Master List of Decks

Because no one asked for it, here’s the Master List of all 102 decks that I currently have built.

Commander Deck Name Colors Style Tribal? Era Built # of Colors
Karn, Silver Golem Karn’s Machine Combo 2012.2 0
Ashling the Extinguisher The Blackness B Aggro 2013.1 1
Drana, Kalastria Bloodchief Team Edward B Tribal Vampires 2010 1
Lim-dul, the Necromancer B Creatureless , Reanimator Zombie 2012.3 1
Marrow-Gnawer RATS! B Tribal , Aggro Rats 2012.3 1
Mikeaus, the Unhallowed The Shade B Combo 2012.1 1
Jedit Ojanen of Efrava The Zoo G Tribal , Aggro Animals 2012.3 1
Rhys the Redeemed Rhys Tokens G Tokens 2011.2 1
Thrun, The Last Troll The Thrunisher G Voltron, creaturless 2012.3 1
Ashling the Pilgrim Ashling and the terrible twos R CMC=2 2012.2 1
Heartless Hidetsugu Everyone Loses R Grief, Artifact 2011.2 1
Marton Stromgald R Aggro 2012.1 1
Squee, Goblin Nabob Unstoppable Squee R Voltron 2013.1 1
Azami, Lady of Scrolls Azami and Friends U Tribal , AllCreature Wizards 2012.1 1
Blind Seer Rainbow U Random 2012.3 1
Mistform Ultimus Use your illusion U Tribal Illusion 2012.3 1
Patron of the Moon Moon Landing U Tribal , Combo, Landfall Moonfolk 2012.1 1
Talrand, Sky Summoner Make a Drake U Spell , Token 2012.2 1
Thada Adel, Acquisitor Thieving Merfolk U Tribal , Theft Merfolk 2010 1
Avacyn, Angel of Hope * Purity W Tribal Cleric 2012.2 1
Brigid, Hero of Kinsbaile Kithkin Can’t Fight for $#!+ W Tribal Ktihkin 2012.1 1
Isamaru, Hound of Konda IsamarUno W CMC=1 2012.3 1
Khemba, Kha Regent Kitties W Tribal Cats 2010 1
Jarad, Golgari Lich Lord GOLGARI swarm B G GuildWar 2012.3 2
Rhys the Exiled Dark Elves and Spiders B G Tribal Elves / Spider 2012.2 2
Sisters of Stone Death SnakeLand B G Tribal , Landfall Snakes 2011.3 2
Skullbriar, The Walking Grave Dornenschadel plus one B G Aggro 2012.3 2
Olivia Voldaren True Blood B R Tribal Vampire 2011.3 2
Rakdos, Lord of Riots Rakdos Run Riot B R Aggro 2012.3 2
Rakdos, Lord of Riots cult of RAKDOS B R GuildWar 2012.3 2
Wort / Bladewing DraGoblin B R Tribal Goblin / Dragon 2012.1 2
Teysa, Envoy of Ghosts Teysa, My One and Only B W Creatureless 2013.1 2
Edric, Spymaster of Trest Edric Flash Gordon G U Control 2013.1 2
Experiment Kraj Kraj Elves G U Combo Tribal Counters Elves 2010 2
Momir Vig, Simic Visionary SIMIC combine G U GuildWar 2013.1 2
Momir Vig, Simic Visionary GraftLiferate G U Combo 2010 2
Jasmine Boreal Knights and Fair Maiden G W Tribal Knight 2011.2 2
Lady Caleria Arrowed G W Tribal Archer 2013.1 2
Trostani SELESNYA conclave G W GuildWar 2012.3 2
Borborygmos GRUUL Clans R G GuildWar 2013.1 2
Lady of the Mountain Pauper Giants R G Pauper Giant 2011.2 2
Thromok the Insatiable Thromok eats on $35 a day R G Aggro , Budget 2012.3 2
Aurelia, the Warleader BOROS legion R W GuildWar 2013.1 2
Aurelia, The War leader AttackAttack R W Aggro combo 2013.1 2
Brion Stoutarm Giant Fling R W Tribal, Fling Giants 2012.1 2
Jor Kadeen, the Prevailer Jor’s Army R W Aggro Soldier 2011.1 2
Lazav, Dimir Mastermind house DIMIR U B GuildWar 2013.1 2
Oona, Queen of the Fae Oona Mill U B Grief , Mill 2010 2
Ramses Overdark Assassinate U B Control Assassin 2013.1 2
Vela, the Night Clad U B Combo 2012.3 2
Nin, The pain Artist NinInchNails U R Burn 2012.3 2
