From: Eric James Carter []
Sent: Monday, January 21, 2002 9:32 AM
Subject: "Peasant's Gate" - Peasant Format Deck
Peasant's Gate, R/B Peasant Deck
    4x Furious Assault
    4x Lava Zombie
    4x Gravedigger
    2x Nightscape Familiar
    2x Thunderscape Familiar
    2x Highway Robber
    2x Shock Troops
    2x Ghitu Slinger
    2x Phyrexian Broodlings
    2x Phyrexian Debaser
    2x Bone Harvest
    2x Firebolt
    2x Drain Life
    4x Terminate
    2x Bone Shredder (Uncommon)
    2x Strands of Night (Uncommon)
    8x Swamp
    8x Mountain
    2x Peat Bog
    2x Sandstone Needle
    3x Keldon Vandals
    3x Mogg Bombers
    3x Ravenous Rats
    3x Bogardan Firefiend
    3x Sleeper's Guile
71 Common Cards, 4 Uncommon Cards (Incl. Sideboard)
This deck is a variation on a deck style that I have used to good effect both in casual and in tournament play.  The theory is pretty basic - use creatures that have either useful effects when they come into play or when they are put into the graveyard, then use the Lava Zombies and the Gravediggers to "recycle" those cards out of play or the graveyard so you can rinse and repeat.  Most of the creatures focus on doing direct damage to your opponent or his creatures (Bone Shredder, Highway Robber, Ghitu Slinger, etc...), though the sideboard can give players a few other options - mostly for troublesome artifacts.
It is best if you can get the familiars out as fast as possible, as this deck isn't quite as fast as other hordes and it helps to have the speedup.  Depending on your mix, you may want to mulligan down a few cards to see if you can't get a good mix with a familiar in it.  Let me know what you think by emailing me at
Peasant's unite!
Eric James Carter
Mishra's dead, Urza's insane... Who's next?

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