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MTGConflux Cast #5

This week the group talks about different things to keep in mind when preparing for a PPTQ and some things they are keeping in mind for RPTQs. They also give some quick notes on changes to MTG rules and policies.

NOTE: Sorry for the 2 week old upload, after some scheduling issues and host issues, we should be back to our normal schedule.

UR Swans 1st Place PPTQ Report

Hello Internet,
This is my first PPTQ win and first tournament write up so I apologize if it’s a bit long winded. I played UR Swans at a 68 man PPTQ in Concord, CA last Sunday. It’s basically a Blue Moon deck with Swans of Bryn Argoll as the win condition. Playing tons of basics goes hand in hand with a Blood Moon strategy and you get to play snow basics together with Skred to either kill creatures much larger than a typical UR deck could handle, or draw tons of cards by pointing it at your Swan. You also get to play Stubborn Denial to counter early spells and protect your Swans from removal or enemy burn spells. Here’s the list:

UR Swans

Creatures (9)
Swans of Bryn Argoll
Snapcaster Mage
Kefnet the Mindful

Enchantments (1)
Blood Moon

Spells (27)
Opt
Anticipate
Stubborn Denial
Spell Snare
Mana Leak
Remand
Cryptic Command
Disrupting Shoal
Skred
Lightning Bolt
Anger of the Gods
Lands (23)
Scalding Tarn
Polluted Delta
Arid Mesa
Scrying Sheets
Snow-Covered Island
Snow-Covered Mountain
Steam Vents

Sideboard (15)
Blood Moon
Anger of the Gods
Batterskull
Counterflux
Dispel
Echoing Truth
Harvest Pyre
Kefnet the Mindful
Keranos, God of Storms
Pithing Needle
Shatterstorm
Spellskite
Vendilion Clique
Wurmcoil Engine

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FNM Series: Jeskai Tempo (#2)


Jeskai Tempo

Creatures (11)
Snapcaster Mage
Spell Queller
Geist of Saint Traft

Spells (25)
Cryptic Command
Electrolyze
Lightning Bolt
Lightning Helix
Logic Knot
Path to Exile
Spell Snare
Serum Visions
Opt
Lands (24)
Island
Mountain
Plains
Celestial Colonnade
Flooded Strand
Hallowed Fountain
Sacred Foundry
Scalding Tarn
Steam Vents
Sulfur Falls

Sideboard (15)
Engineered Explosives
Relic of Progenitus
Izzet Staticaster
Celestial Purge
Disdainful Stroke
Dispel
Negate
Wear // Tear
Pia and Kiran Nalaar
Vendilion Clique
Supreme Verdict

My Magic Journey to The Battle Box

The Battle Box

Welcome to MTGConflux.com. If this is your first time here, thanks for stopping by. Check out our videos and podcast. If this isn’t your first time here, thank you for coming back. Either way, this is almost certainly your first time reading anything by me.

My name is Zach and I have been playing Magic: the Gathering for most of my life. I started playing when I was twelve years old after my family moved from San Diego to Sacramento. My younger brother and I hadn’t made many friends yet so when we spotted a 7th Edition two player starter set at Wal-Mart, our mom was happy to get it for us. When we got it home, we cracked it open. Staring back at me was a Foil Thorn Elemental. At that moment, my spark ignited.

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FNM Series: Jeskai Tempo

Jeskai Tempo

Creatures (11)
Snapcaster Mage
Spell Queller
Geist of Saint Traft

Spells (25)
Cryptic Command
Electrolyze
Lightning Bolt
Lightning Helix
Logic Knot
Path to Exile
Spell Snare
Serum Visions
Lands (24)
Island
Mountain
Plains
Celestial Colonnade
Flooded Strand
Hallowed Fountain
Sacred Foundry
Scalding Tarn
Steam Vents
Sulfur Falls

Sideboard (15)
Engineered Explosives
Relic of Progenitus
Izzet Staticaster
Celestial Purge
Disdainful Stroke
Dispel
Negate
Wear // Tear
Pia and Kiran Nalaar
Vendilion Clique
Supreme Verdict