Game #213.8: Yidris, Maelstrom Wielder

Game #213.8: Yidris, Maelstrom Wielder
Date: 2017-04-25
Location: Red Castle Games, Portland OR
Vs. Bruse/Kraum(?); UG – Partners
Result:   Neutral Loss

Yidris, Maelstrom Wielder, Magic, Commander 2016vs(/),(/)

Again, I didn’t hit my Zombie achievement, so only 2 swaps. All I noted is that someone killed my Kruphix for no great reason, and then the next turn the other player won via Labratory Maniac.

About the Deck (http://tappedout.net/mtg-decks/project-yidris/   )

There’s a page that talks about it here, and one here too.

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Game #213.7: Yidris, Maelstrom Wielder

Game #213.7: Yidris, Maelstrom Wielder
Date: 2017-04-25
Location: Red Castle Games, Portland OR
Vs. Anafenza; Eight-and-a-half Tails
Result:   Neutral Win

Yidris, Maelstrom Wielder, Magic, Commander 2016vsEight-and-a-Half-Tails, Magic, Champions of KamigawaAnafenza, the Foremost, Magic, Khans of Tarkir

I had Waste Not , but made 0 discards happen. I did not hit the zombie achievement, so only get two swaps.  8.5 Tails had a World Queller and a turn 1 Serra Ascendant, but my notes say that I won this one.

About the Deck (http://tappedout.net/mtg-decks/project-yidris/   )

There’s a page that talks about it here, and one here too.

Game #213.6: Yidris, Maelstrom Wielder

Game #213.6: Yidris, Maelstrom Wielder
Date: 2017-03-21
Location: Red Castle Games, Portland OR
Vs. Kynaios; Kiki Jik
Result:   Neutral Loss

Yidris, Maelstrom Wielder, Magic, Commander 2016vsKynaios and Tiro of Meletis, Magic, Commander 2016Kiki-Jiki, Mirror Breaker, Magic, Champions of Kamigawa

I had Waste Not on turn 2 and a Wheel in hand, but it got killed by an Aura Shards (hate that card).  Then I Decimated the Shards.  I did not hit the 20 zombies achievement, so I only earned two swaps.   Also, the Kynaios player complained that I took long turns, and that my deck didn’t “do anything” because Cascade was just diddly.  I took offense to that; I always take my turns with purpose when playing this deck, and I don’t actually always just cascade.

About the Deck (http://tappedout.net/mtg-decks/project-yidris/   )

There’s a page that talks about it here, and one here too.

Game #222: Scion of the Ur-Dragon 2.0

Game #222: Scion of the Ur-Dragon 2.0
Date: 2017-01-24
Location: Red Castle Games, Portland OR
Vs. Radha, Heir to Keld; General Tazri
Result:   Neutral Loss

vsRadha, Heir to Keld, Magic, Planar ChaosGeneral Tazri, Magic, Prerelease Cards

Some Highlights (as I am writing this almost 7 months after playing the game).

  • This is the first game to be recorded in the “Book of Simic” (my second moleskine in this project).
  • I got to Deathrender in a few dragons, and Tasigur.
  • Radha had a turn 6 Kozilek, and did a Scourge of Valkas/Dragon Broodmother
    • Mid game, I traded my non-Japanese Scourge of Valkas for Radha’s Japanese one.
  • I did cast Scion at least once, and it became a Scourge of Nel Toth (but I died that turn). I was at 1 life.

About the Deck

This is a Dragonlance Chronicles theme deck.  Scion has a cool Takhisis Proxy (though I might just use the Ur-Dragon once this year’s Commander decks come out).  It has:

  •  3 mono-colored dragons of each of the five colors.
  •  5 Viashino (1 one of each color) as “Draconians”.
  • Several Black Knights (Knights of Takhisis) and Ihsans Shade (“Lord Soth”)
  • 5 B/x Legends as the “Dragon Highlords”  (Sivitri Scarzam, Grenzo, Tasigur, Teysa (new), Vhati-il Dal)
  • A few other little things

 

Game #221: Ravos/Tana

Game #221: Ravos/Tana
Date: 2017-01-10
Location: Red Castle Games, Portland OR
Vs. Atraxa +; Omnath Locus of Rage; Kynaios and Tymna
Result:   Neutral Loss

NOTE: due to a baby, I’m way behind in updates, so  I’m not going to write a full game write up initially. Also, due to me playing this game almost 4 months ago, I don’t remember the details from my notes as well

Ravos, Soultender, Magic, Commander 2016/Tana, the Bloodsower, Magic, Commander 2016vsOmnath, Locus of Rage, Magic, Prerelease CardsAtraxa, Praetors' Voice, Magic, Commander 2016Kynaios and Tiro of Meletis (Commander 2016), Magic, Oversize Cards

  • I had an Ant Queen and Eldrazi Monument
  • I cast Ravos twice, but he only lived a turn each time, due to Board Wipes
  • Died before turn 10 to a huge army that included a 150/150 selfless squire that Kynaios gave trample somehow. Also Omnath vomited out like 30 elementals all at once with Scapeshift.
  • I didn’t make as many tokens as I planned to.
  • This was the very last game to fit into “The Book of Orzhov,” the purple moleskine that I keep my game write-ups in.  Time to get a new book!

