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A Look at Type 2 Peasant Magic - Billy Moreau (2/19/2007)

Many people play in tournaments of all types. Most of those players play either Type 2, Extended, or Limited. Type 2 Peasant Magic offers a different variation of Type 2.

The rules are simple:
1- 60+ card deck with a 15 card sideboard
2- Only 6 Uncommons total are allowed between Main deck and Sideboard. Timeshifted Time Spiral
Time Spiral
Time SpiralSet: Urza's Saga
Cost:
6
Color:
Blue
Type:
Sorcery
Rarity:
R
Number:
103
Artist:
Michael Sutfin
Text:
Remove Time Spiral from the game. Each player shuffles his or her graveyard and hand into his or her library, then draws seven cards. You untap up to six lands.
cards are not allowed.
3- All other Type 2 rules apply

While Type 2 may be a wide open format at this moment, peasant magic is much more limited. There are many good Uncommons in Type 2 you could use such as: Tidings
Tidings
TidingsSet: Starter 1999
Cost:
5
Color:
Blue
Type:
Sorcery
Rarity:
U
Artist:
Pete Venters
Text:
Draw four cards.
, Moldervine Cloak
Moldervine Cloak
Moldervine CloakSet: Ravnica City of Guilds
Cost:
3
Color:
Green
Type:
Enchantment
Sub Type:
Aura
Rarity:
U
Number:
173
Artist:
Wayne England
Text:
Enchant creature Enchanted creature gets +3/+3. Dredge 2 (If you would draw a card, instead you may put exactly two cards from the top of your library into your graveyard. If you do, return this card from your graveyard to your hand. Otherwise, draw a card.)
, Sporesower Thallid
Sporesower Thallid
Sporesower ThallidSet: Time Spiral
Cost:
4
Color:
Green
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Fungus
Rarity:
U
Number:
220
Artist:
Ron Spencer
Power:
4
Toughness:
4
Text:
At the beginning of your upkeep, put a spore counter on each Fungus you control. Remove three spore counters from Sporesower Thallid: Put a 1/1 green Saproling creature token into play.
, Putrefy
Putrefy
PutrefySet: Ravnica City of Guilds
Cost:
3
Color:
Multicolor
Type:
Instant
Rarity:
U
Number:
221
Artist:
Jim Nelson
Text:
Destroy target artifact or creature. It can’t be regenerated.
, Mortify
Mortify
MortifySet: Guildpact
Color:
Multicolor
Type:
Instant
Rarity:
U
Number:
122
Text:
Destroy target creature or enchantment.
, Nekrataal
Nekrataal
NekrataalSet: Visions
Cost:
4
Color:
Black
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Nekrataal
Rarity:
U
Artist:
Adrian Smith
Power:
2
Toughness:
1
Text:
First strike When Nekrataal comes into play, bury target nonartifact, nonblack creature.
, and I could go on for quite a few more. Being limited to only 6 total you are forced to choose what combination of Uncommons you will use. You could play 3 of one Uncommon and 3 of another, or you could play 4 of an Uncommon and 2 of another or some other combination.

Peasant Magic also forces you to look at cards that are not normally played in type 2. Some of these cards include: Guardian of the Guildpact
Guardian of the Guildpact
Guardian of the GuildpactSet: Dissension
Color:
White
Rarity:
C
Number:
10
Artist:
Fred Hooper
, Ivory Giant
Ivory Giant
Ivory GiantSet: Time Spiral
Cost:
7
Color:
White
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Giant
Rarity:
C
Number:
24
Artist:
Jeff Miracola
Power:
3
Toughness:
4
Text:
When Ivory Giant comes into play, tap all nonwhite creatures. Suspend 5-W (Rather than play this card from your hand, you may pay W and remove it from the game with five time counters on it. At the beginning of your upkeep, remove a time counter. When you remove the last, play it without paying its mana cost. It has haste.)
, Deathspore Thallid
Deathspore Thallid
Deathspore ThallidSet: Time Spiral
Cost:
2
Color:
Black
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Zombie Fungus
Rarity:
C
Number:
102
Artist:
Randy Elliott
Power:
1
Toughness:
1
Text:
At the beginning of your upkeep, put a spore counter on Deathspore Thallid. Remove three spore counters from Deathspore Thallid: Put a 1/1 green Saproling creature token into play. Sacrifice a Saproling: Target creature gets -1/-1 until end of turn.
, and many more.

