Game #57: Rakdos, Lord of Riots

Game #57: Rakdos, Lord of Riots
Date: 2013-09-04
Location: Family Game Store
vs. Sol’Kanar the Swamp King; Rorix Bladewing

Rakdos, Lord of RiotsvsSol'kanar the Swamp KingRorix Bladewing

Demons and Dragons in Round 2 of the “Night of Insurrection and Obliteration”…

I start with 2 land and a Tormod’s Crypt and a Scroll of Grislebrand. Sol’Kanar has  Sol (ka)Ring and puts a Darksteel something or other onto a Prototype Portal, and soon plays Nicol Bolas, Planeswalker. Rorix is doing stuff with artifacts and plays a Voltaic Key. I manage to get a Reassembling Skeleton out.  Sol’Kanar casts Windfall, and I am happy because I have to get land, right? Nope I get 1.  (this deck, while playing 40 lands, is always mana screwed).

Eventually I get a Stuffy Doll out aimed at Sol’Kanar, who has a Necropolis Regent. Then I finally can play Rakdos, but Rakdos dies to Inferno.  I have a Pyrohemia out, but Nicol Bolas kills it.  I terminate a gigantic Regent that swings at me, and replay Rakdos, which Bolas copies some how and then plays a cheap Mindleech Mass, which steals away my Disciple of Bolas (fitting… I suppose). I cast Boris Devilboon and another big creature for cheap, but that’s about all I can manage.  I dont’ remember who won, but I think Rorix had a Hellkite Tyrant and 15 artifacts at one point…

About the Deck (Tapped out Someday)

This is somewhat Demons and Devils tribal, but not really, and lots things to make people lose life so that Rakdos can make things cheaper. Other than that, it’s just an Aggro deck.

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Game #38 : Exava, Blood Witch (Guild)

Game #38 : Exava, Blood Witch (Guild)
Date: 2013-07-11
Location: my childhood home, Duluth,MN
vs: Obzedat, Ghost Council — Guild (mine)
Result: Neutral-Fun Loss

Exava, Rakdos Blood Witchvs.Obzedat, Ghost Council

My brother and I continued our travel through the Planes. This time it was Rakdos vs Orzhov in a battle for body and soul.  The tl;dr :  Turn 2 Blind Obedience = Loss

The game went on longer than that though. I actually had a good starting hand and good prospects until he played the Blind Obedience and another extort bat.

We started on Grixis, moved quickly to Glen Elendra, and got stuck on Bloodhill Bastion (which was all upside for him, and all downside for me).

I kept playing dudes, even though Exava was basically neutralized, and I kept swinging, still doing a surprising amount of damage (sometimes as much as 17).  I did trade a few creatures with Glen Elendra, but they got Chaosed back.

He had a Blood Baron that was hasty and deathtouch and doublestriking, but not +6/+6.  That, plus a Crypt Incursion on himself kept him alive (I had him down to 5 at one point).  We both rolled Chaos several times (which made his Blood Baron better, and all of my things worse) trying to get off the plane.

I actually had the game within my grasp at one point. He was low enough that I would win on the next turn, and I had the ability to block him, until he cast a Beckon Apparition (which, with the haste and double strike was enough to do me in).

This would have been my game handily, if not for the stinky BO of Blind Obedience. He never even got to two white mana to cast his general.   The fact that I was able to compete made the game fun despite the loss.

About the Deck

An all Ravnica/Return to Ravnica Rakdos Riot.  Exava runs things, and the goal is to dump the hand and just keep attacking.