Bonjourno,

I played a little Magic around 99' (I remember sketching Bear Cub for a grade 7 art project) and then came back to the wonderful world of MTG January, 2018.

A local playgroup soon developed and we naturally moved into EDH, with appreciation for the ease of entry for singleton, and the depth of engagement plus the creative aspects of the format.

I'm a systems thinker and, learning to apply that framework to this world is tons of fun! I currently find myself attracted to exploring the combination of flavour and function. I naturally tend to build for heavy synergy as that's how I think. Just going "function" seems to lead to the same ol' cards everyone else is playing, but flavour gives a nice creative challenge and character to the decks.

I love the experience of getting the ideas, making the assumptions on synergies and sequencing and then playing it out with the cards interacting with each other; seeing the deck come to life with everyone else's decks after it just existing in my head is one of my favourite experiences in magic!

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Said on Yarok, Landlubber...

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If thematic is what you're looking for, I dug into my old Gitrog deck and found Fortitude and Village Elder.

I'd also recommend considering Emergence Zone and Elvish Reclaimer as possible includes.

Maybe even Expedition Map if you have some land combos that are important?

Have you considered Mystic Sanctuary?

November 11, 2020 midnight

Said on Yarok, Landlubber...

#2

Sylvan Safekeeper would be a must in here, especially with the loam package. I personally—with my play style—would take out rampaging baloths for it. It's a more obvious red flag card that draws attention to you and Yarok, while Safekeeper will give you the time to value out and drop Ob Nixilis, the Fallen.

I also feel it'd be a crime to not run Tatyova, Benthic Druid especially as she'll draw you into your protection while you're doing your thing.

Maybe pull out Jadelight and throw in another counterspell or a Heroic Intervention. It doesn't strike me has a strong midrange edh card.

November 10, 2020 6:36 p.m.

What's happening everyone! I'm doing a $50 deck challenge with my playgroup. People wanted to level out the playing field a bit for some games, so this means also not going too focused.

I've got a Grand Landlord Radha Deck. Using the Moxfield site the playgroup is using for pricing I'm at about $56, so I need to pull out some more cards. I'll be going all basics in this (which we aren't counting in the price).

The deck is about punishing everyone with passive damage, especially for their mana and mana abilities, while using Grand Warlord Radha to get ahead. The passive damage supports the aggro strategy putting everyone within kill range.

Would love some help with the cuts and perhaps some advice for spicey, price conscious includes!

November 10, 2020 6:29 p.m. Edited.

Sig1L, you bet! Opposition Agent is definitely a must include, thanks for reminding me to update this. In the past I'd use Protean Hulk to grab Maralen of the Mornsong and Aven Mindcensor. Now Maralen's new boytoy is most definitely Agent. One that note, your totally right Abzkaban, it puts us one step closer to going Golgari effectively with this.

And thanks for pointing that out about Recruiter. Old me missed that and new me needs to update this!

Winds of Abandon is a wicked include! Nice, Abzkaban. Flicker effects or things like Second Sunrise are effective ways to get the etbs to finish things off. Also, Ghave's built in sac ability has played a strong role in games as well. I'm going to get back to playtesting this as Abzan a little more to see if it's worth keeping the extra color.

November 10, 2020 1:05 a.m.

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