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By: JXClaytor, Joshua Claytor
Dec 28 2007 12:53pm
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I've been watching a lot of replays lately.  With the Extended recaps that I do I'm kinda forced to watch them.  I mean, I guess I could pull the data for every tournament out of thin air.  That would be easier, but I'm not into lying while writing, it would make me look bad, and it would make the site look bad. 

I'm not about to make the site look bad just for an hour's less work.  Watching replays are good for me anyways.  When you watch the best players play, you get a chance to see how a deck works when piloted by a solid player.  Of course, Extended to me, seems like it is becoming stale, so when I saw a deck that cast Doran, Siege Tower, Lightning Angel and Watchwolf in consecutive turns, my interest shot up.  I watched every game of this deck that I possibly could, just to see what made it work, and I had no clue.  I mean to me, the deck seems really greedy.  Why bother casting Lightning Angel when you could just run Mortify or Putrefy.  Both of those spells are in color, and do not require you to splash for the Red and the Blue you need to cast the Angel.  After racking my feeble mind around the idea of an Extended not only casting those cards, but winning with it, I just had to ask the player some questions about the deck. 

Tulio Lamego Jaudy is a Brazilian magic player hailing from Cuiaba in Mato Grosso.  The twenty year Researcher is a member of one of the more respected clans on MTGO, in my opinion, the Savages.  Tulio also pairs his success on MTGO with some real life card playing results.  He won his Regional Championships, and recently finished second place in a Lorwyn Sealed Pro Tour Qualifier.  He also designed a version of Perilous Storm which ran Locket of Yesterdays. 

When Tulio is not dominating events or researching stuff, he likes to play Standard.  His favorite card is Mindless Automaton, and his favorite magic set is Time Spiral. 

Mindless Automaton

Tulio_Jaudy as I have stated before split in the finals with this rather unique deck list, and I would like to thank him for sharing his tech with the PureMTGO.com community.  It's rare that a deck designer will give up his lists, often time protecting them like a mother protects a new born child.  I thank him very much for this gesture, and now I present one of the newest Extended decks, Total Mess. 

Total Mess An Extended Deck by Tulio_Jaudy
Split Event 1100511

1 Forest
1 Gemstone Mine
1 Godless Shrine
4 Lightning Angel
4 Lightning Helix
4 Loxodon Hierarch
1 Overgrown Tomb
1 Plains
4 Polluted Delta
1 Sacred Foundry
1 Steam Vents
1 Stomping Ground
1 Swamp
1 Temple Garden
4 Terminate
2 Umezawa's Jitte
4 Vindicate
4 Watchwolf
4 Windswept Heath
1 Breeding Pool
3 Doran, the Siege Tower
3 Gaddock Teeg
1 Hallowed Fountain
4 Pillar of the Paruns
4 Tarmogoyf

Sideboard

4 Leyline of the Void
4 Meddling Mage
3 Pernicious Deed
4 Yixlid Jailer


Pillar of the Paruns

From here out, I will be using Tulio's own words. 
Tulio Jaudy (TJ):  This is the current list of the deck, not the one I played at the event. I've cut some moxen, and added some basic lands to lessen the damage of your own lands in some situations, and eliminate the unnecessary card disadvantage the moxen produce.

Joshua Claytor (JC): Why did you play it?

TJ:  I played it mainly because no one would know how to play against it...(I also felt that no one knew)  what to expect from it.  Besides the fact that I don't see many Flow or Magus of the Moon around online,  I took the risk. It's capable of extremely powerful and relentless plays, like turn teo Tarmogoyf, turn three Doran and turn four Lightning Angel.

JC:  What are it's good matchups in events?

TJ:  The Aggro matchups are very easy ones, the only chance they have is to draw multiple Molten Rains and you have to come out slow while they're on the play.  The Countertopgoyf matchup is very easy too, you have enough removal for their guys, and most of your guys are enough to seal the game if unanswered, plus Hierarch and Lightning Angel are very hard for them to answer. TEPS and Ideal are those matchups where you need to draw a particular card to win, or hope that they fizzle. Obviously I'm speaking of Gaddock Teeg, and Meddling Mage post sideboard. Gifts Rock is the one matchup I don't really know what to think about, sometimes it's a blowout for you, sometimes for him, sometimes it takes forty seven turns for the winner to come up!

 
JC:  What are it's poor matchups?  

TJ:  Ichorid, here you can either surrender and not dedicate a lot of sideboard to it, or do what I did,  (You'll notice in his current sideboard that he dedicated eight slots to hating on Dredge, and could go up to a full twelve if he were to side in Meddling Mage.) It really does depend on the numbers you expect it to show up. Flow decks are hard to fight, especially on the draw, you could sideboard against it, but I think it would be useless in practice, and you would lose anyway.

JC:  Any advice for magic online players?

TJ:  Never fall into the common category.  Never be predictable. If you see the metagame changing, don't go with the tide, take that as an opportunity to show who you really are, visualize the future and make a deck you think would be a good call, don't be afraid to make mistakes, everyone does. When you make the right decision this way, you will be highly rewarded.

JC:  Anything else you would like to add?

TJ:  Sure, late Merry Christmas to everyone, and a happy New Year to everyone as well!

Again I want to thank Tulio_Jaudy for his time and for revealing his decklist!  If you would like to be considered for a future Community Profile, please email me at joshua.claytor@gmail.com with reasons why you should be considered. 


Thanks again Tulio, and I hope you and the rest of your clanmates have continued success on MTGO! 

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s by Anonymous (Unregistered) 67.168.2.249 (not verified) at Sun, 12/30/2007 - 00:20
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YTMND IS DOWN , suck on that trebek!

by 53N531 at Sun, 12/30/2007 - 01:14
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Very cool, I can't wait for more articles like this to show up. I think an envisioned time when a majority of players are all cognizant of many formats, whether they be sanctioned or player-generated due to efforts like this is ideal and worth striving for

very cool by mtgotraders at Fri, 12/28/2007 - 21:08
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Great idea Joshua.  Very good questions and I look forward to seeing more of these in the future.

insidae? by Colecionador (Unregistered) 201.24.148.188 (not verified) at Fri, 12/28/2007 - 23:06
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great´s tulhowns the machine!

Interesting Article... by MechtaK (Unregistered) 69.155.228.24 (not verified) at Fri, 12/28/2007 - 15:35
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I really liked this article, very nice.  Definitely my kind of player, the one that comes into the environment with an unseen deck and causes confusion.  Enjoyed the read.

Thanks by JXClaytor at Fri, 12/28/2007 - 17:12
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Thanks,

I want to add a lot more community driven content to the site.  This feature is not going to be so you top eighted in a tournament, let's chat.  I will talk to so of the founding people of PDC, and give this a bigger community feel.  Of course, tournament player interviews will happen :)