This entry is part 4 of 13 in the series (Vexing) Devil's Advocate


“Goddammit, not again!” Groaned Murphy. She was getting pretty tired of seeing Rest in Peace paired with Helm of Obedience. “This is bull. Infinite combos are so cheap.”

Dresden started shuffling up his deck for the next game. “Sorry Murph, it’s my win condition.”

“Well get a new win condition,” growled Murphy as she also picked up her Aurelia, the Warleader deck and started pile shuffling.

“Like what?” Dresden asked. “I’m playing Lavinia of the Tenth. You want me to run more lockout cards and beat you to death with a Mistmeadow Witch?”

“There are plenty of threats you could run. Sun Titan, Baneslayer Angel, Elesh Norn, Grand Cenobite…” Murphy listed.

“Murph.” Dresden sighed, “I play this deck specifically to avoid the combat step. Why would I play cards meant for the combat step.”

“Because the combat step is how you win!” Murphy exclaimed.

“No.” Dresden said simply. “That is how you win. Don’t tell me how I should win, because this,” Dresden paused to expose the Rest in Peace from the middle of his deck, “is working out for me so far.”

See that steam rising off of her? That's because she just got smoked!

See that steam rising off of her? That’s because she just got smoked!

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