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By: JXClaytor, Joshua Claytor
Sep 27 2009 8:14am
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www.PureMTGO.com and Wizards of the Coast would like to extend a hearty high five to everyone that entered the Exodus Pauper Precon Contest!  We got a little over seventy entries this time around, and can consider the contest a huge success.  Let me go ahead and reveal the winning deck! 

Winning List
2 Soul Warden
2 Soltari Lancer
2 Soltari Trooper
2 Spirit en-Kor
3 Merfolk Looter
2 Thalakos Mistfolk
13 cards

Other Spells
3 Soltari Visionary
2 Thalakos Scout
2 Wayward Soul
2 Shackles
2 Pacifism
3 Fade Away
2 Ãether Tide
2 Theft of Dreams
2 Volrath's Curse
2 Capsize
1 Mind Games
9 cards
13 Island
11 Plains
24 cards
Merfolk Looter

Let's get a name for this deck now! To enter the naming contest, please submit your deck name for consideration here in the comments area of this article.  All decks names must be in be the end of the day, September 30th. 

Prizes for the deck naming winner:

4 Copies of the Deck
1 standard set of Exodus
1 standard Tempest Release Card
1 standard Stronghold Release Card
1 standard Exodus Release Card

Winners must provide their name, email address, and Magic Online user name to validate their Magic Online accounts before receiving their prizes. Employees of Hasbro, Wizards of the Coast, and puremtgo.com are not eligible to win.


Slippery Fish by Klemzo at Sun, 09/27/2009 - 08:23
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I would name the deck: SLIPPERY FISH!
1. Cause there are so many "fishes" in deck (those slimy soltari soldiers and merfolks).
2. Cause the deck is overall "slippery" and annoying cause of the control.
3. Cause all lots of names of spells start with letter "S". :D
4. The deck is slippery as a fish. Fishes are slippery and by that it means that deck is slippery since it has so much control and annoys the opponent (slips from his hand). Then it fish as its slippery as fish but at the same time there is a lot of "fish" creatures (soltari soldiers and merfolks).

Maybe stupid reasons, but to me it seams cool and slippery, lol :D

Zan Klement

Deck Names by DeckWizard (not verified) at Sun, 09/27/2009 - 08:37
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MTGO Username: Deckwizard

Naming options:

Soltari Shackles
Binding Fish
Exodus Water Torture
Controlled Dreams
Binding Curse

The article does not say how many we are allowed to submit. If I remember correctly, people suggested mutliple names last time, so I went ahead an gave a few. If, in fact, we are only allowed to submit one suggestion, then this is my favorite that I came up with:

Bait The Hook

My e-mail address is provided privately and contains my name. Thanks for holding these contests. They are a great way to get the community involved.

Good luck to all.

Shadows Standstill by Tarmotog at Sun, 09/27/2009 - 08:40
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Shadows Standstill

Mtgo name: by Anonymous (not verified) at Sun, 09/27/2009 - 08:46
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Mtgo name: Mrtrashmatic

Glimpse of shadows

My name submission by Anonymous (not verified) at Sun, 09/27/2009 - 08:51
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Shadow Strike
MTGonline nickname: NightAngelRj
The reason for the name is simple. Even if it's a controllish deck, a proactive name makes it much more attractive, while staying true to the deck's nature (it is a weenie deck after all)

Also a comment: Volrath's curse was an incredibly bad card choice, anti-synergistic with lock enchantments like pacifism and shackles. Contempt from stronghold would be a much better choice, creating synergy with the overall bounce theme and soul warden.

It's even worse than I thought by Anonymous (not verified) at Sun, 09/27/2009 - 08:54
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Volrath curse ALSO can be used by your opp to make capsize or mind games fail. And its return clause is bad, because opp can always sac the enchanted critter in response. Wow, what a horrible, horrible card.

Forgot the e-mail sry. by Anonymous (not verified) at Sun, 09/27/2009 - 08:59
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The overall deck idea isnt bad, but just to beat a dead horse even further, volrath's curse kills bunnies and makes jeebus cry. :)

Names off the top of my by Paul Leicht at Sun, 09/27/2009 - 09:33
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Names off the top of my head:

Soltari Prison
Watery Prison
Twilight Grasp
Mystic Dreams
School of Enigmas
Umbra Alliance
Cursed Confederacy
Gloom Ascendant
Shadow Dominance
Tides of Soltari

My MTGO name: Winter.Wolf (gando.thebard@gmail.com)

These are the deck names I by Flippers_Giraffe at Sun, 09/27/2009 - 09:34
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These are the deck names I came up with.

