Hello, planeswalker!

I learned how to play MTG from Portal before I moved into Mirage and 5th. Edition. I've been playing ever since. My favorite decks (in order, follow the links for explanations of the decks' history):

1) Goblins
2) Academy
3) Dredge-a-Tog
4) Prosperous Bloom
5) Necro
6) Workshop/MUD
7) Ghost Husk
8) Ghazi Glare
9) Zombies

My favorite Magic cards are (in order):

1) Tolarian Academy
2) Psychatog
3) Goblin Lackey
4) Goblin Welder
5) Necropotence
6) Mind Over Matter
7) Sundering Titan
8) Braingeyser
9) Squandered Resources
10) Metalworker .

Here's a read that will change your life and the way you play games: Playing to Win by David Sirlin (one of the designers behind Street Fighter).

Also, be sure to check out my folders page for information regarding older decks. I've been working on creating an extensive archive of decks from various Pro Tour Top 8s and explanations for certain cards.

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@jonmaior: Would definitely not recommend playing this list unless you have the 8+ fetches and 7 shocks!

June 15, 2019 5:49 p.m.

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The 6 mana mythic is a control finisher. I don't know why people are railing against her. She's exactly the kind of thing control wants when Teferi, Hero of Dominaria , Carnage Tyrant , and Chromium, the Mutable rotate out of Standard. She's even more stupid when you have Nicol Bolas, Dragon-God because you're getting to play Shock s every turn.

June 13, 2019 2:49 a.m.

@Sarkhan420X: Booooooooooooooo I keep forgetting they changed that rule for split cards.

June 10, 2019 2:28 a.m.

Card seems nuts with Restore Balance , Wheel of Fate , and Ancestral Vision . That also gives really good synergy with As Foretold and/or Brain in a Jar .

The trick is finding a win condition that's a sorcery with CMC < 4. Maybe burn spells like Blightning ? Token makers like Call of the Herd , Call of the Conclave , or Supply / Demand (which also tutors)? Mill might also be viable using Breaking / Entering and Glimpse the Unthinkable .

June 7, 2019 6:29 p.m.

Haakon, Stromgald Scourge is a beast with changelings, especially with Nameless Inversion and Crib Swap . You need to play Liliana of the Veil and/or Collective Brutality , however, so he's not a dead card when you draw him.

@Funkydiscogod: I play Godo, Bandit Warlord with Batterskull in my 4-Color Gifts deck. He's an absolute beast in the control matchup when your opponent is playing 3 colors.

June 7, 2019 5:07 p.m.

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Did they get in trouble again I wonder with WotC's legal department? They faced lawsuits before over spoilers...maybe something else happened that they were told to either close down or getting sued for millions.

Their page says the owners just want to pursue other projects, which I'm sure is 99.99999% the reason. But I'm wondering if one of them or the whole site ran into some other difficulty, especially if it caused them to butt heads with Hasbro.

June 1, 2019 7:47 a.m.

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When you can play 5+ copies of each card, there's about a million different ways to win on turn one. For example:

Simian Spirit Guide -> Simian Spirit Guide -> Surging Flame -> flip over 40 other Surging Flame s.

Simian Spirit Guide -> Rite of Flame -> Rite of Flame -> Manamorphose -> rinse and repeat for near-infinite mana, cards, and storm count.

Dark Ritual -> Dark Ritual -> Entomb -> Animate Dead -> Griselbrand -> repeat Dark Ritual -> Entomb -> Animate Dead until you get whatever amount of whatever creature(s) you want.

Grim Monolith s and/or Mana Vault s to power out an early Emrakul, the Aeons Torn .

Even if you make the format Standard-only, you'd still have people doing bullshit like making a deck with nothing but Viashino Pyromancer s, Ghitu Lavarunner s, Wizard's Lightning s, and Mountain s for guaranteed turn 3 or 4 kills. There's a reason there's a limit of 4 copies. Without it, you end up with either a format that's decided by the coin flip or a banlist longer than the dictionary.

June 1, 2019 7:43 a.m.

Tranquil THicket

Finally get this cycle into Modern. Hope we get Psychatog , Ichorid , and Circular Logic so I can go back to playing my favorite Extended deck (probably just wishful thinking on my part). At the very least, I'll be able to brew up some new kind of jank with the ol' Life from the Loam + Gifts Ungiven engine.

In other words, yes Hi_diddly_ho_neighbor....we're going to be hitting levels of jank that shouldn't be possible. Hell, I'll even put Hogaak into this jank deck and dump it into play with Thopter Foundry + Sword of the Meek off of Gifts Ungiven . Then we're gonna play red and white for Tectonic Reformation and Astral Drift.

The best part? We won't even use any of this to win because we'll be in 5 colors. Door to Nothingness will end the game once we hardcast it and activate it with all the mana we've been Life from the Loam ing back into our hands mwhwahwhahhahahaahahaa!!!

Carrion Feeder

Carrion Feeder reprint! Might actually make Zombies a viable archetype in Modern, since that deck was missing good 1-drops. The only ones playable in Modern are basically Aether Vial , Gravecrawler , Cryptbreaker , and... Diregraf Ghoul ?

JUST FUCK MY SHIT UP TBH

LMAO JUST WHAT THE FUCK

May 29, 2019 4:50 p.m.

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