Atomic Empire

3400 Westgate Dr, Durham 27707

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FNM rotating weekly Standard and Modern

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10-19-2013

Game Day on 01/18/2013

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Azorius Conviction Playtest

Standard* Slycne

SCORE: 2 | 0 COMMENTS | 1038 VIEWS Top 8: 12/20
I haven't been keeping up on the tournament reports as much lately, but the deck continues to function well. Every time I try something different I just end up missing how powerful my spells feel in UW.
1 month ago

Not Gruul? Then Die! Playtest

Standard* NicolBolasFTW

SCORE: 5 | 16 COMMENTS | 576 VIEWS
2-1 against Mono-Blue Aggro2-1 against Golgari Dredge0-2 against Boros Burn2-1 against Mono-Black Aggro2-1 against RUG Superfriends
1 month ago

UBeR POWERFUL CONTROL Playtest

Standard dgsesta

SCORE: 2 | 4 COMMENTS | 225 VIEWS
Placed 54th, with a 3-2-2 record.
2 months ago

Thrift Store Pants Playtest

Modern Slycne

SCORE: 7 | 2 COMMENTS | 1516 VIEWS Top 8: 01/25
It's really nice to see the every-other week Modern FNM is now constantly drawing more folks than Standard. This is likely due to the upcoming Modern season and the perceived stagnation in Standard. I decided to play Bogle tonight instead of UR because I planned to play it the ...
6 months ago

Delving Faerie Tempo Playtest

Modern Slycne

SCORE: 0 | 0 COMMENTS | 385 VIEWS Top 8: 01/10
Had a really nice turn out for modern tonight, bumping us to 5 rounds.Match 1 - Jund Pod 2-1This was an interesting Birthing Pod list. It ran more aggressive creatures like Falkenrath Aristocrat and Strangleroot Geist . I lost game one, but was able to grind it out over the ...
6 months ago

Shade of Humanity Playtest

Modern Slycne

SCORE: 15 | 0 COMMENTS | 4328 VIEWS Top 8: 01/18
Match 1 - Naya Midrange 1-2Had Brave the Elements for the first game's Anger of the Gods . Games 2 and 3 went less well. I made a misplay and took a removal spell instead of an Elspeth, Sun's Champion at one point, thinking I could race it down ...
6 months ago

Azorius Conviction Playtest

Standard* Slycne

SCORE: 2 | 0 COMMENTS | 1038 VIEWS Top 8: 12/20
Decided to try switching back to UW over Esper and see how it ran. It's really nice not loosing to lands.Match 1 - GW Agrro 2-0He mentioned he threw the deck together. It had 4 mainboard Defend the Hearth among other completely dead cards.Match 2 - GW Aggro ...
7 months ago

Delving Faerie Tempo Playtest

Modern Slycne

SCORE: 0 | 0 COMMENTS | 385 VIEWS Top 8: 01/10
My first time playing the deck other hand goldfishing hands or playtesting against my own decks. I ended up going 2-2, and at least one match could have gone the other way had I played it a little better. I really enjoyed playing the deck, lots of decisions and putting ...
7 months ago

Esper Conviction Playtest

Standard* Slycne

SCORE: 0 | 0 COMMENTS | 227 VIEWS Top 8: 12/06
Round One - WR Aggro 2-0Actually helped this guy with his deck from last time, and it's a much better list now. Luckily for me, he made some misplays that allowed me to stabilize twice.Round Two - Mono-Blue 0-2I was just off my game and I think I ...
7 months ago

Esper Conviction Playtest

Standard* Slycne

SCORE: 0 | 0 COMMENTS | 227 VIEWS Top 8: 12/06
Match 1 - Mono Black Devotion 1-2I lost this match be misappropriating how controlling the Mono Black deck is as well, brought in too much removal.Match 2 - RG Monsters 2-0There was 2 dicey moments where I dug turn after turn and finally found an answer to a domri ...
8 months ago

Assemble America Control Playtest

Standard Slycne

SCORE: 2 | 0 COMMENTS | 597 VIEWS Top 8: 11/15
Match 1 - Mono Black 2-1Assemble the Legion is their nightmare. The monoblack version has only one way to interact with it and that's to Thoughtseize it away. Only lost the second game because I tried to save a Detention Sphere and eat a hit from a desecration demon ...
8 months ago

Thrift Store Pants Playtest

Modern Slycne

SCORE: 7 | 2 COMMENTS | 1516 VIEWS Top 8: 01/25
Finished 2-1-1 on the night.Round 1 - UR Delver 2-1Player scooped in game 1 due to a mana flood and seeing I had a passable first few turns. Game 2 I sided in Path to Exile s, but he got there with a flipped Delver of Secrets  Flip and some ...
9 months ago

