|Or in the case of The Wizards' Tournament, about a year.|
Before that I must state once again how much I appreciate all the content contributions to this blog in the last months. It both give some spectacular insight to other sides of the community, as well as give me personally some spare time to write for players outside this particular corner of the Magic blagosphere. (Which I btw did, so if you speak Swedish, or are a fan of google translate, you might want to check out this part of an article series on SvenskaMagic about the most powerful cards in the earliest sets. Also, if you have a site or blog, feel free to ask if you want me to write something in particular for you.)
What else? I'd be amiss not to give a shout out to Eternal Central and the fifth annual Eternal Weekend that took place November 4th. Awesome organization by Jaco and the crew, inspiring contributions to charity, and once again taking back the title for "largest old school event yet". 181 wizards showed up this time! It is not possible to fit that many players at the Rotary Pub where we host n00bcon, so I guess Fishliver Oil Cup will have to raise to the occasion and give Jaco a run for the title next year ;) Check out decks and photos from the event here at Eternal Central. Tipping my hat :)
Anyways, Fishliver Oil Cup decklists! I have 16 of them right here, so I'll try and be quick in my presentations to avoid making this a proper marathon post. Goal is no more than three sentences for each deck. Let's go!
Fishliver Oil Cup Ed. 2, Main Tournament Top 16
|Francesco Delfino's Unspoiled Burn. 1st place.|
|Leo Bruder's Workshop Aggro. 2nd place.|
|Marco Signorini's BWu Dead Guy. 3-4th place.|
|Martin Berlin's CounterBurn. 3-4th place.|
|Alban Lauter's LauterDeck. 5-8th place.|
|Kevin Olivotto's The Deck. 5-8th place.|
|Marc Lanigra's Troll Disco. 5-8th place.|
|Marco Rocchetti's Disaster. 5-8th place.|
|Andrea Braida's BraidaDeck. 5-8th place.|
|Andre Brunet's LauterDeck. 9-16th place.|
|Jocke Almelund's The Deck. 9-16th place.|
|Joep Medden's GW Geddon (without Armageddon). 9-16th place.|
|Marco Buti's Atog Burn. 9-16th place.|
|Miguel Angel Diaz Gonzalez's The Deck. 9-16th place.|
|Per Rönnkvist's ErhnamGeddon. 9-16th place.|
|Yuri Ancarani's Next Level Disaster. 9-16th place.|
So that's the main tournament's Top16 for you! Properly diverse strategies (though only a single deck that didn't opt for any blue cards). Fishliver Oil Cup keeps the streak in leaving little to ask in terms of tech and inspiring builds.
Next up we'll look into the top8 of the Columbus Night EC tournament, as well as a short meta breakdown of the full field at Fishliver Oil Cup. Might take a deeper look at the Eternal Weekend Top8 as well. And then it's time to start exploring some strange cards in preparation for next year's Arvika Festival.