Nevada States (...M:tG) Tournament Report

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  1. I went to FNM the day before to play test my Red/Green deck since I hadn't played type 2 all year I figured I should get a little practice in and see the decks being played in action. After playing it a few rounds I came to the conclusion that this deck is no were near good enough to make top 8 so I went over a few of my Magic buddies and asked them what I should build and they suggested I go with mono-black control since I have a playset of Thoughseize. I traded for a lot of mono-black stuff and went home to get some sleep for the next day but when I got home and looked at what I had I realized the deck didn't have anywhere near enough creatures so I decided to go with burn so I started searching through my stuff for the best burn cards for my deck and finished the main deck minus the cards I was going to have to get tomorrow. The next morning I got up and worked the sideboard for about a half-hour, tossed my deck in my Zapdos deck box, grabbed my Pokecenter playmat, and headed to the tournament. When I got there I couldn't find pat460 and he had the 2 Incinerates I needed but he showed up in a few minutes and I borrowed the other cards I needed from 2 of my friends now on to round 1 but first the deck list.

    Mono Red Burn
    Main Deck
    4x Mogg Fanatic
    4x Martyr of Ashes
    4x Keldon Marauders
    3x Jaya Ballard, Task Mage
    3x Seismic Assault
    3x Browbeat
    4x Shock
    4x Sudden Shock
    4x Incinerate
    4x Fiery Temper
    4x Keldon Megaliths
    19x Mountain
    2x Pyrohemia
    2x Molten Disaster
    3x Threaten
    3x Incendiary Command
    1x Tarfire
    4x Guerrilla Tactics

    Round 1
    Me vs. some guy
    Mono Red Burn vs mono red
    His deck was really wierd since he was running Shivan Dragons and the Red Akroma. Game 1 I was able to kill him with a few Mogg Fanatics and a few burn spells since he didn't draw more than 2 lands the whole game. Game 2 I don't see much of anything and he sees one of his Shivan Dragons with plenty of lands to pump it. Game 3 it goes back and forth he has a few big walls so I can't get to him with any of my creatures. He drops his Akroma and passes on the end of his turn I burn out his flying blocker and threaten his Akroma to do just enough to kill him.

    Round 2
    Me vs. Matt Viviani
    Mono Red Burn vs Mono Red Elementals
    I've known Viviani for years and I know he's real good but I've gotten a lot better over the years. We're both like mono red eeh. It goes back and forth both games as the mirror match would but I end up taking the match. Good games Matt.

    Round 3
    Me vs. Jeremy St. Clair
    Mono Red Burn vs. Mono Red (Can I play against anything but mono red!!!)
    Game one he gets a great start and takes an early lead me being land flooded doesn't help :-(. Game 2 He gets stuck on 2 lands for a few turns and I Incendiary Command one of his land basically for the game. Game 3 He suspends a Gargadon on turn 1 and gets the Mogg Warmarshall and everything to sack for it. Great games sir.

    Round 4
    Me vs. Keenan Richard
    Mono Red Burn vs. Red/Green Aggro
    I'll just say both games he suspended a Gargadon turn on and then dropped and Mogg Warmarshall and then a Keldon Marauder and then when he got his Gargadon into play he swong with it and his Treetop Village. GG Keenan

    Round 5
    Me vs. Jose Torres
    Mono Red Burn vs. Red/Black/Blue control.
    His deck was really interesting game one he got me with a blaze for like 28 after he removed like 7 counters from 2 storage lands. Games 2 and 3 I'm able to burn him out fast enough.

    Round 6
    Me vs. Gary Cerefice (I'm not Ash though so I will not loose to Gary!!!)
    Mono Red Burn vs. Black/Green Elves
    This is like the worst possible match up for him. Every time he drops a creature I burn it. I win this match quite easily.

    I end up coming in 14th out of 47, not bad for someone who didn't play Type 2 in about a year.

    Doing so good at my Comeback to Magic Tournament.
    Hanging with my Magic buddies.
    Trading a Toughtseize for the Extended Art Doran.
    The really good extended art participation card.
    One person from Team Rocket making top 8 (go Brian Page).
    Seing how many Magic players use Pokemon deck boxes.

    Not making Top 8.
    Not having any good places to go get lunch from that are close enough.
    Last edited: Nov 3, 2007
  2. z-man

    z-man New Member

    Nice job. I would like to see you do that well at pkmn states if you were to come back into competative play.
  3. Regis_Neo

    Regis_Neo Moderator's been so long since I even touched MTG...

