Archive for January, 2008

BPDC 1.03 – Gatherling Does Meta Reports

Wednesday, January 30th, 2008

Here’s a link that needs no introduction, but will get one anyway.
This is a fully automated prototype of a Gatherling-fed Metagame Report. WoCo has been busting his rear behind the scenes yet AGAIN to make things easier for the community.
Hosts and players alike, hold onto your butts.
> BPDC 1.03 Automated Metagame Report, brought to you by Gatherling

Running The Numbers #19

Wednesday, January 30th, 2008



With the big AltPDC event on Saturday, Classic PDC was a bit smaller than usual. This doen’t mean however that it was a boring event as an odd little creation called UR Ping took home the top spot. Read more to see how.

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ChronicHeaves wins SPDC 4.11

Tuesday, January 29th, 2008


And the goblins finally take the gold!

[trophy]SPDC 4.11[/trophy]

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Running The Numbers #18

Thursday, January 24th, 2008



This past Saturday we had something of a migration as Stars and Cogs appeared in the weekend tourney. It has been one of the top decks in TPDC this season and now it has made it mark across the CPDC lines as well. To find out how it all happened you will have to read more.

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None More Black: Inside Kamigawa’s Heart of Darkness

Wednesday, January 23rd, 2008


[url=http://forums.gleemax.com/showthread.php?t=978931]BPDC 1.02[/url] | 21 Jan 08 | [i]Kamigawa[/i] Block | 27 players

Kamigawa Block seems to be drawing a crowd, and for good reason: it’s a challenge. It’s uncharted territory. It’s weird. And it’s fun! One comment I often hear about the format, however, is just how tough it is to get a good handle on the black removal offered in this block. The conditionality of each removal spell, as well as the uncertainty of the metagame, make selecting the proper kill spells a greater challenge than usual.
So, join me, Kurtz, and Marlow as we drift down the river of removal options in this block of blocks.
Oh, and congrats to this one:
[trophy]BPDC 1.02[/trophy]
[url=http://www.pdcmagic.com/gatherling/profile.php?player=Baron_Sengir6989]Baron_Sengir6989[/url], :b: [url=http://www.pdcmagic.com/gatherling/deck.php?mode=view&id=1407]Horobi’s Shades[/url]

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SPDC Season Points

Wednesday, January 23rd, 2008


SPDC opted for a new season point system. It took a while to take a decision, and we apologize for that. If you’d like to know where you stand this season and why the changes were made, check inside for more!

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Hokusai wins SPDC 4.10!

Monday, January 21st, 2008


I took some vacation time to go to Las Vegas and was unable to attend to my SPDC duties for the last 2 events. I’m back, however, and there are quite a few surprises that awaited me. Standard is definitely exciting this season and SPDC 4.10 was no exception!

[trophy]SPDC 4.10[/trophy]

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Running The Numbers #17

Sunday, January 20th, 2008



MUC was on vaka for a bit. It never goes away for long though. This past week it soured the day for Aggro once again.

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Me5794 Wins BPDC 1.01!

Tuesday, January 15th, 2008


[url=http://forums.gleemax.com/showthread.php?t=970061]BPDC 1.01[/url] | 14 Jan 08 | [i]Kamigawa[/i] Block | 28 players

Wow! A whopping 28 players showed up for BPDC’s maiden voyage, and the metagame was consequently a spirit-filled labyrinth of decks and archetypes. I was extremely impressed that [i]Kamigawa[/i] Block drew such a large crowd, and I’m looking forward to even bigger turnouts in the future!
The metagame of [i]Kamigawa[/i] Block taken [i]seriously[/i] is a new animal for everyone concerned, so let’s dive right in and see what turned up last night.
[trophy]BPDC 1.01[/trophy]
[url=http://www.pdcmagic.com/gatherling/profile.php?player=Me5794]Me5794[/url], :rg: [url=http://www.pdcmagic.com/gatherling/deck.php?id=1111&mode=view]Hulk Splice[/url]

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Alt PDC 1.07 The Format, The Decks, The Winners

Tuesday, January 15th, 2008


Grimdrifter was a very sad deck. But then Boin removed the Grim Harvests that made everybody sad (because they were banned) and added the happy smiling Warren Pilferers. Then he won Alt PDC 1.07 and everybody rejoiced (except for the Humans, Treefolk, Elves, Auroches, Kithkin and slivers he killed along the way, which were, of course, dead).

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