Top 8 Interviews

Posted in Event Coverage on September 29, 2002

By Claudia Loroff

Simon Hockwin

Age?
21

Occupation?
Student

What are your previous Magic Achievements?
0-2-Drop at PT San Diego

What deck did you play today?
Blue-Green-Fate

Why did you play it?
Because it is a good deck!

Did you expect to do as well as this?
No!

What do you like about the Odyssey Block Format?
I love turn two Mongrels!

What's you favourite artwork in OBC?
Cephalid Looter

Have you thought about what you might play in the new Extended format for PT Houston?
No.

Arndt Meier

Age:
24

Occupation:
student

What are your previous Magic Achievements:
PT Nice

What Deck did you play today:
G/W Madness

Why did you play it:
I expected many black Decks

Did you expect to do as well as this:
Never! I was happy to make Top 64

What do you like about the Odyssey Block Format:
I don`t really like it

What is your favorite Artwork in OBC:
Phantom Centaur

Have you thought about what you might play in the new Extended format for PT Houston:
No. I never played Extended before

Jens Krause

Age?
19

Occupation?
Zivildienst (nearest translation Civil Service)

What are your previous Magic Achievements?
21th at Grand Prix Heidelberg; Qualification for PT Los Angeles 1999, Qualification for the European Championships 2002

What deck did you play today?
Blue-Green-Fate

Why did you play it?
It is a good deck.

Did you expect to do as well as this?
No, but I thought I had chances for day two.

What do you like about the Odyssey Block Format?
Nothing!

What's you favourite artwork in OBC?
Braids, Cabal Minion

Have you thought about what you might play in the new Extended format for PT Houston?
No, until now I had only interests in OBC.

Patrick Plößer

Age?
17

Occupation?
pupil

What are your previous Magic Achievements?
nothing

What deck did you play today?
Green-White-Madness

Why did you play it?
Good chances against Black-Control and Upheaval-Zombie-Infestation

Did you expect to do as well as this?
No

What do you like about the Odyssey Block Format?
Nothing

What's you favourite artwork in OBC?
Serene Sunset

Have you thought about what you might play in the new Extended format for PT Houston?
Maybe something with Armageddon

Nico Wendt

Age:
19

Occupation:
Student

What are your previous Magic Achievements:
two times nationals

What deck did you play today:
Blue-Green-Speculation

Why did you play it:
Because Kai played it in Sydney

Did you expect to do as well as this:
No

What do you like about the Odyssey Block Fomat:
Flashback

What is your favorite artwork in OBC:
Mystic Enforcer

Have you thought about what you might play in the new Extended format for PT Houston:
Reanimator

Piotr Sienko

Age?
18

Occupation?
Student

What are your previous Magic Achievements?
Day two at GP Warsaw

What deck did you play today?
Black-Control

Why did you play it?
Because it is easy to play. I'm playing it for a few months.

Did you expect to do as well as this?
No

What do you like about the Odyssey Block Format?
There are only five decks!

What's you favourite artwork in OBC?
Nantuko-Shade

Have you thought about what you might play in the new Extended format for PT Houston?
Tinker

Dennis Schmitz

Age:
23

Occupation:
Tax-expert

What are your previous Magic Achievements:
No Magic Achievements but vice-champ in Mage Knight and there Qualifications for European Championship

What deck did you play today:
Blue-Green-Treshold

Why did you ply it:
A friend of mine, Adrian, told me to play this deck. I stopped playing magic last year…

Did you expect to do as well as this:
No

What do you like about the Odyssey Block Fomat:
Second turn Standstill

What is your favorite artwork in OBC:
Cephalid Snitch

Have you thought about what you might play in the new Extended format for PT Houston:
No

Jean Charles Salvin

Age:
19

Occupation:
Student of Computer Science

What are your previous Magic Achievements:
Day two at PT Osaka and 24th at GP London

What deck did you play today:
White-Green-Madness

Why did you ply it:
Because I have played it during the last two months.

Did you expect to do as well as this:
I came in order to make top 32 and win ten DCI-points to qualify for Houston. But I did not expect such a good result.

What do you like about the Odyssey Block Fomat:
I played this format for my first PT.

What is your favorite artwork in OBC:
Anourid Brushhopper

Have you thought about what you might play in the new Extended format for PT Houston:
Blue-Green-Malka-Deck

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