[dragon] Fwd: [The_Dynasty] "From Hell", or at least a room of sweaty gamers
qamar53 at hotmail.com
Mon Sep 2 12:32:32 EDT 2002
Here ya go. Thought you guys might want to read it.
>From: "hattrickflyer" <hattrick at darkedge.com>
>Reply-To: The_Dynasty at yahoogroups.com
>To: The_Dynasty at yahoogroups.com
>Subject: [The_Dynasty] "From Hell", or at least a room of sweaty gamers
>Date: Mon, 02 Sep 2002 10:35:15 -0000
>So I'll hit you guys with a quick tourney report for GCUK, as I'm
>here in a hostel and me and spags are both getting a little unwinding
>We took the 9 hour drive down from Freuchie, casa de Wootton, to
>London on Wednesday. Got into the hotel, more or less passed out.
>Thursday was test day, spags played his KDA, Mark was playing a
>control Crane, and I was using that good ol' Dragon I had at AGP. We
>play 6 rounds, I'm 3-2 going into the finals, told they're taking t8,
>and I get paired up, so my opponent is a 4-1 Unicorn from South
>Africa (!) named Sean Arnall. I don't want to knock him out with
>spite, so I concede the match, he goes top 8, and it's no diff for me
>if I'm 4-2 or 3-3. We then proceed to play, and I'm halfway to
>stomping him when...
>I'm informed it's now top 16. They ask if I want to take my
>concession back. Maybe if it was Saturday, I would have, but this
>was just a warmup tourney, so who cares, right? Plus, so many 2-loss
>people have dropped, some 3-3's might make it.
>I end up 17th. As they say, no good deed goes unpunished.
>Friday I played Warlord, hung out with Dave Williams a lot, and for
>$60 got 4 boxes of Football Champions, Dave's soccer CCG. If anybody
>wants to learn it lemme know. So we come to Saturday...
>I decided to be as American as possible, so the Flyers jersey and
>backwards baseball cap it was. Turns out Adam Jones, the Welshman
>running the computer, is a Flyers fan. Go figure. Before the
>tourney I realized it was a very control-heavy environment, so I
>pulled the Armor of Shadows and For the Empires in favor of 1 Deeds
>and a third of Touch, Flattery and Shame.
>Round 1 vs. Mark or Matt, Kyuden Hida
>This guy had gone to dinner with us the night before. He was playing
>K-H corrupt Crab, but without the corrupt. He got dishonored into
>the ground, even with me seeing no first turn gold.
>Round 2 vs. David Ryle, Crane
>Dave had made Saturday at our GenCon with pretty much the same deck.
>He drew no first turn gold and I rolled him.
>Round 3 vs. Nice Guy Gary, Crane
>Gary plays control Crane as well, and was one of my losses on
>Thursday. Not this game, tho. I never let him get control of the
>honor race and ended up taking him out.
>Round 4 vs. Eusabio Gonclaves, Lion
>Not much I could do this game. I didn't get gold screw but the gold
>draw wasn't that good, and he popped both events. The Deeds and
>Fields of the Morning Sun actually kept me in this game and had he
>not flipped a Hyun in his last province to go to 42, I would have
>honored out and beaten him. This is when I knew the deck was strong.
>Round 5 vs. Miguel, Lion
>The deck was running pretty good here... PK'd his guys, lost one
>province I think, he was more of an honor runner and had no chance
>against my PK.
>Round 6 vs. Unicorn
>Don't remember this guy's name, he was playing Unicorn control and my
>deck just absolutely went off on him, he finished the game at -2 with
>one guy in play. spags and Justin had to play this round, sadly,
>spags ended up being able to take it as time was called.
>Round 7 vs. Alexandre, Crane
>He asks me to concede, as I'm 5-1 and he wants top Crane. I say I
>want to win it all and can't do that. We play, I end up sealing the
>deal (from behind) by Walking for a Code of Bushido to duel and hit
>So I'm the only Dragon through, at 6-1. spags goes 5-2 and makes it
>at #16. Justin misses at 20, and Mark finished up 4-3 as his deck
>betrayed him to gold screw.
>I'm paired with Keith, another Crane player, so I'm feeling pretty
>confident. My opening flip is Chosai/Ukira/Ukira/Hiroko. Not good,
>but I can recover. He goes. I flip Tsuge/Tsuge/Sanct/Fields. Bring
>in the gold, keep one Tsuge because my fate hand was good for him.
>Next turn... Hiroko/Chieko/Tsuge/Welcome Home (which he had already
>resolved). Ugh, can't come back from that. I tried a bit, but he
>ended up taking me militarily. Dave spent the next hour
>whispering "Gifts and Favors..." in my ear, that bastard. This Crane
>ended up taking second, as Goblin Blitz won. spags even called it.
>So for the story thing, I had to choose whether the Dragon would
>ignore the Phoenix and attack the Dark Oracle of Fire, or ally with
>Tamori and attack the Phoenix. As soon as I was top Dragon, I had
>Michael Iakovides in my ear saying to kill the Oracle and Mike
>O'Brien, Baz Shepperd and a couple other guys saying to go corrupt.
>Had to make a choice.
>As I was introduced as top Dragon, I got to give a little speech...
>"As many of you know, I am road tripping through the UK. Doji Reju
>once also road tripped, through the lands of the Dragon. And he was
>asked a question - should you destroy the Shadowlands always, or ally
>with them to destroy a greater power, then turn on them? Reju was
>confused, and asked his good friend Isawa Hochiu (gesture to
>Justin). Hochiu said 'the Shadowlands can be killed later, you must
>take out the immediate threat'. Reju thought this good advice, but
>also consulted his friend Toku (gesture to Dave Williams). Toku
>responded cryptically 'If you have a chance to screw over Joe Keyser,
>you screw over Joe Keyser'. So that made up Reju's mind, and the
>Dragon will ally with the Dark Oracle of Fire to destroy the power-
>Anyway, that's my tourney report. Here's the deck, which of course
>doesn't matter any more as BB is coming legal...
>Shiro Mirumoto w/ Toturi Tsudao
>1x Welcome Home
>1x Imperial Gift
>1x Test of Stone
>1x Fields of the Morning Sun
>1x The Emperor's Under-hand
>3x Small Farm
>3x Large Farm
>3x Gold Mine
>3x Jade Works
>3x Sanctified Temple
>3x The Hiruma Dojo
>3x Mirumoto Tsuge
>3x Mirumoto Ukira
>3x Tamori Chieko
>3x Tamori Chosai
>2x Tamori Hiroko
>1x Togashi Satsu
>1x Miya Yemi
>1x Doji Reju exp2
>3x Iaijutsu Challenge
>3x Iaijutsu Lesson
>2x Iaijutsu Art
>2x The Code of Bushido
>3x Touch of Death
>2x Torrential Rain
>2x Walking the Way
>2x Secrets on the Wind
>1x The Ring of Void
>1x The Imperial Standard
>1x Celestial Sword of the Dragon
>3x The Wind's Truth
>2x Ryoshun's Last Words (what a great card)
>2x Snow Crane Tattoo
>1x Deeds, Not Words
>Jon "The Player" Palmer
>Dynasty Kicker of Butts
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