This week, Jeff Amick will amuse us with a tale about some multiplayer insanity. I am always looking for more stories – so if you have one, please send it to [email protected].
Battle For”Life,” by Jeff Amick
Me and a couple buddies were playing some friendly multiplayer. I think there were about five of us, but that’s not important. What is important is the events that unfolded when there were only two of us left: Me and a guy named Heath. I was using a Green/White deck, and Heath was using Slivers. I had out a horde of Green and White creatures (Charging Troll, Noble Panther, etc.) but thanks to a couple of my Swords to Plowshares, Heath had only one remaining Sliver: a Clot Sliver (the one that lets all Slivers regenerate.)
I played a Serra Avatar, and put Spirit Link on it. Then I played Crop Rotation to find a certain nonbasic land that I had just been dying to try out – an Arena. I acquired the card through the novel’s promotion, and thought it would be fun to try out in a deck. Anyway, I tapped the Arena and told Heath to choose a creature. He chose the Clot Sliver of course, and I chose my Spirit Linked Serra Avatar. The two creatures got in a fight, my Avatar won, and I doubled my life total in the process.
Here’s the cool part; he actually regenerated his Clot Sliver. So I didn’t attack, and the next turn I declared another Arena fight with the same combatants. The same results were produced, and my life total continued to rise. The actual game became a bit of a farce after that, with my main objective being to see how high I can actually get my life total. We continued this turn after turn for about twenty minutes or so. But eventually the excitement wore off, and I just attacked and finished the game. My final life total? A whopping 185,186. We needed a calculator to keep track of it after a while. I still have the score sheet somewhere.
Nobody in my group has been able to beat that life total record, although I know it could be easily accomplished with that wacky”Life” combo (the thing with the en-Kor creatures and the Task Force and Worthy Cause, you all know what I mean). Anyway, that’s my example of a whacky multiplayer moment. I hope you’ve enjoyed it.
Nothing is certain yet. I am still waiting for a couple of emails. I can assure you one thing, though; it will be something weird.
See you then – have fun!