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CardShark Content - Zach Sievers (6/12/2006)

This was first Regional that I was able to attend. It was hosted by Pastime and held in the Indiana Fair Grounds. I have been playing Magic for just about three years and I have just begun to get competitive with it. I was nervous before my first match, which lead to some play mistakes but after the first couple rounds I got over it and went 3-1 in my last four matches. I did all of my play testing on Apprentice and with a couple of local players. Originally I felt like I was going to play Heartbeat but there proved to be to much effective hate in the metagame to play it, namely Castigate
Castigate
CastigateSet: Guildpact
Color:
Multicolor
Type:
Sorcery
Rarity:
C
Number:
106
Text:
Target opponent reveals his or her hand. Choose a nonland card from it. Remove that card from the game.
s and other disruption were a little too powerful. Through our testing we felt that Ghost Husk and Izzet Control were the two most powerful decks. I decided on Ghost Husk:

// Lands
1 Eiganjo Castle
Eiganjo Castle
Eiganjo CastleSet: Champions of Kamigawa
Color:
Land
Type:
Legendary Land
Rarity:
R
Number:
275
Artist:
Wayne England
Text:
T: Add W to your mana pool. W, T: Prevent the next 2 damage that would be dealt to target legendary creature this turn.

4 Orzhov Basilica
Orzhov Basilica
Orzhov BasilicaSet: Guildpact
Color:
Land
Type:
Land
Rarity:
C
Number:
161
Text:
Orzhov Basilica comes into play tapped. When Orzhov Basilica comes into play, return a land you control to its owner’s hand. T: Add WB to your mana pool.

1 Shizo, Death's Storehouse
Shizo, Death's Storehouse
Shizo, Death's StorehouseSet: Champions of Kamigawa
Color:
Land
Type:
Legendary Land
Rarity:
R
Number:
283
Artist:
John Matson
Text:
T: Add B to your mana pool. B, T: Target legendary creature gains fear until end of turn.

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

3 Plains
Plains
PlainsSet: Oversize Cards
Color:
Land
Type:
Land
Rarity:
X
Artist:
Tony Roberts
Text:
T: Add W to your mana pool.

4 Caves of Koilos
Caves of Koilos
Caves of KoilosSet: Apocalypse
Color:
Land
Type:
Land
Rarity:
R
Number:
140
Artist:
Jim Nelson
Text:
TAP: Add one colorless mana to your mana pool. TAP: Add W or B to your mana pool. Caves of Koilos deals 1 damage to you.

4 Godless Shrine
Godless Shrine
Godless ShrineSet: Guildpact
Color:
Land
Type:
Land
Sub Type:
Plains Swamp
Rarity:
R
Number:
157
Text:
(T: Add W or B to your mana pool.) As Godless Shrine comes into play, you may pay 2 life. If you don’t, Godless Shrine comes into play tapped instead.

// Creatures
2 Savannah Lions
Savannah Lions
Savannah LionsSet: Revised Edition
Cost:
1
Color:
White
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Lions
Rarity:
R
Artist:
Daniel Gelon
Power:
2
Toughness:
1

4 Isamaru, Hound of Konda
Isamaru, Hound of Konda
Isamaru, Hound of KondaSet: Champions of Kamigawa
Cost:
1
Color:
White
Type:
Legendary Creature
Sub Type:
Hound
Rarity:
R
Number:
19
Artist:
Christopher Moeller
Power:
2
Toughness:
2

4 Plagued Rusalka
Plagued Rusalka
Plagued RusalkaSet: Guildpact
Color:
Black
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Spirit
Rarity:
U
Number:
56
Power:
1
Toughness:
1
Text:
B, Sacrifice a creature: Target creature gets -1/-1 until end of turn.

