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Finished 14th. No prize. 🙁

Friday Night Magic @ Titan Hobby Shop

It was my first time playing at Titan Hobby Shop, Libis branch. Actually, this shop is fairly new. 🙂 Love the ambiance, love the experience! But because I was sick, aircon’s settings made me shiver. 🙁

Wall of Omens - March FNM Card

Yay! Got one from Titan!

Deck: GW Quest (Modified after Game Day… deck list to follow)

Round 1: WIN
Monored : 2 – 0

I’m not sure of its build. All I know is that it was red.

MVP: [card]Bonehoard[/card]!

Thanks to 7/7 black Germ token. Who cares about [card]Pyroclasm[/card]s and [card]Slagstorm[/card]s when [card]Stoneforge Mystic[/card] can fetch it for me. Lol. Yup, not Sword of Body and Mind or Sword of Feast of Famine.

Round 2: LOSS
Caw-Blade: 1 – 2

Epic game three. Battle of top decks!
His [card]Journey to Nowhere[/card] > My [card]Linvala, Keeper of Silence[/card]
My [card]War Priest of Thune[/card] > His Journey to Nowhere
Topdecked [card]Kor Skyfisher[/card], return War Priest of Thune. Casted on my next turn, Linvala’s free!
Got 3 lands only for 2 of them were Tectonic Edge-d. 🙁
His topdeck? [card]Day of Judgement[/card]!

When I finally had 5 lands, I topdecked [card]Baneslayer Angel[/card]. Found the perfect answer for his flying [card]Celestial Collonade[/card]. Oopsie, he got Sword of Body and Mind, making it 6/6 vigilance, Pro-Green and Blue. The most that my Baneslayer could do is gain life for me. And Vengevine became literally “vegetable” when SOBM kept being equipped from Stoneforge Mystic to Wolf tokens, back and forth. It even came to a point that I only had 13 cards in my library, with 3 Vengevines in my graveyard. All I was asking is a Kor Skyfisher to zero his then down-to-one life total. No good, got Leonin Relic-Warden.

The Misplay (as thought by Pros watching): I should’ve not blocked Celestial Collonade with Squadron Hawk. Baneslayer + Squadron Hawk on my turn would be 6 damage. Enough to beat him.

The Lame Excuse: There’s two open mana, opponent had 2 cards on his hand. My only ally was Baneslayer, not sure if he was holding Oust or Condemn.

The Lesson: Don’t be afraid to take damage. Take the risk.
When playing against control, it’s always DO or DIE! I better give my best shot next time! Whew! Pressure!

The BIG Question: a.k.a. my serious MTG question How much risk is calculated risk?

Round 3: WIN
Caw-Blade: 2 – 0

Just my luck!
Play first.
Game 1. Kept opening hand:
[card]Quest for the Holy Relic[/card]
[card]Memnite[/card]
[card]Memnite[/card]
[card]Memnite[/card]
[card]Plains[/card]
[card]Bonehoard[/card]
[card]Squadron Hawk[/card]

Turn 1. Plains, Quest for the Holy Relic, Memnite.
One quest counter.
He played Preordain on his turn.
My turn, draw Glint Hawk. (And that’s what I wished for!)
Memnite+Memnite+Glint Hawk+Memnite = 5 quest counters, cracked to Argentum Armor, equipped to first Memnite.
Attacked! Destroyed Islands, dealt 7 damage to opponent. GG.

Game 2:
Kept opening hand:
[card]Plains[/card]
[card]Plains[/card]
[card]Squadron Hawk[/card]
[card]Vengevine[/card]
[card]Vengevine[/card]
[card]Sword of Body and Mind[/card]
[card]Stoneforge Mystic[/card]

Played Squadron Hawk on my turn 2, searched and revealed 3 more. Discard phase, goodbye 2 Vengevine.
Drew Sunpetal Grove prior to that. 🙂
Next draw, Memnite.
Squadron Hawk + Memnite = Hello 2 Vengevine! They even feasted on Gideon Jura’s macho-ness. They love hunks! (Even Jaces during playtest. Hehe.)
And just when opponent had 6 lands to activate Celestial Collonade on my turn as blocker, I topdecked Tectonic Edge. Game over!

