Happy Friday MTG peeps,
There is yet another snow squall warning for our area here in Barrie Ontario with temperatures still rather mild at 14°F with about 4 inches of the delightful white crud falling. Meteorological conditions will not deter us from heading over to our local gaming store OMG! Games to take part in Friday Night Magic.
Anywhoos, on to topic, OMG! Games is holding its first ever Tiny Leaders Magic: the Gathering event on Saturday at around noon-thirty. If you happen to be in the area (about and hour north of Toronto), then make plans to attend this fun / exciting alternate game format.
On Monday here on MTG Realm, we yattered about a Bant (green / white / blue) decklist featuring Jenara, Asura of War as the Commander / Tiny Leader with a +1/+1 counter theme. We took a few eMails from the readership and there were a few of you who wanted a take on a black & white Tiny Leader build. There is only two choices - Teysa, Orzhov Scion which is best served with a token theme or Athreos, God of Passage, a more recent card (and still standard format legal).
Here's our first attempt using Athreos and no one specific theme - there's lifegain, weenie, and control. Let's have a looky-loo !
ATHREOS TINY LEADER
Leader - Athreos, God of Passage
Skirsdag High Priest
Brimaz, King of Oreskos
Mentor of the Meek
Brave the Elements
Raise the Alarm
Honor of the Pure
Spear of Heliod
Circle of Despair
Spectral Procession (Edit - NOT legal)
Vault of the Archangel
Urborg, Tomb of Yawgmoth
There are a good number of token producters, two anthem spells or other pump effects, some life gain and a buch of sac effects. A little something for every taste and hopefully a list that is robust enough to put up a good fight against other lists.
We already have a few different Tiny Leader lists and have not yet decided just yet which one to take to tomorow's tournament at OMG! Games. Whichever one we do decide upon, we do know one thing for certain, we should expect fun.
Have a great weekend and Happy Brewing everyone ~