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Blue Green Fun Deck - Billy Moreau (10/2/2006)

I’ve been a Magic player since Ice Age was legal in tournaments. Since then I’ve had my fair share of tournament wins. I placed 7th at the Iowa States tournament in 2000 using a mono green beatdown deck. I also know what it’s like to lose badly. I prefer to play decks I enjoy playing and feel comfortable with. This means at any tournament I may win or lose badly. Here is a decklist for a fun deck I’ve been playing lately:

U/G/w
Artifact (7):
3 Simic Signet
Simic Signet
Simic SignetSet: Dissension
Color:
Colorless
Rarity:
C
Number:
166
Artist:
Greg Hildebrandt

4 Coldsteel Heart
Coldsteel Heart
Coldsteel HeartSet: Coldsnap
Color:
Colorless
Type:
Artifact
Sub Type:
Snow Artifact
Rarity:
U
Number:
136
Artist:
Mark Romanoski
Power:
2
Text:
Coldsteel Heart comes into play tapped. As Coldsteel Heart comes into play, choose a color. T Add one mana of the chosen color to your mana pool.


Creatures (4):
2 Loaming Shaman
Loaming Shaman
Loaming ShamanSet: Dissension
Color:
Green
Rarity:
R
Number:
87
Artist:
Carl Critchlow

2 Keiga, the Tide Star
Keiga, the Tide Star
Keiga, the Tide StarSet: Champions of Kamigawa
Cost:
6
Color:
Blue
Type:
Legendary Creature
Sub Type:
Dragon Spirit
Rarity:
R
Number:
72
Artist:
Ittoku
Power:
5
Toughness:
5
Text:
Flying When Keiga, the Tide Star is put into a graveyard from play, gain control of target creature.


Spells (28):
4 Remand
Remand
RemandSet: Ravnica City of Guilds
Cost:
2
Color:
Blue
Type:
Instant
Rarity:
U
Number:
63
Artist:
Mark A. Nelson
Text:
Counter target spell. If that spell is countered this way, put it into its owner’s hand instead of into that player's graveyard. Draw a card.

4 Tidings
Tidings
TidingsSet: Starter 1999
Cost:
5
Color:
Blue
Type:
Sorcery
Rarity:
U
Artist:
Pete Venters
Text:
Draw four cards.

4 Voidslime
Voidslime
VoidslimeSet: Dissension
Color:
Multicolor
Rarity:
R
Number:
137
Artist:
Jim Murray

4 Into the North
Into the North
Into the NorthSet: Coldsnap
Cost:
2
Color:
Green
Type:
Sorcery
Rarity:
C
Number:
111
Artist:
Richard Sardinha
Text:
Search your library for a snow land card and put it into play tapped. Then shuffle your library.

4 Hinder
Hinder
HinderSet: Champions of Kamigawa
Cost:
3
Color:
Blue
Type:
Instant
Rarity:
U
Number:
65
Artist:
Wayne Reynolds
Text:
Counter target spell. If it's countered this way, put that card on the top or bottom of its owner's library instead of that player's graveyard.

4 Repeal
Repeal
RepealSet: Guildpact
Color:
Blue
Type:
Instant
Rarity:
C
Number:
32
Text:
Return target nonland permanent with converted mana cost X to its owner’s hand. Draw a card.

4 Compulsive Research
Compulsive Research
Compulsive ResearchSet: Ravnica City of Guilds
Cost:
3
Color:
Blue
Type:
Sorcery
Rarity:
C
Number:
40
Artist:
Michael Sutfin
Text:
Target player draws three cards. Then that player discards two cards unless he or she discards a land card.


Land (21):
3 Scrying Sheets
Scrying Sheets
Scrying SheetsSet: Coldsnap
Color:
Land
Type:
Land
Sub Type:
Snow Land
Rarity:
R
Number:
149
Artist:
Thomas M. Baxa
Text:
T Add 1 to your mana pool. 1oSi, T Look at the top card of your library. If that card is snow, you may reveal it and put it into your hand. (oSi can be paid with one mana from a snow permanent.)