4 Dark Confidant
Dark Confidant
Dark ConfidantSet: Ravnica City of Guilds
Cost:
2
Color:
Black
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Human Wizard
Rarity:
R
Number:
81
Artist:
Ron Spears
Power:
2
Toughness:
1
Text:
At the beginning of your upkeep, reveal the top card of your library and put that card into your hand. You lose life equal to its converted mana cost.

3 Kami of Ancient Law
Kami of Ancient Law
Kami of Ancient LawSet: Champions of Kamigawa
Cost:
2
Color:
White
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Spirit
Rarity:
C
Number:
21
Artist:
Mark Tedin
Power:
2
Toughness:
2
Text:
Sacrifice Kami of Ancient Law: Destroy target enchantment.

4 Nantuko Husk
Nantuko Husk
Nantuko HuskSet: Onslaught
Cost:
3
Color:
Black
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Zombie Insect
Rarity:
C
Number:
159
Artist:
Carl Critchlow
Power:
2
Toughness:
2
Text:
Sacrifice a creature: Nantuko Husk gets +2/+2 until end of turn.

3 Orzhov Pontiff
Orzhov Pontiff
Orzhov PontiffSet: Guildpact
Color:
Multicolor
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Human Cleric
Rarity:
R
Number:
124
Power:
1
Toughness:
1
Text:
Haunt (When this card is put into a graveyard from play, remove it from the game haunting target creature.) When Orzhov Pontiff comes into play or the creature it haunts is put into a graveyard, choose one — creatures you control get +1/+1 until end of turn; or creatures you don’t control get -1/-1 until end of turn.

3 Ghost Council of Orzhova
Ghost Council of Orzhova
Ghost Council of OrzhovaSet: Guildpact
Color:
Multicolor
Type:
Legendary Creature
Sub Type:
Spirit Lord
Rarity:
R
Number:
114
Power:
4
Toughness:
4
Text:
When Ghost Council of Orzhova comes into play, target opponent loses 1 life and you gain 1 life. 1, Sacrifice a creature: Remove Ghost Council of Orzhova from the game. Return it to play under its owner’s control at end of turn.

// Spells
4 Castigate
Castigate
CastigateSet: Guildpact
Color:
Multicolor
Type:
Sorcery
Rarity:
C
Number:
106
Text:
Target opponent reveals his or her hand. Choose a nonland card from it. Remove that card from the game.

3 Mortify
Mortify
MortifySet: Guildpact
Color:
Multicolor
Type:
Instant
Rarity:
U
Number:
122
Text:
Destroy target creature or enchantment.

4 Promise of Bunrei
Promise of Bunrei
Promise of BunreiSet: Saviors of Kamigawa
Cost:
3
Color:
White
Type:
Enchantment
Rarity:
R
Text:
Whenever a creature you control is put into a graveyard from play, sacrifice Promise of Bunrei. If you do, put four 1/1 colorless Spirit creature tokens into play.

// Sideboard
SB: 2 Mindslicer
Mindslicer
MindslicerSet: Odyssey
Cost:
4
Color:
Black
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Horror
Rarity:
R
Number:
149
Artist:
Kev Walker
Power:
4
Toughness:
3
Text:
When Mindslicer is put into a graveyard from play, each player discards his or her hand.

SB: 2 Okiba-Gang Shinobi
SB: 3 Last Gasp
Last Gasp
Last GaspSet: Ravnica City of Guilds
Cost:
2
Color:
Black
Type:
Instant
Rarity:
C
Number:
93
Artist:
Thomas M. Baxa
Text:
Target creature gets -3/-3 until end of turn.

SB: 1 Mortify
Mortify
MortifySet: Guildpact
Color:
Multicolor
Type:
Instant
Rarity:
U
Number:
122
Text:
Destroy target creature or enchantment.

SB: 2 Worship
Worship
WorshipSet: Urza's Saga
Cost:
4
Color:
White
Type:
Enchantment
Rarity:
R
Number:
57
Artist:
Mark Zug
Text:
Damage that would reduce your life total to less than 1 instead reduces it to 1 if you control a creature.

