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Coverage of the 2009 Magic Online Community Cup Challenge

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The letter M!agic Online’s vibrant and vocal community has always been willing to challenge the MTGO team. Now, it is the MTGO team’s turn to challenge the community. We have put together this special fun-filled competition to celebrate this spirited relationship.

Will your community team reign triumphant?

Will the decks you helped build defeat R&D's tech?

Stay tuned for coverage of this competition where YOU could have prizes at stake!

You can also follow all of the action on twitter! Participants can be found on this twitter list.


EVENT COVERAGE INFORMATION
Team Points
Community Team 398
Wizards Team 341

Zendikar Draft
3
2
1

100-Card Singleton Unified Constructed
4
3
2
1

Standard Unified Constructed
4
3
2
1

Invasion Draft
3
2
1

 

  • Thursday, 9:34 a.m. – Zendikar Draft Pods
    by Lee Sharpe
  • Pods are listed below. The community team's accounts all begin with "CC_". The other accounts are on the WotC team.

    Pod 1:

    • WotC_Tolena
    • CC_Tweaker
    • Alexis_J
    • CC_bubba0077
    • Chris_K
    • CC_GamingAngelSam
    • Vincent_P
    • CC_Hamtastic

    Pod 2:

    • CC_1M_Words
    • MaRo
    • G_Culp
    • CC_Danger
    • AdamD
    • CC_Spike
    • AaronF
    • CC_RandyBuehler



  •   Thursday, 10:16 a.m. – Zendikar Draft Update
    by Mike Gills
  • The first round of competition is taking place in the Zendikar draft. Randy Buehler has stepped in as a secret weapon to help the community team and managed to defeat Aaron Forsythe. So far the Wizards team is leading 4 match wins to 3.

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    Randy Buehler helping the community team


  •  Thursday, 11:43 a.m. – Zendikar Draft Update
    by Mike Gills
  • At the end of two rounds, its still very close. Click on the rounds above to see ongoing results.

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    As a non-sanctioned event, help is encouraged.
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    Maro gets some help.


  •  Thursday, 11:49 a.m. – Zendikar Draft Viewers
    by Lee Sharpe
  • Want to see how each team drafted? Check out the draft viewers below:




  •  Thursday, 1:35 p.m. - Interview with Alex Ullman
    by Mike Gills
  • At the end of the 1st round, the community team is winning 59 to 58 points. This is partially due to Alex (aka Spike) being the only player to go 3-0 in the Zendikar draft. . We asked Alex a couple of questions after the draft ended.

    As the only player to go 3-0 in the draft, how do you feel? It was unexpected and awesome!

    Did you get a chance to practice Zendikar and the other formats much before this event? Not as much as I would like, mostly a few games here and there. Playing a lot of Pauper has helped me though as my decks are similar. It also helped me with drafting by learning the commons. My first pick in the draft was a common (though I ended up not playing it).

    Who was your toughest opponent so far? Mark Rosewater. He is the only person to win a single game against me though you will notice that he had plenty of help from Aaron and Alexis and others.

    How do you think the community team will do in the rest of the event? We only have to finish .500 the rest of the way out to win!




  •  Thursday, 4:30 p.m. – Exciting 100 Card Singleton Stories!
    by Lee Sharpe
  • In Round 1, the pairings saw fit to put Pro Tour Hall of Famers Mike Turian and Randy Buehler against one another. Turian got Summoning Trap in two games. One of them gave Turian a turn 2 Reveillark. Remember to be on the look out, or you may fall for one of Zendikar's traps!

    In round 2, it was my turn to play Randy Buehler. His Stuffy Doll didn't bother me so much, because my Knight of the Holy Nimbus got through it anyway, thanks to its flanking ability. However, Randy played Guilty Conscience, which resulted in Stuff Doll damaging itself, then me, itself, then me, etc, until I was dead. How unfortunate! (Though I suppose it's fortunate to all of you...)

    Meanwhile, Ryan Dhuse was playing GamingAngelSam. Down to 4 life, he gets an Earthcraft on the battlefield, which is extremely powerful when you have Wild Growth and Utopia Sprawl enchanting a Forest. He then tutored up Selesnya Guildmage, which allows him to make a bunch of Saprolings. Good enough? Well, he wasn't done yet! He follows that up on the following turn with Beastmaster Ascension and Eldrazi Monument. He swings with everything, and even though Sam's life total is 42, but this combo allowed Dhuse to get in for 50 damage and win the game!




  •  Friday, 8:58 a.m. – Community 100 Card Singleton Decklists
    by Lee Sharpe
  • These are the decklists the Community team used during the 100 Card Singleton portion of the event. The decks were subject to the unified deck construction rule, which means that the singleton restriction applied to all the decks on a team combined, not just each individual decklist.

