Mattcaster Mage: Doubling Down with TNM and FNM @ 20SS

I sleeved up Prime Speaker Bant and jammed some testing with Gene “Upkeep” Coffey. Drawing cards off of Zegana is awesome. Blinking her with Resto is also awesome. Before long, Modern starts, and I pack it up, get ready to check the pairings, and Giaco tells me I have the bye. I sat back down and jammed another game, then Luis told me my opponent Chris had arrived and I’d be up a game due to his lateness. Gene slid into his trademarked, “aww maaaan,” I grabbed my stuff again, and headed to the back room where weeknight constructed Magic happens. I played the same Kibler Naya deck I’m likely to be playing next week, too, BECAUSE I LOVE IT.

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Posted: April 12th, 2013 | Tagged: Column - Mattcaster Mage

Beyond The Screen : Episode #1 : Ask Team DM

Every Wednesday at Twenty Sided Store we play D&D Encounters. We have an average of 30 players and a team of 6 DMs running tables each season. At the end of every season I hand out a feedback questionnaire to our players. This season one of the questions I asked was, “If you had one question for Team DM what would it be?” and so I present you with this video as an attempt to answer those questions.

Behind The Screen : Session 1 : Ask Team DM from Twenty Sided Store on Vimeo.

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Posted: April 6th, 2013 | Tagged: Dungeons and Dragons

Mattcaster Mage: Kibler Naya at TNM and Junk Reanimator at FNM

Greetings Twenty Siders! Let’s get right to it. I changed literally nothing in the Kibler Naya Big Monsters deck I reported on last week. TNM is now amazing since this deck has come into my life. Here’s the list again:

Kibler Naya
4 Arid Mesa
4 Verdant Catacombs
2 Misty Rainforest
1 Marsh Flats
2 Stomping Ground
1 Temple Garden
1 Sacred Foundry
1 Blood Crypt
2 Plains
2 Forest
1 Treetop Village
1 Kessig Wolf Run
1 Horizon Canopy
3 Noble Hierarch
3 Deathrite Shaman
4 Tarmogoyf
2 Lotus Cobra
4 Knight of the Reliquary
4 Loxodon Smiter
2 Kitchen Finks
2 Thundermaw Hellkite
1 Qasali Pridemage
4 Lightning Bolt
3 Path to Exile
3 Domri Rade
1 Elspeth, Knight-Errant
1 Ajani Vengeant

Sideboard
1 Qasali Pridemage
2 Thrun, the Last Troll
3 Blood Moon
1 Sword of Light and Shadow
1 Batterskull
1 Combust
1 Torpor Orb
2 Stony Silence
1 Ulvenwald Tracker
1 Aven Mindcensor
1 Thundermaw Hellkite

Round One vs Jordan’s Loam Deck

Jordan runs marathons. Or maybe be ran one once and it made a strong impression on me so I think he runs them all the time. He is one of the first people I played a constructed match against since coming back to the greatest game in New Phyrexia. In my experience playing him he usually rocks some kind of burn or Boros deck. In a Legacy tournament he Price of Progressed me to death. This dude likes messing with lands and sneakily and quickly smashing his opponents’ faces.

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Posted: April 5th, 2013 | Tagged: Column - Mattcaster Mage

Android Netrunner Tournament, Sunday April 7th

As part of our focus on Board Games on Sundays, we are having our first Netrunner tournament this Sunday! We anticipate having many more tournaments like this in the future. We will be using guidelines set out in the Android Netrunner tournament rules.

Entry: $5
Date: 4/7/2013
Signup: 12:30pm
Starts: 1pm
Format: 3-4 Rounds of Swiss

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Posted: April 3rd, 2013 | Tagged: Board Game Tournaments

Open Mondays and Schedule Additions

Twenty Sided Store is now open on Monday evening! One of the exciting changes of opening Monday is that we can readjust our schedule in other places. By opening Monday, we will clear out our weekly Sunday MTG events to make room entirely for Board Games and Role Playing Games!

Mondays Changes: Commander and Legacy/ALT.Draft

We will be open Monday evenings from 6-11. We will have both Commander and either Legacy or ALT.Draft events. Legacy and ALT.Draft events signups start at 6:30pm. Commander events signups will be at 7pm!

Make sure to check the writeup on our Commander Leagues here:
twentysidedstore.com/blog/twenty-sided-store-commander-league-starts-april-8th

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Posted: April 2nd, 2013 | Tagged: PRESS and other News...