Game #46 : Borborygmous (GRUUL GUILD)
Location: Lake Vermilion, near Tower,MN
vs: Trostani (Guild); Obzedat (Guild)
On a short family getaway to Lake Vermilion in Northern MInnesota, my Brother, Fiance and I decided to thow down some Guild Decks. I started with 2 Lands, played a wimpy Goblin and stalled out for a very long time at 4 lands. Obzedat played a Guild Mage, a High Priest of Pennance and Sin Collector-ed me.
Obzedat kept coming for me the entire game, while I languished without fatties, or mana (I was hovering at 6). Obzedat made it even eaiser by playing a Rogues Passage (my Fiance’s least favorite guild-deck card), so I couldn’t even keep chump blocking with little Gruul-lings (I even had to Recollect a 1 mana creature just to have a blocker and survive). Finally I succumb to Ghost Council pounding. My Next Draw was Frenzied Tilling… 😦
Meanwhile, Trostani built up a sizeable army, life-total and set of enchantments (Doubling Season, Collective +3/+3, Unflinching Courage, etc and was swinging at Obzedat. T was joined by a Giant Adephage and a Phytohydra. Trostani swung for exact damage, but also added in another buff on the general to double kill Obzedat. Trostani maxed out at 90 life.
General Damage in the Game:
Borborygmous = Nil. Obzedat on me: 21, Obzedat on Trostani: 20. Trostani on Obzedat:19 (plus a buff at the end where regular damage also killed)
About the Deck
Another guild deck. I chose regular Borborygmous because I like attacking with creatures more than discarding lands. The deck has more of a Blood Rush component than anything else. I enjoy playing it and just attacking as much as I can until I die.
The best play it ever had was in a 5 player game when I was hemming and hawing about who to attack, and whether to be political or mean. Another player (playing his own Simic/Zeganna deck, though we were not all playing Guild Decks) suggested I ask “What Would Borborygmous Do?” So I attacked him with Borborygmous, Bloodrushed to give him a huge bonus, and then gave him double strike to Kill the Simic Guild in one swoop with General Damage. (Then I eventually lost to a very non-guild Niv-Mizzet deck).