Been playing off and on since '94

I'm an avid brewer and usually create a new deck every day. I have about 1,000 private decks that are under construction but am slowly working to get them all public. I am proud to have been at one point #1 Helper and #1 Decklord (not at same time), sat in Top 10 for both for a few months. I am also super grateful to T/O and yeaGO for a free T-shirt I proudly sport when possible!

I believe true brewers ascertain joy from the creative process and thus focus more on exploring new interactions and builds rather than putting the bulk of effort into tweaking and perfecting a single deck.

I don't really play competitively but I watch competitions (ProTour, etc) and read articles regularly. I play FNM and GameDay and Pre-Release as well as kitchen table. I enjoy watching other people play and offering input.

I have been accused of being a "collector" more than a player, which I suppose is true in some regards. I have always loved the flavor/lore/mythos of Magic and am prone to making decks that are more theme-oriented than win-oriented. Sometimes it's fun to play a deck that fits together cohesively rather than a jumble of the best cards smashed together.

I love me some big creatures, explosive plays and maverick decks! Never once played a "Net-Deck", always have to tweak something to make it my own. I value creativity and uniqueness in deck building. I am not stingy with my +1's. I upvote effort as well as my impression of the deck's strength or originality.

I love to check out decks and offer feedback, just post a link and I'll have a look!

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Said on Lazotep Bolas?...

#1

sonnet666 I think you are absolutely right about the Lazotep. Like why Urza made Karn out of silver. Good call.

I’ve seen the variation but it’s usually an olivey mustard of different darknesses, this is full on blackish purple. Doesn’t look super like lazotep but thought made sense.

April 11, 2019 11:54 p.m.

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#2

DuTogira I didn’t realize Bontu was female. You know, the whole no externally distinguishing features of the sexes in reptiles thing and there not being any cards referring to Bontu that have any female pronouns. I guess could be female, seems like the sexes all opposite of Theros gods and Erebos didn’t have the protruding mammary glands indicative of the female sex in human or humanoid mammals. But then again they put boobs on Vraska which makes no sense...

April 11, 2019 11:50 p.m.

Said on Lazotep Bolas?...

#3

I’m shocked he Eternalized Bontu, figured he would’ve joined by own will.

April 11, 2019 1:23 p.m.

Said on Lazotep Bolas?...

#4

If Lazotep is like diamond strength then he basically made himself impervious to physical attacks.

I can’t otherwise explain his new color, must be Lazotep and he found a way to Eternalize himself without being killed in the process.

April 11, 2019 1:22 p.m.

Said on Lazotep Bolas?...

#5

I’m not super up on the current storyline, but noticed Bolas in the WAR trailer and on the art of the new card for him shows a blackish tinted skin and scales. He used to be a greenish yellow. Did he lazotep plate himself or something?

April 11, 2019 11:32 a.m.

You know, we still have Arcane Adaptation in Standard...

Choose Army as the creature type, and use it in Merfolk or Explore or Loxodon Tokens or something.

Happy Brewing!

April 9, 2019 12:02 a.m.

Said on Proteus Fblthp...

#7

Ok cool, I see the combo now

April 4, 2019 6:57 p.m.

Said on Proteus Fblthp...

#8

Myriad Landscape , Ash Barrens , Lonely Sandbar , Remote Isle can help thin the deck for better draws.

Reliquary Tower , Thought Vessel , Venser's Journal help with hand size.

Elixir of Immortality or Clear the Mind can shuffle in library later in game.

April 4, 2019 6:55 p.m.

Said on Proteus Fblthp...

#9

Command Beacon can get him to your hand if he’s been killed a bunch, then things like Brainstorm can get him back to library. Jace, the Mind Sculptor similarly.

I think decking yourself could pose an issue, perhaps either the new Jace or Laboratory Maniac could be a fix, I realize already been considered but is important I think. I also like creatures that want a big hand and help draw more, like Kefnet the Mindful , Consecrated Sphinx , Jin-Gitaxias, Core Augur , Psychosis Crawler and Consecrated Sphinx .

Very cool build, +1

April 4, 2019 5:28 p.m.

Said on Why Utter End, ......

#10

SynergyBuild that’s hilarious. You got us!

April 4, 2019 4:26 p.m.

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#11

SynergyBuild funny thing is one person guessed it and yet we all glossed over it and got panties twisted lol

April 2, 2019 10:29 a.m.

Said on Why Utter End, ......

#12

TypicalTimmy you know, I have similar issues, and while I respect and appreciate your hindsight, I actually don’t think your post came off as hostile or aggressive. A bit of passive aggressiveness isn’t horrible in online interactions, is more an issue with personal relationships. I think you were still respectful, but were dealing with someone making blanket statements that left little room for debate (X card is bad versus X card seems bad to me, for example) so it’s tough to rebut from the get go. Either way, just thought I’d offer some feedback.

SynergyBuild the question you’ve posed is interesting, I just wish it was more of a jumping-off point for debate than a lecture. As has been previously mentioned, many of your “better” comparisons are not Strictly better but rather better in your opinion. For example, Hero's Downfall is strictly better than Murder because it’s the same cost and cast speed but also hits planes walkers. So while Ruinous Path seems better to you, there are a multitude of situations in which the instant speed of Downfall is far superior. I think context is huge and with so much variety in strategy and card selection there really aren’t “bad” cards in the format. Cancel seems bad, but what if your commander was Baral, Chief of Compliance ? Just saying...

April 1, 2019 7:05 p.m.

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