Game #143: Ghoulcaller Gisa
Location: Family Game Store
Vs. Ghoulcaller Gisa; Sidisi, Brood Queen
Result: Very Fun Loss
Preface: Balthor is no more. Balthor’s player decided it was time for a new mono-black deck, with fewer foils and with a slightly different angle (but still several non-foil but super expensive cards). Thus Gisa is born… just in time to play against my Gisa deck.
It was a Zombie Token Land crazy match. I started with a 3 land hand, but hitting land drops pretty well. Turn 4 Moan of the Unhallowed, Turn 5 Gravepact, Turn 6 Gisa, Turn 7 Filth (into zombies). Other Gisa has a Gravecrawler, Crypt Ghast and a Metalworker (Because it’s legal now). Sidisi has an amulet of Vigor and a Zombie Infestation AND Necromancer’s Stockpile.
Other Gisa kills my Gisa with Liliana of the Dark Realms, while Sidisi kept attacking other Gisa in order to offset the life that Sangromancer was gaining him because of Sidisi’s discards. I’ve got out a Grim Haruspex and a Necropolis Regent and an active, but patiently waiting, Quest for the Gravelord. Other Gisa Duplicants Sidisi. My guys have gotten pretty big from the Regent.
Other Gisa has built up a pretty sizeable Zombie Army, Sidisi plays a Masscre Wurm (which is what I was going to do on the very next turn) that clears Gisa’s board, but sends him to 96 life. I’ve got out a Wall of Blood, but my life total is low enough that it doesn’t do me any good. Gisa knocks me down to 10 and then a Damnation followed by a Massacre wurm puts me to 2. I play my own massacre wurm (Wurms for everyone!). Gisa gets crazy with Yawgmoth’s will.
I try to reanimate Sidisi’s Eternal Witness, but it’s countered. Other Gisa gets knocked down to 6 and we both die to a horde of Sidisi’s Tokens. All in All this was a very fun game that any of us could have won.
About the Deck: (http://tappedout.net/mtg-decks/gisa-and-her-graveyard-crew/)
While Other Gisa is more along the lines of Robots and Zombies, my Gisa deck is a Zombie deck with NO zombies in it at all. It started as possibly being Gisa and the Bad Girls (with a human tribal, and female character theme), but slowly became more of a Gisa and her Graveyard Pals deck. The Bad Girls might become a Kiku tiny leaders deck. I like this deck, and am looking forward to playing it more, though probably not in mirror matches, just for variety’s sake.