New Hub "Expendables"

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Posted on July 11, 2019, 9:12 a.m. by JayDoesMagic

I think a new Hub should be created with the title "Expendables" This hub is just a broad coverage for any type of expendable deck, from zombies, to eldrazi pirates to simple summon instants/sorceries or even just a deck that contains loads of cheap creatures.

JayDoesMagic says... #2

Also maybe one relating to the Lazotep Eternals army mechanic called something like "Army" or "Stackwipe"

July 11, 2019 9:14 a.m.

FenrisBurgess says... #3

You mean tokens, which already has a hub?

July 11, 2019 10:20 a.m.

legendofa says... #4

Seems like most decks for this would fit into either Tokens, Weenie, or Aristocrats, or just have a lot of low-cost spells, which broadly fits into Aggro. From the description you're giving, it seems like it could just as well be called Cheap Spells, which is broad enough to be meaningless. Could you please provide an example of a deck that would have Expendables as a unique and defining feature?

July 11, 2019 10:38 a.m.

JayDoesMagic says... #5

All for one This is the deck I made and Expendables describes it perfectly.

July 11, 2019 11:04 a.m.

JayDoesMagic says... #6

Hang on... the link failed. This one: All for One

July 11, 2019 11:06 a.m.

shadow63 says... #7

So you want to combine tokens and aristocrats?

July 11, 2019 11:48 a.m.

PepsiAddicted says... #8

third new hub thread in a couple of days... whats up? why exactly do we need new hubs?

July 11, 2019 2:06 p.m. Edited.

legendofa says... #9

JayDoesMagic I'm not seeing anything in this deck that's not covered by Tokens + Weenie. What would the Expendables hub do that can't be covered by these two?

If you want a large, general hub, it has to have a unique specific definition --think Aggro or Mono-White. If you want a hub that defines a specific deck, that deck needs to be established and recognizable, even for casual decks. I just don't think Expendables is unique enough, since is has significant overlap with 2-3 other hubs.

July 11, 2019 2:20 p.m.

legendofa says... #10

PepsiAddicted The Tutorless hub has been under discussion for a few weeks, the Dark Depths hub was cleaning up a loose end, and this one is a new submission.

New hubs come up as new mechanics and decks come up. As one example, the Snow hub got added soon after Modern Horizons was released--there had been snow cards before, but after MH, there is now a more developed and unified range of decks to compare or pull ideas from.

July 11, 2019 2:30 p.m.

PepsiAddicted says... #11

sigh i saw the discussions. almost no1 liked the dark depths one and for good reason. thats an archetype, not a hub. femmes comment on that nailed it pretty good iirc. tutorless is ok imo, but the next problem with that will be the definition of tutoring. this one is on dark dephts lvl. archetype =/= hub

snow makes sense as a hub.

July 11, 2019 2:43 p.m. Edited.

legendofa says... #12

PepsiAddicted The Dark Depths one was fairly uncontroversial--I think you're getting it mixed up with RCA, which didn't become a hub.

July 11, 2019 2:50 p.m.

PepsiAddicted says... #13

maybe that yes. but the whole problem with those is theyd all fit in already existing hubs. anyway i dont have a problem with new hubs, just curious why ppl think its needed

July 11, 2019 3:01 p.m.

Femme_Fatale says... #14

Hubs are only created when they are well established non-standard archetypes.

July 11, 2019 6:17 p.m.

Femme_Fatale says... #15

As an example, there is one archetype that is really well known that we don't have as a hub: Eggs. It should exist but hasn't yet.

July 11, 2019 6:26 p.m.

legendofa says... #16

Femme_Fatale What about Stompy?

July 11, 2019 7:37 p.m.

Femme_Fatale says... #17

That's just ramp.

July 11, 2019 9:53 p.m.

JayDoesMagic says... #18

shadow63 I guess yeah, it would be a token/cheap creature deck that also had a cadre of powerful creatures/plainswalkers to perform blanket buffs.

July 11, 2019 10:18 p.m.

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