I like playing Magic: The Gathering online. I’m not very good at it though. In a perfect world I’d be constantly making finals, but it happens to me far too often. Still, I get a lot of enjoyment out of Magic, and Innistrad has been particularly good fun.
So anyhoo, I decided to jump into a 4/3/2/2, as I find swiss drafts to be a complete lack of challenge. My very first pick was Gavony Township, a land which puts +1/+1 counters on all your creatures. Now this is a pretty good card, so I decided to go for the green/white archtype which is extremely popular.
It was going pretty well too, and I eventually managed to amass 3 doomed travellers, a couple of pilgrims (for mana) a midnight haunting (token generator) and a few over tasty cards. Most surprising of all was a second Gavony Township. I had a fast deck with low, but decent removal. The deck itself looked like this.
The top curve is admittedly a little high, but it had a lot of low mana creatures, which I was hoping would at least stall the early game until I could get some of my bigger hitters out. That was the plan anyway…
My first opponent was a blue-green player with a splash of black. He had some great cards including Mirror Mad Phantasm, tribute to hungers and a few other bits and bobs. He played well, and quickly took the first game. Fortunately, I was able to claw back the second 2 games due to a small smidgen of luck on my part and a couple of silly players by my opponent (he managed to effectively deck himself game 2).
Eventually this happened.
My second game was against a red black player and his deck was mental. He had lots and lots of removal including geistflame, tribute to hunger, victim of night and devil’s play. He also had an insane amount of fast creatures, including 9 crossway vampires. This card is particularly nasty as it can stop a creature from blocking when it comes into play. I ended up never being able to get more than 2 creatures out at a time and I crashed out after 2 quick games. Fortunately, I one enough cards to break even, so I’ll probably have another game tomorrow night 🙂