Niv-Mizzet, Dracogenius IZZET leauge U R GuildWar 2012.3 2
Niv-Mizzet, the Firemind Niv Alone U R Creatureless 2010 2
Obzedat, Ghost Council ORZHOV syndicate W B GuildWar 2013.1 2
Teysa, Orzhov Scion Teysa Token Craziness W B Combo Tokens Reanimator 2010 2
Vish Kal, Blood Arbiter Vishing for a good life W B Lifegain 2011.2 2
Bruna, Light of Alabaster Enchantress W U Enchantress 2012.1 2
Isperia, Supreme Judge AZORIUS senate W U GuildWar 2012.3 2
Isperia, Supreme Judge BlueBop W U Aggro 2012.3 2
Kangee, Aerie Keeper The Birds W U Token Control Bird 2010 2
Rasputin Dreamweaver Rasputina W U Blink 2012.3 2
Sygg, River Guide Tappy Fish W U Tribal , control Merfolk 2012.2 2
Doran, the Siege Tower Big Dumb Treefolk B G W Tribal Treefolk 2012.1 3
Ghave, Guru of Spores Fungicide B G W Token , Combo 2011.3 3
Karador, Ghost Chieftain 3 is the Magic Number B G W Combo, CMC=3 2013.1 3
Kresh, The Bloodbraided B R G Aggro 2012.3 3
Sek’Kuar, Deathkeeper Ice Age of Death B R G Block 2012.2 3
Xira Arien Eldrazi B R G Tribal  Eldrazi 2010 3
Damia, Sage of Stone Damia’s Faeries G U B Combo, Tribal Faeries 2012.3 3
The Mimeoplasm My-meoplasm G U B Reanimator 2011.2 3
Vorosh, the Hunter Mind Evolve G U B Combo 2013.1 3
Angus Mackenzie Angus Land G W U Landfall 2012.3 3
Rafiq of the Many G W U Voltron 2010 3
Johan JohannaMana R G W Aggro 2012.3 3
Uril, The Mist Stalker R G W Voltron , Enchantress 2010 3
Gwafa / Norin The Humanity R W U Tag-Team , Tribal Human 2012.2 3
Ruhan of the Fomori Ruhan Flip R W U Voltron , Chaos 2011.2 3
Gwendlyn di Corci U B R Discard 2013.1 3
Lord of Tresserhorn  The Boss U B R Tribal Zombie 2012.1 3
Sol’kanar the Swamp King U B R Aggro 2013.1 3
Animar, Soul of Elements AniMoprh U R G Aggro  Morphs 2103.1 3
Animar, Soul of Elements U R G Aggro , Combo Slivers* 2011.2 3
Intet, the Dreamer CrazyTop U R G Combo 2013.1 3
Riku of Two Reflections Riku ukiR U R G Theft 2011.2 3
Oros, the Avenger Oros hates Balthor W B R Grief 2012.1 3
Tariel, Reckoner of Souls 7 Samurai W B R Tribal Samurai 2013.1 3
Chromium Mecha-Godzilla W U B Voltron 2012.1 3
Sharuum, The Hegemon regular sharuum W U B Combo 2010 3
Zur the Enchanter Zur Just Wants to Love You W U B Group Hug 2013.1 3
Thraximundar / Skullbriar Zombie Force U B R G Tag-Team Zombie 2010 4
Kresh / Hazezon  TagTeamTokens W B R G Tag-Team , Token 2010 4
Zur / Sisay Legendary W U B G Tag-Team , Combo Legend 2011.3 4
Zedruu / Sygg Alternate Universe W U B R Tag-Team , AltWin 2011.3 4
Razia / Jenara Flight W U R G Tag-Team 2011.3 4
AtogAtog AtogAtogAtogAtog W U B R G Tribal atog 2013.1 5
Child of Alara Maze, Run W U B R G AltWin 2013 5
Child of Alara Bring Zubera Shrine W U B R G Miscellaneous  Bringer/Zubera 2011.3 5
Cromat Random Stuff W U B R G Random Pulls 2012.2 5
Horde of Notions Captain Planet W U B R G Tribal, Theme elemental 2012.3 5
Karona, False God KaronAllies W U B R G Tribal Allies 2010 5
Progenitus Stairway to Progenitus W U B R G Rainbow Stairwell 2012.2 5
Reaper King ChangeLords W U B R G Tribal Lords 2011.3 5
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On Summer Vacation

Vernal Equinox–Becomes–>Summer Bloom

One of the great benefits of working in a school is having summer break.*

Why am I telling you this?

