(Yablo is here for an INN Draft! I can't embed because rare draft embedding is currently turned off... sorry to be creating extra browser windows)
Ended up going 1-2 but I thought I had a pretty solid draft, must have been the play. Any comments I could get off the site would be appreciated.
(Also, sorry about the huge delay! I was having some formatting issues from the new blogspot layout.)
Tuesday, November 29, 2011
Sunday, November 6, 2011
R1G1 - I curved out. Walking Corpse into Chapel Geist into Abattoir Ghoul into Midnight haunting. He didn't stand a chance. I got him to 2 and he psuedo stabilized but a top decked blazing torch took care of that pretty fast.
R1G2 - Won! (replay got lost)
R2G1 - Lost (replay got lost)
R2G2 - He played a Elder of Laurels, but we were able to fly over his head with a chapel geist, and the abbatoir ghoul + blazing torch made it so he couldn't actually block our abbatoir ghoul. He tried to stabilize with creepy doll but Avacynian Preist took care of that pretty fast.
R2G3 - Lost (replay got lost)
R3G1 - Lost (replay got lost)
R3G2 - Facing Red/Black Aggro. His Furor of the Bitten on a bloodcrazed neonate was easily handled by our rebuke. And the juggy was easily handled by victim of night. He geistflamed our patrician and one of our midnight haunts. He then played an olivia into a totally reset board... Yipes. It was OK because of our Rebuke, though :). After that Chapel Geist got brimstone volleyed... but we were able to flashback an unburial rites to get him back and throw down our Silverchase fox. He topdecked a Kessig Wolf which we promptly tribute to hungered and cracked in for the win.
R3G3 - Lost (replay got lost)
I dunno why we MTGO has been so bad about replays lately. Anyone have any insight to this?
Listen Along with Zach!
21 - Adele - Yes, I do listen to popular music on occasion... Some of it I even enjoy! I think this album is quite good.
Lady In the Dark - This is a Kurt Weill show from 1941. It is the rare musical from before Oklahoma! that is worth listening to but this score is truly sensational and I'm happy everytime it shows up on my Ipod.
Best That I could Do - This is a John Melloncamp best of collection. I normally avoid best of collections but somehow this one ended up on my computer.
Saturday, November 5, 2011
Friday, November 4, 2011
To be honest, this draft was pretty ridiculous. I got passed all of the removal, and ended up with eight potential cards for the final slot.
As for the play, it really wasn't difficult to win the games. Basically, I just played a few zombies, and then killed everything that got in the way.
Round 1 was vs. a decent UW aggro deck. One of his biggest problems was relying on Cloistered Youth. Turns out that an Unholy Fiend with Claustrophobia is not an asset. I did this to his creatures in both games, and it just made it too easy for me to race him.
Round 2 was vs. RG aggro, and the games were pretty close. He had Devil's Play, which got me down to 1 life in both games, but I managed to pull squeak out the wins anyways. Of course, in the second game, he had to mull down to four. Against him, my main strategy was to keep chaining Ghoulraisers, which just gave me so much card advantage that he couldn't compete. He was banking on a lot of things like Harvest Pyre and Ambush Vipers which don't do very well against a continuous stream of Ghoulraisers.
Round 3 was vs. WG aggro. Basically, he played large creatures, and I killed them with the greatest of ease.
Tuesday, November 1, 2011
This deck was pretty removal light, but I felt very good about all the fliers. I didn't think it was quite 3-0 worthy... but it got there anyway.
I feel like the draft portion was very tight, as was my play.
Here's the deck:
Listen Along with Zach
Blood Money - Tom Waits - This album is very interesting. It's a rock concept album based on the play Woyczeck. Tom Waits... is... well eccentric.
The Lion King (Soundtrack) - I find the soundtrack from the original disney movie greatly preferable to the original broadway cast.
Here's the deck I submitted
Here's the deck I found myself boarding into, taking out the armored skaab because I have that much synergy with them and my deck had plenty of mill.
This was a draft that didn't go quite as I planned, I went 1-1 with a bye which disappointed me but whatever. There was the obvious signalling thing that you'll see in the draft, white WAS open and I should have seen it. But alas the deck wasn't too bad, I had fun with it and I look forward to being able to draft INN online again because of it :)