Author: CayceG

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Kumite IV – Organizer’s Report

Today we have a guest post from Dread Pirate Tim himself. He brings us the summary of the legendary Kumite IV… DISCLAIMER – The following tournament report was written prior to hearing about the positive tests for COVID-19 within the attendees of the Kumite event. In hindsight we should have done more, such as requiring masks while not eating/drinking and asking all in attendance to have their vaccinations so that we could better do our...

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Alpha To Alliances: The Big Chill – Event Report

In early February a polar vortex descended on the Midwest, forcing the denizens to seek shelter indoors once again. Frigid temps (and not to mention the ever-present pandemic) once again ushered in a refrain we know now by heart: “wanna jam some games?” A2A: The Big Chill was organized (passive voice, for humility) to spread the gospel of the new Alpha to Alliances hotness a little farther. We’ve been playing and testing and brewing for...

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Spectral Chaos in Spooky Season

The turn of the season from summer into fall has always been a time I looked forward to. But in this topsy-turvy 2020 with its interminably long and hot summer, I needed fall. But most of all, I needed Spooky Season. Halloween has long inaugurated fall. It’s generally the first full on COLD day of the year where we get to go outside and enjoy the crisp leaves and sharp air. But this year, everything...

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MCOS Summer Slam – Organizer’s Report

August was a great time for Music City Old School. With the lack of any travel events in the US, we decided to hold an online tournament for a small number of participants. It didn’t replace Bootleggers or Players Ball or any of the other great meetups we all look forward to every year, but it gave everyone the opportunity to hang out, play Magic, and at least experience the 2020 version of whatever it...

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Old School in the Time of Ice: Alpha through Alliances

Old School MTG has grown since its humble beginnings in the snowy Swedish fjords. Strip Mines proliferated and creatures dominated as Eternal Central loosened the restrictions of the Old Ways. The Atlantic Council instituted their land reforms and allowed for a more liberal adherence to the Laws of Time. Venerable Mages of Old in Sweden reached through time to Scry a potential future. The Paladins of the northern American plains decreed that more gentlemanly battles...

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Announcing – Music City Old School SUMMER SLAM

Greeting, fellow Old Schoolers! This spring and summer has been been difficult to say the least what with the ‘rona going around and keeping us all inside. Due to public safety concerns, Bootleggers Ball 2020 was cancelled, along with the rest of everything. As other MTG events have moved online in a downsized fashion, we here in Music City thought we’d do the same. But it isn’t a BLB without being able to hang in...

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I Won Players Ball and Had Fun Doing it

Okay, so right out of the gate, I didn’t win the 2019 Old School Players Ball. That honor went to mage West, who ran what amounts to a white burn deck that forces you to play 24 rounds of Magic in an 8-round tourney. That tale is recounted here: https://www.eternalcentral.com/story-time-at-the-old-school-players-ball/ When I say I won, I mean that my expectations for the day–and the entire weekend–were far exceeded. From the Friday night hangout and my fellow...