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AlbyMTG last won the day on November 5

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  1. Like I said, after finals are over, I'll have few versions of the deck that I'll be talking about. Maybe one of those will peak your interest or work a bit better for you.
  2. Hello everyone. @Lasraik mentioned that I should post something about the modern 8 Rack deck that I've been having good results with recently. You can find my list here: After being on the deck for only 2 weeks, I managed to top 8 a 47 player Win A Mox tournament with it. I was the 1 seed after the 6 round swiss portion and then lost my first round in the top 8 in a very, very close 3 game series. By very, very close I mean that I was at 9 life and my opponent was at 1 life and killed me with Pia and Kiran Nalar, 2 thopter tokens, a Pia and Kiran activation and a Lightning Helix that he drew on the last turn possible turn. I've now been on the deck for about 2 months and I love it even more now than when I first built it. It is the perfect combination of both fun to play and good to use competitively. It rewards smart decision making, patience, and good knowledge of the modern format. With finals week being next week for me, my main focus is on that right now. However, when finals week is over, I will be making my return to YouTube and you will be seeing a lot more from me and hearing a lot more about this deck. I'll have everything from budget versions of the deck to tournament reports and anything else that you all want. I look forward to hearing your opinions on the deck and my return to content creation in just 2 weeks. Thank you all for reading.
  3. Will do. I have a lot of plans that involve this deck for when I get to make YouTube come back after finals week is done. Finals week is next week by the way, so big things to come very soon. I'm excited.
  4. Nope. Not even close. 8 Rack is a mono black discard based deck that gets your opponent to have as few cards in hand as possible. It then uses The Rack and Shrieking Affliction to punish your opponent for having such few cards in their hand. The name 8 Rack comes from the idea that you are playing 8 Rack-like effects (4 The Rack and 4 Shrieking Affliction). 8 Whack just copies the name of 8 Rack because it rhymes and you are playing 8 Whacker-like effects (4 Goblin Bushwacker and 4 Reckless Bushwacker).
  5. Cheetos/Cheese Curls. If you don't have orange powder all over your unsleeved cards, then you're doing it wrong.
  6. When drafting, I always evaluate the rare on how playable it is in my current deck. If the rare doesn't fit my deck, then I ask myself, "Is this card worth more than the money that I could get for winning this draft?" If the answer to that question is no, then taking the card that is best for my deck is what I will do. Similarly to what @JesGolbez already mentioned, I never open cards of great value anyway, so I don't have to ask myself this question often. As someone who loves the draft format, I care about having good draft results and I will most of the time end up picking the card that helps my deck the most. I've been made fun of before for taking a common out of a pack that had a mythic and a foil mythic, but I ended up winning that draft. I have also been made of for being upset about drafting an invocation Couterspell because I wanted the Bloodrage Brawler for my deck instead.
  7. Those look sweet. The color scheme looks great too. Black + any vibrant color always gets a 10/10 from me.
  8. I did have a pretty good day. 7-2 overall record, 33 total packs of Ixalan, and a free copy of FTV Lore for having the best overall record after 3 events. For the most part, everyone had a great time. I probably had the least fun out of anyone there because I didn't sleep well the night before, I had just finished 5 hours of class, working for 7 hours, and then playing for another 10 hours without any break between those activities. I have never missed a prerelease since I've started playing Magic, but I was very close to just giving up on this one because of how tired I was. I'm quite glad that I chose to not give up on the prerelease. Naya dinosaurs was great and is easily the best deck for sealed. I'm hoping the draft format ends up being a bit more even amongst the tribes and that we can have the synergies that WOTC wants us to have in this format.
  9. I would take Kalonian Hydra. The raw power level of that card is so much higher than all other cards in this pack. Collected Company is an amazing card for constructed, but it can be a trap in limited formats. You can be mana efficient and card efficient by playing Collected Company, but there are so many limited games that come down to "my opponent played a ridiculous 6/7 drop that I couldn't handle." If you're building your deck around Collected Company, you can't be playing a ton of 4+ cmc creatures to truly maximize the Collected Company's potential. Since your deck is built like that, it leaves you with minimal to zero answers for a great 6/7 drop.
  10. Hello everyone. I just wanted to make a quick apology for being inactive over the past few weeks. I needed to make sure that everything would go well with college starting again. Despite my love for this game, school will always come first for me. I'm at a great business school and I know that these early years of college are just as important as the later ones, so I can't afford to slack off and ruin opportunities to come in the future. I now have a good feel for how this semester is going to play out and I've figured out when I have free time to allocate on the channel, Twitter, and Magic in general. I don't have a lot of free time, but I'm hoping that you'll see me on the forums, in your comment sections, on Twitter, and (hopefully) in your sub boxes once again. Thank you.
  11. These cards all look like they are in great condition too. This is awesome.
  12. Thalia's Lancers is one of my favorite cards ever printed. It's probably just the memory of winning FNM every week for almost 3 months straight with it, but I just absolutely love it. Black White Legendary was the first deck I played where I felt like I might not be awful at this game
  13. The FNM Promo next month is Fatal Push. Every LGS in the world is going to full next month if you go on a Friday.
  14. Glad to hear that you loved it. Modern is in a great place right now and there are so many decks that are capable of putting up good results. Merfolk is a fun deck and I really like the consistency of this version that I have been playing. I'm hoping that Ixalan will bring me some more great merfolk to improve the deck even more.
  15. Thank you Coops. I'm glad you enjoyed it. I originally had it much more detailed, but I know from previous writing that people don't always want something detailed and lengthy. It took a few additional days for me to decide what specific information to leave out from each of the matches.