Game #148: Triad of Fates
Location: Family Game Store
Vs. Gisa; Karona (dragonlord); Horde of Notions; GrimGrin
Result: Fun Loss
Lazav was being Grimgrin again, and a different Karona deck was being played (this one was super dragony post Fate Reforged. I was playing a deck that might not have had a win condition.
I started with a 3 land hand and a Quest for the Nihil Stone and Serra’s Hymn. Gisa came early with a Gauntlet of Power, but I think it got destroyed. Grimgrin’s pet Crypt Rats came out and did their thing. Then Gisa had Necropotence and a Caged sun.
I spent a lot of time playing with counters. I had Power Conduit and a Astral Cornucopia for 3. The big play came when Horde of Notions Reforged the Soul pumping my Quest up to 22 counters (and thus fueling the Power Conduit for a long time). I also built up a Time Bomb to 4. And was using tricks to use Magistrate’s Scepter every other turn (I have since added Clock of Omens, which is a flavor fit AND would let me have a janky infinite turns machine). I was also playing lots of Will of the Council with Coercive Portal and Brago’s Representative.
Gisa was doing things with a Lashwrithe and 1000 year elixir and a caged sun and building up guys, Karona had stuck some pretty dangerous dragons like Utvara Hellkite, possibly thanks to a Dragonstorm for 2.
I had moved on to playing with Eye of Doom (everyone picked on Gisa) and was building a Darksteel Reactor up (I think I got up to about 12, and had the board not mostly wiped, could have maybe won with it on the next turn(s) via tricks and magewright stone, 100 year elixir and Coretapper (who got killed)). But I had to get on offensive defense and start using Triad to exile creatures and also use Parallax Wave.
I had to blow up the world with Oblivion Stone (saving a few of my things), and I totally cast Frankenstein too, but ultimately couldn’t hold on. However, I got to do lots of things with random counters, have several Votes (which unfortunately always went my way) AND cast Frankenstein. so it was fun.
About the Deck (tapped out someday)
The plan for this deck was “All of the Counters except +1/+1 or Charge.” But, as I was building it, I realized that it couldn’t be done in any sort of playable way with out at least Charge Counters. We’ve got Page, Quest, Time, Fate, Verse, Doom, and more. Technically Frankenstein can have +1/+1 and so can Spike Cannibal, but the former will always get +2/+0 counters on my watch, and the latter is there to punish those who play with the dreaded +1/+1. I wish Giant Fan were black bordered.
This deck was under construction for a LONG time. When it needed a last bump, I realized that Will of the Council was good in W/B and a good flavor fit as well. Lastly I added in some flavorful filler like “Doom Blade” and will also add in “Clock of Omens” for synergy and flavor