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 […]

Grossest Origins combo so far

I drafted this half-decent white-black deck with a Blightcaster, 3x Suppression Bonds, Knightly Valor and a Totem-Guide Hartebeest. MTGO Origins Draft (2015-08-09)Lands (17)9 Plains8 SwampCreatures (15)1 Bonded Construct1 Akroan Jailer1 Cleric of the Forward Order1 Knight of the White Orchid1 Auramancer1 Knight of the Pilgrim’s Road1 Stalwart Aven1 Eyeblight Assassin2 Deadbridge Shaman1 Returned Centaur1 Blightcaster1 […]

Zurgo Runbadder

I was down to my last draft set of Fate-Khans online, and the Dragons of Tarkir prerelease is starting so I assume this is my last draft of this format. Went out with a whimper, I’m afraid. FRF-KTK-KTK Draft (2015-04-02)Lands (17)2 Bloodfell Caves2 Scoured Barrens1 Wind-Scarred Crag4 Plains3 Swamp5 MountainCreatures (14)2 Ainok Bond-Kin1 Mardu Scout1 […]