Build a Magic 2013 Intro Pack Contest: Part 2
The colour pairing poll went up earlier this week, and after the requisite four days we’re back with the results! The race was tightly-fought to the very end, but when the final buzzer sounded there could be only one winner.
Here are the results of the poll, with Blue/Black narrowly beating out a late surge from Red/Green.
That’s it, we’re going with Blue/Black! With the “M13” set designed by the Goblin Artisans, this presents us with a number of intriguing themes. They are as follows, in no particular order:
The M13 set has a well-developed piratical subtheme, which could be expanded and explored here. Where the islands meet there marshes, there be pirates!
Bond with the Land
The Goblin Artisans set adopted bond as a basic-level mechanic, and there’s plenty of room to maneuver here. Bond is a special ability that many creatures get when another basic land type is in play (think of the classic Kird Ape as an example). This encourages multicolour play and has a lot of synergies. Harness the power of the land itself!
Black and Blue decks often take to the air as their creature-based path to victory. Command the forces of the skies as you soar above your opponent’s defenses for victory!
Another of the innovations in “M13” is forget, a keyword which finally replaces the more colloquial “milling.” With cards that move your opponent’s library directly into your graveyard, it will be an experience your opponent won’t want to remember!
The Brain-Eating Zombies are a card which gets stronger every time your opponent discards a card, and if the deck has its way that will be early and often. When you hit your opponent’s hand as well as their life total, nothing is safe from the ravenous undead!
In light of that, which theme would you like the deck to embrace? Remember, to be eligible for the giveaway entry for Part 2 you’ll want to be sure to leave a comment below. Let us know what theme has tickled your fancy, and why!