It Just Seems Slow

Well, until the last couple of days, it was pretty slow on the fansub front, but the real issue with posting is that I was spending this weekend either at the doc’s, getting an x-ray (checkup) or playing Magic: The Gathering.  I participated in a Standard Constructed (that’s Type II for you old farts), in which I went 1-3 on Friday night.  Saturday, I went 3-1 and placed 3rd in a draft.  That one was kind of weird; due to technical difficulties, it went late and several people dropped.  I was in 2nd going into the final 4, which got me matched up against the only guy who beat me during rounds.  He had an incredible deck for a draft, and just spewed tokens on the board like nobody’s business.  While we were playing a very long second game, the other pair finished, and the winner decided to take second (knowing he couldn’t beat that deck either)–which meant that we were playing for first place.  Or in my case, third, since I couldn’t beat that deck either.

Really weird way to finish up a tourney, and I felt kind of ripped off; not the organizer’s fault but that deck was obscene.

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4 Responses to It Just Seems Slow

  1. Dr.Heinous says:

    Hey, well, third isn’t bad. You should be happy!

  2. Ubu Roi says:

    In an 8 person tourney, third is out of the money, and I needed to take first in order to break even on the entry fee for a draft. Now, a standard is much different: cheaper to enter, since you don’t have to pay for booster packs, but the amount of money you’ll spend to create a winning deck is obscene. 90% of the cards I’ve bought for my Standard deck have been tossed out as I experiment. (I’m not “net decking” but trying to construct my own from scratch. It’s more challenging.) Even if I hadn’t, Redneck Guy calculated that constructing the net deck he wanted would cost him $240.00, so it would probably run me about the same.

  3. Dr.Heinous says:

    Hm. Perhaps if you just brought $250 and split it up, paying everyone else to drop out of the tourney…

  4. Ubu Roi says:

    How about someone paying me $250 to drop out of the tourney. How about someone paying me $250 for anything? (actually, there’s a tournement in Garland that has a top prize of $200, a mox ruby, or a box of Time Spiral. Dude, what cheap idiots. At wholesale, $200 is about 3 boxes of TS, if not 4. Show me the money. Though a mint Mox Ruby is worth about $400 retail.

    Anyway, I’ve about had it with Public Works. They are asking for a hell of a lot; I’m getting further and further out of paygrade every month. Though I suppose that whine belongs on Houblog.

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