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    Re: DTBF Philosophy & Deck Selection

    February 2012 Update

    Look at how exponential I am!






    The cutoff falls at 107 points, leading to this fairly short and definitely very unequal DTB:

    • Maverick
    • Threshold UGR
    • Blade Control
    • Reanimator
    • ANT
    • Dredge


    Honourable mention must go to Nic Fit, which misses the DTB score by a mere .08 point, which I think might be the closest shave since the new system was put into place. Nic Fit players and would-be players, don't be disappointed - consider it a small help at going under the radar for another month ;)

    Thanks to forum member bilb_o for spotting a typo that made seven points' worth of Nic Fit placements get listed under "Nic fit". With those extra points, Nic Fit is DTB #7 for the month.
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    Re: DTBF Philosophy & Deck Selection

    March 2012 Update

    GP: Indianapolis is done, and it's past time for another update:




    The threshold is 114 points, which this time makes for a neat DtB:


    • Maverick
    • Threshold UGR
    • Blade Control
    • Burn
    • Reanimator
    • Sneak Attack
    • Nic Fit

    (Burn is in the DtB, go take a shot of your favourite liquor, it's the rules.)



    I have also decided to promote the Bant thread to the DtB, since on our site it handles all decks built around the Bant structure, whereas TCDecks splits them depending on whether they maindeck NO/Prog, CounterTop, or neither, and the versions with either package are a small minority at this point. I don't like second-guessing TCDecks, but all those decks share something like 55/60 cards and have a total score of 143, so I think the exception is necessary. Just don't go make a "Decks with FoW and Brainstorm"-thread to try and get more easily in the DtB.
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    Re: DTBF Philosophy & Deck Selection

    April 2012 Update

    Hi, my name is Legacy and I'm a three-deck format. (But not necessarily a rock-paper-scissors one.)






    And when you weight the results by full performance, it's possible that "two and a half deck format" might be more accurate.

    The cutoff is at 143 points, leading to this short DTB:

    • Maverick
    • Blade Control
    • Threshold UGR
    • Dredge
    • ANT
    • Sneak Attack
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    Re: DTBF Philosophy & Deck Selection

    May 2012 Update

    This is a staggeringly uneventful update. Kind of expected this would occasionally happen with regular monthly posts, to be fair.







    The cutoff is 114 points, so the new DTB is *sarcastic drumroll*:


    • Maverick
    • Threshold UGR
    • Blade Control
    • Nic Fit
    • Team America
    • ANT
    • Dredge

    So yeah, a tiny bit of shufflin' in the lower rungs, and Blade Control went from "#2, close to #1" to "#3, close to #2". No need to rush to sell your deck, for this month.
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    Re: DTBF Philosophy & Deck Selection

    June 2012 Update

    Grognards rejoice! After an obscenely long absence, classic U/W Control has returned to the top-tier of Legacy on the wings of a bunch of cheap angels and one-mana Wraths of God! And bringing Counterbalance with it, for those of us who missed that other bastard too.





    Yup. U/W Miracle Control has debuted straight in the top league. The cutoff is at 95 points, and the resulting DTB:

    - Threshold UGR
    - Maverick
    - Blade Control
    - Sneak Attack
    - Miracle Control
    - UR Delver/Burn
    - Team America
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    Re: DTBF Philosophy & Deck Selection

    July 2012 Update

    Through the process of writing this metagame update I have learnt a very important lesson, and I wish to share it with you: cinnamon + milk + coffee = great. Cinnamon + coffee = very bad.





