clayperce Old School
I started to follow things on fb/PonzaMTG a few weeks ago, although I feel like most people there are blindly following Ryan's monster list, which I tried but don't particularly like (nissa and huntmaster haven't impressed me, and now he's advocating going down to 1 Stormbreath which I can't agree with). I'm open to talking to anyone about the deck though, so if you'd like to introduce me to anyone I wouldn't mind.
November 14, 2017 6:18 a.m.
Now you've made me wonder what card t-rump would be.
Probably a big, dumb Dino that tries to Trample over everything in its path, but isn't very effective because it only has 1 Toughness.
So like a 12/1 with Trample.
Flavour text: The T-rump was known for its bluster, and extremely thin skin.
November 10, 2017 11:52 a.m.
Hey I converted to Monster Ponza, curious about your thoughs on my new list.
November 9, 2017 11:43 p.m.
Trying to build another deck for StuBi that is super annoying for Opponents.
What do you think about this?
It's a combo of stuff I've used in other decks I've built for him, but I think this is much more straightforward to play.
November 5, 2017 4:28 p.m.
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Thanks for the suggestions.
I actually ran Verdant Force in the early days of the deck, but found it EXTREMELY slow. For 8 mana, I was very happy to swap it out for Utvara Hellkite. Unfortunately, Verdant Embrace is just as slow.
I've gone back and forth on Second Harvest, but have never actually tired it out. I'll give it a relook.
I really enjoy Goblin Bombardment (especially when paired with Goblin Sharpshooter) and it's been on Rith's maybeboard for ages now. But I think it's probably just a better fit in my Hazezon Tamar deck than in this one.
November 19, 2017 11:40 p.m.
No worries! Skyblinder Staff is interesting ... I don't think I'd ever realized how little Reach is used, until you mentioned it. A guy in my group had been threatening to build an Ishkanah, Grafwidow Spider tribal deck ... but if it never materialized, the Staff could be really fun. And yeah, Prowler's Helm is solid. I actually used to run it periodically, whenever I felt the need for more Voltron effects.
November 19, 2017 11:25 p.m.
I'll give Heroic Intervention a hard look. I've got a couple (from Standard) so it'd be easy to swap one in. I like Boros Charm in that role (because of all the additional modes), but the redundancy from Intervention could be nice.
That's SO cool to hear you're breaking Rith out again too!
And yeah, Naya has some absolutely insane ETB effects ... I've got those (and also a bunch of sac' effects) in my Hazezon Tamar deck. With Rith though, I basically just have Mana Echoes and some X-spells ... leaving room for a few Dragons :-)
Also, watch out other Token decks if you run Pandemonium, because it's symmetrical. IMO, Warstorm Surge is well worth the extra mana.
November 19, 2017 4:23 p.m.
Thanks again for the suggestion of Growing Rites of Itlimoc Flip! Maybe pull the Druids' Repository for it?
I definitely like the idea of Anointed Procession; thanks much for pointing it out! And though I've already got Parallel Lives, they stack really nicely, so I don't mind the redundancy. What would you pull for it though? Looking at the other 4-drops, maybe Vedalken Orrery? Though the threat of Flashing something is a GREAT deterrent in the early game (when there are still a bunch of players, so it's safer to just attack someone else), so idk ...
And yes, Trailblazer's Boots are awesome. But I've run the card since the earliest days of the deck (and I talk about it in both of the accordion spoilers in the description). Thanks though.
I love it too; thanks so much! :-)
November 19, 2017 3:07 p.m.
Yeah, Rith is going to be VERY happy to get out of her box and onto a table again!
And yeah, I was amazed when I noticed the score. I haven't touched it in a while so I wasn't cycling or anything ... it's just been quietly accumulating views and upvotes, and I was blown away by how many!
Thanks so much! :-)
November 19, 2017 2:53 p.m.
I used to play a lot of EDH, but my playgroup all moved away so I moved on to Standard and then Modern. Well, most of my old playgroup is going to be back in town over the holidays, and we're already talking about getting together for some games.
I'd love your help bringing my Rith, the Awakener deck up to date. I'm especially interested in cards from recent sets (e.g., Commander 2016 and 2017; and Shadows, Kaladesh, Amonkhet, and Ixalan blocks). Please note that I'm aiming for a 75% build, with no tutors (except for lands) and very strong flavor (e.g., Saproling and Dragon tokens only). Also, the deck's on a tight budget, so any card over $5 has to be REALLY good.
Thanks in advance!
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November 18, 2017 11:06 p.m.
November 18, 2017 9:19 p.m.
Just in case you aren't subscribed to the overall Spoilers Forum, I wanted to make sure you saw this. I can hardly wait!
November 18, 2017 12:39 a.m.
November 18, 2017 12:36 a.m.
Wizards showed some Dominaria preview artwork in a panel at PAX Unplugged (e.g., the last five images in this album).
By far the most interesting one to me though was the last one:
Check out those goggles. IMO that's definitely Jaya Ballard, Task Mage! Couple it with the flavor text from Pyromancer's Goggles and it looks like Chandra and Granny Ballard are going to ba a major part of the storyline on Dominaria.
The Hype Train for DOM is now boarding!!!
November 18, 2017 12:23 a.m.
Bummer ... it's always cool watching your decks rise through the list, and I'm sorry you didn't get more time at the #1 spot.
CONGRATS though on the #1!
November 17, 2017 8:16 p.m.
Hey, thanks for the upvote on Intro Decks for New Players!
November 16, 2017 4:47 a.m.
A couple quick thoughts:
I always start with the Commander, and try to build the deck he or she would like. I also use that for card choices ... I often imagine asking the Commander for their opinion, and they almost always have a good answer :-)
I also pay special attention to Lands, because there are SO many great Utility Lands out there. I usually test with Wastes in place of the Utilities until I can get the manabase right, and then I'll head to manabasecrafter and go berserk.
November 15, 2017 5:17 p.m.
Hey, thanks for the upvote on Smashface Gardening with Rith!
November 15, 2017 2:40 p.m.
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