Game #175: Rakka Mar (Azula)

Game #175: Rakka Mar (Azula)
Date: 2015-06-10
Location: Family Game Store, Savage, MD
vs. Ihsan (pauper), Sidisi
Result: Fun Loss.

Rakka MarvsIhsan's Shade, Magic, HomelandsSidisi, Brood Tyrant, Magic, Khans of Tarkir

To follow-up Avatar Korra, I played a new Rakka-Mar deck (featuring Azula from The Last Airbender). I started with a Leyline of Lightning in play and followed it up with many mountains.  Sidisi dropped Parallel Lives again as well as a Coling Oracle, and Ishan started with a Soldevi Adnate, Phyrexian Rager and Moriok Replica.

I played Rakka and dropped an Elemental.  Next turn I used Arc Lightning to kill a morph and made an elemental. Sidisi played a Wurmcoil Engine and Foster. I Ihsan used Pestilence to wipe the board. I played a Hateflayer and a Thornbite Staff, but I was wiped out by Sidisi’s ever growing army of Wurms.

About the Deck: This deck is a Lightning/Elemental deck. Almost no Fire spells in the deck and pretty much anything with Lightning in the title makes the cut. A small Elemental Subtheme, but avoiding firey ones unless they are 3/1. Hostility is a favorite card in there.

Game #174: Karona, False God (Avatar Korra)

Game #174: Karona, False God (Avatar Korra)
Date: 2015-06-10
Location: Family Game Store, Savage, MD
vs. Gisa, Sidisi
Result: Neutral Loss.

IMG_0459vsGhoulcaller Gisa, Magic, Commander 2014Sidisi, Brood Tyrant, Magic, Khans of Tarkir

I started out with a Forbidden Orchard, followed by a Tundra and a Plains. Gisa started with a Nighteyes, Blood Ghast and a Skull Clamp followed up with a Nirkana Revenant. Sidisi had Parallel lives and was making lots of Snakes via Patagia Viper. Gisa responds with a Lashwrithe, Scarecrone and a bunch of other things (like a Caged Sun). Sidisi tries to recover with a bunch of copies of Coiling Oracle, but gets Dark Pact-ed for 36 and I get swarmed by 18 3/3 zombies. All I managed to get down was Mako (+1-ed) and I had just cast Three Dreams.

I played another game with Korra, and I think it went much better for me (may have even won!) Either way the deck is super cool and special.

About the Deck ( http://tappedout.net/mtg-decks/korra-avatar/ ) As a going away present, my friends from the Family Game Store wednesday night crew pooled their resources (okay, one bought a Karona, and the other did the kickass alter) to hook me up with the general for this deck.  The deck had been an idea we’d been talking about for a long time, and, having recently finished watching Legend of Korra, I decided to be the one that built it.

It was originally going to be totally creature-less, but then I decided that thematically appropriate walls could be created via bending, so I allowed those in.  The rest of Team Avatar is represented by planeswalkers (and I did some customs on MSE for them as well)

Tenzin the Sojourner Mako the Firebrand Bolin Worldwaker Asami Transcendant

Along with them were a complement of Fire, Water/Ice, Earth and Air themed spells either to pump Korra or to deal with threats.  It’s pretty strongly themed, though there are a few non-theme choices to make the deck work.