SB: 3 Umezawa's Jitte
Umezawa's Jitte
Umezawa's JitteSet: Betrayers of Kamigawa
Cost:
2
Color:
Colorless
Type:
Legendary Artifact
Sub Type:
Equipment
Rarity:
R
Number:
163
Artist:
Christopher Moeller
Text:
Whenever equipped creature deals combat damage, put two charge counters on Umezawa's Jitte. Remove a charge counter from Umezawa's Jitte Choose one — Equipped creature gets +2/+2 until end of turn; or target creature gets -1/-1 until end of turn; or you gain 2 life. Equip 2

SB: 2 Eight and a Half Tails
Eight and a Half Tails
Eight and a Half TailsSet: Champions of Kamigawa
Cost:
2
Color:
White
Type:
Legendary Creature
Sub Type:
Fox Cleric
Rarity:
R
Number:
8
Artist:
Daren Bader
Power:
2
Toughness:
2
Text:
1W: Target permanent you control gains protection from white until end of turn. 1: Target spell or permanent becomes white until end of turn.


I was unable to find Shining Shoal
Shining Shoal
Shining ShoalSet: Betrayers of Kamigawa
Cost:
3
Color:
White
Type:
Instant
Sub Type:
Arcane
Rarity:
R
Number:
21
Artist:
Ben Thompson
Text:
You may remove a white card with converted mana cost X in your hand from the game rather than pay Shining Shoal's mana cost. The next X damage that a source of your choice would deal to you or a creature you control this turn is dealt to target creature or player instead.
s before the tournament and that hurt the deck quite a bit. I decide on a Last Gasp
Last Gasp
Last GaspSet: Ravnica City of Guilds
Cost:
2
Color:
Black
Type:
Instant
Rarity:
C
Number:
93
Artist:
Thomas M. Baxa
Text:
Target creature gets -3/-3 until end of turn.
and Worship
Worship
WorshipSet: Urza's Saga
Cost:
4
Color:
White
Type:
Enchantment
Rarity:
R
Number:
57
Artist:
Mark Zug
Text:
Damage that would reduce your life total to less than 1 instead reduces it to 1 if you control a creature.
s because I expected lots of aggro decks. After I arrived I found that there were lots of b/w decks mostly Husk and u/w control was represented. On to the matches!

Match 1 – Sea Stompy
He went first and played a Bird and then a Kird Ape
Kird Ape
Kird ApeSet: Revised Edition
Cost:
1
Color:
Red
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Ape
Rarity:
C
Artist:
Ken Meyer, Jr.
Power:
1
Toughness:
1
Text:
While controller has forests in play, Kird Ape gains +1/+2.
to match my Isamaru and Confidant in the first few turns. Thanks to Confidant I rip Husk and Promise and hit him for 14 over two turns. He top decks Savage Twister
Savage Twister
Savage TwisterSet: Mirage
Cost:
3
Color:
Multicolor
Type:
Sorcery
Rarity:
U
Artist:
Bob Eggleton
Text:
Savage Twister deals X damage to each creature.
and wipes the board. Next turn he plays Ape and Shaman and then Volcanic Hammer
Volcanic Hammer
Volcanic HammerSet: Portal Second Age
Cost:
2
Color:
Red
Type:
Sorcery
Rarity:
C
Artist:
Edward P. Beard, Jr.
Text:
Volcanic Hammer deals 3 damage to any one creature or player.
s and Char
Char
CharSet: Ravnica City of Guilds
Cost:
3
Color:
Red
Type:
Instant
Rarity:
R
Number:
117
Artist:
Adam Rex
Text:
Char deals 4 damage to target creature or player and 2 damage to you.
s me to death.

