I started playing back when 8th Edition was still new. I was around 10 or 11 years old. My uncle introduced my cousin, my brother, and me to the game and bought us our first structure decks. He asked what colors we wanted, and I said (my favorite color at the time) having no idea what any of the colors in Magic did or meant. My brother got the deck and my cousin the .

I almost never won.

I remember the deck had a few counters and bounce spells with mostly flying creatures, but it wasn't as fast as my brother's deck or as hard-hitting as my cousin's deck. Really it was a watered-down version of what should be. It may have been this that gave me an aversion to control and in general in the years to come.

When 9th Edition was released, I got the green deck and never looked back. Green as fit me as a color more than the others, and I had always wanted to build an elf deck. My first "good" kitchen table deck was an elf tribal deck that finally had some goodies in it when the Elves vs Goblins duel decks were released. My favorite part was generating the mass amounts of mana with which I could do anything I wanted.

Besides elves I found I really liked fungus cards when I got the structure deck from Time Spiral. Since then I developed a love for playing with counters and tokens that has carried into how I play today.

My favorite color combination is Abzan as you can tell from my name which is a portmanteau of Abzan and Azkaban. I used to be all about with Selesnya's ability to make lots of tokens and counters, but over the years I've starting taking more to .

In recent years I have found that I love the Aristocrats strategy of sacrificing creatures, and it has become my dominant archetype.

I mostly just played kitchen table casual, but my decks usually followed Modern rules. My tastes have turned more toward EDH because of the crazy ridiculous things I like to do in my decks, and only the commander format really supports that kind of whacky interactions.


Ghave That Bitch an Infinite Combo [Primer]

Commander / EDH Abzkaban

SCORE: 473 | 283 COMMENTS | 73277 VIEWS | IN 183 FOLDERS


My pride and joy! Ghave is my favorite commander in my favorite colors. The deck is built around combo synergy where you can replace one combo piece with several others and achieve a similar result. It is my hope that this is the definitive primer on TappedOut for playing Ghave.


You Just Activated My Trap Card!

Commander / EDH Abzkaban

SCORE: 138 | 21 COMMENTS | 5908 VIEWS | IN 26 FOLDERS


This is perhaps the most fun deck I have ever built. Besides having a freaking awesome Yu-Gi-Oh! theme complete with alter and card sleves, the deck is straight up value town. If Prophet of Kruphix were ever unbanned (which it absolutely should not be) then this is where it would find its home.


Bringing an Army to a Duel

Commander / EDH Abzkaban

SCORE: 71 | 38 COMMENTS | 3723 VIEWS | IN 20 FOLDERS


A deck I built for my wife who liked the cat precon in 2017 and wanted a deck built around Mirri, Weatherlight Duelist. This is a tokens decks that heavily abuses the combat step.


A Game of Thrones

Commander / EDH Abzkaban

SCORE: 63 | 13 COMMENTS | 3618 VIEWS | IN 21 FOLDERS


This Aikido-style Marchesa deck has become one of my favorites to play. The original deck was not mine, but I credit the deckbuilder responsible in the description. Recently another aikido player created a discord server for this specific deck and playstyle which has only helped the deck grow.


The Flash

Commander / EDH Abzkaban

SCORE: 37 | 895 VIEWS | IN 3 FOLDERS


This deck was not built by me, and all credit goes to Inkmoth. This is just my physical copy of the deck which has had some upgrades from his budget version.


The Claw Machine

Commander / EDH Abzkaban

SCORE: 33 | 7 COMMENTS | 1408 VIEWS | IN 5 FOLDERS


Elves were among the first of my casual decks when I began playing. In fact they were what I originally wanted to build when I found out about the game. Therefore it was fitting that I took all my unused elf cards and slammed them together into this fun elf tribal deck. I also had two Mardu decks at the time of this deck's inception, so it helped balance my color pie.


War in Heaven

Commander / EDH* Abzkaban

SCORE: 6 | 264 VIEWS | IN 1 FOLDER


This is another deck that I technically didn't build...my wife did. It was her first one. I gave her advice for the deck and that was about it. It's pretty mean as Kaalia tends to be.

tbone2072 says... #1

Alright, I will use Dropbox for my CSS. Thanks for taking the time to answer my questions I really appreciate it and if you would like to see my primer when I finish it I would be happy to show you.

July 30, 2020 6:22 p.m.

Abzkaban says... #2

tbone2072

On that I have no idea. It was a fairly recent change I think, too. I used Google Drive for all my CSS, and while they all still work, I can't make any changes or create new CSS sheets from there until I know how it works. I have not yet found an answer to that. I would go ahead and use dropbox. I'm considering switching everything there myself, but I also store a lot of writing projects there and don't want to run out of space and have to pay for more.

July 30, 2020 4:19 p.m.

tbone2072 says... #3

Thanks for responding to my previous question. I just have one more question about the CSS. when linking the CSS to the deck page you need to use a link but the link that google drive uses to share the CSS page has changed and I can not find any guides that talk about how to use the new google drive link. Do you know how to use the new link or should I just use dropbox instead?

