LVL_666 Deckling

I'm literally a bunch of poorly-disguised slivers hiding in a hat and trench coat.

I enjoy making decks, but what I enjoy even more is making deck pages as I'm having a blast experimenting with CSS. Additioanlly, I love easter eggs. So I tend to hide them in all of my deck pages.

multimedia says... #1

Very clever using a .gif image for the accordion the effect. I didn't think it was a .gif, but some complicated code cycling through an array of images. I think you should still play around with Javascript or jQuery to make the effect as a good learning tool. I used to have something similar with the accordion at Energy Elves (HOU) it loaded a random image as the background image of the accordion each time the page was loaded the background would change. The code is still in the rite-elves.js file feel free to dissect it.

I've never used Gimp, but if it's an alternative to Photoshop it most likely has layers and layer masks. You might not be able to manipulate the masks as much as you can in Photoshop, but that's understandable because Photoshop is very robust. The main thing to keep in mind with masks is to have each image on it's own layer with it's own mask attached this allows you to mask-out the edges of only the one image individually and not all images your using. Masks work by using colors black, white and gray. White on a mask means visible and black and gray create transparency. Black is full transparency and varying grays less transparency to blend.


July 20, 2017 2:32 a.m.

multimedia says... #2

The "go to" buttons are made with CSS and jQuery. I design and style the buttons with rules in CSS and use jQuery to make them functional when they're clicked they auto scroll the page to some where. jQuery is a Javascript library, it makes writing and using Javascript much easier. The jQuery library is already loaded into deck pages, it's included in this site. You just have to active it to use it. Think of jQuery as the next step in web development after learning and using CSS. You can combine CSS and jQuery together to do amazing things.

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July 20, 2017 1:56 a.m.

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Said on The Queen's Egg...

#1

M4RK0G91, thank you for the high words of praise. I'm grateful that you appreciate my deck, and the page that chronicles it's life. Your English by the way is excellent, I wouldn't have guessed it was a second language for you. I first met slivers way back in Legions - I was playing my 2nd deck ever: Mono blue Wizards. I played against my friend who assembled a rainbow sliver deck. I lost every single game I ever played against it, and after my 4th or 5th loss straight, I couldn't help but admire the synergy of slivers.

Fast forward roughly 10 years, and now i'm married and facing all sorts of adult responsibilities. I don't have kids yet, so I chose to get back into magic. My awesome wife bought me the custom hand made "Queen's Egg" as a complete surprise. She knew that I was talking to Liefkicker Studio about getting a custom made deckbox, as his work is simply amazing. She told the artist to lie to me, saying that he couldn't take commissions at the time. You could only imagine my surprise when I received a mysterious package a few months later. My wife is the best.

As for Sliver Hate...it's real. A lot of younger EDH players have absolutely no idea what Slivers are...or heard of them but never had a chance to face a sliver deck. But I can assure you by the end of the game they are definitely aware of the might of slivers...and typically are relieved the game was over lol. The players that do know what Slivers are generally groan the second I reveal my commander. If i'm in a multiplayer game with said previously mentioned player(s) they will try their best to convince everyone at the table that i'm the biggest threat...even with no slivers on the board lol.

This will be a multipart response, as I've yet to play Tiny Leaders. But i'll give you a full response after I do a little bit of learning on my part. Thank you again for the nice words, the Queen is most pleased.

P.S. - If you have one magic deck that you are really fond of, I highly suggest you look at Liefkicker's website website and inquire about buying a deckbox. I'm not going to lie...they are expensive, but worth every single dollar. Recently, he made a variant on the Queen's Egg themed after Sliver Overlord that was for sale on ebay. His work is beautiful, and of the highest quality. His site is definitely worth checking out.

August 15, 2017 10:11 p.m.

Said on You Can Call ......

#2

After reading your deck name, all I can think of is the famous line from the Maury show: "You ARE the father". However, I totally intend on getting the Vampire tribal deck as well. You get a +1 from me, just for vampires sake. But i'll be watching how your deck develops.

August 13, 2017 8:11 p.m.

Said on The Queen's Egg...

#3

Teferi's Protection, huh? That is an interesting card indeed...but doesn't quite have the abuse potential i'm looking for. Considering how my deck would be able to use it...well...it's super limited. Yawgmoth's Will wont give me access to it, and I only have one option to tutor it. I don't think it's that great of a card unless i'm missing something Delta-117?

August 12, 2017 11:51 p.m.

Said on The Queen's Egg...

