Discussion in 'City Championships' started by SuperWooper, Jan 17, 2005.
good job with your magma deck
Thanks for your replies, guys. SlimeyGrimey, I will definitely try that in the future. The very very very very distant future...
Congrats on the placing. Sounds like it was a fun tournament. It's a shame you still don't have access to Apprentice .
Thanks for the reply, Dark Umbreon. You should dl LackeyCCG player from the TCG News and Gossip section and we can battle 'n' stuff. Apprentice has met its match. ;p
Edited some more stuff. Read it again so you can get the full experience from it and REPLY afterwards!
:thumb: :thumb: :thumb: - I really like that smiley.
I don't recall you beating me that easily Spencer. ( if you don't remember me I'm Nick H. ). Anyways I won At Midlothian.
I know who you are now after seeing the Midlothian thread.
Actually, it was a fairly easy win. After I Reversaled your Dark Amphy, it was pretty much over. You weren't drawing but you needed for a comeback, and Magma > Dark Amphy. There's really nothing to deevolve, especially if I use Maxie to get Claydol and Camerupt to the bench.
Come win at Stafford and then I'll give you credit. :thumb: Nice meeting you and hopefully we'll get to battle again some time.
Excellent report. I too like Magma in 1-game matches.
Just curious. How low were your numbers for 11-14? If you had at least 8, shouldn't your TO have had a playoff? Are other TOs combining the ages for the playoffs at their CCs? Seems unusual for a 11-14 CC Champ having to play outside his/her age brackett in the playoffs in order to be the champ. Was the 11-14 champ higher in the swiss round standings than you? If not, it's too bad you weren't crowned the champ, especially if you didn't face him/her in the playoffs. JMO.
This tournament was kinda low turnout. Turns out there were only 11 people in 11-14 age division, and there wasn't a lot of competition. That explains my T8'ing.
We really shouldn't have done T8 with only 11 players. T4 really would have been the best thing to do in that situation, in my opinion, because the players in the seeds 5-8 wouldn't really have deserved to be playing in the playoffs, and T8 with mixed age groups isn't exactly my favorite.
The eventual 11-14 champ actually did have the same record as me (5-1), but my only loss was to the 5th place 11-14 participant, and Alex's (the 11-14 winner) was too somebody much higher in the standings. And since I lost in the 1st round of the post-cut, my second place prize was appropriate. I disagree with doing a T8 with mixed age groups, but it's the way Sensei decided to run it. The Barlocks, Chris Pak, Gymbo, and some other regulars weren't able to attend, so I don't think T8 in each age group was really justified either way.
I'm happy with 2nd place, although I'm fairly confident that I had a shot at 1st if things were run differently. It's all good, though. It's giving me a taste of the 15+ division, since I'm moving up in a few months. There's a silver lining to every cloud. Thanks for the reply.
Just amazed people think Magma has and advantage over Draggy?!?
It has a definite advantage over Amphy, but Draggy??? Be nice now.
Magma is still there, but I think it has tendancies to struggle in the current envio. Top 8 in the hands of a superior player, yes. Win a random event...yes.
Take the title at Nationals...absolutley not.
if anyone tells you that magma loses to draggy, they obv haven't playtested that matchup. Magma is just far to fast for dragonite. by the time dragonite takes a prize. it is almost game over.
I think you can trust my judgment on this one, guys. Meg45, Magma absolutely dominates Dragonite. The only reason the game between David and myself was so close was my Baltoy start and his outrageous setup speed. If I can come back from that kind of deficit in that matchup, Magma obviously has the advantage. David is just as good a player, if not better, than myself, and he wouldn't let a lead slip away if the matchup wasn't in my favor.
I think, that since I actually play Magma decks, my opinion stands firm in saying that they have the advantage over Dragonite decks, seeing as how I beat two of them in this report. I'd love to battle you any time with LackeyCCG player, if you have it. Unfortunately, my computer doesn't run Apprentice (I have a Macintosh), but LackeyCCG works just fine for me. I'd love to show you how the Dragonite-Magma matchup works.
But since I doubt that will work out (as you're an adult, have a life, and don't want to waste time playing an arrogant punk 14 year old kid ^_~):
Team Magma's Zangoose > Dark Dragonite OHKO
Team Magma's Groudon > Dark Electrode OHKO
Team Magma's Groudon > Rocket's Sneasel ex OHKO
Team Magma's Groudon > Dunsparce OHKO
Team Magma's Groudon > Zangoose OHKO
Basically anything > Pidgeot: it only hits for 40 and everything in Magma can hit for 50+, I take their Pidgeot by surprise with Reversal and then let them have it (my Magma played Magnetic Storm solely for metagame reasons: there were only a handful of Blaziken players and many more Dragonite players)
Umm, it looks like I just won the type matchup battle... =/
Well, i've played against Magma against Draggy, and found to beat it alot of the time, but Magma can indeed beat Draggy and so on.
First off the win ratio is like 3-1 in magma's favor. i suppose sometimes magma gets screwed with teh lone groudon. Hey i found how to beat magma with draggy. Hope the other player get screwed or is terrible.
I agree. Magma "owns" D-Draggy/D-trode/R-SneaselEX. It was the main reason my son switched to D-Ty at the CC he won (because he was expecting Magma decks).
I was merely suggesting that it would've been best to run the playoffs as age-separated. A Top 4 would've been very appropriate for 11 players, since that's minimum number for a top 4 as specified in the TO guidelines.
But hey, Sensei is a cool guy. I suppose he had his reasons.
Congrats Wooper. By the way, i still will get a penny to you yet, lol. Cheers!
I think you're confused...
Draggy gets crushed by it if it can't get out kingdra quick enough. The Zangoose is just too powerful in that match.
I totally disagree with amphy/t-tar having a hard time with the deck. The majority of the deck is basics which would mean the T-tar is going to be really, really strong that match. Sorry but you're either very confused or don't know the decks AT ALL. No offense. =)
Anyway good job Pooper Wooper :clap: :thumb:
Thanks YJ. Hrhrhr. ;p
Thanks for the reply, Nobody. I vaguely remember something about that whole "you giving everybody a penny" thing, but the details are fuzzy. Care to explain? Thanks!
SteveP, Yeah, I'm sure Sensei knew what he was doing. I'm happy with 2nd and 5th overall, though. Had some good times, no real slops, just CFK being weird and a few other people for random, minor, "I-just-had-to-make-a-slops-section" reasons.
:lol: More replies!
"Knew what he was doing" (your post) and "had his reasons" (my post) AREN'T the same.
(Sorry Sensei, just having some fun here.) :biggrin:
[bans SteveP] :biggrin:
Yeah. About sums it up.. :lol:
(checking to see if I can til post.)
HEY, I've been pardoned, dispite obsessive spamming!
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