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Magic the Gathering Tournament I: Group Stages

Discussion in 'Circus Maximus' started by matty, Sep 8, 2011.

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  1. matty

    matty I did stuff a long time ago for the site
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    Hello pilots for MTG,

    I have gone ahead and created the groups. Using random.com I have created 4 separate groups containing 5 participants. Again, to remind you guys, I will copy and paste the rules from the signup thread.

    Tournament Rules:
    1. All players must carefully familiarize themselves with the latest rulebook and follow the rules carefully.
    2. If there is a dispute in terms of rulings, refer to the Magic Wiki or ask a knowledgable person on our IRC channel #mtg.
    3. Game discussion will be held on #mtg on irc.synirc.net. This can also be used to schedule matches and find some help for your deck! I can't stress this chat enough, there's almost always someone on and I encourage you to use it for anything MTG related
    4. You DO HAVE TO use the same deck throughout the entire tournament and you CANNOT change your deck during the same round.
    4a. In order to be fair, send in decks to TheAngry Scientist; he has generously volunteered to collect the decks for the tournament in order to make sure that people aren't changing between rounds. Thanks!
    5. The tournament is played in two parts: the first part of the tournament will be a Swiss round. The number of people that signup will be divided into 4 group. Each player will play all the other players in a best of 3. The 2 players with the best records from each group will move onto the round of 4. The #1 seed from group one will then play the #2 from group two and vice versa. The proceeding rounds will be best of 3 as well.
    6. No player may reveal the contents of their opponent's deck. Doing so will get you kicked out of the tournament and banned from future tournaments
    7. Each player may use a 15 card Side Deck or no sideboard at all; nothing in between
    8. Creativity is encouraged, although not mandatory. (Ripping other peoples decks off the internet isn't a bad idea *wink wink*)
    9. It is advised that players compete whilst drunk, high, or any other mood to insure the most fun possibly. EVERYONE and their mom wants to duel a drunk Hobo Joe.
    10. - All matches will be played on Cockatrice in best 2 out of 3 match format. NO exceptions.

    The groups are as follows:

    Red Division
    Timetwister (0-1)
    shiki - DQ'd
    Myzozoa (2-1)
    Iron (2-1) - DQ'd
    Loos (1-2)


    Blue Division
    Tea Demon (2-2)
    Fig (2-1)
    bojangles (4-0)
    Yuri (1-2)
    IPL - DQ'd


    Orange Division
    MrEsc (2-2)
    Temperantia (1-3)
    asim (2-0)
    matty (2-0)
    Doran Dragon (0-2)


    Green Division
    tad38 (3-1)
    Blue Captain (4-0)

    Phiddlesticks (0-3)
    Sandman (0-3)
    Whistle (2-1)


    All decks are required to be sent in to The Angry Scientist; his profile is here.

    ALL MATCHES SHOULD BE COMPLETED BY SEPTEMBER 25th
    . Please, please, please make sure these get done

    If you have any questions, wall or PM me as usual

    Good Luck, Have Fun!
  2. bojangles

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    Red Division
    Timetwister
    shiki
    Myzozoa
    Iron
    Loos

    timetwister is legit. Iron's pretty solid too. Tough division right here.


    Blue Division
    Tea Demon
    Fig
    bojangles
    Yuri
    IPL

    Good luck guys.

    Orange Division
    MrEsc
    Temperantia
    asim
    matty
    Lady Salamence

    This one was hard to call.

    Green Division
    tad38
    Blue Captain
    Phiddlesticks
    Sandman
    Whistle

    tad is an INVOKER!!!! Seriously though, he's really experienced with magic as a whole. Predicting 0-4 for whistle.
  3. Myzozoa

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    Red Division
    Timetwister
    shiki
    Myzozoa
    Iron
    Loos

    Iron should win this, I don't plan on using any deck that involves skill beyond sit there and combo out.


    Blue Division
    Tea Demon
    Fig
    bojangles
    Yuri
    IPL

    Anyone could come in second in this group, but I only bo in first. I havent seen ipl play but he could be a surprise winner.

    Orange Division
    MrEsc
    Temperantia
    asim
    matty
    Lady Salamence


    I have to predict matty to advance otherwise i wont ever get to beat his 12-post deck with my kitties.

    Green Division
    tad38
    Blue Captain
    Phiddlesticks
    Sandman
    Whistle

    tad38 is my prediction to win everything, and whistle sux
  4. theangryscientist

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    List of people who have sent me their decks:

    asim
    Fig
    Jace The Mind Sculptor/Iron
    ibojangles
    imperfectluck
    Loos
    matty
    Mr Escalator
    myzozoa
    Phiddlesticks
    sandman
    Shiki
    tad38
    Temperantia
    TEA_DEMON
    timetwister
    whistle
    Yuri

    Remember to send in your decklist before you play! I'll edit this list as I receive more.
  5. whistle

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    get this kid out of here
  6. Temperantia

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    He has yet to actually play matty's deck though. I don't think that's an auto-DQ. -__-
  7. Fatecrashers

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    whistle gets auto-DQed for trying to auto-DQ Myzozoa
  8. theamericandream38

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    Gonna disappoint everyone because I'm playing a brew instead of netdecking something =[
  9. Temperantia

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    Am I the only one who has never netdeck'd?

    Half the fun is making your own. -__-'
  10. TEA_DEMON

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    now would be a good time for my deck to actually win!
  11. Loos

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    Good luck everyone.

    And stop hating on Whistle.

    ...Sometimes he blunders into a win.
  12. matty

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    Hey so once you get your team submitted and can find someone else in your pool who has submitted too, go on ahead and start playing your pool. There really is no reason to wait and nothing will change if everything is finalized.

    That said, I have my team submitted and am ready to start playing in my pool


    EDIT: As a heads up im gone Saturday and a majority of Sunday so I'll updated stuff when I get back
  13. Lady Salamence

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    oh god

    i have to drop out

    because mtg has changed so much since i last played, and i lost my touch

    i don't want other players in my group having problems

    sorry
  14. whistle

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    the last time i played for more than two weeks was mirrodin block don't be a lady
  15. Yuri

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    OF COURSE i mana screw in g2 and then draw five lands in a row after mulliganing to 5 in g3. That is how utterly retarded my luck is. tea demon 2-1
  16. TEA_DEMON

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    beat yuri 2-1, gg.
  17. Jace the Mind Sculptor

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    For those who are new to Cockatrice, here is a tip: When you first build a deck and use it on the program for the first time, it opens it as it was built. Meaning, that all the lands will be bunched up and all the cards will be with their duplicates, creating for horrendous hands either chockfull of lands or none at all. Therefore, before actually using the deck in an important match, use it in lots of little test matches. The program will then open up the deck as it was used from your previous match, and thus it should be shuffled enough where those type of bad hands dont happen.

    I hope I explained it well.
  18. whistle

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    so you can rig decks for tournament matches if you play a throwaway game before hand, awesome good to know
  19. Atticus

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    shut up whistle -__--
  20. Doran Dragon

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    D: i wish i knew about this! i would have joined D: sadness
  21. Shiki1335

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    im reayd for my match anytime just send me a message.
  22. Loos

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    I beat myzozoa 2-1
  23. Lady Salamence

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    sub in for me
  24. Vaz

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    What is this played on?
  25. Myzozoa

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    confirmed


    I beat iron 2-1.
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