    CC_Danger
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    Main Deck

    100 cards

    Badlands
    Bazaar of Baghdad
    Blood Crypt
    Cascade Bluffs
    Cephalid Coliseum
    Crumbling Necropolis
    Dakmor Salvage
    Darkwater Catacombs
    Dimir Aqueduct
    Dragonskull Summit
    Drowned Catacomb
    Exotic Orchard
    Graven Cairns
    Island
    Izzet Boilerworks
    Jwar Isle Refuge
    Minamo, School at Water's Edge
    Mountain
    Mountain Valley
    Polluted Delta
    Rakdos Carnarium
    River of Tears
    Rocky Tar Pit
    Scalding Tarn
    Shadowblood Ridge
    Shivan Reef
    Shizo, Death's Storehouse
    Snow-Covered Island
    Steam Vents
    Sunken Ruins
    Swamp
    Underground River
    Underground Sea
    Urborg, Tomb of Yawgmoth
    Vivid Crag
    Vivid Creek
    Volcanic Island
    Watery Grave

    39 lands

    Angel of Despair
    Body Double
    Bogardan Hellkite
    Bonded Fetch
    Chartooth Cougar
    Duplicant
    Empyrial Archangel
    Fulminator Mage
    Igneous Pouncer
    Ingot Chewer
    Iona, Shield of Emeria
    Keiga, the Tide Star
    Kokusho, the Evening Star
    Looter il-Kor
    Magus of the Bazaar
    Man-o'-War
    Meloku the Clouded Mirror
    Merfolk Looter
    Mulldrifter
    Nekrataal
    Oona, Queen of the Fae
    Psychatog
    Sedris, the Traitor King
    Shadowmage Infiltrator
    Squee, Goblin Nabob
    Thought Courier
    Thraximundar
    Thunder Dragon
    Twisted Abomination
    Venser, Shaper Savant
    Visara the Dreadful

    31 creatures

    All Hallow's Eve
    Animate Dead
    Buried Alive
    Careful Consideration
    Careful Study
    Catalog
    Chainer's Edict
    Crosis's Charm
    Diabolic Edict
    Doom Blade
    Dread Return
    Electrolyze
    Entomb
    Fire // Ice
    Insidious Dreams
    Life // Death
    Living Death
    Necromancy
    Probe
    Read the Runes
    Reanimate
    Sift
    Slaughter Pact
    Smallpox
    Stitch Together
    Strategic Planning
    Tainted Pact
    Terminate
    Twilight's Call
    Zombify

    30 other spells



    CC_bubba0077
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    Main Deck

    100 cards

    Barbarian Ring
    Goblin Burrows
    Keldon Megaliths
    Mutavault
    Scrying Sheets
    30  Snow-Covered Mountain
    Teetering Peaks

    36 lands

    Akki Avalanchers
    Avalanche Riders
    Ball Lightning
    Blistering Firecat
    Blood Knight
    Boggart Ram-Gang
    Clickslither
    Duergar Hedge-Mage
    Emberwilde Augur
    Frenzied Goblin
    Gempalm Incinerator
    Goblin Bushwhacker
    Goblin Chieftain
    Goblin Cohort
    Goblin Guide
    Goblin King
    Goblin Lackey
    Goblin Matron
    Goblin Piledriver
    Goblin Recruiter
    Goblin Ringleader
    Goblin Ruinblaster
    Goblin Sharpshooter
    Goblin Shortcutter
    Goblin Sledder
    Goblin Vandal
    Goblin Warchief
    Greater Gargadon
    Hearthfire Hobgoblin
    Hellspark Elemental
    Imperial Recruiter
    Intimidator Initiate
    Kiki-Jiki, Mirror Breaker
    Magus of the Moon
    Mogg Fanatic
    Mogg War Marshal
    Mudbrawler Cohort
    Murderous Redcap
    Siege-Gang Commander
    Skirk Drill Sergeant
    Skirk Prospector
    Slith Firewalker
    Sparksmith
    Stigma Lasher
    Tattermunge Maniac
    Warren Instigator
    Zo-Zu the Punisher

    47 creatures

    Blood Lust
    Chain Lightning
    Dead // Gone
    Fire Ambush
    Fireblast
    Firebolt
    Flame Javelin
    Genju of the Spires
    Goblin Grenade
    Grafted Wargear
    Pyrite Spellbomb
    Seal of Fire
    Shard Volley
    Skred
    Tarfire
    Violent Eruption
    Volcanic Hammer

    17 other spells



    CC_hamtastic
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    Main Deck

    100 cards

    Breeding Pool
    21  Forest
    11  Island
    Mountain
    Plains
    Swamp
    Tropical Island

    37 lands

    Carven Caryatid
    Drift of Phantasms
    Eternal Witness
    Oracle of Mul Daya
    Sakura-Tribe Elder
    Sunscape Familiar
    Wall of Blossoms
    Yavimaya Elder

    8 creatures

    All Suns' Dawn
    Allied Strategies
    Braingeyser
    Collective Restraint
    Compulsive Research
    Concentrate
    Constant Mists
    Deep Analysis
    Early Harvest
    Explosive Vegetation
    Far Wanderings
    Farseek
    Fertile Ground
    Foresee
    Future Sight
    Harmonize
    Harrow
    Heartbeat of Spring
    Holistic Wisdom
    Ideas Unbound
    Impulse
    Journey of Discovery
    Kodama's Reach
    Mana Flare
    Merchant Scroll
    Mind's Desire
    Mirari's Wake
    Moment's Peace
    Mystical Teachings
    Mystical Tutor
    Nature's Lore
    Nostalgic Dreams
    Opt
    Peer Through Depths
    Personal Tutor
    Rampant Growth
    Recollect
    Relearn
    Remand
    Restock
    Revive
    Rude Awakening
    Search for Tomorrow
    Serum Visions
    Sleight of Hand
    Telling Time
    Tendrils of Agony
    Three Visits
    Tidings
    Utopia Sprawl
    Vernal Bloom
    Volcanic Geyser
    Wayfarer's Bauble
    Wild Growth
    Worldly Counsel

