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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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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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Tournament Report: Middle School Meltdown (A Prelude to Bootleggers Ball 3)

Our big tournament weekends have so far involved some event on the Friday night before. In the past, it’s been house parties. This year, that wasn’t viable. But brother Finney organized a space at Bearded Iris Brewing north of downtown Nashville for the purposes of having a Middle School tournament. I put 18 names into the computer and we ran a 4 round event full of nostalgia for cards from 1995 to 2003.  Middle School...

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The Gigaball – Deck Photos and Results

The Gigaball weekend saw the Nashville and Chattanooga crews of MCOS gather for a smorgasbord of Magic formats. On Friday, Middle School fired after we got settled in (and tapped the keg). Saturday morning began with breakfast and an Alpha to Alliances tourney. After lunch and a bit of rest, EC Old School 93/94 took us into the night. Twelve players participated in the events. These are the deck photos from each event. Check out...

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The GigaBall

Music City Old School has grown. We’ve long been spread out across the Southeast, but now, about half of our regular members inhabit a sleepy little town in the hills of Tennessee called Chattanooga. Monthly get togethers at a taproom in Nashville were perfect for the hometown crowd, but sometimes proved too much for the Chatt folks to scrounge together the time to road trip 4 hours round trip. A few years ago, the Chatt...

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A Very Bootleggers Christmas – Tournament Report

It’s been a long, strange trip. In December 2019, we held our annual(ish) Christmas tournament. We were looking forward to another year of the same. Forward to Bootlegger’s Ball. Forward to Player’s Ball. Forward to whatever other events two or three of us decided to partake in. But we all know what happened… And so for two full years we didn’t traveling to see our friends. Nor did we host our friends from other locales....

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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...