Hey everybody. Been a while since I posted anything, for which I feel pretty guilty. Basically, starting with Absolute Discord we’ve been serving as community playtesters for upcoming sets, which is cool but means that it’s kind of hard to get my mind around stuff that isn’t from the future. I hope I’ll have some deck thoughts for you soon.
But! We had our Regional tournament today. I didn’t play since we needed a dedicated judge, so I don’t have personal insights, but you can find the decks below.
The top 8 split prizes since only two people wanted GenCon invites, so these are listed in order of Swiss finish. We had 20 players, so 6 rounds of Swiss, with 40% of the field making top 8.
1. Steve Frantz (5-1) – Maud/Blue
2. Johnny Yu (5-1) – Pink Pile Combo
3. Brandon Collins (5-1) – Maud/White
4. Derek M. (4-2) – Dream Quest
5. George Rounds (4-2) – FiM/White
6. Charlotte White (4-2) – Reformer/Orange
7. Justin Corriveau (4-2) – Maud/Pink
8. William Wade III (3-3) – Apple Vendor/Pink
Obviously several of these players write for the site; hopefully they’ll share some thoughts on their lists in the upcoming days.
As for me, I sadly can’t make it to GenCon this year (I have a conflict with Boston ComicCon, which is the same weekend and I need to attend for my job.) So I’ve mostly been tweaking slightly weird things rather than trying to figure out what I’d play at a super competitive event. (It’s likely still Dream Quest, something like Derek’s list above, but Popping Corn does make Maud decks more competitive with it so I’m not as certain as I was before Absolute Discord.)
Still, I’ll try to have some thoughts up for you all soon.