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Curse of Chains
For our final two Shadowmoor / Eventide drafts in the series Nick and I played in the same 8-4 drafts going head to head. Playing together in this draft was coincidental but it was fun so we ran another soon after. We’ll both be back when Shards of Alara is released for online draft play. Next week I’ll be bringing you part 1 of my Shards of Alara Limited review… watch this space!
I was pretty happy with this deck but a little disappointed in pack 3. I don’t think there were any particularly interesting picks. I decided not to play Loch Korrigan because my deck was already quite good in the late game.
I lost a quick round 1 to a solid Black Red deck. Game 1 I River’s Grasped him and he had a bunch of good cards while I just had a bunch of lands. He was short on lands for a while but I could never effectively attack through his Renclaw Trows since he was able to kill all my flyers. He eventually got up to six mana and cast Jaws of Stone which took away any hope I had of winning. Game 2 was one of the worst games of Magic I’ve played in a while. I River’s Grasped him and he didn’t have much going on. Unfortunately he drew Hatchet Bully the next turn and I only had Snakeform for it. I figured I could keep playing guys and make him put a counter on it eventually. It wasn’t too bad a plan since my guys were Dream Thief and Desecrator Hag and I had enough Blue cards in hand that I’d draw off of the thief twice. He kept drawing dudes which meant the Bully never had to put a counter on itself. I eventually drew Gloomlance and decided I wanted to get his last card with it forgetting that he could just target his own guy with the Bully. If I simply killed the Bully he wouldn’t have had a chance. As it was I was slowly run out of resources and died with Curse of Chains and Snakeform in hand. This description doesn’t quite do the game justice as it actually felt like I made a mistake every turn.
Hopefully I’ll play Nick tomorrow…