A decision on what to do.
Posted on June 8, 2018, 8:57 a.m. by Poidem
This past Sunday, June 3rd, at 3:15PM my brother-in-law passed. i guess since i got him into magic, and since everyone else thought we were weird for playing a card game they thought was for children (they think its like Pokemon or some shit) my in-laws gave me his cards, he didn't have much, a deck builders toolkit and a fat-pack. But in those cards was his werewolf deck, i tribal kitchen table deck we had been brewing since he started during Shadows over Innistrad. all my werewolves and werewolf related cards from my collection and the cards he got from the kit and pack. we were planning on finishing this deck, seeing if it could win at all in the modern format here at the LGS (keep in mind i don't live in a rich city, so i doubt there would be any $1k+ decks at fnm)
Now i'm stuck, do i finish his deck for him, play with it in his honor, or keep it the same because that's how he left it?
Real world problems i know, but if you focus on the little things the gaping hole in your soul doesn't seem so vast.
Thanks for reading, have a nice day.
I say keep the deck as is, as a time capsule. BUT if money permits, buy all the cards in it in duplicate and grow that as a separate brew in his honor.
Sorry for your loss.
June 8, 2018 9:16 a.m.
Sorry for your loss, that's pretty heartbreaking :(
I think you should absolutely try and finish the deck, play with the cards. At least then you won't look at them sitting on your shelf, thinking "If only..."
June 8, 2018 9:27 a.m.
Keep it the same, but build a deck themed around what you ran back when you played with him. It doesn't have the be the same at all, but it helps if it contains cards you ran back then. Balance the two decks to play well against one another and now you've got a one of a kind set of duel decks with real history. I think it would be really special to keep that deck together.
June 8, 2018 10:21 a.m.
do what you want with it. theres no point in keeping it the same if doing so causes losses. so upgrade it and play it in casual settings. even the best possible werewolf deck still isn't going to cut it in modern due to the transform mechanic they have being painfully slow for the format.
June 8, 2018 2:27 p.m.
Did he enjoy playing it? If so, play it for him.
Sorry about your brother-in-law.
June 9, 2018 2:56 a.m.
So sorry for your loss ...
I would leave it as-is and not play it. It's AWESOME to think about what you and he might have brewed together, but (for me anyways) I think the pressure of actually playing the deck (especially if it ends up not doing well) would be too much to bear.
At some point though it might be cool to borrow some of the cards from his deck and play them in his honor. For example, say you get into Counters Company at some point; it could be neat to use "his" Duskwatch Recruiter Flips.