Quote from calibrettoThis is why they invented doggy style and backwards cowgirl. And paper bags.
Quote from Obermeir »This probably isn't the place to ask something like this, but how do you think the banlist would differ if we had one for paper Pauper? I don't think there would be one, personally.
Quote from Obermeir »I'm glad you like it! I was hoping it could be used as a reference for anyone else trying something similar. What 10 decks will you start with, do you think?
Pure combo decks aren't really that great in multiplayer, so more than one isn't a good idea, in my opinion. If you're going to be playing casually, making everyone do nothing for five minutes while you combo off and win is just not a good game experience (not saying I'm against combo in general, it's perfectly ok in more competitive settings). On a more practical scale, can Spring Tide take out two opponents? Or would it run out of cards?
I'd go for a Delver deck. Possibly UR delver with Young Pyromancer, which would make it more multiplayer-friendly, I think. If you check out the web-site that zomby33 posted a while ago, you'll see UR Delver was a very popular and successful deck in Europe. UR Delver. Not sure about Gelectrode, but the rest seems solid. They also banned things like Treasure Cruise and Delver of Secrets recently, so do what you want with that info lol
Quote from urdjur »Thanks for the reply! Just to clarify, the 5 decks wouldn't ONLY be for star format. The main function would be to have a nice selection of casual decks and I assume it would be mostly 1v1. But since multiplayer tends to happen anyway, I might as well take it into consideration. The battle bag aspect would only be icing on the cake!
Quote from urdjur »While there is some truth to this, I think some measure of combo keeps people honest, and Spring Tide only gets better the more islands it can play so it's a pretty decent choice. Anything with counters, hand disruption or instant speed removal can interact with it, and then some. Yes, you can kill a table with it but you need to go infinite or near-infinite with Archaeomancer/Capsize since just one Brain Freeze might not cut it.
Quote from urdjur »Wow, yes, yes YES! This is exactly what I'm looking for. I wanted Delver but couldn't find any "game breaking" uncommons but pairing it with pyromancer seems like a great idea. I also always wanted to play Delver in a deck with few creatures in it. Gelectrode seems solid to me, but maybe Guttersnipe would be even better? Can't argue with Gelectrode turning a lowly Firebolt into a 4/4 killer though.
Quote from urdjur »I'm not sure MBC is what I'd want in the 5th slot TBH. Did you ever get a chance to try any Astral Slide decks back when you were tinkering with them? That interaction with Tilling Treefolk, cycling lands and Astral Slide seemed pretty wicked to me!
What do you mean by keeping people honest?
That being said, I think I'd be ready to give it another try. I'll put together another list and post a new thread.