Sweet poster for 2018 Back to the Past tourney
Fungal Enchantress, format staple.
Board state from EW 2017 after Jimmy Phantasmal Terrained my Factory to turn on his 2 Dandan’s (and the Control Magic in my hand.)
Will’s Atog List from Kirwan’s
“12 creature” RUG Tog (EC)
8 Creature U/R Tog (EC)
All-in Berserk Tog (Swedish)
Howling Mine Tog (Swedish)
So I have a new project.
I am generally VERY careful about pushing Magic onto my kids. Nothing would enrich my life more than if they fell in love with the game, but I do not want to force it on them and risk turning them off. So I have been treading lightly (arguably too lightly.) But my 3 oldest kids are 6, 7, and 9 now, so I think it is time to finally dive a little deeper. As such, I have built them 5 different mono color, 40 card, Old School legal decks. Just 4 copies of 6 different cards + 16 basic lands for now. About as simple as it gets, although I did include pump knights over regular knights and some slightly more complicated stuff like Fireball and Berserk, just to add a little bit of spice as mono vanilla creatures is boring AF.
The plan is to let them get their feet wet by playing these for a few weeks/months. Then, once they learn the ropes and start to get bored of the same ole’ decks, I will show them an assortment of other/better cards they can add or swap into their decks. All Old School legal of course. I plan on recording all the changes they make, and seeing how things evolve over time. I will post all their changes here.
Also before you complain about the lands not being Old School legal, please note that my 500+ Alpha/Beta basics are already in the Broken Draft and my other 23 Old School decks. Plus I love Mirage/Urza’s/Tempest lands. Sue me 🙂
Eliot’s Noobcon Deck
Eliot’s Deck from Kalle Nord’s Saturday “Main Tournament”
Pic of final turn of the epic battle with Lord of the Pit Danny Friedman
Standard Lich deck winning turn: lots of restricted cards and a fireball.
Kristoffer Arlefur’s 2017 Noobcon winning deck sporting Nightmare!
DFB’s All-Alpha deck for the Wizards Tourney
DFB’s Noobon Deck
Just learned this card was not called “Sinbad” after googling it to find a pic.
Am not running Timetwister here, which may be a mistake. I give up the broken early Twisters to not draw a dead card later when I been doing work filling up the yard. Deck could also run a Transmute or two, but that would likely mean cutting lands for Fellwars, and I wanna keep my land count high for Sindbad. Channel also a consideration. Ring of Renewal is real spicy here as well.
When laying out this Enchantress deck I realized it is likely too hungry for U and G mana to really run Land Tax (again if only Enchantress cost G1!) I did keep white in the deck for Spirit Link, which seems counterintuitive, but Spirit Link is good on turn 5 while Land Tax gets a lot worse as turns go by. Deck should certainly pay Tutor as well, but wanted more room for the spicy stuff.