lol, a PTQ Report (Iselin, NJ)

Written by brimstone on March 07, 2010

After having quite a bit of success two weeks ago (5-2 losing for T8) and a fair bit on magic-league, I decided to play dredge again for the PTQ.

Main Deck Sideboard
3 Bloodghast
4 Drowned Rusalka
4 Golgari Grave-troll
4 Hedron Crab
4 Narcomoeba
1 Sphinx Of Lost Truths
4 Stinkweed Imp
4 Bridge From Below
2 Iona, Shield Of Emeria
3 Dread Return
4 Glimpse The Unthinkable
3 Ideas Unbound
1 Life From The Loam
2 Island
2 Breeding Pool
4 Misty Rainforest
1 Overgrown Tomb
2 Scalding Tarn
1 Dryad Arbor
1 Steam Vents
3 Verdant Catacombs
3 Watery Grave
1 Ancestor's Chosen
3 Ancient Grudge
3 Darkblast
3 Echoing Truth
1 Life From The Loam
4 Thoughtseize

Which is just Cedric's list from the GP with -1 Tarn, +1 Dryad Arbor which is just an overall great card to have imo.

So, I end up not having a ride to the event which means I have to take two trains followed by a 20 minute walk to the site (100 minutes each way) and get there at around 9:30. Upon reaching the site I discover I'm 3 Verdant Catacombs short and scramble to get them and am luckily able to borrow them from some friends.

Round 1: Calosso with Thepths Playing people you know round 1 of a PTQ kind of sucks.

Game 1 I mull to the sickest 4 card hand ever: 2 lands, ideas unbound, glimpse. I get seized for my glimpse, but my ideas hits a dredger so I'm still in it. Four draw steps go by where I need to hit a moeba off a dredge, but fail to do and I succumb to a 20/20.

SBing: -1 Sphinx of Lost Truths, -3 Dread Return, -2 Iona, Shield of Emeria, - 4 Glimpse the Unthinkable

+3 Echoing Truth, +3 Ancient Grudge, +3 Darkblast, +1 Life from the Loam Game 2 I keep my seven (3 land, Rusalka, truth, imp, troll) and my opponent turn 0 Leylines. I lead with a Rusalka and decide I want to save my echoing truth for a turn where I can get in multiple Rusalka triggers. Unfortunately for me I also decide I want to lose the game as I play a tapped dual as my second land and get my truth seized. The game ends pretty quickly from here.
0-1, 0-2

Round 2: Random with Zoo lol, zoo 1-1, 2-2

Round 3: Random with Zoo In game 3 my opponent plays a turn 2 blood moon when I have 2 crabs, a Bloodghast, and 2 watery graves out (with bridge in the yard). On my turn when presented with the choice of returning an Ancestors Chosen or Rusalka, I choose Rusalka. Yeah, mastery.
1-2, 3-4 DROP

To add to my great day, my friend (who I haven't seen in a good 2-3 months) has me call his girlfriend for some reason unbeknownst to me and we have a lovely chat about my winter break, :(. On the bright side, i did get to meet two other m-lers (moscowdemon and someone else), so not a total loss of a day. :P

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by Holzi on 2010-03-07 21:20 CET

It is too early for April fools...isnt it?

by flynnT on 2010-03-08 02:18 CET

"and my opponent turn 9 Leylines"


by Banda7 on 2010-03-08 03:30 CET

lol, zoo beat you

by kolemjdouci on 2010-03-08 13:55 CET

short and funny, like it

by Vecc on 2010-03-08 14:56 CET

rofl, nice approach at a PTQ report. I was amused.

by moscowdemon on 2010-03-08 17:34 CET

the other one was Orphan :)

by brimstone on 2010-03-08 20:43 CET

I have a feeling people missed the sarcasm of this report and took it seriously. :(

by cmc on 2010-03-08 23:29 CET

why go to the trouble of fixing the leyline sentence if it was sarcasm. :(

by Sebas_ on 2010-03-09 05:49 CET

<cmc> lets play chess

by orphan on 2010-03-09 05:53 CET

yea, it was me. So the description of "someone else" is accurate.

by Holzi on 2010-03-09 06:08 CET

brim, i know what sarcasm is^^
would have been better dropping at 2-1 i guess xD

by dv8r on 2010-03-09 13:56 CET

that was too not funny to be taken as parody, and too badly written to be taken seriously... sorry brim :S

by brimstone on 2010-03-09 16:52 CET

*poorly written.

by six on 2010-03-09 17:13 CET

owned. so hard.

by dv8r on 2010-03-09 19:13 CET

I meant badly, if I meant poorly I would have said poorly :S

by brimstone on 2010-03-09 20:49 CET


by Shagrath on 2010-03-10 22:01 CET

Best report ever.

by DH on 2010-03-12 14:17 CET

lol, a ptq report.

by nopenopenope on 2010-03-31 01:37 CET


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