    But yeah, good job.
  4. Marril

    Marril New Member

    I haven't touched Type 2 in years. I top 4'd in a Type 1.5 tournament not too long ago with my Ankh Sligh deck, though, but that's about it for Magic accomplishments on my part lately. In general I'm just too lazy/poor to keep up with any format that ever rotates, even Extended.
  5. Scizor

    Scizor New Member

    Magic on a pokemon board, lol. I haven't played in like at least a year, but I know that Browbeat CAN'T be a good play, ever. Just a random observation. A card that gives your OPPONENT options is never good.
  6. Marril

    Marril New Member

    Clearly you've never played with Browbeat, then. They can either take 1/4 of their starting life total in damage, or they can allow you to gain +2 in card advantage. Either way, given the colour you're playing, you're at an advantage.

    It's not the strongest card available, but it's leaps and bounds better than any of the other "punisher" cards.
  7. eauxmar

    eauxmar New Member

    You'll never get what you need. If you opponent has a lot of life, theyll GLADLY take the 5 Damage. If you need to finish them off with the last bit of damage, they'll let you draw 3? (I think its 3?).
  8. Marril

    Marril New Member

    Yeah, if they're at low life, they let you draw into more burn. You're playing red.

    Regardless, I've never seen a red deck where 5 to the dome for 3 mana and one card (the Browbeat itself) is a terrible deal. Well, it's bad in my red deck, but only because it costs 3 mana. No spells in my deck cost more than two, although I do run Cursed Scroll so 3 mana isn't anathema to playing said deck.

    EDIT: Wow, I totally made a confusing typo there. Fixed way way way later.
    Last edited: Oct 31, 2007
  9. desert eagle

    desert eagle New Member

    Yeah, it does work pretty well in aggressive burn decks. Taking 5 means 5 less damage to burn off, which is obviously an advantage for the Red deck. Draw 3 means huge card advantage, which is obviously good in any deck. While against most decks, it wouldn't hurt to take 5 early, against MR, it hurts alot.
  10. homeofmew

    homeofmew Active Member

    Sorry you didn't make top 8.
    Texas States for MTG wasn't far from me I was thinking about going too.
    It's good to see another MTG player here
    Jaya Ballard Task Mage = teh coolz :)
  11. The only thing I wish I played differently was Dead/Gone over Shock in the main board. Hopefully I'll do better in the sealed PTQ next week, I'll post another report after it no matter what though.

    I've been hearing from other players that the PTQs for Holleywood are going to be Type 2 and it should be some time early next year. You might want to think about giving type 2 another try. I mean and deck like mine (depending upon what good burn stuff comes out next set) would probably cost no more than $40.

    EDIT: By the way Wizards website has some of the States Top 8 deck lists.
    Last edited: Nov 1, 2007
  12. Hatter™

    Hatter™ Active Member


    gj on 14th after not playing forever!
  13. Marril

    Marril New Member

    If I can adapt to how much slower Type 2 burn is than my Sligh deck, I might give it a shot. I'm too used to Lightning Bolt and Chain Lightning, not to mention Wasteland.

    That said, I'd probably enjoy playing a format where Jaya Ballard is viable. Also I'd probably run Chandra Nalaar just for ****s and giggles, despite that Grim Lavamancer is pretty much better/more efficient than either of them.
  14. Cyrus

    Cyrus Iron Chef - Master Emeritus this actually type 2? I recognize all of these cards from being pre-Mirrodin.

    Wow, things must have changed a lot.
  15. Marril

    Marril New Member

    Lots and lots of reprints. Tenth Edition brought back a lot of good, old cards, as did the Time Spiral expansion.
  16. Stripes

    Stripes New Member

    Very nice showing at the tournament. To bad on missing top 8 =(, but going 4-2 after such a long time of not playing type 2 is impressive.

    Good luck at the next one!
  17. That's the reason why Magic will always own Pokemon, they actually repint good stuff and even when they don't reprint it there's older formats.

    The PTQ is less than 24 Hours away. It's driving me nuts.

    By the way shame on you pat460 for not posting here. What are you, afraid someone is going to find out you play something better that Pokemon:eek:?
  18. Marril

    Marril New Member

    Careful. Saying this kind of thing is apparently a moddable offense.
  19. Well I don't really have time to post my PTQ report today (I got a real pile of garbage to build with so it didn't go well anyway) but if that is the case then I have a few more things to say.

    Magic is by far a better game. It has better organized play, prize support, and game play. Oh ya and when sets rotate they don't become worthless. And if they wan't to stop people from saying things like this then that just shows what kind of people the mods here are.

    And I changed the deck a little again.

    Main Deck
    4x Mogg Fanatic
    4x Martyr of Ashes
    4x Keldon Marauders
    3x Jaya Ballard, Task Mage
    3x Seismic Assault
    3x Browbeat
    4x Shock
    4x Sudden Shock
    4x Incinerate
    4x Fiery Temper
    4x Keldon Megaliths
    19x Mountain
    3x Magus of the Moon
    2x Molten Disaster
    3x Threaten
    3x Incendiary Command
    4x Guerrilla Tactics

    Magus of the Moon just hurts so many decks.

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