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PostPosted: Tue Feb 26, 2019 1:16 pm 
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Seeing what I can do with just cards I own, but it seems that "a balanced mix of lands and spells" is not something I'm allowed to have today. Every opening is either 5 lands or 1, nothing else, and all the 5 landers then draw 3 lands in a row. If I can not tilt off the planet I might have something later, but it's been like 6-7 games in a row where I haven't gotten to play magic so it's slightly difficult to deide if a deck is playable..

I'll probably end up doing something with explore creatures that does little with reclamation jut because that's probably the only way I can actually play magic today.

edit - NOPE, gave it another hour but I give up. Would be cool if there was more than 2 submissions for this, but I'm not putting up arenas bs any longer. Guess I'll take a break to play games where I get to actually play and have fun.

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PostPosted: Tue Feb 26, 2019 5:39 pm 
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I'm beginning to believe that land clumping is the real issue. It's to be expected in a random distribution, but I guess that shuffling techniques minimise that irl.
So in arena, if your unlucky and hit a big clump early, your basically screwed.

I spent today messing with 18 land aggro decks and I alternated between screw and flood on a regular basis and rarely hit the land/spell percentage in the cards I saw that was equivalent to the total land/spell percentage.
That's RNG... You have good days and bad days, just like irl.

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PostPosted: Tue Feb 26, 2019 6:42 pm 
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Awesome news, CGB says he's in as a judge!

So get brewing people!

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PostPosted: Tue Feb 26, 2019 9:58 pm 
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I will be submitting something for sure :)

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PostPosted: Wed Feb 27, 2019 8:47 am 
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Made some slight changes to mine, here's the updated one!

4 Biomancer's Familiar (RNA) 158
2 Find // Finality (GRN) 225
3 Slimefoot, the Stowaway (DAR) 205
4 Biogenic Ooze (RNA) 122
4 Incubation // Incongruity (RNA) 226
4 Incubation Druid (RNA) 131
4 Llanowar Elves (DAR) 168
2 Lazav, the Multifarious (GRN) 184
1 Muldrotha, the Gravetide (DAR) 199
2 Hydroid Krasis (RNA) 183
4 Wilderness Reclamation (RNA) 149
4 Growth-Chamber Guardian (RNA) 128

Forgot about incubation // incongruity which is obviously nuts and perfect for this deck as it actually gives us some removal haha

Also Lazav is amazing in this deck, so many sneaky things you can do, like transform it into a familiar, use a bunch of abiities then transform it into an ooze for the end step counter!

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PostPosted: Wed Feb 27, 2019 9:07 am 
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Forgot about incubation //incongruity which is obviously nuts and perfect for this deck as it actually gives us some removal haha


what do you tink about Status // Statue as removal?


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PostPosted: Wed Feb 27, 2019 6:24 pm 
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DaRkStAr wrote:
Forgot about incubation //incongruity which is obviously nuts and perfect for this deck as it actually gives us some removal haha


what do you tink about Status // Statue as removal?

I think if i was going to put more dedicated removal in this deck i'd want something cheaper, but that's tough as black is our splash colour, applied biomancy maybe?

Either way though i think with the incubation and finality we're good on removal now, as we're essentially a combo deck

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PostPosted: Thu Feb 28, 2019 5:23 am 
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Ok everyone, I'm announcing a deadline for submissions: Wednesday, 6th of March.

Get cracking and don't forget to DM me your final lists.

Judging will start on the 7th. Anyone interested in judging, please say something so I can get an idea of how many people are in.

Op updated with some extra rules.

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PostPosted: Thu Feb 28, 2019 12:57 pm 
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Magic being more cooperative today so I've sketched up two decks for this, though I'm guessing we only get 1 entry each.

