Jun
02
2020

/u/bboomslang on When Did The RC Ban Sideboards?

It always was optional. Using archive.org to go to the history of the rules, if you click the following url, you see the "optional" part where you can go to "sideboard". When going to 2016, you see it renamed from "optional&quo…

May
31
2020

What’s the best creature deck in cEDH? -Play to win gameplay

This week we’re trying to find which deck packs the strongest punch on the ground. Momir Vig – An elf ball list looking to hack momir vig, to break the game in half – https://tappedout.net/mtg-decks/primer-momir-vig-hackball/ Chulane – Leaning on a fe…

May
31
2020

/u/bboomslang on LED

Underworld Breach gave it its second combo, and that one is strong, as two cards already are staples – wheels and breach itself. It goes well with wheels already, but now can form a really solid way to go deep into your deck, so I see it show up in mor…

May
23
2020

/u/bboomslang on Is Kozilek the great distortion competitive?

It mostly is the lack of colors, as there is not really a good colorless 99 to base the deck on. Far too less ways to handle the board or break parity on Stax elements (most of them being in some way colored). A colorless shell is neither here nor ther…

May
23
2020

/u/bboomslang on Gadget Hackwrench, Lord High Artificer

I actually quite like it – it gives a frame (pun intended) of reference for card altering when you want to play non-magic IP related alters. People like their weird alters, especially in EDH, even building theme decks of outside IP. Now there is a clea…

May
21
2020

[2XM] Mana Crypt

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May
21
2020

/u/bboomslang on Is it rude to ask if the other player wins during a long turn combo? Is it rude to scoop and just let them win?

Yeah, it is my „I just had a lobotomy, let’s play some magic“ deck, because the only setup it needs is Grenzo at power 3, then flip cards. Get enough flips and chances are you have a win sooner or later. It really is the deck that wins out of nowhere, …

May
21
2020

Istanbul

I played a game of Istanbul.

May
19
2020

/u/bboomslang on Do you guys have also have casual decks?

I still have casual-ish decks and even a slightly improved precon for super-casual days, just because I prefer to play than not play, even when people are only in a casual mood. I prefer competetive or at least high power, but well, if people want to go battle-cruiser, that’s ok, too.

May
18
2020

/u/bboomslang on Are cards more expensive in Europe?

Exactly. Expensive cards are cheaper in Europe than the US, but cheap cards – at least those at the bottom of cheap – are more "expensive". Not much penny stock for example when I limit my search to EU or German traders.

May
14
2020

Istanbul

I played a game of Istanbul.

May
13
2020

/u/bboomslang on Alela Consultation

It’s more like Moxfield is dead … (main page doesn’t work either)

May
10
2020

PLAY TO WIN GAMEPLAY (new vs old)

Cameron is back! We decided to set up a four player game today battling some old power against some new power. There’s a lot of triggers, and a lot of misplays, so buckle up.

Najeela – Tried and true, this tempo deck is known for presenting quick wins with lots of interaction https://www.moxfield.com/decks/FziktXhdT0yOhbQdnIuQ6w

Thrasios//Akiri – The new top dog in town?https://www.moxfield.com/decks/1mJWLMKa00evvnAAXecRMw

Zirda – Does boros finally have a competitive commander ? https://www.moxfield.com/decks/5wUq0Kr1Nk6z8tRgBVBzQA

Rielle – (Big shout out to the rielle discord for help on this list ) https://www.moxfield.com/decks/SkQD09FDTU2QljE_ZXeGnA

the video

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May
08
2020

/u/bboomslang on Sudden Substition: Budget EDH Replacements for Copy Artifact

I kinda disagree. The thing that people in discussions always focus on is that it COPIES AN ARTIFACT for cmc 2, whereas they should more concentrate on it copies an artifact FOR CMC 2 😉

The big thing is that it comes down T2 and copies a sol ring or mana crypt, and can be used right away. It is the best mana rock on the table, wether it was you or someone else who played it. The bigger ones – well, a sol ring for cmc 3 just doesn’t sound that exciting anymore, right?

I agree with most of the choices being good cards – Mirrormade also copying enchantments, Phyrexian Metamorph aso copying creaturs, but I disagree with Mechanized Production, that thing is just jank. Fun jank, but still jank 😉 – and all of them only replicate the actual function, when much more often what you are interested in is the speed.

The classic shell you want copy artifact in is anything building around the Isochron Scepter / Dramatic Reversal combo, because you can get a hard win out of that – the second scepter imprinting swansong and you going infinit swans – and if you draw copy artifact without scepter, it still is a solid mana rock most of the time. You rarely are happy about Mirrormade in your opening hand. Metamorph is a bit better due to it’s much nicer color requirments (which is none if you have the life to spare which you do have at the start of the game), but still, a hand with a mana rock and copy artifact is oftentimes keepable, whereas the same hand with Metamorph oftentimes isn’t.

