Sunday, November 29, 2015

Five Packs of Shadowmoor Online

A little lottery fun.

[Modern] Unblockable in Blue Green

I used a creature from my Shards of Alara Bant learning deck to finally put Invisible Stalker to good use. Quietus Spike can hit for a lot!

Here is a win with a buffed Jace's Phantasm.

Here is a 9/9 Endless One.

It becomes a 14/9 Endless One once Trepanation Blade resolves. 

Here is a win with Jhessian Infiltrator.

In this win my opponent gave up once I had Wolfir Silverheart soul bonded (one of my favorite casual creatures). 

[Modern] Shards of Alara Bant Deck

I picked up some penny cards to learn how they play. They are mostly from Shards of Alara. This deck turned out to be very resilient.

In this win I establish a good board position.

Only to have Devastation Tide return all my permanents to my hand. But I was able to cast them again and swing for the win.

In this win I encountered a strong Abzan tokens deck.

Unblockable with equipment was the winning formula I used 

In this win I buffed up Steppe Lynx. Notice three of my lands have been enchanted and turned into Islands (Spreading Seas is the offending enchantment).

I ;played several games against the following deck, losing all but this one. Getting O-ringed repeatedly is a reliable way to lose.

The deck uses Seance (At the beginning of each upkeep, you may exile target creature card from your graveyard. If you do, put a token onto the battlefield that's a copy of that card except it's a Spirit in addition to its other types. Exile it at the beginning of the next end step.)

Here I am able to place my opponent's flyer at the bottom of their library.

In this win I did the same. Once I removed the flyer I could give Manaplasm flying with Bant Battelmage for the win.

This win also came from giving Manaplasm flying with Bant Battlemage.

In this win I was able to buff Manaplasm.

I then blocked a gigantic creature and attacked with the lone flyer on the battlefield.

That was a 20/21 creature with double strike, but without Flying or Trample!

In this loss I cast the play set of Steppe Lynx in my deck.

Battle Cruiser Cube Deck: AVR Monoblack

As wth all decks in this cube, I have the deck in real life. It packs some fun plays, and surprisingly is not in the kittens vs tigers category. I just pulled the Languish I include in this deck.

Here I face off a very effective Origins Thopter deck. 

I get my opponent to low numbers with Essence Harvest.

Obelisk of Urd (not Turd) boosts the tokens by +2/+2. I am thinking I will lose this game.

I land a Nightmare and we have a standoff. My opponent is waiting to have enough tokens to overwhelm me. But I board wipe with Languish and hit for the win. Variance can be a lot of fun.

Friday, November 27, 2015

A few M13 and Shards of Alara packs online

I am trying out Shard of Alara penny cards just for fun and decided to get started with a few lottery packs.

And Exalted was included in M13.

I now have a complete play set of Krenko.