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Red-Black with Megrim - Jason McFarland (3/27/2008)

At different times that I've taken the Timmy/Johnny/Spike profile test, I've gotten a mixture of responses (essentially depending on my mindset that day). This deck nicely shows off my facets of all three psychographs. First, the decklist.

39 spells
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 Wheel of Fate
Wheel of Fate
Wheel of FateSet: Time Spiral
Color:
Red
Type:
Sorcery
Rarity:
R
Number:
187
Artist:
Kev Walker
Text:
Wheel of Fate is red. Suspend 4-1R (Rather than play this card from your hand, pay 1R 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.) Each player discards his or her hand, then draws seven cards.

4 Hymn to Tourach
Hymn to Tourach
Hymn to TourachSet: Fallen Empires
Cost:
2
Color:
Black
Type:
Sorcery
Rarity:
C
Number:
12
Artist:
Susan Van Camp
Text:
Target player discards two cards at random from his or her hand. If target player does not have enough cards, his or her entire hand is discarded.

2 Timecrafting
Timecrafting
TimecraftingSet: Planar Chaos
Color:
Red
Type:
Instant
Rarity:
U
Number:
109
Artist:
Volkan Baga
Text:
Choose one - Remove X time counters from target permanent or suspended card; or put X time counters on target permanent with a time counter on it or suspended card.

1 Sudden Spoiling
Sudden Spoiling
Sudden SpoilingSet: Time Spiral
Cost:
3
Color:
Black
Type:
Instant
Rarity:
R
Number:
135
Artist:
Alan Pollack
Text:
Split second (As long as this spell is on the stack, players can't play spells or activated abilities that aren't mana abilities.) Creatures target player controls become 0/2 and lose all abilities until end of turn.

1 Reckless Wurm
Reckless Wurm
Reckless WurmSet: Planar Chaos
Color:
Red
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Wurm
Rarity:
u
Number:
120
Artist:
Greg Staples
Power:
4
Toughness:
4
Text:
Trample Madness 2R (If you discard this card, you may play it for its madness cost instead of putting it into your graveyard.)

2 Barbed Shocker
Barbed Shocker
Barbed ShockerSet: Time Spiral
Cost:
4
Color:
Red
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Insect
Rarity:
U
Number:
144
Artist:
Tony Szczudlo
Power:
2
Toughness:
2
Text:
Trample, haste Whenever Barbed Shocker deals damage to a player, that player discards all the cards in his or her hand, then draws that many cards.

4 Terminate
Terminate
TerminateSet: Planeshift
Cost:
2
Color:
Multicolor
Type:
Instant
Rarity:
C
Number:
128
Artist:
DiTerlizzi
Text:
Destroy target creature. It can't be regenerated.

4 Smallpox
Smallpox
SmallpoxSet: Time Spiral
Cost:
2
Color:
Black
Type:
Sorcery
Rarity:
U
Number:
131
Artist:
Janine Johnston
Text:
Each player loses 1 life, discards a card, sacrifices a creature, then sacrifices a land.

4 Abyssal Gatekeeper
Abyssal Gatekeeper
Abyssal GatekeeperSet: Weatherlight
Cost:
2
Color:
Black
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Gatekeeper
Rarity:
C
Artist:
Mark Tedin
Power:
1
Toughness:
1
Text:
If Abyssal Gatekeeper is put into any graveyard from play, each player chooses and buries a creature he or she controls.

3 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.

3 RmllcnkgTemper
Temper
TemperSet: Stronghold
Cost:
3
Color:
White
Type:
Instant
Rarity:
U
Number:
120
Artist:
Matthew D. Wilson
Text:
Prevent up to X damage to target creature. For each 1 damage prevented in this way, put a +1/+1 counter on that creature.

2 Reiterate
Reiterate
ReiterateSet: Time Spiral
Cost:
3
Color:
Red
Type:
Instant
Rarity:
R
Number:
175
Artist:
Dan Scott
Text:
Buyback 3 (You may pay an additional 3 as you play this spell. If you do, put this card into your hand as it resolves.) Copy target instant or sorcery spell. You may choose new targets for the copy.

