Hi! I live in Salt Lake City, Utah, U.S.A.

I played back in grade and middle school (I'm 32 now) but kinda stopped. A lot of my friends still play so I played off and on with them for the last twenty years or so, using their decks. I finally said, "I should just make my own decks!"

Most of my friends play EDH/Commander exclusively and I prefer the format anyway so that's all I really build. Thinking about making some Pauper decks too.

In M:TG I love tribal decks, graveyard stuff, and untapping shenanigans. Many of my decks are unashamedly tribals.

Favorite mono-colors: Green and Blue

Favorite color pairs: Azorious and Izzet

Favorite color triads: Esper and Grixis

I really like all colors. I kind of want to make a deck of every color, color pair, and color triad.


Highest T/O Ranking: 8

Highest TappedOut.net Helper Ranking: 1

Not sure how it happened but I'll take it! This was years ago. Tappedout has grown greatly in popularity over the last few years so I'll likely never achieve such heights again. How do you geeks do it? :P


These are in order of build date:

Boggart Avalanche -- Black/Red Goblin Aristocrats with Wort, Boggart Auntie . My first and most expensive deck. Emphasis on anthems, recursion, and black utility cards on a mostly-red goblin aggro chassis. One of my only decks that runs infinite combos. Could use even more tutors! My pride and joy.

The Braided Siren's Song (Show n' Tell Theft) -- A theft-themed deck that has group-hug elements and Braids, Conjurer Adept to encourage people to play steal-able win-cons. Results in fun, chaotic games, if not wins... One of my pet decks that has a low-ceiling commander at the helm but I love it so I keep pumping upgrades into it. Definitely one of my blingin' decks.

Magitek Machinations (Feldon Reanimator) -- Cheat out fatties from the graveyard, but in mono-Red! Feldon of the Third Path burns the countryside down to base carbon with a dragon-subtheme. One of my favorite decks and also one I will continuously bling out and upgrade.

Khanate of the Golden Headbutt (Artifact Voltron) -- Equipment-based voltron deck featuring Zurgo Helmsmasher . Lots of board-wipes and equipment synergy. Used to be a Warrior tribal but felt too unfocused. More of a board-wipe and indestructible-creature tribal now. Stomps face. Definitely a deck I whip out at card shops if I want a win (despite it not being my most expensive deck!)

Roses of May -- (Marchesa Reanimator) -- Reanimator aggro with Marchesa, the Black Rose . A ragtag group of critters and minions that serve their master loyally and repeatedly. Small ETB focus but mostly aggro with value/recursion. Not super heavy on sacrifice loops but they're there.

Fochlucan Lyrist -- (Yisan Elves) -- One of my spikiest decks, this Yisan, the Wanderer Bard deck has an elf subtheme along with your standard toolkit creature base. Tons of enchantment and artifact removal. I can't stop singing! One of my favorite decks as well.

Tall Mizzix'd Cocktail With A Sidecar -- Instants, sorceries, and lots of burn at a discount--both mana-wise with Mizzix of the Izmagnus and dollar-wise. Not a storm or combo deck. Who says burn doesn't work in EDH?

Indomitable Stomps -- (Budget Voltron/Stompy) -- Rhonas the Indomitable 's mono-Green stompy with a minor voltron subtheme. Made mostly from my collection of bulk rares but surprisingly potent! Minor Fight sub-theme as well.

Sith Mind-Tricks -- (Esper Control +Theft) -- My attempt Esper Control in EDH. Lots of removal, card draw, a few fun non-combat win-conditions, and a handful of tutors. A medium-sized " Merieke Ri Berit " suite to keep creatures or untap for multiple thefts, but not as heavy on Merieke's ability as some decks.

Zadonkadonk -- (Budget Zada Aggro) -- I had a ton of leftover goblins from building my main goblin deck so I threw together a Zada, Hedron Grinder deck for a song. Wins out of nowhere with surprising frequency, considering the deck's price.

