Game #14: Isperia, Supreme Judge
Location: Family Game Store, Savage, MD
vs: Savra, Queen of the Golgari (guild); Sek’kuar the Deathkeeper; Jarad, Golgari Lich Lord Nicol Bolas
I started out the game putting an Akroma’s Vengeance under a Windbrisk Heights. Bolas played an early Stranglehold and a Jace the Mind Sculptor, Sek’Kuar was building up with a Corpsejack Menace. The Golgari twins were threatening with Savra managing a Plague Boiler, and Jarad with a Gravecrawler, Grafted Exoskeleton and later a Pestilence Demon. I had trouble getting to 6 lands, but was able to build up a few tokens or pumpers. Bolas tired to combo off, but Plague Boiler wiped the board to prevent it (though I could have prevented it as well Knight-Captain of Eos). Bolas got killed, and my attempts to rebuild after the board wipe – Mobilization and Cathar’s Crusade – were met with an Indrik Stomphowler and a Sylvan Primordial. Then Jarad made a big Living Death and won off of the back of it.
About the Deck ( http://tappedout.net/mtg-decks/isperia-bluebop/ )
This deck is the blue-white token swarm cousin of my Jor Kadeen deck. I wanted to have a UW deck that wasn’t just standard wrath/counter/control. It has a lot of ways to make tokens and pump them, and a few ways to discourage attacks against me (hopefully directing them elsewhere). I’ve won a few games on the back of Crescendo of War. It’s the only deck that I play Time Stretch in (and that’s mostly to try to speed along Azor’s Elocutors).