So, back in the day there was a blue combo deck called Watskeburt.

It was popular with our Dutch Vintage friends. It was a deck of a million cheap artifacts, some draw spells, and Brain Freeze as a win condition.

I can't, for the life of me, find a list.

Does anyone still have a list for the deck?

This it, by chance?

This is the one that became Almost Blue right?

@Prospero

I think this is the turning point for "Watskeburt" to "Almost Blue" http://www.archive.themanadrain.com/index.php?topic=40287.0

I've always liked this archetype. There was also a good thread from one of the old admins too.

last edited by John Cox

Hi Prospero,

Here one of the Dutch guys you are referring to.

This was the list I used when Gush was unrestricted:
3 Misty Rainforest
3 Polluted Delta
3 Island
2 Underground Sea
2 Tropical Island
1 Tolarian Academy
1 Black Lotus
1 Lotus Petal
1 Mana Crypt
1 Mox Emerald
1 Mox Jet
1 Mox Pearl
1 Mox Ruby
1 Mox Sapphire
1 Sol Ring
1 Ancestral Recall
1 Ponder
4 Gush
1 Gifts Ungiven
1 Timetwister
1 Merchant Scroll
1 Mystical Tutor
1 Yawgmoth's Will
1 Demonic Tutor
1 Vampiric Tutor
1 Fastbond
4 Force of Will
3 Mental Misstep
2 Flusterstorm
1 Mindbreak Trap
2 Tormod's Crypt
3 Repeal
2 Hurkyl's Recall
2 Brain Freeze
1 Brainstorm
2 Sensei's Divining Top
1 Imperial Seal

SB: 3 Steel Sabotage
SB: 4 Xantid Swarm
SB: 2 Hurkyl's Recall
SB: 2 Ravenous Trap
SB: 1 Island
SB: 1 Tendrils of Agony
SB: 2 Dismember

And this is the list I used prior to the unristriction of Gush:
Almost Blue
Suggested by Arjan Bos (Team R&D)
Credits for MattMaxx
// Lands
4 Polluted Delta
4 Island
2 Underground Sea
2 Misty Rainforest
1 Tolarian Academy
1 Swamp

// Spells
1 Black Lotus
1 Mana Crypt
1 Mana Vault
1 Lotus Petal
1 Mox Emerald
1 Mox Jet
1 Mox Pearl
1 Mox Ruby
1 Mox Sapphire
1 Sol Ring
4 Force of Will
3 Spell Pierce (normaly Mana Drain, this was a meta call)
1 Misdirection
3 Repeal
1 Rebuild
1 Hurkyl's Recall
1 Chain of Vapor
2 Tormod's Crypt
2 Sensei's Divining Top
1 Ancestral Recall
1 Brainstorm
1 Ponder
1 Time Walk
1 Thirst for Knowledge
1 Frantic Search
1 Timetwister
1 Fact or Fiction
1 Gush
1 Mind's Desire
1 Mystical Tutor
1 Merchant Scroll
1 Gifts Ungiven
1 Vampiric Tutor
1 Demonic Tutor
1 Yawgmoth's Will
2 Brain Freeze

// Sideboard
SB: 3 Dark Confidant
SB: 2 Thoughtseize
SB: 1 Extirpate
SB: 1 Tinker
SB: 1 Sphinx of the Steel Wind
SB: 1 Ravenous Trap
SB: 1 Hurkyl's Recall
SB: 2 Claws of Gix
SB: 2 Old Man of the Sea
SB: 1 Pithing Needle

I found them on the Archive of The Mana Drain, it is easier when you know where to look 🙂 .

With the release of PO and the new counter spell (FoN)that will be released within the new set some tweaks can bring this list on par with the current PO lists, although the SB needs a massive update.

The name Watskeburt was givin to the deck by Andy Probasco after he used it during one of the weekly's and his opponents replied to him after they lost; What the F... happened just now, because the deck always explode from out of nothing.

If I need to translate Watskeburt to English that would be the translation and it is also a Dutch song.

I hope this helped you in the right direction.

Greetz, Arjan

PS: The deck from Tobias was an adjustment for his meta which was really shop heavy at that time and therefore he played the Dark Confidant main.

PS 2: Almost Blue is a deck which originated in France as a a way to battle the TPS decks in the days , we talk here around 2003-2007. Later I and some of our Spanish friends picked it up and played it allot.
But Almost Blue = Watskeburt, those are not different decks. The only thing is that the deck evolved in the era it was played due to the (un-)restrictions thet happend over time.

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