I enjoy combinations and permutations; hockey pools were my typical outlet. During the most recent NHL strike I started paying attention to Magic after a 15 year hiatus (this was during Innistrad Block). I was introduced to the Limited and EDH formats, and since then I've been hooked. It's taken a while to assimilate 15 years worth of cards and to hone my abilities as a deck builder. I am part of a good casual group and rarely participate in store events. I also enjoy the social aspect of gaming, avoiding online play to any great degree (I do practice drafting here).

My deck building philosophy: Infinite combo is fine, but wins leave me with a hollow dissatisfied feeling. Instead I try to build highly synergistic value engines, or cascading effects that finish the game a high percentage of the time but still offer the suspense of a reasonable chance of failure. Controlling strategies which completely deny resources to your opponents lead to boring shitty games. With that in mind I try to limit myself to five or fewer board wipes out of the 100, and four is a decent sweet spot. I also believe that an element of randomness is a necessary component to having fun, so I prefer card draw to tutors in my decks.

The decks in my profile are those I own in paper and run against my play group.

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Decks

Life's a Bitch, Then You Die.

Commander / EDH Matso

SCORE: 21 | 11 COMMENTS | 3852 VIEWS | IN 6 FOLDERS

Here's Mud In Your Eye

Commander / EDH Matso

SCORE: 8 | 3 COMMENTS | 3700 VIEWS | IN 4 FOLDERS

Shirei of the Weak

Commander / EDH Matso

SCORE: 47 | 42 COMMENTS | 7859 VIEWS | IN 24 FOLDERS

Game of Clones

Commander / EDH Matso

SCORE: 6 | 4 COMMENTS | 2625 VIEWS | IN 3 FOLDERS

Mad Scientist

Commander / EDH Matso

SCORE: 12 | 28 COMMENTS | 4307 VIEWS | IN 4 FOLDERS

Finished Decks 77
Prototype Decks 59
Drafts 238
Playing since Revised Edition
Points 0
Avg. deck rating 11.07
T/O Rank None yet
Helper Rank None yet
Favorite formats Commander / EDH, Limited
Cards suggested / good suggestions 321 / 251
Venues casual play
Last activity 7 months
Joined 10 years