Now that's what I call a 'vegetable soup'! That's a heck lotsa vegetables in that S$2.80 little cup, you got chucks of potatoes, carrots, cucumbers and onions. I felt it was a heavier and filling soup than the chowder or minestrone at Mos Burger. For that price and at a fast food joint, it's a tasty enough veggie soup with lots of flavor.
I started this blog to talk bout stuff that makes me happy and boy, was I ever on seventh heaven when I made it to the Top 4 on Magic's Avacyn Restored Game Day. I played my usual white weenie rush deck with some new cards from Avacyn Restored thrown in, like Divine Deflection and Angel of Jubilation.
There were six rounds of swiss to play before cutting the list of about 50 players to the Top 8. The first two decks I faced were red green ramp but my mainboard Elite Inquisitor with its protection against a Huntsmaster/werewolves onslaught plus a last minute Divine Deflection draw against a Wurmcoil Engine saved the day. And then I crashed to a devastating Planeswalker deck that I had no answer to. So at the halfway point of the tourney, I was leading at 2 - 1.
For my fourth match, I was paired against a black zombie deck, it was the perfect match-up for my white guys, especially since I got 4 Miriam Crusaders and 4 Celestial Purges in my sideboard. Hah! Then after whopping his candy ass, guess who or what was my fifth match? Another black zombie deck! Yup, clean wins for my fourth and fifth matches!
Next came my sixth match or final round of swiss. By then the standings were up and at 4 - 1, I was seated at a steady and sturdy third position. My sixth opponent (playing blue black control) asked if I wanted to do an ID (intentional draw) as we were both already assured a place in the Top 8 playoffs later. No point in risking one of us losing, getting less points and not making it. Of course I agreed. Then I dashed down the old shophouse steps, and crossed the busy road for a quick solo Teohew porridge dinner (my friends were still playing). :P
The Top 8 playoffs! Met up against a white green deck, came bloody close to losing until my Terminus saved the day by clearing the board. Nope, I didn't use its Miracle ability as I had it in my first hand draw. Goodbye to all you pesky Strangleroot Geist, Blade Splicer and Restoration Angel!
So me and my friend both made it to the Top 4!!! So the Top 4 guys (Delver, Planeswalker, white token and white weenie), we were mentally exhausted by then, it was like over 8pm and we had been playing since 2pm. Do the math. We all decided to just spilt the Top 4 prize boosters equally 4 ways, that's 7 boosters each. There's also a single playmat prize that we decided to play for, just for fun, I didn't want it anyway since I already have 4 other playmats at home. So guess who I had to play against? The one and only guy I lost to that day, the guy with the Planeswalker deck! It's a great deck, naturally he would be in the Top 8 or 4. It was actually a pretty close fight, closer than our first encounter but I still lost when his Sun Titan came out to play.
All in all, it was fantastic afternoon and evening especially if you count the fact that it was a free event! Plus every player I met was especially nice and gracious. Besides taking home 7 Avacyn Restored boosters, I got 2 special promo cards too. MVP of the day goes to Elite Inquisitor for taking care of the werewolves as well as zombies from 4 different opponents, and Divine Deflection coming in as a close second MVP.