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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. Announcements
  4. What's Next

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


THOUGHTS OF A TRIBAL HOST
by Kumagoro

 So, what do we want to play in the last event of the year on December 29? We still haven't decided. Possibilities:

  • Vintage Tribal Wars
  • "Classic" Tribal Wars (i.e. Vintage with the P9 banned – I just want to play Survival of the Fittest!)
  • Kaleidoscope (last time we played it was 2014, can you believe it? And we're in the middle of multicolored block right now)
  • Some block format like we did with Kamigawa last year. Maybe Lorwyn/Shadowmoor?
  • Planeswalker Tribal Wars!

   


LAST WEEK ON TRIBAL APOCALYPSE...

  • Event Number: 8.46, Week 411 BE
  • Date: November 24
  • Attendance: 12
  • Rounds: 3
  • Subformat: Legacy
  • Winner: TLR with Warrior
  • 1 Loss: -TiLT- with Beast, Deonmag with Scarecrow, Yokai_ with Eldrazi, AJ_Impy with Warrior, CruelHellraiser with Golem, -DiamondDust- with Construct
  • Underdog Prize: lovetapsmtg with Licid
  • Tribes: Beast (x2), Construct, Eldrazi, Golem, Horror, Licid, Scarecrow, Vampire, Warrior (x3)
  • Event link (with all players, pairings, standings, decks, and results): here it is

 After the week of Knights, this time were the Warriors to get the lion's share, with two decks in the money out of three. TLR took the event home with a classic monored Goblinoid build.

 

 AJ_Impy brought a (relatively) more nuanced Jund deck featuring several Battlebond cards, and especially the extremely powerful Najeela, the Blade-Blossom.

 

 Also, we welcome new player -TiLT-, who debuted with a Living End deck with Beast as a shell.

 

 Last but not least, Licid is back, since August, on its way to the Repopulation, and this time we might well feature it, as lovetapsmtg's concoction has some intriguing interactions, like the Horobi, Death's Wail turning any of the little parasitic suckers from Rath into removal.


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 November 30, 2018):

  • TLR's Warriors: $80.77
  • AJ_Impy's Warriors: $115.47
  • -TiLT-'s Beasts: $79.52
  • lovetapsmtg's Licids: $2.95

 The Top 10 Cheapest Decks that Went Undefeated

  1. SirFalcon2008's Goblins, $1.54, 1st place on Event 289
  2. mihahitlor's Warriors, $1.95, 1st place on Event 233
  3. morpphling's Vampires, $2.25, 1st place on Event 285
  4. morpphling's Goblins, $2.35, 2nd place on Event 102
  5. JogandoPelado's Berserkers, $2.80, 1st place on Event 248
  6. kokonade1000's Berserkers, $2.95, 2nd place on Event 354
  7. Gq1rf7's Goblins, $3.32, 1st place on Event 154
  8. MisterMojoRising's Insects, $3.55, 2nd place on Event 201
  9. Gq1rf7's Goblins, $3.58, 1st place on Event 169
  10. Gq1rf7's Goblins, $3.70, 1st place on Event 145

 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. kokonade1000's Berserkers, $2.95, 2nd place on Event 354
  5. MisterMojoRising's Insects, $3.55, 2nd place on Event 201

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


ANNOUNCEMENTS

 Just to remind you of a few things:

 The Underdog Prize: During any event of the regular rotation (but not necessarily 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.

 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. There's currently no eligible tribe for the award.

 The Repopulation Award: Some tribes get played only once (to get the New Kids on the Block Award) and then forgotten. Never again! Register one of the following tribes three times in different events, then play all rounds of those events with them, and you'll get a 3-tix certificate from MTGO Traders. The list of these tribes, established May 5, 2017, is as follows: Antelope, Goat, Incarnation, Licid, Monger, Nightstalker, Orgg, Ouphe, Rabbit, Salamander. Already cleared: Atog, Crocodile, Homarid, Jackal, Leech, Manticore, Metathran, Moonfolk, Octopus, Ox, Processor, Siren, Slith.

 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.

 We're on Discord! Join us from here, chat about tribal things with other tribal players and arrange tribal games on MTGO all week long! (Or your can just keep using our Google Sheets bulletin board).


 WHAT'S NEXT

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

  • 8.47 (Week 412 BE), on December 1: Underdog
  • 8.48 (Week 413 BE), on December 8: Standard
  • 8.49 (Week 414 BE), on December 15: Modern
  • 8.50 (Week 415 BE), on December 22: Legacy

Check out the ban lists and the event calendar
SEE YOU ALL IN THE #TRIBAL ROOM!

Art disclaimers. Revel in Riches art by Eric Deschamps; Herald of Anafenza art by Aaron Miller.

2 Comments

last event of the year by Nagarjuna at Fri, 11/30/2018 - 13:13
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I always liked Singleton, but Kaleidoscope or Vintage could be fun too!

No fan of Singleton. Vintage by AJ_Impy at Fri, 11/30/2018 - 17:18
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No fan of Singleton. Vintage or 'classic' could be interesting. Kaleidoscope, yeah, we've had lots of multicolor cards since we last played, I dig it.