You may have noticed that I've mentioned Thallid
Thallid
ThallidSet: Fallen Empires
Cost:
1
Color:
Green
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Fungus
Rarity:
C
Number:
87
Artist:
Edward P. Beard, Jr.
Power:
1
Toughness:
1
Text:
During your upkeep, put a spore counter on Thallid.0: Remove three spore counters from Thallid to put a Saproling token into play. Treat this token as a 1/1 green creature.
s above a few different times. This is because I have played in two Type 2 Peasant Magic Tournaments at Flight
Flight
FlightSet: Revised Edition
Cost:
1
Color:
Blue
Type:
Enchant Creature
Rarity:
C
Artist:
Anson Maddocks
Text:
Target creature is now a flying creature.
s of Fantasy in Loudenville, New York and I have won both tournaments using a Thallid
Thallid
ThallidSet: Fallen Empires
Cost:
1
Color:
Green
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Fungus
Rarity:
C
Number:
87
Artist:
Edward P. Beard, Jr.
Power:
1
Toughness:
1
Text:
During your upkeep, put a spore counter on Thallid.0: Remove three spore counters from Thallid to put a Saproling token into play. Treat this token as a 1/1 green creature.
based deck. I do not feel that my deck is the most powerful Peasant deck but it is a very dependable deck. Here was my first Decklist:

Fungus Attack

Creatures (26):
4 Thoughtpicker Witch
Thoughtpicker Witch
Thoughtpicker WitchSet: Ravnica City of Guilds
Cost:
1
Color:
Black
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Human Wizard
Rarity:
C
Number:
109
Artist:
Pete Venters
Power:
1
Toughness:
1
Text:
1, Sacrifice a creature: Look at the top two cards of target opponent’s library, then remove one of them from the game.

4 Deathspore Thallid
Deathspore Thallid
Deathspore ThallidSet: Time Spiral
Cost:
2
Color:
Black
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Zombie Fungus
Rarity:
C
Number:
102
Artist:
Randy Elliott
Power:
1
Toughness:
1
Text:
At the beginning of your upkeep, put a spore counter on Deathspore Thallid. Remove three spore counters from Deathspore Thallid: Put a 1/1 green Saproling creature token into play. Sacrifice a Saproling: Target creature gets -1/-1 until end of turn.

4 Thallid
Thallid
ThallidSet: Fallen Empires
Cost:
1
Color:
Green
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Fungus
Rarity:
C
Number:
87
Artist:
Edward P. Beard, Jr.
Power:
1
Toughness:
1
Text:
During your upkeep, put a spore counter on Thallid.0: Remove three spore counters from Thallid to put a Saproling token into play. Treat this token as a 1/1 green creature.
Shell-Dweller
4 Thallid Germinator
Thallid Germinator
Thallid GerminatorSet: Time Spiral
Cost:
3
Color:
Green
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Fungus
Rarity:
C
Number:
225
Artist:
Tom WSnerstrand
Power:
2
Toughness:
2
Text:
At the beginning of your upkeep, put a spore counter on Thallid Germinator. Remove three spore counters from Thallid Germinator: Put a 1/1 green Saproling creature token into play. Sacrifice a Saproling: Target creature gets +1/+1 until end of turn.

4 Penumbra Spider
Penumbra Spider
Penumbra SpiderSet: Time Spiral
Cost:
4
Color:
Green
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Spider
Rarity:
C
Number:
210
Artist:
Jeff Easley
Power:
2
Toughness:
4
Text:
Penumbra Spider can block as though it had flying. When Penumbra Spider is put into a graveyard from play, put a 2/4 black Spider creature token into play that can block as though it had flying.

4 Sporesower Thallid
Sporesower Thallid
Sporesower ThallidSet: Time Spiral
Cost:
4
Color:
Green
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Fungus
Rarity:
U
Number:
220
Artist:
Ron Spencer
Power:
4
Toughness:
4
Text:
At the beginning of your upkeep, put a spore counter on each Fungus you control. Remove three spore counters from Sporesower Thallid: Put a 1/1 green Saproling creature token into play.
(U)
2 Savage Thallid
Savage Thallid
Savage ThallidSet: Time Spiral
Cost:
5
Color:
Green
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Fungus
Rarity:
C
Number:
213
Artist:
Luca Zontini
Power:
5
Toughness:
2
Text:
At the beginning of your upkeep, put a spore counter on Savage Thallid. Remove three spore counters from Savage Thallid: Put a 1/1 green Saproling creature token into play. Sacrifice a Saproling: Regenerate target Fungus.


Spells (7):
3 Grim Harvest
Grim Harvest
Grim HarvestSet: Coldsnap
Cost:
2
Color:
Black
Type:
Instant
Rarity:
C
Number:
58
Artist:
Zoltan Boros & Gabor Szikszai
Text:
Return target creature card from your graveyard to your hand. Recover 2B (When a creature is put into your graveyard from play, you may pay 2B. If you do, return this card from your graveyard to your hand. Otherwise, remove this card from the game.)

4 Strength in Numbers
Strength in Numbers
Strength in NumbersSet: Time Spiral
Cost:
2
Color:
Green
Type:
Instant
Rarity:
C
Number:
224
Artist:
Ron Spencer
Text:
Until end of turn, target creature gains trample and gets +X/+X, where X is the number of attacking creatures.


Artifact (4):
4 Golgari Signet
Golgari Signet
Golgari SignetSet: Ravnica City of Guilds
Cost:
2
Color:
Colorless
Type:
Artifact
Rarity:
C
Number:
262
Artist:
Greg Hildebrandt
Text:
1, T: Add BG to your mana pool.


