Game #205: Emrakul, the Promised End
Location: Red Castle Games, Portland OR
Vs.Dakkon Blackblade; Selenia, Dark Angel
Result: Fun Win
The promised end of Super Spooky Monst-tober Fest of Fright and Doom…
I kept a 2 land hand and played a blasted landscape to start, followed by Wastes and a Runed Servitor, Wastes and a Cryptolith, and a vedalken Orerry on turn four. Selenia played an early Tainted Sigil and Dakkon played an early Laboratory Maniac and Knight of the White Orchid. I used Runed Servitor to attack, trying to get it into the graveyard. Selenia played a No Mercy, I countered something, and was able to play lands on turns 6 and 7 to cast Kozilek’s Channeler, which was followed by a Merciless Eviction of creatures.
Later in the game Selenia played a Triskadekaphobia, and I Scoured away the No Mercy. Dakkon Diabolic Revelationed for what I think was Solitary Confinement and some Hivemind/Pact shennanigans. Selenia swung with a Hatred which Dakkon responded to with a Hiveminded Intervention Pact. Luckily I could produce white mana so it didn’t kill me. Angel of Finality ate my graveyard, but I was getting close to Emrakul range. I played a Stuffy Doll, and Utter End took care of Hivemind (a card I’m growing to HATE) but also ate Orrery and the Angel.
The game got tricky at this point, as Selenia had a Tree of Perdition. I cast Emrakul and took control of Selenia’s turn trying to figure out a way to swap around life totals and deal damage to kill both players (someone was close to 13 for the Triskadekaphobia). It didn’t quite work, however i was able to demonic tutor for something to kill Solitary Confinement. Then someone Wrathed. Dakkon was dead, and I was able to re-cast Emrakul and take another turn from Selenia and trigger Selenia’s pay life activated ability enough times to get the player into kill range, and we declared me the winner. Another Win for Spooky Monsters.
About the Deck ( http://tappedout.net/mtg-decks/emrakul-wants-love-too/ )
I couldn’t decide exactly how I wanted this deck to run. At first it was a “5-color” colorless deck, using the new mana cheating rules to produce lots of colors and steal spells and play things with sunburst etc. Then, after reading Emrakul’s Story about how she just wants to be loved too, I thought about making it a more “Awkward Hug” style deck: things that kind of help everyone, but not entirely, and also not wrecking people when stealing their turns. I really like the idea of putting the traveling pants on Emrakul. Also, I did a quick MSE proxy with the Flying Spaghetti Monster on it.