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MTGO League - Time Spiral Week 3 - Jonathan Veazey (2/18/2007)

My record going into week three of my 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.
league is 7-3. I’m pretty happy with how my deck is performing so far. Here is my week two deck:

Black (7)
Dark Withering
Dark Withering
Dark WitheringSet: Time Spiral
Cost:
6
Color:
Black
Type:
Instant
Rarity:
C
Number:
101
Artist:
Wayne Reynolds
Text:
Destroy target nonblack creature. Madness B (If you discard this card, you may play it for its madness cost instead of putting it into your graveyard.)

Strangling Soot
Strangling Soot
Strangling SootSet: Time Spiral
Cost:
3
Color:
Black
Type:
Instant
Rarity:
C
Number:
132
Artist:
Jim Murray
Text:
Destroy target creature with toughness 3 or less. Flashback 5R (You may play this card from your graveyard for its flashback cost. Then remove it from the game.)

Sudden Death
Sudden Death
Sudden DeathSet: Time Spiral
Cost:
3
Color:
Black
Type:
Instant
Rarity:
U
Number:
134
Artist:
Dave Allsop
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.) Target creature gets -4/-4 until end of turn.

Corpulent Corpse
Corpulent Corpse
Corpulent CorpseSet: Time Spiral
Cost:
6
Color:
Black
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Zombie
Rarity:
C
Number:
98
Artist:
Doug Chaffee
Power:
3
Toughness:
3
Text:
Fear Suspend 5-B (Rather than play this card from your hand, you may pay B 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.)

Pit Keeper
Pit Keeper
Pit KeeperSet: Time Spiral
Cost:
2
Color:
Black
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Human Wizard
Rarity:
C
Number:
123
Artist:
Anthony S. Waters
Power:
2
Toughness:
1
Text:
When Pit Keeper comes into play, if you have four or more creature cards in your graveyard, you may return target creature card from your graveyard to your hand.

Sengir Nosferatu
Sengir Nosferatu
Sengir NosferatuSet: Time Spiral
Cost:
5
Color:
Black
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Vampire
Rarity:
R
Number:
128
Artist:
Scott M. Fischer
Power:
4
Toughness:
4
Text:
Flying 1B, Remove Sengir Nosferatu from the game: Put a 1/2 black Bat creature token with flying into play. It has "1B, Sacrifice this creature: Return to play under its owner's control a card named Sengir Nosferatu that's removed from the game."

Twisted Abomination
Twisted Abomination
Twisted AbominationSet: Scourge
Cost:
6
Color:
Black
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Zombie Mutant
Rarity:
C
Number:
76
Artist:
Darren Bader
Power:
5
Toughness:
3
Text:
B : Regenerate Twisted Abomination
Swampcycling


Red (8)
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.)

Basalt Gargoyle
Basalt Gargoyle
Basalt GargoyleSet: Time Spiral
Cost:
3
Color:
Red
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Gargoyle
Rarity:
U
Number:
145
Artist:
Clint Langley
Power:
3
Toughness:
2
Text:
Flying Echo 2R (At the beginning of your upkeep, if this came under your control since the beginning of your last upkeep, sacrifice it unless you pay its echo cost.) R: Basalt Gargoyle gets +0/+1 until end of turn.

3x Coal Stoker
Coal Stoker
Coal StokerSet: Time Spiral
Cost:
4
Color:
Red
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Elemental
Rarity:
C
Number:
150
Artist:
Mark Zug
Power:
3
Toughness:
3
Text:
When Coal Stoker comes into play, if you played it from your hand, add RRR to your mana pool.

Goblin Skycutter
Goblin Skycutter
Goblin SkycutterSet: Time Spiral
Cost:
2
Color:
Red
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Goblin Warrior
Rarity:
C
Number:
159
Artist:
Clint Langley
Power:
2
Toughness:
1
Text:
Sacrifice Goblin Skycutter: Goblin Skycutter deals 2 damage to target creature with flying. That creature loses flying until end of turn.