I figure the hand disruption should help against ninjas and Pyroclasm
Pyroclasm
PyroclasmSet: Ice Age
Cost:
2
Color:
Red
Type:
Sorcery
Rarity:
U
Artist:
Pat Morrissey
Text:
Pyroclasm deals 2 damage to each creature.
I think he’ll bring in so I leave Castigate
Castigate
CastigateSet: Guildpact
Color:
Multicolor
Type:
Sorcery
Rarity:
C
Number:
106
Text:
Target opponent reveals his or her hand. Choose a nonland card from it. Remove that card from the game.
.
+3 Jitte
- 3 KOAL

Game 2
Isamaru, Castigate
Castigate
CastigateSet: Guildpact
Color:
Multicolor
Type:
Sorcery
Rarity:
C
Number:
106
Text:
Target opponent reveals his or her hand. Choose a nonland card from it. Remove that card from the game.
, Promise, Jitte, Husk, Pontiff crush his start of Ape, Ape. He does play Shaman but I have Mortify
Mortify
MortifySet: Guildpact
Color:
Multicolor
Type:
Instant
Rarity:
U
Number:
122
Text:
Destroy target creature or enchantment.
for it. Game ends with a 10/10 Husk. Good times.

Game 3
This turns out to be a long game where he Pyroclasm
Pyroclasm
PyroclasmSet: Ice Age
Cost:
2
Color:
Red
Type:
Sorcery
Rarity:
U
Artist:
Pat Morrissey
Text:
Pyroclasm deals 2 damage to each creature.
s twice and I have to play Ghost Council tapped out to keep from getting beat in the face. He has Char
Char
CharSet: Ravnica City of Guilds
Cost:
3
Color:
Red
Type:
Instant
Rarity:
R
Number:
117
Artist:
Adam Rex
Text:
Char deals 4 damage to target creature or player and 2 damage to you.
for it and I lose the first match.

Match2 – Mono Red Burn
Game 1
I end up taking 14 damage from Confidant and lands and he finishes me with double Char
Char
CharSet: Ravnica City of Guilds
Cost:
3
Color:
Red
Type:
Instant
Rarity:
R
Number:
117
Artist:
Adam Rex
Text:
Char deals 4 damage to target creature or player and 2 damage to you.
. I did have him down to 4 but didn’t have enough gas.
+2 Worship
Worship
WorshipSet: Urza's Saga
Cost:
4
Color:
White
Type:
Enchantment
Rarity:
R
Number:
57
Artist:
Mark Zug
Text:
Damage that would reduce your life total to less than 1 instead reduces it to 1 if you control a creature.

+3 jitte
- 4 Castigate
Castigate
CastigateSet: Guildpact
Color:
Multicolor
Type:
Sorcery
Rarity:
C
Number:
106
Text:
Target opponent reveals his or her hand. Choose a nonland card from it. Remove that card from the game.

-1 Confidant

Game 2
He fired Flames, Hammer, Char
Char
CharSet: Ravnica City of Guilds
Cost:
3
Color:
Red
Type:
Instant
Rarity:
R
Number:
117
Artist:
Adam Rex
Text:
Char deals 4 damage to target creature or player and 2 damage to you.
, and 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.
at my head. He plays Giant Solifuge
Giant Solifuge
Giant SolifugeSet: Guildpact
Color:
Multicolor
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Insect
Rarity:
R
Number:
143
Power:
4
Toughness:
1
Text:
((R/G) can be paid with either R or G.) Trample, haste Giant Solifuge can’t be the target of spells or abilities.
and animates his Genju land so I sac my Husk to itself to trigger Promise and kill his Genju land and double block the Solifuge to keep from dying. I play Worship
Worship
WorshipSet: Urza's Saga
Cost:
4
Color:
White
Type:
Enchantment
Rarity:
R
Number:
57
Artist:
Mark Zug
Text:
Damage that would reduce your life total to less than 1 instead reduces it to 1 if you control a creature.
next turn but he has 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.
for my token. I had Dark Confidant
Dark Confidant
Dark ConfidantSet: Ravnica City of Guilds
Cost:
2
Color:
Black
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Human Wizard
Rarity:
R
Number:
81
Artist:
Ron Spears
Power:
2
Toughness:
1
Text:
At the beginning of your upkeep, reveal the top card of your library and put that card into your hand. You lose life equal to its converted mana cost.
in my hand but I was at two life. A mistake on my part.

