Suicide Shops Mini-Report: Denton, Tx - January 21st



  • On January 21st I joined 9 other brave souls for our quarterly post-set release Vintage tournament at Madness Comics in Denton, Texas.

    My psuedo-report is all from memory (though the decklists are not) I piloted what I was calling Suicide Shops, the decklist will be below.

    Round 1 was Darryl on Shops. He was running Walking Ballista (I am still undecided on this card) [1-0]
    Game 1 I got an early Fleetwheel Cruisre down and gleefully made "Vroom" noises while running Darryl down with my cars.
    Game 2 was more of the same (although the sound effects may have gotten louder)

    Round 2 was a pair down to Richard on Blue Belcher. [2-0]
    Game 1 Belcher did what Belcher does and I died.
    Game 2 and 3 I brought in Null Rods. Between those and the Phyrexian Revokers I managed to overrun Richard with robots.

    Round 3 was Larry on Oath. [3-0]
    Unfortunately Larry had some mulligan issues. Sadly he never even got to Oath up a Griselbrand.

    Round 4 was my only loss to Nick on Blue Moon [3-1]
    Nick and I could have drawn this to get us both into the top 4, but after doing the math we realized we were both in the top 4 regardless. Plus I came to play Vintage so off to battle we went!
    I don't recall if I took Game 1 or 2, Nick took the other.
    Game 3 I had a Needle Beetle that managed to get Nick down to 3 life. Then I made an egregious error by casting something (a Fleetwheel maybe?) which Nick promptly Mana Drained. Thus giving him the mana to promptly cast a Consecrated Sphinx. This allowed Nick to take Game 3 and top seed going into the top 4.

    The top 4 then decied to split the $244 in store credit and go our seperate ways.

    After the Swiss here are the top 4 decks and archetypes for 5-10

    First: Nick Rainer - Blue Moon
    3 Dack Fayden
    2 Jace, the Mind Sculptor
    1 Chandra, Flamecaller
    3 Blood Moon
    4 Trinket Mage
    2 Consecrated Sphinx
    3 Sudden Shock
    3 Flusterstorm
    1 Ancestral Recall
    1 Time Walk
    1 Treasure Cruise
    1 Dig Through Time
    4 Mana Drain
    4 Force of Will
    1 Mindbreak Trap
    1 Black Lotus
    1 Mox Sapphire
    1 Mox Pearl
    1 Mox Jet
    1 Mox Ruby
    1 Mox Emerald
    1 Mana Crypt
    1 Sol Ring
    1 Engineered Explosives
    1 Chalice of the Void
    1 Sensei's Divining Top
    4 Scalding Tarn
    2 Volcanic Island
    1 Mountain
    5 Island
    1 Library of Alexandria
    1 Tolarian Academy
    2 Ancient Tomb

    SIDEBOARD
    1 Arcane Laboratory
    2 Grafdigger's Cage
    4 Ravenous Trap
    1 Tormod's Crypt
    2 Energy Flux
    2 Shattering Spree
    1 Ingot Chewer
    2 Rolling Earthquake

    Second: Josh McCurley (that's me!) - Suicide Shops
    4 Phyrexian Revoker
    4 Phyrexian Metamorph
    2 Metalwork Colossus
    1 Lodestone Golem
    1 Black Lotus
    1 Mana Crypt
    1 Mox Jet
    1 Mox Emerald
    1 Mox Sapphire
    1 Mox Ruby
    1 Mox Pearl
    1 Sol Ring
    4 Sphere of Resistance
    4 Thorn of Amethyst
    4 Tangle Wire
    1 Trinisphere
    3 Ancient Tomb
    3 Mishra's Factory
    4 Mishra's Workshop
    4 Wasteland
    1 Strip Mine
    1 Tolarian Academy
    4 Fleetwheel Cruiser
    4 Foundry Inspector
    2 Inventors' Fair
    2 Slash Panther

    SIDEBOARD
    4 Null Rod
    4 Grafdigger's Cage
    1 Wurmcoil Engine
    3 Dismember
    1 Karakas
    2 Crucible of Worlds