Magus of the Scroll
Magus of the Scroll
Magus of the ScrollSet: Time Spiral
Cost:
1
Color:
Red
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Human Wizard
Rarity:
R
Number:
169
Artist:
Greg Staples
Power:
1
Toughness:
1
Text:
3, T: Name a card. Reveal a card at random from your hand. If it's the named card, Magus of the Scroll deals 2 damage to target creature or player.

Uthden Troll
Uthden Troll
Uthden TrollSet: Revised Edition
Cost:
3
Color:
Red
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Troll
Rarity:
U
Artist:
Douglas Shuler
Power:
2
Toughness:
2
Text:
R: Regenerates.


Green (5)
Search for Tomorrow
Search for Tomorrow
Search for TomorrowSet: Time Spiral
Cost:
3
Color:
Green
Type:
Sorcery
Rarity:
C
Number:
216
Artist:
Randy Gallegos
Text:
Search your library for a basic land card and put it into play. Then shuffle your library. Suspend 2-G (Rather than play this card from your hand, you may pay G and remove it from the game with two 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.)

2x 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.)

Greenseeker
Greenseeker
GreenseekerSet: Time Spiral
Cost:
1
Color:
Green
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Elf Spellshaper
Rarity:
C
Number:
198
Artist:
Rebecca Guay
Power:
1
Toughness:
1
Text:
G, T, Discard a card: Search your library for a basic land card, reveal it, and put it into your hand. Then shuffle your library.

Scryb Ranger
Scryb Ranger
Scryb RangerSet: Time Spiral
Cost:
2
Color:
Green
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Faerie
Rarity:
U
Number:
215
Artist:
Rebecca Guay
Power:
1
Toughness:
1
Text:
Flash (You may play this spell any time you could play an instant.) Flying, protection from blue Return a Forest you control to its owner's hand: Untap target creature. Play this ability only once each turn.


Artifact (2)
Prismatic Lens
Prismatic Lens
Prismatic LensSet: Time Spiral
Cost:
2
Color:
Colorless
Type:
Artifact
Rarity:
C
Number:
262
Artist:
Alan Pollack
Text:
T: Add 1 to your mana pool. 1, T: Add one mana of any color to your mana pool.

Serrated Arrows
Serrated Arrows
Serrated ArrowsSet: Homelands
Cost:
4
Color:
Colorless
Type:
Artifact
Rarity:
C
Artist:
David A. Cherry
Text:
When Serrated Arrows comes into play, put three arrowhead counters on it.During your upkeep, bury Serrated Arrows if there are no arrowhead counters on it.T: Remove an arrowhead counter from Serrated Arrows to put a -1/-1 counter on target creature.


Gold (1)
Stonebrow, Krosan Hero
Stonebrow, Krosan Hero
Stonebrow, Krosan HeroSet: Time Spiral
Cost:
5
Color:
Multicolor
Type:
Legendary Creature
Sub Type:
Centaur Warrior
Rarity:
R
Number:
247
Artist:
Ron Spears
Power:
4
Toughness:
4
Text:
Trample Whenever a creature you control with trample attacks, it gets +2/+2 until end of turn.


Land (17)
Terramorphic Expanse
Terramorphic Expanse
Terramorphic ExpanseSet: Time Spiral
Color:
Land
Type:
Land
Rarity:
C
Number:
279
Artist:
Dan Scott
Text:
T, Sacrifice Terramorphic Expanse: Search your library for a basic land card and put it into play tapped. Then shuffle your library.

Vesuva
Vesuva
VesuvaSet: Time Spiral
Color:
Land
Type:
Land
Rarity:
R
Number:
281
Artist:
Zoltan Boros & Gabor Szikszai
Text:
As Vesuva comes into play, you may choose a land in play. If you do, Vesuva comes into play tapped as a copy of the chosen land.

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

5x Mountain
Mountain
MountainSet: Arabian Nights
Color:
Land
Type:
Land
Rarity:
C
Artist:
Douglas Shuler
Text:
Tap to add R to your mana pool.

