The Event Deck Project, First Steps

I explain the whole thing here and you can find the test run here.

Drafts and Trades

I have done a couple of drafts thusfar. Neither went very well, but I did manage to draft a [card]Smothering Abomination[/card] and a [card]From Beyond[/card], which went into the deck. I took out [card]Tasigur, the Golden Fang[/card] and [card]Warden of the First Tree[/card], because I wanted to put them into a trade binder. I also drafted a [card]Shambling Vent[/card], which is of course pretty good currency.

I did play something other than this deck during two FNMs already. The thing is, its very hard to trade for commons. I had to ask around and hope someone would remember to bring something I was interested in. Gladly, one of the regulars did remember and I was able to trade for a pair of [card]Nantuko Husk[/card]s and [card]Zulaport Cutthroat[/card]s. Furthermore, I got – in exchange for the aforementioned Vent – a pair of [card]Corpseweft[/card], a [card]Merciless Executioner[/card], three [card]Grim Haruspex[/card]es (or whatever the plural of that is), a [card]Bloodsoaked Champion[/card] and an [card]Evolutionary Leap[/card].

I was also able to do another trade. I traded the Tasigur for a [card]Whisperwood Elemental[/card], a pair of [card]Llanowar Wastes[/card]’s and a whole set of [card]Carrier Thrall[/card]s, which means I’m well on my way.

I’m thinking currently, that with these additions, the list should look something like this:

2 Blisterpod
2 Sultai Emissary
4 Zulaport Cutthroat
4 Rot Shambler
1 Grim Haruspex
4 Nantuko Husk
4 Catacomb Sifter
2 Smothering Abomination
4 Carrier Thrall
1 Hangarback Walker
1 Bloodsoaked Champion
2 Murderous Cut
2 Evolutionary Leap
2 Corpseweft
1 From Beyond
3 Llanowar Wastes
4 Jungle Hollow
2 Rogue’s Passage
4 Evolving Wilds
6 Forest
5 Swamp
2 Whisperwood Elemental
3 Duress
1 Merciless Executioner
2 Ultimate Price
3 Caustic Caterpillar
4 Jaddi Offshoot

Sadly, I didn’t get all the cards quite yet, so I can’t play this tomorrow at Game Day. Neither can I play it next FNM, because I’m judging a Modern Tournament. Still, I haven’t given up on this quite yet.

3 thoughts on “The Event Deck Project, First Steps

  1. Any luck with these changes? I thought the event deck was a lot stronger until I played with it as well. Thanks for your help with this!

    • Today is my first chance to try them out, so we’ll see. The problem now is that Aristocrats and Rally are very popular in our local meta, so I might be in a poor position to begin with.

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