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Is a hippopotamus a hippopotamus, or just a really cool Opotamus? Mitch Hedberg



I want a hippopotamus for Christmas

Only a hippopotamus will do

Don't want a doll, no dinky tinker toy

I want a hippopotamus to play with and enjoy

I want a hippopotamus for Christmas

I don't think Santa Claus will mind, do you?

He won't have to use our dirty chimney flue

Just bring him through the front door

That's the easy thing to do

I can see me now on Christmas morning

Creeping down the stairs

Oh what joy and what surprise

When I open up my eyes

To see a hippo hero standing there

I want a hippopotamus for Christmas

Only a hippopotamus will do

No crocodiles, no rhinoceroses

I only like hippopotamuses

And hippopotamuses like me too

Mom says the hippo would eat me up, but then

Teacher says a hippo is a vegetarian

There's lots of room for him in our two-car garage

I'd feed him there and wash him there and give him his massage

I can see me now on Christmas morning

Creeping down the stairs

Oh what joy and what surprise

When I open up my eyes

To see a hippo hero standing there

I want a hippopotamus for Christmas

Only a hippopotamus will do

No crocodiles or rhinoceroses

I only like hippopotamuses

And hippopotamuses like me too

Welcome to my Pillow Fort

Ahh, my pillow fort, where I am safe and sound while I share the love and hand out free hugs. Don't worry, I'll still be here, long after you've killed off your attackers. Need more land, I got you covered. Need more cards, I got you covered (insert evil grin). What's mine is yours!

Playstyle

If you can survive the initial onslaught of your opponents, you got this. Get your fort built and before your opponents know, you will be untouchable. Best served with multiple opponents, the more players, the better your survival rate.


Group Hug

DRAW

How does drawing 7 cards during your draw phase sound? Sounds like fun to me! Using Venser's Journal will make sure you are constantly gaining life, just watch out for Eon Hub causing your upkeep phase to go away. Otherwise, Horizon Chimera will work just fine for ramping your life.

Dictate of Kruphix +1 card during draw phase.

Rites of Flourishing +1 card during draw phase and +1 land during main phase.

Kami of the Crescent Moon +1 card during draw phase.

Font of Mythos +2 card during draw phase.

Horn of Greed +1 card when playing a land. (Hey, you can play two lands per turn!)

Howling Mine +1 card during draw phase.

Otherworld Atlas controlled +X card draw.

Temple Bell controlled +1 card draw.

Jace Beleren controlled +1 card draw.

MANA

Dictate of Karametra extra MANA for all.

Upwelling extra MANA for all.

PLAY

Vernal Equinox

Braids, Conjurer Adept

Helm of Awakening


Pillow Fort

Greater Auramancy - Saves ALL of my permanents when combined with Enchanted Evening

Privileged Position - Saves ALL of my permanents, again!

Propaganda - Sure, your opponents probably have a ton of MANA available, but do you think they really want to spend it to attack you when you pose no threat?

Solitary Confinement - Go ahead, discard a card, it's not like you can't get it back (Thanks Elixir of Immortality ) and you may even like (or benefit from) the slowing down of the card draw on yourself.

Sphere of Safety + Enchanted Evening makes paying the cost near impossible.

Norn's Annex - Well duh, who would want to be attacked?

Orbs of Warding (You can't see me)


Win Conditions

Test of Endurance is easy to use with all of the life gain from cards like Horizon Chimera , Aetherflux Reservoir & Venser's Journal .

Laboratory Maniac + Primal Surge = WIN (Note: Primal Surge is the only non-permanent in the deck)

Phelddagrif + Ancestral Mask (Note: ALL enchantments in play, not just yours) + Enchanted Evening + + = A very FAT Hippo with Trample and Flying.

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Comments

92% Casual

Competitive

Date added 2 years
Last updated 1 month
Exclude colors BR
Legality

This deck is Commander / EDH legal.

Cards 100
Avg. CMC 3.44
Tokens 5/5 Wurm, 1/1 Hippo
Folders Other, Commander/EDH Decks I've Built, april 2017, Enchantment EDH
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