Sunday, April 26, 2009

My Favorite Deck: Skullclamp Rock (Extended)

Today, I'm enjoying the Alara Reborn prerelease. While I'm busy turning cards sideways (and most likely getting my behind handed to me by teenagers), I'll be sharing my favorite deck of all time with anyone who bothers to read the Magic: The Gathering posts on my site (which may not be anyone other than the handful of random search engine surfers who get lost and find themselves here). I never got to play this for anything more than Saturday morning tournaments at The Foul Line* in Lincolnton, NC. However, during the brief period of time that Skullclamp wasn't banned in extended, I had a blast with this deck:

Skullclamp Rock
Legal in Extended (when I was playing it)
Currently Legal in Vintage
Lands (20)
4 Llanowar Wastes
4 Treetop Village
6 Forest
6 Swamp

Creatures (16)
4 Llanowar Elves
4 Birds of Paradise
4 Troll Ascetic
4 Ravenous Baloth

Spells (24)
4 Skullclamp
4 Rancor
4 Duress
3 Cabal Therapy
3 Chainer's Edict
3 Diabolic Edict
3 Pernicious Deed

This was the most tightly efficient deck I've ever played. I only played 20 lands, but with 8 mana producers for one green, I probably could have gotten away with less considering the average casting cost of cards in the deck was so low.

*The Foul Line no longer exists as far as I know. The owner nearly stopped selling sports memorabilia, completely stopped hosting card tournaments, and changed the name to R&W Carp Juice. They've always sold fishing supplies, but now they don't sell much else, so I don't have any reason to return to the store. At one point, I was there at least twice a week every week, and wouldn't buy Magic: The Gathering cards from anywhere else just out of loyalty to the store, but I guess my business wasn't profitable enough to continue.

3 comments:

  1. So let's get something going in L-town again!!! I miss it to, loved playing during the week.

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  2. That sounds good to me, even though I'm in Hickory now.

    Who in L-town still plays? or would want to start playing again?

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  3. I used to play way back when ... probably 1998-2000? Started playing again recently, no new cards though - I was sad to see Foul Line is closed. In Durham right now through July, but I'd play in August sometime.

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