Tides of War Prerelease

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Tue, 2017-04-04 04:16
Korakhos's picture

Tides of War marks my eighth released set and the last addition to my current standard before its first rotation, so I'd like to have a prerelease for it. As always, the instructions are simple:

1) Each participant gets 5 Tides of War boosters. The set file can be found here.
2) Each participant chooses a color. That person gets a file exclusively with cards from that color, lands and artifacts, then gets one booster out of that file, also selecting the additional rare option to get a promo.
3) Each participant builds a deck with minimum 40 cards with the cards he or she opened (including the promo). If you can save your seed and let me know what it was I'd appreciate it since it helps me for the future.

Here are the seeded packs:
White mana symbol White file here
Blue mana symbol Blue file here
Black mana symbol Black file here
Red mana symbol Red file here
Green mana symbol Green file here

So if you want to join let me know by commenting and feel free to start your deckbuilding!

Tue, 2017-04-04 11:02
Simonbarsinister's picture

Do we get to choose our colored pack after seeing what else we get?

Tue, 2017-04-04 15:56
Korakhos's picture

No, the choice has to be before opening the other five packs as in official prereleases.

Tue, 2017-04-04 16:27
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WindyDelcarlo's picture

I'll be blueing it up as usual

Tue, 2017-04-04 19:11
digiman619's picture

I'm up. I will also go blue for the sixth pack.

Fixed seed is 467812. Not happy with my picks (in the 90 card, there were only 4 cards with CMC 1. And they were in 3 different colors.)

Tue, 2017-04-04 21:35
Korakhos's picture

@fluffy: that would be the ideal case, I'll ask Wind If he can do a plugin

@digiman: thanks for the input, I'll take that into account when reviewing the set

Wed, 2017-04-05 01:23
Sylphiod's picture

I'll go with White seed.
cockatrice is another option Kora

Seed is 009874

Wed, 2017-04-05 07:00
digiman619's picture

Do you want a decklist?

Thu, 2017-04-06 01:38
Korakhos's picture

@digiman: yeah, I'd appreciate that, but if you want to wait until after your matches I'm ok with that

@Sylphiod: how exactly could I make it work in cockatrice? I've no idea how to do it, but I'm willing to try

@Simon and fluffy: are you guys joining? I want to know so I can work on the matchups

@everyone: is there anyone here who can't play on cockatrice/Lackey and can only do it in the forums?

Thu, 2017-04-06 02:31
Simonbarsinister's picture

sorry, I've been a little busy. I'll join (with a white pack) but I'll probably only have time to build my deck on Saturday. If that's too late, I can just sit it out.

Thu, 2017-04-06 03:49
Korakhos's picture

@fluffy: no problem, thanks for letting me know

@Simon: sure, take your time, there's no rush A happy smile

Thu, 2017-04-06 21:54
Simonbarsinister's picture

Are we supposed to use the same seed for the main packs and the specific-color pack, or does that not matter?

Thu, 2017-04-06 22:31
Korakhos's picture

That's Up to you. If you prefer to use the same seed to keep easier track that's ok

Sun, 2017-04-09 01:57
Korakhos's picture

Ok, guys, time to get this started. Here's the matchups, in the end we'll be playing in the forums.

Wind vs Sylphiod
digiman vs Simon

I'll be playing anyone who wants to take me on with a green seed.

Sun, 2017-04-09 02:29
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8221999 and 221999
1 Magistrate of Eras
1 Aven Ranger
1 Glintfeather Mystic
1 Dazzling Voidmage
1 Knowledge Extractor
1 Drownyard Scavenger
1 Bonds of Quicksilver
1 Unstable Orb
1 Merkurio's Command
1 Prohibit
1 Revoke
1 Reengineer
1 Enduring Vestige
1 Adaptive Terrains
1 Spellbound Gauntlet
1 Stunning Jolt
1 Mold Shambler
1 Birthing Elemental
1 Velkian Savage
1 Steelhoof Battlechief
1 Ambush Viper
1 Nroxi Beastmaster
1 Mossvine Lurker
1 Abinna's Consecration
1 Nightchill Grasp
7 Forest
8 Island
1 Althestran Legionnaire
1 Ancestors' Grace
1 Infiltrate Celestia
1 Timely Reinforcements
2 Burglar's Mischief
1 Gifted Arcanomancer
1 Infiltrate Demmurya
1 Tidemaster's Loyalist
1 Ammbradu Parasite
1 Bioenhancement
1 Black Cat
1 Branding Shackles
1 Burn with Demonfire
1 Death's Sentry
1 Delirious Fervor
1 Network Sabotage
1 Pestilent Renewal
2 Poisonheart Undead
1 Sense of Loss
1 Sporesowed Disease
1 Unholy Crusader
1 Vestige of Skithiryx
1 Ardor of the Masses
1 Bellowing Warleader
1 Crazed Bruiser
1 Goriana Battlechief
1 Igniting Lavaling
1 Merthilios' Escort
1 Molten Ritual
1 Scorchland Vandal
3 Voice of Revolution
1 Contempt for the Unnatural
1 Imposing Bulkvine
1 Pinpoint Accuracy
1 Glitched Carcass
3 Scrapgear Contraption
1 Fungal Mire
3 Plains
1 Swamp
1 Mountain
1 Steel Hunter
1 Knowledge Extractor
1 Island
1 Watchful Skyguardian
1 Korrinary Warcaller
2 Auramancer
1 Muster for Battle
1 Purging Strike
1 Incapacitated
1 Battlewise Aptitude
1 Glintfeather Sage
1 Abinna's Consecration
3 Symbiotic Sprout

