Getting My Grind On

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!


A day behind…

So before Trevor went to Boston for the weekend we were going to deck test a bit each night so I could get used to this new deck before some small local tournaments this weekend.

We thought it would be great since it snowed yesterday and I wouldn’t have to be headed home at all or be tired.  Hell, I got a nap in the middle of the day felt great, and was still able to put in 8 hours.  Why can’t that happen all the time?

Well I had to run out to get a prescription that had come in.  No big deal.  We come home from that and getting a pizza and see how bad the roads were, get upstairs, put stuff down.  I go to switch the lights from the stairs to the living room and all I here is a small pop before it all goes dark.

Computers, internet, lights, everything on that circuit just died.  We check the circuit breaker and nothing is out of place.  Part of our living room still works, but the other part doesn’t.  However, there isn’t enough light to play really.  Plus our normal play area is completely in the dark.

So now I’m unintentionally a day behind.  I can go home and fishbowl a bit tonight, plus FNM tomorrow, but it really makes me not confident about Saturday, where I would really like to do well.

In other news, I will be discussing my blog and some other topics on ‘The Deck Tease’ tonight!  I will give you guys a link when it gets posted.  This is a podcast that I really enjoy and listen to at work when given the chance as well as in the car as I go from point to point.