Jay Butcher of Blaviken

Formerly known as Jp3ngu1nb0y.

I'm Jay. I'm currently a high school Senior, and I plan to study something in the realm of English. I'm into music and literature a lot. My favorite author is James Joyce, though I also appreciate the Beats and Russians a lot (and know far too much Nabokov). 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:

EDH: Alesha, Who Smiles at Death, Nath of the Gilt-Leaf, Underworld Coinsmith

Standard: Strangers to our Elves

Modern: Allelujah! Don't Bend! Ascend!, Russel Brand's Vengeance, 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. I can also post and edit articles, if ya need that done.

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Said on Foil Preordain...


Well now they get to spend a few grand more on super rare promo Misty Rainforests.

September 1, 2015 7:49 a.m.

Said on Why is the ......


Ratchet Bomb is the best option I can think of to replace it in mono G.

Don't forget that red opens up sideboard options too.

August 27, 2015 10:53 p.m.

Said on Best Choice of ......


Eh, I honestly don't like Comet Storm that much. It gets to be a lot of mana if you want to kill multiple things. I think Bonfire is better if you have a dece amount of library manipulation.

August 27, 2015 9:13 p.m.

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I have 2 binders for rares. One is general rares, front section Standard back section non-standard, organized in WUBRG. My other binder has promos and cards which I value more highly than their actual price for whatever reason.

Oh, I guess 3 technically. I have a small 1-card-per-page Pokemon binder with things that are NOT for trade.

Bulk is sorted into 3 holiday boxes and a dozen or so fat pack boxes. 3 fat packs have playable Commons/Uncommons in no order, the rest is bulk.

August 23, 2015 4:20 p.m.

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At least make it so it can tap for Black. Even if it enters tapped.

August 23, 2015 12:59 a.m.

He only sort of dies to bolt... Ditch 2 cards and he's fine. Just make sure they're cards that want to be ditched. I'm thinking 4C loam would be the best home for him, but I think there's no tempo-style deck to build with him in modern. There just aren't enough resources to spend on him.

August 22, 2015 1:21 a.m.

I would say Mono Blue, though a Red splash would be reasonable if you felt you needed another color.

August 22, 2015 12:15 a.m.

Umm, you can only run 1 of each card in EDH. How would you have 3 amulets?

Also, amulet can't put him into play because he's not in your hand (he's in the Command Zone).

You may need to read up on the rules of EDH.

August 21, 2015 3:52 p.m.

I feel like Green is completely unnecessary. Why even run Birds instead of artifact-based ramp to suit the deck? And the 1 Keen Sense isn't necessary on top of the 4x Curiosity. Sure you get some sideboard tech, but it isn't worth crippling the whole manabase for it.

August 21, 2015 3:50 p.m.

It's not gonna hit $12. Expect it to stay above $25 for the forseeable future.

August 21, 2015 3:04 p.m.

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If you want one-shot graveyard nukes, I'm a fan of Nihil Spellbomb. Tormod's Crypt is ok, and leaving one on the field is a good bargaining piece. I didn't check, but am I correct in assuming you already run Bojuka Bog?

If you want something more permanent, Leyline of the Void won't hurt you and has the obvious potential upside of coming down turn 0. Plus you could add Helm of Obedience if you wanted to be a dick haha.

August 21, 2015 1:49 p.m.

Said on Scooze Vs. D.R.S....


Depends on what you're using the card for. Scooze is better as a grave-hate engine, but DRS has way better utility overall. I prefer DRS. If grave-hate is what you want though there are better options than either.

August 21, 2015 1:29 p.m.

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Wouldn't it be cool if they gave Allies and alt win con? "When you control 20 or more Allies, you win the game" or something. "Tap 10 untapped Allies you control: Target player loses the game." "When you control 2 Allies of each color, you win the game."

Idk Allies just seem like they need that sort of thing. Plus it's flavorful. Call it like "Indomitable Alliance."

August 21, 2015 1:28 p.m.

Sword of Kaldra is just nasty with Liv. I always thought it said combat damage... jeezus.

August 21, 2015 1:09 p.m.

-Logician, I think you misunderstood. He's asking why those with Olivia as their general don't also run Horobi somewhere in the 99 because he turns her first ability into a straight kill.

August 21, 2015 12:24 p.m.

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Congratulations! You joined the forum. Please enjoy your stay :)

August 20, 2015 10:40 p.m.

Said on please delete...


While I'm sorry the use of the word has such violent consequences for you, and I think its use is almost exclusively in poor taste, Tappedout as a site can't start regulating language. Not to slippery-slope-fallacy here, but banning one word only leads to more. "Rape" has synonyms. People have all sorts of ways to offend you. Soon we'd have to ban TurboFagoot just for his name. I'm not saying you're wrong, but it isn't feasible to try and censor here.

That said, for the most part folks on here are polite and respectful. Some care more about freedom of speech than how they use it, but that's their place to be foolish.

August 20, 2015 1:33 a.m.

If it enters untapped it would be very strong unless the land you exile had to be untapped. You could tap it first and have basically a free mana.

August 12, 2015 1:47 p.m.

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Finished Decks 61
Prototype Decks 27
Drafts 0
Playing since 2012 Core Set
Points 54600
Avg. deck rating 8.41
T/O Rank 8
Favorite formats Standard, Commander / EDH, Modern, Pauper
Good Card Suggestions 157
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