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Flaming Broccoli - Kevin Moore (5/15/2007)

Many people don’t think a saproling deck can match up to most other decks. Then I found the magical card Dogpile
Dogpile
DogpileSet: Ravnica City of Guilds
Cost:
4
Color:
Red
Type:
Instant
Rarity:
C
Number:
120
Artist:
Jeff Miracola
Text:
Dogpile deals damage to target creature or player equal to the number of attacking creatures you control.
. In case you’re thinking “hey that’s a red card... saproling decks don’t use red” well then you’re wrong. This is a red-green saproling deck that is capable of dealing up to 12 damage by turn 4 and even more after that. It’s a good deck that’ll shock your friends, is pretty fun to play with, and it’s not that expensive either. The best part is, you’ll probably already have a lot of the cards.

Total Cards: (65)

Lands: (21)
Forest
Forest
ForestSet: Oversize Cards
Color:
Land
Type:
Land
Rarity:
X
Artist:
Tony Roberts
Text:
T: Add G to your mana pool.
(12)
Mountain
Mountain
MountainSet: Arabian Nights
Color:
Land
Type:
Land
Rarity:
C
Artist:
Douglas Shuler
Text:
Tap to add R to your mana pool.
(9)

Creatures: (19)
Savage Thallid
Savage Thallid
Savage ThallidSet: Time Spiral
Cost:
5
Color:
Green
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Fungus
Rarity:
C
Number:
213
Artist:
Luca Zontini
Power:
5
Toughness:
2
Text:
At the beginning of your upkeep, put a spore counter on Savage Thallid. Remove three spore counters from Savage Thallid: Put a 1/1 green Saproling creature token into play. Sacrifice a Saproling: Regenerate target Fungus.
(2)
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 (2)
Scab-Clan Mauler (3)
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.
(4)
Sporesower Thallid
Sporesower Thallid
Sporesower ThallidSet: Time Spiral
Cost:
4
Color:
Green
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Fungus
Rarity:
U
Number:
220
Artist:
Ron Spencer
Power:
4
Toughness:
4
Text:
At the beginning of your upkeep, put a spore counter on each Fungus you control. Remove three spore counters from Sporesower Thallid: Put a 1/1 green Saproling creature token into play.
(4)
Essence Warden
Essence Warden
Essence WardenSet: Planar Chaos
Color:
Green
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Elf Shaman
Rarity:
c
Number:
145
Artist:
Terese Nielsen
Power:
1
Toughness:
1
Text:
Whenever another creature comes into play, you gain 1 life.
(3)
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.
(1)

Other Spells: (25)
Dogpile
Dogpile
DogpileSet: Ravnica City of Guilds
Cost:
4
Color:
Red
Type:
Instant
Rarity:
C
Number:
120
Artist:
Jeff Miracola
Text:
Dogpile deals damage to target creature or player equal to the number of attacking creatures you control.
(4)
Flame Fusillade
Flame Fusillade
Flame FusilladeSet: Ravnica City of Guilds
Cost:
4
Color:
Red
Type:
Sorcery
Rarity:
R
Number:
123
Artist:
Dany Orizio
Text:
Until end of turn, permanents you control gain “T: This permanent deals 1 damage to target creature or player.”
(2)
Seal of Primordium
Seal of Primordium
Seal of PrimordiumSet: Planar Chaos
Color:
Green
Type:
Enchantment
Rarity:
c
Number:
153
Artist:
Christopher Moeller
Text:
Sacrifice Seal of Primordium: Destroy target artifact or enchantment.
(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.
(2)
Gaea’s Anthem (2)
Scatter the Seeds
Scatter the Seeds
Scatter the SeedsSet: Ravnica City of Guilds
Cost:
5
Color:
Green
Type:
Instant
Rarity:
C
Number:
181
Artist:
Rob Alexander
Text:
Convoke (Each creature you tap while playing this spell reduces its cost by 1 or by one mana of that creature’s color.) Put three 1/1 green Saproling creature tokens into play.
(3)
Verdant Embrace
Verdant Embrace
Verdant EmbraceSet: Time Spiral
Cost:
5
Color:
Green
Type:
Enchantment
Sub Type:
Aura
Rarity:
R
Number:
232
Artist:
Stephen Tappin
Text:
Enchant creature Enchanted creature gets +3/+3 and has "At the beginning of each upkeep, put a 1/1 green Saproling creature token into play under your control."
(3)
Fists of Ironwood
Fists of Ironwood
Fists of IronwoodSet: Ravnica City of Guilds
Cost:
2
Color:
Green
Type:
Enchantment
Sub Type:
Aura
Rarity:
C
Number:
164
Artist:
Glen Angus
Text:
Enchant creature When Fists of Ironwood comes into play, put two 1/1 green Saproling creature tokens into play. Enchanted creature has trample.
(4)

