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CardShark Content - Jonathan Veazey (10/3/2006)

I’m going into week three of my Coldsnap league with a 6-4 record. While not spectacular, it’s not a completely lost cause. As a reminder, here was my week two deck:

Blue (6)
2xRune Snag
Rune Snag
Rune SnagSet: Coldsnap
Cost:
2
Color:
Blue
Type:
Instant
Rarity:
C
Number:
46
Artist:
Dave Dorman
Text:
Counter target spell unless its controller pays 2 plus an additional 2 for each card named Rune Snag in each graveyard.

Adarkar Windform
Adarkar Windform
Adarkar WindformSet: Coldsnap
Cost:
5
Color:
Blue
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Snow Creature - Illusion
Rarity:
U
Number:
26
Artist:
Randy Gallegos
Power:
3
Toughness:
3
Text:
Flying 1oSi: Target creature loses flying until end of turn. (oSi can be paid with one mana from a snow permanent.)

2xFrost Raptor
Frost Raptor
Frost RaptorSet: Coldsnap
Cost:
3
Color:
Blue
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Snow Creature - Bird
Rarity:
C
Number:
34
Artist:
Lars Grant-West
Power:
2
Toughness:
2
Text:
Flying oSioSi: Frost Raptor can't be the target of spells or abilities this turn. (oSi can be paid with one mana from a snow permanent.)


Rimewind Taskmage
Rimewind Taskmage
Rimewind TaskmageSet: Coldsnap
Cost:
2
Color:
Blue
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Human Wizard
Rarity:
C
Number:
44
Artist:
Ron Spears
Power:
1
Toughness:
2
Text:
1, T Tap or untap target permanent. Play this ability only if you control four or more snow permanents.


Black (10)
2xFeast of Flesh
Feast of Flesh
Feast of FleshSet: Coldsnap
Cost:
1
Color:
Black
Type:
Sorcery
Rarity:
C
Number:
56
Artist:
Volkan Baga
Text:
Feast of Flesh deals X damage to target creature and you gain X life, where X is 1 plus the number of cards named Feast of Flesh in all graveyards.

Chill to the Bone
Chill to the Bone
Chill to the BoneSet: Coldsnap
Cost:
4
Color:
Black
Type:
Instant
Rarity:
C
Number:
52
Artist:
Jim Murray
Text:
Destroy target nonsnow creature.

2xChilling Shade
Chilling Shade
Chilling ShadeSet: Coldsnap
Cost:
3
Color:
Black
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Snow Creature - Shade
Rarity:
C
Number:
53
Artist:
Jeff Nentrup
Power:
1
Toughness:
1
Text:
Flying oSi: Chilling Shade gets +1 +1 until end of turn. (oSi can be paid with one mana from a snow permanent.)

Gutless Ghoul
Gutless Ghoul
Gutless GhoulSet: Coldsnap
Cost:
3
Color:
Black
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Snow Creature - Zombie
Rarity:
C
Number:
60
Artist:
Kensuke Okabayashi
Power:
2
Toughness:
2
Text:
1, Sacrifice a creature: You gain 2 life.

2xHerald of Leshrac
Herald of Leshrac
Herald of LeshracSet: Coldsnap
Cost:
7
Color:
Black
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Avatar
Rarity:
R
Number:
62
Artist:
Alex Horley-Orlandelli
Power:
2
Toughness:
4
Text:
Flying Cumulative upkeep-Gain control of a land you don't control. Herald of Leshrac gets +1 +1 for each land you control but don't own. When Herald of Leshrac leaves play, each player gains control of each land he or she owns that you control.

2xKrovikan Scoundrel
Krovikan Scoundrel
Krovikan ScoundrelSet: Coldsnap
Cost:
2
Color:
Black
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Human Rogue
Rarity:
C
Number:
64
Artist:
Ralph Horsley
Power:
2
Toughness:
1


Green (7)
2xInto 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.

2xResize
Resize
ResizeSet: Coldsnap
Cost:
2
Color:
Green
Type:
Instant
Rarity:
U
Number:
117
Artist:
Daren Bader
Text:
Target creature gets +3 +3 until end of turn. Recover 1G (When a creature is put into your graveyard from play, you may pay 1G. If you do, return this card from your graveyard to your hand. Otherwise, remove this card from the game.)

Boreal Druid
Boreal Druid
Boreal DruidSet: Coldsnap
Cost:
1
Color:
Green
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Snow Creature - Elf Druid
Rarity:
C
Number:
105
Artist:
Dan Dos Santos
Power:
1
Toughness:
1
Text:
T Add 1 to your mana pool.