Land (23):
4 Golgari Rot Farm
Golgari Rot Farm
Golgari Rot FarmSet: Ravnica City of Guilds
Color:
Land
Type:
Land
Rarity:
C
Number:
278
Artist:
John Avon
Text:
Golgari Rot Farm comes into play tapped. When Golgari Rot Farm comes into play, return a land you control to its owner’s hand. T: Add BG to your mana pool.

10 Forest
Forest
ForestSet: Oversize Cards
Color:
Land
Type:
Land
Rarity:
X
Artist:
Tony Roberts
Text:
T: Add G to your mana pool.

9 Swamp
Swamp
SwampSet: Oversize Cards
Color:
Land
Type:
Land
Rarity:
X
Artist:
Tony Roberts
Text:
T: Add B to your mana pool.


Sideboard (15):
4 Aether Web
Aether Web
Aether WebSet: Time Spiral
Cost:
2
Color:
Green
Type:
Enchantment
Sub Type:
Aura
Rarity:
C
Number:
189
Artist:
Justin Sweet
Text:
Flash (You may play this spell any time you could play an instant.) Enchant creature Enchanted creature gets +1/+1, can block as though it had flying, and can block creatures with shadow as though they didn't have shadow.

4 Molder
Molder
MolderSet: Time Spiral
Cost:
2
Color:
Green
Type:
Instant
Rarity:
C
Number:
206
Artist:
Greg Hildebrandt
Text:
Destroy target artifact or enchantment with converted mana cost X. It can't be regenerated. You gain X life.

2 Assassinate
Assassinate
AssassinateSet: Time Spiral
Cost:
3
Color:
Black
Type:
Sorcery
Rarity:
C
Number:
95
Artist:
Kev Walker
Text:
Destroy target tapped creature.

2 Trophy Hunter
Trophy Hunter
Trophy HunterSet: Ravnica City of Guilds
Cost:
3
Color:
Green
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Human Archer
Rarity:
U
Number:
187
Artist:
rk post
Power:
2
Toughness:
3
Text:
1G: Trophy Hunter deals 1 damage to target creature with flying. Whenever a creature with flying dealt damage by Trophy Hunter this turn is put into a graveyard, put a +1/+1 counter on Trophy Hunter.
(U)
1 Elves of Deep Shadow
Elves of Deep Shadow
Elves of Deep ShadowSet: The Dark
Cost:
1
Color:
Green
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Elves
Rarity:
U
Artist:
Jesper Myrfors
Power:
1
Toughness:
1
Text:
T: Add B to your mana pool, and Elves of Deep Shadow do 1 damage to you. This ability is played as an interrupt.

1 Mortipede
Mortipede
MortipedeSet: Ravnica City of Guilds
Cost:
4
Color:
Black
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Insect
Rarity:
C
Number:
96
Artist:
Dave Dorman
Power:
4
Toughness:
1
Text:
2G: All creatures able to block Mortipede this turn do so.

1 Wildsize
Wildsize
WildsizeSet: Guildpact
Color:
Green
Type:
Instant
Rarity:
C
Number:
98
Text:
Target creature gets +2/+2 and gains trample until end of turn. Draw a card.


I went 4-0, going to game 3 in three of the four rounds. After that tournament I decided to change the deck a bit. Here is what the changes were:

Main Deck:
In: +4 Stinkweed Imp
Stinkweed Imp
Stinkweed ImpSet: Ravnica City of Guilds
Cost:
3
Color:
Black
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Imp
Rarity:
C
Number:
107
Artist:
Edward P. Beard, Jr.
Power:
1
Toughness:
2
Text:
Flying Whenever Stinkweed Imp deals combat damage to a creature, destroy that creature. Dredge 5 (If you would draw a card, instead you may put exactly five cards from the top of your library into your graveyard. If you do, return this card from your graveyard to your hand. Otherwise, draw a card.)
, +1 Svogthos, the Restless Tomb
Svogthos, the Restless Tomb
Svogthos, the Restless TombSet: Ravnica City of Guilds
Color:
Land
Type:
Land
Rarity:
U
Number:
283
Artist:
Martina Pilcerova
Text:
T: Add 1 to your mana pool. 3BG: Until end of turn, Svogthos, the Restless Tomb becomes a black and green Plant Zombie creature with “This creature’s power and toughness are each equal to the number of creature cards in your graveyard.” It’s still a land.

Out: -4 Golgari Signet
Golgari Signet
Golgari SignetSet: Ravnica City of Guilds
Cost:
2
Color:
Colorless
Type:
Artifact
Rarity:
C
Number:
262
Artist:
Greg Hildebrandt
Text:
1, T: Add BG to your mana pool.
, - 1 Forest
Forest
ForestSet: Oversize Cards
Color:
Land
Type:
Land
Rarity:
X
Artist:
Tony Roberts
Text:
T: Add G to your mana pool.


