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1  MagicPlayer Highlander / Reports / Re: Highlander Tournaments in Berlin on: 03-11-2018, 11:37:53 PM
Friday, November 2nd

1 Stefan S. 12 - Temur Tempo
2 Jonny 9 - Mono U Control
3 Jacob 9 - RDW?
4 Niclas 9 - Mono B Aggro
5 Nils 7 - Jeskai Control
6 Benjamin 6 - 4C Artifact Aggro
7 Florian 6 - Abzan Midrange
8 Dominik 4 - Orzhov Monarch
9 Stefan G. 4 - Izzet?
10 Leopold 4 - Gruul LD?
11 Hendrik 3 - Gb Ramp?
12 Tobias T. 3 - Mardu?
13 Daniel S. 0 - Big Red?
2  MagicPlayer Highlander / Reports / Re: Highlander Tournaments in Berlin on: 27-10-2018, 12:14:41 PM
Friday, October 26th

1 Marvin 12 - Selesnya Aggro
2 Nils 9 - Jeskai Midrange
3 Florian 9 - Abzan Midrange
4 Felix 9 - Selesnya Aggro
5 Niclas E 9 - Mono Black Aggro
6 Steffen 6 - RDW
7 Benjamin 6 - 4C (w/o G) Artifact Aggro
8 Christoph 6 - Izzet Midrange
9 Jacob 6 - 5C Reanimator
10 Cedric 6 - Dimir Reanimator
11 Jonny 3 - UW Midrange (Drop)
12 Oliver 3 - 5C Reanimator (Drop)
13 Max 3 - Simic Control
14 Leopold 0 - Gruul Land Destruction (Drop)
15 Niklas R 0 - Bant Superfriends (Drop)

3  MagicPlayer Highlander / Reports / Re: Highlander Tournaments in Berlin on: 21-10-2018, 01:22:47 AM
Friday, October 19th

1 Florian 12 - Abzan Midrange
2 Dominik 9 - Orzhov Midrange
3 Felix 9 - Mono G Ramp
4 Jonny 9 - UW Midrange
5 Benjamin 9 - 4C (w/o G) Artifact Aggro
6 Christoph 6 - Big Red 
7 Niclas E. 6 - Mono Black Aggro
8 Jacob 6 - 5C Reanimator
9 Stefan 6 - Selesnya Aggro
10 Oliver 6 - 5C Reanimator
11 Nils 6 - UW Midrange
12 Daniel T. 3 - UW Midrange
13 Marvin 3 - Selesnya Aggro
14 Niklas R. 3 - Gruul Beatdown (Drop)
15 Leopold 3 - Gruul Land Destruction
16 Leon 0 - RDW (Drop)
17 Tobias T. 0 - Dimir Mill (Drop)
4  MagicPlayer Highlander / Reports / Re: Highlander Tournaments in Berlin on: 14-10-2018, 06:26:21 PM
Friday, October 12th

1 Nils 12 - Jeskai Midrange
2 Dennis 9 - Gruul Midrange?
3 Felix 9 - Selesnya Aggro
4 Tobias W. 9 - 4C Scapeshift (w/o W)
5 Marvin 6 - Selesnya Aggro
6 Jacob 6 - 5C Reanimator
7 Stefan 6 - Naya Midrange?
8 Jonny 6 - UW Midrange
9 Daniel 3 - Gruul Ramp
10 Dominik 3 - Orzhov Midrange
11 Matthias 3 - Izzet Control?
12 Tobias T. 0 - ?
5  MagicPlayer Highlander / Reports / Re: Metagame Masters 13, Berlin (45 players) on: 07-10-2018, 09:20:03 PM
Thanks for the data.
Plz give me RDW Decklistsss....!11!!!

You only should miss the one from Werner (3x RDW -> Rank 6 + Werner + your own). I edited the main post and added his list.
6  MagicPlayer Highlander / Reports / Metagame Masters 13, Berlin (45 players) on: 07-10-2018, 04:50:19 PM
Metagame Masters #13

Decklists Top 8:

Rank 1: Jonny A., Azorius Midrange

Rank 2: Justus H., 4c (w/o G) Aggro Control

Rank 3: Nils R., Jeskai Midrange

Rank 4: Felix R., Selesnya Aggro

Rank 5: Anje H., Izzet Control

Rank 6: Jacob W., RDW

Rank 7: Felix K., 4c (w/o W) Reanimator

Rank 8: Hendrik S. Mono G (splash B) Ramp

Final Standings:

Top 8:


Antje (Izzet Control)          vs. Felix R. (Selesnya Aggro)
Felix K. (4c (w/o W) Reanimator)     vs. Justus (4c (w/o G) Aggro Control)
Nils (Jeskai Midrange)       vs. Hendrik (Mono G (splash B) Ramp)
Jacob (RDW)             vs. Jonny (Azorius Midrange)


Felix R. (Selesnya Aggro) vs. Justus (4c (w/o G) Aggro Control)
Nils (Jeskai Midrange) vs. Jonny (Azorius Midrange)

