This is how you win a pre-release

Always remember children, Magic is a skill game.

So this is the deck I piloted through the New Phyrexia pre-release in Huntsville this weekend:

[deck title=Seems Fair]
Alpha Tyrranax
Bellowing Tanglewurm
Blind Zealot
Chancellor of the Dross
Geth, Lord of the Vault
Iron Myr
Pestilent Souleater
Phyrexian Metamorph
Phyrexian Swarmlord
Tangle Angler
Wall of Tanglecord
Beast Within
Glissas Scorn
Grasp of Darkness
Grim Affliction
Leeching Bite
Parasitic Implant
Slice in Twain
Nim Deathmantle
Tumble Magnet
*9 Forest
*9 Swamp

The other rare that I opened was [card]Asceticism[/card], which means that it was on-color and just not worth using. The only cards I sided in all day were [card]Corrosive Gale[/card] and [card]Darksteel Sentinel[/card]. The Sentinel match was the only one where I lost a game: the guy had the new black Wrath of God and [card]Wurmcoil Engine[/card], which explains why he came in well enough I think.

Best crushings of the day include having my opponent cast [card]Galvanic Blast[/card], Grasp of Darkness, and use [card]Barrage Ogre[/card] to kill my Chancellor, which I responded to by paying 4 to my Nim Deathmantle. Me forgetting was his only hope, although it did [card]Fog[/card] for a turn.

Or against Scott, where I had out Geth, Enslaved his copy of the Chancellor, and then Geth’d back [card]Myr Battlesphere[/card] to fight for me, after slicing it in twain.

It was a good day. And then the almost-box of product that I won (32 packs) that we split between us had 8 mythics in it. Seems good.

Author: Graeme Hefner

Graeme has been a historian of early modern England, a librarian, a professional mole and now spends his days as a project manager and team leader. Even he's not sure exactly how that happened. Well versed in pop culture, although not always CURRENT popular culture, and a lover of games, he always forgets to update this profile with current biographical information.

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