Hi there!

Greetings from the Netherlands. We are a Dutch couple who have played MTG since we were teens, which was when Unlimited first came to our country. As a matter of fact, we got to know each other while playing this game with friends. We got married in 2014 and we now have two beautiful daughters (2016 and 2018).

Our collection spans 25 years of playing MTG. We've sold off a bunch of the older, more valuable cards a few years back, so that we could spend a bit more on our new house. On some Fridays, a group of regular friends comes over to play MTG with us. We play EDH exclusively, as we prefer the games that become drawn-out affairs. These we have found, are often the most hilarious to play.

On this page, we intend to eventually post all of our EDH decks, but we have quite a few so it will probably take a while before they're all here.

Please enjoy!

PauperPower says... #1

Haven't been on this account for a while (I've been mostly on my EDH account usaDiabetic) and wanted to send some love your way for all your help on my Pauper decks. Thanks again friends take care!

February 10, 2020 1:46 a.m.

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Said on Child of Alara ......

#1

Hi,

We could not help but notice your deck does not contain Thrilling Encore, which in an Alara deck can be a pretty nice win-con. Would this card fit in?

Regards,

Mrs. and Mr. NV_1980

February 18, 2020 1:38 a.m.

Said on Mr. Steal Your ......

#2

Hi,

Nice deck! We think Training Grounds could be a real asset to you, as it drastically reduces the cost of using Memnarch's abilities. Since you're hardly using coloured permanents, we would also recommend All Is Dust and Ugin, the Spirit Dragon. Not exactly 'budget' recommendations, but they will give your deck an edge. Mechanized Production might be a fun alternate wincon, and is also a great way to copy effective mana artifacts.

Have fun brewing!

Regards,

Mrs. and Mr. NV_1980

February 12, 2020 2:45 a.m.

Hi usaDiabetic,

Thanks a lot for your kind words and advice.

We love Anointed Procession but in this deck there are just too few token producers (none of which is our commander) to make it worth our while. A more token-oriented Odric would have a blast with it though. This is also the reason why we'd rather not use Skullclamp. We're not generating enough tokens to just kill off a few in order to draw some cards. Also, three of our token generators cost mana to activate, which makes the whole process of using SC too inefficient (in our book).

Sword of Fire and Ice is great for the card-draw but it happens to be the one sword we do not own. We're not ready atm to invest 80 euros to get one. With all the lifelink in the deck, we think Well of Lost Dreams is worth including but we are going to sideboard it for now. We will probably make an occasional swap with something like Banishing Light or Oblivion Ring when we feel like a little less control wouldn't hurt, and see how it does.

Thanks again for your help!

Regards,

Mrs. and Mr. NV_1980

February 11, 2020 5:31 a.m.

Hi usaDiabetic

You're welcome! Would you mind having a look at the very first primer we've ever written? We would love your opinion on whether it's a nice read and whether we missed anything crucial. Thanks.

Many regards,

Mrs. and Mr. NV_1980

February 11, 2020 2:40 a.m.

Hi usaDiabetic,

Long time no see! Thanks for your nice comment on our page (and the upvotes). We love this deck you've made. Would Vizier of the Menagerie be a nice addition? Granted, his power 3 makes him not synergize with Goreclaw's cost reduction, but the extension of your hand-size might be worth it. Also, Prowling Serpopard seems like an auto-include to annoy opponents using blue (and she DOES synergize with Goreclaw). Last but not least, we would consider Bramble Sovereign because her special ability is absolutely insane and Regal Force because you have so many creatures in this deck that casting this will most likely let you end up with a very full hand of cards.

Keep up the nice brewing! Regards,

Mrs. and Mr. NV_1980

February 11, 2020 2:01 a.m.

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#6

Hi,

Great deck! How do you feel about adding Sakashima the Impostor? A copy of Yarok could be useful.

Regards,

Mrs. and Mr. NV_1980

February 10, 2020 3:01 a.m.

Said on One Man Armory ......

#7

Hi,

This looks pretty solid; nice build! +1 from us.

