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#61

Jengajam returns to the forums every summer, and then disappears again when summer ends. I just assume it’s a kind of “old man of the mountain pilgrimage to the city” situation.


#62

Ok. That’s interesting


#63

I should write a novel. I’d name it : Thus Spoke Jengajam. But I should have to admit first that “God Raziek is dead” and I’m not ready for it yet.


#64

flagrantangles wins 4-1 versus @Xiba
:persephone::psfist::pschip::setsuki: I picked this matchup because I didn’t think Xiba would pick Persephone so I could play a character I’m familiar with in a matchup that I don’t hate. If they had picked Persephone, I could play Setsuki in an advantaged matchup. Either way seemed fine. Xiba threw me three times in a row with 7’s and then I had 15 HP left. :open_mouth: I many to beat out the 4th 7 with AA and then I kept powering up for and recurring AA and playing it since I had the distinct feeling that Xiba didn’t have a Queen to outspeed it. I was right. A tricky gold burst broke my dominance but left them with a hand that was mostly known to me. After a couple double dodges, I play the AA and cut through a throw to take the game.
:jaina::pschip::psfist::valerie: I’m under the impression that Jaina has the edge in this matchup but I played poorly and Xiba cleaned my clock but good. I dragon punched at all the wrong times.
:geiger::psfist::pschip::jaina: This progressed evenly until Geiger’s good buttons were just a bit too good. Near the end, I had TD up and known AA in hand while Jaina had a Queen and A. I figure the mixup is Cycloid Revolution or Any Time Spiral against Q/Block. I play Cycloid Revolution while Xiba throws. Geiger is mean.
:gwen::psfist::pschip::onimaru: The early game started off okay, but Onimaru wasn’t building a hand so I wasn’t too scared. That said, we manage to whittle each other down to low life totals. At the last combat, I have AAA and 1 life versus low hand Onimaru on 22 life. I dodge because I have eaten too many attacks while playing raw AAA. Xiba attacks into and facedowns. I play AAA because I’m dead either way and it wasn’t jokered so I take the match.
:quince::psfist::pschip::menelker: This matchup was cruel of me because I have an excellent record with Quince versus both Jaina and Menelker and I was confident that Xiba wasn’t going to choose to play Quince since he can be tricky to pilot.

GGs @Xiba


#65

I guess my next target is either FlagrantAngles the Quince or Caralad the Silent.


#66

Quince just wants to SPIN YOU RIGHT ROUND, BABY, RIGHT ROUND LIKE A RECORD BABY RIGHT ROUND ROUND ROUND. That’s what I’ve heard.


#67

Quince’ll spin you all around/ Then he will spin you upside down!/ Yeah, that’s why they say/ better not wince at Quince!


#68

The first match I havn’t figure out the rule, so if I know the rule exactly, I may choose pers, because she is so poweful and can control almost everything. And thanks for your patience to explain the rule.


#69

“Powerful” is not the word one often hears to describe Perse.


#70

The rule is something like “knock them down at every opportunity”


#71

Ivan vs mysticjuicer - 4:2
:jaina::pschip::psfist::valerie:
:rook::psfist::pschip::argagarg:
:jaina::pschip::psfist::vendetta:
:gwen::psfist::pschip::troq:
:menelker::psfist::pschip::quince:
:jaina::psfist::pschip::grave:
Great set, mate. Good luck in the lower bracket.


#72

See you soon enough, MysticJuicer!


#73

The Silent? I feel like there is a reason I don’t know about for that name choice.


#74

I needed a name for you and you haven’t posted much in this thread.


#75

Well how’s this for making some noise.

Flagrantangles and myself will be playing our match today at 4:30pm CDT


#76

I hope to spectate if I can.


#77

Caralad vs @flagrantangles

:troq: :psfist: :pschip: :setsuki:
:geiger: :psfist: :pschip: :bbb:
:vendetta: :pschip: :psfist: :valerie:
:onimaru: :pschip: :psfist: :gwen:
:troq: :psfist::pschip: :rook:
:persephone: :pschip: :psfist: :jaina:
:rook: :psfist: :pschip: :menelker:


#78

No hype commentary about our BALLER matches?! It’s fine; it IS a lot of work. Anywho, I feel like I played pretty well. The only place where I played badly and care about it is in Geiger/BBB. There were some points where I was just too scared. That said, I would really love to draw the amount of time spirals you did while I play Geiger.

Setsuki/Troq I played pretty badly but better than I expected. I don’t know what to say about the matchup because I would prefer to eat glass then play, talk about, or watch it.

The Val/Ven matchup came down to the end and it was pretty effing cool. I managed to block out Surgical Strike and then take it with Masterpiece.

Onimaru/Gwen I’ve gotten to play this matchup twice so far this tournament and I think it’s a fun one for Gwen. You can’t be too antsy since Onimaru does have a giant ass sword, but you can really lay down the hurt. I managed to hit a throw with Chains of ice into max damage of 42. Felt pretty good.

Troq/Rook I went for CMB because I was convinced he didn’t have a Queen after like 5 turns of expecting it. Then he topdecked it and played it and I loooooooost. I regret nothing.

Persephone/Jaina I knock Persephone down to about a third of her life and then she uses Mistress’ Command and catches me on a fairly exploitable hand. I manage to get out of it by threatening Letter J and dodging on KD. After that, I play it and outspeed On Your Knees for the win.

Rook/Menelker Menelker has barely any life and it evaporated quickly. I don’t think I managed my hand correctly for the matchup. I was so frightened of rock armor and that feels correct since that’s exactly how I died.

GGs @Caralad It was a delight per usual!


#79

Ivan vs mastrblastr - 4:1
:gwen::psfist::pschip::onimaru:
:rook::pschip::psfist::argagarg: - very close and tense set
:argagarg::psfist::pschip::quince: - he didn’t draw much face cards
:valerie::psfist::pschip::jaina:
:midori::psfist::pschip::troq: - i drew face cards and dodges at the right moments.
GGS, mate. Good luck in the rest of the tournament.


#80

I still can’t believe @mastrblastr didn’t man up and admit that he was grandstanding about winning this the last time after I called him out on it.

Aaaaaaaanywho

Me vs. Arthur Wynne

:chibivendetta: :psfist::pschip: :chibigloria:
:chibisetsuki: :psfist::pschip: :chibipersephone:
:chibijaina: :psfist::pschip: :chibizane:
:chibitroq: :psfist::pschip: :chibigwen:

I won most of these semi-handily, by which I mean I don’t think it ever came down to a last-combat situation for me. I didn’t steamroll him at all (with the possible exception of the Jaina game) I just kind of won.