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.

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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.

Game #217: Ravos/Tymna

Game #217: Ravos/Tymna
Date: 2016-12-13
Location: Red Castle Games, Portland OR
Vs. Atraxa +; Vial Smasher/Silas Renn; Tymna/Ludevic
Result:   Neutral Loss

(Tymna the Weaver, Magic, Commander 2016/ ) vsAtraxa, Praetors' Voice, Magic, Commander 2016(Vial Smasher the Fierce, Magic, Commander 2016/Silas Renn, Seeker Adept, Magic, Commander 2016) (Ludevic, Necro-Alchemist, Magic, Commander 2016/Tymna the Weaver, Magic, Commander 2016)

I started with a Windbrisk Heights (hiding away an Enduring Renewal).  I played Tymna on turn 3 and a Keening Apparition on turn 4.  Atraxa started with a Hardened Scales and also cast Manifold Insigts. T/L played Blind Obedience. A Reforge the Soul shuffled up our hands.  I played some small creatures (Herald of Anafenza, Tithe Drinker, etc) and an Elspeth, Sun’s Champion. I got my Enduring Renewal on turn 11 and cast Fleshbag Maruader several times, until Atraxa Mortified my Renewal.  Vial Smasher smashed me pretty hard a few times, and then the board was wiped.  I cast Ravos and rebuilt my board a bit, but a giant Atraxa cast an Overloaded Cyclonic Rift (a card I am definitely starting to HATE), and there wasn’t really much that could be done after that.  I did some fun stuff in the game, but the ending was anticlimactic.

About the Deck (http://tappedout.net/mtg-decks/unnamed-black-white-partner/) (This link may change, as it is still being built)

Mostly the plan is to have a lot of small creatures, have Ravos pump them and bring them back for value, and attack a lot. Tymna helps draw more stuff. I’m glad to have a W/B deck that isn’t basically a Lifegain deck (even if Tymna does like some lifegain).

Game #212: Jori En, Ruin Diver

Game #212: Jori En, Ruin Diver
Date: 2016-11-29
Location: Red Castle Games, Portland OR
Vs. Atraxa +; Grenzo;  Silas/Vial Smasher
Result:   Neutral Loss

 

Jori En, Ruin Diver, Magic, Game Day PromosvsAtraxa, Praetors' Voice, Magic, Commander 2016

Grenzo, Havoc Raiser, Magic, Conspiracy: Take the Crown(Silas Renn, Seeker Adept, Magic, Commander 2016/Vial Smasher the Fierce, Magic, Commander 2016)

 

I had a 3 Island hand. I cast Brain in a Jar on turn 2 and Jori En on turn 3 (who was Act of Treasoned and punched me on turn 4). I had to Activate Brain in a Jar to play an Epic Experiment for 0 so I could cast Archaeomancer  to draw a card form Jori.  I also managed to briefly have a Melek, Izzet Paragon and a Cast Through Time, but neither did anything for me. I cast only one Instant or Sorcery all game.

The other people did some stuff. Atraxa had giant birds, Grenzo was goading all over the place, Silas/Vial-smasher had some planeswalkers. Atraxa was huge, hit me down to 2, and then wiped the board. I was dead by turn 8.

About the deck( http://tappedout.net/mtg-decks/jori-deep-dive/ )

This is the Surge deck. Well, really it’s just several Instants/Sorceries matter cards that never made it into other decks, plus ways to cast at least two spells per turn (I suppose it makes Jori a Werewolf hunter too!).  It perhaps plays more creatures than it should. I really like the full-art foil of Jori.

