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Three Card Blind: Magic The Gathering! Rise of Rise of the Eldrazi

CapfalconCapfalcon Tunnel Snakes RuleCapital WastelandRegistered User regular
edited December 2014 in Critical Failures
Welcome to Three Card Blind (3CB)! In 3CB, each player submits a three card deck secretly to the moderator. Their three card deck must have the mana necessary to cast its spells, a win condition with which to beat down, and hopefully some sort of control or lock element.

The Rules:
A deck only consists of three cards
Each player starts with all three cards in his hand
Each player plays with his or her hand revealed
Each match is two rounds, with each player having the chance to go first.
Players draw cards but do not lose the game for being unable to draw a card (this rule makes Anurid Scavenger a viable card)
Random effects end in the result most beneficial to the opponent of the owner of the card generating the effect (this rule prevents decks such as Black Lotus, Mana Crypt, Sky Swallower)
For each win a player gets 3 points, for each drawn game 1 point and for each loss no points.
After all matches, most points overall wins.

Banlist:
All of Unglued
All of Unhinged
All ante cards
Any card that forces your opponent to discard more than 1 card a turn.
Any non-mass-produced card (Proposal, 1996 World Champion, etc.)

Abandon Hope
Balance
Barren Glory
Blackmail
Cabal Therapy
Coercion
Form of the Dragon
Ghost Quarter
Glacial Chasm
Leonin Squire
Meddling Mage
Mesmeric Fiend
Nezumi Shortfang
Pulse of the Dross
Restore Balance
Show and Tell
Strip Mine
The Rack
Thoughtseize
Wasteland

Any Deck that can win on the first turn
Any deck that can force the opponent to discard more than two cards

Example of Play:
Timmy: Black Lotus, Black Lotus, Visara the Dreadful
Johnny: Black Lotus, Treasure Hunter, Aura of Silence
Spike: Golgari Rot Farm, Treetop Village, Putrefy

Timmy vs. Johnny: If Timmy begins he can play Visara first turn and win the race against Johnny's Treasure Hunter or just destroy the Treasure Hunter. If Johnny begins, he can play Lotus, Hunter, Lotus and Aura and Timmy can not play his Lotuses and Johnny just beats him with the Hunter. The Matchup is 3-3.

Timmy vs. Spike: In either scenario, Timmy can not deal lethal damage before Spike has enough mana to cast Putrefy and destroy Visara. Spike will beat down Timmy with the Village. The Matchup is 6-0 for Spike.

Johnny vs. Spike: Aura of Silence does not affect Spike at all. As such, Spike can just destroy the Hunter with Putrefy and win with Treetop Village. Spike wins this Matchup 6-0.

Why should I play this?

Because it's fun?

Seriously, though. It's fascinating to look over older cards and reevaluate them in light of the differences between standard Magic and 3CB. Diving through older cards and finding a hidden gem that works perfectly in the format is a joy, and the satisfaction you get from upending the meta using your hidden gem is worth it.

Submit your deck here.

ROUND 1 - Winner: Scis, Jam Warrior (Tie)
ROUND 2 - Winner: Scis
Round 3 - Winner: Bertro

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  • JPantsJPants Registered User regular
    One deck per person?

  • CapfalconCapfalcon Tunnel Snakes Rule Capital WastelandRegistered User regular
    Yep. Ideally, enough people will show interest and we'll play it a few times, so you'll get to try out your other ideas.

  • LucedesLucedes *heaps mad squawk* Registered User regular
    I submitted a deck~

  • PeccaviPeccavi Registered User regular
    I did this, but I feel like at least one of the cards I used should be banned.

    LucedesFeralJam Warrior
  • LucedesLucedes *heaps mad squawk* Registered User regular
    Peccavi wrote: »
    I did this, but I feel like at least one of the cards I used should be banned.

    now i'm wondering if we're playing the same deck... :D

  • ZeroCowZeroCow Registered User regular
    Never done this, but I'll try and throw something together.

    PSN ID - Buckeye_Bert
    Magic Online - Bertro
  • LucedesLucedes *heaps mad squawk* Registered User regular
    now that i think about it... my deck is awful.

    oh well!

  • JPantsJPants Registered User regular
    Submitted!

    Geth
  • ZeroCowZeroCow Registered User regular
    Submitted.

    PSN ID - Buckeye_Bert
    Magic Online - Bertro
  • OptimusZedOptimusZed Registered User regular
    If we start the game with all our cards in our hands, what do we draw?

    We're reading Rifts. You should too. You know you want to. Now With Ninjas!

    They tried to bury us. They didn't know that we were seeds. 2018 Midterms. Get your shit together.
  • PapillonPapillon Registered User regular
    edited November 2014
    A few questions:
    • Should Inquisition of Kozilek also be banned, since just about every other targeted discard is banned?
    • What about Laboratory Maniac?

    Papillon on
  • CapfalconCapfalcon Tunnel Snakes Rule Capital WastelandRegistered User regular
    OptimusZed wrote: »
    If we start the game with all our cards in our hands, what do we draw?

