Jimmy_Chinchila Master Chinchillomancer

Been playing off and on since '94

I'm an avid brewer and usually create a new deck every day. I have about 300 private decks that are under construction but am slowly working to get them all public. 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!

Oi oi oi

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Said on SJWs and T/O...

#1

rob_shifflett I bet youre a real tough guy in real life.

November 20, 2017 6:53 p.m.

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#2

masterpeez I think thats a fair assessment!

November 19, 2017 10:17 p.m.

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#3

However I must add that from what Ive seen overtly offensive posts/behavior are not tolerated by the sites administrators and users can be punished for not maintaining civility and respect towards other users. I am not an administrator of the site, just a user like the rest of us.

Society already gives the Magic community enough grief/stigmatization, we dont need to give it to each other. Were all just Magic nerds on the same team here!

November 19, 2017 9:44 p.m.

Wow, ridiculously awesome and unique deck. +1 all day

November 19, 2017 9:21 p.m.

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Folks this site does not moderate every single post. It is a diverse community and as such theres a chance someone will say something you disagree with or are offended by, and while possibly frustrating this is a part of life and a common occurrence on the Internet. You have two choices: respond or ignore. You are not obligated to tell that person your feelings, and in fact doing so is often more of an intentional attack then was the original comment. If you see something you dont like, just accept there are people out there with different frames of mind and that is okay, and either move on or block the user. What is not okay, and is immature and unproductive, is to then attack that person. Saying your piece and THEN blocking a user is childish. We will always come across people who believe and say things we dont like, and the best way to respond (best meaning an action that brings about the most net happiness and minimizes net suffering) is to just not respond. You cant change other people. Were all here because of a shared interest, and lets try to all keep that focus in mind. Stay on topic, discuss content rather than semantics, and help make this site a positive experience for all users. Lighten up, its a game!

November 19, 2017 8:59 p.m.

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rob_shifflett Reddit is for kids with too much time on their hands...people my age dont bother with that nonsense, and while my post was related to the thread yours was merely an attempt to belittle me and thus the only real trolling. Its not trolling to defend oneself, it is to pick apart other peoples statements as a way to feel better about yourself or feel morally superior. And yes, it is simply retarded to care about anyone elses feelings. And that is why you are a snowflake. When I was a kid we said sticks and stones may break my bones but words will never hurt me, and we grew thick skins and realized you cant control anyone but yourself and must choose as an individual whether to allow external influences to impact your happiness. If someone said something we didnt like we ignored them and chose not to interact with them. I prefer to only discuss MTG and not have to address social decay and social justice nonsense but I also will not be attacked without sticking up for myself. People dont NEED you to look out for them, that is an assumption of yours of your own superiority that the world would not move on unless you intervene, which is quite sad. People can stick up for themselves, your attempting to do so implies that you feel they arent able to do so and you are and so are obliged to do so, without realizing the implication that you are taking a stance of superiority over others. I will have a great life, because I care not for what others think of me or things they say. And while my points were logic based yours reverted to an emotional base, even in the response. That indicates an inability to hold your own on a level playing field by switching context to something that no one else can control: your feelings.

And again, telling me to grow up is identical to saying stop being a retard, referring to human mental retardation with a negative connotation. Getting mad at someone for doing something and then doing that exact same thing is the definition of hypocrisy. Grow up? Thats an insult to people with a condition preventing actually growing up. You have much to learn, and Im sad the world has devolved to a state where people like you feel they are righteous and think its ok to use the same tactics/phrasing you claim to denounce because you have a different motivation and thus are in the right. I called an inanimate object retarded, you called a human retarded. Which is worse? How is it ok to imply someone is maturationally retarded but not ok to use the word retarded in a completely different context? If you reread all the posts with an open mind, not spoon-fed hypocritical ideology, youll see that you are a bad person. Im offended youd attack someone who was clearly not attempting to cause harm, by doing that person harm. When you get to college, take Philosophy 101 and learn about morality and ethics, then you can come at me from a place of knowledge and intellectual debate rather than an emotional impulse that lacks any legitimacy. These ideas have been debated for millennia, you are not special or unique, you are uneducated.

