RiotRunner789 says... #1

No pun. Just the numbers I choose when selecting a user name.

October 10, 2020 8:07 p.m.

DemonDragonJ says... #2

Actually, that explains the "Riot Runner" part of your name, but how did you choose the "789?" Is that a pun on the phrase "seven ate nine?"

October 10, 2020 7:43 p.m.

DemonDragonJ says... #3

That is a very nice origin story.

October 10, 2020 7:42 p.m.

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Said on Sword of Life …...


You could also just make it a 0/2 plant token or give the token a keyword ability like reach.

October 25, 2020 11:35 a.m.

Said on Is there any …...


I like the Iron Gorger Hydra but it ends up being a bit in the weak side. At 6 mana it ends up being a 2/2. Maybe give it base stata of 2/2 or better since it's g/r of base stats of 3/3 or 3/2.

October 24, 2020 10:25 p.m.

Said on Negan - PeePee …...


Painful quandary is definitely on the optimized side while curse is still decent, it's more of a janky/fun piece that threatens to decimate someone's board if they don't pay into it.

October 23, 2020 12:30 p.m.

Said on Negan - PeePee …...


Curse of the Cabal might also be decent here. Definetly helps with opponents sacking permanent.

October 22, 2020 11:57 p.m.

Said on Negan - PeePee …...


Painful Quandary is powerful and definetly on theme. The name is perfect. Though this is a bit less budget friendly.

October 22, 2020 11:52 p.m.

Said on Oblivion Engine...


You could just change the end to "when x leaves the battlefield..."

October 20, 2020 4:12 p.m.

The challenger decks or a pair of planeswalker decks would be cheap. Also, if looking at CMDR, the zendikar ones were only about $20 each.

You might also have enough in your own collection to build a few mono colored decks to give you boyfriend the feel for each color. Just limit them to 1 or 2 bulk rates and the rest com/un.

October 19, 2020 7:04 p.m.

Thoughts on the newest Secret Lairer?

I'm happy Teferi's Protection is getting a reprint but mostly hoping for a reprint in CMDR Legends for the price to actually go down.

October 19, 2020 1:50 p.m.

Said on Flip Commanders...


I like Sorin but it should probably read "if your life total is 10 higher than your starting life total" rather than 50 life.

Also, since he's more difficult to flip, you could change his + ability to Tainted Remedy and each player gains 1 life.

October 19, 2020 10:49 a.m.

Said on BCC Week 2 …...


I like it.

Going hard on the spore counter route, you may consider Evolution Sage.

To make room for her, I'd consider cutting Bramble Elemental since he's 5cmc and you don't have many auras. You may want to consider evolving wilds and terramorphic expanse as well for their landfall triggers (you have 1 or 2 other landfall cards in the deck already).

Also, what are your thoughts on Death Mutation? I like and dislike this card. The ceiling is potentially high but it could also be a dead card at 8cmc. I would run Murder or Putrefy over this but still just want to see this card in the wild succeed just once.

But again. Good job on the deck. There are a lot of cards here I never would have considered because I don't think I've seen so many of them. Now I have to take a second look at how well some of these might play out.

October 18, 2020 9:32 p.m.

Said on BCC Week 2 …...


I would recommend an aristocratic build. You may choose to go spore counter route, which I'm not a huge fan of, but the following ones pull double duty (and I am a fan of):

On-theme Sac outlets that also make saprolings:

Deathspore Thallid: Great sac outlet and potential removal piece.

Savage Thallid: Another great sac outlet and protection piece.

Vitaspore Thallid: I think giving haste is the weakest effect of the bunch, this is just another budget on-theme sac outlet.

Budget sac payoffs,

Epicure of Blood and Marauding Blight-Priest: Help to increase the payoff of slimefoot and are so cheap they are essentially free (literally, ask anyone at your LGS for these, they have them and don't want them).

Falkenrath Noble: Who doesn't love life loss?

Poison-Tip Archer: Great blocker (reach and deathtouch? No one wants to lose there dragon to this) but this one starts to impact the budget.

