Started playing casual MTG with pals in the mid-90s, EDH took hold around 2008 and we never looked back. I am fortunate to have a fantastic, longstanding MTG crew with similar deck building goals in mind - coherent themes and synergies based around the deck's General are more fun to me than the 'must win' cEDH/pubstomp style builds. Beer fueled kitchen table laughs paired with interesting card combos/interactions is the name of my game so bear that in mind as you check out my deck brews.

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Heh, yeah that's pretty mean. Perhaps a bit clunky to set up but it would be a rewarding win, for sure.

March 27, 2021 5:13 p.m.

Very interesting ideas around The World Tree , I certainly hadn't considered those at all in here. Fun food for thought, cheers!

As for Emiel the Blessed , it really does deserve a spot in here. Eldrazi Displacer does a lot of work so some similar blink redundancy is welcomed, good call.

March 27, 2021 1:54 p.m.

I forgot to answer the 'how does this deck counter it/fit into it?' question. I can tell you exactly! We've been tracking all of our matches + stats over the past year - game nights have been limited for obvious reasons but we've adapted to the occasional remote webcam SpellTable sessions quite well. We play a lot of 2HG; I've played 7 2HG matches with this deck, won 5 lost 2 (71% WR). I've played a mere 1 1v1 match with Rashmi & won.

March 25, 2021 8:16 p.m.

All good, everything you've said makes sense! I checked out your build and nearly fainted at the deck price, that's an absolute beast, nice one.

All of those 1 drop ramp options are great, no denying that. I'll see what I can shift around to make way cause you're right, cheaper is better/faster regardless of level of play. I also agree that this deck could use more interaction - my removal options are limited and I could/should up the counterspells, for sure. All good food for thought, cheers.

As for meta, we're all oldschool MTG veterans that have access to some powerful staples, but we're firmly kitchen table. We've dabbled in cEDH territory but it's just not 'us' - we're not strictly against combo-play, but no one I play with finds turn 2 wins fun. Instead we aim for tuned thematic decks that pack a punch but aren't oppressive. It's a tricky balancing act and arms races have occurred (lol), but we've played together for many years and we're aligned on deck building ideologies. TLDR: we're in it for the Friday night lol's & beer.

March 25, 2021 8:01 p.m.

Thanks for helming that one Romer, nailed it. Elf tribal is a different take on Rashmi, not the usual 'Instant' tribal build. I don't struggle with casting non-instants at instant speed thanks to the suite of Flash options that are clearly listed in the custom categories & deck description, shrug. As for ramp, maybe you meant the lack of spell based ramp or mana rocks? I get what you're saying about the 1 drop dorks, but my current elf-based ramp has served me well, has other symmetries and is on tribal theme, an aspect I enjoy. I'm not trying to corner the tournament cEDH circuit here - this is a tribal brew that I find fun, suits my meta/playgroup and also isn't incapable of pulling out wins.

March 25, 2021 7:35 p.m.

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Lyra Dawnbringer: Seek & Destroy

Commander / EDH Forkbeard

SCORE: 41 | 38 COMMENTS | 4507 VIEWS | IN 15 FOLDERS

Rashmi, Eternities Crafter: Experimental Elves

Commander / EDH Forkbeard

SCORE: 114 | 103 COMMENTS | 22813 VIEWS | IN 60 FOLDERS

Atarka, World Render: Double Dragon

Commander / EDH Forkbeard

SCORE: 143 | 254 COMMENTS | 53103 VIEWS | IN 87 FOLDERS

Rhys the Redeemed: Power in Numbers

Commander / EDH Forkbeard

SCORE: 96 | 101 COMMENTS | 26994 VIEWS | IN 41 FOLDERS

Nylea, Keen-Eyed: Beef Chief

Commander / EDH Forkbeard

SCORE: 58 | 38 COMMENTS | 11653 VIEWS | IN 23 FOLDERS

Akiri & Bruse: Enhanced Combat

Commander / EDH Forkbeard

SCORE: 60 | 46 COMMENTS | 11257 VIEWS | IN 14 FOLDERS

Chulane, Teller of Tales: The NeverEnding Story

Commander / EDH Forkbeard

SCORE: 86 | 102 COMMENTS | 27550 VIEWS | IN 49 FOLDERS

Grimgrin, Corpse-Born: Gravecrawler's Lament

Commander / EDH Forkbeard

SCORE: 99 | 95 COMMENTS | 24551 VIEWS | IN 41 FOLDERS

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