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


It will be hard to choose what to pull out for any strong new cards I open. Depending on what’s in my pack I might even choose to cut a color. Here are the contents of my week three booster:

White (4)
QW1yb3UgSeeker
Seeker
SeekerSet: Fourth Edition
Cost:
4
Color:
White
Type:
Enchant Creature
Rarity:
C
Artist:
Mark Poole
Text:
Target creature cannot be blocked except by white creatures and artifact creatures.
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Foriysian Interceptor
Foriysian Interceptor
Foriysian InterceptorSet: Time Spiral
Cost:
4
Color:
White
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Human Soldier
Rarity:
C
Number:
18
Artist:
Anson Maddocks
Power:
0
Toughness:
5
Text:
Flash (You may play this spell any time you could play an instant.) Defender Foriysian Interceptor can block an additional creature.

Detainment Spell
Detainment Spell
Detainment SpellSet: Time Spiral
Cost:
1
Color:
White
Type:
Enchantment
Sub Type:
Aura
Rarity:
C
Number:
12
Artist:
Darrell Riche
Text:
Enchant creature Enchanted creature's activated abilities can't be played. 1W: Attach Detainment Spell to target creature.

Quilled Sliver
Quilled Sliver
Quilled SliverSet: Time Spiral
Cost:
2
Color:
White
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Sliver
Rarity:
U
Number:
37
Artist:
John Matson
Power:
1
Toughness:
1
Text:
All Slivers have "T: This creature deals 1 damage to target attacking or blocking creature."


Blue (1)
Temporal Eddy
Temporal Eddy
Temporal EddySet: Time Spiral
Cost:
4
Color:
Blue
Type:
Sorcery
Rarity:
C
Number:
85
Artist:
Wayne England
Text:
Put target creature or land on top of its owner's library.


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

Living End
Living End
Living EndSet: Time Spiral
Color:
Black
Type:
Sorcery
Rarity:
R
Number:
115
Artist:
Greg Staples
Text:
Living End is black. Suspend 3-2BB Each player removes all creature cards in his or her graveyard from the game, then sacrifices all creatures he or she controls, then puts into play all cards he or she removed this way.

Undead Warchief
Undead Warchief
Undead WarchiefSet: Scourge
Cost:
4
Color:
Black
Sub Type:
Zombie
Rarity:
U
Number:
78
Power:
1
Toughness:
1
Text:
Zombie spells you play cost 1 less to play. Zombies you control get +2/+1.


Red (3)
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.)

Aetherflame Wall
Aetherflame Wall
Aetherflame WallSet: Time Spiral
Cost:
2
Color:
Red
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Wall
Rarity:
C
Number:
142
Artist:
Justin Sweet
Power:
0
Toughness:
4
Text:
Defender Aetherflame Wall can block creatures with shadow as though they didn't have shadow. R: Aetherflame Wall gets +1/+0 until end of turn.

Firemaw Kavu
Firemaw Kavu
Firemaw KavuSet: Time Spiral
Cost:
6
Color:
Red
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Kavu
Rarity:
U
Number:
153
Artist:
Greg Hildebrandt
Power:
4
Toughness:
2
Text:
Echo 5R (At the beginning of your upkeep, if this came under your control since the beginning of your last upkeep, sacrifice it unless you pay its echo cost.) When Firemaw Kavu comes into play, it deals 2 damage to target creature. When Firemaw Kavu leaves play, it deals 4 damage to target creature.


Green (3)
Sprout
Sprout
SproutSet: Time Spiral
Cost:
1
Color:
Green
Type:
Instant
Rarity:
C
Number:
221
Artist:
Anthony S. Waters
Text:
Put a 1/1 green Saproling creature token into play.

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
Phantom Wurm
Phantom Wurm
Phantom WurmSet: Time Spiral
Cost:
6
Color:
Green
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Wurm Spirit
Rarity:
U
Number:
211
Artist:
Alan Pollack
Power:
2
Toughness:
0
Text:
Phantom Wurm comes into play with four +1/+1 counters on it. If damage would be dealt to Phantom Wurm, prevent that damage. Remove a +1/+1 counter from Phantom Wurm.


Artifact (1)
Foriysian Totem
Foriysian Totem
Foriysian TotemSet: Time Spiral
Cost:
3
Color:
Colorless
Type:
Artifact
Rarity:
U
Number:
254
Artist:
Anson Maddocks
Text:
T: Add R to your mana pool. 4R: Foriysian Totem becomes a 4/4 red Giant artifact creature with trample until end of turn. As long as Foriysian Totem is a creature, it can block an additional creature.


