Made 1000+ decks or so, been pretty active. I play modern and commander, but not super competively in modern. I also like legacy combos for what it's worth.

From 7/24/2018 to 8/24/2018, I am #2 on the Deck Lords list, and #1 on the Top Helpers list! That's well over 4 straight weeks! From 8/25/2018 to 8/30/2018, I am #1 on both! Today, 8/31/2018, I have went back to #2 on the decklords list. as of 9/4/2018-10/20/18, I am the #1 user on both lists, Booyah! That's like a month and a half of being #1 on both Helper and Decklord. As of 10/21/2018-11/2/2018, I am once again #2/#1.

I love building competitive varients on any archtype or deck, and I also love budgeting competitive lists, this goes for modern, commander, or legacy. I also play standard, pauper, used to play Tiny Leaders, Pauper Commander, and have delved into some other lesser known formats like Noble and Collosus, and do limited events from time to time.

Check out All About EDH for an in depth description on the entire format, or Why Every Commander is Competitive for delving into cEDH.

I have been spending a lot of my time attempting to get new players into Magic: The Gathering, and I have learned something big, a lot of them don't want to spend a lot of money.

Yeah, I get it, I should have known that random people don't like spending hundreds of dollars on a game they don't know if they would like, and many dedicated players don't want to spend that much money either, but in all honesty, I realized it made a circulating loop.

When a player who gets a budget deck plays it, they normally lose because of their deck, and their lack on knowledge. If you teach them properly how to play, and then give them a reasonably powerful deck, as I have done (lost money in the process, but it was worth it for the bit of research), I have found they commonly branch out into other formats, keep playing, trying new things, and becoming a dedicated player.

I have since spent a bit of money on new players, or bought cards for people who I think would appreciate them, I met someone who wanted to play with 4 Armageddons, they told me, "Who cares if it breaks a social contract, what will they do to me? They have no lands!" I thought it was hilarious, that showing someone the complexity of a game and putting a grip of cards in their hand will almost every time get them hooked, making them a Planeswalker for, at least months, I don't have much more research than that.

I know I can't get everyone to follow this, asking you to pay money to get more people into the game is beyond me. I do want to help you do it though. Don't spend $100 on someone that doesn't play MTG.

Whatever your favorite format is, whatever you think they will like, whether you play modern, vintage, legacy, standard, EDH, pauper, whatever it is, if you can, I want to ask you to spend $20.

$20 Decks is a link to a folder of cards I want to share to you, that will show you reasonably powered decks, some from $11-$24, around 21 decks as of 11/1/2018 spanning 6 formats, mostly Modern and EDH lists, that can win against many decks, with full sideboards (when applicable), manabases that attempt to consistently hit their colors, and cards that will be kept no matter how much they are upgraded.

RNR_Gaming says... #1

Any partner deck is already strong because you already start with that nifty extra card in the command zone. Definitely would be interesting to see. Though I wonder if it could compete with blood pod. Tana has a relevant creature type, powerful ability that produces sac fodder/board pressure and gives access to that red splash

March 29, 2020 5:04 a.m.

RNR_Gaming says... #2

I figured itd be easier to discuss your commander ideas on your page 1 by 1; So, they dont get lost in the comments. Oros definitely is on the more casual side and for it to keep up it'd definitely need a lot of rocks and haste enablers; granted in Mardu it could have a sneaky reanimator line and just be using the dragon as a utility to wipe out pesky dorks/utility creatures.

March 29, 2020 5 a.m.

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April 8, 2020 11:06 p.m.

Currently working on a list here:

Marath & Zirda's Fair and Balanced cEDH Deck!

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I need to know if there are strong card drawing effects for the deck that would be able to fit for the cEDH theme, and while I know that this deck does indeed have some effects for this, most aren't card advantage, they are Sensei's Divining Top esque.

Sadly, cards like Oakhame Adversary or Sylvan Library are off-limits for Zirda, the Dawnstrider's Companion effect, are there any alternatives you all know of, or any other obvious combos I missed?

April 8, 2020 10:57 p.m.

Said on Ancestral Animar...


Shiroi87 the 3 mana draw a card per turn at best? Loyal Drake is that for one and isn't worth it, doubtful xD

April 7, 2020 7:47 p.m.

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AlwaysSleepy I do agree that Wild Growth is one of the most medium ramp spells in the list, Arbor Elf has burned me more though. I've never tested Reap in my gameplay, it just hasn't spoken to me xD, but do you think you wanted a Fierce Guardianship or Drannith Magistrate over any of those six slots?

April 7, 2020 2:25 p.m.

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+1 for this strange combination of cEDH cards and recently banned legacy deck cards, that I need to playtest on Cockatrice ASAP.

Also, with the wheels and command zoned mana dump, could Smothering Tithe work in this build?

April 6, 2020 10:23 p.m.

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AlwaysSleepy Hey, I've been meaning to ask, in a blind metagame, what cards would you fill the rest of the deck with? I am looking at Spell Pierce, Fierce Guardianship, and maybe Trickbind, Angel's Grace, Stifle, and I've been adding a value piece, often Notion Thief, but perhaps Drannith Magistrate will take that role.

