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CardShark Content - Corey Carter (1/27/2004)

Multiplayer discard decks are hard to pull off. Most discard decks can really only handle one or possibly two people at a time. This has led me to create numerous variations of multiplayer discard, most based on the idea of “bruising” your opponents using a combination of Black and Blue. This deck approaches the table with the idea that the best offense I a duel natured defense, in fact a defense that is offense. Well enough blather, here is the deck.

Artifacts: (9)
3 Howling Mine
Howling Mine
Howling MineSet: Revised Edition
Cost:
2
Color:
Colorless
Type:
Artifact
Rarity:
R
Artist:
Mark Poole
Text:
Each player must draw one extra card during the draw phase of each of his or her turns.

2 Ivory Tower
Ivory Tower
Ivory TowerSet: Revised Edition
Cost:
1
Color:
Colorless
Type:
Artifact
Rarity:
R
Artist:
Margaret Organ-Kean
Text:
During your upkeep phase, gain 1 life for each card in your hand above four.

2 Mind’s Eye
2 Spellbook
Spellbook
SpellbookSet: Exodus
Cost:
0
Color:
Colorless
Type:
Artifact
Rarity:
U
Number:
138
Artist:
Ciruelo
Text:
Skip your discard phase.


Black: (14)
2 Diabolic Tutor
Diabolic Tutor
Diabolic TutorSet: Odyssey
Cost:
4
Color:
Black
Type:
Sorcery
Rarity:
U
Number:
129
Artist:
Rick Farrell
Text:
Search your library for a card, and put that card into your hand. Then shuffle your library.

4 Megrim
Megrim
MegrimSet: Stronghold
Cost:
3
Color:
Black
Type:
Enchantment
Rarity:
U
Number:
12
Artist:
Donato Giancola
Text:
Whenever any opponent discards a card, Megrim deals 2 damage to him or her.

4 Warped Devotion
Warped Devotion
Warped DevotionSet: Planeshift
Cost:
3
Color:
Black
Type:
Enchantment
Rarity:
U
Number:
57
Artist:
Orizio Daniele
Text:
Whenever a permanent is returned to a player's hand, that player discards a card from his or her hand.

4 Words of Waste
Words of Waste
Words of WasteSet: Onslaught
Cost:
3
Color:
Black
Type:
Enchantment
Rarity:
R
Number:
182
Artist:
Jerry Tiritilli
Text:
1: The next time you would draw a card this turn, each opponent discards a card from his or her hand instead.


Blue: (17)
3 Evacuation
Evacuation
EvacuationSet: Stronghold
Cost:
5
Color:
Blue
Type:
Instant
Rarity:
R
Number:
30
Artist:
Rob Alexander
Text:
Return all creatures to owners' hands.

1 Fact or Fiction
Fact or Fiction
Fact or FictionSet: Invasion
Cost:
4
Color:
Blue
Type:
Instant
Rarity:
U
Number:
57
Artist:
Terese Nielsen
Text:
Reveal the top five cards of your library. An opponent separates those cards into two face-up piles. Put one pile into your hand and the other into your graveyard.

2 Prosperity
Prosperity
ProsperitySet: Classic Sixth Edition
Cost:
2
Color:
Blue
Type:
Sorcery
Rarity:
U
Number:
89
Artist:
Dan Frazier
Text:
Each player draws X cards.

2 Rebuild
Rebuild
RebuildSet: Urza's Legacy
Cost:
3
Color:
Blue
Type:
Instant
Rarity:
U
Number:
40
Artist:
L. A. Williams
Text:
Return all artifacts to owners' hands.Cycling 2 (You may pay 2 and discard this card from your hand to draw a card. Play this ability as an instant.)

2 Reminisce
Reminisce
ReminisceSet: Onslaught
Cost:
3
Color:
Blue
Type:
Sorcery
Rarity:
U
Number:
105
Artist:
Bradley Williams
Text:
Target player shuffles his or her graveyard into his or her library.

3 Trade Secrets
Trade Secrets
Trade SecretsSet: Onslaught
Cost:
3
Color:
Blue
Type:
Sorcery
Rarity:
R
Number:
118
Artist:
Ron Spears
Text:
Target opponent draws two cards, then you draw up to four cards. That opponent may repeat this process as many times as he or she chooses.

