Game #231: Kambal, Consul of Allocation

Game #231: Kambal, Consul of Allocation
Date: 2017-06-13
Location: Red Castle Games, Portland OR
Vs. Kraum/Vial Smasher; Titania; Teneb
Result:   Fun Win

Due to Backlog, and temporal distance, these recaps will be brief.

Recap: Despite a few board wipes and close calls, I ground out a win with Urborg, Karma, and Stern Judge.

About the Deck https://tappedout.net/mtg-decks/kamballocation/

This is pretty much a bleeder deck that does some Swamps Matter in a Bad Way tricks

Game #230: Alesha Who Smiles at Death

Game #230: Alesha Who Smiles at Death
Date: 2017-06-06
Location: Red Castle Games, Portland OR
Vs. Jazal; Mikaeus;
Result:   Neutral Loss

Due to Backlog, and temporal distance, these recaps will be brief.

Recap: I played a 3 land hand, but died before turn 7 to a massive Jazal attack.

About the Deck:  All creatures, mostly Knights, mostly resurrectable by Alesha.

Game #229: Atraxa, Praetors’ Voice

Game #229: Atraxa, Praetors’ Voice
Date: 2017-05-16
Location: Red Castle Games, Portland OR
Vs. Jazal; Mizzix
Result:   Unfun Loss

Due to Backlog, and temporal distance, these recaps will be brief.

Recap: I played only 2 lands, but played the War Dance enchantment and Serra’s Hymn and a Tusk Caller.  I got a third land on turn 9, and then died. Jazal almost won, but my notes say he was boomeranged.

About the Deck: https://tappedout.net/mtg-decks/atraxa-levels-radio-edit/

No +1/+1, No Planeswalkers:  Level-Ups and the growing “song” enchantments from Urza’s block

Game #228: Urabrask the Hidden

Game #228: Urabrask the Hidden
Date: 2017-05-2
Location: Red Castle Games, Portland OR
Vs. Lyzolda, the Blood Witch; Muzzio, Visionary Architect
Result:   Neutral Loss

Due to Backlog, and temporal distance, these recaps will be brief.

Recap notes: I had a Goblin Kaboomist and Koth of the Hammer, before dying to 45 Myr Incubator Tokens.

About the Deck 

This one is all creatures, all red, and moslty goblins.

Game #227: Yahenni, Undying Partisan

Game #227: Yahenni, Undying Partisan (3)
Date: 2017-04-25
Location: Red Castle Games, Portland OR
Vs. Breya; Yidris (Stock); Roon
Result:  Fun loss

Due to time and backlog, recaps will be short

Roon had to go early
-consuming aberration was the death of us
-needed a way through, and almost won
big life swings
-die to being milled. 2 cards left in library, swamp would’ve milled, final draw is a wrath that would have allowed Yahenni to swing through

About the Deck https://tappedout.net/mtg-decks/yahenni-partyfan/

Destroy other creatures, tokens to make Yahenni Indestructible.

Game #226: Hanna, Ship’s Navigator (3)

Game #226: Hanna, Ship’s Navigator (3)
Date: 2017-03-21
Location: Red Castle Games, Portland OR
Vs. Azusa; Akiri/Reyhan; Lyzolda
Result:   Mostly Fun Win

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The third Daughter-Deck.

I started with a three land hand, and an early Chromatic Star and a Golem’s Heart, and then a Worn Powerstone on turn 3. Azusa came down early, and Lyzolda ramped into a Rune-scarred demon pretty quickly. On turn 4 Azusa Collective Voyaged for 6.  Akiri/Reyhan had an early Corpsejack Menace, and Azusa kept ramping.  Meanwhile I grabbed a Claws of Gix, Paradise Mantle, and an Artificer’s Intuition.  Lyzolda’s Pestilence Demon did some damage on turn 6.

I was able to tutor up a Skycloud Egg, and a Heartstone, and drop a Paradox Engine on turn 8, allowing me to sacrifice the Egg for UW and a draw, use the UW to activate Hanna and return the egg, recast the egg and untap everything and repeat to draw into something (I think I went with Explosive Apparatus) and have enough mana to continue looping and blowing up the apparatus to kill everyone.  I don’t combo-off often, but this deck involved enough pieces, and luck, that I didn’t feel too bad about it.