Justus (4c (w/o G) Aggro Control) vs. Jonny (Azorius Midrange)

Winner: Jonny (Azorius Midrange)

Meta Breakdown:

Additional lists:

Rank 10: Luca D., Sultai Midrange

Rank 12: Carsten K., TPS

Rank 22: Werner D., RDW

Rank 23: Dominik B., 4c Blood

Rank 24: Benjamin M., 4c Artifact Aggro

Rank 25: Niklas R., Gruul Aggro

There will be a video coverage again. Leave me a comment if you are interested in another deck lists.
7  MagicPlayer Highlander / Banned List & Rules / Re: Banned&Watch list changes 10/2018 on: 05-10-2018, 09:42:03 PM
Ok. If nobody wants to respond I'll do it.

You got some good points there, Jan, and sure, I could imagine to swap "Scapeshift" with "Valakut". But to understand, why we decided to put Scapeshift on the list requires to understand the train of thought we had in the last weeks. I try to explain it in 2, maybe 3 words. ^^
In the council sits 8 strong persons with 8 strong opinions. Each of us has different solutions of current situations. And each of us thinks different about the current state of the format.
My banning votings for this season were:

The whole point of this votings is, that I think that the amount of tutors (Demonic, SFM, Fetch Lands), cantrips etc gives the format a lot of constancy. It allows (within certain limits ofc., it is still a 100-card singleton format.) relatively same processes with a high success frequency. Even if I see, that Midrange and Control players argue in favor of this constancy (mostly to beat specific scenarios, which are felt as "overpowered"), the biggest beneficiary is still Combo. A resolved Demonic in a Midrange deck is mostly a solution, in Combo it feels often like a Win. Tutors are, especially in a singleton format, very strong. They are always the best card for your situation or simply the best card in your deck.
Here we have Scapeshift. A big part of the community gave the feedback, that this deck is way too constant atm. It feels unhealthy flexible and it has not just striking presence but also impressive tournament results. In local tournaments as well as on a larger basis.

I want to be honest.
1. For me Scapeshift is not a Combo deck. It is a controlish midrange deck with a Combo add-on. The easiness of searching for the Combo makes Scapeshift-Valakut often the main plan, but the deck could just as easily switch to Control deck or throw creatures in the opponent's face. It is strong because it is flexible.
2. On the other hand I think Scapeshift is NOT a 1-card-combo as many people says. Yes, you "only" need Scapeshift. Yes, the other cards do not need much effort for integrating in your deck. But you still need to look for this specific card. You still need to build around this card. And you still need to plan around specific situations (e.g. life gain of the opponent, number of remaining mountains in the deck and previous "fetching", a well-placed Wasteland (or Assassin's Trophy if you insist), counter-backup, etc.). You still need time. That it feel that easy is also a thing we owe to the constancy. Scapeshift itself is under this point of view more unimpressive.
3. I think that, after we would ban the shit out of Scapeshift, we had a similar situation with Reanimator. Not that constant, but very explosive. Especially with cards like Entomb in the format.

With this line you can maybe already imagine that MY way to go is not banning Scapeshift (or Valakut). I would cut off the constancy. I really hoped for a Demonic ban and even if it was really close it still stays in the format. The unban of Seal only beats in the same notch and was completely unnecessary for the already tutor-spoiled format. Even if I think that the whole Combo with and around Scapeshift is not banworthy, it's constancy and the emerging displeasure plays me very much in my antipathy for the tutors. It would take a lot of constancy out of the deck and also prevent the potential threat of Reanimator. It would also allow us to keep a lot (and maybe more) Combos in the format.
We had a lot of discussion and a lot of different ideas. An interesting idea (and maybe a point to make Bring to Light on the WL more comprehensible) was, to remove Demonic Tutor and Bring to Light in this banning session. An idea I heard from several guys in my local store. It makes sense if you see the banned list not as a "meet and greet of MtG best cards", but as a fixing of current potential discrepancies in the format. Wizards do not only ban cards under this point, when you lay the focus on competitive formats. They ban for balancing reasons. Even if this mean to cut unimpressive cards out of the format. In this case this would be Bring to Light. Of course it is much different for Eternal formats, mostly because the maintenance and love of them is much less profitable and therefore balancing less relevant. This, compared with the opinion, that "emergancy"-bans and -unbans should always an absolute exception, sounded as a nice temporary solution. But in the Council this idea met with little favor and was quickly rejected. Therefore, at least for me, Scapeshift as a representative of the eponymous deck, was a logical consequence as a candidate for the watchlist. Regardless of whether I would ever ban it, the deck may be watched and cropped if the community experiences it as disturbing. Therefore, it does not really matter to me whether it should hit Scapeshift itself or Valakut. I, personally, would rather play Valakut more than Scapeshift and can better imagine some cute and fair "3 in your face" interactions with it. I doubt Scapeshift will ever see games if Valakut is banned (tbh vive versa, too...). But overall I do not really care, because both are not banworthy for me.