    55 other spells



    CC_Tweaker
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    Main Deck

    100 cards

    Arid Mesa
    Battlefield Forge
    Bloodstained Mire
    Boros Garrison
    Brushland
    City of Brass
    Fire-Lit Thicket
    Flooded Strand
    Ghitu Encampment
    Grove of the Burnwillows
    Gruul Turf
    Horizon Canopy
    Jungle Shrine
    Karplusan Forest
    Misty Rainforest
    Mossfire Valley
    Plateau
    Rith's Grove
    Rootbound Crag
    Rugged Prairie
    Sacred Foundry
    Snow-Covered Forest
    Snow-Covered Mountain
    Snow-Covered Plains
    Stomping Ground
    Taiga
    Temple Garden
    Treetop Village
    Valakut, the Molten Pinnacle
    Wasteland
    Wooded Foothills

    38 lands

    Arc-Slogger
    Basking Rootwalla
    Bloodbraid Elf
    Boartusk Liege
    Boreal Centaur
    Brion Stoutarm
    Burning-Tree Shaman
    Countryside Crusher
    Dryad Sophisticate
    Flametongue Kavu
    Gathan Raiders
    Giant Solifuge
    Goblin Legionnaire
    Granger Guildmage
    Grim Lavamancer
    Gruul Guildmage
    Hell's Thunder
    Iwamori of the Open Fist
    Jackal Pup
    Jungle Lion
    Kavu Titan
    Keldon Marauders
    Kird Ape
    Magus of the Scroll
    Mire Boa
    Nantuko Vigilante
    Phantom Centaur
    Radha, Heir to Keld
    Rip-Clan Crasher
    River Boa
    Rumbling Slum
    Scab-Clan Mauler
    Scorched Rusalka
    Scute Mob
    Sylvan Safekeeper
    Tarmogoyf
    Tattermunge Witch
    Taurean Mauler
    Thornscape Battlemage
    Tin Street Hooligan
    Troll Ascetic
    Vexing Shusher
    Vinelasher Kudzu
    Wild Mongrel
    Wild Nacatl

    45 creatures

    Ajani Vengeant
    Banefire
    Burst Lightning
    Call of the Herd
    Char
    Colossal Might
    Cursed Scroll
    Demonfire
    Incinerate
    Lightning Bolt
    Lightning Greaves
    Lightning Helix
    Magma Jet
    Punishing Fire
    Rancor
    Rift Bolt
    Scapeshift

    17 other spells



    cc_randybuehler
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    Main Deck

    100 cards

    Academy Ruins
    Adarkar Wastes
    Ancient Den
    Arcane Sanctum
    Azorius Chancery
    Bad River
    Calciform Pools
    Dreadship Reef
    Faerie Conclave
    Flood Plain
    Gargoyle Castle
    Glacial Fortress
    Hallowed Fountain
    Magosi, the Waterveil
    Mouth of Ronom
    Mystic Gate
    Nimbus Maze
    Oboro, Palace in the Clouds
    Seaside Citadel
    Seat of the Synod
    Simic Growth Chamber
    Skycloud Expanse
    Snow-Covered Island
    Snow-Covered Plains
    Soldevi Excavations
    Thawing Glaciers
    Tolaria West
    Tundra
    Urza's Factory
    Vesuva

    40 lands

    Baneslayer Angel
    Painter's Servant
    Stuffy Doll
    Teferi, Mage of Zhalfir
    Trinket Mage

    5 creatures

    Absorb
    Ancestral Vision
    Brainstorm
    Broken Ambitions
    Complicate
    Condemn
    Condescend
    Counterspell
    Cryptic Command
    Day of Judgment
    Daze
    Decree of Justice
    Desertion
    Dismantling Blow
    Dismiss
    Dissipate
    Dizzy Spell
    Engineered Explosives
    Enlightened Tutor
    Essence Scatter
    Exclude
    Exile
    Expedition Map
    Fabricate
    Fact or Fiction
    Faerie Trickery
    Faith's Fetters
    Force of Will
    Force Spike
    Grindstone
    Guilty Conscience
    Hallowed Burial
    Idyllic Tutor
    Mana Drain
    Mana Leak
    Mana Tithe
    Mind Stone
    Moat
    Negate
    Oblivion Ring
    Opportunity
    Peek
    Pitfall Trap
    Portent
    Remove Soul
    Repeal
    Repulse
    Sensei's Divining Top
    Swords to Plowshares
    Tezzeret the Seeker
    Thirst for Knowledge
    Tithe
    Vedalken Shackles
    Whispers of the Muse
    Wrath of God

    55 other spells


    CC_1M_Words
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    Main Deck

    100 cards

    Arctic Flats
    Bayou
    Fetid Heath
    Forest
    Godless Shrine
    Golgari Rot Farm
    Grand Coliseum
    Grasslands
    Karakas
    Krosan Verge
    Llanowar Wastes
    Marsh Flats
    Murmuring Bosk
    Nantuko Monastery
    Orzhov Basilica
    Overgrown Tomb
    Plains
    Reflecting Pool
    Savannah
    Scrubland
    Selesnya Sanctuary
    Sungrass Prairie
    Sunpetal Grove
    Swamp
    Terramorphic Expanse
    Twilight Mire
    Urborg
    Verdant Catacombs
    Vivid Grove
    Vivid Marsh
    Vivid Meadow
    Volrath's Stronghold
    Windswept Heath
    Wooded Bastion

