40 card singleton

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I never understood why they just don't make a 40 card singleton constructed
format. It would be extremely easy to enter a draft,  built your 40-card deck, and then easily transition into constructed by switching out a few cards.

You wouldn't need to collect 4 of every rare and mythic rare for your deck, only 1 like in EDH.

You would also have to think about each of your deck choices. You can't just run 4 of all the best cards. For instance, you can't just run 4 Swords to Plowshares as removal and be done - you would have to consider the 2nd, 3rd, and 4th best removal spells to fill up the slot. 

If your deck revolves around certain very powerful cards, you may need to use recursion spells in case that card is sent to your graveyard. In this way, recursion acts as additional copies of that card.

Mill becomes stronger, which is something wizards has been pushing recently and yet it never quite takes off.

Lastly, combo decks become a lot weaker because you often need multiple copies of tutors, rituals, ect. This is a good thing for most players.

I guess Cube is kind of like this, but that's still a limited format, not a constructed one. For instance, what would a 40-card singleton legacy deck look like? Merfolk with only one of each lord and 1 FoW/Vial/Daze? Standard UW Delver with only 1 Mana Leak/Delver/Snapcaster? 

 

Lastly, combo decks become a lot weaker because you often need multiple copies of tutors, rituals, ect. This is a good thing for most players.



Not for the combo players.

Lastly, combo decks become a lot weaker because you often need multiple copies of tutors, rituals, ect. This is a good thing for most players.



Not for the combo players.

Combo players can go to modern/legacy if they have to. It would still work in singleton, but it wouldn't be quite as good. You would need to innovate a bit.

Lastly, combo decks become a lot weaker because you often need multiple copies of tutors, rituals, ect. This is a good thing for most players.



Not for the combo players.

Combo players can go to modern/legacy if they have to. It would still work in singleton, but it wouldn't be quite as good. You would need to innovate a bit.


I don't know if you've ever looked at the long lasting combo decks in eternal formats but it's not like they were easy to develop. The card interactions aren't exactly clear cut. Just because you don't like combo decks doesn't mean they aren't legitimate. 
good idea but the reason for them not doing this is probably money. :< 
good idea but the reason for them not doing this is probably money. :< 



Yes of course. The same reason pauper isn't as supported as it could be.