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Right now my deck looks like this
4Foundry Street Denizen
3Mogg War Marshal
ok I have a lot of questions,
my main ones:
is Atarka's Command as sweet as he looks for a token heavy, 1drop heavy goblin deck?
is Goblin Piledriver sweet in a token heavy, 1drop heavy deck.. without a full playset of Goblin Chieftain?
is it stupid to cut Goblin Chieftain completely? in favor or the Atarka's Command and some Shared Animosity?
is this deck http://www.mtgstocks.com/decks/98665 better than your deck? why? why not?
1. Atarka's Command is amazing in token heavy builds. Since the purpose of those builds is to swing wide, you want to have a lord effect that doesn't cost too much, hence why we don't run Goblin Chieftain. Goblin Bushwhacker and A's Command are more than enough to get damage through most of the time.
2. Goblin Piledriver is one of the only reasons goblins came back in modern after a brief hiatus. He is now essentially part of the core to any list and running 2-4 is the right number for any deck. You don't have to run him with chieftain, but he does pair well with him yes. Unfortunately chieftain is just not fast enough for token builds at this point in time.
3. You should only cut chieftain if and when you are making a "no-lords" goblin build, treachtv's is the best example. Atarka's Command is better in some ways then chieftain, the only problem is it can get countered a lot easier, unfortunately we don't run Boseiju, Who Shelters All. We do have Cavern of Souls to protect Chieftain, but considering that him not passing the Lightning Bolt test resulting in a loss of tempo is very disconcerting. Just remember these facts when you are including either of the cards in your deck.
4. That list you posted is Treachtv's list, the Destructive Revelry were just not included in the sideboard. To be honest, I had almost the same list, I just didn't have token producers at the time, so I feel that the list is perfect the way it is. Unfortunately, we will not be seeing any new goblins until possibly BFZ, so we have to deal with what we have. Also, the only problem with the list, is the same problem with most goblin lists. Anger of the Gods, Pyroclasm, Electrickery, and Electrolyze hose us pretty hard, which is why using the old Mono Red build doesn't work as well as it use to. The white or green splash is needed for protection from these said cards and that's really the only way at the moment.
Hopefully I helped you answer your questions. Shared Animosity is still a great card, but it should be run no more than as a 2 of. Anymore then 2 and your hand could get flooded with 2 in your opening hand, and that is something you just don't want or need in your deck.