    38 lands

    Acidic Slime
    Anurid Brushhopper
    Battlegrace Angel
    Birds of Paradise
    Borderland Ranger
    Dark Confidant
    Darkheart Sliver
    Doran, the Siege Tower
    Elves of Deep Shadow
    Eternal Dragon
    Gemhide Sliver
    Genesis
    Hunting Cheetah
    Hypnotic Specter
    Kitchen Finks
    Knight of the Reliquary
    Krosan Tusker
    Lotus Cobra
    Loxodon Hierarch
    Mycoid Shepherd
    Necrotic Sliver
    Noble Hierarch
    Ob Nixilis, the Fallen
    Ohran Viper
    Putrid Leech
    Qasali Pridemage
    Ravenous Baloth
    Reveillark
    Saffi Eriksdotter
    Shriekmaw
    Spectral Lynx
    Teneb, the Harvester
    Tidehollow Sculler
    Treefolk Harbinger
    Wall of Roots
    Watchwolf
    Weathered Wayfarer
    Wickerbough Elder
    Yavimaya Dryad

    39 creatures

    Bitterblossom
    Damnation
    Diabolic Intent
    Duress
    Eladamri's Call
    Grim Tutor
    Hymn to Tourach
    Liliana Vess
    Maelstrom Pulse
    Makeshift Mannequin
    Mind Twist
    Mortify
    Nameless Inversion
    Path to Exile
    Pernicious Deed
    Primal Command
    Profane Command
    Putrefy
    Skeletal Scrying
    Smother
    Sylvan Library
    Thoughtseize
    Vindicate

    23 other spells



    CC_GamingAngelSam
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    Main Deck

    100 cards

    Centaur Garden
    27  Forest
    Mishra's Factory
    Mosswort Bridge
    Oran-Rief, the Vastwood
    Pendelhaven
    Tranquil Thicket
    Wirewood Lodge

    34 lands

    Birchlore Rangers
    Bloodline Shaman
    Boreal Druid
    Bramblewood Paragon
    Briarhorn
    Caller of the Claw
    Chameleon Colossus
    Civic Wayfinder
    Drove of Elves
    Eladamri, Lord of Leaves
    Elvish Archdruid
    Elvish Champion
    Elvish Harbinger
    Elvish Hexhunter
    Elvish Vanguard
    Elvish Visionary
    Essence Warden
    Fyndhorn Elves
    Gempalm Strider
    Heritage Druid
    Immaculate Magistrate
    Imperious Perfect
    Jagged-Scar Archers
    Leaf Gilder
    Llanowar Elves
    Llanowar Mentor
    Lys Alana Huntmaster
    Masked Admirers
    Nettle Sentinel
    Nissa's Chosen
    Patron of the Wild
    Progenitus
    Quirion Ranger
    Regal Force
    Rhys the Redeemed
    Scryb Ranger
    Seeker of Skybreak
    Selesnya Guildmage
    Sylvan Messenger
    Talara's Battalion
    Thornweald Archer
    Timberwatch Elf
    Vigor
    Viridian Shaman
    Viridian Zealot
    Wellwisher
    Wilt-Leaf Cavaliers
    Wilt-Leaf Liege
    Wirewood Herald
    Wirewood Hivemaster
    Wirewood Symbiote
    Wolf-Skull Shaman
    Wren's Run Packmaster
    Wren's Run Vanquisher

    54 creatures

    Chord of Calling
    Earthcraft
    Garruk Wildspeaker
    Hunting Triad
    Loxodon Warhammer
    Natural Order
    Nissa Revane
    Overrun
    Plow Under
    Slate of Ancestry
    Squirrel Nest
    Worldly Tutor

    12 other spells



    CC_Spike
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    Main Deck

    100 cards

    Blinkmoth Nexus
    Emeria, the Sky Ruin
    Flagstones of Trokair
    Forbidding Watchtower
    Kjeldoran Outpost
    Rustic Clachan
    29  Snow-Covered Plains
    Windbrisk Heights

    36 lands

    Akrasan Squire
    Amrou Scout
    Aven Mindcensor
    Azorius Guildmage
    Burrenton Forge-Tender
    Cloudgoat Ranger
    Elite Vanguard
    Emeria Angel
    Exalted Angel
    Figure of Destiny
    Hokori, Dust Drinker
    Icatian Javelineers
    Isamaru, Hound of Konda
    Kami of Ancient Law
    Knight of Meadowgrain
    Knight of the Holy Nimbus
    Knight of the White Orchid
    Kor Aeronaut
    Kor Sanctifiers
    Kor Skyfisher
    Lantern Kami
    Leonin Skyhunter
    Mirror Entity
    Ranger of Eos
    Ronom Unicorn
    Samurai of the Pale Curtain
    Savannah Lions
    Serra Avenger
    Silver Knight
    Soltari Champion
    Soltari Foot Soldier
    Soltari Monk
    Soltari Priest
    Soltari Trooper
    Stillmoon Cavalier
    Stonecloaker
    Suntail Hawk
    Whipcorder
    White Shield Crusader

    39 creatures

    Æther Vial
    Ajani Goldmane
    Armageddon
    Bonesplitter
    Brave the Elements
    Chrome Mox
    Crusade
    Disenchant
    Elspeth, Knight-Errant
    Gelid Shackles
    Glorious Anthem
    Harm's Way
    Honor of the Pure
    Journey to Nowhere
    Mask of Memory
    Mirrorweave
    Pacifism
    Ravages of War
    Shining Shoal
    Spectral Procession
    Steelshaper's Gift
    Sunlance
    Sword of Fire and Ice
    Sword of Light and Shadow
    Unmake

