Round 1 vs jordisorry (spain)
I played a radagast eridaor shuffle deck, facing the world champ with his alatar deck. On his 1th turn I managed to kill Surion, but promptly the gods decided that was enough luck and I messed up every single roll. Needless to say I lost 6-0 (could have been 4-2 loss with at least one faction scoring).
marcos lost tight 4-2, Brian lost 5 -1... so 3 points.. yuck!
Round 2 vs Italy.
Starting I hear that marcos scrubbed vs Bruno, losing 6-0.... nice start.
Vs minion I played a bag end raiding deck. Turning bag end into a minion site and untapping it for a shitload of weapons. My deck went smoothly, seeing almost no hazards. My opponent suffered a severe handchoke (thinking he didnt expect squat) and the only item he had was the Ancient Cheeze Axe with Umagaur, which I managed to corrupt with balance, covetous thoughts and another minion having only a high helm. 6-0
Brian also won, ¨putting us up higher.
Last round vs finland.
Things were bleak for us, only a loss by Austria and a severe win on FInland would help us. marcos won 6-0 vs Ulli and I faced karmi.
When you draw short rest turn 1, its a short game. Call after 3 turns, 4-2 win.
Luckily for us Wolfgang lost vs MuadDib 4-2, means a 6-0 would help us sneak in Finals. Brian actually managed that so we made finals.... vs Spain.
Semis vs Spain.
I had an easy time, since marcos managed to dunk (remind me to let manuel sign me an Unhappy Blows
) and brian beat Agustin. SO my game with jordi was for the honors, and I picked a malady deck instead of the heavily modified eriador hate deck I would have played, thinking of Heiner/MuadDib play hero/FW (I know, what are the odds) I have some chance. Also jordi suffers vs corruption... alatar lost to the nature, elrohir ran off with a sapling, elwen died of malady... he ended up pretty much itemless and not enough Sp so he couldnt play legacy either., so he gave up. 6-0
Beat Spain 17-2... ouch, but revenge is soooooo sweet
Finals vs Germany
marcos paved the road by winning 5-1 over Dominic, revealing wormsbane to make it 30-20....
So I afced off Heiner... hog vs hog (I played wolfiehog and Heiner his walk around and score points and be good in general-hog deck). he started, and we drew cards, I started with hog and shadow in hand... he trysted.... trysted again... and played the hog
I tried to salvage points but when arthedan rangers come trough, puppies die.... 6-0 loss.
Luckily Brian saved the day, unlucky in the way it went.
All in all, we prolongated the Nations Cup title. But what a tourney.... dead and buried after 4 games, to win the tourney....