[기니만] GP 北九州 Legacy Event 우승자 A.Lemmon 인터뷰
2009. 11. 6.
인증심판 Lv. 1, 세계 최강의 바보
이번 기사에서는 특별한 인터뷰를 준비했습니다. 부산/경남 매직인들은 자주 얼굴을 맞대고 알고 있으나 기타 지역에서는 생소한, 한국인은 아니지만(?) 한국에서 매직하는 매직 플레이어 한 사람을 소개하고자 합니다. 특히 이 분은 GP Kitakyuushuu에서 GP 에선 처절하게 발렸지만, Mox 쟁탈 Legacy 토너먼트에서 불패의 신화를 통해 모든 일본 플레이어를 꺽고 우승을 차지한 플레이어 입니다.
이에 본인이 "당신이 우승하면, 인터뷰 해줄께!" 라고 8강 직전에서 약속했다가, 우승을 해버리고 말아서..^^;;; 이 분과의 인터뷰를 수행하고 기사화 했습니다.
여러분. Andrew Lemmon 씨를 소개합니다.
1. Andrew Lemmon 씨. 한국 매직 플레이어들에게 자신을 소개해줄 수 있나요?
Hi, my name is Andrew Lemmon. I'm a 40 year Canadian male living in Busan, South Korea. I am an English Professor at Kyungnam College of Information and Technology (경남 정보 대학). I am married to a wonderful Korean woman.
I have been playing Magic: The Gathering since 1994, though I stopped for a number of years after Mercadian Masques was released. I started playing again during the Time Spiral Block. I play at Grid in Busan and sometimes I do go and play at SS Duelzone in Daegu.
- 안녕하세요. 제 이름은 Andrew Lemmon입니다. 저는 한국의 부산에서 살고 있는 40세 캐나다인 남성입니다. 현재 경남 정보 대학에서 영어 교수로 교편을 잡고 있고요, 정말 아름다운 한국인 여성과 결혼했습니다.
저는 1994년부터 Magic : The Gathering을 시작했고, Mercadian Masques 블럭이 시작된 후 수년 간 매직을 하지 않았습니다. Time Spiral 블럭이 시작된 후 다시 시작했습니다. 현재 부산의 Grid에서 주로 게임을 하고 있으며, 종종 대구의 SS Duelzone에서 게임하기도 합니다.
2. 어떤 경우로 Grand Prix Kitakyuushuu에 참가하게 되었나요?
I was looking at the event schedule one day on magicthegathering.com and saw that there was going to be the Grand Prix (GP) in Kitakyushu. I asked one of the Japanese Professors at my College where that was and he told me that is was just north of Fukuoka. Since it was close to Busan, I decided to go and play, since I had never played in a GP before. I went to a travel agency in Busan that gives very good package deals from Busan to Fukuoka for foreigners in Korea who need to go and do a work visa run to the Korean Consulate in Fukuoka and got the package to be able to go.
- 저는 magicthegathering.com에서 이벤트 일정을 보다가 Kitakyuushuu에서 GP가 있다는 사실을 알 았습니다. 그리고 우리 대학의 일본인 교수에게 거기가 어디인지 물었고, Fukuoka의 북쪽이라는 것 을 알았습니다. 그곳이 부산과 가깝다는 것을 알았고, GP에 참여한 경험이 없었기에, 참가해보기로 마음 먹었습니다. 그래서 즉각 부산에 있는 여행사에서 한국 거주 외국인에게 좋은 여행 패키지를 구매했고, 이를 통해 참가할 수 있었습니다.
3. GP 성적은 어떠했나요?
Unfortunately, I didn't do very well. There were about 500 people in the Grand Prix and I finished around 320th with a 2 win 4 loss 2 draw record. When I lost my second match, I had been eliminated from Day 2 of the Grand Prix, because I also had a draw, but I went to play magic and dropping never even crossed my mind. My rating probably dropped because of it, but that wasn't a concern for me. Though it was a good learning experience, as I did watch a little as to how some of the Pro Magic Players decide as to what cards would make it into their decks. It was interesting to see how they organized their cards and then start making the decisions as to what they would play and what they wouldn't.
