2/14/2013 Sealed Deck Excercise

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This thread is for discussion of this week's Sealed Deck Builder, which goes live Thursday morning on magicthegathering.com.
yeesh... we wait 2 weeks for the mothership to catch up for with the rest of the planet, and then I get the ol' black-screen-with-no-actual-cards error.
Why Y U NO make this work?   ;)
still no simulator.

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From Mark Rosewater's Tumblr: the0uroboros asked: How in the same set can we have a hexproof, unsacrificable(not a word) creature AND a land that makes it uncounterable. How does this lead to interactive play? I believe I’m able to play my creature and you have to deal with it is much more interactive than you counter my creature.

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Post #777

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MaRo: One of the classic R&D stories happened during a Scars of Mirrodin draft. Erik Lauer was sitting to my right (meaning that he passed to me in the first and third packs). At the end of the draft, Erik was upset because I was in his colors (black-green). He said, "Didn't you see the signals? I went into black-green in pack one." I replied, "Didn't you see my signals? I started drafting infect six drafts ago."

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MaRo: I redesigned him while the effect was on the stack.

Seems it is working now if u wait long enough.

This Deck was built in 0:04:13


Total Deck Size: 40
17 Lands
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6 Forest
6 Mountain
4 Plains
1 Gruul Guildgate



16 Creatures
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1 Adaptive Snapjaw
1 Angelic Skirmisher
2 Bomber Corps
1 Boros Elite
1 Burning-Tree Emissary
1 Court Street Denizen
1 Disciple of the Old Ways
1 Firemane Avenger
1 Ghor-Clan Rampager
1 Ripscale Predator
2 Rubblehulk
1 Scab-Clan Charger
1 Skarrg Guildmage
1 Zarichi Tiger



7 Other Spells
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1 Boros Charm
1 Boros Keyrune
1 Gruul Charm
1 Knight Watch
1 Martial Glory
1 Pit Fight
1 Prophetic Prism

Went Naya. Pretty easy to do with a double Rubblehulk and a Skirmisher. 

I momentarily considered an Esper deck since the mana's there to go straight-up three-color and there are enough low drops to keep you in the game, but in the end I sided with R/G/w like most people seem to be settling on. A few of my card choices differ from others'. A little concerned about the white splash with just three sources; maybe another Plains is correct.

  This Deck was built in 0:05:25


Total Deck Size: 40 17 Lands ---------------
7 Forest
8 Mountain
1 Plains
1 Gruul Guildgate


16 Creatures ---------------
1 Adaptive Snapjaw
1 Bomber Corps
1 Burning-Tree Emissary
1 Crocanura
1 Disciple of the Old Ways
1 Ember Beast
1 Firemane Avenger
1 Ghor-Clan Rampager
1 Ripscale Predator
2 Rubblehulk
1 Ruination Wurm
1 Rust Scarab
1 Scab-Clan Charger
1 Skarrg Guildmage
1 Warmind Infantry


7 Other Spells ---------------
1 Boros Charm
1 Boros Keyrune
1 Gruul Charm
1 Mark for Death
1 Martial Glory
1 Pit Fight
1 Prophetic Prism

Alternative Construction to the Gruul-Simic:  Boros-Gruul. A Little more aggresive 

This Deck was built in 0:04:27


Total Deck Size: 40
17 Lands
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4 Forest
7 Mountain
5 Plains
1 Gruul Guildgate



14 Creatures
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1 Angelic Skirmisher
1 Basilica Guards
2 Bomber Corps
1 Boros Elite
1 Burning-Tree Emissary
1 Court Street Denizen
1 Ember Beast
1 Firemane Avenger
1 Ghor-Clan Rampager
2 Rubblehulk
1 Skarrg Guildmage
1 Warmind Infantry



9 Other Spells
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1 Boros Charm
2 Furious Resistance
1 Gruul Charm
1 Knight Watch
1 Mark for Death
1 Martial Glory
1 Murder Investigation
1 Pit Fight


 

I coudnt resist all the flyers and counterspells

This Deck was built in 0:20:07


Total Deck Size: 40
17 Lands
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7 Forest
7 Island
1 Swamp
2 Dimir Guildgate



13 Creatures
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1 Adaptive Snapjaw
1 Clinging Anemones
2 Cloudfin Raptor
1 Crocanura
1 Drakewing Krasis
1 Frilled Oculus
2 Metropolis Sprite
1 Rust Scarab
1 Scab-Clan Charger
2 Shambleshark



