Nov 25, 2012

Season V.2: 23rd of November 2012

And another great tournament in the Purperen Draak!

The top 6 of this tournament was aggressive, in your face and very very unfair with three faeries decks, MBA, a soldiers deck and the aptly named 'Can't touch this' of Sepp Jansen.

Let us first address Sepp's deck, some stats:

- Only two non-land card types, creatures and... ENCHANTMENTS!

- An enchantment to creature ratio of 27:14.

- Maybe the largest creature in peasant by turn three?

- I believe no one has played a portal: three kingdoms card before?

But all jokes aside, I think Sepp has showed his opponents that hexproof is a really good ability. Bring out your edict effects players!

Maarten saved my skin on my statement about discard from last tournament's blog. :) He also brought out one of the crown jewels of Peasant Magic, Sinkhole. His deck and performance persuaded me to finally get a playset of Sinkholes. Turn two Hymn or Sinkhole after a turn one dude will probably set you up beautifully for a win right then and there.

Jolmer played white weenie, as did Jan Rigter (not in top 6) and both players showed that white weenie will punish a player who misses a beat. This is the clear-cut sign of a good aggro deck, although I fear that sometimes white weenie is still too 'fair' to take on some of the other decks in the format.

Three faerie decks fill the remaining slots in top 6 and, although each player brought his own version of the deck, they proved that faeries remains a top contender in this format.

After two tournaments Desmond leads the charts of the competition with two very solid performances, good job! To all other seeking to gently drop-kick him from his throne, friday the 28th of December you will have the chance! I know I will try my hardest! :)

Le roi est mort, vive le roi!

Siebe says bye!

Player (click * to see decklist)
Siebe van der Veer *
Sepp Jansen *
Can't Touch This
Desmond Scholtens *
Maarten Jacobs *
MBA - Black Fish
Sven Smit *
Jolmer de Grijs *
WW Soldiers

Nov 13, 2012

Set Review: Return to Ravnica

So perhaps a little overdue, but still! A review of Return to Ravnica and its impact on Peasant Magic.

Johan Rots, Martijn Hennink and Martijn Beljaars have taken a look at the set and voiced their opinions in a card by card fashion (Comments preceded by R, H and B respectively). In addition to their opinions they have rated the cards according to the system defined below. (I have left out all cards with a value of 1.0 and lower)

My personal opinion is that at first glance the set does not seem to hold a lot of cards that will see play in Peasant... Apart from the guildgates, of course. I had underestimated their potential at first, because of the existence of evolving wilds, terramorphic expanse and karoo lands (such as Golgari Rotfarm), but after playing with them for a bit I've simply come to love them!

Enjoy and please comment!



4.0: Format staple. (Journey to Nowhere, Delver of Secrets, Hymn to Tourach, Lightning Bolt, Terramorhic Expanse)

3.5: Good in multiple archetypes, but not a format staple. (Kor Skyfisher, Chittering Rats, Rancor, Ulamog´s Crusher, Desert)

3.0: Archetype staple. (Spellstutter Sprite, Corrupt, Grapeshot, Muscle Sliver, Seat of the Synod)

2.5: Role-player in some decks, but not quite a staple. (Icatian Javelineers, Trinket Mage, Grim Harvest, Vines of Vastwood, Prophetic Prism)

2.0: Niche card. Sideboard or currently unknown archetype. Bear in mind that many cards fall into this category, although explanation of why is obviously important. (Benevolent Unicorn, Hydroblast, Faerie Macabre, Flaring Pain, Relic of Progenitus)

1.0: Unlikely to see play, but still offers something new, so it might be playable one day. (Judge of Currents, Wings of Velis Vel, Bleak Coven Vampires, Aftershock, Hunting Cheetah)

0.0: There are better cards than this that never see play, so this card is pretty much doomed to sit out its miserable life in shoe boxes, unemployed for eternity (Aurora Griffin, Bone to Ash, Serpent Warrior, Shock, Grizzly Bears).


Set review RTR Click HERE to open