Holy crap, this is quite possibly my most favoritest Story Circle we’ve ever done! No really! We did this on Episode 219, that we recorded with Bennie Smith. He was a blast to talk to, and if you haven’t listened to the episode yet you need to get on that! Why are you even looking at this if you haven’t listened yet? Hoping for spoilers? That’s silly.
But we went back to Legends again for our random general this week, after skipping over two creatures that we already have leading decks. We didn’t want to be biased, after all. So we settled on our buddy Johan, as you can see to the right. He’s awesome. He gives your guys vigilance without actually giving them an ability. And you don’t jump through hoops, have a card that does nothing else, or live in utter fear of a Goblin Grenade. Also, it sidesteps all the various methods of destroying tapped creatures.
Also, this is the first instance (that we remember, I’m sure someone will remind us if I’m wrong) of cheating on the Story Circle! Mike threw out a Shard cycle of three guys for one pick! Then later he tried to name off two similar creatures and we overruled him. Be sure to torture him, since I doubt he’ll actually read this.
But no really, this is my favorite of the Commander Month Story Circles. Mike opened a Johan in the 3-man Winchester Draft with Chronicles that we did with Scott, so I’m totally gonna trade that from him. Then I’ma build a variation of this deck with a bit of a Chewie twist, of course. Keep an eye out for that, I’m sure I’ll do it eventually.