Ronom Hulk
Ronom Hulk
Ronom HulkSet: Coldsnap
Cost:
5
Color:
Green
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Beast
Rarity:
C
Number:
119
Artist:
Zoltan Boros & Gabor Szikszai
Power:
5
Toughness:
6
Text:
Protection from snow Cumulative upkeep 1 (At the beginning of your upkeep, put an age counter on this permanent, then sacrifice it unless you pay its upkeep cost for each age counter on it.)

Simian Brawler
Simian Brawler
Simian BrawlerSet: Coldsnap
Cost:
4
Color:
Green
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Ape Warrior
Rarity:
C
Number:
122
Artist:
Warren Mahy
Power:
3
Toughness:
3
Text:
Discard a land card: Simian Brawler gets +1 +1 until end of turn.


Land (17)
2xFrost Marsh
Frost Marsh
Frost MarshSet: Coldsnap
Color:
Land
Type:
Land
Sub Type:
Snow Land
Rarity:
U
Number:
146
Artist:
Jim Pavelec
Text:
Frost Marsh comes into play tapped. T Add U or B to your mana pool.

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.)

2xSnow-Covered Forest
Forest
ForestSet: Oversize Cards
Color:
Land
Type:
Land
Rarity:
X
Artist:
Tony Roberts
Text:
T: Add G to your mana pool.

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

3xForest
Forest
ForestSet: Oversize Cards
Color:
Land
Type:
Land
Rarity:
X
Artist:
Tony Roberts
Text:
T: Add G to your mana pool.

6xSwamp
Swamp
SwampSet: Oversize Cards
Color:
Land
Type:
Land
Rarity:
X
Artist:
Tony Roberts
Text:
T: Add B to your mana pool.

2xIsland
Island
IslandSet: Oversize Cards
Color:
Land
Type:
Land
Rarity:
X
Artist:
Tony Roberts
Text:
T: Add U to your mana pool.


And here are the contents of my week three pack:

White (3)
Kjeldoran War Cry
Kjeldoran War Cry
Kjeldoran War CrySet: Coldsnap
Cost:
2
Color:
White
Type:
Instant
Rarity:
C
Number:
13
Artist:
Michael Phillippi
Text:
Creatures you control get +X +X until end of turn, where X is 1 plus the number of cards named Kjeldoran War Cry in all graveyards.

Squall
Squall
SquallSet: Mercadian Masques
Cost:
3
Color:
Green
Type:
Sorcery
Rarity:
C
Number:
275
Artist:
Val Mayerik
Text:
Squall deals 2 damage to each creature with flying.
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Darien, King of Kjeldor
Darien, King of Kjeldor
Darien, King of KjeldorSet: Coldsnap
Cost:
6
Color:
White
Type:
Legendary Creature
Sub Type:
Human Lord
Rarity:
R
Number:
4
Artist:
Michael Phillippi
Power:
3
Toughness:
3
Text:
Whenever you're dealt damage, you may put that many 1 1 white Soldier creature tokens into play.


Blue (3)
Krovikan Mist
Krovikan Mist
Krovikan MistSet: Coldsnap
Cost:
2
Color:
Blue
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Illusion
Rarity:
C
Number:
38
Artist:
Jeremy Jarvis
Text:
Flying Krovikan Mist's power and toughness are each equal to the number of Illusions in play.

Frozen Solid
Frozen Solid
Frozen SolidSet: Scourge
Cost:
3
Color:
Blue
Type:
Enchant Creature
Rarity:
C
Number:
36
Text:
Enchanted creature doesn’t untap during its controllers untap step.
When damage is dealt to enchanted creature, destroy it.

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


Black (3)
Feast of Flesh
Feast of Flesh
Feast of FleshSet: Coldsnap
Cost:
1
Color:
Black
Type:
Sorcery
Rarity:
C
Number:
56
Artist:
Volkan Baga
Text:
Feast of Flesh deals X damage to target creature and you gain X life, where X is 1 plus the number of cards named Feast of Flesh in all graveyards.

Zombie Musher
Zombie Musher
Zombie MusherSet: Coldsnap
Cost:
4
Color:
Black
Sub Type:
Creature
Rarity:
C
Number:
75
Artist:
Kev Walker
Power:
2
Toughness:
3
Text:
Snow landwalk oSi: Regenerate Zombie Musher. (oSi can be paid with one mana from a snow permanent.)

