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The Monday Mulligan: Week 23, Championship

Saturday, June 7th, 2008

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Thirteen. Thirteen players attended the MPDC Season 2 Championship. We had twentyfive last week, why the drop in numbers? Well, never mind, the event was still a blast. Because of real life issues I couldn’t host, so stiffdiddypinky substituted for me, while I registered twenty minutes late. Hosting didn’t obstruct his play though, because stiff won the Championship, piloting White Weenie to a 4-1 record. This season’s runner up was yogev, who played Elves! to their best performance yet, a silver 3-1 record.
Also in this edition of The Monday Mulligan; no more “maby” instead of “maybe” and no more “of coarse” instead of “of course”!

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The Monday Mulligan: Week 22

Friday, May 30th, 2008

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MPDC 2′s last hooray was a beauty. Twentyfive players showed up, one late, and three rounds of Swiss and a top eight was declared. After the dust settled eight decks were left: Topping that heap was phantomphage with Dark Evocation. This being his first MPDC, one of the first things he asked was if winning the event would get him an invite into the Championship. Sure it will, I said, finding the changes for a newcommer slim. Six hours later, he got himself an invite.

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[MM] In The Spotlight: Rebels

Friday, May 23rd, 2008

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Rebels took two play-off places, two top eigth, during the last two weeks. This is deserving of a look into Spills creation.

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The Monday Mulligan: Week 21

Thursday, May 22nd, 2008

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It seems last weeks Mulligan didn’t go unnoticed or that some other people had the same insight as I did: Storm Control is seriously underplayed in the meta. Not this week though, with four out of four SC made play-offs and both a mirror in the semi’s and the finals. Click the link for more information about SC’s run to victory in MPDC’s biggest event to v3 date.

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The Monday Mulligan: Week 20

Tuesday, May 13th, 2008

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The Monday Mulligan, now with infused blogginess for more regular updates!
Two White Weenie decks faced eachother in MPDC 2.09′s finals yesterday, with Mr Moto coming out on top, leaving newbie Spring Snow behind. Congratulations on your first trophy Moto!

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The Monday Mulligan #12: Less players?

Monday, May 12th, 2008

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It seems the “improved” version of MTGO has hit us hard. I thought MPDC was on the rise again after the first event after downtime hit an all time season low, but this week there were a lousy 15 players at registration, forcing a top 4 instead of 8. That doesn’t mean the players themselves were lousy, with relative newcommer Nate316 taking home the trophy with an old Timespiral block favorite: Jungle Storm. Regular attendees included stiffdiddypinky (second with WW), frycek (top 4 with Red Deck Wins) and wildman4420 (top 4 with Burnt Blink).

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The Monday Mulligan #11: Overdue

Tuesday, April 29th, 2008

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A new installment in the Mulligan series is long overdue, so without further non-sense: MM#11!
Yesterday, I got myself my third shiny MPDC Trophy banner, piloting Red Deck Wins and beating JMason with Storm Control in the finals. Reflecting on past winners that haven’t been featured here: v2′s last MPDC winner was ninruin3r with Blue Beats, while v3′s first (and relativily small) event was won by hokusai22 with WW.
Today’s MM puts cRUMMYdUMMY’s Burnt Blink in the Spotlight, click the link and read on!

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Silver Lining #2

Saturday, April 26th, 2008

Welcome back to another installment of the article glorifying the few, the frustrated, the silver medalists. Welcome, gentle Paupers, to the Silver Lining. This installment shows us how unlucky matches happen to the top decks. Storm Control, Blinkdrifter, and White Weenie all make appearances on this list, as does the perennial bridesmade, mono-red burn.
If you want to see what ALMOST made it happen, by all means… read on.

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The Monday Mulligan: Will be back Tuesday!

Saturday, April 26th, 2008

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The Monday Mulligan: Will be back Tuesday!

Furthermore, MPDC needs some help, we are looking for:
[b]Dedicated Data Junkie[/b], [u]Job Components:[/u]
[list][*]Gatherling Metagame Entry; Collecting the metagame (played decks per attendee) during the event (with the help of the attendees themselves and watching games) and inputing the decknames into Gatherling, preferably alongside a couple of cards to indicate colors.
[*]Working the MPDC Season File, which includes posting the win/loss/play-off scores per attendee per event into an excel file (once every week) and posting the calculated Rankings as a response to the MPDC Season 2 Master Document.[/list] I did this myself at the end of last season, but with full blown hosting duties, I’d like some help in this. PM me on the boards or in-game if you want to help out!

The Monday Mulligan #10: Going Dark: Musings

Friday, April 4th, 2008

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Last Monday was “Screw Up Paradise” for me. You cannot possibly comprehend how many things I did wrong both running DCI-r and playing Grimdrifter. But I must say, keeping 36 (MPDC record, SPDC has only topped that thrice!) players in check is a whole lot of work, expecially with unreported drops, etc. Even after everything was said and done, I still managed to slip again, thinking coolbartbr running Blue Illusion won; but instead stiffdiddypinky won with WW…
Today’s MM will feature an interview with yogev_ezra, who gives answers of Kingritz’ proportions, and it will put Faeries in the Spotlight, it gets some nice Morningtide additions. I’ll also touch on the MTGOIII release that seems to be coming our way, and the great Shadow it will cast over us.

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