Archive for March, 2008

The Monday Mulligan #9: He Said He’d Be Back

Friday, March 28th, 2008

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Hellooooooooooooooooo* everybody and welcome to the Monday Mulligan. Last Monday was a very succesfull event once again. I couldn’t host because of family obligations, but kehmesis filled in. Hosting didn’t hamper is play, he took Blinkdrifter to the top after a hiatus since SPDC 4.07. His deck will be in the Spotlight, because it is the first time since I started this series I think the old standby has a chance. The Mic is passed to JMason, another MPDC regular.


Running The Numbers # 26

Thursday, March 27th, 2008




Me.jpgIts been getting hotter in Classic this season, but it didn’t stop O-Blink from taking home the crown. 

Look inside to see what else went on in Week 2 of CPDC. 



Silver Lining #1

Wednesday, March 26th, 2008

I had so much fun writing yesterday’s column on Standard decks — and I have to admit, I was also a little disappointed in the lack of Lorwyn I saw — that I felt inspired to do it again!
…only this time, I needed a different angle. Top decks get plenty of press. I can easily read about those decks by clicking the trophies on the front page of the site (as long as they find their way into Gatherling). No, I wanted to provide something new. I needed another slant.
Then it hit me. I thought about how frustrating it is to make it all the way to the finals only to have your moment of glory snuffed out like a candle. I realized that the second place decklists are a lot harder to find and get a lot less attention (generally). They also tend to be a bit more adventurous, on average, than the garden variety metagame dominators that tend to come in first place. I knew I had found my subject, my angle, my article:
The few, the frustrated, the silver medalists.
Welcome, gentle Paupers, to the Silver Lining.


Good Morning, Standard!

Tuesday, March 25th, 2008

It’s been a while since I wrote a free-form article, and even longer since I wrote about that good ol’ format on which I cut my PDC teeth: Standard.
I have since flirted with Future Extended and Block Constructed, but it seems that my “return” to the PDC scene will be as a player and fan of Standard more than as a host or innovater of some eccentric format.
I wanted to take an opportunity to analyze what has happened so far in the Morningtide season of Standard, mostly because I haven’t really been paying attention and I really need to catch up if I want to jump in!


The Monday Mulligan #8: The Impact Of A New Dawn

Saturday, March 22nd, 2008

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A normal Mulligan this week, including a Spotlight (Gruul Warriors), Mic (SerraGodFather) and the usual metagame overview. This week we finally felt the impact of Morningtide on the game. The top eight featured two decks that couldn’t have existed without it, and almost every deck utilized some new tools. Want to know what? Read on!


Running The Numbers #25

Thursday, March 20th, 2008


Hitting the ground running, Season 8 of Classic has begun with CPDC 8.01. Last Season was defined by MUC and Aggro Control decks. While it is still to early to be sure, we may have something different to look at this season. The start went in a different direction a bit. Look inside to see how it went.



The Monday Mulligan #7: Changes And Infestations

Wednesday, March 12th, 2008

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Welcome to my horribly late entry for this week. I mean, it is Saturday for Vizzerdrix sake. My week was just full of stuff to do, meaning this is the first time I felt the pressure and long work that goes into an article. As a result of this, I couldn’t log on to MTGO except Monday and there won’t be an interview today. The rest of the article is here, so lets get started with the changes brought to us by Morningtide and those in the rules structure for MPDC Season Two.


The Monday Mulligan #6: Championship, From The Losers Bracket

Tuesday, March 4th, 2008

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Last monday was a big day for MPDC: The Season One Championships! Kehmesis did at the MPDC Championship what he couldn’t do at SPDC World’s: take Storm Control to the top. The top placers included other great players and/or regular names such as Kingritz, icarodx and kaityson36. Read on for the coverage of all the semi- and final matches, or even better, watch these great games yourselves with the video coverage! What about my accomplishments, you ask? Well, the title isn’t fictional.
On top of the Championship, the last part of the Morningtide overview, Red, is included, while the Mic and the Spotlight are postponed due to the Championship coverage.