Music City Old School MTG

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School’s Out Report Card – Growing a Dryad in Middle School

Middle School has long been one of my favorite expressions of nostalgic Magic. As it spans the time from 1995 to 2003, it gives me space to play with cards I ran–or wished I could have afforded–in my old playing days. Here in Nashville we don’t do regular Middle School events (which we should correct!), but luckily the Romancing the Stones club in Texas do. Their online events routinely draw 30+ players from around the...

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Project Throwback: Extended 1999

The year was 2002. I was a sophomore in high school with a driver’s license, a car, and some extra spending money thanks to a part time job. My new hobby I shared with my friends was Magic. Most Saturdays my friends and I would drive out towards the lake and spend the evenings at a run down building on the side of the highway that was our local card shop. We’d play Magic late...

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Bootleggers Ball 2023 – Alpha to Alliances Event Report

December 2nd. The Main Event. On this rainy Saturday, we all filed in, fashionably late, as usual. This was the fourth Bootleggers Ball and the second to be Alpha to Alliances. What follows is a bleary-eyed look back to the events of the day. A total of 23 players took part, making for an intimate, relaxed, and well-spaced event. A hot chicken truck kept us fed and sedated. Yazoo’s brew crew plied us with drink...

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Bootleggers Ball 2023 – Classic

On December 1st, Music City Old School opened our doors once again to our friends to celebrate another year. Our tradition has grown to include a pre-event event the night before Bootleggers. This year, the first event of our Bootleggers Ball Weekend was Classic Magic. Classic is a Type 1/Vintage format that spans from Alpha in 1993 to Scourge in 2003. The first ten years of Magic are what I am most nostalgic for and...

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MCOS Midsummer Classic 1 – Results and Decklists

The Midsummer Classic has concluded. After 5 swiss rounds of 20 players, the first MCOS Classic Type 1 online tourney concluded with the one and only Shaman Ben emerging victorious. This was a trial run in a few senses. First, we haven’t run an online tournament since the deepest parts of the pandemic. While we all wanted to sit across tables from each other after that, recent in-person events had us missing our most distant...

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MCOS Midsummer Classic – A Type 1 Online Tournament

Twenty years ago, I played Magic every Saturday evening at a run down card shop on the highway leading to Kentucky Lake. Throughout the school week we’d play at the school cafeteria tables, but the card shop was where we got serious. We’d spend time talking strategy and showing off the decks we ported over from issues of Inquest and discussion threads on The Mana Drain. When something didn’t work or we needed another piece...

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Kumite Battle Report

We have a guest report from our champion recounting the experience of Kumite VI this past weekend. Read and enjoy! From: William T. ShermanCmdr, 69th Tennessee Infantry Regiment (Union)Fort NegleyNashville, TN 3720324 April, 1864 2023 To: Abraham LincolnThe President of the United States1600 Pennsylvania AveWashington, DC 20006 Mr. President, Please find enclosed our detailed report regarding the military exercise (Codename: Kumite VI) in Jackson, MI dated 22 April. It is our hope that we participate in as...

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Musings on an Efreet

It’s been a while since I’ve blogged about Nothing In Particular. The last several posts have really only been tournament reports and event summaries. That makes me feel pretty good, though. Music City Old School has been as active as ever, playing just about anything: 93/94, Alpha to Alliances, Middle School, Classic, Vintage, and even some explorations into more fringe formats like Premodern and Legacy. But those, and other fringe topics, are best left for...

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Bootleggers Ball 3 (Alpha to Alliances Edition) – Organizer’s Report

Untap, Upkeep… Through the five years (!!) of Music City Old School’s existence, we’ve developed several traditions surrounding Our two major events. We have Bootleggers Ball in the early summer, and we have our Christmas event at the beginning of December. Bootleggers Ball is 93/94, Christmas is Alpha to Alliances. There’s a cookout or pre-event event somewhere the night before Bootleggers. The Christmas event features a charity raffle, for which Dustin Brossard graciously provides an...

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Tournament Report: Middle School Meltdown (1st) and 2022 Bootlegger’s Ball (1st)

Bootlegger’s Ball is my favorite Magic gathering each year. In summer 2018 I moved from San Francisco back to Chattanooga, TN. Unfamiliar with Old School, but hoping to find other players who love old cards, I took a box set of 1995 Inaugural Pro Tour decks down to a local shop, and who should walk in but Josh Burgoa? We battled. Josh introduced me to the Alpha to Alliances format and invited me to BLB,...