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Squee GTC Launch Sealed: Bombs Away

Some days you just can't get rid of a bomb

Squee fails at preparing for GP Charlotte by opening an absolutely absurd pool of cards that no one should ever see in a large event. You know you’ve got something when Mad Skills stays in the sideboard and Borborygmos isn’t even considered for a slot in the deck. Rather than the typical Squee voice, you’ll instead be treated to the smooth sounds of ambient videogame music in the background throughout each round as things get progressively more absurd. More or less every bomb in the format makes an appearance in the deck or on the other side of the virtual table, so this is your chance to get a top-level view of the format’s high points. Round 3 in particular has an absurd turn of events that you know left someone swearing profusely. Sounds like a Squee Sealed!

 

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Mike’s Mimeoplasm CMDR Deck

The Mimeoplasm

Untold thousands of years ago, Chewie talked me into filming a marathon session of videos for the CMDR Decks channel, and we sent them over to be placed in the queue for future release.  Presumably you’ve already seen Dakkon Blackblade, Fumiko the Lowblood, and Scion of the Ur-Dragon (check them out, if not), but this one is the long-lost final episode from that session:  The Mimeoplasm.  Note that I go and make tweaks to my decks fairly often, and this video has been in the can for a while, so several details just aren’t accurate anymore.  You can look it up on TappedOut to see the up-to-the-minute current list.  As always, let me know what you think in the comments here, or in the comments section on YouTube if you feel so inclined.  To be honest, there’s no guarantee I’ll read the YouTube comments, as I do my best to avoid reading any YouTube comments as a general rule (that stuff will rot your brain).  Recording all these videos was a lot of fun, and I want to thank Uriah Oxford (@CMDRDecks) and Gathering Magic for featuring them on the CMDR Decks channel.

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Chewie’s Karrthus CMDR Decks Video

Karrthus, Tyrant of Jund

I present to you my Karrthus, Tyrant of Jund deck!  I’ve always loved me some dragons, beginning (in Magic anyway) with the Shivan Dragon.  That cartoony old Melissa Benson artwork is iconic to my early memories of the game, so much so that I didn’t even have to look up the artist credit.  And if you’re going to have a leader of Dagrons, who better than good old Karrthus?  He’s pretty huge and hasty, he’s in all the right colors, and he’s makes all my other flying lizards hasty too!  Never mind that I happen to snatch all the other dragons that my opponents might have been dumb enough to play!

So yeah, there are dragons.  And things that work well with dragons.  And burn.  I mean really, what’s a dragon deck without dragon fire?  But on top of that, I threw in all the ways I could find to destroy a permanent.  I’ve got removal coming out of my…library.  If it can destroy more than one type of permanent and it’s in my colors, I might have thrown it in here (except you, Naturalize) so I can blow up whatever needs blowing up.  And as we all know, there’s ALWAYS something that needs to be sploded in Commander.  Yay!

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Mike’s Scion of the Ur-Dragon CMDR Decks Video

Scion of the Ur-Dragon

Several months ago, Chewie talked me into filming a marathon session of videos for the CMDR Decks channel, and we sent them over to be placed in the queue for future release.  Presumably you’ve already seen the Dakkon Blackblade video and the Fumiko the Lowblood video (check them out, if not), but this one is the very first Commander deck I ever built:  my Scion of the Ur-Dragon deck.  Note that I go and make tweaks to my decks fairly often, especially if I get to thinking about them for some reason, so some of the details aren’t really accurate anymore.  You can look it up on TappedOut to see the up-to-the-minute current list.  As always, let me know what you think in the comments here, or in the comments section on YouTube if you feel so inclined.  To be honest, there’s no guarantee I’ll read the YouTube comments, as I do my best to avoid reading any YouTube comments as a general rule (that stuff will rot your brain).  Recording all these videos was a lot of fun, and I want to thank Uriah Oxford (@CMDRDecks) and Gathering Magic for featuring them on the CMDR Decks channel.

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Squee AVR Launch Sealed: Angelic Density

Angel of Glory's RiseShe's much nicer than Selenia...

How many angels does it take to make Squee a decent threat in a 16 man event? Squee breaks in Avacyn Restored by entering a 4 round swiss sealed event during the MTGO Launch Party. Like all Sealed Swiss events, this means Squee plays out a full four rounds with the deck he puts together using the contents of six packs of Avacyn Restored. Not to spoil too much, but some of the challenger decks include a flyer-heavy card draw deck and a deck that takes the Soulbond mechanic to terrifying extremes. Armed to the teeth with most of the good non-mythic angels and homo sapiens, Squee will channel his inner lightning helix and summon an aggressive Boros build in pursuit of the coveted (if somewhat absurdly drawn) Avacyn, Angel of Hope avatar, a bunch of packs, and some points for a tournament no one gives a damn about. Stay tuned!

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