brewing in Sant Feliu de Llobregat, close to Barcelona in Spain. Francesc Montserrat and a few fellow mages are in the startup phase for their local community. If you're in Northeast Spain and want to swing some cards, try to get in touch!

14 kommentarer:

  1. I love the main deck Poltergeist and Assassins in the winning deck list without Juzam. Great to see some random variety tech taking the top spot.

    SvaraRadera
  2. Nice moustache mg! 8D I'll see you tomorrow in Växjö, hopefully we'll meet each other this time. If you guys arrive earlier and wants to play some casual before the tournament let me know 8)

    /axelsson

    SvaraRadera
  3. @Michael: Yeah, it's a very nice list! Erland took it to the finals of the 17-player Drammen tournament as well, though that time with maindeck Kormus Bell! I presume that he would play Juzam instead of Su-Chi if he had owned them, but it's clearly good enough with the 4/4s :)

    @Axelsson: Thanks man! :D We'll arrive at the site already tonight to play the Tribelander tournament, so just give us a call or mess tomorrow and we can meet up at our hotel close to the central station.

    SvaraRadera
    Svar
    1. @Mg I play the Mono Black deck Without Juzam even though I have them in my binder. I use Su-Chi instead to give Disenchant more targets ;) Don't want them to kill all the other good targets :D

      Radera
    2. Whoa, that's some next level deckbuilding :D

      Radera
  4. @mg: Hehe ok sounds like a plan 8) I'll give you call tomorrow around lunch. Happy tribelanding tonight!

    /axelsson

    SvaraRadera
  5. For clarity:
    Bryan is the first Magic Madhouse UK champion- the first UK champion title is held by Alex Gershaw with his Powerless Zoo deck.

    SvaraRadera
  6. Nackamasterna11 juli 2016 13:03

    Couldn't really tell by the photo, but is that Island one of the Unlimited Rare/AQ test print ones?

    SvaraRadera
    Svar
    1. Yep! A unique test print for Unlimited and Antiquities. Upside down Armageddon on the backside. Legal with black sleeves I guess ;)

      Radera
    2. Nackamasterna12 juli 2016 15:10

      Crazy, love it! Seen a couple of those with unlimited power on the back on ebay. A bit pricey ;-)

      Radera
  7. Side big White deck and dead guy deck?

    SvaraRadera
    Svar
    1. Some sweet cards I guess ;) Sideboard is very meta dependent, no real use (or joy) in netdecking them. Occasionally I get the lists without sideboards, in particular if it isn't transformational.

      Radera
  8. in a RED GREEN 93 94 deck, should I use 4x Ice Storm, or would 4x Stone Rain be just fine? Should I use 4 of each, never seen that in a deck before (maybe 'cause Stone Rain are so much cheaper).

    SvaraRadera
  9. Hi Halo! Ik'm testing and playing a BRu version of underworld dreams combo (with some locking), contact me if you want to echange information! lorcanndilo@hotmail.it Francesco aka Lorcann

    SvaraRadera