Sideboard:
In: +1 Rolling Spoil
Rolling Spoil
Rolling SpoilSet: Ravnica City of Guilds
Cost:
4
Color:
Green
Type:
Sorcery
Rarity:
U
Number:
179
Artist:
Ron Spencer
Text:
Destroy target land. If B was spent to play Rolling Spoil, all creatures get -1/-1 until end of turn.
, +4 Cremate
Cremate
CremateSet: Invasion
Cost:
1
Color:
Black
Type:
Instant
Rarity:
U
Number:
96
Artist:
Andrew Goldhawk
Text:
Remove target card in a graveyard from the game.Draw a card.
, +2 Martyr of Bones
Martyr of Bones
Martyr of BonesSet: Coldsnap
Cost:
1
Color:
Black
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Human Wizard
Rarity:
C
Number:
65
Artist:
E. M. Gist
Power:
1
Toughness:
1
Text:
1, Reveal X black cards from your hand, Sacrifice Martyr of Bones: Remove up to X target cards in a single graveyard from the game.

Out: - 2 Assassinate
Assassinate
AssassinateSet: Time Spiral
Cost:
3
Color:
Black
Type:
Sorcery
Rarity:
C
Number:
95
Artist:
Kev Walker
Text:
Destroy target tapped creature.
, -2 Trophy Hunter
Trophy Hunter
Trophy HunterSet: Ravnica City of Guilds
Cost:
3
Color:
Green
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Human Archer
Rarity:
U
Number:
187
Artist:
rk post
Power:
2
Toughness:
3
Text:
1G: Trophy Hunter deals 1 damage to target creature with flying. Whenever a creature with flying dealt damage by Trophy Hunter this turn is put into a graveyard, put a +1/+1 counter on Trophy Hunter.
, -1 Elves of Deep Shadow
Elves of Deep Shadow
Elves of Deep ShadowSet: The Dark
Cost:
1
Color:
Green
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Elves
Rarity:
U
Artist:
Jesper Myrfors
Power:
1
Toughness:
1
Text:
T: Add B to your mana pool, and Elves of Deep Shadow do 1 damage to you. This ability is played as an interrupt.
, -1 Mortipede
Mortipede
MortipedeSet: Ravnica City of Guilds
Cost:
4
Color:
Black
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Insect
Rarity:
C
Number:
96
Artist:
Dave Dorman
Power:
4
Toughness:
1
Text:
2G: All creatures able to block Mortipede this turn do so.
, -1 Wildsize
Wildsize
WildsizeSet: Guildpact
Color:
Green
Type:
Instant
Rarity:
C
Number:
98
Text:
Target creature gets +2/+2 and gains trample until end of turn. Draw a card.


The original idea of the deck was to play lots of Fungus creatures making a lot of Saproling
Saproling
SaprolingSet: Phyrexia vs. The Coalition
Cost:
0
Color:
Colorless
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Saproling
Rarity:
C
Number:
3
Artist:
Warren Mahy
Power:
1
Toughness:
1
tokens and then attack, pumping one up with Strength in Numbers
Strength in Numbers
Strength in NumbersSet: Time Spiral
Cost:
2
Color:
Green
Type:
Instant
Rarity:
C
Number:
224
Artist:
Ron Spencer
Text:
Until end of turn, target creature gains trample and gets +X/+X, where X is the number of attacking creatures.
. Another neat trick of the deck was to sacrifice a Penumbra Spider
Penumbra Spider
Penumbra SpiderSet: Time Spiral
Cost:
4
Color:
Green
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Spider
Rarity:
C
Number:
210
Artist:
Jeff Easley
Power:
2
Toughness:
4
Text:
Penumbra Spider can block as though it had flying. When Penumbra Spider is put into a graveyard from play, put a 2/4 black Spider creature token into play that can block as though it had flying.
to the Thoughtpicker Witch
Thoughtpicker Witch
Thoughtpicker WitchSet: Ravnica City of Guilds
Cost:
1
Color:
Black
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Human Wizard
Rarity:
C
Number:
109
Artist:
Pete Venters
Power:
1
Toughness:
1
Text:
1, Sacrifice a creature: Look at the top two cards of target opponent’s library, then remove one of them from the game.
to always be in control of what my opponent would draw. After sacrificing the Spider I would get a Spider token. I would then get the Spider back from my graveyard with Grim Harvest
Grim Harvest
Grim HarvestSet: Coldsnap
Cost:
2
Color:
Black
Type:
Instant
Rarity:
C
Number:
58
Artist:
Zoltan Boros & Gabor Szikszai
Text:
Return target creature card from your graveyard to your hand. Recover 2B (When a creature is put into your graveyard from play, you may pay 2B. If you do, return this card from your graveyard to your hand. Otherwise, remove this card from the game.)
and repeat. This won me quite a few games.

