Friday, 5 June 2009

Running good and ready for Lincoln

By Jim Marlow

Hey everyone,

Firstly, congratulations to Andy Edwards for winning a draft this year...nice broodmate, i mean deck. Seriously though, well drafted.

Secondly, with ratings cut-off's this week a final congrats to all the lucky guys who made it to Nats from Team Leeds, well done guys and do us proud in Brighton.

Obviously, anyone not qualified (me), win the grinders!!!!!!

Before i move on to my tweaked deck for lincoln on saturday, i want to write a little about a draft i did at Runik Games this week. I won it (obv) and it was basically hilarious to get some sick late picks, i mean LATE!

P1,p1 - im faced between tower gargoyle and realm razor. I think they are pretty equal because they are both kind of bombs. I think razor is more powerful than gargoyle when ahead on board, but much worse when your behind. In the end i went for gargoyle, this may have been right or wrong.

After this my next 2 picks are both oblivion rings....woot. Im a little bit annoyed to be passing a sanctum gargoyle but whatever.

Pick 4 - there are'nt many good cards except a branching bolt and....caldera hellion?!?

so i guess i take that.

pick 5 i get jungle shrine, guess im moving into naya. Sorry whoever got realm razor (guy to my left).

I then get some half decent cards, knight of skyward eye, etc.

Obviously the sanctum gargoyle comes round which i take, and then i get both 13th and 14th pick cavern thoctars!

yep, this actually happened.

It's actually quite hilarious, because for some reason i still thought i was strongest in esper, splashing for the hellion (i got some half decent esper and no review period). I drafted horribly, taking a load of bad cards. Luckily the rest of the table took all the bad cards, so when it came to deckbuilding i realised i had inadvertantly drafted a (probably) draft-winning naya deck.

Thanks very much.

Anway, here's a polished version of the deck i posted last night after i goldfished and talked to some guys.

4 x anathemancer
4 x boggart ram gang
4 x bloodbraid elf
4 x putrid leech
3 x figure of destiny
3 x sygg, river cutthroat

3 x flame javelin
3 x volcanic fallout
1 x jund charm
3 x magma spray
4 x maelstrom pulse

4 x savage lands
2 x ghitu encampment
2 x fire-lit thicket
2 x graven cairns
1 x twilight mire
1 x llanowar wastes
2 x sulphurous springs
2 x reflecting pool
4 x mountain
2 x forest
2 x swamp

3 x pithing needle
1 x jund charm
2 x cloudthresher
3 x thoughtseize
2 x thought hemorrhage
3 x kitchen finks
1 x primal command

See you all soon,

Until then,


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