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Semi-Finals Report - Grand Prix-Nagoya

Godzilla vs. Masato Club

Terry Mansfield (US Air Force, stationed in Japan)


Godzilla drafts in the semifinals.

Godzilla drafts versus Masato Club in the semifinals.

Jun Nobushita drafts in the semifinals.

Mike Long drafts his deck.

Bob Maher vs. Tadayoshi Komiya
Bob played blue/green and Tadayoshi Komiya played blue/black.

Game 1

Bob played Cloudskate and on the next turn Tadayoshi played Maggot Therapy. In response to Maggot Therapy, Bob played Tiger Claws to increase the toughness, this made a 5/1 flying trample creature. Tadayoshi was brought down to 10 life before fade counters killed the Cloudskate.

Tadayoshi played a Stronghold Machinist which prevented Bob from playing non-creature spells. Tadayoshi also played Skulking Fugitive and he also played Seal Removal to take out Bob's creatures and bring his life to 0.

Bob: 0
Tadayoshi: 1

Game 2

Bob played a Skyshroud Ridgeback his opponent played a Cloudstrike, Rootwater Commando and a Stronghold Biologist. Bob played a Drake Hatchling and Rushwood Herbalist and Saprazzan Outrigger. Tadayoshi played a Puffer Extract and a Jolting Merfolk. Bob turned to his teammates and told them they had to win, because he would lose. Bob then attacked with the Drake Hatchling, his opponent did not block and Bob played Invigorate to win the game.

Bob: 1
Tadayoshi: 1

Game 3

Bob played Rishadan Airship and Rushwood Herbalist. Tadayoshi played Stronghold Machinist and Cloudskate. Bob attacks with the Rushwood Herbalist, Tadoyashi blocks with the Stronghold Machinist. The Machinist went to the Graveyard and allowed Bob to play Spells at will. Bob plays a Drake Hatchling, Rishadan Brigade and Rootwater Commando, opponent has a Stinging Barrier, Rishadan Footpad and a Balloon Peddler in play.

Bob played Rising Water to keep Tadayoshi's lands tapped. Then Bob used his Flying and Islandwalking creatures to bring Tadayoshi's life to 0.

Final Score:
Bob: 2
Tadayoshi:1

Michael Long vs. Jun Nobushita
Michael played white/red and Jun played white/green.

Game 1

Michael played Voice of Truth, which should prove to be strong against the Rebel Deck that Jun played. Jun played Alabaster Wall with several Rebels. The Rebels with the aid of the Deepwood Drummer performed the beatdown.

Michael: 0
Jun:1

Game 2

Jun began with a Thermal Glider and a Snarling Gahr. Michael played a Charm Peddler, Flowstone Crusher and a Flowstone Wall to prevent Rebel beatdown. Jun played two Alabaster Walls and Jovall Queen. Both players played numerous creatures. Michael attempted an all out attack, but was unsuccessful due to the Walls and the Defender en-Vec preventing all the damage. As Michael's creatures were now all tapped, Jun was free to attack him and defeat him.

Michael: 0
Jun: 2

David Williams vs. Matsuo Goro
David played black/green and Matsuo played black/red.

Game 1

David started out with a Horned Troll and Seal of Strength. Matsuo defeated the Horned Troll by attacking with the Flowstone Crusher and Shocktroops. David played Bargaining Table which did not help him. Matsuo killed him on the next turn.

David: 0
Matsuo: 1

Game 2

David drew four Swamps and three Green cards. Unfortunately for David, he never drew a Forest. The game was decided very quickly.

David: 0
Matsuo: 2

Result of Match:

Godzilla loses and is 3rd place at GP Nagoya.
Masato Club wins and advances to the finals against Team New Wave.


Team Godzilla - Bob Maher (green/blue)
Grand Prix-Nagoya 2000

 

Main Deck
Sideboard
Lands (17)
9 Forest
8 Island

Blue (12)
1 Darting Merfolk
2 Drake Hatchling
1 Misstep
1 Rishadan Airship
1 Rishadan Brigand
1 Saprazzan Outrigger
1 Soothsaying
1 Cloudskate
1 Daze
1 Rising Waters
1 Rootwater Commando
Green (11)
1 Groundskeeper
1 Invigorate
1 Megatherium
1 Rushwood Dryad
1 Rushwood Herbalist
1 Tiger Claws
3 Blastoderm
1 Seal of Strength
1 Skyshroud Ridgeback
1 Accumulated Knowledge
1 Air Bladder
1 Infiltrate
1 Mossdog
1 Reverent Silence
1 Mogg Toady
1 Ley Line
1 Blaster Mage
1 Gerrard's Irregulars
1 Kyren Legate
1 Sizzle
1 Specter's Wail
1 Black Market
1 Buoyancy
1 Port Inspector
1 Crossbow Infantry
2 Cho-Manno's Blessing
1 Last Breath
1 Renounce
1 Righteous Indignation
1 Saprazzan Skerry

 

Team Godzilla - Michael Long (red/white)
Grand Prix-Nagoya 2000

 

