My deck building style and style of playing the game is a little different to most people's. My opponents either like it a lot or they cannot stand it. I have a tendency to build my decks with a theme around it. My most themed decks are my Christianity, Pagan, Moirai, Otherworld, Game of Marchesa, Gothic Horror, and mythology centred decks. I am a writer, you see - fiction, poetry, songs and the occasional play scripts. I use my imagination, and that is how I play Magic as well. I also use the stuff I learned during my Bachelor's and Master's in order to ensure a level of accuracy in the reason for cards chosen. I am not the kind of player who plays total land destruction or plays infinite combos. I want to win games in a fun manner and in a fair way.

I of course also make tribal decks but I attempt to keep as much lore and backstory in the decks as I can manage. That is how I play Elder Dragon Highlander.

I hope you like looking at my decks and would be willing to give me some tips!

KibaAlpha says... #1

Thank you for your upvote. Much appreciated.

October 3, 2022 10:29 a.m.

EnbyGolem says... #2

I’m not sure if you celebrate but happy Mabon and Autumn Equinox :)

September 23, 2022 12:32 a.m.

TypicalTimmy says... #3

Thanks! I had a ton of fun making her! :D

September 20, 2022 1:27 p.m.

DreadKhan says... #4

Thanks for the positivity! Hope you have some good games!

September 13, 2022 8:06 a.m.

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#1

Caerwyn

I think you have a very pessimistic view. Free Magic is a Reddit for a certain type of person - yeah it's not surprising you find misogynistic people on there. And you're expecting seriousness and reason from a meme channel? Really? I am a female player and yes I play in an urban group of people so perhaps I am lucky - along with the three other girls there - that we haven't had the experience of people making us feel uncomfortable. But from my experience, of three different groups in two different cities where I live, I have been treated with nothing but respect by people who don't necessarily agree with me when it comes to politics and religion.

I don't doubt that there are bad eggs, but I do not believe it is apocalyptically bad.

TheOfficialCreator

October 7, 2022 11:34 a.m.

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#2

Caerwyn

I more than see your point and from what I have seen of the Warhammer player base - I have been doing some research as a result of this forum and some stuff I have been hearing about Warhammer players from friends of mine - I understand completely the implication of bringing Warhammer into Magic can be seen as courting the Neo Nazis amongst the player base.

But I wonder if this will truly attract the Neo Nazis amongst the Warhammer 40K crowd. Think about it: Magic is known for having players who are a little bit more tolerant of the things Neo Nazis are against. Neo Nazis also don't usually like having their beliefs questioned or dealing with "Untermensch", so why would they choose to come into a game that is full of people they view as the enemy when they can simply stay in their warm bigoted bubble?

Because if they do try and play with the average Commander group, people of that mindset are in for a nasty culture shock.

October 7, 2022 9:49 a.m.

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#3

Wild Pair - let those adorable dragons come in with a friend!

Garruk's Uprising is also an idea for this deck.

Colossal Majesty needs to go in - you need card draw and one cannot simply rely on one spell to get that. In fact, I would put Ponder, Divination, Harmonize and/or Brainstorm in this deck to make sure you have something to fall back on. Well of Ideas is thus a good ... idea! ... I will see myself out.

Tutor spells; one or two. Diabolic Tutor is pretty cheap.

If you want more damage shooters, Where Ancients Tread is fun!

Living Death is also an idea.

October 7, 2022 8:38 a.m.

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#4

I personally would like to see a spin-off game that is either using Flesh & Blood mechanics, or I think they should make an RPG. I know D&D is starting to use MTG worlds - I personally am planning on DMing a Theros campaign - but hear me out.

There will be some rules that are the same as in D&D and some similar character races but the point is to create your own Planeswalker, see what their mana alignment is, their magical specialty and adventures through the multiverse. Perhaps your character is like the Wandering Emperor of Kamigawa and can't help Planeswalking. But depending on what you choose, it can also help indicate your interactions with other Planeswalkers and NPCs. You can choose whether or not to get involved in problems on a plane, or to be the one to cause problems.

On the subject of potentially inappropriate imagery, I agree that the KKK imagery on Invoke Prejudice should never have been given the green light, especially by an artist who I think held some of those questionable views. But, and here is where the historian and lets-study-how-humans-tick side to me comes in, I find it fascinating to see how it did, why it did and why it shouldn't be permitted now. Do I agree it should stay? Hades to the no. Because I am aware of the offence it causes and questionable origins of the card.

Also, I am going to say that pure Nazi imagery should never be put on a card. What I do think is that sometimes villains need to be made obvious - why else did the original Lion King use it? Why dress Death Eaters in awesome black cloaks and ornate silver masks? It's distinctive and let's people know, "OI! You see them? Fecking run!" Or in my case, be quietly jealous about the awesome fashion sense while running away, but I digress. Should the swastika be on a Magic card? Obvi, no. Should there be a concentration camp? NO! Should there be an equally evil looking banners and creepy as shite looking buildings? Yes. Should history INSPIRE the cards? Historian in me says yes.

