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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


LAST WEEK ON TRIBAL APOCALYPSE...

  • Event Number: Week 634 BE
  • Date: March 25
  • Attendance: 4
  • Rounds: 3
  • Subformat: Legacy
  • Winner: Yokai_ with Soldier
  • 1-loss: AJ_Impy with Angel
  • Tribes: Angel, Elemental, Soldier, Zombie
  • Event link (with all players, pairings, standings, decks, and results): here it is

 Our attendance is still minimal, even in a Legacy event, so it's not based on the format. We might want to seek a new sponsor, otherwise this is looking less like a tournament and more like a Saturday hang between four friends – although not always the same four friends. Anyway, the best deck of the four was Yokai_'s classic White Weenie, except specifically using Soldiers rather than their parent set, Humans. It looks like a truly comprehensive history of the military tribe, featuring simultaneously semi-forgotten oldies like Daru Warchief and Enlistment Officer, modern staples in the form of the two Thalias, and contemporary hits such as Palace Jailer and Brutal Cathar.

 

 The two top lists of the event were also unusually expensive, with the Soldiers clocking at over $200 and AJ_Impy's not-so-angelic Angels approaching the $400 threshold. The latter is an almost exclusive homage to the part of the tribe that sided with the Phyrexians (or was forced to), namely two versions of Atraxa, her lieutenant Ixhel, and the two components of Brisela.


THE HIGH PRICE OF WINNING

  

 Here's the prices of all the featured decks (MTGO Traders prices as of March 31, 2023):

  • Yokai_'s Soldiers: $211.84
  • AJ_Impy's Angels: $376.49

 The Top 10 Cheapest Decks that Went Undefeated

  1. -DiamondDust-'s Dinosaurs, $0.98, 2nd place on Event 539
  2. SirFalcon2008's Goblins, $1.54, 1st place on Event 389
  3. mihahitlor's Warriors, $1.95, 1st place on Event 233
  4. morpphling's Vampires, $2.25, 1st place on Event 285
  5. morpphling's Goblins, $2.35, 2nd place on Event 102
  6. JogandoPelado's Berserkers, $2.80, 1st place on Event 248
  7. kokonade1000's Berserkers, $2.95, 2nd place on Event 354
  8. MisterMojoRising's Beasts, $.3.01, 1st place on Event 484
  9. Gq1rf7's Goblins, $3.32, 1st place on Event 154
  10. Bandit Keith's Soldiers, $3.48, 1st place on Event 422

 The Top 5 Cheapest Non-Goblin Decks that Went Undefeated

  1. -DiamondDust-'s Dinosaurs, $0.98, 2nd place on Event 539
  2. mihahitlor's Warriors, $1.95, 1st place on Event 233
  3. morpphling's Vampires, $2.25, 1st place on Event 285
  4. JogandoPelado's Berserkers, $2.80, 1st place on Event 248
  5. kokonade1000's Berserkers, $2.95, 2nd place on Event 354

 NOTES: not adjusted to current prices; data collected since Event 85; Penny Dreadful events aren't counted.


ANNOUNCEMENTS

 Just to remind you of a few things:

 The Up-and-Coming Virtual Plaque: When a tribe wins an event for the first time ever (losing Unhallowed status), its pilot will get bragging rights.

 The New Kids on the Block Imaginary Commemorative Plate: 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 everyone's respect. You'll need a hard win, not a BYE or a win by no-show of your opponent. Tribes currently eligible: Beholder. 

 The Hamtastic Trophy: The Biodiversity distinction dedicated to the memory of Erik Friborg is awarded to each player who registers the most different tribes (except Human, Elf and Goblin) during the year.

 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 in a specific format, they will not be allowed to register the same tribe and deck in that format again for 3 events (i.e. they'll have to register a different deck three times before coming back to the undefeated one). In some cases, specific combo or archetype-defining cards will also be locked out. 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):

  • 13.13 (Week 635 BE), on April 1: Underdog
  • 13.14 (Week 636 BE), on April 8: Pioneer
  • 13.15 (Week 637 BE), on April 15: Modern
  • 13.16 (Week 638 BE), on April 22: SilverBlack

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.

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