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  • posted a message on Charkim Caller of Spirits
    Feels like having your cake and eating it too - Riku of Two Reflections's creature half, in better colours, for less CMC, with hexproof added. The illusion effect for the copies is a cool idea but doesn't come close to offsetting the advantages.

    Posted in: Custom Card Creation
  • posted a message on Generating Magic cards using deep, recurrent neural networks
    I made an EDH deck using neural cards from roborosewater and some other places. Hilariously busted.

    The general, which I renamed to Simic Lord Roborosewater, was this bad boy

    Simic Lord Roborosewater [4B]
    2/2 Human Wizard

    Whenever Simic Lord Roborosewater deals combat damage to a player, put a +1/+1 counter on it
    RW: Create a 2/2 red and green saproling creature token
    UG(Tap): Create a 0/1 white spirit creature token with intimidate and huster.

    Never found out wtf huster was lol
    Posted in: Custom Card Creation
  • posted a message on Coming back, out of nowhere
    My recommendation for new players and for budget players alike is to focus on the colours blue and green. They're very strong and the 'colour identity' of simic scales extremely well - get lands, play big things, win. Blue in particular seems to have the best 'second rate' - ie budget versions of - cards that still have high playability. For example, Stroke of Genius draws a ton of cards for like two bucks. But if thats too much for you, Ugin's Insight scrys and draws with an effect that scales in simic for 11 cents.

    Black has a decent selection of second rate stuff. Red struggles at the best of times (and I'm a red fanboy saying that) and white in particular has the least number of good cards, and therefore the demand on those cards raises their price.

    Going Blue+Green commanders by price on Scryfall brings up Roon of the Hidden Realm, Tuvasa the Sunlit, Vorel of the Hull CLade, Intet the Dreamer, Edric, Spymaster of Trest, Rashmi, Eternities Crafter, as immediate budget options that I've seen working well both in general focused and general "blue/green good stuff" builds.
    Posted in: Commander (EDH)
  • posted a message on Need advice about protecting K'rrik, Son of Yawgmoth
    I've been tossing up the idea of this general too, a cheap Phage just seems too damn hilarious to pass up.

    Whispersilk Cloak is another hexproof equipment that I haven't seen suggested. Shroud <<< hexproof sure, but unblockable with Krrik's lifelink or (lol) with Phage is pretty legit
    Posted in: Commander (EDH)
  • posted a message on Peasant Commander - Rules and Banned List
    Just any rare creature? Gives it more of a distinction from vanilla EDH and lets you do things that are not possible in EDH instead of just 'less than' regular EDH
    Posted in: Variant Commander
  • posted a message on Land Destruction Finishers
    White, Blue and Red, though I'm considering LD for various colour combos.
    Posted in: Commander (EDH)
  • posted a message on Land Destruction Finishers
    Looking for good ways to end the game after an armageddon, especially if they are creature based.

    For example, Frost Titan is hard to kill when players are at a low land count, and can tap down somebody's lands with its own attack trigger to keep them denied for longer.

    Or something like Mogis, God of Slaughter will sit on the board for multiple turns, pinging for two for a long time until someone reaches enough lands to do anything.

    Any suggestions welcome!
    Posted in: Commander (EDH)
  • posted a message on [[Official]] Unreleased and New Card Discussion
    The flashback one is pure value, and the BUG one is pure value, while the ones with trash mechanics and weaker colours are also weaker and trashier. Everything went pretty much as expected, nothing to see here people.
    Posted in: Commander (EDH)
  • posted a message on How do people feel about tutors in the signature spell zone.
    Jesus. My playgroup was tossing up oathbreaker, I hadn't thought of the idea of just sticking a tutor in the signature slot like that. Really kills my interest in the format, kills it stone dead. Gonna have to propose a house-rule if we're going to have a go of it.
    Posted in: Variant Commander
  • posted a message on Awful, awful creatures with terrible downsides?
    Lol wood elemental is perfect, but the others are just too good for this deck. The creatures need to actively hurt you when they come in, in a way that is more intense than 1 life per turn.

    The general does not have to be Dralnu, thats just the current best option. Karona, False God is pretty terrible though, so I could maybe make an argument for 5C, though she isn't as on point flavour wise as Dralnu.

    At the moment, my game plan is cast Leviathans, use cards like Ledgerdomain and Puca's Mischief to swap them for decent creatures. Dralnu helps facilitate that plan by recasting some of the exchange spells, while being a potentially terrible creature too. Sultai, being what it is, is severely lacking in awful three colour commanders so BUG is out of the question.

    Posted in: Commander (EDH)
  • posted a message on Mono-blue Tempo
    I've found mono blue still has serious game in 1v1, but in bo3 I'm not a fan of that damn pro blue dinosaur being boarded in. Its almost "5 mana, win", though I did manage to beat it in one game where I was massively ahead by the time it dropped.

    Been jamming Feather Black instead, and finally got my noob a** out of gold. Feels like the deck that will take the 'niche' that monoU was in before. Its faster than blue, has more tricks, but has less consistent draw and the tricks lack the brute force of counterspells.

    Found myself doing much better against aggressive decks, *way* better against red, and operating at a strong and consistent level instead of a very strong but inconsistent level against control. The midrangy matchups seem worse than blue typically is, but again the floor is higher and the ceiling lower.
    Posted in: Established (Standard)
  • posted a message on [RUMOR] The Commander 19 decks will be based on keywords
    Lol. One deck gets flashback, the other gets madness. The madness general better be incredible
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
  • posted a message on Mono-blue Tempo
    How are people finding U Tempo now? I felt that Teferi would kill the deck, but he just means you need to have counters up on turn 3 for those frequent Esper matchups. Less people are running counterspells and to a lesser extent instants due to Teferi so we have more game here than before.

    We also picked up the Ghost Pirate. A 1/1 flash flier with late game draw is a big deal IMO. I've run him into red decks which would mountain+shock a traditional 1 drop, but instead we wait for them to play their T2 and then flash him in.

    Post rotation theres posibility that Ghost Pirate and the +1 counter on other peoples turns merfolk could form a similar deck to what we have here, but with the loss of curious obsession in particular I'm not sure what, if any, blue based tempo is going to pick up the reigns when this deck is gone.

    Edit: Wow, just got Ceratops'd. Uncounterable, pro blue, reach? Love that this type of colour hate is back in the game. I thought their new philosophy was to reduce the number of non-games?
    Posted in: Established (Standard)
  • posted a message on Advise needed for new edh deck with hexproof
    Hexproof creatures combined with some anti-wrath tech (Heroic Intervention or counterspells etc) is a reasonable combination.

    RW is pretty good for granting indestructible, which gets around the bulk of the wraths. Archangel Avacyn, Avacyn, Angel of Hope

    Otherwise, Kamahl can turn lands into creatures to deter wraths, and there are a number of blue generals with some sort of counterspell ability built in.
    Posted in: Commander (EDH)
  • posted a message on Awful, awful creatures with terrible downsides?
    I'm really liking these middling bad creatures. Something like Boldwyr or Caliph are pretty awful, in a way that is more aggressive but also more playable than Leviathan. Cheers for the suggestions!
    Posted in: Commander (EDH)
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