After experiencing a small lull in my Magic career the second-half of my sophmore year and most of my junior year, I started to play much more again around the release of the Shadows over Innistrad set in April of 2016. I don't think I played any standard around this time, but instead I picked EDH back up, building Chorus of the Conclave +1/+1 counters that would eventually become Selvala, Explorer Returned +1/+1 counters. By now, I had gained a better understanding of deckbuilding, particularly EDH deckbuilding.
Fast forward to November 2016 - specifically the release of the Commander 2016 set. I bought the Atraxa, Praetors' Voice pre-con, and I bought the Breya, Etherium Shaper pre-con for my friend ForceSymphony - his first EDH deck. I should say, back in 2014, Magic took my school by storm, especially my grade. There was always around 15~30 people in the library in 8th period playing Magic, and usually half of them were my grade. However, by late 2016, ForceSymphony and I were the only two people who still played Magic. So, as such, we only really played against one another, and we had a literal arms race against each other.
It was around late-2016 to early-2017 that I started to dabble in more combo-esque styles of play. It was around this point I built Karametra, God of Harvests combo, that won off of generating infinite mana by repeatedly casting things like Whitemane Lion with mana rocks and Paradox Engine out. I loved the deck, and won a ton of games with it. It was also around this point I got into cEDH, and built Selvala, Heart of the Wilds - a deck I still have together to this day, albeit much more refined. It was also around this time I started to get into Modern with the Affinity deck. However, I'd never complete it.
I graduated high school in May 2017, and left for college. At the University I attend, no one plays Magic; or at least, not back when I first got there. It was sad, but it meant a hiatus for my Magic career.
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If I had to do anything, it would definitely be combining my two favorite styles of play - storm/combo and stax. I think it could work.
[Name of Creature]
Legendary Creature - Human Advisor
Whenever you tap a land with a basic land type for mana, add one additional mana of that same color to your mana pool.
Lands your opponents control with a basic land type do not untap during their untap step.
Definitely don't think it's perfect, but hey - it enables you and shuts down your opponents which is exactly what I seek to do nowadays with my decks, haha.
May 12, 2023 12:11 a.m.