ducttapedeckbox Counterer of Spells

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

I play control. I play Nekusar, the Mindrazer in EDH and Blue Moon (online) and UTron (paper) in Modern. If a deck doesn't let you move the game at your own pace, it isn't for me.

My experiment is, obviously, with control. I wouldn't consider myself an expert, but I know my way around a deck list. Feel free to ask for advice! I'm more than happy to check out lists given that they're linked in relevant places. Please do not comment on my decks with just a link to your own deck; either post that on my wall or leave me feedback as well.

I think I'm a pretty nice guy. I can be blunt, but I'm only doing so in an attempt to be honest and realistic. I'm not out to sabotage your deck, so don't be offended if I suggest a lot of changes. You're also more than welcome to disagree with me!

Current Projects

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

  1. Crudelis Imperium - A Cyclic Chaos -- EDH -- Grixis () cruel control with Nekusar, the Mindrazer at the helm.
  2. Control & Conquer: Mono-Blue Tron -- Modern -- Mono Tron. This is my cheap segue into the format.
  3. Of Control and Denial -- Modern -- Izzet () Blue Moon control.

alulien says... #1

Right now I'm holding the Loams through the weekend for someone else who expressed interest, but I'd be happy to trade the Spatial Contortion. It's about $2.90 right now and the cards I was interested in total $3.15 - if you're not wanting to value the foil (since it's uncommon...) that high I understand and I could drop something from your side, maybe Sudden Spoiling?

April 28, 2016 1:17 p.m.

alulien says... #2

No I don't have any of the Skred pieces you're looking for, and yea not promo Roasts... only have some lower-end pieces right now in the binder unfortunately.

April 28, 2016 12:58 p.m.

Regigigas23 says... #3

I don't have anything unlisted other than the Chandra from your wants...mainly EDH stuff leftover.

April 25, 2016 9:47 p.m.

Regigigas23 says... #4

Banfires are Duel Deck, Chandra is M15, and Helix is also Duel Deck

April 25, 2016 5:57 p.m.

Regigigas23 says... #5

I do have a Chandra, Pyromaster and two Banefire for trade, on top of the helix. If you'd still like to helix with those cards, I can definitely find other cards in your binder to trade for.

April 25, 2016 5:32 p.m.

sirbar says... #6

sorry, i don't have a Blood Moon or any way to get one.

April 25, 2016 5:27 p.m.

TheHroth says... #7

Great! Sorry again it took so long. Idk what was up with the post :/

April 25, 2016 5:14 p.m.

Regigigas23 says... #8

Hi again! I'm interested in your Font of Mythos and Temple Bell. It's about 5.40$ on your end, and I have a Lightning Helix for 4.6$ of it. Anything you'd be able to find for 1$

April 24, 2016 9:24 p.m.

xavrr says... #9

Sorry, I should have said this earlier: I live in the uk.

Maybe I could add in some stuff to cover the cost of shipping for you?

Hope we can work something out!

April 20, 2016 2:16 a.m.

TheDevicer says... #19

I have your package in an envelope next to me. I can add to your end easily.

April 9, 2016 5:48 p.m.

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Said on alulien...


I have some interest in a Loam and/or the foil Spatial Contortion

April 28, 2016 1:02 p.m.

Said on alulien...


Do you have any Modern Skred pieces? I am after the promo Roasts

April 28, 2016 12:52 p.m.

Said on W: Blood Moon, ......


Looking for

I think that's it? Regardless, let me know if you're interested in anything. I'm happy to look through binders, but please note I may be picky when trading higher valued cards.


April 28, 2016 12:39 p.m.

Said on H: 2,589 cards ......


It's also worth noting that the edition of cards can, in some cases, significantly affect their price. Be sure to use the correct price from TCG player. You can change the edition in TO as well, but it might be more convenient for you to check TCG as you go.

April 28, 2016 9:25 a.m.

Said on H: 2,589 cards ......


People will often buy cards for the cheapest they can get them. This means TCG low, as that is the lowest price you can pay to get said card. You have to give people an incentive to buy from you, or else it's more convenient to buy from an established retailer.

Most people use TCG mid to trade because it's card for card.

