Happy Wednesday MTG peeps,
Here in our particular region of Canada-Land, there is still no lasting snow cover although we are expected to get hit with some this weekend. Christmas is next week, so ensure you get out to your local gaming store for presents / stocking stuffers and revel in a n3rdy holiday. Last weekend, we swung by our fav gaming store, OMG! Games, here in Barrie (just a titch north of Toronto), and picked up yet another Planechase 2012 product. Our previous purchase was the green / white 'Savage Auras' build which we liked so much, we incorporated most of the cards into an EDH / Commander deck with Krond the Dawn-Clad as our General. This time, we scored the Primordial Hunger pack which was designed around revisiting the keyword Devour. We rather enjoyed this particular tech when we first saw it in the Shards of Alara set and had many an epic Magic: the Gathering game with Mycoloth and friends.
Anywhoos - here's the video round-up of the red / green Primordial Hunger which in our mind is somewhat apropos as it shares two traditional Christmas colours as well as that holiday 'devour' theme.
Here's that decklist -
Creatures (25): 2x Tukatongue Thallid, 2x Brindle Shoat*, Nest Invader, 2x Viridian Emissary, Wall of Blossoms, Hissing Iguanar, 2x Mudbutton Torchrunner, 2x Thunder-Thrash Elder, Gluttonous Slime, Nullmage Advocate, Thron-Thrash Viashino, 2x Beetleback Chief*, Penumbra Spider, Hellkite Hatchling, Mitotic Slime, Mycoloth, Thromok the Insatiable*, Preyseizer Dragon*, Dragonlair Spider*
Other Spells (11): 2x Flayer Husk, Fractured Powerstone*, Fiery Conclusion, Fling, Mark of Mutiny, Awakening Zone, Fire of Yavimaya, Overrun, Hellion Eruption, Warstorm Surge
Lands (24): 2x Gruul Turf, 2x Kazandu Refuge, Khalni Garden, Skarrg, the Rage Pits, Terramorphic Expanse, 11 Forest, 6 Mountain
Planes (8): Furnace Layer, Jund, Kilnspire District, Lair of the Ashen Idol, Orochi Colongy, Prahv, Selesnya Loft Gardens, Stensia
Phenomena (2): Reality Shaping, Spatial Merging
With the "Primordial Hunger" deck, your early threats become delicious snacks for your giant creatures, making them even more fearsome. Just when opponents think you're trying to swarm them, you'll summon a game-ending predator instead.
~The Planechase decks have brand-new eternal-legal cards, including a cycle of multi-color legendary creatures which is pretty damn awesome if you are looking to construct an EDH / Commander stack. Overall there will be 21 new cards in the set, with 6 appearing in each deck in different quantities. Each box contains 10 over-sized cards (8 plane, 2 phenomena), a 60 card Magic deck, and a planar die, with an MRSP of about $20. If you are looking for singles in this build, check out MTG Mint Card.