I guess I outed myself a bit as a spike by now 😉 – but the gist of it: don’t replace expensive cards with something cheaper in money but higher in cmc with a similar effect, replace it with the next best card to play. In the case of Copy Artifact, you might just be better off playing another cmc 2 mana rock instead of going for a higher cmc copy artifact effect.

May
07
2020

/u/bboomslang on Emry for a more casual meta

One thing to do with Emry is to go for the obvious synergies (eggs and baubles) to have a solid draw engine and replay artifacts over and over again – and then go for token producers on artifact cast ([[efficient construction]], [[sai, master thopterist]], [[mirrodin besieged]]) and combine that with [[intruder alarm]] and [[steel overseer]]. You still get to go infinite from time to time, because Emry untaps, too, but if you skip the cost reducers and focus on cmc 1+ baubles and eggs, you only get value that way – casting a [[chromatic sphere]] 5 times a turn with emry and intruder alarm and a token producer out is just value, and it’s a bit janky, so people shouldn’t get too upset. And with overseer out your thoper and myr get big quite fast. Throw in [[dragon throne of tarkier]] and [[master of etherium]] as another way to pump up your token creatures and you can go hame quite reliably.

The nice thing: your deck can rebuild quite easily, because you have tons of cheap artifacts to play and use to replay Emry should she be killed. And you can go crazy quickly if you have haste enablers like equipments or [[thousand year elixier]] available. Your turns won’t be directly turned into infinite “draw your whole deck and win with Thassa” but instead you will draw big chunks over and over again, replay eggs and pump your board and kill with damage.

You will horribly lose your presence to any broad artifact board wipe ([[vandalblast]]), but you will rebuild over and over again. And you still can throw in value pieces alike [[Mystic Forge]] or [[Future Sight]] to raise chances you can really go off in your value turns.

And well, if you notice you need more focus, you can go quite reliably into tutoring, as most of your stuff is artifacts and the non-artifacts can be tutored with transmute cards.

May
07
2020

Istanbul

I played a game of Istanbul.

May
03
2020

Play to Win Gameplay (Flash is banned Kinnan is here to stay)

Flash is banned. Kinnan is back. We’re gonna see how the newcomer stacks up against some stax. Blood Pod – We thought kinnan might be a little fragile so putting it up against some strong stax with some new cards might work. https://tappedout.net/mtg-d…

May
03
2020

/u/bboomslang on Kadena is a seriously underrated commander

So you put a winning combining and use your morph creatures only in emergencies where they can actually help (rarely) and the rest of the game as free Cantrips. If Kadena and some way to play creatures at instant speed are out, your morphs are free Can…

Apr
30
2020

Dawn of the Zeds (Third edition)

I played a game of Dawn of the Zeds (Third edition).

Apr
29
2020

Pinger Decks and how useful they actually are

Hi!
I’ve recently started redesigning some of my super budget decks that are just for my friend group where we really don’t plan to do much investment and just have “kitchen” Table esque fun. But sometimes I also like playing online with slightly more powerful decks.

While doing that redesign, I found that I really liked Syr Carah for the Red Deck. But not as just a spell slinger deck, but as a Pinger Deck. It’s full of cards that tap to do 1 or more damage to a player or creature. Which sure, its not a lot. But it does wonders against Token Decks and when combined with Gorgons head and Flair, it’s a Tap-Kill a Creature.

Now with Ikoria, we also have Deathtouch and Lifelink Counters etc. and even have Mutate for added shenanigans for those Pingers. I feel like yes, they don’t do a lot, other than being a convoluted Creature removal. But they also have something interesting where its not just about combat, but being careful with your resources.

Insatiable Hemophage and Cubwarden are some such creatures you may want to mutate ontop.

Porcuparrot is also a new Pinger making use of Mutations ( Gimmicky, as heck )

With the Commander 2020 release we also have a Mardu Pinger now ( and I know that even blue has Pingers) with Kelsien, the Plague. Giving us access to 3 Colours, among them, good removal, good methods of card advantage, and different varieties of Pingers.

So here’s my question for the discussion for you guys. What do you think about Pingers? Are they horrible? are they hidden op? (lol) or what comes to mind in terms of weird combos for them?

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Apr
27
2020

/u/bboomslang on What Cedh/Edh decks do you play and why?

I’ve played quite a lot of Jhoira, Weatherlight Captain, because it combines the things I love about magic: artifacts, combos, and stormy decks going off big time. That is why some of my alternative decks are Teshar (also cedh) and Emry (casual high power).

