MSEM League - Season 1

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Sun, 2017-03-12 10:02
Timespiraled
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Welcome to the first MSEM League. This is a Constructed Format following all the traditional MSEM rules, including the banlist. I'm your host Timespiraled and I'll be overseeing this event from my nifty little lounge over in Jinshitan, China for the next month and a half.


HOW DO I PLAY IN THE LEAGUE?
Simple, simply post below with something akin to "I want to play in the League" and I will add you to the Season's contestants.

Joining a League starts your course and you can start looking for opponents. Your course through the League allows you to play a fixed number of matches, depending on the League’s structure. When you’re ready to play you'll need to find yourself some opponents and have access to LackeyCCG of course. Furthermore, you will need to submit your decklist to me. I will not be taking part in the League and will therefore remain as an impartial host.

Decklists should be clear and legible and contain no banned cards.

To find an opponent, you are welcome to post in this thread and find people willing to play. Your opponents must be League participants of course.

Once you’re done with your match, you can immediately play another match if you want.

You can’t change your constructed deck during your course, though obviously between games of a match you can use your sideboard normally. However, you can join multiple times with different decks but more on that later.

As soon as you finish the last match, your course through the League will complete.

For information on the MSEM format, please look here: http://magicseteditor.sourceforge.net/node/10655


LEAGUE DETAILS
League Start: Wednesday March 15th 2017
League Ends: Friday March 31st 2017

New weeks begin on the Monday of that week.


DECK REGISTRATION
Please PM me your Decklist with Sideboard included. You can use LackeyCCG's text exporter for this purpose.

MATCH STRUCTURE
Every time you complete a match, you must report it below as follows:

Your Name vs Opponent's Name
Win/Loss

TOTAL NUMBER OF MATCHES AND MULTIPLE REGISTRATION
You are allowed a total of five matches a week per deck. Once you complete all five games, you are allowed to re-register a new decklist and play more matches using this new deck. You cannot play against yourself. You cannot play the same opponent more than two times each week (for sake of fairness) per deck. So if you have two decks registered, you can play the same opponent twice for each of your decks.

Matches are played as Best-of-3.

Also, if you have completed all your games, you may still play with other members to help them complete theirs, but your score does not contribute to your win/loss ratio. However, it does matter for tiebreakers.
CLOSING THE SEASON
At the end of Season 1, we will total up your Wins/Losses/Draws and announce the Season rankings. This will award "Season Points" and we can therefore have a Champion as we progress through (hopefully) multiple seasons. This first season is short since it is a test run.


Participants

Host: Timespiraled

FluffyDeathbringer (Registered)
ThisisSakon (Registered)
HerziQuerzi (Registered)
WindyDelcarlo (Registered)
Marioware2
Korakhos (Registered)
ﻼ (Registered)
Sylphoid (Registered)
Sylphoid 2.0 (Registered)

Week 1 Standings

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Sun, 2017-03-12 12:41
ThisisSakon
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Neat

Sun, 2017-03-12 18:21
WindyDelcarlo
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Am definitely going to be joining

Sun, 2017-03-12 18:37
marioware2
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Herzi made my joke but I'm in

Sun, 2017-03-12 21:44
Timespiraled
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Fluffy and Herzi you are good to go

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Sun, 2017-03-12 22:13
Korakhos
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I'll join, can I send the decklist tomorrow?

Sun, 2017-03-12 22:44
Timespiraled
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No worries, you join whenever you want.

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Mon, 2017-03-13 01:00
Kiku
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I'm in, will submit a decklist later today.

My Hub
I really hate Mythic Rares...
TRUE WEEB ANIME OR NO ANIME AT ALL
NO TOLERANCE FOR WIMPY FALSE ANIME
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Mon, 2017-03-13 01:02
Timespiraled
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Awesome!

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Mon, 2017-03-13 01:04
Sylphiod
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I'm up for this

Mon, 2017-03-13 01:31
Timespiraled
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Announcement: Due to possible updates to MSEM, the League will start on Wednesday to allow everyone the chance to include cards from the new sets.

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Mon, 2017-03-13 17:20
marioware2
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I have family visiting this week so I might be late getting a deck together but I'd still love to play!

Mon, 2017-03-13 21:41
Sylphiod
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I'm dropping from the league.
I have no desire to go 0-X with my current deck and I don't have the time to create a new one. thanks for understanding.

