Simon_Williamson Deckling

Only rule is it's someone I feel could use a bit more attention now in no particular order:

Jimmy_Chinchila - Damn this guy is cool, his decks have flavour and function weaved beautifully, and is great at suggestions.

hardhitta71194 - Honestly just great to talk to, every deck of his is casual and a rap head if you're into that.

Kiortio - Nicest guy I've ever traded with, large binder, really flexible and cool.

Argeaux - Although I may not agree with some politics, Argeaux is a hilarious brewer with consistently charting decks that refuse to pander, a fellow worshiper of Our Eager Lord, if you are newer to the game or just want to improve, listen to why she includes or excludes certain cards.

Cloudchaser.Kestrel - White is my least favourite colour of mana, and his favourite... despite that he is a killer Vorthos player, just check out a deck by this guy.

berryjon - Pretty okay for an Old Fogey I guess. In all seriousness read Pattern Recognition now.

Femme_Fatale & Raging_Squiggle - These two occupy the same space simply for both almost always bringing something to a conversation on a forum, constantly intriguing even if you disagree eith their position.

The7thBobba - An excellent example of a casual who can go HAM, in fact I'm gonna check out this guy's profile again myself, just do the same.

EpicFreddi - Pretty much the average kickass T/O user, not to say he's just typical, but he's just very good at being cool.

Wurmlover His name says it all, the guy LOVES his legacy Merfolk deck.

So many users I want to add!! I'll have to cycle this on a weekly basis to get them all in! If you like this and would enjoy a more in-depth version, I'd consider writing a weekly article to spotlight users if there is interest.

I create decks, write on forums, try to help others build decks and occasionally edit an article. There's also more garbage in the accordion below but that's a lot of words.

I also compile Tolarian Community College's decks, the list of ALL his deck techs can be found here.

I am an aggressively casual jank crusader who will defend the budget and believes a good game of Commander lasts at least 90 minutes. I play politics with the utmost honesty, chaos is wonderful and Temur will always be the best colors for Commander. A lot of my (Comander) decks have a high average CMC and few lands, this is partially because my playgroups uses partials and mostly because I prefer big dumb plays to a deck that consistently works. According to Mark Rosewater and his fanboys I am a Johnny/Timmy Vorthos. Honestly I am just an avid deckbuilder and will jump at a challenge or to help someone, I am liable to spend hours on gatherer looking up every legal 1 drop creature, and I like to think it shows.

My five favourite colour combinations are






My favourite card of each colour are


I had a bit of trouble choosing for white, eventually Aurification won me over, I **need** to build a gold tribal deck with this and King Macar, the Gold-Cursed

Hidden Strings

This was the card that made blue a colour I play. It's ramp, tempo, aggro, control, it's so versatile!! The midrange blue game got real when Aqueous Form came out, that was a good time.

Possibility Storm

When I got some of my first Magic cards for Christmas I opened all of the packs with my brother (I needed someone to play with) and he took cards like Darksteel Plate and Preordain, I took possibility storm, every time it resolved I won due to Gruul craziness. He would get pissed tooo! I never understood, he used Conundrum Sphinx.

Hellcarver Demon

This card is just the second best demon in the game. Barring Rakdos the Defiler this has the best drawback in the game, this spot almost went to Lich but as much immortality is nice, casting my library is so much better, I am not a huge fan of Zendikar, but I'd draft the block just for a chance to pull this.

Genesis Wave

I was going to put a creature here, it's the creatures that make green my favourite colour, but a card that plays all my creatures is just too badass.
Eh, more colour combinations

Gruul Ruric Thar, the Unbowed

Simic Biovisionary

Golgari Garruk, Apex Predator


Boros Iroas, God of Victory





Rakdos Rakdos the Defiler

"Eternal Tyranny", "Take MY Crown!", "Chaos Elemental", "The Defiler", & "Angels, and Birds, and Sphinxs oh my!" are projects of mine for casual games that I am incrementally improving with a mild budget (at the moment they collectevly cost ~$600 which is a price I am okay with) and an emphasis on a fun, flavourful deck. Each one will have it's own playstyle, and a very different overall aesthetic than the others.

Oddly enough three of these decks include despite ot being a colour I'm not a huge fan of and include my favourite colour only once.

My favourite planes are Fiora, Alara, Tarkir, Lorwyn/Shadowmore, and New Phyrexia. Sarkhan Vol is definitely my favourite MTG character and planeswalker. I will try to give at least one 'Good Suggestion' for every day I use the site, so far I have been beating that which is nice.
My life outside of Magic (someone's laughing at the thought of that right now) I enjoy to write stories, songs, to draw. I frequently create work I loathe and rarely find value in it. I am often experiencing existentialist angst despite my general contentment. I like to think I am a music and film buff, and I have been known to dabble in philosophy and sciences.