    25 other spells





  •  Friday, 8:58 a.m. – Wizards 100 Card Singleton Decklists
    by Lee Sharpe
  • These are the decklists the Wizards team used during the 100 Card Singleton portion of the event. The decks were subject to the unified deck construction rule, which means that the singleton restriction applied to all the decks on a team combined, not just each individual decklist.

    dhuse
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    Main Deck

    100 cards

    22  Forest
    Grove of the Burnwillows
    Gruul Turf
    Mountain
    Oran-Rief, the Vastwood
    Pendelhaven
    Stomping Ground
    Taiga
    Wirewood Lodge
    Wooded Foothills

    31 lands

    Birchlore Rangers
    Bloodbraid Elf
    Boreal Druid
    Caller of the Claw
    Chameleon Colossus
    Civic Wayfinder
    Devoted Druid
    Elvish Archdruid
    Elvish Champion
    Elvish Harbinger
    Elvish Hexhunter
    Elvish Scrapper
    Elvish Vanguard
    Elvish Visionary
    Essence Warden
    Farhaven Elf
    Fyndhorn Elves
    Heritage Druid
    Imperious Perfect
    Jagged-Scar Archers
    Leaf Gilder
    Llanowar Elves
    Llanowar Mentor
    Lys Alana Huntmaster
    Nettle Sentinel
    Nullmage Shepherd
    Primordial Sage
    Quirion Ranger
    Regal Force
    Rhys the Redeemed
    Seeker of Skybreak
    Selesnya Guildmage
    Skyshroud Elf
    Sylvan Messenger
    Timberwatch Elf
    Viridian Shaman
    Viridian Zealot
    Wellwisher
    Wirewood Channeler
    Wirewood Herald
    Wirewood Hivemaster
    Wirewood Symbiote
    Wood Elves

    43 creatures

    Beacon of Creation
    Beastmaster Ascension
    Chord of Calling
    Concordant Crossroads
    Earthcraft
    Eldrazi Monument
    Elvish Guidance
    Elvish Promenade
    Fecundity
    Garruk Wildspeaker
    Glimpse of Nature
    Goblin Bombardment
    Harmonize
    Kaervek's Torch
    Lightning Greaves
    Natural Order
    Nature's Lore
    Overrun
    Punishing Fire
    Sarkhan Vol
    Squirrel Nest
    Staff of Domination
    Summoner's Pact
    Sylvan Library
    Utopia Sprawl
    Wild Growth

    26 other spells



    wotc_tolena
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    Main Deck

    100 cards

    Barbarian Ring
    Blinkmoth Nexus
    Ghitu Encampment
    Goblin Burrows
    Keldon Megaliths
    30  Mountain
    Mutavault
    Teetering Peaks
    Valakut, the Molten Pinnacle

    38 lands

    Arc-Slogger
    Avalanche Riders
    Ball Lightning
    Blistering Firecat
    Boartusk Liege
    Boggart Ram-Gang
    Clickslither
    Countryside Crusher
    Frenzied Goblin
    Gempalm Incinerator
    Giant Solifuge
    Goblin Bushwhacker
    Goblin Chieftain
    Goblin Guide
    Goblin King
    Goblin Lackey
    Goblin Matron
    Goblin Piledriver
    Goblin Recruiter
    Goblin Ringleader
    Goblin Ruinblaster
    Goblin Shortcutter
    Goblin Warchief
    Greater Gargadon
    Grim Lavamancer
    Hearth Kami
    Hellspark Elemental
    Imperial Recruiter
    Intimidator Initiate
    Jackal Pup
    Keldon Marauders
    Magus of the Scroll
    Mogg Fanatic
    Mogg War Marshal
    Murderous Redcap
    Siege-Gang Commander
    Slith Firewalker
    Stigma Lasher
    Tattermunge Maniac
    Vexing Shusher
    Warren Instigator
    Wort, the Raidmother
    Zo-Zu the Punisher

    43 creatures

    Ankh of Mishra
    Chain Lightning
    Char
    Dragon Fodder
    Elemental Appeal
    Fire Ambush
    Fireblast
    Firebolt
    Flame Javelin
    Genju of the Spires
    Goblin Grenade
    Incinerate
    Molten Rain
    Rift Bolt
    Seal of Fire
    Shard Volley
    Sulfuric Vortex
    Tarfire
    Volcanic Hammer

    19 other spells



    M_Turian
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    Main Deck

    100 cards

    Arctic Flats
    Bayou
    Cabal Pit
    Dakmor Salvage
    Diamond Valley
    Fetid Heath
    Godless Shrine
    Golgari Rot Farm
    Karakas
    Krosan Verge
    Marsh Flats
    Mosswort Bridge
    Mouth of Ronom
    Murmuring Bosk
    Nantuko Monastery
    Orzhov Basilica
    Overgrown Tomb
    Savannah
    Scrubland
    Selesnya Sanctuary
    Snow-Covered Forest
    Snow-Covered Plains
    Snow-Covered Swamp
    Temple Garden
    Terramorphic Expanse
    Twilight Mire
    Verdant Catacombs
    Vitu-Ghazi, the City-Tree
    Vivid Grove
    Vivid Meadow
    Volrath's Stronghold
    Wasteland
    Windswept Heath
    Wooded Bastion

