Greetings everyone!

Ask yourself a few questions first before you start building a deck.

  • Do you have friends that can teach you?
  • Do you have a local gaming store (LGS) near you?
  • What format do you want to play in?
  • Do you want to play casually or competitively?
  • What colors do you want to play with?
  • What cards have synergies that work together?
  • What kind of creative name can you give your deck based on what you put in it or what does it makes you think about?

The last one really isn't necessary, but what can I say, I love a creative deck name.

I've phased in and out of MTG like Teferi's Isle since Ice Age and I always manage to come back when a Ravnica block is either out, or about to come out.

I first learned to play the game around 1995, bought a few packs, but never really put a lot of thought into the game until Mercadian Masque came along. Picked up some Urza's block in the process and played until the end of Invasion block.

I didn't look at magic again until the announcement of Kamigawa, it brought me back into the game with Mirrodin and 9th in Standard. Loved Coldsnap despite it being not very good set in the long run of things. I stopped just before Lorwyn, due to the addition of a new type of card called planeswalker. Some people find it odd that would make me quit the game. Part of me really wanted to keep that little aspect of roleplay in the game, since you yourself were a planeswalker. To me it took away some the imagination from playing the game.

It took me a good five plus years to forgive Wizards for that decision they made. I finally returned with Theros I stuck around up to Magic Origins and disappeared again with Battle for Zendikar, the one plane I truly hate. When it bled into Shadows Over Innistrad, I told myself I'll just wait until both of those sets phase out of standard. It took me a little longer to come back, but the return to Dominaria really brought me back.

Still waiting for another Kamigawa set or another Ice Age-like set with cards that are good like Force of Will and multicolor snow lands that don't come into play tapped.

You've come to the right place!

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  • "They're comedy Gold E Hawn."
  • "What do you call a slow movement of force?" - A Dyno sore!
  • Modern is my wheelhouse and what I like to deal with the most of the time. I actively try to find janky and silly combos to troll my opponent, regardless if I win or lose.
  • Standard can be fun depending on what kind of mechanics and themes that are present.
  • Commander / EDH, isn't my thing, but I have a number of friends that like it and predominately play it.
I'm a Johnny ! Too prideful to be a Spike and I'm not big stompy kind of guy like Timmy . is my least favorite color.
One of the many reason you'll likely never see me use Eldrazi related cards. My personal hatred for the Zendikar blocks run deep. Yes, it was a cool idea to make Lovecraftian based sets, but the Annihilator keyword was a bad idea. If I had the funds to do so I would buy every Emrakul, the Aeons Torn and record myself burning them, then sending the ashes to Wizards of the Coast.

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Other commanders to consider since you aren't finding anything that really fits the bill. This would give you some other forms of utility. I believe O-Kagachi and Cromat are the best of the four listed.

February 18, 2019 10:38 a.m.

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That's the thing, I don't expect to go 4-0 even with an optimal deck build. I make enough misplays to know that it could cost me a game and that doesn't bother me. My mistakes I can handle.

I was annoyed at the time when I posted that this morning. I've slept and have cooled down since. I know it isn't the best thing to do when you're annoyed about things not going your way. I know I'm very middle of the road as a player and trying to make sub-optimal builds work don't exactly help my case. I have good ideas, they just don't execute well most of the time. (lol)

So yeah, I apologize again subjecting you to my frustration this morning. Thanks for reading it and giving me some advice along the way.

February 9, 2019 7:46 p.m. Edited.

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February 9, 2019 10:39 a.m.

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I apologize for the vent about my play in Magic: the Gathering, but I think I've hit a brick wall playing magic right now. No matter what I do I rarely win. Four things happen more often than not when I play FNM or Arena. I have no answers for threats when my opponent has them, I have threats but my opponent has answers to mine. I've even waited to make sure I have the ability to protect what I have and they still get around it. It could be argued that I'm not playing the right kinds of decks to combat what's being played at my LGS.

I'm actively trying not to netdeck the meta of the Top 8's in tours and whatnot mostly due to the LGS isn't hardcore competitive and is more relaxed with a lot of home brew builds. I actively consider advice on decks I've posted here and have discussed them with people at my LGS as well. So I believe I can build them fine, I just can't execute them as good as others.

I love this game, but it doesn't seem to love me. (lol) Shuffling may still be an issue. Maybe my thought processes have slowed to the point I can't play this game well. It has just been frustrating lately.

February 9, 2019 9:24 a.m.

Uh... a Vehicle that can also function as an Equipment?

February 4, 2019 9:49 a.m.

What Feeds on Fears -

Creature - Spider Horror


Whenever What Feeds on Fears is blocked or becomes blocked put a cocoon counter on target creature that blocked or became blocked by What Feeds on Fears. At the beginning of each opponents upkeep if there is a cocoon counter on a creature sacrifice it and What Feeds on Fears get a +1/+1 counter.


February 4, 2019 9:43 a.m.

Mislabeled -


At the beginning of your upkeep return target permanent to its owners hand. That player creates a 2/1 blue crocodile token onto the battlefield. It gains haste, exile it at the beginning of the next end step.

"Pull the lever Kronk... WRONG LEVER!" - Yzma

A Meld card that requires 5 cards to complete, a "real Voltron".

February 3, 2019 12:18 p.m. Edited.

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Quadsimotto, I've had a couple of conversations at my LGS about Font of Agonies and have been unsure about using it. I have pulled a couple of copies from packs, so I can play test via psychically. (I don't have the wild cards on Arena to add those at the moment, though.) They would likely replace Fungal Infection if it ends up being more consistent. That would give me other options to use the from Priest of Forgotten Gods.

February 2, 2019 6:16 a.m.

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Hey there, Siisyphus!

I'm not feeling Final Payment or Costly Plunder even though you have a fair number of token creators that can take advantage of Costly Plunder . Mortify is a much better option than Final Payment for the sake of not needing to sac anything and you can hit enchantments with it as well. If you're worried about Midnight Reaper , which I would take over Costly Plunder , I'd look into at least Revitalize to gives you a card draw and 3 life to offset some of the self damage.

February 2, 2019 2:52 a.m.

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Thanks for the upvote and comment, Siisyphus.

Midnight Reaper can put you in precarious position if you're not careful. Part of the reason I use cards like Moment of Craving , Vicious Rumors and Vraska's Contempt they give me a little bit of life gain to help offset the life loss from Reaper triggers, Arguel's Blood Fast and Doom Whisperer. The main reason I ended up dropping Rite of Belzenlok is that I didn't need to rely on the tokens for payments on playing Demon of Catastrophes and Plaguecrafter (When is was main board.) or to sate the Demon token each turn.

February 2, 2019 2:40 a.m.


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