Phobian Phantasm
Phobian Phantasm
Phobian PhantasmSet: Coldsnap
Cost:
3
Color:
Black
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Illusion
Rarity:
U
Number:
66
Artist:
Steven Belledin
Power:
3
Toughness:
3
Text:
Flying, fear Cumulative upkeep B (At the beginning of your upkeep, put an age counter on this permanent, then sacrifice it unless you pay its upkeep cost for each age counter on it.)


Red (2)
Karplusan Wolverine
Karplusan Wolverine
Karplusan WolverineSet: Coldsnap
Cost:
1
Color:
Red
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Snow Creature - Beast
Rarity:
C
Number:
87
Artist:
Greg Hildebrandt
Power:
1
Toughness:
1
Text:
Whenever Karplusan Wolverine becomes blocked, you may have it deal 1 damage to target creature or player.

Orcish Bloodpainter
Orcish Bloodpainter
Orcish BloodpainterSet: Coldsnap
Cost:
3
Color:
Red
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Orc Shaman
Rarity:
C
Number:
94
Artist:
Alan Pollack
Power:
2
Toughness:
1
Text:
T, Sacrifice a creature: Orcish Bloodpainter deals 1 damage to target creature or player.


Green (3)
Martyr of Spores
Martyr of Spores
Martyr of SporesSet: Coldsnap
Cost:
1
Color:
Green
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Human Shaman
Rarity:
C
Number:
113
Artist:
Dan Scott
Power:
1
Toughness:
1
Text:
1, Reveal X green cards from your hand, Sacrifice Martyr of Spores: Target creature gets +X +X until end of turn.

Bull Aurochs
Bull Aurochs
Bull AurochsSet: Coldsnap
Cost:
2
Color:
Green
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Aurochs
Rarity:
C
Number:
107
Artist:
Kev Walker
Power:
2
Toughness:
1
Text:
Trample Whenever Bull Aurochs attacks, it gets +1 +0 until end of turn for each other attacking Aurochs.

Ronom Hulk
Ronom Hulk
Ronom HulkSet: Coldsnap
Cost:
5
Color:
Green
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Beast
Rarity:
C
Number:
119
Artist:
Zoltan Boros & Gabor Szikszai
Power:
5
Toughness:
6
Text:
Protection from snow Cumulative upkeep 1 (At the beginning of your upkeep, put an age counter on this permanent, then sacrifice it unless you pay its upkeep cost for each age counter on it.)


Land (1)
Highland Weald
Highland Weald
Highland WealdSet: Coldsnap
Color:
Land
Type:
Land
Sub Type:
Snow Land
Rarity:
U
Number:
147
Artist:
John Avon
Text:
Highland Weald comes into play tapped. T Add R or G to your mana pool.


As I said last week, I think the decision to go black/blue/green was a bit of a mistake. Getting the Highland Weald
Highland Weald
Highland WealdSet: Coldsnap
Color:
Land
Type:
Land
Sub Type:
Snow Land
Rarity:
U
Number:
147
Artist:
John Avon
Text:
Highland Weald comes into play tapped. T Add R or G to your mana pool.
in this pack makes it a little easier to make the decision to replace blue with red (which also has the virtue of bringing the Dragon back to my deck). Here’s the deck I’m taking into my week three games:

Black (10)
3xFeast of Flesh
Feast of Flesh
Feast of FleshSet: Coldsnap
Cost:
1
Color:
Black
Type:
Sorcery
Rarity:
C
Number:
56
Artist:
Volkan Baga
Text:
Feast of Flesh deals X damage to target creature and you gain X life, where X is 1 plus the number of cards named Feast of Flesh in all graveyards.

Chill to the Bone
Chill to the Bone
Chill to the BoneSet: Coldsnap
Cost:
4
Color:
Black
Type:
Instant
Rarity:
C
Number:
52
Artist:
Jim Murray
Text:
Destroy target nonsnow creature.

Chilling Shade
Chilling Shade
Chilling ShadeSet: Coldsnap
Cost:
3
Color:
Black
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Snow Creature - Shade
Rarity:
C
Number:
53
Artist:
Jeff Nentrup
Power:
1
Toughness:
1
Text:
Flying oSi: Chilling Shade gets +1 +1 until end of turn. (oSi can be paid with one mana from a snow permanent.)

Gutless Ghoul
Gutless Ghoul
Gutless GhoulSet: Coldsnap
Cost:
3
Color:
Black
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Snow Creature - Zombie
Rarity:
C
Number:
60
Artist:
Kensuke Okabayashi
Power:
2
Toughness:
2
Text:
1, Sacrifice a creature: You gain 2 life.

