MTG Bio:

I used to play Legacy, had a long Magic hiatus, now I play Modern and Pauper, primarily casually and at FNM. Might do some more serious tourneys if I can scrap together something good, or have enough money to run something competitive in Modern (or if all the fetchlands become affordable - ha!). Mostly I run budget and rogue or un-tiered decks, but I have a few on here that were based on out-of-favor cards I was able to borrow. I'm a big proponent of budget and jank magic. In other words, I'm into playing the game for fun, and doing it cost-effectively (that's not to say that competing with your friends or at tournaments isn't fun). But for me, nothing is more fun than beating a $2000 deck with a $200 deck (this does not happen that frequently). I would love to see Pauper become a broader competitive environment outside of MTGO, or broader in paper generally. I also love Cube Draft (working on a Pauper, or possibly Peasant cube), and would equally like to see Peasant take off in the US.

Current decks:

Modern: No-Snapper (Budget UR Delver <$200), Pauper MTGO: Pauper Junk Attrition (revised), Paper Pauper: Sac Burn (Paper Pauper)

Near-Future Modern decks: The Future of No-Snapper is No-Delver (<$200) , Budget Bunny Suit <$150, All-in Temur Prowess Aggro (Budget-ish)

Favorite Resources:

best thing ever: Tolarian Community College, TCC Channel has everything from deck tech, to product reviews, to rants, to MTG in the 90's

general info: MTG Salvation Wiki, card search: Gatherer Card Database, Advanced Search, Magiccards.info, Advanced Search

meta info: MTGtop8, Modern Meta, MTGgoldfish, Pauper Meta

lists of lands: Some dude's site - needs updating, All lands in sorted list, courtesy of ForgotenWaffle (may need updating)

list of tutors: MetaMox

Pauper specific stuff: Casting Commons, /r/Pauper, PDCmagic

Modern stuff: ModernNexus

Modern resources on T/O: Modern Deck Help Forum, Modern Discussion Forum, List of Staples and Power Cards, courtesy of killkong1211, List of Sideboard Staples, courtesy of Femme_Fatale, Modern Decks for Testing, courtesy of vampirelazarus

Pauper resources on T/O: Pauper Forum(http://tappedout.net/mtg-deck-folders/my-stuff-2/), [Pauper Decks for Testing, courtesy of fruuty

Rogue deck resources: The Rogue Deckbuilder

Peasant resources: Rules, Decks

The best Cube resource around: Cube Tuor

Popular Pauper Cubes: #1, #2

Popular Peasant Cubes: #3.

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Said on Dig for Fire …...

#1

Lowenstein - I honestly have only been able to use Halimar Depths if it's in my opening hand, in which case it's very good, because I'm not really doing much but setting up my hand anyway in the early turns, and it's nice to be able to set up natural draws or a cantrip draw, and it helps inform which cantrip is best at a given juncture. But I probably would never want more than 1. Evermind is weird. It's a nice thing to have in hand as an insurance policy to avoid fizzling by assuring a lot of draw power, let's me take an extra draw if I see something with Serum Visions I don't want to chuck to Sleight of Hand, and as long as you're making plenty of mana through Psychic Puppetry, the high cost just isn't relevant that often, but the extra draws are. I still haven't gotten when to use Evermind down to a science though, and have certainly spent mana on it when it probably wasn't needed, and have been hesitant to use it, then fizzled. I am thinking of splitting between Tolaria West and Sylvan Scrying though. Tolaria's speed is too often an issue, and forces me to survive by Twiddling opposing creatures more than I'd like. I also think Sylvan Scrying would make Peer Through Depths a lot more useful for setting up early, and would probably run it as a 4-of with Scrying in the mix.

Just made some updates to test.

September 17, 2020 2:46 p.m. Edited.

Said on Twiddle Storm - …...

#2

Nice. I run Tolaria West in my list, 2-3. I'm a fan because it's harder to interact with than Sylvan Scrying, and can find my 1-of Pact of Negation. Just food for thought. Sea Gate Stormcaller is interesting, will have to play around with that one.

September 13, 2020 6:07 p.m.

Said on Hoot Hoot...

#3

Love it. Consider Void Snare, AEtherize and Displacement Wave, or maybe some red board wipes like Pyroclasm or Anger of the Gods to slow things down. You could also run Thing in the Ice  Flip as both a board wipe and alternate win condition, but I would recommend it as a sideboard gag. After game 1, your opponent will pull creature removal, maybe hanging on to bolts for your face. Game 2 you shouldn't have to protect Thing much. Curious how this deck does, as I'm thinking about running this for fun: Bouncy Castle Reverse Rack (Budget). +1.

September 2, 2020 2:18 p.m.

Said on Tough to Swallow...

#4

That's pretty hysterical, +1.

September 2, 2020 12:28 a.m.

Said on Non-solitaire Storm...

#5

Love this archetype, think it's better than it may get credit for. Ran a deck very close to this a while back (Dig for Fire (Twiddle Storm)), then got into Gifts Storm, then didn't play Modern for more than a year. Now I'm thinking of running something like this again for fun (Dig for Fire 2.0 (Twiddle Storm)), same idea just based on Lotus Field instead of enchanted lands. Would love to hear how you do with this list. Curious though why you find it more interactive than Gifts Storm of older Storm decks. +1 in any case.

September 2, 2020 12:09 a.m.

Decks

Dig for Fire 2.0 (Twiddle Storm)

Modern Wizard_of_the_Broke

SCORE: 3 | 5 COMMENTS | 67 VIEWS | IN 1 FOLDER

Sac Burn (Paper Pauper)

Pauper* Wizard_of_the_Broke

SCORE: 4 | 604 VIEWS | IN 2 FOLDERS

Recurring Knightmare

Modern Wizard_of_the_Broke

SCORE: 10 | 2 COMMENTS | 1141 VIEWS | IN 4 FOLDERS

Super Bouncy Reverse-Rack <$150

Modern Wizard_of_the_Broke

SCORE: 6 | 14 COMMENTS | 1135 VIEWS | IN 4 FOLDERS

Beetlejuice (GB Aristocrats Combo)

Pauper Wizard_of_the_Broke

SCORE: 2 | 4 COMMENTS | 896 VIEWS | IN 1 FOLDER

Budget Bunny Suit <$150

Modern* Wizard_of_the_Broke

SCORE: 3 | 715 VIEWS | IN 1 FOLDER

Shock on a Stick (Semi-Budget Loam)

Modern Wizard_of_the_Broke

SCORE: 7 | 27 COMMENTS | 2114 VIEWS | IN 3 FOLDERS

Finished Decks 127
Prototype Decks 87
Drafts 0
Playing since Unlimited Edition
Points 120
Avg. deck rating 3.92
T/O Rank 483
Helper Rank None yet
Favorite formats Modern, Pauper
Good Card Suggestions 276
Venues Twenty Sided Store
Last activity 3 days
Joined 6 years