Monthly Archives: November 2011

11/21/11 Innistrad Draft

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Pretty easy pick.  If I were more familiar with the archetype, I might take Hamlet Captain and force GW humans, but as it is I’m just going to try to avoid green.
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Another pretty easy pick.

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I took this over Rig mostly for signaling purposes.  I haven’t passed a single good blue card yet.  I think Rig and Drake are very close in overall quality, but in a vacuum I think Rig > Drake.

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Once again, this is a cut.  I prefer Blazing Torch in a vacuum, but Armored Skaab goes for a premium sometimes and he is really crucial for so many decks.

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Shipping more white…

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It appears I am being cut from black.

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This might have been a mistake.  Rolling Temblor was a pretty clear signal here, and I have the deck for it so far if I just move into red.

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Corpse Lunge goes pretty well in my deck.

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Garbage!  I figured this was worth a gamble. I have a Stitcher’s Apprentice, I could end up being URb or UBr, and already have a splash land.  A lot of potential upside vs. missing out on Think Twice.  Dagger would make the cut in my deck but wouldn’t be great.

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!!!!

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Mise.

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Desperately need things to flash back with Snapcaster.

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Don’t know what I was thinking…prob should’ve taken Scarecrow.

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This could be wrong, but at this point I had 2 Desperate Ravings and 2 Silent Departure.  Disciple is so sick though and I needed a morbid enabler for my 5/5 demon maker.

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: / I think I took this to make Ghoulcaller’s Chant a little better.

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Another Failure in EQ

Feliz Cumpleanos

I need to develop some standards of design for how I work with EQing my songs.  It’s a balancing act between meticulously EQing everything to perfection as I go along and throwing caution to the wind in favor of quick, impulsive macro development.  Actually, when I put it that way, doing anything except keeping the mix sounding crisp and well-defined at every stage seems ludicrous and haphazard, but when I am in the heat of the moment and musing rhythmic and melodic, tweaking thresholds on every band of every mixer track while listening to the same eight-bar loop over and over again is such a chore.  Plus I discovered a really cool stereo separation plugin a couple months back, which fills out the mix far more pleasurably than the stereo separation knob built into each mixer track on FL Studio.  Oh well, first world problems.