Thursday’s Daily Deck List at the mothership is the Nayamorphic build that I’ve been talking about over at ChannelFireball.com. If you’d like to learn how the deck came to be, click here, and if you want some advice on building a sideboard to go with it, click here
I’m looking forward to seeing how much uptake this generates (if any). It’s neat, at any rate.
My latest column, Tensions in Sideboarding, is up. Click on over to CFB to see what is likely to be the only Magic article this week (or quite possibly this year) that uses Excel.
Also read about my first ever competitive misplay, circa Ice Age or so. Have you been killed by the combo the site you’re writing for is named after? I have.
Very randomly I tried out a bit of Vintage today, using the following Dredge list:
I simply hijacked a recent Dredge list from DeckCheck and swapped in Iona for the Angel of Despair slot.
It turns out, Iona is hilarious in this deck, and is basically an auto-win if you can Dread Return her into play (hint: name “blue”). I don’t have much more to say than that. Once again, I wish there were more effective reanimation in Standard.
Edit: I auto-lost to a Platinum Angel out of a Tendrils deck and suddenly remembered why Angel of Despair was in the deck. So I yanked the Darkblast and now the deck runs Iona and Despair.
My latest In Development, Red Teaming, is up at ChannelFireball.com. This week, I discuss how to give a deck concept a shakedown cruise, and settle in on one control and one aggro build.
Outside of the column, work has been eating my brain a bit in the past couple weeks. Thus the lack of Gifts Ungiven posts. There should be some in the coming days, as even though I’m on a business trip, I finally have some time to do a little more additional thinking about formats new and old, so there may be actual posts.