MTG: Fight & Flight: Dino Power!

Magic_card_backSo I’m working on my third Commander/EDH deck.  One of the recent blocks in Magic the Gathering took place in a world where dinosaurs were a huge part of every day life, for good and bad. Some of those dinosaurs are really, really big and so I wanted to make a deck where I could come out with massively huge creatures and just stomp all over my opponents.  I’ve spent the last month creating this deck in a word document.  Sadly, with our recent car situation (I’ll be talking about THAT bottle of fun’ness in my monthly roundup next week) this deck is going to go on the back burner.

This time around, I decided to add every single card in picture format. I won’t be loading them as individual pictures because otherwise it would take 5minutes for my site to load and that just isn’t fun for anyone.  For each category (in bold) I’ll be showcasing 1 of the cares I think is cool or cool looking and then doing a clickable grouping thing so you can check them all out, or not, as you so desire.

My Good Knight Sirrah deck, while I really like it, just hasn’t performed. I win about 25% of the time with it.  The Get Salted, I’m Exalted, while not competitive, has something closer to a 90% win rate and I don’t play it more than once now as it can be demoralizing to someone else to lose on turn 6 in a game that usually last 30+ turns. This deck I’m just hoping to stomp around with big dinosaurs and have fun killing things whether I win or lose.

There are several main parts of this deck. First and foremost, getting a lot of mana out quickly (with artifacts and sorcery/instants) so as to be able to get the big creatures out quickly, use the Enrage mechanic on half my dino’s to help boost me in various ways and then to use the Planeswalkers and the rest of the sorcery/instant cards to fight outside of combat using my dinos hopefully massive power and sweep away the competition. I’ve tried to make all the cards synergize with as many possible other cards so no matter what I draw I will be good. Only a real play test will tell though.

Without further ado, here is my deck list:

 

Commander:1

Zacama, Primal Calamity

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We will♪ we will♪STOMP YOU!!!!♪

 

Planeswalkers: 4

Huatli, dinosaur knight

Domri Rade

Samut the tested

Vivien of the Arkbow

 

 

 

 

Creatures: 27

forerunner of the empire

Kinjalli’s Sunwing

Sun Blessed Mount

Bellowing Aegisaur

Burning sun’s avatar

Etali, Primal storm

Gishath, Sun’s Avatar

Imperial Aerosaur

Majestic Heliopterus

Needletooth Raptor

Polyraptor

Raging Swordtooth

Ranging Raptor

Raptor Hatchling

Regal Behemoth

Ripjaw Raptor

Shining Aerosaur

Siegehorn Ceratops

Silverclad Ferocidons

Sky terror

snapping sailback

sun-crested pteradon

sun-crowned hunters

trapjaw tyrant

wayward swordtooth

Zetalpa, Primal Dawn

Ulvenwald Tracker

 

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Artifacts: 17

Tower of Fortunes

Sol Ring

boros cluestone

gruul cluestone

selesnya cluestone

boros signet

gruul signet

selesnya signet

commander’s sphere

seer’s sundial

staff of nin

Mindstone

Pillar of Origins

Worn Powerstone

Hedron Archive

Thran Dynamo

Dreamstone Hedron

 

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The Power of Scyenze, errrr, Magic(!!) compels you!

 

 

 

Sorceries/Instants: 12

Cultivate

Nissa’s Pilgrimage

Skyshroud Claim

Rampant Growth

Kodama’s Reach

Farseek

Dromoka’s Command

Domri’s Ambush

Band Together

Gravitic Punch

Rabid Bite

Thrash

 

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The first rule of Dino Fight Club is: You Always Pick the Fight Option TWICE!

 

 

Lands: 39

Command Tower

Terramorphic Expanse

Evolving Wilds

Myriad Landscape

Taiga

Wooded Foothills

Stomping Ground

Cinder Glade

Fire-lit Thicket

Savanna

Windswept Heath

Temple Garden

Canopy Vista

Wooded Bastion

Krosan Verge

Plateau

Arid Mesa

Sacred Foundry

Naya Panorama

Rugged Prairie

6 Forests

6 Plains

7 Mountains

 

 

 

 

 

So there you have it. A ton of pictures. Please feel free to make suggestions or comments or to ask questions.