- 안타깝게도, 저는 잘 하지 못했습니다. 500명 가까이의 사람들이 GP에 참가했으며, 저는 2승 4패 2무의 성적으로 320위에 그쳤습니다. 내 두번째 패전을 경험 했을때, 저는 이미 무승부가 있었으므 로 GP의 day 2에 진출하기가 불가능해졌지만 중도 포기를 결코 하지 않고 끝까지 게임에 임했습니 다. 제 Rating은 그것 때문에 떨어졌지만, 별 문제는 되지 않습니다. 오히려 프로 급의 매직 플레 이어들이 어떤 카드를 사용하고, 어떻게 게임하는지를 본 것이 좋은 공부 경험이 되었다고 생각합 니다. 그들이 자신의 카드를 어떻게 구성하고, 플레이 할 것과 하지 말아야 할 것을 결정하는 것은 매우 흥미로웠습니다.
4. 저희는 당신이 Kitakyuushuu에서 사이드 이벤트에 참가해 흥미로운 결과를 얻었다고 들었는데요, 어떤 것인가요?
My goal for the event was to try and make Day 2, but just in case I didn't, I brought a Legacy Deck with me to play in the Legacy format side event. First prize was the choice of 1 of two P9 cards, with second place receiving the other card. 3rd and 4th would receive 2 non-English black bordered Tropical Islands and 5th to 8th would receive 1 Revised Badlands each. I figured that maybe if my deck was good enough, that I could at least Top 8 and then have a chance to win one of the P9 cards.
- GP에서 내 목표는 경험과 Day 2에 가는 것이었지만, 보시다시피 그렇지 못했고, 사이드 이벤트의 Legacy 포맷을 위해 Legacy 덱을 준비했습니다. 그 이벤트의 1등 상품은 Mox Jet과 Mox Pearl의 두 Power Nine (역자 주 : 일명 P9, 매직의 최강, 최고가 카드 9종을 의미) 중 한장을 고르는 것이고, 2등은 나머지를 갖는 것 입니다. 3, 4위는 영어가 아닌 블랙보더의 Tropical Islands 두장, 5에서 8위까지는 Revised 판 Bandland 한장 씩 입니다. 나는 만약 내 덱이 충분히 좋다면, 적어도 8강은 갈 것이고, P9 카드 중 하나는 딸 수 있겠다고 생각했습니다.
5. 그렇다면 당신이 해낸 결과는?
Well, my deck was more than good enough, as I piled up win after win and ended up winning the entire tournament and chose a Mox Jet as my prize. Second place received a Mox Pearl. My final record was 8 match wins, 0 match losses and 2 Intentional Draws. I had 16 game wins and only 2 game losses in all my matches.
- 음, 제 덱은 좋은 것을 넘어서서, 승리를 쌓고, 또 쌓아서 전체 토너먼트를 잡아먹고 Mox Jet를 획득했습니다! 2등은 Mox Pearl을 받으셨지요. :) 내 최종 결과는 8경기 승리이고, 무패이며, 2 ID 였습니다. 저는 전체 match를 통틀어서 16게임을 승리했고, 오직 2게임만 패했습니다.
6. 멋진데요!? 당신의 덱 리스트와 함께 설명을 들을 수 있을까요?
I went to some websites on the Internet and looked over Legacy deck lists. I decided on Legacy Zoo as my deck, as it was the deck that I had the most cards for. With the help of 이 준영, 심대훈 and 유익환 (players I play with in Busan), I was able to get the cards I considered using that I didn't have myself. After talking with a number of the wonderful players I met at the Grand Prix and discussing some of the possible cards that I might have needed, I made my final decision as to what the list would look like, as I registered my deck. The final list was this:
- 저는 웹 사이트를 돌아다니며 Legacy 덱리스트를 둘러보았습니다. 그리고 저는 Legacy Zoo를 짜기로 마음 먹었는데, 이는 제가 가진 카드 대부분으로 짤 수 있는 덱 이었습니다. 부산에서 함께 매직을 즐기고 있는 "이준영, 심대훈, 유익환" 씨의 도움으로 많은 카드를 빌릴 수 있었습니다. 그 리고 GP에서 만난 수 많은 수준 높은 플레이어들과의 대화와 내가 필요하다고 느끼던 가능성 있는 카드들에 대한 논의를 통해, 아래와 같은 덱을 결정하고 등록했습니다. 최종 결정본은 다음과 같습니다.
