Archenemy: Nicol Bolas (Oversoul) vs Gatewatch (Spidey, Melkor, rokapoke)

Discussion in 'Games Run By CPA Members' started by Oversoul, Jun 19, 2017.

  1. Spiderman CPA Man in Tights, Dopey Administrative Assistant

    Everyone attacks but the Ancient. Titan's ability triggers, dealing 2 to the Kavu and 1 to you. Responses?

    Nicol Bolas, God Emperor of Dune: 28
    Hand: 1
    Library: 42
    Battlefield:

    (U,T) Swamp x2
    (T,T) Island x2
    (T) Mountain x1
    (U) Highland Lake (~ etb tapped. T: adds U or R to my mana pool.)
    (U) Submerged Boneyard (~ etb tapped. T: adds U or B to my mana pool.)

    (U) Obelisk of Grixis (T: adds U, B, or R to my mana pool.)

    (U) Horror token (3/3)
    (U) Flametongue Kavu (4/2; when ~ etb, it deals 4 damage to target creature.)
    (S) Prognostic Sphinx (3/5; Flying. Discard a card: ~ gets hexproof until end of turn and also becomes tapped. Whenever ~ attacks, Scry 3.)

    Graveyard: Swamp, Overseer of the Damned, Mountain, Sudden Demise, Bone Picker, Doom Blade, Bone Picker
    Exile:
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    Melkor: 20
    Hand: 2
    Library: 46
    Battlefield:

    (U,U) Island x2
    (U,U,U) Forest x3
    (U) Woodland Stream (~ ETB tapped.; T: Add U or G to my mana pool)

    Retreat to Kazandu (Landfall-Whenever a land ETB under my control, choose one-
    • Put a +1/+1 cts on target creature
    • I gain 2 life
    (T,A) Fertilid (5/5 from ctrs; ~ ETB with two +1/+1 ctrs on it.; 1G, Remove a +1/+1 ctr from ~: Target player searches his library for a basic land card and puts it onto the battlefield tapped. Then that player shuffles his library) *5 +1/+1 ctrs*
    (U) Forgotten Ancient (0/3; Whenever a player casts a spell, I may put a +1/+! ctr on ~.; At the beginning of my upkeep, I may move any number of +1/+1 ctrs from ~ onto other creatures)
    (T,A) Rampaging Baloths (6/6, Trample, Landfall - Whenever a land etb under your control, you may put a 4/4 green Beast creature token onto the battlefield)

    Graveyard: Ior Ruin Expedition, Vines of the Recluse

    Exile:
    ----------------------------------------------------------------------
    Spidey: 20
    Hand: 2
    Library: 44
    Battlefield:

    (U,U,U,U,U,U) Mt x6
    (T) Smoldering Spires (~ ETB tapped.; When ~ ETB, target creature can't block this turn.; T: Add R to my mana pool)

    (T,A) Obsidian Fireheart (5/5 from ctr; 1RR: Put a blaze ctr on target land without a blaze ctr on it. For as long as that land has a blaze ctr on it, it has "At the beginning of my upkeep, this land deals 1 dmg to me." (The land continues to burn after Obsidian Fireheart has left the battlefield)) *1 +1/+1 ctr*
    (T,A) Inferno Titan (6/6, R: ~ gains +1/+0 until end of turn, whenever ~ enters the battlefield or attacks, it deals 3 damage divided as you choose among one, two, or three target creatures and/or players)

    Graveyard: Mountain, Pathmaker Initiate, Searing Spear, Mountain, Tormenting Voice
    Exile:
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    rokapoke: 30
    Hand: 2
    Library: 46
    Battlefield:

    (U,U,U,U,U) Plains x5

    (U,A) Aerial Responder (6/7 from ctrs; Flying, vigilance, lifelink) *4 +1/+1 ctrs*
    (T,A) Youthful Knight (5/4, First strike) *3 +1/+1 ctrs*

    Graveyard: Vizier of Deferment, Doomed Traveler, Gideon's Lawkeeper, Aerial Responder, Lightwielder Paladin
    Exile:
  2. Oversoul The Tentacled One

    Uh, I guess my only remaining creature blocks your Inferno Titan.
  3. Spiderman CPA Man in Tights, Dopey Administrative Assistant

    Wait, wait, hold up. After the Titan's ability resolves and we have priority again, Spidey taps out to cast Fiery Fall on your Horror, triggering the Ancient. Responses?

    If none, then we are content to let combat continue and resolve to hopefully win the game as you have 33 damage coming at you. If you have any effects during combat (During Attackers or During Blockers), then of course we may have a response in return.

    So.... game?
    Nicol Bolas, God Emperor of Dune: 27
    Hand: 1
    Library: 42
    Battlefield:

    (U,T) Swamp x2
    (T,T) Island x2
    (T) Mountain x1
    (U) Highland Lake (~ etb tapped. T: adds U or R to my mana pool.)
    (U) Submerged Boneyard (~ etb tapped. T: adds U or B to my mana pool.)

    (U) Obelisk of Grixis (T: adds U, B, or R to my mana pool.)

