Challenges and Articles forum

Posted on July 21, 2017, 8:11 a.m. by Pc238

So, sometimes, regular MTG matches can take way too long and me + my friends thought of an idea for this. However, we still haven't decided on a name for this. :P

So, a deck in this "game mode" has 10 cards. The players start on 3 life and the starting hand is 3 cards (these details may change). Because of the reduced life and deck, some milling and damage cards are not allowed, such as compelling argument.

Also, about legality, cards are only allowed from the most recent block (currently amonkhet and hour of devastation).

Any ideas for decks in this? Mine involves getting past opponents creatures, such as using Slither Blade and exerting Gust Walker

EDIT: I also forgot to mention that decks may only contain 1 card of the same copy, including basic land

landofMordor says... #2

See the bottom of this article for a variant called "Three-card Magic". It might help you balance your variant.

As far as deck ideas, I bet that stuff like Unsummon would be disproportionately powerful.

July 21, 2017 8:41 a.m.

Pc238 says... #3

landofMordor we still haven't decided on details that may balance cards out such as that one. Thanks for the link aswell

July 21, 2017 8:54 a.m.

TMBRLZ says... #4

Pack Wars seems more reasonable imo.

July 21, 2017 9:40 a.m.

DaftVader says... #5

Does the 10 cards include land? Leaving them out of the deck and getting 1 land per turn from a separate pile might let you increase diversity a whole lot.

Also, you're going to have a very hard time trying to find enough removal that stops turn 2 kills that can't just burn face for 3.

July 21, 2017 9:42 a.m.

Pc238 says... #6

DaftVader yes, and I also forgot to mention that you may only have 1 card of any type, including basic land

July 21, 2017 1:31 p.m.

Pc238 says... #7

TMBRLZ we just made this idea up, we will obviously change the rules and stuff to make it more reasonable

July 21, 2017 1:33 p.m.

zephramtripp says... #8

@Pc238: You say 10 cards, but then restrict to one of each type. It's impossible to have a ten card deck without sharing any types because there are only seven stand-alone supertypes.

205.2a The card types are artifact, conspiracy, creature, enchantment, instant, land, phenomenon, plane, planeswalker, scheme, sorcery, tribal, and vanguard.

July 23, 2017 3:07 p.m.

Pc238 says... #9

zephramtripp let me re-phrase that. Only 1 card is allowed per card(eg, only one Slither Blade per deck but the player may use more, different creatures)

July 24, 2017 5:43 a.m.

Argy says... #10

I think what is meant is that you are only allowed one copy of each card with the same English name.

July 27, 2017 8:55 a.m.

Pc238 says... #11

Argy yes, that is what I mean

July 27, 2017 2:42 p.m.

Pygmyrhino990 says... #12

Maybe not 3 life, maybe something like 5, otherwise your gonna get turn 1 haste creatures (I know, the most recent set) or the like that wreck face. Green will almost not be seen at all

August 30, 2017 7:03 p.m.

Please login to comment