Game #47: The Mimeoplasm

Game #47: The Mimeoplasm
Date: 2013-08-07
Location: The living room of my childhood home in Duluth,MN
Vs.: Rhys the Redeemed

The MimeoplasmvsRhys the Redeemed

Another battle through the plains vs my brother (whose middle name is Rhys).  This time we landed on the Aether Flues and pretty much stayed there. I was quite happy to be able to sacrifice creatures into my graveyard.

I started with 3 lands and I entombed for Death’s Shadow right off the bat, and rolled Chaos to play a Krosan Tusker. Rhys played a taunting elf and Pianna, Nomad Captain. I play a Fierce Empath, get an Aetherling and sac it to AetherFlues for an Eternal Witness which gets back Entomb (cast for Doomgape). E.Witness flues into an Acidic Slime.

Meanwhile, Rhys has sacced Valor, and has an Elvish Archdruid, lots of Elves and Ezuri basically waiting to crush me, but I’m able to get Mimeoplasm onto the battlefield as an Aetherling with 13 extra counters. I swing, unblockable and pump up to 23 for a one shot General Damage kill.

About the Deck ( old version, pre Innistrad/RTR updates http://tappedout.net/mtg-decks/oh-me-oh-mimeoplasm/)

This is a mimeoplasm deck. It puts good or large things in the graveyard for Mimeoplasm to eat and become. I don’t know that mine has anything particularly special about it.  When Lions Eye Diamond got unbanned, I slammed that one right in there. Second turn Mimeoplasm is fun times (I’ve only done it once, swung for 16 and then lost him to targeted removal).

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Game #39 : Animar, Soul of Elements 2

Game #39 : Animar, Soul of Elements (AniMorph)
Date: 2013-07-12
Location: my childhood home, Duluth,MN
vs: Animar, Soul of Elements (1)
Result: Fun Loss

Animar, Soul of ElementsVSAnimar Soul of Elements

In Honor of the M14 rules changes (on the day of the Prerelease) we played a game that would have been a lot less fun under the old rules. We continued to Planechase (working our way through all of the new planes and a few old ones). My brother got the “good” Animar deck, and I took the “AniMorph” one.

We also continued our chase through the Planes, starting on Nephalia, which turned into Dark Barony on my turn and into Orzhova on his.  We stayed on Orzhova for awhile (I was able to eliminate his graveyard with it and when we finally got to Stensia, I only got back 2 small creatures.  We stayed on stensia for the rest of the game)

We both played Animar by turn 3 or 4, I was able to drop two small guys and then drop morphs. He played a silver myr and got his Animar up to a 4/4 before I turned it into a Frog Beast token.   I got to about 8 lands and played a Sages of the Anima.   He replayed his Animar and used Fauna Shaman to chain Brawn into a Maelstrom Wanderer.   I used a Vesuvan Shapeshifter to copy the Fauna Shaman and attacked fro a large amount  (by the end of the game my Animar was up to 16/16 and his was 11/11).

Animar’s pet bird (Hunting Moa) joined and died (“our pets’ heads are falling off…”). He played a Soul of the Harvest and Malestrom Wandered into a Sylvan Primordial and Azusa.  The big green meanie killed my Tropical Island, which was relevant as I had no way to draw lands anymore.  However, he didn’t attack me at this point.

I played Ixidor, Reality Sculptor and flipped a Chromeshell Crab to steal Soul of the Harvest.  He attacked a bit, knocking me down to about 8.  The following turn I played a morph Tribal Forcemage, re-flipped Chromeshell to steal Maelstrom Wanderer, decided not to do math ahead of time and just tried to swing for the win, flipping the Forcemage to give Elementals a boost and trample.  My brother had fewer creatures than I did, but not by much and when the blockers were set and damage happened he was left at 2 life and I was tapped out. He swung and won the next turn.

This game was a lot of fun to play, though it became a bit of a cold-war/arms-race.  So far I think, despite the flavor fail, I like the m14 Legend rule.  I also think that, had I rememberd that Maelstrom Wanderer gives everyone Haste, I might have been able to attack with one other creature and gotten the win.

About the Deck:  (AniMorph: coming soon; Other Animar: http://tappedout.net/mtg-decks/animar-edh-46/)

The AniMorph deck was built because I wanted to play spells with Animar as well as creatures, and my original Animar deck doesn’t allow that (excpt HiveStone).  This one just stuffs as many RUG Morph creatures in the deck and uses a few other Morph enablers.  Animar grows pretty quickly when just about every creature can be played for free.  This one plays more land/artifact mana than the other one, because Animar doesn’t make the morph costs cheaper.

Game #37 : Rhys the Exiled

Game #37 : Rhys the Exiled
Date: 2013-07-11
Location: my childhood home, Duluth,MN
vs: Sygg, River Guide  (my deck)
Result: Fun Win

Rhys the ExiledVSSygg, River Guide

Both my brother and I were in town. We started playing EDH at the same time a few summers ago, and mostly played 2 player games.  He brought all of his cards home except his decks, so I let him borrow one of mine.  We added in Planechase to make the game more interesting.

I picked Rhys in his honor (since it’s his middle name… also it’s pronounced like “Reese/Reece” not  “Riss/Rizz/Rice/Ryes”), he picked Sygg for an Elves vs. Fish battle.

We started on Gavony. I kept a 1 land hand, but was able to draw into lands to play an Elvish Arch Druid. He dropped a Reliquary tower, and was able to get Sygg on board on turn 3, and play a Harpoon Sniper.

We planeswalked to the Talon Gates. I suspended a card and rolled chaos.  He suspended a Leech Bonder, Umbral Mantle, and  Mirrorweave. I played Glissa the Traitor and suspended 3 other cards.  We moved to Onakke Catacombs, I rolled Chaos and swung, but Glissa died to Harpoon Sniper, then we were off  to Kessig, and he rolled Chaos to make his fish into wolves and swung. He also had a Viridian Longbow at this point

I played a Deathrender and a Heedless one. Had been swinging with Rhys and Heedless one to do some damage and gain some life.  We had moved to Grove of the Dreampod, but it wasn’t working well for either of us, and we moved to Mt. Keralia (And both rolled chaos)

His Mirrorweave had unsuspended at this point and suddenly we all had 12/12+ Heedless One’s.  He swung, but I was able to absorb the attack, and follow up with the kill the next turn.  Had he realized how Umbral Mantle worked, he might have had me with Generals damage earlier (I was up to 16).

About the Deck (http://tappedout.net/mtg-decks/dark-elves-and-spiders/)

This deck is about the Dark Elves, and also features several Spiders, and few minor swords and or scimitar equipment. It probably needs a Panther Warriors.  It’s mostly a silly theme deck, and I’ve only played it twice, but it has performed better than I expected (which were pretty low expectations)