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  1. WhiteWalls

    WhiteWalls SS.org Regular

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    Ha, good times. I used to play Cephalid Breakfast back when it came out in old Extended (with tempest block still legal)
    Back then it used Krosan Reclamation to get back Exhume or Reanimate for Sutured Ghoul, which would be a 20+/20+ haste thanks to Dragon Breath. Times changed :yesway:
     
  2. Slayer89

    Slayer89 The Demon Barber

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    You got it. Should be a good time. :agreed:
     
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    Nile Giver of the Likes

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    That's awesome and classic.
     
  4. Slayer89

    Slayer89 The Demon Barber

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    Ended up going 2-2 at that Legacy event. Beat burn and some random control deck. Lost to Glimpse Affinity and Nic Fit. The majority of my losses were heavily affected by loose keeps. Still a fun time.
     
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    Slayer89 The Demon Barber

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    Been having a lot of fun with Cephalid Breakfast. Here's my current list I'm running.

    magic.tcgplayer.com/db/deck.asp?deck_id=1235226

    The lack of pricier cards is due to the fact that this is my proxie free play list. If I were to play in another proxie permitted event the Misdirections and shocks would become Forces and duals.
     
  6. Xaios

    Xaios Foolish Mortal

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    Went 4-0 for 1st place at a Modern Master 2015 tourney. As part of the prize, I got an ROE acrylic deck box that Wizards sent out to stores back in 2010.

    [​IMG]
     
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    Asrial Whisper into nose

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  8. Xaios

    Xaios Foolish Mortal

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    So I bought a singleton pack of Modern Masters 2015 on Friday.

    BOOM, Tarmogoyf.

    I traded it for a Vendilion Clique and $100 cash, as I'm not really big into modern and V-Clique is more useful in EDH.

    Then for my FNM prize pack, I pulled a Den Protector. Did pretty good on Friday.
     
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    pink freud SS.org Regular

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    Nice. I splurged and bought ten packs for $100. Pulled Emrakul, Clique, Iona and Cryptic Command so I definitely made my money back. Already traded the Clique away for a couple of Entombs (one day I'll get that Legacy Reanimator deck built).
     
  10. Slayer89

    Slayer89 The Demon Barber

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    Nice. That's what I'm working on right now. I have a TCGPlayer shopping cart open right now trying to decide if I'm gonna buy my last two Entombs right now. Then all I'd need is the big money cards (Forces and Duals). Then again, I might shift to Tin Fins and just say eff the Forces as well, haha.
     
  11. FretsOnFyre

    FretsOnFyre SSO's sociopath

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    Been lurking on this thread for a while now, figured I'd jump in with a post. I've been playing about three months (considerably less than most of you) and over the last few days I've been throwing together a Standard deck. It's UBR and EXTREME budget (read: mostly using cards out of a DTK Fat Pack and a few M15; it would cost $22 of which $7 is Kolaghan's Command :lol:). I found an interesting synergy with Gurmag Drowner and Dutiful Attendant, self-milling and reanimating the few fatties I have in the deck, and I load up on burn spells for red. I've playtested online and it's definitely a slow, grindy deck. This deck isn't going to win anything serious, but I'd appreciate any feedback!

    2x Anticipate
    1x Cone of Flame
    1x Crater Elemental
    1x Divination
    1x Duress
    3x Dutiful Attendant
    1x Evolving Wilds
    1x Flatten
    2x Flesh to Dust
    1x Foul-Tongue Invocation
    2x Gravepurge
    4x Gurmag Drowner
    6x Island
    1x Jace's Ingenuity
    1x Kolaghan's Command
    2x Lava Axe
    2x Lightning Strike
    1x Mind Rot
    8x Mountain
    1x Rakshasa Gravecaller
    2x Seismic Strike
    1x Sengir Vampire
    1x Shivan Dragon
    1x Sign in Blood
    10x Swamp
    2x Twin Bolt
    3x Typhoid Rats
    1x Ukud Cobra
     
  12. Slayer89

    Slayer89 The Demon Barber

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    I'd help you out, but I don't know anything about Standard right now. :/

    Playing in another small Legacy event tomorrow and probably playing this Tin Fins build. Only proxies are Underground Seas.
     

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    tacotiklah I am Denko (´・ω・`)

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    FretsOnFyre SSO's sociopath

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    Xaios Foolish Mortal

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    Forgot to say so, but I *loved* that article, as did many of my friends.

    I rebuilt Karador today. Been a few weeks since I played EDH so it was gratifying that the deck slayed in a triple Abzan reanimator match with me running Karador and two opponents running Teneb. Here's the list, it was quite effective.

