2007-08 Precon Championships: Round 4 and the Leaderboard
It was a lighter- and more Goblin-filled- weekend than usual this past Sunday as we witnessed the opening round of the Tinsman Division. We had two matches up for grabs as our Prediction League players were vying for points. How many did they pick up? Good question.
The day’s first match seemed to throw nearly everyone for a loop- with good reason. Those with an eye for research would have noted that this wasn’t the first time those two decks had faced one another in the pages of Ertai’s Lament. Indeed, in our review of Shamanism the deck was playtest against Going Rogue, and here’s a snippet from the writeup of each of the three games:
I concede on the spot and save her the trouble.
I simply can’t do a thing about her swarm and concede.
Jimi takes the sweep.
Said predictor Triumph, “I’d love to vote for the Shamanism deck – the Treefolk look cool. However, past evidence suggests the Rogues are surprisingly proficient lumberjacks.”
Sometimes when a team has their back to the wall, they dig deep and find a hidden reserve of strength that propels them to triumph. So it was with Shamanism, which saw only four predictors give it the nod. Varo summed it up in saying “I think Shamanism has a good chance to stall the game against the rogues and then win through attrition.”
It was an astute observation, and Varo then went on to predict the outcome of the next game, Boggart Feast versus Battle Blitz. Indeed, he was the only one on the day to pick both matches, putting himself one point behind the pack in front. Limbonic_art had plenty of respect for the Boros-coloured victor, saying “Battle Blitz is also strong, it even gave a match to some of my constructed decks as is. A force to be reckoned with.”
With the dust settled, here’s the adjusted leaderboard. The leading pack stayed the same, but all in all it’s still anybody’s race!
As always, should you find any discrepancies in your tally, please don’t hesitate to let us know.
Next, here are this Saturday’s matches!
For those participating in the Prediction League, please leave your selections for Games 19, 20, and 26 in the commends below. Best of luck to all this week, we’re nearing the half-way point with a huge prize bundle up for grabs!