Finals: Peter Repp vs. Chris VanMeter
Both players were happy with their openers and Peter led things off with a Swamp, but no Thoughtseize and Chris had the Elvish Mystic off the rip. The Mystic paid the Ultimate Price on Turn-2 and Chris spent his next turn playing a Temple of Abandon. Peter fired off a Thoughtseize for his third turn, ripping a Xenagos the Reveler from CVM’s grip, but no third land. CVM played a tapped Overgrown Tomb and Peter had a Pack Rat, but missed his land drop again.
CVM slammed down a Polukranos, World Eater, but Peter had the Hero’s Downfall for it and attacked with his Rat. CVM tapped out for a Stormbreath Dragon and hit Peter for 4. Peter simply attacked for 1 and passed with three open mana. CVM deployed Goblin Rabblemaster and went to combat, losing his Dragon to another Downfall, but got in for 1 with the Goblin token. CVM ended his turn killing the Rat with a Mizzium Mortars.
Peter, with no fourth land, passed. CVM went to combat, but Peter had the Bile Blight for the Rabblemaster and got in for 1 and played a Ghor-Clan Rampager. Peter found another Pack Rat and put it in front of the Goblin token on the CVM’s attack so with the coast clear, CVM double bloodrushed two more Rampagers on the 4/4 for the win.
Chris 1, Peter 0
Peter led Game 2 off with a Mutavault and CVM had a tapped Overgrown Tomb so Peter attacked with his land on the second turn while Chris played another shock land tapped. Peter played a second Mutavault and hit for 2 and Chris played Goblin Rabblemaster, getting in for 1. Peter played a Swamp and shipped the turn with four lands up.
Chris got another Goblin from the Rabblemaster and sent in all three so Peter blocked a Goblin with a Mutavault and before damage tapped it and two swamps for a Hero’s Downfall on the Rabblemaster. CVM ended his turn with a Temple of Abandon and a Dreadbore on the active Mutavault. Peter found another land and played Desecration Demon. CVM shocked himself for an untapped Blood Crypt and played a Stormbreath Dragon that stayed on defense facing down the 6/6.
Peter killed the Dragon with a Hero’s Downfall and tried to attacked with the Demon, but CVM gave up his Goblin to tap it down and took 2 from a Mutavault. Chris went to 10 from another shock land and played a Rabblemaster, passing with three lands up after hitting for one with the token. Chris killed the Demon with a Putrefy when Peter attacked with it and a Mutavault, falling to 8. Peter got a Polukranos from CVM’s hand with a Lifebane Zombie and passed.
CVM killed the Zombie with Mizzium Mortars and attacked in with the Goblins to knock Peter to 11. CVM fell to 6 from the Mutavault and Peter killed the Rabblemaster with an Ultimate Price in the CVM’s upkeep. Chris only had a land and passed with just two Goblins back on defense. Peter sent in the Mutavault and CVM traded his tokens for it. Peter passed and CVM found a Xenagos off the top and attacked with a Satyr token. Peter had no action and passed. CVM attacked with two Satyrs the next turn and played Sylvan Caryatid.
Peter dropped Nightveil Specter and passed. CVM made another token and knocked Peter to 1. Peter attacked CVM to 4 with the Specter and got a Blood Crypt and used a Duress to see CVM had a land in hand. Peter passed and Chris considered his options after drawing a card. CVM sent in his tokens but Peter had the Bile Blight for them. CVM made another Satyr and passed back. Peter attacked Chris to 2 and got a Vraska the Unseen off the top. Peter looked at his cards and extended the hand.
Chris 2, Peter 0