Okay, I hardly ever read this article, but I bothered to today, and I've just got to comment on the explanation of that last deck: Really?Let's assume a turn 5 win by having your opponent "be defensive". Oh, I mean "be a goldfish". Who's falling for this? Decks have their own game plans, and any good deck can goldfish into either a win or else complete control of the board by turn 5. Why are we assuming an opponent who's going to be "defensive" without actually defending himself? That's just insulting people's intelligence.More importantly, who's falling for this more than once? No player, I don't care how casual, is going to build a deck that loses to a one trick pony like this and say "Oh, I think I'll keep playing this deck so I can keep getting killed in the exact same way game after game because I can't think of a way to get a 4-for-1 from my opponent overcommitting." It might be fun to win like that once, but when your opponent starts playing a deck with some answers - which will inevitably happen - then this deck will be boring and weak and disappointing. Suggesting decks that are only effective when they overcommit is bad faith.Anyway, I realize this is a casual column and I'm not in the intended demographic. But I do know some casual players, even some very new players, who take suggestions like this at face value. Slumbering Dragon is a new player trap in so many ways already, why would you suggest a deck that exposes all its weaknesses to their maximum? How is that good marketing? All you're doing is setting people up to fail.
The Basic rulebook, read it! A lot of basic questions are answered there!
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Type [c]Black Lotus[/c] to get Black Lotus.
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Wow, I love the utterly-colourless artifact lifegain deck. That's pretty nifty. It almost feels like a pity that Sphere of the Suns and Gilded Lotus produce coloured mana...
I think Slumbering Dragon would be best when given a Mask of Avacyn or Swiftfoot Boots.
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