For bulk (less than a dollar or two), you can often find stores that have a "bulk bin" where any bulk card is a quarter. Most players do not want bulk, so trying to sell it at TCG low, let alone mid, is very rare. Most places give $0.10-25 for each bulk rare because it's hard for them to move.

April 28, 2016 9:12 a.m.

Said on WotC Has a ......


Curious to see what changes this brings.

Also don't mean to be the immature one, but going through grade school must've been interesting with that last name.

April 26, 2016 10:44 p.m.

Said on Need your feedback...


Yup. Change the order

For added benefit, run creatures with ETB effects.

April 26, 2016 12:32 p.m.

Said on xavrr...


It looks like buildingadeck has one, but I'm not sure of his international trading policies. He's a very reliable trader though.

April 26, 2016 12:24 p.m.

Said on Regigigas23...


Do you possibly have anything else unlisted? I'm not seeing much else that I'd be interested in.

April 25, 2016 9:08 p.m.

Said on Regigigas23...


Ehh I don't really want DD printings. Sorry for being so picky. Let me take another look.

April 25, 2016 6:44 p.m.

Said on Drown yard temple...

April 25, 2016 5:54 p.m.

Said on Regigigas23...


What editions are everything?

April 25, 2016 5:46 p.m.

Said on Regigigas23...


Lightning Helix is really only in my binder for a filler- I'd prefer to not have the bulk of a trade go towards one. Do you have any Skred pieces? Skred, Koth, Chandra, Pyromaster, Boros Reckoner, Scrying Sheets Snow mountains, Roast promo, Banefire, Molten Rain, Boil, or anything else I might have forgotten?

April 25, 2016 4:59 p.m.

Said on sirbar...


The only higher-end want that I would consider letting either Burgeoning or Palinchron go towards is a Blood Moon. Please let me know if you have one or have the opportunity to acquire one, and then there's certainly a chance of us working something out.

April 25, 2016 4:54 p.m.

Said on xavrr...


My apologies again, I should have been more clear. But yes, unfortunately I would like to avoid trading internationally for the time being.

If there's anything that I can do to help set up a different trade (looking for other Ojutais or something), don't hesitate to ask.

April 25, 2016 4:20 p.m.

Said on TheHroth...


Visions showed up :) Guess patience paid off.

April 25, 2016 2:22 p.m.

I'm not sure if Skred can be considered well-known since it isn't played that much, but burn + Boros Reckoner or Swans of Bryn Argoll is fun. Volcanic Fallout is good with both, or just Skred'ing them or something.

April 24, 2016 5:54 p.m.

All of the lists that I've seen use some form of an artifact draw. This uses Relic of Progenitus, Chief uses Pyrite Spellbomb, and some lists I saw elsewhere use Mind Stone.

Relic is good when graveyard strategies are prevalent, Spellbomb is good for the extra shock, and Mindstone enables a T3 Walker' or P&K. What do you guys think is the best right now? Well, I guess that's obvious from your lists, how about why you think they're currently the best?

I built RW to toy around with and loved the feel in goldfishing and a few test matches. Ajani is great, although I need to work with the land base as I was never hitting white when I needed it. I used Mind Stone there so that I could get a T3 Walker, but now that I think about it, it's really only good like that in my opening hand. Later in the game it becomes useless, whereas Relic and Spellbomb still have applications, and draw for less.

April 24, 2016 5:49 p.m.

Said on xavrr...


I am so sorry, I completely forgot to get back to you. Unfortunately I have my first international trade active right now and the other user's end is presumably lost (I'm confident that it wasn't a user error, but rather a postal error). Due to that, I am very hesitant to ship to the UK.

I am sorry to have kept you waiting.

April 24, 2016 5:16 p.m.


Crudelis Imperium - A Cyclic Chaos

Commander / EDH* ducttapedeckbox


Control & Conquer: Mono-Blue Tron

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Of Control and Denial

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I'm writing again? *P*

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Dragon Moon

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Finished Decks 68
Prototype Decks 35
Drafts 0
Playing since Mirrodin
Points 7850
Avg. deck rating 20.62
T/O Rank 17
Helper Rank None yet
Favorite formats Commander / EDH, Modern, Limited
Good Card Suggestions 79
Last activity 4 hours
Joined 3 years