I really need some help on my 3 decks if you want to take a look and maybe give a few suggestions then that would be awesome! I'll also be checking out your decks too and I'll try to comment some suggestions on yours in return.
August 29, 2017 10:08 a.m.
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I don't think the people in my group want to even have a discussion about this. Since everyone is just trying to have a good time, any potential conflict disengagement is preferred.
There are only so many people at the shop and they've known him much longer than me. I don't know how they'll side, just not sure how comfortable I am to tell someone "I don't like playing with you, I don't want to have any future games with you."
September 21, 2017 2:11 a.m.
I have a mono blue Talrand deck which I could use to just stop him constantly if I wanted to. I just choose not to be an asshole unlike others.
He (and one other person) said that strip mining his land would be more fair. To which I responded "land destruction is frowned upon in this meta" (i personally don't mind getting my lands blown up, but others do). He says he can at least get his land back if it dies instead of being tapped down. I said, yeah, I know :P
September 20, 2017 7:20 p.m.
Lol I apologize. I have yet to do so, but I do not believe in violence
September 20, 2017 7:17 p.m.
He's incapable of it. I remember one time I asked him a simple question as to why he hated "Person X" and his response was anger at me like I should know why he has such deep seated hatred.
It's a group decision not to allow combos. Personally, I don't mind combos. But the group does not like them, so they aren't allowed. Which is why I suspect he only killed me instead of the entire table. Still, it's wrong.
Some people don't like him, some people love him, some people are indifferent. Kind of a mixed bag.
I haven't talked to him 1 on 1 about it directly. I just talked to him about that specific instance in which he was being hipocritical. Is it worth talking to him 1 on 1 at the risk of weakening whatever "ties of friendship" remains?
The store owner idea is nice. I don't want to go over his head, but that's an idea that I'm willing to consider. Since he is a mixed bag, I'm not sure how the store owner (rather co store-owners) would react.
September 20, 2017 6:19 p.m.
How do you guys deal with "that" player at the table? When I say "that player," I am reffering to the guy who just sucks the fun out of the game. The guy who says no infinite combos, but then takes a card out of your graveyard, goes infinite with your card, kills ONLY you, and justifies it because he says "going infinite is ok if you can use other people's cards." Then that same guy gets mad that you only countered his stuff when his stuff was the biggest threats but when he only counters your stuff, you don't do anything.
Moreover, he gets mad at others for not playing "logically." He wants people to be really really quick with their turns (not that me or any other players take a long time, he just can't wait for his turn). Im playing a new deck I made and asked if I'm done with my turn as I'm searching my deck for lands and I said I'm not sure. He's like "what do you mean you're not sure, you should check your mana and see what other options you have before searching your deck so time isn't wasted." I told him that since it's a new deck, there are a lot of options and I am not sure which one I want to do, so I'm going with the easy option first which is ramping.
He says politics is stupid but then most games I've played with him, he politically makes alliances with other players to not attack each other so that he only kills me.
He makes fun of a couple other players at our shop and calls them big fat losers with beards and no girlfriends. It's ironic because his girlfriend is obese. Not trying to start anything with regards to weight, but it's stupid how he makes fun of other people without any shame, and only wants to play magic his certain way and gets mad if you disagree.
He has a very cocky, know-it-all voice. I'm not really sure what I can do about it/him. I would sit down and try having a conversation with him about it, but even after trying to make small talk with him, it's clear that despite his superb deck building abilities, he is quite in-adept at just being friendly with people in a way that doesn't make fun of other people
September 20, 2017 4:05 p.m.
Hey! I always love to see another Talrand user. +1 from me! A couple thoughts...
Mana Drain - Auto include
Flusterstorm - Useful, but might be limited depending on meta
Twincast - Useful, but might be limited depending on meta
Telling Time - Top deck filter
Pact of Negation - Auto include
Time Warp - Extra turn cards go well with Talrand because you cast the spell, get a drake, and at worst end the turn. You get another turn to them use the drake from the previous turn that "now has haste(ish)"
Temporal Manipulation - Same reason as above
Blatant Thievery - It seems your wincondition is to polymorph into a fatty and beat facce. I don't know if your build is 1v1 or multiplayer, but this card has won me several games easily
Bribery - Why cheat out your beatstick when you can beat them with their own beat stick
Land Equilibrium - Damn U green 2? Nah, I'm blue daba dee daba die. Lol, anyways, this hates on ramp. Always useful
Overburden - Same reasoning as above. If not im mistaken, I don't think this will cause you to return a land when you polymorph the creature (could be wrong). I will not however, cause you to return a land for each token you put.
Capsize - End game mana sink
Isochron Scepter - How can you not be running such an oppressive tool (think memory lapse)
If you want any other ideas, feel free to check Tisk Tisk Talrand
September 17, 2017 1:14 p.m.
Contamination to work with reassembling skeleton and skullclamp
How do you deal with artifacts and enchantments?
Your list looks solid. +1 from me. If you want some more ideas, feel free to check out my deck The Descent Into Darkness
September 13, 2017 6:26 p.m.
If you want any more ideas, feel free to check out my deck
September 13, 2017 6:20 p.m.
Mirage Mirror is CRAZY versatile, especially in this deck. Need another coffers? Another way to trigger dark depths? You got it!
Candelabra of Tawnos to untap your coffers (original, vesuva, thespian's stage and mirage mirror), then copy the untap ability with rings :). If you add Basalt Monolith, you get infinite colorless mana. Add Sensei's Divining Top and you can draw your whole deck. Plus the top is good filter and the monolith for ramp.
September 13, 2017 6:17 p.m.
Memory Lapse people either B*tch or scoop the moment they get together
September 9, 2017 5:59 p.m.
I appreciate your suggestions. I didn't add any other creatures yet, still the same 3. One that recurs itself, one that's an artifact and another is mostly used to Dark Depths or planeswalker removal. While it's interesting, I feel that Dawn of the Dead doesn't fit too well. I don't want to have to bring back something each upkeep/mainphase with my commander. Nevertheless, I'll put it in the maybeboard for now.
Corpse Dance was a card considered before and I am more likely to run it than dawn of the dead. That being said, it is definitely something to look into. I already ordered it a couple days ago to playtest it, so I'll eventually make some room for it. The creatures I run aren't incredibly impactful, they are more so just specific silver bullets.
Soul Conduit is VERY USEFUL. It takes a lot to use it well since everyone will see it coming. You need Necropotence and Soul Conduit both in hand and 15 mana. The mana isn't that difficult to get in this deck, but losing tempo to tutor for both might. That being said, it is not my favorite win condition, but definitely the most hilarious. This deck attracts a lot of hate, so a lot of creatures will attack me.
I just took out Syphon Mind as a test cut. The reason I have those 2 is to keep the curve lower. Moreover, it's always fun to target someone with sign in blood after you use the above combo ;)
September 7, 2017 3:33 p.m.
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