Azorius Conviction Playtest

Standard* Slycne

SCORE: 2 | 0 COMMENTS | 1038 VIEWS Top 8: 12/20
Made Top 8 at Game Day. I actually crushed it before the cut, being the only undefeated. Though I credit that to a bit of luck in dodging all the Esper lists.Match 1 - Grixis Control 2-0Grixis gets better removal, but in a control mirror I have Sphinx's ...
9 months ago

Thrift Store Pants Playtest

Modern Slycne

SCORE: 7 | 2 COMMENTS | 1516 VIEWS Top 8: 01/25
Yay, modern. I'm actually glad my LGS has switched to doing modern every other Friday. I still enjoy standard, but modern is a lot of fun due to the variety of decks and gut wrenching sideboards.Speaking of gut wrenching, tonight was my first night running bogle and the ...
9 months ago

Champions of Naya Playtest

Modern* Slycne

SCORE: 5 | 0 COMMENTS | 2909 VIEWS Top 8: 09/06
Match 1 - Boros 2-0Came out strong both games. Legion Loyalist and Staff of the Flame Magus don't stand up well too Loxodon Smiter . Not even Tajic, Blade of the Legion was going to do much.Match 2 - Izzet Control 2-0Stuck and ulted Domri Rade game 1, and ...
10 months ago

With the Help of His Robot Friends Playtest

Modern Slycne

SCORE: 7 | 11 COMMENTS | 3038 VIEWS Top 8: 08/30
Match 1 - Esper Control/Midrange?This deck had a little permission, Blade Splicer and Restoration Angel . Game 1 was won in strong affinity fashion. Game 2 is started to get close with Restoration Angel ambushing my guys and Etched Champion looking awkward across from colorless golums, but a Arcbound Ravager ...
11 months ago

Rw Boros Playtest

Standard Slycne

SCORE: 2 | 0 COMMENTS | 1325 VIEWS Top 8: 06/21
Match 1 - Grixis Control 1-2Game 1 was a painful but important lesson in always playing for your outs. We got stuck in a boardstate of Duskmantle Seer holding off a Hellrider and Rakdos Cackler . I had already gotten in for some damage, so being ahead on the race I ...
1 year ago

With the Help of His Robot Friends Playtest

Modern Slycne

SCORE: 7 | 11 COMMENTS | 3038 VIEWS Top 8: 08/30
Match 1: BW Tokens 2-0Etched Champion is a beast. Game 2 I drew into Whipflare to all but seal it.Match 2: BW somethingYounger kid picked a really bad night to bring a deck that already might have had problems competing in standard. Tried to give him some ...
1 year ago

Huntmaster Ambush Playtest

Standard* Slycne

SCORE: 7 | 7 COMMENTS | 1986 VIEWS Top 8: 05/24
Went 4-0-1 tonight, drawing into first place.Match 1 - AristocratsTook down game one, stumbled on game two and game three Izzet Staticaster machine gunned down all the deck's 1 toughness guys.Match 2 - RG AggroJust handy won both game, sided into a bunch more removal for game ...
1 year ago

Potion of Dragon Control Playtest

Standard* Slycne

SCORE: 8 | 2 COMMENTS | 4029 VIEWS Top 8: 03/22
Explosive Humans has been running really well, meaning I have a decent pool of store credit built up. So I decided to change it up and run Grixis Control tonight. Match 1 - RUG Ramp 2-1He got game one on me because I completely missplayed. Like, "derrr what are counter ...
1 year ago

Explosive Humans Playtest

Standard* Slycne

SCORE: 15 | 25 COMMENTS | 4557 VIEWS Top 8: 03/15
I ended up 4-1-0.Nothing super exciting or interesting match wise. The only games the deck dropped against was two against Esper Control, I had to mulligan to five one game and just wasn't aggressive enough against it and one game in the mirror. I came away pretty happy ...
1 year ago

Explosive Humans Playtest

Standard* Slycne

SCORE: 15 | 25 COMMENTS | 4557 VIEWS Top 8: 03/15
Tonight was the first time I really got to play against a bunch of different decks, and just proceeded to run them all over. There's still some room for improvement, but I almost couldn't be happier with the list so far. I went 3-0-1, IDing in the last ...
1 year ago

Angels, Humans & Werewolves - Oh My! Playtest

Standard* Slycne

SCORE: 3 | 4 COMMENTS | 2222 VIEWS Top 8: 02/08
Only 8 for constructed tonight so it was a quick 3 rounds.Match 1 - 1 - 2 A non-tribal Naya AggroGame 1, I was able to stabilize and out value the deck in the late game. Game 2, I wasn't able to get a board presence fast enough and ...
1 year ago