RicketyEng Deckling

I started using this site to try building and play testing decks online. Several of the decks on here are (or at least start as) the physical version that I have.

I am very glad to have learned this game and I thoroughly enjoy it! I also enjoy strategy board games such as Catan, Axis and Allies, RISK, Carcasonne, and many others. I am a huge Transformers fan, and Lego fan. I went to school for robotics and automation and I am a Mechanical Engineering Technologist. I can also be found on World of Tanks as RicketyEng.

PartyJ says... #1

Axis and Allies! That has been some time ago, but now I remember how cool this game actually was.... is!

If only you have some ppl willing to join in for several hours or even days xD

December 19, 2017 3:22 p.m.

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Chandra was extremely hurt by Liliana's betrayal so I can't see her being very quick to forgive.

January 12, 2018 1:35 p.m.

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I'm not sure which retcon people are referring to. I noticed that Jace and Alhammarret's duel didn't go exactly the same as in Jace's origin story. This time it was described as though he smashed Alhammarret's mind with brute force. Originally he lowered his own defenses which distracted Alhammarret long enough at ripping through Jace's mind for Jace to counter attack by making Alhammarret forget how to breathe. Originally Alhammarret died but now he just got his mind shattered and so suffered a fate worse than death. I liked the addition of Jace adopting the sphinx's collar shape as a symbol for himself, but his remorse could just as easily been pasted onto him looking at a dead Alhammarret instead.

January 10, 2018 11:17 p.m.

I still like the idea that Bolas wants the Immortal Sun so that he can create a planeswalker trap on another plane. He could invade Ravnica or Dominaria with his army which will attract planeswalkers who would oppose him. Then he could withdraw and leave his would-be opponents trapped and unable to interfere with his next plans. These opponents would of course be lead by the Gatewatch who would be over eager for revenge and likely to fall spectacularly into the trap along with reinforcements.

Mastermind's Acquisition reveals that this block can be considered another win for Bolas as it depicts Vraska sending the Immortal Sun on its way.

January 5, 2018 12:01 p.m.

The first to be revealed was Induced Amnesia which appears to depict Jace modifying Vraska's memories. At first glance this appears as a bombshell which could indicate that Jace goes back on his resolution to respect Vraska's mind and to not invade it. This comes as a great surprise and probably threatens the relationship that has been developing.

I have now a new theory which supposes a scenario in which Jace is not actually invading Vraska's mind. It is possible that after Jace gets his memories back he and Vraska compare notes about Bolas and realize that she is in the employ of the bad guy. Perhaps then Vraska decides that she no longer wishes to fulfill the task for Bolas but Jace would reason that she cannot afford to do that because of how Bolas punishes failure. I think Jace would further reason that the only way for Vraska to make it through without both incurring the wrath of Bolas and tipping him off about Jace's whereabouts would be if she completes her task with no memory of Jace. Vraska would be very reluctant to agree to such a plan but perhaps Jace could convince her. Then he proceeds to modify her memories of the past several months.

Unfortunately this scenario is equally disastrous for their budding relationship, but at least it would not be a reversion of Jace's character.

January 4, 2018 5:13 p.m.

Hey so now we have the three story spotlights from Rivals of Ixalan. I don't know when we'll be getting the first story, but I want to do some speculating.

January 4, 2018 5:01 p.m.

Said on Locust God Swarm...

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A few quick suggestions:

The Locust God works really well with Arjun, the Shifting Flame and/or Mindmoil. It will also work really well with wheel effects and anything else that draws cards which will give you insects.

You may find that you do not have the necessary critical mass of instants and sorceries for spell slinging payoff cards like Metallurgic Summonings.

This kind of deck can be a lot of fun so I hope it serves you well. Check out my Izzet deck, Shifting Into High Gear (Primer) if you would like some more ideas.

January 4, 2018 2:57 p.m.

The announcement excited me because I have a Grimlock, Dinobot Leader  Flip deck. My former playgroup was kind enough to agree to let me use him as a commander. Silver border being legal means I have had a few weeks where I could not feel too intimidated with bringing him to EDH day at the LGS. My approach before, during, and after the silver legality is simply to check with the other players in the game if they're ok with me using a silver border general. The entire 99 is non-silver. If someone strongly objects then I can easily play one of my several other decks.

January 4, 2018 2:34 p.m.

My wife's merfolk deck, Merfolk Are Awesome, definitely wants Kumena at least in the 99. I think he would do well as the commander, but that call is ultimately up to my wife. She likes Zegana and the deck is currently built more for going tall as opposed to going wide.

January 4, 2018 1:39 a.m.

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Commander / EDH RicketyEng

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Shifting Into High Gear (Arjun Primer)

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SCORE: 53 | 52 COMMENTS | 8153 VIEWS | IN 26 FOLDERS

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