4 Mouth of Ronom
Mouth of Ronom
Mouth of RonomSet: Coldsnap
Color:
Land
Type:
Land
Sub Type:
Snow Land
Rarity:
U
Number:
148
Artist:
Daren Bader
Text:
T Add 1 to your mana pool. 4oSi, T, Sacrifice Mouth of Ronom: Mouth of Ronom deals 4 damage to target creature. (oSi can be paid with one mana from a snow permanent.)

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

10 Snow-Covered Island
Island
IslandSet: Oversize Cards
Color:
Land
Type:
Land
Rarity:
X
Artist:
Tony Roberts
Text:
T: Add U to your mana pool.


Sideboard (15):
2 Gigadrowse
Gigadrowse
GigadrowseSet: Guildpact
Color:
Blue
Type:
Instant
Rarity:
C
Number:
26
Text:
Replicate U (When you play this spell, copy it for each time you paid its replicate cost. You may choose new targets for the copies.) Tap target permanent.

3 Quash
Quash
QuashSet: Urza's Destiny
Cost:
4
Color:
Blue
Type:
Instant
Rarity:
U
Number:
42
Artist:
Don Hazeltine
Text:
Counter target instant or sorcery spell. Search its controller's graveyard, hand, and library for all copies of that card and remove them from the game. That player then shuffles his or her library.

2 Palliation Accord
Palliation Accord
Palliation AccordSet: Dissension
Color:
Multicolor
Rarity:
U
Number:
122
Artist:
William Simpson

2 Trygon Predator
Trygon Predator
Trygon PredatorSet: Dissension
Color:
Multicolor
Rarity:
U
Number:
133
Artist:
Carl Critchlow

4 Spell Snare
Spell Snare
Spell SnareSet: Dissension
Color:
Blue
Rarity:
U
Number:
33
Artist:
Hideaki Takamura

2 Flashfreeze
Flashfreeze
FlashfreezeSet: Coldsnap
Cost:
2
Color:
Blue
Type:
Instant
Rarity:
U
Number:
33
Artist:
Brian Despain
Text:
Counter target red or green spell.


Now while this deck may look like a pile of junk that couldn’t win anything, I went into the tournament with that exact attitude. I expected to lose and felt comfortable with my deck. Nothing else mattered.

Round 1:
I played against a kid that was new to Type 2. Before the tournament he had to adjust his deck to switch it from Extended to Type 2 and didn’t get the exact cards that he should have to help him. He was playing white weenie.

Game 1: He got a turn one Savannah Lions
Savannah Lions
Savannah LionsSet: Revised Edition
Cost:
1
Color:
White
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Lions
Rarity:
R
Artist:
Daniel Gelon
Power:
2
Toughness:
1
and turn three Leonin Skyhunter
Leonin Skyhunter
Leonin SkyhunterSet: Mirrodin
Cost:
2
Color:
White
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Cat Knight
Rarity:
U
Number:
11
Artist:
Kev Walker
Power:
2
Toughness:
2
Text:
Flying
. I couldn’t bounce and counter his creatures fast enough. That exposed my first weakness: Weenies. I had been told, when I posted my decklist on MOTL, that I would have trouble with aggro decks. So I was expecting it.

Game2: I went first and sided in Spell Snare
Spell Snare
Spell SnareSet: Dissension
Color:
Blue
Rarity:
U
Number:
33
Artist:
Hideaki Takamura
s. Turn one he didn’t play anything. Turn’s two and three Spell Snare
Spell Snare
Spell SnareSet: Dissension
Color:
Blue
Rarity:
U
Number:
33
Artist:
Hideaki Takamura
s stopped his early threats. I was able to get out my Artifacts and started drawing card after card. Unfortunately all my threats were near the bottom of my deck so time was running very low by the time I was able to get my Keiga into play. I was able to counter everything he tried to play or bounce all his creatures.

