Monday, August 02, 2010

Magic Weekend

Took a day trip down to my brother's house to see him and his family and also to play some magic in a little tournament. This is the second time we've done this such thing, where we buy ten packs apiece and form a deck out of them and play to win some more packs. Last time it was Zendikar where I lost but got some great cards. This time it was Rise of the Eldrazi and I lost again (though I won one game in the loser bracket) and only got some middling cards. No mythics whatsoever, whereas one of the players got like 8 and Dave pulled a damn Gideon. In all fairness, I told him I wasn't going to be the one pulling him from a pack.

I'm sure a better player could have made something good out of the cards, but in all the colors, I was missing something to push it over the top. I think removal would have been the missing component. Too many things on the board and all I had was consuming vapors vs eldrazi spawn, which means all the big targets get missed by it. Ah well. It was fun time. At least in the downtime between a match I got to test my vampire deck, which did well against Urzatron. God bless the bloodsuckers, and with only five mana for the whole game. Fortunately, that covered all my big guys and I kept pulling good cards. If it got really bad, I could have tossed out a Sign in Blood but I did ok.

No comments: