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EDH Story Circle from Episode 219


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.



Meglonoth – Mike
Wort, the Raidmother – Brian
Márton Stromgald – Bennie
Borborygmos – Dirk
Spectral Force – Chewie

Vengeful Rebirth
Topan Ascetic
Brigid, Hero of Kinsbaile
Blinding Angel

Naya Mana Guys (Mike cheated)
To Arms!
Rune-Tail, Kitsune Ascendant
Mana Reflection
Glare of Subdual

Instigator Gang / Wildblood Pack
True Conviction
Mossbridge Troll

Grand Melee
Knotvine Paladin
Veteran Bodyguard
Kyren Negotiations

Hero of Oxid Ridge
Flame Fusillade
Mother of Runes
Apocalypse Hydra
Myr Battlesphere

Sarkhan Vol
Pristine Angel
Kamahl, Fist of Krosa
Maraxus of Keld

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  1. Mishraharad
    March 5, 2012 at 3:43 am | Permalink

    I just heard you guys making this deck … And this is AWESOME ! If I had most of these cards (small card pool is quite small) , I would build it . And Knotvine Paladin is many ways ass-kicking 😀

    • March 5, 2012 at 11:28 am | Permalink

      I finished up building a first draft of Johan last night before The Walkind Dead! 😀 Can’t wait to give it a go.

      • Mishraharad
        March 5, 2012 at 4:19 pm | Permalink

        Keep us posted , I’m really interested in hearing how did the deck fare 😀

  2. Myke Okuhara
    March 5, 2012 at 11:22 am | Permalink

    My god, you’re right: Johan’s got the airbender tattoo on his head… yet he appears to be firebending. We should probably complain to WotC over this travesty.

    • Mishraharad
      March 5, 2012 at 4:18 pm | Permalink

      Why ? Johan has mastered three elements obviously 😛

  3. March 7, 2012 at 7:01 pm | Permalink

    The Johan deck’s first draft is done! Expect a full write-up on the site soon, but until then: http://tappedout.net/mtg-decks/yo-johan/

    • Austin
      April 11, 2013 at 12:13 am | Permalink

      I suppose a write up is out of ley question? Perhaps an update for tappedout? I’m crafting my own Johan deck and would love to see where you went with this with newer stuff

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