Game #174: Karona, False God (Avatar Korra)
Location: Family Game Store, Savage, MD
vs. Gisa, Sidisi
Result: Neutral Loss.
I started out with a Forbidden Orchard, followed by a Tundra and a Plains. Gisa started with a Nighteyes, Blood Ghast and a Skull Clamp followed up with a Nirkana Revenant. Sidisi had Parallel lives and was making lots of Snakes via Patagia Viper. Gisa responds with a Lashwrithe, Scarecrone and a bunch of other things (like a Caged Sun). Sidisi tries to recover with a bunch of copies of Coiling Oracle, but gets Dark Pact-ed for 36 and I get swarmed by 18 3/3 zombies. All I managed to get down was Mako (+1-ed) and I had just cast Three Dreams.
I played another game with Korra, and I think it went much better for me (may have even won!) Either way the deck is super cool and special.
About the Deck ( http://tappedout.net/mtg-decks/korra-avatar/ ) As a going away present, my friends from the Family Game Store wednesday night crew pooled their resources (okay, one bought a Karona, and the other did the kickass alter) to hook me up with the general for this deck. The deck had been an idea we’d been talking about for a long time, and, having recently finished watching Legend of Korra, I decided to be the one that built it.
It was originally going to be totally creature-less, but then I decided that thematically appropriate walls could be created via bending, so I allowed those in. The rest of Team Avatar is represented by planeswalkers (and I did some customs on MSE for them as well)
Along with them were a complement of Fire, Water/Ice, Earth and Air themed spells either to pump Korra or to deal with threats. It’s pretty strongly themed, though there are a few non-theme choices to make the deck work.