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MBS Game Day Tournament

Happy Monday MTG peeps,

We hope you had a great weekend, and if you had had participated at a local Mirrodin Besieged Game Day, we hope you played the good game. We went out to our local game store, OMG Games in Barrie, Ontario, Canada with a Mirran aligned faction deck and had a great time. The event took place on Sunday which may have resulted in a lower turnout had it been on Saturday but there was still a good 25 participants or so.

Righto - first off, let's get to the video from yesterday ->
Josh from the store describes the prizes to be had, Chris 'the Situation' shows off a green-white token build, and Alex shows off an unconventional kitchen sink build (aka 'junk' deck) he smashed us with in two games . . .

Let's yatter next about what we brought -

Essentially a mono-white Knight deck featuring Knight Exemplar which when the planets align, provides a great game resulting in an early win. Here's the list :

4 x Student of Warfare
3 x Accordian Paladin,
3 x Leonin Skyhunter
3 x Journey to Nowhere
4 x Stoneforge Mystic
4 x Knight Exemplar
3 x Mirran Crusader
3 x Hero of Bladehold
2 x Baneslayer Angel
2 x Elspeth Tirel
2 x Sun Titan
1 x Basilsk Collar
1 x Sword of Vengenance
1 x Sword of Body and Mind
1 x Sword of Feast and Famine

3 x Brave the Elements
2 x Wall of Omens
3 x Revoke Existence
3 x Kor Firewalker
3 x Day of Judgment
1 x Argentum Armor

Having some early drops are just good to get things going. Student of Warfare is particularly decent as not only is he a Knight but will level up to become a fatty. Accorder Paladin was kinda 'meh' in the games I played unless I had some tokens out produced by Accorder Paladin or Elspeth.

The deck really performs well when Knight Exemplar is out giving other knights +1/+1 and indestructibility. In at least one games, we were able to get out two, drop a Day of Judgement to wipe the game table clear and swing in for an alpha strike. Knights with first strike were just great with a Basilisk Collar on them.

Things did not work out very well for Mirran Crusader on Game Day but we will put that down to the luck of the draw and the board condition. We also feel that we need to play this deck more to better understand the strategies that are required to hold or play any given card. We only saw Elspeth or Baneslayer once or twice during our four matches and can say that these two cards are a solid inclusion.

As for sideboards, we planned against red burn, artifacts, and some spot removal.
How did we do ?

Match One
Lost in three. Samson was playing with a fairly standard Tezzeret build which really smashed face when he used Tezz's -1 ability to animate an artifact into a 5/5 stompy. Our downfall could be attributed directly for not having a full deckset of Revoke Existence.

Match Two
Won in two. Richard was playing an interesting 'Darkwing Duck' build which features a blend of blue / black control and white aggro in the form of Doom Blade, Mana Leak, Stoneforge (with both swords), Jace TMS, etc. What really did well for Richard in our opinion was Inquisition of Kozilek which really messed us up. What won our game was Elspeth tokens.

Match Three
Lost in two. Alex brought to the table a black / white mid-range 'junk' deck which we named 'everything but the kitchen sink'. His build (featured in the video clip) did rather well against the Knight deck and really messed things up with the multiple discard spells he played. It was a nightmare to try a sideboard against.

Match Four
Lost in three. Matt had brought along (?) can't really recall - we
we're certain it was black with several infect cards. We'll have to yatter to him and get the details on his build (which we thought was rather fine).

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