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Legacy Aloha December 9, 2008

Posted by Norm in Organized Play, Tournament.
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This past Saturday I played in my first Legacy event. I wasn’t sure what to expect since I don’t have any experience playing with serious Legacy players. My first brush with the format was when I went to Grand Prix Columbus back in 07. Yes that was the famous GP where Flash broke the format and got itself banned. 

Side note: I actually played in a Time Spiral sealed event and took 6th out of 32 (the first time I ever finished in prizes). I had a cool deck with Tefri, Mystical Teachings, and Teneb but should have played more red in retrospect.

Anyway I loved watching the event and I was really pumped to be around so much magic. Flash forward to this past weekend and I’m piloting RB Goblins. I didn’t have enough cards to play something competitive so I borrowed the deck from a friend at the store, Thanks Jonathan! 

Below are the decks played and their final result as well as my deck list.

Round 1: I play mono white (Death and Taxes I think) where every creature is pro red. I’ve got a good draw and get enough tempo on him to swing around his pro red guys for the win. Game two was a little more difficult since I didn’t get the greatest opening hand. But I get up when I play Ringleader finding a Lackey and Siege Gang Commander. Next turn I ht with the Lackey and put down the commander. He is playing the Timespiral guy who comes into play and kills a goblin. I draw another Siege Gang and play it. I have enough guys to swing in every turn for enough damage do finish the job. 1-0

Round 2: I think my inexperience with the deck and format came into play here and the next round. I keep a hand that I’m not crazy about but I think I can get out fast enough. I’m playing against the fourth place Predator Stompy. Game 1 he gets Predator Kavu out with skulking-pit something or other and ramps to pump for huge trample damage by turn three or four. I don’t have the right answers and go down badly. Game two I’m a little more prepared for the match and I draw Warrens Weirding and enough mana cards to start. He gets kavu out and same pit guy early. I take out both with weirding and mogg fanatic and I’m hoping he’ll stall long enough for me to get my ringleader in play and blast off. He follows up next turn with another kavu and I loose to a 24/24 trampler the following turn. I think I didn’t mulligan enough in this game and my opponent obviously got really great draws and top decks both games. 1-1

Round 3: I play against UWb Landstill with Standstill and some other white card that removes all creature abilities. I didn’t get the hands I needed to accelerate fast enough against this control matchup. Also I’m not used to playing against the free counterspells in Legacy. Both games basically went the same. I get a guy or two out. He plays standstill and gets an artifact creature land. Locks me down with Espalath and other control. I think his deck is a really good matchup against me. Bla. 1-2

Round 4: I play against Team America. I really enjoyed this round because I was able to get my deck in motion taking advantage of it’s removal and speed. Game one I get fanatic and sharpshooter. He drops Tarmogoyf which I kill with incinerator and sharpshooter. He gets that giant black creature you can Delve for 6 for free (from Future Sight). I kill with another incinerator, mogg fanatic and sharpshooter. I’m rolling now and he can’t deal with my beat down. Game two went much the same except he gets double black future site guy that I remove. I think goblins was a really good match up against this deck. 2-2

Here is a link to the report on The Source.

RESULTS OF DECEMBER LEGACY:
1st: RGW Zoo (PRIZE: 4 Tarmogoyfs)
2nd: Ur Dreadstill (PRIZE: 4 Force of Will)
3rd: UB Ad Nauseum Tendrils (ANT) (PRIZE: $30 Store Credit)
4th: Predator Stompy
5th: Death and Taxes
6th: Rgb Vial Goblins
7th: UWb Landstill
8th: UGW Jank
9th: UGW MeatHooks
10th: Team America
11th: Deadguy Ale
12th: BUG Dredge-A-Tog

My Deck List:
Creature [31]
2 Gempalm Incinerator
4 Goblin Lackey
4 Goblin Matron
4 Goblin Piledriver
4 Goblin Ringleader
1 Goblin Sharpshooter
4 Goblin Warchief
4 Mogg Fanatic
2 Siege-Gang Commander
1 Wort, Boggart Auntie
1 Tin Street Hooligan

sorcery [4]
4 Warren Weirding

artifact [4]
4 Aether Vial

land [21]
3 Badlands
4 Bloodstained Mire
5 Mountain
2 Taiga
4 Wasteland
3 Wooded Foothills

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