Main Deck
Sideboard
Lands (18)
9 Mountain
9 Plains

Artifacts (1)
1 Credit Voucher

Red (9)
1 Arms Dealer
1 Battle Rampart
1 Battle Squadron
2 Flaming Sword
1 War Cadence
2 Flowstone Crusher
1 Flowstone Wall
White (12)
1 Arrest
1 Charm Peddler
1 Ignoble Soldier
2 Nightwind Glider
1 Ramosian Rally
1 Steadfast Guard
1 Thermal Glider
1 Wave of Reckoning
1 Defender en-Vec
1 Lightbringer
1 Voice of Truth
2 Silkenfist Fighter
1 Cloudskate
1 Flame Rift
1 Flowstone Surge
1 Laccolith Whelp
1 Mogg Toady
1 Mind Slash
1 Rackling
1 Mercadian Bazaar
1 Rushwood Grove
1 Toymaker
1 Task Force
1 Dehydration
1 High Seas
1 Saprazzan Raider
1 Tidal Bore
1 Deepwood Ghoul
1 Ceremonial Guard
1 Sizzle
1 Tectonic Break
1 Howling Wolf
1 Sacred Prey

 

Team Godzila - David Williams (green/red/black)
Grand Prix-Nagoya 2000

 

Main Deck
Sideboard
Lands (17)
6 Forest
3 Mountain
8 Swamp

Artifacts (1)
1 Bargaining Table

Black (10)
1 Bog Smugglers
1 Cateran Persuader
1 Deepwood Ghoul
1 Enslaved Horror
1 Sever Soul
1 Vendetta
1 Carrion Wall
1 Parallax Dementia
1 Rathi Fiend
1 Rathi Intimidator

Red (2)
1 Cave Sense
1 Ancient Hydra

Green (9)
1 Deepwood Drummer
2 Giant Caterpillar
1 Horned Troll
1 Invigorate
1 Rushwood Dryad
1 Sustenance
1 Refreshing Rain
1 Seal of Strength
1 Venomous Dragonfly



Team Masato Club - Goro Matsuo (Black/Red)
Grand Prix-Nagoya 2000

 

Main Deck
Sideboard
Land (16)
8 Mountains
8 Swamps

Black (11)
1 Bog Smugglers
1 Cateran Persiader
1 Dark Ritual
1 Haunted Crossroad
1 Highway Robber
1 Sever Soul
1 Snuff Out
1 Undertaker
1 Dark Triumph
1 Plague Witch
1 Spineless Thug

Red (13)
1 Blaster Mage
1 Blood Oath
1 Cavern Crawler
1 Lightening Hounds
1 Lunge
1 Ogre Taskmaster
1 Shock Troops
1 Thunderclap
1 Warmonger
1 Flowstone Crusher
1 Flolwstone Strike
1 Lacolith Rig
1 Lacolith Warrior

1 Fountain of Cho
1 Henge of Ramos
1 Sandstone Neddle
1 Crossbow Infantry
1 Energy Flux
1 Glowing Anemone
1 Kara's Touch
1 Misstep
1 Larceny
1 Rain of Tears
1 Ramport Crawler
1 Kyren Glider
1 Parallax Nexus
1 Stronghold Discipline
2 Trickster Mage
1 Harvest Mage
1 Woodripper

 

Team Masato Club - Jun Nobushita (Green/White)
Grand Prix-Nagoya 2000

 

Main Deck
Sideboard
Land (17)
8 Forest
9 Plains
1 Kor Haven

Green (7)
1 Ancestral Mask
1 Deepwood Drummer
1 Snorting Gahr
1 Spidersilk Armour
1 Squall
1 Tiger Claws
1 Nesting Wurm

White (16)
2 Alabaster Wall
1 Fresh Volunteers
1 Inviolabilty
1 Jhovall Queen
1 Muzzle
1 Nightwind Glider
1 Ramosian Captain
1 Ramosian Lieutenant
1 Ramosian Rally
1 Ramosian Sergeant
1 Thermal Glider
1 Defender en-Vec
2 Defiant Falcon
1 Fanatical Devotion

1 Mercadian Lift
1 Moment of Silence
1 Revered Elder
1 Hoodwink
1 Port Inspector
1 Salimonger
1 Statecraft
1 Tidal Bore
1 Bog Witch
1 Deepwood Wolverine
1 Land Grant
1 Silverglade Pathfinder
1 Complex Automaton
1 Plague Witch
2 Netter en-Dal
1 Air Bladder
1 Fog Patch
1 Saproling Cluster
1 Skyshroud Claim

 

Team Masato Club - Todayoshi Komiya (Blue/Black)
Grand Prix-Nagoya 2000

 

Main Deck
Sideboard
Land (17)
10 Island
7 Swamp

Artifacts (2)
1 Panacea
1 Puffer Extract

Black (5)
1 Maggot Therapy
1 Skulking Fugitive
1 Vendetta
2 Seal of Doom

Blue (16)
2 Ballon Peddler
1 Blockade Runner
2 Cloud Sprite
1 Rishadan Footpad
1 Saprazzan Outrigger
1 Stinging Barrier
1 Thawt
1 Waterfront Bouncer
1 Cloudskate
1 Jolting Merfolk
1 Rootwater Commando
1 Seal of Removal
1 Stronghold Biologist
1 Stronghold Machinist

1 Sandstone Needle
1 Diplomatic Immunity
1 Saprazzan Raider
1 Putrefaction
1 Wall of Distortion
1 Ceremontial Guard
1 Furious Assault
1 Hired Giant
1 Lunge
1 Wild Jhovall
1 Ancestral Mask
1 Ferocity
2 Squall
1 Tranquility
1 Terrain Generator
1 Divining Witch
1 Phyrexian Dementia
1 Accumulated Knowledge
2 Sneaky Homunculus
1 Skyshroud Claim



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