Good morning spellcasters and welcome back to another, action-packed Hairy T: Monday Magic Update. Spring is moving into full bloom here at the Hairy Tarantula and while our eyes are most certainly on our May 10th PTQ – we’re still pretty excited about all the neat things happening over the next couple weeks in the Hairy T Magic department:
Two months can seem like a very long time. One minute you’re buried up to your knees in Toronto slush and the next, you blink and realize you missed a chance to win great Early Bird and Pre-Registration Prizes at the Hairy T M15 PTQ! Don’t let this happen to you – Pre-Register NOW to enter these raffles and guarantee your place at our PTQ on May 10th. Only 60 short days until the ultimate showdown of ultimate destiny at the Hairy T PTQ!
The Hairy T North Winter Standard Invitational Final Tournament has been announced! Join us on March 30th at 1PM as 64 qualified spellcasters and 10 alternates battle it out for fabulous Standard singles and the title of Winter Standard Invitational Champion. Click on the image above for tournament details, prize information, a list of qualified players and a brief explanation of what the heck an alternate is. We’re closing out the season with a massive party on March 30th and the Hairy T North wants YOU to be there.
Update: Pre-registration for Nerdfest Volume One has now closed. Tickets are still available at the door and there’s still plenty of space for newcomers to join in the fun. See you Sunday Spiderlings!
Looking for the perfect combination of Magic, Board Games, Karaoke, Poutine and alcoholic beverages? Then Kelly Ackerman Events Management has just the event for you – Magic, Boardgames & Beers this Sunday, March 9th at Steamwhistle Brewery in Toronto! With a non-stop selection of fun events from 2PM until just into the next morning this promises to be the social gaming event of the season – and the Hairy T is going to be there with our great selection of board games. Click on the image above to visit our events page or drop by the Magic, Boardgames & Beers Facebook page to get the info directly from the source. With tickets available at the door, there’s still plenty of room for more passengers on the good ship Nerdfest! Are you ready for Magic, Boardgames & Beers? Join us, Sunday March 9th and nerd out at the brew house!
- Team Tarantula
Hey there, gang. Just as a warning, this week I’ll be going over yet another Modern brew. I know some of you may be getting tired of Modern, but with the Pro Tour two weeks ago and GP Richmond this weekend, I’m inspired. What can I say? Modern events are popping up everywhere right now, from GPTs to side events at PTQs, and I feel like brewing!
I’m a combo player at heart. Any dirty, degenerate pile of cards that I can use to crush my opponents with as little interaction as possible is a winner in my book. It’s why I play Dredge and Doomsday in Legacy. It’s why I built Scapeshift. I prefer to force my opponent to have to delay their game plan and fight on my terms. So whenever I hear the stirrings of a new combo deck, I immediately turn my attention to it and try to develop it to suit my borderline evil play style.
Tin Fins is a Legacy deck that, in its first incarnation, was a Reanimator-Storm deck that would Entomb Griselbrand into their graveyard, then bring it back with either Goryo’s Vengeance or Shallow Grave. It would proceed to draw their deck, cast all their zero and one mana spells for a massive Tendrils of Agony. These days the deck uses Griselbrand to draw a second Entomb to reanimate an Emrakul to attack for 22 as early as turn 1.
They say that the night always grows darkest just before dawn and after 9 weeks of cardboard warfare, 64 determined spellcasters stand on precipice of a brilliant dawn indeed. Qualifying season is over and all that remains is one final conflict of epic proportions to divide up the booty and crown a Hairy T North Winter Standard Invitational Champion.
The Hairy Tarantula North
Winter Standard Invitational Finals Tournament
March 30th, 2014 – 1:00 PM Start Time
6979 Yonge (647) 430 – 12 63
Free entry by Invitation Only
Format: Standard Swiss with a cut to Top 8
Looking for something fun to do – without spending a lot of money? Then you should definitely check out Hairy T North Board Game night. Try one of our many open games or bring your favorites from home to share with the group: the Hairy T North Board Game night is a great way to meet friendly people, try out new games and have a great time for absolutely ZERO dollars. The Hairy T North – taking the “bored” out of Board Gaming; every Wednesday at 6PM.
- Team Tarantula