Game #8: Jarad, Golgari-Lich Lord (Guild)
Location: Family Game Store, Savage, MD
vs: Savra Queen of the Golgari (Guild)
Result: Fun Loss
Despite the soul crushing un-fun of the previous week, I went in to this Wednesday ready to have a good time. I got to the store early and there was one other player already there. Luckily it was my favorite opponent. Since he has only 2 decks, I think of him as the opposite end of the spectrum from me. I had Jarad slated as my first Guild deck, and I decided to play it in a Guild Wars Battle for Guild Dominance. I knew my opponent’s deck was better than mine, but I also knew it would be a good game.
I kept a 5-land hand that also had a Sisters of the Stone Death in it. Savra started out with an early Thoughtpicker Witch and soon had a pretty large Golgari Grave Troll as well. I took care of those with an Abrupt Decay and a Putrefy (thanks, no regeneration clause). Somehow we cleared off the board (I know I had a Golgari Rotwurm in there) and had dueling Thugs. Savra got back the Thoughtpicker and had out a Death’s Presence, which was pumping Savra. It was a slow, grindy game, but eventially it came down to the two Generals, other people had arrived, so we tried to hurry the game along and Savra was able to attack for enough General Damage, of all things, to kill me off.
About the Deck (tappedout.com coming soon)
This is the first of 10 Guild decks that I built, limited to cards from both Ravnica blocks, provided they are Golgari watermarked, or non-watermarked. There’s not much to say about it, other than I am much less skilled at playing Dredge than the Savra Guild-deck player.