Verhexterring!

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Hi all,
the latest jank rare to build a multiplayer deck around has been Jinxed Ring. Somehow or other, I've wound up with a playset of these, including the very cool German Verhexter Ring (which just makes the card sound ten times cooler than it really is)!
So the general idea here is to go bananas creating tokens, make it hard for opponents to keep their creatures out, and kill with the Rings. The deck currently sits at 68 cards, as I was having a hard time cutting things out at 10:30pm last night. Happy to keep it there if needs, but happy to cut also.



Things I'm happy with:
- The combos. All sorts of nasty things going on here.
- The mana curve. Highest CC is 5, most are 2-3. Good, cheap deck that should get cooking quickly.

Things I'm not happy with:
- Only board reset is the Armageddon. Do I need a Wrath effect here, incase someone out-tokens me? Verdant Force will be a worry to go against if I don't get rid of him early.
- Not many non-token creatures, so in theory, vulnerable to good beatdown.
- Currently no way of getting the enchantments back. Once they're gone, they're gone for the game. Probably need retrieval or further protection.

Things I can put into this deck at a pinch:
- A fourth Jinxed Ring
- Replenish
- A Wrath effect

Things I can't:
- Further copies of Grave Pact or Spreading Plague. Don't have any.
- Crucible of Worlds. Oh I wish I had one for the Geddons, but alas I do not. So I am running Planar Birth as a poor second. Thankfully, I'm happy for others to get their land back again. I'll likely do it just before the second Geddon, and get them Ringed all over again. :evillaugh

Off to the card shop on the weekend, if we need to fill any holes here! What do I need?
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Elemental, My Dear Watson (Rainbow Elementals)
Watch The Little Birdies! (Bird Tribal with Proliferate)
Kavu Kavu Kavu Banana (Kavu Predator aggro)
Faerie Bleeder (The "Death By A Thousand Cuts" Faerie deck)
Braaiiins! (Mono-black Zombie control)
Verhexterring (Jinxed Ring / Grave Pact)
Flourishing Blowflies ( -1/-1 Counters)
Could you cut the Armageddons? Then you can drop Planar Birth.

Junktroller for Junk Diver so that you have some more defense and have the ability to get anything back. Well, it will take a while, but it can come back!


Also, I just can't see how useful Conspiracy. What do you want it for?

Face it, you're pretty much here as a meat shield.

 

If you are at Georgian Court Univeristy or Monmouth Univeristy PM me. If you are out by York College of PA, I can help you reach the group there.

Could you cut the Armageddons? Then you can drop Planar Birth.

Pondering it, but the Geddons are pretty nice here. If I Geddon and any opponent has a Ring, they get hit for every land they lose. Plus, this deck should recover fairly quickly from one, given its curve. Of course, I could always do this better. ;)

Junktroller for Junk Diver so that you have some more defense and have the ability to get anything back. Well, it will take a while, but it can come back!

True! Good option at the very least - if I pull the Academy Rector, it doesn't matter where in the library it is!

Also, I just can't see how useful Conspiracy. What do you want it for?

Endrek Sahr, Master Breeder + Conspiracy set to something other than 'Thrull' = all the token creatures you'll ever need. Will probably set it to 'Merfolk' here to enable Summon the School to go nuts as well (and in the hope that one of my playgroup is rocking one of our increasingly common Merfolk decks across the table).
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Previous Multiplayer Concoctions
Elemental, My Dear Watson (Rainbow Elementals)
Watch The Little Birdies! (Bird Tribal with Proliferate)
Kavu Kavu Kavu Banana (Kavu Predator aggro)
Faerie Bleeder (The "Death By A Thousand Cuts" Faerie deck)
Braaiiins! (Mono-black Zombie control)
Verhexterring (Jinxed Ring / Grave Pact)
Flourishing Blowflies ( -1/-1 Counters)
Conspiracy doesn't override a creature's type.

The ruling: 10/4/2004 It does not replace any use of creature types in card text.

To me this means that the Thrulls will be Thrulls and Squirrels (if set to squirrel).




Consider Feroz's Ban to help keep creatures off the table so your opponents get stuck with the Ring.

Face it, you're pretty much here as a meat shield.

 

If you are at Georgian Court Univeristy or Monmouth Univeristy PM me. If you are out by York College of PA, I can help you reach the group there.

Conspiracy doesn't override a creature's type.

The ruling: 10/4/2004 It does not replace any use of creature types in card text.

To me this means that the Thrulls will be Thrulls and Squirrels (if set to squirrel).

Not sure if this is correct. I had a sweep of the rulings on Conspiracy in response to this, and it doesn't appear in Crystal Keep's rulings summaries. But I did find the following judge ruling (from here - unsure of its age, though):

[indent]"Q: I have Conspiracy, naming "Sliver", and Endrek Sahr, Master Breeder in play. I play Myr Enforcer. Will I sacrifice Endrek Sahr, because of the tokens, or does Conspiracy keep his second effect from triggering?