Finished 2 – 1. 3rd placer among 8 players. Just started with a small group tonight, as I’ve said, this is Titan’s new branch.

Got 1 MBS booster pack and March FNM card. Not so impressive rare – Myr Welder! >.<

Once again, I had fun. Lovely first experience. Worth the wait! 🙂

*Update:
DECK LIST:
[deck title=GW Quest]
[Lands]6 Plains
5 Forest
3 Razorverge Thicket
2 Stirring Wildwood
4 Sunpetal Grove
2 Tectonic Edge[/Lands]

[Creatures]3 Birds of Paradise
4 Fauna Shaman
3 Glint Hawk
1 Kor Outfitter
3 Kor Skyfisher
1 Leonin Relic-Warder
4 Memnite
1 Phyrexian Revoker
4 Squadron Hawk
2 Stoneforge Mystic
4 Vengevine
[/Creatures]

[Spells]2 Argentum Armor
1 Bonehoard
4 Quest for the Holy Relic
1 Sword of Body and Mind
1 Sword of Feast and Famine
[/Spells]

[Sideboards]
1 Baneslayer Angel
2 Devote Lightcaster
1 Divine Offering
2 Journey to Nowhere
2 Kor Firewalker
2 Mirran Crusader
3 Refraction Trap
1 Thrun, the Last Troll
1 War Priest of Thune[/Sideboards]

[/deck]

Mirrodin Besieged Singles For Sale

Finally, we’ve got the time to update our binder and post it online! 🙂

Tezzeret spells cash while others might end up rotting in our binder. Holy crap!

[cardlist]
4 Darksteel Plate
4 Myr Welder
4 Titan Forge
3 Bonehoard
3 Decimator Web
4 Shimmer Myr
3 Mirror Works
3 Magnetic Mine
4 Myr Turbine
4 Psychosis Crawler
4 Knowledge Pool
4 Thopter Assembly
2 Spine of Ish Sah
2 Blighsteel Colossus
3 Black Suns Zenith
1 Massacre Wurm
3 Phyrexian Crusader
2 Tezzeret, Agent of Bolas
3 Phyrexian Vatmother
4 Sangromancer
4 Cryptoplasm
4 Mitotic Manipulation
4 Blue Suns Zenith
4 Distant Memories
2 Consecrated Sphinx
2 Green Suns Zenith
4 Creeping Corrosion
4 Phyrexian Hydra
2 Praetors Counsel
1 Glissa, The Traitor
2 Red Suns Zenith
2 Galvanoth
3 Hellkite Igniter
4 White Suns Zenith
1 Mirran Crusader
2 Hero of Bladehold
2 Phyrexian Rebirth
2 Victorys Herald
3 Slagstorm[/cardlist]

Mirrodin Besieged Game Day

Part II, I guess. My boyfriend and I joined the Mirrodin Besieged Game Day at Eton Cyberpod.

I had a good start 3-0… then consecutive losses.

Round 1: WIN
Monoblack Vampire 2 – 1

Game 1: Kalastria Highborn, Viscera Seer and Bloodghast online. GG.
Game 2: Just my luck! He played first. Turn 1, Swamp, Duress. I revealed my hand – all lands and creatures. My turn, draw Quest for the Holy Relic. Play Plains, Quest.
Played Fauna Shaman on my turn. Fetched Devout Lightcaster through it, exiling Gatekeeper of Malakir which was his only creature.
Game 3: Almost same as Game 2. Duressed with all lands and creatures, then draw Quest for the Holy Relic on my turn. 😀 Got Fauna Shaman in play while he had Kalastria Highborn. I search for Devout Lightcaster to exile it! Boom.

Pure luck, Duress was not able to catch my Quest for the Holy Relic, plus it always go online!

Round 2: WIN
RUG Control: 2 – 0

Thanks to my Refraction Trap!