    (U) Horror token (3/3) *DEAD?*
    (S) Prognostic Sphinx (3/5; Flying. Discard a card: ~ gets hexproof until end of turn and also becomes tapped. Whenever ~ attacks, Scry 3.)

    Graveyard: Swamp, Overseer of the Damned, Mountain, Sudden Demise, Bone Picker, Doom Blade, Bone Picker, Flametongue Kavu
    Exile:
    ----------------------------------------------------------------------
    Melkor: 20
    Hand: 2
    Library: 46
    Battlefield:

    (U,U) Island x2
    (U,U,U) Forest x3
    (U) Woodland Stream (~ ETB tapped.; T: Add U or G to my mana pool)

    Retreat to Kazandu (Landfall-Whenever a land ETB under my control, choose one-
    • Put a +1/+1 cts on target creature
    • I gain 2 life
    (T,A) Fertilid (5/5 from ctrs; ~ ETB with two +1/+1 ctrs on it.; 1G, Remove a +1/+1 ctr from ~: Target player searches his library for a basic land card and puts it onto the battlefield tapped. Then that player shuffles his library) *5 +1/+1 ctrs*

    (U) Forgotten Ancient (1/4 from ctr; Whenever a player casts a spell, I may put a +1/+1 ctr on ~.; At the beginning of my upkeep, I may move any number of +1/+1 ctrs from ~ onto other creatures) *1 +1/+1 ctr*
    (T,A) Rampaging Baloths (6/6, Trample, Landfall - Whenever a land etb under your control, you may put a 4/4 green Beast creature token onto the battlefield)

    Graveyard: Ior Ruin Expedition, Vines of the Recluse

    Exile:
    ----------------------------------------------------------------------
    Spidey: 20
    Hand: 1
    Library: 44
    Battlefield:

    (T,T,T,T,T,T) Mt x6
    (T) Smoldering Spires (~ ETB tapped.; When ~ ETB, target creature can't block this turn.; T: Add R to my mana pool)

    (T,A) Obsidian Fireheart (5/5 from ctr; 1RR: Put a blaze ctr on target land without a blaze ctr on it. For as long as that land has a blaze ctr on it, it has "At the beginning of my upkeep, this land deals 1 dmg to me." (The land continues to burn after Obsidian Fireheart has left the battlefield)) *1 +1/+1 ctr*
    (T,A) Inferno Titan (6/6, R: ~ gains +1/+0 until end of turn, whenever ~ enters the battlefield or attacks, it deals 3 damage divided as you choose among one, two, or three target creatures and/or players)

    Graveyard: Mountain, Pathmaker Initiate, Searing Spear, Mountain, Tormenting Voice, Fiery Fall
    Exile:
    ----------------------------------------------------------------------
    rokapoke: 30
    Hand: 2
    Library: 46
    Battlefield:

    (U,U,U,U,U) Plains x5

    (U,A) Aerial Responder (6/7 from ctrs; Flying, vigilance, lifelink) *4 +1/+1 ctrs*
    (T,A) Youthful Knight (5/4, First strike) *3 +1/+1 ctrs*

    Graveyard: Vizier of Deferment, Doomed Traveler, Gideon's Lawkeeper, Aerial Responder, Lightwielder Paladin
    Exile:
  4. Oversoul The Tentacled One

    Yeah, I lose. That was brutal. I really think my topdecks were so bad from both decks that I might have lost to just one of you guys, let alone all three. :eek:
  5. Spiderman CPA Man in Tights, Dopey Administrative Assistant

    Whew! Good game but yeah, that was brutal. My initial hand was one land so that's why I mulliganed (after consulting with my partners) and went the other extreme, 6 lands and 1 spell. Glad they had much better hands to handle the early game :)
  6. Oversoul The Tentacled One

    Well, I'm up for another one. Or perhaps someone else wants to be ganged up on?
  7. Melkor Active Member

    The internet discussion seems to weigh towards Nicol Bolas being stronger than the Gatewatch, though it seems there is a lot of disagreement between playgroups, which would make sense. I definitely think those Schemes were not in the best order for you. I'll play again, I'd probably prefer to run it back and see how it goes a second time, but I'm up to switch to whatever decks other people would like.
  8. rokapoke Man Among Gods

    I'm up for a second match... unless Mooseman wants to step in?

    Also, did we choose well on the card selection?
  9. Oversoul The Tentacled One

    If I remember correctly, it couldn't possibly have mattered in retrospect. If you'd chosen the other way I'd have more creatures (all three of the cards that went to the bottom of my library were creatures, but only Harvester of Souls was much use to me at that point) and wouldn't have been able to kill those threats. I was hoping to buy more time to build a up a relevant board position that you guys couldn't deal with so easily. Turns out after I'm dead that 8 of my next topdecks are lands, so I was super-duper dead anyway.
  10. Spiderman CPA Man in Tights, Dopey Administrative Assistant

    Yay Gatewatch!

    I'm also willing to go again with the same decks.
  11. Oversoul The Tentacled One

    Alright, I'll shuffle up (a lot) again tonight. Your doom is coming, Gatewatch!
  12. Spiderman CPA Man in Tights, Dopey Administrative Assistant

    I'll start a new thread.

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