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Kistaro Windrider, Reptillian Situation Assessor

Unfortunately, I Really Am That Nerdy

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games, MTGO, Niv-Mizzet
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2x Psychic Posession + Teferi's Puzzle Box + Niv-Mizzet = MUAHAHAHAHA! *evil giggling*


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Yes, I got it out in a game yet

(11:15 PM) kistaro casts Niv-Mizzet, the Firemind.
(11:16 PM) Opponent: that explains the 2x posession
(11:16 PM) Opponent: at least i have doubling season
(11:16 PM) kistaro: Well, you do for now. This is a control deck, after all. *grin*
[system messages about my going through combat and doing nothing to EOT skipped]
[system messages about my opponent attacking me for 6 and losing a Saproling in the process skipped]
[system messages about my beginning of turn skipped]
(11:23 PM) kistaro casts Teferi's Puzzle Box.
(11:24 PM) Opponent concedes.

My deck also runs 3x Mnemonic Nexus, which is the only way I avoid discarding everything- I can avoid decking myself becuase the Psychic Posession effect is optional, but it's still not ideal to run out of cards! (Mnemonic Nexus: {3}{U}, Instant: Each player shuffles his or her graveyard into his or her deck.) The deck would probably be greatly helped by a Spellbook (Spellbook: {0}, Artifact: You have no maximum hand size.), but I don't have one of those. Hang on... click, click, click Hmm, it's only eight cents, I can afford a quartet of them. The trick is figuring out what to slot out- this deck is already 75 cards thick!

Eighty-plus card deck. Give in to the temptation... you know you want to...

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And, for that matter, it might be difficult for me to insert a physical card into an online deck!

Most decks do better when they're smaller if you're relying on particular cards- I don't like running an extra-large deck and then relying on my two draws of Niv-Mizzet. But I honestly have no idea how to thin it effectively.

Do i want to know which game this be?

The deck is too weak at the beginning of the game, but if it can last around seven turns with a reasonable shuffle it is almost certain to fire this nasty off. I need to improve it at the beginning of the game, though.

I'll have to copy this version of the deck (Quickfire, version 3.2) into Magic Workstation and demonstrate its use to you. *grin* There's one really interesting note about that deck, but telling you about it would let you tune your deck to counteract it too effectively!

Weenie creatures? Might be a good way to solidify your early game. However, knowing how that Niv-Mizzet works, pulling out weenies might slow down your unnervingly fast mana machine.

That, and I'm not sure what weenie creatures have been making the rounds lately in newer sets. :)

Or there's always a bit more red burn. Some beginning-of-game damage pokes can be very useful in getting that endgame to be effective sooner.

Oh, and I haven't fine-tuned a deck to beat another in a LOOOOOONG time. Longer ago than I actually stopped playing. I figured out that letting the opponent's deck go at yours honestly is a more fun way of playing the game. Not more competitive, but it's a lot more fun to see both strategies working out in some way.

I don't know all these new cards, but back in my days, I had a Teferi Puzzle Box + Underworld Dreams combo. That was funny.

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