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Oct 14 2016 11:00am
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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

by Kumagoro

 Welcome to the first of the next 300 Tribal Apocalypse events! Now with sets almost immediately available on Gatherling! Yes, Kaladesh has been added. Time to be the exotic inventors and get to the brewing board.


  • Event Number: 6.40, Week 301 BE
  • Date: October 8
  • Attendance: 17
  • Rounds: 4
  • Subformat: Regular
  • Winner: stsung (Human)
  • Other undefeated: The_Sensei (Shaman)
  • 1 Loss: littlefield (Human), Golden_Lin (Elf), Socanelas (Elf), bremp555 (Human)
  • Underdog Prize: AJ_Impy (Pilot), DuckX (Noggle)
  • New Kids on the Block Award: AJ_Impy (Pilot)
  • 300th Prize: Armont (300 Soldiers)
  • Tribes: Beast, Berserker, Elf (x3), Human (x5), Noggle, Pilot, Shaman (x2), Soldier (x2), Zombie
  • Event link (with all players, pairings, standings, decks, and results): here it is

What best way to start the new cycle with a new player registering a deck for the first time... and winning right away? It happened with stsung, aka PureMTGO's Jaroslava Stefankova, who has written a report about the event here. Congrats and welcome!


 Her final opponent was The_Sensei with this Shaman deck, to whom also go our congratulations. We need to make room for two very Special Lists, though. AJ_Impy, always the pioneer, brought to the field, and to the first match win, the very first instance ever of Pilot! Featuring a total of 25 Kaladesh cards. Which reminds me about the Kaladesh evaluation, which is coming up early next week, I presume.


 And last but not least, Armont is the player who more monumentally celebrated the "300 events" milestone, by building a tribal deck featuring 300 Soldiers, 75 different ones! Kudos is the right word! (Because, you know, it's from the Ancient Greek and all.) With its 565 cards, it's also probably the biggest deck ever entered in TribAp, and proportionally, the cheapest.

by Armont - Commemorative "300 Events" Prize
4 Aerial Responder
4 Akrasan Squire
4 Archetype of Courage
4 Aven Riftwatcher
4 Aven Squire
4 Azorius Arrester
4 Ballynock Cohort
4 Ballyrush Banneret
4 Benalish Commander
4 Benalish Trapper
4 Benalish Veteran
4 Boros Elite
4 Captain of the Watch
4 Catapult Master
4 Catapult Squad
4 Cenn's Tactician
4 Champion of the Parish
4 Consul's Lieutenant
4 Daru Stinger
4 Daru Warchief
4 Deftblade Elite
4 Doomed Traveler
4 Drogskol Shieldmate
4 Dryad Militant
4 Duergar Assailant
4 Elite Inquisitor
4 Elite Scaleguard
4 Elite Vanguard
4 Enlistment Officer
4 Expendable Troops
4 Fabled Hero
4 Fairgrounds Warden
4 Fencing Ace
4 Field Marshal
4 Frontline Strategist
4 Gempalm Avenger
4 Gideon's Avenger
4 Gideon's Lawkeeper
4 Goldmeadow Harrier
4 Hanweir Militia Captain
4 Hearthfire Hobgoblin
4 High Sentinels of Arashin
4 Intrepid Hero
4 Kazandu Blademaster
4 Kinsbaile Skirmisher
4 Kjeldoran Outrider
4 Kor Aeronaut
4 Kytheon's Irregulars
4 Longbow Archer
4 Loxodon Gatekeeper
4 Loyal Cathar
4 Master Decoy
4 Mentor of the Meek
4 Paragon of New Dawns
4 Porcelain Legionnaire
4 Precinct Captain
4 Preeminent Captain
4 Relic Seeker
4 Rhox Pikemaster
4 Soldier of the Pantheon
4 Soltari Champion
4 Soltari Foot Soldier
4 Soltari Trooper
4 Steam Catapult
4 Sunstrike Legionnaire
4 Thalia, Guardian of Thraben
4 Thalia's Lieutenant
4 Thraben Inspector
4 Topan Freeblade
4 Veteran Armorer
4 Veteran Armorsmith
4 Veteran Swordsmith
4 Whipcorder
3 Kor Firewalker
1 Brimaz, King of Oreskos
4 Mirror Entity
300 cards

Other Spells
4 Cathars' Crusade
4 Charge Across the Araba
4 Door of Destinies
4 Glorious Anthem
4 Honor of the Pure
4 Shared Triumph
4 Spear of Heliod
3 Divine Sacrament
1 Stoneforge Masterwork
32 cards
218 Plains
4 Drifting Meadow
4 Kjeldoran Outpost
4 Secluded Steppe
3 Remote Farm
233 cards
Captain of the Watch



 Here's the prices of all the featured decks, courtesy of the amazing Deck Pricer from mtgGoldfish (MTGO Traders prices as of October 14, 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

 NOTE: not adjusted to current prices; data collected since Event 85. A separate non-Goblin Top 10 is in preparation. 


 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 Hamtastic Award: The Biodiversity Prize dedicated to the memory of Erik Friborg has started the third quarter of 2016. The quarter will end September 24. By that date, the player or players who registered the greatest number of different tribes (except Human, Elf and Goblin) will get a 5-tix certificate from MTGO Traders. Congratulations to last quarter's winner, Generalissimo!

 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!


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

  • 6.41 (Week 302 BE), on October 15: Pure
  • 6.42 (Week 303 BE), on October 22: Regular
  • 6.43 (Week 304 BE), on October 29: Halloween Special
  • 6.44 (Week 305 BE), on November 5: Underdog

Check out all the rules for the sub-formats!

Check out the full Tribal Calendar for 2016!



300 soldiers! Awesome flavor, by Bazaar of Baghdad at Fri, 10/14/2016 - 22:14
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300 soldiers! Awesome flavor, Armont.