1 Beacon of Unrest
Beacon of Unrest
Beacon of UnrestSet: Fifth Dawn
Cost:
5
Color:
Black
Rarity:
R
Number:
41
Text:
Sorcery. Put target creature or artifact card in a graveyard into play under your control. Shuffle Beacon of Unrest into its owner's library.


21 Lands
3 Auntie's Hovel
Auntie's Hovel
Auntie's HovelSet: Lorwyn
Cost:
0
Type:
Land
Rarity:
R
Number:
267
Artist:
Wayne Reynolds
Text:
As Auntie's Hovel comes into play, you may reveal a Goblin card from your hand. If you don't, Auntie's Hovel comes into play tapped. T: Add B or R to your mana pool.

11 Swamp
Swamp
SwampSet: Oversize Cards
Color:
Land
Type:
Land
Rarity:
X
Artist:
Tony Roberts
Text:
T: Add B to your mana pool.
s
7 Mountain
Mountain
MountainSet: Arabian Nights
Color:
Land
Type:
Land
Rarity:
C
Artist:
Douglas Shuler
Text:
Tap to add R to your mana pool.
s

This is the latest iteration of my RB 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.
deck. It's changed a bit from the original list, because I've seen that it needed to be a bit heavier on removal to survive long enough to kill everybody. This deck is notorious for getting swarmed in my playgroup. Nobody is really emptying their hands that early, so people end up losing the top-end cards that were the original reason that they kept their hands.

This deck had the potential to kill an entire table of opponents on turn 6 (2:Wheel, 3: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:Tutor for Reiterate
Reiterate
ReiterateSet: Time Spiral
Cost:
3
Color:
Red
Type:
Instant
Rarity:
R
Number:
175
Artist:
Dan Scott
Text:
Buyback 3 (You may pay an additional 3 as you play this spell. If you do, put this card into your hand as it resolves.) Copy target instant or sorcery spell. You may choose new targets for the copy.
, 5: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.
and Wheel, 6:Reiterate
Reiterate
ReiterateSet: Time Spiral
Cost:
3
Color:
Red
Type:
Instant
Rarity:
R
Number:
175
Artist:
Dan Scott
Text:
Buyback 3 (You may pay an additional 3 as you play this spell. If you do, put this card into your hand as it resolves.) Copy target instant or sorcery spell. You may choose new targets for the copy.
the Wheel). I will admit that this deck might be a metagame specific call(I'm one of only two guys in the group that really plays blue), but if the other players at your table are light on permission, this could definitely be a fun win for you.

The list:
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.
: What's more fun than making your opponent drop their hand? Making them take 2 for each card they drop. This can be especially fun if your opponent happens to be running madness.

Wheel of Fate
Wheel of Fate
Wheel of FateSet: Time Spiral
Color:
Red
Type:
Sorcery
Rarity:
R
Number:
187
Artist:
Kev Walker
Text:
Wheel of Fate is red. Suspend 4-1R (Rather than play this card from your hand, pay 1R 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.) Each player discards his or her hand, then draws seven cards.
: My discard route of choice. I'd love to get my hands on a Wheel of Fortune
Wheel of Fortune
Wheel of FortuneSet: Revised Edition
Cost:
3
Color:
Red
Type:
Sorcery
Rarity:
R
Artist:
Daniel Gelon
Text:
All players must discard their hands and draw seven new cards.
, but haven't been able to do so just yet. This allows me to not only get rid of a ton of cards in one shot, but also refill my opponents' hands and give myself more fuel.

Hymn to Tourach
Hymn to Tourach
Hymn to TourachSet: Fallen Empires
Cost:
2
Color:
Black
Type:
Sorcery
Rarity:
C
Number:
12
Artist:
Susan Van Camp
Text:
Target player discards two cards at random from his or her hand. If target player does not have enough cards, his or her entire hand is discarded.
: Hands down, one of the best discard spells around.

Reiterate
Reiterate
ReiterateSet: Time Spiral
Cost:
3
Color:
Red
Type:
Instant
Rarity:
R
Number:
175
Artist:
Dan Scott
Text:
Buyback 3 (You may pay an additional 3 as you play this spell. If you do, put this card into your hand as it resolves.) Copy target instant or sorcery spell. You may choose new targets for the copy.
: What's better than making everybody drop their hand and draw seven? Making them do it twice in a single turn.