Syr Konrad, the Grim: He just does soo much.

Vindictive Vampire: This guy should say life loss.... I mean, it's black and not red.

Zulaport Cutthroat: Classic but approaches a dollar.

Bastion of Remembrance: Possibly my favorite. Comes with free sac fodder on a permanent that doesn't die to Wrath of God.

Slime Foot god stuff,

Jade Mage: Back up slimefoot that does stuff at a discount.

Massacre Girl: Best board wipe in this build.

Verdant Force: It says EACH upkeep. Yes, each.

Gift of Doom: Cheap protection for slimefoot that has the added benefit of killing a saproling you already want dead.

Moldervine Reclamation: Card draw and life for just playing? Of course.

Snake Umbra: Protection and three cards every time you sac a saproling.

Sprout Swarm: Convoke makes this broken.

Some less budget friendly cards (all under $10, but above $1):

Ohran Frostfang: Turns each saproling into a card draw or a removal spell.

Pitiless Plunderer: Solid ramp.

Priest of Forgotten Gods: Under appreciated. This card does everything a black mage should be doing.

Tendershoot Dryad: Can win you the game on its own.

Black Market: Slime foot loves stupid amounts of mana.

Keen Sense: Insane card draw for 1 green mana.

Vraska, Golgari Queen: All abilities are helpful and the ult is just perfect. Tie in an Overrun effect on the same turn and you should win.

Casualties of War: Expensive to cast but worth it. Worth it every time.

Best of luck building.

October 18, 2020 7:30 p.m.

Said on Is Basri ket …...


You have quite a few protective creatures already, so you could consider Kemba to help go wide or Brass Squire for free equip redundancy. I don't remember if you had Puresteel Paladin or not, but if you don't, he also gives free equips with added card draw. He can also get a bit ridiculous with Bloodforged Battleaxe.

October 18, 2020 10:30 a.m.

Said on Is Basri ket …...


I like it. The first strike on it is mostly dead but evasion is nice. You could either swap it out for another equipment that only gives evasion or eight and a half tails. Holding up 3 mana seems like a lot, especially in a deck with only 33 lands and limited ramp.

October 18, 2020 1:28 a.m.

Unless you Armageddon and some player plays a flashy Wrath of God, I don't know how you can recover, unless you know, your opponent is at 1 life with a Bitterblossom on the field.

October 16, 2020 10:44 p.m.

Said on Favorite Mtg Art?...


Grave Pact ninth edition and beyond art.

October 16, 2020 10:57 a.m.

Said on Cyberpunk Kamigawa...


Link to the rumor?

But I would love to go back to Kamigawa. I lost my original collection in a move and only have my old standard kamigawa ninja deck and wither shadowmoor deck left from that time. I'm super nostalgic about Kamigawa. I love rats and ninjas and ninja rats.

October 15, 2020 11:53 p.m.

Said on Feelings On Fogs?...


I get that. I want to fit Mandate of Peace in a couple decks but would either have to cut a synergistic piece or a counter. They really need to make edh a 101 card format.

October 14, 2020 5:47 p.m.

Said on Feelings On Fogs?...



I agree with you that outside aforementioned Questing Beast or Batwing Prume in specific situations, fogs do not win you the game.

I also do not believe they should be played as a strategy. However, 1 or 2 in your deck can prove invaluable. They really help to stop a player's Overrun effects, which edh had plenty, with the added bonus of almost never being expected.

I've seen several games get saved by a well timed fog. It many circumstances they act as an uncounterable counter that buys the table another turn or let's the game keep going.

Edit: Looks like Vamp beat me to the post. Damn my slow phone typing skills.

October 14, 2020 5:33 p.m. Edited.

Said on Feelings On Fogs?...


I mean, there is Apocalypse.

October 14, 2020 5:21 p.m.

Said on Feelings On Fogs?...



You only lose 1 life for each creature YOU CONTROL that's attacking. Though it would be funny to just nuke the board.

October 14, 2020 5:07 p.m.




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