15-card highlander

Discussion in 'Casual Decks/Variants/Etc' started by Sammy Dead-O, May 3, 2001.

  1. Spiderman CPA Man in Tights, Dopey Administrative Assistant

    I think it WAS mediocre... until someone combined it with Sneak Attack (which isn't in the decks here).
  2. Dune Echo CPA Founder, Idea Man

    Because of the limited nature of the cards, aren't the chances of your opponent being ready for this type of attack unlikely? Look at your decks that you made, only the white ones and some of the red decks I've seen have access to artifact removal, and very limited artifact removal at that. As long as you can get the Haunted Crossroads or Gaea's Blessing recursion, you can potentially get your creatures into play over and over again, regardless of what they do to them. In any case, the beatdown creatures, if you can get them into play quickly enough, can potentially overwhelm your opponent.
  3. HumanError Supreme Black Magus

    I know they're not terribly original and are in fact a little stupid...and these aren't usually my style decks (but since I've shrunk to 15 instead of 60, I've found I can screw around more)...but anyways, here are my two contributions as Type I decks:

    Kaervek's Academy

    Mana Spells
    Basalt Monolith
    Dark Ritual
    Grim Monolith
    Lotus Petal
    Mana Vault
    Sol Ring

    Helm of Awakening
    Hurkyl's Recall
    Voltaic Key

    Kill Card
    Kaervek's Torch

    River Delta
    Rootwater Depths
    Tolarian Academy
    Underground Sea

    Fluctuating Death, Economy-Pak

    Bloated Toad
    Cloud of Faeries
    Darkwatch Elves
    Disciple of Grace
    Disciple of Law
    Drifting Djinn
    Pendrell Drake
    Sandbar Merfolk
    Sandbar Serpent

    Living Death
    Sol Ring
    Songs of the Damned

    Underground Sea

    I know they're not too great, but they're degenerate enough that I get the idea as to why you guys generally play this in Type II. :)
  4. Dune Echo CPA Founder, Idea Man


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  5. sole specter New Member

    tp 1

    4 dark rit
    4 hynm
    hypnotic specter
    1 stupor
    4 swamp
  6. Ransac CPA Trash Man

    Type 2

    3 Islands
    3 Forests
    3 Mountains
    3 Swamps
    3 Plains's

    Ransac, cpa trash man
  7. Gizmo Composite: 1860

    Sole Spector - obviously not quite grasping the point of 'Highlander' magic.

    Type-2, right now. The way to design a deck is to work out where your extra cards are going to come from, and then building a deck around that.
  8. Istanbul Sucker MCs call me sire.


    6x Forest
    Llanowar Elf
    Stampede Driver
    Trained Armodon
    Silt Crawler
    Grizzly Bears
    Nomadic Elf

    Type 2, of course.
  9. Sammy Dead-O wasting away again

    Istanbul: What about Groundskeeper in that deck? You then have some nice recursion to combo with the Stampede Driver.
  10. Dune Echo CPA Founder, Idea Man

    Istanbul: Instead of Revive, why not Restock? The chances are something is going to get destroyed as well as any spells you cast and you'll have the neccessary two targets for the spell. Restock will also get you "deck advantage" by essentially giving you 16 cards in your deck instead of 15 which, as Gizmo pointed out, is what this format is all about.

    Also, if Restock is too pricey for you, wouldn't Reclaim be a better option than Revive? In this format, you won't have a Draw Step after 8 turns anyway, and Reclaim is an instant for G.

    Ransac: Is that like the 60 card land deck someone went 1-0 with? :) You have to have at least Animate Land and Living Land in the deck. Actually, that's not too bad of an idea...

    Colors: Green
    Created by: Kirsin Koch
    Description/Theme: Stomp your opponent with trees

    1 Animate Land
    1 Gaea's Blessing
    1 Living Land
    1 Quirion Dryad
    1 Regrowth
    1 Thelonite Druid
    1 Verdant Touch
    1 Wild Growth

    7 Forest

    1 City of Solitude
    1 Emerald Charm
    1 Living Lands

    Will it actually work? Probably not. :)
  11. KaVu_LoRd CPA Member<BR><FONT color=

    the most abusive thing ive seen is a combo deck.

    here it is

    cursed scroll
    llanowar elves
    penumbra worm ( beast)
    Birds of paradise
    quirion elves
    Obliterate ( death )
    stroke of genius ( fun )
    deranged hermit
    Grim monolith
    voltaiic key

    Gaeas cradle
    Ghiutu encampment
    Treetop village

    the point is to blow him/ her away with obliterate after making him draw his deck, then kill him with the wurm.
  12. orgg Administrator

    ...relooking at old threads... this one makes me wish that Magic Online allowed fifteen card decks...
  13. Gizmo Composite: 1860

    It's a really fun format, if you can get a bunch of mates together willing to design decks for it you'll have a whale of a time. It's still one of my favourite Magic memories is designing for and playing that tournament.

  14. Killer Joe Active Member

    I didn't read anywhere how long the tournament took overall, or the matches.

    I'd be interested in running one of these at our local shop. Thanks for the idea! :D

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