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Eldritch Moon Prerelease Recap

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@Aurian and I attended the pre-release my friend ran and we had a pretty good turnout of 15 players. These are mostly friends and friends-of-friends, so it's very laid back and casual.

 

I ended up 3-0-1 with a very grindy GB deck. Poor @Aurian went 1-3 with serious mana screw issues all night :( Not much fun, as we all know what it is like to go through that.

My pool was somewhat evenly split, but I decided on this deck:

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Green was my deepest colour in terms of sheer # of cards, while Black had the much-needed removal suite. Yes, I did manage one win with the Triskaidekaphobia :P 

The deck was grindy, but had a decent amount of beef. Ishkanah with Delirium is a serious bomb, and I had a lot of card advantage to grind out wins. I faced another GB deck in the match we drew, although I have to admit he probably would have won. 

I beat my nemesis (no, not my wife) in the finals, mainly because he got mana-screwed. :(

Oh, and shout out to PERMEATING MASS - Seriously, this is amazing blocker. One game ended up having six copies of this on the board :)

Foul Emissary is a bit slow and below the curve, but I always hit another creature with it on the trigger, and it made good fodder for the one Emerge creature I did have. 

I had Elusive Torment in last set's prerelease, and it makes a good hard-to-deal-with finished. I had little madness to work with, but it  still performs just fine as a 4/4. 

 

DECK BUILDING

My green sideboard. I sided in CONFRONT THE UNKNOWN and sided out Triskaidekaphobia if my opponent had instant-speed lifegain.

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My black and artifact sideboard... not much here that I could use. Censer was a tough cut, but my deck needed mana for other things. 

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I easily cut blue since it was the weakest of the 5 colours in my pool.

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My white actually had some decent playables, but not much in the way of quantity or beef.

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RED was my other serious choice due to the RB Vampire rare I cracked plus the promo Garrison. That said, black was my removal colour and green just had the sheer creatures. RB was a possibility, but I didn't have enough creatures to pull that off.

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I didn't get too much of a feel for other matches since mine tended to go the longest. For me, the format was slow :P Emerge was definitely an underrated mechanic, from what I saw.

 

How did others do in their prereleases? Feel free to share stories below. 


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3-2-1, 1-1 drop to play in 2hg, 1st in 2hg, 4-2 for 7th or 8th.  I traded some of my personal store credit for extra packs from people who didn't want product on top of my own kits and winnings, so I have 2.5 boxes worth so far

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Congrats to Molimo and Blut for some good results :)

@Abaddon in order to slow down Standard, you'd need some really good control cards.. Thalia might help, but I think the format will be just as fast... 

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5 hours ago, JesGolbez said:

Congrats to Molimo and Blut for some good results :)

I did horribly.

 

I normally have at least 1 4-0 and a 3-0-1

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