I love a ridiculous casual combo and magic was never better than in middle school with my friend Wyatt. I always love suggestions on any of my decklists considering a mild budget (under $300) and unless otherwise stated a focus on fun interaction. I will happily look at any deck if you feel I could help, just send it to me or post it below.

Magic has taught me many things, most importantly the card Warrior's Oath taught me that "You don't loose if you've already won"

DarkMagician says... #1

Once I read that last paragraph it became obvious the op wasn't gonna be ok with dissenting points of view so why bother really. I basically just repeated what you had already said in shorthand.

January 6, 2017 8:35 a.m.

Hello, I am the owner of the account aurreco. I'm sorry if the account has been the cause of offense to you. Some douches got into my account and changed my password, since then I've created a different account and transferred my decks there. Again, I am truly sorry for any offense taken.

Thank you for understanding.

January 1, 2017 11:18 p.m.

hardhitta71194 says... #3

Okay I'll check out some of his other stuff! Thanks bro!

December 28, 2016 11:15 a.m.

hardhitta71194 It's fine if he's not your style, but only a few of his songs are ironic or comedy. I'd check out his latest two albums to see that.

December 28, 2016 1:05 a.m.

hardhitta71194 says... #5

Yeah I checked him out. Not my style. But that doesn't mean he isn't good. Seemed like he could spit pretty well! I just can't get into ironic/joke rap.

Thanks for the suggestion though! I always like to check out stuff I haven't heard!

December 28, 2016 12:58 a.m.

hardhitta71194 I blame the likes of the black eyed peas for the larger populous still not respecting rap.

December 25, 2016 1:06 a.m.

hardhitta71194 says... #7

I really do appreciate it man. It's cool as hell when people enjoy something you put time into!

Yeah, I noticed I'm the only casual deck on the whole Top page. That's incredible. Every time it has moved up I'm like that's as far as it will go but I'm still super happy, then boom! Crazy!

Also I thought my name was very catchy until I realized the majority of people don't know what Illmatic is. Lmao

December 25, 2016 12:49 a.m.

hardhitta71194 Happy to see you enjoy your shout out! Reaching number 3 is crazy, normally that spot is reserved for competitive standard decks with catchy names.

Shame about the alter.

December 25, 2016 12:43 a.m.

hardhitta71194 says... #9

Heyyyy, wooooaaah! I just seen your favorite users thing. That is fucking awesome man! I am humbled, my thanks!

I feel famous! You are kickass. Again, my sincere thanks! My deck just made it to #3(I was sure it wouldn't get past #5) and now I see this. I'm psyched!

Oh and about the Liliana, I don't think so. I found it on Google. There was also a Garruk one but as everyone knows, my chick kicks Garruks ass!

December 25, 2016 12:32 a.m.

Atony1400 says... #10

Thank you so much! I'm glad to see that my hard work pays off!

I really should be saying thanks to you! I see you all the time on forums, decks, and on people's profiles helping them out, and I really appreciate that someone is willing to donate their time to do so!

Thanks again and Merry Christmas!

December 24, 2016 3:58 p.m.

The7thBobba says... #11

Dude, thanks! That's real high praise! I appreciate that :) I do what I can to contribute to a decent tone and a friendly environment :) And I really like it when people put some effort and creativity into their comments and descriptions :) Have a merry motherfiggin' Christmas :)

December 24, 2016 3:21 a.m.

Thanks man! That's awesome, I appreciate it. Ill check out the rest of yours tomorrow when I'm not half asleep! Haha

Most of my deck names come from hip-hip. I named my Izzet deck after Illmatic. Since it was the first album I owned!

December 24, 2016 1:03 a.m.

That shit sucks. Labels have a habit of doing that to artists, especially up and coming ones. Although there are more and more independent artists now because of social media and YouTube.

I'll check him out tomorrow and let you know what I think!

December 24, 2016 12:02 a.m.

hardhitta71194 The guy has has been going for more than a decade, got a hit song a few years back, universal signed him but never released his record so he went without a label and now he can only get 80k subs on YouTube despite being the best working rapper as far as I'm concerned.

December 23, 2016 11:34 p.m.

Sounds cool, I'll check him out for sure.

New hip-hop is always great! New to me anyways.

December 23, 2016 10:27 p.m.

hardhitta71194 More like Fact or Fiction, the motherfucker just tests skill.

You should check out Spose, one of the rappers I've seen to most love the craft, enough to add track after wonderful track to the genre.

