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God, I miss the days when I could purposely design a deck with multiple instances of not having a playset of a card. I wanna be casual again but Standard and Modern are taking over my brain! D=
Looking back at my oldest decks (this is one of them), I realize they all have something in common: the top-end threats are really diverse, usually a bunch of 1-ofs. It doesn't feel awkward or anything while playing, though. When I think about it some more, instead of being just a bunch of singletons, it's actually 6-10 copies of "Awesome Guy, Creature - Kickass Dude". I get consistency while having the opportunity for every game to be wildly different, and it makes for a lot of fun. I wonder if the element of surprise would give any advantage if I started building that way for Standard...
Regarding your question: Reason #1 is because when I first built this deck (Invasion block was just finishing up), Birds of Paradise were really hard for me to come by, but no one felt bad about trading away a Utopia Tree . Reason #2 is a happy coincidence that I didn't notice until a few days after I added Avenger of Zendikar - Utopia Tree is a Plant!
Yes he doesn't have any abilities, so he doesn't rate high on the fun scale, but in the Duels of the Planeswalker game, he's in the 5 color deck and whenever you draw him, it's always a great time. He seems to come out before turn 5 and with such a big body, it really takes you closer to winning. But this deck is more fun than that deck, by far.
Thanks! It's hard with a kid to find time for Magic, but some people at my office here play, so it's been on my mind again, which is nice :) We get some games in once in a while. Ravnica was my favorite block so it's a nice time to be back. How are you?
|Date added||3 years|
|Last updated||3 months|
|Legal formats||Commander / EDH, Legacy, Vintage|