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CardShark Content - Nick Rohr (6/27/2001)

Are we sick of recursion yet? Well if you read my article ´´Night of the Living…,” you would know my love for the graveyard and its many uses. This deck holds your land in the graveyard, Planar Birth
Planar Birth
Planar BirthSet: Urza's Saga
Cost:
2
Color:
White
Type:
Sorcery
Rarity:
R
Number:
31
Artist:
Adam Rex
Text:
Put all basic lands from all graveyards into play under their owners' control, tapped.
to spit it up, and Landslide
Landslide
LandslideSet: Urza's Destiny
Cost:
1
Color:
Red
Type:
Sorcery
Rarity:
U
Number:
92
Artist:
Jeff Laubenstein
Text:
Sacrifice any number of mountains. Landslide deals that much damage to target player.
to dish it back out. It works great, and it is fun to do. Multiple Landslide
Landslide
LandslideSet: Urza's Destiny
Cost:
1
Color:
Red
Type:
Sorcery
Rarity:
U
Number:
92
Artist:
Jeff Laubenstein
Text:
Sacrifice any number of mountains. Landslide deals that much damage to target player.
s and Planar Birth
Planar Birth
Planar BirthSet: Urza's Saga
Cost:
2
Color:
White
Type:
Sorcery
Rarity:
R
Number:
31
Artist:
Adam Rex
Text:
Put all basic lands from all graveyards into play under their owners' control, tapped.
s help deliver the pain.

Red (24)
4:Landslide
Landslide
LandslideSet: Urza's Destiny
Cost:
1
Color:
Red
Type:
Sorcery
Rarity:
U
Number:
92
Artist:
Jeff Laubenstein
Text:
Sacrifice any number of mountains. Landslide deals that much damage to target player.
(Key Card \ Fling
Fling
FlingSet: Stronghold
Cost:
2
Color:
Red
Type:
Instant
Rarity:
C
Number:
82
Artist:
Paolo Parente
Text:
Sacrifice a creature: Fling deals damage equal to the sacrificed creature's power to target creature or player.
s the Mountain
Mountain
MountainSet: Arabian Nights
Color:
Land
Type:
Land
Rarity:
C
Artist:
Douglas Shuler
Text:
Tap to add R to your mana pool.
s)
4:Seismic Assault
Seismic Assault
Seismic AssaultSet: Exodus
Cost:
3
Color:
Red
Type:
Enchantment
Rarity:
R
Number:
101
Artist:
Dermot Power
Text:
Choose and discard a land card: Seismic Assault deals 2 damage to target creature or player.
(Ditches land in hand for damage \ Fills up graveyard for Planar Birth
Planar Birth
Planar BirthSet: Urza's Saga
Cost:
2
Color:
White
Type:
Sorcery
Rarity:
R
Number:
31
Artist:
Adam Rex
Text:
Put all basic lands from all graveyards into play under their owners' control, tapped.
)
4:Magma Burst
Magma Burst
Magma BurstSet: Planeshift
Cost:
4
Color:
Red
Type:
Instant
Rarity:
C
Number:
66
Artist:
Bradley Williams
Text:
Kicker-Sacrifice two lands. (You may sacrifice two lands in addition to any other costs as you play this spell.) Magma Burst deals 3 damage to target creature or player. If you paid the kicker cost, Magma Burst deals 3 damage to another target creature or player.
(Multiple target damage \ Ditches land)
4:Ogre (Ditches cards in hand \ Deals damage)
4: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.
(Direct damage)
4:Shock
Shock
ShockSet: Classic Sixth Edition
Cost:
1
Color:
Red
Type:
Instant
Rarity:
C
Number:
206
Artist:
Randy Gallegos
Text:
Shock deals 2 damage to target creature or player.
(Direct damage)

Blue (8)
4:Soldevi Sage
Soldevi Sage
Soldevi SageSet: Classic Sixth Edition
Cost:
2
Color:
Blue
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Wizard
Rarity:
U
Number:
99
Artist:
Carol Heyer
Power:
1
Toughness:
1
Text:
tap, Sacrifice two lands: Draw three cards, then choose and discard one of them.
(Ditches land \ nets you cards)
4:Frantic Search
Frantic Search
Frantic SearchSet: Urza's Legacy
Cost:
3
Color:
Blue
Type:
Instant
Rarity:
C
Number:
32
Artist:
Jeff Miracola
Text:
Draw two cards, then choose and discard two cards. Untap up to three lands.
(Nets you cards \ Ditches some cards)

White (4)
4:Planar Birth
Planar Birth
Planar BirthSet: Urza's Saga
Cost:
2
Color:
White
Type:
Sorcery
Rarity:
R
Number:
31
Artist:
Adam Rex
Text:
Put all basic lands from all graveyards into play under their owners' control, tapped.
(Key Card \ Fetches land)

Land (24)
17:Mountain
Mountain
MountainSet: Arabian Nights
Color:
Land
Type:
Land
Rarity:
C
Artist:
Douglas Shuler
Text:
Tap to add R to your mana pool.

