MTG Pauper M15 Core-only Mono-Red deck

Round two… I modified my BW deck from yesterday a bit (took out Divine Favor and Unmake the Graves, replacing them with Selfless Cathar, Necrobite, and Crippling Blight) then spent just a few minutes putting together a Mono Red Pauper deck again using only M15 Core commons. Here’s the (as yet unplayed) deck:

Creatures (24)
4 Borderland Marauder
4 Foundry Street Denizen
4 Generator Servant
4 Thundering Giant
4 Torch Fiend
4 Wall of Fire

Instants (8)
4 Crowd’s Favor
4 Lightning Strike

Enchantments (8)
4 Hammerhand
4 Inferno Fist

Land (20)
20 Mountain

I don’t know if I should have that many Thundering Giants, but I figure I can trade up my Generator Servants for them in round 3 or so. There are a bunch of cards in here I’ve never used, so we’ll see what happens. Comments and concerns welcome :)

MTG Pauper M15 Core-only BW deck

I mentioned a while ago that I bought playsets of all common cards from Theros up to Dragons of Tarkir. I decided this weekend to make a Black-White Pauper deck using only cards from the M15 Core Set to try out against a couple of Fate Reforged Intro decks I have and some kids at school. So far it’s performing fairly well, if a little slowly. First the card list, and then I’ll give my thoughts on it so far.

Creatures (16)
2 Carrion Crow
2 Child of Night
2 Heliod’s Pilgrim
2 Oreskos Swiftclaw
2 Soulmender
2 Sungrace Pegasus
4 Typhoid Rats

Spells (24)
2 Covenant of Blood
2 Divine Favor
4 Eternal Thirst
2 Oppressive Rays
4 Raise the Alarm
4 Sign in Blood
4 Triplicate Spirits
2 Unmake the Graves

Land (22)
4 Evolving Wilds
9 Plains
9 Swamp

Total cost was peanuts (this is Pauper, after all). If you paid $0.10 per card it would be $6, which is about what I paid for all the M15 Core commons together.

I have 8 cards which generate 1/1 tokens (Raise the Alarm and Triplicate Spirits). Those are nice, and I’ve been able to make them work each game.

I originally had 2 Festergloom in there, but I realized (belatedly) that they would kill off my own white tokens. Maybe it would fit into a Mono-Black deck. I swapped them out for Unmake the Graves. I have yet to draw that card, but I think it might not be helpful given the number of tokens I’m using versus creature spells.

Oppressive Rays works well to slow the pace and make sure my 1/1 wimps can chip away at the other player.

Divine Favor hasn’t helped too much. It might be good to boost Oreskos Swiftclaw‘s toughness, but how often will that happen?

I’ll tweak it some more. Suggestions always welcome!

Chaotic Trading Cards up for grabs

A few years ago I bought a whole bunch of booster packs for the Chaotic Trading Card game. The kids and I sorted through them all, organizing them by colour, type, and coolness.

We played a few games, but mostly the cards just sat in a box on my armoire. I’ve since moved on to other games, and I only use the Chaotic cards when I need to stiffen up a print and play game in sleeves. It’s time to purge.

So I thought I’d check to see if anyone who reads this blog wants a bunch of foil Chaotic cards, the rare or better ones. Here’s a list of the different factions and the number of each rarity:

OverWorld: 16 (12 rare, 3 super rare, 1 promo)
UnderWorld: 20 (18 rare, 2 super rare)
Danian: 16 (16 rare)
Mipedian: 11 (9 rare, 2 super rare)
M’arrillian: 9 (7 rare, 2 super rare)
Generic Mugic: 3 (2 rare, 1 super rare)
Location: 21 (16 rare, 5 super rare)
Attack: 34 (27 rare, 7 super rare)
Battlegear: 24 (16 rare, 6 super rare, 2 ultra rare)

The Ultra Rare cards are Warriors of Owayki (pictured) and Dread Tread.

Foil Chaotic cards

A few cards have some wear from slight play, and a handful (maybe 5 or 6?) have actual creases or dings (I was playing with a five year old). Note that the are quite a few duplicates of some cards (for example, there are 7 Landgore and 2 Winterclaw).

That’s a total of 154 foil Chaotic cards, mostly rares. It’ll probably cost a few dollars to ship them in Canada, and more to the rest of the world. Anyone have an offer? If you’re local and want to pick them up (or if you go to my school) you can have them gratis.