3 Grim Lavamancer
4 Kird Ape
4 Knight of the Reliquary
4 Qasali Pridemage
4 Wild Nacatl
4 Chain Lightning
4 Lightning Bolt
4 Lightning Helix
4 Path to Exile
3 Arid Mesa
4 Windswept Heath
4 Wooded Foothills
3 Burrenton Forge-Tender
3 Ethersworn Canonist
2 Red Elemental Blast
3 Pyrostatic Pillar
2 Relic of Progenitus
Cheap efficient spells for the creatures and spells, just like a Zoo Deck should run. When looking at the lists on the Internet, I saw many were running a lot of fetch lands, but few were running Knight of the Reliquary. They were going with the full set of Tarmogofys. I figured, with 11 fetch lands in the deck and possible hits from Wastelands by my opponents, the Knights were a much better choice and they were. They were usually coming into play at 5/5, where the Goyfs were at most only getting to 4/5. Path to Exile was much superior in this deck than Swords to Plowshares, as any life gain by an opponent would make it that much harder to finish them off and also since the format is dominated by non-basic lands, a player is not likely to search for a basic land.
Sideboard choices were made based on what I would potentially need. The Forge-Tenders were needed for mirror matches and against the Red Burn decks. The Canonists were originally put in to combat Storm Decks, but ended up being extremely useful against a Cascade based deck. Pyroblasts and Red Elemental Blasts were to combat Blue and notably Force of Will. Pyrostatic Pillars, which almost made the Main Deck, were put in for some extra versatility and possible extra game ending damage. The Relics were for any Graveyard based decks. Other choices included Price of Progress, as the format is dominated by non-basic lands, Choke, and Gaddock Teeg.
7. 각 라운드 마다 어떤 경기였는지 설명해줄 수 있나요?
Round 1 vs Cascade LD
win 2 - 1
Double Mulligan and kept an iffy starting hand. Got him to 4 before his third cascade into Boom/Bust sealed the game for him as I then couldn't pay the upkeep on my creatures from his Magus of the Moat. Trinisphere completed his lock.
Games 2 and 3
Opening hands of 2 fetch lands, Wild Nacatls, sideboarded Ethersworn Canonist, Kird Apes and some burn spells got me rolling. Timely Qasali Pridemage to take out Ghostly Prison allowed me to romp.
Round 2 vs CounterTop Goyf.
win 2 - 0
Burn spells on his turn when he was lower on life forced him to use his Force of Wills so I could Path to Exile his Tarmogoyfs and be able to play Knight of the Reliquary on my turn.
Red Elemental Blast/Pyroblast took out his Counterbalance. Allowed me to get enough into play to get him on the defensive once again. Engineered Explosives reset the board for him, but with him at 8 life and me with 6 lands in the graveyard, I got a Knight of the Reliquary into play. No answer for him on his turn and he scooped.
Round 3 Mirror Match
win 2 - 0
Both games, I drew more burn spells to clear his creatures. Skarrg, the Rage Pits found with a Knight, allowed me to push through enough extra damage with the trample to make the difference. The big difference between our decks was I used Skarrg, the Rage Pits and he was using Umezawa's Jitte. He got the Jitte into play, but it slowed him down from being able to play creatures and spells against me. I was able to sit back and use my burn when he would equip a creature with the Jitte and give me a clear path to attack. Sideboarded Forge- Tenders kept a couple of my creatures alive when I blocked his Goyfs and he tried to burn them out. I would use Grim Lavamancer to get the extra damage to kill his Goyfs.
