50% Timmy, 30% Johnny, 20% Spike ... and 100% Vorthos

I started out back in Revised, playing mostly Gruul (way before Gruul was even a thing). I still have my favorite deck from then, with a bunch of well-played cards like Lightning Bolt , Kird Ape , Orcish Lumberjack , and Craw Wurm ... plus a Taiga I really wish I'd had the sense to sleeve.

I was away from Magic for a loooooooong time though, until michael921 convinced me to attend a Two-Headed Giant match at the Dragons of Tarkir prerelease. I selected a Kolaghan pack, cracked a surprisingly solid deck, had an absolute blast, and haven't spent a day without Magic since! As an aside, the prerelease experience was awesome ... I think it's the best way to introduce (or re-introduce) someone to Magic EVER.

I mostly play Modern, but I also enjoy Limited (especially Sealed), Commander, and Standard. I enjoy just about any deck that's got Red ... Izzet, Gruul, Grixis, and Naya are my favorite color combos so far.

My favorite cards:

My favorite artwork: Amazing Card Art

Magic color quiz from Rum&Monkey

My playmat image, from Winterflame

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Yeah we often tell people overseas that we are speaking to them from the future.

Happy New Year!

I hope that 2019 is a good one for you, filled with love and laughter.

January 3, 2019 9:35 a.m.

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One important piece of the discussion: Wizards supports proxies "made for personal, non-commercial use, even if that usage takes place in a store."

January 18, 2019 6:41 p.m.

Hazezon Tamar makes Sand Warriors, so is probably the most common Dune Commander. Check out, for example, Hazezon Muad'dib: Dune-Inspired EDH, by VietMoneys.

Dune-Brood Nephilim , though not actually Legendary, makes Sand creatures, so it shows up periodically in Casual EDH Dune decks. A couple of examples (though I notice they're using Child of Alara as the "official" Commander): Dune, by mystiedragonfly and Frank Herbert's Dune Theme Deck, by PhyrexianWarlord.

Those are the only ones of which I'm aware, but I'll poke around (e.g. with this search) if I get a chance!

January 17, 2019 5:46 p.m.

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There may be a better way to do it, but the Advanced Search can get pretty close. It's under the magnifying glass icon in the upper right, then Deck Search, then Advanced Search.

For example, here's a search using my username as a keyword and Stomping Ground as the card I'm looking for.

As hoped, it returns all the decks I've built with the card. Unfortunately, it also catches any decks that I've commented on with the card. But it's relatively easy to ignore those, so maybe that'll work for you ...

Draw well!

January 16, 2019 12:06 p.m.

As an additional P.S. ...

2019 is just getting started of course, but we've actually had six Artifact hate cards in the Top 20, over the last two weeks: Abrade #2, Ceremonious Rejection #6, Nature's Claim #7, Stony Silence #9, Ancient Grudge #14, Knight of Autumn #20.

January 16, 2019 10:23 a.m.

I think it's gone up because we had tons of choices in the past too: Kataki, War's Wage , Creeping Corrosion , Shatterstorm , Smash to Smithereens , Vandalblast , Hurkyl's Recall , and more.

But they didn't make the Top 20 in the past. Now they do.

January 16, 2019 9:34 a.m.

P.S. I got curious about the change in Artifact hate over time, so I looked it up on MTGtop8.

Here's some data on the Top 20 most played sideboard cards in Modern, each year:

If anything, it appears Artifact hate is going up over time, rather than down

January 16, 2019 5:39 a.m.

With KCI, Tron, and Hardened Affinity all towards the top of the format, I believe Artifact hate is relatively high, at least in Competitive play. And Combo decks almost always have either Artifact hate (usually Nature's Claim ) or a bounce spell, to remove an opposing Damping Sphere / Grafdigger's Cage /etc.

FWIW, UR Phoenix usually runs 3-5 hate cards in some combination of Ceremonious Rejection , Abrade , Ancient Grudge , and Shattering Spree . You're right thought that Hollow One doesn't run dedicated hate that often; not sure why.

January 16, 2019 5:09 a.m.

I'm a big fan of Wild Defiance when Bolt is popular, and as I type this it's the most played spell in Modern. S'kite is better IMO when Push and Path are more popular. Please take that with some healthy skepticism though, as I haven't sleeved up Infect in about a year :-/

I've never played Finks in Infect, but the card's very good (though Skullcrack is a serious bummer). And though Nissa VOZ is fine (in Ponza, anyways), I'd never bring her in for Burn.

If you haven't already done so, you might also ask over on r/Infect.

Draw well!

January 15, 2019 11:44 p.m.

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Hey, thanks for the upvote on Ponza.dec (Deckbuilding Primer)!

January 13, 2019 11:50 p.m.

I'm 100% behind Catacomb Crocodile as best flavor text of the set.

Especially if we think of Rat and Zombie as the Guilds, and Croc as Bolas ...

January 12, 2019 10:31 a.m.

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Hey, thanks for the upvote on Ponza.dec (Deckbuilding Primer)!

January 8, 2019 2:25 p.m.

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According to MaRo, getting rid of mana burn "freed up design space ... removed what we knew to be a problem for beginners ... [and] removed a rule that wasn't carrying its weight."

January 7, 2019 6:37 a.m.

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Teysa and Tajik are kind of A Thing, too. I've got to find the stories for that though ...

January 4, 2019 8:29 p.m.

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Hey, thanks for the upvote on Ponza.dec (Deckbuilding Primer)!

January 4, 2019 12:18 p.m.

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I use Scryfall as my source for officially spoiled cards.

They put new images up very fast, they always mention where they got the images (so we know they've been officially spoiled), and they have excellent image quality.

Not to mention they have hilarious translations for the foreign cards. Panic! At the Disco, anyone? :-D

January 4, 2019 10:22 a.m.


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