Although I purchased some packs as a kid for their art/intrigue, I didn't properly start playing the game until mid 2013. I started out at an FNM with the Liliana's Reaper starter deck and learned the hard way from there. I spent all of Theros Block playing in Standard and got my first EDH Precon of Power Hungry (Prossh, Skyraider of Kher). I do have an old TappedOut account from back during this time, but divorce would be another time I would lose & give away the vast majority of my collection including Standard, Modern, Tiny Leader & EDH decks as well as hundreds of cards. Let's Tormod's Crypt that away as well and bring us to now.

It took doing some drafts of Crimson Vow, D&D Baldur's Gate & March of the Machines at work to truly rope me back in again but I've come back with a vengeance. I've revived a few decks I still had, completely rebuilt & somewhat revamped a couple of others. My main interest has always been EDH with friends, but competitively I love Modern.

I've played 8-Rack off-and-on for almost a decade now and you can find whatever iteration of it I have here as Cash-Strapped Black Racks on my profile. It's probably the deck I deck cycle most often as I'm quite proud of how aggressive my own build of this archetype is.

Sometimes I find building a deck more enjoyable than playing it. I like my decks to tell stories, to be thematic, tribal is almost always a must if not some very defined idea. Probably my proudest deck achievement in this was my mono-black Vampires EDH deck I Vant To Dvink Your Vlood, which not only did I ensure that it was a full Vampire tribal deck but that also every card made sense as far as vampires were concerned.

I love tongue-in-cheek deck names, can teach people about piloting 8-Rack in Modern and will never catch myself playing Standard for the rest of my life without heavy coersion. Modern & EDH is really where my heart is, I'll likely head into Tiny Leaders territory again and damn are there alot of new formats to learn!

Oh and lastly, I am that sort of guy who makes sure every single basic land in an EDH deck has alternate art unless I am having a very specific type of basic land art (generally full art).

What can I say, Vessiliana, your decks are very likable :)

May 10, 2024 1:17 a.m.

Vessiliana says... #2

Thank you for liking so many more of my decks! <3

May 10, 2024 12:17 a.m.

Vessiliana says... #3

Thank you for the interest in my Angelic Vampire! <3

May 7, 2024 8:30 a.m.

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Thanks for dropping some love on my 8Rack <3

May 11, 2024 8:52 a.m.

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What can I say, Vessiliana, your decks are very likable :)

May 10, 2024 1:17 a.m.

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Thanks so much, Vessiliana! Means alot to hear that with the conscious effort put in to the theme here! Was alot of fun to build around at the cost of some power but well enjoyed by all at the table when it comes out :)

May 8, 2024 1:56 p.m.

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Thanks for your upvote on my Sauron EDH deck :) Not my finest deck, but certainly one I have alot of fun playing!

May 7, 2024 7:31 a.m.

Specialties

Modern - 8-Rack

MTG Decks

I'll Have What He Is Having

Commander / EDH YesterdaysGhost

SCORE: 3 | 123 VIEWS | IN 1 FOLDER

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SCORE: 2 | 135 VIEWS | IN 1 FOLDER

I Vant To Dvink Your Vlood

Commander / EDH YesterdaysGhost

SCORE: 5 | 3 COMMENTS | 319 VIEWS | IN 1 FOLDER

Hiss of the Dark Lord

Commander / EDH YesterdaysGhost

SCORE: 1 | 136 VIEWS | IN 1 FOLDER

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Commander / EDH YesterdaysGhost

SCORE: 4 | 373 VIEWS | IN 1 FOLDER

Cash-Strapped Black Racks

Modern YesterdaysGhost

SCORE: 14 | 9 COMMENTS | 886 VIEWS | IN 2 FOLDERS

The Chorus of the Sliver

Commander / EDH YesterdaysGhost

SCORE: 4 | 5 COMMENTS | 138 VIEWS | IN 1 FOLDER

Under The Sea

Modern YesterdaysGhost

SCORE: 3 | 99 VIEWS | IN 1 FOLDER

Finished Decks 30
Prototype Decks 10
Drafts 0
Playing since Magic 2014
Points 90
Avg. deck rating 4.33
T/O Rank 124
Helper Rank 152
Favorite formats Modern, Commander / EDH, Tiny Leaders
Suppressed formats Standard, Legacy, Arena, MTGO
Joined 1 year