T1ToC4 Round 4 -- JP (Dark Keeper) over Gzeiger (Academy) 2-0

Beyond Dominia: The Type One Magic Mill: Archived threads of the Beyond Dominia Type I Mill: T1ToC4 Round 4 -- JP (Dark Keeper) over Gzeiger (Academy) 2-0

By JP 'Polluted' Meyer, the Archivist (Jpmeyer) on Saturday, October 06, 2001 - 09:52 pm:

I didn't save the logs because there wasn't much to them.

Gzeiger won the roll. My opening hand had land, Abyss, and Moat, so I parised. My new hand had Wasteland and Academy. I laid Wasteland and killed his City. Then I dropped Academy and he scooped because he doesn't run Lingering Mirage.

I sided out Zuran Orb, Moat, Yavimaya Coast. and Diabolic Edict for Jester's Cap, Duress, Ivory Mask and Tormod's Crypt.

Game two I dropped a turn 1 LoA and Tormod's Crypt. I cast Time Walk on turn 2 and again on the legacy. I Drained a Defense Grid and dropped Ivory Mask. I eventually drew Demonic Tutor and got Tolarian Academy with it (I also had 5 artifacts by this point.) Eventually I got Mystical Tutor for Stroke of Genius, which then produced a Fact or Fiction, which then produced the Vampiric Tutor for Jester's Cap that I needed for the win.

So now I'm 3-0-1 in matches and 7-2 in games.

By Gzeiger (Gzeiger) on Saturday, October 06, 2001 - 10:44 pm:

Congratulations. Control really does beat combo :(

By Matt D'Avanzo, the Sylvan Librarian (Matt) on Tuesday, October 09, 2001 - 08:28 am:

It does when you don't run the disgusting, utter brokeness that is Lingering Mirage.


By Big Blue on Tuesday, October 09, 2001 - 08:30 am:

lol - I knew you would say that, Matt

But seriously, if you scoop to an opposing Academy there is something wrong with your deck - e.g. no Capsize?

By Random-Miser on Tuesday, October 09, 2001 - 02:35 pm:

or more likely no lingering mirage..the mirage is awsome in academy!

By Big Blue on Tuesday, October 09, 2001 - 03:27 pm:

Ha! Somebody is finally joining Matt's troops on this issue...

I can only say that so far I am happy with Capsize. But then again, who plays with Academy in the moxless realm of Vienna? So maybe I would change my mind if I would have to face a tourney at NG. But then again, why would I want to play Academy THERE?! (except maybe for the challenge to beat Legend Blue with *cough* combo)

I'd rather play Stompy or Null and Void (hehe, would be nice to beat Matt's Keeper with his own NetherVoid deck). Or go with the masses and play Keeper.

By Gzeiger (Gzeiger) on Tuesday, October 09, 2001 - 03:37 pm:

I joined Matt on that issue long ago, but unfortunately we are still playing the decklists we submitted months ago, so I can't make that change. I still think I'm right about maindeck Defense Grids though.

I do play Capsize, but my position in that game was hopeless anyway - he had a full hand, and I had no lands in play or in hand (Academy in hand :(). I wasn't about to resolve a Capsize, even if I could find it.

By Matt D'Avanzo, the Sylvan Librarian (Matt) on Tuesday, October 09, 2001 - 03:40 pm:

One thing...

How do you play Defense Grid and Helm in the smae deck? Might as well make them Sapphire Medallions.


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