Game #27 : Squee, Goblin Nabob
Location: A friend’s house in Baltimore, MD
vs: The Sorcerer Supreme (custom card)
Result: Fun Win
I played this 1v1 game against my friend’s custom 4-color general, Dr. Stephen Strange, The Sorcerer Supreme. The deck was based around pingers. Since EDH is a casual format, I have no issues with people playing with custom/homemade cards as long as they are fun, and this one is. To add the the fun, we played random planechase as well.
I started with a 2 land hand, that also had swords of Ice, Fire, Feast and Famine. Nephalia was our setting, so after dropping a land and a Golem’s Gauntlets, I milled away several creatures. We both ended up milling for a total of 14, and then we hit the Draw-4 phenomena as we moved to the Great Forest.
I was able to get an Empyrial Plate and a Sword of Feast and Famine on the board. Dr. Strange had a Zhur-Taa Druid, but it got destroyed by the wrath of god Phenomenon as we planeswalked to the Grand Ossuary.
I stuck Squee and suited him up, but he got killed before I could give him the Sword of Feast and Famine. Dr. Strange got out a Staff of Nin and the Dr. Himself, and I had a Goblin Assault as well. The staff meant recasting Squee was going to be a great challenge. We travelled to the Stairway to Infinity and then again to Glen Elendra.
I had to try to draw the ping on a Goblin Token in order to get Squee back. He didnt’ bite, so I was able to swing in with all of the equipment on the token, and then used Glen Elendra to trade for Dr. Strange, and tried to re-equip my equipment to the stolen Dr., which finally drew the ping, which let me re-cast Squee. I didn’t have enough to then re-equip, but it was enough to give me the option to equip either Squee or a hasty token next turn. Squee took the ping, but a drawn grafted exoskeleton allowed the token to infect for a victory (normally I don’t like poison, but for a deck where Squee is normally the only source of damage, make an exception)
This was a fun game. Strange didn’t get a good set of pingers to stay on the board. I got to do some complicated tricks, which made it a fun game, even if it was a Poison win, and Squee didn’t deal the killing blow.
About the Deck (http://tappedout.net/mtg-decks/unstoppable-squee/)
This is Squee Voltron. He’s joined by a few other Legen-wait for it-dary Goblin friends, and some token generation, but mostly Squee just wants to Suit Up and smash face. The emphasis is on easy to equip Equipment. Squee can die early and often, and never goes to the Command Zone unless there’s no other option.