The main weakness of the deck was Silhana Ledgewalker
Silhana Ledgewalker
Silhana LedgewalkerSet: Guildpact
Color:
Green
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Elf Rogue
Rarity:
C
Number:
94
Power:
1
Toughness:
1
Text:
Silhana Ledgewalker can’t be blocked except by creatures with flying. Silhana Ledgewalker can’t be the target of spells or abilities your opponents control.
enchanted with Moldervine Cloak
Moldervine Cloak
Moldervine CloakSet: Ravnica City of Guilds
Cost:
3
Color:
Green
Type:
Enchantment
Sub Type:
Aura
Rarity:
U
Number:
173
Artist:
Wayne England
Text:
Enchant creature Enchanted creature gets +3/+3. Dredge 2 (If you would draw a card, instead you may put exactly two cards from the top of your library into your graveyard. If you do, return this card from your graveyard to your hand. Otherwise, draw a card.)
. That was why I decided to add in Stinkweed Imp
Stinkweed Imp
Stinkweed ImpSet: Ravnica City of Guilds
Cost:
3
Color:
Black
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Imp
Rarity:
C
Number:
107
Artist:
Edward P. Beard, Jr.
Power:
1
Toughness:
2
Text:
Flying Whenever Stinkweed Imp deals combat damage to a creature, destroy that creature. Dredge 5 (If you would draw a card, instead you may put exactly five cards from the top of your library into your graveyard. If you do, return this card from your graveyard to your hand. Otherwise, draw a card.)
s. Another weakness was vs. The Izzet Combo deck which I will describe later. Cremate
Cremate
CremateSet: Invasion
Cost:
1
Color:
Black
Type:
Instant
Rarity:
U
Number:
96
Artist:
Andrew Goldhawk
Text:
Remove target card in a graveyard from the game.Draw a card.
allowed me to slow down their combo.

When preparing for Pre-Planar Chaos
Planar Chaos
Planar ChaosSet: Judgment
Cost:
3
Color:
Red
Type:
Enchantment
Rarity:
U
Number:
97
Artist:
Ron Spencer

Text:
At the beginning of your upkeep, flip a coin. If you lose the flip, sacrifice Planar Chaos. Whenever a player play a spell, that player flips a coin. If he or she loses the flip, counter that spell.
Type 2 Peasant Magic I weighed my options. The main types of decks that were available were :
1- Peasant Boros since there was still plenty of common burn available such as Volcanic Hammer
Volcanic Hammer
Volcanic HammerSet: Portal Second Age
Cost:
2
Color:
Red
Type:
Sorcery
Rarity:
C
Artist:
Edward P. Beard, Jr.
Text:
Volcanic Hammer deals 3 damage to any one creature or player.
, Shock
Shock
ShockSet: Classic Sixth Edition
Cost:
1
Color:
Red
Type:
Instant
Rarity:
C
Number:
206
Artist:
Randy Gallegos
Text:
Shock deals 2 damage to target creature or player.
, Seal of Fire
Seal of Fire
Seal of FireSet: Nemesis
Cost:
1
Color:
Red
Type:
Enchantment
Rarity:
C
Number:
98
Artist:
Christopher Moeller
Text:
Sacrifice Seal of Fire: Seal of Fire deals 2 damage to target creature or player.
.

2- White Weenie- With plenty of good Mono White cards such as the Ivory Giant
Ivory Giant
Ivory GiantSet: Time Spiral
Cost:
7
Color:
White
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Giant
Rarity:
C
Number:
24
Artist:
Jeff Miracola
Power:
3
Toughness:
4
Text:
When Ivory Giant comes into play, tap all nonwhite creatures. Suspend 5-W (Rather than play this card from your hand, you may pay W and remove it from the game with five time counters on it. At the beginning of your upkeep, remove a time counter. When you remove the last, play it without paying its mana cost. It has haste.)
and Guardian of the Guildpact
Guardian of the Guildpact
Guardian of the GuildpactSet: Dissension
Color:
White
Rarity:
C
Number:
10
Artist:
Fred Hooper
and Faith's Fetters
Faith's Fetters
Faith's FettersSet: Ravnica City of Guilds
Cost:
4
Color:
White
Type:
Enchantment
Sub Type:
Aura
Rarity:
C
Number:
16
Artist:
Chippy
Text:
Enchant permanent When Faith’s Fetters comes into play, you gain 4 life. Enchanted permanent’s activated abilities can’t be played unless they’re mana abilities. If enchanted permanent is a creature, it can’t attack or block.
.

