This one was really good for trying out a new deck. Usually I don't win the first game I play with a deck, but I got the perfect hand this time. ^_^ So it was Me vs. Scott in a war for the ages. I win the CMC choice. I choose to go second. I draw. Glimpse the Unthinkable, Panoptic Mirror, Dimir Aqueduct, Swamp, Muddle the Mixture, Induce Paranoia, Island. Seeing the best combo my deck can possibly produce, I keep. So does Scott. Scott plays an Island, then passes to me. I play a Swamp and end my turn. He plays a Mountain, then uses Telling Time. He then proceeds to pass to me. I play the Dimir Aqueduct and then end. He plays a Mountain and also sets down Izzet Signet. It then becomes my turn, and I play a Swamp. I play the card I drew, Dimir Infiltrator. Scott is up, and plays a second Izzet Signet after playing an Island. He then plays a Gelectrode and passes to me. I draw and Island, which I play. Then I end my turn. Scott plays a Mountain and then taps a Signet and some other mana to play a Gilded Lotus. Knowing what gigantic spells and Replicate spells he has, I begin to get a bit anxious. However, I know to save the counter spells for the others. He was plotting something....He tapped Gelectrode for 1 to me. Me: 19 Scott: 20 Playing the Swamp, I put out Panoptic Mirror. Scott gets a weird look in his eye, which usually means he's got something up his sleeve. I pass to him. Drawing, Scott becomes excited, which is never good for me. Playing a Mountain, Scott plays Wall of Deceit. Knowing this couldn't have been what he was so excited about, I keep my cool. It is soon my turn, and I draw a card. Imprinting Glimpse on Panoptic Mirror, I sit back and enjoy the look on Scott's face: one of confindence and happiness!?! Drawing, Scott plays out the card Confiscate, which allows him to steal Panoptic Mirror along with Glimpse the Unthinkable...or so he thought. I used Induce Paranoia, not only protecting my combo, but also speeding up the process of decking out. My turn, and I play an Island after putting the top 10 cards of Scott's library into the graveyard. I also play a Vedalken Entrancer. Scott still looks pretty confident for someone who's losing his deck constantly, so I left two Islands open for Muddle the Mixture. Scott grins ear to ear as he plays another Mountain and plays Warp World, once again trying to get rid of Mirror + Glimpse. I was SO glad I saved Muddle the Mixture, which I played, thus receiving some repect and some choice words. He zaps me for 1 with Gelectrode and ends. Me: 18 Scott: 20 Another turn, another 10 cards. And....another 10 cards with my second Glimpse. And 2 more with Vedalken Entrancer. Just imagine this scene 5 times over without the second Glimpse and you'll have the rest of the match. Until next time, these are the lunchtime battles.