Friday, September 24, 2010

Prerelease Tomorrow

The Scars of Mirrodin pre-release is tomorrow! I have my Myr token proxies ready to go. I actually hope I can manage to make an infect-themed deck, but given how sealed works, I'm mostly hoping I can get any sort of theme going.

If you don't mind spoilers and are looking for some pre-release deck construction advice, I recommend this pre-release primer and this daily TMG article.

I've decided to only play in one tournament for a variety of reasons, one of which being that I'm usually ready to stop playing for a while after just one tournament. It will make my blogging about it later easier, at least.

Note: the links included below are to cards from Scars, so don't click if you don't want card spoilers.

My only real regret in regard to not playing more than one of these tournaments this weekend is that I do want four of the promo card being offered, but the fact that it's a promo card in addition to being a mythic rare in the set should help keep the cost relatively low as far as mythics go. I hope that'll be the case, anyway. I have a green deck that would love it.

In the meantime, however, I'm looking forward to making Myr and Infect decks. I'm making the Myr one first, as I know exactly what I'm doing with that, but I do have at least one brutal combo in mind for the Infect deck.


  1. Turn 3 infect kill:

    Turn 1: Forest > Birds of Paradise (from M11)
    Turn 2: Forest > Plague Spreader (1B - 1/1 flying infect)
    Turn 3: Attack + Giant Growth x3 = 10 poison counters.

    I'm kinda excited for infect myself. Infact, I'm kinda psyched for Phyrexia's return in general. Wrote a blog post on it too (

    Good luck tonight at the prerelease Dan!

  2. The only thing that annoys me about infect is that it's best black/green and I don't really want to buy Verdant Catacombs. Yay for Terramorphic Expanses and gradually trading for the Catacombs, I suppose ^^;

  3. Given the 'Infection' theme here, it seems likely that infect will play a greater and greater role in the coming sets, seems to me, (albeit they're still a ways off of course).
    I'm hoping for some some support more easily combed with Blue, when the times comes--it seems like proliferating has lots of fun possibilities with that color.

  4. From Mark Rosewater's column:

    "Now, if the Phyrexians ever exceeded twenty percent of a set, then we might need a few more things ... but hey, when's a thing like that ever going to happen?"

    *Definitely* expect them to branch out. ^-^