I won't plagiarize Nicol Bolas that created the first version of this database. Here are his words:
"I've noticed that people will put up decklists for EDH decks that use the same general, or a general of the same colours as a decklist posted by someone else. They are looking for feedback on card choices and suggestions for cards that work with their strategy. [...] My idea was to create a list of generals that have been used before and link them to the relevant threads in this forum. This way, if you're considering making a deck with that general, or a general in the same colour, you can look at the list and benefit from someone else's ideas and experience."
Please post your link this way: "General" - link to your thread (without "..."!). I'll update the database regularly.
- : first deck listed with the associated General (appears only if there is more than 1 list of the same General)
- [M] : deck geared for Multiplayer
- [D] : deck geared for Duels
- [$]: "budget" deck (="choices made with money limit in mind")
- Specific considerations : Memnarch and Bosh, Iron Golem are considered monocolored Generals and counted in those sections.
Mono-colored Decks (Decklists: 175 / Generals: 106 out of 268)
along with the stats section at the top, you should add the total number of generals available. according to gatherer, there are 403 legendary creatures; something like
generals used: 106 of 403
motivate people to search out the obscure generals
I do agree with this. There are a TON of different Legends that people could use. Some of them (for example, all the vanilla Legends,) are terrible, but there are quite a few that slip under the radar.
Niv-mizzet updated: I don't know why it was broken...
Ok for the General switch: I've created a new link! As long as you've made clear modifications linked to the switch, so that people can understand the difference in the deckbuilding.
... and it's the first Maga based decklist!! Congratulations!!