Two weeks ago I played my first online chain tournament and won, and this week I got to play again. Spoiler alert: I did not win. Deck evaluation This is where most of the skill of the format is concentrated. I've learned some new things this time and it will definitely help in future games … Continue reading Online sealed chain auction 2!
I'm going to put my preparation for UKGE Vault tour on hold to discuss what I feel is an important topic. I'm writing this, inspired by this post on reddit: They were far behind on Æmber , two keys to two, and realized their only way to win is if they used Chaos Portal and … Continue reading Playing to your outs
The smart people of the internet have figured out the complete list of CotA cards that stick around in AoA, which means, it's time to start analyzing. Since my objective at this time is to prepare for sealed in Birmingham, I care a lot more about Commons and Uncommons than I do about Rares. Even … Continue reading AoA spoilers: Going over CotA cards.
Three random decks So I decided to do another pick a deck practice, and I open the first three decks on the master vault to get 3 random decks. Well, the first deck I look at is Sire “Felon” Popens. Wow. I mean, just look at that deck. I'd take that to an Archon vault … Continue reading Pick a deck practice
Keyforge events run online tournaments in the most inconvenient hours for someone like me who is in GMT+3 time zone. And yet, for this sealed chain auction event, I set an alarm for 3:30 AM. The format Keyforge has two formats that reduce deck strength factor and maximize player skill, those are Adaptive and chain … Continue reading Online sealed chain auction!
About 10 days ago I decided to travel to UK Games Expo to participate in the Brimingham Vault tour. As a direct result of that, I decided I needed to up my game. I started by reading up Jake Frydman's blog, and then listening to the Bouncing Deathquark podcast. I started learning some more advanced … Continue reading Has learning more about the game make me a worse player?
The format So far we've only seen tournaments where Adaptive is the format for the finals, meaning that in all likelihood both decks that reach that final table are exceedingly strong. DecksOfKeyforge.com are running a league to practice for adaptive on their discord server, and I joined in. It's not the exact practice I need … Continue reading Adaptive power disparity
This is going to be a short post, and mostly an update on my results with the deck. I played 3 games in casual and then 3 games in competitive, giving a rough representation of the difficulty progression in the swiss rounds. In the future, I plan on recording myself playing. I'm not sure if … Continue reading Taking Dagen E. Subiblot, the 999th for a spin
Three Random decks I'm simply going to open the three most recent decks from the Master Vault, assess the deck, and pick one to play. In Birmingham Vault Tour I will have 10-15 minutes to do so, but it will be with a new set, meaning I'll spend some time assessing specific cards. So I'm going … Continue reading Picking a deck
Introduction I go by several names online, between Aurore (newest), poet, poetic and poeticmatter. I'm 35, and have played one sort of competitive game or another since I first encountered Magic: The gathering about 22 years ago, at age 13. While I've always played a competitive game, I have never been the best or even … Continue reading From casual to Vault tour Birmingham – Introduction