Game #43 : Seton, Krosan Protector
Location: Sir Benedicts by the Lake (pub), Duluth, MN
vs: Kumano, Master Yamabushi; Riku of Two Reflections
I met up with two friends at the place where I started playing Magic again for the second time (back around Invasion Block). Good, but over-priced, sandwiches and good beer selection.
I had a 2 forest hand, with plenty of three drops. This deck only needs 3 lands to work, so I figured it was a decent hand. It was turn 7 before I played my 3rd land.
In that time Kumano had 2/3 of the Urzatron, Thran Dynamo, Gauntlet of Power and Riku had ramped massively and had a big Gyre Sage. Once I hit 3 mana I Deconstructed the gauntlets and played my General. Riku played Parallel Lives, I played Yavimaya Elder. Riku playeed Artisan of Kozilek and Hullbreached Kumano’s Batterskull and Braid of Fire (or some other good enchantment). Riku then Genesis Waved for 6.
Kumano Dragonstormed for a Hellkite Tyrant, and I had an Omnath (as well as some random druid dorks) with 6 mana in my pool. Kumano stole a Wurmcoil Engine from Riku and used it as Annihilator sacrifice fodder and then a deathtouch blocker, and stayed alive at 5 life. Kumano also played a moonveil dragon, and I played a Worldspine Wurm
Riku responded by doing 17 damage to all creatuers (Savage Twister?), but I kept Omnath alive and was able to re-cast Seton, as well has sitting with 3 5/5 wurm tokens.
Riku played a Palinchron, but didn’t have the ability to go infinite this turn. This forced Kumano to swing with both dragons and force the Palinchron to block for a tapped-out Riku to stay in the game. This left room for me to swing with a huge Omnath and a Hydra Omnivore to seal the victory.
(I did, however, drop half of my Reuben sandwich on the floor from the plate on my lap. The seating configuration left me kitty-corner from my tray of food/beer)
This was a win I didn’t quite deserve, but was a fun game to struggle back on. Kumano did a bit of Kingmaking, but he always tries to take out this Riku deck first. It’s the player’s only deck, but if you let it sit, it will eventually infinite combo.
About the Deck: (http://tappedout.net/mtg-decks/doodads/ )
This is my Ultra-mono Green deck. No cards in it are of non-green Color Identity. It’s basically Druid Tribal, but it also plays some big green beaters (And Chroma cards) for fun. Omnath could also be the general, but it’s more fun to have to draw into him, and Seton makes the whole team more valuable.
Helix Pinnacle is the goal, but it can also have Hydra beatdown as an option.