It looks to me that two colors is definitely the way to go with this deck now. The Warchief, 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.)
and Kavu lead me to red and black as my two colors. Here’s the deck I built for week three:

Black (11)
Assassinate
Assassinate
AssassinateSet: Time Spiral
Cost:
3
Color:
Black
Type:
Sorcery
Rarity:
C
Number:
95
Artist:
Kev Walker
Text:
Destroy target tapped creature.

Dark Withering
Dark Withering
Dark WitheringSet: Time Spiral
Cost:
6
Color:
Black
Type:
Instant
Rarity:
C
Number:
101
Artist:
Wayne Reynolds
Text:
Destroy target nonblack creature. Madness B (If you discard this card, you may play it for its madness cost instead of putting it into your graveyard.)

Strangling Soot
Strangling Soot
Strangling SootSet: Time Spiral
Cost:
3
Color:
Black
Type:
Instant
Rarity:
C
Number:
132
Artist:
Jim Murray
Text:
Destroy target creature with toughness 3 or less. Flashback 5R (You may play this card from your graveyard for its flashback cost. Then remove it from the game.)

Sudden Death
Sudden Death
Sudden DeathSet: Time Spiral
Cost:
3
Color:
Black
Type:
Instant
Rarity:
U
Number:
134
Artist:
Dave Allsop
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.) Target creature gets -4/-4 until end of turn.

Corpulent Corpse
Corpulent Corpse
Corpulent CorpseSet: Time Spiral
Cost:
6
Color:
Black
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Zombie
Rarity:
C
Number:
98
Artist:
Doug Chaffee
Power:
3
Toughness:
3
Text:
Fear Suspend 5-B (Rather than play this card from your hand, you may pay B 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.)

Cyclopean Giant
Cyclopean Giant
Cyclopean GiantSet: Time Spiral
Cost:
4
Color:
Black
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Zombie Giant
Rarity:
C
Number:
100
Artist:
Mark Tedin
Power:
4
Toughness:
2
Text:
When Cyclopean Giant is put into a graveyard from play, target land becomes a Swamp. Remove Cyclopean Giant from the game.

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.

Pit Keeper
Pit Keeper
Pit KeeperSet: Time Spiral
Cost:
2
Color:
Black
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Human Wizard
Rarity:
C
Number:
123
Artist:
Anthony S. Waters
Power:
2
Toughness:
1
Text:
When Pit Keeper comes into play, if you have four or more creature cards in your graveyard, you may return target creature card from your graveyard to your hand.

Sengir Nosferatu
Sengir Nosferatu
Sengir NosferatuSet: Time Spiral
Cost:
5
Color:
Black
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Vampire
Rarity:
R
Number:
128
Artist:
Scott M. Fischer
Power:
4
Toughness:
4
Text:
Flying 1B, Remove Sengir Nosferatu from the game: Put a 1/2 black Bat creature token with flying into play. It has "1B, Sacrifice this creature: Return to play under its owner's control a card named Sengir Nosferatu that's removed from the game."

Twisted Abomination
Twisted Abomination
Twisted AbominationSet: Scourge
Cost:
6
Color:
Black
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Zombie Mutant
Rarity:
C
Number:
76
Artist:
Darren Bader
Power:
5
Toughness:
3
Text:
B : Regenerate Twisted Abomination
Swampcycling

Undead Warchief
Undead Warchief
Undead WarchiefSet: Scourge
Cost:
4
Color:
Black
Sub Type:
Zombie
Rarity:
U
Number:
78
Power:
1
Toughness:
1
Text:
Zombie spells you play cost 1 less to play. Zombies you control get +2/+1.


Red (10)
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.)

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.)

Basalt Gargoyle
Basalt Gargoyle
Basalt GargoyleSet: Time Spiral
Cost:
3
Color:
Red
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Gargoyle
Rarity:
U
Number:
145
Artist:
Clint Langley
Power:
3
Toughness:
2
Text:
Flying Echo 2R (At the beginning of your upkeep, if this came under your control since the beginning of your last upkeep, sacrifice it unless you pay its echo cost.) R: Basalt Gargoyle gets +0/+1 until end of turn.

