Hi! I live in Salt Lake City, Utah, U.S.A.

I played back in grade and middle school (I'm 34 now) but kinda stopped. A lot of my friends still play so I played off and on with them for the last twenty years or so, using their decks. I finally said, "I should just make my own decks!"

Most of my friends play EDH/Commander exclusively and I prefer the format anyway so that's all I really build. Thinking about making some Pauper decks too.

In M:TG I love tribal decks, graveyard stuff, and untapping shenanigans. Many of my decks are unashamedly tribals.

Favorite mono-colors: Green and Red

Favorite color pairs: Izzet and Orzhov

Favorite color triads: Esper and Grixis

Really I like all colors. I kind of want to make a deck of every color, color pair, and color triad. I already have three 5-color decks. Not super enthralled with making 4-color decks but if the right commander comes out or a Partner pair strikes my fancy I'm not against it.

Highest T/O Ranking: 8

Highest TappedOut.net Helper Ranking: 1

Not sure how it happened but I'll take it! This was years ago. Tappedout has grown greatly in popularity over the last few years so I'll likely never achieve such heights again. How do you geeks do it? :P

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Thank your for the upvote on my Goreclaw list. Looking at this ginormous pool of EDH decks of yours, would you mind having a look at my Archelos, Lagoon Mystic list in the making?

Master Oogway's Guide to a long life

November 15, 2020 3:52 a.m.

ChickenBoy13 says... #2

Thanks for all the Upvotes! Really appreciated.

November 14, 2020 9:32 p.m.

ToxicSnowblind says... #3

Hey man! Thanks for the upvote on my Tom Brady deck :D

November 13, 2020 10:33 p.m.

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Said on BlueGreenAlgae...


Thanks for the up-vote!

November 26, 2020 5:01 p.m.

Said on abraxa...


Thanks for the up-vote!

November 25, 2020 3:52 p.m.

I definitely have a soft spot for both sea monsters and budget decks. Looking good!

November 24, 2020 11:17 p.m.

Said on Seraphim7...


Thanks for the up-vote! My Saheeli deck is quickly becoming one of my favorites

November 24, 2020 12:59 a.m.

Said on Azeworai...


Thanks for the up-vote! My Saheeli deck is quickly becoming one of my new favorites

November 23, 2020 7:37 p.m.

Said on Bugs in the …...


Woodland Champion is pretty good in Ghave

November 22, 2020 3:01 a.m.

Said on Trekotime...


Thanks for the up-vote! I'm glad you found my deck inspiring!

November 21, 2020 7 p.m.

Said on Giant's Deck...


See the Unwritten is borderline-budget and would be extremely good in a giant-tribal deck

November 20, 2020 4:03 p.m.

Said on Blood Diamonds...


The multiples in the maybeboard are how bad I want to include the card.

Thanks for the advice. Many sub-par cards are due to this deck being pseudo-budget and made up of cards from my collection. I'm aware that many of your suggestions are upgrades but this deck was originally built spending almost no money.

November 19, 2020 8:57 p.m.

I was watching an EDHREC live stream on Twitch recently. One of the people who codes for them and writes articles was in chat and said they don't take TappedOut decks into their database because of some formatting and/or coding stuff. Joey, one of the heads, said that he loves Archidekt because they were responsive to his queries and tech-compatibility stuff and he said that in the past he he reached out to "some of the other sites" and they were dismissive or outright rude about helping them.

Might be another avenue to get more into the community sphere.

November 19, 2020 8:03 p.m.

Said on Diablo II: the …...


The auras on the act 2 mercs were the best. That, and they did surprisingly good damage with junk uniques. Pretty much never used any other mercs. Might and Holy Freeze, baby. There are reasons to use specific mercs for specific builds if one was so late-game that one could get high-end runewords for the hirelings' gear. I only ever did that in single-payer with h4x though.

November 19, 2020 6:46 p.m.

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DemonDragonJ Brood War

November 19, 2020 5:15 p.m.

Said on Diablo II: the …...


Perhaps, but D3 had the immense skill customization with the runes, so I don't really buy the argument that there is less personalization. Having to remake one's character because they're out of respecs is not good game design in modern times.

As someone who played a monstrous amount of both D3 and D2, I definitely think the casters and Demon Hunter weren't tanks as well as glass cannons. Balancing regeneration vs defense vs health and balancing damage vs energy regeneration vs crit chance and crit damage vs elemental damage boosts based on build and gear is a big thing in D3, so I personally don't feel the character builds are as vanilla as you may remember.

Personally, I think D3's biggest flaw is that it was the sequel to an utter GOAT masterpiece.

D3 did everything right: diverse and customizable classes, many varied and interesting locations with environmental interactions, tons of distinct monsters, great graphics and animations, tip-tier music and sound design, great voice acting, loads of loot loot loot loot loot, significantly more endgame content than D2, continued developer support and additions for a while, more story and more quests than D2, etc.

Despite all that, D3 just couldn't capture the magic of D2. I think that's the issue. Part of that may be that D2 for it's time was cutting-edge, but an isometric top-down action RPG in modern times feels like a slightly dated game model. There is of course the classic psychology of preferring what came first and what we're used to as well...

Don't get me wrong: I prefer D2. I just think that D3 is an outstanding game that gets a lot of flack for not being a game it can't be.

Also, co-op Diablo 3 on console is EPIC. One of the best couch-multiplayer experiences I've ever had.

November 19, 2020 4:50 p.m.

Said on Diablo II: the …...


D2 and LoD are some of the best games ever. As for a remaster, I don't think it would add as much as the BW remaster added.

November 19, 2020 4:57 a.m.

Said on Giant's Deck...


Promise of Tomorrow would be excellent anti-boardwipe tech for any giant tribal. It's not released yet, as of this post, so it's listed price will likely be lower than what Tappedout is showing when you mouse-over. Will probably end up $1

November 18, 2020 8:08 p.m.

Said on Elasar99...


Thanks for the up-vote!

November 18, 2020 4:47 p.m.

Said on Dig Up Her …...


It might be cool to put a Mwonvuli Beast Tracker in. Can guarantee a specific dino off of Gishath's trigger; Zetalpa, Zacama, Quartzwood, Ghalta, Carnage Tyrant, etc.

November 18, 2020 1:06 a.m.

Said on Aystogon...


Thanks for the up-vote!

November 17, 2020 10:30 p.m.

Said on Subira's Pyromancy...


Cool list!

Perhaps Ramunap Ruins is worth a slot?

November 16, 2020 10:36 p.m.

Said on Looking for a …...


Sylvan Awakening is my favorite

November 16, 2020 10:08 p.m.


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