Hello everybody, and welcome to another edition of the Magic Show. This past week I was fortunate enough to spend a weekend in Roanoke, Virginia for the PTQ and $1K tournament. This means that, yes, the Morningtide content will be pushed to next week, but until then you can hear about Extended from the competitors themselves! This includes a deck tech from Top 4 competitor Mike Ward and match coverage of the finals of the $1K.
Here’s the big show (14:00):
“What Do You Think of the Current Extended Environment?”
“What Are You Playing And Why?”
“What is EVERYONE Playing?”
“What is Everyone NOT Playing?”
Dads Learning Magic (featuring Magic dad Martin Bowers)
Special thanks to all those who participated!
Top 8 Dredge Deck Tech
In this special Deck Tech we go through the Extended Dredge deck that made Top 4 in the event, from its pilot Mike Ward. Learn about the updated build from Valencia, sideboard tech, perfect opening hands and more!
Here is his decklist for the event for reference:
- 1 Akroma, Angel of Wrath
- 4 Putrid Imp
- 3 Ichorid
- 1 Cephalid Sage
- 1 Flame-Kin Zealot
- 4 Golgari Grave-Troll
- 1 Golgari Thug
- 4 Stinkweed Imp
- 4 Narcomoeba
- 4 Careful Study
- 3 Cabal Therapy
- 2 Tolarian Winds
- 4 Breakthrough
- 2 Darkblast
- 3 Dread Return
- 4 Bridge from Below
StarCityGames Extended $1K Finals
Finally, here is the Finals Match Coverage for the $1K. I would’ve covered the PTQ Finals, but they split the prize as Korey McDuffle was qualified on rating. That said, here’s a new style of covering matches, a mix of plays and narration. Feedback is welcome. Thanks to Brian Schneider and Adam Westnidge for their interviews.
Here are their decklists for reference:
So until next week, when we go over the hottest Morningtide cards, speak design with Rosewater and Lauer and showcase Jeff Till puzzle skills (he’s going to kick my ass if I don’t get it finished already), this is Evan Erwin, tapping the cards so you don’t have to.
Evan “misterorange” Erwin
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Written while listening to children fighting sleep. Oh the joys of parenthood.
Title — “Evil” by Interpol
What Are You Playing — “Leaving So Soon” by Keane
What is Everyone NOT Playing — “She Moves In Her Own Way” by The Kooks
Magic Dad — “Aren’t We All Found Out” by Maritime
Final Montage — “Missed the Boat” by Modest Mouse
Previews — “Paris 2004” by Peter, Bjorn and John
Music Credits for Deck Tech:
Title — “27 Jennifers” by Mike Doughty
Music Credits for Match Coverage:
Title — “Swollen Summer” by The Bravery
Finish — “North American Scum” by LCD Soundsystem