How did you become interested in classic in the first place?
I started playing classic pretty much at the beginning. Through the early 2000's I was primarily a Vintage player back when Vintage got support in the form of the SCG Power 9 events. Right about the time Vintage died out in Texas (the mid 2000s), Mirage was released online. I had fond memories of Mirage from playing with it as a kid, so I jumped in and have been into classic ever since.
If you could play any classic deck what would it be?
I tend to gravitate towards aggro-control decks as a general rule. Back in Vintage I used to play a lot of the old UR Fish deck pioneered by Phantom Tape Worm, so Aggro-control is the archetype I have the most practice with and have had the most success with. That being said, I play pretty much everything other than storm, but tend to try and avoid decks without Force of Will as much as possible (FoW is my security blanket when I play). If I could play any deck and have it be good, I think I would play some gush-based grow variant...those decks were awesome and very dominant.
What is your favorite MTGO accomplishment whether it relates to tournament play, deck innovation or community involvement?
From a tournament/community standpoint I think my favorite accomplishment was top 4ing the CQ invitational. The whole tournament was a good experience and I got my foil Time Vault from it. Although foil vault is not worth all that many tickets, I get a smile every time I cast it because it was a prize for playing well in a tournament (as was the foil key that goes with it).
From an innovation standpoint, I am proud to have been the first person to 4-0 a daily event with a Delver deck in classic. I saw delver at the pre-release and it seemed too much like Nimble Mongoose to not give it a whirl and it turned out to be a kinda okay card in a lot of formats =).
For Saturday February 2nd those people that 4-0 a classic daily event will split a 30 ticket pot curtousy of FishyFellow
4-0 a Classic Daily Event with 3x Survival of the Fittest and at least one Squee, Goblin Nabob
Winner - ?
Prize - 100 Tickets!!
Host - dupondt
4-0 a Classic Daily Event with 4x Memory Jar
Winner - ?
Prize - Foil Snapcaster Mage
Host - Cat Weasel
Want to host a Challenge, just post in the comments or contact Andy, Josh or Zach and we can get it in there!
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