3x Coal Stoker
Coal Stoker
Coal StokerSet: Time Spiral
Cost:
4
Color:
Red
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Elemental
Rarity:
C
Number:
150
Artist:
Mark Zug
Power:
3
Toughness:
3
Text:
When Coal Stoker comes into play, if you played it from your hand, add RRR to your mana pool.

Firemaw Kavu
Firemaw Kavu
Firemaw KavuSet: Time Spiral
Cost:
6
Color:
Red
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Kavu
Rarity:
U
Number:
153
Artist:
Greg Hildebrandt
Power:
4
Toughness:
2
Text:
Echo 5R (At the beginning of your upkeep, if this came under your control since the beginning of your last upkeep, sacrifice it unless you pay its echo cost.) When Firemaw Kavu comes into play, it deals 2 damage to target creature. When Firemaw Kavu leaves play, it deals 4 damage to target creature.

Goblin Skycutter
Goblin Skycutter
Goblin SkycutterSet: Time Spiral
Cost:
2
Color:
Red
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Goblin Warrior
Rarity:
C
Number:
159
Artist:
Clint Langley
Power:
2
Toughness:
1
Text:
Sacrifice Goblin Skycutter: Goblin Skycutter deals 2 damage to target creature with flying. That creature loses flying until end of turn.

Magus of the Scroll
Magus of the Scroll
Magus of the ScrollSet: Time Spiral
Cost:
1
Color:
Red
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Human Wizard
Rarity:
R
Number:
169
Artist:
Greg Staples
Power:
1
Toughness:
1
Text:
3, T: Name a card. Reveal a card at random from your hand. If it's the named card, Magus of the Scroll deals 2 damage to target creature or player.

Uthden Troll
Uthden Troll
Uthden TrollSet: Revised Edition
Cost:
3
Color:
Red
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Troll
Rarity:
U
Artist:
Douglas Shuler
Power:
2
Toughness:
2
Text:
R: Regenerates.


Artifact (2)
Foriysian Totem
Foriysian Totem
Foriysian TotemSet: Time Spiral
Cost:
3
Color:
Colorless
Type:
Artifact
Rarity:
U
Number:
254
Artist:
Anson Maddocks
Text:
T: Add R to your mana pool. 4R: Foriysian Totem becomes a 4/4 red Giant artifact creature with trample until end of turn. As long as Foriysian Totem is a creature, it can block an additional creature.

Serrated Arrows
Serrated Arrows
Serrated ArrowsSet: Homelands
Cost:
4
Color:
Colorless
Type:
Artifact
Rarity:
C
Artist:
David A. Cherry
Text:
When Serrated Arrows comes into play, put three arrowhead counters on it.During your upkeep, bury Serrated Arrows if there are no arrowhead counters on it.T: Remove an arrowhead counter from Serrated Arrows to put a -1/-1 counter on target creature.


Land (17)
Terramorphic Expanse
Terramorphic Expanse
Terramorphic ExpanseSet: Time Spiral
Color:
Land
Type:
Land
Rarity:
C
Number:
279
Artist:
Dan Scott
Text:
T, Sacrifice Terramorphic Expanse: Search your library for a basic land card and put it into play tapped. Then shuffle your library.

Vesuva
Vesuva
VesuvaSet: Time Spiral
Color:
Land
Type:
Land
Rarity:
R
Number:
281
Artist:
Zoltan Boros & Gabor Szikszai
Text:
As Vesuva comes into play, you may choose a land in play. If you do, Vesuva comes into play tapped as a copy of the chosen land.

6x Mountain
Mountain
MountainSet: Arabian Nights
Color:
Land
Type:
Land
Rarity:
C
Artist:
Douglas Shuler
Text:
Tap to add R to your mana pool.