At this point I need a win. Bad. I just can’t let myself drop my first major tournament so I keep playing.

Match 3 – Boros Burn
Game 1
No creatures at all in this deck. First game is just like last time I take a butt load of damage from lands and he finishes me with Char
Char
CharSet: Ravnica City of Guilds
Cost:
3
Color:
Red
Type:
Instant
Rarity:
R
Number:
117
Artist:
Adam Rex
Text:
Char deals 4 damage to target creature or player and 2 damage to you.
and Helix.

I decide to put in as many creatures as possible to put him on a clock.
+ 2 Mindslicer
Mindslicer
MindslicerSet: Odyssey
Cost:
4
Color:
Black
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Horror
Rarity:
R
Number:
149
Artist:
Kev Walker
Power:
4
Toughness:
3
Text:
When Mindslicer is put into a graveyard from play, each player discards his or her hand.
(bad call)
+ 2 Worship
Worship
WorshipSet: Urza's Saga
Cost:
4
Color:
White
Type:
Enchantment
Rarity:
R
Number:
57
Artist:
Mark Zug
Text:
Damage that would reduce your life total to less than 1 instead reduces it to 1 if you control a creature.

+3 Jitte
+2 Eight and a Half Tails
Eight and a Half Tails
Eight and a Half TailsSet: Champions of Kamigawa
Cost:
2
Color:
White
Type:
Legendary Creature
Sub Type:
Fox Cleric
Rarity:
R
Number:
8
Artist:
Daren Bader
Power:
2
Toughness:
2
Text:
1W: Target permanent you control gains protection from white until end of turn. 1: Target spell or permanent becomes white until end of turn.

- 4 Castigate
Castigate
CastigateSet: Guildpact
Color:
Multicolor
Type:
Sorcery
Rarity:
C
Number:
106
Text:
Target opponent reveals his or her hand. Choose a nonland card from it. Remove that card from the game.

- 3 Mortify
Mortify
MortifySet: Guildpact
Color:
Multicolor
Type:
Instant
Rarity:
U
Number:
122
Text:
Destroy target creature or enchantment.

- 2 Confidants
Game 2
Isamaru then Eight and a Half Tails
Eight and a Half Tails
Eight and a Half TailsSet: Champions of Kamigawa
Cost:
2
Color:
White
Type:
Legendary Creature
Sub Type:
Fox Cleric
Rarity:
R
Number:
8
Artist:
Daren Bader
Power:
2
Toughness:
2
Text:
1W: Target permanent you control gains protection from white until end of turn. 1: Target spell or permanent becomes white until end of turn.
on the first two turns while he his trying to burn me to death. Third turn Promise and then I resolve the Jitte. He can’t overcome life gain even after he Wraths.

