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, Gahiji, Honored One, Olivia Voldaren

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.

ChiefBell says... #1

Don't stress yourself.

June 11, 2015 9:25 a.m.

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Yea mine stopped giving me notifications too. I'll reinstall tonight.

June 23, 2015 12:54 p.m.

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I've actually been considering starting some new articles. Haven't done any in a while, and I have some free time...

Not to get off topic, but would anybody be interested in articles about adapting jank decks to competitive metas?

June 17, 2015 8:06 p.m.

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I can also post articles. If, y'know, anybody cares haha.

June 17, 2015 8:05 p.m.

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Idk if this is some crazy y2k shit but... IndepenantMeta just got post blocked for a few days by Yeago and this guy sounds like... exactly the same. Sorry if this is outta line but isn't having multiple accounts a no-no?

If I'm wrong sorry for distracting but... this sounds just like Meta.

June 17, 2015 12:56 p.m.

Damn yo.

The people arguing are doing it just to argue man. Everybody in the thread said we should change it- a few, however, added some extra... something.

For those of you who are arguing just to argue, being contrarians because it's the internet and stuff... please, move it off of tappedout. Thanks.

June 14, 2015 1:01 p.m.

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That's true. I guess my line of thought was just that the actual problem with necros was just that it was annoying, so this kinda makes it less so. The closing threads definitely seems more efficient though; the only possible problem I can see with it is people either not reopening their threads at all (out of laziness or disinterest or whatever (which admittedly isn't so bad because another thread can be made)) or opening them for dumb reasons and essentially just letting the necroing happen. But I totally see your points about this treating the symptoms instead of the disease, so to speak.

June 13, 2015 11:58 a.m.

I played against a cool Mono Red Goblin Storm deck at FNM once. Half of it was rituals and stormy cards with Empty the Warrens, half was just Goblin beatdown with Warren Instigator and Goblin Rabblemaster and stuff. Playset of Bolts and idk how many Goblin Grenade. Not tier 1 stuff, but it was surprisingly efficient.

June 13, 2015 11:38 a.m.

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The reason I like this over locked threads is because aside from pacifying necroposting it's also just a good feature (in my opinion). Chances are I won't care for a discussion from months ago, and in many cases they will no longer be relevant (if pertaining to Standard or shifting metas).

I might be the only one to think so, but if not it seems like a good idea. Particularly the more control given over this would make it even better, though naturally be more complex to implement. If you could set the window of time, or make it only for certain forums, or Standard decks, etc. etc.

June 13, 2015 10:31 a.m.

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I've noticed Necroposting to be an issue bugging a lot of people here, and seem to recall talk of the mods looking for a solution. I had an idea that might both solve the necroing problem as well as be a useful tool for the site in general.

Perhaps make it possible to automatically unsubscribe after x amount of time (2, 3 months?). This way even if you auto sub to everything you comment in, necro-ers won't bother you when they show their heads. If you don't mind necros and would want to continue discussion, just ignore this option.

Dunno if this is implementable, but seems like something to think about.

June 13, 2015 12:50 a.m.

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The big boss is yeaGO. He created and runs the site, which has been up for 5 or 6 years I believe. Epochalyptik is second in command and does most managerial and moderation work, along with ChiefBell. A few other users have admin related privileges (I, for example, can post/edit articles) but those 3 are the main trifecta here and can solve most of your problems.

Yeago has been asked before about site history, but as far as I know he doesn't do much story time.

Also, welcome to Tappedout. I'm happy to answer any questions you have about the site or Magic in general.

June 12, 2015 4:58 p.m.

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The thing about scarscale is it's not as much advantage as it seems. It's not really 1 card for 2. It's 2 cards for 2. No net advantage. If your creature doesn't die from the counter (i.e. isn't Snap, Clique, or Bob), it gives you a little bit of extra value, but the fact that without one of your 8, 10, 12 creatures it does nothing makes it particularly lackluster. Not to mention the fact that it encourages you to waste advantage by playing creatures early so you can draw cards.

A cool card, no doubt, but too narrow for Modern play.

June 12, 2015 2:07 p.m.

I have a shortish primer for Restore Balance up here: Apocalypse Dreams

I might do a full primer thingy. I have a lot to say about the deck lol.

June 12, 2015 2:04 p.m.

Well, decay hits the needle too to be fair. I think if you're trying to disable a certain card the needle is better, but if it's just utility I see the benefits to Revoker.

June 11, 2015 9:42 p.m.

Now, I don't know much about Legacy, but it seems easy as fuck to remove it. Needle seems more likely to stay down.

June 11, 2015 9:39 p.m.

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For standard it could be too good, sure. I still don't think Modern would like this though. I could be wrong, but it just seems like for 4 mana I want something more worthwhile. I get that you can hold up this and counterspells, and that is valuable, but then you see no results until turn 5 at the soonest, which seems like too much.

I'm not a huge control player, though, so maybe that's why this doesn't appeal to me much.

June 11, 2015 7:06 p.m.

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Honestly, I don't think so. I doubt it would see any Modern play at all. 4 mana for 3 cards is a decent price, but with that much saturation and no other effects it's pretty lackluster. I'd rather get 2 cards and some kind of ability.

June 11, 2015 6:37 p.m.

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Not to be a stickler, bigguy99, but it's not strictly better. It's much more saturated. A small detail, but if Cryptic Command was it would be... bad.

June 11, 2015 5:46 p.m.

Oh, to clarify, I wasn't bragging about getting Snaps cheap. I traded them away at $25 ea. I'm just publicly kicking myself. Never got around to getting more.

Fortunately I don't play much blue, but this just sorta ensures that.

June 11, 2015 5:40 p.m.

jeez dude

June 11, 2015 3:08 p.m.

I had a playset of snaps when they were $18 each.

June 11, 2015 2:32 p.m.

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Finished Decks 60
Prototype Decks 25
Drafts 0
Playing since 2012 Core Set
Points 54400
Avg. deck rating 8.57
T/O Rank 8
Favorite formats Standard, Commander / EDH, Modern, Pauper
Good Card Suggestions 157
Venues Big Bang Comics and Collectibles
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Joined 2 years