Shadowfist Tournament Report: Canadian Nationals 2008

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[posted 3 Aug 2008; updated 23 Aug 2008]

The Toronto playgroup usually hosts yearly tournaments at Pandemonium, but the uncertainty in this year's convention dates led them to host the third Canadian Nationals at 401Games in Toronto on Mar.8-9, 2008. The winners were announced by Braz King in the Shadowfist Forum on Yahoogroups on 9 Mar 2008 (read the original in the archive if you're a member).

Canadian National Multiplayer Championships (constructed):

Allen Hege

Who's The Big Man Now? (constructed, dueling):

Scott Huston [deck list]

Whirlpool of Blood (sealed, draft):

Charles Soong

Read the brief summary from Marek Laskowski, and check out the photos from Troy Duffy. Thanks!

Canadian Nationals 2008 Notes from Marek Laskowski

Originally published in the Shadowfist Forum on Yahoogroups on 15 Mar 2008. Republished with permission. Members can read the original in the archive.

While hardly a tournament report I'd like to at least express my thanks to Braz for organizing the Canadian Shadowfist Championships, 401 Games (not that they will read this) for hosting said championships, and the players who came out for the dueling event – I was pleasantly surprised by the high caliber of play. The dueling format was excellent, by the way. 2 Scored games with each player going first once makes it more balanced and rules out a bad draw completely sinking you. Although, I was shaken after losing and then timing out *one turn* before I would have won the second game, and I think that was a contributing factor to my losing the next round – tournament mental discipline is something I have to work on, I suppose.

I think I'll let somebody who had slept the night before and not strung out on caffeine make a tournament report. However I do seem to recall lots of other Architect decks running Rise of the NeoBuro (the de-facto new Architect staple) – James' soldier deck, a tank/abomination recycling deck, a Purist deck that played cheap Pur/Mag states on opponent's characters and Arctic Fortress (cute), a second Purist deck with Probability Soldiers, a Monarch's deck that recycled States, and a turbo Hand deck that ran Proving Ground instead of the fashionable Jade Dragon / Hidden Tomb.

Who can forget when we all learned the true meaning of Christmas – wait, I mean vicious deck design – when watching Scott's "I think you got mo monkeys" deck in action. Anyway, as for me, the wolf at the bottom of the hill is hungrier than the one at the top. See you at GenCon..

P.S. thanks for awarding me Big Trouble in Little China for placing worst in the multiplayer tournament.


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