#4

Delta-117, I didn't realize the spoilers came out! Thanks for keeping me aware. So, after doing a brief perusal of Commander 2017's offerings a few cards piqued my interest:

  • Hearld's Horn: It's like a slightly weaker combination of Urza's Incubator and Mirri's Guile.

  • Kindred Boon: an Enchantment that creates indestructable creatures...not bad.

  • Kindred Discovery: It's like a strictly better Synapse Sliver...but not a sliver. I wish this was a Sliver.

  • Kindred Summons: That CMC is almost too high to make this card worthwhile for Slivers, but it's interesting nonetheless. Good synergy with cards like Mirri's Guile, but it's largely dependant on my boardstate. Maybe it could serve as a decent wincon?

  • Heirloom Blade: An interesting piece of equipment that keeps a hand full of creatures. I can see this being very useful with Sliver Queen. Doesn't exactly wow me though.

  • Path of Ancestry: I don't exactly like the comes into play tapped part...but for a mana of any color then scry 1? Yes please.

Delta-117, are there any spoiled cards you think I've missed that are worthwhile?

August 11, 2017 12:42 p.m.

Said on The Queen's Egg...

#5

Xcallion, in regards to "Have you been considering Yawgmoth's Tomb as well?" I meant to say Volrath's Stronghold. My mistake.

August 10, 2017 10:18 p.m.

Said on The Queen's Egg...

#6

Xcallion, i'm flattered that you would consider my deck a valuable resource for your own deckmaking - thank you for the compliment. I put alot of time, energy, and way more money than I should have assembling this beautiful monstrosity. Glad someone else is finding it worthwhile.

As for your suggestion, the idea of adding more graveyard recursion has been rattling around in my head for sometime. Living End and Living Death have crossed my radar briefly, and I considered swapping them in for Unnatural Selection. Unnatural Selection's use in this deck is very niche, but i'm hesitant to remove it because I can outright control a whole board using it and my commander. Nothing feels better than taking someone else's commander, and hitting them in the face with it.

I've actually been considering Volrath's Stronghold for a little while now, swapping it in for Mutavault. While it's not quite as dramatic as Living End/Living Death, it's something that can be done every turn, and is relatively protected due to the minimal land hate in my meta. I think it's differences compliment Yawgmoth's Will and Patriarch's Bidding quite nicely.

Mutavault is wonderful in that it's an extra Sliver in the deck - and A 2/2 for no less. My only issue however is that it's not as impactful as I would like. It's a manland that's only as good my boardstate - more slivers = better Mutavault. Also, opponents are usually quick to forget about it's ability. But despite all that, I think what Yawgmoth's Tomb brings is just far more worthwhile for the deck to perform consistenly. What are your thoughts? Do you have Mutavault in your deck? How has it performed for you? Have you been considering Yawgmoth's Tomb as well? Have I asked you enough questions? Ha. Thanks for commenting, the hive is pleased.

August 10, 2017 12:20 p.m.

Said on M A K ......

#7
  • As Foretold - This card reminds me of Aether Vial, in that it can be useful to just about any deck, but it's far more useful to very specific decks. I feel the exact same way about As Foretold, in that it's just not as useful as it can be to Slivers. AF belongs in a more combo focused deck. I could see it being more useful if your commander was Sliver Queen as opposed to Overlord. But as things stand...it wouldn't contribute as much as you'd like.

  • Phyrexian Arena - Is interesting, but you have better draw options within the hive itself. At the very least you could use Synapse Sliver. I mean. I think that PA isn't really worth while because your general can just tutor for whatever you need. Additionally, you have Dormant Sliver who just craps out cards directly into your hand. But i'd sooner rely on Sensei's Divining Top or Mirri's Guile. But that's just me.

August 8, 2017 11:08 a.m.

Well first off I have to say I like the name (+1, just for that). It really drew me to your deck - kinda like really good clickbait. I have to say that for such an awesome deck name though you don't have much of a deck description. I know you're probably working on expanding it, but what would help people new to your deck would be at least answering the following questions:

  1. What's your primary strategy/wincon?
  2. Is this deck suited toward multiplayer? singleplayer? (add more tags to your deck)

If you want a more in depth guide to writing a deck description, check out Epochalyptik's deck description guide here. Additionally, here are some card suggestions that could help you build up more threats, and dominate the table.

Consuming Aberration - This card has great synergy with your commander, and is just a good big threat to have. The 2nd part of it's ability is the best part "Whenever you cast a spell, Mill all opponents til they reveal a land." It has alot of potential uses for this deck and you should consider it.

