I played a lot of different card games this weekend. It was so absurd I felt a need to post about it.
The Main Attraction
I was going to do the same thing I did with the Aqua Actress deck, but there’s only one star in this deck and that’s Prediction Princess Tarotrei. She’s the heart and soul of the deck, giving you access to both Book of Moon or a Book of Taiyou every single turn.
Step 1: Search Tarotrei and Prediction Ritual
Step 2: Summon Tarotrei, special summon a Flip Effect Monster that can disrupt a summon on your opponent’s turn
Step 3: If you aren’t getting anywhere repeat steps 1&2
Honestly, Tarotrei is a powerful monster that you build your deck about summoning/abusing its effect. The other 2 cards in this archetype that are “good” are Prediction Ritual and Black Cat-Astrophe. The ritual spell has a built in search effect in the graveyard and the trap is another Book of Moon (if you control a face-up Prediction Princess).
I played against Ritual Beasts, Qliphorts, Geargia and Ritual Beasts. I beat Geargia (No Surprises there). Though to be honest I lost the games I didn’t summon Tarotrei turn 1 (or in the case of Qliphorts, not having any out to Apoqliphort Towers).
Prediction Princess Astromorrigan: I forgot to get this one 😦
(It could be worth, I’m not sure)
Book of Moon: It fits the flavor
Manju of the Ten Thousand Hands: I wish I still had any of these…
I already got the Performage core (or part of it) from a friend who went to the sneak peek so I’m pretty excited to start building that deck now. I still want to make this deck “better” and create some sort of Tarotrei control, but only time will tell.
I got advice from friends in updating my Weiss decks (and in doing so overcoming my fear of the Brainstorm ability). Also I finally got to play Mono-Green Homura, which has adapted to Homura splashing Madoka. I got to fight with many different Persona decks after one of my roommates opened a box.
The always amazing Nyan dropped by to give us not only tons of set 8 singles, but also sealed Wixoss decks (yes decks). Now I have 2 of these decks, which will be given to potential new players I meet during the school year who want to play. Yes, this is a rare case where I have no desire to build a new deck.
Magic the Gathering
I played Commander/EDH on Friday (as always). It was Bruna, Light of Alabaster (me), vs Xiahou Dun, the One Eyed (again), Marchesa, the Black Rose and Derevi, Empyrial Tactician. I’m happy to pen that I took said game by having Bruna one-shot Marchesa, followed by Xiandou, before entering an hour long grind game with Derevi.
Most likely my next post will be a summary of MTG Game Day this Saturday. I might do a pre-event decklist post, but my Standard deck is nowhere near optimized. My only regret was not getting a playset of Exqusite Flamecraft before Mono-Red won the Origins Pro-Tour.
MONO-RED WON THE ORIGINS PRO-TOUR WOOHOO!!!
Though now that all of the new red cards (see Abbot of Keral Keep and Flamecraft have spiked in price), I’m far more likely to quit Standard. I’m debating selling my Flamecrafts after Game Day.
I wish there was more meaning to this post, but it was really just a snapshot of one crazy weekend of card games. Anyway, thanks for reading.