[Magic Mondays] Modern Mishaps

MY co,umn about Magic: The GahteringYesterday, the store held a GPT for Chicago. Unfortunately it didn’t fire because we only got six people. However, I did get to play some rounds with a Modern Red Deck Wins. Which got me brewing something I’m calling Dega Wins Deck. In essence it’s Red Deck Wins plus Lightning Helix, Bump in the Night, and Dark Confidant and it works brilliantly. It’ll probably do better once I have all the pieces and I’m not borrowing them. What’s most fascinating is that it doesn’t vary much from my Standard deck. In other words, I actually know how to build an archetype reliably. Granted yes, it’S RDW–the easiest thing to build, but, BUT its the deck that requires the most from its pilot. Every point of damage counts–especially in a format with Thragtusk.

Modern – Dega Deck Wins Standard – Rakdos Deck Wins
4 Arid Mesa
4 Blood Crypt
4 Dragonskull Summit
1 Mountain
4 Sacred Foundry
4 Sulfurous Springs
4 Bump in the Night
4 Goblin Guide
4 Lava Spike
4 Lightning Bolt
2 Spark Elemental
4 Vexing Devil
4 Ash Zealot
2 Dark Confidant
3 Lightning Helix
4 Magma Jet
4 Rift Bolt
4 Blood Crypt
4 Dragonskull Summit
14 Mountain
4 Bump in the Night
4 Pillar of Flame
4 Rakdos Cackler
3 Reckless Waif
3 Stromkirk Noble
4 Vexing Devil
4 Ash Zealot
3 Dreadbore
4 Searing Spear
3 Brimstone Volley
2 Falkenrath Aristocrat

More interestingly, this marks the second year of Modern being a sanctioned format and to support this, Wizards is printing Modern Masters which looks incredible. I just hope that by limited run they mean something on par with with the print size of say…Coldsnap and not From the Vault stuff.

Also, I set up a deckbox.org account and am working on filling out my inventory. If you see something you want on my trade list, let me know.


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 10/22/2012, in Gaming, Magic Mondays and tagged , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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