    Nothing! You just don't lose if you can't draw.
    Papillon wrote: »
    A few questions:
    • Should Inquisition of Kozilek also be banned, since just about every other targeted discard is banned?
    • What about Laboratory Maniac?

    Nope. Targeted Discard isn't banned. For instance, Duress is fine. The problem with discard only shows up when you make someone discard more than one card or you make someone discard their land.
    Nope. It's a creature and a 2/2 at that. Any removal is an auto win.

    To keep things fresh, though, I was planning on banning all the non-mana producing cards in the champs' deck.

  • PapillonPapillon Registered User regular
    edited November 2014
    Capfalcon wrote: »
    Nope. It's a creature and a 2/2 at that. Any removal is an auto win.

    No it isn't.

    If you're not banning Maniac, my deck in spolier:
    Black Lotus
    Laboratory Maniac
    Bazaar of Baghdad this falls afoul of the no-turn-1-wins rule, so replace with Flash.

    Papillon on
    Geth
  • CapfalconCapfalcon Tunnel Snakes Rule Capital WastelandRegistered User regular
    If you're submitting that, could you use the link in the OP?

  • LucedesLucedes *heaps mad squawk* Registered User regular
    edited November 2014
    can i change my submission?

    EDIT: NO WAIT

    I GOTTA STICK TO MY (awful) GUNS

    Lucedes on
  • Jam WarriorJam Warrior Registered User regular
    edited November 2014
    When is the deadline? I have pretty much zero knowledge of the extensive MTG vaults but I have terrible ideas to try.

    Edit: Terrible deck submitted.

    Jam Warrior on
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  • CapfalconCapfalcon Tunnel Snakes Rule Capital WastelandRegistered User regular
    Well, given how much it's picked up, I'm thinking the deadline could be Wednesday, 1 pm cst. Then I can go through the decks, post the results, ban the winning cards, and we could start over that evening.

  • ScisScis Registered User regular
    Submitted. Hopefully no one made the deck that is probably just a better version of this one.


  • Jam WarriorJam Warrior Registered User regular
    Scis wrote: »
    Submitted. Hopefully no one made the deck that is probably just a better version of this one.

    That's what we're all feeling. Standard issue human paranoia.

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  • ZeroCowZeroCow Registered User regular
    Mine is the best! (God, I hope it doesn't suck.)

    PSN ID - Buckeye_Bert
    Magic Online - Bertro
    Lucedes
  • LucedesLucedes *heaps mad squawk* Registered User regular
    i've already thought of a better deck than the one i submitted :<

    there's always next round.

  • Dis'Dis' Registered User regular
    Derped on my first submission due to failing at reading the ban list, tried again :)

  • Jam WarriorJam Warrior Registered User regular
    edited November 2014
    I was just congratulating myself on my deck actually not being that terrible and possiby maybe being pretty good.

    The I noticed that it lost to one of the decks in the OP.

    Onward to DOOM!

    Showing off my lack of Magic knowledge, can you play Rot Farm when you have no other lands and ignore the bit about returning a land or is it a required part of the cost?

    Edit: Duh, it would just bounce itself back of course.

    Jam Warrior on
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  • CapfalconCapfalcon Tunnel Snakes Rule Capital WastelandRegistered User regular
    Whoever used Unknown in for their name needs to send me an PM.
    Your deck is illegal.

  • FeralFeral MEMETICHARIZARD along with you if I get drunk well I know I'm gonna be gonna be the man whoRegistered User regular
    I think my deck is pretty good, but it can't beat Papillon.

    every person who doesn't like an acquired taste always seems to think everyone who likes it is faking it. it should be an official fallacy.
    the "no true scotch man" fallacy.
  • LucedesLucedes *heaps mad squawk* Registered User regular
    I beat Papillon going first, but lose going second. Those are the breaks, I guess.

  • Jam WarriorJam Warrior Registered User regular
    Pfft, that guy? Smoke him every time.

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  • ZeroCowZeroCow Registered User regular
    Lucedes wrote: »
    I beat Papillon going first, but lose going second. Those are the breaks, I guess.

    I should be the same.

    Next round I have a deck that is either going to wreck face or fold right away. Assuming no one plays it this round.

    PSN ID - Buckeye_Bert
    Magic Online - Bertro
  • JPantsJPants Registered User regular
    Color me noob... Papillon?

    38thDoe
  • ZeroCowZeroCow Registered User regular
    JPants wrote: »
    Color me noob... Papillon?

    Forum member. Running a Laboratory Maniac deck.

    PSN ID - Buckeye_Bert
    Magic Online - Bertro
  • JPantsJPants Registered User regular
    Wow. I'm going to blame that on being sick for a week and not some sort of mental deficiency.

  • JPantsJPants Registered User regular
    edited November 2014
    Also yeah, i can't beat that :(

    Actually if i go first, I think i'm ok.

    JPants on
  • Jam WarriorJam Warrior Registered User regular
    Capfalcon wrote: »
    Whoever used Unknown in for their name needs to send me an PM.
    Your deck is illegal.

