Peace, doting wizard, peace! I am not mad.
William Shakespeare. Comedy of Errors, Act IV, Scene IV.
What with building my own deck, lending one to Brother Oli, and seeing that Brother Jonas receives a deck from his mysterious benefactor®, it’s been a busy time at my kitchen table. And nothing could be more appropriate on a kitchen table than laying out piles of core set janky cards...
|Wizards Tournament prep – aka: the Joy of Sleeving|
One of our number is attending his first n00bcon and it is perhaps the worst-kept secret in the UK Old School scene that he’ll be rocking some white round-cornered cards come Thursday evening. But what form exactly? There were two initial ideas (pictured below) in the primordial soup – one with a G splash for ramp, and one solid W with a touch of 5/3 beats.
One thing was certain though – this fella had to break out of his cage…
Mono Red is another sweet strategy. This brew-in-progress is a favourite as it eschews all of the rules of contemporary Magic by showcasing all of the charming absurdities found only in Alpha: (i) incorrectly-costed cards; (ii) the busted “colour-gain” artifacts; (iii) the nonsense that is Goblin Balloon Brigade and (iv) 5(+) card playsets of format staples doing good things.
|Sweet dreams are made of these…|
My build this year is a “closely-guarded” secret. However I can share my deck from last year:
|A devastating Chaos Orb, flipped 93-style|
A ridiculous number of Sol Rings
Peace. Brother Stebbo.