I went to my local (in Maryland) game shop last night, only to find out that they had closed early, which cancelled the regularly scheduled EDH/Commander night. Next Wednesday I have an all-day field trip, so no EDH next week. Then I leave Maryland for the summer to go to Portland, OR, (maybe Honolulu, HI) and Duluth, MN.**

I have friends in MN who play, but I no longer have a regular game-time set up for EDH there, which means that it will be harder to get in quality games to keep momentum going on this project.***  I’m going to do my very best to get in a few game days, but I can’t promise regular game updates.

I will, however, still write some things here. Let’s be very honest, judging from the comments, the only person that reads this is my friend Ted, but I still feel like I should keep things going here. (If you do read this, please do leave a comment), so I’ll probably write some deck updates or deck features.  I wrote a lot of lists in a previous blogging life, so I may do that here as well.

In conclusion:  If you do read this blog, please don’t stop (add it to whatever aggregator you use now that Google are being d*cks and are closing down Reader), and if you know any Fun groups in Portland that would want to get a game in near the end of June, let me know.

* A well earned break: working in education is a high-stress/high-intensity/high-reward, and the vacation time is pretty inflexible.

** The summers in Maryland are inhumane and inhospitable. Heat+Humidity=Hell.  Maryland also lacks lakes, but Minnesota has myriad.

*** My very first EDH experiences were back in 2010, when my brother and I just decided to take up Magic again. We played one-on-one (not French) EDH for hours every morning and evening, to the chagrin

 

of our sister.  Unfortunately, my brother moved to the Twin Cities and isn’t around to play on a daily basis anymore.

Game #25: Teysa, Envoy of Ghosts

Game #25: Teysa, Envoy of Ghosts
Date: 2013-05-22
Location: Family Game Store, Savage, MD
vs: Sapling of Colfenor; Karador (all creature); Damia (good stuff)
Result: Fun Loss*

Teysa, Envoy of Ghosts VSDamia, Sage of StoneSapling of ColfenorKarador, Ghost ChieftainI have a big land hand, and I draw a bunch of lands early on also. Sapling is ramping. Damia Fauna Shamans a Genesis to the graveyard, and Karador drops a Braids, Cabal Minion (we all lose lands, but Braids dies on Sapling’s turn).

Sapling plays a Reiver Demon that kills a Frost Titan that has been controlling the board, and keeping a very large Sapling tapped down.

I build up a wall of enchantments: Blood Reckoning, Mark of Asylum, Farsight Mask, Aurification. Which keeps everyone from attacking me, so I am mostly ignored.  I held off on casting Teysa because I mistook Karador’s pile of “not in the deck anymore” cards as the graveyard, and a Fleshbag Marauder was staring it me from it.   My only major aggressive play is to Revoke the Existence of a Sword of Feast and Famine.

Karador tries to do tricks with a Triskelion, but Sapling is even tricksier and gets it discarded and then Bojuka Bogs.  I cast Debt to the Deathless and go up to 82, and the other players start to pick away at my enchantments.  Lots of stealing, copying and reanimating coming from Damia.   I’ve played Teysa by this point and have been getting attacks in on Sapling and Damia.

Damia uses multiple clone effects on a stolen Massacre Wurm to kill off the other two players. I have no creatures besides Teysa, who goes to the Command Zone, so I lose no life, and then recast Teysa. Open the Vaults gets back most of my enchantments, and I look poised to hold on for victory as it is getting close to closing time at the store.

I repel some attacks, but Damia is able to establish a Mystic Snake lock. For sake of time I concede.  It was a good first run for this brand new deck. Though I didn’t draw into many of the fun cards, it worked the way I wanted it too.

About the Deck (http://tappedout.net/mtg-decks/teysa-stands-alone/)

This decklist is still a work in progress, and it doesn’t quite match what is on TappedOut.  I had considered a mild discard theme, but decided against it.  The basic plan is Teysa Voltron.  There are a number of Token generating spells and artifacts, but Teysa is the sole creature in the deck.  Original Teysa is my favorite general, but I really think I’m going to like this one as well.

Game #24 : Heartless Hidetsugu

Game #24 : Heartless Hidetsugu
Date: 2013-05-22
Location: Family Game Store, Savage, MD
vs: Karador, Ghost Chieftain (all creature); Damia, Sage of Stone (good stuff)
Result: Medium fun Loss

Heartless HidetsuguVS.

