Ins and Outs

Ins and Outs, wherein I talk about new decks and mention some changes to old ones.

Even though I was briefly caught up, I am now behind in playing my decks again. I have two built that have yet to be played.

On top of that, all of the following are currently in the works.

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  • Kiki-Jiki, Mirror Breaker:  all creature (or almost all creature)
  • Derevi, Empyrial Tactician:  all permanents
  • Scion of the Ur-Dragon 2.0:  Dragonlance Theme deck
  • Lady Evangela:  Colorful, maybe grief
  • Skeleton Ship:  Pirate and Rogue crewed
  • Jhoira of the Ghitu: Time counters and P/T switching
  • Triad of the Fates:  All of the counters except +1/+1
  • Yomiji, Who Bars the Way:  The Wedding Deck
  • Tymaret the Murder King: Zombie swarm

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  • Anax and Cymede: Soldier Swarm
  • Mogis, God of Slaughter: Minotaurs
  • Nemata, Grove Guardian: Saprolings!
  • (Maybe) Kaalia of the Vast: (All creatures, but only if I can make it fun)

It will be awhile until some of these are done. KJ, Pirates and Yomiji are probably the closest, where Jhoira and Mogis are still just barely a flicker of an idea.


I also made some adjustments to other decks. Here’s what came out.

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  • I swapped out Auratouched Mages in Bruna and Krond for the new 2-enchantment tutor.
  • I pulled Eldrazi Conscription out of Krond for Ancestral Mask
  • I pulled Corrupted Conscience out of Bruna for that first strike and +1/+1 for each enchantment thing
  • I pulled Nefarox out of two decks (one was only to swap the general for the Foil Russian one I picked up)
  • Tainted strike left Limdul/Chainer for Fated Return
  • Oversoul of Dusk left Krond for a Silent Sentinel
  • Hanna, Reya, Mother of Runes and GAIV all left Kangee so I could put in more Bird themed stuff. (I’m certain they will find new homes)
  • the other stuff were minor swaps

I decided to downgrade (in power) several decks to upgrade for theme and fun. You’ll notice that quite a bit of Poison and Annhilator got pulled.

New Decks Happen, Again

Some Moderate snow hit the East Coast, and some cold-enough temperatures made for freezing rain. Since I work at a School, that means I had two days off.  This led to quite a bit of spending on cards, and quite a bit of deck building, including.

*Daxos of Meletis (creatureless controllish)

*Prossh, Skyraider of Kher  (casting Prossh a lot, Kobolds of Kher Keep with Rohgahh, Dragon Appeasement! and no Food Chain)

*Stangg (twin deck/ Wild Pair. not very good, but could be fun)

Took apart my original Sharuum deck and turned it into

*Sydri, Galvanic Genius (artifact creatures: Golem, Thopter, Myr etc.)

*Sharuum the Hegemon (Sphinx tribal), AND

*Bosh, Iron Golem  (pretty much the decklist from this awesome article on CommanderCast with a few alterations)

Decks Happen

So, of course, I had to build more decks because there are still Magic Cards being printed.  Here’s what’s been built this summer, or been started.  When they are completed I’ll add them to the Master List  (The race for 200 begins…)

Niv-Mizzet, DracoGenius  (UR):  the All-Tim Greatest  (pingers and pinger enablers)

Melek, Izzet Paragon (UR):  Not UR Average Deck  (sorceries and instants matter unless they Counter or Burn)

Teysa, Orzhov Scion #2 (WB): The Spirit of Discard.  (spirit tribal and discard effects. because I love Teysa so much and I need a deck for my Foil German one to lead once my Foil Russian one gets here from Finland)

Seton, Krosan Protector (Super G):  DooDads (Druid Tribal ramp to Green/Forest-matters fatties, and lands attacking.  No artifacts, only G color identity)

Trostani (GW):  Elves and Beasts and massive Life Gain for profit.   This one was inspired by number of m14 cards.

Nefarox, Overlord of Grixis (or some other demon) (B):  Demon/Human/Cleric cult to play with the Shadowborn guys.

Lorthos, the Tidemaker (Super U):  Sea World (super-mono blue deck with naturally occuring sea-creatures, plus Homarids, Cephalids, Kraken/Leviathan/Octopus/Serpents.  Meant to feature one of my all-time favorite cards “Homarid Spawning Bed”

also in moderate consideration, but not really started

Balthor the Stout  (Dwarf and Barbarian… possibly Super-mono Red)

Jhoira of the Ghitu (time/suspend matters, P/T switching tricks)

Skeleton Ship (because Pirates)