I enjoy combinations and permutations; hockey pools were my typical outlet. During the most recent NHL strike I started paying attention to Magic after a 15 year hiatus (this was during Innistrad Block). I was introduced to the Limited and EDH formats, and since then I've been hooked. It's taken a while to assimilate 15 years worth of cards and to hone my abilities as a deck builder. I am part of a good casual group and rarely participate in store events. I also enjoy the social aspect of gaming, avoiding online play to any great degree (I do practice drafting here).

My deck building philosophy: Infinite combo is fine, but win or lose they leave me with a hollow dissatisfied feeling. Instead I try to build highly synergistic value engines, or cascading effects that finish the game a high percentage of the time but still offer the suspense of a reasonable chance of failure. Controlling strategies which completely deny resources to your opponents lead to boring shitty games. With that in mind I try to limit myself to five or fewer board wipes out of the 100, and four is a decent sweet spot.

The decks in my profile are those I own in paper and run against my play group.

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Said on Mad Scientist...

#1

Emry, Lurker of the Loch : the cost reducing effect is much more useful as a commander, and aside from Academy Ruins I don't use the graveyard much: titans reshuffle it and Relic of Progenitus or Scavenger Grounds are both indescriminate.

October 14, 2019 1:42 a.m.

Said on redfell no rares...

#2

Goblin Bombardment might be another consideration: a lot of your spells are going to wipe your own board.

September 30, 2019 10:38 p.m.

Golos, Tireless Pilgrim might have some good synergy here.

September 30, 2019 10:35 p.m.

Said on redfell no rares...

#4

Firebrand Ranger has a green mana symbol in it. Maybe replace it with Boggart Shenanigans ? Also, is Skullclamp on your ban list?

September 30, 2019 10:26 p.m.

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Murder Suicide

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SCORE: 3 | 1 COMMENT | 531 VIEWS | IN 2 FOLDERS

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SCORE: 9 | 6 COMMENTS | 3072 VIEWS | IN 6 FOLDERS

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SCORE: 28 | 41 COMMENTS | 4921 VIEWS | IN 12 FOLDERS

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SCORE: 9 | 24 COMMENTS | 3324 VIEWS | IN 4 FOLDERS

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SCORE: 4 | 4 COMMENTS | 2232 VIEWS | IN 3 FOLDERS

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Commander / EDH shub

SCORE: 18 | 9 COMMENTS | 2463 VIEWS | IN 6 FOLDERS

Here's Mud In Your Eye

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SCORE: 6 | 3 COMMENTS | 3221 VIEWS | IN 4 FOLDERS

Finished Decks 40
Prototype Decks 24
Drafts 238
Playing since Revised Edition
Points 135
Avg. deck rating 8.80
T/O Rank 588
Helper Rank 252
Favorite formats Commander / EDH, Limited
Good Card Suggestions 243
Venues casual play
Last activity 3 days
Joined 7 years