Erling, aka Icelander, initiated this years road trip from Gothenburg, and around lunch the car consisting of him, me and Åland were on the road. This is what I had sleeved up:
|Gathering magic and beer.|
Game one I faced Rafiki, who was the bartender at last n00bcon and now played in his first old school tournament. Game one I take a mulligan to 6, and get to learn why power cards are called power cards. I've never cast either my lotus nor my ancestral before, but get to break that streak by casting ancestral at the end of Rafiki's first turn, and then play Land, Sol Ring, Fellwar Stone, Lotus, Guardian Beast on turn two.
Second one is unfair for our hero though, as I mull to three, and never come back. Third one is even more anticlimactic, when I mull once again and manage to resolve about one Su-chi as the total number of spells in the match, and most of my other cards were lands. Rafiki had a very good start in the third game anyway, but mana problems are still annoying. Guess I'll just win my next three matches for top4.
Second match is against Honka who plays No-win. How much no-win you ask? He plays two Feldon's Cane. Not even Millstone.
|Three dudes playing Howling Mines.|
|Elof does the sideway face palm.|
|Easy game. Slightly lucky.|
|Eyes on the prize!|
|Half the top 4; Erling and Pefken.|
|The other half; Mg and Brorsan.|
Brorsan's white weenie (without Land Tax!) managed to beat Pefken in the other semi, and we face off in the finals. An interesting note is also that Brorsan actually owns full power, but didn't play any in his deck. Here's the list:
|No Land Tax, and Balance isn't even in the sideboard. Very next level.|
Last game, for all the marbles (or at least a signed Relic Barrier). I manage to create some early board presence, and have at least one relevant terror. Brorsan is blisteringly fast however, and it looks very tough, even though I get both Old Man and Ancestral early. The weenies laugh in the face of my Jovial Evil, and Brorsan deservingly takes the title of Kingvitational 0.5 Champion!
|"Sure, Jovial Evil resolve, I take 8. May I attack for 14?"|
|Varberg Night Nerd Thugz!|