Game #110: Riku of Two Reflections
Location: Friend’s House in Baltimore
vs. Wrexial the Risen Deep
Result: Unsatisfying Loss
I got the chance to play some unexpected magic, which was nice because I will have to miss the next 2 or 3 Wednesdays. My fiance and her friend and coworker were going out and my friend (the coworker’s husband) was staying home to keep an ear on the new baby. That meant that he could play a bunch of magic with me (and I could be the Driver when the women got back).
I was itching to get through all of the decks I have left so that I could choose what decks to play, so after one game with the new Pre-cons (My Jeleva lost to his Derevi), I started pulling out decks-to-be-played.
I started with a 4 land hand, including all 3 colors, and I kept drawing a bunch of land. I had cool stuff to play, but his Wrexial deck was all discard, AND he stole one of my lands PLUS he changed my only source of Green to an island. I had Riku out, but then he played Painful Quandary. Despite having almost 10 mana, I had no green and couldn’t cast much of my hand (What was left of it). I would have died to general damage had I not scooped.
Riku was a deck that is on the chopping block. I may play it one more time to give it a final chance to be fun (before I turn it into a almost-all-creature Kiki-Jiki deck)
About the Deck ( http://tappedout.net/mtg-decks/rikuukir/ )
This was the first deck I built after the original Pre-cons came out. It’s mostly ramp (one of the two decks I played Prime Time in before he was banned), steal and copy. I had a lot of fun with it in the past, but I never seem to want to reach for it now. I might take it apart, but I think it gets one more chance.