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    Storming to Top 8 - Winter Wonderland '10

    At the last Eli’s event I went to I was running SB Xantid Swarms, they were kick ass. However, I still missed Pyroblast. I decided that I wanted to run both, but there wasn’t enough sideboard room so I moved Xantid Swarm maindeck. Two of them total, one over an Orim’s Chant another over a Duress (It looks awful on paper, works well). Then made the Xantid Slots 2 Pyroblasts and a Chain of Vapor, the chain was for the rise of Reanimator.


    Shittinginafishtank - Volume 1

    Lands
    4 Gemstone Mine
    4 City of Brass
    2 Underground Sea
    1 Volcanic Island

    Creatures
    2 Simian Spirit Guide
    2 Xantid Swarm

    Spells
    4 Dark Ritual
    4 Rite of Flame
    4 Lion’s Eye Diamond
    4 Lotus Petal
    4 Chrome Mox
    4 Burning Wish
    4 Brainstorm
    4 Ponder
    3 Infernal Tutor
    2 Orim’s Chant
    2 Duress
    2 Mystical Tutor
    1 Ad Nauseam
    1 Ill-Gotten Gains
    1 Tendrils of Agony
    1 Silence

    SB:1 Diminishing Returns
    SB:1 Ill-Gotten Gains
    SB:1 Tendrils of Agony
    SB:1 Empty the Warrens
    SB:1 Grapeshot
    SB:1 Krosan Grip
    SB:2 Pyroblast
    SB:1 Infernal Tutor
    SB:1 Chain of Vapor
    SB:1 Echoing Truth
    SB:2 Shattering Spree
    SB:2 Deathmark

    Round 1: Ichorid
    Game One: He plays Putrid Imp, Lotus Petal, Careful Study discarding two dredge-rs? Really? Alright. City, Brainstorm. Making my hand Land 3x LED, Infernal, Mystical, Burning Wish. He dredges into the hottness, then casts another careful study, ends up putting Iona into play – names blue. I jerk off in his face. Land 3x LED, Tutor, he scoops.

    Sideboarding: -2 Xantid, -1 Silence, -1 Chant, +2 Pyroblast, +1 Chain of Vapor, +1 Enchoing Truth.

    Game Two: I open Dark Ritual, Dark Ritual, Lotus Petal, Land, Ad Nauseam, Mox, Mox. Self explanatory.

    1-0

    Round Two: Natural Order Threshold

    Game One: He rapes me – hard. I duress him, he brainstorms in response. He keeps in his hand. 2x Swords, 2x Force, Counterbalance, 2x land. CB and Top ontop. My hand was Xantid, Rituals, Tutor. I sit there as he crushes me with a Rhox War Monk until he reaches 38.

    Sideboarding: -2 Simian Spirit Guide, -1 Ill-Gotten Gains, + 2 Pyroblast, +1 Krosan Grip.

    Game Two: I ask do you have Force? He doesn’t. Land, Ritual, Ritual, LED, Tutor, Nauseam.

    Game Three: He plays Hierach, go. I play, Mox(Imprint: Tendrils), Mox(Imrint: Igg), 2x LED, Infernal, Ad Nauseam. Resolves.

    2-0

    Round Three: Merfolk

    Game One: I play Land Xantid. He plays Mutavault, Vial. I cover him in bees. I pitch SSG, Rit of Flame, play a land, Mystical for Nauseam. Play LED, Ponder, Crack for BBB. Ad Nauseam.

    Sideboarding: -2 Simian Spirit Guide, +2 Pyroblast.

    Game Two: My hand is Petal, Ritual, Ritual, LED, LED, Infernal, X. He plays Island go. I draw something Irrelevant. I go all in. Petal? Resolves. LED? Spell Pierce. LED Resolves. Ritual, Ritual, Infernal, he says “Fuck, resolves” picks up his deck. Two spells in a match. I like it.

    3-0

    Round Four: Reanimator

    Game One: Get gets a quick Iona naming black. I try to win via Returns, I flip 3 Burning Wish off returns and scoop.