A: You won't have to sacrifice your Endrek Sahr. Conspiracy will make all creatures you control into Slivers. The tokens put into play by Endrek Sahr's ability will be Slivers, not Thulls. Because of this, Endrek Sahr's ability will not trigger while you control this Conspiracy."
[/indent]

Where was your ruling from? I might have to chase this one up further, as there's not much point to either of the cards being in there if this doesn't work!
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Previous Multiplayer Concoctions
Elemental, My Dear Watson (Rainbow Elementals)
Watch The Little Birdies! (Bird Tribal with Proliferate)
Kavu Kavu Kavu Banana (Kavu Predator aggro)
Faerie Bleeder (The "Death By A Thousand Cuts" Faerie deck)
Braaiiins! (Mono-black Zombie control)
Verhexterring (Jinxed Ring / Grave Pact)
Flourishing Blowflies ( -1/-1 Counters)
My ruling was from Gatherer, at the bottom of the card it gave it.

But your thing kills it so go like hell with the fake thrulls!

Face it, you're pretty much here as a meat shield.

 

If you are at Georgian Court Univeristy or Monmouth Univeristy PM me. If you are out by York College of PA, I can help you reach the group there.

My ruling was from Gatherer, at the bottom of the card it gave it.

But your thing kills it so go like hell with the fake thrulls!

Hooray! I will! :D

Also, after a sorta successful troll of the local card shop over the weekend...

-1 Nuisance Engine
+1 Serf's Up! This was the guy that really belonged in this deck, but I didn't have one sitting around. I do now.
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Kitchen Table Pricewatch: Rise of the Eldrazi Post-Rotation
Kitchen Table Pricewatch: Worldwake Post-Rotation
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Previous Multiplayer Concoctions
Elemental, My Dear Watson (Rainbow Elementals)
Watch The Little Birdies! (Bird Tribal with Proliferate)
Kavu Kavu Kavu Banana (Kavu Predator aggro)
Faerie Bleeder (The "Death By A Thousand Cuts" Faerie deck)
Braaiiins! (Mono-black Zombie control)
Verhexterring (Jinxed Ring / Grave Pact)
Flourishing Blowflies ( -1/-1 Counters)
Ditch Exorcist for another Souls of the Faultless.

Face it, you're pretty much here as a meat shield.

 

If you are at Georgian Court Univeristy or Monmouth Univeristy PM me. If you are out by York College of PA, I can help you reach the group there.

Gets its first run in a monster free-for-all tonight.
I've playtested this in a duel and it worked pretty well. We'll see how it hangs with eight people trying to smash its face in - if it needs more defense, the second Souls of the Faultless is definately a goer! ;)
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~ Latest Multiplayer Ramblings: Appearing on my blog when I feel like it ~
Kitchen Table Pricewatch: Rise of the Eldrazi Post-Rotation
Kitchen Table Pricewatch: Worldwake Post-Rotation
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Previous Multiplayer Concoctions
Elemental, My Dear Watson (Rainbow Elementals)
Watch The Little Birdies! (Bird Tribal with Proliferate)
Kavu Kavu Kavu Banana (Kavu Predator aggro)
Faerie Bleeder (The "Death By A Thousand Cuts" Faerie deck)
Braaiiins! (Mono-black Zombie control)
Verhexterring (Jinxed Ring / Grave Pact)
Flourishing Blowflies ( -1/-1 Counters)
Well, post up your results when you get the chance.

Face it, you're pretty much here as a meat shield.

 

If you are at Georgian Court Univeristy or Monmouth Univeristy PM me. If you are out by York College of PA, I can help you reach the group there.

Had one run in a ten-player FFA, and came second, but got pwned. The deck drew land and weenies, and none of the combo pieces. Everyone left the mostly harmless player alone until we were down to two, and then it promptly got squished by a beast deck in full flight.
Looks like I might be needing tutors or a second Grave Pact to make this cook. Also some flying defense in case of emergency.
~ Guides I Have Been Silly Enough To Write ~
Budget Duals and Fetches in Multiplayer
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~ Latest Multiplayer Ramblings: Appearing on my blog when I feel like it ~
Kitchen Table Pricewatch: Rise of the Eldrazi Post-Rotation
Kitchen Table Pricewatch: Worldwake Post-Rotation
Kitchen Table Pricewatch: Zendikar Post-Rotation
Previous Multiplayer Concoctions
Elemental, My Dear Watson (Rainbow Elementals)
Watch The Little Birdies! (Bird Tribal with Proliferate)
Kavu Kavu Kavu Banana (Kavu Predator aggro)
Faerie Bleeder (The "Death By A Thousand Cuts" Faerie deck)
Braaiiins! (Mono-black Zombie control)
Verhexterring (Jinxed Ring / Grave Pact)
Flourishing Blowflies ( -1/-1 Counters)