Sunday, June 8, 2014

Theros Block Preparations Part 2

*temporary publishing this article on this blog as the main site is under maintenance.

This is a one week delayed update from Thero Block Constructed Gameday in Bacolod but I am still going to post this just to inform you guys. The deck that I have decided to pilot was Esper control primarily because of my familiarization of archetype in Standard, whereas my teammate Oliver played Chapin’s Junk Midrange champion deck from the Pro Tour. Based from the two lists I’ve posted on Part 1, my final build was somewhat their crossbred.

Monday, March 17, 2014

How to Wash your MtG Playmat

*Reposted from my Deathmarked main blog.

Here is a short guide on how to clean wash your Magic: the Gathering playmats. Notice that constant use of the mat to protect your cards while playing in tournaments results in a lot of dust and stains. We even use them in our playtesting sessions in places wherein that mats get the most dirt.

Here's what you will need:
- Sponge with brush pad on one side
- Powdered laundry soap
- Water

The steps:
1. Fill a bucket with water and slightly soak the playmat.
2. Place the powdered soap on the water dipped sponge and then lightly scrub on the designed side of the mat.
3. Dip the playmat on water again and then repeat the brushing, this time with the sponge with no soap.
4. Final rinse on water and then air dry.

Tuesday, February 18, 2014

Made it to Modern Tuesday

Got my deck submission on the Honorable Mentions at Gavin Verhey's ReConstructed column at the mothership site so I might as well share it to you guys.

See the article here.

Monday, February 17, 2014

Quick Deck Tech: Dark Gruul Monsters

My weekend was on Manila, in which I played in the Pro Tour Qualifier to Journey into Nyx in Neutral Grounds Sto Domingo in Quezon City. I was short to the top 8 but then I am proud of the performance of the Standard deck I piloted for the event. The deck I played was RG Monsters splash Black which finished 6-2 of the 8-round tournament. Here is just a quick share of the decklist.

5 Forest
2 Mountain
4 Temple of Abandon
4 Stomping Ground
4 Overgrown Tomb
4 Blood Crypt

3 Ghor-Clan Rampager
4 Polukranos, World Eater
4 Stormbreath Dragon
4 Sylvan Caryatid
4 Elvish Mystic
4 Courser of Kruphix
1 Reaper of the Wilds
2 Xenagos, God of Revels

2 Mizzium Mortars
2 Xenagos, the Reveler
4 Domri Rade
1 Putrefy
2 Dreadbore

SB: 2 Anger of the Gods
SB: 1 Doom Blade
SB: 2 Golgari Charm
SB: 4 Mistcutter Hydra
SB: 1 Mizzium Mortars
SB: 1 Putrefy
SB: 2 Rakdos's Return
SB: 2 Slaughter Games

Wednesday, February 12, 2014

MtG Iloilo Tournaments Schedule this Week

We are going to Manila for the PTQ tournament but the weekly events will still push through.

February 12, 2014
Wednesday Night Magic
Standard format, 75php reg.
Starts 6:00pm

February 14, 2014
Friday Night Magic
Standard format, 75php reg. fee.
Top 3 gets an exclusive FNM Promo foil card (Elvish Mystic)
Starts 6:00pm.

February 15, 2014
Saturday Standard
75php reg. fee.
BNG Booster packs for the top finishers
Event starts at 3:00pm.