Game #71: Rasputin Dreamweaver
Location: Family Game Store
VS.: Balthor; Sharuum the Hegemon; Jenara, Asura of War
I started with a lot of white mana in my hand, but no blue. I played an early Suture Priest. Jenara rolled out a Propaganda, Sharuum had Jace Beleren, and Balthor had Liliana of the Veil. It ended up being a very slow crawl of a game.
Jenara had a Sphinx of Uthuun that I copied with a Phyrexian Metamorph, and I was able to do some pinpoint removal tricks with Stone Cloaker (including taking care of an Ashen Rider somehow) and Ghostly Flicker. I was also recurring Cloud of Faeries, but not in any way that was gaining me great advantage.
Balthor dropped an Akroma’s Memorial, that didn’t really scare me. Living death almost wiped me out, but I had a Ghostway (which turned my metamorph into an Akroma’s Memorial). I got to a point where I was able to recur Ghostway every turn by having an Archaeomancer on the board, but I still didn’t have any offensive value to generate.
Sharuum played an Avacyn and equipped it with Swiftfoot Boots. I tried to swing in and kill Balthor with my Pro-black Flying team, but my Akroma’s Memorial got bounced. I had lost my Ghostway recursion by this point, but it did allow my Metamorph to become Avacyn (Thanks, New Legend Rule!). Then Jenara Played an Avacyn… (Thanks… New Legend rule…), and exiled my artifact-Avacyn (because stupid Angel of Restoration can’t swoop in to save other Angels). By this point it was nearly closing time at the store, so I packed up my cards early (I had no real way to deal with double Avacyn, and the game didn’t look like it was ending any time soon), my deck was a few draws away from really getting rolling, but it was too late.
About the Deck (Tapped Out: coming someday)
This is my blink/flicker deck. It can generate lots of mana under the right conditions with Rasputin(a) (the first of my “Italian Legends to Full Art Foil Gender Bending” generals), and Gemstone Array (one of my secret favorite cards).
It can do some fun tricks (like the Ghostway and Archaeomancer good times above). It does have a Deadeye Navigator in the deck because it is good AND on theme.