December 23, 2016 9:49 p.m.

I like it. The notifications are great! Plus an extra deck cycle. And I will admit the icon looks pretty dope on my home screen!

Btw, Nas has been broken since '94! He's the Black Lotus of Rappers!

December 23, 2016 8:07 p.m.

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Oh I see. As elves is not an archetype I particularly care for and I find myself poor at explaining the formats, I'll leave this to someone else.

January 20, 2017 3:46 a.m.

What format? What budget? What elf tribal cards are you lacking? What is it about leaves that appeal to you (synergy, ramp, tribal, elves, small creatures, what)? How competitive? Just a deck with elves or full on tribal? I would like these questions answered before I bullshit and spittball suggestions.

Formats that (in my opinion, off the top of my head) have decent enough elf support are:

EDH (I've seen mono green, Simic, Selesnya, & Golgari builds do very well)

Modern ( CoCo really made it more playable)

Legacy (correct me if I'm wrong here, I'm not sure if elves is a deck)

Pauper (I am not too familiar with Pauper although I know elves lists can do work)

I would also consider building a Cube with elf tribal being a major theme. Lorwyn/Shadowmoor block in particular have a very strong base for this.

TL;DR: I'd like more information to assist you.

January 20, 2017 3:40 a.m.

GoldenDiggle Would you like me to make a list of every ritual (defined as a spell that [directly] nets you mana like Dark Ritual [not "free" spells like Burning-Tree Emissary ]) in the game? I'll do that.

January 19, 2017 7:06 p.m.

Said on Alesha Can't be ......


Couldn't rename her "Alesha" but I could rename her that.

January 18, 2017 11:25 p.m.

Said on Alesha Can't be ......

January 18, 2017 11:24 p.m.

Said on Explain???...


Neotrup Yes, I know DarkMagician and he knows that tokens have no relation to what it copies. I was simply explaining the thought process, I imagined the whole in thought was missing that the copy was an artifact so it could target itself.

January 18, 2017 2:17 p.m.

Said on Explain???...


Basically the copy is STILL an artifact so it can still target itself.

January 17, 2017 11:32 p.m.

It is an active buff, no counters are involved. This forum is for discussion of the modern format, there is a forum for rules help if you look down the list.

January 15, 2017 11:55 p.m.

I just want to sacrifice a Gamekeeper to a Birthing Pod with this on the field to get 3 bomb ass green fatties on the field.

January 15, 2017 7:34 p.m.

I'd throw in one bull[keep it classy Simon] possibility for what next week could be, like "about the Formats, from Type 1 to Frontier, the evidence for Mark Rosewater being two annoying midgets sprinkles throughout the un-sets, Zendikar, and Innistrad, or about the two Great Cycles in Magic." although this is one of about 5 reasons I don't write articles.

January 15, 2017 1:56 a.m.

CanadianShinobi I loved twin, I even liked pod (although it should've been banned), but more than those, podless pod meets splinterless twin (there's a joke in there somewhere about only having one child) also known as Kiki Chord, is one of my favourite decks. Period.

January 13, 2017 10:17 a.m.

Jimmy_Chinchila I beleive Khans standard is why they banned those cards, so people wouldn't complain it was oppressive like that. I don't play standard but the only card I could genuinely see being banned was the copter, if that.

January 13, 2017 10:06 a.m.

CanadianShinobi Please don't give this idiot any attention. He is Poe's Law in action, and I fear that anyone takes him seriously. The guy even bans people and deletes comments simply questioning his obnoxious statements. Reminds me of when MTGDegree/GGDegree said that Remand was a bad card in modern, except all the time.

AgentGreen Yeah, I just have been known to spend hours on T/O at a time,it got out of hand.

January 13, 2017 10:02 a.m.

I take a break from tappedout, a break from Magic, and this pulls me in. A ban. I try to be strong.

January 13, 2017 9:55 a.m.

Said on DarkMagician...


Very concise response to "Just a thought", that took much more maturity than I could muster.

January 6, 2017 8:06 a.m.

600 cards in total although you probably have sidebosrds. Single or double sleeved?

January 5, 2017 1:41 p.m.


Eternal Tyranny

Commander / EDH Simon_Williamson


The Cheese's Banned Alone

Commander / EDH* Simon_Williamson


Take My Crown!

Commander / EDH Simon_Williamson


Finished Decks 87
Prototype Decks 46
Drafts 0
Playing since 2010 Core Set
Avg. deck rating 3.33
T/O Rank 9
Helper Rank 17
Favorite formats Commander / EDH, Casual
Good Card Suggestions 253
Venues Game Theory
Last activity 21 hours
Joined 5 months