Friend asked me about seeded deck construction, so thought I’d post my reply here for those interested.
[W]hat’s your general strategy for on-the-spot deck making?
Just back from my store’s prerelease. Went Mardu, with Crackling Doom as my promo. Overall, I went 4th place with a 4-1-1 record (drawing the final match of the game as my opponent was 4-0-1 and we were both guaranteed top). I believe Dillon, who played Jeskai, had the same record, and was 5th place overall. A double top 8 finish for Friendly Mulligan!
With the last FNM for my deck finishing at a solid 3-1, it’s time to put it to rest (or really, shift several of the cards, namely Godless Shrines and Pack Rats, over to Modern). For something I brewed from scratch, the deck continually over-performed and was honestly a joy to pilot, with plenty of room for heavy skill-reliant decisions.
For those curious, my matchups where
- 2-1 Simic Infinite Turns
- 2-1 Boros Burn
- 1-2 Mono-White Weenies
- 2-0 Red Devotion
Time to get ready for prerelease tomorrow! Mardu Horde, represent! I’ve also been working on a Mardu list for Khans standard that I’ve playtested a dozen or so different matchups with, but I’d like to tune that deck more before I post anything.
It could be a boat.
"Tales from the Pit" #860
Out of all the Tales from the Pits, this has got to be the most amusing one I’ve read so far.
Scott M. Fischer’s Serra Avenger and Telling Time/Time Stop
Serra Avenger is probably one of my favorite Angel arts in MTG.
I’ve tried. The creative team isn’t a fan.
October is a month away?
IT’S TIME TO…
The famous Sean Plott aka Day managed to win the first Khans of Tarkir prerelease!
After the community cup, the community team got to do a sealed pre-prerelease and despite going up against a field of pros Day went ahead to win it all.