I enjoy combinations and permutations; hockey pools were my typical outlet. During the most recent NHL strike I started paying attention to Magic after a 15 year hiatus (this was during Innistrad Block). I was introduced to the Limited and EDH formats, and since then I've been hooked. It's taken a while to assimilate 15 years worth of cards and to hone my abilities as a deck builder. I am part of a good casual group and rarely participate in store events. I also enjoy the social aspect of gaming, avoiding online play to any great degree (I do practice drafting here).

My deck building philosophy: Infinite combo is fine, but win or lose they leave me with a hollow dissatisfied feeling. Instead I try to build highly synergistic value engines, or cascading effects that finish the game a high percentage of the time but still offer the suspense of a reasonable chance of failure. Controlling strategies which completely deny resources to your opponents lead to boring shitty games. With that in mind I try to limit myself to five or fewer board wipes out of the 100, and four is a decent sweet spot.

The decks in my profile are those I own in paper and run against my play group.

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Decks

Goodbye Polly Prissy Pants

Commander / EDH* shub

SCORE: 10 | 6 COMMENTS | 3128 VIEWS | IN 6 FOLDERS

Shirei of the Weak

Commander / EDH shub

SCORE: 31 | 41 COMMENTS | 5217 VIEWS | IN 13 FOLDERS

Here's Mud In Your Eye

Commander / EDH* shub

SCORE: 8 | 3 COMMENTS | 3295 VIEWS | IN 4 FOLDERS

Mad Scientist

Commander / EDH shub

SCORE: 10 | 26 COMMENTS | 3441 VIEWS | IN 4 FOLDERS

Game of Clones

Commander / EDH shub

SCORE: 5 | 4 COMMENTS | 2249 VIEWS | IN 3 FOLDERS

Life's a Bitch, Then You Die.

Commander / EDH shub

SCORE: 19 | 9 COMMENTS | 2537 VIEWS | IN 6 FOLDERS

Finished Decks 42
Prototype Decks 28
Drafts 238
Playing since Revised Edition
Points 145
Avg. deck rating 9.53
T/O Rank 499
Helper Rank 171
Favorite formats Commander / EDH, Limited
Good Card Suggestions 246
Venues casual play
Last activity 1 month
Joined 7 years