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I first became acquainted with Magic: The Gathering during Alpha set. After that initial foray where I was introduced by a neighbor to the game, I didn’t play again until the Tempest block. Then I took a long, 20 year hiatus until 2019 when another neighbor reinvigorated my desire to play by urging me to buy some Dominaria and Core 19 packs for a friendly draft. Since then I’ve found myself addicted to deck building.

I prefer traditional formats like Vintage/Legacy/Modern/Standard/Pauper as opposed to this zany, newfangled “Commander” format all the kids are raving about.

I lean toward the / end of the color spectrum; preferred hubs are Reanimator and any type of build that uses uncommon or otherwise off the wall strategies or win-cons.

God I miss the old artwork and flavor text from the older expansions; some of the new stuff is half decent but it doesn’t hold a candle to the gorgeous art of cards like those found in the Arabian Nights expansion or Mirage block. And then there’s the classical literary quotes on cards like Repentant Blacksmith , Juzam Djinn , Hammerheim , Karakas , Pendelhaven , Revelation ...the list goes on! I weep softly when I realize just how lackluster today’s MtG sets are in this respect, by comparison. But, I digress.

Feel free to leave any comments or questions you may have on any of my decks; all upvotes are much appreciated as well.

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Well you can tell I don’t play commander, lol. Sorry about that.

I was actually thinking about retooling your deck into a Vintage/Legacy variant; it strikes me as an ingenious idea to build around—and I could abuse Spawnsire for the sideboard access (Unfortunately Geralf isn’t Modern legal or I’d take that route). In any case, I have to give you credit for crafting such a competent deck around an obscure card. Well done.

July 23, 2021 12:13 p.m.

Sorry, poor wording on my part. Spawnsire won’t be able to retrieve cards in Exile, since that’s considered a ‘zone’ in the game. But it can fetch them from your sideboard.

July 23, 2021 10:53 a.m.

I don’t play EDH so what I’m about to suggest may not be viable. Also, it’s a vaguely pricey card so it may not fit within the budget constraints of your deck. That being said, Spawnsire of Ulamog seems like it might have value, both as a large body to be dissected by Geralf and as another way to retrieve stuff from exile. Just an idea.

July 23, 2021 9:29 a.m.

Ooo that’s a good one wallisface, I’ll have to work it in. It’ll combo nicely with Riddlesmith too for some superlative card draw.

July 22, 2021 10:22 a.m.

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Pyre of Heroes is dynamite in tribal builds, one of my favorite cards from the newer expansions. I bet there’s all sorts of interesting interactions possible with it. This particular deck was built on a whim and is intended to be super janky, so yeah the variety is...lacking. But Ripple functions best that way. If I were to take on a Cleric tribal build, I’d certainly approach it from a different angle.

July 19, 2021 4:54 p.m.

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Thanks pokemon45, I’ll have to adjust that. It probably slipped in due to a combination of me typically building Modern format decks, and Fury having been released in a very recent expansion.

July 18, 2021 9:01 p.m.

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Fantastic stuff going on here. Really clever interactions with Altar of Dementia !

July 18, 2021 7:31 p.m.

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July 17, 2021 10:17 a.m.

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Utopia Sprawl can help out in the ramping process, budget allowing.

July 16, 2021 4:22 p.m.

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Gravecrawler ought to be considered, budget permitting.

July 16, 2021 3:12 p.m.

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Thanks, Nicklaffy2302! Legacy has a massive cardpool to choose from, and can be quite fun to build and lethal to play. Tempo/Control, Prison, Spirits, Humans, even Merfolk can be built around. Cant wait to see what you come up with.

July 15, 2021 8:25 p.m.

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Congratulations on your BW Blink Rack deck taking top spot!

July 15, 2021 5:37 p.m.

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It appears thopters have been deployed :D

July 15, 2021 5:18 p.m.

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It’s the same for me as well.

July 15, 2021 1:44 p.m.

Great mixture of old and new. +1

July 14, 2021 4:30 p.m.

Glad I was able to spark an idea, Saccox. Can’t wait to see what you build around it.

I think there are so many great cards from older sets overlooked by everyone. I have the most fun scouring the old card lists, picking one or two that pique my interest, and then building around them.

July 14, 2021 3:49 p.m.

Great job on your primer. Clear and concise, +1!

July 13, 2021 1:23 p.m.

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This I like. +1

July 12, 2021 9:11 p.m.

Good call, DBCooper. I could locate Quicksilver Amulet a few different ways too; Inventors' Fair , Fabricate etc. I’ll bench it for now, that way it’s still a viable target for Karn. If ever I find the main deck failing to go off, I could give it a battlefield promotion from sideboard to maindeck. Thanks for the suggestion!

July 12, 2021 8:09 a.m.

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