    The cutoff is 130 points, leading to this DTB:

    - Threshold UGR
    - Maverick
    - Miracle Control
    - Sneak Attack
    - Blade Control
    - Dredge
    - Reanimator
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    Re: DTBF Philosophy & Deck Selection

    August 2012 Update

    Looking at this month's progression, it seems the curves are softening and flattening, and that the scene is broadening and becoming more open to new entrances. But enough talking about your mother. Let's take a look at Legacy:





    The cutoff is 102 points, so we do have a relatively large DTB:


    • Maverick
    • Threshold UGr
    • Blade Control
    • Miracle Control
    • Reanimator
    • Merfolks
    • Goblins
    • Sneak Attack
    • Dredge

    i.e. every DTB stays a DTB, but the tribes of Merfolk and Goblins join them. Merfolk isn't huge news, but how fucking forever has it been single Goblins was a DTB? Welcome back basic Mountains, we missed you! (No, Burn doesn't count)
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    Re: DTBF Philosophy & Deck Selection

    September 2012 Update

    i didn't forget about this the update is totally on time i don't know what you're talking about shut up





    The cutoff is a mere 82 points, so try to not put too much weight in this month's results - August is a pretty dead time for tournaments, what with everybody enjoying the sun rain and all.

    Also don't forget about Dredge just because they fell half a point off the cut. Merfolk's fall, on the other side, was a bit more dramatic.

    New DTB:


    • Threshold UGR
    • Maverick
    • Miracle Control
    • Blade Control
    • Sneak Attack
    • Goblins

    edit: I'm adding Omniscience to the DTB for this month since it turns out the Omnitell category was actually added only recently, and the deck's placements also make up a large part of Sneak Attack's. Hopefully for the next update all Omniscience decks will fall under Omnitell.
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    Re: DTBF Philosophy & Deck Selection

    October 2012 Update

    The dead return just in time for Halloween, although it's not a particularly triumphant return.





    The cutoff is 127 points, giving this DTB:


    • Miracle Control
    • Threshold UGR
    • Maverick
    • Blade Control
    • Goblins
    • Merfolk
    • Omniscience
    • Dredge
    • Reanimator


    Still. Bring back those <ridiculous gravehate card>s.

    (Note: Omniscience is still in the list because the Tier Decks page - the second picture - erroneously split between Omnitell and OmniTell. Put together they have 178 points.)
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    Re: DTBF Philosophy & Deck Selection

    November 2012 Update

    TRYGGHET TRADITION OCH JÄRNRÖR





    The cutoff is at 103 points, giving us this DTB:


    • Threshold UGR
    • Blade Control
    • Miracle Control
    • Maverick
    • Goblins
    • Team America
    • ANT
    • Reanimator


    Why hello there ANT, hope you enjoyed those six months' break!
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    Re: DTBF Philosophy & Deck Selection

    December 2012 Update

    Late update, I blame the God-killing Jews.





    The threshold is at 105 points, so there's a whopping ten decks slipping past the threshold, although none are particularly new faces:


    • Threshold UGr
    • Miracle Control
    • Team America
    • Goblins
    • Maverick
    • BUG Control
    • Sneak Attack
    • OmniTell
    • Blade Control
    • ANT


    Note that the line betwen the TCDecks categories of Team America and BUG Control is pretty damn blurry, so they're covered in the forums by the two TA threads.
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    Re: DTBF Philosophy & Deck Selection

    January 2013 Update

    New Year's resolution: smoke more crack.





    I like months when the cutoff is pretty clear. And we even have two new DTB! "New" as in "we haven't seen one in over a year, and one is completely new to the DTB! In fact, it's getting promoted straight from the cesspit of N&D!"

    A 99 points requirements gives this:

    • Team America
    • Threshold UGr
    • Blade Control
    • Miracle Control
    • BUG Control
    • Maverick
    • Jund
    • Sneak Attack
    • The Rock


    Congratulations to the winner of this month:

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    Re: DTBF Philosophy & Deck Selection

    February 2013 Update

    Don't forget that eight years for a German shepherd are, like, fifty-six human years.





    So, uh... holy shit, Jund. We'd been having a top 3 of UGR, Maverick, and U/W Control for what? Two years? Jesus Christ.

    The cutoff is at 81 points:

    • Blade Control
    • Jund
    • Threshold UGr
    • Team America
    • BUG Control
    • Reanimator
    • Elves
    • Sneak Attack
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    Re: DTBF Philosophy & Deck Selection

    March 2013 Update

    Als er den ersten Wirbel geschlagen,
    da hat er das Blut vom Herzen getragen





    We've had fewer tournaments this month, so the cutoff is a mere 71 points (sorry, OmniTell!). The DTB:


    • Jund
    • Blade Control
    • Threshold UGr
    • Sneak Attack
    • Miracle Control
    • Ad Nauseam Tendrils
    • Team America
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    Re: DTBF Philosophy & Deck Selection

    April 2013 Update

    You should play Papers, Please. It is fun game for glory of Arstotzka.