Titan's Revenge -- (Giant Tribal/Voltron) -- 1/2 giant tribal, 1/2 voltron deck. I loves me some Amazons so why not build the queen of the giants, Kalemne, Disciple of Iroas ? The deck started off as a very budget build but I had lots of great cards in my collection to add. The deck kicks in dicks extremely hard and fast for its budget.

Rooftop Experiments (Zombie Tribal) -- Dimir Zombie Tribal with Gisa and Geralf . A deck I wanted to make since I started brewing EDH decks. Slight amount of self-mill but it's mostly vanilla zombie tribal. Deck is based around Rooftop Storm and if I could afford more tutors to find it I would get 'em! Tried to put as many of the good Blue zombies in as I could but they are a lot weaker than the classic Black zombie all-stars. This deck is basically all about going to value-town--not super heavy into token generation. One infinite combo but it takes a lot of set-up.

Ankle-Shanking -- Basically an aggro deck made with cards I already owned and Saskia the Unyielding . Synergy-light goodstuffs/hatebears. Aiming for a barbarian-horde feel. It's sort of a legendary tribal (a Captain Sisay would dominate). If I had a Sisay I might even convert the deck to Legendary Tribal. Very much a "trade-binder" kind of deck. Isn't that what EDH is for though?

Token Concern For Safety -- (Burn & Tokens) -- Spellslinging and tokens with Wort, the Raidmother . This is another one of the decks I built mostly with cards already on-hand in my collection. Ramp into explosions or go wide with tokens. Small Goblin subtheme, but only because I'm running red and I need tokens. On the fence with the ratio between burn and tokens. I like the idea of having the deck be a bit of a hybrid in that sense. Not a ton of token-boosting cards in my collection though, and I'd prefer the deck to be spell-slinging primarily.

It Sucks As It Cuts! (Lifegain Control) -- I pulled a promo Vona, Butcher of Magan and was quite inspired. I always wanted a life-control deck and she seems like a very fun way to pilot such a deck. Still debating how much to rely on Vona herself. 5 CMC isn't abysmal for a voltron-y thing but it's not good either. Having her buffed out on offense and defense (Vigilance) while gaining lots of life seems cool. Currently the deck list is more group-slug-y. Almost entirely made from cards already in my collection as well, so the power level is a bit low (and I believe Vona has a slightly low ceiling) but it's fun..

Tazri's Allied Goon Squad (Budget Ally Tribal) -- Budget Ally tribal with General Tazri . Regular Ally aggro--no Food Chain wankery. Very creature heavy, light on blinking and very few non-Ally creatures. I didn't want to include Xenograft , Conspiracy , or Arcane Adaptation since I can't afford to add tutors for them--severely reducing their effectiveness by my eyes. Sure, lots of creatures can make sensational honorary Allies and they go infinite with Turntimber Ranger but whatever.

Double-Visionary -- Clone tribal and draw-go-ish control with Rashmi, Eternities Crafter . Goal is to clone and control my way to victory and, if I get lucky, win with Biovisionary . I don't have the best tutors so that particular gimmick is unreliable but the deck is solid. I wanted a Planar Bridge and Paradoxical Outcome for flavor but they don't fit the deck well.

From the Mucky Muck (Budget Muldrotha) -- Sultai graveyard value/goodstuffs with Muldrotha, the Gravetide . Pulled a Muldrotha and just had to build her. I had tons in my collection that would fit but I bought some of the cheap Muldrotha staples like Seal of Primordium , Sylvok Replica , etc. and already owned lots of great staples like River Kelpie , Sakura-Tribe Elder , Mystic Remora , Mulldrifter , and the like. The deck is mostly goodstuff and value--no heavy sac loops or anything. Thinking of making it an Enchantment deck.

