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Auction of the People 2002


Wednesday, October 9, 2002
 

After sifting through over 500 decks, we've narrowed down the field to the final seventeen for this year's Auction of the People. The event will be held at 9:00 am PDT on Saturday, October 19th at this year's Magic Invitational. The Invitational will be played on Magic Online, so you can see replays of every game with both hands revealed or watch ongoing coverage here at the Sideboard. Come check it out. Meanwhile, here are the seventeen decks the invitees will be drafting (honorable mentions will be listed in a future article):

A
Deck Name: Sleight Knight, Deck Designer: Shawn Iden
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Main Deck

60 cards

Abandoned Outpost
Adakar Wastes
Forest
Island
Plains

24 lands
Amphibious Kavu
Ancient Spider
Aphetto Alchemist
Aven Smokeweaver
Crimson Acolyte
Obsidian Acolyte
Samite Archer
Sunscape Apprentice

25 creatures
Alter Reality
Ana Sanctuary
Deep Analysis

11 other spells

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B
Deck Name: I Will Not Have a Battle of Wits with an Unarmed Person, Deck Designer: Tad Whitmire
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Main Deck

231 cards

Barbarian Ring
Barren Moor
Bloodstained Mire
City of Brass
29  Island
22  Mountain
23  Swamp

90 lands


Balshan Collaborator
Bathor the Defiled
Blazing Specter
Boneshard Slasher
Braids, Cabal Minion
Cephalid Broker
Dwarven Blastminer
Faceless Butcher
Nightscape Battlemage
Stormscape Battlemage
Thuderscape Battlemage
Wall of Bone

48 creatures
Aether Burst
Bamboozle
Barrin's Spite
Barrin's Unmaking
Battle of Wits
Befoul
Blackmail
Blaze
Blazing Salvo
Bloodstone Cameo
Bog Down
Boomerang
Breaking Point
Breath of Darigaaz
Browbeat
Buried Alive
Buring Wish
Custody Battle
Dark Banishing
Ensnaring Bridge
Firecat Blitz
Flame Burst
Innocent Blood
Lightning Blast
Prophetic Bolt
Solar Blast

93 other spells

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C
Deck Name: Chromatic Calamari, Deck Designer: Mark Rivera
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Main Deck

60 cards

Cephalid Coliseum
City of Brass
Crosis's Catacombs
Crystal Quarry
Darigaaz's Caldera
Dromar's Cavern
Forsaken City
Grand Coliseum
Island
Tarnished Citadel

25 lands


Aboshan, Cephalid Emperor
Captain Sisay
Cephalid Broker
Cephalid Constable
Cephalid Looter
Cephalid Retainer
Cephalid Sage
Cephalid Scout
Cetavolver
Cromat
Crosis, the Purger
Ertai, the Corrupted
Llawan, Cephalid Empress

17 creatures
Careful Study
Chromatic Sphere
Circular Logic
Complicate
Compulsion
Concentrate
Confound
Counterspell
Crosis's Charm
Cunning Wish
Doom Cannon
Eladamri's Call
Mana Cylix

18 other spells

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D
Deck Name: Dragon Dance, Deck Designer: Josh Lytle
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Main Deck

60 cards

Darigaaz's Caldera
Darkwater Catacombs
Island
Polluted Delta
Seafloor Debris
Swamp

21 lands
Balthor, the Defiled
Darigaaz, the Igniter
Devouring Strossus
Doomed Necromancer
Draco
Dralnu's Pet
Dromar, the Banisher
Quicksilver Dragon
Reya, Dawnbringer
Shifty Doppelganger
Shivan Dragon
Vampiric Dragon
Visara, the Dreadful

25 creatures
Cauldron Dance
Dawn of the Dead
Drake-Skull Cameo
Fire Diamond
Insidious Dreams

14 other spells

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F
Deck Name: Something Familiar, Deck Designer: Mathieu Roberge
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Main Deck

60 cards

Island
Mountain
Swamp

26 lands
Faceless Butcher
Fallen Angel
Fire Elemental
Flametongue Kavu
Fledging Dragon
Nightscape Familiar
Stormscape Familiar
Thunderscape Familiar

23 creatures
Fact or Fiction
Fire/Ice
Firebolt
Fugue

11 other spells

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G
Deck Name: Gee, That's Lots of Soldiers!, Deck Designer: David Robertson
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Main Deck

60 cards

Grand Coliseum
Mountain
13  Plains

23 lands
Glory
Glory Seeker
Goblin Legionnaire
Grim Lavamancer
Gustcloak Harrier
Gustcloak Runner
Gustcloak Saviour
Gustcloak Sentinel
Gustcloak Skirmisher

29 creatures
Global Ruin
Glorious Anthem
Goblin Trenches
Wrath of God

8 other spells

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J
Deck Name: 4J.dec (Jade Juntu Jeska Jailer), Deck Designer: Hilmar Demant
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Main Deck

