Soo Magic. I started playing with a few friends when the Mirrodin set came out. Until Shards of Alara I only played for fun (and didn't know many of the rules), but then I started playing at FNM tournaments. And when Zendikar came out, I played mono-black Vampires for a few months. I stopped playing right before Worldwake. I got back into Magic around the Innistrad block, but started to seriously collect again in the Ravinica block. I am currently in college and don't get to play as much as I'd like to, but my playgroup still gets together over breaks and stuff to play.
My experience is in Standard and EDH exclusively. Blue, black, and sometimes green are my strongest colors, and white is a toss up. Red is newly charted territory as the first time I've seriously included it in a deck is with my most recent EDH deck. I've gotten into EDH because as an eternal format, and a format this is very conducive to multiplayer games, EDH is much easier to play in college as you don't have to keep up with the standard meta. Decks can start as strong as your collection allows, and grow more powerful as you trade and purchase new cards.
All decks that I construct are built under some form of a budget constraint (see below). They are also built for a relatively casual meta. The only sanctioned event that I've attended in the past four years or so is a draft. Thus, my decks are designed to be competitive in a casual environment. Infinite combos, infect, and extremely strong (and expensive) cards are out of the question in any of my builds.
It is my belief that elaborate deck descriptions are not, and should not, be necessary for most decks (the exception being extreme combo decks). Most, if not all of my decks are not combo-oriented builds, and therefore I do not be provide elaborate card-choice sections in my deck descriptions. If a choice isn't self-explanatory or there is a card that more appropriately fills a roll, please bring it to my attention. I'm always open to suggestions and discussions about my builds.
As you may notice, I am a budget builder. This usually means that my standard decks cost less than $50, sideboard included. I also tried to cap my EDH decks around $100 (with my Nekusar build being one of the few exceptions). I love to share my thoughts on budget building and did so through a weekly article titled Bang for your Buck. I encourage you to check the articles out, leave a comment or two, or leave suggestions for what I should write about next! I tried to get it going again- along with another series on a biweekly schedule - but my real life commitments proved to be much more time consuming that anticipated and thus I was unable to continue writing.
Perfection Series: My main projects fall under a series of decks I've entitled the "Perfection Series," where I take lesser-used archetypes and make semi-competitive budget decks. I've recently expanded this series into Modern and EDH. Check out any of my decks:
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|Favorite formats||Standard,Commander / EDH,Casual|
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nah, i was mostly just trying to get some edh jank with those rhinos. thanks tho!
I'd love to make the trade, unfortunately I just hooked a buddy up with the Ghostfire Blade . I just updated my binder with pretty much everything I have going on right now. The only things I do believe I left out was a playset of Extirpate .
The Dynamo is FTV. And yeah we could definitely work something out. I know international shipping seems like a hassle but it's really not at all, I ship stateside constantly (ask slovakattack or EmblemMan) and haven't had any issues, aside from the actual shipment taking more time than usual. But that is totally minor.
It's up to you though! I can tell you from experience that it's relatively cheap and easy to do.
If you would like, I'm willing to ship out first as a sign of confidence. (if we work something out)
I'm also interested in your Wurmcoil Engine (s) and a bunch of other little things you want.
I was mainly interested in the Cobra anyways.
So I guess the better question is what do you want from me :P that I could get that Cobra and possibly more
So I've decided that I don't really need the Rhino anymore, but I'd still be looking for Thran Dynamo and I guess Ghostfire Blade . That doesn't seem like enough for me to want to start going international, so do you have any other EDH staples/lands I might be interested in?
Regarding the Wurmcoils, I might throw together a hyper-budget Mono-U Tron build, aside from them, so I'd like to keep them around.
Let me know!
I don't think I'm going to be needing the Rhinos, sorry I haven't taken them out of my binder. The Isolated Chapel is with me at school (the majority of my collection is at home, my parents would be shipping my end out) so that would be a little difficult on my end, and I think I'm using the Reliquary Tower listed in my binder.
With that, are you still interested? I'd be interested in most EDH staples/lands.
@ GoldGhost012 -- I had the same line of thought. He's good and bad. The better body though makes him much more appealing, and this deck severely needs a solid 3-drop with the lack of Courser. I think I'll make the change and try it out.