Shaman’s Trance (Or the time I saved the world by playing a Legacy Grand Prix)


The week behind me has left little time for writing. It has provided the opportunity to play some magic, as I just returned from the Team Serious Vintage Invitational, where some poor decisions left me playing a deck with the poorest assembly of mana I have ever concocted and the inability to cast many spells. Still, in spite of my finishing 20th out of 21 (only because the other guy dropped) I still have a rather interesting adventure to share.

But that will have to wait until next week.

Today I bring you a piece that I wrote last year. It was my tournament report for Grand Prix New Jersey, where I piloted Goblin Charbelcher to 187th out of over 4000 players. It is a tale unlike any other, and though some of you may have seen it before, many have not, and it would be a shame not to fix that. In addition, it is being presented here in its entirety for the first time, and though it was not edited for content at all, I did take the time to copy and paste some images to enhance your reading experience.

With no further ado, I present My Grand Prix New Jersey Report:

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In Absence of Toast (An MTG Underground Tournament Report)

“When there is no more Toast in Hell the Bread shall walk the Earth.” — Hell’s Caretaker


Have you ever woke up to find a birdbath in your living room?

If you did, and had no recollection of where it came from or how it got there, would you struggle to cope?

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