    Third: Larry Ballard - Oath
    4 Oath of Druids
    4 Force of Will
    1 Sol Ring
    1 Mox Ruby
    1 Mox Emerald
    1 Mox Jet
    1 Mox Pearl
    1 Mox Sapphire
    1 Black Lotus
    1 Mana Crypt
    1 Mana Vault
    1 Time Walk
    4 Preordain
    1 Brainstorm
    4 Mental Misstep
    1 Time Vault
    1 Ancestral Recall
    1 Demonic Tutor
    1 Vampiric Tutor
    1 Voltaic key
    2 Thoughtseize
    3 Show and Tell
    1 Misdirection
    3 Griselbrand
    1 Dragonlord Dromoka
    2 Jace, the Mind Sculptor
    1 Yawgmoth's Will
    1 Dig Throught Time
    2 Flusterstorm
    1 Maelstrom Pulse
    2 Underground Sea
    2 Tropical Island
    4 Forbidden Orchard
    4 Misty Rainforest

    SIDEBORD
    1 Path to Exile
    1 Ancient Grudge
    1 Balance
    1 Golgari Charm
    1 Hurkyl's Recall
    2 Leyline of the Void
    1 Leyline of Sanctity
    2 Null Rod
    1 Darkness

    Fourth: Tanner Sorenson - Oath (interesting note, round 1 was when Tanner played his first Vintage game)
    3 Griselbrand
    1 Time Vault
    1 Voltaic Key
    4 Oath of Druids
    4 Preordain
    4 Force of w\Will
    3 Mental Misstep
    2 Jace, the Mind Sculptor
    2 Thoughtseize
    1 Flusterstorm
    1 Ancestral Recall
    1 Time Walk
    1 Black Lotus
    1 Mox Sapphire
    1 Mox Ruby
    1 Mox Jet
    1 Mox Emrald
    1 mox Pearl
    1 Lotus Petal
    1 yawgmoth's Will
    1 Treasure Cruise
    1 Ponder
    1 Brainstorm
    1 Demonic Tutor
    1 Vampiric Tutor
    1 Sensei's Divining Top
    1 Abrupt Decay
    1 Show and Tell
    1 Dig Through Time
    3 Tropical Island
    3 underground Sea
    4 Forbidden Orchard
    2 Polluted Delta
    1 Scalding Tarn
    1 Flooded Strand
    1 Strip Mine
    1 Island

    SIDEBOARD
    2 Mindbreak Trap
    1 Ravenous Trap
    1 Toxic Deluge
    1 Hurkyl's Recall
    1 Abrupt Decay
    1 Pithing needle
    2 nature's Claim
    1 Flusterstorm
    4 Tormod's Crypt
    1 Elesh Norn, Grand Cenobite

    5: Andy - 3 Card Monte
    6: Richard - Blue Belcher
    7: Darryl - Shops
    8: Emma - Dark Petition/Paradoxical Storm
    9: Will - Master Transmuter/Goblin Welder Big Dumb Robots
    10: Tom - Bazaar Stax

    Hopefully release weekend of Ammonket we get a few more than 10 and I can run it back.



  • any thoughts to share on the deck and especially 4 metamorph/2 colossus?



  • @CwaM I was expecting a field of Stoney Silence Mentor and Paradox Storm.

    The 4 Phyrexian Metamorphs were there so that I could copy a Fleetwheel Cruiser and get the trigger to be able to craash into my opponent.

    The Metalwork Colossus was just a test replacement for Arcbound Ravager since I was running Null Rods in the sideboard. It didn't really do much during the day, but mostly because the game was over before it could be cast. I was able to cast it once but I think it died in short order that game.

    Null Rod was a choice that everyone was surprised by. It won me game 2 against Belcher; helped slow down Blue Moon, and shut off my round 1 opponent's Arcbound Ravagers and Walking Ballistas.

    I do plan on tweaking the list some more and will hopefully have some more insight soon.



  • @infant_no_1 i'm more suprised you are not running those MD if you were expecting many storms as they will also be effective against Shop mirrors :)



  • I considered it, but chose to try it this way. I think next time I may run them main & see what happens.


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