Shadows of the Light
Fading into the Shadows
Forever Dreaming
Soldier's of the Shadow

MTGO User ID: Flippers_Giraffe

I'm not posting my email address on a forum though, I have sent my details to the email address you had on the deck building challenge.

Deck Name by Brian Carpenter (not verified) at Sun, 09/27/2009 - 09:54
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MTGO User ID: Deltasigmx221

Deck Name: Death from the Deep

Deck Name's by DammnnitDan (not verified) at Sun, 09/27/2009 - 10:02
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Shadows of the Deep
Aquatic Lockdown

'Dream Warriors' OR 'Flight by Dan Cocuzzo (not verified) at Sun, 09/27/2009 - 10:11
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'Dream Warriors'


'Flight of the En-Kors' (if you get my joke...)


From The Shadows by Indie_McEmopants at Sun, 09/27/2009 - 10:30
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From The Shadows

The deck name is: by adhuin at Mon, 09/28/2009 - 06:16
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Fish upon Soltari

MTGOid: adhuin

Lurking by Cruel_Hellraiser (not verified) at Sun, 09/27/2009 - 10:49
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Lurking Shadows


Naming submission by Chris C. (not verified) at Sun, 09/27/2009 - 11:10
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MTGO ID: Carpone

Deck Name: Houdini

Explanation - This deck has alot of "now you see it, now you don't" tricks. Handcuffs (Shackles) are a staple for any escapologist, redirection (Spirit en-Kor) and Mind Games are part of selling the act. Houdini also used a Chinese Water Torture Cell as part of his act (any of "slippery" and "water" cards apply). Also, looking at the deck list you can't help but think, "There's no way this will win." similar to people's thoughts on Houdini succeeding with his escape act. To top it off, it's rumored Houdini died because he was cursed (Volrath's Curse).

This is AMAZING. I will by Anonymous (not verified) at Wed, 03/03/2010 - 09:44
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This is AMAZING. I will spread the word even if this doesnt win. the name is perfect. thank you kind fellow nerd

This is AMAZING. I will by Anonymous (not verified) at Wed, 03/03/2010 - 09:45
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This is AMAZING. I will spread the word even if this doesnt win. the name is perfect. thank you kind fellow nerd

I agree with houdini. I would by Luanna (not verified) at Wed, 03/03/2010 - 09:48
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I agree with houdini. I would brag about my Houdini deck. amazing and full of the awesome sauce

I agree with houdini. I would by Luanna (not verified) at Wed, 03/03/2010 - 09:48
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I agree with houdini. I would brag about my Houdini deck. amazing and full of the awesome sauce

cavegoat here how by Anonymous (not verified) at Sun, 09/27/2009 - 11:31
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cavegoat here

how about:

guild of The Fish

Naming Submission by phoenixlau (not verified) at Sun, 09/27/2009 - 12:10
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Evasive Action
Shadowy Justice
Shadow Warriors

MTGO account: phoenixlau

Deck Name by DJ (not verified) at Sun, 09/27/2009 - 12:44
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How about...

Knight School (get it?)
Soltari Tides
Thalako's Aquarium
Shadow Sushi

MTGO name: boysrepublic22

Deck name by ptimmons (not verified) at Sun, 09/27/2009 - 13:20
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mtgo name: ptimmons

Unlikely Alliance
Allies of the Tide
Shifty Silhouettes

pierrebai Shifting Tide by pierrebai (not verified) at Sun, 09/27/2009 - 14:01
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Shifting Tide

Catch Me If You by Motion (not verified) at Sun, 09/27/2009 - 14:34
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Catch Me If You Can


Shadow Tides MTGO: by spg at Sun, 09/27/2009 - 14:50
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Shadow Tides

MTGO: th1ckasabr1ck

Invisible Army Invisible by KingRItz (not verified) at Sun, 09/27/2009 - 15:19
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Invisible Army
Invisible Force
Phantom Force
Veiled Force
Secret Force (sorry, I had to...)
Shifty Soltari
Sly Soltari
Secrets of the Soltari
Ethereal Assault
Covert Strike
The Soltari Inquisition

