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How would you play it? – A RTR Sealed Pool exercise

November 13, 2012

Last weekend I played in a PTQ for Pro Tour Gatecrash which was held at the local watering hole in Stockholm. Those of you who follow me on twitter (please do if you aren’t currently) know that my attempt to snatch the slot was not successful as I earlier tweeted the following:

As stated, my pool wasn’t particularly exciting as per the standard evaluation of Sealed pools goes, i.e. there were not a lot of bombs or removal to speak of. However, bar the mildly disappointing powerlevel of the pool, it was a quite interesting pool to build and I sure had to use every single minute of deck construction at the PTQ to get my list locked up. Therefore I thought I would throw it up here and see if you guys got any thoughts about how you would address the pool that I received.

Without any further ado, I give to you the renowned pool:

PTQ Gatecrash Sealed Pool @ Dragon’s Lair, Stockholm 2012-11-10


1 Azorius Guildgate
2 Golgari Guildgate
1 Izzet Guildgate
1 Selesnya Guildgate
1 Transguild Promenade


1 Golgari Keyrune
1 Izzet Keyrune


1 Armory Guard
1 Avenging Arrow
1 Azorius Justiciar
1 Bazaar Krovod
1 Concordia Pegasus
1 Knightly Valor
1 Precinct Captain
1 Security Blockade
1 Seller of Songbirds
1 Sphere of Safety
2 Swift Justice
1 Trained Caracal
1 Trostani’s Judgment


1 Blustersquall
2 Cancel
1 Chronic Flooding
1 Crosstown Courier
1 Doorkeeper
1 Faerie Impostor
1 Inspiration
1 Isperia’s Skywatch
1 Runewing
1 Soulsworn Spirit
1 Stealer of Secrets
1 Syncopate


1 Daggerdrome Imp
1 Destroy the Evidence
1 Deviant Glee
2 Grim Roustabout
1 Launch Party
1 Mind Rot
1 Perilous Shadow
1 Slum Reaper
1 Stab Wound
1 Terrus Wurm


1 Cobblebrute
1 Electrickery
1 Guttersnipe
2 Lobber Crew
1 Splatter Thug
1 Tenement Crasher
2 Traitorous Instinct


1 Centaur’s Herald
1 Drudge Beetle
1 Giant Growth
1 Horncaller’s Chant
1 Korozda Monitor
2 Towering Indrik
1 Urban Burgeoning
1 Wild Beastmaster
1 Worldspine Wurm


1 Centaur Healer
1 Chemister’s Trick
1 Common Bond
1 Coursers’ Accord
1 Essence Backlash
1 Frostburn Weird
1 Havoc Festival
1 Korozda Guildmage
1 Lotleth Troll
1 Rites of Reaping
1 Search Warrant
1 Spawn of Rix Maadi
1 Teleportal
1 Tresasured Find


1 Dryad Militant
1 Nivmagus Elemental
1 Rakdos Cackler
2 Vassal Soul

Have a crack at it and post your suggested builds with some reasoning behind them in the comments! I will get back to you in a couple of days with how I built the pool at the PTQ, whatever I think I made the right call or not and thoughts about any suggested builds that has been submitted.

Until then, have a good one!


2 Comments leave one →
  1. November 15, 2012 10:27

    I came here expecting something else, but this enthused me regardless. Entertaining stuff!


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