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I Have A Gambling Problem

Commander / EDH*




Quarters. You can use them to either operate laundry services, scratch off that fifth losing instant winner ticket in a row, or even retrieve handfuls of sweet treats or puppy stickers from what are essentially slot machines for children.

Or you could screw that noise, and bring your sweet, sweet, coinage to the commander table and either rain hell fire all around you or die in a horrible cataclysmic explosion, but hey, at least you'll die with a smile on your face.

This deck's sole purpose isn't to win, it's to create those Magic moments around the table, and keep those smiles shining until they read your cards' rules texts

My general, Arjun, the Shifting Flame, allows me to dig for answers, shenanigans, or combo pieces. Most of the time I'd notice I really would only want to play a few cards out of my hand at a given time, so pitching a hand and getting a restock is great!

Okay, so Ludevic dont have anything to do with coins, but he deals in useful, diplomatic currency: Card Draw. He buys you time to do thumb push-ups and stretch your flipping hand out while your opponents don't mess with you for an extra card.

Depending on if there are other people who suffer from gambling addiction as much as you do at the table, Game of Chaos has the potential to wipe a player out on turn 3. Dual Casting has me gamble with more than one amigo, too!!

Combo Starters: Frenetic Efreet , Squee's Revenge , Krark's Thumb, Fiery Gambit, Fighting Chance , Game of Chaos , Mana Clash

Combo Outlets: Chance Encounter , Karplusan Minotaur ,

Even this deck's card draw and board wipes are dependant on the luck of the (mostly) copper circle: Sorcerer's Strongbox , Boompile

Any help in tweaking this beauty is much appreciated, and remember,

You gotta risk it for the biscuit


So I've officially made a sideboard full of cards that aren't legal in my deck (Odds, Goblin Bookie, Mana Screw, Dumb Ass) that I can ask every pregame if the other players would let me use them.

This deck's ability to perform in a 1v1 is hard to chart. Sometimes, I get nothing as my opponents pummel me with their entire deck, other times I get off a Chance Encounter + Frenetic Efreet junk combo if I'm in a pickle.

My goal is not to make coin flip tribal competitive, but rather fun to play for everyone involved. Multiplayer is where this deck thrives, though. Win or lose, any game I play with this baby is fun so I chalk it up as a win.


Duhphlates says... #1


I'd love to see someone flipping 12 coins every upkeep.

December 20, 2016 9:46 a.m.

This deck looks absolutely glorious, decks like this one are why I love Commander. I am surprised that you are not running Gamble for the flavour but that card is risky. May you have many explosive and ridiculous games with this deck. :-)

February 20, 2017 6:45 p.m.

KeelHaul10 says... #3

Canadiansnowdragon Thanks for the feedback. I can't believe I haven't thought of Gamble yet! Thanks for the idea! I'll work on cutting room for it

February 21, 2017 9:53 a.m.

Snap157 says... #4

I've seen this and already upvoted, but I wish I could do it several more times! It's always nice to see a deck that is not so much focused on winning as much as it is having fun. Have you tried Odds before, (maybe its not legal here I don't know)?

March 12, 2017 11:56 a.m.

KeelHaul10 says... #5

Snap157 I appreciate that! Odds is a great card, but not legal with my deck...hmmm I'll talk to my playgroup & LGS to see if I could swap it in when I can

March 12, 2017 8:24 p.m.

Panzerforge says... #6

So awesome!


March 15, 2017 1:20 a.m.

astroaron says... #7

Since your playgroup is okay with you running Odds, even though it's technically not legal, maybe they would be alright with Goblin Bookie?

June 18, 2017 6:12 p.m.

KeelHaul10 says... #8

astroaron Hey, great idea! I'll run it by them. I think with my deck containing more than one illegal card in it, I'll run a casual sideboard so I can slip those illegal cards in with my casual buddies or people who accept odds and bookie. Thanks for commenting!

June 19, 2017 10:08 a.m.

SufferFromEDHD says... #9

June 23, 2017 10:09 p.m.

KeelHaul10 says... #10

SufferFromEDHD; Clockspinning is a good idea, I can charge up Goblin Bomb or Chance Encounter with it. The only problem I can see is Arjun tossing it under my library after buying it back, but Arjun isn't always out. Plus I can replicate Clockspinning. I'll add it in

June 23, 2017 10:28 p.m.

Livingham says... #11

Goblin Game is always fun and it fits your deck's gambling theme.

June 24, 2017 5:40 p.m.

KeelHaul10 says... #12

Livingham; Goblin Game is fun! But I haven't cast it in a game yet!! It's my first priority

June 24, 2017 5:44 p.m.