Damia, Sage of StoneKarador, Ghost Chieftain

After a mulligan, I started with a hand full  of land including an Urza’s Mine and a Ghitu Encampment, plus an Expedition Map and Swiftfoot Boots. Thinking possible Urzatron, I keep it. Karador plays an early Hermit Druid to load up his graveyard and also an Oracle of Muldaya.  Geth and a Mindslicer also join his side.  Damia copies the Oracle with a Phantasmal Image and Bojuka Bogs Karador. My boots die to a Sylvan Primordial.  I’m trying to figure a way to cast Heartless and use him on the same turn.  Karador and Damia continue to steal and kill each other’s stuff.  Rakka Mar is mostly useless on my side.

I get Gratuitous Violence in to play, which is mostly ignored. Damia plays a Living Death that puts a ton of stuff on everyone’s board but mine.  I Godo up a Lightning Greaves, but then Mindslicer is sac’ed and it causes me to discard the Glacial Chasm that I had mapped for.  At this point Karador has a 29/29 Lord of Extinction.  I draw 8 cards, none of which are good, off of Farsight Mask.

A fourth player has arrived, so I decide to end the game. I play Heartless, equip the Greaves and deal half-life-times-two damage to everyone. Unfortunately, Gratuitous Violence prevents me from getting Damia off of an Odd life total, so he wins.

Since this deck is all about doing tons of damage to everyone (and sometimes not me), it was pretty fun even though I didn’t win.

About the Deck ( tappedout coming soon)

The goal, of course, is to do massive damage to everyone at the table, and maybe prevent it to myself. Giving Heartless haste, lifelink, un-tapping ability, Glacial Chasm, etc aids in that goal. The secondary theme is ‘make stuff artifacts for fun and profit’. Mycosynth Lattice, Joven, Chandler and the new Dragon that steals and wins games are the alternate routes to victory.  I really like this deck, but it can be un-fun for a table since it smashes everyone so hard and equally.

Game #23: Numot the Devastator

Game # : Numot the Devastator (Gwafa Hazid, Profitteer/Norin the Wary)
Date: 2013-05-15
Location: Family Game Store, Savage, MD
vs: Savra, Queen of the Golgari (guild); Gisela, Blade of Goldnight
Result: Fun, quick, Loss

Numot, the Devastator vs.

ImageGisela, Blade of Goldnight

I had a lot of Blue and White mana-producers in a hand full of red cards.  Savra came out of the gate with a vengeance, getting Savra, Seal of Doom, Shambling Shell, Perilous Forays and regrowing a Doubling Season after I Mana-Tithe it.  Gisela built up with a Spikeshot Elder, Brion Stoutarm and a Furious Assault, as well as a Hound of Griselbrand.

I don’t look to be able to keep a creature on the board due to Savra having multiple recurrable creatures and sac-outlets for them.  I play a Mana-echoes (that never gets used) and a Hero of Oxid Ridge (that attempts to attack and is sacrificed).    Gisela is able to get Savra off the board, and the Hound gets Seal of Doomed.

Looking at my hand (Which is all enchantments that would work great if I had creatures (that I didnt’ have)), I play Airforce One (aka Numot) beause, hey, it’s a flying beater, and get a swing in on Savra for 6 general damage the following turn.

At this point the shopkeeper comes up to let us all know he has to close early and to please try to wrap up the games.  I, and Numot, survive to the next turn, and I draw the land to be able to cast a +9/+0 Enrage and General Damage out Savra.   Gisela is on the board and swings at me along with a little lifelink angel, putting my life down to 5 and then casting an X spell to kill me.

It was a quick one, but it was fun.

About the Deck (tapped out coming soon)

This is actually a Tag-Team Commander Deck featuring Gwafa Hazid, Profitteer/Norin the Wary.  Numot is a “just for the colors” substitute when not playing tag-team style; this is normally anathema to me, but I allow it in this deck.

The theme here is AMERICA!!!!  It’s a human tribal deck that uses a lot of the Innistrad block human-tribal cards.  Gwafa represents Blue America’s Beauracracy and White-Collar America’s greed, and Norin is a cowardly red-stater. (He’s also really good with human-based ETB effects)

Every land in the deck is a foreign printing. Numot is the big airforce that blows stuff up (even though I don’t usually intend to play him, and never intend to use his land-destruction capabilities).

