At the beginning of this Feat’s video, I walk you through the Double Nickel.
The Double Nickel is a savage cheat. It is an innocuous-looking table shuffle “technique” that will perfectly distribute your deck. I wrote about it in the influential How to Cheat over on the other blog… But I thought it might be practical to show you how someone might go about doing this technique.
Just something to remember:
- The rules ask you to make a good faith attempt to randomize your deck.
- “Table shuffling” is not shuffling – As you can see in the video, it doesn’t randomize your deck, but in the case of the Double Nickel, actually perfectly distributes your lands and spells. Is a perfectly distributed deck desirable? Well, you won’t be manascrewed. But on the other hand, if you do this, you will be scum. Savage, savage, scum.
Okay, what does that have to do with a #FloresRewards Feat of Strength?
As our wall against savagery, we are going to show our civilized selves!
For 15 #FloresRewards…
- Dress Up! Suit up against cheating!
- Holding a Piece of Bread! Any kind of bread counts; for example cupcakes!
Per usual, additional #FloresRewards or prizes may be given out for the best entries.
This week’s winner will receive a set (four copies of) one of the five Scars of Mirrodin dual lands; that is…
- Blackcleave Cliffs, or
- Copperline Gorge, or
- Darkslick Shores, or
- Razorverge Thicket, or
- Seachrome Coast
(There was some confusion around this already this AM (my fault of course!)… Each prize winner will get a set (four lands) of twenty total Scars of Mirrodin dual lands.)
The minimum points threshold for this week’s Feat of Strength is 67 #FloresRewards; though we may do both a drawing and a “best of” for prizes. So do your best!
The rest of the video is us checking out some Fauna Shaman and / or Baneslayer Angel winners, and the announcement of Bighead Joe, Joey Pasco, and Dexter Stevens as winners (which, if you’ve been keeping up with the blog, you already knew).
Don’t forget that at the end of the month, one lucky #FloresRewards participant will topdeck Jace, the Mind Sculptor!