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By: BlippyTheSlug, Volker Kirstein
Apr 02 2015 12:29pm
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han that Aprill, with his shoures soote
The droghte of March hath perced to the roote
And bathed every veyne in swich licour,
Of which vertu engendred is the flour;
Whan Zephirus eek with his sweete breeth
Inspired hath in every holt and heeth
The tendre croppes, and the yonge sonne
Hath in the Ram his halfe cours yronne,
And smale foweles maken melodye,
That slepen al the nyght with open eye-
(So priketh hem Nature in hir corages);
Thanne longen folk to goon on pilgrimages
And palmeres for to seken straunge strondes
To ferne halwes, kowthe in sondry londes;
And specially from every shires ende
Of Engelond, to Caunterbury they wende,
The hooly blisful martir for to seke
That hem hath holpen, whan that they were seeke.


Woo! That's a mouthful if you try to say it aloud! As yon merry folk, I, too, have been on pilgrimage. But for now, I am returned from the far reaches of Saskatchewan. I long to return, and will do so soon, but for now, city air breathes into my lungs, and neon lights up my night. 

On Friday, Little John and I went to Friday Night Magic; Big John wanted to stay home. So off we trundled. Little John was playing Ugi-Tron, and I was playing Bloodcrank. With no sideboard. I ended up going 2-2. I lost, 0-2 both times, to Naya Burn (R1) and Ghostpants (aka Boggles) (R4), and won, 2-1 both times, against Angels (R2) and Mill (R3).

Most of the weekend I spent sorting and organizing my paper cards. Since my future plans involve me being far, far away from other players, I don't see much paper Magic in my future. It turns out I had more value there than I had realized! Not that I have a large collection, maybe 5K cards? Anyway, anything worth a buck or more went into the "for sale" binder. At full retail value, I could buy a nice bicycle, and have change for pancakes. I don't expect to get full retail for it, nor do I expect to sell it all.

But I'm still hoping for at least a bike. I had a bike, but the dog ate it. You think I jest. I stored my bike in the back yard, and over the course of a winter, the dog chewed the seat and pedals down to metal, the handgrips and both tires completely off. I couldn't find the brake pads. I miss riding around town in the summer. 

I started the ball rolling on another major project this past Monday, as well, which seems to be starting off well enough. I can't really talk about it yet, but I'm sure a lot of you have a pretty good idea to what I am referring. All I can say is, look for an announcement in a few weeks. 

I'm trying to think of more stuff to write, but nothing comes to mind. The words aren't flowing; there is no urge, no need to drive them home. Even my normally prolific tweeting of bad poetry has slowed to a trickle. All I can think about is getting my tushie back to Missy's.... 


Overdrive!, which started on July 4th, 2011, is the original Modern format Player-Run Event! In fact, Overdrive! is even older than Modern, having started out as an event in the Overextended format. Overdrive! is a single elimination event: two men enter, one man leaves. Registration is done via Gatherling. You can find more information at the main event thread here



Overdrive! #176
Players: 16
Champion: pierakor / U Tron
Runner up: Mundisv / U Tron
Decklists and results from all Overdrive! events can be found here.  

pierakor brought his signature deck to the brouhaha, and Tronned out RDW White Lightning, Goblins, Esper Zur, and the mirror, to emerge as Overdrive! #176 Champion.

Mundisv also brought U Tron to the dance, and proceeded to dance over Naya Agrro Burn, Dredge, and Jeskai Control before falling to the mirror.


For the record, there were three (3) Tron decks in Monday's affair; the third one was UW Gifts Tron.



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I won that overdrive 4-0 (as by pierakor at Fri, 04/03/2015 - 02:48
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I won that overdrive 4-0 (as it says in the article). Here is the VOD:

:) I looked at your channel by BlippyTheSlug at Fri, 04/03/2015 - 09:33
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:) I looked at your channel (on Wed) to embed it, but the video wasn't up yet?