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Fun! I’m imagining a scene where Momir Vig, Simic Visionary arrives at a raging Rakdos party only to see a clone of himself being sacrificed. Tough crowd.

April 13, 2021 5:21 p.m.

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I may have said this before, so apologies all around, but I really enjoy Nekusar, the Mindrazer because it gives everyone more cards while putting the overall game on a clock. The colors he provides access to could allow some of the shenanigans you are hoping for as well. Another option, though, is to focus on making decks that are fun without the commander. It can be very challenging, but also hilarious. Your mileage may vary, though...just keep the idea in your pocket.

April 13, 2021 5:13 p.m.

smackjack I’m not sure how, but the very beginning caught me off guard - in a very good way. Sounds great!

April 13, 2021 5:04 p.m.

Good call, golgarigirl. I think Hofri is the sleeper of the bunch, and is going to surprise a lot of people. White has so many great ETB triggers with fewer ways to activate them, same a red to some extent. Decks made with him will be, in my estimation, absolutely relentless.

April 13, 2021 10:43 a.m.

Blood Artist might get out early and give you a bit here and there. Every little bit helps!

April 13, 2021 10:19 a.m.

I’m tempted by Ruxa, Patient Professor , but I’d rather make a vanilla deck with a vanilla Commander if I could manage it. Or a wubrg one that could have ALL my favorite vanillas. The only other thing that jumps out at me as an option would be more watermark decks, but I’m not nearly as interested in Harry Potter / Strixhaven as I was in the ravnica guilds. So, yeah. Not really feeling it.

April 12, 2021 6:26 p.m.

Good stuff again!

April 11, 2021 9:08 p.m.

Said on I need help …...


I think the exile aspect of Magma Spray puts it at the top of the list, assuming its color isn’t going to cause trouble.

April 11, 2021 4:29 p.m.

Said on Who to lead …...


Just a little bit of tangential thinking here, but what about Belbe, Corrupted Observer ? You’d get the access to green that you want, and spells like Dry Spell would give you (in a four player game, as I usually would play) six colorless mana in your post-combat phase on something like turn three. Worthwhile?

April 11, 2021 2:06 p.m.

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I enjoy new sets, similar to Raging_Squiggle, but this set doesn’t have much for me at this point. I think that there is something of a cycle for MtG players; when you start everything is wide open, the stories and creature types and effects all seem endless. As time progresses, your senses recover (and maybe even dull a little) and you sort of ride the sine wave down for a bit. There will be up swings (hopefully) but it’s just one of those things. A parallel example would be my experience with World of Warcraft. It was gorgeous, there were a ton of skill trees to grind through your mind, and there were so many places to go and things to do. Eventually I ended up just seeing hitboxes and catching myself saying things like “this new boss cycles through three attacks; one like so-and-so’s fire attack, one like such-and-such’s jump...” and on and on. It got stale. I found that all I really truly enjoyed was the people and the mechanics of playing. Eventually I stopped, mostly just for time management, but it had just sort of fallen off. Many of us here have taken breaks, only to get drawn back for one reason or another, and it’s great. Still, there is a little bit of a jaded edge (for me at least) that’s just sort of sad you’re not that new kid anymore. There could very well be specific problems with one set or another, but try to keep that in check by recognizing that some of it might also be that you’re leveling up to a full blown curmudgeon like me!! Welcome!!

April 10, 2021 10:22 p.m.

To be totally clear: I really don’t enjoy the repetitive looping decks, which is why decks like my torture deck have so many odd stacks in it. I always insist on making the player play it out all the way, because there’s a non-zero chance that my deck is going to fuzz it out somehow ;p Psychogenic Probe , Copper Tablet , Thought Prison , even Callous Oppressor can monkeywrench things in a weird and hilarious way.

April 10, 2021 9:09 p.m.

I totally get the motivation behind this idea, but it -is- a tough spot to navigate. In my experience, player C has felt a little bad about only getting to see three or four cards from the other three decks before The Event(tm), and promptly changed decks or even asked to borrow a deck because he (it’s generally a he) only brought this new contraption. Sadly, sometimes they agree to try one of my decks and they are even more miserable than if they were simply watching the other three play. Human interaction is super complicated and my hope is always that after one or two three turn wins (or whatever) the player reads the room and adjusts, content with the knowledge that the new deck is, in fact, rad and can beat the world.

April 10, 2021 8:43 p.m.

Said on Rare-free EDH...


Literally anything that gets people out of the standard-issue blah blah staples, tutors, and rocks rut gets my full support.

April 10, 2021 8:33 p.m.

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Now I’m just thinking about Unstable Mutation and when we’re going to get more blue -1/-1 counters ;p (I love that card, by the way)

April 10, 2021 6:08 p.m.

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Totally fits the blue mechanics...

April 10, 2021 1:35 p.m.

I wonder if pests are going to be found naturally on the lower continent (is that the wild one?) or if they’re like the thrulls. I hope they’re natural, otherwise they should have made them thrulls because thrulls are so rad.

April 8, 2021 4:02 p.m.

When evaluating something like this (in MtG or otherwise) try taking it out to extremes. If all of a deck’s spells and creatures cost 2 life rather than each mana of their cmc, how fast would it’s pilot be able to play all of its spells? Probably one turn. That doesn’t necessarily mean that player would win, but the potential is there.

April 7, 2021 8:37 p.m.

Akki Underminer looks to fit the bill, as does Crack the Earth . Crater Elemental could end up counting for two triggers, couldn’t it..?

April 7, 2021 6:01 p.m.

I’m torn on the concept of commander in general. On the one hand, I feel as though EDH was something of a grab at playing magic “the old way” which largely involved terrible cards, strange house rules, and a complete lack of formality (especially from WotC). Formalizing it with Commander sort of deflated that balloon, but it also changed the format into something that a brand new player could jump right into. More players is better (I’ve had to re-orient myself with that a lot recently) so I’m general I think it’s better to have the commander precons match up to all the rest of the printed materials and whatever. I really like the idea of strange characters popping up from unseen planes, though. Totally unconnected oddballs could be a blast, and I don’t just mean characters like that mysterious anime stranger planeswalker from that recent set (who I guess was “obviously” some other planeswalker we were expecting) I mean characters that don’t have any connection to current stories and simply refer to backgrounds. I truly wish that kIDs ThESe DayS could experience an almost completely open-ended scenario like we got to play in, giving your imagination acres of running room. I think that’s probably another thread for later, though.

April 7, 2021 9:09 a.m.

I loved it when they would have to really reach and make a ton of “draft chaff” and filler for the enormous sets; that’s where you end up with a lot of the “themely-but-unusable” cards that I crave!!

April 6, 2021 8:48 a.m.


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