The deck works on two mechanics: the first being speed. The first turn you drop one of the one mana creatures (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.
, Essence Warden
Essence Warden
Essence WardenSet: Planar Chaos
Color:
Green
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Elf Shaman
Rarity:
c
Number:
145
Artist:
Terese Nielsen
Power:
1
Toughness:
1
Text:
Whenever another creature comes into play, you gain 1 life.
) preferably Essence Warden
Essence Warden
Essence WardenSet: Planar Chaos
Color:
Green
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Elf Shaman
Rarity:
c
Number:
145
Artist:
Terese Nielsen
Power:
1
Toughness:
1
Text:
Whenever another creature comes into play, you gain 1 life.
. Turn two you attach a Fists of Ironwood
Fists of Ironwood
Fists of IronwoodSet: Ravnica City of Guilds
Cost:
2
Color:
Green
Type:
Enchantment
Sub Type:
Aura
Rarity:
C
Number:
164
Artist:
Glen Angus
Text:
Enchant creature When Fists of Ironwood comes into play, put two 1/1 green Saproling creature tokens into play. Enchanted creature has trample.
. Turn three you play Scatter the Seeds
Scatter the Seeds
Scatter the SeedsSet: Ravnica City of Guilds
Cost:
5
Color:
Green
Type:
Instant
Rarity:
C
Number:
181
Artist:
Rob Alexander
Text:
Convoke (Each creature you tap while playing this spell reduces its cost by 1 or by one mana of that creature’s color.) Put three 1/1 green Saproling creature tokens into play.
. Then on turn 4 you can attack for 6 and play a Dogpile
Dogpile
DogpileSet: Ravnica City of Guilds
Cost:
4
Color:
Red
Type:
Instant
Rarity:
C
Number:
120
Artist:
Jeff Miracola
Text:
Dogpile deals damage to target creature or player equal to the number of attacking creatures you control.
for an additional 6 damage. You can boost up your saprolings with Gaea’s Anthem and play Goblin War Drums
Goblin War Drums
Goblin War DrumsSet: Fifth Edition
Cost:
3
Color:
Red
Type:
Enchantment
Rarity:
C
Artist:
Dan Frazier
Text:
Each creature you control cannot be blocked by only one creature.
so all those pretty 1/1 tokens can only be blocked by two or more creatures. You gotta love that!

Then say you don’t get the right cards or your starting creature gets killed. You’ve got a couple of options that’ll keep you alive and win you the game. Your fungus and Verdant Embrace
Verdant Embrace
Verdant EmbraceSet: Time Spiral
Cost:
5
Color:
Green
Type:
Enchantment
Sub Type:
Aura
Rarity:
R
Number:
232
Artist:
Stephen Tappin
Text:
Enchant creature Enchanted creature gets +3/+3 and has "At the beginning of each upkeep, put a 1/1 green Saproling creature token into play under your control."
will keep the saproling river flowing, you can use these as blockers or save them up for more mass burn spells. Flame Fusillade
Flame Fusillade
Flame FusilladeSet: Ravnica City of Guilds
Cost:
4
Color:
Red
Type:
Sorcery
Rarity:
R
Number:
123
Artist:
Dany Orizio
Text:
Until end of turn, permanents you control gain “T: This permanent deals 1 damage to target creature or player.”
is one of those. Once you have a good number of land and saprolings in play this will easily wipe out your opponent’s field and any pesky fliers they might have. Then once you get all those Fists of Ironwood
Fists of Ironwood
Fists of IronwoodSet: Ravnica City of Guilds
Cost:
2
Color:
Green
Type:
Enchantment
Sub Type:
Aura
Rarity:
C
Number:
164
Artist:
Glen Angus
Text:
Enchant creature When Fists of Ironwood comes into play, put two 1/1 green Saproling creature tokens into play. Enchanted creature has trample.
out (try to get at least two on the Sporesower Thallid
Sporesower Thallid
Sporesower ThallidSet: Time Spiral
Cost:
4
Color:
Green
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Fungus
Rarity:
U
Number:
220
Artist:
Ron Spencer
Power:
4
Toughness:
4
Text:
At the beginning of your upkeep, put a spore counter on each Fungus you control. Remove three spore counters from Sporesower Thallid: Put a 1/1 green Saproling creature token into play.
s) you can drop Stonebrow and you have a bunch of pumped up 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.
s that can keep your opponents begging to throw their creatures in front of them. And that’s all. Good luck with the deck and have fun throwing a bunch of flaming Brussels sprouts at your opponent’s life points.


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