Tourny Report from Jeff Aaronson
This week's Tuesday night draft had 10 players: Me, 2 guys who came with Cameron, Mike Ruff, Boldo, Steve McCarthy, Ray P, Neal C, some other guy and Cameron Miller, seated in that order. We drafted Mercadian Masques, Nemesis, then Prophecy and I opened two Bombs and was Passed another. This is the deck I came up with.
Round 1 vs Boldo playing R/U/W
He Beat me down quickly, but I was able to get a standoff with my
Avatar. I made the mistake of casting a Trenching Steed, which allowed
Boldo to Tap my Avatar with Rystic Deluge for the win.
In game 2 I was able to stall the game again with my Avatar, but he
finished me with his Kris Mage.
Round 2 vs Neal also playing B/W
We beat eachother down until a standoff occurred with me at 3 and
him at 12. I cast a Vicious Hunger, even though it couldn't kill
anything. He didn't draw much black this game and I was able to break the
standoff with Intimidation. He hit me for 4 damage, putting me at 1, but
I was able to finish him off next turn.
In game 2 Neal didn't draw any plains until late and my Chilling
Apparition killed his hand. I followed that up with Predator, Flagship
and Neal Conceded after he didn't draw an answer.
We played a third game and he beat me easily, his deck was clearly
better, but he didn't draw/have any Bombs.
Round 3 vs Cameron Miller playing R/U
Cameron had fed me white, while I fed him Red so we knew many of
eachother's cards. We went to 3 games, he defeated me with Cinder
Elemental went I couldn't draw the 7th land in order to Forced March for
Overall, a good performance considering my opponents went 3-0, 2-1, and 2-1, respectively. All 3 made the final 4 out of 10 people. I had a pretty good deck, but the pairings didn't go my way.-Jeff