Community League #4: Winner!

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Wow, are you guys ready to play in a format where Heroic isn’t such a big thing? It’s back to back Heroic wins in the last two league; I think we need a break from any format with the word “Standard” in it. What say you?

None of which is to detract from the victory of our … victor.

League #4: Standard Silverblack – Winner!

Congrats to Punninglinguist for his win, piloting UW Heroic in the finals against Cyrulean, who fought valiantly with his Mono Red Heroic list to steal the win but who, in his own words, fell just one mana short from taking the match. Sounds like some good Magic to me!

For winning the event, Punninglinguist gets 10 tickets and the final vote in the format for our next event.

As the top-ranking patron, Cyrulean also earns 10 tickets for the event.

Congrats to you both!

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Share your lists!

The veil of secrecy may now be lifted. My list was out there for the world to see the entire event, and I content that it could have won the whole thing with slightly better draws. That said, I will post my list in the forums, and you should too.

Post your Standard Silverblack lists here.

Here’s Punninglinguist’s winning UW Heroic list.

Punninglinguist says: Thanks to bava for running a great event! Here is my 7-0 decklist, which got refined a little during the course of the tournament, with Ajani’s Presence gradually moving from the main to the sideboard.

[d title=”UW Heroic (Punninglinguist)”]
Land
4 Tranquil Cove
2 Mystic Monastery
3 Island
8 Plains
4 Evolving Wilds

Creatures
4 Favored Hoplite
2 Seeker of the Way
4 Lagonna-Band Trailblazer
4 Battlewise Hoplite
2 Akroan Skyguard

Spells
4 Ordeal of Thassa
4 Ordeal of Heliod
4 Gods Willing
2 Stubborn Denial
3 Aqueous Form
4 Defiant Strike
2 Center Soul

Sideboard
2 Negate
4 Glare of Heresy
2 Annul
1 Seeker of the Way
3 Surge of Righteousness
2 Ajani’s Presence
1 Center Soul [/d]

Nominate a format of our next league

What should we play next? I am personally vetoing anything with the word “Standard” in it; aside from that, though, the field is open.

Write your choices in the comments below. Whichever choices get the most mentions / votes will be brought in front of our winner, who will get to decide between them.

We’ll get the next league running in early- to mid-May.

Thanks to everyone for participating in our fourth Community League. I hope you all had a great time, and will join us for league #5 coming next month.

Cheers! /bava

Community League #4: Standard Silverblack, Top 8

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Hey gang!

Check out the week one article for a reminder on rules, reporting, and prize payouts.

There are no more email reminders so hopefully you all made it here to read this, anyway.

Week Four for Bava

I was feeling good about my list going into this week. Avery61 was on RDW and I had played the match-up once in practice and won handily. It wasn’t quite so easy this time, though. Here is the video:

 

What have you guys been playing and how has it gone? Respond in the comments below, or use the league forum!

Top 8 Pairings

We had a lot of non-reporting and non-communication happening, so I had to make some decisions at the end of week 4. Basically, people who communicated with me won vs people who did not (though I did always try and get in touch with both parties myself, first) and if neither play communicated they received a draw. Anyone who didn’t communicate in week 4 was not eligible to make it into the top 8.

Please remember that communication is the most vital aspect of running a league like this, and it makes my life a lot easier!

With further ado, here they are. If you have any questions, get in touch.

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Our goal is to finish top 8 by the end of next weekend (April 19) and declare a winner.

Good luck, have fun!

Community League #4: Standard Silverblack, Week 4

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Hey gang!

Check out the week one article for a reminder on rules, reporting, and prize payouts.

There are no more email reminders so hopefully you all made it here to read this, anyway.

Week Three for Bava

Just some slight tweaks to my mono-black devotion list this week. [c]Child of Night[/c] was too awkward with [c]Drown in Sorrow[/c] so I cut her and added in a couple [c]Dead Drop[/c] though I really think that card is too clunky. I played against Dan in week 3, who was on the UW Heroic list that is very popular so far in this event. Here is the video:

 

I also played a fun practice match against _ShipIt_ running Mono Red Heroic / RDW. The big question in my MBC list is about [c]Ulcerate[/c] and, in general, all the shocks I give myself with the list. Surely that is a bad thing against aggressive lists like red? Let me know what you think.

 

What have you guys been playing and how has it gone? Respond in the comments below, or use the league forum!

Week Four Pairings

With further ado, here they are. If you have any questions, get in touch.

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Good luck, have fun!

Community League #4: Standard Silverblack, Week 3

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Hey gang!

Check out the week one article for a reminder on rules, reporting, and prize payouts.

There are no more email reminders so hopefully you all made it here to read this, anyway.

Week Two for Bava

I updated my list slightly from week one (mono black devotion) and played it with updates against rremedio1 for week two. The deck performed much better with the updates and I was able to edge out a win two games to one. Roberto was playing a Sultai control list around [c]Temur Sabertooth[/c], which is super-strong. Here is the video:

What have you guys been playing and how has it gone? Respond in the comments below, or use the league forum!

Week Three Pairings

With further ado, here they are. If you have any questions, get in touch.

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Looks like it’s me vs Dan for week three. Expect a video from both sides!

Good luck, have fun!

Announcing Community League #4: Standard Silverblack

Hi everyone!

Thanks to the amazing support of our patrons, I am happy to announce our fourth community league event. The format will be:

Standard Silverblack

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In addition to this league, so long as our patrons keep coming through, we are now guaranteeing bi-monthly league events! That’s right, a new league every two months, guaranteed.

Here’s the thing, though.

This may be the last public league event. I’m not sure yet, but the reward does say “patron-exclusive” and I want to reward the people that are helping us live the dream. Running a league takes a lot of time and energy (as many of you know), so we also need to make sure that the investment has some payoff.

The biggest payoff is and always will be building a community around the Magic formats we love.

We’re seeking new partnerships and finding new ways to bring amazing content to an international audience. We love doing that, and we love the community that we have built up so far.

We don’t want to sacrifice that, and we won’t. So I want to ask you all, what seems fair?

Here are some options:

Option 1

Keep the bi-monthly leagues open to all, and find a different way to compensate our patrons.

Option 2

Keep the bi-monthly leagues open to all, but only people who are patrons will be able to win prizes.

Option 3

Make future league events patron-only. $2 per month is not too much to ask for great articles, videos, and player-run events.

What do you think? Pick a choice in the form at the bottom of this page, and weigh in down in the comments.

Sign up for the league

While you’re down there in the comments, sign up for league #4, Standard Silverblack!

To sign up, provide your MTGO username, your real name (or preferred pseudonym), and your time zone.

Registration closes on Thursday, March 12. Pairings will go up on the 13th, and you’ll have a week to get your matches in. We’ll continue to have weekly articles and there will be a place in the forums to discuss the format, matches, and more.

Weigh In

We want to do right by everyone, so share your thoughts.