3- Izzet Combo- This deck combos off of Rite of Flame
Rite of Flame
Rite of FlameSet: Coldsnap
Cost:
1
Color:
Red
Type:
Sorcery
Rarity:
C
Number:
96
Artist:
Dany Orizio
Text:
Add RR to your mana pool, then add R to your mana pool for each card named Rite of Flame in each graveyard.
, Seething Song
Seething Song
Seething SongSet: Mirrodin
Cost:
3
Color:
Red
Type:
Instant
Rarity:
C
Number:
104
Artist:
Martina Pilcerova
Text:
Add RRRRR to your mana pool.
, and Empty the Warrens
Empty the Warrens
Empty the WarrensSet: Time Spiral
Cost:
4
Color:
Red
Type:
Sorcery
Rarity:
C
Number:
152
Artist:
Mark Brill
Text:
Put two 1/1 red Goblin creature tokens into play. Storm (When you play this spell, copy it for each spell played before it this turn.)
. This deck can also get infinite Mana when there are two Rite of Flame
Rite of Flame
Rite of FlameSet: Coldsnap
Cost:
1
Color:
Red
Type:
Sorcery
Rarity:
C
Number:
96
Artist:
Dany Orizio
Text:
Add RR to your mana pool, then add R to your mana pool for each card named Rite of Flame in each graveyard.
s in the Graveyard and one on the Stack with Izzet Guildmage
Izzet Guildmage
Izzet GuildmageSet: Guildpact
Color:
Multicolor
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Human Wizard
Rarity:
U
Number:
145
Power:
2
Toughness:
2
Text:
((U/R) can be paid with either U or R.) 2U: Copy target instant spell you control with converted mana cost 2 or less. You may choose new targets for the copy. 2R: Copy target sorcery spell you control with converted mana cost 2 or less. You may choose new targets for the copy.
in play. This deck very often gets a turn 1 set of 6 1/1's.

4- Red/ Green Suspend- This uses the Keldon Halberdier
Keldon Halberdier
Keldon HalberdierSet: Time Spiral
Cost:
5
Color:
Red
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Human Warrior
Rarity:
C
Number:
167
Artist:
Parente
Power:
4
Toughness:
1
Text:
First strike Suspend 4-R (Rather than play this card from your hand, you may pay R and remove it from the game with four time counters on it. At the beginning of your upkeep, remove a time counter. When you remove the last, play it without paying its mana cost. It has haste.)
and Durkwood Baloth
Durkwood Baloth
Durkwood BalothSet: Time Spiral
Cost:
6
Color:
Green
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Beast
Rarity:
C
Number:
193
Artist:
Dan Frazier
Power:
5
Toughness:
5
Text:
Suspend 5-G (Rather than play this card from your hand, you may pay G and remove it from the game with five time counters on it. At the beginning of your upkeep, remove a time counter. When you remove the last, play it without paying its mana cost. It has haste.)
and Rift Bolt
Rift Bolt
Rift BoltSet: Time Spiral
Cost:
3
Color:
Red
Type:
Sorcery
Rarity:
C
Number:
176
Artist:
Michael Sutfin
Text:
Rift Bolt deals 3 damage to target creature or player. Suspend 1-R (Rather than play this card from your hand, you may pay R and remove it from the game with a time counter on it. At the beginning of your upkeep, remove a time counter. When you remove the last, play it without paying its mana cost.)
. It adds in Silhana Ledgewalker
Silhana Ledgewalker
Silhana LedgewalkerSet: Guildpact
Color:
Green
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Elf Rogue
Rarity:
C
Number:
94
Power:
1
Toughness:
1
Text:
Silhana Ledgewalker can’t be blocked except by creatures with flying. Silhana Ledgewalker can’t be the target of spells or abilities your opponents control.
and Moldervine Cloak
Moldervine Cloak
Moldervine CloakSet: Ravnica City of Guilds
Cost:
3
Color:
Green
Type:
Enchantment
Sub Type:
Aura
Rarity:
U
Number:
173
Artist:
Wayne England
Text:
Enchant creature Enchanted creature gets +3/+3. Dredge 2 (If you would draw a card, instead you may put exactly two cards from the top of your library into your graveyard. If you do, return this card from your graveyard to your hand. Otherwise, draw a card.)
s.

5- Saproling
Saproling
SaprolingSet: Phyrexia vs. The Coalition
Cost:
0
Color:
Colorless
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Saproling
Rarity:
C
Number:
3
Artist:
Warren Mahy
Power:
1
Toughness:
1
Deck- This was the choice for me.

6- Various Rogue Decks.