July 30, 2020 11:11 a.m.

Abzkaban says... #4

tbone2072

Hi there! I would be happy to help. The drop down accordions are actually really easy and just require a certain code. That code looks like this:

===accordion
===panel: Panel 1
Text goes here
===endpanel
===panel: Panel 2
Text goes here
===endpanel
===endaccordion
The code will then look like this on your page:
Text goes here
Text goes here
As far as background images and other parts of the page that have changed from TappedOut's default, that is all done with a CSS page. You can learn about how to create and host one of those from this page: User Page: Beginner

For more questions about CSS specifically, you can ask any of the members of this group: The Deckcoder's Alliance

July 30, 2020 10:50 a.m.

tbone2072 says... #5

Hello, I have recently made an EDH deck that I have been having a lot of fun with and I wanted to make a primer on it. When I looked at the other primers on the site a lot of them had drop-down text boxes and lots of other nice things on them that make them stand out. I saw that you had a lot of primers and was wondering if you could teach me how to edit the deck page to look nicer or if you could point me to someone who could teach me.

Thanks

July 27, 2020 12:39 p.m.

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Said on Yeva Draw-Grow...

#1

Otherwise there’s a link on alexjustdoit’s primer here: [Primer] Political Subterfuge - Marchesa Aikido

August 12, 2020 8:43 a.m.

Said on Yeva Draw-Grow...

#2

precociousapprentice

This link expires in a day, so let me know if you need another.

https://discord.gg/vqqZww

August 12, 2020 8:25 a.m.

SurpriZe

Generally Delaying Shield is better especially if you also run Solemnity and/or Phyrexian Unlife.

August 12, 2020 12:26 a.m.

Said on Yeva Draw-Grow...

#4

precociousapprentice

Your Marchesa deck was the inspiration for my own version and is now one of my favorite decks to pilot. You got a whole discord community started. I just know they’d love it if you found your way there.

August 12, 2020 12:23 a.m.

Said on Abzkaban...

#5

tbone2072

On that I have no idea. It was a fairly recent change I think, too. I used Google Drive for all my CSS, and while they all still work, I can't make any changes or create new CSS sheets from there until I know how it works. I have not yet found an answer to that. I would go ahead and use dropbox. I'm considering switching everything there myself, but I also store a lot of writing projects there and don't want to run out of space and have to pay for more.

July 30, 2020 4:19 p.m.

Said on Abzkaban...

#6

tbone2072

Hi there! I would be happy to help. The drop down accordions are actually really easy and just require a certain code. That code looks like this:

===accordion
===panel: Panel 1
Text goes here
===endpanel
===panel: Panel 2
Text goes here
===endpanel
===endaccordion
The code will then look like this on your page:
Text goes here
Text goes here
As far as background images and other parts of the page that have changed from TappedOut's default, that is all done with a CSS page. You can learn about how to create and host one of those from this page: User Page: Beginner

For more questions about CSS specifically, you can ask any of the members of this group: The Deckcoder's Alliance

July 30, 2020 10:50 a.m.

casual_competitive

Haha! While I do love the idea of winning with an army of squirrels, Squirrel Nest is a lackluster card outside of the combo with Earthcraft with not much synergy with the rest of the deck. It’s also win-more. If I have Earthcraft out, I’m likely already winning.

July 29, 2020 10:55 a.m.
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Specialties

Commander / EDH - BGW (Abzan, Junk), Commander / EDH - Infinite Combo, Commander / EDH - Primer, Commander / EDH - Tokens

Decks

You Just Activated My Trap Card!

Commander / EDH Abzkaban

SCORE: 138 | 21 COMMENTS | 5908 VIEWS | IN 26 FOLDERS

A Game of Thrones

Commander / EDH Abzkaban

SCORE: 63 | 13 COMMENTS | 3618 VIEWS | IN 21 FOLDERS

Ghave That Bitch an Infinite Combo [Primer]

Commander / EDH Abzkaban

SCORE: 473 | 283 COMMENTS | 73277 VIEWS | IN 183 FOLDERS

The Claw Machine

Commander / EDH Abzkaban

SCORE: 33 | 7 COMMENTS | 1408 VIEWS | IN 5 FOLDERS

Bringing an Army to a Duel

Commander / EDH Abzkaban

SCORE: 71 | 38 COMMENTS | 3723 VIEWS | IN 20 FOLDERS

War in Heaven

Commander / EDH* Abzkaban

SCORE: 6 | 264 VIEWS | IN 1 FOLDER

The Flash

Commander / EDH Abzkaban

SCORE: 37 | 895 VIEWS | IN 3 FOLDERS

Finished Decks 53
Prototype Decks 30
Drafts 0
Playing since Eighth Edition
Points 405
Avg. deck rating 49.89
T/O Rank 188
Helper Rank 549
Favorite formats Commander / EDH
Good Card Suggestions 24
Last activity 1 day
Joined 6 years