When I was deciding between which events to attend this year for FFTCG, I faced a dilemma that I think a lot of players have debated on. There are only so many events you can attend, between price and time off from work, can you choose to go to a non-qualifying event over something like a Crystal Cup? There have been multiple non-qualifying events to choose from in the last few months. Reunion II, The Summoning, and Fan Fair were all on my list of potential travels. In the end I decided that I had to go to Reunion, one of the biggest motivations being that I wanted to meet all my Cards of Ivalice teammates in person and support James Lockwood’s event. So here I am back from Reunion and I’ll tell you straight off the bat, I don’t regret going for a second. The great news is, there are more and more fan made events cropping up this year, so let’s talk about what made Reunion so great and why you might consider traveling for these types of events (Reunion III next year for example).
Hello everyone, I have a quick article for you today. I gathered this data on the two deck format from the European and North American Championships, but I was so busy at work that I was never able to report on the tournament. I wanted to release the graphs below because I still think it is interesting to observe what people played, and we are going to see a Two-Deck format again at Worlds.
However, Opus X will be legal at Worlds, so we may not see all the same decks or proportions of decks depending on how players test with the new cards. That being said, lets take a look at what people brought with a Worlds Qualification on the line.
Before we can begin this article, I need to shout out my very first patron for my Patreon. I want to extend a HUGE thank you to James Lockwood for supporting me. I spend a LOT of time working on The Mysidia Post, now that it includes articles, YouTube, and a podcast (I basically don't play video games anymore). I greatly appreciate the support that my fans show me. This allows me to pay for my website, and hopefully it will eventually help me upgrade my equipment to make better content for you all. Thanks again James!
Hello Mysidians! I am back with another tournament report. Below I will break down the stream into all the matches with timestamps so you can go back and watch matchups that you find interesting. Below the stream information, I also have compiled the Top 8 deck lists from this 77-player tournament. Let’s get into it.
Disclaimer: The player names were mostly in Japanese, and while they often said some of them out loud, I didn't want to botch it, so I may not use player names in the descriptions below.
Hello Mysidians! I am trying something new this week, a tournament report! Below I will break down the stream into all the matches with timestamps so you can go back and watch matchups that you find interesting. Keep in mind The Break Zone interviewed the winners after each match, so check them out for more insight on the match and the deck the winner ran. Below the stream information, I also have compiled a list of the Top 32 decks that qualified for Day 2 of the event to compete in the Draft portion of the tournament. Finally, I made up each Top 8 deck list on FFDecks for you to check out!
Before we get into it, I just want to congratulate Mathew Okimoto on his 3rd Crystal Cup victory this season, what incredible dominance. I also want to send a big congratulations to Emmanuel Onate for making the Finals and qualifying for Worlds! All while playing a creative deck we don’t see too much of. Finally I want to shout out The Break Zone for an awesome stream, RB for her hard work Gunslinging and managing parts of the event, Samsonite Prime for rocking it as Head Judge, and all the Desert Sky Gaming/Arizona peeps that ran one of the fastest and smoothest Crystal Cups of the year.
Hey everyone, hope you were able to tune into the stream for the Water Crystal Cup this past weekend. Today I am going to talk about the weekend in general and how the event played out. I plan to break down my deck and some of the others brought by my friends in a later article.
First off, I’d like to congratulate Chris Neal for taking the event with his Fire/Ice build. This was seriously impressive as Fire/Ice has been a strong deck in this meta but has been under-represented at Crystal Cups so far. Alright, with that said, let’s begin!
P.S. All of the photos I took this weekend have disappeared... so I am going to just use photos of Gumbah to help pace the article appropriately.
Last weekend I traveled down with two of my friends to Everett, Washington to compete in the Cubic Zirconia Cup. This tournament was being ran by Geeky Villain, an amazing store with fantastic support for FFTCG. The tournament was very intriguing as it was simulating the Top 32 Draft format that some Crystal Cups are using this year (specifically the final 3 in North America this year).
Although the Crystal Cup I am attending (Portland) will not have draft. I thought this would be an excellent chance to improve at a format I have very limited (pun intended) experience at. FFTCG is the first TCG I have ever played competitively, and previous to this I had competed in maybe 3 drafts and a few cubes. My intent for this article is to talk about the event, how I played, and highlight some things I learned about draft. Enjoy!
P.S. I am writing this on a bus filled with students as I head off to chaperone a school trip. I apologize for any inconsistencies.
Welcome back Mysidians, time to take a closer look at the FFTCG 2018 Worlds decks we saw a few weeks ago. Before we start though, I’d like you to let out a big cheer (I don’t care if you are in public, just scream in joy), for Thaumaturge and Gesper are now banned. I didn’t have anything against them individually, and I don’t always get pummeled by Turbo Discard, however playing against that deck as a whole was not fun.
Alright, lets move on from that, and take a peek back at how the deck breakdown looked in the Top 8 at Worlds.
Alex is a FFTCG player from Vancouver, Canada. His favourite Final Fantasy is IV and his favourite Elements are Earth and Ice, although he has a soft spot for fire.