Star City Blightning Beatdown

MichaelJ is sick! No voice! Please forgive me, but I wanted to do a video on the deck I am playing at the Star City Games $5K before, you know, the Star City Games $5K.

Those of you who have read Eight Matches With Blightning Beatdown – Part 2 know how this one ends.

I wanted to pretend-play eight matches on MTGO, pretending I was in a PTQ or whatever, but I went 6-1in the first seven, and I got a “draw” … However I wasn’t playing real Magic so the draw was irrelevant. So I just played the eighth (basically the nightmare matchup of Kitchen Finks, guys with large toughness, and Wilt-Leaf Liege for my Blightnings) … and got there easily. This solidified my choice of Blightning Beatdown for the $5K.

This is how I described the match on November 24:

8. G/W Little Kid

Game One – You probably know I made a deck with all G/W cards and Wilt-Leaf Liege for Block that won one PTQ (that I know about). I actually started thinking about this strategy again for Standard just because Wilt-Leaf Liege is so good against Blightning and Cruel Ultimatum. So basically, alongside Kitchen Finks and better guys than are in my colors — let alone my deck — this is the nightmare match.

Luckily he had a slow opening, which was my only saving grace. One too many lands came into play tapped so he couldn’t overrun me with superior forces. I stuck a Blightning that was pretty ironic. A turn or two later and I would have been eating 4/4.

Anyway he got out a ton of 4/x and 5/x creatures (with Liege boosts) but I had a late Bitterblossom to get in for a tiny amount of damage… eventually burned him to death.

Game Two – I side out Blightnings (obviously) for Everlasting Torments.

I luck out that his third land is a Mosswort Bridge, meaning my Figure of Destiny is 4/4 before he has a Wilt-Leaf Cavaliers in play. This is just what I need to get in -one too many times-. Then it’s all Hell’s Thunder and burn to the face. No sweat, thanks to his stumble.

And this here is the corresponding video:




I said way up top (and if you read the previous post) I am sick as hell. Meaning my voice is like cigarettes ground into gravel. Forgive me this one time, I really wanted to get the content out to you.

Take care and wish me luck at the $5K.


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#1 Bliss crater on 12.05.08 at 9:45 am

This is the greatest! Everything you say in this vid sounds really really intense. Life or death intense. Haha good stuff sir. You must’ve rocked their socks off at your speech 😛

#2 wobblesthegoose on 12.05.08 at 11:45 am

Bwah hahahahahahahahaha. Hilarious!

But seriously, feel better soon.

#3 vpreacher on 12.05.08 at 11:50 am

Best of luck at the tourney. I thought your voice sounded like Dirty Harry.

#4 lastsonofoa on 12.05.08 at 3:10 pm

It sounded like Emperor Palpatine was giving me comentary on Blightning Beatdown. Very cool. But seriously…..hope you get well soon, hope you do well at the SS5k.

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