    I can't imagine anyone deliberately put Unknown as their name. Can you process of elimination it from the people who've posted? Obscurely reference the deck name, or colour composition or something?

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  • 38thDoe38thDoe lets never be stupid again wait lets always be stupid foreverRegistered User regular
    I want to join in, but I honestly can't remember the card names or where my cards are. Not that I had anything good.



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  • CapfalconCapfalcon Tunnel Snakes Rule Capital WastelandRegistered User regular
    Capfalcon wrote: »
    Whoever used Unknown in for their name needs to send me an PM.
    Your deck is illegal.

    I can't imagine anyone deliberately put Unknown as their name. Can you process of elimination it from the people who've posted? Obscurely reference the deck name, or colour composition or something?

    I'm pretty sure they had to since I made the name mandatory.

    Anyway, the problem is they made a deck that can win on turn one. That's a no-no.

  • Jam WarriorJam Warrior Registered User regular
    If it's not an easy fix then forget 'em. Bring on my amazing victory/horrific defeat!

    How many entrants are you looking at?

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  • CapfalconCapfalcon Tunnel Snakes Rule Capital WastelandRegistered User regular
    edited November 2014
    All right! I've worked over each match up, and here's the results!
    Forum Name      1st Card                 2nd Card                 3rd Card               Deck Name
    Feral	        Mishra's Workshop	Ensnaring Bridge	Wheel of Torture        Brickbrack
    JPants	        Dark Depths	        Ebon Stronghold	        Vampire Hexmage	        From Beneath You It Devours
    Lucedes	        Mishra's Workshop	Trinisphere	        Steel Golem	        Shop Lock
    Peccavi	        Black Lotus	        Laboratory Maniac	Mental Misstep	        Big Jerk
    Zerocow 	Black Lotus 	        Dark Depths	        Vampire Hexmage	        Just One Swing...
    Papillon	Black Lotus	        Laboratory Maniac	Flash        	        Flash
    Jam Warrior	Force of Will	        Slippery Bogle	        Dryad Arbor	        Counter Dryad
    Scis	        Force of Will	        Mindbreak Trap	        Chancellor of the Forge	UR Tempo
    Dis'	        Black Lotus	        Vampire Hexmage	        Dark Depths	        God I hope I don't screw up this time
    Unknown	        Black Lotus	        Labratory Maniac	Gitaxian Probe	        Maniacal Probing (ILLEGAL)
    El Skid		Black Lotus		Black Lotus		Quagnoth		Can't Touch This
    

    Matchups:
    Feral
    Vs everyone but Peccavi and Papillon.
    Always a tie, since playing a card will make creature reliant decks lose. However, Feral doesn't have a way to force them to play a card, making it a tie.

    Vs Peccavi and Papillon.
    Either first or second, Laboratory Maniac wins the game on the draw.

    Score: 14 points

    JPants
    Unfortunatly, Ebon Stronghold is a bit too slow and prevents Jpants from swinging for the win until turn 3.
    Ties with Feral and the other Dark Depths decks when he goes first.
    Beats El Skid
    Loses to everyone else.

    Score: 10

    Lucedes
    Ties with Feral
    Beats JPants
    Wins when going first against any Black Lotus deck, loses otherwise.
    Beats both Force of Will decks by either forcing the counterspell on the Trinisphere, or not countering Trinisphere. If they don't counter, then they can't FoW Steel Golem, which procedes to bash their face in.

    Score: 35

    Peccavi
    Beats Feral, JPants, and El Skid
    Loses to Lucedes if Lucedes goes first, wins if Lucedes goes second.
    Beats Dark Depths if going first, loses on the draw.
    Beats the other Maniac Deck if they go first.

    Score: 30

    Zerocow
    Ties with Feral
    Beats Jpants going first, ties going second.
    Lucedes, Lab Maniac win going first, loses going second.
    Ties with other Dark Depths
    Loses to Force of Will decks

    Score: 23

    Papillion
    See Peccavi

    Final Score: 30

    Jam Warrior
    Ties with Feral
    Automatically beats any deck with a Black Lotus by countering it and then swinging 20 times.
    Loses to Lucedes. Trinisphere forces the counter, then the 3/4 runs over 2 1/1s.
    Ties with other FoW deck.

    Score: 40

    Scis
    See Jam Warrior

    Score 40

    Dis'
    See Zerocow

    Score 23

    El Skid
    Ties with Feral
    Beats Lucedes going first, loses all other matches

    Score: 5

    Final tally:
    Scis, Jam Warrior: 40
    Lucedes: 35
    Peccavi, Papillion: 30
    Dis', Zero Cow: 23
    Feral: 14
    JPants: 10
    El Skid: 5

    Capfalcon on
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  • CapfalconCapfalcon Tunnel Snakes Rule Capital WastelandRegistered User regular
    Feel free to point out any errors that I might have made. Otherwise, I'm going to let this lay open for a day or sobefore opening it for the next contest.

  • ZeroCowZeroCow Registered User regular
    edited November 2014
    Woo hoo! I'll take average!

    ZeroCow on
    PSN ID - Buckeye_Bert
    Magic Online - Bertro
    Dis'
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