Round 1: Bye I earned a bye by playing and winning enough at local weeklies and relax and watch some matches.
Round 2: Moon Stompy A friend whom also had a bye so it sucks we got paired so early.
Game 1: I believe I went basic into green sun for dryad arbor, which sucks because I needed to play around moon, but also cut me off of potential stoneforge into wasteland. He makes a turn 1 Goblin Rabblemaster which sucks. I waste his ancient tomb to slow him down , but dont have anything else. I think he plays a basic and attack for 6. I then Stoneforge for Batterskull, he untaps and makes a sin prodder I think, I get skull out and like a scooze I think? He flips chalice off prodder so I bin it, and Slowly I stabilize from 5 life where I was fearing a 4-of he played Fiery Confluence and whittled his board with a 4/4 Scooze, Jitte, and BSkull finally finishing the game at 50 life.
Game 2: He makes a chalice off land spirit guide. I attempt a Mother of Runes. It resolves. He untaps and Sudden Shocks mom. I make a Jitte and pass. He makes a sin prodder I think. I make Thalia, Heretic Cathar. He flips moon and I take 3 from it. Get attacked and a sol land comes in tapped. I waste it, make I think a Knight or something and bin whatever he flips with Prodder. He makes another tapped land and I waste it and kill prodder. I run away with it and he never gets a 4th mana to make one of the 4 4 drops in his hand.
Round 3: Shardless I scouted the room a bit and thought I remembered him being on a BUG variant of some sort. We got deck checked and I found out that because of all the last minute changes and such I made a few errors. Well I wrote my list down correctly of what I intended to play, but when swapping cards in and out forgot to put some stuff in and put too much other stuff in. So I received a game loss which was demoralizing along with the fact that now I had no mainboard Decay, 3 Thalia, Heretic Cathars, and only 1 decay side. So miracles was gonna be rough.
Game 2: I get to be on the play, I keep a mediocre hand, but have turn 1 mom. He passes. I Make a scooze. He hyms me. He forces my next turn Knight of the Reliquary and my hand is devoid of any spells. He brainstorms into Shardless Ancestral and I'm sure I'm well on my way to 2-1. But he never answers my Scooze and Mom + Scooze gets there somehow singlehandidly.
Game 3: On the draw I forget how the games went down but I know I stoneforge for SoFaI, then stoneforge for skull, but mana and choke gets awkward because I need to answer his stuff. Garruk buys me a lot of time, but he deluges for 2 which is my board plus his deathrite and shardless and his large goyf kills my garruk that was making deathtouch wolves who were attacking with a SoFaI. At some point I let his 7/8 goyf hit me to 1 even though I have skull. I get a SoFaI on it and Jitte and play a Scooze. Eat Garruk and Choke to shrink Goyf and Batterkull with SoFaI and Jitte take over and win somehow despite all the card advantage he gains off of Ancestral + Library
Round 4: Camera match against True Derp BUG Game 1: he runs away with the game fairly easily off of turn 2 leovold and turn 3 and 4 true derp nemesis.
Game 2 I mull to a pretty mediocre 6. He thought seizes my first 2 things, pushes my next thing, but I get a Pridemage and am hitting him while he is stuck on USea + Wasteland to 5. He finds a second blue and plays True Moat Nemesis. Then plays a second one and I quickly die to interactive and skill intensive 3/1's with double exalted.
Round 5: Miracles with Nahiri Game 1: I am on the play and waste his tundra. I think he gets a counterbalance that never really counters anything, A nahiri while hellbent which dies after a turn or two, and I quickly kill him.
Game 2: I waste him again, Get a turn 3 Garruk, Turn 4 Choke, and run away with it again.
Link to Match: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S3tzF5WzSMU 4-1
Round 6: Miracles with Legendary creatures Game 1: my opponent mulls to 5 and I aggro him out fairly easily while he finds no terminus with tops.
Game 2 I mull to 5 and have turn 1 bird while he has just island and top and cant find a second land. I get KOTR out on turn two and begin attacking. I play mom while he finds a second land finally. I say fuck it and Geddon. He spins top, geddon resolves. He finds a land. Then fetches, and when I go for the kill shot next turn he terminuses me while finding more lands and I die because skill game 1 mana instant wraths are fun.
Game 3: I basically hit him for 2 each turn with Scryb ranger and Deathrites while he only has counterbalance which I decay. I have a green sun which gets countered. But I just continue to hit him with scryb ranger through VClique because ProBlue. He attempts to snapcaster a plow and I activate ranger to unta deathrite and eat plow and decay a snapcaster that flashes in next turn to attempt to blow dryad arbor just so I have enough spells to eat to kill him.
Going into the last round I am in 3rd with the highest breakers of the X-1's.
Round 7: UG 12 Post We ID since he is in Second and assured T8 but we play it out for fun on camera. We both keep loose hands and make play errors because the match doesn't matter but have fun.
Top 8: UG 12 Post Same guy so we know each others lists.
Game 1: He makes a trop into top. I keep a pretty bad hand against him and for some reason instead of wasting his trop like I should I think that I should try to get my stoneforge out early so I play a fetch and pass. He upkeep tops, presumably to find lands, finds a land, Needles wasteland and fairly quickly assembles mana via a show and tell Primetime to make Ugin.
Game 2: I again keep a pretty shaky hand and misplay a bunch. Instead of playing Green Sun when I had 4 mana to make a Knight, I cast Thalia into his on board and Actve Karakas. I make stoneforge as well. He show and tells in Emrakul. I untap and green sun for knight, get annhilated for all but a knight and a land. I make Karakas to bounce Emrakul, and think theres a chance. I elect to swords his Prime titan next turn which gets a cloud post and glimmer post. I waste a cloud post and swords prime time so he went from 4 to 16 and instead of wasting his karakas with Knight and casting Thalia to keep him off of 8 mana I simply attack with Knight, he untaps and casts Ugin and I scoop.