    Sideboarding: -1 Ill-Gotten Gains, -2 Simian Spirit Guide, -1 Mox, +2 Pyroblast, +1 Chain of Vapor, +1 Echoing Truth.

    Game Two: I get a pretty good hand, Duress, 2 lands, 2 petals, LED, Tutor. I duress Him, Draw Ad Nauseam, land pass, draw Mystical, he plays Iona, I get Chain of Vapor. Chain it, he passes. Brainstorm, put back Nauseam. Play a land and my 2x Petals, 2x LED. Tutor. He Forces. I Untap and cast Nauseam. He scoops.

    Game Three: He gets another turn 2 Iona, I mystical for Chain, Chain it. He brainstorm, fetches, entombs again. I go all in on my hand, he has two cards left. They happen to be Force and Ponder. Iona on turn 4 again, he drew the exhume.

    3-1

    Round Five: Landfall Aggro

    Game One: He keeps a plains open on turn one, plays a plateau on turn 2 – Lynx. Makes me think he’s holding something, I infernal Tutor for a copy of Burning Wish, he gets jumpy and taps his plains. Asking “How much in mana pool”? “Um..0? I’m revealing” He then untaps his plains. He plays a second landfall guy. I duress him on my turn. He chants in response. I take Fireblast leaving him with Bolt and a Helix. He swings casts his burn and puts me to 1. I play a bunch of Rite of Flames and Rituals, Burning Wish for Grapeshot, Burning Wish for Tendrils, Grapeshot for 7, kill both his dudes and deal him 5. Then Tendrils him out.

    Sideboarding: -2 Xantid Swarm, - 2 Mystical, +2 Deathmark, +1 Chain of Vapor, +1 Echoing Truth

    Game Two: He plays a turn one Top, I play a turn one Ad Nauseam.

    4-1

    Round Six: Aggro Loam

    Game One: He plays first turn Chalice, I kept a land of literally all 1cc cards besides a City of Brass and a Petal. Sweet dude.

    Sideboarding: -1 Silence, -2 Xantid Swarm, -2 Orim's Chant, +1 Krosan Grip, + 2 Shattering Spree, +1 Chain of Vapor, +1 Echoing Truth.

    Game Two: I play SSG, Rite of Flame, Rite of Flame, LED, Dark Ritual, Land, Burning Wish, Infernal Tutor, Ad Nauseam. Win.

    Game Three: He plays land, GO. I kept Petal x 2, Ritual, Ad Nauseam, Mox on my Mulligan. I draw Infernal, throw my hand at the table and win. He reveals a chalice in his hand. He wanted to Chalice on 1.

    5-1

    Top 8: Canadian Threshold

    Game One: I keep a hand of 3x LED, Ritual, Land Infernal Tutor. Resolves.

    Sideboarding: -2 Mystical, +2 Pyroblast.

    Game Two: I have a turn one Duress, see a bunch of Spell Snares/Pierces. I play Xantid Turn 2. Kid rips a bolt leaving me with 2x Rituals, Tutor, and LED. I'm forced to wait for Protection, it never comes.

    Game Three: It's a long back and forth game, Nick eventually pulls out the win after taking 30 mins on deciding what to pitch to Force of Will.

    5-2


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    - Adam Barnello, New Years and Dennys. Thanks.
    - Mike Herbig, Jason Farr, Bret Weed, playing the greatest deck ever.
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    - Taco Bell
    - People who traded me EDH cards.
    - Chicken wings for dinner.
    - CANDY HANDS!
    - Zach Tartell for being my Nach-bro.

    SLOPS:
    - Snow Storm on the way home.
    - Greasy cheesy double beef burritos. How the fuck does the grease get on the outside?
    - Zach Tartell. No new years or this dude?
    - People who didn't show? Canadians, Virginians, Virgins, ect.
    - PlaythegameReadthestory, awful job. Simply awful.
    - Reiterate, AWFUL.
    - The prize structure.
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    Re: Storming to Top 8 - Winter Wonderland '10

    How do you do it? I always test your deck and open garbage hands. Did you make a deal with Satan to open up good hands all the time?
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    Re: Storming to Top 8 - Winter Wonderland '10

    I think exactly the the same I can 't understand how do you get those hands Satan is your boss hats for sure...

