Jay Raf Owens
Formerly known as Jp3ngu1nb0y.
I'm Jay. I'm currently a high school Junior, and I plan to study linguistics. I'm into music and literature a lot. My favorite author is James Joyce. I could never decide on a favorite musician, though, because my taste is very ecclectic so I can't aptly represent it all in one. Currently, though, I've been listening to a lot of Postpunk, Postrock, and Posthardcore. And Shoegaze. Always Shoegaze. I play the bass, but I'm not in a band currently. Also the Contra Alto Clarinet.
I used to call myself a primarily White player, but I just play whatever catches my interest. I like graveyard interactions, so this leads to a lot of B, G, and W. I don't really enjoy U, but it has its moments.
As far as decks, I generally play one of two things:
-A wack combo deck or otherwise just-barely-fringe-playable gimmick. (This 90% of the time)
-A weenie-based aggro-control strategy (Hatebears, Dead Guy Ale, Death and Taxes, and so forth).
My favorite artist is Howard Lyon followed by Terese Nielsen and Rebecca Guay. Lyon's art on Make a Wish is my all-time favorite, and I collect it. If we trade, feel welcome to throw one in for my collection!
My prized card is my Foil Angel of Flight Alabaster, signed in silver pen by Howard Lyon. The foiling is amazing, and looks even better with the silver ink.
I used to delete decks all the time, but really just can't be bothered now. If you're looking for one that vanished let me know.
Currently I'm running as follows:
Standard: What's in your head?
Modern: Manifest Dredge I'm an avid player of Assault Loam, and I'm eager to discuss it with any and all.
Legacy: Red Dead Redemption (proxied)
Feel free to hit me up with questions and stuff. I'm on here a lot.
|Playing since||2012 Core Set|
|Avg. deck rating||8.64|
|Favorite formats||Standard, Commander / EDH, Modern, Pauper|
|Good Card Suggestions||156|
|Venues||Big Bang Comics and Collectibles|
|Last activity||1 hour|
sure. would like to get funds for GP vegas if possible, but ya shoot me an offer over the weekend. If you are traveling to vegas, we can discuss in person as well. I will be there tomorrow afternoon through Monday morning
May 28, 2015 4:23 p.m.
May 28, 2015 4:13 p.m.
i would say NM / LP is the condition. TCG mid is around $13 on them
May 28, 2015 4 p.m.
i prefer selling, but i am open to trading. What did you have in mind for pricing, if you were to purchase them?
May 28, 2015 3:53 p.m.
May 22, 2015 3:33 p.m.
Hey Jay Could you help me out with a deck I'm making for EDH? I need you to look it over and comment on what I need to convert from the "Maybeboard" to the "Maindeck". Thank you. Here's the list:
May 9, 2015 2:50 a.m.
I'm intersted in your Jin-Gitaxias, Core Augur. Check my binder, see if we can make a trade? Let me know
May 4, 2015 9:58 a.m.
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So, I currently have 2 Monastery Mentors I'm not using, and they seem to only be steadily declining in price. I could use the trade value now, and have opportunities to ship them out on Puca, but I've heard people say he sees enough play in Modern & eternal formats that his price could eventually be very high.
Should I go ahead and flip them now for ~$30 value, or sit on them and hope they go up? I don't mind holding onto them, but if these guys are dead I'd rather get rid of them while they're worth something.
I'm extra wary after trading away awesome cards while they were standard and getting huge losses long-term (Oh, how I miss those $20 Snapcasters and $30 Lilies....)
So yea, thanks for any input.
May 30, 2015 11:44 a.m.
I feel like this whole debate is just really petty semantics and not much useful info is coming out of it. What difference does it make if Jund falls under one label or another? It's one of many decks, with similarities and differences to all the many other decks.
Not trying to be the moral high-ground guy here I just don't really see the point of this whole debate (although if there is one don't hesitate to correct me; I don't want to be rude).
May 28, 2015 10:57 p.m.
I mean, asking for a replacement of an existing card isn't really innovating. I'm all for trying new decks and cards and fully support the token gen in Grixis idea. Could be cool. I'm just saying BB is the best option for it as far as I can tell.
May 28, 2015 10:12 p.m.
Will it be tier 1? Not even close.
Will it be tier 2? Still no.
Tier 3? Doubtful.
Will you have fun playing the deck anyway?
That is the only question to answer.
May 28, 2015 8:19 p.m.
Honestly, running a worse card just to get around decay doesn't seem worth it to me. Just my opinion though.
May 28, 2015 7:11 p.m.
Nah I'm on the other side of the country. And 17. And poor haha.
May 28, 2015 4:25 p.m.
I got those through Pucatrade, thanks though. My binder is a little behind on here.
I might be able to buy them once I get a little time to think it over. Can I shoot you an offer this weekend if I'm interested?
May 28, 2015 4:16 p.m.
Depends on condition and all, but it would have to be fairly cheaper than tcg
May 28, 2015 3:55 p.m.
I'd much prefer to trade, but if you offer a good enough price I might be able to purchase.
May 28, 2015 3:51 p.m.
If you're missing the third piece, it is much better to have a color producing land than a tapped colorless land.
May 28, 2015 3:35 p.m.
I'm looking to get my last 3 goryos if you'd be ok with piecing them apart. My binder is outdated but I could check your wants.
May 28, 2015 3:29 p.m.
Again, you already have a Val down so it's unnecessary.
May 28, 2015 1:39 p.m.
Also because by the time it's useful you already have Tron assembled. If you don't have all three, it doesn't help you. Win-more and unnecessary in most situations.
May 28, 2015 1:32 p.m.
Idk if a judge called me on that (with a very recognizable card) while someone ran the promo Damnation I'd probably challenge it. Obviously it's the judge's call in the end but I think it's legal by the usual standards.
May 27, 2015 10:58 p.m.
There are full art promos with the same amount of info.
May 27, 2015 10:51 p.m.
Which list is she playing, the Borderpost version or the Suspend version? The Borderpost variant loses hard to artifact removal. The other can be pretty easily ruined with controlled discard and smart playing. Thoughtseize their suspend dudes first; they won't want to cascade with none already down unless they have to to save themselves, at which point you're winning already.