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5/7 - NPH Prerelease

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Post  Slyphidine on Tue May 03, 2011 10:14 am

I'll be going to the (last) big prerelease in Center City on Saturday. I plan on getting there very early and scouring the rare bins before I jump into a flight.
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Post  redxxii on Tue May 03, 2011 10:22 am

I'll try to make it down for the first few flights, anyone know when they start?

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Post  MidniteEffort on Tue May 03, 2011 10:55 am

i'll be heading down on Saturday for sure!

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Post  Uniclonus on Tue May 03, 2011 4:04 pm

I'm plotting to be there as well, likely first thing as usual.
Sign-ups for the first flight start at about 8am

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Post  dark burn on Wed May 04, 2011 12:37 pm

I emailed the TO to see if I can go. Havent heard back yet. Hope I can get down there though

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Post  Uniclonus on Wed May 04, 2011 5:13 pm

Good luck. Hopefully they let you in this time.

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Post  redxxii on Wed May 04, 2011 5:51 pm

dark burn wrote:I emailed the TO to see if I can go. Havent heard back yet. Hope I can get down there though

I suggest a disguise, possibly a top-hat and mustache?

But seriously, couldn't you go down and not identify yourself, or say you are a new player without a DC number?

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Post  Uniclonus on Wed May 04, 2011 6:02 pm

redxxii wrote:But seriously, couldn't you go down and not identify yourself, or say you are a new player without a DC number?
While he could theoretically do that, odds are someone would recognize him, which wouldn't go over well. Plus, doing that would, as far as I know, qualify as fraud under DCI rules and could lead to suspension and what not.

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Post  Slyphidine on Thu May 05, 2011 8:28 am

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Post  Slyphidine on Thu May 05, 2011 9:11 am

redxxii wrote:But seriously, couldn't you go down and not identify yourself, or say you are a new player without a DC number?

Do you think they only asked him to leave last time after he gave his name? John's a well-known player. If the TO didn't recognize him, about 20 people at the event would.

It's best to be on the up and up, since (as will hopefully be proven) he didn't do anything wrong in the first place.
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Post  redxxii on Thu May 05, 2011 12:20 pm

My bad, guess I was being a bit naive there.

I'll be down around 8:30am or so to join the 9am flight.

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Post  Slyphidine on Sun May 08, 2011 10:51 am

For posterity, I thought I'd post my deck from yesterday. I went 3-0-1 and won the casual game played in the last round.

I've been meaning to do this for a while: post my deck from the prerelease and then go back when I know the format better and see if there was anything I could have done better.

12 Swamp
5 Mountain

Black:
2 Blind Zealot
Vault Skirge
Chancellor of the Dross
Phyrexian Obliterator
Bleak Coven Vampires
Instill Infection
Grim Affliction

Red:
Oxidda Scrapmelter
Slash Panther
Shatter

White:
2 Porcelain Legionnaire
Apostle's Blessing

Artifact:
Perilous Myr
Silver Myr
Palladium Myr
Moriok Replica
Pestilent Souleater
Gremlin Mine
Strider Harness
Necropouncer
Contagion Clasp
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Post  Uniclonus on Sun May 08, 2011 8:04 pm

I'd do that too, but I always end up ripping the deck apart before I think of writing up the list of it.
Wouldn't it help to list the rest of your pool, so when looking back later, you know what you could have used but didn't?

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Post  Slyphidine on Sun May 08, 2011 8:12 pm

Uniclonus wrote:I'd do that too, but I always end up ripping the deck apart before I think of writing up the list of it.
Wouldn't it help to list the rest of your pool, so when looking back later, you know what you could have used but didn't?

Yes yes... that would just take so much more time. At least I can say "why did I think it was a good idea to play THAT?!?"
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Post  Uniclonus on Sun May 08, 2011 8:34 pm

Hmm... makes sense, I suppose. Though I'm betting atleast one of those "why did I play that?" thoughts will be covered by there being nothing better to choose from.

