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Bootleggers Ball 2019

Registration link at the bottom Sometime last summer, shortly after the first Bootleggers Ball, I was surprised to see a message pop up from Jesper Myrfors. What in the shit is Jesper Myrfors messaging me for? He told me that I should show our groups patch featuring the artwork from Titanias Song to Tom Wanerstrand, as is his mother Kerstin Kaman had done the original painting. I knew who Tom was. Off the top of...

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EYE in Control: Hype, Rambles, Middle School……-by-Gore

Holy shit its 2019. I’m finding myself at work trying to slice through the grind so I figured I’d blast out a quick post. It’s been fun for me to word vomit upon this blog for the past year about my dumb decks and boring work life, even if I am just bullshitting for my own amusement. 2018 was a big year and 2019 is looking bigger already. We’ve got a literal van full of...

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A Bootleggers Christmas: 0S95 Tournament Report

A Bootleggers Christmas 0S95 tournament is in the books. After 4 drops, we had 12 players. We had an amazing pile of loot and raffled off the high dollar items earning $590 for McKamey animal shelter. I’ll keep this short and sweet. Alan Finney took it down undefeated with a RGW Stormbind deck and Sonny Tennille snagged most creative with Enduring Renewal combo. This came as no surprise to me as I had tested my...

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Pox ’95: Black Winter

I’ve been on lock-down for our past two meet-ups, but have been stirring the cauldron and have caught some pick-up games with brother Finney, testing out my OS95 deck that I’ll talk about. Our band is continuing to grow with 4 new bootleggers cleansed through the sweet sounds of Titanias Song. We’re still throwing around some ideas for next year’s Bootleggers Ball and preparing for our upcoming winter tournament, a Bootleggers Christmas. I recently read...

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What Was Never Meant to Be

I know the doll is around here somewhere. Without it my daughter will not go to sleep. I search everywhere as I have her in one arm, blanket in the other. She rubs her eyes with little hands and says “dollllll”. I know baby. We’ll find it. It’s 9:23 AM, close to nap time. I ascend the stairs trying to reassure her that we will find the doll when she awakes. She let’s out a...

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Rescued from the Pit: Players Ball and Rambles

There was a thick fog over Chicago when we rolled in Friday night before the Players Ball. I’ve always really liked Chicago, having been there with my wife once and with bands a few times. Great food, sweet architecture, and just a cool, dark gothic vibe about it. My travel plans changed a couple of months prior when my wife expressed interest in taking the kids and meeting her mother up there who was on...

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The Wind in your Sails

Have you ever stopped to ask yourself what it is exactly that motivates you? Do you move through life quenching the fire from one desire only to be consumed by another? Or do you drive forward guided by purpose? Life waits for no man. A million dollars won’t magically appear in your bank account. A new house or a new car won’t fall from heaven. The man or woman of your dreams won’t come knocking...

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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...