Livingham says... #13

My bad I didn't even see you were already playing with it, I was looking through the first portion of your deck alphabetically and didn't realize how you arranged your list.

June 24, 2017 6:32 p.m.

KeelHaul10 says... #14

Livingham ; All good! I just wish I've had a chance to cast it in a game

June 24, 2017 10:44 p.m.

Wrigz says... #15

+1 love the concept and it seems like a blast to play!

My card suggestion that might add a little fun is Thieves' Auction. Not a coin flip but gives the whole table a fun little mini game and permanent redistribution!

Good job man on a fun and unique deck!

June 27, 2017 10:44 a.m.

KeelHaul10 says... #16

Wrigz I love Thieves' Auction, but I'm not sure to cut for it. Maybe a land or an instant or sorcery. Thanks for commenting!

June 27, 2017 10:50 p.m.

Wrigz says... #17

Hi me again, I really liked your deck so much that I started building my own based on your idea while stealing many of your cards haha. +1 wasn't enough so I offer you a feature token to help spread the joys of gambling addictions. Enjoy!

June 28, 2017 7:32 p.m.

KeelHaul10 says... #18

Wrigz I greatly appreciate that, thank you! I will continue to spread gambling and joy where ever this deck and I go!

June 28, 2017 10:30 p.m.

+1 from me. My buddy plays a coin flip deck and it is fun to play, regardless of winning or losing. If you are having fun you win regardless of the outcome. Goblin Game seems like it would be right up your alley. The randomness of it is so great and the way we do it is each player writes down a number and then all reveal at the same time. Good luck

June 29, 2017 9:55 a.m.

My bad missed it in there.

June 29, 2017 9:56 a.m.

Chandrian says... #21

+1 I also wanted to make a deck like this, but never really got to make a complete list.

June 29, 2017 10:11 a.m.

KeelHaul10 says... #22

Thanks for the feedback Chandrian and Hyperalgialysis. I do always have fun when piloting this deck!

June 29, 2017 10:17 a.m.

SirLag says... #23

I just want to say thanks so much for brewing this deck up. I played it against my group and was dying of laughter the entire time. Planar Chaos really is hilarious.

July 2, 2017 1:11 a.m.

KeelHaul10 says... #24

SirLag it means a lot to me to hear that kind of feedback. I'm glad you liked the deck, it's killer entertainment for EDH night!

July 2, 2017 2:26 p.m.

ArrestedSnow says... #25

I can't wait to give this a shot at my group. I'm eager to see the looks on their faces when they ask what my win condition is and I gleefully tell them I have none. I did make a few edits and threw in a Stranglehold and a Price of Glory.

July 3, 2017 5:09 p.m.

KeelHaul10 says... #26

friday6700 Glad you like the deck! I hope it gives you all a laugh, although I do have 1 infinite win combo Chance Encounter + Frenetic Efreet ( but that's only if I'm desperate )

July 3, 2017 7:42 p.m.

ArrestedSnow says... #27

KeelHaul10 I couldn't find Chance Encounter or Stitch in Time at our local stores in time for last nights game so I really could only screw with the board. But I did manage to ult Ral Zarek with Krark's Thumb on the field and got five turns in a row. It was a lot of fun, I look forward to further tweaks and playing this more often.

July 4, 2017 2:31 p.m.

KeelHaul10 says... #28

friday6700 that sounds marvelous! Ral is my Pal. I hope you have a ton of fun with this deck and your playgroup!

July 4, 2017 8:16 p.m.

Jojonathan says... #29

Upvoted !!

Your deck is looking insanely fun pal !!

July 13, 2017 11:10 a.m.

BoneFlute2 says... #30

dude your deck rocks, but I wouldn't gamble having 2 Rals in it lol

December 12, 2017 10:59 a.m.

KeelHaul10 says... #31

BoneFlute2 I just have him under multiple catagories

December 12, 2017 1:19 p.m.

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This deck is Commander / EDH legal.

Cards 100
Avg. CMC 3.59
Tokens 1/1 Insect, Land Mine, 1/1 Elemental
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+1 Creepy Doll main
-1 Winter Sky main
-1 Terramorphic Expanse main
+1 Stupefying Touch main
-1 Psychic Spiral main
-1 Planar Chaos main
-1 Gamble main
-1 Evolving Wilds main
+1 Dualcaster Mage main
+1 Risky Move main
-1 Halimar Depths main
+1 Cyclonic Rift main
+1 Mana Clash main
+1 Gamble main
+1 Puppet's Verdict main
-1 Tide of War main
-1 Puppet's Verdict main
+1 Melek, Izzet Paragon main
+1 Molten Birth main
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