In honor of Grand Prix Charlotte, I’ve decided to go with Modern for our next scenario. This was sent in by Allen C., who included a great picture and an even better description (which I’m using wholesale below). He earned the $25 store credit at ChannelFireball this week, but if you send your own screenshot of a tough board state that you think could stump the readers to [email protected], your submission could be featured in the next What’s the Play?
You are playing Splinter Twin, and your opponent is on Amulet Bloom.
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On your previous turn, you played a Serum Visions, drew a Deceiver Exarch, and put a Lightning Bolt and Sulfur Falls on the top of your library. Then, you attacked him down to 10 with your Snapcaster Mage and Vendilion Clique. Your hand isn’t great: Exarch and 2 Splinter Twins, while your opponent has nothing but an Amulet of Vigor, Azusa, some Plants, and Seal of Primordium.
Your opponent plays a Cavern of Souls on his turn (naming Giant) and casts Primeval Titan (which he topdecked, since you Cliqued him last turn to see a hand full of land—what a lucksack). He searches for a Slayers’ Stronghold and a Boros Garrison, bouncing his Tolaria West in play, gives his Titan haste, and goes to the attack step.
His last card in hand is a Tolaria West, and you have two cards in your graveyard.