I was part of the 6-4 group including @stevehouston who missed on SOS. I got paired against @mediohxcore round 1, played really poorly in the first game, which on top of an econ light draw, made it a quick loss for me, and dropped a very tight second game where I couldn’t find the last agenda through medium digs to close it out. Swept my second round, split a close series with @Halarith round three, and then I find out that in round 4 I’m paired down against @bblum who’s somehow managed to finagle himself into a 2-4 record going into round 4. We play my favorite two games of the day, both beating Kate with NEH sponsorship, both by virtue of slipping past a naked agenda at critical moments. I really wish this match had been recorded, because it was awesome. I finished up by winning both vs. @bahram with a couple lucky pulls out of Cybernetics court HB’s HQ, and an early breaking news play to trash a street peddler, followed by baiting a clot with a CVS installed onto SanSan after he see’s Shipment on R&D. Awesome games all day, but I missed the cut (10th I think?) because Dan and Ben both went 3-5 drop. SMH.
I was expecting to play against Noise at least 2-3 rounds, but managed to be paired against Andy and Kate x4, which would have influenced my deck choices a good bit. I also played Kate with only one Lady, simply because I only had one in my box when I opened it up, and it worked out fine. I didn’t use more than 4 lady counters in a game all day.
I also drafted the fucking sickest deck in the second draft on Saturday with an agenda suite of 1 TGTBT, 1 Breaking News, 3 Fetal AI, and Government Takeover, and played 2x Scorch, SEA, Ghost Branch, Mushin, 2x Ronin, Snare, and plenty of money. Whoever thought taking the Takeover out of the cube is a fool, it’s awesome, just make sure you pick up DBS and Yagura if you have it, because it’s almost impossible to lose once you bottom 6 points with Yagura.
Thanks to @dashakan for organizing, Taylor and @Webster for bringing the cubes, and everyone else for being the best community and meta out there. I couldn’t think of a better way to spend my last weekend in the country.