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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

 So, as of yesterday's downtime, Magic Origins is finally accepted by the client for the Legacy Tribal Wars format! Woot-woot! And it's now on Gatherling, too, so have at it, folks!


LAST WEEK ON TRIBAL APOCALYPSE...

  • Event Number: 5.31, Week 240 BE
  • Date: August 8
  • Attendance: 16
  • Rounds: 4
  • Subformat: Regular
  • Winner: mihahitlor (Goblin)
  • 1 Loss: Gq1rf7 (Elf), ML_Berlin (Soldier), Bazaar of Baghdad (Zombie)
  • Underdog Prize: SeanandRhythm (-Lhurgoyf)
  • Tribes: Ally, Angel, Cleric, Construct, Elf (x2), Goblin (x2), Human, Lhurgoyf, Monk, Myr, Soldier, Wizard, Zombie (x2)
  • Event link (with all players, pairings, standings, decks, and results): here it is

 Classic regular event is classic: Goblin, Elf, Soldier, three different monocolored tribes, three different all-time money grabbers. Let's give such usual suspects a shout-out, for once. First, record winner mihahitlor putting another first place under his belt thanks to the loyal greenskins.

by mihahitlor - 1st place
Creatures
4 Goblin Bushwhacker
4 Goblin Chieftain
4 Goblin Wardriver
4 Legion Loyalist
4 Mogg Fanatic
4 Mogg War Marshal
2 Spikeshot Elder
26 cards

Other Spells
4 Forked Bolt
4 Goblin Grenade
4 Lightning Bolt
2 Pyrokinesis
14 cards
Lands
20 Mountain
20 cards
 
Goblin Wardriver

 

 Then we have an Elf build, as piloted by Gq1rf7. It's a Genesis Wave build with Colossus of Akros and Woodfall Primus, but also Biorhythm.

 

 Finally, Soldier, one of the favorites of ML_Berlin, who's having a great year in 2015.

 

 As a break from tradition, here's the Underdog Prize winner, Lhurgoyf by SeanandRhythm. This was also the most expensive deck of the week, due to you-know-who. Sort of a big investment for an Underdog Prize, uh? But hey, it's now the only way to play you-know-who, after all.


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 August 13, 2015):

 The Top 10 Cheapest Decks that Went Undefeated

  1. mihahitlor's Warriors, $1.95, 1st place on Event 233
  2. morpphling's Goblins, $2.35, 2nd place on Event 102
  3. Gq1rf7's Goblins, $3.32, 1st place on Event 154
  4. MisterMojoRising's Insects, $3.55, 2nd place on Event 201
  5. Gq1rf7's Goblins, $3.58, 1st place on Event 169
  6. Gq1rf7's Goblins, $3.70, 1st place on Event 145
  7. Gq1rf7's Goblins, $4.12, 2nd place on Event 141
  8. Gq1rf7's Assassins, $4.18, 1st place on Event 147
  9. Trickerie's Golems, $4.31, 1st place on Event 138
  10. Gq1rf7's Vampires, $4.38, 2nd place on Event 188

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


ANNOUNCEMENT TIME!

 Just to remind you of a few things:

 

 Cockatrice Wants You! And Badger, too! Be the first to win a match with these new eligible tribes and you'll win a 1-tix certificate from MTGO Traders. Remember: only tribes with at least 3 members are effectively considered tribes in Tribal Apocalypse (since tribes that field an equal or greater number of Changelings than actual members count as Shapeshifter decks). Tribes with exactly 3 members are allowed to play in Underdog events with 8 slots filled by Changelings, whereas nobody else (but, of course, Shapeshifter decks) can play with more than 4 Changelings in those events. And of course this will happen only as soon as the Changelings will work on V4 as promised.

 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 on Pennybot. 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 Hamtastic Award: The Biodiversity Prize dedicated to the memory of Erik Friborg has started the third quarter of 2015. The quarter will end September 26. By that date, the player or players who registered the greatest number of different tribes will get a 5-tix certificate from MTGO Traders. Congratulations to last quarter's winner, Generalissimo!

 The Achievements (sponsored by AJ_Impy and vantar6697): Unlock the greatest number of Achievements from this list and AJ and vantar will grant you 10 tix per quarter! The current quarter will end September 26. Players with the same number of achievements will split the prize. 10 more tix will be given at the end of the year to that whole season's Achievement Master. Good luck and congratulations to last quarter's Achievement Master, ScionOfJustice!

 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.

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 WHAT'S NEXT

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

  • 5.32 (Week 241 BE), on August 15: Singleton
  • 5.33 (Week 242 BE), on August 22: Regular
  • 5.34 (Week 243 BE), on August 29: Pure
  • 5.35 (Week 244 BE), on September 5: Underdog

Check out all the rules for the sub-formats!

Check out the full Tribal Calendar for 2015!

Vote for your favorite ETB Creature on the Topdeck Awards!

SEE YOU ALL IN THE TRIBAL ROOM!