Quote from arrogantAxolotl »Quote from Gabrielle Angelfire »How much I enjoy the game is fairly contingent on who's playing that week.This, right here, is a nugget of wisdom.
Quote from Gabrielle Angelfire »How much I enjoy the game is fairly contingent on who's playing that week.
Quote from Gabrielle Angelfire »To me MLD sort of breaks the social contract of EDH. I've found it's frowned upon in many pods, and to me greatly reduces the amount of fun I have in a game.
Quote from bobthefunnyYup. It doesn't change zones. It simply holds a sign up saying "I'm not here!" if anything comes looking for it.
Quote from Blinking Spirit »Quote from magickware99 »How do you achieve the state of "above being logical"?I dunno. You tell me.
Quote from magickware99 »How do you achieve the state of "above being logical"?
Quote from Gabrielle Angelfire »Part of me wants to build a Kaalia deck that even the Spikes will fear
Quote from Gabrielle Angelfire »It had been very strongly impressed upon me by people who used to be regulars to the group that mass land destruction was considered very rude and that you didn't play it if you cared at all about anyone else's enjoyment of the game. From them and the Command Zone podcast I've gotten the idea that it's breaking a social contract of sorts to play MLD.
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@TheAmericanSpirit, TheDrB and hyalaperterouslemur: I see value in having a deck that"s more dangerous, and I can ask what sorts of decks people are playing before I decide what I"m going to play. As far as generals that I consider “competitive”, I currently own [card »Kaalia of the Vast[/card] and have a few of the components for building the deck, including some MLD (I have fewer qualms running it if I know others are), and there is a budget list on MtGGoldfish that I can build and improve. Maelstrom Wanderer has also been recommended to me. Both look fun. The people who complained about Kaalia haven't showed up in weeks, and those are the same people who impressed upon me how bad MLD is. The meta has changed and I'm seeing different sorts of people with different sorts of decks starting to show up.
Quote from Gabrielle Angelfire »Part of me wants to build a Kaalia deck that even the Spikes will fear,
@Justice: Perhaps a short description of my early experiences with EDH will explain a few things: I came into EDH with a Kaalia angel tribal deck that wasn't great, at least, not up to being Archenemy from the word “go”, but Kaalia meant I was targeted instantly almost every game I played, and had horrible experiences. I never got to see how good or bad the deck truly was, though, because I never actually saw it work. I had similar experiences with my second attempt, a Nazahn, Revered Bladesmith deck that's basically a minor upgrade of the Feline Ferocity precon, adding stuff like Sram, Senior Edificer, Puresteel Paladin, Open the Armory, Sigarda's Aid, etc. I began to think that it was retribution for me playing Kaalia, or maybe because I was new, or because I'm a woman, or whatever other stupid reason. I'm a Timmy, deckbuilding is not my forte. When I build my criteria tend to look like “how can I build a strategy around big creatures and flashy abilities?” I don't really care how often I win so long as it's sometimes, and every now and then I get to feel powerful.
To counter MLD I have Avacyn, Angel of Hope, Boros Charm and Sun Titan (which I still need to buy) . I've considered Suppression Field, Darksteel Mutation, and Overwhelming Splendor for Mairsil.
Quote from Gabrielle Angelfire »I'm running Sol Ring, Boros Signet, Chromatic Lantern, Worn Powerstone, and Commander's Sphere. For other cheap options I'm only aware of the Keyrune, the Cluestone, and Fellwar Stone, which would likely suck in a 2 color deck, and the two Diamonds from Mirage. I guess that makes 10 total.
Quote from GloriousGoose »Hopefully you can find a playgroup you mesh with. Unfortunately, the cold, hard truth is that Magic is played predominantly by male nerds, and male nerds are the worst people on the planet.