on May 15, 2013 at 08:22:35 AM
So, I decided to build ten Commander decks. Just for fun. All using the Maze Runners as the commanders. But as everybody knows, the obvous inclusions in the Varolz deck would be [c]Death's Shadow[/c], [c]Phyrexian Dreadnought[/c], and other ridiculously large low-cost creatures...so to make it more challenging, I limited my cardpool to only nonland cards from the original Ravnica block and Return to Ravnica block. As such, all of these decklists are arbitrarily pieced together based on my own whims and what I considered to be flavorful inclusions for each guild. I should note that I broke my limitation for one deck, but I'll get to that when I get to it.
[sblock=Lavinia's Deck][deck]1 Aerial Maneuver
1 Aethermage's Touch
1 Archon of the Triumvirate
1 Ascended Lawmage
1 Azorius Arrester...
on Jan 12, 2013 at 06:09:32 AM
So yeah, haven't been doing blogs like I said I would. Nothing to talk about.
So, anybody who has been following the spoilers knows there have been quite a few cards spoiled so far. And I have to say, I'm pretty excited. I intend to go Simic at the prerelease, and if I can make it to multiple prereleases (like I did for RTR), the order after Simic will most likely be Dimir, Boros, Gruul, Orzhov. But I'm not here to talk about that.
I'm here to talk about the Orzhov cards that have been spoiled so far. Yeah, I know it seems like I'm not very excited about them since they're dead last on my list of "multiple prerelease" picks, but that's only because I don't think they'd be that great in Sealed Limited. In constructed, however, I expect them to do very well. Especially in my black-white...
on Nov 21, 2012 at 01:21:56 PM
I actually have something to talk about, and it's been a little over a week since my last post. The thing I have to talk about is...well, not necessarily a new format, but certainly a new way of approaching deck design. And something I practice sporadically on MTGO.
I call it Naturalist. The idea is to build a deck using only lands and creatures. No instants, sorceries, enchantments ([c=Lucent Liminid]one exception[/c]), noncreature artifacts, or planeswalkers. "Summoner War" could possibly fit better, but in my opinion such a "format" would allow instants and sorceries that produce creature tokens.
You may be asking "Why would anybody want to do this?" I would retort with my own question: Why wouldn't they want to do this?
Over the years, creatures have steadily been gaining more and more...
on Nov 13, 2012 at 03:06:42 AM
So yeah, turns out weekly blogs were kind of boring to me. I'm still going to try to do these on a somewhat regular basis, but weekly just doesn't allow me time to come up with an idea for new decks or notice new interactions.
Anyway, new deck idea (only in concept stage) so we're going to have another process blog. The basic premise behind this deck is to utilize detain and token manipulation ([c]Cackling Counterpart[/c], [c]Parallel Lives[/c]) to lock your opponent out of doing anything other than casting spells. And I feel that [c]Archon of the Triumvirate[/c] is the best detain candidate, since it detains 2 permanents per attack. The only problem is its high mana cost, and then you have to wait a turn to attack. Or do you? I've already titled this "4-color" because I intend to include...
on Oct 12, 2012 at 07:53:23 AM
So this week, I have a deck that I think would be interesting to run. I don't yet own all of these cards (missing the Abrupt Decays, and I really don't feel like shelling out 16 bucks a piece for them), but that's okay because...well, we'll discuss that when we get to it.
[deck=Jund Guardians]3 Golgari Guildgate
3 Rakdos Guildgate
4 Transguild Promenade
3 Axebane Guardian
3 Gatecreeper Vine
3 Trestle Troll
3 Ogre Jailbreaker
3 Xathrid Gorgon
3 Hanweir Watchkeep
3 Lobber Crew
3 Essence Backlash
3 Auger Spree
3 Abrupt Decay
3 Golgari Charm[/deck]
No sideboard decided for it just yet, but I would want it to contain only multicolored spells.
If you haven't noticed, every creature is a defender, except the Gorgon and Hanweir's other face. The Gorgon is not only for...
on Oct 8, 2012 at 08:48:30 AM
Well, I don't have a deck idea already cooked up just yet, but I might as well let people see how I come up with deck ideas (usually). So, for this week's blog (for I will be trying to keep them weekly, but I can't promise it'll stay that way), I will think up a decklist.
How do I decide on what kind of deck to build? It actually depends a lot on what kind of mood I'm in. Am I in a themeing mood? Are there a few cards I just absolutely must build around? Did I find a new interaction I hadn't noticed before? As it turns out, right now I'm in a mood that is a mix between themeing and building around. In this case, the theme is +1/+1 counters and the build-arounds are [c]Corpsejack Menace[/c] and [c]Heartless Summoning[/c]. As for the format in which I'm building...I think I'd like to keep ...
on Sep 30, 2012 at 07:51:25 PM
Well, needless to say, I had fun this weekend. So, as I stated in my previous blog (if indeed these count as blogs), I'm gonna write about it.
First, I should mention that I had work the previous night, and that I had no time to get a nap in before the first prerelease. So, I ended up staying up for over 24 hours. The two "naps" I did have, I'm not sure I was ever asleep. But they were resting enough, whatever they were.
Anyways, the first prerelease event: Local store. I chose to go with the guild I picked for my Planeswalker Points thing, which is Golgari. And luckily, I ended up opening enough stuff to make a decent Golgari deck. Among other rares which weren't as useful (either because they weren't in Golgari colors or I never saw them during matches), I opened a [c]Lotleth Troll[/c] ...
on Sep 24, 2012 at 12:23:23 PM
So, minor intro here: I'm going to start trying to keep a somewhat steady blog, mostly to post deck ideas I have or card comboes I find interesting. I'd use the forums, but most of the people who frequent those are too competitive in nature and just don't understand why or how I find the certain interactions of the cards to be interesting. And usually try to rework the decklist to include every "meta staple" that's currently legal. While some of these decks may be good in a competitive setting, I create all my decks based around ideas that I find fun.
Of course, to really understand what I find fun, you have to know that I am a Timmy Johnny Vorthos. Which should tell you I like big creatures, comboes, and I admire cards for more than just their gameplay value (in this case, flavor; Vorthos...
on Aug 23, 2012 at 05:57:03 AM
Check out the new deck I'm woking on:tappedout.net/mtg-decks/green-with-pure-...
It's supposed to replace my current deck that I'm running:tappedout.net/mtg-decks/romeo-smash/
Please hit me up with some feedback. Thanks...
on Jun 20, 2012 at 04:13:26 PM
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