Thanks to GatheringMagic.com, I discovered the Tiny Leaders format. It’s like EDH (Highlander, a “General”) but Tiny (50 cards, Nothing with CMC>3 ) and I think it sounds AWESOME. It has a modified ban-list, and is meant to be played 1v1, but it’s not “French” EDH.
There are a lot of cards that I have that I’d like to play with, but don’t really do much in the Big Mana, Big Dudes, Big Games realm of traditional Commander, and this format makes them worthwhile. It’s also something that can be played quickly, and a format where I wouldn’t feel bad trying to win fast (or play poison or counterspells).
Obviously I’m not giving up on EDH — I should be to 150 decks sometime in the next few months — but I have a feeling that I’m probably going to build 25 (one for each color combination) or so Tiny Leaders decks as well.
I’ve already built Soraya the Falconer as bird tribal (in honor of Kangee, Aerie Keeper, my first EDH deck), and Nin the Pain Artist as an instants/sorceries/prowess deck. Also, for my wife, I resurrected a modified version of my Animar Slivers deck. In the works, I’ve also got Rhs, the Exiled (Elves), 2 competing ideas for Glissa the Traitor (Poison or Artifact Combo), Thada-Adel (merfolk tribal).
For those who may be missing my regular-EDH game reviews, I have a few more to write up, and I also intend on having decks starring Nahiri (Kor Tribal), Ghoulcaller Gisa (zombie-less zombie tribal), Titania (lands dying).