Why? Because real life and real people fuel better characters and settings (yes I know, writer tangent - sorry). I loved Ixalan because I could recognised the history and loved the lore. Which made it better when the dinos (my faves) beat the ever loving fangs out of those leeches. I want to have some level of grey morality and obvious villains because that is when the interesting debates and thoughts come out. I am an academic, and despite me taking a sabbatical to work on a PhD idea, I will always be one.

Also, keep any other series away from Magic. I still hate those stupid Secret Lairs. Though I love the new cards they made from the Stranger Things one.

October 7, 2022 4:39 a.m.

Truesight, 2 blue, 3 generic

Enchantment - Aura

Enchant creature or player

Enchanted creature or player gains protection from Illusions, Changelings and Shapeshifters

When Truesight enters the battlefield under your control, destroy all Auras and Aura Curses that have transformed creatures you control

"Do not believe that you can hide from me! I see you for what you are..." - Raythor, Born of Shadows


I tried my best but I am relatively new to D&D. I have only played a Dragonborn Bard and Human-Lycanthrope Warlock until now so I haven't used Truesight myself.

OK, let's think ... Ah I know. We have a new Eldraine set coming out next year - Vorthos player is of course hyped! Create a card that you think would be very fitting in the set.

October 7, 2022 4:11 a.m.

OK, my dream Commander ... this is going to be rather difficult. I have too many of those XD. But I guess I could start with one of the most underrated tribes that I absolutely love: Siren tribal.


Ginevra and Naia, Siren Monarchs, two black, two blue, one green

Legendary Creature - Siren Noble

Flying

Other Siren creatures you control get +1/+1

When Ginevra and Naia, Siren Monarchs enters the battlefield under your control, if you control another Siren, tap up to three target nonland permanents.

When Ginevra and Naia, Siren Monarchs deals combat damage to an opponent, they mill cards equal to Ginevra and Naia, Siren Monarchs' toughness. You and the opponent create 2/2 blue Siren creature tokens with flying equal to the number of the cards milled.

3/4

"Callaphe instructed her crew to put wax in their ears and to tie her against the mast of the ship. For very good reason: they were entering Siren territory." - The Callapheia


Repeat challenge

October 6, 2022 6:02 a.m.

griffstick

My friend, your card is amazing! It looks exactly how I imagined it to look, not kidding! I take my hat off to you. I feel honoured you liked the idea enough to make it into a card (I have no idea how to do it).

October 6, 2022 5:39 a.m.

OK, it is the month of Samhain, so ... create a card that is Samhain themed or create a Legendary Creature based on the Mari Lwyd.

October 5, 2022 9:52 a.m.

The Heron Moon, one red, one white, one green, one blue, two generic

Legendary Enchantment

Non-Human creatures you control get +1/+1 and at the beginning of combat, gain protection from any colour of your choice.

Human creatures you control gain +0/+1 and at the beginning of combat, gain protection from a creature type of your choice

When The Heron Moon is put in a graveyard, exile it and return it transformed under your control at the beginning of the next upkeep.

"The Heron Moon has no one favourite. It seems to enjoy playing with us all," Irma, Runewielder


Emrakul, Angel of the Moon

Legendary Creature - Eldrazi

Annihilator 3

When Emrakul, Angel of the Moon enters the battlefield under your control, all non-Eldrazi creatures gain the Eldrazi creature type and +1/+1.

If Emrakul, Angel of the Moon deals combat damage to a creature an opponent controls, it becomes an Eldrazi in addition to its other creature types.

Pay 6 mana, tap: Gain control of all Eldrazi on the battlefield.

11/11

My time has come, I Emrakul!

October 5, 2022 9:41 a.m.

Embar, Daryl's Steed; one white, one red and 2 generic

Legendary Creature - Horse Outlaw

Wanted. (A wanted creature must attack or block each turn if able.)

Whenever another Outlaw attacks an opponent, create a 3/3 white Horse Outlaw that is tapped and attacking the same opponent the Outlaw is attacking.

"Make sure to get the horse as well! That beast is a problem!" - Philippa, Outlaw Hunter

4/4


Create another card for the wanted mechanic set!

October 2, 2022 1:21 p.m.

Azagor, Nightmare Incarnate; two blue, one black, two generic

Legendary Creature - Nightmare Horror Angel

Flying, vigilance

Other Nightmares, Horrors and Angels get +1/+0 and menace

Whenever Azagor, Nightmare Incarnate deals combat damage to an opponent, they mill cards equal to Azagor, Nightmare Incarnate's toughness.

3/5


I actually like that statue and now wish it was a card XD

OK, next challenge

Create a Commander who could lead a deck centred primarily around Sagas.

October 1, 2022 4:45 a.m.

Apple pie

Food

2, tap, sacrifice Apple pie: gain 2 life and draw a card if you control a Faerie dragon


I have no idea if I did this correctly.

