Chris’s Thoughts: The Mono-Blue Challenge Game

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Last week, I had a guest writer, Chris, the winner of the Mono-White and Mono-Red Challenges. In his article, he went over the thought process behind building his deck for the Mono-Blue Challenge. Now that I have gone over the game here, I can finally print his article in its entirety.

 

Here are Chris’s thoughts on his deck, building for this event, and the Challenge itself!
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Mono-Blue Challenge: The Game, Part Two

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To read part one, click here.

 

When last we left things, there had been 6 different copies of various Colossi played (of both the Darksteel and Blightsteel varieties), a turn-four combo win from Darby had been averted, and Chris had eliminated a player, killing Joel with one of the aforementioned copies of Blightsteel Colossus.

 

We are down to five players in the Mono-Blue Challenge: Brianna with Braids, Conjurer Adept, vs. Angela with Azami, Lady of Scrolls, vs. Chris with Kira, Great Glass-Spinner, vs. me with Sakashima, the Impostor. After a Nevinyrral’s Disk activation clearing the board, the only creatures remaining in play as we set the stage today are three copies of Vesuvan Doppelganger copying Darksteel Colossus (under my control), and Chris and Brianna both have a Blightsteel Colossus.

 

Who will be the winner here, and our champion of the Mono-Blue Challenge?
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Mono-Blue Challenge: The Game, Part One

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Last week, I introduced our latest event, the Mono-Blue Challenge here. From there, I’d gone over our competitors and each of their decks in detail here.

 

Now, it was time for the Challenge itself. Who would prove to be the best at countering, card drawing, bouncing and stealing things? It was time for the Mono-Blue Challenge!
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M14: First Impressions, Part One

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It’s that fun time of year again, that magical time when us Magic players are showered with spoilers of new cards from the newest core set! In this case, it’s M14 (or Magic 2014) that is in the process of being spoiled. At the time I write this, there are 158/249 cards that have been spoiled from the new set, so it’s time to start looking at which of my EDH decks they will fit in.

 

(And yes, the writeup for the Mono-Blue Challenge game is coming… eventually, heh.)

 

It’s time for a quick look at Magic 2014!
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Chris’s thoughts: Kira for the Mono-Blue Challenge

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For today, we have a guest author… Chris, one of the participants for the Mono-Blue Challenge, has done a quick writeup on his thought process behind putting together his mono-blue list. Here is his thought process behind building the deck, and his decklist for the event, plus some of my own thoughts on the decklist.

 

Chris had shocked me with what he’d cooked up for this event. Let’s take a look, shall we?
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Mono-Blue Challenge: The Decks

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To read the introduction to the Mono-Blue EDH Challenge, click here.

 

Today, we’ll be going over the decks that our fierce competitors used for The Mono-Blue Challenge. These decks were very diverse, with lots of interesting and unique card choices, as you’ll see. I was very surprised how the decks were built… but more on that in a second. Let’s go!
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Mono-Blue Challenge: The Challenge

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In December of last year, I came up with a unique and interesting set of deckbuilding challenges for EDH… a series of single-color Challenges, where we would compete to find out who the best player/deckbuilder was for each color. Now, a year and a half later, we finally come to the end of these Challenges, as we are about to run the Mono-Blue Challenge this weekend.

 

It’s time to draw some cards and counter some spells.
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Predictions: Modern Masters — Followup

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Last month, I gave my predictions for the cards I believed would be in Modern Masters, the all-reprint set designed to increase supply of certain cards for Modern (it won’t, but we’ll get to that in a minute.) With the full set having been spoiled on Monday, it’s time to look back at my predictions and see how I did. What did I get right, and what did I miss on?

 

It’s time to find out!
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