I know, that this opinion do not reflects everybody's opinion and many surveys shows, that each wished outcome of each person would offend a lot of other persons. That's why you should treat this as that what it is: a personal point of view and not the opinion of the council as a whole. In this case, with this comment, I am not a representative of the council. However, leaving your question completely unanswered would also have been strange and so you have at least my views.
8  MagicPlayer Highlander / Reports / Re: Highlander Tournaments in Berlin on: 29-09-2018, 12:58:20 PM
Friday, September 28th

1 Florian 10 - Jeskai Midrange?
2 Marvin 9 - Selesnya Aggro
3 Nils 9 -
4 Philipp 8 - Izzet Aggro Control
5 Felix 7 - Selesnya Aggro
6 Dion 7 - Artifact Control?
7 Jacob 6 - RDW
8 Daniel 6 - Mono U Spirits?
9 Dominik 6 - Orzhov Midrange
10 Jonny 5 - UW Control
11 Tobias W. 4 - 4C Scapeshift (w/o W)
12 Tobias T. 4 - Artifact Combo
13 Niclas 3 -
14 Benjamin 3 - Artifact Beatdown
15 Mike 3 - Selesnya 2010 Meta
16 Evan 0 - Very fair Abzan

9  MagicPlayer Highlander / Reports / Re: Highlander Tournaments in Berlin on: 16-09-2018, 10:22:20 PM
Friday, September 14th

1 Nils 12 - 4C Scapeshift (w/o W)
2 Benjamin 9 - Esper Aggro Artifacts?
3 Tobias W 9 - 4C Scapeshift (w/o W)
4 Felix 9 - Mono G Ramp
5 Leon 7 - RDW?
6 Dion 7 - Mardu Midrange
7 Jonny 7 - Pattern Rector
8 Marvin 6 - Mardu Aggro Control
9 Christoph 6 -
10 Philipp 6 -
11 Jan 4 - 5C Goostuff
12 Daniel 3 - Artifact Control?
13 Luca 3 - Temur Twin
14 Tobias T 3 -
15 Niklas 3 - Abzan Midrange

10  MagicPlayer Highlander / Announcements / Re: Highlander Masters Westfalen II 16.9.18 Bielefeld on: 15-08-2018, 10:44:00 PM
As a store owner you should be careful with your idea of a proxy. Don't get me wrong. I like the idea to allow them for an easier entry in the format and support it with all i can effort. But your description is not a call for a proxy or playtest card, it is an invitation and instruction for counterfeits. It could cost you your tournament license. Pls make sure, that your players know the difference between playtest card and counterfeit and that it must clearly recognizable as a playtest card (e.g. for a rule with a reasonable quality: only proxy function from in a smaller format are allowed or only black white printings are allowed, etc.).
11  MagicPlayer Highlander / Reports / Re: Highlander Tournaments in Berlin on: 05-08-2018, 12:30:34 PM

[...], if at least the winner would be obliged ....

Cannot and do not want to oblige people, but Christoph linked his list to share it with the community voluntarily:
12  MagicPlayer Highlander / Reports / Re: Highlander Tournaments in Berlin on: 04-08-2018, 01:41:10 AM
Friday, August 4th

1 Christoph 12 - 4C Goodstuff (w/o R)
2 Karl 9 - 5C Artifacts
3 Christian 7 - UB Control
4 Marvin 6 - UG Merfolk
5 Nils 6 - Jeskai Midrange
(6 Leon 5 - Grixis Control)
(7 Jonny 5 - UW Control)
8 Benjamin 3 - Big Red
(9 Luca 1 - UW Tempo)

(...) = Drop

13  MagicPlayer Highlander / Off-Topic / Re: Warum immer noch englisch? on: 22-07-2018, 12:22:02 PM
I do not see any sense in excluding player groups that "read only" instead of writing (no matter in which Highlander forum), when just about everyone (for example, with the help of Google translator) can somehow communicate in English. Making information available to communities outside of the own country not only shows respect for other groups of players, but is also necessary if you want to spread the format beyond the borders. We have 3 council members who do not speak German and communicate through this forum or obtain information. The question of whether we write in German or English, does not arise in my opinion. The question that is much more pressing for me is: "Why is not written in English in other active Highlander forums?"

Also: If you think that your question should only reach a certain target group / is aimed at a specific target group, you are obviously free to write it in your native language. Whether that makes sense and you may not still see advantages in a medium that everyone understands is another matter.
14  MagicPlayer Highlander / Reports / Re: Metagame Masters 12, Berlin (39 players) on: 16-07-2018, 08:29:11 PM
Updated main post: Added additional lists people asked for
15  MagicPlayer Highlander / Off-Topic / Re: Help with Account on: 16-07-2018, 08:20:23 PM
If you still have problems with your account leave me a message at Discord or Facebook.  (European HL Discord) -> Dr. Opossum

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