If you didn’t see the post on our Facebook page, we had 24 players for Commander on Friday, January 4th. So we ended up with 6 Commander pods, as well as the 14 Standard players! Something Bailee started at the end of last year was recognizing the pod winners with a short questionnaire. From last weeks pods Bailee was able to interview 4 winners.
The first winner of the night was Jesse C. His commander was Maren, of Clan Nel Toth. The changes he wants to make to the deck are to get more foils for it. The most surprising thing that happened during the game was getting hit from dinosaurs for 18 damage…dinosaurs…. The Ravnica guild which Jesse would be a member of is Izzet.
Kurt S was the next pod winner Bailee had the opportunity to interview. He is another proud member of the Izzet guild from Ravnica, after all they have dragons. The thing that surprised Kurt from his match was Mitch’s deck. He thought the mono green deck was cool. When asked if he will be making any changes to his Scion of the Ur-Dragon deck he said no, why mess with perfection(or maybe that he was too lazy to change it.)
Adam H returns to the winner circle for the second week in a row, with the same deck. He is in a 2 week win streak with is Nin the Pain Artist deck. When Adam won the previous week he said he was going to add more creatures. The thing that surpises him most about the deck is the pace of it. He felt it has a good tempo. The guild from Ravnica Adam is a member of is Selesnya.
The final pod winner we get to recognize is Josh T. Though he won he felt his Estrid, the Masked deck needs more win cons and less grind. Ravnica Allegiance has a possible additional win con for Josh in Simic Ascendancy. Josh declared his allegiance to Simic when asked which guild he belongs too.
Winners 5 & 6 were either missed by us or refused to answer Bailee’s questions. We look forward to seeing you for Commander Friday Night Magic every Friday at 7 pm.
This past Friday we had 3 Commander pods for Friday Night Magic. We thought we would share some information about each pod’s winner.
Greg often hops into Commander Night, and he did so this past week. He used an unchanged Adaptive Enchantment deck from 2018’s Commander set. His commander was Estrid, the Masked(pictured). Asked if he will be making any changes Greg did not think he will be making any changes to the deck. He felt it is quite good right out of the package. In his pod the Hydra Omnivore surprised him with its efficiency versus the whole table that did not seem to have any board wipes. As it is Guilds of Ravnica Standard season we also asked each winner what Ravnica guild they belong to. Greg proudly fights for Dimir because it is the house that trolls the best.
Pod two was won by Landon T. His commander was Ayli, Eternal Pilgrim. As he won he also felt his deck will not need any changes for next week. The card that caught his pod off guard was Death Mantle. His pod was not ready to have to kill most creatures twice just by paying 4 and returning the creature to the battlefield with Death Mantle attached. The guild that Landon supports is Golgari because death is only an illusion.
The third pod was won by Tim G. His commander was Aminatou, the Fateshifter. Even though he won his pod he plans to change to a different deck for next week. Variety is the spice of life and Magic. The card that caught Tim’s pod unaware was Urza’s Ruinous Blast. Exiling all non land permanents hurt a lot. It is a very good card. Tim is also a member of Golgari because that guild is his favorite color combination. It is dirty and gross.
There are 3 of the decks that won our Commander Friday Night Magic. Build your best Commander deck and come out and have some fun and see if you can challenge these pod winners for victory.
Week 1 of the Kill Team campaign kicked off last Monday night. We had 8 players participate(turn in their league cards at the end of the night.) We had 6 factions represented: Adeptus Astartes, Astra Militarum, Death Guard, Orks, Thousand Sons, and Tyranids. It looks like Orks, Thousand Sons, Astra Militarum, and Adeptus Astartes took loses, while a different Adeptus Astartes team, Death Guard, and Tyranids got wins.
So after 1 week we have a 3 way tie between: David S, Steve S, and Mike P.
There is still plenty of time to join the league only $5 a month(3 total months) which gets you a unique Tactics Card each week(12 in total), Pins for the top player at the end of each month(Weeks 4,8, and 12) in each faction including Guerrilla. Also at the end of each month the over all leader gets a metal. At the end of Month 2 and 3(Weeks 8 and 12) players get dice and acrylic objective markers. Make up games can be played on Monday’s during the normal open play time, or you can arrange with an opponent to meet at the store and play any time there is an open table.