Game #70: Teysa, Orzov Scion #1
Location: Family Game Store
Vs.: Kami of the Crescent Moon; Balthor, the Defiled
I had been saving my very favorite deck for a special game, and I decided #70 was a good one. Of course, I was playing Balthor, so who knows how it was actually going to pan out. I’d never played aginst KotCM’s player before, so I didn’t have much to go on for what to expect. I had 3 lands in my opening hand, so I was happy.
Balthor started strong with Urborg, Phyrexian Arena, Carrion Feeder and a Bazaar of Baghdad. Kami drew a bunch of cards. We get Prosperitied and I have to discard (Reya Dawnbringer, Reveillark, Reassembling Skeleton, and other stuff that I have plans to get back). Curse of Swine is foiled by Sacrifice outlets allowing us to ditch our guys to avoid exile to PigTown.
Balthor gets a big Patriarch’s Bidding, which includes a Grey Merchant of Asphodel. I’m ready to start doing lots of tricks with Reya, Karmic Guide and Reveillark, but we get Evacuated. Then, more Gray Merchant and we die.
It was an okay game, but Teysa didn’t get to do super fun things (she may not have even hit the board).
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