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Generally, quite a few older deck names aren't really meaningful — they're a weird in-joke or just a random word someone pulled out of nowhere — and that tradition has been carried forward to the modern day in Legacy/Vintage as well. This is how you get the likes of Fruity Pebbles, Cephalid Breakfast, Team America (which is BUG, not ...


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I'm not familiar with this deck in particular, but it looks like this is a good example of a miser's copy (a singleton, usually with the connotation that it has a unique effect within your deck but you have no way to tutor for it). Some things to note about that card: It is really good in some situations It is really bad in others In the situations where ...


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A very brief answer to your last question: no. A slightly less brief answer: the card draw and selection that blue provides, along with the additional "truly free" (it doesn't cost mana or a card) storm of Gitaxian Probe, is essential to the deck's viability, letting you find your key cards more consistently. Also, while it wasn't mentioned, the red cards ...


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You do not need to give your deck a name. A name for a deck is just an easy way to describe the same set of ~60 cards (accounting for the fact that you won't need a different name for a deck that only changes two cards). A deckname is just used to communicate about that specific deck easier. If you want to name your monored Goblin-deck "Green Guys" (since ...


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I would buy enough of the Duel Decks for each player to have one. Even though each set is not balanced against the other sets, they are going to be the best value you will find for pre-built decks from wizards. They have a very reasonable power level for the most part. Wizards is releasing the older duel decks in December as part of an anthology- it might ...


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You can do a lot worse than the Deckbuilders toolkit for starting out, you will be surprised as well how quickly a collection can start to grow even just buying the odd booster or as said above taking part in local drafts or events. Your best bet for good advice about this would be at your local games store or even better at your local Friday Night Magic. ...


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There is a set symbol for Call of Legends. I can't link to it directly, but you can find the set symbol at the URLs below for the starter decks. Call of Legends refers to a set of about 100 cards, some of which were used to assemble the starter decks. The Set icon above would be used on all cards from Call of Legends, those that were included in one of ...


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MUD Decks are typically decks that attempt to slow gameplay down drastically. You tend to see cards such as Tanglewire (Tapping permanents), Thorn of Amethyst (All non-creature spells cost 1 more to cast), and even Chalice of the Void on Zero or One (This prevents the powerful Moxen and Black Lotus cards in Vintage, Stops a lot of burn plays like Vexing ...


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I have played all combinations of sets up through and including Realms Unraveled. Here are my thoughts: Immortal Heroes will mix in fine with RoTF and CoTG. Immortal Heroes played all on it's own would grow stale quickly Immortal Heroes and Storm of Souls together is an fun block in and of itself - maybe more fun than CoTG and RoTF. If you have an ...


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I rather think that people name their deck to express what's inside, to easily tell the other what you are going to play. Typically (at least with the people I play) we use the color code (see this question) added with the typical category of the deck (aggro, control, mid-range, combo... you can find an exhaustive list on various websites). This is the ...


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Conan had a "point buy" system for elements of it's build (in addition to the Netrunner commented above). The biggest flaw is book-keeping - it's fairly easy to count that you have X cards, or that you only have Y copies of a card. Counting the total number of points in a deck is a lot more math, and that's not always a selling feature.


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I might suggest trying Possibility storm. Use it to find Emrakul and play him for free on turn 5. Or use Quicksilver Amulet to play him on turn 4-5.


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1) Quicksilver Amulet. 2) Get Skittering Invasion on the board to spawn off 5 tokens and then play. Cryptic Gateway to tap 2 of the tokens to play any Eldrazi from your hand. 3) The harder way: Urza lands like Urza Incubator, as well as the Urza land combo. 4) 12 post the crap out of it! All of these ways are how my deck works, and I have been able to ...


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Another deck building game to consider is Puzzle Strike. In many ways, it is a remake of dominion, but with a significantly different win mechanic. Rather than buying victory points, players send gems back and forth filling up their pile of gems. As their gem pile gets larger, players draw more cards, but when it hits its limit, they die and the game is ...



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