GP Milwaukee Day 1 Field Report
On Friday, I didn’t play any side events other than the free Mini-Masters event that everyone got to play in if they were at the doors when the convention opened.
My initial pack was excellent and only had one bad card (the red enchantment that gives +2/+1 and menace) which is still playable because it is better than another basic land. My deck had a Noxious Gearhulk, an Impeccable Timing, and a Tidy Conclusion. To be honest, I won pretty easily.
My prize pack contained a Subtle Strike, a white flier and some decent black and white cards. I ended up going Esper because green and red didn’t bring anything to the party. Looking at my deck, I felt it could deal with aggro, handle control, and play an amazing midrange game.
In game 2, I was doing well with the UB lifelink guy and removal until turn 5. On turn 5 he dropped a Sword of Light and Shadow. Since I had no blue removal, artifact hate, or real blue creatures, it was pretty harsh. I played it out for a while, but eventually I just lost because I couldn’t attack, block, or remove the sword or what it was attached to. Everything I would kill would eventually come back and he kept gaining life in the process.
I then got some cards signed for a friend by Mark Poole, Noah Bradley, Chris Rahn, and Steve Argyle. As usual, all of the artists are super nice and friendly. I even picked up so tokens from RK Post
While at Steve Argyle’s booth, I got some alters done for myself or actually got my time slot reserved a couple hours later. It was fun to talk with Kat and Steve. I truly believe that Steve has such long lines because of the enjoyable experience as well as the art. I also got to meet Minion 430 while I was there.
What are the alters you ask? Well, I let my kids pick the cards and what was to be altered. One child picked Chosen of Markov and wanted her wearing a Banana Suit. The other child wanted Angelic Arbiter as Ho-oh from Pokemon.
Kat streamed the alter process on Facebook so check them out if you have time.
The children also got their own minion IDs and are now Minion 491 2.0 (Pineapple) and 491 3.0 (Sperm Whale).
I’ll report more on Saturday.