Round 4 not sure of what he was playing, as I didn`t see a lot of his cards. The guess is Eva Green with some white.
won 2 - 0
Even hit by 2 Thoughtseize and 2 Cabal Therapy, I kept drawing enough creatures and burn to easily run him over.
Cabal Therapy at the start didn't hit me for much and then other than a couple Swords to Plowshares he didn't draw much. Path to Exile on his Goyfs kept my way clean to, once again, run him over.
Round 5 vs Mono Red
win 2 - 0
Grim Lavamancer removing Magus of the Moon kept my green and white mana available for casting and burn took care of his other creatures in both games.
Rounds 6 and 7 were intentional draws, as that`s all I and my opponents needed to Top 8.
At this point, while waiting for the last matches of Round 7 to finish, panic set in. A very nice Japanese gentleman loaned me the second Fireblast I wanted for the deck. He didn't make the Top 8 and thus was leaving to go home. I had to give him back his card. If I didn't find a Fireblast to use, I wouldn't have been able to play in the Top 8. A very helpful Japanese Judge, who had been translating all the cards for me that I didn't know, as they were in Japanese, went around asking many of the players around if they had a Fireblast I could use. He ended up finding one at one of the card dealers. I gave him the money to pay for it, a Chinese version, and was able to continue in the Top 8.
Quarterfinals vs CounterTop Goyf again.
win 2 - 0
Pretty much the same as above, except in Game 2 he kept and got stuck on a 1 land opening hand with a Top and he couldn't find any more land. I felt a little bad for this player, as he only lost 2 matches in the entire tournament and they were both to me
Semi-Final vs Cephalid
win 2 - 0
Kept burning out his creatures to keep my way clear. Big Knight of the Reliquarys allowed me to push through enough damage to finish him off.
Final vs Merfolk
win 2 - 1
Grim Lavamancer and burn kept his board clear for my Nacatls. He scooped when a 7/7 Knight hit the board
Another mulligan to 5 for me just didn't allow me enough threats and be able to keep his board clear. A couple Force of Wills to stop me from putting threats on the board, then Umezawa's Jitte and Wake Thrasher finished me off rather quickly. Though he was making huge mistakes with Wake Thrasher. At the end of my turn, he didn't tap soem extra land for the Wake Thrasher in play, which did give me an extra turn or two to try and find some answers.
With 2 early Wild Nacatls on the board and hitting a fetch land draw after 2 Wastelands by him, he scooped when the first Knight of the Reliquary hit the board, coming in at 8/8, giving me the win.
8. Mox Jet을 얻으니 기분이 어떤가요?
It was a very good feeling and I was quite ecstatic. I had never played in a Legacy Tournament before and I was just hoping to do well. It is nice to have a Mox again. I used to have a couple, but I needed money when I was in university and thus sold the ones that I used to own.
Also, it was very nice to have a number of the other non-Japanese players cheering for me, including some of the Pro Players in attendance. I believe I was the only non-Japanese player to Top 8 in any of the events they had during the Sunday portion of the Grand Prix.
- 기분 좋고, 살짝 뿅가는 기분입니다. 나는 전에 Legacy 토너먼트를 해본적이 없기에 그냥 최선만 다하자는 생각이었습니다. 다시 Mox를 가져서 좋습니다. 과거에 두장 쓰고 있었지만, 돈이 필요해서 대학시절에 한장을 팔아버리고 지금은 한장만 갖고 있었습니다.
또한 다른 일본인이 아닌 GP에 참석한 프로 플레이어를 포함하여 수 많은 플레이어가 나를 응원해주었습니다. 나는 내가 일요일에 있었던 GP의 모든 이벤트에서 8강에 든 유일한 비일본인 플레이어인 것으로 알고 있습니다.
(편집자 주 : GPT를 빼고 3일간의 모든 이벤트에서 A. Lemmon이 유일한 외국인입니다.)
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