MindAblaze The Grixis Dentist

I'm Justin and I'm a Grixis Player...

Welcome to the Vorthos cave.

There are two main things I love about magic. The strategy and the Lore. I also love the color pie but that's a different story.

The first part is because I learned to play from a very serious Spike. He made me very conscious of slow mana, below the curve creatures and janky, convoluted interactions. Play to win...we hit a few PTQs but mostly Game Days and FNMs. It was good times.

I play primarily casually now. As a result I mostly find myself building multiplayer decks that have some kind of combo built into them that generates oppressively incremental advantage. I love infinite combo decks but usually end up not putting them together for very long because they often win once or twice then I lose every time after that.

My favorite one so far has been


Life From The Stinkweed Scholar's Birthing Ooze

Modern MindAblaze

SCORE: 28 | 68 COMMENTS | 4550 VIEWS | IN 3 FOLDERS


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This is where the Vorthos comes in.

It's the story of an easily angered, yet Civilized Scholar  Flip. He's overwhelmed by the triviality of life and becomes a Death Cultist. He immerses himself in his Stinkweed and becomes fascinated with fantastical Devoted Druids, Morselhoarders and Quillspikes. Finally, his Necrotic Ooze gets involved with a Birthing Pod and new life emerges.

One day I would like to begin a series of articles with short stories based around people's decks. When Im not planning a wedding and still trying to get settled in my new house with my four kids, fiancée and army of pets.

theemptyquiver says... #1

Hey dude. Thanks.

I really haven't quit playing--just slowed way down.

I needed to pop on and update all my decks. I like my decks to be an archive of my actual decks so if I change them through iterations I can go back and revert them to what they were originally.

Plus I'm all casual EDH now.

A sure sign of advanced age.

Glad to see some of the old diehards are still lurking around!

May 30, 2018 5:09 p.m.

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Said on Animar Crackers...

#1

The bulk of it is done as sealed. Players only draft commanders, lands and mana rocks. It is time consuming for sure.

June 14, 2018 10:03 a.m.

Said on Animar Crackers...

#2

I’m pushing 800 at the moment including lands, rocks and the 60 commanders. It’s meant for a four person pod, so there should be a lot options for each person to play around with.

The commanders are meant to overlap too, luckily I received a surprise Firesong and Sunspeaker today to fill a hole in the Narset build. I’m considering some form of tempo spell-slinger deck.

June 13, 2018 2:51 a.m.

Said on Animar Crackers...

#3

Yeah. It’s an insane project but it’s been really convenient for building decks for Tuesday night edh. I’m struggling with a few of the archetypes and keeping the numbers under control. So far I have roughly 60 multicoloured commanders to draft, so that’s about another year of building one deck a week unless I start carrying it around with me.

June 12, 2018 9:58 p.m.

Said on Core set 2019: ......

#4

Ajani could be mono white and Tezzeret could be mono blue too. Its possible and it wouldn’t be precedent setting for he characters.

June 11, 2018 3:19 p.m.

Said on The Mad King ......

#5

I ran puzzle box for awhile, I just found it to be too chaotic for my purposes. Wheel and Deal seems good. I could probably use one more wheel in here. I do kind of like that Friend or Foe one from Battlebond, but five mana might be more than I want to spend.

June 11, 2018 12:59 p.m.

Oh it is isn’t it.

June 3, 2018 5:26 p.m.

Decks

The Mad King of Tristram

Commander / EDH* MindAblaze

SCORE: 40 | 108 COMMENTS | 10650 VIEWS | IN 14 FOLDERS

Mayael's Wild Pair-ty

Commander / EDH MindAblaze

SCORE: 50 | 242 COMMENTS | 19885 VIEWS | IN 28 FOLDERS

Centre for Disease Control

Commander / EDH MindAblaze

SCORE: 56 | 106 COMMENTS | 15622 VIEWS | IN 29 FOLDERS

Krunchy Kobolds

Commander / EDH MindAblaze

SCORE: 6 | 10 COMMENTS | 1451 VIEWS | IN 1 FOLDER

Marauding Titans

Modern* MindAblaze

SCORE: 25 | 26 COMMENTS | 4708 VIEWS | IN 5 FOLDERS

Land of Falling Tokens

Modern* MindAblaze

SCORE: 10 | 17 COMMENTS | 1936 VIEWS | IN 1 FOLDER

Robust Harvest

Modern* MindAblaze

SCORE: 43 | 121 COMMENTS | 8520 VIEWS | IN 3 FOLDERS

Cubes

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Commander Cube v2.0

MindAblaze — 1 month ago

SCORE 2 | COMMENTS 3 | VIEWS 828

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Justus' Commander Endeavour

MindAblaze — 4 months ago

SCORE 0 | COMMENTS 0 | VIEWS 220

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JM's Casual Cube

MindAblaze — 11 months ago

SCORE 5 | COMMENTS 3 | VIEWS 2585

Finished Decks 73
Prototype Decks 49
Drafts 3
Playing since Conflux
Cube Drafts 26
Points 240
Avg. deck rating 12.59
T/O Rank 583
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Favorite formats Commander / EDH, Modern
Good Card Suggestions 412
Venues ThunderGround Comics & Collectibles
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