2xHerald of Leshrac
Herald of Leshrac
Herald of LeshracSet: Coldsnap
Cost:
7
Color:
Black
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Avatar
Rarity:
R
Number:
62
Artist:
Alex Horley-Orlandelli
Power:
2
Toughness:
4
Text:
Flying Cumulative upkeep-Gain control of a land you don't control. Herald of Leshrac gets +1 +1 for each land you control but don't own. When Herald of Leshrac leaves play, each player gains control of each land he or she owns that you control.

Phobian Phantasm
Phobian Phantasm
Phobian PhantasmSet: Coldsnap
Cost:
3
Color:
Black
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Illusion
Rarity:
U
Number:
66
Artist:
Steven Belledin
Power:
3
Toughness:
3
Text:
Flying, fear Cumulative upkeep B (At the beginning of your upkeep, put an age counter on this permanent, then sacrifice it unless you pay its upkeep cost for each age counter on it.)

Zombie Musher
Zombie Musher
Zombie MusherSet: Coldsnap
Cost:
4
Color:
Black
Sub Type:
Creature
Rarity:
C
Number:
75
Artist:
Kev Walker
Power:
2
Toughness:
3
Text:
Snow landwalk oSi: Regenerate Zombie Musher. (oSi can be paid with one mana from a snow permanent.)


Red (5)
2xSkred
Skred
SkredSet: Coldsnap
Cost:
1
Color:
Red
Type:
Instant
Rarity:
C
Number:
97
Artist:
Christopher Moeller
Text:
Skred deals damage to target creature equal to the number of snow permanents you control.

Goblin Rimerunner
Goblin Rimerunner
Goblin RimerunnerSet: Coldsnap
Cost:
3
Color:
Red
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Snow Creature - Goblin Warrior
Rarity:
C
Number:
83
Artist:
Christopher Rush
Power:
2
Toughness:
2
Text:
T Target creature can't block this turn. oSi: Goblin Rimerunner gains haste until end of turn. (oSi can be paid with one mana from a snow permanent.)

Rimescale Dragon
Rimescale Dragon
Rimescale DragonSet: Coldsnap
Cost:
7
Color:
Red
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Snow Creature - Dragon
Rarity:
R
Number:
95
Artist:
Jeff Easley
Power:
5
Toughness:
5
Text:
Flying 2oSi: Tap target creature and put an ice counter on it. (oSi can be paid with one mana from a snow permanent.) Creatures with ice counters on them don't untap during their controllers' untap steps.

Thermopod
Thermopod
ThermopodSet: Coldsnap
Cost:
5
Color:
Red
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Slug
Rarity:
C
Number:
100
Artist:
Dan Dos Santos
Power:
4
Toughness:
3
Text:
oSi: Thermopod gains haste until end of turn. (oSi can be paid with one mana from a snow permanent.) Sacrifice a creature: Add R to your mana pool.


Green (8)
2xInto 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.

2xResize
Resize
ResizeSet: Coldsnap
Cost:
2
Color:
Green
Type:
Instant
Rarity:
U
Number:
117
Artist:
Daren Bader
Text:
Target creature gets +3 +3 until end of turn. Recover 1G (When a creature is put into your graveyard from play, you may pay 1G. If you do, return this card from your graveyard to your hand. Otherwise, remove this card from the game.)

Boreal Druid
Boreal Druid
Boreal DruidSet: Coldsnap
Cost:
1
Color:
Green
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Snow Creature - Elf Druid
Rarity:
C
Number:
105
Artist:
Dan Dos Santos
Power:
1
Toughness:
1
Text:
T Add 1 to your mana pool.

2xRonom Hulk
Ronom Hulk
Ronom HulkSet: Coldsnap
Cost:
5
Color:
Green
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Beast
Rarity:
C
Number:
119
Artist:
Zoltan Boros & Gabor Szikszai
Power:
5
Toughness:
6
Text:
Protection from snow Cumulative upkeep 1 (At the beginning of your upkeep, put an age counter on this permanent, then sacrifice it unless you pay its upkeep cost for each age counter on it.)

Simian Brawler
Simian Brawler
Simian BrawlerSet: Coldsnap
Cost:
4
Color:
Green
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Ape Warrior
Rarity:
C
Number:
122
Artist:
Warren Mahy
Power:
3
Toughness:
3
Text:
Discard a land card: Simian Brawler gets +1 +1 until end of turn.


