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Postby Mcdonalds » Mon May 13, 2013 6:22 am

GP Portlnd Coverage

To my knowledge the first gp after the sunrise bannings and the ptq, and the second after the bbe banning

Long story short, Melira Pod made a very strong showing, winning out today (I belive 4 in the top 16 of the tournament).
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Disappointed there wasn't more tron, not sure if there was simply little tron or the meta wasn't friendly to it, fast aggro made it's appearance with multiple affinity decks and the tribal flames deck that is running around in the top 16, which would push out Mono-U and possibly UW, not familiar with the latter, although PyroclasmRG Tron would probably beat those decks

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Postby rcwraspy » Mon May 13, 2013 2:35 pm

From what I read/heard somewhere, there were Tron showings in the top 32, they just didn't make the cuts down to 16/8.

I'm a newbie to the format trying to learn the scene, and it was fun watching the stream, especially the top 8.

I'm not sure if it was quarterfinals or one of the last rounds of swiss, but I saw a lavamancer out at one point. Does anybody know what that deck was and how it ended up placing?
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Postby zemanjaski » Mon May 13, 2013 3:04 pm

One Jund deck and one UWR deck had them in their 75; both top 32'd I think.
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Postby Alex » Tue May 14, 2013 4:02 am

Like you said, it would have been a REALLY good weekend for any guy who happened to be playing Pyroclasm in the building. I imagine that fact is going to catch on in a very big way soon.

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Postby LP, of the Fires » Tue May 14, 2013 10:20 pm

The second place player was playing RUG scapeshift with maindeck pyroclasm. Zach Hill said he probably had the best deck in the room.
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Postby Alex » Tue May 14, 2013 11:32 pm

Yeah, it sucks because he basically just lost because "lol, thoughtseize."

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Postby Scott » Thu May 16, 2013 9:57 pm

I didn't play, but I was there. I had a lot of fun, but basically ended up spending most of the event out in the hallway playing EDH with a few friends, including some new friends that I knew online but hadn't met in person yet. Was a lot of fun!
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Postby Kaitscralt » Fri May 17, 2013 1:30 pm

Why didn't you play?
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Postby Tom Servo » Fri May 17, 2013 6:57 pm

This was the closest GP to me this season, but I don't have the card pool for modern. I've recently realized that I should probably be investing in it though which puts me way behind at this point.
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Postby Alex » Fri May 17, 2013 10:50 pm

Tom Servo » Fri May 17, 2013 12:57 pm wrote:This was the closest GP to me this season, but I don't have the card pool for modern. I've recently realized that I should probably be investing in it though which puts me way behind at this point.

Card pool as far as what? You can play stuff like UG infect with nothing but fetches.

There was also a guy playing a Naya list that was just 90% standard cards with only common/uncommon removal slots being upgraded for Modern.

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Postby Tom Servo » Mon May 20, 2013 5:30 pm

Alex » Fri May 17, 2013 10:50 pm wrote:
Tom Servo » Fri May 17, 2013 12:57 pm wrote:This was the closest GP to me this season, but I don't have the card pool for modern. I've recently realized that I should probably be investing in it though which puts me way behind at this point.

Card pool as far as what? You can play stuff like UG infect with nothing but fetches.

There was also a guy playing a Naya list that was just 90% standard cards with only common/uncommon removal slots being upgraded for Modern.

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