04/05/2012 FtL: "'Vaulting Vivacity"

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This thread is for discussion of this week's From the Lab article, which goes live Thursday morning on magicthegathering.com.

lovely as alway, but i really smiled at Coin Chaos
'random' cards are just so funny 
and another plus point for 3 of the 4 decks being red  
I kind of miss the point with the first 2 decks..

Okey, I put a hasty creature in play but before I have to sacrifise it, I add it to the hellvault. Harr harr I'm so smart!

Oh no! My opponent plays a creature! Not to worry! I threaten it, and for 1 mana I add it to the hellvault. Harr harr I'm so smart!

(a few turns later)

Allright! Time to sac my hellvault and get all those juicy creatures back!  Harr harr!


Return to there owners control. Oh snap....

Sure I get the point, 1 of those 2 is pretty awesome. But both? The threaten, then store in hellvault thing seems to be pretty good (sucks to play against combo/control decks though). The take-your-own-creature-and-store-it, seems pretty decent as well. But you cant really pull off both..

Though I could see some interesting plays with a few creatures stored (say, 2 of you, 1 of your opponents) and you sac the vault (for one red) and take threaten his creature, swing!

Another point: why only 2 of the sac sorcery anyway?.. Isnt that kind of the point for the deck?....

The idea's seem nice enough but I get the feeling those decks saw zero testing to see if it actually plays well.
That coin-flipping deck was pure genius. I have made that deck before and had a ton of fun playing it. It's such a great Casual concept. Now he just needs to make a Copy/Redirect deck.
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