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So 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.

Regarding my meta and deck building tendencies

My experience is in Standard and EDH, and I am trying to get into modern with some unusual control decks. 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. Modern is somewhat similar, where I can have one deck that will never rotate out, and I don't really play cards strong enough that will get the ban hammer.

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.

Elaborate deck descriptions are not necessary for most decks, so I do not provide detailed explanations of my lists. If a card 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.

Current Projects

I'm mainly working on one EDH deck and one Modern deck, you can check them out below:

  1. Crudelis Imperium - A Cyclic Chaos -- EDH -- Grixis () cruel control with Nekusar, the Mindrazer at the helm.
  2. UrzaBomb -- Modern -- Mono Tron. This is my cheap segue into the format.
  3. Bouncy Hooters -- Modern -- Azorius () Ebony Owl Netsuke tempo control.

MTG Decks

Perfection of Milling Playtest

Casual ducttapedeckbox

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Crudelis Imperium - A Cyclic Chaos Playtest

Commander / EDH* ducttapedeckbox


UrzaBomb Playtest

Modern* ducttapedeckbox


Bouncy Hooters Playtest

Modern* ducttapedeckbox


League of Legends Custom Cube Playtest

Unformat* ducttapedeckbox

Finished Decks 30
Prototype Decks 28
Drafts 0
Playing since Mirrodin
Points 19390
Avg. deck rating 19.11
T/O Rank 59
Favorite formats Standard, Commander / EDH, Casual
Good Card Suggestions 59
Last activity 57 minutes
Joined 2 years

quesobueno123 says... #1

It is nm email me at no.1gyanfan@comcast.net to work out details.

January 27, 2015 9:14 p.m.

h4ck3rwc3 says... #2

I'm currently already negotiating a trade with the thoughtseiZe not sure on it though i see you need a supreme verdict if you want that plus a delta it would put it at over 18 for the nemesis

January 26, 2015 11:10 a.m.

h4ck3rwc3 says... #3

Hello I was interested in your true name nemesis would you be interested in a polluted delta for it?

January 26, 2015 6:13 a.m.

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Said on Champloo...


I apologize if I've inquired on your Wheel of Fortune before, but I'd be very interested in trading for it. Is there anything in my binder that interests you?

January 27, 2015 10:18 p.m.

Said on New Deck hub: ......


I think its a valid suggestion.

Might make some former Pod players sad though due to the timing.

January 27, 2015 9:18 p.m.

Said on H: Fetches + ......


Oh! Might be a few days for me to ship. Not sure what's going on with the mail, sending from Boston (snow).

January 27, 2015 9:15 p.m.

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That's fine, go ahead and email me at my username at gmail.com.

January 27, 2015 9:13 p.m.

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Done! Any chance of expanding it? Anything else you see? Its a little on the light side but I can do it.

January 27, 2015 9:06 p.m.

Said on H: Fetches + ......


I have a single Yavimaya Coast... Ha

January 27, 2015 8:53 p.m.

Said on Shard of Urabrask...


Agreed. A 1-drop that buffs each other with haste is extremely strong. Maybe a tap ability to buff them?


A deck can contain any number of ~

, : Target creature named ~ you control gets +1/+1 for each creature you control named ~ until end of turn.

January 27, 2015 4:50 p.m.

Isn't that the same thing except it changes my awkward long sentence to two awkward short sentences?

January 27, 2015 4:48 p.m.

Said on Shard of Urabrask...


So a modified Relentless Rats with haste?

January 27, 2015 4:46 p.m.
January 26, 2015 10:51 p.m.