Hey folks, I'm the resident dork that tries ever-so hard to jam themes and gimmicks - both flavourful and humerous - into any deck.

It started first with my baby:


All of Hyrule's Lands Flow Through My Deck & Balls

Commander / EDH n0bunga

SCORE: 234 | 74 COMMENTS | 17146 VIEWS | IN 49 FOLDERS


and a simple joke among friends that the Gitrog Monster merely needs to sit as the lands wash through him - much like the King Zora.

From that point onward, I've had instances where the theme came first and the deck followed. It's almost expected now, that I have some ridiculous or reaching theme associated with any deck. And that's part of the love I have for deckbuilding in general.

I mainly play EDH; it's what got me back into the game as a whole. However I've been playing Modern at a competitive level more often (and 0-2 dropping far too often). I dabbled in Legacy with:


Play Chess With the Devil

Legacy n0bunga

SCORE: 121 | 34 COMMENTS | 4637 VIEWS | IN 27 FOLDERS


and despite having little experience with the deck, the subtleties in the interactions within an archetype like Manaless Dredge hit all the right notes for me.


BioChromatic Breath

Modern* n0bunga

SCORE: 16 | 16 COMMENTS | 1789 VIEWS | IN 3 FOLDERS


is my current paper build (yes, it is mostly foiled out) of Modern Dredge. I decided to go back to my roots and finally build the modern version of my most beloved archetype.

Mistborn

Commander / EDH n0bunga

SCORE: 37 | 16 COMMENTS | 1980 VIEWS | IN 9 FOLDERS


This is my current paper deck. Arcum is insanely competitive and has some explosive early game win potential. Prepare to be hated.

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Said on Hippo Hulk...

#1

Top Tier Meme. Tier 0 commander. This makes me smile.

July 17, 2019 11:07 p.m.

Yeah most decks at this point run both Veils, Decay, and H-Path.

July 13, 2019 11:41 a.m.

In a deck where our lands are essentially a toolbox of utility, I do not think there is a more efficient card that’s tailored to how this deck works. And I’m fairly certainly most blue decks at Max power or above run Gilded Drake. As far as I’ve known this deck, Homeward Path is almost never up for discussion. There’s typically a split for thoughts and opinions on Command Beacon, however.

Phyrexian Tower, outside of possibly being mana positive, you can also sac Gitrog to it in response to it being targeted by something like Gilded Drake - which is a pretty niche application, and with the absence of Dryad Arbor in lists recently this land may or may not change to something else. But if you’re on the more explosive Forbidden Tutor builds, it’s one of the more sensible inserts for Tainted Pact. If I were to change it to something, it’d probably be Ghost Quarter.

July 13, 2019 11:13 a.m.

Both are extremely good, so I don’t think they should be. Gilded Drake is one of the most popular joyride effects, and losing Gitrog is problematic. It’s imperative to have a means to get it back.

July 13, 2019 10:19 a.m.

Neat. My general point was that any land that would produce colorless outside of the mana positive lands, either isn’t used for it in any capacity, or have an activated ability that overshadows its lack of making colour - Deserted Temple would not be one of those lands.

July 13, 2019 10:04 a.m.

Right, the point is thatneither are used in Gitrog lists, and for good reason. Both are a 2-for-1’s which set your board back considerably. You’re either hoping you have a 2 drop to make use of the lands before you sac two to put a land into play tapped, or sac two unused lands to sort of net one with a land that comes into play untapped, either way it’s not very useful.

Deserted temple probably isn’t a good land run in Gitrog lists; untapping isn’t necessary since you can loop Crop Rotation. Not only that, but most lists tend to steer clear from lands that only make colourless; there are only 4 lands in this list that can produce 1 generic mana: 2 of those are really only used for their colour fixing properties and the other 2 just have more important effects like regaining control of your creatures, or giving your spells Flash.

If you want a placeholder for Bazaar (and aren’t on the Forbidden tutor variants), I’d say just run another basic, if you don’t already run they other new Modern Horizons lands.

July 13, 2019 1:06 a.m.

Lotus Vale is a more functional version of that land, albeit it doesn’t have hexproof, and it’s not typically seen in Gitrog lists.

July 12, 2019 11:59 p.m.

Said on The Threads of ......

#8

Sounds pretty solid. Are you testing that out at the moment?

I'd probably sub-out Time Wipe for Winds of Abandon, until I figure out what else to take out for Ensnaring Bridge.

July 10, 2019 1:52 p.m. Edited.

Also I’m pretty sure of that small list Sephyrias mentioned, I’d wager that only Necro would likely see casual play, as a casual player doesn’t typically spend $300 on a mana rock. I also don’t think Food Chain is prominent in casual decks, much in the same way that Flash is also not. The problem with Paradox Engine was that anyone could play it, and even if that deck isn’t tailored to win from it, it still possesses the potential to create unfavourable game states for other players as you can accidentally win, or drag out a turn with no payoff.

Blightsteel also isn’t legendary and shuffles itself when it hits the yard. As it’s not legendary it can’t be reanimated at instant speed with Goryo’s Vengeance so you’re left with just something like Shallow Grave to get that surprise instant speed kill for one player. Reanimating Iona is far more potent, oppressive and feasible in EDH, and her ability is far more unhealthy for multiplayer games as you’re potentially locking at least one person out from playing spells.

July 10, 2019 9:07 a.m.

Said on The Threads of ......

#10

SynergyBuild Good point. Updated.

July 10, 2019 12:25 a.m.

Ballista isn’t necessarily a wincon as there’s no consistent way to generate infinite colourless mana. It was included because it’s a 0-drop to keep Ad Nauseam relatively painless, and that as a 0-drop it can still be quite versatile to hardcast it. Hope that helps, trobaldo!

July 2, 2019 10:41 a.m.

Yep. Aetherflux is the primary wincon. If you want to add something else, Sickening Dreams or Tendrils of Agony is another wincon, but the latter is more situated in 1v1 settings.

July 2, 2019 10:19 a.m.

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The Threads of Fate

Commander / EDH n0bunga

SCORE: 57 | 61 COMMENTS | 6120 VIEWS | IN 20 FOLDERS

All of Hyrule's Lands Flow Through My Deck & Balls

Commander / EDH n0bunga

SCORE: 234 | 74 COMMENTS | 17147 VIEWS | IN 49 FOLDERS

Breya: The Last Metalbender

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SCORE: 168 | 267 COMMENTS | 29556 VIEWS | IN 104 FOLDERS

Play Chess With the Devil

Legacy n0bunga

SCORE: 121 | 34 COMMENTS | 4637 VIEWS | IN 27 FOLDERS

King Henry's Hospitality

Modern n0bunga

SCORE: 163 | 61 COMMENTS | 7886 VIEWS | IN 28 FOLDERS

BioChromatic Breath

Modern* n0bunga

SCORE: 16 | 16 COMMENTS | 1789 VIEWS | IN 3 FOLDERS

Tarmon Gai’don

Commander / EDH n0bunga

SCORE: 44 | 46 COMMENTS | 1351 VIEWS | IN 7 FOLDERS

See You, Space Cowboy...

Legacy n0bunga

SCORE: 51 | 16 COMMENTS | 2693 VIEWS | IN 12 FOLDERS

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