    44 lands

    Akroma, Angel of Wrath
    Angel of Despair
    Baneslayer Angel
    Birds of Paradise
    Bloodghast
    Cloudgoat Ranger
    Doran, the Siege Tower
    Elves of Deep Shadow
    Eternal Witness
    Genesis
    Golgari Grave-Troll
    Hermit Druid
    Kagemaro, First to Suffer
    Knight of the Reliquary
    Kokusho, the Evening Star
    Lotus Cobra
    Loxodon Hierarch
    Ob Nixilis, the Fallen
    Phyrexian Plaguelord
    Putrid Leech
    Qasali Pridemage
    Reveillark
    Sakura-Tribe Elder
    Shriekmaw
    Stinkweed Imp
    Tarmogoyf
    Teneb, the Harvester
    Tidehollow Sculler
    Tilling Treefolk
    Wall of Blossoms
    Wall of Roots
    Wild Mongrel
    Yavimaya Elder
    Yosei, the Morning Star

    34 creatures

    Animate Dead
    Behemoth Sledge
    Buried Alive
    Dread Return
    Entomb
    Farseek
    Greater Good
    Grim Discovery
    Harrow
    Insidious Dreams
    Into the North
    Living Death
    Maelstrom Pulse
    Makeshift Mannequin
    Mirari's Wake
    Necromancy
    Oversold Cemetery
    Pernicious Deed
    Rancor
    Reanimate
    Sylvan Scrying
    Vindicate

    22 other spells



    WotC_Lee
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    Main Deck

    100 cards

    Arid Mesa
    Battlefield Forge
    Boros Garrison
    City of Brass
    Eiganjo Castle
    Emeria, the Sky Ruin
    Flagstones of Trokair
    Gemstone Mine
    Horizon Canopy
    Kjeldoran Outpost
    Mountain
    15  Plains
    Plateau
    Rugged Prairie
    Sacred Foundry
    Undiscovered Paradise
    Windbrisk Heights

    32 lands

    Benevolent Bodyguard
    Blade of the Sixth Pride
    Boros Guildmage
    Eight-and-a-Half-Tails
    Elite Vanguard
    Emeria Angel
    Exalted Angel
    Figure of Destiny
    Goblin Legionnaire
    Goldmeadow Harrier
    Hand of Honor
    Hokori, Dust Drinker
    Icatian Javelineers
    Isamaru, Hound of Konda
    Kami of Ancient Law
    Knight of Meadowgrain
    Knight of the Holy Nimbus
    Knight of the White Orchid
    Kor Aeronaut
    Kor Skyfisher
    Leonin Skyhunter
    Loyal Sentry
    Mistral Charger
    Order of Leitbur
    Order of the White Shield
    Ranger of Eos
    Ronom Unicorn
    Samurai of the Pale Curtain
    Savannah Lions
    Serra Avenger
    Silver Knight
    Soltari Monk
    Soltari Priest
    Soul Warden
    Stormfront Pegasus
    Weathered Wayfarer
    Whipcorder
    White Knight
    White Shield Crusader

    39 creatures

    Æther Vial
    Ajani Goldmane
    Ajani Vengeant
    Armageddon
    Boom // Bust
    Boros Signet
    Burst Lightning
    Chrome Mox
    Crusade
    Divine Sacrament
    Glorious Anthem
    Glory of Warfare
    Honor of the Pure
    Journey to Nowhere
    Land Tax
    Lightning Bolt
    Lightning Helix
    Magma Jet
    Mask of Memory
    Mox Diamond
    Oblivion Ring
    Path to Exile
    Raise the Alarm
    Ravages of War
    Spectral Procession
    Steelshaper's Gift
    Sword of Fire and Ice
    Tithe
    Winter Orb

    29 other spells



    Chris_K
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    Main Deck

    100 cards

    Bad River
    Badlands
    Blood Crypt
    Bloodstained Mire
    Cascade Bluffs
    Crumbling Necropolis
    Dimir Aqueduct
    Dragonskull Summit
    Dreadship Reef
    Drowned Catacomb
    Exotic Orchard
    Graven Cairns
    Island
    Izzet Boilerworks
    Magosi, the Waterveil
    Molten Slagheap
    Mountain
    Oboro, Palace in the Clouds
    Polluted Delta
    Rakdos Carnarium
    Reflecting Pool
    River of Tears
    Rocky Tar Pit
    Rupture Spire
    Scalding Tarn
    Snow-Covered Island
    Snow-Covered Mountain
    Snow-Covered Swamp
    Steam Vents
    Swamp
    Underground Sea
    Vivid Crag
    Vivid Creek
    Vivid Marsh
    Volcanic Island
    Watery Grave

    40 lands

    Bogardan Hellkite
    Flametongue Kavu
    Izzet Chronarch
    Nucklavee
    Oona, Queen of the Fae
    Shadowmage Infiltrator
    Skeletal Vampire
    Sphinx of Jwar Isle
    Twisted Abomination

    9 creatures

    Ancestral Vision
    Banefire
    Beacon of Unrest
    Bituminous Blast
    Blightning
    Braingeyser
    Broken Ambitions
    Capture of Jingzhou
    Chainer's Edict
    Chandra Nalaar
    Coalition Relic
    Concentrate
    Condescend
    Confiscate
    Counterspell
    Crosis's Charm
    Cruel Ultimatum
    Cryptic Command
    Damnation
    Darksteel Ingot
    Deep Analysis
    Dismiss
    Electrolyze
    Essence Scatter
    Exclude
    Fact or Fiction
    Fellwar Stone
    Force of Will
    Jace Beleren
    Lash Out
    Liliana Vess
    Mana Leak
    Mind Twist
    Mystical Teachings
    Mystical Tutor
    Nicol Bolas, Planeswalker
    Oblivion Stone
    Pact of Negation
    Ponder
    Prophetic Bolt
    Recoil
    Repeal
    Rise // Fall
    Smother
    Sorin Markov
    Tainted Pact
    Temporal Manipulation
    Terminate
    Time Warp
    Urza's Rage
    Void

