There have been a couple of attempts at creating a weekend series of Magic tournaments for people to play in at the store that are connected and build up towards something larger. We've got what has generated some initial positive reception and want to post it up for people to get a post up to describe the series for more people to read.
Remember: Playing is good, winning is great.
As many of you are aware, this Friday is Black Friday, the ultimate shopping day of the year. ULTIMATE! *ahem* We here at BattleZone Games can't help but to take part in this retail smorgasbord and will be offering several deals as well as an afternoon Standard MtG Tournament, and I also expect some Smash Up action. Read on for full details.
I've recently changed the event system on the store site. It's now powered off the store's google calendar. It lets me manage the events just a bit better, but more importantly it's much more usable. The public view link can be found here: https://www.google.com/calendar/embed?src=battlezonegames%40gmail.com&ctz=America/Chicago
Congrats to David Skogan for winning the PTQ yesterday. He battled through 7 rounds with the other 106 players, making the T8 cut, and defeating Brad Stryczek in the finals. This marks David's second PTQ win.
Winning through honor offers a different kind deck strategy then a straight military deck. Where military wins on the battlefield, honor decks work in just about every phase of a turn. To win using honor you have to start your turn at 40 or higher honor. When building an honor deck you’ll not only be looking at your methods of honor gain but how are you going to defend on the battlefield. I’ll be going over the basics of an honor deck and what common strategies are out there right now.
Winning through dishonoring your opponent is like fighting against the stream. L5R is setup to gain honor through the battlefield and proclaiming alone your working up on honor. This makes dishonor decks tricky to do right. You really need to bring in the best combinations to hammer your opponents family honor down as quickly as possible.
A lot of people like to joke about how funny it would be to just pick up a deck you've never played before, show up to a tournament and win. Well that is exactly what I did this past weekend and it's freaking hilarious!
Winning a game is hard, at least if you're not playing against a Crane deck. The military victory is the most common way to win most games of L5R. There are a lot of things that can go wrong if you make some poor choices. Learn what you need to know from taking your first province through to taking your opponent's last province.
There are several mechanical rules for dealing with honor in L5R. Having a range of honor requirements and personal honor adds an amount of strategy when working out gold costs and even what cards you want/can use. Evan covers the basic rules and strategies behind working with (and around) honor requirements.
It's Fall, that can only mean one thing! There's a start of a new Magic: the Gathering block and it's one of the most anticipated ever. Yes, Return to Ravnica Prerelease is almost here and it offers a a very unique play experience that we haven't seen in a long time. Read on to get the full details of the coming Return to Ravnica Prerelease!