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


I added the Warchief and also the 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 Cyclopean Giant
Cyclopean Giant
Cyclopean GiantSet: Time Spiral
Cost:
4
Color:
Black
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Zombie Giant
Rarity:
C
Number:
100
Artist:
Mark Tedin
Power:
4
Toughness:
2
Text:
When Cyclopean Giant is put into a graveyard from play, target land becomes a Swamp. Remove Cyclopean Giant from the game.
to boost my zombie count and make the Warchief even more useful. The Assassinate
Assassinate
AssassinateSet: Time Spiral
Cost:
3
Color:
Black
Type:
Sorcery
Rarity:
C
Number:
95
Artist:
Kev Walker
Text:
Destroy target tapped creature.
was included as well as an additional piece of removal. Without further ado, on to the games:

Game one of match one was pretty straight forward as I was able to run my opponent over with creatures before he could mount a defense. Game two was the reverse as my opponent was able to move faster than me and get the win. It was in sideboarding after game two that I suddenly noticed the 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.
that I wasn’t playing and was forced to ask myself why it wasn’t in the deck. I decided to throw it in, replacing the Pit Keeper
Pit Keeper
Pit KeeperSet: Time Spiral
Cost:
2
Color:
Black
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Human Wizard
Rarity:
C
Number:
123
Artist:
Anthony S. Waters
Power:
2
Toughness:
1
Text:
When Pit Keeper comes into play, if you have four or more creature cards in your graveyard, you may return target creature card from your graveyard to your hand.
. It turned out to be an excellent choice as the 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.
turned out to be the game winner. I was at five life and my opponent was at eleven. I had six Goblin Token
Goblin Token
Goblin TokenSet: Anthologies
Color:
Red
Type:
Token
Rarity:
U
Number:
92
Artist:
Pete Venters
Text:
Note, this card is the Unglued Goblin token. There was no difference in the Anthologies version.
s (thanks to 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.)
), 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 a Coal Stoker
Coal Stoker
Coal StokerSet: Time Spiral
Cost:
4
Color:
Red
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Elemental
Rarity:
C
Number:
150
Artist:
Mark Zug
Power:
3
Toughness:
3
Text:
When Coal Stoker comes into play, if you played it from your hand, add RRR to your mana pool.
in play while my opponent had a 0/2 Fathom Seer
Fathom Seer
Fathom SeerSet: Time Spiral
Cost:
2
Color:
Blue
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Illusion
Rarity:
C
Number:
62
Artist:
Ralph Horsley
Power:
1
Toughness:
3
Text:
Morph-Return two Islands you control to their owner's hand. (You may play this face down as a 2/2 creature for 3. Turn it face up any time for its morph cost.) When Fathom Seer is turned face up, draw two cards.
(due to an Unstable Mutation
Unstable Mutation
Unstable MutationSet: Revised Edition
Cost:
1
Color:
Blue
Type:
Enchant Creature
Rarity:
C
Artist:
Douglas Shuler
Text:
Target creature gains +3/+3. During the upkeep phase of each of its controller's turns, put a -1/-1 counter on the creature. These counters remain even if this enchantment is removed before the creature dies.
) and a tapped Stormcloud Djinn
Stormcloud Djinn
Stormcloud DjinnSet: Time Spiral
Cost:
5
Color:
Blue
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Djinn
Rarity:
U
Number:
82
Artist:
Greg Staples
Power:
3
Toughness:
3
Text:
Flying Stormcloud Djinn can block only creatures with flying. RR: Stormcloud Djinn gets +2/+0 until end of turn and deals 1 damage to you.
enchanted with Undying Rage
Undying Rage
Undying RageSet: Time Spiral
Cost:
3
Color:
Red
Type:
Enchantment
Sub Type:
Aura
Rarity:
U
Number:
184
Artist:
Scott M. Fischer
Text:
Enchant creature Enchanted creature gets +2/+2 and can't block. When Undying Rage is put into a graveyard from play, return Undying Rage to its owner's hand.
. I attacked with everything. My opponent blocked the Coal Stoker
Coal Stoker
Coal StokerSet: Time Spiral
Cost:
4
Color:
Red
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Elemental
Rarity:
C
Number:
150
Artist:
Mark Zug
Power:
3
Toughness:
3
Text:
When Coal Stoker comes into play, if you played it from your hand, add RRR to your mana pool.
as I hoped he would and took seven damage. Following combat I played 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.
, forcing him to sacrifice the Djinn. That was game.

