A very interesting draft here gang and my first DII draft.
Suuuuper tough deck build. Marshall said he takes out the Island, reap and Silent departure for Altar's reap and chant. Those help out my charmbreaker devils, but you don't really want to be getting back Altar's reap with a charmbreaker devils. Maybe my build was too greedy here, and two U sources is a little odd, but I really wanted to be hitting black (bloodline keeper) and needed to hit my red two drops early. Do you get greedy, or do you keep it easy?
R1G1 - We both stumbled on mana a little, but when I finished I had a bloodline keeper. He was able to Make a Wish to lucksack into a prey upon... but I had a ghoulcaller's chant in hand and was able to get him back. I had to spend my next turn morkrut bansheeing his avacyn's pilgrim so that he couldn't use his Gavony Township and then could drop my bloodline keeper the following turn. I trade my banshee for his darkthicket wolf and the board state resolves itself like this:
He drops an ironsmith and I drop a ghoul. He drops a juggernaut and I draw a charmbreaker devils. I attack him to 8 with my vampire token and drop a charmbreaker devils.
He slams in with everything and blocks go like this:
After the smoke clears... I'm at 10 and he's at 8. I can attack for 7 in the air and flash back fires for the win... so I have to assume he sees this and that he has a trick. Reap comes back from my charmbreaker devils so I make the choice to cast reap, and force him to trade off his juggy if he does have a trick. He has a spidery grasp, which kills my keeper. The devils trades for juggernaut and I put him to 4. I flash back fires to kill his pyreheart wolf (and cast two spells!) which flips back his two werewolves. He draws for his turn and concedes. Needless to say, this game was intense and I felt very proud that I played around spidery grasp correctly, even though it meant sacrificing my Bloodline Keeper and my Charmbreaker Devils!
M1G2 - This game was less exciting because after he got stuck on two lands... I fires of undeath'd his pilgrim I drop bloodline keeper, (he fails to attack into it with his 2/2's which is a mistake). Then I drop my charmbreaker devils for infinite fires and he snap concedes.
Modo is awesome and I lost all of my other replays so you guys are spared my writeups... But there was an awesome game where I raced a stormbound geist and invisibile stalker, on the final turn getting to cultist and tragic slip his two blockers and attack for exactsies.
I end up going 3-0 (for the first time in FAR too long)
LISTEN ALONG WITH ZACH
Today I listened to Burn to Shine by Ben Harper and a double album of Gilbert and Sullivan's Pirates of Penzance/ Trial By Jury