[Monday Magic] Ravnica Deck Musings

MY co,umn about Magic: The GahteringWith Pre-release this weekend, I’m working on formulating a couple standard decks to play around with for the coming season.

I really want to shake my GW Flicker into a Naya Flicker. Sadly there weren’t a lot of ETB creatures in RTR and my biggest problem at the Hexproof Open was dealing with creatures. So a splash of red and some populate will probably give the deck the boost it needs–I just don’t know what to cut out. I’m at 62 cards right now and there isn’t even any red.

4x Sunpetal Grove
4x Temple Garden
6x Forest
6x Plains
3x Thragtusk
4x Restoration Angel
4x Champion of Lambholt
4x Strangleroot Giest
3x Giest Honored Monk
3x Fiend Hunter
2x Arbor Elf
2x Avacyn’s Pilgrim
2x Vitu-gazi Guildmage
2x Tostani, Voice of Selsnya
4x Farseek
4x Selesnya Charm
2x Rancor
2x Garruk, Primal Hunter

As before, the goal is a solid couple of swings with a buffed Champion letting my whole wave through. I guess the Monks could go, but its hard to cut three bodies for five (two of which are populate targets). I really want to run Makeus, Lunarch of Avacyn for (nearly) free +1/+1 counters. There’s also parallel lives which would be a huge boon to the deck’s overall strength.

If you have any suggestions, I’d happily listen to them and go to your LGS’ events this weekend! A big turnout at the pre-release lets wizards know we like all the goodies they’re giving out this time. Oh? you didn’t know about the goodies? Well, listen up then! Not only do you get five RtR packs early, you get a guild pack that’s only the cololrs of the guild you choose for the event. You also get a sticker of the guild emblem, a letter from your guild’s leader, a spin down dice (which is hopefully also the guild symbol, but is likely just the set symbol) and a promo for your guild.

In other news…

I really need to figure out what I want to do with this column. I can’t imagine this is really all that entertaining for most people (judging by the fact that no one ever wants to discuss decks) and its not like I’ve ever been one for super involved meta gaming.

Anyway, Catch ya’ll next week!


About Trevor Gulley

Trevor Gulley is a writer, cartoonist, and gamer. He works full time in the IT industry and judges Magic most weekends.

Posted on 09/24/2012, in Gaming, Magic Mondays and tagged , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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