Category Archives: Bad Beats

So close…

I started off 8-0 with this black-white deck featuring a Vona, Butcher of Magan. I would sometimes side into a green-white dinos deck with some fatter creatures if that made sense. Alas, in round 9 my opponent had turn 2 Wanted Scoundrels in games 1 & 3, and in the final game he put One […]

Ulrich of the Lollenhorde

Got killed in round one at the store again this week, by the same guy who killed me last week! At least this week I think my deck was actually pretty good. In pack 1, both I and the guy to my immediate right opened Ulrich of the Krallenhorde. You have to reveal your flip […]


Finally, a sealed-format PPTQ. I haven’t had a chance to do one of these in a long time. We registered our pools in a way that was new to me:¬†You keep the same pool that you open yourself, but you have a litttle “deck reg buddy” and you register each other’s pools. I guess it’s […]

Do you have the time to listen to me whine?

Jumped into a Muppet Babies Swiss draft while I wait for Sealed Leagues to finally hit Magic Online tomorrow. I drafted what appeared to be a pretty good white-green support/aggro deck: I went 0-3, which was pretty depressing. Round 1, I drew no lands. Round 2, somehow the guy cast Ulamog, the Ceaseless Hunger in […]

Oath of the Gatewatch Prerelease

Went 5-1 in an Oath of the Gatewatch prerelease for 3rd place, although for full disclosure I got a couple straight-up free wins from people who had to leave the tourney and dropped. My one loss was in round 5. The guy had a better version of my midrange R/B strategy, and he basically just¬†played […]