That gave plenty of options of what to play. The deck of choice seemed to be the Izzet Combo deck. That deck consistently was able to bring into play 6 tokens by turn 3 almost every game. With Think Twice
Think Twice
Think TwiceSet: Time Spiral
Cost:
2
Color:
Blue
Type:
Instant
Rarity:
C
Number:
86
Artist:
Jim Nelson
Text:
Draw a card. Flashback 2U (You may play this card from your graveyard for its flashback cost. Then remove it from the game.)
, Sleight of Hand
Sleight of Hand
Sleight of HandSet: Portal Second Age
Cost:
1
Color:
Blue
Type:
Sorcery
Rarity:
C
Artist:
Phil Foglio
Text:
Look at the top two cards of your library. Put one of them into your hand and the other on the bottom of your library.
, Tidings
Tidings
TidingsSet: Starter 1999
Cost:
5
Color:
Blue
Type:
Sorcery
Rarity:
U
Artist:
Pete Venters
Text:
Draw four cards.
, and Treasure Trove
Treasure Trove
Treasure TroveSet: Exodus
Cost:
4
Color:
Blue
Type:
Enchantment
Rarity:
U
Number:
50
Artist:
Michael Sutfin
Text:
2UU: Draw a card.
the deck had plenty ways to draw out the cards needed for the combo. Most decks had a difficult time dealing with 6 1/1's. The Izzet deck could even deal with other Izzet decks by casting Rain of Embers
Rain of Embers
Rain of EmbersSet: Ravnica City of Guilds
Cost:
2
Color:
Red
Type:
Sorcery
Rarity:
C
Number:
138
Artist:
Tsutomu Kawade
Text:
Rain of Embers deals 1 damage to each creature and each player.
killing all 1/1's. Add in the fact that Muddle the Mixture
Muddle the Mixture
Muddle the MixtureSet: Ravnica City of Guilds
Cost:
2
Color:
Blue
Type:
Instant
Rarity:
C
Number:
60
Artist:
Luca Zontini
Text:
Counter target instant or sorcery spell. Transmute 1UU (1UU, Discard this card: Search your library for a card with the same converted mana cost as this card, reveal it, and put it into your hand. Then shuffle your library. Play only as a sorcery.)
, Cancel
Cancel
CancelSet: Time Spiral
Cost:
3
Color:
Blue
Type:
Instant
Rarity:
C
Number:
51
Artist:
Mark Poole
Text:
Counter target spell.
and Rewind
Rewind
RewindSet: Urza's Saga
Cost:
4
Color:
Blue
Type:
Instant
Rarity:
C
Number:
93
Artist:
Carl Critchlow
Text:
Counter target spell. Untap up to four lands.
are commons this deck seemed like it had access to everything needed.

I chose to play the Fungus deck after building the two. While the Izzet deck could swarm you with 6 1/1's it usually had to empty its hand or come close to it to do so. I had 4 one drops and 8 two drops to use as blockers. And as soon as my Fungus's started reproducing, my army usually got bigger than the Izzet Deck's. Many times I was below 5 life before stabilizing. The key card in the deck is the Grim Harvest
Grim Harvest
Grim HarvestSet: Coldsnap
Cost:
2
Color:
Black
Type:
Instant
Rarity:
C
Number:
58
Artist:
Zoltan Boros & Gabor Szikszai
Text:
Return target creature card from your graveyard to your hand. Recover 2B (When a creature is put into your graveyard from play, you may pay 2B. If you do, return this card from your graveyard to your hand. Otherwise, remove this card from the game.)
. With it, no matter how much removal they have I can still get back key creatures.

The White Weenie deck relied on Veteran Armorer
Veteran Armorer
Veteran ArmorerSet: Ravnica City of Guilds
Cost:
2
Color:
White
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Human Soldier
Rarity:
C
Number:
34
Artist:
Ralph Horsley
Power:
2
Toughness:
2
Text:
Other creatures you control get +0/+1.
, Ivory Giant
Ivory Giant
Ivory GiantSet: Time Spiral
Cost:
7
Color:
White
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Giant
Rarity:
C
Number:
24
Artist:
Jeff Miracola
Power:
3
Toughness:
4
Text:
When Ivory Giant comes into play, tap all nonwhite creatures. Suspend 5-W (Rather than play this card from your hand, you may pay W and remove it from the game with five time counters on it. At the beginning of your upkeep, remove a time counter. When you remove the last, play it without paying its mana cost. It has haste.)
, and Guardian of the Guildpact
Guardian of the Guildpact
Guardian of the GuildpactSet: Dissension
Color:
White
Rarity:
C
Number:
10
Artist:
Fred Hooper
for its main threats. For defense it has Faith's Fetter's, Condemn
Condemn
CondemnSet: Dissension
Cost:
1
Color:
White
Type:
Instant
Rarity:
U
Number:
8
Artist:
Daren Bader
Text:
Put target attacking creature on the bottom of its owner's library. Its controller gains life equal to its toughness.
, Devouring Light
Devouring Light
Devouring LightSet: Ravnica City of Guilds
Cost:
3
Color:
White
Type:
Instant
Rarity:
U
Number:
13
Artist:
Pete Venters
Text:
Convoke (Each creature you tap while playing this spell reduces its cost by 1 or by one mana of that creature’s color.) Remove target attacking or blocking creature from the game.
. Many decks cannot deal with the Guardian since most of the playable creatures and spells are mono colored. For this reason alone I will add in Shambling Shell
Shambling Shell
Shambling ShellSet: Ravnica City of Guilds
Cost:
3
Color:
Multicolor
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Plant Zombie
Rarity:
C
Number:
230
Artist:
Joel Thomas
Power:
3
Toughness:
1
Text:
Sacrifice Shambling Shell: Put a +1/+1 counter on target creature. Dredge 3 (If you would draw a card, instead you may put exactly three cards from the top of your library into your graveyard. If you do, return this card from your graveyard to your hand. Otherwise, draw a card.)
for the next Peasant Tournament.