Advanced Woodshop -- Mass tokens with Oviya Pashiri, Sage Lifecrafter . Tokens on tokens on ramp on overruns. I want to make it an artifacts-matter deck (which I think would be super novel in Green. I wanna see Fangren Marauder pop off!) but I would have to buy a fair amount of irreplaceable artifact cards and I want to invest Magic money elsewhere at the moment. The pile of tokens cost more than I spent on the deck (not including cards I already owned) and there's almost 100 of them. The deck and tokens barely fit in the box! Very casual deck but it certainly scares people.

Warriors of the World Unite -- Five-color Warrior tribal with none other than Najeela, the Blade-Blossom at the helm. Lots of effects to make my Warriors hard or impossible to block and trample effects. A few combo cards with Najeela but relatively fair and casual.

Tidal Trouble -- My second iteration of seamonster tribal. This time I'm using Arixmethes, Slumbering Isle instead of Thassa, God of the Sea . Deck is very similar but with land ramp instead of artifact ramp and some different utility cards.

The Barbarian Queen's Horde -- Took it apart for parts to make my newer Warrior tribal (Warriors of the World Unite). Lovisa Coldeyes is a pet card of mine but she doesn't make a great commander. I had fun with the deck and won a game or two but there are better ways to go Mono-Red as well as Warrior tribal. Lovisa now has a loving home in my other deck.

Pharaoh of Atlantis -- (Budget Brago ETB Abuse) -- Your standard Brago, King Eternal blink deck. Started as a budget deck with some teeth. As a budget deck it performed well enough--especially as I was just getting into EDH. Kind of oppressive once the Brago-pin starts and most wins came from concession. A lot of times, though, Brago would just spin his wheels and nothing would happen and if Brago was shut down too many times in a row the deck was quite useless. A significantly higher budget with more combo elements and more control would make the deck extremely competitive, as Brago's tier ranking demonstrates, but that takes more money and effort than I felt it would be worth. Not as fun as it was at first and it was full of powerful cards that had grown greatly in value so I scrapped it for parts. Perhaps Brago will find a home in my Ally deck?

Coral Capers -- (Budget Seamonsters) -- Seamonster tribal! Thassa, God of the Sea steers this ship. Big ramp into mono-blue aggro. Simple and clean and tons of fun. I took it apart to use Arixmethes, Slumbering Isle as the commander, so the deck lives on in another form! I can always go back if I like Thassa more.

I've put together at least a partial physical prototype for most of these (or at least could):

The Price of Fast Living ☣ (King Macar Vehicles) -- Mono-Black artifacts-matter and vehicles with King Macar, the Gold-Cursed . I could definitely build the deck today but due to the deck's gimmicky-ness and low power-ceiling I kind of want to handcraft the 99 instead of use my bulk-rare collection. I still have a lot of what I want and need though. Some of the new Pirate and Treasure cards from Ixalan look like tons of fun and potentially synergistic to boot-- Revel in Riches anyone? GET IN MACAR!!

Update: physical deck taken apart for a few spare parts. I'll keep the list up and many cards are still available so the deck idea isn't killed.

Banter and Repartee ☣ (Wizard Tribal) -- Bant Wizard tribal. I Have a Tamiyo, Field Researcher that needs a home so I thought derevi, empyreal tactician would make a fun Wizard-tribal commander. The goal was to focus on unblockable and flying-men-type Wizards to make use of Derevi's ability then use/abuse tap-abilities (like Arcanis the Omnipotent , Beguiler of Wills , and Intrepid Hero ). Avoiding stax and locks--would play more like a Edric, Spymaster of Trest /flying men deck to make use of things like Coastal Piracy and Bident of Thassa . Almost built! Seems underpowered though, and boosting the gameplan would make the deck eerily similar to a lot of my other tribal decks.

Tinker and Wrench -- Izzit artifact goodstuffs/cheerios with Jhoira, Weatherlight Captain . I have more than enough cards to make a fun pseudo-thopter-tribal, artifact-heavy deck. Can put together a 99 right now, but there are lots of cheap cards to polish the foci.