Game 3: Only 5 minutes left in the round. I knew he could beat me during that time but he said he didn’t even want to bother. He was a little upset at my deck since I was countering everything I could. Yes counterspells do suck to play against, but they are fun to play with.

Record: 0-0-1
Matches: 1-1-0

Round 2:
I played against a guy playing Reanimator with Tidespout Tyrant
Tidespout Tyrant
Tidespout TyrantSet: Dissension
Color:
Blue
Rarity:
R
Number:
34
Artist:
Dany Orizio
, Clone
Clone
CloneSet: Revised Edition
Cost:
4
Color:
Blue
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Clone
Rarity:
U
Artist:
Julie Baroh
Power:
*
Toughness:
*
Text:
Upon summoning, Clone acquires all characteristics, including color, of any one creature in play on either side; any creature enchantments on original creature are not copied. Clone retains these characteristics even after original creature is destroyed. Clone cannot be summoned if there are no creatures in play.
, Niv-Mizzet. I played against him before the tournament for fun so I knew his deck pretty well and felt very confident playing against him.

Game 1: All he gets into play are some Signets and everything else he tries to play gets countered. I win with a Loaming Shaman
Loaming Shaman
Loaming ShamanSet: Dissension
Color:
Green
Rarity:
R
Number:
87
Artist:
Carl Critchlow
. When I played against him before the tournament I used a different deck so he didn’t know what to expect.

Game 2: I side in Quash
Quash
QuashSet: Urza's Destiny
Cost:
4
Color:
Blue
Type:
Instant
Rarity:
U
Number:
42
Artist:
Don Hazeltine
Text:
Counter target instant or sorcery spell. Search its controller's graveyard, hand, and library for all copies of that card and remove them from the game. That player then shuffles his or her library.
. Yet again I only let him get Signets out. He is only playing Mana Leak
Mana Leak
Mana LeakSet: Stronghold
Cost:
2
Color:
Blue
Type:
Instant
Rarity:
C
Number:
36
Artist:
Christopher Rush
Text:
Counter target spell unless its caster pays an additional 3.
for counters so his deck is slow enough to pose no threat. Afterwards he spends plenty of time dissecting why he doesn’t feel my deck should work and how he is unhappy about losing to it.

Record: 1-0-1
Matches: 3-1-0

Round 3:
I play against a guy I’ve played often. I knew he was played Black White aggro. He is a really nice guy though and he knows I play odd decks but he still wasn’t expecting what I played. He was complaining that he was only 1-1 because he kept getting land screwed. Against me he always gets mana flooded.

Game 1: He gets out a turn 1 Savannah Lions
Savannah Lions
Savannah LionsSet: Revised Edition
Cost:
1
Color:
White
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Lions
Rarity:
R
Artist:
Daniel Gelon
Power:
2
Toughness:
1
and turn two Nezumi Graverobber
Nezumi Graverobber
Nezumi GraverobberSet: Champions of Kamigawa
Cost:
2
Color:
Black
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Rat Rogue
Rarity:
U
Number:
129
Artist:
Jim Nelson
Power:
2
Toughness:
1
Text:
1B: Remove target card in an opponent's graveyard from the game. If no cards are in that graveyard, flip Nezumi Graverobber. ----- Nighteyes the Desecrator Legendary Creature - Rat Wizard 4/2 4B: Put target creature card in a graveyard into play under your control.
. I bounce his Lions turn 2 then the Graverobber turn 3 then counter the Graverobber. Eventually I get out a Loaming Shaman
Loaming Shaman
Loaming ShamanSet: Dissension
Color:
Green
Rarity:
R
Number:
87
Artist:
Carl Critchlow
to block his Savannah
Savannah
SavannahSet: Revised Edition
Color:
Land
Type:
Land
Rarity:
R
Artist:
Rob Alexander
Text:
T: Add either W or G to your mana pool.Counts as both plains and forest and is affected by spells that affect either. If a spell destroys one of these land types, this card is destroyed; if a spell alters one of these land types, the other land type is unaffected.
Lion. As usual he gets mana flooded and doesn’t draw anything to beat me with.