    Balanced metagame without lots of domination means a larger DTB than usual. The cutoff is 111 points and no, I haven't seen any little green men handing money around, why do you ask?


    • Threshold UGR
    • Sneak Attack
    • Blade Control
    • Jund
    • Miracle Control
    • ANT
    • BUG Control
    • Maverick
    • Team America
    • Goblins
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    Re: DTBF Philosophy & Deck Selection

    May 2013 Update

    Money, money, money, must be funny, in a thief scum's world.





    In the middle of a minor reshuffle of the previous month's decks, an old friend reappears to provide a bare minimum of excitement and dream-crushing Waste-Port-Daze-smash:


    • Threshold UGR
    • Blade Control
    • Sneak Attack
    • Jund
    • Maverick
    • Team America
    • Miracle Control
    • Merfolk
    • BUG Control*
    • ANT


    * 16 out of 17 lists in the category were built around Shardless Agent, so that's the thread that will appear in the DTB
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    Re: DTBF Philosophy & Deck Selection

    June 2013 Update

    Did people get a life or something in May? The number of tournaments has gone down by over a third compared to April. Oh well.





    Cutoff at 63 points. No huge changes but U/G/B appears king of the roost for now:

    • Team America
    • BUG Control*
    • Threshold UGR
    • Blade Control
    • Jund
    • Miracle Control
    • ANT
    • Reanimator
    • Maverick
    • Elves
    • OmniTell**

    * Again, all but one are Shardless BUG

    ** All but one are MonoU builds, so that's the thread that got promoted
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    Re: DTBF Philosophy & Deck Selection

    July 2013 Update

    Tournament numbers for June are back to normal-ish. All is fine.





    Cutoff at 86 points leads to a large DTB, twelve thirteen decks, as new entry Patriot (aka UWR Delver) squeezes in by a hair's breadth, after a mere 18 strong finishes:


    • Canadian Thresh (TCDecks: Threshold UGr)
    • Shardless BUG (TCDecks: BUG Control)
    • Sneak Attack
    • Jund
    • Miracle Control
    • Ad Nauseam Tendrils
    • Death and Taxes
    • Maverick
    • Elves
    • MonoU OmniTell (TCDecks: OmniTell)
    • Team America
    • DeathBlade
    • UWR Delver (TCDecks: Patriot)


    EDIT: Thanks to Holly for spotting that DeathBlade's results were accidentally split by the TCDecks software. Deathblade joins the DTB with a total of 97 points.
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    Re: DTBF Philosophy & Deck Selection

    August 2013 Update

    I'm going to remember to make the graph pictures clickable from now on.





    Back down from thirteen to "only" nine decks. Sorry for Patriot who is a mere .098 point out.

    • Canadian Thresh (TCDecks: Threshold UGr)
    • DeathBlade
    • Shardless BUG (TCDecks: BUG Control)
    • Sneak Attack
    • Death and Taxes
    • Jund
    • Elves
    • Ad Nauseam Tendrils
    • Rest in Pieces (aka U/W Miracle with the Helm of Obedience / RiP combo; the general U/W Miracle thread will be promoted for now)
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    Re: DTBF Philosophy & Deck Selection

    September 2013 Update

    Sorry for the slight delay!





    Cutoff at 58 points leads to another big, twelve-deck DTBF. Oh hey, welcome back Goblins!

    • Canadian Thresh (TCDecks: Threshold UGr)
    • Jund
    • Death and Taxes
    • Elves
    • Ad Nauseam Tendrils
    • Miracle Control
    • OmniTell
    • Sneak Attack
    • Maverick
    • Shardless BUG (TCDecks: BUG Control)
    • Team America
    • Goblins
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