Whispers of the Muse: Ed G’s ‘Izzet Gizmometry’
Welcome to another installment of Whispers of the Muse, the occasional feature where a reader submits their tinkering of a precon deck and look for constructive criticism and feedback from the community. Today we’ve got a letter from Ed G, who has a rather unusual proposition. In lieu of a decklist, he has this to say:
[This is] probably the “worst” (in terms of being able to win games) pre-con I have ever come across…
The whole point of the Izzet guild is that it is meant to have a “mad scientist” feel. Which in truth it does, as it is completely random and rarely works 😉 What I would like is to build a solid deck from the precon, but one that still has a “scientific” (in a magic sense) feel to it. Rather than suggest my own opinion of what that should be, I’d like to see how other people can interpret that.
One thing that has always frustrated me about this deck is the fact that the two Izzet “themes”, Replicate and “the gelectrode effect” fail to interact. The only restriction I would like to place on the deck is that is it not to consist of 4 Gelectrode, 4 Wee Dragonauts, + instants/sorceries + land. Anyone can throw that deck together and its pretty dull to play (with and against) in friendly/casual/non-competitive games.
It would be nice to see replicate “abused” in some way, I haven’t found anything yet that i enjoy doing with it. Also it would be nice for the deck to stick to cards within Ravnica block, home to the guild of course, but if anyone has inspired suggestions for cards from elsewhere then I would love to hear those too.
For those of us not playing during Ravnica block, this might send us to Gatherer, but all suggestions welcome! Leave any and all comments below!