Well it's the day after gencon and all the dust has settled. Overall it was a great weekend. I'm not sure exactly how many showed up for the Cthulhu tourney but it was close to 20. I ended up coming in 3rd with my hastur/syndicate mix. If I had played correctly in the top 4 game I would have been playing for a championship but such is life. That's not taking anything away from David because he played great I just forgot to play an ice shaft in my hand and it ended up costing me the game. Anyways, on to the tourney report.
I am paired up against David dboren playing a shub/silver twilight mix. I got off to a really slow start but knew I could catch up with my Marcus jamburg+ice shaft combo….except for Marcus never showed up. We played 5+ turns and I never saw any of the 3 copies in my deck. He ended up running over top of me with his weenie hoard and beat me 3-1 at the stories.
I can't think of the gentlemans name but he was running a yog/hastur mix. From what I saw it was a rush deck that used cursed skulls and other sacrifice effects to deal with the opponents characters to try to go to the story unopposed. I was able to control his characters with ice shafts, rats, Stygian eyes, and infernal obsessions to win the stories 3-0.
I get paired up against a mono syndicate deck. His deck did a lot of what I did but his was geared more towards rushing and mine is geared towards controlling. My insanity effects combined with taking control of his characters was too much for him to overcome. I won the stories 3-0.
After round 3 they cut to top 8 which I thought was really weird but whatever. Damon I believe said it was because of prize support. I was able to make it in to top 8 because David was undefeated. Woohoo!
I get paired against another shub/silver twilight. The lady I played against name was Elena I believe. She had a nasty deck. I was very fortunate to get out of the match alive. She had a brutal start against me. She bounced my only character and then played 2 dreamlands fanatics to get out to a massive head start. I had to use a Stygian eye and a infernal obsession to take them both so I just didn't get trounced. She got an early story and then we fought over the village of ash until I was able to take it and another story in one turn to turn the tide back in my favor. After that I was able to win the last story relatively easy. I kept using my seventh house to exhaust her master of the myths when he came into play to go to the last story unopposed. I ended up winning the stories 3-0 or 3-1 I don't remember.