Tuesday, July 22, 2008

Tournament Report: July 19 Lorwyn Block Constructed

July 19, the last Saturday our Mtg tournament was held before Eventide becomes legal. We decided the format to be LBC (Lorwyn Block Constructed) in preparation of Team Iloilo for the upcoming GP Manila in August.

The sad part is that I have no components for the block version of my RDW deck. I contacted my friend and fellow player Gian if he has cards available for the list I've created. Luckily, he will play a different deck that time so all of his red and black card components are available. I gave him the list of the cards that I will borrow and he gladly brought that cards on the tournament day. Btw, here is the list that I've played. It is a Black-Red midrange control deck that is popular on the recent PTQ in the United States.

Main deck
4 Auntie's Hovel
4 Graven Cairns
11 Mountain
5 Swamp

4 Demigod of Revenge
4 Festercreep
4 Murderous Redcap
4 Shriekmaw

4 Flame Javelin
4 Incendiary Command
4 Lash Out
4 Nameless Inversion
4 Tarfire

Sideboard
2 Chandra Nalaar
3 Fulminator Mage
3 Guttural Response
3 Makeshift Mannequin
3 Spitebellows
1 Puppeteer Clique

I forgot to borrow 2 Reflecting Pools so I just substituted it into two Swamps. Also, I couldn't find a fourth Fulminator Mage so I stick with a Puppeteer Clique.

Here is a quick recap on how my matches went:

Round 1 - Gian (Assassins)
Win 2-0. Nice.....

Round 2 - JP (Merfolks)
Win 2-0. Wooohoooo....

Round 3 - Ramon (Assassins)
Lost 1-2. Waaaaaa.....

Round 4 - Mao (Faeries)
Lost 0-2. Aaarggghhhh....

I thought I'll gonna get a winning streak again after round 2 but my game 3 with Ramon seems like a disaster. I was stuck at three lands with one red mana source while he just went into turn 4 and turn 5 Colossus and these two went all the way. Sigh.

A 2-2 record for a first timer on the deck is not bad but I won't take it as an excuse. At least now I know how the deck works. Now all I have to do is get some tweaking on the main list and the sideboard. Our meta here seemed a bit slow so a little adjustment of the speed of the deck is needed. The Fulminator Mage was mostly my MVP in the games that I've won. I guess he deserves a slot in the main deck.

As for the coming of Eventide, I'm thinking of the option of going into mono red with Stigma Lashers and Figures of Destiny as the new addition in the deck. We'll see if that works so stay tuned next week peeps as I put this into action. For now, I'll do some playtesting on the new build. I hope I could get some time to do that.

Here are some of the pics that I took during the tournament:





As for the Faeries... "Your destiny will be lashed." Muahaha... Lol...

Till next time y'all... =)

1 comment:

Mark Ian said...

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