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:
Scuttles Series I'm also working on decks that utilize my favorite Standard card- Scuttling Doom Engine , better known as Scuttles or SDE in many of my posts. These builds include
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|Favorite formats||Standard,Commander / EDH,Casual|
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I'd like to hold on to the Godless Shrine and possibly Progenitus (I pulled this back when I had just started actually paying attention to the game and didn't know what was in the sets... nearly shit myself when I pulled this).
I'll work on an offer (and figure out what I want...) and get back to you tonight or tomorrow.
Alright so other than Ugin's Nexus , I could trade for the following (some would require you finding more things- let me know your thoughts). Soul of New Phyrexia , It That Betrays , Massacre Wurm , Savage Knuckleblade , Heliod, God of the Sun (Chinese, correct?), Eldrazi Temple , or taplands.
I completely understand if the non-standard things are immediately off the table. Those are just things I'd trade for, I honestly don't need most of them. If there are things you think I might be interested in that I missed, don't hesitate to point them out.