If you play DnD or are a writer, create a card centred around your favourite character that you created.

September 30, 2022 11:42 a.m.

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#13

I absolutely do celebrate Mabon! Blessed Mabon! :D )O(

September 23, 2022 3:27 a.m.

OK, King Arthur had Excalibur, but he also had other magical weapons.

Caliburn - the sword of fire; sometimes another name for Excalibur

Clarent - the sword of peace also known as the Coward's Blade since it was used by Mordred to kill Arthur

Carnwennan - a magical dagger that can cloak the wielder in shadows

Pridwen - Arthur's shield that can turn into a boat

Rhongomiant - King Arthur's spear.

Choose one and have fun!

September 22, 2022 12:28 p.m.

I think that the Commander format has not been handled well for a while now due to a myriad of factors. The primary ones being: Hasbro doesn't care about the player base, only the money and because of this, the ethos of Commander is slowly eroding from the team creating the cards. TheOfficialCreator correctly pointed out that unique cards to the Commander decks have been severely reduced; one of the reasons that I was drawn to Commander in the first place. But the reason in my mind that the Commander format is not being handled well, is because we have a Commander deck for almost EVERY SET.

Now, I know that some of the decks are new and fun and some kicked butt ... however, it was the once a year Commander decks that had the most magic - in my opinion. They were memorable! I wanted to buy and play them. And then, we got our own Commander sets and more Commander decks with every set, which oversaturated everything. The Commander format isn't being handled well because Hasbro doesn't care about treating our format well. They see us spending money on it, and they try and capitalise on it.

One of the things I actually hoped with this Commander-deck-with-set stuff is that we could have ended up with Gorgon tribal or Centaur tribal or Siren tribal or a full Underworld deck with the Theros set. And then - lo and behold! - nothing! The one set that could have given love to some neglected tribes, missed that bloody boat!

Why? Because Hasbro likely didn't want to waste anymore time and money on Theros. Sorry, rant over on that part.

Another factor why I think the Commander format is not being handled well, is because of the imbalance in the differences between the prices of the desks and the inflating prices. I understand everything is becoming more expensive due to wars, pandemic aftermath, etc, but after seeing that Commander decks for 20 bucks were still as good as those of 50, I just cannot unsee the ridiculousness of this situation. I would love to be able to just buy a new Commander deck that I like, without fearing that I may be taking grocery money away from my mouth for a week. I am not in a good financial position right now so I am not spending too much money on Magic anyway, but even if I were in a good position, I would be very reluctant to just buy a deck. I started playing Commander when the Emminence Commander cycle came out. I first bought Edgar and then the Ur-Dragon because I was advised to start with the vamps and then buy the dragons later due to their landbase issues.

The point is, I could do that on a student budget of 1099 euros a month that I got from my student loan because the decks were around 25 or 30 bucks. I can't do that anymore because the new decks are around 40 bucks! It's insane.

That is all I have to say. Apologies for rambling.

September 21, 2022 8:06 a.m.

Corin's Hurdy Gurdy

Legendary Artifact - Equipment

Equipped creature has "tap: target attacking creature you control has myriad until end of turn"

At the beginning of combat you may create a blue Illusion that is a copy of target no legendary creature you control.

Equip 3

Create some more support for Butterfly tribal.

September 21, 2022 4:26 a.m.

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#17

I see Pheldagriff so I had to give an upvote!

September 20, 2022 11:21 a.m.

TypicalTimmy I first want to say before I begin, I love your Mother Ashwind card and the lore! Absolutely in love with it. Well done :D

Bane, Destroyer of Machines, two black, one white and one generic mana

Legendary Creature - Vehicle

Deathtouch, trample

Bane, Destroyer of Machines has protection from other Vehicles.

If Bane, Destroyer of Machines gets crewed by a creature with flying or a flying counter, it gains flying at the beginning of combat.

Crew 3

6/6

I swear this thing is possessed, and no, I had nothing to do with it! - Verona, Galvanic Apprentice

OK I have no idea what to say next because I am feeling a little bit unwell, so - WILD!

September 20, 2022 11:02 a.m.

My new Non-permanent is called Incantation. Incantations are essentially instants and sorceries with enchantment like effects.

Ode to Karametra; one green, one white and two generic

Incantation

You may play two lands for turn instead of one. You may choose another player to do the same.

Creature spells of your choice cost 1 less to cast.

Create a Commander for an Occult theme deck.

September 19, 2022 6:11 a.m.

My favourite song is Walpurgisnacht by FAUN so how about this?

Dance of the Gifted Ones, one white, one green, three generic

Instant

Until your next turn, all creatures you control gain +1/+1 and trample until end of turn. If this spell is cast during an opponent's turn, they gain indestructible until your next turn.

When the fires are lit and the wind sings our song, there is little that holds fear for us - Archdruid Elliar

OK ... Let's see ... Create a god card that should have been in the last Theros block

September 18, 2022 2:16 a.m.

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