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The Deck of Diminished Returns - Version 2, Black and Red

Tuned by Merle D. Zimmermann.

  1. Stone Giant
  2. Dwarven Warriors
  3. Mountain
  4. Swamp
  5. Erg Raiders
  6. Zersplittern (Shatter)
  7. Mountain
  8. Hill Giant
  9. Frozen Shade
  10. Fear
  11. Atog
  12. Howl from Beyond
  13. Unholy Strength
  14. Firebreathing
  15. Mountain
  16. Fireball
  17. Swamp
  18. Mountain
  19. Dark Ritual
  20. Fireball
  21. Swamp
  22. Red Elemental Blast
  23. Dwarven Berserker (little book)
  24. Fear
  25. Howl from Beyond
  26. Drudge Skeletons
  27. Scathe Zombies
  28. Swamp
  29. Mountain
  30. Hill Giant
  31. Drudge Skeletons
  32. Fireslinger (little cloud with lightning bolt)
  33. Raise Dead
  34. Mountain
  35. Dark Ritual
  36. Dark Ritual
  37. Swamp
  38. Swamp
  39. Goblin Swine-Rider (little pendant; Visions=I think)
  40. Swamp
  41. Swamp
  42. Goblin Digging Team (was originally Orcish Conscripts (little snowflake=Ice Age?))
  43. Erg Raiders
  44. Gray Ogre
  45. Mountain
  46. Earthbind
  47. Mountain
  48. Mountain
  49. Unholy Strength
  50. Raise Dead
  51. Erg Raiders
  52. Dark Ritual
  53. Swamp
  54. Mountain
  55. Gray Ogre
  56. Terror
  57. Firebreathing
  58. Fireball
  59. Swamp
  60. Hill Giant


This deck's win/loss record, as of Game Fourteen or so, is 12 wins, 1 loss (due to only drawing land cards for the first ten rounds. Argh!), another loss (No land for the first 25!?! rounds), 2 more losses (4 total), and one draw due to time limitations; When I pitched it against my Infinite Suffering, it hashed it in less than 7 rounds, going second.


To get Version 1.7, replace card #42, Goblin Digging Team (The Dark, but has been rereleased) with #42, Orcish Conscripts.

Total Win/loss record of Diminished Returns to date (March 8th, 1997):

27 wins, 8 losses total-(1;hand being all lands for the first twenty rounds-2;as I drew no lands), 1 draw on time.


There is a new version of this deck out, but it did not seem to be performing as well (at least when I wrote this); 3diminishedreturns.html


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