Game 2: Same start for him as game 1 but this time I don’t get my Repeal
Repeal
RepealSet: Guildpact
Color:
Blue
Type:
Instant
Rarity:
C
Number:
32
Text:
Return target nonland permanent with converted mana cost X to its owner’s hand. Draw a card.
s and he crushes me.

Game 3: He beats me down with a Savannah
Savannah
SavannahSet: Revised Edition
Color:
Land
Type:
Land
Rarity:
R
Artist:
Rob Alexander
Text:
T: Add either W or G to your mana pool.Counts as both plains and forest and is affected by spells that affect either. If a spell destroys one of these land types, this card is destroyed; if a spell alters one of these land types, the other land type is unaffected.
Lion. I lose badly again but do get to claim a nice feat. I Hinder
Hinder
HinderSet: Champions of Kamigawa
Cost:
3
Color:
Blue
Type:
Instant
Rarity:
U
Number:
65
Artist:
Wayne Reynolds
Text:
Counter target spell. If it's countered this way, put that card on the top or bottom of its owner's library instead of that player's graveyard.
a Mortify
Mortify
MortifySet: Guildpact
Color:
Multicolor
Type:
Instant
Rarity:
U
Number:
122
Text:
Destroy target creature or enchantment.
, then Voidslime
Voidslime
VoidslimeSet: Dissension
Color:
Multicolor
Rarity:
R
Number:
137
Artist:
Jim Murray
a Mortify
Mortify
MortifySet: Guildpact
Color:
Multicolor
Type:
Instant
Rarity:
U
Number:
122
Text:
Destroy target creature or enchantment.
, then Remand
Remand
RemandSet: Ravnica City of Guilds
Cost:
2
Color:
Blue
Type:
Instant
Rarity:
U
Number:
63
Artist:
Mark A. Nelson
Text:
Counter target spell. If that spell is countered this way, put it into its owner’s hand instead of into that player's graveyard. Draw a card.
a Mortify
Mortify
MortifySet: Guildpact
Color:
Multicolor
Type:
Instant
Rarity:
U
Number:
122
Text:
Destroy target creature or enchantment.
all in the same turn after following that up with another Hinder
Hinder
HinderSet: Champions of Kamigawa
Cost:
3
Color:
Blue
Type:
Instant
Rarity:
U
Number:
65
Artist:
Wayne Reynolds
Text:
Counter target spell. If it's countered this way, put that card on the top or bottom of its owner's library instead of that player's graveyard.
and the 3rd Mortify
Mortify
MortifySet: Guildpact
Color:
Multicolor
Type:
Instant
Rarity:
U
Number:
122
Text:
Destroy target creature or enchantment.
the following turn.

Record: 1-1-1
Matches: 4-3-0

Round 4:
I have to play against my wife with a deck I built for her: Green/White.

Game 1: She beats me down with Watchwolf
Watchwolf
WatchwolfSet: Ravnica City of Guilds
Cost:
2
Color:
Multicolor
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Wolf
Rarity:
U
Number:
239
Artist:
Kev Walker
Power:
3
Toughness:
3
. I manage to counter everything else until I can bounce the Watchwolf
Watchwolf
WatchwolfSet: Ravnica City of Guilds
Cost:
2
Color:
Multicolor
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Wolf
Rarity:
U
Number:
239
Artist:
Kev Walker
Power:
3
Toughness:
3
. Then she gets a 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.
out and there is nothing I can do from there.

Game 2: I get revenge. I counter everything she plays. She then can’t handle my Keiga.

Game 3: It’s that annoying little 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.
again. Nothing I can do against it. She beats me fair and square.

Final Record: 1-2-1
Final Matches: 5-5-0

So even though I lost some matches by quite a bit this was still a fun deck to play. I will try to fit in some creature removal to help versus Aggro decks.


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