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Well another great tournament in Savannah and after carrying around the prize
for a month (long story), I had the chance to possibly win it back. I decided to
run Paragon Keeper since I had been playing either Trix (thanks Jon) or TnT. I
had gotten a bit tired of playing Trix and even playing TnT so I decided to try
the new Paragon version and see what it could do.

Heres the decklist:

1 Library of Alexandria
2 City of Brass
4 Underground Sea
4 Polluted Delta
3 Volcanic Island
3 Tundra
1 Tolarian Academy
3 Wasteland
1 Strip Mine

1 Black Lotus
1 Mox Pearl
1 Mox Ruby
1 Mox Sapphire
1 Mox Jet
1 Sol Ring
1 Grim Monolith

1 Ancestral Recall
1 Time Walk

1 Misdirection
4 Force of Will
4 Mana Drain

2 Morphling
2 Brainstorm
1 Yawgmoth's Will
1 Mind Twist
1 Balance
1 Chainer's Edict
1 Swords to Plaowshares
1 Fire/Ice
1 Mytiscal Tutor
1 Demonic Tutor
1 Fact or Fiction
1 Stroke of Genius
1 Power Artifact
2 Cunning Wish
1 Burning Wish
1 The Abyss
1 Tormod's Crypt
1 Circle of Protection:Red

I made it 61 Cards due to the fact of Tormod's Crypt. I hate recurssion fromt he
graveyard. So the Deck ran at 61 cards.

Round 1
Facing "Pest" with Hill's Stacker
Game 1 he gets the first turn Juggernaut and swings for the win (now I know how
it feels versus TnT)
Game 2 I have a better start and Cunning Wish for Shattering Pulse. I blow
everything away with it and wait to draw into Morphling for the win.
Game 3 he gets the burn going and I grab Shattering Pulse and start blasting his
artifacts. He gets me down to 6 life and I draw into Demonic Tutor..shattering
pulse in hand...I grab the CoP:Red. He bolts me to 3 for playing the CoP and
after that he scoops due to me having the game locked down.

2-1-0 in games and 1-0-0 in matches
Round 2
I play Mark Morgan playing 5-color keeper
It seems Mark hasn't played in a while and was a bit rusty
Game 1
We both draw go and after baiting him into a counter-war, I drop Morphling and
swing fo the win.
Game 2
He gets second turn Morphling and hammers me to 10 before I get a Balance to
resolve. He then Psi-Blasts me to 6 and I stabilize and get a Morphling down. 2
turns later he attempts Balance, which I luckily countered and won.

4-1-0 in games and 2-0-0 in Matches

Round 3
Random Suicide black
Looked to be a type 2 deck since all I saw was Mutilate and Cabal Coffers and
Nantuko Shades
Game 1
I get early Morphling and he attempts to mutilate for 8, so I pump Morphling to
a 0/9 and survive.
Game 2
I counter a early shade and drop a Morphling 3 turns later to win

6-1-0 in Games and 3-0-0 in Matches

Round 4
Versus Cullen Cox with Parfait
We were both 3-0 so we both Id'd and decided to play it safe  :)

6-1-0 in games and 3-0-1 in Matches

Round 5
Against Todd with parfait
We ID'd as well to go ahead and start Top 8

6-1-0 in Games and 3-0-2 in Matches

Cullen is top seed and I'm a close Second seed going into top 8

Round 1 Top 8
Against Hill Redwine Winner of VA Tourney
Game 1
I get hosed by my deck and he drops a Morphling and I lose quick.
Game 2
We both draw-go for a while before he gets a Morphling down... I take the pain
for 1 or 2 turns before I grab a Edict and it resolves. I luckily draw into
great cards and he sees nothing but lands. Morphling takes him down soon after.
(whew)
Game 3
I get the cards rolling and he doesn't seem to draw into anything good. I drop
Morphling and he attempts to Cunning wish for a Diabloic Edict. His sideboard
was 14 cards and he forgot to de-sideboard the earlier edict and he scooped due
to Illegal deck. we played it out as though he did have the edict in the board
and I did counter it and still win.
Tough break Hill...that was a great match.

Round 2 of Top 8
Troy with shadows/Grinning Demon
Game 1
He gets a first turn hymn/Grinning Demon via Dark Rituals and I struggle to keep
up. I drop morphling third turn and make my land drops. He swings with demon and
carnophage and I block demon with morphling (0/7)  :laugh: and keep taking the
ouch from carnophage. He then proceeds to drop Dauthi shadow and keeps swinging.
I'm down to 7, while the demon and Carnophage have smacked him down to 5 life. I
give morphling flying and bash for the win. (whew he never got the edict)
Game 2
I side in 1 Light of Day
turn one he drops a Morphed Grinning demon. I let it resolve with Light of Day
and counter back up and Brainstorm in hand
I Brainstorm to bury the light of day and make land drops.
turn 4 I drop Light of day and ask if he wants to concede. He plays it out
hoping to beat with the morphed Demon. I drop Morphling and then next turn drop
Abyss. Tough break.

Finals!
against my mentor Jon Spires Playing Trix
My worst match-up as I'm always nervous playing Jon.
Game 1
I get combo'd third turn with shitty draws and lose with the quickness
Game 2
I didn't even notice Jon didn't Sideboard and was confident in the Combo
He attempts to Combo me turn 2 and 3 which I thankfully had counters for both. I
drop Morphling and win.
Game 3
He sideboards this time. we get serious  :rock:
Turn 1 he drop tolarian and lotus
I get a Force of Will off and then proceed to wasteland his tolarian. he misses
land drop and I make mine. I cunning wish for shattering pulse and blow up his
Sapphire medalliona and waste his next land drop
I drop morphling and swing for the win

So out of 6 trips we have made to Savannah
I won 3 out of 6 and the rest of our team has won the other 3
(Minus Jesse)
So my streak grows to 2 in a row.

Thanks to Jeff, for hosting us and to Darren Dew for his previous help with the
first place prize  ;)

Hopefully we will see you guys on our January 4th Tournament

David Allen

P.S. Fear the Space Ghost Hat!!