Mailday 1 – Alpha Enchantresses

Do you know this guy?

Of course you do. It is Santa. Today in the form of Old School player and trader extraordinaire, Christian Arent.

The other day I conducted a trade with him, and today he took to the road to exchange the cards. What a guy!

So what cards are we talking about, you ask. I will tell you. No! I will show you. Behold the glory:

This is complete and utter craziness. Who in their right mind would ever shell out the dough to pay for these cards?! Well, I would, it seems. Consider my Christmas present for myself done. But they are only borderline playable, they will probably sit in my binder for years, I will probably play them and regret doing so. But they are SO beautiful.

I have been wanting the Enchantresses in beta for some time – ever since I saw a really cool Enchantress deck in action on the Jutland Ridge (read all about it here). But I thought to myself, that they were too expensive, and that I should probably prioritize other cards before them.

Then Christian simply made me an offer I couldn’t refuse. And as we all know, the allure of Alpha cards are a force to be reckoned with! The day after we had struck the deal, Christian kindly asked me, if I was sure I wanted to go through with it. I guess he knows this is somewhat crazy. My answer was easy and clear: Yes!

Should I have done it? Probably not. I could have bought a playset of Beta Swords to Plowshares. I could have upgraded some more Revised duals to Unlimited ones. I could have bought myself some Beta Ankh of Mishra or Beta Winter Orb. I could have done a lot of things with the money I spend on these four fine ladies.

Will I ever regret that I bought them anyway? Most certainly not!

So there you have it, now I only need another 36 green Alpha cards to be able to play Alpha40 with the big boys.

Let’s see if that ever happens!

5 thoughts on “Mailday 1 – Alpha Enchantresses

  1. Hi Emil
    Congrats with the lovely ladies squad 🧝🏼‍♂️🧝🏼‍♂️🧝🏼‍♂️🧝🏼‍♂️
    “Enchantress” is my favorite “Pet deck” and I’ve had quite a bit of fun with G/W – G/B and G/W/U builds. When it works it really works. Once drew 6 cards on three of them after also throwing down a Force of Nature. Epic.
    Saw Gandalf’s deck spotlight of Christian’s Robo Enchantress build the other day, and I was blown away. Wow she packs quite a punch, when in good company 🌟😍🧝🏼‍♂️
    I’ve recently bought my first Beta Enchantress and are definitely going to finish the playset and kick some unserious ass with those bad girls.
    I totally understand and endorse your purchase. So if the wifey complains just send her my way 😹🙈 OS is very much about getting those pieces of cardboard that you love, what to brew with and will look at and cherish forever. I look forward to a LEA vs. LEB Enchantress Showdown some day.
    Cheers 🧙🏽‍♂️

    1. Thanks. I know you have been making Magic with the fine ladies for some time now!
      Actually, I think I have only played with the card one or two times, but that will definitely change now.

      I plan to write a five-part series next year, called MEGA – Make Enchantress Great Again – with some introduction and some different decklists. I will most certainly need input from players who know the card better than I do.

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