Mrs. and Mr. NV_1980

February 7, 2020 1:03 a.m.

Ah, we do have an Hour of Revelation! Made the replacement. Thanks again.

Regards,

Mrs. and Mr. NV_1980

February 3, 2020 2:47 a.m.

Hi epartica,

Thank you for your feedback! Windswept Heath and Flooded Strand are in here mostly for filtering purposes. We filter lands out of the deck so that we need less actual lands and thereby slightly increase the chance of drawing something other than lands when we already have enough of them.

Idyllic Tutor is actually due to be replaced. We recently noticed it's not doing that much for us and we were thinking maybe Scroll Rack would be a more useful addition. We are thinking about writing a primer for this deck. When we do, we will probably also make this replacement.

Eight-and-a-Half-Tails is in here to protect Avacyn from getting exiled; well over half of all the most common exile spells are (at least partly) white, so we felt this was a good addition. And when an exile spell (or maybe some sort of forced, targeted sacrifice) is of a different colour, well that's what Tails' second ability is for :)

So far both Mox Opal and Chrome Mox have been working well for us. The deck contains 21 artifacts in order to make the use of Opal a reality. Evicting a white permanent for Chrome can be annoying, but we've experienced often that a game-state could be turned in our favour because of it.

We're not sure whether we have an Hour of Revelation, but if we do it will definitely replace Planar Cleansing. Thanks for the tip!

Regards,

Mrs. and Mr. NV_1980

February 3, 2020 2:44 a.m.

Hi Amun,

Thank you for your comment; it's appreciated. As you may have read in our 'How to use this deck' section, we realize Avacyn is a prime target and we have taken most measures we can think of to keep her from getting exiled right away (we could take more, but this would take some of the fun out of the deck). Should the opposition still manage to exile her (multiple times), the deck contains other ways to win besides her.

We like your take on Angel-tribal with Odric taking command to keep things cheap (and distribute abilities), but we feel an angel-tribal should be led by an Angel and having their biggest bad-ass lead seems to make sense to us (if not tactically, then at least for flavor).

Regards,

Mrs. and Mr. NV_1980

February 1, 2020 4:07 p.m.

Hi,

Glad to hear our ideas are possibly useful to you! Have a nice weekend.

Mrs. and Mr. NV_1980

January 31, 2020 3:40 p.m.

Hi,

Could you please have a look at our Angel deck? In terms of goals, are decks are much alike, but we have chosen different approaches. We hope it helps you out.

Regards,

Mrs. and Mr. NV_1980

January 31, 2020 4:21 a.m.

Said on Locust Draw...

#13

Hi,

Nice deck! If you add Breath of Fury to the deck, you can create infinite attacks if you also have Bident of Thassa/Coastal Piracy and The Locust God on the field. Attach Breath to a Locust, attack, create more Locusts through Bident and untap all your Locusts. Then attack again, etc.

This is our Locust God deck, in case you are interested.

Regards,

Mrs. and Mr. NV_1980

January 31, 2020 3:59 a.m.

Hi,

We like your deck! How do you feel about adding Royal Assassin? He's a great deterrent and you can get him back with Shizo's Caretaker in case he dies. Also, we would recommend adding a Homeward Path to your deck, just in case an opponent manages to steal your commander (since the deck is pretty dependent on him being there).

Regards,

Mrs. and Mr. NV_1980

January 30, 2020 6:21 a.m.

Hi there!

Great-looking deck. How do you feel about adding Life from the Loam?

Regards,

Mrs. and Mr. NV_1980

January 30, 2020 6:14 a.m.

Hi,

Great deck; +1 from us!

In any three-colour-deck, we would definitely recommend the addition of Chromatic Lantern (we would replace Darksteel Ingot with this) or the new and very impressive Dryad of the Ilysian Grove (instead of Sakura-Tribe Elder. Both will fix your mana very nicely.

