Ivory Cup 4

Has it really been two years? My very first tournament report on this blog covered Ivory Cup 2, and a couple of weeks ago, I played Ivory Cup 4 (having missed last year's tournament due to vacation-based scheduling conflicts). Apparently, yes. Two years. Time flies, huh. Ivory Cup is Gordon Andersson's annual large summer tournament in … Continue reading Ivory Cup 4

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A quick trip to Copenhagen

I think I broke it. Last time I played The Deck, I got into some serious issues with the format, having fun, playing to win, and the like. Apparently, the solution was to drink beer in Denmark and not care. A month ago, I played the following deck at the Danish Old School 3.0 in Copenhagen: … Continue reading A quick trip to Copenhagen

On not playing pirates in Hannover. For some reason. I don’t get it. Pirates?

(Editor's note: The latter parts of this report was written under increasing levels of intoxication.) I should have known better. We've been here before. It's so much better now: I play both Icy Manipulator and Relic Barrier, making Howling Mine actively good almost every time. And true, that was not the problem. There are others, … Continue reading On not playing pirates in Hannover. For some reason. I don’t get it. Pirates?