Magic: The Gathering

The draft booster deck that was made

by on Jun.22, 2008, under Magic: The Gathering

So here is the deck that I made at the booster draft.


7 Plains
7 Forests
1 Vivid Grove

Enchantments – Aura

2 Fertile Ground
2 Soaring Hope


1 Sylvan Echoes
1 Entangling Trap


1 Spring Cleaning
1 Heal the Scars


1 Veteran of the Depths
1 Lys Alana Huntmaster
1 Elvish Harbinger
1 Elvish Handservant
2 Cloudcrown Oak
1 Battlewand Oak
1 Bog-Strider Ash
1 Oakgnarl Warrior
1 Nath’s Elite
2 Gilt-Leaf Seer
3 Elvish Eulogist
1 Elvish Branchbender
1 Woodland Changeling


1 Primal Command
1 Woodland Guidance


1 Springleaf Drum

and in the sideboard there is

1 Glimmerdust Nap (Enchantment – Aura)
2 Herbal Poultice (Artifact)
1 Lace with Moonglove (Instant)
1 Gilt-Leaf Ambush (Tribal Instant – Elf)
1 Hunt Down (Sorcery)
1 Rootgrapple (Tribal Instant – Treefolk)
1 Amoeboid Changeling (Creature – Shapeshifter)
1 Nightshade Stinger (Creature – Faerie Rogue)
1 Hoarder’s Gred (Sorcery)
1 Facevaulter (Creature – Goblin Warrior)
1 Prowess of the Fair (Tribal Enchantment – Elf)
1 Exiled Boggart (Creature – Goblin Rogue)
1 Goggart Loggers (Creature – Goblin Rogue)
1 Quill-Slinger Boggart (Creature – Goblin Warrior)
1 (Blind-Spot Giant (Creature – Giant Warrior)

Now from the sideboard there wasn’t many cards that were green, white or colourless so the sideboard wasn’t much use although towards the end of the night I decided to move some of the instants,  sorcery’s and artifacts for some of the creatures that ended up in the deck list now. The plan is to see if I can make 60 card decks which are legal in most formats in the colours other than Black and I shall be playing them against the some decks that are to work in tournaments this Sunday in Bristol.

I shall let you know how my decks perform against these next week.

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A Magic booster draft

by on Jun.18, 2008, under Magic: The Gathering

Well Saturday night I got invited to a booster draft with my brother and his mates. The boosters were from the set Lorwyn and with 3 booster packs each we went about making our decks. We were allow a minimum of 4 cards including land in our deck so I went ahead a started searching for my first card to take out before I pass the booster pack on to the next person (first and third booster pack to your left second to your right) and for so reason which escapes me I decided not to play the good old black deck like I always do, for some reason the act of mindless and complete destruction wasn’t in me that night I want a more structure attack with some cards making other cards a lot bigger (yes I do know that in the black cards there are lots of cards that well make other cards bigger but I never seem to manage it. So with this reasoning in my head I choose to go white and green deck(mainly green). Needless to say I didn’t go to well losing all my games yet again but I am starting to get a lot better and I think I should soon start winning games. I shall post the deck that was created up tonight so you can all see what you think.

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Not much happening

by on Jun.12, 2008, under General, Ice Skating, Magic: The Gathering, Wii

Well over the pass couple of weeks I have bee doing very little it regards to playing the wii, engaging in some magic the gathering and anything else to be honest and with that in mind I am going to start doing more again. even though I am constantly feeling tired. As the weather is changing for the better (Yes I do have my fingers firmly crossed) I am going to start running around Kintbury as well as using the wii fit package. This in the short term will make me even more tired but in the long run I feel I should be able to increase the stamina which should allow me to cope better with the day. might even post my route and the times I manage to do the route in. I haven’t been ice skating as much as I usually do as I have managed to find excuses not to go which will change next weekend as this Sunday is fathers day and Clare, myself and Ryan are going out for a meal. I am planning on creating the list of the Magic: the gathering shadowmoor cards tonight as well as continue in writing a simple website which is a little CRM and a little equipment organiser.

Well that is for today I shall write some more on here either tomorrow or the beginning of next week.

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A good week

by on May.22, 2008, under Compaq 2133, Magic: The Gathering

Apart from getting my Compaq 2133 and getting rid of SLED 10 sp1 for ubuntu I also received my half a booster box of shadowmoor cards. My Plan is to over the next week create a page on here which has a list of all the shadowmoor card I currently own then with the new releases of sets it will be amended to have them on and maybe I will put the old cards I currently own on there as well but that could be a job and a half.

Updates with the Compaq 2133

Since I have put ubuntu 8.04 on there it has become a dream machine the things I still have to do on it to get it prefect are:

  1. Move from forcevisa drivers to openchrome
  2. Once the microphone drivers have been sorted out install them
  3. Make it so I can use my W960i to connect my laptop to the Internet

After that I shall have a kick arse machine which is fix for what I want it to do.

I would like to thank the ubuntu community for the forum in my last post as it has helped make this machine usable.

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Not last week

by on Apr.01, 2008, under HP Lights Out, Magic: The Gathering

I know I promised you a entry last week regarding the HP Lights-Out management processor and here it is a little on the late side.

Before I start I must say this may not and most likely isn’t the correct way to do things but I have found that they do work.

To active an select or advanced evaluation license

  • I spent two days on the phone with HP and we came up with nothing so I decided to plug one the network cards into the network to see what would happen if I type in the activation license again and to may surprise and great joy it worked.

If the virtual KVM doesn’t load

  • I found that if you try and use JRE1.6 (Jave runtime environment) you get errors as it is missing some components. The easiest way around this problem was to downgrade (uninstall and install) JRE1.5 which seems to do the trick.

After the I had worked out these problems I managed to mount my CDROM on my local machine to the server across the networkand install windows on the server without leaving my desk. 🙂

That is all I have found so far and this is only lo100i cards not the vasily more impressive ilo2 cards

When I find out some more I shall add it in another post and please let me know if you find any of this useful

On other things I entered a closed super draft Magic: The Gathering tournament using the time spiral set. I was given a sealed deck and 3 boosters in draft rules you take 2 cards out of the booster and pass the remaining cards to the person sat next to you can so on until there are no cards left. you still end up with 15 cards from the booster packs and you can select the some nice cards in the other booster rather than use pick possible 8 cards from your booster you can use and wasting the rest. In the tournament the starting round was round robin with two groups with the top two from each group go into the final.

I didn’t make it into the semi with a rubbish performance of won 1 – drew 1 and lost 3, but I had a good night and would love to do it again.

the next time I should perform alot better.

I shall write more next week about something

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Welcome (again)

by on Mar.21, 2008, under HP Lights Out, Ice Skating, Magic: The Gathering

Well I have decided to complete wipe this site clean yet again. So it is another blank page. I have been at my new job for the last 3 weeks and can say I am completely enjoying the challenge of a new position.

So far I have been show off Lights Out of the DL140 G3 machine I have been building. These machines use lo100i cards which are cut down versions of the ilo cards but they seem equaly impressive. I shall create a post of all the problems I have encountered and I how I go around them so other people need not go through the same pain I have trying to get them to work.

I have also started playing Magic the Gathering in one tornament, I really sucked and lost all my matches and relaised that just playing a stock deck is not a good idea so I will attempting to improve my deck so I can actually win some matches.

That is all I have been doing in the last 3 weeks bar iceskating which I am trying to learn the icehockey stop with a little bit of success.

I am off now to spend an evening with my wife. I shall write about the HP lights out sometime next week.

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