Most of my decks on TappedOut are theorycrafting, seeing how a card interaction works or just messing around. I like grindy attrition decks, usually in some variation of --Turbofog, Lantern Control, discard, that sort of thing. Resource denial is a way of life. I also have a soft spot for Dredge and recursion.

Creature types that need more support: Assassin, Plant, Scorpion, Shaman, Skeleton

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Hey Legend, I think the 1$ decks are a really cool idea. I would for sure check out more 1$ decks you made. Right now I'm browsing around to see if there are any actually decent or good budget decks on here available against what precons are sold in stores for 30-40 USD.

December 1, 2022 1:58 p.m.

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Ko-Shaac, the Great Provider

Legendary Creature - Fish God


Whenever Ko-Shaac, the Great Provider enters the battlefield or becomes tapped, create a Food token. Then if you control five or more Food tokens, transform Ko-Shaac.

, : Put a +1/+1 counter on target creature. That creature gains ward until end of turn.



Shrine of the Many Waters

Legendary Land - Shrine

: Add or .

, Sacrifice X Food tokens: Create X 1/1 blue Fish creature tokens with "This creature can't be blocked." Then transform Shrine of the Many Waters.

Gods in Ixalan are defined as much by their animal aspects as by their areas of influence. Ko-Shaac, the Marlin God, provides clean water, food, and safe harbors. He is generally calm and approachable (or as approachable as these gods get), and will avoid creating conflict. While the River Heralds make up the largest proportion of his worshippers, the Sun Empire makes offerings before their rare ocean voyages, and the Brazen Coalition have been known to throw a few handfuls of gold overboard to placate him.

Create another Ixalan God. (I wasn't specifically aiming for faction color matching, so feel free to play with colors.)

December 2, 2022 12:20 p.m.

The_Librarian As a tip, there's a dedicated forum here for this sort of rules question.

December 2, 2022 11:33 a.m.

Next thought I have is, what is the intent behind Okina, Temple to the Grandfathers and Shizo, Death's Storehouse? The deck doesn't have any legendary creatures to use the ability.

Finally, to make room for Creeping Corrosion, two of the cuts should be the Fangren Marauders. They can be sideboarded, but you already have good beaters with Bloodvial Purveyor and Wanted Scoundrels, and the life gain is probably the least useful payoff.

December 2, 2022 11:28 a.m.

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A little thread necromancy, but I figure it's better than starting a new thread. I'm pitching this idea again (TL;DR: A new format, where the card pool is restricted to all cards printed in a calendar year, January 1st to December 31st) with a little more lead-up time for 2023, and looking for some input on these open questions (and hopefully drum up some hype).

What's the best way to approach deck construction? The card pool will likely be too small in the early months for 100-card singleton, while 60-card will potentially allow playsets of cards like Sol Ring and whatever bits of brokenness come out in Secret Lairs.

Should there be a banlist? Sol Ring would probably have a permanent home, and Secret Lairs evaluated on a card-by-card basis. Any cards banned in Standard would likely be banned here, too.

A new question, which hopefully won't be relevant in the future, but what's the best way to approach "collector reprints" like the M30 cards? My opinion is that they would not be allowed, since they're not intended to be tournament-legal.

I didn't follow through with this idea as hard as I could have this year, so for 2023, I promise* that I will promote this idea, at least on here and when I start going to an LGS regularly again.

*Promise may be revoked at any time and is not guaranteed.

December 2, 2022 2:56 a.m.

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I saw you were coming back from L5R. Was it the card game or the RPG?

December 2, 2022 12:55 a.m.

I feel like this deck needs some more mass removal. Your opponent can generally just ignore the artifacts you give them, and I'm not sure the single Ratchet Bomb and single-target Manglehorns would do enough. Echoing Ruin is off-color, but would you consider Creeping Corrosion?

December 2, 2022 12:51 a.m.

Rephrasing for clarity, create a multicolor land-searching sorcery, with green as one of the colors.

December 1, 2022 6:39 p.m.

Guandeli, Librarian of Moments

Legendary Creature - Human Wizard

Spells you cast from exile cost less.

Whenever you cast a spell from exile, exile the top two cards of your library. Until end of turn, you may play one of those cards.

Your maximum hand size is zero.


Create a multicolor green land search sorcery.

December 1, 2022 6:03 p.m.

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Any special requests? I've got a mono-white +1/+1 counters deck in testing now, and everything else I've completed is posted here.

December 1, 2022 2:34 p.m.

Fae of Life's Decline

Creature - Faerie

Flying, wither

Whenever a player gains life, that player gets a senescence counter.

Fae of Life's Decline gets +1/+1 for each senescence counter on the active player.

At the end of each player's turn, for each senescence counter on that player, they pay or 2 life.


There are five cards that refer to the active player through errata, and all of them force attacks.

Create a card that is unblockable or grants unblockability under certain conditions.

December 1, 2022 1:53 a.m.

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Thanks for the upvotes! Would you like more of the $1 Commander decks?

December 1, 2022 1:22 a.m.

NV_1980 Good thoughts, thanks. Bontu's Monument and Mana Echoes have been underperforming recently. Chromatic Lantern is worth a shot. Black Market Connections seems like the best new option, as far as card draw goes, so I'm going to try that alongside Phyrexian Arena.

