The Week That Was: Halfway Marks

What was your favorite moment from last weekend’s Pro Tour Born of the Gods? For me there is little question that it was eventual Pro Tour Champion Shaun McLaren’s Game 3 of the quarterfinals against Tim Rivera. The game had been a little grindy and Rivera needed to find the blue combo pieces for his Splinter Twin deck—he had an abundance of the red ones. He decided to cast the eponymous Splinter Twin on his Wall of Omens for a source of ongoing card advantage. McLaren had the perfect trump for that situation, though, and stole the Wall with Threads of Disloyalty. He was able to bury Rivera with the card advantage by making a copy of the wall every turn and drawing up a fistful of control cards.