Made 1000+ decks or so, been pretty active. I play modern and commander, but not super competively in modern. I also like legacy combos for what it's worth.

From 7/24/2018 to 8/24/2018, I am #2 on the Deck Lords list, and #1 on the Top Helpers list! That's well over 4 straight weeks! From 8/25/2018 to 8/30/2018, I am #1 on both! Today, 8/31/2018, I have went back to #2 on the decklords list. as of 9/4/2018-10/20/18, I am the #1 user on both lists, Booyah! That's like a month and a half of being #1 on both Helper and Decklord. As of 10/21/2018-11/2/2018, I am once again #2/#1.

I love building competitive varients on any archtype or deck, and I also love budgeting competitive lists, this goes for modern, commander, or legacy. I also play standard, pauper, used to play Tiny Leaders, Pauper Commander, and have delved into some other lesser known formats like Noble and Collosus, and do limited events from time to time.


Check out All About EDH for an in depth description on the entire format, or Why Every Commander is Competitive for delving into cEDH.


I have been spending a lot of my time attempting to get new players into Magic: The Gathering, and I have learned something big, a lot of them don't want to spend a lot of money.

Yeah, I get it, I should have known that random people don't like spending hundreds of dollars on a game they don't know if they would like, and many dedicated players don't want to spend that much money either, but in all honesty, I realized it made a circulating loop.

When a player who gets a budget deck plays it, they normally lose because of their deck, and their lack on knowledge. If you teach them properly how to play, and then give them a reasonably powerful deck, as I have done (lost money in the process, but it was worth it for the bit of research), I have found they commonly branch out into other formats, keep playing, trying new things, and becoming a dedicated player.

I have since spent a bit of money on new players, or bought cards for people who I think would appreciate them, I met someone who wanted to play with 4 Armageddons, they told me, "Who cares if it breaks a social contract, what will they do to me? They have no lands!" I thought it was hilarious, that showing someone the complexity of a game and putting a grip of cards in their hand will almost every time get them hooked, making them a Planeswalker for, at least months, I don't have much more research than that.

I know I can't get everyone to follow this, asking you to pay money to get more people into the game is beyond me. I do want to help you do it though. Don't spend $100 on someone that doesn't play MTG.

Whatever your favorite format is, whatever you think they will like, whether you play modern, vintage, legacy, standard, EDH, pauper, whatever it is, if you can, I want to ask you to spend $20.

$20 Decks is a link to a folder of cards I want to share to you, that will show you reasonably powered decks, some from $11-$24, around 21 decks as of 11/1/2018 spanning 6 formats, mostly Modern and EDH lists, that can win against many decks, with full sideboards (when applicable), manabases that attempt to consistently hit their colors, and cards that will be kept no matter how much they are upgraded.

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Commander and Pauper are the two safe formats. I guess other things like Block or Artisan or Canadian Highlander (Doesn't allow sideboards or Companions). Commander luckily doesn't let Yorion (the easiest one) to be run, and Lutri is Banned, Lurrus can only be run in Karlov or Ayli, two already weak decks, Keruga is bad, Gyruda is bad there too, and is just better as a commander, and the others are really medium for commander, Kaheera is cool, but not bad, Zirda is medium, and can't be run as a partner for many good decks, maybe Kenrith? but not overpowered.

For every other format I want them to be banned. Vintage included. These aren't Magic cards.

May 19, 2020 8:47 p.m.

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RiotRunner789 Nope, in cEDH Dark Ritual is great! Pestilence is bad in every format but Pauper, and maybe Penny Dreadful from time to time. Bog Witch was never playable in any format competitively to my knowledge, from block to pauper to standard or extended of it's time.

May 19, 2020 7:42 p.m.

While I think the format is bad, I'll tell you how to go about with the website.

You want to first look at getting websites like T/O to implement a system to add your format to their own. Then you want to add a program that will check and update a list of each card in each deck named to your format. Afterwards, creating a program that can check statistics will be easy, as long as you have your database organized, implementing that wouldn't take much of any skill in HTML, CSS, or SQL, but you can use web designing applications such as Google Sites to help with that.

Your major hurdle is convincing websites to freely go about recognizing legality for your format and implementing it as an option. That takes a community. As is this format, being unheard of and not the best idea IMO, may have difficult getting off the ground. If you can get a following, follow up with some websites that host decklists/deckbuilding. If you can't, make a deckbuilder on your own and let users upload their decks to your site directly, the dedication to making such a website and the requirements it entails seems pretty self-explanatory to me, so good luck from here on out!

May 19, 2020 1:45 a.m.

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Dark Ritual, Sinkhole, Snuff Out, Bojuka Bog, and Songs of the Damned immediately strike me as more powerful or game-warping.

Pestilence is a strong engine, which hates on creature-based strategies, while that is okay, it is so slow and useless against non-creature-based decks that only Pauper lets it see play, with obviously some players running any card in commander.

Modern and Legacy have used singleton, tutorable copies of Bojuka Bog in many lists, Snuff Out is better in Legacy and Commander, Sinkhole is better and more Iconic, while Dark Ritual is much, much better, sees consistent Pauper, Legacy, and Vintage play in Ad Nauseam, Doomsday, and a plurality of other storm/combo decks, and is one of the most famous cards to date.

While yes, it doesn't last long, nor does Black Lotus, or Ancestral Recall, but that doesn't make Gilded Lotus or Arcanis the Omnipotent any better as cards. They are much, much worse in the vast majority of circumstances.

If you want a powerful janky pauper black engine, Songs of the Damned is another card that you may like, being a card used in the mono-black cycling storm decks going around.

May 19, 2020 1:38 a.m.

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