Atomic Empire

3400 Westgate Dr, Durham 27707

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Fridays

FNM rotating weekly Standard and Modern

Past Events

10-19-2013

Game Day on 01/18/2013

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thopter-thon Playtest

Standard* pestolince

SCORE: 4 | 10 COMMENTS | 662 VIEWS

So i finally tested the current set up at the FNM event. it did very well. 3-1 came in second over all. I had people crowding the table watching the plays and seeing this deck destroy everything else there. the one lose came from a huge mana pocket. but after ...
1 month ago

Phantasmagorian Manaless Dredge Playtest

Legacy carysh

SCORE: 5 | 9 COMMENTS | 1699 VIEWS

Brought the deck to FNM, here's how it went:Round 1: Grixis ControlI chose to be on the draw and he immediately knew I was playing MD and mourned that he had chaeted on his graveyard hate. So, Game 1 I actually had a terrible hand/dredges, and ...
2 months ago

Not GRU? Then Die! Playtest

Standard NicolBolasFTW

SCORE: 15 | 9 COMMENTS | 3438 VIEWS

I'm officially the 62nd best standard player in North Carolina. I feel so proud.
10 months ago

The lol's associated with Biomancer Playtest

Standard limpNuZZle

SCORE: 0 | 4 COMMENTS | 107 VIEWS

1 year ago

Azorius Conviction Playtest

Standard Slycne

SCORE: 3 | 0 COMMENTS | 1450 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 year ago

Thrift Store Pants Playtest

Modern Slycne

SCORE: 8 | 7 COMMENTS | 2251 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 ...
1 year ago

Delving Faerie Tempo Playtest

Modern Slycne

SCORE: 1 | 0 COMMENTS | 557 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 ...
1 year ago

Shade of Humanity Playtest

Modern* Slycne

SCORE: 15 | 0 COMMENTS | 4729 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 ...
1 year ago

Azorius Conviction Playtest

Standard Slycne

SCORE: 3 | 0 COMMENTS | 1450 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 ...
1 year ago

Delving Faerie Tempo Playtest

Modern Slycne

SCORE: 1 | 0 COMMENTS | 557 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 ...
1 year ago

Esper Conviction Playtest

Standard* Slycne

SCORE: 0 | 0 COMMENTS | 282 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 ...
1 year ago

Esper Conviction Playtest

Standard* Slycne

SCORE: 0 | 0 COMMENTS | 282 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 ...
1 year ago

Assemble America Control Playtest

Standard Slycne

SCORE: 2 | 0 COMMENTS | 706 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 ...
1 year ago

Thrift Store Pants Playtest

Modern Slycne

SCORE: 8 | 7 COMMENTS | 2251 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 Exiles, but he got there with a flipped Delver of Secrets  Flip and some ...
1 year ago

Azorius Conviction Playtest

Standard Slycne

SCORE: 3 | 0 COMMENTS | 1450 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 ...
1 year ago

Thrift Store Pants Playtest

Modern Slycne

SCORE: 8 | 7 COMMENTS | 2251 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 ...
1 year ago

Champions of Naya Playtest

Modern* Slycne

SCORE: 6 | 0 COMMENTS | 3253 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 ...
1 year ago

With the Help of His Robot Friends Playtest

Modern Slycne

SCORE: 7 | 11 COMMENTS | 3399 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 ...
2 years ago

Rw Boros Playtest

Standard Slycne

SCORE: 2 | 0 COMMENTS | 1439 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 ...
2 years ago

With the Help of His Robot Friends Playtest

Modern Slycne

SCORE: 7 | 11 COMMENTS | 3399 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 ...
2 years ago

Huntmaster Ambush Playtest

Standard* Slycne

SCORE: 8 | 7 COMMENTS | 2248 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 ...
2 years ago

Potion of Dragon Control Playtest

Standard* Slycne

SCORE: 8 | 2 COMMENTS | 4322 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 ...
2 years ago

Explosive Humans Playtest

Standard* Slycne

SCORE: 15 | 25 COMMENTS | 4862 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 ...
2 years ago

Explosive Humans Playtest

Standard* Slycne

SCORE: 15 | 25 COMMENTS | 4862 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 ...
2 years ago

Angels, Humans & Werewolves - Oh My! Playtest

Standard* Slycne

SCORE: 3 | 4 COMMENTS | 2607 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 ...
2 years ago