World Championships Decks Support Cards

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Source 1998 World Championships decks1998-?
Info5Th Edition frame without a bevel
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Deck Overview Card
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InfoCollect All Four World Championship Decks Relive the excitement of the 1998 World Championships with these four commemorative decks. Brian Selden, World Champion — World Champion Brian Selden's deck conquered the field by using Survival of the Fittest to put creatures into the graveyard and Recurring Nightmare to bring them back into play. The deck employs more than twenty creatures and dips into blue for Lobotomy. Ben Rubin, Finalist — Ben Rubin's archetypal red weenie deck took him all the way to the World Championship Finals. This aggressive Sligh deck consists of roughly equal parts direct damage, aggressive creatures, and land. Brian Hacker, Quarterfinalist — Brian Hacker's white weenie deck rolled over competitors with more than twenty aggressive creatures. This horde relies on creatures with shadow and the en-Kor to overwhelm the unprepared, with the threat of Cataclysm looming large. Randy Buehler, Twelveth Place — Randy Buehler's Draw, Go deck is pure control, with over twenty counterspells and eight card-drawing engines to dig them out. The deck's offense is limited to Stalking Stones, and a Rainbow Efreet, but the best offense is often a killer defense. ™ & © 1998 Wizards of the Coast, Inc.
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Brian Selden Bio Card
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Source 1998 World Championships Brian Selden deck1998-?
InfoBrian Selden (World Champion) Brian Selden, a seventeen-year-old high school student from San Diego, California, says his deck revolves around the interaction between Survival of the Fittest and Recurring Nightmare. The former is used to put creatures into the graveyard and the latter can then bring them into play. With this combo, Selden is able to use his creatures to react to an opponent's threats. The deck also contains over twenty creatures, many of which have an effect when they enter play or perform some other useful function, such as the Spike Weaver. Unlike many similar decks, Selden's dips into blue, primarily for Lobotomy. He said this was the key to many of his victories. ™ & © 1998 Wizards of the Coast, Inc.


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Brian Selden Deck List Card
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Source 1998 World Championships Brian Selden deck1998-?
InfoBrian Selden DECK CONTENTS MAIN DECK # Name Set 3 City of Brass Chronicles™ (5th Ed.™) 8 Forest Tempest™ 1 Gemstone Mine Weatherlight™ 2 Karplusan Forest Ice Age™ (5th Ed.) 2 Firestorm Weatherlight 2 Reflecting Pool Tempest 1 Swamp Tempest 2 Underground River Ice Age (5th Ed.) 4 Survival of the Fittest Exodus 2 Undiscovered Paradise Visions™ 1 Volrath's Stronghold Stronghold™ 4 Birds of Paradise Fifth Edition 1 Cloudchaser Eagle Tempest 1 Man-o'-War Visions 2 Nekrataal Visions 1 Orcish Settler Weatherlight 2 Spike Feeder Stronghold 1 Spike Weaver Exodus™ 1 Spirit of the Night Mirage™ 1 Thrull Surgeon Exodus 1 Tradewind Rider Tempest 2 Uktabi Orangutan Visions 1 Verdant Force Tempest 4 Wall of Blossoms Stronghold 2 Wall of Roots Mirage 2 Lobotomy Visions 4 Recurring Nightmare Exodus 2 Scroll Rack Tempest SIDEBOARD # Name Set 4 Boil Tempest 2 Dread of Night Tempest 3 Emerald Charm Visions 1 Hall of Gemstone Visions 2 Phyrexian Furnace Weatherlight 2 Pyroblast Ice Age (5th Ed.) 1 Staunch Defenders Tempest SIDEBOARD CARD SYMBOL ™ & © 1998 Wizards of the Coast, Inc.
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Ben Rubin Bio Card
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Source 1998 World Championships Ben Rubin deck1998-?
InfoBen Rubin (Finalist) Though only fifteen years old, Ben Rubin has amassed quite an impressive tournament record. He placed second at Pro Tour™ — Los Angeles and finished in the Top 16 at Grand Prix — San Francisco, his hometown. Ben played the archetypal mono-red weenie or Sligh deck at the 1998 Worlds. Although he prefers to play a more balanced deck, Rubin thought the aggressive Sligh would work well at this tournament. His deck consists of roughly one-third land, one-third direct damage, and one-third small aggressive creatures. ™ & © 1998 Wizards of the Coast, Inc.
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Ben Rubin Deck List Card
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Source 1998 World Championships Ben Rubin deck1998-?
InfoBen Rubin DECK CONTENTS MAIN DECK # Name Set 12 Mountain Tempest™ 4 Wasteland Tempest 4 Ball Lightning Fifth Edition™ 2 Goblin Vandal Weatherlight™ 4 Ironclaw Orcs Fifth Edition 4 Jackal Pup Tempest 4 Mogg Fanatic Tempest 2 Mogg Flunkies Stronghold™ 1 Viashino Sandstalker Visions™ 4 Cursed Scroll Tempest 4 Fireblast Visions 4 Nekrataal Visions 2 Hammer of Bogardan Mirage™ 4 Incinerate Mirage 4 Shock Stronghold SIDEBOARD # Name Set 3 Bottle Gnomes Tempest 2 Dwarven Miner Mirage 2 Dwarven Thaumaturgist Weatherlight 1 Final Fortune Mirage 1 Firestorm Weatherlight 4 Pyroblast Ice Age (5th Ed.) 2 Shattering Pulse Exodus™ SIDEBOARD CARD SYMBOL ™ & © 1998 Wizards of the Coast, Inc.