November 29, 2022 5:19 p.m.

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that_dude33 Yoshimitsu? I love it.

November 29, 2022 3:11 a.m.

Said on Whats a custom …...


I would love to give credit to pretty much everybody in the Card creation challenge thread.

Lots of great designs in there, and there's no way I can pick out even a top 20. I don't really go out of my way to find other custom cards. But skim through there (it's more than 750 pages at this point) and find some that stand out to you.

November 29, 2022 1:35 a.m.

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Checking out Planar Atlas, I'm not sure it's better than the Signets or Talismans. It's slower and doesn't really provide independent mana fixing. I'd put it at a solid "decent" in a vacuum and "good to very good" in an artifact deck or something where land sequencing matters.

November 28, 2022 5:28 p.m.



If you control fewer creatures than target player, create two 1/1 white Soldier creatures tokens.





Create a token copy of target creature with mana value 4 or less. It gains haste. Exile that token at end of turn.





Create a 1/1 blue Bird creature token with flying.


Create another fuse card whose names are homophones.

November 27, 2022 10:43 p.m.

Therealsideshowbob Before I review the links you posted, I am going to state that I am not an employee, representative, or in any way connected to Hasbro, Wizards of the Coast, or any division thereof, nor do I claim to have any influence over their policies or products. In short, I don't work for WotC, and suggesting I do accomplishes nothing.

Secondly, "i don't need a proof because i know what i know" and "the devs are the only ones with the actual data that they can manipulate to hide proof" is completely meaningless. As a parallel, I can claim that I know that the asteroid near miss from last July was a result of you trying to turn the South American continent into a glassy crater, and that you destroyed all your notes and plans when it failed. "I don't need a proof, I know what I know. You're the only one with actual data that you can destroy to hide proof." Both claims are equally valid given the evidence available, and the proffered "evidence' is equally useless.

Third, YouTube is hardly a more reliable source than "google it." Videos can be staged and edited. Could you please provide a link to a video you consider conclusive?

For my final comment before I look at the Imgur pictures, there are still unresolved questions.

  • Outside of winning and losing streaks of 15 or more, how often do you win or lose only one or two in a row?

  • How can you demonstrate that your wins are rigged?

  • What is the purpose of making a consumer angry at your product?

  • Who are matches rigged in favor of, and what is the purpose of artificially generating both winning and losing streaks for the same player?

  • What non-anecdotal evidence have you collected?

For the Imgur pictures you linked, I see a Belcher deck relying on double-faced land cards, which are revealed as their front, non-land face. Specifically, I see a Spikefield Cave  Flip, Sea Gate, Reborn  Flip, Shatterskull, the Hammer Pass  Flip, and what might be a Song-Mad Ruins  Flip as the lands in play, and a double-faced card that I can't identify as part of the reveled cards. This is not only expected, but virtually required for the functioning of the current Belcher deck.

This link has a decklist that I expect will be similar to the deck in the images you posted, and it has zero cards listed as lands. This is how Belcher decks work; the mana is provided from Treasure tokens and MDFC lands. In the MTGAZone decklist, there are a very reasonable 36 cards dedicated to mana production, with 24 of those playable as lands. I see nothing suspicious with the pictures posted.

November 27, 2022 8:15 p.m.

Working through a hypothetical tournament, let's say one player doubles every chance they get and another player never doubles, and these two never face each other. Maybe one is simply more risk-averse, or is less confident in their play patterns in a new deck.

The doubler wins a 32-point match and loses three 4-point matches, and the non-doubler wins two 2-point matches and two 1-point matches.

Does the doubler, who won one match, have 32 points or 20 points? How does that stack up against the non-doubler, who won four matches for a total of 6 points?

Outside of that, are there restrictions on when you can double? If your opponent's playing Boros aggro and ran out of gas against your full board or whatever, and you're guaranteed a win this turn, can you double before you take your winning action?

November 26, 2022 2:41 a.m.

Welcome to the club, Foreign359!

Looking at the deck, cards like Archon of Falling Stars and Danitha, Benalia's Hope don't really contribute that much. They eat a lot of mana, and the deck doesn't have the enchantment/aura/equipment base to support them. Those would be my first cuts.

After that, look at every card above 3 mana and ask how it contributes to you winning the game. Your 4+ mana cards should mark strong pushes to victory, not just delaying tactics like Angel of Grace.

As for what to replace them with, choose a strategy and focus around that. I see the core of a decent white weenie deck, casting a lot of synergistic small creatures and pumping them. My suggestion is to look for creature in the 1-2 mana range with efficient stats and good effects, and build around speed and numbers.

Above all, have fun!

November 26, 2022 12:38 a.m.

I have to admit, I'm not quite understanding this. Are you suggesting people can choose to play a best of 64 match, or get 64 game wins off a single game, or am I misinterpreting something?

November 26, 2022 12:27 a.m.


Ziatora Calls Upon the Demons

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Whither Blooms the Darkness? pEDH

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Northwest Passage: Fire From Ice

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Dead Metal

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Everyone gets to party! Everyone's invited!

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Delight: A 0/1 Beatdown Story

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Pickman's Model: A Horror Art Collection

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