Game #196: Odric, Lunarch Marshall
Location: Red Castle Games, Portland OR
Vs. Grand Aribiter IV; Mizzix; Sydri
Result: Fun Loss
Another game that was a long time ago.
I start with 2 lands, and play a Knight of Meadowgrain on turn 2 and a Gorgon’s Flail on turn 3. Odric comes out on turn 5 and in this iteration is giving First Strike, Lifelink, Deathtouch, Trample, Vigilance, and Haste. Meanwhile, Sydri started with an Island, Sol Ring and VoltaicKey on turn 1, then a Stuffy Doll set to Mizzix and a Throne of Empires. Grand Arbiter threw down an early Propaganda (in Korean), but was Banefired out of existence.
Grand Aribiter played Venser, and a Sublime Archangel (which gets exiled). Odric is killed by some spells. Venser gets to Ultimate (because we couldn’t read Propaganda in Korean, and Grand Arbiter wasn’t going to call attention to the fact that one can fully attack planeswalkers without paying for Propaganda. A cyclonic rift is attempted but countered.
I build up Odric again (Hexproof, Vigilence, Haste, First Strike, Trample, Skulk), but everything gets Terminus-ed away. At this point there’s a Stormtide Leviathan, and Ghostly Prison on Arbiter’s Team. Mizzix is Past in Flames-ing for moderate value. Sydri has both Throne and Crown of Empires. The game is getting pretty sloggy and Mizzix is able to kill everyone with X spells. I had a chance when my team was going to have Flying and Double Strike, but my Skyhunter got killed.
About the Deck (http://tappedout.net/mtg-decks/french-vanihilism/ is my starting idea list, though isn’t complete)
The original plan for the deck was to play Odric and only French Vanilla creatures (creatures with only Keyword Abilities), and then only Equipment/Aura’s that granted Keywords. I had to stray from that slightly, but the vast majority of the Creatures and attachables fit that definition. There aren’t too many clever tricks in the deck, other than instant speed wraths just in case everyone is indestructible. I’ve since played it in another game and had even more fun with it.
Also, it play’s Marshal’s Anthem (for flavor, and also because it makes me think that it’s a song that Marshall Erikson would sing)