Category Archives: Bad Beats

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 […]

First Fate-Khans paper drafts

I finally got to draft with Fate Reforged in paper the past two Mondays, my decks were both pretty okay but I lost in round 2 both times (to the same guy, even – hi, Andy!). I am two-for-two in opening mythics out of Fate Reforged, so there’s that. Soulfire Grand Master and foil Temporal […]

Variant Rules: 4-year-old tells you why you lose

Small child teaching me a variant format. We each choose a card and then he describes why his card beats mine. “I’m going to do this axe guy, this knife guy and this fire guy. My guy beats yours because he has two axes and you have none. And no trade-backs. Trade-backs are bad.” We […]