4:City of Brass
City of Brass
City of BrassSet: Fifth Edition
Color:
Land
Type:
Land
Rarity:
R
Artist:
Tom Wänerstrand
Text:
Whenever City of Brass becomes tapped, it deals 1 damage to you.T: Add one mana of any color to your mana pool.

3:Gemstone Mine
Gemstone Mine
Gemstone MineSet: Weatherlight
Color:
Land
Type:
Land
Rarity:
U
Artist:
Brom
Text:
When Gemstone Mine comes into play, put three mining counters on it.tap, Remove a mining counter from Gemstone Mine: Add one mana of any color to your mana pool. If there are no mining counters on Gemstone Mine, bury it.


This deck’s concept came out of talking to an employee of Fanfare Comics and Cards (Kalamazoo, MI). He said he was bought a pack of 6th edition and was determined to make a deck out of at least one card in the pack. As I began to rack my brain as to what kind of deck he would be making, he gave me a look only a mother could love. Then he said ´´A Soldevi Sage
Soldevi Sage
Soldevi SageSet: Classic Sixth Edition
Cost:
2
Color:
Blue
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Wizard
Rarity:
U
Number:
99
Artist:
Carol Heyer
Power:
1
Toughness:
1
Text:
tap, Sacrifice two lands: Draw three cards, then choose and discard one of them.
deck.´´ I was frozen in curiosity. ´´Soldevi Sage
Soldevi Sage
Soldevi SageSet: Classic Sixth Edition
Cost:
2
Color:
Blue
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Wizard
Rarity:
U
Number:
99
Artist:
Carol Heyer
Power:
1
Toughness:
1
Text:
tap, Sacrifice two lands: Draw three cards, then choose and discard one of them.
?´´ I replied. This card couldn’t win itself out of a tournament with Squire
Squire
SquireSet: The Dark
Cost:
2
Color:
White
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Squire
Rarity:
C
Artist:
Dennis Detwiller
Power:
1
Toughness:
2
s and Ouphes…maybe he was mistaken. ´´Yep´´ he began, ‘a Soldevi Sage
Soldevi Sage
Soldevi SageSet: Classic Sixth Edition
Cost:
2
Color:
Blue
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Wizard
Rarity:
U
Number:
99
Artist:
Carol Heyer
Power:
1
Toughness:
1
Text:
tap, Sacrifice two lands: Draw three cards, then choose and discard one of them.
deck.´´ Puzzled I asked him how it worked. He described to me the concept of the deck. “Planar Birth
Planar Birth
Planar BirthSet: Urza's Saga
Cost:
2
Color:
White
Type:
Sorcery
Rarity:
R
Number:
31
Artist:
Adam Rex
Text:
Put all basic lands from all graveyards into play under their owners' control, tapped.
would bring back the lands lost by the Sage and landslide would pitch them all.”

It sounded crazy, but since I began playing magic I’ve always been trying to find out new ideas and new concepts. I am confident enough to say that I had some say-so in the Skirge Familiar
Skirge Familiar
Skirge FamiliarSet: Urza's Saga
Cost:
5
Color:
Black
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Imp
Rarity:
U
Number:
157
Artist:
Ron Spencer
Power:
3
Toughness:
2
Text:
Flying Choose and discard a card: Add B to your mana pool. Play this ability as a mana source.
popularity. I sent an article into the Magic Dojo as just an idea. I doubted its speed and effectiveness. More or less, it’s just fun to play.

Well, it seemed they posted new articles every week (back when it was running) so I kept checking to see if it was there. I love getting my articles posted, but more importantly read. Sharkshares or not, just seeing the mere fact that my article is being looked upon and read by newcomers and veterans alike, is very rewarding. Well, back to the story…
There it was…I was so proud. My Familiar Bargain
Bargain
BargainSet: Portal Second Age
Cost:
3
Color:
White
Type:
Sorcery
Rarity:
U
Artist:
Phil Foglio
Text:
Your opponent draws a card. You gain 7 life.
deck was there to stay. This is the deck:

Familiar Bargain
Bargain
BargainSet: Portal Second Age
Cost:
3
Color:
White
Type:
Sorcery
Rarity:
U
Artist:
Phil Foglio
Text:
Your opponent draws a card. You gain 7 life.


