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 Welcome back to Tribal Apocalypse!

   Table of Contents 

  1. Last Week on Tribal Apocalypse...
  2. The High Price of Winning
  3. Announcement Time!
  4. What's Next

Check the full archive for the "Diaries of the Apocalypse" series


THOUGHTS OF A TRIBAL HOST
by Kumagoro

 Attention, Tribalers: according to this year's calendar, the next Modern Tribal Wars event will be held on March 18, replacing this month's Pure event. Plan accordingly.

 Also, I've finally managed to write a Tribal Evaluation for the Treasure Chests (it'll be online soon), featuring most of the new cards from Commander 2016 and a tiny bit of the new cards from Conspiracy: Take the Crown. So now the Creature Type Table is up to date with Magic Online. And Centaur is not Endangered anymore! Thanks to this scary guy, the 51st Centaur ever printed:


LAST WEEK ON TRIBAL APOCALYPSE...

  • Event Number: 7.07, Week 320 BE
  • Date: February 25
  • Attendance: 18
  • Rounds: 4
  • Subformat: Regular
  • Winner: Robin88 (Human)
  • 1 Loss: Yokai_ (Shaman), Golden_Lin (Elf), lowman02 (Merfolk), MisterMojoRising (Goblin)
  • Underdog Prize: DrPringles ( Aurochs)
  • Tribes: Aurochs, Berserker, Cleric, Construct, Elf (x2), Goblin, Human (x5), Merfolk, Ogre, Plant, Shaman, Soldier, Wizard
  • Event link (with all players, pairings, standings, decks, and results): here it is

 Asian players are going strong this year, with all our regulars from the big continent scoring at least one win so far. This was the turn of Hong Kong champ Robin88 with this classic 3-color, 62-card, 20-creature Human list.

 

 New players are always welcome, so let's give a warm welcome to lowman02, who ended Top 4 at the first try thanks to this Merfolk list. Never underestimate Fish! (Unless they're actual Fishes. But even in that case, don't relax too much!)

 

 And look at that: third showing ever for Aurochs! Woot! DrPringles grabbed the Underdog Prize unopposed, and nobody could argue it wasn't earned. I mean, Aurochs! In Regular! And, for some reason, with Urzatron!


THE HIGH PRICE OF WINNING

  

 Here's the prices of all the featured decks, courtesy of the amazing Deck Pricer from mtgGoldfish (MTGO Traders prices as of March 3, 2016):

 The Top 10 Cheapest Decks that Went Undefeated

  1. mihahitlor's Warriors, $1.95, 1st place on Event 233
  2. morpphling's Vampires, $2.25, 1st place on Event 285
  3. morpphling's Goblins, $2.35, 2nd place on Event 102
  4. JogandoPelado's Berserkers, $2.80, 1st place on Event 248
  5. Gq1rf7's Goblins, $3.32, 1st place on Event 154
  6. MisterMojoRising's Insects, $3.55, 2nd place on Event 201
  7. Gq1rf7's Goblins, $3.58, 1st place on Event 169
  8. Gq1rf7's Goblins, $3.70, 1st place on Event 145
  9. Gq1rf7's Goblins, $4.12, 2nd place on Event 141
  10. Gq1rf7's Assassins, $4.18, 1st place on Event 147

 The Top 5 Cheapest Non-Goblin Decks that Went Undefeated

  1. mihahitlor's Warriors, $1.95, 1st place on Event 233
  2. morpphling's Vampires, $2.25, 1st place on Event 285
  3. JogandoPelado's Berserkers, $2.80, 1st place on Event 248
  4. MisterMojoRising's Insects, $3.55, 2nd place on Event 201
  5. Gq1rf7's Assassins, $4.18, 1st place on Event 147

NOTE: not adjusted to current prices; data collected since Event 85. 


ANNOUNCEMENT TIME!

 Just to remind you of a few things:

 The Ishkanah Prize: The first player to win a match with a Spider deck by activating Ishkanah's lifedraining ability for a lethal strike of at least 4 damage, will get a 3-tix credit certificate from MTGO Traders. Spider lovers, or simply ticket lovers, start building!

 The Underdog Prize: During any event of the regular rotation (but not during the one-time special events), all players who are running an Underdog Tribe are eligible for a 1-tix credit certificate from MTGO Traders. The tie-breakers are first the number of Underdog categories (for instance, a tribe that's simultaneously Endangered and Unhallowed will take the prize over one that's only Endangered), then the points achieved in the final standings. During Underdog events, only the True Underdog tribes are rewarded (those are the tribes belonging to all three categories of Underdog at once).

 The Up-and-Coming Prize: When a tribe wins an event for the first time ever (losing Unhallowed status), its pilot will get a 3-tix certificate from MTGO Traders.

 The New Kids on the Block Award: When a new tribe is introduced in the game, or reaches enough members to be played as a proper tribe (i.e. at least 3 members, so you can build a deck that features 4 copies of each plus 8 Changeling creatures), the first player to score a match win with it will get a 3-tix certificate from MTGO Traders. You'll need a hard win, not a BYE or a win by no-show of your opponent. The tribes currently eligible for the award are Gremlin and Monkey.

 The Hamtastic Award: The Biodiversity Prize dedicated to the memory of Erik Friborg rewards each player who registers 10 different tribes (except Human, Elf and Goblin) during the year with a 3-tix certificate from MTGO Traders. You can go on and win the prize multiple times in the year, but you need to keep playing different tribes! (So if you manage to register 50 different tribes in one season, you can get up to 15 tix!)

 The Top Players Lockout: Every time a Top Player (either a Google Era Top 8, an Ultimate Champion/Tribal Player of the Year, or a seasonal Top 8) will end undefeated, they will not be allowed to register the same tribe and deck again for 5 events (i.e. they'll have to register a different deck or decks 5 times before coming back to the undefeated one). With "deck" is meant a specific, recognizable archetype (e.g. Wall-Drazi), which in some case will be linked to a specific combo card (e.g. Helm of Obedience). A list of the current lockouts is maintained here.

 Wanna test your deck? Tell us when you're online, and look who else is there and when! All of this here!


 WHAT'S NEXT

 The upcoming Tribal Apocalypse events of the Blippian Era (every Saturday at 17:00 GMT):

  • 7.08 (Week 321 BE), on March 4: Underdog
  • 7.09 (Week 322 BE), on March 11: Regular
  • 7.10 (Week 323 BE), on March 18: Modern
  • 7.11 (Week 324 BE), on March 25: Regular

Check out all the rules for the sub-formats!

Check out the full Tribal Calendar for 2017!

SEE YOU ALL IN THE TRIBAL ROOM!