Author: musiccity

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Combat Trickery: An elementary analysis on Mono Green and other ramblings

It’s been quiet around the Nashville Old School scene lately. We’re all gearing up for the Players Ball in Chicago next month with 6 Music City players in tow and last Friday we had our first meet-up in a long while with 3 new comers. The community building aspect of this format never gets old. It’s always exciting to have new players come out, meet new people, and expand the the local community. We’re doing...

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Recollections of a Pit Lord: A guest report from Matt Moss

It was a pleasure to finally meet Matt at Bootleggers Ball. We talked cards and records and I hope to get the chance to hang more with him and the other Lords in the future. I was stoked when Matt expressed interest in doing a guest post and was all for it. I had just read his report from the NoviceCon tournament and thought it was great. So, plant your ojos on the retrospective below. -D...

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Into the South: Bootleggers Ball Report

I awoke surrounded by my gang of goblins. Some lifeless while others drearily emptied their bags of broken daggers into the canyon, visibly shaken by underworld dreams. As they packed up their remaining grenades, we said nothing to each other and parted ways. We did well, coming in second place behind lord Jaco. The tournament was a success and exceeded all of our expectations. There were 22 players hailing from 8 different states, including Gordon...

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Mono Green: A Retreat Among the Murmuring Pines

EDIT: After looking at the list over the past couple of days I’ve realized I could probably cut all of the Mishra’s Factory as they don’t work well with Winter Orb. Also, unless I’m boarding out Winter Orb, the Hurricanes in the sideboard are not doing much either. In place of the Factory’s I’m thinking a Maze of Ith may be nice and some Elvish Archers. A Sylvan Library or two in the board sounds...

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Titania is a Punk: Magix not Dead

When I got into old school I searched out all of the content I could find. I gorged on it. After my initial introduction through an Eternal Weekend tournament report, I found Understanding Ancestral, the Wizards Tower, and eventually the MTG Underground among others. I loved them all, but Shaman Ben’s MTG Underground struck me when I read a post that referenced The Misfits and The Murder City Devils. I grew up listening to those...

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Deep in the waters….

When my brother and I gave up Legacy for good and decided to solely dedicate ourselves to Old School, we didn’t know how deep the 93/94 waters really were. We just dived in, like most people I’d imagine, with a Mono-Black deck and a Mono-White deck. My Mono-Black deck started pretty good, with an Unlimited Mox Jet and a Juzam but also a Sorceress Queen and a Word of Command. My brother’s deck was a...

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Not even Venarian Gold….

Somebody once told me you never know what you have until it’s gone. Or maybe I heard it in a country song. Either way the older I get the faster time seems to pass me by and I try to appreciate every precious moment more and more. I had intentions to do a tournament report from the Madison Offensive, but I’ve put it off so long I don’t remember the details. I won a Beta...

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If you build it, they will come: Bootleggers Ball 2018

Alright, we’re holding our first Old School event. The Bootleggers Ball will be held on May 26th in Nashville, TN at the Flying Saucer. An obvious tip of the hat to the great Lords of the Pit who hold their annual (hopefully) event, the Players Ball in Chicago, where a couple of our own mages have battled before. We’re hoping for a good turn out. We’ll have 6-10 locals and have some interest out of...

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A Meditation on Solitude

The house is way too quiet. I can’t sleep. My family has been gone to visit relatives and I haven’t seen them in five days. Tomorrow they come home, and maybe it’s the anticipation that agitates my mind. The reason doesn’t matter, what matters is I’m awake and dreaming beneath the Bodhi tree. I’ve largely tuned out of politics the past month or two. Usually an area of considerable interest, I’ve become weary of the...

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Unpowered Empowerment: Music City Gingerbread Jam ’17 report.

We held our first official Old School tournament this past weekend. Being a last minute decision to throw this thing, it ended up being just our group, minus 1. Despite having only 4 players and not much time to plan, it was a blast and a great way to end our first year. I’ve come to terms with the fact that I’m just not great at taking notes for a recap, but again, I’ll do...