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    Re: Storming to Top 8 - Winter Wonderland '10

    Quote Originally Posted by rocketrae21 View Post
    How do you do it? I always test your deck and open garbage hands. Did you make a deal with Satan to open up good hands all the time?
    He is Bryant Cook.



    Nice report. Doesn't look like Spell Pierce is that hard to fight against, does it?

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    Re: Storming to Top 8 - Winter Wonderland '10

    Quote Originally Posted by rocketrae21 View Post
    How do you do it? I always test your deck and open garbage hands. Did you make a deal with Satan to open up good hands all the time?
    Welcome to TES. I began to think I was the only one.

    Congratz, Cook. But wasn't the deck's name Long Cook? Made me smile a lot, always thinking that "c" would be better instead of the second "o".
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    Re: Storming to Top 8 - Winter Wonderland '10

    Yeah, every time I test this deck I get shit hands. The deck is obviously good...I just can't draw any decent hands like 20 or 30 times in a row and just say screw it.

    Congrats on the finish.

    Look forward to maybe playing you at Eli's with your deck in a week.
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    Re: Storming to Top 8 - Winter Wonderland '10

    I seem to get good hands with it. Sorry underprivileged TES players.

    Also, congrats on the finish.

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    Re: Storming to Top 8 - Winter Wonderland '10

    As Zach Tartell just stated, "You keep shit hands, you just win with them, it's infuriating."

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    Re: Storming to Top 8 - Winter Wonderland '10

    Game Two: I play SSG, Rite of Flame, Rite of Flame, LED, Dark Ritual, Land, Burning Wish, Infernal Tutor, Ad Nauseam. Win.
    You could Infernal for LED, Wish for IGG and go for the sure win. I guess Loam doesn't play faerie macabre.

    Grats on the finish! You sure have skillz at drawing cards, but the deck doesn't shit on me neither!
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    Re: Storming to Top 8 - Winter Wonderland '10

    I think he wished for the IT. He went first that game, so it seems likely.

    Edit: and for those getting crapped on by the deck, play some other storm combo for a while and then come back to this. It worked for me.

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    Re: Storming to Top 8 - Winter Wonderland '10

    Quote Originally Posted by Bryant Cook View Post
    Shittinginafishtank - Volume 1

    PROPS:
    - Adam Barnello, New Years and Dennys. Thanks.
    - Mike Herbig, Jason Farr, Bret Weed, playing the greatest deck ever.
    - Fish Tanks
    - BrEndAn O'Dowd

    SLOPS:
    - Snow Storm on the way home.
    - Zach Tartell. No new years or this dude?
    - PlaythegameReadthestory, awful job. Simply awful.
    - Reiterate, AWFUL.
    - The prize structure.
    All the above. Well done, sir. Still kicking myself for not playing it.
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    This change also changed the sideboard, Xantid Swarm - itís been real. Peace.

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    Re: Storming to Top 8 - Winter Wonderland '10

    Quote Originally Posted by Piceli89 View Post

    Congratz, Cook. But wasn't the deck's name Long Cook? Made me smile a lot, always thinking that "c" would be better instead of the second "o".
    He can't call the deck Long Cook because the games are always over in a few minutes.
    More shuffling then actual action.
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    Quote Originally Posted by EaD View Post
    He can't call the deck Long Cook because the games are always over in a few minutes.
    More shuffling then actual action.
    The "Long" deck was named after Mike Long, not due to the time it takes to play. So after he and Bryant became "legal partners" at their "commitment ceremony", I think Bryant has all the right in the world to take his name.
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    Quote Originally Posted by GreenOne View Post
    You could Infernal for LED, Wish for IGG and go for the sure win. I guess Loam doesn't play faerie macabre.