    51 other spells



    Vincent_P
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    Main Deck

    100 cards

    Cabal Coffers
    Leechridden Swamp
    Mishra's Factory
    32  Swamp
    Urborg, Tomb of Yawgmoth

    36 lands

    Ashenmoor Gouger
    Black Knight
    Carrion Feeder
    Child of Night
    Dark Confidant
    Dauthi Horror
    Dauthi Slayer
    Dusk Urchins
    Faceless Butcher
    Fledgling Djinn
    Foul Imp
    Gatekeeper of Malakir
    Graveborn Muse
    Guul Draz Vampire
    Hypnotic Specter
    Inkfathom Infiltrator
    Juzám Djinn
    Knight of Stromgald
    Marsh Flitter
    Mesmeric Fiend
    Nantuko Shade
    Nekrataal
    Nether Traitor
    Nezumi Cutthroat
    Nezumi Graverobber
    Nezumi Shortfang
    Oona's Prowler
    Order of the Ebon Hand
    Restless Apparition
    Sewer Rats
    Skulking Ghost
    Stillmoon Cavalier
    Stromgald Crusader
    Surrakar Marauder
    Sygg, River Cutthroat
    Vampire Hexmage
    Vampire Lacerator
    Vampire Nighthawk
    Vampire Nocturnus
    Withered Wretch

    40 creatures

    Bad Moon
    Beseech the Queen
    Bitterblossom
    Bloodchief Ascension
    Choking Sands
    Consume Spirit
    Cursed Scroll
    Dark Ritual
    Drain Life
    Duress
    Grim Tutor
    Hideous End
    Hymn to Tourach
    Loxodon Warhammer
    Night's Whisper
    Phyrexian Arena
    Profane Command
    Sarcomancy
    Sign in Blood
    Snuff Out
    Sudden Death
    Sword of Light and Shadow
    Tendrils of Corruption
    Thoughtseize

    24 other spells



    Erik_L
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    Main Deck

    100 cards

    Breeding Pool
    Faerie Conclave
    Flooded Grove
    11  Forest
    11  Island
    Llanowar Reborn
    Lonely Sandbar
    Miren, the Moaning Well
    Misty Rainforest
    Riptide Laboratory
    Simic Growth Chamber
    Temple of the False God
    Tranquil Thicket
    Treetop Village
    Tropical Island
    Vesuva
    Yavimaya Coast

    37 lands

    Acidic Slime
    Borderland Ranger
    Brine Elemental
    Carven Caryatid
    Clone
    Coiling Oracle
    Desecrator Hag
    Draining Whelk
    Duplicant
    Glen Elendra Archmage
    Indrik Stomphowler
    Jungle Barrier
    Kitchen Finks
    Krosan Tusker
    Man-o'-War
    Mold Shambler
    Mulldrifter
    Mystic Snake
    Ninja of the Deep Hours
    Noble Hierarch
    Patagia Viper
    Phantom Centaur
    Plaxmanta
    Raven Familiar
    Riftwing Cloudskate
    Sakashima the Impostor
    Scryb Ranger
    Seedborn Muse
    Sower of Temptation
    Spellstutter Sprite
    Sphinx of Lost Truths
    Tradewind Rider
    Triskelion
    Troll Ascetic
    Trygon Predator
    Uktabi Orangutan
    Vedalken Heretic
    Vedalken Mastermind
    Vendilion Clique
    Venser, Shaper Savant
    Vesuvan Shapeshifter
    Vine Trellis
    Wistful Selkie
    Yavimaya Dryad

    44 creatures

    Capsize
    Compulsive Research
    Cowardice
    Crystal Shard
    Kodama's Reach
    Opposition
    Primal Command
    Rampant Growth
    Repulse
    Rude Awakening
    Search for Tomorrow
    Simic Signet
    Spitting Image
    Tawnos's Coffin
    Three Visits
    Upheaval
    Vedalken Shackles
    Voidslime
    Whispers of the Muse

    19 other spells



    AaronF
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    Main Deck

    100 cards

    Academy Ruins
    Adarkar Wastes
    Ancient Den
    Ancient Tomb
    Azorius Chancery
    Cephalid Coliseum
    Coastal Tower
    Flood Plain
    Flooded Strand
    Forbidding Watchtower
    Glacial Fortress
    Great Furnace
    Hallowed Fountain
    Island
    Mikokoro, Center of the Sea
    Minamo, School at Water's Edge
    Mystic Gate
    New Benalia
    Nimbus Maze
    Plains
    Seat of the Synod
    Sejiri Refuge
    Thawing Glaciers
    Tolaria West
    Tundra
    Urza's Factory

    37 lands

    Auriok Salvagers
    Court Hussar
    Eternal Dragon
    Meloku the Clouded Mirror
    Painter's Servant
    Sanctum Gargoyle
    Solemn Simulacrum
    Trinket Mage

