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Episode 32 – The Minority Report

Tribal UnityIn this episode we are Dirkless. Whoa, that looks like a real word. Playing the role of Dirk in this episode is Thomas, Mike’s brother, who you may remember from the episode that discussed how Time Spiral had several hints about the tribes that were going to appear in Lorwyn. Okay, so he’s not playing the role of Dirk. He’s playing the role of Thomas. He’s a natural for the role, oddly enough.

Since it’s Tribal Month here on the Mana Pool, we decided we should do more than just focus on the tribes everyone knows. Elves and Goblins get all the glory. What about some of the lesser known tribes? Speaking of which, what makes a tribe a tribe? Is it a number? The presence of a “lord” of some type? Or is it all psychological? We’ll discuss all this and more, as well as go into a few other areas of tribal concern.

Spaceninja posted in the Pimp My Deckbox thread about his Pegasus deck and asked what everyone’s favorite B-list tribes were. So of course we had to rattle off a few of those. Thanks for the inspiration!

And speaking of B-list tribes, we take a look at Brian’s deck built around the Assembly-Worker creature type (quite possibly a U or V-list tribe) and Thomas’ deck built around Skeletons. Boy are they, um, resilient.

Brian’s Assembly-Worker Deck

10: Forest

4: Urza’s Factory

3: Urza’s Mine

3: Urza’s Power Plant

3: Urza’s Tower

1: Okina, Temple to the Grandfathers

4: Assembly-Worker

4: Woodland Changeling

2: Game-Trail Changeling

2: Joiner Adept

1: Seedborn Muse

1: Kamahl, Fist of Krosa

2: Garruk Wildspeaker

2: Door of Destinies

2: Riptide Replicator

2: Doubling Cube

1: Mindslaver

2: Doubling Season

3: Reap and Sow

3: Recross the Paths

2: Sylvan Scrying

3: Luminescent Rain

Thomas’ Skeleton Deck

20 Swamp


2 Banshee’s Blade

2 Bonesplitter

3 Demon’s Horn

2 Carrionette

2 Corrosive Mentor

2 Drudge Skeletons

3 Flayed Nim

2 Kjeldoran Dead

4 Lim-Dûl’s High Guard

3 Skeleton Scavengers

3 Unworthy Dead

2 Bad Moon

1 Drudge Spell

2 Unholy Strength

3 Lose Hope

2 Steal Strength

2 Night’s Whisper

Music for this episode: The Nightlife by ARDEN
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