Ancestral Recall #13 – The New Pool Halls

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Roman and Mike take a look at Brian Hacker’s hugely influential article on gambling and Magic, “The New Pool Halls”, from 2001.

Original Article:
http://web.archive.org/web/20010515014151/magic.mindripper.com/Index.cfm?ArticleID=43&SectionID=1&Show=All

Your hosts:
Roman Fusco – @Roman_Fusco
Mike Flores – @fivewithflores

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Ancestral Recall #12 – One Man’s Ballot

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Mike and Roman take a look at one of Mike’s favourite Pro Tour Hall of Fame ballot articles, from the second year of the Hall of Fame, 11 years ago.

Original Article:
http://www.starcitygames.com/magic/misc/12612_One_Mans_Ballot.html

Your hosts:
Mike Flores – @fivewithflores
Roman Fusco – @Roman_Fusco

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Ancestral Recall #11 – The Old Switcheroo

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Mike and Roman explore the classic strategy of swapping in an unexpected permanent type for games 2 and 3 to gain card advantage and invalidate the opponent’s sideboard plan, with this 2002 article from the Sideboard magazine at magicthegathering.com.

Original Article:
http://www.wizards.com/default.asp?x=sideboard/strategy/20021015a

Your hosts:
Mike Flores – @fivewithflores
Roman Fusco – @Roman_Fusco

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Aiden Vollmer Wins the Red Deer Modern Open!

As usual, Alberta did not disappoint as FaceToFaceGames.com hosted one of their biggest Opens ever. 166 players came to compete in the main event!

Aiden Vollmer took them all down with UW Taxes, defeating Dean McLaren in the finals who was piloting Four-Colour Death’s Shadow. What tier should UW Taxes belong to?

UW Taxes – Aiden Vollmer (1st)

[deck]
[Lands]
4 Adarkar Wastes
1 Celestial Colonnade
1 Eiganjo Castle
4 Ghost Quarter
4 Hallowed Fountain
1 Moorland Haunt
3 Plains
4 Seachrome Coast
[/Lands]
[Spells]
4 Path to Exile
4 Æther Vial
[/Spells]
[Creatures]
2 Eldrazi Displacer
1 Flickerwisp
4 Leonin Arbiter
4 Mausoleum Wanderer
3 Reflector Mage
4 Restoration Angel
4 Selfless Spirit
4 Spell Queller
4 Thalia, Guardian of Thraben
[/Creatures]
[Sideboard]
1 Grafdigger’s Cage
2 Phyrexian Revoker
3 Stony Silence
2 Suppression Field
3 Rest in Peace
2 Blessed Alliance
1 Aven Mindcensor
1 Leonin Relic-Warder
[/Sideboard]
[/deck]

For everything related to the event including event photos and top 8 decklists, click here!

The next stop for the FaceToFaceGames.com Tournament Series is a 3K Modern Open in Toronto on June 10th. Afterwards, the Series returns to Alberta to host a 3K Modern Open Saturday June 24th in Edmonton!

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Ancestral Recall #10 – Winner Winner Chicken Dinner

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Mike and Roman discuss the dangers and advantages of switching to a new deck for a tournament at the last minute with a story about New York Champs and Ravnica-Time Spiral Standard

Original Article:
http://www.starcitygames.com/magic/standard/13094_Winner_Winner_Chicken_Dinner_New_York_Champs_1st.html

Your hosts:
Mike Flores – @fivewithflores
Roman Fusco – @RomanFusco

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Ancestral Recall #9 – Virtual Card Advantage

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Mike introduces Roman to the concept of virtual card advantage.

Original Article:
http://magic.wizards.com/en/articles/archive/making-magic/virtual-card-advantage-2014-06-09

Your hosts:
Mike Flores – @fivewithflores
Roman Fusco – @RomanFusco

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