No longer playing competitive

The Kitchen Table forum

Posted on Nov. 18, 2017, 9:35 a.m. by Qolorful

Since Ive moved, Ive lost a lot of interest in magic. The play group is too competitive and not pleasant at all. Not in the sense that they are too good for me, but they care to much about winning and not enough about the community as a whole. As such, Im selling almost all of my collection. They just turned the game sour for me.

That being said, I want to keep 5 decks, specifically, I want to make a deck for each color. I want to try to make them casual, fun, and fairly balanced overall.

Anyone have suggestions for me on what to do for each?

Thorbogl says... #2

You could go for the "big tribes" as angels for white, dragons for red, sphinxes for blue, demons for black and green beasts, or more like elves, humans/soldiers, wizards/zombies and goblins if you prefer faster games.

Otherwise, you could build decks that do what the colour is known for, a la blue control, white weenies, green mana, red burn and black reanimator stuff.

Btw it sucks you can't enjoy this awesome game with your new playgroup anymore

November 18, 2017 11:05 a.m.

ChaosJester says... #3

Hey dude I am with you. I also like to create decks that are balanced and More casual. For blue I have following suggestion:

What the..? Is that a Sheep? Come on man...

Legacy ChaosJester


I spent so many hours to create this deck, so I hope you like it. :)

November 18, 2017 11:14 a.m.

Depending on your collection, and with thr changes to the planeswalker rules that might be an interesting way to go. I have bought a pair of 1 planeswalker for each set and have since started making them into more casual decks. I have a nissa/garruk hybrid, a jace deck, and a gideon,ajani,elspeth version. They are kinda fun to be honest. Might be worth it if you have the stuff

November 18, 2017 1:11 p.m.

Profet93 says... #5


I am sorry about having a competitive playgroup who tries to ruin the fun. You should try having a conversation with them.

Also, can you provide a list of decks that you want to sell and your prices for either them?

November 18, 2017 2:26 p.m.

rockleemyhero says... #6

Sorry to hear that man. Have you considered playing on play.EDH? It's a discord group with multiple tier levels so you can play at the power level you want and most people are on board. It's basically a well managed Skype edh community

November 18, 2017 2:28 p.m.

Hunson_Abadeer says... #7

I feel you man. I only play casual with my friends. Though we do have some rather expensive deck none are top tier competitive. They match up well together.

Are you planning to keep these decks budget and casual or throw together something good but not necessarily legal in many formats making it classified as casual

November 18, 2017 5:56 p.m.

Quinnagin27 says... #8

I understand what you are saying though I only play kitchen table top magic my group of 8 people have changed over our playtime of magic together. It all started when our friend invested in his Merfolk. (though i have beaten them before). This speed seemed impossible to contend with so my other friend got a goblins deck with tuns of unfair ways to win. Then that turned into me investing into and affinity deck and you can tell where this is going. Soon we would be fighting and that's when the fun stopped. I'm sorry this drove you way from the game sadly this is a factor of it.

November 18, 2017 7:59 p.m.

Qolorful says... #9

@rockleemyhero, thanks for that suggestion, Ill look into it.

@Profet93, the only intact deck id be selling is my ghave deck, but it never got fine tuned because I lost interest as I was building it. I can post a list, but youd want the cards in it more than the deck itself.

@Hunson_Abadeer and Hyperalgialysis, Im planning on keeping a casual budget deck of less than $50 for each color if possible. Im considering making a couple tiny leader decks with planeswalkers as leaders, as I think that would be a lot of fun too, but overall my planeswalker selection is primarily limited to bfz and forward and one Sorin markov, and whatever I dont use I will sell.

November 19, 2017 7:06 a.m.

A good budget deck for white would be soul sisters

Cut some of the pricey competitive cards and it's a pretty budget casual pain in the ass

November 19, 2017 4:48 p.m.

epajula says... #11

I did something similar. I turned to EDH.

March 11, 2018 6:37 p.m.

Barsan says... #12

I really recommend a different approach. What I did was I built my "Duskcrank" Deck and when that turned out to lose excessively to Blood Moon type decks I built "Bloodburn" and cycled between them.

I didn't win many games but the games I won were fun. I either trounced a snooty player and harvested the salt, even if it was just 1 out of 3 games, or I won/lost to a player that appreciated my decks for what they did.

The kicker was the snooty players hated loosing to me so much that they started siding Rest in Peace and extra artifact hate. Robot decks and Tron started getting played less and less because of the Blood moons and Kolaghan's Commands and Dredge disappeared entirely.

Some of the worst offenders stopped showing up because the local meta no longer represented the national ones and the formally EDH only casual crowd started showing up at Modern events.

Instead of quitting make a kooky deck and slowly work it until it's good. It only takes one Rouge deck to shift a local meta, and you get to be the change you want to see in the world.

March 11, 2018 6:56 p.m. Edited.

Please login to comment