Game #181: Sliver Hivelord(or Karona… Colorless)
Location: Red Castle Games, Portland, OR
vs.: Derevi; Roon; Seton
Result: Neutral Loss
(it’s been awhile since this game was played, so details may be fuzzy).
Seton started with a Level-up guy, Derevi had a fiend hunter. I started with a 3 land hand, and played a Fathom Feeder on turn 3, and a Benthic Infiltrator on turn 4. Despite having decent mana, everyone else came out of the gate a bit harder. Roon had an Elemental Bond and Knight of the Reliquary (and used Jace’s archivist to make me discard a ton of cool stuff). Seton managed to get a Wild Pair and a Nykthos out. Derevi tried to do some stuff, but by turn 7 Seton Chord of Calling-ed for a Craterhoof Behemoth that ended the game. Despite only lasting 7 turns, this game took a LONG time (other people’s turns, not mine).
About the deck: This deck is the Colorless Eldrazi deck. Basically I just threw my favorite Eldrazi from the new block into a deck. Sliverhivelord is a boss for the colors (and lets me play Hivestone as a back-up), but Karona is just as useful. Not a whole lot of thought went in to this one, and as of this writing, I haven’t thought about if/how I will adjust it after Oath comes out.