2-on-2 drafting and the triumph of Dr. Wurm -- a (casual) report

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


Most deserving of the title "Dr. Wurm":

Scaled Wurm 0 vote(s) 0.0%
Shivan Wurm 1 vote(s) 16.7%
Craw Wurm 1 vote(s) 16.7%
Spined Wurm 0 vote(s) 0.0%
Mungha Wurm 0 vote(s) 0.0%
Endless Wurm 1 vote(s) 16.7%
Nesting Wurm 3 vote(s) 50.0%
Warping Wurm 0 vote(s) 0.0%
Trench Wurm 0 vote(s) 0.0%
Other Wurm 0 vote(s) 0.0%
  1. Sammy Dead-O wasting away again

    Three friends and I (well, I actually just met one of the guys last night) had a 2-on-2 booster draft game that turned out to be, without a doubt, one of the best times I've ever had playing Magic.

    We drafted from eight packs:
    1 Invasion
    2 Planeshift
    1 Mercadian Masques
    2 Prophecy
    1 Sixth Edition
    1 Starter:)

    I had been telling J.P. (who ended up being my teammate) that I really wanted to draft a Shivan Wurm sometime, and then, when I play it, start singing (They Might Be Giants-style) "They call me Dr. Wurm...good morning, how are you, I'm Dr. Wurm!" (Check out the song--Dr. Worm--if you've never heard it...it's good enough for them to play twice in a single concert.) Luckily, I started drafting green last night with a first-pick Avatar of Might, and before long, along came a Shivan Wurm. To top it all off, I picked a Scaled Wurm from the Sixth pack! My evening was really looking up at this point.

    So, we started the 2-on-2 (me and J.P. vs. Ron and Chris) with our standard miniumum-40-card decks. My life-gaining kept me healthy for a while, but J.P. (who has a tendency to run his mouth a lot in all multiplayer games, thus drawing a lot of hatred) got beat on pretty badly. Luckily, he had the presence of mind to cast Sinister Strength on my Steel Leaf Paladin before he died. (He also played Final Fortune to get in one last turn:).)

    So, I was stuck in a 2-on-1 with a 7/5 Paladin and a Border Guard to buy me time until I could draw...something to help me. Chris's Hunting Drake was chipping away at me. J.P. thought it was over.

    And then...out of nowhere (or...well, my library) came...

    ...Scaled Wurm!

    The 7/6 fattie was summoned and the song began. It didn't take long for the tide to turn, as a 7-point swinger coming at each of my opponents was too much. With no removal in sight, the Wurm saved the day!

    Somehow, it seemed like the ultimate casually competitive turn of events. And so...I thought I'd share.

    For those interested, my deck looked like this:

    Fault Riders
    Goblin Settler
    Llanowar Elves
    Quirion Elves
    Silt Crawler
    Bull Hippo
    Stone Kavu
    Dr. Wurm #1
    Avatar of Might
    Honorable Scout
    Mine Bearer
    Border Guard
    Diving Griffin
    Razorfoot Griffin
    Llanowar Knight
    Dr. Wurm #2
    Steel Leaf Paladin

    Wild Might
    Ramosian Rally
    Gerrard's Wisdom
    Gerrard's Command

    shiny Rith's Grove
    3 Mountain
    8 Forest
    Ruins of Trokair
    Remote Farm
    4 Plains

    Thanks for reading.

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