Absolutely, without a doubt, the most fun I've ever had playing Magic is with this deck. As is readily apparent, there are no win conditions here.

With this deck I just want to be an enabler. Give everyone at the table the tools they need to develop their decks the way they originally set them up to develop. Nobody gets mana-screwed and nobody fizzles out due to lack of cards in their hand.

Everyone should pretty much leave me alone because I 'am' being the enabler, and if they do fire a volley or two my way, I have some defense-only creatures to block any half-hearted attempts to throw damage my way.

I should hang around for a good part of the game and meanwhile everyone is having loads of fun, lots of laughs, and for me at least, no pressure to try and win.


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Pygmyrhino990 says... #1

run lifegain things and throw Felidar Sovereign in there or Aetherflux Reservoir as a win con that no one sees coming

August 12, 2017 7:47 p.m.

RamaLama says... #2

Thanks for the suggestion, Pygmyrhino990.

I realize that having no win conditions at all is a tough concept to embrace. I've had this discussion many times.

Once players know that there 'are' win conditions in your deck, it changes the whole dynamic of how you're treated. All of a sudden you're just another threat at the table, although a somewhat kind one. I make it clear before the game even starts that I have no win conditions, I cannot take any player out, and cannot win. That usually does the trick, and many times I come in second place.

August 14, 2017 4:10 p.m.

Pygmyrhino990 says... #3

but why do you want to come in second when you can come in first?

August 14, 2017 5:24 p.m.

mumrahte says... #4

Pygmyrhino990 Because as a competitor for First place, you become a larger target, as a group hug deck you can already have issues with people working on taking you out to specifically slow the game down, when another player is taking better advantage of the help.

Not to mention if you have a winning end game, you probably want to add more pillow-fort into your deck, as a grouphug deck is really a mid-long game deck your slow to get rolling, and wasting cards on pillow-fort are more cards you can't use for hugging the group!

As an aside with the draw cards in his deck as it is, he can win the game by decking if he wanted to, but as he says he wants people in his playgroup to play with him, and by saying he has no win-cons he's creating a social contract that he will not attempt to win, which lets him have some more political clout in that he can be trusted to not end the game.

August 16, 2017 11:37 a.m.

Swaghat says... #5

Respect. Looks like good clean fun!

August 16, 2017 5:06 p.m.

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