🇺🇸🇬🇧 Blue-Green Deck or "Leo Deck". In my, and my friends, imagination, these two colors are inevitably linked to one of our old friends, who introduced us, with others, to the Magic world by now more than 20 years ago. His name was Leo and now we know almost nothing about him, apart from the fact that he no longer lives in Italy. It had essentially two decks, a classic Mono Black and a Blue-Green, in fact. The deck that I built takes only inspiration from his, which certainly was not so complete and competitive. I had never tried to build a deck with these two enemy colors, and by putting some of my favorite cards on it, I think came out a pretty solid and fun deck. #rememberingleo 😁
🇮🇹 Mazzo Blu-Verde. "Mazzo Leo". Nell'immaginario mio e dei miei amici, questi due colori sono inevitabilmente legati a un nostro vecchio amico, che ci introdusse, con altri, nel mondo di Magic ormai ben più di 20 anni fa. Si chiamava Leo e di lui non sappiamo quasi più niente, a parte il fatto che non abita più in Italia. Aveva essenzialmente due mazzi, un Mono Nero classico e un Blu-Verde, appunto. Il mazzo che ho costruito prende solo spunto dal suo, che sicuramente non era così completo e competitivo. Non avevo mai provato a costruire un mazzo con questi due colori nemici, e mettendoci alcune delle carte che preferisco, credo sia uscito fuori un mazzo abbastanza solido e divertente. #ricordandoleo 😁
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Elesh Norn, Grand Cenobite (altered by Igor Kieryluk) is one of the best big creatures ever printed. She immediately wipes the little dudes from your opponent’s board and makes the big dudes puny. On your side of the board she buffs your team and stops pretty much anything your opponent will throw at her. I think I am in love.
Goblin Balloon Brigade. One of only two actual Goblin cards printed in Alpha (it’s complicated with Goblin King, but he was oddly not intended to be a Goblin), the Balloon Brigade was “strictly better” than the common Mons’s Goblin Raiders. The ability to gain flying was a nice bonus with pump spells like Giant Growth, Blood Lust and Berserk. Redi’s deck didn’t use those, but he was conscious enough of mana curve (before that term was used), that he knew he needed some sort of one-drop creatures.
I have to say Andi Rusu is a dark horse for one of my favorite original Magic artists. I love his work in Legends with that fine pencil work and Medieval feel.