About the Deck ( http://tappedout.net/mtg-decks/hanna-tinkertoys )

Hanna and lots of low-cost artifacts for quick and easy recursion. It does make use of Paradox Engine for infinite recursion, but it takes multiple pieces to make it work (and people should be blowing up Paradox Engines, anyway).  Dad is in the workshop with Hanna, and they build stuff.

Game #225: Hanna, Ship’s Navigator (2)

Game #225: Hanna, Ship’s Navigator (2)
Date: 2017-03-21
Location: Red Castle Games, Portland OR
Vs. Silas/Thrasios; Thassa
Result:   Mostly Fun Loss

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Another Daughter Deck.

I started the game with a Hope of Ghirapur and some Inventor’s Goggles.  Thassa had an early Cosi’s Trickster, and Silas/Thrasios came out of the gate with a Burgeoning into an Awakening Zone into a Sword of War and Peace (and then quickly a Scavenging Ooze and a Copy of Thassa).   I played Hanna on turn 4, but didn’t have much to do until a Favorable Winds and a Consulate Dreadnought on turn 7 and 8 (sadly I could never find gas for the boat, though there was plenty of room to sail thanks to Thassa’s Quicksilver fountain and Thada-Adel).  I used a Confiscation Coup to steal Thassa’s Surge Spanner (and I stuck a Freed from the Real on it for fun), but did little else (Cast a Thassa of my own, and a Narwhal).  There was a mass bounce around turn 13, and after that Thassa dropped a bunch of merfolk and fish-buffs, and then I died.   It wasn’t an un-fun game, I just couldn’t get stuff into play.  I did generate 9 energy, and used 4 of it…

About the Deck ( http://tappedout.net/mtg-decks/hannas-energetic-exploration-with-flying-whales/ )

This deck is about Energy, Vehicles (especially boats, and extraespecially flying boats), and Whales (especially flying ones), and it is sort of themed towards “inqisitively and exuberantly exploring the world,” which are all qualities I hope my daughter will have.

Extra fun stuff includes getting to play Narwhal, Cunning, and Traveler’s Cloak. Mom is in the deck, but Dad stayed home to build more artifacts. It is more artifact heavy than enchantment laden.  I like the flying Whales a lot.

Game #213.9: Yidris, Maelstrom Wielder

Game #213.8: Yidris, Maelstrom Wielder
Date: 2017-08-01
Location: Red Castle Games, Portland OR
Vs. Azusa; Breya; Gahiji
Result:   Fun Win

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Hit the Zombie Achievement (Finally) by casting and flashing back the 13-zombie spell. I also started by copying Azusa with Vizier of Many Faces. I also nuked the board right before getting the zombies, and managed to win the game while hitting all previous achievements, thus earning 5 swaps (TBD). It was a really fun game: Burgeoning happened, Kydele generated a ton of mana, Glint-Eye Nephilim drew me a ton of cards (And discarded a Wonder to pump itself). Azusa put on some huge early pressure (and Kiki Jiki couldn’t get going)

About the Deck (http://tappedout.net/mtg-decks/project-yidris/   )

There’s a page that talks about it here, and one here too.

Game #213.8: Yidris, Maelstrom Wielder

Game #213.8: Yidris, Maelstrom Wielder
Date: 2017-04-25
Location: Red Castle Games, Portland OR
Vs. Bruse/Kraum(?); UG – Partners
Result:   Neutral Loss

Yidris, Maelstrom Wielder, Magic, Commander 2016vs(/),(/)

Again, I didn’t hit my Zombie achievement, so only 2 swaps. All I noted is that someone killed my Kruphix for no great reason, and then the next turn the other player won via Labratory Maniac.

About the Deck (http://tappedout.net/mtg-decks/project-yidris/   )

There’s a page that talks about it here, and one here too.

Game #213.7: Yidris, Maelstrom Wielder

Game #213.7: Yidris, Maelstrom Wielder
Date: 2017-04-25
Location: Red Castle Games, Portland OR
Vs. Anafenza; Eight-and-a-half Tails
Result:   Neutral Win

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I had Waste Not , but made 0 discards happen. I did not hit the zombie achievement, so only get two swaps.  8.5 Tails had a World Queller and a turn 1 Serra Ascendant, but my notes say that I won this one.

About the Deck (http://tappedout.net/mtg-decks/project-yidris/   )

There’s a page that talks about it here, and one here too.