So it’s late and I’m kinda tired and on mobile, but I figured since I only go to fnm like once a year I might as well write a short recap of it.
So I went to fnm at Card Kingdom in Ballard, probably one of the best card stores/game stores around (you should check it out if you ever have the chance). I played W/U monument/spirits, a deck a friend lent me because I don’t keep any decks up to standard rotation since I never play at tournaments back home. Anyways there were quite a lot of people playing WhiteBlue. I lost the first two matches, one to a very similar U/W that was more focused on spirits and one to a Grixis Bolas control thing, whatever that was. Both dudes were really friendly though, we chatted a lot and I didn’t mind losing to them. I even traded a bit with the second one, giving him an italian Hour of Devastation (which he was running in his deck) and a promo scavenging ooze for a walking ballista, since that’s more likely to hold onto its price. And he was incredibly nice, he gave me the Dromoka The Eternal promo from the clash pack for free as “a token of our friendship”.
This is the amazing kind of players that I love to be surrounded by.
Next game, almost exact mirror matchup, very fun dude, we played to three and I managed to edge out a win.
Last game, got seated against this kid (I say “kid” but he was probably 16 or so). He asked me what my score was, I answered, and then he told me that he would concede to me since he was 0-3, because he wanted me to have the pack. I was quite taken aback from this, but I thanked him and asked if he wanted to play it out anyways. We played a game and I won, but he didn’t seem to be having much fun (apparently he was realizing that he didn’t really like the deck he was using), so instead I asked if he had a commander deck and wanted to play some of that. His expression answered me immediately. He pulled out his Karlov and I did the same with Daretti. We had a fun back and forth for about half an hour, and he finished the game by casting Crypt Incursion and blasting me with his Aetherflux Reservoir. An excellent win.
So anyways I went 2/2 so I won a pack of HoD and I asked him if he wanted to do the honors of opening it, which he did, and I got a Samut, the Tested and a foil Refuse//Cooperate. So yeah, I’m happy!
All in all a great fnm. I hope I’ll be able to go one more time before leaving the States because I always have so much fun!