Magic the Gathering Deck List – March 3, 2017 and Final Fantasy TCG Sleeve Review

I constructed this deck during Emerald City Comic-Con during their six-pack sealed event. The event was a very chill event; all of the people I played were all really fun players. I think this may have been one of my favorite events so far. I’m thinking it was because being at Comic-Con, you’re around people whose interests in different things offered at the Con are incredibly diversified. So while we were playing, we’d also chat about other things we want to see. Going to play Magic at Comic-Con was also a great way to spend several hours for the minimal fee of 30 bucks. Talk about value.

On to the deck. Black/Green was what I was feeling with the packs I opened up. Winding Constrictor sealed the deal for my black/green construction. I’ve played green before, but this was the first B/G deck. It was definitely fun to play this deck, and drive my competitors nuts with my Resourceful Return cards.

On to the sleeves. For this event, I decided to break out my brand new Final Fantasy TCG sleeves. I found these recently during an LGS run and was SUPER excited. I am a huge Final Fantasy fan, and typically have no shame in using Final Fantasy TCG accessories for playing Magic. Of course if I were as huge of a fan as I proclaim, I should be playing FF TCG. But anyway, I found these sleeves. Though expensive (15 bucks for 60 sleeves), I was excited for this recent find.

 

I have to say, I’m a little disappointed. The sleeves in themselves are awesome looking. The shininess of the material make the sleeves stand out even more. However, during shuffling for my second match, I started getting split sleeves! A closer inspection it appears the materials appear to be different. The material the picture is printed on, is a foil-y plastic construction. So it could be the binding of the materials together do not create a strong bind.

Even though I’m a little disappointed in the sleeves, I am a total slave to Square Enix, and probably will buy some more packs.

I’m writing using a Pilot Metropolitan pen with a medium nib. The ink is Pilot Iroshizuku Tsukushi

The paper used is Midori Fountain Pen Tablet.

 

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Magic the Gathering Deck List – February 24, 2017 (2)

This decklist was drafted on February 24, 2017. This was a blue/white deck. After the Aether Revolt draft on Saturday, we decided to so an after draft with Scars of Mirrodin and Mirrodin Besieged. I’ve never played with these cards before (I haven’t played with most cards really). I went with what seemed to feel good, which in this case was drafting White and Blue with a lot of artifacts. I took advantage of Metalcraft, which allowed me to pull some good combos. I don’t know if it was my drafting skills improving, or people just getting tired, but I am definitely feeling I’m getting a little better at drafting.

Sleeves used were KMC in black mat.

I’m writing using a Pilot Kakuno pen with a medium nib. The ink is Pilot Black ink in a cartridge.

The paper used is Midori Fountain Pen Tablet.

Previously I indicated that I was liking the way my Kakuno writes more than the Metropolitan. But I’m starting to go the other way now! I don’t know if it’s the ink, or the pen is becoming more broken in, but the Metropolitan is feeling smooth.

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Magic the Gathering Deck List – February 24, 2017

This deck was drafted on February 24, 2017. This was a black/blue AER and KLD deck. I had lots of fun with this deck! Skysovereign, Consul Flagship was incredibly fun to play with. The first time I’ve used a vehicle in a deck before.

 

Sleeves were KMC. I am usually a fan of darker colors, but I’m embracing lighter colors.

I’m writing using a Pilot Metropolitan pen with a medium nib. The ink is Pilot Iroshizuku Tsukushi

The paper used is Midori Fountain Pen Tablet.

Why am I writing my deck lists on paper instead of typing them? This allows me to utilize three of my new favorite hobbies. Writing utensils, paper, and Magic! I play for fun, so I’m going to have fun when writing about it.

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Magic the Gathering Deck List – February 23, 2017

This deck was drafted on February 23, 2017. This was a black/blue AER and KLD deck. This was my best deck I’ve drafted so far. I think I could have created a better deck with the cards I had. However, this deck definitely allowed me to win some games (well, one game). My two best cards were Rush of Vitality, and Disallow. These two cards allowed me to get the upper hand and save my creatures from destruction.

Sleeves were KMC.

I’m writing using a Pilot Metropolitan pen with a medium nib. The ink is Pilot Iroshizuku Tsukushi

The paper used is Midori Fountain Pen Tablet.

Magic the Gathering Deck List – February 18, 2017

This decklist was drafted on February 18, 2017. This was a blue/black deck. I’m starting to get some combos down. Since I didn’t have enough artifacts, my Glint-Nest Crane card was annoying.

Sleeves used were Ultra Pro MTG Eldritch Moon Emrakul card sleeves. I think I like KMC sleeves more than Ultra Pro. But these are cool looking.

I’m writing using a Pilot Kakuno pen with a medium nib. The ink is Pilot Blue ink in a cartridge.

The paper used is Midori Fountain Pen Tablet.

Now that I’ve written a while with Pilot Metropolitan, and Pilot Kakuno, I’ve decided I like the way the Kakuno writes more. However the Metropolitan is more sleek looking.

Magic the Gathering Deck List – February 17, 2017

This decklist was drafted at FNM on February 17, 2017. It is a White/Green deck. It was an okay deck, not great. But I’m still learning.

Sleeves used were KMC Hyper Mat in black.

I’m writing using a Pilot Metropolitan fountain pen with a medium nib. The ink is Pilot iroshizuku’s tsuskushi color.

The paper used is Midori Fountain Pen Tablet

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Magic The Gathering Deck List – February 12, 2017

I’m getting into playing MtG and into writing with fountain pens. This 40 deck list was used on Feb 12, 2017, and consists of blue and green cards with some artifacts. All cards are from Kaladesh.

I’m writing using a Pilot Metropolitan fountain pen with a medium nib. The ink is Pilot iroshizuku’s tsuskushi color.

The paper used is Midori Fountain Pen Tablet