White has a number of spells that would be able to help you tutor for enchantments. They are relatively expensive to procure though. We are talking Enlightened Tutor, Idyllic Tutor and Academy Rector. In terms of artifact tutoring, that can really only be done by blue (and maybe a few artifacts like Planar Portal).

Haste-enablers would be nice, but we are unsure whether you would really need them as Ghired already provides haste to all tokens he creates. It then becomes a question of how much your deck would benefit from all other creatures that you use to have haste as well.

Hope we have provided some food for thought. Have fun with this brew!

Regards,

Mrs. and Mr. NV_1980

P.s.: we would greatly appreciate your review of one of our decks as well.

January 30, 2020 6:06 a.m.

Said on Curse of knowledge...

#17

Hi,

We are a bit confused. Do you want to keep Kruphix from becoming a creature because he/she's otherwise too easy a target? Why not instead add some equipment that will give him/her hexproof like Lightning Greaves, Swiftfoot Boots, Mask of Avacyn or Champion's Helm?

Did we spot correctly that you either intend to win through Laboratory Maniac/Jace, Wielder of Mysteries + empty library and/or pumping oodles of mana into Helix Pinnacle? Are there any alternative wincons we have overlooked? Gelatinous Genesis? We are asking because this does not seem like much to go on in terms of wincons, unless you have a high degree of certainty that these combo's will be able to go off in an average game.

Regards,

Mrs. and Mr. NV_1980

January 30, 2020 3:58 a.m.

Said on The Clone Wars...

#18

Hi there,

We love the flavour of this deck and we also really like the fact that you've kept its necessary budget pretty low. So definitely, a +1 from us!

There are three pointers we would like to give you:

  1. Hapatra, Vizier of Poisons: This card would be absolutely amazing in this deck. She interacts so well with Volrath, not to mention the other cards you're using to hand out -1/-1 counters.

  2. Contagion Clasp/Contagion Engine: your deck does not use the dishing out of -1/-1 counters as its primary strategy, but it can be a very nice back-up way of controlling the board. Spells that destroy are exile can be countered; countering the distribution of -1/-1 counters is much, much harder. Also, with the aforementioned Hapatra in your deck, this would just be brutal.

  3. Panharmonicon: a deck that uses so many ETB effects benefits greatly from a card like this. A similar argument could be made for including Yarok, the Desecrated. These cards are relatively expensive though, so we're not sure whether this will fit what you had in mind for the deck's budget.

Keep up the nice brews; this is really great!

With regards,

Mrs. and Mr. NV_1980

January 30, 2020 3:34 a.m.

Said on Flash/Kenrith...

#19

Hi,

Looks very solid to us; +1. Did you leave out Path to Exile on purpose? Same question for Vampiric Tutor. Both would seem to fit into the deck rather well.

Keep up the nice brews!

Regards,

Mrs. and Mr. NV_1980

P.s.: We would appreciate a player of your stature having a look at one or two of our decks and leave feedback.

January 30, 2020 3:14 a.m.

Hi,

We like your deck; well done! We're sincerely doubting the value of having Alhammarret's Archive in here though. Sure, it interacts with some of your artifacts and sorceries, but we think there are more valuable options. Mystic Forge for instance, will give this deck much more of an edge. Its not dependent on any other cards and it will increase your hand-size (by as many colorless cards as you want/can cast off the top of your library per turn).

Also, since this deck thrives on the sacrificing of artifacts, it would do very well with the addition of Treasure Nabber. Let's face it, most of your opposition will be using artifact mana-rocks during a game. Nabber will allow you to steal them when they are used, and then you sacrifice them to whatever gain you see fit, thereby denying your opposition the use of these artifacts again before you have to return them. We would recommend exchanging Slobad, Goblin Tinkerer for this card. If you don't feel like mainboarding Nabber, we hope you will at least consider to sideboard it since it combines so well with your overall strat.

Keep up the nice brews! And if you would be so kind to have a look at one or two of our decks and provide your feedback, that would be greatly appreciated.

With kind regards,

Mrs. and Mr. NV_1980

January 30, 2020 3:02 a.m.

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