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, Blue Moon (online) and UTron (paper) in Modern, and Counterburn in Standard. 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 woudn'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 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. 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.

MTG1814 says... #1

Hey, I'm back on for the day, and I've locked our trade, if you want to do the same.

August 31, 2015 9:29 a.m.

Subsidized and unsubsidized loans have been processed. All I'm waiting on now is for Pell to go through and then we'll be good to go. I'm giving the fin aid office a call tomorrow to see what the hell is going on?

August 30, 2015 5:31 p.m.

So due to some recent BFZ spoiler news, I'm taking a different tack with the EDH deck I'm building. Therefore I will no longer need the Stolen Identity, Gather Specimens, Jeleva, Nephalia's Scourge, and Mirror of Fate that we originally agreed upon. That's about $3 in value. If you wouldn't mind, I'm also interested in your MMA Oona, Queen of the Fae which is about $2.30. You can keep the 0.70 value because I'm having to change this when we've already locked in the trade. Is this favorable to you?

August 30, 2015 1:11 p.m.

MTG1814 says... #4

I have to leave, save your trades for me. I'll be back Wednesday.

August 28, 2015 4:45 p.m.

MTG1814 says... #7

Earlier you asked me what I would trade for my Den Protector ($8.31). Here is my answer: Mind Grind, Army of the Damned, Mirko Vosk, Mind Drinker, Ob Nixilis, Unshackled, Phyrexian Ingester, Witchbane Orb, Nephalia Drownyard, and Bident of Thassa. ($7.08) If you think this is too many items, I may rethink, but this is what I have for now.

Plz respond as soon as possible.

August 28, 2015 2:31 p.m.

Okay so before we lock this trade in, I feel as though information should be shared freely. I was expecting my college refund check to come in this week, but as it turns out my school's financial aid office has been absolutely not on the ball for anyone this quarter, and my financial aid hasn't even been processed yet, much less my refund sent out. I'm fine with confirming the trade, but just know that my end will not be sent out until my check comes in, which I don't know when that will be.

If you just want to cancel the trade until that time, I'm completely understanding. If you still want to confirm it and just wait to send out until I get my check and confirm that I've sent mine out first, then that would be ok as well.

I'm really sorry for this dude, but this was something that just came up this morning and I'm really pissed that the fin aid office is doing this to me (and a lot of other people too, at that).

August 21, 2015 12:22 p.m.

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Since this is a brew, it'll be hard to find gameplay videos to help you learn which cards to discard when. 8 Rack is a deck that follows a similar play style, so watching videos and reading about that deck could help you become a better pilot of your own deck.

August 31, 2015 9:39 a.m.

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Hey man! Are you interested in trading? I'm very, VERY interested in your promo Treasure Mage, and also interested in Languish and possibly a set of Delvers, depending on what you see, if you see anything, in my binder

I am not discouraged from trading with you despite your lack of a trade history, but due to that, I will be asking you to ship first should we work out a trade.

Let me know

August 30, 2015 5:49 p.m.

Said on canterlotguardian...


I can agree to that. Has there been news on your refund check?

August 30, 2015 5:12 p.m.

Said on Updated Binder...


You have a bunch of my wants, but the question is if I have anything that you'd want. mah stuff

August 30, 2015 5:04 p.m.

@ canterlotguardian -- There's going to be an art book with a ton of lore and artwork from both BFZ and the original ZEN.

August 30, 2015 5 p.m.

I was content on just buying a BFZ fatpack (as I want to start to do for each set), but with the Zendikar Expedition announcements, I am now tempted to dump some money into the lottery that is a booster box. Or sit on the box, but that's no fun.

August 30, 2015 11:06 a.m.

Do the Zendikar Expedition lands take the place of the basic land (should you actually get one) or are they in addition to the basic land?

August 30, 2015 10:48 a.m.

So conflicted. I want to pre order something so badly...

Thanks NoPantsParade :)

August 30, 2015 12:11 a.m.

Said on Nykthos and Courser...


Rotation is actually probably your best bet, when Standard players are trying to get rid of them.

Eternal Witness is probably not going anywhere.

August 30, 2015 12:07 a.m.

Any chance of sharing where, NoPantsParade? :D

August 30, 2015 12:03 a.m.

Rotation is just around the corner. They certainly won't rise, so unless you're in a rush, just wait for them to be out of Standard :)

August 30, 2015 12:01 a.m.

@ NoPantsParade -- I think it was confirmed that Fat Packs will have Full Art Basics, but it was unclear if they were the Land Pack or what.

August 30, 2015 midnight

Yay I was right, thanks JWiley129.

Who do we think is in the new Arid Mesa art?

August 29, 2015 11:58 p.m.

They have dropped pretty far from their peaks. I'd say they'll stick above the dollar-rare boundary but not go higher than $5.

August 29, 2015 11:57 p.m.

A friend and I are trying to rewatch to see, brendenfinn. I heard 25-20, he heard 5-20 like you.

Anyone want to weigh in?

Also, Programmer_112 - Probably one of your kidneys... Maybe part of your liver too.

August 29, 2015 11:54 p.m.

I'm on my third pair now, M a g i c a l H a c k e r.

August 29, 2015 11:51 p.m.

@ brendenfinn -- The way I heard it was 25 Zendikar Expeditions in BFZ and 20 in the next set. The 25 in this set are the new lands, and all the fetches and shocks.

August 29, 2015 11:48 p.m.

I'm with you on that JWiley129. Highly considering buying a box and sitting on it. I really want to crack this set though.

August 29, 2015 11:36 p.m.


August 29, 2015 11:15 p.m.

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Finished Decks 30
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Playing since Mirrodin
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Favorite formats Commander / EDH, Modern, Limited
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