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#1

How often is the fixing from Orochi Leafcaller relevant? Obviously I haven't played the deck, but that seems like it may be cuttable.

November 16, 2017 4:46 p.m.

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#2

I don't have any RL people that can help me brew, but EDHREC is really helpful, I watch YouTube channels that post EDH gameplay and listen to a couple EDH podcasts, and a lot of the time I just do random searches on card search engines (Gatherer,Scryfall,etc.)

The journey usually starts on EDHREC, and take every relevant card from the color pair and the chosen general, and then add in all my favorite relevant cards (or any pet cards) in the colors. After that, I use a search engine to look up relevant keywords or text (Morbid in a sacrifice deck, Flash in an Ephara, God of the Polis deck, "When you cast a Spirit or Arcane spell" in a spirits deck, etc.). At this point I usually have a list of about 150-200 cards. Unfortunately, I don't have much of a budget, so I will usually cut any card over like $3 in case I decide to build the deck in paper.

From there, I take into account what I actually want to do with this deck, and pick a commander if I haven't already (Calling from Eternity, my spirits deck, didn't have a commander until almost the end of the brew). I continue trimming cards that either don't do enough, or any curve considerations (if I have 17 9-drops that's usually where I start cutting).

At the end of the brew (once I have it down to about 20 cards left to cut), I throw all the cards in an Excel spreadsheet and sort it into categories I can work with. For example, in Mobile Suit Jund-am, my Jund tokens deck I just finished, the categories were things like Token Generation, Sac Outlets, Death Payoffs, and Recursive Creatures. The spirits deck I linked above had Spirits Matter and Arcane Matters as the two big categories, and then a Rashmi Synergy/goodstuff spirits category. At this point, I make sure I have a good amount of ramp, card draw, and answers, and see how much of those have synergy with my game plan. I also do like to consider my curve since there are some Spikes in my meta, and add in relevant low drops if my curve starts at 4.

November 15, 2017 9:36 p.m.

Relevant exerpt from the Comprehensive Rules:

108.3 The owner of a card in the game is the player who started the game with it in his or her deck. If a card is brought into the game from outside the game rather than starting in a player’s deck, its owner is the player who brought it into the game. If a card starts the game in the command zone, its owner is the player who put it into the command zone to start the game. Legal ownership of a card in the game is irrelevant to the game rules except for the rules for ante. (See rule 407.)

Yes, an Arcane Adaptation on Allies would allow you to search your library for any creature card with General Tazri. Interestingly, you can also use Adaptation to change the creature type of your commander while they are in the command zone (say, naming Zombie and casting Gisa and Geralf for free with a Rooftop Storm), and if I am reading this correctly, an Adaptation naming Eldrazi would allow you to cast any creature you wanted with Spawnsire of Ulamog.

November 15, 2017 1:23 a.m.

If you can exile your permanents in response, with cards like Ghostway or Eerie Interlude. Teferi's Protection would also work

November 15, 2017 1:13 a.m.

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#5

Approach of the Second Sun. There's no synergy, and it's probably a horrible choice, but they'll never see it coming (game 1 at least), and it is the biggest game changer

November 9, 2017 2:53 a.m.

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There's the official tokens from booster packs, you should be able to find them wherever you normally get your cards. I know Star City Games does a lot of custom tokens, and have heard good things about them. Card Kingdom is where I get my singles, and they have some pretty cool tokens, but not a lot of the things you're looking for.

Alternatively, you could use Pokemon cards, that's what I do.

November 9, 2017 2:49 a.m.

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It was probably the d20 thing - the game's original design was a game that could be played during downtime at conventions. There's a short article about how Magic was originally pitched on the Mothership:

https://magic.wizards.com/en/articles/archive/feature/beginning-2009-06-01

(embedding links isn't working for me)

November 8, 2017 10:20 p.m.

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#8

Both of these are actually pretty open, there's not much of a build around required. The Locust God is really good in a wheel/forcefeed style deck, but he really just wants you to draw cards, which every UR deck is good at. Keranos, God of Storms is just a good engine to have online. I would look at your deck and see who you would rather have easy access to, they might even be interchangeable depending on your deck.

November 6, 2017 2:49 p.m.

One of the main examples of a "good"/sympathetic character within Magic is Toshiro Umezawa. He was definitely focused on self-preservation and had questionable morals, but was actually one of the main protagonists in Kamigawa block.

Unfortunately, looking out for yourself first is frequently misinterpreted and written as "evil". On top of that, has been flanderized to the point where anyone with black mana is either a demon or Snidely Whiplash. I'm a little disappointed with how Liliana has been written in the recent story articles (not just her, but she started out as one of the only tolerable characters in the Superfriends).

November 3, 2017 5:08 p.m.

Daretti, Scrap Savant is very powerful if you're in an artifact themed deck. Even if he only stays around to use his minus ability, Goblin Welder is a pretty good effect even as a one shot.

November 1, 2017 1:09 p.m.

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