Round 3: WIN
Caw-Go: 2 – 1

Landy through Argentum Armor. 🙂

Round 4: LOSS
RUG Control: 0 – 2

The same guy who has beaten this same deck last FNM at Eton. We both knew how each deck works. 2nd-time losing against him. FTW JTMS!

Round 5: LOSS
RUG Control: 0 – 2

Again?
This one seems to be faster! 2 Lotus Cobra in play, hey landfall! Explore-d twice in one turn. Here comes Inferno Titan. And say hello to Precursor Golem!

Round 6: LOSS
Monowhite Quest: 0 – 2

My wrong choice of mulligan. IDK. Quest for the Holy Relic went online in right away. LOL. I concede. Same sh!t happens in game 2 even if he was one-land play. I should have known it. My deck used to be built that way. Oh, wait. No. Big thanks to his Signal Pest and Accorder Palladin. Upgraded!

P.S. Two Quests went online in game 2, I was able to destroy the first Argentum Armor with Divine Offering but the 2nd one will surely hit me all the way. Concede.

Round 7: DRAW
Caw-Go: 1 -1

This match balanced everything out. I believed my opponent was “neosphinx” (forum name). I’ve been seeing him earlier for we’re seated on the same table range most of the time. During round 6, we were seated next to each other and he couldn’t help but notice my pinkness. LOL. He asked for my favorite color, thinking that it was obviously pink. But no, it’s green. Even if I’m using pink deck box, sleeves, nail polish, dice and wearing pink shirt that day, it has nothing to do with my favorite color. 😀

It’s simply because I find the color pink nice, but definitely not my favorite.

And come to think of it, we’re 3 players wearing pink and using pink sleeves in the same lane, seating next to each other. As if we have a dance number after this game. 😀

Okay, here’s the funny part.

It was me against neosphinx. We both started na 3-0, wearing pink shirt, using pink sleeves. End result: DRAW.3-3-1. Break-even! Such a long game during the last round… We both had a good laugh, along with other players who watched the match. Whew.

Deck List:
[deck title=GW Quest – Mirran Affiliated]
[Lands]
5 Forest
6 Plains
3 Razorverge Thicket
2 Stirring Wildwood
4 Sunpetal Grove
2 Tectonic Edge[/Lands]

[Creatures]
3 Birds of Paradise
4 Fauna Shaman
3 Glint Hawk
3 Kor Skyfisher
4 Memnite
4 Signal Pest
3 Squadron Hawk
2 Stoneforge Mystic
4 Vengevine[/Creatures]

[Spells]
2 Argentum Armor
1 Basilisk Collar
4 Quest for the Holy Relic
1 Sword of Body and Mind
1 Sword of Feast and Famine
[/Spells]

[Sideboards]
2 Journey to Nowhere
2 Kor Firewalker
1 Leonin Relic-Warder
1 Linvala, Keeper of Silence
2 Mirran Crusader
2 Refraction Trap
1 Thrun, The Last Troll
1 War Priest of Thune
2 Devout Lightcaster
1 Divine Offering
[/Sideboards]

[/deck]

MBS Game Day at Ongkeco’s Hobby Shop

I think this is my very first Game Day ever…

Mirrodin Besieged Game Day

Mirrodin Besieged Game Day Freebies

Deck List:
[deck title=GW Quest – Mirran Affiliated]
[Lands]
5 Forest
6 Plains
3 Razorverge Thicket
2 Stirring Wildwood
4 Sunpetal Grove
2 Tectonic Edge[/Lands]

[Creatures]
3 Birds of Paradise
4 Fauna Shaman
3 Glint Hawk
3 Kor Skyfisher
4 Memnite
4 Signal Pest
3 Squadron Hawk
2 Stoneforge Mystic
4 Vengevine[/Creatures]

[Spells]
2 Argentum Armor
1 Basilisk Collar
4 Quest for the Holy Relic
1 Sword of Body and Mind
1 Sword of Feast and Famine
[/Spells]

[Sideboards]
2 Journey to Nowhere
2 Kor Firewalker
1 Leonin Relic-Warder
1 Linvala, Keeper of Silence
2 Mirran Crusader
2 Refraction Trap
1 Thrun, The Last Troll
1 War Priest of Thune
2 Devout Lightcaster
1 Revoke Existence
[/Sideboards]

[/deck]

Tournament Result:

Round 1: LOSS

Edrazi Ramp: 1 – 2

Same opponent from the last round of Thursday Night Magic @ Neutral Grounds G5

Game 1, I was God Hand, 3rd-turn Quest to Argentum and that’s it!

