WE WANT UPDC

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[url=http://forums.gleemax.com/showthread.php?t=963990][b]UPDC 2.07[/b][/url] | 16 December 2007 | [i]Future Extended[/i] format | 8 Players
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The turnout was quite low again this week. I’m starting to wonder if PDC’ers just plain don’t play Magic on the weekends. The metagame we have been seeing in previous UPDC weeks was quite impossible to get a handle on with such a small field. However, it was a breakthrough event for [b]kehmesis[/b] and MUTC — he finally snagged his first :1st:.

[trophy]UPDC 2.07[/trophy]


[b][u]METAGAME[/u][/b]
:rg: Ponza – :t4: :dot:
:wb: Dark Rebels – :t4:
:g: Elves – :2nd:
:r: Goblinstorm – :dot:
:ub: MUTC – :1st:
:gwu: Freed Combo – :dot:
:wu: Blinkdrifter – :dot:
[b]SEMIFINALS[/b]
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1 ( 4) Lysandar,
4 ( 6) kehmesis,
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3 ( 3) Rishard,
2 ( 1) NanofChaos,
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[b]FINALS[/b]
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4 ( 6) kehmesis,
2 ( 1) NanofChaos,
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[b]WINNER[/b]
[code]KEHMESIS[/code]
[b]1st place – MUTC[/b]
4 Condescend
3 Dimir Aqueduct
1 Echoing Truth
16 Island
1 Last Gasp
1 Ninja of the Deep Hours
4 Remove Soul
2 Rend Flesh
4 Spire Golem
1 Swamp
1 Terror
1 Wail of the Nim
2 Cancel
1 Dream Stalker
4 Faerie Trickery
1 Fathom Seer
1 Logic Knot
4 Mystical Teachings
4 Terramorphic Expanse
4 Think Twice
Sideboard
4 Annul
2 Wail of the Nim
2 Cancel
2 Dream Stalker
3 Errant Ephemeron
2 Fathom Seer

Kehm says:
“Finally got a trophy with my pet deck. I wish I had done it against a bigger field, but I’ll take it :)
I went 2-2 in the swiss and barely made top 4.
First loss was against mono red goblinstorm. He drew warrens and rituals in both game 2 and 3 comboing out on turn 2 I think. That’s way too quick for me to find the wail of the nim / echoing truth in time, unless I get lucky enough and draw them in my opening hand.
I lost round 3 to Mono green elves, mainly due to stupid mistakes, where I used my expanse after a condescend in game 1 and where I misclicked a blocker in game 2. Game I feel I should have won otherwise. I got a rematch in the finals and won 2-0.
I always felt this deck didn’t really have bad match ups. It totally annihilates spore cry, which is one of the best decks right now. There are a lot of tough match ups, but I feel they are all winnable with the right plays and the right builds (gotta go with the metagame)
I tried condescend today and I absolutely loved them. I simply don’t like runesnag/mana leak at the moment, there is nothing fast enough for me to use them. Maybe eventually.”

5 Responses to “WE WANT UPDC”

  1. Polyjak says:

    How can we increase attendance at UPDC? We don’t need 20 players, but having 14 – 18 would be nice.
    Any suggestions or concerns are welcome.

  2. hurriboy says:

    nice job kehm. P-Jak its holiday season, could be a reason turnout has been low lately. weekends are the easiest time to gather the family and friends to celebrate.

  3. Kehmesis says:

    Most players are from EST. If we party on Saturday night, we can’t be up for UPDC in time ;)
    Seriously, I think Hurriboy is dead on. I also think a slightly later time could help.

  4. IberianWolf says:

    yeah, i’m on holidays and don’t have access to my computer, so I couldn’t participate. I guess that’s what’s wrong with a lot of other people, but with different reasons.
    it’ll probably be better in january.

  5. Gloinoin says:

    Move it back to the original start time, I’d be there for sure then, at least for the next couple.

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