Theme is king! Throw off the shackles of function and efficiency! Ditch your sol ring and have some fun!

I loved goblins almost immediately, and goblin shrine was a perfect blend of theme and mechanics (must be in a mountain, damage goblins if lost, and the art!) - so I have a soft spot for The Dark. Mirage/Visions was a great flavor so that was fun as well.

July 1, 2020 9:02 a.m.

SynergyBuild says... #2

God dang, playing since legends? That's amazing! What's your favorite block?

July 1, 2020 12:06 a.m.

Yes - that purge is amazing!

I felt bad when I only cracked one of those, because there was no EDH back then, but now I’m totally content with one!

June 30, 2020 8:22 p.m.

SynergyBuild says... #4

If you want a secret that I've never seen anyone else use, but found in my attempts to memorize every card from 1993-2016 (I started and memorized every card 2017-onward since that's when I came back):

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June 30, 2020 7:47 p.m.

Thanks for the list/post- it’s a fun one!! My decks are full of super-unused cards because they’re built strictly for theme, so you might find more fun stuff in there. Feel free!

June 29, 2020 10:32 a.m.

SynergyBuild says... #6

Wow, I hadn't heard of a couple of those cards, that was an incredible list, thank you so much!

Artificer's Hex is perfect with Bloodthirsty Blade since you keep the equipment you are able to kill a creature every turn!

Iceberg is also amazing, with a Zirda, the Dawnmaker and a Doubling Season it makes infinite mana!

June 29, 2020 10:06 a.m.

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#1

Could use some Captain's Claws for The Shredder!

July 14, 2020 5:38 p.m.

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#2

Fun!! Gotta give love to the theme decks!!!

July 14, 2020 1:06 p.m.

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#3

I’ve been looking through the cards for tricky things to do with counters, but I’m coming up dry. I do like the idea, though! Keep going that direction!!

July 14, 2020 10:58 a.m.

Er...also Dwarven Pony for flavor.

July 13, 2020 7:43 p.m.

I mean, Cooperation seems like a shoe-in, right?

July 13, 2020 7:43 p.m.

I played a lot in the 90s, then lost interest in the themes and power levels: mirrodin had junk like Arcane Spyglass that looked too sci-fi, and kamigawa had junk like Kami of Ancient Law which was a Disenchant that was also a 2/2. Bananas. Anyways, I came back eventually, only to find out that they got rid of mana burn and the power creep has continued. Left for a little longer, and then found out about commander/EDH. This format has made it possible for me to get back into M:tG full-time. It’s got a great population of relaxed players, I love messing with theme decks, and it’s a great perspective to watch new card sets from. Now that you know some of my history/perspective: please let me know if you ever have questions about anything!

July 13, 2020 6:50 p.m.

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I’m generally bad at winning in magic, so take this with a grain of salt, but I would look to see if there was a way I could work Pestilence in for a world-wide ping effect. I’m a sucker for a Havoc Festival-style race to the bottom!

July 10, 2020 4:28 p.m.

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#8

Thanks for the recommendation Deadpoo111! You can imagine my surprise/excitement when I saw that new card! If I come across a copy of one of those I might need to add him. To be honest, I’d be much happier with a few more dinosaurs in green for the rest of his island!!

July 8, 2020 10:48 a.m.

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#9

I also love playing with/against Nekusar, the Mindrazer. Everyone’s decks get added gas, and a clock is started on the game length. Two of the best things for mtg.

July 7, 2020 4:24 p.m.

Callous Oppressor always makes for an exciting debate. After that, it makes for a busy Nin, the Pain Artist or Sadistic Hypnotist in my torture deck. I usually ask the sliver player to name a creature type, as everyone has generally been picking on him already :D

July 4, 2020 10:49 a.m.

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#11

I like cards that effect everyone (relatively) uniformly; like Havoc Festival, Copper Tablet, Thought Prison, and Triskaidekaphobia. The trouble is they generally end up killing me more often than my opponents ;P

Pulling off a Global Ruin in my wubrg natural disaster deck, with five lands remaining? That’s the best.

July 4, 2020 10:38 a.m.

Now that I think about it, with these low life totals, you might even get away with using one of my all-time favorite magic cards!

Razor Pendulum

July 3, 2020 5:15 p.m.

Anthem of Rakdos can be pretty rad, if you can reliably have an empty hand.

July 3, 2020 2:55 p.m.

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#14

I was playing janky EDH decks with some good friends, specifically my banding deck. One friend got us in a pickle with his Pramikon, Sky Rampart and was rightfully relishing it.

Until I blew it up with a band that included a lowly Battering Ram. An old and borderline-worthless card turned the tides again!

We had a great laugh over that one.

July 1, 2020 5:19 p.m.

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I loved goblins almost immediately, and goblin shrine was a perfect blend of theme and mechanics (must be in a mountain, damage goblins if lost, and the art!) - so I have a soft spot for The Dark. Mirage/Visions was a great flavor so that was fun as well.

July 1, 2020 9:02 a.m.

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#16

Yes - that purge is amazing!

I felt bad when I only cracked one of those, because there was no EDH back then, but now I’m totally content with one!

June 30, 2020 8:22 p.m.

Said on What is your ......

#17

I can’t stop laughing, because I also just remembered another non-bo:

burning down a blinged-out Extraplanar Lens/Thawing Glaciers/Snow-Covered Island deck with a Cold Snap. Saved the day for the table.

I strongly recommend going through all of the old cards, everyone.

June 30, 2020 6:41 p.m.

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#18

Thanks for the kind words, man. I love having Xenic Poltergeist get revenge on a sweeper-casting player by turning his prize artifact (and likely combo piece) into a creature before the wrath effect resolves. Not a combo per se, but old cards catch people off guard and I love it. Similarly, having something like Copper Tablet or Thought Prison force an “I-go-infinite” player to walk through his win step-by-step only to find that he can’t kill that last player before he dies.

Solid. Gold.

June 30, 2020 6:22 p.m.

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#19

Form Over Function (2)

Instant

Counter target spell that does not fit the theme of opponent’s deck.

Buyback (1)

June 29, 2020 8:26 p.m.

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#20

I always bring a slower-affect-all-players deck, like my orzhov watermark deck (I only used spells that have the watermark), for 5+ player games. If you accidentally end up in a giant slow game, where everyone has paralyzed everyone else, your deck will help move things along. It'd get steamrolled in a 1v1 game, but in that environment it’s devastating (and saves you from a two-hour game).

June 29, 2020 11:30 a.m.

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