Game #80: Damia, Sage of Stone

Game #80: Damia, Sage of Stone
Date: 2013-11-13
Location: Family Game Store
vs. Balthor the Defiled; Mangara of Corondor; Balthor; The Mimeoplasm

Damia, Sage of StoneVSBalthor the DefiledMangara of CorondorThe MimeoplasmRuric Thar, the Unbowed

This game took a long time and a lot of little things happened, but not a lot of major stuff. The Mimeoplasm came in to play 4+ times (as Eternal Witness + 2, Liliana’s Reaver +3, a big Dragon + 9, Garruk’s Horde +4, and probably more). Mangara built up a pillow fort and did some exiling in  a variety of ways.  Ruric sent in smashings, but drew hate. Balthor only got cast once, and never sacrificed (and got Strength of Tajuru’ed so he could get his very first, but tainted, General Damage Kills ever).  I just kind of bided my time, played some Faeries (it was Faerie night, I guess) and stole Balthor’s Geth for a turn.  Eventually  my deck did what it was supposed to and drew into the good ol’ ProsBloom engine and I Exsanguinated for 64 to take out Balthor and Mangara (Mimeo and Ruric having been Balthor-ed out).   It was a long game, and I’m glad I eventually got to do the combo in real life (as it’s my third favorite combo deck), but it wasn’t a great game… it ended 30 minutes before store closing. Not enough time for another game.

About the Deck (http://tappedout.net/mtg-decks/damia-and-the-faeries/)

This is a Faerie Tribal deck, with some Gorgons as well (because Damia loves Absinthe, and because there are Green Faeries, she is the general). It can swarm with faeries, but really they are a distraction while I try to set up a ProsBloom kill by either Milling or Exsanguinating.  It can’t combo off early, and it doesn’t go “infinite,” so I don’t mind playing it as a combo deck.

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Game #47: The Mimeoplasm

Game #47: The Mimeoplasm
Date: 2013-08-07
Location: The living room of my childhood home in Duluth,MN
Vs.: Rhys the Redeemed

The MimeoplasmvsRhys the Redeemed

Another battle through the plains vs my brother (whose middle name is Rhys).  This time we landed on the Aether Flues and pretty much stayed there. I was quite happy to be able to sacrifice creatures into my graveyard.

I started with 3 lands and I entombed for Death’s Shadow right off the bat, and rolled Chaos to play a Krosan Tusker. Rhys played a taunting elf and Pianna, Nomad Captain. I play a Fierce Empath, get an Aetherling and sac it to AetherFlues for an Eternal Witness which gets back Entomb (cast for Doomgape). E.Witness flues into an Acidic Slime.

Meanwhile, Rhys has sacced Valor, and has an Elvish Archdruid, lots of Elves and Ezuri basically waiting to crush me, but I’m able to get Mimeoplasm onto the battlefield as an Aetherling with 13 extra counters. I swing, unblockable and pump up to 23 for a one shot General Damage kill.

About the Deck ( old version, pre Innistrad/RTR updates http://tappedout.net/mtg-decks/oh-me-oh-mimeoplasm/)

This is a mimeoplasm deck. It puts good or large things in the graveyard for Mimeoplasm to eat and become. I don’t know that mine has anything particularly special about it.  When Lions Eye Diamond got unbanned, I slammed that one right in there. Second turn Mimeoplasm is fun times (I’ve only done it once, swung for 16 and then lost him to targeted removal).

Game #35 : Vorosh, the Hunter

Game #35 : Vorosh, the Hunter
Date: 2013-07-09
Location: Friend’s house in Duluth
vs: Kumano, Master Yam; Teysa, Orzhov Scion; Glissa, the Traitor
Result: Very Unsatisfying

Vorosh, the HunterVS.Kumano, Master Yamabushi

Glissa, the TraitorTeysa, Orzhov Scion

I was pumped after getting a beatdown win with Aurelia, so I decided to pull out a less beat-down-y deck.  I had an okay opening hand, lacking green mana, but with a Rhystic Study, which I cast on turn 3.  Unbeknownst to me, playing a Rhystic Study in these parts is like taking someone’s kitten and bludgeoning their grandmother with it.  I had a slow creature-start, so I just got pounded (or rather Rhystic Study did:  had I been clever I would have just let it take the damage when other players said “attack Rhystic Study”).   After watching people tap out to attack me, and with no other option to destroy the enchantment myself, I just scooped so I could stop openly Affronting their Deeply Rooted Personal Beliefs and Lifestyle Choices by potentially drawing a few extra cards until someone drew a Disenchant.

I think Teysa ended up winning.

About the Deck: (http://tappedout.net/mtg-decks/vorosh-plus-one/)

This deck is about two things: +1/+1 counters (and the manipulation thereof) and everybody drawing tons of cards (and maybe hurting because of it thanks to Underworld Dreams or Psychosis Crawler ).  It can also sneak in a win with Infinite Reflection/Biovisionary if it needs to. It might also Mill a little bit to finish people off after they’ve drawn many cards.