I am currently building a edh high power Nicol Bolas, the Ravager list, because Nicol Bolas, Planeswalker was one of my first paper cards I got – when I got the Ajani vs Bolas duel deck. So even though old Nicky B won’t be in there (and his first creature version neither), at least some of his newer incarnations will show up. So yep, sentimental attachment right there.

And I run two goblin decks now in casual edh (RB Grenzo and RG Grumgully), because goblins.

Apr
27
2020

/u/bboomslang on Is there a "perfect" set of three cards for Emergent Ultimatum?

the if’s are just the three choices they can make and the demonstration that each one leads to a hulk trigger. One of them – the third – is the most situational (and I’d say the only correct choice for your opponent) that needs some board state to operate on. And that board state is nothing unusual – have your commander out and in a green deck, have one mana dork. Or any creature that dies to one -1/-1 counter. And all the pieces actually make sense, as you can win by assembling them manually, too. So yeah, it is actually a working thing, if you ignore the 7 CMC big-ass-complicated-mana sorcery you need to go off 😉

Edit: don’t put Pattern on opponents creatures though, please 😉 (I am dumb, reading the card explains the card)

Apr
27
2020

/u/bboomslang on Is there a "perfect" set of three cards for Emergent Ultimatum?

Can we assume some board state? Because if we can assume a mana dork, this could work with [[Volrath, the shapestealer]] as commander and him out in the field during pre-combat main phase.

Your pile is [[Pattern of Rebirth]], [[Viscera Seer]] and [[Protean Hulk]].

  • If they give you the seer and the hulk, they straight up lose to your hulk pile, as you just sac Hulk to your Seer.
  • If they give you Seer and Rebirth, you put the Rebirth on your mana dork, sac it to your seer and grab hulk, sac that to your seer and win.
  • If they give you Hulk and Rebirth, you put the Rebirth on your mana dork, go to combat and put a -1/-1 on your mana dork to get Seer into play and sac the Hulk to your Seer and again win.

Hulk pile is [[Spellseeker]], [[Thassa’s Oracle]] and [[Blood Pet]]. Seeker grabs your [[Demonic Consultation]] which you cast with the black mana from blood pet with the Oracle ETB trigger on the stack.

Yeah, sultai rector-less pattern rector for the win. If I’ve ever come up with jank, this is it 😉

Apr
27
2020

Is there a "perfect" set of three cards for Emergent Ultimatum?

[[Emergent Ultimatum]] What I mean is this: Everyone can name the odd two card combo that wins the game by going infinite or whatever it happens to be, but is there any set of three monocoloured cards, any two of which in combination win the game on th…

Apr
24
2020

Post-Flash Interview with Shivam Bhatt! – cEDH Cast

Our most recent episode is finally out! We talk about commander, the rules committee, flash, and more on this episode of the cEDH Cast! Soundcloud: https://soundcloud.com/cedhcast/post-flash-interview-with-shivam-bhatt YouTube: https://www.youtube.com…

Apr
23
2020

/u/bboomslang on RC discussion about cEDH.

Yep, especially in the light of two actual RC members (unlike Shivam, who is only CAG) being highest ranked judges, of course they put competitive as equal to tournament. It only makes sense for them. And to be fair, tournaments are brought up in discu…

Apr
23
2020

Dawn of the Zeds (Third edition)

I played a game of Dawn of the Zeds (Third edition).

Apr
22
2020

North 100 Episode 95 – Ikoria Set Review Part 2!

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Apr
22
2020

/u/bboomslang on Power Level Wednesday!: Ask r/EDH what’s your deck’s power level? – April 22, 2020

http://tappedout.net/mtg-decks/nicol-bolas-jank-lord/

Commander: [[Nicol Bolas, the Ravager]]

It is a mostly standard Grixis shell taken from competetive grixis lists that run top-heavy spells (like grixis turns lists). It wants to win with [[Nicol Bolas, Dragon God]]’s ultimate. It utilizes infinit mana combos, preferably [[Barrin, Master Wizard]] and [[Dockside Extortionist]], or [[Ghostly Flicker]] and Dockside. It utilizes the infinit mana to dig into the deck via spells like [[Illusionist’s Stratagem]] or our commander to find the missing pieces. Best case scenario is to go for [[Planar Bridge]], tutor mutiple times for the Bolas planeswalkers, nuke opponents boards with [[Nicol Bolas, God-Pharao]] and ultimate the Dragon God for the win.

It clearly is jank, but what tier of jank?

The shells, as said, is oriented along the lines of other efficient grixis shells, which is the reason for expensive rocks and the probably weird looking mana base with only 31 lands (for cedh, that’s more on the higher number).

So marrying a competetive shell with a janky wincon – what does that make? 🙂

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