Roy Tang

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Archive for May 2009

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Regionals 2009: Finest Hour *Top 8*

Last Friday, I was still unsure what to play at Regionals this year, having decided to nix Five-Color Control. Given the cards available, I could easily assemble RDW/Blightning or Chapin’s 5-Color Blood. But in the end, I gave in to the hype surrounding Tommy Ashton’s PTQ-winning decklist, Bant with Finest Hour: However, due to card availability issues, I didn’t have any [Dauntless Escort][3]s and only 1 [Noble Hierarch][4]. I moved cards around and tried to fit in [Vendillion Clique][5], which would serve as an additional evasive attacker on top of [Shorecrasher Mimic][6] and [Jhessian Infiltrator][7], plus a little extra disruption.

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Alara Reborn Release

Alara Reborn is finally available locally! For a while I thought about heading to Baguio for the King of the North tournament, but the fact is I have no standard deck ready at the moment. Besides, I wanted to practice sealed deckbuilding for the upcoming Bangkok GPTs, so this morning I was sleeving up a 40-card deck at Robinson’s Galleria. Hide DecklistShow Decklist –> Lands 1 Jungle Shrine 3 Plains 6 Island 5 Swamp <ul class="decklist_group"> <li class="header"> Creatures </li> <li> 1 <a href="http://magiccards.

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And so, our delayed prerelease. My sealed deck (at least after initial tweaks – it varies slightly from my submitted list): Hide DecklistShow Decklist –> Lands 1 Crumbling Necropolis 1 Grixis Panorama 1 Jund Panorama 1 Jungle Shrine 2 Plains 1 Swamp 3 Mountain 5 Forest <ul class="decklist_group"> <li class="header"> Creatures </li> <li> 1 <a href="http://magiccards.

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