30 Day Blogging Challenge: Magic the Gathering Day Twenty-Seven

So Magic the Gathering is a game, the collectible card game, but I think most of you reading this know that already. I played way back when the Revised Edition was the main set. I was probably a senior in high school at the time. When they started changing rules and taking certain cards out of print I stopped playing and eventually I needed a large chunk of cash for a new car and I cashed in my collection and never looked back. 

23 years later my son and I were looking for a hobby to share. Something that we could do and enjoy together. That is when I found the game again. We bought a Duel Deck and had a ton of fun with that for two weeks and then found a local game shop and are enjoying not only playing but building up a collection of cards.

As a way to commemorate my return to the game and his beginning in the game I found a 30 day MTG blogging challenge and I want to share that with you all here.

With that being said:


Day Twenty-Seven-Favorite Counters

I suppose this means any one of the many things that we can use as additional resources. Since I was not around for the infect decks and for the most part people who build them now get laughed at I am going to have to go with energy. I am pretty sure energy is a special thing for the Kaladesh block only. However, I like that it gives the player another thing to use to beat an opponent. I like this counter so much that I have built my first tri-color deck with energy as its theme.

I have only just begin play testing this deck so I am not quite sure how well it works but I feel pretty good about building my first tri-color deck where the mana base as so far worked quite well. That might be a small thing, but its a skill serious deck builders need to brew new and effective decks. Overall though I think this deck is under-powered so I need to find a new energy based attack that packs a little more punch.

The boy wants to build a standard deck and start playing in that format. With Amonkhet that means new brick counters and different mechanics to learn and build around. The goal there is to build a basic deck that works well and then invest some money in it when Hours of Devastation comes out. Hopefully we end up with a competitive standard deck that can down the road become a modern deck. We shall see how that goes.

Let me give a big shout-out to MTG The Walkers Lounge on Facebook, A great place for all things MTG.

Check out the rest of my 30 MTG blogging challenge here


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