Land (17)
2xFrost Marsh
Frost Marsh
Frost MarshSet: Coldsnap
Color:
Land
Type:
Land
Sub Type:
Snow Land
Rarity:
U
Number:
146
Artist:
Jim Pavelec
Text:
Frost Marsh comes into play tapped. T Add U or B to your mana pool.

Highland Weald
Highland Weald
Highland WealdSet: Coldsnap
Color:
Land
Type:
Land
Sub Type:
Snow Land
Rarity:
U
Number:
147
Artist:
John Avon
Text:
Highland Weald comes into play tapped. T Add R or G to your mana pool.

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.)

2xSnow-Covered Forest
Forest
ForestSet: Oversize Cards
Color:
Land
Type:
Land
Rarity:
X
Artist:
Tony Roberts
Text:
T: Add G to your mana pool.

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

Snow-Covered Mountain
Mountain
MountainSet: Arabian Nights
Color:
Land
Type:
Land
Rarity:
C
Artist:
Douglas Shuler
Text:
Tap to add R to your mana pool.

3xForest
Forest
ForestSet: Oversize Cards
Color:
Land
Type:
Land
Rarity:
X
Artist:
Tony Roberts
Text:
T: Add G to your mana pool.

2xMountain
Mountain
MountainSet: Arabian Nights
Color:
Land
Type:
Land
Rarity:
C
Artist:
Douglas Shuler
Text:
Tap to add R to your mana pool.

4xSwamp
Swamp
SwampSet: Oversize Cards
Color:
Land
Type:
Land
Rarity:
X
Artist:
Tony Roberts
Text:
T: Add B to your mana pool.


You’ll notice that, despite my change of colors, I’m still running the Frost Marsh
Frost Marsh
Frost MarshSet: Coldsnap
Color:
Land
Type:
Land
Sub Type:
Snow Land
Rarity:
U
Number:
146
Artist:
Jim Pavelec
Text:
Frost Marsh comes into play tapped. T Add U or B to your mana pool.
es and a Snow-Covered Island
Island
IslandSet: Oversize Cards
Color:
Land
Type:
Land
Rarity:
X
Artist:
Tony Roberts
Text:
T: Add U to your mana pool.
. I felt that I had enough cards that key off snow permanents that it was worth including the off-color snow lands, though I am afraid that I’m introducing the danger of not getting the color I need when I need it. On to the games:

In the first game of the first match my fear was realized as I didn’t get a Forest
Forest
ForestSet: Oversize Cards
Color:
Land
Type:
Land
Rarity:
X
Artist:
Tony Roberts
Text:
T: Add G to your mana pool.
until turn nine. At that point my opponent had too much of an advantage and I wasn’t able to recover. In game two, I had better luck getting my mana out, but my opponent was able to get off to a very aggressive start and I just wasn’t able to keep up.

Record so far: 6-5

Match two went better for me. In game one I was able to put out both my Ronom Hulk
Ronom Hulk
Ronom HulkSet: Coldsnap
Cost:
5
Color:
Green
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Beast
Rarity:
C
Number:
119
Artist:
Zoltan Boros & Gabor Szikszai
Power:
5
Toughness:
6
Text:
Protection from snow Cumulative upkeep 1 (At the beginning of your upkeep, put an age counter on this permanent, then sacrifice it unless you pay its upkeep cost for each age counter on it.)
s very early against an opponent who was only able to get out snow creatures. It might seem like the Cumulative Upkeep on both Hulks would be too cumbersome to maintain, but when you have two 5/6 unblockable creatures attacking every turn, you don’t have to maintain it for long. Game two I got very lucky draws and was able to hit my mana curve perfectly; turn one: Boreal Druid
Boreal Druid
Boreal DruidSet: Coldsnap
Cost:
1
Color:
Green
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Snow Creature - Elf Druid
Rarity:
C
Number:
105
Artist:
Dan Dos Santos
Power:
1
Toughness:
1
Text:
T Add 1 to your mana pool.
, turn two: Rimerunner, turn three: Brawl
Brawl
BrawlSet: Mercadian Masques
Cost:
5
Color:
Red
Type:
Instant
Rarity:
R
Number:
178
Artist:
Edward P. Beard, Jr.
Text:
Until end of turn, all creatures gain T: This creature deals damage equal to its power to target creature.
er, etc. My opponent was just not able to keep up.

