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Episode 15 – Multiplayer Free-For-All Extravaganza

Grand MeleeLast weekend the dorks gathered!  With Mike visiting Brian, we set aside all of Saturday for Magic playing!  Dirk and I joined them at Brian’s house, and much dorking ensued.  We started at about 10:30am.  There was a break for lunch, let’s say an hour just to be safe.  Then we concluded the day’s events around 8:30pm.  Yes friends, that is most definitely 9 hours of dorking.  There was a small break for something else Magic-related, keep reading for more info on that.

In all, 11 games were played.  I wrote down what everyone was playing and made a few notes about the big plays in each game.  Nothing terribly in-depth, just enough to remind us what was going on.  In this episode, we discuss these 11 games and tell you all about how awesome they were.  That’s pretty much it, really.

We took another break from the free-for-all so Mike and I could do a Winston Draft with six packs of Scourge that I had for some reason.  For those of you that don’t know, a Winston Draft is a two-man draft format that is loads and loads of fun.  I have written two Winston walkthroughs for Cardshark, and you guys should definitely check it out if you can’t regularly get 7 other people together for a friendly draft.  Here are the articles.

Time Spiral Winston

Lorwyn Winston

And finally, for this episode’s edition of Out of the Deck Box (Possibly Soon to be Renamed), Brian gives us a look at his Ink-Treader Nephilim deck, which is always a blast to play.  Here’s the list, and check out the episode for Brian’s explanation on how it works and why it’s fun.

Land (22)
8: Forest
3: Island
3: Mountain
2: Plains
2: Azorius Chancery
2: Boros Garrison
1: Gruul Turf
1: Simic Growth Chamber

Creatures (11)
4: Ink-Treader Nephilim
3: Autochthon Wurm
2: Intet, the Dreamer
2: Razia, Boros Archangel

Non-Creature Spells (27)
4: Polymorph
2: Magma Jet
2: Cytoshape
2: Blind with Anger
2: Psychotic Fury
1: Vanish into Memory
1: Ovinize
4: Farseek
3: Journey of Discovery
3: Reminisce
2: Tel-Jilad Stylus
1: Seal of Primoridum

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