November 19, 2017 8:40 p.m.

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rob_shifflett Im using it the same way Ive been for decades. Its a word. It can be used many ways. A plant growing slowly has retarded growth. The fact you assume Im using the adjective to refer to mental retardation of a human and am choosing to use the word to purposely express disdain or to belittle a human that is mentally retarded is an offensive and huge assumption and demonstrates a lack of knowledge of our language and a mental immaturity which will hopefully change as you actually grow up. Oh and saying grow up is literally an attempt to belittle someone who could potentially be acting younger than their true age. And what word describes a slowed progress particularly in regards to maturity or mental state? Oh yes, retarded. So whos the one making fun now? Whos the one implying that it is a bad thing to be behind in maturation, and then imparting that condition on another person as an attempt to belittle? Hypocritical snowflake.

November 19, 2017 3:03 p.m.

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Its a retarded set anyways. They might as well just ask people to send them money...

November 18, 2017 9:16 p.m.

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#9

Hey you might wanna pull Kalitas, Traitor of Ghet, it nonbos with Scarab God as exiling their creatures prevents bringing them back as Eternals. Fraying Sanity, Risen Executioner or Sphinx's Tutelage could be replacements. Underworld Connections also helps keep hand full.

November 18, 2017 4:05 p.m.

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#10

Amazing deck name +1

November 15, 2017 10:36 p.m.

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November 15, 2017 8:55 p.m.

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#12

Sick combo and build, +1

November 11, 2017 8:05 p.m.

yeaGO save us from this madness I beg you!

November 11, 2017 3:37 p.m.

Having completed over 300 decks and another 100+ prototypes is something Im proud of and it shows a users time spent and commitment to the site. It also shows that someone is not just making 4 decks and deckcycling them for years to get their average deck score up, and as such it provides valuable context to the displayed average deck score. Its a deck building website, its silly to not list anywhere how many decks a user has built.

Needless to say I will be VERY disappointed if this is a permanent change...it eliminates my incentive to keep making new decks...which is what keeps people like me here.

November 11, 2017 3:35 p.m.

Usually on my profile it lists the number of completed decks and the number of prototypes I have, above the rank and average deck score, etc. Today I noticed that is gone. Is this a new change or just a bug? If it is a new change, please undo it. I like to know how many decks a user has made, and its way more relevant than the ever confusing points thing...

November 11, 2017 3:28 p.m.

Said on Steroid Use Is ......

#16

balthozorus thank you! Its fun to play, can be real explosive

November 9, 2017 10:18 p.m.

Really nice build and description, will have to come back later and look at more closely and playtest! +1

November 7, 2017 10:57 p.m.

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#18

Looks pretty solid! +1

November 6, 2017 12:24 p.m.

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#19

KingMathoro okay cool thanks, didnt realize lag was a bug per se, but Im not at all tech savvy

Okay well speaking of which the quotation marks around the word bug arent showing either, lol

Im always a proponent of if it aint broke, dont fix it, as these issues didnt seem to manifest until they started messing with displays and colors of drop down menus etc.

November 5, 2017 10:07 p.m.

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#20

Even pushing save/post/preview often leads to minute plus long waits

November 5, 2017 9:54 p.m.

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SCORE: 78 | 50 COMMENTS | 13653 VIEWS | IN 41 FOLDERS

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SCORE: 17 | 12 COMMENTS | 3188 VIEWS | IN 13 FOLDERS

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SCORE: 128 | 29 COMMENTS | 15203 VIEWS | IN 76 FOLDERS

Finished Decks 302
Prototype Decks 125
Drafts 0
Playing since Unlimited Edition
Points 1700
Avg. deck rating 7.76
T/O Rank 68
Helper Rank 35
Favorite formats Standard, Commander / EDH, Modern
Good Card Suggestions 542
Last activity 12 hours
Joined 2 years
MTGO Username Jimmy_Chinchila (inactive)