TacticsElf Deckling

I started playing Magic: The Gathering in the Spring of 2000. My Dad had a large box stuffed with assorted cards from Alpha - Ice Age. He made 2 identical decks for my sister and I which were roughly 70 - 80 cards and all 5 colors. They functioned with only basic lands, after about a month my sister quit and gave me her cards. My first official unopened pack was the Sixth Edition Starter Pack, with a Serra Angel on the front.

I took a short hiatus from MTG shortly after, since I had nobody to play with, all the while picking up boosters from a nearby candy shop that happened to sell cards. They had Invasions, Nemesis, 7th Edition, Mercadian Masques, Apocalypse- the list goes on... And I happily bought from them until the stopped selling boosters in Fifth Dawn. During this time (a course of 4-5 years) I amassed a collection and had attended a few Type 2 FNMs, but a friend of mine quit and when that happened, I had very few people to play games with... So I continued buying packs from 8th, 9th, 10th Editions, Kamigawa, Lorwyn, Ravnica Blocks, wherever I could find packs but not constructing any decks, just cracking packs for that freshly printed/new card smell.

I took a long break and returned to MTG when Alara was in rotation, during Scars of Mirrodin. I picked up Zendikar, (few)Alara and tons of Scars of Mirrodin and played local events until New Phyrexia released, then I quit again because I moved.

I bought M12, M13 sparingly, until Khans of Tarkir, where I returned to the game and have been here since. I'm glad I kept up with sets to this point as this game has been very pivotal in my social life.

I'm never plan to quit or take a break again, as I regret my time away from this game over the years. This game is a part of my roots and some of my favorite memories with friends.

My first home brew was a wacky "Tap" deck I called "The Annoying Paralysis" that utilized many tap-out spells and lockdowns, but I never finished it, even to this day.

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LeaPlath I use Tron because it's a theme within the deck- it's 12-Post Tron, for the maximum amount of mana. It's not meant to be really competitive, just a fun quirky deck idea I had. While I know Ancient Tomb and City of Traitors are efficient at getting more mana earlier- I like the idea of mashing 3 different archetypes.

Helix Pinnacle is in the side as a win-con because of the massive amounts of mana produced. Astral Cornucopia could be replaced by some other mana rock I suppose- that's why it's a work in progress!I have looked at a few MUD decks, and thats why I added Staff of Domination and have considered Metalworker.

I appreciate the input, though! Thanks!

February 18, 2017 5:09 p.m.


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Finished Decks 33
Prototype Decks 12
Drafts 0
Playing since Classic Sixth Edition
Points 100
Avg. deck rating 10.20
T/O Rank 2241
Helper Rank 377
Favorite formats Pre-release, Commander / EDH, Archenemy, Planechase, Modern
Good Card Suggestions 14
Last activity 4 days
Joined 1 year
MTGO Username Elvish_Zombie