Trapped on Tattooine Feb 21, 2020 18:38:53 GMT
Post by sdfkjgh on Feb 21, 2020 18:38:53 GMT
Maestra, some music, please.
A few days before I wrote this column, I had an idea for a complete revamp of the Pro Tour (“Another one? So soon already?”) I know, I know, but this one might actually solve some problems instead of creating them. Quite the novel concept, right?
So, the idea was that instead of bringing their own decks, each Pro Tour competitor would be assigned a random mystery deck, from a pool of decks sent in beforehand. These lists would remain unpublished until after the Pro Tour, the Selection Committee would be made up of people from inside WotC, the Commander community, the kitchen table collective, and a few token pros. Deck submissions would be closed to everyone EXCEPT filthy casuals. Pro Tour competitors would be disallowed from viewing their decks and sideboards until the first time they have to search, or side in some cards, whichever comes first.
The whole point of this exercise is to fully test the competitors’ skills with completely unknown decks. Plus, as a bonus, it’s almost impossible to cheat or mark cards when you have no idea what your targets are. Also, if the top competitive decks are all just kitchen table jank, that might help to lessen the SERIOUS BUSINESS mindset.
Or mebbe I’m just talking out of my ass, and have no idea what I’m saying. It was just a thought I had, and badly pinned down into words here.
You ever get one of those? An idea that seems so obvious, and obviously profound, in your head, but when you try and put it to words, it just turns into utter claptrap? How does one transmit an idea via bypassing the intermediary step of translating it to unworthy verbiage?
Anyway, that was just my musing for this week. Just so you know, now that No Reservations II is over and done with, the column is gonna be more like this – aimless, unmoored ramblings – for the foreseeable future, until I can come up with a structure to follow.
One final thing: I’ve been collecting Card of the Week challenges for if I ever won, and since I don’t ever seem to do all that much winning, I’ve developed quite the backlog. So, rather than Consign them to Oblivion, I thought I’d just start posting them here. You’re all welcome to post your entries for the prompt below.
- From 0 to Hero
Design a non-defender creature with zero base power that you’d actually want to attack with, no power pumping, no +1/+1 counters, no Doran effects.
Until next time, bye.