Category Archives: Modern

HobbyBear Open – Summer 2018

It’s been a while since I’ve had anything worthwhile to report coming out of a tourney but the sun has shined on a dog’s behind once again, so here’s my rundown of the HobbyBear Open – Summer 2018 here in Lincoln, Nebraska. Once again we had a playmat with original art by Ron Spencer, that […]

My Jaces

While chatting with a dude at the draft table this week about the unbanning of Jace, the Mind Sculptor in Modern, we both remarked that we could remember specifically where each of our copies came from, and I bet that’s true for a lot of people. I didn’t complete my set of Jaces until well […]

Grand Prix Omaha 2017

Spent a nice weekend at Grand Prix Omaha recently, brought along Chris to keep an eye on me. I’m due for a bender (I think I average one per quarter) so it was prudent to have a spotter around. As it happened, I was wholly responsible the entire time and got into zero trouble. I […]

I’m a triple threat my dudes

The wife and kids were out of town for the weekend so I got to play a bunch of Magic, 3 formats in 3 days. First up, Modern FNM. I played my current pet deck, GR Ponza. I ran well and split 1st-2nd. I’ll be running this list at the next HobbyBear Open this coming […]

HobbyBear Open – Fall 2016

The local store ran a larger Modern tournament this past weekend with some of the trappings of the various “open series” events out there, such as an exclusive playmat. This one has original art by Ron Spencer, so that’s pretty dope. There were 67 players for 7 rounds of Swiss. I ran Ponza, which shut […]

WMCQ 2016

We had a World Magic Cup Qualifier here in Lincoln this past weekend, which is a pretty big deal for a little ‘ol town like ours. I was not qualified for the main WMCQ (on account of I’m a scrub with no Planeswalker Points) but there were lots of side events on both Saturday and […]

Some stay dry and others feel the pain

Played this cute Stone Rain deck at Sunday afternoon Modern. I had a blast with it! Modern Stone Rain (2016-06-05)Lands (21)9 Forest1 Mountain3 Stomping Ground4 Wooded Foothills2 Windswept Heath1 Misty Rainforest1 Verdant CatacombsCreatures (15)2 Birds of Paradise4 Arbor Elf2 Obstinate Baloth2 Thragtusk1 Stormbreath Dragon4 Inferno TitanSpells (24)4 Utopia Sprawl4 Blood Moon4 Stone Rain4 Mwonvuli Acid-Moss4 […]