50% Timmy, 10% Johnny, 40% 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

Fellin22 says... #1

Ur welcome for the awesome deck

July 5, 2019 9:17 p.m.

Hey man! Dig your deck, mind checking out mine? Always open to criticism or pointers

June 27, 2019 5:30 p.m.

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Said on Sarkhan420X...


You: don't patronize and condescend me with your "cheers" after you basically told me my deck was garbage.


Just so you know, I wasn't trying to patronize you nor condescend to you at all. I have a little over 3000 reps with a ton of different LD decks (including, no kidding, about 50 with Shivan Wumpus ). I get it why people play pet cards and budget manabases, and I seriously wish everyone in the Ponza (really, any RGx Land Destruction deck) community the best, whether they are playing an "optimal" deck or not.

Lemme know if you ever actually want advice. No worries if not.


July 20, 2019 6:06 p.m.

Thanks much for the shout-out. Unfortunately, Sarkhan420X isn't listening ... my "ignorant comments" (on the manabase, Shivan Wumpus , and the amount of LD in the 75) were some of the ones they got all excited about :-D

July 20, 2019 5:56 p.m.

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We need a Turn 1 Elf or Sprawl, so lands that enter tapped (looking at you, Rootbound Crag ) have no place in Ponza. If budget is a concern, just play Basics instead. Seriously.

Sorry, but Shivan Wumpus is terrible. It's a win-more when ahead, and the worst top-deck imaginable when behind ... your opponents will be overjoyed to sac' a Land, wreck our next draw, and keep beating face.

Finally, while Land Destruction is a blast, it's not a wincon. Most competitive Ponza decks run 7x LD effects in the 75, and in the entire history of Ponza the most that has ever been successful (and it was only one deck, at a small tornament) was 12x. 17x is going to be fun, but I can almost guarantee it will not be competitive.


July 20, 2019 2:07 p.m. Edited.

Said on UltraFreek...


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

July 16, 2019 10:53 p.m.

Said on ShrimpImp...


Hey, thanks for the upvote on Serious Hogaak!

July 12, 2019 9:20 a.m.

Said on Dune: He Who ......


Paging Gattison ...

July 10, 2019 8:48 a.m.

Said on Serious Hogaak...


I'm not sure tbh. -4x Bridge from Below and -4x Altar of Dementia , I guess, for starters :-D

I'll probably start with some mix of Creeping Chill , Unearth , and Stinkweed Imp , but I've no idea where the deck might end up ...

Good luck with your testing too!

July 9, 2019 11:36 a.m.

My bet: No changes.

Hogaak is powerful of course, but IMO it's nowhere close to emergency-ban levels. WOTC is going to let WAR + MH1 + London Mul + M20 settle out first.

July 7, 2019 11:21 p.m. Edited.

Said on austintayshus...


Hey, thanks for the upvote on Serious Hogaak!

July 7, 2019 2:33 p.m.

I've sold a bunch of Standard cards to them twice ... once for ~$120 and once for ~$200 (store credit on both, as I was moving into Modern). Both times they graded the cards quite fairly IMO, and the people I communicated with were all very nice/helpful/quick to respond.

This is obviously a very small sample size, so YMMV. But I can certainly give them a +1.

Whoever you end up going with: Good luck on the sale!

July 7, 2019 8:58 a.m.

Came for the Land Destruction, but stayed for the write-up. Huge +1 from me, and I'd give more if I could.

I can't even begin to evaluate the deck though tbh ... I'll have to rent it on MTGO sometime and try it out before I could give you any serious thoughts. But if you haven't already shared this over at r/PonzaMTG, I'd strongly recommend doing so.

Best of luck (and skill) with the brew!

July 6, 2019 11:29 p.m.

Said on Fellin22...


Hey, thanks for the upvote on Serious Hogaak!

July 5, 2019 8:30 p.m.

Said on TitaniumChopstick...


Hey, thanks for the upvote on Serious Hogaak!

July 3, 2019 10:15 p.m.

Said on ResoluteHusky...


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

July 3, 2019 3:25 p.m.

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I've cited Magic cards a couple times over the years, and always just used the Gatherer page as the source doc, citing it as web page/no author.

Good luck (and good skill) on your dissertation!

July 2, 2019 7:56 a.m.

Said on muttplaysmagic...


Hey, thanks for the upvote on Serious Hogaak!

July 1, 2019 8:35 p.m.

Said on Kind Deathvine...


I know you've moved away from Death's Shadow in the deck, but if you hadn't already seen it, you might want to check out the Hogaak Shadow deck from last weekend's Modern Challenge.


July 1, 2019 4:23 p.m.


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Finished Decks 82
Prototype Decks 16
Drafts 0
Playing since Revised Edition
Points 802
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T/O Rank 92
Helper Rank 259
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