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RDT Nationals Report 2021
« on: August 16, 2021, 09:57:55 PM »
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Hello all,

Nationals 2021 was my 15th nationals in a row, and very special for that reason. I had a fantastic time hanging out with old friends, making new ones, competing and fellowshipping. I hope to see you all again in 2022, wherever it might be.

Day 1: T1MP, Booster, T2MP (Head Judge)

Thursday is traditionally the day that I judge each year - I enjoy seeing the crazy decks that people draft, and seeing how well we've done with our set design. I think LoC draft is amazing, and hope that everyone enjoys playing it as much as I enjoy judging it. T2MP was much calmer this year (maybe 3 person tables is the answer here) T1MP on the other hand! Talk about a death glare when I called time on Turn 2 with 30 min still left on the clock! That's what happens when you have 5 players playing I guess. The next 4 rounds after that went faster, but still had some inevitable time outs. Jeremy is a very deserving champion, and his deck worked amazing in two games.

Day 2: T12P (4th Place)

Friday was very interesting - Leading up to the tournament the big question was "What to play" Combo, which I knew could do well, Counter, which I thought had a chance, or a "Real" deck if enough people were playing the other two to balance out. At one point I had all 3 ready to go. I ultimately decided after losing to Josh on Thursday night that Counter had a better than coin flip chance so I checked that and a copy of Follower LaFS. I played the following deck list for all 7 rounds:

Deck Size: 51

Lost Souls: 7

Forsaken
Oppressed
Accusers
Remnant
Exiles
Hunter
Lawless

Dominants: 7

Son of God
The Second Coming
Destruction of Nehushtan
Three Woes
Chronicles of the Kings
Christian Martyr
Mayhem

Utility: 6

Storehouse
The Throne of David
Coliseum
Endless Treasures
Nazareth
Delivered

Heroes: 12

David, Outcasts Refuge
Jehoshaphat, the Seeker
Jotham, the Mighty
Ishmaiah the Gibeonite
Joshua, the Conqueror
Moses (Cloud, 2019 Promo)
Amos
Elijah
Isaiah (FooF)
Jeremiah, Hope Bringer
The Angel Under the Oak
Captain of the Host (PoC)

Good Enhancements: 7

Faith
David's Proclamation
Eve's Descendant
The Emmaus Road
Gathered Together
Out of Egypt
Virgin Birth

Evil Characters: 8

Foolish Shepherd
King Rezin
Captain of the Chariots
The Lying Prophet
Jehoiachin, the Conquered
Distressing People
Assyrian Laborers
The Deceiver

Evil Enhancements: 4

Lurking
Idol Worship
Stricken
Unsuccessful

Reserve: 10

Damascus
Foreign Wives
Naaman's Chariot and Horses
Gold Shield
Covenant with Death
Confusion of Mind
The Angel of the Winds
Ahimelek, the Hittite
Royal Parade
Covenant with David

Round 1: George Celotto 5-2
Round 2: Jacob Arrowood 5-1
Round 3: Shon Seivers 5-2
Round 4: Joshua Potratz 3-5
Round 5: Charles Loria 5-4
Round 6: Derek Tirado 4-5
Round 7: Jeremy Chambers 0-0 Mutual Draw.

Final results 4-2-1 13.5 points +8 LS

Full round reports to come.
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Re: RDT Nationals Report 2021
« Reply #1 on: August 16, 2021, 09:58:24 PM »
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Day 3: Teams (1st Place with Jayden Alstad)

Going into the last day I was really hoping to come out with a win. Teams is all about finding the best player in the room and asking to partner with them. Jayden was definitely that player this year. He went undefeated all three days and came home with a suitcase full of plaques! We bounced around a few different deck ideas before settling on a something similar to what I played in T1, but with a slightly different offensive plan (Hidden Treasures instead of Throne) and a different color defense (Black has a similar combo to Rezin-Captain of the Chariots) to take advantage of Overwhelmed since we expected to see a good amount of Purple. My list below was the "Defensive" deck running evil dominants and the counter soul package. I wish I would have ran this offense on Thursday, it was amazing and virtually unstoppable with the multiple opportunities to force CtB with Elijah.

Deck Size: 50

Lost Souls: 7

Escape
Dull
Oppressed
Humble
Awake
Forsaken
Lawless

Dominants: 7

Destruction of Nehushtan
Falling Away (CoW)
Doubt
Shipwreck
Vain Philosophy
Three Woes
Christian Martyr

Utility: 4

Hidden Treasures
Treacherous Land
Babel
Storehouse

Heroes: 11

Paul
Mighty Men
Samuel (CoW)
Jeremiah Hope Bringer
Ishmaiah, the Gibeonite
Elijah
The Angel Under the Oak
David, Outcasts' Refuge
Jehoshaphat, the Seeker
Moses (Cloud, 2019 Promo)
Joshua, the Conqueror

Good Enhancements: 7

Faith
Virgin Birth
Faith of Samuel
The Emmaus Road
Delivered
Gathered Together
Offering your Son

Evil Characters: 9

The Deceiver
Abimelech, King of Gerar
Philistine Armor Bearer (PoC)
Outsiders (B/G)
High Priest Ananias
Philistine Commander
Commander Phicol
King of Tyrus (PoC)
Distressing People

Evil Enhancements: 5

Betrayal
The Wages of Sin
Overwhelmed by Philistines
Scattered Sheep
Stricken

Reserve: 10

Covenant with Adam
Noah's Ark (Ark of Salvation)
Foreign Wives
Covenant with David
Book of the Covenant
Philistine Chariot and Horses
Doomed Canaanites
David's Proclamation
The Widow at Zarephath
Ahimelek, the Hittite

Round 1: John Hendrix/Jeremy Chambers 5-1
Round 2: Rob Smith/David Smith 5-1
Round 3: Shon Seivers/Owen Dong 5-2
Round 4: John Michaliszyn/Emmanuel Echavarria 5-1

Final: 4-0 +15 LS 1st Place.
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Re: RDT Nationals Report 2021
« Reply #2 on: August 16, 2021, 09:58:48 PM »
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Re: RDT Nationals Report 2021
« Reply #3 on: August 20, 2021, 01:52:32 PM »
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Those weren't death stares. At the T1MP table. They were confusion stares. We first thought you were going a little crazy. Then we realized why the call.