I try not to be associated with anything that I’m not proud of. I date people because I’m proud to be seen with them. I’m friends with the people I’m friends with because I’m proud to say that I know them and that they are in my life. I’m proud to say what I do for a living.
So you can imagine how I felt when I kept replaying that scene over and over in my head, when someone at Friday Night Magic asks me what deck I brought this week, and I awkwardly fidget with my deck and mutter “a green Infect deck.”
I was not proud to say I had made this deck. I kept looking at the cards as if they were contaminated and I didn’t feel like it had anything that tied it all together. It felt really ramshackle and flimsy. Granted, I haven’t actually played my green Infect deck since I built it and since I discussed it on my blog. But I could just tell that the spark wasn’t there. Maybe it will be something I can pick up again and try at a later date. Maybe I can take some of the cards from there and throw them into the deck that I just built, in case it doesn’t work as is.
A while back I discovered a card called Hand of the Praetors and I love odd cards like that. So I did some research regarding how other mono black Infect decks were doing and how other people built theirs. I played a few games with someone that I met on Cockatrice last night and won, so I was inspired to put the deck together for real and see how it would do at Friday Night Magic this week.
This is what I came up with:
I usually experience a slight delay between coming up with the Sideboard, which is odd, because I know quite a few people who almost make the Sideboard the top priority or close to it.
I feel good about this one. I’m open to suggestions and nothing I have is terribly set in stone. I’m pretty confident that this is the deck I’m going to take to Friday Night Magic and I hope I do alright, or at least get some ideas for how to make this deck better.
What do you all think?