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 Post subject: The Cheese Stands Alone EDH (Barren Glory combo)
AgePosted: 2017-Mar-16 1:57 pm 
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Hello people of the forums! I've returned after a nice long hiatus and I'm back into the EDH spirit! This newest creation of mine is based off one of the few Un-cards to ever be given a true functional reprint, The Cheese Stands Alone. Most Barren Glory decks you'll see are more of your standard boring Apocalypse/Hellcarver Demon-type shenanigans, but this one will be much more... off the beaten path. Instead of focusing on trying to get some specific combination of cards to do the trick, I decided a much more fun and interactive approach would be to try to get the deck to run based off sacrifice and discard outlets. I decided that in order to save space, and prevent the deck from being jam-packed with staples, I would use (almost) zero creature sac, and the few creatures in the deck are all ones who can kill themselves off if need be. Atogatog is the perfect general for the deck; as the Atog tribe is represented by sac outlets and he himself can go away at a moment's notice when the time comes.

The gameplay is pretty simple. Ramp early, tutor Glory ASAP, get it into play while you have the means to destroy your own position, and survive the following turn cycle. To help decrease your vulnerability, there are a decent number of cheap counterspells and GY recursion, and there's also the cheap extra turn cards so you don't have to wait for upkeep.

General x1
Atogatog

Winner x1
Barren Glory

Discard x9
Lion's Eye Diamond
Bomat Courier
Breakthrough
One with Nothing
Turbulent Dreams
Patchwork Gnomes
Last Rites
Ill-Gotten Gains
Psychic Vortex

Artifact Sac x8
Arcbound Ravager
Time Sieve
Defiant Salvager
Thermal Navigator
Pernicious Deed
Extruder
Krark-Clan Ironworks
Rusted Slasher

Land Sac x8
Claws of Gix
Zuran Orb
Rain of Filth
Greater Gargadon
Impending Disaster
Mana Seism
Reprocess
Jokulhaups

Protection x6
Force of Will
Pact of Negation
Dispel
Swan Song
Turn Aside
Sterling Grove

Mana x13
Mana Crypt
Sol Ring
Mox Opal
Azorius Signet
Dimir Signet
Izzet Signet
Simic Signet
Selesnya Signet
Orzhov Signet
Boros Signet
Gruul Signet
Golgari Signet
Rakdos Signet

Tutors x10
Enlightened Tutor
Idyllic Tutor
Vampiric Tutor
Demonic Tutor
Diabolic Tutor
Demonic Collusion
Increasing Ambition
Muddle the Mixture
Netherborn Phalanx
Ethereal Usher

Extra Turns x5
Final Fortune
Last Chance
Warrior's Oath
Savor the Moment
Temporal Trespass

Recovery x5
Argivian Find
Regrowth
Nature's Spiral
Treasured Find
Mine Excavation

Lands: 34
Abandoned Outpost
Adarkar Wastes
Battlefield Forge
Blood Crypt
Bog Wreckage
Cascade Bluffs
Caves of Koilos
City of Brass
Command Tower
Darkwater Catacombs
Exotic Orchard
Fetid Heath
Forbidden Orchard
Glimmervoid
Graven Cairns
Godless Shrine
Hallowed Fountain
Mana Confluence
Mystic Gate
Ravaged Highlands
Reflecting Pool
River of Tears
Rugged Prairie
Sacred Foundry
Seafloor Debris
Shadowblood Ridge
Shivan Reef
Skycloud Expanse
Steam Vents
Sulfurous Springs
Sunken Ruins
Timberland Ruins
Underground River
Watery Grave

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 Post subject: Re: The Cheese Stands Alone EDH (Barren Glory combo)
AgePosted: 2017-Mar-16 11:48 pm 
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This is pretty hilarious. It seems really weak, but that's not necessarily a bad thing, especially when it comes to win out of nowhere combos.

I wonder how many times people will give you cards in hand or permanents in response to the trigger to prevent you from winning? Having a Phelddagrif player at the table would be the worst for this deck.

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 Post subject: Re: The Cheese Stands Alone EDH (Barren Glory combo)
AgePosted: 2017-Mar-24 8:37 am 

Joined: 2012-Sep-24 10:18 am
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Haha mate!
I just posted about BG then I saw this. Your list is way different than mine but I like it. However I think you could benefit from taking a look at my take on The Cheese Stands Alone (viewtopic.php?f=16&t=18563&p=226701#p226701)

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 Post subject: Re: The Cheese Stands Alone EDH (Barren Glory combo)
AgePosted: 2017-Aug-11 11:54 am 

Joined: 2012-May-21 2:31 pm
Age: Drake
Silly question, but since you are already running Atogatog, why not run some of the other Atogs, especially since they can help with setting up the Glory win? Glory was an alternate wincon in my friend's Atogatog deck, but he ended up not using it so much and took it out. Lithatog, Phantatog, Psychatog, and Thaumatog all pretty much help with that.


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 Post subject: Re: The Cheese Stands Alone EDH (Barren Glory combo)
AgePosted: 2017-Aug-20 9:15 pm 

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No one's using Barren Glory, Oblivion Ring (or Detention Sphere), and Worldpurge (keeping 0 cards)?

I've got this in my Arcades Sabboth deck as an out-of-nowhere win. Of course, I use The Cheese Stands Alone but keep a copy of Barren Glory on hand.


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