Mirrodin Besieged: Mirrodin Master

Posted on Friday, January 28th, 2011 by paz
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The Wizards sent me some early Mirrodin Besieged cards, so yesterday I (paz, beloved/despised leader of GG) battled Jim (br0dy), my co-worker and friend, for honor and the crown.

First we played Mini-Master. I don’t know how you play Mini-Master, and apparently the rules vary by region and culture, but we play it by shuffling a booster pack and 2 of each land together into a deck. Also, we don’t look at the pack contents before playing.

We shuffled up, and Jim won the coin-spin. His first three turns were Flayer Husk, Copper Carapace, and Phyrexian Rager. My first three were blank.

Finally I got a Forest and was able to play a blocker, Rot Wolf. Jim answered with a Nested Ghoul, and then played Go for the Throat upon my Rot Wolf.

Various things happened, but at this point, my board is blank, and he has a Carapaced Rager and a Husked Ghoul coming at me. Enter Quicksilver Geyser, a card that rules.

The Geyser delays enough for me to start swinging with Lumengrid Gargoyle. Jim plays a Gargoyle of his own, but I take it with a Corrupted Conscience.

I win.

We laid out our packs, and 6 of the cards matched:

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We had one more pack to open, so we says to ourselves, “Hey, let’s bust this open, separate all the cards by faction, and make two 15 spell, 10 land decks, one of each faction, and FIGHT!!”

And that is what we did.

Stan’s Mirran Deck

Jim’s Phyrexian Deck

At first I thought Phyrexian was the sure favorite choice for this weekend, but now I’m not so sure. Mirran seems to have a lot of cool removal and effective weenies. I dunno. I don’t think I’d be that sad drafting Mirran in MB-MB-MB, especially if a lot of people go Phyrexian based on the spoiler.

Anyway, I won through early Leonins and the Gust-Skimmer, equipped, with the Quicksilver Geysers to remove blockers when the doom bells began to chime. Also, Jim kept getting manascrewed.