Report

Hello,

as you can see this time my report is in english, so please forgive me
any mistakes I might have made, because I´m not exactly good in 
writing in english.

Maybe some of you have realized it, in the past few month several 
persons showed interest for German T1 magic.
In April we had visitors from Belgium, Carl Devos and his friends 
came to play in Dülmen.

And in my favourite forum, the zkforum, a well known type one player 
showed up, Oskar "Rakso" Tan.


So I decided to write the report in english because I wanted to give
Type I players who do not speak german a chance to read a report about our 
favourite tourney in Dülmen.


Here is my decklist and the report:


1 Flowstone Sculpture
4 Juggernaut
4 Su-Chi
2 Triskelion
2 Masticore
4 Goblin Welder

4 Survival of the Fittest
2 Squee, Goblin Nabob

1 Ancestral Recall
1 Time Walk
1 Memory Jar
1 Tinker
1 Regrowth
1 Uktabi Orangutan
1 Gorilla Shaman
1 Thunderscape Battlemage

1 Black Lotus
1 Mox Emerald
1 Mox Jet
1 Mox Pearl
1 Mox Ruby
1 Mox Sapphire
1 Sol Ring
1 Grim Monolith
4 City of Brass
1 Library of Alexandria
4 Mishra?s Workshop
1 Strip Mine
4 Taiga
1 Tolarian Academy
3 Tropical Island
3 Wasteland

Sideboard:
2 Tormod's Crypt
1 Llawan, Cephalid Empress
3 Artifact Mutation
1 Decimate
2 Elvish Lyrist
2 Flametongue Kavu
4 Red Elemental Blast

Yes thats right there actually is a Decimate in my sideboard as it was
in the sideboard from Benjamin Ribbeck.

The problem was we needed a Thunderscape Battlemage for the
sideboard. And Björn Ortmann forgot to take some to D?lmen. 
So we went out to search Battlemages without luck. But then Roland
Bode a friend from university arrived and suggested to play Decimate 
because he wanted to see it in action in a seriuos tourney deck. 
Benjamin borded it in once and actually won the game with Decimate.

He killed Juggernaut, Karn, Survival and his opponents only green mana.

Unfortunatily Roland and I left the table only few minutes before, 
because we both thought that Benjamin could not win that game.


The metagame was very interesting this time.

There were many black-decks, suicideblack and pox, and only few
Teletubbies. Unsurprisingly the Tubbies ended up far better.

Four finished in top eight. There were also some Bazaar decks, the 
usual variants of The Deck and several combo decks
(PandaBurst,IlluMask,SquirrelCraft).


First Round I played against Volker Hofmeister, who had a blue/black 
controldeck. He played only few spells, Duress and Diabolic Edict, 
but that was not enough.

Second game surprisingly he decided me to start. He played 
Phyrexian Furnace and countered once with Foil and that was it.

2:0


Second Round Marcel Fischer confronted me with a Bazaardeck.

He played some Duress and got a Nether Shadow with his Bazaar.

I only had second turn Survival and third turn Juggernaut with
Workshop, but he had no Living Death.

After Boarding I got a Library but no Tormod?s Crypt and believed 
that he would kill me soon because he had lot of time to activate 
his Bazaar several times and already started to discard fast mana 
because he had enough in his hand. Then he started with Dark Ritual 
and Hypnotic Specter and I started to breath again. After all his 
Living Death came one turn short of giving him a chance to win.

2:0


Third Round I met a friend, Andreas Stroiczek who played an only 
artifact-only deck with Workshop and Tubbies and with Sphere of Resistance.

We both had bad draws and were very slow. We got some creatures 
out and exchanged beats. He won with 3 life.

Second game was a spoiler win. I started with Time Walk, Ancestral. 
Followed by Memory Jar and some creatures. Because of my Wasteland 
he died with only one mana in play.

The third game was very balanced, we both had creatures and played a good game.

Then I topdecked Memory Jar.

I activated the Jar and got Time Walk, Ancestrall, Workshop and
creatures. That was too much for him.

2:1


Fourth game was against Bennjamin Ribbeck and we drawed like we did 
last tourney.

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In the fifth match I met Cristian Heuer who played The Deck.

First game I got a quite usefull start with Workshop, Sol Ring,
Juggernaut. 
Then Academy, Jar activated Mox Ruby, Welder.

I activated the Jar another 2 times, and with both Jars I got 2 fast 
mana and 2 creatures.

Second game I was flooded and he got an early Superman who killed me.

Then he mulliganed twice and I started with Library, but I only used the

Library once because I had a very aggressive start and wanted to be
able to take advantage of his mulligans. Second turn I played
Workshop, Grim Monolith and Su-Chi. Next turn I played Triskelion and
Welder. And in the fourth turn I played another Trisk and killed him.

2:1


In the sixth round I played against Torben Beck for the first time, 
he had a five color control with Bazaar of Bagdad for carddrawing, 
with Squee for the Bazaar and his Masticores.

Against him I got one of the best openings of this day. I started 
with Workshop, Mox, Su-Chi he forced. Then Workshop, Mox, Memory Jar,
Survival. Next Round activate Jar, play Juggernaut and Welder.

Fourth turn I Jared again and got Su-Chi, Masticor and Tinker for
Triskelion. He scooped.

Second game I also had a way to strong opening for him. 
With my first draw I got the Mox I needed for a first turn Su-Chi 
which he forced again. For the next counter I had a blast and so I 
resolved a Survival and a Welder and the game finished soon.

2:0


In the last round I had to play against Benjamin Rott.

He played SquirrelCraft.

We both knew each others decks. So I knew that his combo deck was a 
very bad matchup for me.

We started and the first game looked quite well for me because 
he was manascrewed but then he topdecked Black Lotus and won.

The second game I had no chance, he countered my Elvish Lyrist 
and third turn he got his combo and finished me.

0:2


So I finished this tourney with 5:1:1 at the fifth place.

I hope you have enjoyed the report.

Have fun playing magic and ´til next time.

Swen