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Brian Hacker Bio Card
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Source 1998 World Championships Brian Hacker deck1998-?
InfoBrian Hacker (Quarterfinalist) Twenty-three-year-old professional Magic® player Brian Hacker of San Diego, California, thought he had a good chance of winning the finals with his white weenie deck. Hacker said his deck was well set up to defeat his opponents with its twenty-something aggressive creatures — including a number of shadow and en-Kor creatures. Unlike traditional white weenie decks, which rely on Armageddon as a major threat card, Hacker's deck uses Cataclysm, which he feels better complements the use of Empyrial Armor. ™ & © 1998 Wizards of the Coast, Inc.
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Brian Hacker Deck List Card
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Source 1998 World Championships Brian Hacker deck1998-?
InfoBrian Hacker DECK CONTENTS MAIN DECK # Name Set 17 Plains Tempest™ 3 Nomads en-Kor Stronghold™ 3 Paladin en-Vec Exodus™ 4 Soltari Monk Tempest 4 Soltari Priest Tempest 1 Soltari Visionary Exodus 4 Soul Warden Exodus 4 Warrior en-Kor Stronghold 4 White Knight Fifth Edition™ 1 Aura of Silence Weatherlight™ 4 Cataclysm Exodus 3 Disenchant Tempest 4 Empyrial Armor Weatherlight 4 Tithe Visions™ SIDEBOARD # Name Set 3 Abeyance Weatherlight 2 Armageddon Fifth Edition 3 Aura of Silence Weatherlight 3 Cursed Scroll Tempest 1 Disenchant Tempest 3 Spirit Link Fifth Edition SIDEBOARD CARD SYMBOL ™ & © 1998 Wizards of the Coast, Inc.
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Randy Buehler Bio Card
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Source 1998 World Championships Randy Buehler deck1998-?
InfoRandy Buehler (Twelveth Place) Although twenty-six-year-old professional Magic® player Randy Buehler of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, didn't make the Top 8, he did finish with an impressive 6-1 record during the Standard portion of the World Championships. Buehler's Draw, Go deck is built for pure control with over twenty counters. He uses eight card-drawing spells to get to his counters more quickly and only four Stalking Stones and one Rainbow Efreet for offensive power. Buehler said he won some games without ever having to tap a land for mana on his own turn. ™ & © 1998 Wizards of the Coast, Inc.


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Randy Buehler Deck List Card
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Source 1998 World Championships Randy Buehler deck1998-?
InfoRandy Buehler DECK CONTENTS MAIN DECK # Name Set 18 Island Tempest™ 4 Quicksand Visions™ 4 Stalking Stones Tempest 1 Rainbow Efreet Visions 4 Counterspells Tempest 4 Dismiss Tempest 2 Dissipate Mirage™ 3 Forbid Exodus™ 4 Force Spike Legends™ (5th Ed.™) 4 Impulse Visions 3 Mana Leak Stronghold™ 1 Memory Lapse Homelands™ (5th Ed.) 4 Nevinyrral's Disk Fifth Edition 4 Whispers of the Muse Tempest SIDEBOARD # Name Set 2 Capsize Tempest 1 Grindstone Tempest 4 Hydroblast Ice Age™ (5th Ed.) 4 Sea Sprite Homelands (5th Ed.) 4 Wasteland Tempes SIDEBOARD CARD SYMBOL ™ & © 1998 Wizards of the Coast, Inc.