Record so far: 7-5

Game one of match three was once again determined by my Ronom Hulk
Ronom Hulk
Ronom HulkSet: Coldsnap
Cost:
5
Color:
Green
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Beast
Rarity:
C
Number:
119
Artist:
Zoltan Boros & Gabor Szikszai
Power:
5
Toughness:
6
Text:
Protection from snow Cumulative upkeep 1 (At the beginning of your upkeep, put an age counter on this permanent, then sacrifice it unless you pay its upkeep cost for each age counter on it.)
coupled with enough removal to keep my opponent’s side of the board clear. Game two I was able to get my Herald into play, using him to steal my opponent’s snow lands which I, in turn, used to pump my Chilling Shade
Chilling Shade
Chilling ShadeSet: Coldsnap
Cost:
3
Color:
Black
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Snow Creature - Shade
Rarity:
C
Number:
53
Artist:
Jeff Nentrup
Power:
1
Toughness:
1
Text:
Flying oSi: Chilling Shade gets +1 +1 until end of turn. (oSi can be paid with one mana from a snow permanent.)
. My opponent was unable to deal with two big fliers and a dwindling mana base.

Record so far: 8-5

Game one of match four was once again dominated by my Ronom Hulk
Ronom Hulk
Ronom HulkSet: Coldsnap
Cost:
5
Color:
Green
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Beast
Rarity:
C
Number:
119
Artist:
Zoltan Boros & Gabor Szikszai
Power:
5
Toughness:
6
Text:
Protection from snow Cumulative upkeep 1 (At the beginning of your upkeep, put an age counter on this permanent, then sacrifice it unless you pay its upkeep cost for each age counter on it.)
(have I mentioned how good this guy is in Coldsnap limited?) coupled with a Zombie Musher
Zombie Musher
Zombie MusherSet: Coldsnap
Cost:
4
Color:
Black
Sub Type:
Creature
Rarity:
C
Number:
75
Artist:
Kev Walker
Power:
2
Toughness:
3
Text:
Snow landwalk oSi: Regenerate Zombie Musher. (oSi can be paid with one mana from a snow permanent.)
. Game two didn’t go as well as I made the mistake of keeping a two land hand and proceeded to get stuck at three mana with a hand full of four or more mana spells in hand while my opponent’s creatures beat me silly. Game three was better, but my opponent was able to find enough removal to keep my side of the board clear, culminating in a Deepfire Elemental
Deepfire Elemental
Deepfire ElementalSet: Coldsnap
Cost:
6
Color:
Multicolor
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Elemental
Rarity:
U
Number:
127
Artist:
Joel Thomas
Power:
4
Toughness:
4
Text:
XX1: Destroy target artifact or creature with converted mana cost X.
. I was never able to recover.

Record so far: 8-6

Match five saw the Hulk once again show his value as he won me game one with a little help from a Simian Brawler
Simian Brawler
Simian BrawlerSet: Coldsnap
Cost:
4
Color:
Green
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Ape Warrior
Rarity:
C
Number:
122
Artist:
Warren Mahy
Power:
3
Toughness:
3
Text:
Discard a land card: Simian Brawler gets +1 +1 until end of turn.
. Game two’s win was a bit more dramatic. I dropped a Herald of Leshrac
Herald of Leshrac
Herald of LeshracSet: Coldsnap
Cost:
7
Color:
Black
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Avatar
Rarity:
R
Number:
62
Artist:
Alex Horley-Orlandelli
Power:
2
Toughness:
4
Text:
Flying Cumulative upkeep-Gain control of a land you don't control. Herald of Leshrac gets +1 +1 for each land you control but don't own. When Herald of Leshrac leaves play, each player gains control of each land he or she owns that you control.
on turn seven followed by a Rimescale Dragon
Rimescale Dragon
Rimescale DragonSet: Coldsnap
Cost:
7
Color:
Red
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Snow Creature - Dragon
Rarity:
R
Number:
95
Artist:
Jeff Easley
Power:
5
Toughness:
5
Text:
Flying 2oSi: Tap target creature and put an ice counter on it. (oSi can be paid with one mana from a snow permanent.) Creatures with ice counters on them don't untap during their controllers' untap steps.
on turn eight. My opponent had no answers for the both of them, and so the game was over.

Record at the end of week three: 9-6

So, I gave a solid showing this week, three wins and two losses, but still nothing spectacular. The off color lands rarely proved relevant to the game so I may choose to get rid of them next week. The other big question for the final week is to I continue with three colors or do I cut down to two. The good news about this week is that I didn’t encounter another poor sport as I did last week. Hopefully that will continue through the rest of the week.


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