Played the midnight 2015 pre-release last night. Was more crowded than I expected judging from the usual FNM size and by the time we got there, all the green and black sets were claimed -- black especially being the promo card to get. I went White 'cause why not and my son went for Blue. Did alright for the night, finishing off at 5-2 using a white/red deck
. Mainly white creatures and red damage support. Burning Anger was a waste of a slot, Sungrace Pegasus and Geist of the Moors did okay for themselves, Resolute Angel only came into my hand once and I was a mana short of casting her (this was one of the two games I lost, too!). Lightning Strike and Heat Ray were nice to use for some good ole fashioned creature killin'. Mass Calcify could have been useful given everyone playing black+green/blue except the one time it came up for me, I had already as good as won the round. I was actually surprised to see how long a lot of people were taking. My games were over very quickly but a lot of tie games due to time running out.
Game One - Vs. Black/Blue Deck
(1) Win quickly. He got mana screwed with pretty much nothing but lands the whole game.
(2) Lose quickly. I only drew mountains for lands and couldn't get any creatures out.
(3) Lose. Finally a real game though. He gets out a deathtouch rat and a Carrion Crow, I kill both with a Selfless Cathar and Inferno fist. I get out the Geist, he Encrusts it. Back and forth until he got his Indulgent Tormentor out, I hold for a little while but die before I got enough land for my Resolute Angel. C'est la vie
Game Two - Vs. Black/Green
Win quickly both games. I think he was loaded with heavier creatures and just couldn't get stuff out in time. The few things he did get out got red-nuked or Oppressive Rays (that card's a ***** for this format).
Game Three - Vs. Blue/Black
Win quickly both games. Got lucky to have Raise the Alarm come up early both games plus Soulmenders, Swiftclaws and Cathar. Convoke for the Golem & Stoke the Flames and he just never had a chance to get any footing.
No Planeswalker pulls for me but I did pull the Chain Veil thingie in case I just wanted to kill myself Edited, Jul 12th 2014 11:28pm by Jophiel