Sandfall [EDH]


The Tentacled One
Here's the deck I ran yesterday...

1x Hazezon Tamar

1x Abundance
1x Anger
1x Arid Mesa
1x Ashnod's Altar
1x Beast Within
1x Crop Rotation
1x Crucible of Worlds
1x Cultivate
1x Divine Visitation
1x Dryad of the Ilysian Grove
1x Earthcraft
1x Elesh Norn, Grand Cenobite
1x Elvish Reclaimer
1x Enlightened Tutor
1x Ephemerate
1x Eternal Witness
1x Exploration
1x Fecundity
1x Flagstones of Trokair
9x Forest
1x Forgotten Cave
1x Gaea's Cradle
1x Gamble
1x Genesis
1x Genesis Wave
1x Glacial Chasm
1x Goblin Bombardment
1x Harrow
1x Horn of Greed
1x Kami of False Hope
1x Khalni Heart Expedition
1x Knight of the Reliquary
1x Kodama's Reach
1x Life from the Loam
1x Lotus Cobra
1x Mana Vault
1x Manabond
1x Maze of Ith
1x Mina and Denn, Wildborn
1x Mirari's Wake
5x Mountain
1x Mox Diamond
1x Nalathni Dragon
1x Nature's Claim
1x Phyrexian Altar
6x Plains
1x Plateau
1x Rampaging Baloths
1x Ramunap Excavator
1x Regrowth
1x Roiling Regrowth
1x Saproling Cluster
1x Savannah
1x Seasons Past
1x Secluded Steppe
1x Serra Ascendant
1x Shields of Velis Vel
1x Skullclamp
1x Sol Ring
1x Spike Weaver
1x Splendid Reclamation
1x Spore Frog
1x Springbloom Druid
1x Strip Mine
1x Swords to Plowshares
1x Sylvan Library
1x Sylvan Scrying
1x Taiga
1x Tireless Provisioner
1x Titania, Protector of Argoth
1x Tranquil Thicket
1x Vorinclex, Voice of Hunger
1x Wasteland
1x Wheel of Fortune
1x Winds of Abandon
1x Windswept Heath
1x Wooded Foothills
1x Wrath of God
1x Wrenn and Six
1x Yavimaya, Cradle of Growth
1x Zendikar Resurgent
1x Zuran Orb

More gameplay is needed, but my initial results were not great. I stalled out and wasn't able to do much in about half of the games I played. On the other hand, I was up against combo decks a lot, and that's just a bad matchup for a deck like this. I only resolved Hazezon Tamar once, and when I did, I used Gaea's Cradle and Phyrexian Altar to cast Genesis Wave with X=25. So that was pretty cool.


The Tentacled One
Got some more gameplay in with this deck and it did better. At one point I got stuck with an empty hand, but I had Manabond on the battlefield, so when I topdecked Gamble I used it to get Life from the Loam into my graveyard, then used the Life from the Loam + Forgotten Cave engine to put lots of lands out, and the Phenax player across from me milled me even more, which enabled me to use Genesis to get back Eternal Witness, Eternal Witness to get back Seasons Past, and Seasons Past to reload my whole hand with a selection of cards from my graveyard. Just in time too, because the Phenax player used Ashiok to exile my graveyard. Fortunately, after I killed Ashiok I got milled into Divine Visitation, used Regrowth and cast Divine Visitation, then used Hazezon Tamar to make 18 angels. First time I ever used Divine Visitation in a game, and wow, it really stood out there.

I've noticed that Hazezon Tamar is always a late-game drop in this deck. I liked the idea of combining Hazezon Tamar with Fecundity and such, so I wanted to make this primarily a land-based deck. Stuff like Rampaging Baloths and Saproling Cluster can make plenty of tokens even without the commander, as long as I get a land engine going. But perhaps later I'll revisit Hazezon Tamar as more of a blink-based deck.