Archive for July, 2013

The Little Mermaid

Saturday, July 27th, 2013

“What would I give if I could live out of these waters?
What would I pay to spend a day warm on the sand?”

How about a $50 mythic deer?

While I did go 2-2 at Friday Night Magic with my HAIL HYDRA deck, and while I did actually live the dream (once) by hitting with a 64/64 Hydra, I owed my match wins as much to the absurd power of Voice of Resurgence.

HAIL HYDRA

Sunday, July 21st, 2013

The most obnoxious Kalonian Hydra deck I could think of for this summer’s Standard. Probably not worth taking to a Constructed GP, but the Magical Christmasland scenarios of this deck are without equal.

The objective is to stall the game until you can untap with Hydra, swing, and copy the doubling trigger with Resonator. While waiting for the Hydra to land, Strionic Resonator turns Elvish Visionary into a Mulldrifter, Borderland Ranger into a Power Ranger, and gives kicker to every spell you cast when Primeval Bounty is out.

To be fair, what will probably happen is that Hydra dies to Doom Blade and the whole plan goes up in flames. But I’m taking this to Friday Night Magic just to go 1 win / 3 losses and see the face of the “1” guy.

Kids: This deck is expensive but you can easily swap out the money mythics with cheaper cards. See below in the comments.

CREATURE (24)
4 Arbor Elf
4 Elvish Mystic
4 Elvish Visionary
4 Voice of Resurgence
4 Borderland Ranger
4 Kalonian Hydra

OTHER (12)
4 Strionic Resonator
4 Oblivion Ring
4 Primeval Bounty

LAND (24)
8 Forest
4 Plains
4 Temple Garden
4 Sunpetal Grove
2 Selesnya Guildgate
2 Gavony Township

Voice of Resurgence is evil

Saturday, July 20th, 2013

Emmara Tandris, the champion of the Selesnya guild in Magic the Gathering, was originally slated to be the superstar card of the Dragon’s Maze expansion. During the set design and development, Emmara was supposed to have the extremely powerful ability to summon elementals that got stronger the more creatures you summoned, and official art of her was created with those elementals in the background.

But for some reason, there was a change of plans.

When the Dragon’s Maze expansion was released, the superstar elemental-summoning card was a glowing mythic deer called the Voice of Resurgence.

Voice of Resurgence is evil.

(Disclaimer: Despite the whole evil thing going on with green mythics, I own four copies each of Lotus Cobra, Primeval Titan, Vengevine, Voice of Resurgence, and Primeval Bounty.)