"Kamarupa is a compound Sanskrit word formed by Kama - often translated as "desire, wish, passion, longing, pleasure" - and rupa - "form, shape, figure." In Theosophical literature it usually refers to the astral shells of a deceased person which remain on the Kamaloka "until they fade out from it by the complete exhaustion of the effects of the mental impulses that created these eidolons of human and animal passions and desires."" - http://theosophy.wiki/w-en/index.php?title=Kama-Rupa


I started playing casually somewhere around 2012 and settled on Modern as my format of choice, being slower than Legacy, and smarter on price than Standard.

I like hashing out ideas here on tappedout in the form of decks. I used to playtest my budget ideas for paper online at untap.in, but since V2 and continuing with V3, have found the lag too great to remain viable, so I've switched Cockatrice. Sometimes, when I really enjoy playing a deck online, I'll try to build it in paper, too. Often, though, I'll hash out ideas that are either too slow, convoluted, or otherwise fruitless. That's the way it goes with brewing!

I'm hard headed and learning still. I try to be helpful and nice, but I know I can get short with big egos and pocketbooks.

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#1

1x Throne of the God-Pharaoh , perhaps? It's pretty fun tapping land creatures for mana and dealing damage.

February 18, 2019 10:06 p.m.

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#2

Thanks a bunch for the +1 and thoughtful suggestion, Austin_Smith_of_Cards!! I'm giving Zenith some serious thought. I do like the option of targeting opponents and that strikes me as very much in the spirit of this deck. That said, I'm not sure it's worth the extra CMC - if I can draw my entire deck with a Spring, that's a win - so it doesn't really matter I can't target my opponent. Additionally, I imagine opponents would be more likely to counter a lethal Zenith aimed them than a Spring aimed at myself. (psychological effect?) Finally, very rarely, I'll use a Spring before I have infinite mana, in which case, the extra 1 for Zenith counts as one less card I could draw.

February 18, 2019 8:58 p.m.

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#3

1x Anointed Procession ? I know it's pricey, but just one would be fun here.

February 15, 2019 8:22 p.m.

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#4

Big thanks for the +1's, DeviousPenguin666 & Stinkepete!!

February 14, 2019 12:54 a.m.

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#5

I know Approach of the Second Sun is a turbo-fog win-con, so I'm going to suggest Holy Day , Riot Control , Ethereal Haze , and Pay No Heed as possibly useful spells here. Cyclonic Rift also comes to mind as a particularly good fit here.

February 11, 2019 11:46 p.m.

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#6

First of all, we often play 4 player, so I recognize only some of this is specifically relevant. Ok, so a lot of this depends on how his deck draws - if he's got a great hand, he'll put a Hornet Queen or Myr Battlesphere down right quick. If he draws a Perilous Vault, he'll wait until after people have removed his threats or until opponents put down a bigger threat before he plays a Perilous Vault. But if he has a less than great hand, the Vault gets slapped down first. If anyone tries to remove it or if a threat gets too big, he activates in response. What he banks on is that he'll be able to tutor up a Myr Battlesphere with Inventer's Fair after he's activated his Perilous Vault, and that he will have more mana with tron than anyone else, so his threat will be bigger than everyone else's after the Vault is activated. He's generating GGG with forests and the typical budget-ish tron utility artifacts. I can't tell you off hand how many of each spell he's running. He tends to run multiple win-cons that each deal with other decks in our meta. He also runs Myr Retriever to get his Battlesphere back. He loves recycling stuff from his graveyard, so it's very hard to stop him from going off once he has tron assembled.

February 11, 2019 11:37 p.m.

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#7

I highly recommend four things:

1) using tutors or draw/scry to improve chances of getting a Lord of the Unreal . I'm thinking Muddle the Mixture is probably near the top of the list in this department, but Serum Visions or the like would probably be helpful, too. Running both would not be overkill.

2) including something to make a clone of the Lord - ususally Phantasmal Image , though there are lots of other cards that "clone" ( Clone , for example)

3) Cut Jace's Phantasm . It's a cool card, but without mill and there being another 32 creatures without it, I think those 4 slots can be better filled with non-creature spells.

4) fixing the description to say "Lord of the Unreal" instead of "Master of the Unreal"

Other things:

1x Halimar Depths might be useful.

I've wanted to build a deck with Pongify in it for a long time. I don't think it's a super fit here, but I like my aggro decks to have removal and there's not a lot of options in blue.

Imprisoned in the Moon comes to mind as another removal option.

I think you could afford to drop as many as 4 lands. You have a very low AVG CMC, so it will be better to draw creature spells more frequently. I suggest dropping 1-2x, playtesting a bunch and going from there.

Sideboard spells to consider: Elixir of Immortality , Hurkyl's Recall , Vapor Snag , Ratchet Bomb , Pithing Needle

February 11, 2019 8:48 p.m.

I really like Time of Need in my Arcades deck, 'fender-benders. It means I can run 2x Tetsuko Umezawa, Fugitive (instead of 4), and also tutor up a 1x Shalai, Voice of Plenty when sideboarded in. It also allowed me to completely drop Assault Formation , which, while it might sound crazy, is good. Paying AF's 1 to swing and not drawing a card when casting a Defender just makes it so much less fun to play.

February 11, 2019 8:28 p.m.

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#9

A buddy of mine plays a budget tron deck. Here's a few spells I know he runs in his: Perilous Vault , Hornet Queen , Inventors' Fair .

February 11, 2019 8:19 p.m.

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#10

Thanks so much for the +1, and lovely comment, Suns_Champion! Made my day! Happy Tapping to you, too!!

February 11, 2019 8:02 p.m.

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#11

Thanks a bunch for the +1, Jackfrost23!!

February 11, 2019 5:35 p.m.

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#12

First of all, I love Thrummingbird and Fate Transfer here - those are two awesome cards that see so little play.

Something like Heroic Intervention might be good to protect all the counters you're moving. Either that or some counterspell option like Mana Leak or Negate . Good thing the sideboard is wide open!

Perhaps Invisible Stalker would be better than Mist-Cloaked Herald ?

I think Harmonize might be more useful than Explore - after all, there's only 20 lands here, so the odds of getting the ramp effect are thin. For les mana, Serum Visions or even Opt would probably be more useful, too.

February 10, 2019 9:34 p.m.

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#13

Thanks a bunch for the +1, Jackfrost23!

February 10, 2019 9:19 p.m.

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#14

Thanks a bunch for the +1, Jackfrost23!

February 10, 2019 9:18 p.m.

Thanks a bunch for the +1, deividmirom!

February 8, 2019 2:31 p.m.

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#16

Riot Control / Pay No Heed fog burn.

1x Buried Ruin seems valuable with only 1x Elixir of Immortality and no Laboratory Maniac .

I've been working on a sort of aggro turbo fog with Smothering Tithe . With all the extra draws, it just seems like an interesting benefit element. (I've been exploring Smothering Tithe like crazy as soon as it was spoiled) Just thought it was worth mentioning.

February 6, 2019 12:29 p.m.

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#17

Perhaps Smothering Tithe would be good? You could get a lot of artifact treasure tokens to sac into 3/3's.

February 6, 2019 11:50 a.m.

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