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Great article – concise and to the point. Hope to see more tournament reports from you in the future.
Very nicely done. I enjoy the screen shots and scenarios.
What is nayatron? Is this just a term for having all three colors in your hand?
I think it is having at least one land of each color in the shard.
I really like the analysis of the opponent’s play decision- I almost never do this (and that’s why I do so poorly, I think). You should see rainin6 playing mind games by misrepresenting the cards in his own hand!
Also, in R1, G2- Sun Titan, Sparkmage, KOTR and Gideon seems like a fairly strong board position (even at 4 life). In two turns, you could have had Fauna Shaman finding Stoneforge (into Basilisk Collar)! Don’t you love getting overly excited playing Magic? :]
Yeah, I forget where someone called having red, green, and white mana – “Nayatron” but I thought that was clever and figured it’s an easy way to say what mana colors I had available.
I lub mind games :]
Off the top of my head, i can’t think of many that you can do with Naya, but one that I like to do is slow down Mythic’s starts by going first you play forest-bird. On their turn, they play tapped land (like Stirring Wildwood or Sunpetal Grove, let’s say), then on my turn, if i dont have the Cunning Sparkmage, I will still tap my mana to represent Cunning Sparkmage, untap lands, think for a bit, and play Knight or nothing! I’ve scared a few Mythic players from playing their turn 2 Lotus Cobra which would have ramped their mana like crazy, but feared the Cunning Sparkmage that wasn’t in my hand. Look for every little edge you can – it pays off!