Tue, 2017-03-14 01:00
Timespiraled
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Update #2
- Another update, there might be a chance that WOC becomes uneligible for use in the League. I will keep you all posted.

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Tue, 2017-03-14 05:59
marioware2
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What on earth is WOC?

Tue, 2017-03-14 07:42
Timespiraled
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WOC is Winds of Change I believe?

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Tue, 2017-03-14 20:21
WindyDelcarlo
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Indeed.

The OP makes it unclear; are we playing of-three matches or are we just playing single games and reporting those?

Tue, 2017-03-14 21:23
WindyDelcarlo
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I was just confused because it's followed by "once you complete all five games."

Tue, 2017-03-14 22:28
Timespiraled
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Five games = 5x Best of Three matches. No use for a sideboard otherwise.

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Wed, 2017-03-15 01:58
Sylphiod
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Match 1#
Bant Boogles Versus Fluffydeathbringer
2-0

Match 2#
Bant Boogles Versus Fluffydeathbringer
2-0

Wed, 2017-03-15 03:07
Sylphiod
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Match #3
Bant boogles Versus WindyDeclarlo
2-0

Wed, 2017-03-15 09:41
Timespiraled
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Perfect, Herzi, you're all good to go then.

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Wed, 2017-03-15 19:09
Kiku
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Match 1
UR vs Wind
2-0

My Hub
I really hate Mythic Rares...
TRUE WEEB ANIME OR NO ANIME AT ALL
NO TOLERANCE FOR WIMPY FALSE ANIME
School Days taught me everything I need to know about relationships

Wed, 2017-03-15 21:57
WindyDelcarlo
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Match 3
Blue-White Discover vs Korakhos
2-1

I actually drew lands and spells in combination this time.

Wed, 2017-03-15 21:57
Korakhos
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Match 1
Plants vs Herzi
1-2

Match 2
Plants vs Wind
1-2

Wed, 2017-03-15 22:18
Sylphiod
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Match #4
Bant boogles Versus Kiku
2-0

Kiku mulled to 4 the second game so I had didn't have to worry about counter spells.

Thu, 2017-03-16 01:32
Kiku
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Match 6
UR vs Sylph
2-1

EDIT: While we did play the match, and it was sylphs 5th round, it was my 6th. I spaced and forget that I had technically played all my games already, so no points for me.

My Hub
I really hate Mythic Rares...
TRUE WEEB ANIME OR NO ANIME AT ALL
NO TOLERANCE FOR WIMPY FALSE ANIME
School Days taught me everything I need to know about relationships

Thu, 2017-03-16 01:26
Sylphiod
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Match #5
Bant Boogles vs UR
1-2
Made a really bad misplay game 2 and ran out of steam game 3

Thu, 2017-03-16 01:28
WindyDelcarlo
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Match 4
WU Discover vs Fluffy
2-0

As it turn out, prison is good vs tokens

Thu, 2017-03-16 03:20
Sylphiod
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Second deck time
match#6
Let there be Goblins Versus ThisisSakon
2-0

The second game was a mull to 3 and concede so I'm not sure if it should count.
We decided that second game won't count and so we are going to play another.
Ended up 2-0 still.
I may end up suggesting a nerf to a certain card in the deck depending on what the other matches go out.

Thu, 2017-03-16 05:56
Timespiraled
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If it's the same nerf I mentioned then I agree.

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Fri, 2017-03-17 00:43
Sylphiod
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Match #7
Let there be Goblins versus Herzi
2-1

Had herzi down to 1 for several turns and just couldn't pull the haster or goblin prohibition I needed before herz got up to 5.

Fri, 2017-03-17 01:11
WindyDelcarlo
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Match #5
WU Discover vs Herzi
2-0

White-blue toolbox enchantments decked him with infinite draw and then put uncounterability into play with negate backup

Fri, 2017-03-17 02:48
Timespiraled
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All matches up to this point have been calculated into the Excel grid. I'll update Standings the last day of every Season Week.

