I first encountered MTG when my brother brought some cards home from school sometime in the 90's, the art always stuck with me. As an adult I started playing casually around the time Innistrad block was around but stopped after a few years for various reasons.

In 2019, I moved across the country on a whim to be with someone special, and it wasn't long after that when we bought a few standard precons at the local Target, figured it would just be something fun to play that weekend. It ended up being far more than just that weekend lol, we both got majorly into it again (he played in the early 90's) and three years later, MTG is a huge thing we bond over and still love to play.

Both of us love building decks and we mostly play dual "Commander," in quotes because we have some house rules that deviate from what's official. We play a variant that we call "Vizier" which is pretty much commander but we can have a planeswalker as well. Since most of the decks I am gradually getting uploaded on here are usually played this way, I'll post our house rules at some point.

I used to have another account on here years ago, but I have long since forgotten the email it was associated with. In any case, I've always particularly liked this site for decks and am quite pleased I found it again.

Colour:

Guilds: Rakdos, Orzhov, and Dimir

Shard: Grixis

Wedge: MARDU

Tribes: Vampires, Faeries, Bats, Myr

At any given time, I usually have several decks that are works in progress. For me, building decks from randomly obtained cards is one of the most fun things about MTG.

I have always hated draft, but love sealed, so I used to buy several packs at a time and build kitchen table decks based off of what was in them. These decks would often get upgrades or modifications over time while still being 60-cards, sometimes with duplicate commons or uncommons if I had them.

Our LGS before we moved had big boxes of bulk rares to sift through by hand, that was a ton of fun to look through to find random stuff for our decks. Sadly we no longer live near there and have not been able to do that in a while; we still buy our boxes from them though.

We stopped building kitchen table decks once we got into EDH (which we both prefer). While not all of my decks started out as kitchen table, a good number of them have and I've been working on getting these upgraded to be playable for EDH. Then there's always some newer concepts or decks I'm working on as well.

I do buy singles for decks, but prefer to do this once a deck is closer to being done and I know which cards I want to invest in for it.

So yea, I always have a whole bunch of decks unfinished, all based around a particular theme or particular commander in mind, all slowly having cards added to them until they're better fleshed out.

It's not until a deck is near complete that I'll check out sites like EDHrec for card suggestions, and when I do, it's to find cards that I perhaps didn't know about (or forgot existed) that would work well with what I already have going. I feel like if I look too early on, it hinders the deck building process!

Lastly, sometimes we get precon EDH decks. My changes to them tend to be similar, they're gradual.

I've been working on a challenge to build an EDH deck of every colour or colour pairing. This is a long way off from being complete seeing as it involves constructing over 30 decks and I do get sidetracked with building more decks in the pairings I already like a lot (Mardu especially). Most of my decks start out as being highly casual or cheap, some are gradual adaptations of precon EDH decks that get upgrades over time, some started out as 60-card kitchen table. I'll get there eventually...

Getting all of my completed decks on here (slowly) and into the drop down below where they will be sorted by colour. If any are actual WIPs, I will have some mention of that as well, though most of those are private until playable.

Been working on a Grunn, the Lonely King deck for a while. Theme is no creatures in a mono green deck, hence why he's lonely.
Commander Eesha with every white card that has Rebecca Guay art (30 cards as well as her Plains).
Not even remotely settled on a commander for blue. I really like artifacts, especially jankier stuff revolving around them. A few that have piqued my interest for that are Emry, Lurker of the Loch and much as I hate to admit it, Urza, Lord High Artificer , leaning towards the latter including Emry as part of the 99.

Ertai, Wizard Adept is another that looks interesting, would be a very different style of play than I normally go for.

I've thought about building around Karn, Silver Golem but already have a Esper deck with all of the Karns.

