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The MtG trade binder continues to grow. Finally breaking into some Legacy staples, which is nice. Really need to get around to more of the shops in the area. There was a major Standard tournament on Saturday with some really nice prizing. Took 7th with green/blue Temple Titan Ramp. 3-2 record in Swiss, with crushing victories over major tier-1 decks and total losses to jank bullshit like Allies. Hate allies. Wish I could hate them to death.

First round in elimination: Allies. Goddamnit. Ah, well. Haven't found good sideboard tech yet, so while I'll keep testing, I may just shrug, admit I have a bad matchup against it, and move on. Dear Wizards: Reprint Maze of Ith, please.

That is all.

Date: 2010-08-30 10:58 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] dscotton.livejournal.com
Allies annoyed me too. I haven't really played in about 4 months, which is an eternity as far as the standard metagame is concerned, but I do remember devoting extra sideboard slots in my Mythic (pre-conscription) deck to kill them.

Re: Maze of Ith, I think Mystifying Maze tells us how likely a reprint is (not very).

Date: 2010-08-30 11:06 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] lowbeyonder.livejournal.com
And Mystifying Maze would be a tolerable, if vaguely crappy, Standard substitute, except it exiles and returns, which re-triggers every bloody ally on the field. Sadface. If it just removed them from combat, I wouldn't have a problem. I'm going to need more All is Dust in the side, which is just annoying on several levels. Should probably also pull the three Narcolepy I had for the Jund and Vengevine matches for Fogs.

Date: 2010-08-30 11:17 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] montoya.livejournal.com
I know nothing about competitive Magic, so while I can appreciate the sentiment of these entries, I can't actually get much substance from them. But it is sort of awesomely hilarious to watch you get re-pulled-in.

Date: 2010-08-31 12:13 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] annewashere.livejournal.com
Me, I love the tag.

Date: 2010-08-31 12:14 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] lowbeyonder.livejournal.com
Hah. It surprised me a little bit how easily I slipped back into competitive mode, too. Though I was never much of a trader last time around. Part of it is that competitive Magic is so much more expensive than it was then that I have to hustle cards to keep my decks up to date.

And I mean, let's face it, it's not like I'm not going to leap into the most persnickety and competitive mode of a game.

Date: 2010-08-31 04:39 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] dscotton.livejournal.com
Part of what I liked about playing online was that the price of singles was dramatically lower than in paper because for 7 years the MTGO economy was completely driven by drafting. Sadly, that seems to have changed and the price gap has really narrowed, at least when it comes to mythics.

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