Timecrafting
Timecrafting
TimecraftingSet: Planar Chaos
Color:
Red
Type:
Instant
Rarity:
U
Number:
109
Artist:
Volkan Baga
Text:
Choose one - Remove X time counters from target permanent or suspended card; or put X time counters on target permanent with a time counter on it or suspended card.
: This can help speed out a late-drawn Wheel. It also allows for a surprise attack.

RmllcnkgTemper
Temper
TemperSet: Stronghold
Cost:
3
Color:
White
Type:
Instant
Rarity:
U
Number:
120
Artist:
Matthew D. Wilson
Text:
Prevent up to X damage to target creature. For each 1 damage prevented in this way, put a +1/+1 counter on that creature.
/Reckless Wurm
Reckless Wurm
Reckless WurmSet: Planar Chaos
Color:
Red
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Wurm
Rarity:
u
Number:
120
Artist:
Greg Staples
Power:
4
Toughness:
4
Text:
Trample Madness 2R (If you discard this card, you may play it for its madness cost instead of putting it into your graveyard.)
: If I'm going to have to discard too, I might as well throw a little madness in. Lightning Bolt
Lightning Bolt
Lightning BoltSet: Revised Edition
Cost:
1
Color:
Red
Type:
Instant
Rarity:
C
Artist:
Christopher Rush
Text:
Lightning Bolt does 3 damage to one target.
s are always good as reach/removal and sometimes I just need a 4/4 blocker to stop the bleeding for a minute or two.

Sudden Spoiling
Sudden Spoiling
Sudden SpoilingSet: Time Spiral
Cost:
3
Color:
Black
Type:
Instant
Rarity:
R
Number:
135
Artist:
Alan Pollack
Text:
Split second (As long as this spell is on the stack, players can't play spells or activated abilities that aren't mana abilities.) Creatures target player controls become 0/2 and lose all abilities until end of turn.
: Usually this is an expensive fog, but it has helped to get rid of some big dudes when they're attacking.

Barbed Shocker
Barbed Shocker
Barbed ShockerSet: Time Spiral
Cost:
4
Color:
Red
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Insect
Rarity:
U
Number:
144
Artist:
Tony Szczudlo
Power:
2
Toughness:
2
Text:
Trample, haste Whenever Barbed Shocker deals damage to a player, that player discards all the cards in his or her hand, then draws that many cards.
: If you can hit turn 3 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.
, turn 4 Barbed Shocker
Barbed Shocker
Barbed ShockerSet: Time Spiral
Cost:
4
Color:
Red
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Insect
Rarity:
U
Number:
144
Artist:
Tony Szczudlo
Power:
2
Toughness:
2
Text:
Trample, haste Whenever Barbed Shocker deals damage to a player, that player discards all the cards in his or her hand, then draws that many cards.
, one of your opponents is probably close to death. 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.
damage may not be nearly as bad as having to drop all the cards from your opening hand that made you keep it.

Terminate
Terminate
TerminateSet: Planeshift
Cost:
2
Color:
Multicolor
Type:
Instant
Rarity:
C
Number:
128
Artist:
DiTerlizzi
Text:
Destroy target creature. It can't be regenerated.
/Smallpox
Smallpox
SmallpoxSet: Time Spiral
Cost:
2
Color:
Black
Type:
Sorcery
Rarity:
U
Number:
131
Artist:
Janine Johnston
Text:
Each player loses 1 life, discards a card, sacrifices a creature, then sacrifices a land.
/Abyssal Gatekeeper
Abyssal Gatekeeper
Abyssal GatekeeperSet: Weatherlight
Cost:
2
Color:
Black
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Gatekeeper
Rarity:
C
Artist:
Mark Tedin
Power:
1
Toughness:
1
Text:
If Abyssal Gatekeeper is put into any graveyard from play, each player chooses and buries a creature he or she controls.
: Plenty of ways to get rid of my opponents’ creatures is definitely nice.

This is my first time really posting a deck, so hopefully it was an interesting read/idea for you all.


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