Roy Tang

Programmer, engineer, scientist, critic, gamer, dreamer, and kid-at-heart.

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2007 June

  • Top 5 Strengths

    I took a longish survey at the Authentic Happiness website. (Registration required.) I list my results here for my future reference. Your Top Strength: Judgment, critical thinking, and open-mindedness Thinking things through and examining them from all sides are important aspects of who you are. You do not jump to conclusions, and you rely only on solid evidence to make your decisions. You are able to change your mind. Your Second Strength: Creativity, ingenuity, and originality Thinking of new ways to do things is a crucial part of who you are. You are never content with doing something the conventional

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  • Magic -- Regionals 2007

    The venue is, as always, NG Galleria. The format, Standard. I was playing Mike Flores' "Legends of Team CMU" -- the Mishra/Korlash aggro/control/combo deck that placed seventh in New Jersey Regionals, with a modified sideboard since I couldn't get all of the cards in time. Flores discusses the deck in detail here (requries a Premium account) Round 1 0-2 Loss vs GUB NarcoBridge (Dregde combo) Round 2 2-1 Win vs Mono-black Rack Round 3 1-2 Loss vs Mono-red Burn Round 4 2-0 Win vs White Weenie Round 5 0-2 Loss vs Dragonstorm Round 6 2-0 Win vs Rakdos Round

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  • Standard @ NG Galleria 02-Jun-2007

    The saga of the mightiest deck in the universe continues. My previous outing showed me a solid control matchup and maybe 60% aggro matchup. I tweaked the sideboard to improve the aggro game post-board, dropping the useless Yixlid Jailers for 4 Last Gasps. Here's how I did: Round 1 2-0 win vs MGA Round 2 0-2 loss vs RUW control (no angels) Round 3 2-0 win vs RGW mid-range aggro (elephants/avalanche riders) Round 4 2-1 win vs RW Boros aggro Round 5 2-1 win vs RG Gruul aggro Round 6 1-2 loss vs GW aggro Round 7 0-2 loss vs

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