Game #30: Thrun, the Last Troll
Location: a Friend’s house in Duluth, MN
vs: Kira, Great Glass Spinner
Result: Neutral Win
After a long 3-player game, one player had to go home. The rest of us didn’t have any self imposed curfew, so we decided to play another few head-to-head games. I grabbed Thrun, because it wasn’t a deck that needed to hide behind a multi-player game (though I considered a Non-guild Aurelia deck, in hindsight it would have been a better choice).
I played Okina on turn one, a Forest on turn two and missed the next two land drops. Kira got out a Rootwater Hunter and a Counter Balance. I was able to play a Basilisk Collar and, after playing a Mishra’s Factory, a Fireshrieker. I got plinked by the rootwater hunter a bit until I finally drew a fourth land, which allowed me to Skyshroud Claim.
I played Thrun, tested the counterbalance waters with a Spider Umbra, and when that stuck, played a Rancor on Thrun. Following turn I equipped the Collar and the ‘Shrieker and swung for 14 damage. A Conundrum Sphinx hit me (and found no creatures in my deck). Then I played Mythic Proportions and swung for 30 more.
I picked the wrong deck to play in this situation. Especially since we were playing under the new Legend rules (Kira’s Clone would have been a lot more effective as a dead Thrun than as a second Rootwater Thief). Karma would get me though.
About the Deck ( http://tappedout.net/mtg-decks/my-thrun-and-only/ )
What can I say? I like decks where the General is the only creature. I wanted to make a “Creatureless” green deck, but it was hard to figure out a good way to win, so I fudged it and just made it a Voltron Thrun deck. He is the last troll, though, so he’s the general without an army.