I've talked previously about my deck assessment of 3 decks sealed by the numbers and a real life example in Birmingham Vault Tour. One of the things I wish I had was a template to fill in so I don't forget what information I'd like to track. So I made such a template I hope … Continue reading Sealed deck analysis template
Vault Tour Denver has brought Control the Weak to the forefront of the meta, but even if it didn't, it is an extremely potent card when played right. I have touched on playing with Control the Weak in my Reviewing discard pile post. But what about playing against it? I added a more concrete example as there … Continue reading Playing against Control the Weak
I got the UKGE really early, got my pass and went in to the event hall. I had to sit and wait for almost 90 minutes before things started to advance. I was stressed, sleep deprived and excited. Deck selection Everyone got handed out 3 open decks (sealed) which they had to verify the deck … Continue reading Birmingham (UKGE) Vault Tour main event writeup
After playing in the Main Event of UKGE yesterday, I found out there are a few (and only a few) cards I evaluated poorly. Some I thought were mediocre and turned out to be amazing, and some I thought were good but turned out to be mediocre at best. I finished 4-2 in the Main … Continue reading Cards I evaluated poorly
I'm starting my long journey to Birmingham. It will take me roughly 12 hours door to door. If you see me at UKGE and want to chat, pick my mind, bounce ideas, play a casual game or just hang out after the events, don't hesitate to come say hi. And good luck to everyone else … Continue reading Flight to Birmingham
In Keyforge the discard pile is open information and you can get a lot out of it. There are obviously cards that directly invite you to look at a discard pile such as Nepenthe Seed and Mimicry. But you can use the discard pile for a lot more than that, and I don't see enough … Continue reading Reviewing discard pile
In the last online sealed chain auction I participated in, I felt like my deck assessment was way off. I'm giving myself some slack here since we got about 70 second to evaluate each deck, which is less than what you get for Archon format. So I did very rough counts and mostly used a gut … Continue reading Evaluating decks by the numbers (sealed)
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.