Just a separate thread that can be focused on discussion of the open.
What do people think of the top 8 line up?
I unfortunately wasn't able to catch day one and am pretty excited at seeing what sort of power a mainboard Keranos brings to the table in twin.
Really glad Goryo's is in top 8, it makes for some interesting games. Shame Hoogland's brew lost to it but he's a faggot so screw it.
Basically I'm glad that almost half of the top 8 decks are "Tier 2" decks, shame about decks like Merfolk and Infect not showing up though.
Count the number of games where Hoogland has a t1 birds out. They're some of the only foils in his deck too. It's kinda suspicious and a pretty bitch move especially if you're trying to convince the world of your brew.
They've changed how trample works so many times that it's no surprise people can't keep track of it.
Sometimes it's automatic, sometimes it needs to be announced, sometimes protection stops it, sometimes it doesn't...
Jund guy attacked for lethal with 4/4 trampler that got blocked by two 1/1s but forgot to say that he assigns the leftover damage to opponent.
Smells like rules lawyering bullshit to me, I think it's fucking obvious what's intended when you hit them with a trampler.
it's total rules lawyering, I can only guess from what I saw as there was not sound but it seems the players didn't give a fuck even when that fat chode of a judge was explaining it to them.
>Midrange decks in this definition are slower creature-based decks who trump the speed of fast aggro with better quality from their somewhat more expensive spells.
Stolen from wikipedia
u mad bro? u salty? haha u mad? Xd
Don't put pithing needle in your deck unless you know how it works. Complaining about naming the wrong card with needle is like complaining when a judge stops you from hitting face with roast.
Nope, it's bullshit rules-lawyering. Just like in the Huntmaster scenario twenty minutes ago, it was completely obvious what the guy intended to do, and was bullshitted out of a victory via a technicality.
Guy plays against Huang, puts down Pithing Needle naming Borborygmos. Which is an actual card, so he's allowed to say that. Only the card Huang uses (and he saw earlier) is called Borborygmos Enraged. Needle does nothing. He loses.
jund within striking distance of an actual tournament result
The really hilarious part is that he could've just said "That leggo you played earlier that deals damage when you discard lands" and that counts as "naming" for Pithing Needle purposes, and he would have survived. But because he tried to actually say its name, but didn't say the whole name verbatim, he died.
Remember, this is game of autism. Magic isn't a good game in the sense of rules, actually one could argue this game is complete shit rule wise. It's just complete bullshit one has to deal with, if you play this competitively.
To me this is one reason why it's not fun to watch magic. There is so much confusion with rules and so much cheating shit going on streams that can't survive through without getting mad.