Game #104: Stangg
Location: Family Game Store
Vs: Balthor; Olivia Voldaren
Result: Fun Loss
This was a new deck, just completed this weekend. I had two lands and a Cluestone, so I kept it. Balthor started with an Urborg, and then Liliana (who killed a vampire). Olivia had a Command Tower, Mirri and another Vampire. I play a Huntmaster of the Fells and Sunastian Falconer, and then I let the Huntmaster flip to kill Mirri. Olivia turns Huntmaser into a Vampire, I summon Stangg and his Sister and then Balthor casts Decree of Pain .
I play Garruk’s Packleader, Balthor casts Geth and something else and then someone Patriarch’s Biddings and I get my board back. Yay! Then Olivia Damnations and casts Liliana Vess.
I cast a Krosan Drover and some other stuff, then Olivia Black Sun’s Zeniths and Balthor gets popped. Stuff happens and my board is mostly wiped.
Board, mostly wiped.
I cast my general again and Fossil Find back a Huntmaster of the Fells. Balthor Memory Jars and I lose a bunch of lands, plus Urabrask, who gets Geth-ed. Olivia has Exquisite Blood. I swing with my Generals give them double strike with Cleaver Riot and Warrior’s Lesson to draw 4 cards.
Balthor gets popped which brings back my Gruul Ragebeast which makes for some crazy Fight triggers. I Fierce Empath for a Craterhoof Behemoth.
Gray Merchant has happened a few times in this game, but I play Craterhoof Behemoth and make a big swing that puts Balthor down to 3, but he re-pops Balthor on his turn, and rather than try to figure out all the Fight triggers, I happily scoop to Math so that we can play another game.
About the Deck (tappedout someday)
This is a loosely themed “Twin” deck. I decided that Stangg’s twin was a fraternal girl twin. Wild Pair is a key card in the deck, but the only way to tutor it up is Gamble. There are decent Wild Pair targets at most #s. It also has some of the new Theros instants that target two creatures, and things to get a second attack phase or get Double Strike. Huntmaster of the Fells is Double Faced and does 2 damage, gains 2 life and makes a 2/2 wolf. I thought this deck would mostly be silly, but it was actually really fun to play.