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Fun with Endoparasitoid Extraterrestrials

Commander / EDH RBW (Mardu) Theme/Gimmick

Fobatore


Description

"Alien" franchise themed deck. A wholesome blend of art and mechanics for that acid-burning, face-hugging, chest-bursting, xenomorphic flavor.

Excuse my lack of Benalish Hero. Because Banding. Elspeth and her Space Marines will take over there.

Sideboard is a listing of unused cards which could fit with the theme. Let me know if I've missed some. Besides Slivers.

Updates

Out: Assault Suit, Phyrexian Vatmother, 2 Mountains.

In: Expedition Map, Predator, Flagship, Fetid Heath, Cabal Coffers.

Assault Suit had been bugging me with Visionary Augmenter also covering that flavor role (and the flavor fail of putting an alien in the suit). Vatmother is leaving because it looked more "Alien" at first glance than now, after seeing it for a while.

Map, Heath, and Coffers come in to smooth mana and ramp some for the big spells. Predator is not a "Predator" reference (given they're not canon with the main "Alien" verse now). The deck was having trouble vs Flying, and the xenos needed a ship to hitchhike on.

Comments

Haha, love it.

August 26, 2017 9:21 p.m.

Fobatore says... #2

Thanks! And thank everyone for the upvotes.

When I get some time, I think I'll include a sideboard listing what I wound up cutting from the final deck. Anyone can feel free to name cards I may have missed (I'm likely to forget some of what I had).

August 26, 2017 10:17 p.m.

berserkalucard says... #3

AAAHHHhh! So awesome! Alien franchise are some of my favourite movies! How do you find these cards that are more unknown but fit so nicely in terms of flavour? I want to get more into flavour EDH decks

October 14, 2017 12:01 p.m.

Fobatore says... #4

I started with art, then searched for keywords, before finally looking at what types of effects fit with both the cards I'd found so far, and the feel I was going for.

As to the more unknown stuff in particular... I did begin by going through every card in my colors in the Gatherer database, looking at art. It takes a while, but you do find things you never knew existed. I'd rather recommend getting an app with a card database, though, as those tend to show you every version of a card at once (the alternate art Plague Myr was one of the last things I found, after switching to this).

October 15, 2017 9:49 a.m.

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Legality

This deck is Commander / EDH legal.

Cards 100
Avg. CMC 3.58
Tokens 1/1 Servo, 1/1 Assassin, 2/2 Zombie, Monarch, 0/2 Wall, 1/1 Soldier, 0/1 Eldrazi Spawn, 6/6 Dragon, 3/2 Eldrazi Horror, 1/1 Eldrazi Scion, X/X Minion, 1/1 Myr
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