I was not able to play that much last August and I’m planning to make it up this September. I think the last time I played was at the Philippine Open 2011. This month, I’ll be a grinder! Well, hopefully.
My boyfriend and I will play at Sky Garden tomorrow. Sometimes, Sunday tournaments are more convenient for us. My problem is, I don’t know what deck to play yet. Because we had a series of play testing using multiple decks, I think I lost my “identity” deck. I don’t what I want to play anymore. Control is a big no-no for me but after reading some MTG articles that say control is king and that you must play the best deck, I think I’m sold (Read: How to Lose a Match in 10 Plays). Half-heartedly, I guess. My first attempt to use control decks hasn’t been successful and I’m too scared to use blue cards. I’m not that good with counters… and so how would I win in the counter wars?
My RDW is still in the tweaking process and we’re not yet done finalizing the decklist. It’s hard to decide what cards to add and take out if you’re not playing that much to observe the meta and playtest your deck. Last weekend, I piloted decks in a day – UB Control, Caw-Blade, Naya-Pod, and Chandra Control. In the end, I couldn’t choose among them because of my so-so performance. I might play UB control tomorrow for the very first time in my life and I hate both colors. LOL. I’m more comfortable with white, green and red but let’s see where it will take me.
Aside from the MTG tournament, I’m also excited about the upcoming release of new expansion: INNISTRAD. I’ve just read some walkthrough of the major new and returning mechanics of Innistrad and double-faced cards got me!
Each transformation seems lovely! Especially Garruk Relentless to Garruk, the Veil-Cursed. Should players say “Henshin” with conviction? I’d love to!
How to use double-faced cards?
To put a double-faced card into your deck, you have two options: You can put your entire deck in opaque card sleeves, as many players already do, or you can use the checklist card provided in many Innistrad packs. – magicthegathering.com
But for my convenience, I prefer having two actual copies in different sleeves. One for the main deck, and one for transformation purposes. Instead of removing it from sleeves and flipping it after ‘transform’, I’d rather have extra copies in different sleeves (just like what I’m doing with my tokens). Might mean extra money though. I might look for affordable business card printing services for my double-faced cards!