Played Brad, and almost straight away I had a decent hand that I knew I could win with. A few more turns and the game was going to be mine. Then he dropped his rare Giant that pumped +4/+4 for other Giants! and whacked a Warrior equipment on it.
Thankfully I managed to get a third first stiker down, and combined they could do exactly enough damage to take the Giant down, assuming it did not get any bigger obviously.
Thankfully it did'nt, and as we both frantically drew cards hoping for a top deck in our favour, it went my way, and I swung for lethal damage.
I will add here that I did make a mistake (or was it tactical play? :p) becasue if I dont, Brad will just say I covered it up. I blocked his smaller creature with my Brion, but did not read the card that could then do damage on going to the graveyard, which promptly killed my 4/4 lifegainer. Silly I felt, but I didnt really need him to smash Brad anyway :)
Game two went against Brad from the begining, and he took fast beats from my lads, (again from the first striking changlings) all pumped from an evoked Meadowboon, and just as he started to form a defense, I hit him with a Lash Out and Morsel Theft him for the win.
Played a bloke called Chris (not our Chris) and things started off well for me. My Zephyr kithkin went in the air, I had Eyeblighted a Goblin, and then he laid down the 4/4 trampling changling, things slowed. When his next creature was Vigour (6/6 Trampler), the game finished not long after that.
Game two went very well. For Chris. Straight into big creatures, my Zepyer would just not take to the skies, and its not long before Vigour comes back into play. I draw my 4th land on the trot and conceded. Doh!
Well that was it for me. I dropped from the main Tournament, despite Chris urging me back on, as I wanted the extra cards, and wanted to Draft. If I had won the second game, I would have obviously continued, and I really thought my deck was strong enough to get me further, but bloody hell, a 4/4 and 6/6 trampler? Just bad luck really.
Yes its possible I would have won my next game, but then I would have to play my last game, and that would have meant one less draft than I did :)
I also played Chris a few times during waiting times between drafts with my main deck, and it worked exactly as it should have done, winning 2-0 and 2-1 in best of three matches against him - one of the reasons why he said I should not have dropped!