    Grats on the finish! You sure have skillz at drawing cards, but the deck doesn't shit on me neither!
    As Jeroen said, I wished for Infernal.

    BrAndOn, yeah, chumpface should've played it.

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    Re: Storming to Top 8 - Winter Wonderland '10

    Quote Originally Posted by Parcher View Post
    The "Long" deck was named after Mike Long, not due to the time it takes to play. So after he and Bryant became "legal partners" at their "commitment ceremony", I think Bryant has all the right in the world to take his name.
    Dude you completely misunderstood me.
    Probably because of my incapability to speak proper english.

    Add some smiley that adumbrates nasty stuff on my post above.
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    Re: Storming to Top 8 - Winter Wonderland '10

    Quote Originally Posted by Parcher View Post
    The "Long" deck was named after Mike Long, not due to the time it takes to play. So after he and Bryant became "legal partners" at their "commitment ceremony", I think Bryant has all the right in the world to take his name.
    You could also read the sexual interpretation of Bryant only taking "a few minutes", or even the deeper tiny penis joke.

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    Re: Storming to Top 8 - Winter Wonderland '10

    I actually like the "more shuffling than actual action part". But who am I to comment on their sex life?
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    Re: Storming to Top 8 - Winter Wonderland '10

    Quote Originally Posted by Bryant Cook View Post
    Round 1: Ichorid

    Game One: He plays Putrid Imp, Lotus Petal, Careful Study discarding two dredge-rs? Really? Alright. City, Brainstorm. Making my hand Land 3x LED, Infernal, Mystical, Burning Wish. He dredges into the hottness, then casts another careful study, ends up putting Iona into play Ė names blue. I jerk off in his face. Land 3x LED, Tutor, he scoops.

    Round Three: Merfolk

    Game One: I play Land Xantid. He plays Mutavault, Vial. I cover him in bees. I pitch SSG, Rit of Flame, play a land, Mystical for Nauseam. Play LED, Ponder, Crack for BBB. Ad Nauseam.

    Round Four: Reanimator

    Game Two: I get a pretty good hand, Duress, 2 lands, 2 petals, LED, Tutor. I duress Him, Draw Ad Nauseam, land pass, draw Mystical, he plays Iona, I get Chain of Vapor. Chain it, he passes. Brainstorm, put back Nauseam. Play a land and my 2x Petals, 2x LED. Tutor. He Forces. I Untap and cast Nauseam. He scoops.

    Round Six: Aggro Loam

    Game Two: I play SSG, Rite of Flame, Rite of Flame, LED, Dark Ritual, Land, Burning Wish, Infernal Tutor, Ad Nauseam. Win.
    For the first round, did you Iggy loop or use a different strategy to gain enough Storm count?

    For the third round, did this sequence happen over two turns or did you have two lands in play?

    For the fourth round, in what phases did these actions take place?

    For the sixth round, is the order you listed not necessarily the order in which you played the actual cards?

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    Re: Storming to Top 8 - Winter Wonderland '10

    Quote Originally Posted by HAVE HEART View Post
    For the first round, did you Iggy loop or use a different strategy to gain enough Storm count?

    For the third round, did this sequence happen over two turns or did you have two lands in play?

    For the fourth round, in what phases did these actions take place?

    For the sixth round, is the order you listed not necessarily the order in which you played the actual cards?
    I didn't think I actually had to spell out every bit of detail but here it goes.

    1.) He scoops.

    2.) Two lands, one turn.

    3.) I combo, he forces. His turn. My turn I Ad Nauseam.

    4.) Land was before Dark Ritual. But nonetheless it wasn't hard to figure out on your own.

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    Re: Storming to Top 8 - Winter Wonderland '10

    You really get good hands and your opponents rarely have the FoW. But I guess thats what you get for having the cojones. I guess itīs just not my deck, but your reports are always fun. Every Match reads like:
    "Me>Him."

    congratz on the finish ;)
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