Game #88: Chromium
Location: Family Game Store, Savage, MD
vs. Ghave, Guru of Spores #2; Karona
Result: Fun Loss
There was only about 30 minutes left until closing, but we were down to 3 players at our table, so we decided to throw down one more fast game. I picked Chromium, because, hey, someone actually posted a comment on the blog asking about the deck, and I like to give the fan what he or she wants.
I started with a three land hand and a myr and followed it up with an Invisible Stalker. Karona had a shiny Necrotic Sliver, and eventually an early Karona, which, when it swung at me, got chump blocked by the stalker. I play a Kusari-Gama and use Steelshaper apprentice to grab Loxodon Warhammer. The game is being played very fast and loose, and I’m soon down to 6 life.
Ghave does some mess of things with Renegade Krasis, the General, and Coat of Arms and has a bunch of super big saprolings. I attack with Karona holding a War-hammer and Kusari Gama, hoping to gain boatloads of life, but instead he sacrifices all of his tokens to make the Krasis big, and everything else dead (though I do get 22 life out of the deal, but looking back I realize that it’s the Equipment dealing the damage). That wasn’t the only rules error I made this game, I also misplayed Leonin Shikari thinking that it was Puresteel Paladin, and did at least one equip for 0 rather than at instant speed.
Eventually I am down to no creatures and a bunch of really good equipment. Karona is gone, dead to general damage from Karona (thanks to my equipment and an attack from Ghave with it). If I could’ve drawn a creature, I also had a gorgon’s flail and magebane armor in hand, but I didn’t, so I died to Ghave.
A fast, flawed, fun game.
About the Deck (http://tappedout.net/mtg-decks/mechagodzilla/)
The goal is to abuse Rampage by assembling a giant dragon in armor. The “combo” is Magebane Armor + Loxodon Warhammer + Gorgon’s Flail/Basilisk Collar + Nemesis Mask + Chromium so that everything has to block Chromium (who no longer flies) so it gets bigger due to rampage and the deathtouch/trample effect wipes the board of creatures and player (hopefully). It’s really hard to assemble, so there are few other guys that can carry swords (Teeka’s Dragon!).
I also realized that I probably should have at least one of the original Elder Dragons as a deck.