Gwafa Hazid, Profiteer/Norin the Wary

Game #22: Sisters of Stone Death

Game # 22 : Sisters of Stone Death
Date: 2013-05-15
Location: Family Game Store, Savage, MD
vs:Trostani, Selesnya’s Voice; Obzedat Ghost Council; Savra, Queen of the Golgari (guild)
Result: Neutral Win

Sisters of Stone Death vs ImageObzedat, Ghost CouncilTrostani, Selesnya's Voice

Having aborted the previous game (and engaged in conversation where Savra and I attempted to explain that the Azami deck was not “degenerate” it was just not fun to watch), we welcomed Obzedat (a new deck from a regular player) to the table and started again.

I started out with a pretty rad beginning, Mirri’s Guile and then Azusa, and I built up to eventually having Oracle of Muldaya, Phyrexian Arena and many lands on the table.  Obzedat come down early and started picking away at life totals, and Trostani had a Skull Clam get destroyed by Savra’s Vraska, which came down after a slow 1-land, Birds of Paradise and Elves of Deep Shadow beginning.

I was establishing a pretty strong board position, and Obzedat and Trostani were gaining a lot of life. Savra had established some sac-outlets, including Varolz, the Scar-striped.  I used Sisters to wipe Savra’s board and steal an Ogre Slumlord and Trostni Responded by casting Phyrexian Rebirth.  This wiped the board of my Oracle and Azusa, as well as my Creakwood Liege, but left me several rat tokens to keep the Gaea’s Cradle that I grabbed with Realms Uncharted  (that put an Urborg and Petrified Field in the ‘yard), and I felt like I was pretty set.

Obzedat just kept picking away at life totals via the General and a Buyback life-drain spell.  I top-decked a Crucible of Worlds, got back Urborg, which, along with a Cradle and a Cabal Coffers, meant I had tons of mana.  I had a lot of snake tokens from an Orochi Hatchery, but no Snake Lords to pump them up, so attacking or doing damage was a struggle. The Nu-Ravnican generals were both quite high in life.

I Beseeched the Queen for Ob-Nixilis, the Fallen, and then used my remaining rat tokens for Perilous Forays, emptying my deck of basic land, and taking a chunk of life from the two high-life-total players.  Savra was having trouble rebuilding.  All the while I’m being pounded down in life from the Phyrexian Altar and big Trostani Tokens, dropping down to about 8 by the end.    Sisters cleared the way for a 30+/30+ Ob-Nixilis and a 20+/20+ Geist Honored Monk (stolen from Trostani) to pound out Obzedat.

Trostani played a Phyrexian Altar, dropped his life down to 1 (from the 40s), hoping to make a token and populate it and gain a ton of life. Savra used Jarad to sacrifice a 3/3 and end Trostani’s last-ditch effort.  Without enough mana to activate Jarad again, I untap and am able to swing for the win.

It was a long game, and there were a lot of challenges. I had a pretty solid and unchallenged board position throughout, but dealing with that many lands/that much mana is really too much record keeping and card management, so I ended up struggling a bit to enjoy the victory.

About the Deck (http://tappedout.net/mtg-decks/snakeland/)

This deck started out with the intention to be two decks: one a mono-green snake tribal deck, and the other a BG Landfall deck.  Eventually they merged into a single deck, since the Kamigawa snakes play well with lands, and Sisters of the Stone Death are really fun if you have enough mana to make them matter.  Also Gorgons have snakes for hair, so all of the Orochi can be “Hair”.  And Lotus Cobra is a thing.

It’s not strictly tribal, as it contains land-friendly human wizards and elvish shaman, some worm tokens, and a pretty angry demon, but it still plays a lot of snakes just because they’re snakes.  This was the only deck that I own that was significantly affected by the Banning of Primeval Titan (which was replaced by Boundless Realms).

There are a lot of cool new lands that I could consider adding, but I find this kind of ramp deck gets tedious to play and mana-manage, so, while I like the deck and the commander, I don’t play it all that often.

Game #22a: Sisters of Stone Death (aborted)

Game # 22a : Sisters of Stone Death
Date: 2013-05-15
Location: Family Game Store, Savage, MD
vs:Azami, Lady of Scrolls; Savra, Queen of the Golgari (guild)
Result: Abort/Redo

Azami had a fully leveled Lighthouse Chronologist by turn 4.  Savra and I both checked out of the game, eventually just scooping to a board that included Deadeye Navigator, Ertai, Wizard Adept, and a whole bunch of other stuff before we’d even played our 6th turns. Another fun player had shown up, and we wanted to start a new game.

Since I had chosen this deck because Savra’s player had never seen me play it, and had asked about it, and since it was a non-game, I declared this game to not-count towards the actual project, and moved on to the real Game#22