Change of Blog

Posted in Uncategorized on June 20, 2008 by maidstonedemon

OK, so I haven’t been bloging

Gary hasn’t been blogging

Guys on other blogs have slowed up no end

It is with this in mind that the Demonpit guys (Gary and myself) are teaming up with other UK Vs players to make a combined blog. With 5-6 others already on board and hopefully more to come we are looking to put out daily articles. With a smaller workload required from each guy and a few articles in the ‘bank’ so to speak, this shouldn’t prove too difficult.

I’m committed to two per week, one article and one rond up of the Maidstone tournaments (including decklists)

The site, which will be called The British Initiative, should go live on the 1st of July.

Can I just extend thanks to Chris ‘Gdaybloke’ Miller for the great banner design for the new site.

So I guess this is a farewell from the Demonpit, hope to see you at THE BRITISH INITIATIVE.

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Retro Netdecking

Posted in Uncategorized with tags on June 3, 2008 by maidstonedemon

I’ve been kind of stuck for time recently, therefore pretty much unable to Blog, design decks, playtest, in fact apart from our weekly event I’ve done absolutely nothing versus wise.

However what I have been doing is going all retro. With literally minutes to spare before our weekly events I’ve netdecked old classics to play in our Golden events. Although these decks were strong when they were ev vogue, there a little outmoded now to compete in a serious GA event, but in our casual get togethers they do just fine. They also provide an insight to our players to some really cool cards they’ve may have missed due to the fact they’ve all been playing less than a year. This isn’t to say they haven’t got these cards, they may just have been overlooked.

First up, as mentioned in my previous Blog was I’m back Poozers, which introduced a number of players to the little gem that is Cover Fire. Big attacks, down curve, on turns 5 and 6 were thwarted with this card, in the two events in which it saw light of day. I’m sure some of the players will now return the favour in creations they make in the future.

Second up was Paul Races’ Deadly Tactics which posted a top 8 finish in the 10K Bognor Regis. In that particular event I had the misfortune of playing against that deck in round 4. At the time I hadn’t encontered it before and was quite pleased to be receiving cards from his Win-Lose Deals, especially as I was playing GK/SF, a deck reliant on negation and then discarding to Spidey on 7. This obviously was turned upside down on turn 6 when he called Fizzle with a Null Time Zone and after some shannanigans swung for 144 with Melissa. The deck fared well, although I did lose a great game to Amy in round 2. 
I’m pretty sure that I’ll see Team Tactics in opposing lists in the future, especially being as none of my opponents had seen it before, yet were hellishly impressed by its effect.

Next up was this weeks event, where I ran Gary’s League of Assassins deck from his Quintessentially Quiky article which can be found here. Managing a 4-0 record the deck proved somewhat effective. Dual Nature and Tower of Babel proving the stars of the day, especially against Thunderbolts and Kree.

I feel a little guilty taking decks to an event that I’ve not created myself. However they aren’t overpowered, are most definitely fun to play and hopefully have provided the guys with food for thought for future decks. Next week I’m digging out one of my old favourites Bats and Spiders.   

I’m Back, Poozers!

Posted in Tournament Reports with tags , , on May 21, 2008 by maidstonedemon

To say that my Blog has been somewhat neglected recently would be somewhat of an understatement. So the heading is somewhat apt for that reason but also because the addition of the DCX card was the main change in my GLC deck from the version played at the UK Nationals.

Traditionally our GDI (Grinning Demon Invitational) events are Golden Age events with the unwritten rule of no broken decks allowed. However this week, just to mix things up, we had settled on running a Golden Age Random Punks event, akin to the one held in Luton over the weekend. To be honest, this meant very few changes for my GLC deck as it was only Oa, Sinestro (6), Two-Face and Anti-Monitor that were lost so I concentrated on the off-curve aspect of the deck, changed out helping hands for Cover Fire’s and Guardians Reborn for the excellent Welcome Back Poozers. My eventual decklist looked like this……

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I started a joke!

Posted in Uncategorized on May 3, 2008 by maidstonedemon

First up an apology for the lack of posts on this blog over recent weeks. Work and family commitments have pretty much kept me away from Vs and the PC so I’ve not had much to share with anyone anyway.

However just a quick mention about a deck I ran recently at our Maidstone Monthly. Our monthly event is a Golden Age event with a mutual understanding that nobody plays the ‘broken’ netdecks that are kicking around. The week prior to this I had been mucking about with a Joker legend legal deck, running the Hatter/Ivy combo if I got evens or Ivy and Charaxes if I got odds, following this up with an assortment of Jokers and Scarecrows. The deck performed well going 3-0, although two of the opponents were running equally janky decklists.

Having enjoyed playing the deck I decided to modify it for our GA event, and after replacing a number of the cards was happy that it would be competitive although not dominant. What I didn’t account for was the fact that despite 6 search cards I’d miss drops regularly throughout the tournament and finish with my worst performance in 18 months, going 2-2, finishing 7th in a field of 9. Ouch! However on a happy note Cameron, who was well on his way to establishing himself as the worst player in the uk according to the UDE ratings succeeded in bagging 3rd place with a 3-1 record including a win over me in the fourth round.

So as the BeeGees would have sung, “I started a Joke, but the joke was on me!”  

Quintessentially Quirky – When Worlds Collide

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , on April 17, 2008 by maidstonedemon

Quintessentially Quirky – When Worlds Collide      

 

Back in November, the UK had a series of Silver Age Elite Series tournaments dotted around the country. Myself and fellow London based VS enthusiast Amit (aka Amitverse on various forums) decided that the opportunity to play in some official tournaments was too good to pass up and vowed to attend as many as possible. An endeavour aided by the fact that they were all scheduled for different days across a 3 week period. There were 5 to attend, and I really wanted to test a selection of the decks that I had been toying with over the previous months.So I started making up a list of the decks I wanted to use. At the first one, I went with a Villains United team up version of the Jugg/Mags deck I used at the recent UK Nationals. It bombed slightly and I finished with a 2-2 record and 4th place out of 5.

 

However, my love of Juggernaught had been re-affirmed. So when we were heading to Sheffield for the next tournament I knew I wanted to use the big guy again. As it was a Silver age Legend format, I also wanted to feature my favourite DC legend Darkseid. When I realised that they both wanted to break people’s resources I decided that it was something worth looking at. So I present to you the big two.

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Mighty Oaks from Little Acorns Grow, pt1 (UK Nationals Tourney Report)

Posted in Tournament Reports with tags , , on April 16, 2008 by maidstonedemon

MIGHTY OAKS FROM LITTLE ACORNS GROW

 

The above title pretty much sums up the UK Nationals. It started off as a casual statement along the lines of, ‘Wouldn’t it be cool to have a National Championship like they have on the MtG scene’, then it was thirty or so people, a venue and a handful of prizes provided by myself, Steve Garrett and Jason Howlett (trophy, playmat and EA bundle respectively). Finally with only a couple of days to go before the tourney we had a hatful of great surprises.

1)      Registration reached 49 people

2)      UDE Europe came up trumps with 25 T-Shirts, 16 Playmats, Hulk Trophies and more EA’s

3)      UDE’s Ben Seck informs us that the top 8 finishers will all receive invites to the World Championships

 

Here is an account of the event from the perspective of the guys and gals of Team Demon.

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UK Nationals – The Other Decklists

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , on April 9, 2008 by maidstonedemon

Decklists for those not making top 8

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