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Fri, 2017-03-17 20:05
marioware2
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Match #1
The Rock vs Windy
2-0

I got one

Match #2
The Rock vs Herzi
0-2

I didn't get this one

Fri, 2017-03-17 22:17
marioware2
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Match #3
The Rock vs Sylphiod
2-0

Match #4
The Rock vs Sylphiod
2-1

Goblins don't enjoy -2/-2

Fri, 2017-03-17 22:22
Sylphiod
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Match #8
Let there be goblins Versus Marioware
0-2

made a game costing mistake game 1

Match #9
Let ther be goblins Versus Marioware
1-2

that last game was a mul to 4 till I got a land

and I only won because he had 7 land

Goblins is really bad against BG

Fri, 2017-03-17 22:44
Sylphiod
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Extra match #1
Boogles Vs Marioware
0-2

can't play if you don't have land
First game was good

Fri, 2017-03-17 22:39
marioware2
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Match #5
The Rock vs Sylphiod (Boogles)
2-0

Opponent couldn't play as he had no land

Sat, 2017-03-18 00:43
ThisisSakon
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I want to do games :'(

Sat, 2017-03-18 05:46
WindyDelcarlo
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Match #1 (Deck 2)
Sultai Control vs Sylph Goblins
2-1

Sat, 2017-03-18 05:48
Sylphiod
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Match#10
Let there be goblins Vs Windy 2.0
1-2

All very good games I'm satisfied with how they went, despite my annoyance at a certain wording of a card.

Sat, 2017-03-18 07:10
Timespiraled
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All games are up to date.

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Sat, 2017-03-18 17:58
ThisisSakon
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I'm actually just going to drop out of MSEM because there are far to many exploits. Design your cards better

Sat, 2017-03-18 18:40
jacqui-pup
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ThisisSalt

[center]"It's exciting to create something that demonstrates how clever you are, that you pushed in a direction that players didn't anticipate. The problem is that the point of game design isn't to be clever, it's to create a great game." --Mark Rosewater

Sat, 2017-03-18 19:06
ThisisSakon
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I fix my cards as soon as I'm told about them. I do what I can to balance the format. But what does that matter when we have all these undercosted/unbalanced/off-color/exploitable cards running rampant? It's just not fun to play against.

These cards and issues have been hanging around for months. And nobody does anything about them

Excuse me for not enjoying playing against a 1 mana symbolBlue mana symbolGreen mana symbol diabolic tutor because ooops it seems I just can't find an instant or creature but oh wait there they are silly me

Sat, 2017-03-18 19:42
WindyDelcarlo
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The tutor was just put there. It also turned up multiple times where the fact it couldn't get land was super relevant because I'd definitely get a land in half the times I tutored.

By the way, in case you couldnt tell, 2-1. You can watch the games here if you're interested.

Sat, 2017-03-18 20:40
jacqui-pup
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That's more a consequence of the sheer number of cards in a format with ~10 active players than designers making exploitable stuff on purpose though.

[center]"It's exciting to create something that demonstrates how clever you are, that you pushed in a direction that players didn't anticipate. The problem is that the point of game design isn't to be clever, it's to create a great game." --Mark Rosewater

Sun, 2017-03-19 02:28
Cajun
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Quote:
I fix my cards as soon as I'm told about them
Well now that I've been told, here's words. It was supposed to be a play on Bring to Light but if it's just being a cheaper Green/blue mana symbol Diabolic then I have no issue moving to Gifts Ungiven's wording.

Cajun's Explorations
Planeswalker Template Overhaul
fluffyDeathbringer wrote:
I dunno, Cajun has a habit of doing Dubiously Working new rules stuff

Sun, 2017-03-19 02:48
WindyDelcarlo
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That end result is up to you. It's actually relevant that it can't get land, artifact, or enchantment, but as worded, it functions as an in-color GU tutor. The options we thought about were either correcting the wording to Gift's Ungiven as is probably intended, or, as seems like would be fine, just making it tutor those types so it doesn't feel like you're being cheated by the words "fail to find".

Sun, 2017-03-19 04:14
Cajun
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Quote:
That end result is up to you.
Yea, but I probably shouldn't be trying to balance for a format I barely play everytime someone complains.

Of the two, I'd go Gifts because the exile is mechanically relevant in set. However, if the issue is feel-bad as opposed to power, you can be both with "Search for a creature, instant, and sorcery and exile them, then return up to one of those cards to your hand." By and large I'm fine with whatever change is best for the format.

Cajun's Explorations
Planeswalker Template Overhaul
fluffyDeathbringer wrote:
I dunno, Cajun has a habit of doing Dubiously Working new rules stuff