I've seen many other well tested lists, I haven't loved Hermit Druid or really heavy Ad Nauseam lists, but I do like some mirror breaking lists in my meta, but for a blind one what do you like?

April 6, 2020 10:04 p.m.

Said on Oracle Core...


Also, sorry for the double post, but I forgot Cascade and Food chain and Golos too xD, and though I don't know if it is worth it or not, I do think it is such a strong card that it should be maybeboarded

April 6, 2020 4:03 p.m.

Said on Oracle Core...


The other card from the newest sets that I think may make the list other than ToolmasterOfBrainerd's pick would be Drannith Magistrate. It is bad in the mirror, however hits commanders, kess, snapcaster, yawgmoth's will, underworld breach, urza, praetor's grasp, dread return, isochron scepter, and more xD

April 6, 2020 3:47 p.m.

Said on Nikara & Yannik ......


Yeah... wtf is Scalding tarn in here for?

April 6, 2020 1:09 p.m.

Said on Yeva Draw-Grow...


Hey, Glademuse seems like a sweet card in this deck specifically, what do you think of it?

April 5, 2020 12:56 p.m.

Said on Om nom Trample...


Kamerot Hey, have you seen the recently spoiled Vivien, Monsters' Advocate? I think it would rock in this deck!

April 2, 2020 10:49 p.m.

Run each deck as an all basics deck, Urza flip? ugh, another island xD

Better yet, just run no lands or mana producing cards of any sort, and run all colorless crap cards so even a dream halls won't work.

March 31, 2020 11:21 p.m. Edited.

Said on RNR_Gaming...


Hey! Sorry, I just got caught up and saw your message, hope it isn't too late, can you enable chat?

March 29, 2020 8:05 p.m.

RNR_Gaming Okay, time to go over some of my other ideas I haven't fully fleshed out!

Oros, the Avenger Super weird commander that I think has some pretty powerful text. Obviously not super cEDH, but with something like a Basilisk Collar, it feel really busted, go for a (generally) one-sided sweeper, gain 3 life for each one killed xD. Not the most powerful, but really cool card I haven't even seen played in any game of Magic.

Tymna the Weaver/Sidar Kondo of Jamuraa These two have some amount of powerful synergy I think matters a lot. Using a clearly creature based strategy that should be able to get your 3 tymna draws each turn can be used for casual or competitive, and I think you could go for hatebears or not, since any dork and your commanders just gives you so much draw power. After that you could be running anything xD

pheldagrif I think a deck based around this and Intruder Alarm would be really spicy, I don't know if possible, but using that, with an effect like Bloom Tender is infinite mana, tossing in a Suture Priest is a GG, also, bant means you can use effects like Flash Hulk, or if you give infinite creatures out, Reins of Power can win too, swinging for an infinite win. I don't know how to use the rest of the deck though, cool concept imo!

Zacama, Primal Calamity is a sweet combo enabler, using Temur Sabertooth you can go infinite pretty easily, and with the Dockside Extortionist combo in the format too, I don't see why that deck wouldn't still have good backups, especially with Sanctum of Eternity comboing with it too, you could use a mass of creature and land tutors, attempt to have a super controlled combo, but then also have a super high value commander that can crush in stalls, and can stops most other combos when it sticks outside of consult and flash, like Yisan, Kiki lines, etc. all die to it, and so much of staxy hate pieces fall to it too. Just keep your eyes open for cursed totem and I think you'd have a powerful list!

March 28, 2020 10:13 p.m.

Oh, yeah I was on one of those K'rrik discord xD, I am a personal fan of Aminatou, and was the tezzeret line maker for that cedh build, though sadly K'rrik doomsday and Aminatou Stax aren't top tier. I have hopes for both in cedh xD.

Otherwise, GW Selvala stax/combo is always fun, newer Sisay and Arcum lists are being made, after the engine ban I've seen so many newer lists and such little interest in them you could try to solve them! I was running the Bow line and tuning it for cedh out of mox amber being released but otherwise hadn't seen too many people after engine ban, so give it a try!

There is First Sliver Food Chain variants that are trying to fit more consult lines recently, so you can go ahead and play around with those, and they are showing results from some rounds of cedh pods me and my friends have put together, while there are players trying to jankier decks every day!

Circu consult iso-rev can be a powerful contender in jankier decks, so you can consider that too, with powerful interaction, combos, and tutors, with generally a lot of artifact ramp.

Uro I still feel could be figured out for cedh, but I haven't seen many people looking at it, consider it's Food Chain potential maybe, if you want a nice challenge!

March 28, 2020 8:26 p.m.

lavalampmasterrace Which thought? I was asking why? Idk that it's a bad idea, I just don't see the use of streamlining for skeptics, have you ever seen a skeptic of a pretty normal combo?

March 28, 2020 8:18 p.m.

lavalampmasterrace Why tho, you can show them it, and a 3 mana tutor that kills you if you are stopped like, immediately worse than Grim Tutor in mana cost too, and that is bad for this deck, and tutors to hand too.

March 28, 2020 4:14 p.m.

lavalampmasterrace what's your discard outlet?

March 27, 2020 noon

Said on Humility Control...


Hey! It's really nice to see this list, but why aren't you running the Tezzeret line?

March 26, 2020 6:54 p.m.


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