Life's Finale + Buried Alive - It's fun to be mean, and these cards are very mean. It populates the opponent's graveyard (giving you more options) and you can remove some very annoying cards. Definitely good if you know your opponent's deck, and that something useful to the Mimeoplasm is in it. Plus it just feels good to just reap all that salt from them.

Lightning Greaves + Whispersilk Cloak + Wonder- You need some more evasion/protection in this deck. Outside of Asceticism (maybe I missed something) you don't have much in the way of giving your creatures protection, or a means to get through enemy defenses.

Jace, Memory Adept - Honestly, I'm not too keen on planeswalkers, so I took this suggestion straight from EDHREC - The Mimeoplasm. So take this worth a grain of salt, but I think that the only planeswalker you should have in the deck is this one. You're not playing superfriends...so why include so many of them? They don't seem to be vital to your wincon/strategy. Jace at the very least ensures that you get good card advantage while you keep resources out of your opponent's hand (especally after they re-arrange the top of their library) and have another potential target for the Mimeoplasm.

Sorry to write such an opus, but I think your deck has alot of potential (and you don't need to invest a fortune into it). Let me know what your primary strategy is, and i'll try my best to find cards that'll fit it. Good luck, and happy deck/description building!

August 8, 2017 10:52 a.m.

Said on Macho Man Madness!...

#9

I enjoyed your deck description, as it hit me right in the nostalgia. I'm a fan of the Macho Man as well as NWO. RIP Macho man. +1 for you brother.

August 7, 2017 2:47 p.m.

Said on M A K ......

#10

Using Mirror Entity to try and mitigate direct damage? That's not what I was trying to say. Sure, that's one use, but it'd be more for dealing damage than anything else. Also, it's not meant to be a replacement for Crystalline Sliver. It's meant to compliment it. Allow me to explain - with Crystalline in play, you won't be able to use Magma Sliver's ability. Why? because none of your slivers will be legitimate targets for you (or anyone else). Mirror Entity's ability is non-targeting (just like Wrath of God or your Toxic Deluge), ergo you can use it's ability with Crystalline Sliver in play. Additionally, it affects base power and toughness that means that all your slivers still receive their +1/+1 bonuses on top of that.

Including both Magma and Crystalline in the same deck can create some awkward moments, as you may not be able to capitalize on Magma's ability when you'd need/want to.

August 6, 2017 12:47 a.m.

Said on M A K ......

#11

Have you considered Mirror Entity? Entity is technically a sliver, but has the added bonus of making your broodlings a huge threat at a moment's notice.

August 3, 2017 8:49 a.m.

Said on The Queen's Egg...

#12

So, I was scrolling through my comments, and forgot that I didn't actually answer you Troys50:

@LVL_666 I had heard this from my friends that this was not the case, that quad healing wasn't something possible with Essence Sliver. Guess you can't trust your friends, huh? Hail the Brood Queen! Bows

To answer your question: Your friends are 100% WRONG. If you refer the accordion up top, and go to: The Hivestone > The Strategy > Combos and Synergies and look at Syphon Sliver + Essence Sliver I explain everything at length. When they doubt you, just point them straight to that section, and it will silence them. With slivers, it is actually possible to get DECUPLE-life gain. Yes. That's right. If you have 4x Essence Slivers, 1x Syphon Sliver, and 1x Bonescythe Sliver in play then that's 4 separate triggered effects and 1 static effect going on two times in one strike. Say it with me now: DECUPLE-LIFE-GAIN. (that means times ten). Mind you it can only in a casual game. But it can happen. So tell your friends to stick that in their pipe and smoke it for ever doubting the queen's majesty.

August 2, 2017 12:33 p.m.

Said on The Queen's Egg...

#13

Ruffigan, I took your comments into account. Just wish you posted them on my deckpage. I changed the .navbar-fixed-top transparency (only made it slightly transparent) -enough so that the reader can easily differentiate between the comments section and the words themselves. I also took things one step further and lowered the brightness of all the words in the comment section, so that they'd be easier on the eyes. What do you think?

It feels like a bit of a shame that the deck has little room for growth. At least in my opinion. When it plays, it plays like a well oiled machine. All I do at this point is watch each new set for any cards that could help enhance or add to the deck. I'm hoping Ixalan or Commander 2017 will yield something worthwhile.

August 2, 2017 11:36 a.m.