    8 creatures

    Abeyance
    Absorb
    Æther Spellbomb
    Akroma's Vengeance
    Arcane Denial
    Azorius Signet
    Brainstorm
    Chromatic Star
    Complicate
    Condemn
    Conjurer's Bauble
    Decree of Justice
    Elspeth, Knight-Errant
    Engineered Explosives
    Enlightened Tutor
    Fabricate
    Fieldmist Borderpost
    Fire // Ice
    Grindstone
    Guardian Idol
    Hallowed Burial
    Humility
    Impulse
    Into the Roil
    Isochron Scepter
    Kiss of the Amesha
    Lat-Nam's Legacy
    Mana Drain
    Martial Coup
    Mind Spring
    Mind Stone
    Mindslaver
    Moat
    Muddle the Mixture
    Nevinyrral's Disk
    Opt
    Orim's Chant
    Pithing Needle
    Quicken
    Remand
    Reshape
    Salvaging Station
    Scroll Rack
    Sculpting Steel
    Sensei's Divining Top
    Sunbeam Spellbomb
    Sword of the Meek
    Swords to Plowshares
    Talisman of Progress
    Tezzeret the Seeker
    Thirst for Knowledge
    Thopter Foundry
    Tidings
    Wayfarer's Bauble
    Wrath of God

    55 other spells





  •  Friday, 9:45 a.m. – Multiball bonus points!
    by Mike Gills
  • In the Community Challenge Cup rules we mentioned tha bonus points would be available. Now I will explain the "Multiball team multiplier" taking place in today's events.

    Now that the Community team has 9 players (John from Wired arrived last night) there will still be 8 players for each team competing and the 9th player will be competing for a multiplier bonus for their team! Each match win for this Multiball player earns or increases a team score multiplier for that event. One cumulative extra match win over the opponent's total match wins earns a x1.5 multiplier for the team score, 2 wins earns a 2x multiplier, 3 wins earns a 3x multiplier, and 4 wins earns a whopping 4x multiplier!

    During the Standard Unified constructed Hamtastic will be competing against Jeremy Ballenger from the business team in 3 rounds of MOMIR basic for the Multiball bonus.

    Hamtastic competes in Multiball for the Community

    Jeremy represents WOTC in the Multiball MOMIR Basic challenge.




  •  Friday, 1:50 p.m. – Score Update after 3rd event
    by Mike Gills
  • The Unified Construction event ended with the WOTC team earning 110 points and the community team earning 75. Fortunately the Community Team won the Multiball competition 2 match wins to 1 and thus earned a 1.5 multipler! This brought their event total to 113 points slighlty closing the score gap.

    At the end of 3 events, the score now stands Community 230 and WOTC 279. The IPA draft and the special Sealed Multiball competition is coming next.




  •  Friday, 6:45 p.m. – Community Cup Victory
    by Mike Gills
  • As the IPA draft went on, it became clear that WOTC's lead could be only surmounted through tough play by the community team in both the draft and in the Multiball sealed events. It would take both for them to make up the lead that the WOTC team had slowly made throughout the event.

    The community team managed to split all of the matches in the IPA draft and nearly matched WOTC's score (WOTC 62 - Community 56). The score for the Community team was then multiplied by 3 due to the skillful play (and lucky draws) of Bubba0077 who managed to win all 3 multiball events. Once the math was all done, the final score stood at Community Team 398 - Wizards of the Coast 341. The Community Team wins the first Community Challege Cup!


    The Community Team - 1st winners of the Community Challenge Cup.

    We would like to thank all of the WOTC staff, Press, and Magic Online community leaders who participated in tihs inaugural event AND especially thank the Magic Online community itself for their strategy and advice, their cheers, and their passion. We really couldn't do this without you!




  •  Thursday, 11:49 a.m. – Invasion Draft Viewers
    by Lee Sharpe
  • Want to see how each team drafted? Check out the draft viewers below:




  •  Saturday, 1:00 p.m. – Community Standard Decklists
    by Lee Sharpe
  • These are the decklists the Community team used during the Standard portion of the event. The decks were subject to the unified deck construction rule, which means that the 4-of-any-card restriction applied to all the decks on a team combined, not just each individual decklist.

    CC_Danger
    Magic Online Community Cup - Standard
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    CC_Spike
    Magic Online Community Cup - Standard
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    cc_randybuehler
    Magic Online Community Cup - Standard
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    CC_GamingAngelSam
    Magic Online Community Cup - Standard
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    CC_bubba0077
    Magic Online Community Cup - Standard
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    CC_john
    Magic Online Community Cup - Standard
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    CC_Tweaker
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  •  Saturday, 1:00 p.m. – Wizards Standard Decklists
    by Lee Sharpe
  • These are the decklists the Wizards team used during the Standard portion of the event. The decks were subject to the unified deck construction rule, which means that the 4-of-any-card restriction applied to all the decks on a team combined, not just each individual decklist.

    wotc_tolena
    Magic Online Community Cup - Standard
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    Erik_L
    Magic Online Community Cup - Standard
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    Main Deck

    60 cards

    Forest
    Island
    Misty Rainforest
    Mountain
    Plains
    Scalding Tarn

    22 lands


    0 creatures

    Banefire
    Divination
    Fog
    Harrow
    Mind Spring
    Naya Charm
    Ponder
    Pyromancer Ascension
    Rampant Growth
    Time Warp
    Worldly Counsel

    38 other spells




    Adri
    Magic Online Community Cup - Standard
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    Chris_K
    Magic Online Community Cup - Standard
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