Secret Rendezvous

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Legality

Format Legality
1v1 Commander Legal
Alchemy Legal
Archenemy Legal
Arena Legal
Block Constructed Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Casual Legal
Commander / EDH Legal
Commander: Rule 0 Legal
Custom Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Gladiator Legal
Highlander Legal
Historic Legal
Historic Brawl Legal
Legacy Legal
Leviathan Legal
Limited Legal
Modern Legal
Oathbreaker Legal
Pioneer Legal
Planechase Legal
Pre-release Legal
Quest Magic Legal
Standard Legal
Standard Brawl Legal
Tiny Leaders Legal
Vanguard Legal
Vintage Legal

Secret Rendezvous

Sorcery

You and target opponent each draw three cards.

AstroAA on Edh options

2 weeks ago

I run a Adeline, Resplendent Cathar tribal humans/anthems deck that can get out of control very quickly. If you're in a four-person pod, Adeline makes three tokens a turn. If you stack anthems like Cathars' Crusade, all creatures you control permanently get +3/+3, including the tokens that just ETB'd off of her effect, making you go from 7 power on board (Adeline + three tokens) to 19 power on board (7 from Adeline, 12 from 3 4/4 tokens).

The only problem with the deck is it's mono-white, however I honestly genuinely enjoy building in mono-white. It's a challenge due to all your mana ramp being weird like Tithe or Land Tax, and all your card draw options giving opponents benefits like Secret Rendezvous or Cut a Deal. Either way, I enjoy the challenge. Since Adeline, Resplendent Cathar is mono-white, you have a fairly wide range of prison/stax options if you really wanted to go that route to control the board. Smokestack is a great option since you're constantly generating tokens and can just pay for it with them.

AstroAA on [EDH][Primer] Adeline Anthem Beatdown

11 months ago

iammute,

I had no idea Chivalric Alliance was a card. That's kind of nifty, but at the same time I feel like your comment highlights my biggest problem with white - all the card draw is conditional. There isn't anything like Harmonize (I know Secret Rendezvous is a thing, but oh hey look it has a condition...), and I really think it hurts the color overall.

Regardless, thank you for your comment!

77hi77 on Rakdos the Defil-Loving, Kind, Salt …

1 year ago

I'm in that awful/exciting place where I'm working on 4 decks at the same time. My wallet hates it.

I've always known that I want to build a Rakdos the Defiler deck. A while ago, I posted on here looking for ideas of chaotic cards/archetypes that fit his theme. "I attack, I sacrifice myself to do it. Uh oh, you took damage, sucks to be yoouuu" is such a chaotic way to play. As I'm building the deck now, though, I'm realizing that it's so much more fun to lean hard into the politics of it. Rakdos the Defiler is a commander that forces you to get into character, and I've been fantasizing about various ways to politic with Rakdos, which should also make it a more fun game than the rampant destruction I was originally aiming for.

The two cards that really made it click for me: Sower of Discord and Scheming Symmetry. I can just imagine myself drawing a card then, grinning ear-to-ear, asking: "If this were a 2v2 game, what would the teams be?". Then proceeding to play that character of the overtly nice one to my new bestie while we both tutor. Or Wishclaw Talisman, I tap it, tutor, then give it to my new bestie; now my new bestie has to decide whether they want to give it back or betray me. It presents everyone with character choices that they have to deal with, and Rakdos the Defiler is very likely to be the scariest commander on the board, which just adds to it all. That also allows me to build my favourite kind of deck: the glass cannon, knowing that it has built in politics as a defensive measure.

So I've been looking for cards in Rakdos like Secret Rendezvous, and more Sower of Discord kind of effects to go with that theme. So far I've got the cards I've already mentioned, Zurzoth, Chaos Rider to help my bestie draw cards (and to give Rakdos some tokens to sac), Bloodthirster to pick on my non-besties, and yeah that's about all I can find. If you know of cards that help, or if you've seen decks that really play into the Generous Untrustworthy Demon archetype, I'd love to see them!

Thanks all!

legendofa on Coveted Jewel deck ideas

1 year ago

Are you looking for a a sort of winner-takes-all approach? Contested War Zone, Crag Saurian, Turf War, Fractured Loyalty

A combat control approach? Anything with goad, Commander 2013 curses, Seeker of Slaanesh, Goblin Diplomats, Shipwreck Singer

Group hug? Rites of Flourishing, Humble Budoka, Secret Rendezvous

DemonDragonJ on Prosperity or Cut a Deal?

1 year ago

shadow63, that is a good card, but it has the same problem as Secret Rendezvous in that the opponent shall benefit from it more greatly than does the caster, and I wish to avoid that situation.

Optimator on FIGHT ME COWARD!

1 year ago

I don't love Explorer's Scope, Bearded Axe, Goldvein Pick, and Helm of Kaldra. If it were me I'd add more equipment that grant evasion or some more card-draw.

Rogue's Gloves, Outpost Siege, Zephyr Boots, Secret Rendezvous, and Bladed Pinions are all decent. There are tons of options out there though.

I second Bloodforged Battle-Axe. Used to be a $10 card! Seems perfect in this deck.

bushido_man96 on Riders on the Storm ~60$

1 year ago

Secret Rendezvous is a shit card if you have other options. And in green, you have other options. It's only a good card draw option in mono white.

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