I played MtG starting with Beta/Unlimited (right as it was finishing and moving to Revised) and stopped about the time 4th Edition came out. I started playing again right before Oath of the Gatewatch was released. The game has certainly changed! I prefer to play Standard format, though Pauper is definitely becoming my favorite format.

Argy says... #1

I went back and did some major tweaking of my Pioneer Burn and it's performing really well now.

Unfortunately that also means that I have had to hide it from people at my LGS, so it's no longer available for comment.

Your suggestions helped, so thanks.

November 24, 2019 9:43 a.m.

The7thBobba says... #2

Yeah, I'm sad to see them go too. Heh, I've been on/off. been busy with finishing my education, and battling depression. But, MTG has my back. Brewing helps take the edge off of things :) I'm waiting for the mail so that I can make my Flipmaster 5000 deck :) and christmas is comming up - my wife let me know that she spent the majority of her gift-buying-budget on MTG for me :D so I'll be brewing a LOT in the month to come :D hope you're doing well my man. stay frosty!

November 22, 2019 6:06 a.m.

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Even though it doesn't make knights, Legion's Landing  Flip would be a solid addition to the deck.

November 30, 2019 8:37 p.m.

Anguished Unmaking would be pretty good in this deck.

November 30, 2019 8:33 p.m.

chrclgry-- excellent suggestion! Thank you!

November 27, 2019 9:50 a.m.

chrclgry, ah, I should restate my lost Thoughtseize thought. You present a non-unique argument because any hand hit by Thoughtseize (or most hand disruption, really) will be weakened. It's like the generic response to any creature, "it dies to removal." Thoughtseize is just an exceptional card. Your argument seems to be that if I don't have all creatures in hand when hit with Thoughtseize that I will automatically lose. How is this not the case for any midrange deck that employs more than a single card type? Your point is taken, and anyone should consider Thoughtseize when deck building because it's in approximately 37% of decks. Nevertheless, a variety of card types is inevitable in a hand, particularly an opening hand. Were I to go the Collected Company route, I don't think it would differ significantly, particularly with a CoCo in hand.

Again, your point is valid and well taken, but it's not a point unique to this deck.

Thank you for the thoughtful commentary-- I appreciate your suggestions! I welcome further thoughts!

November 27, 2019 12:22 a.m.

Argy, wow, I completely forgot about that card! Nice find!

November 26, 2019 11:13 p.m.

chrclgry, I had a long answer typed out as a response and posted it, saw an error after it was posted, went to hit Edit and fat-fingered it and ended up hitting Remove. Turns out there's no "Are you sure?" in TappedOut…

Long story short-- Icon of Ancestry and Rest in Peace are good suggestions. Thank you! The other cards are fine for what I want to do, and I'm not looking to qualify for the pro tour or anything. I just want to have fun, play humans tribal, and win an occasional match, which this deck should do. I don't want to make a CoCo deck, and I don't want a control deck, so this is where I'm at.

Sorry the line-by-line answer I gave got deleted because I click too fast and don't pay attention. I promise that I made some lucid arguments!

November 26, 2019 12:30 p.m.

ChrisHansonBiomancin, Gideon Blackblade is a 4/4 with indestructible, and if I flip Kytheon, Hero of Akros  Flip that's another 4/4 with indestructible. Angel of Invention (which may be a card worth replacing?-- I haven't decided yet) is yet another potential 4/3 with flying. Smuggler's Copter does quite a bit of work. There are ways to close out the game.

Your point is well taken, though, that something to make a bigger "splash" might be worth considering. Thank you for the comment!

November 26, 2019 11:51 a.m.

Argy, true, that is nice, but Gideon Blackblade can give one of my creatures vigilance, and that's quite often enough.

November 26, 2019 11:48 a.m.

Hi Argy,

StuBi's deck has a very different bend to it, though. Mine is tribal humans and Thalia's Lieutenant pumps the team or gets pumped as new members of the team enter the battlefield. Thus, Always Watching isn't quite as necessary. It's a fantastic card, but I just don't think it quite fits. Gideon Blackblade is a beast in this deck. It actually gets a +1/+1 counter on it if it comes in before a Thalia's Lieutenant , and giving a creature lifelink, vigilance, or indestructible has proven to be really clutch. The -6 ability for removal has also come in handy, and having a 4/4 indestructible attacker is pretty good. Were I to replace Gideon Blackblade , I would likely replace it with Gideon, Ally of Zendikar .

Were I to cut any 1 drops, it would likely be Law-Rune Enforcer (thought I am currently testing Giant Killer in its place). Thraben Inspector providing that clue token to draw a card is pretty sweet.

Ya, I don't use the playtester in TapperOut much at all. My playtesting is getting together with actual humans to try out physical cards. I'm old school that way! Ha!

Thanks again for the suggestions! They are so sincerely appreciated!

November 25, 2019 11:56 a.m.

Hi Argy, thank you-- Ixalan's Binding is a great suggestion! I also like Search for Azcanta  Flip, but not in place of Smuggler's Copter . The copter just does soooooooo much work for this deck. The looting is pretty amazing.

Always Watching was a card that I immediately wanted to put into the deck. However, to do that, I think, would mean relinquishing some or all of the planeswalkers and fully committing to the creature plan. Maybe that's what I actually need to do, but Teferi, Time Raveler and Gideon Blackblade have just been really good in the scant play testing that I have been able to do. I shall ponder more and we'll see where it goes.

So far, I haven't had any mana problems. More play will determine whether more lands are needed. For now, I'm staying at 21. If larger play-test sample size reveals that I need more land, I will definitely add more.

Thank you so very much for the suggestion!

November 24, 2019 5:22 p.m. Edited.

TRK27, thanks for the suggestions! Giant Killer is definitely worth trying. I want to get Charming Prince into the deck, but I need to play around with it a bit more to determine how best to fit it in. Thanks!

November 24, 2019 5:15 p.m.

Said on The7thBobba...

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Glad you're feeling better and that TappedOut is a nice outlet for you! Keep up the great brewing!

November 23, 2019 9:06 p.m.

Said on And The Wurms ......

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I don't know anything about Commander, but I love the Pink Floyd reference in the name of the deck! +1 from me!

November 21, 2019 7:38 p.m.

I think you want this to be Pioneer, not Standard, right? You currently have the deck listed as Standard.

November 21, 2019 7:36 p.m.

Said on Cast a Shadow ......

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Argy, just to be clear, when I said "Give it a peak," above, I didn't necessarily mean for you to do your thorough critique. I know that you take help requests very seriously, and I wasn't intending to ask for help. Rather, I just thought you might enjoy taking a quick look. Sure, like anyone, I welcome any comments you might have, but I don't want to burden you. Just extending an invitation to see my current work in progress! Cheers!

November 21, 2019 4:51 p.m.

Said on Cast a Shadow ......

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Nice! I'm tooling around with a pioneer deck as well: Azorius humans in Pioneer. Give it a peak. It's rough, particularly the sideboard, but it seems fun.

Ya, this meta is pretty quick. Have to stay low to the ground!

I hope you are well! Cheers!

November 21, 2019 12:20 a.m.

Said on Cast a Shadow ......

#18

Nice looking deck, Argy! I like the build.

November 21, 2019 12:05 a.m.

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