Tuesday, July 30, 2013

Best Deal Event

It's been a difficult past few weeks for me, so I apologize for the lack of substantive posts. My family and I are finally getting settled into our new home and routine. Things should be smoother from here on out. Anyway enough about me...let's get on with some new content!

A couple weeks back, I got the chance to participate in a Standard Pauper event run by the BestDeal clan on Magic Online. While the time and day of the week weren't exactly ideal for most people (it was on a Friday night and conflicted with the weekly Standard Heirloom event hosted by pdcmagic), it had the sweet, sweet prize of a full set of Standard Commons! Despite this lucrative prize, only a handful of players showed up for the event. I ended up with a 2-1 record in the three rounds of Swiss, which with tiebreakers wasn't even good enough to place me in the Top 4.

Anomulus, one of the other participants in the event, played a unique take on the Boros deck, and after the event recorded quite a bit of content regarding his decklist and matches. I have included below both his summary of his decklist and his Round 1 match, where he battled against none other than myself. Here are those videos:

Edit: For some reason, Blogger isn't letting me place the videos inside the blog, so I will only be able to include the links. No idea what's going on here.

Opening Discussion: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eUrZJgW5yvk

Round 1 Match: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sV8cgQS_UI0

For Thursday's post, I thought it would be interesting to bring you my own summary of the decklist I played as well as some commentary from my side of the virtual battlefield. But until then, I hope you enjoyed these videos. See you next time!

1 comment:

  1. LOL! I didn't read carefully enough and thought these were your videos! I was like "Whoa, G really has had a tough couple of weeks, his voice dropped half an octave!" :-)

    I'm very impressed with Anomulus' work thus far. He corrected me right quick and respectfully in one of his nine (just nine!) forum posts and is already doing fantastic videos. Malum's doing great work, too, taking over MPDC and seems pretty new. So cool to see a new generation of Standard Pauper players pick up the torch.

    Looking forward to seeing the other side of this match. I don't think any of us have seen both players' perspective on a Standard Pauper match before.