Game #214: Gonti, Lord of Luxury

Game #214: Gonti, Lord of Luxury
Date: 2016-12-13
Location: Red Castle Games, Portland OR
Vs. Atraxa +; Borborygmos (85); Tymna/Ludavic
Result:   Fun Win

Gonti, Lord of Luxury, Magic, Prerelease CardsvsAtraxa, Praetors' Voice, Magic, Commander 2016Borborygmos Enraged, Magic, Gatecrash(Tymna the Weaver, Magic, Commander 2016/Ludevic, Necro-Alchemist, Magic, Commander 2016)

I started with a 3 land hand and played a Bog Wreckage, and a Cloudstone Curio on turn three, and Gonti (getting a Rhystic Study from Atraxa).  Atraxa played a Vulturous Zombie, and Borborygmos was digging with a Geier-reach Sanitarium, Tymna was doing stuff with lands.  On turn 5 I played a Conjurer’s Closet blinking Gonti for an Astral Cornucopia, and on Turn 6 I played a Dreamstone Hedron and blinked Gonti again. Then everything died to Crackling Doom.

I played Gonti again on turn 7 and kept finding ways to blink or bounce it (getting things like Necromantic Summons, Crystal Crawler, Temple Bell, etc).  Borborygmos killed Gonti once, but it was returned with the Summons. I tried for a Panharmonicon, but it was countered.  Atraxa exiled my conjuror’s closet. On turn 10 I was able to get it back to my hand and cast it on turn 11.  Borborygmos sends a huge attack at Tymna, but Ludavic/Tymna steals a giant Vinecrasher and flings it in response to a Beast Within.  Atraxa gets killed. I exile Borborygmos with a stolen Path to Exile, and then  I cast a Marionette Master as a 4/6.  I use another Aetherborn to sacrifice 8 creatures to deal 32 damage to kill Luda/Tymna, and then using bouncing to make more servos and do it again to kill Borborygmos.

I got to trigger Gonti lots of times, I got to cast a lot of stolen spells, and I used tricks to win. It was a pretty fun game.  I realized midway into the game that I didn’t slot in the Cabal Coffers and Urborg that I had planned on putting in the deck.  Borborygmos had upped his land count in the deck to 85.

About the Deck

Aside from being “Aetherborn” tribal, the goal of this deck is mostly to cast, blink, bounce, and copy Gonti as often as possible to build a “hand” of stolen cards. I play a few lands and abilities that let me have colored mana in case I need to pay costs of activated abilities of stolen cards.  There’s also a small energy sub theme, just because Energy is fun.  Panharmonicon and Minion Reflector get pretty silly, and I also plan on putting a Blade of Selves in for even more fun.


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