Which MTG Card Reminds You of Me?

I had the time of my life on Facebook the other day. LOL. Thanks to awesome MTG players!

It all started with boredom and migraine… I literally wanted to bang my head against the wall. And no, I couldn’t take any sleeping pills or pain reliever because the doctor said so. I just finished my 2-week medication and my neurologist wanted me to have a followup checkup only that I didn’t have the time yet. Probably next week.
Naming a card that reminds me of them is pretty easy. I know them personally and when I choose the card for someone, it’s either it looks like that person or the card played a special role in our games/lives. I remember some with the last card I bought from them. LOL. Others by their Commanders. And some because of their favorite or most hated card. As long as there’s a card that reminds me of them, I don’t have to give any reason. Afterall, it’s my wall. 🙂

Thanks to nested comments, the thread is more organized. I can directly reply to people without tagging their names. It seems that these are the crowd’s favorites judging from the “Likes” (View Full FB Post):

Then I asked them the same question…
MTG Question: Which MTG Card Reminds You of Me?

Lo and behold! Their comments are quite entertaining (View Full FB Post):
[draft]Liliana of the Veil
Hornet Queen
Elves of Deep Shadow
Jokulmorder
Go for the throat
Teysa, Envoy of Ghosts
Elspeth, Knight-Errant
Thoughtseize
Roast
Tamiyo, the Moon Sage
Argothian Enchantress
Windwright Mage
Master of Waves
Eternal Witness
Pacifism
Learn from the past
Chandra, Pyromaster
Fleecemane Lion
Phyrexian Dreadnought
Carrion Feeder
Stoneforge Mystic
Thassa, God of the Sea
Hellrider
Monastery Swiftspear
[/draft]

I have so many personalities. LOL. And these:

The next time I’m bored, I’ll just read this post again. And even if I grow older, for sure this post will still make me smile…

Angelic Bant Got Beaten by Wolf Run Proxy

I’m not sure if I’ve made it obvious. But this all about a 10-game playtest of my Angelic Bant deck agains bf’s Kessig Proxy deck. Haha. For the first time in our lives, we used proxy cards. His current deck is UB control but because I wanted to know how my deck will fare against Kessig, he built that deck even though we didn’t have the complete cards. So he used Inferno Titan for Primeval Titan (hence, the Primeval Proxy) and Garruk Wildspeaker for Garruk, Primal Hunter (thus, Garruk, Primal Proxy).

[deck title=Angelic Bant]
[Lands]
5 Forest
4 Hinterland Harbor
2 Moorland Haunt
4 Plains
4 Razorverge Thicket
4 Seachrome Coast
[/Lands]

[Creatures]2 Acidic Slime
3 Avacyns Pilgrim
4 Birds of Paradise
3 Blade Splicer
4 Geist of Saint Traft
4 Hero of Bladehold
4 Mirran Crusader
2 Thrun, The Last Troll
[/Creatures]

[Spells]4 Angelic Destiny
3 Oblivion Ring
3 Sword of Feast of Famine
2 Sword of War and Peace
[/Spells]

[/deck]

Final standing: 6 – 4 in favor of Kessig Wolf Run Green

So it was really hard for me to accept the fact that I lost against a proxy deck. Lol. But hey, I love how the playtest went since I was able to closely observe how the Kessig Wolf Run Green deck works.

First 3 consecutive games was mine, followed by his five consecutive wins. I won the next game then he got the last. 6 – 4.

FB status: playtesting… and I just lost to a deck with Garruk, Primal Proxy and Primeval Proxy. >.<

Here’s what I figured out:
1. It’s always Primeval Titan for the win. The 6/6 trample is just a bonus. It doesn’t matter if he gets killed. He has done his job the moment he fetched Kessig Wolf Run and Inkmoth Nexus.
2. Garruk, Primal Hunter’s second ability can outdraw you and it’s so annoying because there’s nothing you can do about it. Cast and draw is like a hit and run road accident. You can foresee the damage.
3. Dungrove Elder is not a threat yet unless it has trample. 🙂
4. Oblivion Ring is not the best solution for Primeval Titan. Viridian Corrupter and Acidic Slime can give him extra Kessig Wolf Run and Inkmoth Nexus.
5. Sometimes, Acidic Slime can’t cope up with Kessig’s fast mana acceleration. By the time you cast Acidic Slime, you’re already dying and there’ll be an overwhelming number of creatures. That’s big thanks to Green Sun’s Zenith.

Stupid tutor! Cute Bunny Crying

Indeed, Kessig Wolf Run Green is the new Valakut I used to hate. Sad Bunny

Playing with PV @ CFB: Women and Magic

It’s been a while since I last read an MTG article. I haven’t visited SCG, CFB or MTG official site lately. So when I saw my boyfriend intently looking at the laptop screen with a familiar expression on his face, I’m sure he was checking some sort of deck lists or reading an MTG article. I knew it! And I wasn’t surprised to see him browsing through PV’s articles at Channel Fireball. He missed a lot of articles, hence, the need for catching up. He was reading What Makes a Good Deck Good?when I interrupted him. I wasn’t in the mood to read a long walkthrough yet so he just suggested reading one of the most interesting articles: PV’s Playhouse – Women and Magic

For the love of anime, I’m grabbing an image of Chandra Nalaar from examiner.com. She’s a woman after all. Just not my favorite female MTG artwork. I love Windwright Mage the most!

Chandra Nalaar Anime Version

Ready, charge! As fierce as Chandra!

We have Japanese Jace VS Chandra duel deck but I’m too lazy to take pictures now.

Anyway, back to the topic…

It was an interesting article, indeed! Even the comments are worth-reading. Here’s the comment I’ve posted:

Oh gosh 207 comments! At first I was counting the responses from females until got tired reading every comment (especially the harsh ones). Hehe.

Quote:
{So, maybe if we promise the girls a date with Kibler if they Top 8 they’ll do better!
And if they punt, they have to cuddle with Matt Nass for a bit.}

^Appeals to me. Hehe. Kidding. How about a prize structure that caters to girls’ interest? Makeup. Designer shoes. Signature dresses. 🙂

Woman here, btw. (Isn’t it obvious?) And I believe that “for every girl playing MTG, there’s a CLOSE guy who taught her how to play”. 🙂 It could be her brother, father, boyfriend, colleague, or name a special guy. That’s it.

And women can invite more girls into the community by starting with their close friends, too. But as we all know, not all girls are interested with TCG. My boyfriend and I taught my sister how to play, but we sensed that she lacked PASSION. She understood the game and played with us, but I couldn’t see the SPARK in her eyes. Really. Everything should start with one’s INTEREST. (And most of the time, the interested ones are the top performers of the class.) Dedication and determination will just follow.

I’ve observed that most MTG players are intellectual. They’ve got degrees. Honor graduates. Achievers. And I’m not an exception.

I think that this game is for the BRAINY. Yet, the game challenges more than one’s INTELLIGENCE. So we can’t force typical woman to like this game. I’d love to know the profiles of women who’s into MTG. How about a poll or survey? Or maybe checking the female players’ IQ?

I have more thoughts to share. Though I haven’t accomplished much as the women interviewed by PV, I have my own take on the things discussed in the article. But because I’m running out of time, I’ll just update this post later. (Tsk. I hate it when there are lots of pending tasks!)