- Matt Shields, comment on Thomas Nilsen's Weaving magical tales at the Adventurers' Guild House
No secret I agree with Matt. 93/94 is one of the absolute worst formats to play if you want some instant gratification and then move on to the next quick fix. Building a deck here is not a sprint, and it's up to you when decide when to stop. Or at least slow down. My stop sign for the Project M deck after a three year run was the Beta duals. The price tag was simply to high, and I decided to play the deck with basics instead (yeah, I could technically play Unlimited duals, but that's kinda missing the point with the deck).
There were 21 players competing in Drammen a couple of weeks ago. Three of the players in the top8 played zero Power cards. One of the decks in the top8 that did play Power cards was this one:
|Mads Gårdvik Kihl's A Deck|
But the real Mages of the People in the Top8 were Bjørn-Einar, Kenneth, and Thorbjørn.
I'm not sure what to call Kenneth's deck. I've had the chance to play against it once (at Arcon in Oslo where Kenneth ended up in the finals), and it is deceptively strong. It just kills all your stuff and attacks with huge creatures, and all the way it still somehow seems to play "fair" Magic. It kinda reminds me of ErhnamGeddon in play style, but has less low-impact cards (like elves and mana birds), and instead more fire and removal.
|Kenneth's WR Midrange|
|Bjørn-Einar's Goblin Sligh|
|They won't swim over Moats though. That Goblin Balloon Brigade / Goblin Wizard combo did however do an amazing job keeping Spirit Linked Serra Angel at bay. Magic!|
- There are 84 players signed up for the Eternal Weekend old school tournament in Ohio in late October so far! Damn impressive! I don't think that the first edition of the European Eternal Weekend will even have a 93/94 tournament this year. We do however have BSK to look forward to for us Scandinavians, taking place in early November. So far there's about 40 players signed up for that one. Would be cool to break 64 so we get a seven round swiss :) Anyone from Stockholm or Norway up for the challenge?
- Danny Friedman posted an awesome format primer at his Understanding Ancestral Recall blog. I highly recommend checking it out! Great musings and tech, as always.
- Geena keeps creating sweet content at Nomad Gamer, one of her latest posts are about the Moxen. Some interesting trivia and lore mixed in with the cards.
- Guillaume Soucy updated the Argivian Restoration blog with his story from GP Montreal and the 93/94 side event event there. He also recently completed his P9, which of course is wicked rad (as we said in '94).
- There is a whole other blog about 93/94 out there that I for some reason had missed until last week, The Wizard's Tower. Speaking of today's topic of powerless decks, Taylor's latest post Kitchen Table Black Magic have some more content on that note. If you only have time to read one of his posts now though, I would start with 93/94 Magic and Some Existentialism.
- I put this last, as it should take some time to savor this one. Our Shaman Ben Perry's vulgar display of power on the MtgUnderground blog. That one is a month old, so maybe you already read it. In that case, it's good enough to read again.