Theme is king! Throw off the shackles of function and efficiency! Ditch your sol ring and have some fun!

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I really like the idea of building a deck full of as many meerkats, walls of kelp, warthogs, boars, elk, octopuses, squid, badgers, and squirrels as possible. That sounds like a lot of fun, and an enjoyable trip through the history of mtg. Go for it!!

January 14, 2022 11:02 p.m.

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HAHAHAHAHAHA OMG YES golgarigirl - THE BRINY DEEP IS FICKLE AND TO BE FEARED. Ten out of ten stars.

January 14, 2022 7:41 p.m.

Ugh. Is there an “I’m a magic nerd” setting for my phone? I caught it changing sahr to sage but missed the ol’ thrull/thrill switcharoo...

January 11, 2022 6:29 p.m.

Endrek Sahr, Master Breeder could be fun, generating thrills at his own expense...

January 11, 2022 6:27 p.m.

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Seconded: welcome!!

January 9, 2022 10:33 p.m.

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Well before Kaldheim there was a guy who had a sweet Thawing Glaciers and Extraplanar Lens deck that was fitted with all snow-covered islands (so no one else benefited from the lens) and my natural disaster deck hit the Cold Snap. That’s the only time the card has ever been relevant, probably for anyone, in my lifetime.

January 9, 2022 10:32 p.m.

How about you have opponents reveal the top card of their deck and have all creatures assign combat damage to each other (distributed according to the controllers preferences) and then any surviving creatures come into play under your control (with damage still on them). That way the opponents can work together to not let you have any creatures, or follow-up to kill it, while Valdis gets a dose of combat for his pleasure?

January 8, 2022 8:53 p.m.

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Super fun!!

January 8, 2022 8:44 p.m.

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I knew enough to know that I don’t know what tv show or movie you kids were talking about ;D but I thought some of those cards might overlap. Sorry it didn’t work out!

January 6, 2022 8:37 p.m.

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Would you want to put Havoc Festival in there too..? That would involve red, which may (or may not) help...

January 6, 2022 7:16 p.m.

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There’s a pretty big pool to pick from, though the newer iterations are sometimes a little more PG-13 rather than R (to use an American scale). Check out my torture deck for some ideas! Torture!

January 6, 2022 7:12 p.m.

I think the main source of bad feelings is people getting locked out (to one extent or another) AND the game not ending right then. If you go infinite with turns and hit everyone for one each turn, that’s fine with me as long as you let me shuffle and play again. Craterhoof? Fine... just let us try again (and generally that’s even faster). The trouble is when it gets played slower than people perceive it should. On the other side of the coin: I love monkeywrenching those with a Copper Tablet or something, where the infinite isn’t as infinite as they thought ;p

January 6, 2022 2:17 p.m.

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I was just thinking about Wanderlust (don’t ask) and I thought about how that could have been made differently. So here’s a fun challenge: pick a weird old card and modernize it to make it more useful and themely. For Wanderlust I liked the idea of an inattentive creature causing you a little extra pain to keep track of, but I thought this would be a good place to use the new mechanic “exert.” Making the enchanted creature exert every time it attacks (keeping it tapped an extra turn) would still allow it to be used as normal, just with more dawdling around in an inefficient manner. It’s getting late and I’m wasted tired, but I thought this could be fun (or, if this has been done before, could be fun again). Have at it!

January 5, 2022 12:14 a.m.

I use my theme decks with new players (against them, I don’t make them lose...ER...I mean, play with them) and it generally goes really well. My Briny Deep and haunted house decks pressure with some attackers, my torture deck adds some stacks effects (without blocking their ability to do things) while giving them that extra card each turn. Playing against decks like this is like exercising with those giant rubber bands; they provide resistance but rarely beat you up. It’s a nice balance to get them experience with all the different weird technicalities mtg can provide. Ultimately folks continue to rotate around to other pods for different experiences (mainly for higher competitiveness) but they always come back for another friendly game here and there. That sort of slow-roll semi-autopilot might be a good approach, depending on your pod. They can still technically lose, but with some basic skills they’ll be able to pull off a win, which is always more fun than just learning more and more lessons while they lose. Having said that, your mileage may vary ;p

January 4, 2022 10:16 p.m.

Dragon Throne of Tarkir really does deserve some bonus points for theme; what’s cooler than some warlord-type in a skull throne directing a swarm of baddies towards your enemy??

January 2, 2022 10:01 p.m.

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The COVID aspect of this is a whole topic on its own, both very personal and also probably similar/shared. Outside of that, I wanted to say that walking away from magic is not only an option, but I think a good idea. Stash your cards in a safe place and then swing out to see what’s out there for other things to do (if possible). I don’t regret the times I spent outside of magic, and wouldn’t want any of you to feel like it’s an impossibility. I would MUCH rather have some of you come back in a year with a post about how you got the itch back rather than have some of you just drop off the site. You’ve got to take care of yourselves, and skipping a few sets is MORE than worth it.

January 2, 2022 7:43 p.m.

I’ve mentioned it in other threads, but I LOVE Artificer's Hex. Harsh Mentor has been fun for punishing fancy infinite-loopers and synergistic over-achievers. Lol

December 30, 2021 9:17 p.m.

Decks

Ladies (Coven) Night

Commander / EDH* FormOverFunction

SCORE: 15 | 16 COMMENTS | 339 VIEWS | IN 2 FOLDERS

Kong, King of Skull Island

Commander / EDH FormOverFunction

SCORE: 15 | 4 COMMENTS | 1348 VIEWS | IN 4 FOLDERS

Natural Disasters!

Commander / EDH FormOverFunction

SCORE: 12 | 3 COMMENTS | 770 VIEWS | IN 3 FOLDERS

Haunted House!

Commander / EDH FormOverFunction

SCORE: 20 | 21 COMMENTS | 1130 VIEWS | IN 6 FOLDERS

Torture!

Commander / EDH FormOverFunction

SCORE: 22 | 3 COMMENTS | 1299 VIEWS | IN 6 FOLDERS

The Briny Deep

Commander / EDH FormOverFunction

SCORE: 15 | 3 COMMENTS | 769 VIEWS | IN 3 FOLDERS

Driving Ms. Depala

Commander / EDH FormOverFunction

SCORE: 4 | 2 COMMENTS | 157 VIEWS

Natural Disasters - BLACK!

Commander / EDH FormOverFunction

SCORE: 7 | 1 COMMENT | 77 VIEWS | IN 1 FOLDER

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