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Post  Slyphidine on Sun May 08, 2011 9:27 pm

You're probably right...
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Post  Uniclonus on Sun May 08, 2011 11:16 pm

I should write this down, me being right doesn't happen often. Shocked

But yeah, it's way too much effort to bother listing everything. I couldn't do that right now if I wanted to, since my sealed pools are already mixed in with the opened packs that were a result of prizes.

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Post  intrinsic on Tue May 10, 2011 6:38 pm

Went 2-1-1

Here is what i played:

Karn Liberated
Livewire Lash
Etched Champion
Glistening Oil
Life's Finale
Parasitic Implant x2
Gold Myr
Hovermyr
Bonds of Quicksilver
Trespassing Souleater x2
Spined Thopter
Mortis Dogs
Deceiver Exarch
Painsmith
Shrine of Burning Rage
Pith Driller
Numbing Dose
Shrine of Loyal Legions
Perilous Myr
Rusted Relic
Slash Panther

I was able to play 5 of my 6 rares, and i had 2 bombs in Karn and Life's Finale, bit overall i was lacking what i needed to really dominate with this deck.

Lost a close game 3 in match 1, a possible play mistake probably cost me the win.
I had a shrine of loyal legions with 1 counter on it i could have sac'ed at his EOT and got in for just enough on the next turn -i think.

Romped match 2, still having not drawn or played Karn or the Finale yet.

Match 3 my opponent had a grip of lifegain. The mana artifact that gains as well as 2 of the suture priests. i must have dealt 30 damage game 1 but still lost. Game 2 i won on the back of a well timed Finale and then dropped Karn. We ran out of time so it ended in a draw.

Match 4 i romped.

I dropped before game 5 started.

I experimented with a few cards i wasnt sure about. Slash Panther was a pain on my ass. Once i drew him late in a winnable game but i was at 3 life and my opponent had a perilous myr in play so that was a no go. He would have won me the game with the hasted 4 damage.
I had 2 counters i sided in if they had a late game bomb that worried me. I had an instill infection i maybe should have maindecked and a 2nd perilous myr i sided in if they had an aggro start.
I got beat by Scrapdriver Serpent twice in match 1 so i tried playing with him but im just not sold on him.

I occasionally sided in/tested the following cards
Infiltration Lens (i started it game 1 then sided it out permanantly when i realized i didnt have any big dudes that were "must blocks" except maybe rusted relic)
Stoic Rebuttal
Psychic Barrier
Instill Infection
Perilous Myr (2nd)
Apostle's Blessing
Scrapdriver Serpent
Blistergrub x2

the rest of my cards, by color to make it easier:

Triumph of the Hordes
Leeching Bite
Glissa's Scorn
Maul splicer
Cystbearer
Blight Mamba
Acid Web Spider
Carapace Forger
Carrion Call

Artillerize
Galvanic Blast
Ogre Menial x2
Furnace Scamp
Rage Extractor
Ruthless Invasion
Scoria Elemental
Melt Terrain

Mental Misstep
Blighted Agent
Argent Mutation
Gitaxian Probe

Dementia Bat (am i crazy or is this card extremely overcosted?)
Evil Presence (almost sided this in as more people were playing 3 colors than i expected)
Exsanguinate (wish i had opened the shrine that lets you build mana)
Contagious Nim
Dross Hopper

Arrest
War Report
Shriek Raptor
Sensor Splicer
Loxodon Convert
Abuna Acolyte
Whitesun's Passage x2
Razor Hippogriff
Loxodon Wayfarer
Kemba's Skyguard

Liquimetal Coating
Accorder's Shield
Mycosynth Wellspring
Shrine of Limitless Worthlessness
Necropouncer
Immolating Souleater
Razorfield Thresher
Corpse Cur
Auriok Replica
Vulshok Replica
Echo Circlet
Glint Hawk Idol
Nihil Spellbomb

Seachrome Coast

i was extremely tempted to splash the arrest as i had a seachrome coast and a white mana myr but i declined to do so.
also tempting was splashing 2 mountains and running the Galvanic Blast and/or Artillerize.

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