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#14

jplvette, welcome to the hive. Thank you for visiting the page. To answer your question, yes Intruder Alarm has been mentioned before. My conclusion regarding the card has not changed - It has far too much potential to backfire to be considered useful. Cards like Kiki-Jiki, Mirror Breaker, Stonybrook Schoolmaster, and Lullmage Mentor (just to name a few) are all lurking out there in EDH. Since the card can be taken advantage of by anyone at the table I could unknowingly enable someone else's wincon. Therefore, the card is just invalid in my eyes. But for more, (and less ) I can keep that potentially game ending effect all to myself - enter Paradox Engine.

tl:dr - Intruder Alarm can easily backfire and lose me the game automatically. It's not worth it.

August 2, 2017 8:49 a.m.

Well you could just use some graveyard recursion that'll help you rebuild Patriarch's Bidding or Yawgmoth's Will come to mind. However cards like Merciless Eviction negate this. Instead you could use Hedonist's Trove or the "Wish" cycle - Cunning Wish, Burning Wish, Death Wish, Living Wish, or Golden Wish. Perhaps one of those would be your best bet.

August 2, 2017 8:36 a.m.

MoGoose831, I like the deck. I totally intend on keeping up with it to see how things develop over time.

As for me, I have a deck that I'm simply pimping out at the moment as I'm not really looking for suggestions only sweet sweet upvotes. I poured in time into making the page look good, so if you like i'd be nice to know. Without further ado, my pet project:


The Queen's Egg

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August 1, 2017 3:53 p.m.

Said on Sidisi and the ......

#17

First off, you want to punch face but you don't have Lord of Extinction? As you mill opponents it becomes more and more of a threat. You just need Asceticism in play. You seem to want to lean more toward an aggro based strategy, so have you considered Army of the Damned? If you have any lords in play, then it could give you a very big and scary boardstate (for everyone else).

Hmm, but I also have a bit of a different idea for the direction you could take this deck - now take this worth a grain of salt, but what if you invested in using Storm ala Brain Freeze? You'd also have to place in a Isochron Scepter and a whole host of blue control. Cards like Boomerang, Counterspell.

Cool deck, and I like the concept. I'll keep coming back to see how things develop. Also, +1 for ya.

August 1, 2017 3:50 p.m.

Said on Stupid Selenia...

#18

"Absolute garbage deck with little to no chance of winning" - well not with that attitude! I kid, but in all seriousness, it sounds like you're having a tough time with your deck. I guess it'd be safe to assume you ha ve no reliable wincons. So, we have two options here - you switch commanders, or try and figure out something what can enable you to win. I'll give you my thoughts on each option:

Switching commanders: So, you have a commander that's an angel. To my surprise, she's the only WB angel there is. Go figure. So every other option is non-angel...but you do have some very interesting choices.

Mind you, I didn't list all of the cards because IMO, these are probably the more popular choices and the most expensive (sorry!). The idea behind choosing a commander is choosing a creature that speaks to you. Something you like about the way they play, what they embody stuff like that. If you have any thoughts regarding any of the previously mentioned cards, let me know and we can try to build a deck that's more centered around it.

Figure out something - so if we stick with Selenia, Dark Angel as our commander I think the most reliable way to get her to win is to voltron her up. Basically, we'd just rely mostly on just her winning us the game. So we would use cards like:

Just to name a few. The idea would be that your commander would be so well equipped that she'd be nigh impossible to deal with for hte rest of the table. Additionally, you'd have to have a means of protecting yourself. Cards like:

Just to name a few. But the idea is that you build up a defense while your opponents have to deal with your commander who will stand vigil in front of the wall you build. As you constantly equip and build her up, she becomes a legitmate threat on the board. Of course, there are other creatures that are better suited to this strategy, but given what she has this is the best I can come up with. I'm sure there are smarter people out there that would have better ideas though. Don't give up!

July 31, 2017 1:59 p.m.

Said on Looking for a ......

#19

I've only taken a brief look at your deck page (it looks very nice by the way), and since your deck is primarily designed to frustrate your opponents using Conundrum Sphinx I think "The Riddle of the Sphinx" is an applicable title. If you're not familiar with the Greek mythology regarding the tale, you can check out the wikipedia article here.

As another option, you could go with an "alternate" title - "The Infernal Machine", which is a slightly different retelling of "The Riddle of the Sphinx". The wikipedia article also explains that as well. But those are my two submissions. Good luck with finding an appropriate name.

July 28, 2017 3:24 p.m.

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