Record so far: 8-3


After seeing 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.
work so well in that last game I decided to make the swap for Pit Keeper
Pit Keeper
Pit KeeperSet: Time Spiral
Cost:
2
Color:
Black
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Human Wizard
Rarity:
C
Number:
123
Artist:
Anthony S. Waters
Power:
2
Toughness:
1
Text:
When Pit Keeper comes into play, if you have four or more creature cards in your graveyard, you may return target creature card from your graveyard to your hand.
permanent. The Pit Keeper
Pit Keeper
Pit KeeperSet: Time Spiral
Cost:
2
Color:
Black
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Human Wizard
Rarity:
C
Number:
123
Artist:
Anthony S. Waters
Power:
2
Toughness:
1
Text:
When Pit Keeper comes into play, if you have four or more creature cards in your graveyard, you may return target creature card from your graveyard to your hand.
’s recursion ability has never come in handy for me, and while a two power creature for two mana isn’t bad, I figured I could afford to cut it.

The first game of the next match was all about my removal. No sooner would my opponent drop a creature than I would come up with a way to get rid of it. Meanwhile, my opponent wasn’t quite as lucky when it came to my creatures. Game two I was just able to get an early jump on my opponent in creature production and he was never able to catch up.

Record so far: 9-3


Match three, game one was decided by my Zombies as I was able to get my Warchief, Twisted Abomination
Twisted Abomination
Twisted AbominationSet: Scourge
Cost:
6
Color:
Black
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Zombie Mutant
Rarity:
C
Number:
76
Artist:
Darren Bader
Power:
5
Toughness:
3
Text:
B : Regenerate Twisted Abomination
Swampcycling
, 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 Cyclopean Giant
Cyclopean Giant
Cyclopean GiantSet: Time Spiral
Cost:
4
Color:
Black
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Zombie Giant
Rarity:
C
Number:
100
Artist:
Mark Tedin
Power:
4
Toughness:
2
Text:
When Cyclopean Giant is put into a graveyard from play, target land becomes a Swamp. Remove Cyclopean Giant from the game.
into play and my opponent wasn’t able to do much of anything about them. Game two I got stuck at two mana for the first five turns and it was looking bad (though I was able to suspend a Corpulent Corpse
Corpulent Corpse
Corpulent CorpseSet: Time Spiral
Cost:
6
Color:
Black
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Zombie
Rarity:
C
Number:
98
Artist:
Doug Chaffee
Power:
3
Toughness:
3
Text:
Fear Suspend 5-B (Rather than play this card from your hand, you may pay B 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.)
). I was able to turn it around in large part thanks to my opponent’s Sangrophage
Sangrophage
SangrophageSet: Time Spiral
Cost:
2
Color:
Black
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Zombie
Rarity:
C
Number:
127
Artist:
Pete Venters
Power:
3
Toughness:
3
Text:
At the beginning of your upkeep, tap Sangrophage unless you pay 2 life.
and my Serrated Arrows
Serrated Arrows
Serrated ArrowsSet: Homelands
Cost:
4
Color:
Colorless
Type:
Artifact
Rarity:
C
Artist:
David A. Cherry
Text:
When Serrated Arrows comes into play, put three arrowhead counters on it.During your upkeep, bury Serrated Arrows if there are no arrowhead counters on it.T: Remove an arrowhead counter from Serrated Arrows to put a -1/-1 counter on target creature.
which kept it from doing much damage to me. Ultimately I was able to recover and get enough creatures out to overwhelm my opponent.

Record so far: 10-3


Game one of match four saw me hit with mana screw again. This time, however, I faced a deck that didn’t give me time to recover and my opponent won the game before I had the chance to do much of anything. Game two wasn’t much better. My mana was okay, but I still wasn’t able to move fast enough to deal with my opponent’s lightning fast deck and was quickly overwhelmed.

Record so far: 10-4


Match five was pretty uninteresting as my opponent was mana screwed both games and wasn’t able to do much of anything. I won without any opposition.

Record at the end of week 3: 11-4


I remain happy with this deck. It remains to be seen how next week’s pack will affect the final version of my deck.


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