Lich's Mastery Bat Tribal Show

Teysa Karlov WIP Show

Hell's Kitchen Show

Snakes, Demons, and Crocodiles! Show

Hanna, Ship's Navigator , based around Illusion tribal and self-mill.
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Arahbo, Roar of the World Selesnya Cats with lots of Gideon and Ajani cards
Been playing around with the idea of Etrata, the Silencer for Dimir
I have two kitchen table Izzet decks ripe to be turned into an EDH deck, but haven't decided on the commander or exact direction of the deck yet.
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Working on this section, but the commanders I've build around are Kaalia, Zenith Seeker Ser Gwyn, Hero of Ashvale Edgar Markov and Snapdax, Apex of the Hunt


Battle in the Skies

Commander / EDH Vallaris

SCORE: 4 | 2 COMMENTS | 172 VIEWS | IN 1 FOLDER


Commander: Kaalia, Zenith Seeker

Markov Manor

Commander / EDH Vallaris

SCORE: 2 | 50 VIEWS | IN 1 FOLDER


Commander: Edgar Markov or Olivia Voldaren for dual commander

Triangle Ears

Commander / EDH Vallaris

SCORE: 4 | 58 VIEWS | IN 1 FOLDER


Commander: Snapdax, Apex of the Hunt

A Knight's Tale

Commander / EDH Vallaris

12 VIEWS | IN 1 FOLDER


Commander: Syr Gwyn, Hero of Ashvale
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WIPs is Queen Marchesa Maybe deck is Silvar, Devourer of the Free + Trynn, Champion of Freedom since I have the precon they came from.

Currently working on seperating this deck into two, this one and Sydri Artifacts

What'd you EXPECT faeries to do?

Commander / EDH Vallaris

SCORE: 1 | 2 COMMENTS | 50 VIEWS | IN 1 FOLDER


Commander: Alela, Artful Provocateur

Commander: Mishra, Artificer Prodigy

This deck WAS done, but didn't run as smoothly as I'd hoped so I'm working out some parts of it before making it public.

My Grixis Marchesa deck used to be more Bolas themed, but that's changed, so I will be making a third Grixis deck centered entirely around Bolas. Commander: OG Nicol Bolas

Angus Mackenzie's Forest Party Show

Jorn Snow, God of Winterfell Show

Ancient Forest of Elves Show

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On the lookout for new Jeskai commanders, none that currently exist interest me enough to build around
Same with Jeskai, just waiting for a commander that appeals to show up some day

I've been working on a Breya, Etherium Shaper deck for something like two years, but it's been so back-burner of a deck that I keep taking cards out of it for other decks. Who knows when I'll actually finish it.

Extremely casual Kenrith, the Returned King five colour deck is getting close to being done. I know he's one of the "meta" commanders, but this deck is a bit of a tribute to The 10th Kingdom, a somewhat obscure fantasy miniseries from 2000.

I don't think this deck will be horrible, but it is nowhere near typical of most Kenrith decks. What's keeping it from being finished is finding some better fits for some of the characters and getting a land base that runs consistently enough.

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Some others not mentioned yet:

They're creatures though, not sure if you were looking for those kinds of suggestions but if you're going for a theme where stuff comes back over and over, they sure are classics for that!

Also a personal favourite that will just never ever go away unless he's specifically targeted with Ixalan's Binding :

  • Squee, the Immortal - who is also legendary if you need another commander idea that comes back again and again and again lol (and if he's the commander, the command zone gets around Ixalan's Binding)
July 9, 2021 1:17 a.m.

Love these articles you've been writing! They've been rather eye opening to seeing many of the advantages and disadvantages of each while also bringing some new light to some of them. Have been checking this subforum for new ones every few days, please continue!

July 8, 2021 4:25 p.m.

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Lich's Mastery Bat Tribal!

Commander / EDH Vallaris

SCORE: 4 | 10 COMMENTS | 159 VIEWS | IN 2 FOLDERS

Triangle Ears

Commander / EDH Vallaris

SCORE: 4 | 58 VIEWS | IN 1 FOLDER

Sexy B!tches Stealin' Ur Stuff

Commander / EDH Vallaris

SCORE: 3 | 132 VIEWS | IN 1 FOLDER

Angus Mackenzie's Forest Party

Commander / EDH* Vallaris

SCORE: 1 | 41 VIEWS | IN 1 FOLDER

Markov Manor

Commander / EDH Vallaris

SCORE: 2 | 50 VIEWS | IN 1 FOLDER

Battle in the Skies

Commander / EDH Vallaris

SCORE: 4 | 2 COMMENTS | 172 VIEWS | IN 1 FOLDER

Jorn Snow, God of Winterfell

Commander / EDH Vallaris

SCORE: 2 | 13 VIEWS | IN 1 FOLDER

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