Game #114: Patron of the Moon
Location: Friend’s House in Baltimore
vs. Sister’s of Stone Death
Result: Fun Loss
I thought I was out of decks to play (the only unplayed deck left in my box was Blind Seer, which is one I wouldn’t want to ever play in one on one) until I realized that I had Patron of the Moon in it’s own special box because it’s one of my, now, 4* sleeved decks due to the fact that it’s more than 50% foil (and some are Japanese Foils, or my very favorite foil Island**).
I had a 3 land hand with a Spellbook and drew a Teferi’s Isle. Sisters did a lot of cycling and card drawing early on. I cast an Everflowing Chalice with 2 counters and then a Caged Sun. Sisters started playing snakes including a River Boa that was dangerous. I had a few small Moonfolk out, and eventually I got both Meloku, the Clouded Mirror and Patron of the Moon online and could generate several Illusion Tokens (that I so very much wished were Spirits) on board per turn as blockers for his snakes who were being Buffed by Seshiro.
I ended up re-casting Patron twice more in the game (once with Moonfolk Offering as a surprise). His River Boa was island walking for big damage, and he also had Hythonia on the table. I played a Roil Elemental (that I should have played earlier, but was holding on to because I didn’t want to just win the game out of nowhere), but totally forgot that Monstrous could be achieved at instant speed, so all the non-gorgons died. I think at that point I still was able to re-cast Patron, and be able to block, but instead was killed with Suffer the Past.
I like that the Sisters deck was Gorgon/Snake themed like mine is (though mine is also a landfall deck… I seem to have a lot of landfall decks, including a new one in the works…)
About the Deck ( http://tappedout.net/mtg-decks/moonfolk-land/ or, when I can edit it again http://tappedout.net/mtg-decks/moonfolk-landing/ )
The goal of this one is to be Moonfolk Tribal with a minor Spirits Matter theme and play around with Patron of the Moon’s sweet ability (and try to trinket tutor for Amulet of Vigor). I love abusing land-drops. The deck likes lands that produce extra mana (what deck doesn’t… this would be the first deck to get a Tolarian Academy, were it legal). I was sort of trying to foil it out (or use Japanese cards) and it does have a foil Japanese Thwart in it (though only a foil Foil, I think), but sometimes I don’t remember what all of the Kamigawa cards do and I have to keep spares around. I have yet to be able to sneak out The Unspeakable, though I want to.
*All Foil Vampires; Teysa #1; 90% Foil Ashling the Pligrim; Patron of the Moon
** Favorite Island