Recently I was listening to a podcast in which the host talked about going to a Grand Prix and for the most part they had a very negative experience. It got me to thinking about the various Grand Prix and other large events that I have attended, and I realized that as casual players we may not know that much about these events. There is always a Grand Prix or a Star City Games Open on the horizon for someone, including what I think will be one of, if not the biggest Magic Tournament of all time. That is a record that will be hard to beat given the three thousand people that played in Grand Prix Charlotte, but given the setting, I think Grand Prix Las Vegas will give Charlotte a run for the money, and I am going to be there.
I’m playing Experiment Kraj. I have a Sphinx of the Magosi that is possibly going to win me the game. It get up to 12/12 at one point, and it could have gone bigger. My last opponent is playing elves and he is weak to flyers. I drop Mosswort Bridge and look at my top four cards. One of them is Biovisionary. Hmmm… no, not possible this game. True, I have Cackling Counterpart in my hand, but that only accounts for three total copies, and that would be spread over multiple turns, so I couldn’t count on no removal. The other cards are pretty useless as well, so I go ahead and put the Biovisionary under the bridge, with no expectations of being able to win with it.
It is that time again. Dragon’s Maze is on the horizon and spoilers are starting to roll out. So far two of the spoiled cards have caught my attention.
First, one of my most recent decks is Experiment Kraj, and the newest Legend spoiled from Dragon’s Maze can only improve the deck!