10 Other Spells
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1 Death's Approach
1 Pit Fight
1 Prophetic Prism
1 Psychic Strike
1 Scatter Arc
1 Shadow Slice
2 Spell Rupture
1 Verdant Haven
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There's enough good cards here to have a decent attempt at Simic:


This Deck was built in 0:26:47


Total Deck Size: 40
17 Lands
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8 Forest
9 Island



17 Creatures
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1 Adaptive Snapjaw
1 Burning-Tree Emissary
1 Clinging Anemones
2 Cloudfin Raptor
1 Crocanura
1 Disciple of the Old Ways
1 Drakewing Krasis
1 Frilled Oculus
1 Incursion Specialist
2 Metropolis Sprite
1 Rust Scarab
1 Sage's Row Denizen
1 Scab-Clan Charger
2 Shambleshark



6 Other Spells
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1 Forced Adaptation
1 Scatter Arc
2 Spell Rupture
1 Wildwood Rebirth
1


 
Rawr NAYA!  I don't normally like splitting lands so evenly, but that's life and I've got 4 color fixers (gate, keyrune, prism, verdant haven) so I've got 8 white, 8 green, and 10 red sources overall.  Seems good to me

This Deck was built in 0:27:55

Total Deck Size: 40
17 Lands
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5 Forest
6 Mountain
5 Plains
1 Gruul Guildgate


15 Creatures
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1 Angelic Skirmisher
1 Basilica Guards
2 Bomber Corps
1 Boros Elite
1 Burning-Tree Emissary
1 Crocanura
1 Disciple of the Old Ways
1 Firemane Avenger
1 Ghor-Clan Rampager
1 Ripscale Predator
1 Rubblehulk
1 Rust Scarab
1 Scab-Clan Charger
1 Skarrg Guildmage


8 Other Spells
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1 Boros Charm
1 Boros Keyrune
1 Gruul Charm
1 Mark for Death
1 Martial Glory
1 Pit Fight
1 Prophetic Prism
1 Verdant Haven

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From Mark Rosewater's Tumblr: the0uroboros asked: How in the same set can we have a hexproof, unsacrificable(not a word) creature AND a land that makes it uncounterable. How does this lead to interactive play? I believe I’m able to play my creature and you have to deal with it is much more interactive than you counter my creature.

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Post #777

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MaRo: One of the classic R&D stories happened during a Scars of Mirrodin draft. Erik Lauer was sitting to my right (meaning that he passed to me in the first and third packs). At the end of the draft, Erik was upset because I was in his colors (black-green). He said, "Didn't you see the signals? I went into black-green in pack one." I replied, "Didn't you see my signals? I started drafting infect six drafts ago."

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MaRo: I redesigned him while the effect was on the stack.

Two Dimir Guildgates, two Orzhov guildgates, and not a deck to use them.  What a shame.  I guess 20 creatures and curving out on evolve triggers will have to do.

8 Forest
7 Island
1 Mountain
1 Grull Guildgate


1 Botos keyrune
1 Prophetic Prism
1 Verdant haven


1 Adaptive Snapjaw
1 Burning-Tree Emissary
1 Clinging Anemones
2 Cloudfin Raptor
1 Crocanura
1 Disciple of the Old Ways
1 Drakewing Krasis
1 Frilled Oculus
1 Ghor-Clan Rampager
2 Metropolis Sprite
2 Rubblehulk
1 Rust Scarab
1 Sage's Row Denizen
1 Scab-Clan Charger
2 Shambleshark
1 Skarrg Guildmage

[*c]Island[*/c] minus the * = Island Really. You need to know this.
Also
We are the Izzet Some think we are scattered after the disappearance of Niv-Mizzet He is connected to us by the firemind He has formulated a master plan Before, we were just experimenters, looked down upon Now we have a greater purpose This bit is random And so is this Yeah

Seemed foolish not to play simic, and splash red for some Gruul finishers.

This Deck was built in 0:07:44


Total Deck Size: 40
17 Lands
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7 Forest
7 Island
2 Mountain
1 Gruul Guildgate



17 Creatures
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1 Adaptive Snapjaw
2 Cloudfin Raptor
1 Crocanura
1 Disciple of the Old Ways
1 Drakewing Krasis
1 Frilled Oculus
1 Ghor-Clan Rampager
2 Metropolis Sprite
1 Millennial Gargoyle
2 Rubblehulk
1 Sage's Row Denizen
1 Scab-Clan Charger
2 Shambleshark



6 Other Spells
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1 Gruul Charm
1 Pit Fight
1 Prophetic Prism
1 Scatter Arc
1 Tower Defense
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