Game 2, Emrakul comes into play through Summoning Trap, I scooped my cards

Game 3, CLOSE FIGHT! I really love this part.

Mirran Crusader was my MVP, equipped with Sword of the Feast and Famine. Left him with 4 life total. Too bad, he casted Primeval Titan and search for Mystifying Maze and Eldrazi Temple. End of turn, played Sword of Body and Mind through Stoneforge Mystic. My turn, equipped Sword of the Body and Mind to Squadron Hawk. I have Signal Pest in play, he has Primeval Titan, 3 Overgrown Battlement, Ratchet Bomb with one counter, lots of open mana, too. I was wondering what’s on his hand. One swing and I know it will be over. Declaring attackers, he sacrificed Ratchet Bomb destroying Signal Pest. Ouch! Mystifying Mazed Mirran Crusader, taking 3 from Squadron Hawk. He milled 10 cards, 3 of which are Nature’s Claim. Yay! He jokingly said that he’s getting mad after seeing his graveyard. DOWN to ONE. And I know it was crucial. He even pleaded to his friends to stay for moral support. Lol. I wish my boyfriend was with me. Hehe. Anyway, I’m more or less aware that I’ll lose this time. He got one life total remaining. I have 15. But Emrakul can definitely turn the table. As expected, he searched for Emrakul using Eye of Ugin. Hard-casted it on his turn. Plus Wurmcoil Engine. Attacked Primeval Titan, taking 6, down to 9. Extra Turn? OMG. Annihilator 6?! He also destroyed my Stirring Wildwoods using Tectonic Edge. I’ve got 6 remaining permanents and I have to sacrifice them all. No blockers or anything. Good game! 🙂

Player’s Remorse: I should have equipped Sword of the Feast and Famine to Squadron Hawk as well. (Can’t recall now if I have enough mana to do so…) Mirran Crusader alone is 4 damage, Squadron Hawk with two swords will deal 5. Even if he destroyed Signal pest and exiled one of the attacking creatures, I could have zeroed his life total.

Round 2: WIN

BR Vamps: 2 – 0

Thanks to Mirran Crusader and Devout Lightcaster

They swing all the way!

Round 3: LOSS

Monowhite Quest: 0-2

He Revoke Existence-d my then Quest of the Holy Relic. Monowhite is more consistent in terms of mana/land drop and creature. Mine is more resilient though. Mid-game advantage.

Round 4: WIN

Opponent No Show/Default

Current Standing: 2-2

Round 5: LOSS

BW Control (Splash Black) 0 – 2

Game 1: Play First.

First Turn, Birds of Paradise.

Second Turn, Fauna Shaman.

Third Turn, Discard Vengevine, search for Vengevine.

On his turn, Memoricide, named Vengevine. Ouch!

It was pure luck, according to my opponent. Top card on his 3rd turn. It was the only black card on his deck. Especially designed against Primeval Titan and Vengevine. Ouch.

Same thing happened on Game 2. Memoricide-d Vengevine. Turned my Forest and Rasorverge Thicket into 2 Island. Thanks to Spreading Seas. My life total was 26, his was 21 when the judge called last five turns. By then I was able to get 2 more Forest, I have Thrun on my hand but I won’t make it. The farthest I can go is to draw the game. I doubt it, he has 2 Celestial Collonade and enough mana. I scooped my card and accepted defeat. Lol. My opponent said it’s still possible to win. Hmmm. I really doubt it. Haha. It’s over.

Final Standing, 2-3. 39th place. Prizes are for the top 36 only. 🙁

I didn’t even get a promo card since I was not one of the first 30 players to register.

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