Game 3
At this point I was super anxious to get a win, I am sweating bullets. It is a bad way to play Magic. He keeps to his plan of burn me to death while I resolve Worship
Worship
WorshipSet: Urza's Saga
Cost:
4
Color:
White
Type:
Enchantment
Rarity:
R
Number:
57
Artist:
Mark Zug
Text:
Damage that would reduce your life total to less than 1 instead reduces it to 1 if you control a creature.
with Mindslicer
Mindslicer
MindslicerSet: Odyssey
Cost:
4
Color:
Black
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Horror
Rarity:
R
Number:
149
Artist:
Kev Walker
Power:
4
Toughness:
3
Text:
When Mindslicer is put into a graveyard from play, each player discards his or her hand.
out and Plagued Rusalka
Plagued Rusalka
Plagued RusalkaSet: Guildpact
Color:
Black
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Spirit
Rarity:
U
Number:
56
Power:
1
Toughness:
1
Text:
B, Sacrifice a creature: Target creature gets -1/-1 until end of turn.
. He passes the turn to me and I have a fist full of creatures. I declare combat. He shocks the Rusalka and Char
Char
CharSet: Ravnica City of Guilds
Cost:
3
Color:
Red
Type:
Instant
Rarity:
R
Number:
117
Artist:
Adam Rex
Text:
Char deals 4 damage to target creature or player and 2 damage to you.
s the Mindslicer
Mindslicer
MindslicerSet: Odyssey
Cost:
4
Color:
Black
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Horror
Rarity:
R
Number:
149
Artist:
Kev Walker
Power:
4
Toughness:
3
Text:
When Mindslicer is put into a graveyard from play, each player discards his or her hand.
, making me discard all the creatures. He tops Volcanic Hammer
Volcanic Hammer
Volcanic HammerSet: Portal Second Age
Cost:
2
Color:
Red
Type:
Sorcery
Rarity:
C
Artist:
Edward P. Beard, Jr.
Text:
Volcanic Hammer deals 3 damage to any one creature or player.
and kills me. Bummer. That was such a bad play on my part. It was sad.

Match 4 – Bad Gruul List
Game 1
I curve it out with Isamaru, Confidant, Promise and then Husk. I have Mortify
Mortify
MortifySet: Guildpact
Color:
Multicolor
Type:
Instant
Rarity:
U
Number:
122
Text:
Destroy target creature or enchantment.
for his only creature in the form of a Shaman. I kill him with a 12/12 Husk. Good times.
+ 3 Last Gasp
Last Gasp
Last GaspSet: Ravnica City of Guilds
Cost:
2
Color:
Black
Type:
Instant
Rarity:
C
Number:
93
Artist:
Thomas M. Baxa
Text:
Target creature gets -3/-3 until end of turn.

+ 1 Mortify
Mortify
MortifySet: Guildpact
Color:
Multicolor
Type:
Instant
Rarity:
U
Number:
122
Text:
Destroy target creature or enchantment.

+3 Jitte
- 4 Castigate
Castigate
CastigateSet: Guildpact
Color:
Multicolor
Type:
Sorcery
Rarity:
C
Number:
106
Text:
Target opponent reveals his or her hand. Choose a nonland card from it. Remove that card from the game.

- 3 KOAL

Game 2
Same as the first except I resolve Jitte instead of Husk and blow up two Kird Ape
Kird Ape
Kird ApeSet: Revised Edition
Cost:
1
Color:
Red
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Ape
Rarity:
C
Artist:
Ken Meyer, Jr.
Power:
1
Toughness:
1
Text:
While controller has forests in play, Kird Ape gains +1/+2.
s. This game was quickly over and I get my first win. At last victory. At this point I start having a little fun. I also find a group to talk with and have a good time.

Match 5 – Ghost Quarter
Ghost Quarter
Ghost QuarterSet: Dissension
Color:
Land
Rarity:
U
Number:
173
Artist:
Heather Hudson
Combo
Game 1
His deck was pretty cool with Life from the Loam
Life from the Loam
Life from the LoamSet: Ravnica City of Guilds
Cost:
2
Color:
Green
Type:
Sorcery
Rarity:
R
Number:
172
Artist:
Terese Nielsen
Text:
Return up to three target land cards from your graveyard to your hand. Dredge 3 (If you would draw a card, instead you may put exactly three cards from the top of your library into your graveyard. If you do, return this card from your graveyard to your hand. Otherwise, draw a card.)
and Ghost Quarter
Ghost Quarter
Ghost QuarterSet: Dissension
Color:
Land
Rarity:
U
Number:
173
Artist:
Heather Hudson
to blow up all your lands. He also used Firemane Angel
Firemane Angel
Firemane AngelSet: Ravnica City of Guilds
Cost:
6
Color:
Multicolor
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Angel
Rarity:
R
Number:
205
Artist:
Matt Cavotta
Power:
4
Toughness:
3
Text:
Flying, first strike At the beginning of your upkeep, if Firemane Angel is in your graveyard or in play, you may gain 1 life. 6RRWW: Return Firemane Angel from your graveyard to play. Play this ability only during your upkeep.
s and other LD. First game I crushed him before he could set up. Husk with two Promise and two Pontiffs will do that.

