Billy Moreno has a mission – an article a week on all things Magical. Today’s first offering covers the last few months of his Magic life, including Pro Tour and Grand Prix stories. He also presents an innovative land-abusing beatdown deck, Summer Boom Boom. Third turn dragons, massive Vinelasher Kudzus, uncounterable card drawing… could this be the deck to break the metagame wide open?
For some reason (complete laziness), I never wrote about my experiences at the Honolulu Pro Tour. I’m still not going to, because the time has passed and my notes went through the washing machine a few times, but I do have a tropical lesson to share….
Seriously… I’m a junkie. I’m hooked to that sweet, that nasty, that gushy stuff. Need a little blueberry to even me out. Some sapphire blue to stop the shakes. Ask around. It’s kinda sad actually… I’m compulsive about drafting Blue in RRG.
I was curious if anyone could think of any Pros in the history of the game who were openly gay. We couldn’t think of any one, any one at all. I mean, the Europeans all wear capris and Katsuhiro Mori carries a purse, but he also gets mad honeys.
I’ve got to finish this report. I’m writing for posterity, so here we go — time to quit sitting on my big fat… laurels. Time to explain my perspective on a fairly interesting Top 8 Sunday. Time to own up to what’s mine.
My testing took place in a relative vacuum — with help from friends back home, but little to no access to pro testing information, I pieced together a fairly accurate picture of the metagame and I built my deck accordingly. I want to make sure that everyone who wants it Â— the PTQ win, the PT, the gravy train Â— really understands that it is possible.