Maybeboard


When I searched for a deck based on aliens, I found three things:

  • "X-Files" themed decks.
  • Alien vs Predator decks.
  • Eldrazi tribal decks.

None of these were what I was looking for, so I've decided to make my own!

This deck aims to try capturing the supposed fear, confusion and helplessness of an alien abduction experience. Every card in here will have a relevant name, art and / or flavor text.

Some background - I've always been fascinated by this phenomenon. The concept has both frightened and intrigued me for almost as long as I can remember. I decided that making this deck would be a fun and interesting challenge because Magic is such an expressive and customizable game - almost any theme is possible given the extensive catalog of cards. However, a theme like this has never been tackled by WotC, and it's not likely to be, so making a deck would require a lot of thinking in order to come up with a relevant decklist.

I didn't want to capture the stereotypical experience of something like "oh aliens took me and probed me and it was awful". I'm trying to capture a more "realistic" and honest experience - think Communion by Whitley Strieber, where he openly admits that he could be experiencing something real, but it's also possible that he's just losing his mind. As such, each card in this deck will fit into one or more of the following themes:

Note that the functioning of the deck, as well as any synergies, are of least concern to me. It is a consideration, but the primary goal is to make a deck to capture an experience, not one that will play well.

Cards in the maybeboard are currently not "on-theme" enough for my liking, but my opinions could change. They're mostly there to demonstrate that they were on my radar.

Anyway, thanks for looking!

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Date added 2 years
Last updated 6 months
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This deck is Commander / EDH legal.

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5 - 0 Mythic Rares

16 - 0 Rares

24 - 0 Uncommons

26 - 0 Commons

Cards 100
Avg. CMC 3.17
Tokens None Copy Clone, Clue, 2/2 Manifest
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