MTGO Username: KingRitz

Shadowplays by mullaccm (not verified) at Sun, 09/27/2009 - 15:23
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deck name: Shadowplays

mtgo username: mullaccm

Ocean Shadows -runeliger by runeliger at Sun, 09/27/2009 - 15:49
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Ocean Shadows


liquid shadows by whiffy at Sun, 09/27/2009 - 16:03
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liquid shadows

Lurking Shadows was the one I by Cruel_Hellraiser (not verified) at Sun, 09/27/2009 - 16:51
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Lurking Shadows was the one I came up with earlier forgot to put my MTGO user name

MTGO Username- Cruel_Hellraiser

Deckname: Shadowfish by Rerepete at Sun, 09/27/2009 - 17:07
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Deckname: Shadowfish

MTGO account name: Rerepete

Deck name: Silhouettes and Shadows by Eduardo Tavitas (not verified) at Sun, 09/27/2009 - 19:15
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MTGO username: DARKING665

Name for the deck: Silhouettes and Shadows

Name suggestions by Green Opal (not verified) at Sun, 09/27/2009 - 19:48
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Multiple suggestions are ok? If so, awesome; if not, please ignore all beyond the first.


Walking Shadows
Way of the Veil
Path to Secrets
Righteous Launch
Wake from Reality

MTGO Name: Green Opal

oh man, i vote for wake from by whiffy at Sun, 09/27/2009 - 23:54
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oh man, i vote for wake from reality. i hope you win with that one. really clever.

MTGO Name: MT206 Shadows of by MT206 (not verified) at Sun, 09/27/2009 - 22:23
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MTGO Name: MT206

Shadows of Rath

MTGO Name: by gamemaster32 at Sun, 09/27/2009 - 23:59
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MTGO Name: gamemaster32

Soltari Assault

Deck Naming by Aaron Qunital (not verified) at Mon, 09/28/2009 - 00:04
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Hope you all like this one. tried to get as much of the deck into it as possible. The first entry is my main one.

DeJa Vu Troopers

Medusa's Figment
Turn to Stone
Trading Cells
Imagination Trader
Double Dreams
Recuring Dreams
Unseen Dreams
DEJA VU dreams
DeJA Vu Troopers
DeJa Troopers

MTGO name: unixaaron

MTGO Name Cashew by Brian Ross (not verified) at Mon, 09/28/2009 - 02:27
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Bounded by Shadows
Light's Shadow
Shackled Shadows
Shadow's Tide

deck name by Katastrophe at Mon, 09/28/2009 - 06:21
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Shadow Warden - because of the shadow creatures + aura lockdown strategy. Also, Soul Warden.


The Intangibles
The Blue Dungeon

MTGO: Katastrophe

P.S. My deck contained 3x Fade Away too!

MTGO Username: by platipus10 at Mon, 09/28/2009 - 10:20
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MTGO Username: platipus10

Lost Souls
Wayward Souls

Shadow Waves Tilting by bingobongo (not verified) at Mon, 09/28/2009 - 10:23
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Shadow Waves
Tilting Tide

Shadows beneath the depths
What lurks beneath

Soltarmi .... ok that one cheating

Aqua Plains Drifters..... ok another cheat

Shadow Beach

Deck naming by notsoimperfect (not verified) at Mon, 09/28/2009 - 11:38
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Soltari Shadows
Life in the Shadows
Soltari Tap
High in the sky
Sky Shadow
Cloudy Day

MTGO name: notsoimperfect

Deck name by Weltenbrand (not verified) at Mon, 09/28/2009 - 13:27
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Silhouette Rush

Mtgo name: Weltenbrand

Winning name by Jacobs at Mon, 09/28/2009 - 13:35
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Soggy Shadows

MTGO Name: Tyroine

name'D by Stu Benedict at Mon, 09/28/2009 - 14:10
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Dusk Lit Dreams

modo name: rushmore111

Ethereal Grasp, username: by Lastcall (not verified) at Mon, 09/28/2009 - 17:56
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Ethereal Grasp, username: Lastcall

Name Submission by smartbomb (not verified) at Mon, 09/28/2009 - 18:18
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MODO username: sexican
email: javi.api[at]gmail.com

I have to say I really love by Paul Leicht at Mon, 09/28/2009 - 18:33
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I have to say I really love some of these names. Very imaginative.