Black (36)

4:Bubbling Muck
Bubbling Muck
Bubbling MuckSet: Urza's Destiny
Cost:
1
Color:
Black
Type:
Sorcery
Rarity:
C
Number:
54
Artist:
Greg & Tim Hildebrandt
Text:
Until end of turn, whenever a player taps a swamp for mana, it produces an additional B.
(Makes more mana)
4:Yawgmoth’s Bargain
Bargain
BargainSet: Portal Second Age
Cost:
3
Color:
White
Type:
Sorcery
Rarity:
U
Artist:
Phil Foglio
Text:
Your opponent draws a card. You gain 7 life.
(Life into cards)
4:Skirge Familiar
Skirge Familiar
Skirge FamiliarSet: Urza's Saga
Cost:
5
Color:
Black
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Imp
Rarity:
U
Number:
157
Artist:
Ron Spencer
Power:
3
Toughness:
2
Text:
Flying Choose and discard a card: Add B to your mana pool. Play this ability as a mana source.
(Cards into mana)
4:Dark Ritual
Dark Ritual
Dark RitualSet: Revised Edition
Cost:
1
Color:
Black
Type:
Instant
Rarity:
C
Artist:
Sandra Everingham
Text:
Add BBB to your mana pool.
(Black staple indefinitely)
4:Bog (3 black mana from a card in hand)
4:Rain of Filth
Rain of Filth
Rain of FilthSet: Urza's Saga
Cost:
1
Color:
Black
Type:
Instant
Rarity:
U
Number:
151
Artist:
Stephen Daniele
Text:
Each land you control gains Sacrifice this land: Add B to your mana pool until end of turn.
(Sac all you lands after you tap out)
4:Yawgmoth’s Will (Reuse the Rituals and Bubbling Muck
Bubbling Muck
Bubbling MuckSet: Urza's Destiny
Cost:
1
Color:
Black
Type:
Sorcery
Rarity:
C
Number:
54
Artist:
Greg & Tim Hildebrandt
Text:
Until end of turn, whenever a player taps a swamp for mana, it produces an additional B.
s)
4:Drain Life
Drain Life
Drain LifeSet: Revised Edition
Cost:
2
Color:
Black
Type:
Sorcery
Rarity:
C
Artist:
Douglas Shuler
Text:
Drain Life does 1 damage to a single target for each B spent in addition to the casting cost. Caster gains 1 life for each damage inflicted. If you drain life from a creature, you cannot gain more life than the creature's current toughness.
(Key card tat caps it all off)
4:Vampiric Tutor
Vampiric Tutor
Vampiric TutorSet: Classic Sixth Edition
Cost:
1
Color:
Black
Type:
Instant
Rarity:
R
Number:
161
Artist:
Gary Leach
Text:
Search your library for a card, then shuffle your library and put that card on top of it. You lose 2 life.
(Finds the bargain)

Artifacts (4)

4:Defense Grid
Defense Grid
Defense GridSet: Urza's Legacy
Cost:
2
Color:
Colorless
Type:
Artifact
Rarity:
R
Number:
125
Artist:
Mark Tedin
Text:
During each player's turn, spells played by another player cost an additional 3.
(Helps prevent prevention)

Land (20)
16:Swamp
Swamp
SwampSet: Oversize Cards
Color:
Land
Type:
Land
Rarity:
X
Artist:
Tony Roberts
Text:
T: Add B to your mana pool.

4:Peat Bog
Peat Bog
Peat BogSet: Mercadian Masques
Color:
Land
Type:
Land
Rarity:
C
Number:
322
Artist:
Val Mayerik
Text:
Peat Bog comes into play tapped with two depletion counters on it.tap, Remove a depletion counter from Peat Bog: Add two black mana to your mana pool. If there are no depletion counters on Peat Bog, sacrifice it.


This deck was basically just an idea that I thought some Dojo players might actually consider. If the Dojo did one thing, it was that it posted a lot of the same decks. I remember seeing 48 burn decks almost exactly alike. Two weeks or less later, I saw about 15 decks copying my theme. I figured that it had to be a coincidence…they saw the same thing…or maybe they were using my idea. Either way, the deck did work out well. So if Jackalopaggedon suddenly sweeps the summer tourneys like the Necro decks I can only say, I told you so.

Stay tuned for more articles from me and check the old ones too. You can e-mail me at evapilot123@hotmail.com.


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