I have a confusions deck. I use token generators to really mess with stuff hehe.
Mine once banned stasis, and also banned Obliterate for the sake of not losing our minds. haha
Not 'banned' per se, but no one I play with will touch...any combos that give infinite whatever.
Again nothing banned outright, but players going against the above will be gang raped as soon as the next game starts.
I prefer banning obnoxious combos.
You can use the card itself, such as earthcraft, but ban its use with certain cards that make it too powerful. Use it every game, just not together with squirrel nest or anything else that ends up doing the same thing.
We banned Bay Falcon just for fun because one player had killed an opponent in like 20 turns with it.
Yeah someone once used Karma against me. I started using Stench of Evil. He stopped.
No group I've played with has ever banned anything. Infinite combos, etc. usuallly go off once or twice before people start recognizing the deck, after which it gets pounded or at least watched closely.
I still get beat on if I even lay an Island, all based on my Stasis deck.
my group had an unofficial ban on kokusho. we didn't really enforce the ban, but if you did play him the whole table would throw a fit and hear no defense for your actions. if you played more than one you'd be pariah for the day.
I can certain see the potential for abuse but if it was put in a deck for meerly a creature card and no real combo abuse to make it go in and out of the GY what would be the issue? Or is it more just the 20-30 life average increase since its multiplayer?
subversion I would think would net you more hate :D
Enchantment decks that just sit behind them, like worship plus sterling grove, plus privelidged position, plus ivory mask, plus 4 ghostly prison, plus... decks have been entirely hated out.
I think I can relate to upheavel. Its a reset. multiplayer games by nature take FOREVER. unless someone plays some combo deck to win 1st turn.
So when you are in a heated game and someone casts obliterate....
or upheaval... ugh ugh ugh indeed. LOL
We're ok with evacuations, balance, pox ect. but total resets...
You know what you need to do then my friend. Remove one red card and obliterate and put in thieves auction and BRAND.
then see if they still hate obliterate more.
My group banned Bay Falcon too, so I ran 3x Zephyr Falcon with 4x Living Wish to fetch the 4th. Needless to say I won.
Actually, my group hasn't banned anything, because none of us want to admit being unable to handle combo. However, ANYBODY who plays an Urza's block or Onslaught block elf is immediately ganged up on. That tribe is silly strong in multiplayer. Also, anybody playing a sac-land is ganged up on, as a couple people have mind's desire decks. We also don't let people play foreign language cards unless they are recognizable enough for everyone to know what they are.
I don't understand the sac-land hatred.
Wrong sac-lands. I mean the combo sac-lands that get used for Balancing Act and Mind's desire decks Tinder Farm is an example. We hate on them because their only purpose is to power combo.