Results for tag: Casual
Posted by: silasw on Sep 15, 2011 at 12:11:12 AM
Do you have piles and piles of Time Spiral commons under your bed? Do you like winning by the skin of your teeth? This is the deck for you. Red Riddle flies in the face of many deckbuilding conventions, and its power never fails to surprise me.
I concocted this deck when I was feeling unsatisfied with my old U/R [c]Riddle of Lightning[/c] combo deck. That deck planned to scry [c]Greater Gargadon[/c] to the top, cast Riddle of Lightning, and [c]Twincast[/c] or [c]Reverberate[/c] it. I found this deck to be too slow and boring to play, so I decided to try a more straightforward approach.
This deck has two main themes: Taking advantage of high CMC spells, and abusing [c]Greater Gargadon[/c]. I packed the deck full of cards with high converted mana cost, but almost none of them actually...
Posted by: silasw on Jan 7, 2011 at 01:14:39 PM
[c]Martyr of Sands[/c] is definitely in my top five for the greatest life gain cards of all time. It can easily gain upwards of 12 life for two mana, plus it's easy to recur. Martyr has traditionally been paired with [c]Proclamation of Rebirth[/c], but I decided to go for a slightly different approach, using [c]Grim Harvest[/c]. While Grim Harvest isn't a white card, it provides other advantages; it can return any creature, not just those costing 1 or less, and it lets me be more flexible with when I decide to spend my mana.
[deck=Martyr Harvest]4 Martyr of Sands
4 Grim Harvest
Posted by: silasw on Jan 6, 2011 at 12:59:50 PM
Scars of Mirrodin is full of interesting rares for casual deckbuilders like me. However, this deck is from the mind of my friend Tony, who just started playing Magic less than a year ago. He loves artifact decks, and ever since I tried out his deck, I think I do too. This list is my own version, but the essence is the same.
Older players might be familiar with the term "mono-brown deck." That's basically what this is, even if the card frames aren't so brown anymore. All of the lands only produce colorless mana, because that's all this deck needs.
[deck=Urza's Katamari]4 Myr Battlesphere
3 Serum Tank
Posted by: silasw on Jan 5, 2011 at 07:37:31 PM
When I saw Proliferate, my mind raced with possibilities. I fell in love. These days, though, proliferate is too often relegated to support for its ugly twin sister, Infect. I'm not a fan of poison counters at all, they just don't do it for me. I thought to myself, how can I get the juicy goodness of Proliferate without making another boring Infect deck? This is what I came up with:
[deck=Witherbomb]4 Carnifex Demon
4 Blowfly Infestation
Basically, you want to play your creatures for the first few turns, then start spreading some -1/-1 counters on your opponent's stuff. This deck works great in...