Edited to have the correct number for my first seed. I used the random number but didn't realize that when it kept "221999" that it didn't actually remove the 8.

Edit2: There, that deck is significantly better

Sun, 2017-04-09 05:13
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WindyDelcarlo's picture

Also, you realize Reengineer is strictly better Essence Scatter, right?

Sun, 2017-04-09 17:29
Simonbarsinister's picture


467552 and 467861
1 voice of revolution
2 akrianos command
3 callous renegade
4 molten ritual
5 igniting lavaling
6 veteran renegade
7 disciple of atemhar
8 Althestran oathsworn
9 incapacitated
10 jeskas command
11 Gloriana tactician
12 purging strike
13 rousing chant
14 smoldering blade
15&16 griffins skycaller
17&18 muster for battle
19&20 ethereal armor
21&22&23 fearless recruit
24 spiraling canyon
25&26&27&28&29&30&31 mountain
32&33&34&35&36&37&38&39&40 plains

There's no way to get it on lackey?

Sun, 2017-04-09 22:56
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WindyDelcarlo's picture

There definitely is.

(Yes, Korakhos, when I said "I need two hours free" I meant that's literally all it takes )

Mon, 2017-04-10 07:41
digiman619's picture

How do I update this to lackey? Do I just put it into the msemagic plugin? Or is it its own thing?

Mon, 2017-04-10 14:05
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WindyDelcarlo's picture

It's its own separate thing. Unzip it into the plugins folder and you're good

Mon, 2017-04-10 17:25
digiman619's picture

Gotcha. I should (unless my 'net gives out) be on between 8:00-10:00 MST.

Tue, 2017-04-11 00:45
Simonbarsinister's picture

I'll try to get on 8:00 mst.

Wed, 2017-04-12 03:36
digiman619's picture

Sorry for missing out the last two days; Saders require a lot of preparation and drinking 4 glasses of wine, so I was a bit out of it. Give me a time period you can manage and I'll be ready.

Fri, 2017-04-14 02:25
Sylphiod's picture

2-1 sylph

Tue, 2017-04-18 06:48
digiman619's picture

I haven't been able to contact simonbarsinister for a bit, hence me not dueling him and posting the results. How should we proceed?

Tue, 2017-04-18 11:02
Simonbarsinister's picture

Sorry, I've been kinda busy. I can meet tonight sometime around 10:00 EST aka 8:00 MST. Would that work for you?

Tue, 2017-04-18 15:31
Korakhos's picture

I didn't realize this, but since we're playing on Lackey, anyone can play anyone, so feel free to challenge whoever you want if you haven't played them already

Tue, 2017-04-18 18:25
digiman619's picture

@Simonbarsinister: Gotcha. I'll be waiting.

Wed, 2017-04-19 05:46
digiman619's picture

I'm waiting simonbarsinister until 10:00 MST/midnight eastern.

Well, that went nowhere. I'll be on from 6;00 to 10:00 MST tomorrow evening. Someone duel me.

Wed, 2017-04-19 16:44
Korakhos's picture

I'll be available, see you then!

Thu, 2017-04-20 01:53
digiman619's picture

I'm on now, hosting a game Let me know when you're ready!

Thu, 2017-04-20 03:06
Korakhos's picture

Lost 1-2 to digiman, turns out the Tides of War have risen in Phyrexia's favor!

Thu, 2017-04-20 03:19
digiman619's picture

That triple mulligan in game 3 was horrible, horrible luck, though. Whoever wants next, please give me a line as to when you want the game.

Thu, 2017-04-27 19:43
Sylphiod's picture

I can do a game anytime next week.
I have a convention this whole week so I can't get on often