September 25th, 2015, FNM

Hey everyone, I hope everyone had a great prerelease! I will be posting a prerelease blog at a later date.

Round 1 – Blue/Black Random – Win in two

To be brutally honest I had zero clue what this gentleman was playing. First game all he played was a Profane Momento. I took a one land hand and pumped out Elvish Mystic and a Courser of Kruphix. I proceeded to run him over the first two games with elementals and that was all she wrote.

Round 2 – Green/Black Elves – Win in two

My opponent managed to crank out a turn three Collected Company, which yielded two more elves, one of which was the Shaman of the Pack. The trigger from the Shaman took me to nine. I drew into Woodland Bellower and threw it down to grab a Courser of Kruphix and crawled back for the win. Game two was more in my favour. Ramped pretty hard and had to double Seismic Rupture to clear a board of 3/3 and 4/4 elves which were pumped by Obelisk of Urd. However, four damage board wide wiped my side of the field as well. After the fire settled I was left with a lone Woodland Bellower and three bees created by my Hornet Nest. The beats were real the following turn.

Round 3 – Abzan Rally – Loss in two

So this right rustled my jimmies. Game one, my opponent had five land for about three turns. Twice he rallied his entire graveyard for three, bringing his yard in, wiping my board with triggers, and bringing me lower and lower. It then dawned on me that my opponent had two legendary Urborg’s on the battlefield. He apologized and removed it. But the damage had been done. The thing that gets me steamed is that he would not have been able to play those Rally’s. I proceeded to go on major tilt and lose the following game as well.

Round 4 – Mono Black Waste Not – Win in three

The first game was pretty one sided. He killed all of my mana dorks and just made me discard all of my stuff, brutal discard. Game two I managed to get out ahead and my opponent didn’t draw a single Waste Not. Game three I had sideboarded in Naturalize’s and Display of Dominance’s. So I blew up Waste Not every single time it hit the board, only one hit board but one can never be too careful. Given he had every single one of his lands on board.

All in all I had a 3-1 record. I got two packs for winning and one contained a foil Goblin Piledriver. As steamed as I was about my lose in round three, it was prerelease night so I moved on fairly quickly.

Until next time Planeswalkers!


September 18th, 2015, FNM

Howdy all!

So second week of school is done and wow am I really digging this course. Everyone in my class is super awesome and we all have a great time.

Enough of the mush, time for the sauce. Tonight’s’ FNM consisted of twenty two players which meant that the event would run five rounds. Which is awesome, because more rounds, means more magic, which means more awesomeness.

Round one I was staring down some nasty Deahtmist Raptors. I managed to hold out long enough to drop a Zendikar’s Roil and just run him out both games with 2/2 wheeny Elementals.

Round two was a nasty brew. Red/white storm featuring Monastery Mentor and Seeker of the Way. Game one ended verily abruptly on a turn five blow out completely leaving me in shambles. Game two went a total of thirty five minutes as both of our board states were huge and I was sitting a comfortable 50+ life. My opponent scooped once he realized how futile drawing and passing was so we continued to game three. Game three was a lot better on my part. Managed to hold out early, using a Crater’s Claws in the mid game to burn for sixteen.

Round three I played against a similar brew to mine, except for the fact that this individual was running plenty of dragons, but with more of a mid-range twist. Game one was taken by yours truly with a turn six Crater’s Claws for 20, my opponent then revealed that he had a Claws in his hand as well and he was about to kill me come his turn. The second game went well in my favour with two Karametra’s Acolytes getting there with peeling double Crater’s Claws off of the top of my library.

Round four, now when it comes to things this late in the game, things get a little more serious, at least for me anyways. The outward bursts of laughter turn into awkward chuckles of “Oh I should not have kept this hand.” But I digress. Sitting across from me was jund dragons. So twas a mixture of various dragons with removal spells. He took game one pretty convincingly but I hit the side board hard, swapping out a total of eleven cards. Game two went well as I just outraced him and he got quite land flooded. But oh game three. You ever get those moments where you completely fluke something, and you want to scream but then everyone will think you’re kinda weird? Totally happened. I was quite dead to rights. Staring down three Thunderbreak Regeants with a single Hornet Nest, and some random ground units. I’m sitting at twelve and he’s got straight up lethal on his turn. I tap my lands and cast Nissa’s Revelation. Now this card is fringe at best, you scry 5, then reveal the top card of your library, you gain life equal to power and draw cards equal to toughness. So I begin my scry, Crater’s Claws, Forest, Forest, Mountain, Winds of Qal Sisma. I was like ‘Really? Straight wiffed it?’ So I did the only manly thing to do, threw them to the bottom and revealed the top card of my library. Twas Woodland Bellower, 6/5. I gained six life, drew five cards, two of which were Hornet Nest and another being Atarka’s Command. So I proceeded to tap my Acolyte’s and play the Nests. When it came time for him to swing, I Commanded, gave my Nests reach and blocked the dragons…all the bees. 

Round five was down to the wire. I was 4/0, my opponent 3/1. Was green/white warriors. My opponent managed to drop a Obelisk of Urd on turn four, giving all his warriors +2/+2. But I was able to block and eventually squeaked out with a win. Game two I hit the sideboard hard. Grab all my artifact removal and brought back the Nests. Once again turn four Obelisk, but I was ready with the Naturalize. I proceeded to slowly break down the wall of wheeny warriors and came out with the victory.

So all in all, the red/green landfall deck went 5-0 tonight. I felt I played well and my opponents played well. Here’s the list if anyone is interested.

Now it’s getting late and I have to work in the morning, so I bid you all a fond farewell and I’ll see you guys again soon.

Adios Planeswalkers!

September 11th, 2015, FNM

Howdy all,

I want to begin my apologizing for everyone for the lack of posts these past few weeks. School has started back up and I’ve just been trying to keep track of life. But now that everything has settled I will be getting back into the mix.

FNM on September 11th

The red/white warriors deck needed a rest after the garbage it pulled last week. So I decided to switch it up for the week and run an original brew all my own. I sort of combo land fall deck It did well! Only losing to red/green dragons in a great play by my opponent. I finished third due to tie breakers but it was still a good night.

MDSS on September 12th.

So I rolled out of bed at 7 am and was driven to the Mana Deprived Super Series at Seneca College in Toronto. It was a modern main event and standard/commander/draft sides. My brother ventured with myself and two others to just have a day out. My brother and I weren’t competing but the driver of the vehicle was. My brother and I signed up for a standard win-a-box event once we arrived around 9:45 am. Long story short that event never fired so my brother and I basically lounged around for the 13 hours we were there. My little rage fueled brother was not impressed, even more so when he fell asleep and I had to wake him up and no one was ready to leave yet. However the day was not a total loss as there was an individual whom worked at one of the vendors who made my day.

Not too much salt in this post, I’ll see you guys next week!