|Macensci's MonoGreen. Seen at the top tables at BSK, but unfortunately missed out on Top8.|
|Axelsson's UWR Awesomeness. A game away from Top8 at BSK.|
8 players, photos of 7/8 decks. Each year, eight of the highest rated 93/94 players in the PWP standings gather to fight for glory. Keeping in tradition with the old Duelist Invitational tournaments, the format at these gatherings are variations of the more familiar mid-90s Magic. This year, the arena of choice was Highlander-96.
52 players, photos of 8/8 decks. Let the grunts commence! For once we actually had a dominance of The Deck in the top8; the original boogie man of constructed Magic claimed no less than four spots in the top8. Variations of UR CounterBurn (with and without Electric Eel) claimed an additional three spots, and it's clear why many see these two decks as the top tier when left unchecked. The last spot was grabbed by Danhor's Ernhnamgeddon, and just outside the top8 we saw Distress, Ponza, Zoo and many other archetypes.
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34 players, photos of 8/8 decks. Lorenzo, Megu and the other guys in Camaiore organized a tournament taglined with "Italian rules, Swedish style" and the tech was aplenty. We have eight distinctly different decks in the top8, including stuff like TwiddleVault, Nether Void Ponza and BW Party Crasher. In the end, UR ended up on top after a fierce battle against UWR Skies/Control.
In other news, there's no lack of 93/94 content on the web these days. One of my favorite places to delve down is The Wizard's Tower blog. A couple of weeks back Dave Firth Bard (who recently contributed with a guest tournament report here) wrote a very nice post for The Wizard's Tower where he opened a Revised Gift Box his in-laws had saved away for the 22 years. Taylor, who runs the blog, shortly thereafter posted an opening of a The Dark booster. Some nostalgic product right there, I recommend checking it out.
On the other side of the web, the good people at The Library at Pendrell Vale held an original core set draft. Check out part one and part two here.