NobodyPicksBulbasaur King of Games

I've been playing Magic on and off for a number of years now. I got back into it right before M12 came out. I like playing standard because I like the pay-as-you-go approach, as opposed to dropping hundreds of dollars at once on a legacy deck. It also forces me to keep making and playing new decks, which is half the fun.

I did recently drop my collection to pick up a legacy deck, and I've been having lots of fun with it. The people at my LGS help me tweak it, and it's been smooth sailing.

I also love playing in limited formats and EDH, because they turn deck making into a skill, and forces creative play choices.

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Said on Chandra's Conundrum...


MtG sets happen in chronological order. They won't do a flashback plane for no reason. If we were going to the past Wizards would be explicit about it. Story is one of the areas they are trying to stay extremely cohesive with.

Basically, this is a new conflict on Kaladesh. Perhaps it's been brewing since the uprising that killed Pia and Kiran and ignited Chandra.

May 16, 2016 8:53 p.m.

I agree with Lame_Duck completely.

The decks that Goyf thrives in are decks oozing with card quality. Decks like Jund can grind you out because every card in their deck is brutally efficient at all points of the game. Sadly, as soon as you start to dilute that card quality even a little bit the performance of the deck starts to spiral downwards in a way you can't really recover from.

The same is true for a fast deck like Zoo. Aggressive decks are tuned to deal 20 damage as quickly as possible, and having a 3/4 (or a 0/4 if you're unlucky) instead of a 4/5 for even one turn could easily mean a loss where you should have had a win.

One of the sad truths of Magic is that the expensive cards are expensive for a reason, and us poor kids can't do too much about it. I've been brewing a Modern deck for two weeks now that I will hopefully be able to bring down into the can-afford-it-after-xmas range, but the pickings are slim when it comes to cards that can compete but won't break the bank.

May 10, 2016 1:43 p.m.


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