Bottom 9 Games of 2013

These were the games, 1 for each month, that I had the least fun playing (and one bonus one that I made un-fun).  For the Best Games of 2013, Go here!

Game #7: Kemba,Kha Regent
Hated/LD’ed out for keeping another player from being alpha-struck

Game #21: Skullbriar, the Walking Grave
another combo-loss so un-fun that I didn’t want to even play Magic afterward

Game #31.1, 31.2: Doran the Siege Tower
Played a total of 5 lands across the two games (and one was strip-mined)

Game #35: Vorosh, the Hunter
singled out for playing a Rhystic Study

Game #49.1: Rafiq of the Many
Silly Planechase makes for a turn 3 Thraximundar. Redo game was a Best-Game runner-up

Game #60: Skyfire Kirin
Just didn’t really get to do much. Not a great deck for head-to-head vs Balthor

Game #71: Rasputin Dreamweaver
Not a bad game, just dragged on for waaaaayyyy too long

Game #75.1: Lim Dul, the Necromancer
I misplayed Necropotence vs a discard deck in a cut-throat level pod and had my only chance to remove the Skull exiled.

Game #86.1: Daxos of Meletis
We all scooped on Turn 5 against a super Try-Hard Damia deck

DisHonorable Mention (game un-fun because of Me)
Game #93: Maelstrom Wanderer
I shouldn’t have played an infinite combo deck at this table, and shouldn’t have cast my entire deck on Turn 5.

Top 9 Games of 2013

In 2013 I played  94 decks (and 102 total Games) as part of the EDH 100 project.  As it is unlikely that I will get to play any more games before the New Year, and since it is customary to do year-end reflections, I thought I’d give the highlights of the preceding year.

Here are the top 9 games (and runners-up) for each month of 2013. These were games that provided the most play Enjoyment.  For the “Worst Of” list, look here…

Game #16: Aurelia the War Leader (Guild) WIN

Aurelia, the Warleader
A game that I probably shouldn’t have won, but some how did.
–Runner up – Game #15: Azami — another one I shouldn’t have won, but did

Game #20: Baron Sengir vs Olivia Voldaren LOSS

The battle of the vampires. I game I lost despite having the Sanguine Bond/Exquisite Blood combo active for more than a turn.
— Runner up – Game #25: Teysa, Envoy of Ghosts — an almost win with a creatureless deck

Game #27: Squee, Goblin Nabob WIN

Squee Goblin Nabob

A rare Poison victory, on the back of a Goblin Token
— Runner up – Game #28: Reaper King vs Actual Voltron in the battle of Rainbow Robots

Game #39: Animar, Soul of Elements #2 LOSS

Animar Soul of Elements
The Mirror match: AniMorph vs All Creature Animar.
— Runner up – Game #43: Seton, Krosan Protector — big Druid smashings

Game #55: Child of Ravnica WIN

Child of Alara
Win via Dragon’s Maze in a game dominated by a wild Karona
— Runner up – Game #49.2: Rafiq of the Many — Rafiq’s last stand vs Teneb

Game #58: Marton Stromgald WIN

Márton Stromgald
Sacrificing everything for the win on the “Night of Obliteration and Insurrection”
— Runner up – Game #61: Ruhan of the Fomori — Ruhan is always fun, even in a crushing defeat

Game #69: Lorthos the Tidemaker LOSS

Lorthos, the Tidemaker
Ultra-mono blue sea-creature beatdown fell a mana short from having a good chance
— Runner up – Game #67: Zur the Enchanter — Group Hug’s first ride

Game #74: Isamaru Hound of Konda WIN

Isamaru Hound of Konda
All 1-drop drives a buff puppy to a General Damage win
— Runner up – Game #78: Intet, the Dreamer — multiple Genesis Waves and Epic Experiments. General Damage win

Game #94: Horde of Notions WIN

Horde of Notions
Elemental tribal synergy was working well
— Runner up – Game #87: Bosh, Iron Golem — net-decked for giant robot explosions. fiery finish in the loss.