Marcia hadn't played Magic:The Gathering in over 20 years. She came into Bell's Gaming Center to Host Cards Against Humanity. We needed 1 more player to fire the draft, so Marcia Volunteered.
This was the Deck that Marcia Drafted. She 100% drafted the deck on her own with a little advice from me like make sure you draft at least 15 creatures. I built her mana base for her while she decided on what cards to play and what cards to cut. I also helped her pilot her deck by giving advice on what the best play would be from time to time during her matches.
Just like riding a bike, She remembered how to play Magic:The Gathering. And after shaking off a little rust in the 1st game of the 1st round she rolled to a 3-0 finish.
Act of Treason and sleep helped her overcome her 1st opponent. Game 1 Marcia's opponent tried to go big. And she took his Big creature not once but twice. Like the Spanish Inquisition. Nobody see's the 2nd act of treason coming. "You have a SECOND one?!"
In the 2nd game of round 1 her opponent tried to go wide and gained life up to 23. It was a standoff that Marcia was quickly loosing. Then it happened. She got her 4th mana and cast Sleep. Tapping a board full of eight 1/1 goblins, a life link creature and a mid sized creature. She attacked for 13. Then the next turn she act of treason his only blocker and swung for more than 13 and the win.
Round 2 Summary
Turn 2 Tormenting voice and Act of treason in game 1 and Turn 2 Tormenting voice and Sleep in game two helped finish the game along with her perfect curving out and her opponent running out of cards.
Round 3. The 2-0 vs 2-0.
Marcia won game 1 by casting act of treason targeting her opponents gutter snipe. Then she cast her 2nd Act of treason Triggering gutter snipe to do 2 damage. This brought her opponent to 11 life. Marcia could attack for exactly 11 damage and the win by attacking with her creatures, the gutter snipe from the 1st act of treason and the 2nd creature she took with act of treason #2!
Game 2 she mulliganed to 5 and got blown out.
Game 3 Marcia once again had Tormenting voice on turn 2. Her 2 land hand, plus tormenting voice, plus 1 manalith, plus two 5 mana spells meant she could pitch one of the 5 mana spells and draw 2 cards. She drew into her 3rd land and dropped a Manalith on turn 3 Giving her 4 mana.
Meanwhile her opponent had mulliganed to 5 but was putting up a good fight and buying time with 2 essence scatters and a bounce spell.
Eventually Marcia played a card that said draw a card if you control an artifact when this creature enters the battlefied. Then she said Catch and threw a lava axe at her opponent for 5 damage.
The 3rd extra card she drew plus her opponents mulligan to 5 finally ground her opponent out of cards.
Marcia cast the blue creature that has an enter the battlefield trigger that reads When this blue creature enters the battlefield target artifact you control becomes a 5/5 artifact creature for as long as this blue creature is on the battlefield. She targeted her Manalith with the ability and the artifact became a 5/5 creature. Manalith was now a 5/5 creature and could attack completely unopposed. Manalith ended the game in 2 turns.
Marcia Had drafted a foil Omniscience with her 1st pick, pack 1. Selling this paid for the Draft entry fee. Then she gave her 1st and 2nd round opponent 1 pack each. Then she gave her 3rd round opponent 2 of her prize packs for being the only person to take a game from her.
By the time the draft was over the D&D crew had finished there Saturday night session. They joined Marcia and I and we all played cards against Humanity with her until well after midnight!
What a great Saturday at Bell's Gaming Center!
Celest and her Mono Green Stompy Deck splashed black for Scrapheap and Fatal Push. It was the right combination of Cards as she lost 1 game in 4 rounds!
Celest took home $18 in store credit and a Dominaria Showdown Pack.
We had 14 players for Sunday Showdown. A record for Bell's Sunday Showdown!
We do it all again Sunday August 5th at 3:00PM
Congratulations to Matt Fahrenz for winning our 1st ever Box Give away (M19 Box) during our 1st Casual Commander week 4 Box Giveaway! We give away a box every month. Come out and play Casual Commander with us, meet some cool people and maybe win yourself a Box!
Ricardo won our weekly Casual Commander giveaway on August 2nd. This weeks prize was Nicol, Bolas, the Ravager currently selling for $40.00!
We give something cool away every week. And if you play in at least 3 of the 1st 4 Thursdays of the month. You qualify for our monthly box giveaway on the 4th Thursday of every month.