    General (1):
    - Karador, Ghost Chieftain

    Planeswalkers (1):
    - Liliana of the Veil

    Creatures (33):
    - Acidic Slime
    - Ashen Rider
    - Bane of the Living
    - Bloodgift Demon
    - Den Protector
    - Disciple of Bolas
    - Eternal Witness
    - Golgari Grave-Troll
    - Grave Titan
    - Harvester of Souls
    - Hornet Queen
    - Karmic Guide
    - Mangara of Corondor
    - Masked Admirers
    - Massacre Wurm
    - Necrotic Sliver
    - Pack Rat
    - Reveillark
    - Rune-Scarred Demon
    - Saffi Eriksdotter
    - Sakura-Tribe Elder
    - Satyr Wayfinder
    - Scavenging Ooze
    - Sepulchral Primordial
    - Shadowborn Demon
    - Sidisi, Undead Vizier
    - Solemn Simulacrum
    - Sun Titan
    - Teneb, the Harvester
    - Teysa, Orzhov Scion
    - Viscera Seer
    - Wood Elves
    - Yosei, the Morning Star

    Artifacts (6):
    - Altar of Dementia
    - Birthing Pod
    - Bonehoard
    - Chromatic Lantern
    - Phyrexian Altar
    - Sol Ring

    Enchantments (2):
    - Phyrexian Arena
    - Survival of the Fittest

    Instants (7):
    - Entomb
    - Grisly Salvage
    - Momentous Fall
    - Mortify
    - Putrefy
    - Swords to Plowshares
    - Utter End

    Sorceries (13):
    - Buried Alive
    - Cultivate
    - Decree of Pain
    - Farseek
    - Increasing Ambition
    - Life from the Loam
    - Living Death
    - Maelstrom Pulse
    - Mulch
    - Skyshroud Claim
    - Unburial Rites
    - Victimize
    - Yawgmoth's Will

    Non-Basic Lands (23):
    - Command Tower
    - Murmuring Bosk
    - Sandsteppe Citadel
    - Godless Shrine
    - Overgrown Tomb
    - Temple Garden
    - Isolated Chapel
    - Sunpetal Grove
    - Woodland Cemetery
    - Marsh Flats
    - Windswept Heath
    - Temple of Malady
    - Temple of Plenty
    - Caves of Koilos
    - Llanowar Wastes
    - Barren Moor
    - Secluded Steppe
    - Tranquil Thicket
    - Bojuka Bog
    - Bant Panorama
    - Grim Backwoods
    - Svogthos, the Restless Tomb
    - Vault of the Archangel

    Basic Lands (14):
    - Forest x 5
    - Plains x 2
    - Swamp x 7

    The all-stars tonight were Massacre Wurm, Pack Rat, Satyr Wayfinder, Sun Titan and Altar of Dementia. Then I finished off the game with some Reveillark + Karmic Guide shenanigans. Once I'd killed one opponent with combat damage, I nuked the other one by exiling all his creatures and destroying all his other permanents. Pack Rat got me an army while filling my yard to enable Karador, and Massacre Wurm did some heavy lifting when opponents got out their token armies to play defense.
     
  16. UV7BK4LIFE

    UV7BK4LIFE Schecter A7 addict

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    I went to an FNM event, modern format. I basically built a classic legacy Eva Green deck without Dark Ritual and Hymn to Tourach.

    I had this interesting conversation:

    " What's that?"
    " Are you kidding me? I'm casting Hypnotic Specter."
    " Is that Modern Legal?"
    " It was printed in Alpha to 4th, 9th, and M10, so yes."
    " What does it do? (It was 4th edition black bordered in Japanese)"
    Explanation follows
    " Okay."
    I pass the turn.

    Next turn, I attack with the Specter.
    "I'm changing it's target to Spellskite"
    "You just paid two life, but it's not targeted, and your spellskite is not a player, cannot discard at random, so it's not even a legal target"
    :wallbash::lol:

    When I got home I looked at the original decklist, it was from 2008. Most of my opponents were 13 then :lol: There's so many classics that are still modern legal, but everyone is looking at popular decks on the internet that are built by young players.
     
  17. Asrial

    Asrial Whisper into nose

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    ^Dude was a newb.

    Also, BFZ is fully spoiled. So far, the eldrazi ("UBRG") vs. Allies (WUbRG), the elementals (RG) and the land itself (WUB) looks like a weird, but flavorful limited environment.
     
  18. Xaios

    Xaios Foolish Mortal

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    Dafuq. :lol:

    (Although technically he couldn't have paid the life, as he couldn't activate the ability without a target.)

    Disassembled my Kresh and Jenara EDH decks over the weekend. Jenara became standard issue Rafiq of the Many, because sometimes you just have to attack. Meanwhile, I also built Damia Sultai Superfriends. Looking forward to trying them out.
     
  19. UV7BK4LIFE

    UV7BK4LIFE Schecter A7 addict

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    Nice! I did the same last year, swap Jenara for Rafiq. The nonland cards are 1/3 mana acceleration with cmc <2 so you can have him out on turn 3, and 1/3 equipment that you can equip on turn 4. So cmc + equip cost must be 4 or less. The rest is stuff to protect rafiq (blink, redirect, protection) or other creatures that work well with equipment. Sometimes he can swing for lethal general damage on turn 4, and consistently on turn 5.

    I don't understand why hypnotic specter isn't played at all in Modern. It's wrecking combo and tron and still one of the best black 3 drops, even without dark ritual.
     
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    Xaios Foolish Mortal

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    Probably because it's incredibly weak to burn and midrange, owing to the fact that a) it does nothing the turn it comes down, and b) it's a 2/2 for 3 mana with no ability to affect the board. Not a great rate for a creature. Plus, the random discard only beats targeted discard when it's done in multiples, a la Hymn to Tourach or Mind Twist. Otherwise you're not generating any card advantage, while leaving open the chance that they may discard something they don't actually need.
     
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