Puzzle: Modern Goblins (Featuring Frank Karsten)!

It’s time for another Possibility Storm puzzle!

This week we had the honor to team up with CFB’s own Hall-of-Famer Frank Karsten, who put together this sweet Modern Goblins puzzle for you. Thanks Frank!

Got it figured out? Leave your answer in the comments here and/or on Possibility Storm’s Facebook and/or Twitter by 5:00pm ET Wednesday for a chance to win a copy of Kiki-Jiki, Mirror Breaker!

Good luck!

Possibility Storm MTG puzzle

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Step 1: Play Goblin Warchief and Goblin Piledriver. One untapped Mountain remaining.
Step 2: Tap Kiki-Jiki to copy Goblin Piledriver.
Step 3: Attack with everything. Piledrivers are 8 power, so the opponent has to block one of them.
Step 4: Opponent takes 11 damage, gains 6 from Sylvok Lifestaff, then takes one more because the dying Piledriver triggers Pashalik Mons. So they're now at 13, and their Plague Engineer is gone.
Step 5: Cast Skirk Prospector. Sacrifice Kiki-Jiki, Goblin Piledriver, and Goblin Ringleader for three mana and three Pashalik Mons pings (opponent now at 10).
Step 6: Spend three mana to cast Krenko. You now control Krenko, Pashalik Mons, Skirk Prospector, and Goblin Warchief. 
Step 7: Tap Krenko to create 4 Goblins, then sacrifice them for four mana and four Pashalik Mons pings. (Opponent now at 6.)
Step 8: Spend four mana and sacrifice Krenko to activate Pashalik Mons to create two tokens. (Opponent now at 5.)
Step 9: Sacrifice two tokens, Goblin Warchief, and finally Skirk Prospector for four mana and four Pashalik Mons pings. (Opponent now at 1.)
Step 10: Spend four mana and sacrifice Pashalik Mons to itself for a final, lethal ping. You win with the creation of two Goblin tokens on the stack.


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Thanks for playing. See you again next week!

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