"Kamarupa (Sk.). Metaphysically, and in our esoteric philosophy, it is the subjective form created through the mental and physical desires and thoughts in connection with things of matter, by all sentient beings, a form which survives the death of their bodies. After that death three of the seven “principles”—or let us say planes of senses and consciousness on which the human instincts and ideation act in turn—viz., the body, its astral prototype and physical vitality,—being of no further use, remain on earth; the three higher principles, grouped into one, merge into the state of Devachan (q.v.), in which state the Higher Ego will remain until the hour for a new reincarnation arrives; and the eidolon of the ex-Personality is left alone in its new abode. Here, the pale copy of the man that was, vegetates for a period of time, the duration of which is variable and according to the element of materiality which is left in it, and which is determined by the past life of the defunct. Bereft as it is of its higher mind, spirit and physical senses, if left alone to its own senseless devices, it will gradually fade out and disintegrate. But, if forcibly drawn back into the terrestrial sphere whether by the passionate desires and appeals of the surviving friends or by regular necromantic practices—one of the most pernicious of which is medium- ship—the “spook” may prevail for a period greatly exceeding the span of the natural life of its body. Once the Kamarupa has learnt the way back to living human bodies, it becomes a vampire, feeding on the vitality of those who are so anxious for its company. In India these eidolons are called Pisâchas, and are much dreaded, as already explained elsewhere." - (http://theosophy.wiki/w-en/index.php?title=Kama-Rupa)


I started playing casually somewhere around 2012 and settled on Modern as my format of choice, being slower than Legacy, and smarter on price than Standard. This was before a lot of newer formats were popular or even existed. If I started playing now, I might chose Paper Pauper or Frontier as my format of choice.

I like hashing out ideas here on tappedout in the form of decks. I used to playtest my budget ideas for paper online at untap.in, but since V2 and continuing with V3, have found the lag too great to remain viable, so I've switched to Cockatrice, where I mostly playtest multiplayer against my friends. Sometimes, when I really enjoy playing a deck online, I'll try to build it in paper, too. Often, though, I'll hash out ideas that are either too slow, convoluted, or otherwise fruitless. That's the way it goes with brewing!

I've been doing semi-profession graphic design for a over a decade. Sometimes I create custom tokens - just pairing an existing nice image with a customizable full art card frame. To be clear, I'm able to customize frames in ways you cannot do with card-creator websites, etc. I think they're pretty nice, but I suppose I'm biased. I'm open to requests as my time allows. I'm especially interested in working with quality original art. Just leave me a message below. Also, in case you don't know, custom tokens are completely legal to play!! Here are a few I've made in the past for myself and friends: (I know they're blurry, but if you click it will take you to a hosted image that shows they're very sharp.)Token-Bar-5

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Beast Within is always useful and direct. Heroic Intervention is pretty solid, too, though pricey.

March 20, 2020 7:23 p.m.

Specialties

Modern - Budget, Modern - Multiplayer

Decks

Autumn

Modern* kamarupa

SCORE: 22 | 22 COMMENTS | 4141 VIEWS | IN 8 FOLDERS

'fender-benders

Modern* kamarupa

SCORE: 12 | 16 COMMENTS | 1415 VIEWS | IN 7 FOLDERS

Gift of Bears

Modern* kamarupa

SCORE: 20 | 27 COMMENTS | 1272 VIEWS | IN 4 FOLDERS

Sand Flies

Modern* kamarupa

SCORE: 17 | 24 COMMENTS | 1527 VIEWS | IN 6 FOLDERS

Capitalism

Modern* kamarupa

SCORE: 12 | 20 COMMENTS | 1751 VIEWS | IN 2 FOLDERS

Cocaine

Modern kamarupa

SCORE: 44 | 68 COMMENTS | 6008 VIEWS | IN 16 FOLDERS

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