About the Deck

Ravos is my favorite partner, and Tana makes 2/2s when he’s around. This deck is mostly about making tokens and swarming.

Game #220: Kraum/Reyhan

Game #220: Kraum/Reyhan
Date: 2017-01-10
Location: Red Castle Games, Portland OR
Vs. Omnath Locus of Rage; Kynaios and Tiro+
Result:   Neutral Loss

NOTE: due to a baby, I’m way behind in updates, so  I’m not going to write a full game write up initially. Also, due to me playing this game almost 4 months ago, I don’t remember the details from my notes as well

Kraum, Ludevic's Opus, Magic, Commander 2016/Reyhan, Last of the Abzan, Magic, Commander 2016vsKynaios and Tiro of Meletis (Commander 2016), Magic, Oversize CardsOmnath, Locus of Rage, Magic, Prerelease Cards

  • Kynaios built up a big defense with Propaganda and some swords for offense
  • Omnath almost had a Parallel Lives, but Kynaios countered it
  • I had Reyhan with a Rancor and got to move counters, and Kraum did work too drawing cards
  • Corpse Harvester fetched a Thraximundar, but it was too late.
  • I huge horde of Angels did me for 46 (Luminarch Ascension for Kynaios).

About the Deck

This was a reconstruction, reconfiguring of my original 4-color tagteam zombie deck. Reyhan isn’t a zombie, but I rebuilt it around a Zombies and +1/+1 counter theme with stuff like Skullbriar and Grave Betrayal, etc.

Game #218: Eron the Relentless

Game #218: Eron the Relentless
Date: 2017-01-03
Location: Red Castle Games, Portland OR
Vs. Kynaio+; Exava, the Blood Witch; Dragonlord Ojutai; Omnath, Locus of Rage
Result:   Neutral Loss

Eron the Relentless, Magic, TimeshiftedvsKynaios and Tiro of Meletis, Magic, Commander 2016Dragonlord Ojutai, Magic, Prerelease CardsOmnath, Locus of Rage, Magic, Prerelease CardsExava, Rakdos Blood Witch, Magic, Dragon's Maze

The first game of 2017 started out as a 3 person game that added a 4th and a 5th appeared.

I had a lot of lands in hand, opened with a Ghitu Encampment, which swung until I cast Eron on turn 5.  Omnath Ramped, Kynaios did Kynaios things (the deck was still mostly stock, though it was the same guy who is also leveling-up his Atraxa deck), Ojutai hit the board early and played controll, and Exava hit early and was swinging hard.

Omnath had lots of stuff to generate card advantage and token advantage. Exava dropped an Underworld Cerberus and Kynaios played a Zedruu that donated an Oath of Druids to me.  On my 6th turn I oathed in a Seismic Elemental and attacked Ojutai with Eron the Relentless, and used a spell to kill off Omnath’s Oracle of Mul Daya.  Exava had out a No Mercy.  Both Ojutai and Kynaios were hiding be hind various Propaganda effects.   Ojutai started to get the upper hand, but then Omnath wen’t crazy (but slowly,  though we did stop it once, via Kynaios’s Blasphemous Act and me killing Omnath first to prevent damage triggers AND also regenerating Eron).  Omnath got back all lands from the graveyard, ended up with around 18 elemental tokens, pinged out Ojutai and smashed the rest of us (Thanks to Fires of Yavimaya), though it took him a long time to figure out that he had basicaly won.

Had I lived to turn 8, my plan was to Mob Rule away all the big creatures attack into No Mercy with Omnath and Elmentals (but not kill Exava) and use the damage triggers to knock other people down. I also had Jiwari Earth Aflame in hand and was looking forward to being able to Channel it to get around Ojutai’s Teferi).  Didn’t happen though

About the Deck (behind on TappedOut again…)

I needed a better Ultra-Mono Red deck (Skyfire Kirin, was a bit lame… though I kept that deck together too).  Eron is from Homelands, a set that I am in the Ultra-Minority for loving (Don’t think that Chandler and Joven aren’t also getting a deck and the word “Partner” sharpied right on them).   It’s mostly just cool red stuff, like Fire Servant, and no non-red-color-identity spells. The theme is: Attack, Burn, Repeat.  I wish the Homeland’s version was foil, but I settled for the Timeshifted foil. Also, he looks a bit like Jaco Pastorius to me.