Well i am finally back from Gencon. The trip was a blast like always. With the down sides of both a painful return trip and post travel illness. So a sweet twofor kick in the balls for me. But lets get into so magics.
Found out that my local shop has one invite to Cardmageddon (man i hope i spelled that right). I guess it is a large tournament with a Vegas spin on it, with rebuys in and lots of different formats. Sounds hot. But i am not wasting my time on a trip to Vegas with out much prompting from the wife.
Don’t think i should tell her that we could just pay 42$ to enter…. and go with out having to win an invite locally. No best not.
In addition to the “main” prize The Arena will have its normal real tournament prize pool. They always have the real deal there when it comes to prize support. Well at least in my eyes.
So needless to say i want to do well. Meaning that i have to play something other then draft and i have to have the deck ready by Saturday…
So time to hit the old kitchen table and see whats brewing and what i might need card wise.
I have a green/black dredge style deck that i have been playing for a while now. It has had a lot of changes made to it over the last year but i like where it is at more or less it is strong vs a lot of the field but it can stumble on mana as it has a swell of 3 casting cost cards.
I also have been playing with a that Black/Red control list. Think with some of the new m15 cards there is finally a super good deck there. But i don’t have a lot of the new M15 cards. Well i have lots of sealed packs waiting for family fun drafts….
Then there the Green/Blue deck that i have been fiddling with. It is a lot like what Reed Duke was playing this weekend but not as good. So i think i might steal like 99% of his list. But i need to find more Yisans. But seems like a deck right up my alley.
I was saying the other day that i think i am a grixs mage but i am just as much as Simic mage as a grixs mage. Oh if only Islands weren’t the best land ever maybe i could play something else.
Okay so this could be misdirection or the real deal so any one from the shop take it with a grain of salt this is my dredge list as it stands right now.
3 Pack Rat
3 Lotheth Troll
3 Courser of Kruphix
3 Nyx Weaver
1 Herald of Torment
1 Eidolon of Blossoms
4 Grisly Salvage
2 Underworld Connections
2 Abrupt Decay
Sideboard full of removal and discard spells.
I almost feel like i need to make room for Lillana Vess or one of the other 2 planeswalkers in my colors. I could also see making room for Walls of Mulch… So much g/b goodness right now.