Tonight's episode: Every Dog has His Day.

Are you the gambling type? Ever bet on that long shot, three-legged horse to win
the derby? You actually like the odds to hit the lottery, or get hit by
lightning... If so, you could have cashed in on tonight's tourney.

2 Karn, Silver Golem
2 Metalworker
1 Triskelion

1 Black Lotus
1 Mana Crypt
1 Mana Vault
1 Memory Jar
1 Mox Emerald
1 Mox Jet
1 Mox Pearl
1 Mox Ruby
1 Mox Sapphire
4 Smokestack
4 Sphere of Resistance
1 Sol Ring
4 Tangle Wire
1 Time Vault

1 Demonic Tutor
1 Yawgmoth's Will

1 Ancestral Recall
3 Meditate
1 Time Walk
1 Timetwister
1 Tinker

4 Goblin Welder

1 Badland
1 Island
4 Mishra's Workshop
4 Polluted Delta
1 Strip Mine
1 Tolarian Academy
1 Underground Sea
4 Volcanic Island
2 Wasteland

SB: 2 Bottle Gnomes
SB: 2 Jester's Cap
SB: 1 Serrated Arrows
SB: 1 Tormod's Crypt
SB: 1 Chain of Vapor
SB: 1 Hurkyl's Recall
SB: 3 Rack and Ruin
SB: 4 Red Elemental Blast

Brief match summary:

Round 1: Raiyaan (U/g Phid)

Game 1: Raiyaan is not too happy. Last time, Dreadnoughts rolled... He wins roll
and plays first; land, go. Draw. I open with Workshop, Sphere drawing out his
FoW, Mox Ruby, Sphere which resolves. Raiyaan's mood does not improve... He's
forced into draw, land, go. I am attempting to drop bomb after bomb in my
consecutive turns. He's doing his best to work around the Sphere to draw,
search, and counter my bombs. Eventually a second Workshop hits table,
Metalworker resolves, Smokestack and Karn resolve when Metalworker becomes
active. Smokestack grinds him under. Karn and friends eventually go to town...

Unfortunately, the game took a long time.

In: 2 Red Elemental Blast
Out: 1 Triskelion, 1 Time Vault

Game 2: Raiyaan opens with land, Sol Ring, go. Draw. Workshop, Mox Emerald, Mox
Ruby, Smokestack. He FoW, but his FoW is met by REB... oops! Raiyaan can only
roll his eyes. However, momentum shifts on his next turn. He draws, plays
Tropical Island and drops Fastbond. Hmm... Land drop, land drop, Future Sight.
Hmm... my first turn Smokestack = Crap. My turn, top deck: Karn. Whoohoo! Time
is called, we are now on five turns. Argh! His Factory plays pattie cake with
Karn while Stack does all the dirty work. I can not defeat Raiyaan in the time

Still a victory, but bad on tiebreakers.

1-0-0, 1-0-1

Round 2: David, TMD Webster (U/r Fish)

Hopefully Webster can fill in the details...

Game 1: General DuckTape brokenness.

In: 1 Serrated Arrows, 3 Red Elemental Blast
Out: 1 Mana Crypt, 1 Smokestack, 1 Time Vault, 1 Goblin Welder

Game 2: He opens with Volcanic Island, Grim Lavamancer. Ah crap, I had two
Welders in my opening hand to push through his counter wall. His Grim Lavamancer
becomes Curious and starts to draw cards. Standstills draw many cards including
multiple Energy Flux. Wipes my board and Grim Lavamancers goes the distance...

Unfortunately, the game took a long time. Theme?

Game 3: Serrated Arrows take out Curious Lavamancers. Time is called and we are
on five turns. At the end of five turns, David is at 4 life, no blockers; I am
at 18, Karn and friends. At one point, Luis is standing behind Web, observing.
Web is calculating with two cards in hand and Luis says, "Dude, you're holding
two Islands. What are you thinking about?" Not sure if that was true but it was
funny. LOL He wanted the tie... GG.


Round 3: Dustin (mono-U Phid)

Game 1: Game deciding moment as we are both down to one card in hand, Dustin is
forced to use Nevinyrral's Disk to wipe the board when I announce attack phase;
Karn and friends. His turn, draws and plays 'Phid. Dustin's left with one
untapped Island and one card. My turn, untap Tolarian Academy, 1 Underground
Sea, 2 Volcanic Island; draw and play Workshop. Hmm... in the yard is Lotus, two
moxen, Ancestral, Demonic Tutor, Time Walk, Karn, Smokestack, Sphere, Welder. In
my hand, Yawgmoth's Will. Tapping Sea and Volcanics for Will and for game. Oops!
Dustin taps Island for Force Spike! Hmm... Academy taps for zero, Workshop only
for artifacts... Well, it was still game. Just not in my favor. 'Phid draws
cards. I lose.

Unfortunately, the game took a long time. Broken record?

In: 3 Red Elemental Blast
Out: 1 Mana Crypt, 1 Smokestack, 1 Time Vault

Game 2: General DuckTape brokenness.

Game 3: Time is called while we are shuffling.


Round 4: Dennis (Ankh Sligh)

Game 1: General DuckTape brokenness. Highlight: At end of game, Dennis has no

In: 2 Bottle Gnome
Out: 1 Mana Crypt, 1 Time Vault

Game 2: General DuckTape brokenness. Highlights: At end of game, Dennis has no
permanents and is beaten by a twenty turn Bottle Gnome. LOL.


Okay, what a weird night! All my rounds went way too long, but that is probably
me = n00bx10. I heard a player had illegal cards? What was that about? I heard
Player A beat Player B, 2-0, but then conceded. Several players dropped to play
team draft. And then "the dog has his day..."

Final Standings Top 8:
1. Clinton
2. KiLO
3. Zhalfirin
4. Dan
5. Craig
6. Dennis
7. Isaac
8. lurking_evil

Congrats, Clinton! Clinton is a cool guy who mostly plays casual decks in the

Afterwards, I stuck around to play a couple casual games. Egg'cademy is fun! I
like to play it in casual games, for fun! I do not care what anyone else says.
However, I will not play with it in the tourney, so please stop asking me to...

Also, anyone care to comment about this: ABM > Hulk