One is certainly more fun-based than the other, not sure how competitive these decks need to be, but I've been running pretty hot today so they've both been winning lots. Guess I need to wait for a day where my luck is neither awful nor really good :D


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PostPosted: Fri Mar 01, 2019 12:51 pm 
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Tested a lot of different fun decks, but nothing worked really well, so I had to submit a boring Simic deck :/


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PostPosted: Sun Mar 03, 2019 6:28 pm 
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My deck is nearly done, I built it for Bo3 ... and I know CGB is not fancy of the format... I wonder how will he test the decks.
I will also try to test all decks, but I dont see my self burning a bunch of WCs on this so maybe I will test everything I can... I have a pretty big collection so I think I can build almost everything, I know I can build NightHawk’s deck and that one has some cards I would never burn WC’s on so there’s that.

I will use the same system than on the previous contests.
I can use some input on the temur pile also :P
I have changed it quite a lot, I can toss the list when I get near my laptop.

How much time do you guys think is enough for testing?
2 weeks?

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PostPosted: Mon Mar 04, 2019 3:09 am 
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Been trying to make Raff's Druidic Reclamation work, but it's just so inconsistent. A 3 card combo that then relies on RNG to get good hits is bound to be I guess :D It's very satisfying when it hits at least and Druidic Vow for 9 on turn 4 or 5 is pretty good. Think my best turn 5 was Shalai+Lyra+Teferi+Vivien+3 lands, opponent conceded instantly.

The other version has been more successful, and way more boring, but it struggles against mono red and mono blue while feeling iffy against sultai if they're curving out hard. So I'll give it some more work tomorrow and see if I can make it better, testing in bo3 takes a while though so not sure how much I can get done. But at least bo3 ranked gives a handy indicator of how well or badly it's doing and opponents who are playing proper decks. Hopefully I'll end up with something I'm happy with at least.


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PostPosted: Mon Mar 04, 2019 7:55 am 
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@NightHawk thief of sanity sounds fun in that deck did you test it?

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PostPosted: Mon Mar 04, 2019 3:23 pm 
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I'll leave it up to the judges to choose how to test. Probably doing a constructed run with each is the best way with some non-ranked warm-up games first.
I think we can wait long enough for the all the participating judges to test and submit their scores.

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PostPosted: Mon Mar 04, 2019 6:40 pm 
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@NightHawk thief of sanity sounds fun in that deck did you test it?

Thief is a good value card (especially with Lazav! ) but i think the problem this deck has isn't with a lack of value, it's with surviving long enough to get to your combo's and thief doesn't really help there - I could definitely see it in the list, maybe replacing an ooze or Muldrotha but wildcards are a scarce mistress haha

Today i copied a Slimefoot, made a bunch of tokens then turned into an ooze to get the counter on the end step, i literally felt like Morpheus haha

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PostPosted: Tue Mar 05, 2019 7:05 am 
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May be a good idea for participants to suggest some substitutes in case judges are missing some cards from the lists and that way can participate without tampering too much with the original lists.
Some piloting guides are also welcome for the testers to get an idea of how the deck should be played.

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PostPosted: Wed Mar 06, 2019 8:41 am 
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5 submissions so far. Tic toc, the deadline is today!

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Here's mine.
I would put more Wilderness in but I'm not sure where. This is basically a mod of my Simic Ramp but I feel it could be a strong contender here.

6 x Island
2 x River's Rebuke
10 x Forest
2 x Circuitous Route
2 x Gaea's Blessing
2 x Pelakka Wurm
3 x Carnage Tyrant
1 x Nezahal, Primal Tide
3 x Hinterland Harbor
1 x Arch of Orazca
4 x Llanowar Elves
2 x Vivien Reid
4 x Hydroid Krasis
3 x Elfhame Druid
2 x Grow from the Ashes
3 x Chemister's Insight
2 x Wilderness Reclamation
2 x Memorial to Genius
2 x Secrets of the Golden City
2 x Incubation Druid
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 06, 2019 11:19 am 
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I think you gotta have the playset of the card to submit your deck...

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Yeah devil, it's in the rules... You can't break a card without a playset.
List looks a little low on instant speed stuff to take full advantage of wilderness reclamation.
Anyway, Pvt MSG me the list and your officially in.

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