MagicFest Birmingham was sweet! Didn't do too great at main event, was 2-1 and then I lost my deck! Luckily someone turned it in and I got to continue playing without missing a match, ended up 3-3 but I'm just thankful I still have it.
Did some trade-ins on Sunday and got my ROE [[Inquisition of Kozilek]]s signed, as well as finally upgrading to Lorwyn Thoughtseizes.
Got some ideas on what to build next, Soulherder is very tempting after a fun sealed event.
The Website is talking about Hogaak again (when isn't it?).
My take: It definitely does not belong in the format. That said, I believe there are 2 Grand Prixs coming in the next two weeks and banning Hogaak will cause a massive meta shake-up.
As the guy who likes to play fair in a format that doesn't, I'll be glad to see Hogaak go but I want it done at a suitable time, not when the rug is pulled under literally hundreds of competitors.
I've finished reviewing my notes - will post somewhere later/tomorrow if there's interest :) Generally a fair bit of improvement.
tl;dr Experience is a great teacher, but oftentimes their partner-in-crime Deliberate Practice is needed. Both of these are caveated by wanting to figure out where I wanna go.
tl;dr-your-tl;dr Figure out where I wanna go, then get there.
Thinking where is best to do a 'review' of my 'Fearless MTG Inventory'* I posted here ages ago.
I could just do it here but it's probably gonna be a longer thread and I don't wanna annoy people - it should just show up as the toplevel post, right? I forget (again, I should toot more).
*inspired by Patrick Chapin, article talking about the idea here http://www.starcitygames.com/article/19885_Innovations---Getting-Your-Eyelids-Out-of-the-Way.html
As a Brit, I have opinions about the new state of things.
Here's a Twitter list of all the active promo codes on #Arena
Really was tempted to pre-order a box of horizons but I simply cannot justify it - my collection is a complete mess, so saving some cash and pre-ordering the equivalent of what I'd spend on half a box on some value rares.
2x Nurturing Peatland
2x Plague Engineer
1x Collector Ouphe
(I'm out of GB for now, but will want these when I return!)
2x Fiery Islet
(New deck, new format staple lands)
4x Giver of Runes
(I don't know where, but I know they'll see play and were cheap!)
London Mulligan rule is coming into effect on the release of Magic 2020 (July 12th). Looking forwards to less non-games of magic!
Web developer & cardslinger
Formats: Modern, but looking at giving Standard a shot probably after the rotation
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