4 Words of Wisdom
Words of Wisdom
Words of WisdomSet: Odyssey
Cost:
2
Color:
Blue
Type:
Instant
Rarity:
C
Number:
114
Artist:
Eric Peterson
Text:
You draw two cards, then each other player draws a card.


Lands: (20)
2 Darkwater Catacombs
Darkwater Catacombs
Darkwater CatacombsSet: Odyssey
Color:
Land
Type:
Land
Rarity:
R
Number:
319
Artist:
Monte Michael Moore
Text:
: 1, Tap: Add UB to your mana pool.

9 Island
Island
IslandSet: Oversize Cards
Color:
Land
Type:
Land
Rarity:
X
Artist:
Tony Roberts
Text:
T: Add U 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.


The idea here is to keep your head down and keep everyone happy with you while you dig for the pieces of your combo. Start out friendly with Words of Wisdom
Words of Wisdom
Words of WisdomSet: Odyssey
Cost:
2
Color:
Blue
Type:
Instant
Rarity:
C
Number:
114
Artist:
Eric Peterson
Text:
You draw two cards, then each other player draws a card.
and Howling Mine
Howling Mine
Howling MineSet: Revised Edition
Cost:
2
Color:
Colorless
Type:
Artifact
Rarity:
R
Artist:
Mark Poole
Text:
Each player must draw one extra card during the draw phase of each of his or her turns.
. If you can get out an Ivory Tower
Ivory Tower
Ivory TowerSet: Revised Edition
Cost:
1
Color:
Colorless
Type:
Artifact
Rarity:
R
Artist:
Margaret Organ-Kean
Text:
During your upkeep phase, gain 1 life for each card in your hand above four.
do it as soon as possible, you’re going to need that extra life once everyone realizes what you are playing. You can use the Diabolic Tutor
Diabolic Tutor
Diabolic TutorSet: Odyssey
Cost:
4
Color:
Black
Type:
Sorcery
Rarity:
U
Number:
129
Artist:
Rick Farrell
Text:
Search your library for a card, and put that card into your hand. Then shuffle your library.
and the card draw to keep digging while your opponents hopefully ignore you.
The main combo here is Warped Devotion
Warped Devotion
Warped DevotionSet: Planeshift
Cost:
3
Color:
Black
Type:
Enchantment
Rarity:
U
Number:
57
Artist:
Orizio Daniele
Text:
Whenever a permanent is returned to a player's hand, that player discards a card from his or her hand.
and mass bounce spells (evacuation, rebuild) with Megrim
Megrim
MegrimSet: Stronghold
Cost:
3
Color:
Black
Type:
Enchantment
Rarity:
U
Number:
12
Artist:
Donato Giancola
Text:
Whenever any opponent discards a card, Megrim deals 2 damage to him or her.
for the kill. Evacuation
Evacuation
EvacuationSet: Stronghold
Cost:
5
Color:
Blue
Type:
Instant
Rarity:
R
Number:
30
Artist:
Rob Alexander
Text:
Return all creatures to owners' hands.
is of course the preferred method since the deck has no creatures, but in a pinch the rebuild will work, and if they aren’t playing artifacts cycle it away to dig a little more. Another nifty little combo consists of using the Mind’s Eye to draw a card with your opponent but then using Words of Waste
Words of Waste
Words of WasteSet: Onslaught
Cost:
3
Color:
Black
Type:
Enchantment
Rarity:
R
Number:
182
Artist:
Jerry Tiritilli
Text:
1: The next time you would draw a card this turn, each opponent discards a card from his or her hand instead.
instead. Two colorless mana for instant speed discard sounds good to me. Also, just in case you draw a few too many cards, there is Reminisce
Reminisce
ReminisceSet: Onslaught
Cost:
3
Color:
Blue
Type:
Sorcery
Rarity:
U
Number:
105
Artist:
Bradley Williams
Text:
Target player shuffles his or her graveyard into his or her library.
to keep your deck going. Just remember that misdirection is king…keep them focused on something else, or even better someone else, while you build your combo and win.

Until next time, have fun and play multiplayer.


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