Look at this deck. Tell me what’s missing?
Young Silithar? Sure. Makantor? Okay. Mandrake? Fine. These are all expected. But what isn’t there? What should be there and yet, is not there?
I climbed up to Rank 2 with a version of this deck that did away with such things as Young Silithars to account for those little rascals that summon the bigger rascal. And it did so well. But then Rank 2 happened, and I hit a wall, and I couldn’t do anything about it. It couldn’t be the mechs, I thought. That couldn’t be the issue. But game after game I found Mechaz0r didn’t come to my rescue quite on time. I found that he wasn’t always there for me. That sometimes… that sometimes I didn’t need him.
The days were long, the nights were dark. I knew I had to cut him out of my life. But I couldn’t. My heart ripped itself at the seams as it climbed up my throat and suffocated me, its bulging muscles stretching the limits of my windpipe. I couldn’t. He had been so good to me. Just because sometimes he couldn’t look me in the eyes, just because sometimes he arrived just a turn before the opponent gets lethal, just because sometimes he forgets our children’s birthdays, that didn’t make him a bad win condition. Did it?
I cheated on him. I’m not proud of it. A Young Silithar here, a Greater Fortitude there. Once… heh… once I had a crazy night of memes with a Sphynx, milling people’s eyes after flooding their hand, and I kept calling him back, and calling the others back, they kept performing so well… soon, before I even knew it, I had hit S-rank on the chiseled, slender back of a Thumping Wave-buffed Saberspine Tiger.
That’s when Mechaz0r airdropped into the bedroom. With a whir, he went into a frenzy, but in the end, it was all nothing but noise and hurt. Even he knew it. Even he knew our relationship had died a long time ago. I haven’t talked to him since. I wish I knew how he was doing. The children miss him so much. But… he can’t be around us anymore. I think about the black eye he gave me, sometimes. Did I deserve it? Could I have treated him better? Maybe I should have just… spared him the indignity of it all, of having him find out about us that way…
Anyway this deck is pretty good.