+2 Ninjas
- 2 Mortify
Mortify
MortifySet: Guildpact
Color:
Multicolor
Type:
Instant
Rarity:
U
Number:
122
Text:
Destroy target creature or enchantment.


Game 2
I make the mistake of keeping a slow hand. He ends up blowing all the land in my deck with help from a couple Wildfire
Wildfire
WildfireSet: Portal Second Age
Cost:
6
Color:
Red
Type:
Sorcery
Rarity:
R
Artist:
Rob Alexander
Text:
You destroy four of your lands and your opponent destroys four of his or her lands. Then Wildfire deals 4 damage to each creature. (This includes your creatures.)
s and swinging with Firemane for the win.

Game 3
I go Isamaru, Confidant, Promise, Husk, Pontiff and he is dead. Only a Loaming Shaman
Loaming Shaman
Loaming ShamanSet: Dissension
Color:
Green
Rarity:
R
Number:
87
Artist:
Carl Critchlow
slowed the beats for a turn this game. Not much his deck could do to deal with a super fast start.

Match 6
He concedes when I told him I was playing Husk. Something about misjudging the meta. Another win for me.

Match 7 – Orzhov Control
Game 1
I start with an aggressive start but I play too many creatures and he Wraths them when he is at two life. I ran out of gas and he drops Kokusho the next turn and I have no answer after he drops a Gleancrawler
Gleancrawler
GleancrawlerSet: Ravnica City of Guilds
Cost:
18
Color:
Multicolor
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Insect Horror
Rarity:
R
Number:
247
Artist:
Dave Allsop
Power:
6
Toughness:
6
Text:
(B/G can be paid with either B or G.) Trample At the end of your turn, return to your hand all creature cards in your graveyard that were put into your graveyard from play this turn.
the next turn.
+ 2 Ninja
+3 Jitte
- 3 KOAL
- 2 Mortify
Mortify
MortifySet: Guildpact
Color:
Multicolor
Type:
Instant
Rarity:
U
Number:
122
Text:
Destroy target creature or enchantment.


Game 2
I empty his hand with a turn two Castigate
Castigate
CastigateSet: Guildpact
Color:
Multicolor
Type:
Sorcery
Rarity:
C
Number:
106
Text:
Target opponent reveals his or her hand. Choose a nonland card from it. Remove that card from the game.
and two swings with a ninja. He top decks Wrath but I held back Ghost Council but he then proceeded to play 3 white Genju. Without my enchantment hate I can’t deal enough damage to get past the life gain and he ended up winning with only the genju.

“Okay, just get to .500” I was telling myself at this point.

Match 8
This match was against one of the people I had talked to during the event he was a nice guy and he was running a Zoo deck from Honolulu. He was also 3-4.

Game 1
I get Isamaru, Savanaha Lions, Promise, Pontiff, and the Husk to trump his Kird Ape
Kird Ape
Kird ApeSet: Revised Edition
Cost:
1
Color:
Red
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Ape
Rarity:
C
Artist:
Ken Meyer, Jr.
Power:
1
Toughness:
1
Text:
While controller has forests in play, Kird Ape gains +1/+2.
s and KOAL. This was a close game though because of the burn he was pitching at my head but again a 10/10 Husk rocks. He did play a Slum but I had Mortify
Mortify
MortifySet: Guildpact
Color:
Multicolor
Type:
Instant
Rarity:
U
Number:
122
Text:
Destroy target creature or enchantment.
for it.

