Perilous Predicament

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Format Legality
Modern Legal
Legacy Legal
Vintage Legal
Commander / EDH Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Standard Legal

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Aether Revolt Uncommon

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Perilous Predicament

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Each opponent sacrifices an artifact creature and a nonartifact creature.

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Perilous Predicament Discussion

lordnova42 on Help with fleshing out my ...

4 days ago

I used to play magic back in high school, but quit shortly after, and haven't played in 14 years, until this weekend.
I went to the midnight pre-release, made a R/G deck, but didn't do that good, 16 out of 28. The Sunday pre-release I made a B/R deck, and took 2nd out of 8th (barely had enough players to hold the tournament).
Some of the guys I was playing with invited me to the Tuesday night standard games they play there, so I need to flesh out my deck.
Here's what I made for my second tournament:
7 Mountain
1 Spire of Industry
9 Swamp
1 Aether Poisoner
2 Alley Strangler
1 Consulate Skygate
1 Consulate Turret
1 Daring Demolition
1 Embraal Bruiser
1 Foundry Hornet
1 Frontline Rebel
1 Gonti's Machinations
1 Hijack
1 Irontread Crusher
1 Lathnu Sailback
1 Night Market Lookout
1 Ornithopter
1 Perilous Predicament
1 Prophetic Prism
1 Quicksmith Rebel
1 Salivating Gremlins
2 Shock
1 Spontaneous Artist
1 Thriving Rats
1 Yahenni, Undying Partisan

Here is my entire inventory of magic cards:
Using just the cards I already have, what cards would you recommend adding, or swapping out, to make this a 60 card casually competitive deck?
I do plan on increasing my collection, but I have a very limited disposable income at this time, so can't go out and buy expensive cards, so I'm probably going to stick to picking up a few booster packs each payday.
Thanks!

clayperce on Tips of AER Prerelease?

1 week ago

Reposting, because I accidentally screwed up the formatting above :-(

- Confirm the mulligan rule for your LGS. It's multiplayer so the first mulligan should be free, but not every LGS plays it that way.
- Also, confirm that the matches are only one game, and that you're allowed to sideboard between matches.

- 2HG is a higher power level. 12 packs + 2 extra rares = higher average card quality. "Solid fillers" in a normal sealed pool may not be so solid in 2HG.
- Splashing is easy. More fixing (because there are two pools) + first mulligan free = possible to play all your Rares if you want
- It's often best to choose Draw. Two extra cards + slower games/stalled boards (which make early Lands less relevant) = Choose Draw unless you're both very Aggro.
- Evasion is even more important. More Creatures on board = lots of stalled boards. Menace is much worse but everything else is much better.
- Counterspells are better. I'm quoting magicjudges.org here: "With two spell-casting opponents it's less likely you kept mana up for nothing, there are more must-answer bombs overall, and its less problematic if you don't do anything for a turn if your teammate can advance the board."
- Consider hate cards for the maindeck. This is especially true for Flyer hate (in any 2HG game) and Artifact hate (in Kaladesh and Aether Revolt 2HG).

- Practice deckbuilding with your partner beforehand, if at all possible. Most LGSs give 50 minutes, and that's a PAINFULLY small amount of time.
- Be careful with cards that "target creature you control" (instead of just "target creature"), since you can't use them on one of your partner's creatures. This is especially true with combat tricks.
- Communicate with your partner LOTS, but carefully. Knowing your opponents are watching and listening, don't hesitate to bluff. Quoting manadeprived.com, "When your opponents attack, you can pause and discuss, as if you were considering killing a creature, when in fact there is nothing in your hand that can do so."
- It's pretty cynical, but worth mentioning: Pay attention to where your opponents are looking as they shuffle your team's decks. It's easy for cheats to turn the cards as they shuffle so they can see your decks.

- Two-Headed Giant Format, from wizards.com
- kaladesh-2hg-hidden-gems, from magicjudges.org
- The Ultimate 2HG Primer, from manadeprived.com

clayperce on Tips of AER Prerelease?

1 week ago

I absolutely love 2HG, and have been compiling a bunch of tips. Thanks for giving me an opportunity to share!

- Confirm the mulligan rule for your LGS. It's multiplayer so the first mulligan should be free, but not every LGS plays it that way. - Also, confirm that the matches are only one game, and that you're allowed to sideboard between matches.

- 2HG is a higher power level. 12 packs + 2 extra rares = higher average card quality. "Solid fillers" in a normal sealed pool may not be so solid in 2HG.- Splashing is easy. More fixing (because there are two pools) + first mulligan free = possible to play all your Rares if you want- It's often best to choose Draw. Two extra cards + slower games/stalled boards (which make early Lands less relevant) = Choose Draw unless you're both very Aggro.- Evasion is even more important. More Creatures on board = lots of stalled boards. Menace is much worse but everything else is much better.- Counterspells are better. I'm quoting magicjudges.org here: "With two spell-casting opponents it's less likely you kept mana up for nothing, there are more must-answer bombs overall, and its less problematic if you dont do anything for a turn if your teammate can advance the board."- Consider hate cards for the maindeck. This is especially true for Flyer hate (in any 2HG game) and Artifact hate (in Kaladesh and Aether Revolt 2HG).

- Practice deckbuilding with your partner beforehand, if at all possible. Most LGSs give 50 minutes, and that's a PAINFULLY small amount of time. - Be careful with cards that "target creature you control" (instead of just "target creature"), since you can't use them on one of your partner's creatures. This is especially true with combat tricks.- Communicate with your partner LOTS, but carefully. Knowing your opponents are watching and listening, don't hesitate to bluff. Quoting manadeprived.com, "When your opponents attack, you can pause and discuss, as if you were considering killing a creature, when in fact there is nothing in your hand that can do so."- It's pretty cynical, but worth mentioning: Pay attention to where your opponents are looking as they shuffle your team's decks. It's easy for cheats to turn the cards as they shuffle so they can see your decks.

- Two-Headed Giant Format, from wizards.com- kaladesh-2hg-hidden-gems, from magicjudges.org- The Ultimate 2HG Primer, from manadeprived.com

Hope you and your partner crack, build, and draw well!