So, seeing as how Godzilla has a brand new super awesome face to it, I decided I needed to build a new deck. Noting that Personal Tutor was not restricted and that one of my personal favorite decks that I have had for ages was practically Godzilla legal already, and REALLY loved 4X Personal Tutor, here is the original deck in all it’s glory
Grozo-Eureka (Casual Vintage Legal 2006)
Now, back in the day 20 lands was considered “correct” for a 60 card deck, and I don’t remember why I chose the cards in the numbers that I did. Seems like 4 Grozoth’s in a Grozoth deck would be a good idea. Let’s update this to Godzilla Legal.
Grozilla (Godzilla Legal 2010)
The quality of fatties has gone up greatly in the past few years, and some of the toolbox creatures stay in (despite their relatively diminutive p/t) to perform their respective soft/hard locks. On the other hand, I have some better finishers in the way of Artisan of Kozilek (whose ability will not trigger with Eureka, but who cares), and Inkwell Leviathan.
Also, check out the one of Darksteel Reactor. Inkwell Leviathan and Nullstone Gargoyle are nearly impossible to kill with it out and it doesn’t HURT any of my creatures. Furnace Dragon is in as a last resort against artifact decks and usually will not be played even if I do tutor for it. Kuro is a wrath effect given enough life and Nullstone Gargoyle and Blazng Archon help protect me/my dudes.
This deck was a blast to play before and looks to be even more fun with Godzilla in mind. I can’t wait to try it out next weekend, as this weekend I have to present my playgroup with the new rules and give them time to build for the format.
Enjoy some Godzilla, report how much fun you had, and use YOUR shoes as counters.
Moderator of WOOBERG.com and Godzilla RC member.
As of today, May, 10th 2010, there will be some changes in the face if the best multi-player format that lets you have 4 copies of a card in your deck. In an effort to make Godzilla a more fun format that is more about the fatties and playing with older cool cards we present to you the new Godzilla official tournament.
Godzilla now functions differently in several ways;
One, the deck size is larger as is the number of required fatties - 75 cards and 20 fatties proved to be too easy for combo players to dominate the field and made the Fat creatures less important during game play. The deck is bigger, bringing more inconsistency in the format. The fat total is bigger to make sure that a larger percent of the deck, even though it is bigger, is full of big fat dorks. And the new rules require much larger fatties to get fat points. The minimum Fatty total of 240 doesn't even provide points any more, so rip out those copies of Emrakul and beef up your Godzilla.
Two, Sportsmanship points are gone in favor of Achievements - There was alot of complaining about sports points being a popularity contest, and we on the Godzilla RC agree. Now you are ACTUALLY rewarded for cool plays and penalized for douchebaggery with POINTS, the only reward/penalty that matters in a tournament viable format.
Three, Godzilla has a revised B&R list - Some cards have gone on the banned list and some have come off. All in all Godzilla allows more cards that any other format I can think of, several of which are allowed as a 4 of only in 'zilla (looking at you Regrowth and Personal Tutor)
So give the new rules a try, run some events, and if 'Zilla ever returns to the full glory of it's size , there may be another 'Zilla only promo in the works, but until then check out the events page here for places to pick up a Docile Dragon Promo.
Get out there and play some Godzilla and for God's sake...
Use YOUR shoes as counters!
Moderator of WOOBERG.com and Godzilla RC member
In an effort to make Godzilla be the best format it can be, a rules council has been formed and the rules have been reworked to make the format as fun and as fatty centric as possible. The finalized version will be released TOMORROW here at WOOBERG.
Keep your eyes peeled and use YOUR shoes as counters,
Moderator of Wooberg.com and Godzilla Rules Council Member
Moderator of WOOBERG.net, the Encyclopedia of Magic Variant formats, Shoe has been playing MTG since mid to late 1994, He acquired the nickname ‘Shoe’ through a stupid joke made during a MTG game about the Chimpokomon episode of South Park. He loves MTG and gaming in general and hopes to work designing games one day. He plays mostly with his 6 year old daughter these days, but multi-player, and weird formats are his preference.