So when I got back from GP Charlotte and the Planeswalker Points started ticking in I noticed how close I was to actually getting a bye for next season. So last weekend I pretty just played in different events the whole time. Started with FNM and then played from 11 am Saturday until about 6 pm. Would have gone back Sunday if I hadn’t needed to pick up Trevor from the airport and go do some stuff for our new place. Instead I contemplated what I had learned the past two days and came to the conclusion I had been avoiding.
I need to play B/G or some variant there of. It fits me. I need much more practice in other combinations, which just says I need much more practice as a player. Trevor says that B/G fits my love of the cycle of life and death, that it is only a natural combination for someone like me. Whatever that means. But I recognize the need to adapt to other colors and the fact that I am exploring them I think says a lot.
But, my B/G deck just wasn’t doing it with the advent of Gatecrash. Not sure why exactly, but something just stopped clicking. I think the biggest issue was for a while Burning Tree Emissary just snowballing faster then I could. And still maybe is.
Either way, last night I switched over to Kibler’s Ooze deck. I’ve never straight up copied a deck card for card without the intent of swapping things out as I went. Not gonna lie, either, I had a lot of fun with it. One game I had three Predator Ooze’s out at once and it was just a slaughter. The other games were so close and I think it was just a means of me not quite having a grasp of what I had left to draw yet.
However, out of the three decks I have been considering for DC Open this weekend, it is the highest contender. I’m gonna look at what is popping up and maybe make a few adjustments, but I don’t necessarily think I need that many. Add the fact that it is general mechanics that I am accustomed too with just some new faces and I think I have a really strong place right now.
Beyond that, last Thursday I was on a podcast titled ‘The Deck Tease’ with some other wonderful women players and judges. We had great conversation regarding things like writers in magic, particularly what is seen as a lack of women, Cockatrice, and GP Charlotte. You can find the exact episode here.
This is something I really enjoyed doing and really look forward to doing again in some capacity. Perhaps Trevor and I will sit down and just have one of our banters back and forth. Or feel free to invite me place! I like to talk to people like that
Anyway! Thanks for all your continued readership and hopefully we can all move on to bigger and better things from here!