60 cards

10  Forest
14  Mountain

24 lands
Jade Leech
Jeska, Warrior Adept
Junk Golem
Mogg Jailer
Otarian Juggernaut

20 creatures
Jalum Tome
Jandor's Saddlebags
Jayemdae Tome
Juntu Stakes

16 other spells

Download Download Magic Online .dec file

L
Deck Name: L is for Looter, Deck Designer: Chris Porter
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Main Deck

60 cards

10  Island
Lonely Sandbar
Mountain

23 lands
Ambassador Laquatus
Cephalid Looter
Grim Lavamancer
Merfolk Looter

14 creatures
Circular Logic
Lightning Blast
Lightning Surge
Liquify
Lost in Thought
Memory Lapse

23 other spells

Download Download Magic Online .dec file

O
Deck Name: Hurl-Opposition, Deck Designer: Justin Morcate
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Main Deck

60 cards

City of Brass
Forest
11  Island

23 lands
Arcanis the Omnipotent
Birds of Paradise
Callous Oppressor
Wall of Mulch

10 creatures
Call of the Herd
Chatter of the Squirrel
Fact or Fiction
Opposition
Oppurtunity
Roar of the Wurm
Slate of Ancestry
Static Orb
Words of Wilding

27 other spells

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P
Deck Name: Pretty Please Patron May I, Deck Designer: Andrea Chodan
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Main Deck

60 cards

16  Island
Swamp

20 lands
Disruptive Pitmage
Patron Wizard
Phantom Warrior
Possessed Aven
Prodigal Sorcerer
Puppeteer
Voidmage Prodigy

28 creatures
Peek
Probe
Prohibit

12 other spells

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Q
Deck Name: 5Q Green, Deck Designer: Dan Kramer
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Main Deck

60 cards

Crystal Quarry
12  Forest
Island
Mountain
Plains
Swamp

26 lands
Quagmire Druid
Questing Phelddagrif
Quicksilver Dragon
Quirion Dryad
Quirion Elves
Quirion Explorer
Quirion Sentinel
Quirion Trailblazer

30 creatures
Quicksilver Dagger

4 other spells

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R
Deck Name: Relentless Red, Deck Designer: Matt Sams
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Main Deck

60 cards

Barbarian Ring
20  Mountain

22 lands
Firebrand Ranger
Goblin Raider
Hell-Bent Raider
Rage Weaver
Raging Goblin
Rorix Bladewing

21 creatures
Infectious Rage
Maniacal Rage
Reckless Charge
Searing Rays
Urza's Rage

17 other spells

Download Download Magic Online .dec file

S
Deck Name: Strength in Numbers, Deck Designer: Travis Collier
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Main Deck

60 cards

10  Forest
Plains
Sungrass Prairie

22 lands
Squirrel Mob

4 creatures
Chatter of the Squirrel
Epic Struggle
Nantuko Shrine
Serene Sunset
Solitary Confinement
Squirrel Nest
Steely Resolve
Sterling Grove
Symbiotic Deployment

34 other spells

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U
Deck Name: Urrrrrggggg
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Main Deck

60 cards

11  Island
11  Swamp
Underground River

26 lands
Undead Gladiator
Urborg Drake
Urborg Emissary

12 creatures
Undermine
Unholy Strength
Unnatural Selection
Unsummon
Upheaval
Urza's Guilt

22 other spells

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V
Deck Name: Seek and Destroy, Deck Designer: Simon Englund
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Main Deck

60 cards

Mountain
Plains
Swamp
Urborg Volcano

24 lands
Sengir Vampire
Venerable Monk
Visara, The Dreadful
Voice of All

12 creatures
Akroma's Vengeance
Gerrard's Verdict
Vengeance
Vengeful Dreams
Vindicate
Void
Volcanic Hammer

24 other spells

Download Download Magic Online .dec file

W
Deck Name: Wave of Words, Deck Designer: David Jenkins
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Main Deck

60 cards

Forest
14  Island
Mountain
Wooded Foothills

24 lands
Whirlpool Drake
Whirlpool Rider
Whirlpool Warrior
Wormfang Drake

16 creatures
Breaking Wave
Keep Watch
Wash Out
Wave of Indifference
Words of War
Words of Wilding
Words of Wind
Words of Wisdom

20 other spells

Download Download Magic Online .dec file

Z
Deck Name: When Zombies Attack!, Deck Designer: Jeremy White
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Main Deck

60 cards

10  Mountain
15  Swamp

25 lands
Gluttonous Zombie
Lava Zombie
Pyre Zombie
Scathe Zombies
Shivan Zombie
Zombie Assassin
Zombie Boa
Zombie Cannibal
Zombie Trailblazer

31 creatures
Zombie Infestation

4 other spells

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Mark Rosewater is Head Magic Designer. What this fancy title means is that he's in charge of Magic design. This gets him a lot of mail (which he actually reads). When not alternatively destroying and saving Magic, he likes to spend time with his family, do stereotypically geeky things (play games, read comics, watch a lot of science fiction, etc.) and write about himself in third person.



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