+2 Worship
Worship
WorshipSet: Urza's Saga
Cost:
4
Color:
White
Type:
Enchantment
Rarity:
R
Number:
57
Artist:
Mark Zug
Text:
Damage that would reduce your life total to less than 1 instead reduces it to 1 if you control a creature.

+3 Last Gasp
Last Gasp
Last GaspSet: Ravnica City of Guilds
Cost:
2
Color:
Black
Type:
Instant
Rarity:
C
Number:
93
Artist:
Thomas M. Baxa
Text:
Target creature gets -3/-3 until end of turn.

+1 Mortify
Mortify
MortifySet: Guildpact
Color:
Multicolor
Type:
Instant
Rarity:
U
Number:
122
Text:
Destroy target creature or enchantment.

+3 Jitte
-4 Castigate
Castigate
CastigateSet: Guildpact
Color:
Multicolor
Type:
Sorcery
Rarity:
C
Number:
106
Text:
Target opponent reveals his or her hand. Choose a nonland card from it. Remove that card from the game.

-3 KOAL
-2 Dark Confidant
Dark Confidant
Dark ConfidantSet: Ravnica City of Guilds
Cost:
2
Color:
Black
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Human Wizard
Rarity:
R
Number:
81
Artist:
Ron Spears
Power:
2
Toughness:
1
Text:
At the beginning of your upkeep, reveal the top card of your library and put that card into your hand. You lose life equal to its converted mana cost.


Game 2
He got the nuts playing Kird Ape
Kird Ape
Kird ApeSet: Revised Edition
Cost:
1
Color:
Red
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Ape
Rarity:
C
Artist:
Ken Meyer, Jr.
Power:
1
Toughness:
1
Text:
While controller has forests in play, Kird Ape gains +1/+2.
, Kird Ape
Kird Ape
Kird ApeSet: Revised Edition
Cost:
1
Color:
Red
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Ape
Rarity:
C
Artist:
Ken Meyer, Jr.
Power:
1
Toughness:
1
Text:
While controller has forests in play, Kird Ape gains +1/+2.
, Kird Ape
Kird Ape
Kird ApeSet: Revised Edition
Cost:
1
Color:
Red
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Ape
Rarity:
C
Artist:
Ken Meyer, Jr.
Power:
1
Toughness:
1
Text:
While controller has forests in play, Kird Ape gains +1/+2.
and the Shaman and finishing me with burn. I managed to kill 2 apes with Last Gasp
Last Gasp
Last GaspSet: Ravnica City of Guilds
Cost:
2
Color:
Black
Type:
Instant
Rarity:
C
Number:
93
Artist:
Thomas M. Baxa
Text:
Target creature gets -3/-3 until end of turn.
and the Shaman with Mortify
Mortify
MortifySet: Guildpact
Color:
Multicolor
Type:
Instant
Rarity:
U
Number:
122
Text:
Destroy target creature or enchantment.
. He just had too much damage for me. Missing those Shoals again.

Game 3
He gets land boned I proceeded to play Rusalka, Promise, Husk and then Worship
Worship
WorshipSet: Urza's Saga
Cost:
4
Color:
White
Type:
Enchantment
Rarity:
R
Number:
57
Artist:
Mark Zug
Text:
Damage that would reduce your life total to less than 1 instead reduces it to 1 if you control a creature.
. It was looking like he was going to have just enough burn to kill my creatures when I top deck three Promises in a row. 12 tokens and Husk trump two kird apes and I finish 4-4.

Overall it was a very good learning experience and I had a lot of fun and was glad I was able to get back to .500 after starting 0-3. The only negative of the tournament however was the location. It was at the Indiana State Fair Grounds. The chairs were bad, the tables where full of bolts and the food was like 8 dollars for a pop. Otherwise I had a good time and will be back next year with a rogue deck.


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