Game #211: Breya, Etherium Shaper

Game #211: Breya, Etherium Shaper
Date: 2016-11-29
Location: Red Castle Games, Portland OR
Vs. Atraxa +; Grenzo (new one)
Result:   Neutral Loss

Breya, Etherium Shaper (Commander 2016), Magic, Oversize CardsvsAtraxa, Praetors' Voice, Magic, Commander 2016

Grenzo, Havoc Raiser, Magic, Conspiracy: Take the Crown

 

I keep a 3 land hand (most of which is colorless), but mangage to Phyrexian Mana in a Spined Thopter.  On turn 4 I cast an Unstable Obelisk.  Grenzo hit me and exiled a Daretti from me (I thought they were friends!), and Atraxa had an early Sol Ring, Crystalline Crawler and Citadel Siege.  Grenzo had some goblin babies and Atraxa managed a Corpsejack Menace.

My one fun play was on turn 6 when I was able to play Etherium Sculptor, Chief Engineer, and Steel Hellkite.  I played Breya on turn 7. Grenzo died on turn 8, and Atraxa was not only at huge life, but also cast Merciless Eviction (artifacts… again), and then killed me.

About the deck( http://tappedout.net/mtg-decks/to-the-thopter/  )

This was supposed to be Red-Blue Thopter Tribal (but then Wizards of the Coast repeatedly failed to make a UR Artifacts Legend).  Breya meant I had to reconfigure a bit (cutting thopters) to make it worth playing 4 colors. There’s not much WB in the deck though.

Game #210: Kynaios and Tiro of Meletis

Game #210: Kynaios and Tiro of Meletis
Date: 2016-11-22
Location: Red Castle Games, Portland OR
Vs. Atraxa +; Karrthus; General Tazri
Result:   Neutral Loss

Kynaios and Tiro of Meletis, Magic, Commander 2016vsAtraxa, Praetors' Voice, Magic, Commander 2016Karrthus, Tyrant of Jund, Magic, Alara RebornGeneral Tazri, Magic, Oath of the Gatewatch

Tazri starts with a Sol Ring and Amulet of Vigor, Atraxa with a Fathom Mage and Vulturous Zombie, and Karrthus ramps like hell. I got a Guard Gomazoa on turn 3 and a Guardians of Meletis on turn 4.  Tazri played Panharmonicon again, and later a Maelstrom Nexus.  A bunch of stuff happened, but Atraxa cast a Cyclonic Rift (not a fan of that card) and then won.

Some stuff I managed to cast: Perimeter Captain, Assault Formation, Aether Membrane,  and then K&T before dying, just to have cast them.

About the Deck ( http://tappedout.net/mtg-decks/why-do-we-build-the-wall/ )

Walls, walls, walls (nothing without Defender except the boss).  Stuff that’s cool with Toughness being big.  Mnemonic Wall/Axbane Guardian/Twinflame combo. Planeswalkers. No Group Hugs.

Game #209: Rashmi, Eternities Crafter

Game #209:  Rasimi, Eternities Crafter
Date: 2016-11-22
Location: Red Castle Games, Portland OR
Vs. Atraxa +; Karrthus; General Tazri
Result:   Neutral Loss

Rashmi, Eternities Crafter, Magic, KaladeshvsAtraxa, Praetors' Voice, Magic, Commander 2016Karrthus, Tyrant of Jund, Magic, Alara RebornGeneral Tazri, Magic, Oath of the Gatewatch

I started with a turn two Pygmy Hippo followed by a Narnam Cobra, but I missed a turn 4 land drop after casting an Empyreal Voyager.   Atraxa had an early Forgotten Ancient. Tazri had an Ondu Cleric, Kalastria healer and a stupid Panharmonicon. Karrthus just had craploads of mana.  Atraxa wiped the board after I cast a Fabrication Module, and then Rashimi on turn 6.  I played some other stuff — got to use a Dynavolt Tower– but Tazri had a ridiculous lineup of allies, and couldn’t figure the math with the Panharmonicon. We killed some stuff, but then Tazri played Omnicience. There was a mess of math. I assume we all died in it somehwere.

Total Energy generated: 9,  used: 5.

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

The Rash(imi) Menagerie. Another “lets get energy” deck.  This one is about Rashmi and her lab, and mechanical and not so mechanical animals. Plus there’s a Planar Portal for value and prediction.