Monday, November 2, 2009

Deck of the Month: October 2009: Laibon Rule the World

This month's deck is the tournament winning deck "Laibon Rule the World" played by Michael Heyder.

This deck won the North American Championship 2009, and I wanted to honor the effort to win such a tournament by playing a deck that does not features political actions to regain pool and does not use Auspex or Dominate to bounce bleeds.

North American Continental Championship Day 2
Atlanta, Georgia
October 4, 2009
25 players
3R + F

Michael Heyder's Tournament Winning Deck

Deck Name: Laibon Rule the World
Created By: Michael Heyder

Crypt: (12 cards, Min: 23, Max: 36, Avg: 7,58)
3 Batsheva obt pot ANI PRE 6 Guruhi
1 Fish pre ANI POT 5 Guruhi
4 Nana Buruku ANI POT PRE 8 Guruhi
4 Nangila Were obf ser ANI POT PRE 9 Guruhi

Library: (90 cards)
Master (24 cards)
8 Ashur Tablets
1 Channel 10
2 Fame
1 Giant`s Blood
4 Grooming the Protege
1 KRCG News Radio
1 London Evening Star, Tabloid Newspaper
2 Monster
1 Palace Hunting Ground
1 Powerbase: Tshwane
1 Therbold Realty
1 Wall Street Night, Financial Newspaper

Action (14 cards)
6 Enchant Kindred
3 Founders of the Ebony Kingdom
1 Heroic Might
2 Preternatural Strength
2 Well-Marked

Action Modifier (8 cards)
8 Guruhi Are the Land, The

Reaction (13 cards)
2 Cats` Guidance
4 Guard Dogs
2 Instinctive Reaction
1 Lost in Translation
4 Sense the Savage Way

Combat (22 cards)
6 Carrion Crows
7 Immortal Grapple
2 Pack Alpha
3 Taste of Vitae
4 Thrown Sewer Lid

Retainer (4 cards)
4 Raven Spy

Equipment (5 cards)
2 Flak Jacket
1 IR Goggles
2 Leather Jacket

1 comment:

Michael Heyder said...

Hey Ralf,
thank you for the honor of posting this deck on your site and in this particular segment. While it's a fun deck to play and quite strong once it gets going, it is also very slow and vulnerable, particularly in the build-up phase.
But the setup of the final table and decks played overall on that day fit it quite well.
I guess the biggest asset of the deck is that on the table as well as on paper it looks inconspicious (if not bad)... people actually laugh about it.
But once you have 2 master phases and a handsize of 9, a permanent rush, strength, intercept and untap it's a different story.

Note: Actually the name of the deck is : "Tam-Tam De L'Afrique"... Erol was sending the decklist while I was taking a shower and made the name up because i didn't hear him asking...