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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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K00lDudE1 says... #1

Thoughts on the new Old-Growth Dryads coming out of Ixalan?

Can be a nice blocker, and gives out free ramp, the only issue is that it could be classed as a threat, but hopefully a 3/3 body isn't enough for that

September 4, 2017 3:11 p.m.

JustcallmeSoul says... #2

A 3/3 body isn't that scary, but I feel like there are a lot of better options unless you want to include a repeatable bounce strategy. Personally anyway. It is nice to see new sets coming out with group hug style cards though.

September 4, 2017 10:27 p.m.

wylie72 says... #3

Love the deck +1. Maybe Perplexing Chimera for some fun political shenanigans?

September 5, 2017 5:26 p.m.

RamaLama says... #4

Thanks for the suggestion, K00lDudE1. I do like Old-Growth Dryads, and it's on my want list for when the set comes out. Usually with a card like this, you ask yourself if it does enough to be worthy of a card slot. In this case I'm giving out so much card draw to everyone, including myself, taking up a card slot isn't really an issue, and while the effect of the card isn't earth shaking, for the incredibly low casting cost, I could pretty much cast it whenever I want without disrupting any other plans I may have that turn. So yeah I like it, and as JustcallmeSoul said, in EDH, vanilla 3/3 creatures aren't given a second look, so that's not a worry.

wylie72, Perplexing Chimera would be such a "poison pill" in this deck. I've played against it, and I don't like it. When it hits the battlefield, it draws laser focus from everyone, while being hard to get rid of. No, I don't want to introduce something that unfun into such a fun deck.

I did include Perplexing Chimera in a prototype "confusion and chaos" EDH deck I started to build a while back, along with cards like Dead Ringers, Ice Cauldron, Warp World, Eye of the Storm, etc. I gave up on the project though, it would be such a pain in the ass for everyone (including myself) to have to deal with.

September 6, 2017 8:46 a.m.

This looks amazingly fun! I could see myself playing this with my EDH group.

September 6, 2017 2:20 p.m.

ACDAMAN says... #6

Loving the commander choice! +1 from me!!

September 9, 2017 11:47 a.m.

wellhistranger says... #7

It's funny that i've won by milling with this deck...Still soooo much fun to pilot though! :)

September 13, 2017 5:10 p.m.

RazortoothMtg says... #8

Move over Force of Will!! This purple hippo is the best card to come out of alliances obviously!

Love the hippo! I personally switched to Kynaios and Tiro of Meletis for my grouphug build. Red doesn't give you much outside of Mana Flare and K&T themselves, but personally in my playgroup hippo actually has become a target due to the ability to just give someone lethal in hippos whenever I want. Still have him in the deck, tho!

+1 from me! Don't really see many grouphug decks on T/O, you gave me a few ideas for my build (still need to find a copy of Braids, Conjurer Adept)

September 15, 2017 11:02 a.m.

dankmim says... #9

How about some extra protection like Guard Gomazoa, which can block literally anything, and Fog Bank. And how about all the temptation cards for extra mayhem. http://gatherer.wizards.com/Pages/Search/Default.aspx?name=+[tempt]+[with]

September 17, 2017 11:50 a.m.

dankmim says... #10

Nevermind, didn't look. You already have the temptations, but I still am suggesting the two walls.

September 17, 2017 11:51 a.m.

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Legality

This deck is Commander / EDH legal.

Cards 100
Avg. CMC 2.74
Tokens 1/1 Spirit, 1/1 Hippo, 1/1 Myr
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Top rank #1 on 2016-06-03
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