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More detailed tournament report to come. Apologies if i mis-remember something, any mistakes/omissions are unintentional.
Round 1: Millionaires (drew from ABG)
I forgot my regional bye and got punished. The rule of thumb is that 2 wide mill beats 3 wide mill, so Drew had an uphill battle. Nothing really remarkable about the game, thought it's always a good time playing Drew. Win, 1-0
Round 2: I think was Vader/Greedo If i remember correctly, a clutch suppressive fire stopped yoda from going down early, and i held on for the win. It was a long day, and some of the earlier games are blurry. Win, 2-0
Round 3: eYoda/eHan 2-1
We were on my battlefield, but he still played 2 force speeds and x-8 on turn 1, milling 3 cards from his deck. It was worth it tough, since he rolled out 11 uninterruptable damage off a double force speed to spike leia from full. Finishing off yoda was a formality for him.
Round 4: ePoe/eHan (Platform 327)
Really close game. Yoda died pretty early from either a hit and run or drop in, and i was sure that i was going to lost the game. Leia proceeded to roll hot, while Platform's dice ran cold, and I stole the win. After the game, in some hilarious foreshadowing, Platform told me to remeber this game if i were to go on and win the tournament. I certainly will. Win 3-1
Round 5: Vader/droid/retribution (ed, who made top 4)
I started the game with perfect mitigation, and stopped vader from doing almost anything for the first 2 rounds, but leia took 4-5 damage from retribution. Then the Vader's fist came out and ruined me. I sat by helplessly with my force jump ready to go, while the fist laughed at me with it's 0 blanks. While mill was very successful against vader all day, this list ran the mill gauntlet and wrecked us all. I was fortunate to dodge him in the cut. Loss, 3-2
Round 6: eDooku/eTalzin
Force speed on talzin and double ancient on Dooku turn 2 made this match very very close. My battlefield milled a ton from my deck, and the game finished with me at 1 card left. Suppressive fire did some work on force speed dooku roll out's, which saved me. win, 4-2
Round 7: Vader/Greedo
Fun game vs a fun opponent. I knew if i wont this game i had a good shot at making the cut due to SoS (thanks drew, ed, and others). The game literally hinged on a 50/50 vader reroll with his last, where he need any damage side to win. It came up blank and my tournament life was saved. win 5-2
Top 8: Vader/Greedo 2-0
First game was on my battlefield, and the game proceeded as like clockwork.
Game 2 we switched to his battlefield (which was the first time i played against theed all day, more on that later). he ramped much easier, and at the end of the game he had darksaber and vader's saber on on vader. It was touch and go on the final roll out, but he bricked and didn't test my mitigation, so managed to take the set 2-0.
Top 4: Millionairs (drew, again) 2-0 , on stream
Not much to say here, you can watch in on the golden dice twich channel. i think drew was probably the better player, and made fewer mistakes, but the matchup is very favorable to me.
Finals: Beckett/Talzin 2-1, on stream
Also available at the golden dice twitch. I think the commentary on this match is a bit unfair. There was a running joke about him taking/not taking sheilds throughout the game, that looks like a play error, but at the table we were having fun with it. He also was making calculated decisions about weather or not to draw from the sailer. Neither of us played perfect, but that's what you get after 10+ hours and 14-15 games of destiny. Also he had come off some grueling matchups in the top 8, including an amazing set vs. ed's vader battledroid, while i had long breaks before each set (mill is fast). Ultimately, i think taking ground sealed the final for me. We each won on our battlefields, but because i won the initial roll off, i got to play on mine twice.
Shoutouts: James for carpooling with me and being patient for grueling top cut.
My local testing groups at Atlantis Games, Tower of Games (va beach), and Total Access Games.
Golden Dice fore streaming the Tournament
Huzzah Hobbies for hosting a great event
All the people who showed up for some great destiny games.
And last but not least, The monitor merrimac bridge tunnel, for providing me an avenue to and from the tournament.