Pain Builds Character ☣ (Darien Budget Soldiers) -- Soldier tribal with Darien, King of Kjeldor . Vanilla go-wide and self-damaging Darien stuff. I have a decent amount of what I would need to make this deck but not a ton--don't even have the commander. He's cheaper now with Masters 25 though. Haven't begun building the deck but I have the beginnings of a good budget list here on Tappedout.

deck:green-turbulent-juice -- Big-mana groupslug with Vial Smasher the Fierce and Ikra Shidiqi, the Usurper . Original list is Turbulent Juice ☣ but no real point in not having another partner, especially to add Green for utility and ramp, though the Rakdos list could have Kaervek the Merciless or Tsabo Tavoc swap in as commanders, which is cool.

Reaping the Rewards -- Teneb, the Harvester and "other peoples' graveyards" is the theme. I love graveyard shit and I want a deck with an actual dragon at the helm--Teneb seems good. Could build a decent deck just with stuff on-hand, though I wish Mesmeric Orb wasn't so expensive!

Tools of the Trade -- Artifact/Enchantment value with Hannah, Ship's Navigator. My worry is that if I made an Izzet Artifact deck there would be a lot of overlap, though this one would have plenty of enchantments too. The win-cons would most likely be artifact-creature beats, which is all I could afford since artifact combo is kinda pricey and many "one-card win-con" enchantments are Red and Black.

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New Horizons might be an interesting ramp choice

April 18, 2019 7:32 p.m.

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Thanks for the up-vote!

April 16, 2019 2:37 a.m.

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Not sure if it's an upgrade, but Ill-Gotten Inheritance is funny. On-flavor with Karlov, too. Not sure it's better than Fountain of Renewal

April 14, 2019 7:26 p.m.

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Zombies Ate My Neighbors!!

April 13, 2019 6:37 p.m.

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Thanks a ton for the up-vote!

April 13, 2019 3:29 a.m.

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Looks like the author is no longer updating. If anyone finds an up-to-date version be sure to post it here!

April 7, 2019 1:22 a.m.

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I would definitely run Darksteel Plate and Lightning Greaves . Your commander will have a gigantic target on his head. those plus your Swiftfoot Boots should give you a decent chance to see one of those cards every game.

April 6, 2019 9:35 p.m.

Decks

The Braided Siren's Song (Show n' Tell Theft)

Commander / EDH Optimator

SCORE: 79 | 32 COMMENTS | 8335 VIEWS | IN 22 FOLDERS

Magitek Machinations (Feldon Reanimator)

Commander / EDH Optimator

SCORE: 44 | 33 COMMENTS | 4914 VIEWS | IN 9 FOLDERS

Fochlucan Lyrist -- (Yisan Elves)

Commander / EDH Optimator

SCORE: 21 | 6 COMMENTS | 3073 VIEWS | IN 5 FOLDERS

Sith Mind-Tricks -- (Esper Control +Theft)

Commander / EDH Optimator

SCORE: 26 | 4 COMMENTS | 2154 VIEWS | IN 8 FOLDERS

Roses of May -- (Marchesa Reanimator)

Commander / EDH Optimator

SCORE: 38 | 15 COMMENTS | 3069 VIEWS | IN 11 FOLDERS

Khanate of the Golden Headbutt (Artifact Voltron)

Commander / EDH Optimator

SCORE: 62 | 36 COMMENTS | 6536 VIEWS | IN 15 FOLDERS

Boggart Avalanche

Commander / EDH Optimator

SCORE: 78 | 65 COMMENTS | 7074 VIEWS | IN 18 FOLDERS

Finished Decks 64
Prototype Decks 40
Drafts 0
Playing since Ice Age
Points 240
Avg. deck rating 16.67
T/O Rank 431
Helper Rank 334
Favorite formats Commander / EDH
Good Card Suggestions 893
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