Haven’t posted in a while, which could be due to the extensive amount of time I’ve been spending on Modern research and playtesting. I wasn’t terribly interested in formats other than Standard, simply because I didn’t want to maintain separate pools of cards, but I figured I might try to work on 1-2 decks and just play those whenever there’s an event. The two decks I chose were Melira Pod and UW Tron, both of which are purported to be among the most complicated decks to play in Modern. Yeah, I aim high ;)
Today brought PTQ Barcelona to Misty Mountain in Madison, WI, so I was scrambling to assemble all the cards. The FNM last night had me drafting THE most ridiculous deck (list after the jump), but getting land screwed in match 1 and my opponent getting the magical candy land draw in game 3, so I ended up 2-1 (as opposed to the guy who won in our pod, gets passed a foil Thalia pack 1 pick 3, and opens a Liliana pack 3, just to go with his 6 packs and promo Tectonic Edge… seriously, I never get any breaks :/), and ran around to every person, none of whom had any Chord of Callings.
Thankfully, I had worked out some logistics with Jed (former Wisconsin State Champion! (2011)), and I was able to get some Chords from Ben Rasmussen while lending Gifts Ungiven and Expedition Maps to Jed. I was able to complete UW Tron, so I was going to default to that if I wasn’t able to get the Chords for Melira Pod. There were 140-some players (we got 4-6 inches of snow last night, otherwise I think there would have been way more), so it was 8 rounds cut to top 8. My tournament summary goes WWWLWLLW, 5-3. EDIT: Placed 22nd after Swiss out of 135 players :o