Last month I decided to escape the everyday life and hit the road for three months. The goal: play as much magic and meet as many like-minded people as possible. I booked my BahnCard 100 and had to wait for two weeks to get everything set up. It seems like you need go through lots of hoops to get that train flat in your hands. Anyway, I started of the trip last week in Hamburg to meet up with a local gaming company. I had a great kick-off until I pulled two rip muscle in the subway. Rip muscles support respiration and this is the worst pain I had in a while. Luckily it got better within 6 days so I was ready to continue my trip to MKM Series Hamburg 2018 to play some Modern on Saturday and Legacy on Sunday.

Saturday

For the Modern main event I was able to lend Eldrazi Tron from David (who btw. taught me to play magic back then) and did my best. I ended up with a 2:3 losing to Green Tron and 2x Elves and dropped to play the Legacy Grand Trial. For this side event I was able to lend a foiled out Czech Pile from Momme. I had a lot of fun playing that deck and I definitely see it’s strength and potential but ended up losing to my own lack of experience.

Sunday

I had a great sleep and the venue was only 1 hour away from Kiel. Hannes, who also lend me his 100% self-altered Miracles deck, picked up Jan Stadler (Top8 Sealed and won Standard, jeez you machine) and me in the morning. I’ve been playing Miracles for most of my time in Legacy but recently sold my 4x Tundra and 4x Volcanic Island with Snapcardster as a stress-test. While the #topban definitely lowered the power-level, most of the mechanics are the same and I was very confident going into the tournament with the 75.

Look at that beauty! How can you not fall in love with this?

 

Creatures (5)
Monastery MentorMonastery Mentor
Snapcaster MageSnapcaster Mage

Spells (35)
BrainstormBrainstorm
Swords to PlowsharesSwords to Plowshares
Jace, the Mind SculptorJace, the Mind Sculptor
TerminusTerminus
Search for Azcanta / Azcanta, the Sunken RuinSearch for Azcanta / Azcanta, the Sunken Ruin
PonderPonder
Force of WillForce of Will
CounterbalanceCounterbalance
PortentPortent
Unexpectedly AbsentUnexpectedly Absent
PredictPredict
CounterspellCounterspell
Supreme VerdictSupreme Verdict
Lands (20)
TundraTundra
IslandIsland
PlainsPlains
Flooded StrandFlooded Strand
Polluted DeltaPolluted Delta
Volcanic IslandVolcanic Island
Arid MesaArid Mesa

Sideboard (15)
Containment PriestContainment Priest
Vendilion CliqueVendilion Clique
Entreat the AngelsEntreat the Angels
Ethersworn CanonistEthersworn Canonist
FlusterstormFlusterstorm
Rest in PeaceRest in Peace
PyroblastPyroblast
Red Elemental BlastRed Elemental Blast
DisenchantDisenchant
Blood MoonBlood Moon

The tournament went like a charm. I had great opponents, fair judge calls, incredible matchups and a Top8 loss against a local magic player who crushed me in two games with his Turbo Depths deck.

The Trip continues

Germany Trip

My inaccurate road trip map.

Peer_Rich

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Peer made his first steps in magic business with the sleeves brand: Bordifies.com. Since 2016, he's devoting himself to build the most powerful smart phone application for magic players: Snapcardster

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