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25 LANDS, 2 IN TOP 15, <1% CHANCE (deck id: 94185)
Tribe: Beast
60 Maindeck cards and 0 Sideboard
Modern Tribal Wars · Beast Combo
Played by Bandit Keith in Tribal Apocalypse 10.37 (2-1)
MAINDECK (60 Cards)
30 Creatures
4 Desert Cerodon

4 Lurching Rotbeast

4 Ridge Rannet

4 Street Wraith

4 Titanoth Rex

4 Valley Rannet

3 Monstrous Carabid

3 Simian Spirit Guide

11 Spells
4 Demonic Dread

4 Violent Outburst

3 Living End

19 Lands
4 Blackcleave Cliffs

4 Verdant Catacombs

3 Grove of the Burnwillows

2 Overgrown Tomb

2 Swamp

1 Blood Crypt

1 Blooming Marsh

1 Forest

1 Stomping Ground

R1:  Win 2 - 0vs.  Deonmag  (Tribal Wars) Modern Vampires 4 
R2:  Win 2 - 0vs.  Nydethess  Rogue 
R3:  Loss 0 - 2vs.  AJ_Impy  Flashy control 
Total:  53
  x 11
  x 4
  x 7
  x 8
  x 4
  x 4
Avg CMC: 5.16
The One That Got Away Bandit Keith Tribal Apocalypse 10.34 2-1
I would think that my title is self-explanatory in describing my typical bad luck that occurred to me in last week's finals, but I wish to elucidate something else:

It is self-evident that all players encounter bad luck, so the only relevant factors are to what degree, to what frequency, and upon which occasions. A person could get unlucky by hitting a 10 percent occurrence, but that's still not nearly as unlucky as hitting a less than 1 percent chance occurrence. As well as how often the unlucky occurrences are experienced - is the 10% chance being hit 10% of the time, as it should, or is there an overrepresentation like, say, less than 1% occasion happening 20% of the time. And finally, when is the person getting unlucky - is it in a casual room with nothing on the line, or in the finals of a tournament with more on the line?

Speaking for myself, in terms of degree and frequency, I've had extremely unlikely occurrences happening to me all-throughout this past season. Aside from the one that happened last week, additionally, I got 25-land mana screwed two games in a ROW of a single match, 22-land mana screwed three times in a ROW of a single match (whose last game had 2 lands in the top 22 cards, which happens once per 3,333 games), and a 24-land mana screw with a commune whiffing on land. I am certain there are more anomalies that I have previously outlined in this season, as well as the previous season (another 3 in 10,000 game occurrence), but these are the cursory highlights that my fragmented and traumatized mind allows me to recall. So, yes, sometimes the sub 1-percenter unlikely outcomes happened BACK TO BACK in rapid succession within a single match. Unreal, and maddening.

Some of these games / matches were in the finals themselves, or with a winning record inching toward the finals (like playing for a Swiss 3-0). Last week, when it happened to me in the finals, 1st place prize was 4x that of 2nd place. A multiplier of four times! Certainly the sub-1 percenter astronomically piss poor luck knows exactly when to rear its ugly head.

So, yes, we all get unlucky, but no, not that unlucky. I am on the cusp of being the most successful Tribal player in history, but more importantly to me, is not to be known as the greatest, but rather, to be known as the unluckiest. I have enough of humility to not crown myself as the greatest, but I not extend this courtesy any further, and I will hereby crown myself as the unluckiest tribal player of all time. And it isn't even close.