Top 4 decklists from XXIII Open de Madrid

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By Carl (Carl) on Wednesday, October 24, 2001 - 11:35 am:

I've put up the decklists that Nicky sent me at

Guess which kind of deck won? :)

By Zherbus (Zherbus) on Wednesday, October 24, 2001 - 12:11 pm:

Wow...those are some suboptimal! Funny. Thanks for the link. :)

By Big Blue on Wednesday, October 24, 2001 - 12:29 pm:

Forbiddian vs. Rector Trix - what a match :)

By Lord Fril (Fril) on Wednesday, October 24, 2001 - 12:34 pm:

sub optimal is not the word. lets see Terror, Sengir Vampire. and whats the point of the single scrub land in the so called WW deck.

By Steve on Wednesday, October 24, 2001 - 12:37 pm:


I could win with POX with people playing decks like that :P

Was this a apprentice tourny?

By Zherbus (Zherbus) on Wednesday, October 24, 2001 - 03:23 pm:

My guess on the scrubland, is to tithe for it, and use it to regereate the lynx in his sideboard...what WW tech.

By fishonmyplane on Wednesday, October 24, 2001 - 03:28 pm:

sengir vampires & terrors.. lol I had a deck like that about 5 years ago

By FeverDog (Feverdog) on Wednesday, October 24, 2001 - 09:48 pm:

i still play a deck like that... for casual, not competitive play.

By Carl (Carl) on Thursday, October 25, 2001 - 04:01 am:

Steve: no, it was a real life tournament in Madrid, Spain.

I got the 5-8th places decks as well (thanks to Nicky again), will post when it's up.

By Rakso, Patriarch & Rules Ayatollah (Rakso) on Thursday, October 25, 2001 - 04:16 am:

Okay, okay... I've been hearing complaints that people don't like seeing people bitch about bad decks on this Mill.

Carl, I'm not saying that posting these decks are a waste of time. I'm just telling the other people to think about turning this thread around. :)

By gizzard on Thursday, October 25, 2001 - 03:21 pm:

One thing I find funny about this board is that whenever a T1 tournament result is posted you always get a handful of people who jump in and say "Those decks all suck." Two years ago people were mocking the Invitational Trix decks and Zvis MonoBlue - a year later everyone is bemoaning Trix being broken (and starting to think that maybe a MonoBlue deck might work after all). Last year people made fun of the Invitational Keepers again ("Maindeck ReB? Why would anyone do such a thing?") and this year they are all asking "How do I beat BBS?" The last two major tourney reports I've seen here had the same thing, people coming in and questioning the deck choices and the play skill of the players.

Basically, I agree with the idea that saying the decks all suck doesnt add much to the conversation. But I'd also bet that it wont change in the future; its just the way people are.

By Nevyn, the Village Idiot (Nevyn) on Thursday, October 25, 2001 - 03:36 pm:

You have a point Gizzard, and people do tend to jump all over decks from outside tourneys. However, at the time the invitational decks were being mocked, the environment was usually a bit more wide open than it currently is, so some of the focused deck choices did look weird.

Anyway, i generally don't like just trashing decklists I see somewhere, but ineffective cards like sengir vampire and terror DO make you wonder.

The trix deck here may look weird, but ought to be left alone by people who haven't tried it because combo often looks janky until you try it out.

The mono-blue was interesting, although lacking in focus in my opinion. Also interesting since Standstill is not type 1 legal for another week. Either that slipped past some judges or this was an unsanctioned tourney ......

By BeBe, the Redeemer (Bebe) on Thursday, October 25, 2001 - 03:47 pm:

I also thought a few of decks were interesting. The W/R ( other than the Falcons ) looked like a metagame call. As already mentioned the Blue/Standstill and the Trix were interesting.
I'm not surprised that black did well. With a good draw any black deck can be a pain. Other than BBS and Sligh, what deck is easier to play? One would have expected some better card choices but it won.

By Rakso, Patriarch & Rules Ayatollah (Rakso) on Thursday, October 25, 2001 - 04:59 pm:

Gizzard! Long time no see!

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