Peasant Boros was another popular choice, playing fast small Goblins and other fast small creature using the plethora of burn spells available to clear the way or to finish the opponent.

Red/ Green Suspend Decks are very difficult to deal with because they can suspend plenty of creatures early on only to have them come into play a few turns later bigger than anything the opponent will have in play. Last tournament I faced a turn one Suspended Durkwood Baloth
Durkwood Baloth
Durkwood BalothSet: Time Spiral
Cost:
6
Color:
Green
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Beast
Rarity:
C
Number:
193
Artist:
Dan Frazier
Power:
5
Toughness:
5
Text:
Suspend 5-G (Rather than play this card from your hand, you may pay G and remove it from the game with five time counters on it. At the beginning of your upkeep, remove a time counter. When you remove the last, play it without paying its mana cost. It has haste.)
followed by 2 more Suspended Durkwood Baloth
Durkwood Baloth
Durkwood BalothSet: Time Spiral
Cost:
6
Color:
Green
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Beast
Rarity:
C
Number:
193
Artist:
Dan Frazier
Power:
5
Toughness:
5
Text:
Suspend 5-G (Rather than play this card from your hand, you may pay G and remove it from the game with five time counters on it. At the beginning of your upkeep, remove a time counter. When you remove the last, play it without paying its mana cost. It has haste.)
's on turn two. My only saving grace was that I had a Stinkweed Imp
Stinkweed Imp
Stinkweed ImpSet: Ravnica City of Guilds
Cost:
3
Color:
Black
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Imp
Rarity:
C
Number:
107
Artist:
Edward P. Beard, Jr.
Power:
1
Toughness:
2
Text:
Flying Whenever Stinkweed Imp deals combat damage to a creature, destroy that creature. Dredge 5 (If you would draw a card, instead you may put exactly five cards from the top of your library into your graveyard. If you do, return this card from your graveyard to your hand. Otherwise, draw a card.)
in play and was able to dredge it back while my opponent did not draw any red mana all game. The Keldon Halberdier
Keldon Halberdier
Keldon HalberdierSet: Time Spiral
Cost:
5
Color:
Red
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Human Warrior
Rarity:
C
Number:
167
Artist:
Parente
Power:
4
Toughness:
1
Text:
First strike Suspend 4-R (Rather than play this card from your hand, you may pay R and remove it from the game with four time counters on it. At the beginning of your upkeep, remove a time counter. When you remove the last, play it without paying its mana cost. It has haste.)
s are difficult to deal with especially when enchanted by Moldervine Cloak
Moldervine Cloak
Moldervine CloakSet: Ravnica City of Guilds
Cost:
3
Color:
Green
Type:
Enchantment
Sub Type:
Aura
Rarity:
U
Number:
173
Artist:
Wayne England
Text:
Enchant creature Enchanted creature gets +3/+3. Dredge 2 (If you would draw a card, instead you may put exactly two cards from the top of your library into your graveyard. If you do, return this card from your graveyard to your hand. Otherwise, draw a card.)
.

There are also many Rogue decks you can try to play. I've seen a Black White deck with Martyr of the Sands, Faith's Fetters
Faith's Fetters
Faith's FettersSet: Ravnica City of Guilds
Cost:
4
Color:
White
Type:
Enchantment
Sub Type:
Aura
Rarity:
C
Number:
16
Artist:
Chippy
Text:
Enchant permanent When Faith’s Fetters comes into play, you gain 4 life. Enchanted permanent’s activated abilities can’t be played unless they’re mana abilities. If enchanted permanent is a creature, it can’t attack or block.
, Pillory of the Sleepless
Pillory of the Sleepless
Pillory of the SleeplessSet: Guildpact
Color:
Multicolor
Type:
Enchantment
Sub Type:
Aura
Rarity:
C
Number:
125
Text:
Enchant creature Enchanted creature can’t attack or block. Enchanted creature has “At the beginning of your upkeep, you lose 1 life.”
and various other removal spells. That deck has potential.

With Planar Chaos
Planar Chaos
Planar ChaosSet: Judgment
Cost:
3
Color:
Red
Type:
Enchantment
Rarity:
U
Number:
97
Artist:
Ron Spencer

Text:
At the beginning of your upkeep, flip a coin. If you lose the flip, sacrifice Planar Chaos. Whenever a player play a spell, that player flips a coin. If he or she loses the flip, counter that spell.
I now have a new Fungus that gives me what I needed: Card Drawing. But also look forward to seeing Sliver Decks, and who knows what other contraptions people will try. For now have fun trying Type 2 Peasant Magic. And if you are ever in the area, we have our Peasant Magic tournament on the 4th Sunday of every month. If you can't make it, suggest it to your local tournament organizer and feel free to send me any deck ideas you may have from Type 2 Peasant.


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