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Thanks for all the help, these options are really interesting!

October 13, 2021 5:04 p.m.

wallisface you're right. I see my request wasn't realistic at all. We are looking to add something to the mix and inspire a little creativity and challenge. It would be nice to buy a deck or two that would be good for our level, showcases good deckbuilding, and gets us thinking about how to beat it. I know one option would be to get out there and play other people, but for this stage of life that would be tough since we both have kids and get together semifrequently.

October 12, 2021 11:44 p.m.

Swords to Plowshares is in there too

October 12, 2021 11:04 p.m.

Thanks for the comments!

Wow. After looking at that burn deck I understand what sergiodelrio was getting at. I think I was being a naïve. That other mono-red hollow deck looks pretty interesting though and probably more our level/slightly above.

The deck below is a rough outline of what I can remember for a white deck I put together. I think its fun because I plays differently in a lot of situations. The amounts aren't exact. There is some other stuff in there I can't remember like a life boost (I think a creature or two that gives life upon sacrifice). For deck building we generally build with what we already have (I have bought specific cards before to be really annoying such as Armageddon). So I typically don't have enough cards to reliably power combo, though its likely I'm not clever enough yet to recognize the potential with what I have. To compete against this he usually whips out a blue deck with tons of counters, clones, and stealing. They are roughly even. A red deck in the theme of burn has also been used (mana vaults, sol rings, fireballs and goblin gernades etc).

Creatures Kor Skyfisher x 3-4 Wall of Omens x 2 Crumbling Colossus x 2 Master Splicer x 2 Razor Golem x 1 Soltari Priest x 2 Soltari Monk x 2 Soltari Champion x 2 Mentor of the Meek x 2

Spells Armageddon x 2 Wrath of God x 2 Enlightened Tutor x 2-3 Rootborn Defenses x 1-2 Eye for an Eye x 1

Artifacts Nevinyrral's Disk x 1 Elixir of Immortality x 1 Mimic Vat x 1-2 Sol Ring x 2-3

Land Drifting Meadow x 4 and Misc.

Side board -- all available cards.

October 12, 2021 11:03 p.m.

Good point, didn't think of that. First-off, over-powered would be great as it would challenge us.

I'll need to go off memory for the deck I know best since I'm travelling. I'll put that together and post it when I have a bigger chunk of time.

October 12, 2021 11:48 a.m.

My brother and I have been playing MTG since it first came out. Mostly against friends and each other, never tournaments or anything organized. Its a fun hobby when we are together. We make plenty of decks and usually end up playing new ones against our classics to see how they perform.

I want to change things up buy buying him a deck for Christmas--a classic 60card 1 on 1 deck. The idea is to introduce a new "standard-bearer," a deck that show cases mtg deckbuilding, and serves as a measure for our own decks. My budget constraint would be around $300. Hopefully it would be a deck that's more versatile instead of a one-trick pony. It doesn't have to be limited to any one pool of cards since we don't do that for our own deck building. Does anybody have any suggestions?

October 12, 2021 11:08 a.m.

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