 

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December ’18 Roundup & Ramblings

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Raw Data:

12 Books

3338 Pages

3.67 Average Rating (talk about ending the year on a high note. I’m pretty happy!)

 

The Bad:

Of Mice and Men – 1 Star (ugh, what a waste of talent)

 

The Good:

To Kill a Mockingbird – 5 Stars (it should REMAIN required reading in schools)

Hogfather – 5 Stars (Pratchett was bitter but he still wrote really funny books)

Seal of the the Worm – 4.5 Stars  (what a great ending to a great series)

 

Manga:

Shaman King is really revving up and I’m excited about continuing to read this series each month. This month I read all 3 volumes in one day and wrote the reviews between each volume (I was feeling in a VERY wordy mood) and then just scheduled the reviews for each monday. Just like in November, that kind of pace worked really well for me. I don’t know exactly why nor do I particularly care, as all I DO care about is it is  working.  Bring on the FIGHTING!!!

 

Misc. and Personal:

I totally slacked in reading this month. January is going to have me reading like crazy to get that 3 week cushion back. I used it all up this month 🙂  Of course, with the Parental Pods, Miss Betsy W & her friend and the Bombfunk’s and the Bookstooge’s all together for Christmas, for nigh on a week, I was doing a lot of things besides reading.

Christmas went well but I started getting sick the Sunday before and was flat out by Christmas. Mrs B caught it from me post-Christmas, so there’s not been much going on after Christmas except trying to recover and drinking of lots of herbal teas and hot water.

Thankfully, I was Tagged by Norrie and so had an easy post on a weekend. I also did another 6Degrees post and that allowed me even more breathing room.  Thank goodness for people who continually tag and remind me that I can do book related, non-review posts!

A lot of time was also spent on writing up my thoughts on 2018. I’ve got that mostly taken care of by now and my Annual Review should be coming out January 1st.

No Cover Love this month as nothing really stood out to me. I’m not going to throw a “pity” cover love to something that I don’t actually love.

The End.

 

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MTG: Get Salted, I’m Exalted!

Magic_card_backMy last Commander/EDH post was about my Good Knight to You, Sirrah deck that I was in the middle of constructing. I’ve tweaked it so I have a bit more card draw as I was finding I was running out of cards quickly due to the low casting cost of the majority of my creatures and other spells. But it is done and I’ve used it several times. In a one on one duel, it’s pretty aggressive and can easily destroy the other player quickly.

Anyway, this post is about my next endeavor, an Exalted deck headed by Rafiq of the Many. The main win condition is to make Rafiq  unblockable and using the Exalted mechanic, pump him up and win with 2 swings of Commander damage. With Commander Damage, I only need to damage my opponent with 21 points of damage. All by himself, with Exalt and Double Strike, he’s going to do 8points of Commander Damage if he’s unblockable. Even if Rafiq can’t do it, I’ve got multiple ways to make creatures unblockable and hence swing for some serious damage.

 

 

 

Commander: 1

rafiq (Small)

Rafiq of the Many —– ORDERED

 

Planeswalkers: 5 + Alternate

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Tamiyo Field Researcher —-OWN

Jace Beleren 

Jace, Memory Adept

Teferi, Hero of Dominaria  —— EXPENSIVE!!! (On my Christmas list)

Elspeth Knight Errant

Tamiyo, the Moon Sage  —-OWN (Alternate if Teferi stays out of reach)

 

 

Creatures: 24

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Stoic Angel

Suspicious Bookcase  —– OWN

Wall of Swords  ——- OWN

Wall of Denial

Wall of Tanglecord  ——OWN

Hover Barrier —–OWN

Noble Hierarch  —— EXPENSIVE!!! (On my Christmas list)

Nylea, god of the Hunt

Thassa, god of the Sea

Sovereigns of Lost Alara

Sublime Archangel

Aven Squire

Battlegrace Angel

Court Archers

Ethercaste Knight

Giltspire Avenger —ORDERED

Guardians of Akrasa

Qasali Pridemage

Rhox Charger

Sigiled Paladin

Waveskimmer Avon

Knight of Glory

Verdurous Gearhulk —–OWN

Torrential Gearhulk —–OWN

 

Enchantments: 15

78

195

Finest Hour —– ORDERED

Eldrazi Conscription —– ORDERED

Steel of the Godhead —– ORDERED

Rancor

Favor of the Overbeing

Unquestioned Authority

Vow of Wildness

Wheel of Sun and Moon

Wurmweaver Coil

Angelic Benediction

Ardent Plea

Prodigious Growth ——- OWN

Mammoth Umbra

Spider Umbra

Armadillo Cloak

 

Sorcery/Instants: 14

255

52

Worldly Tutor

Enlightened Tutor —-OWNED

Mystical Tutor

Reclaiming Vines

Crypsis —– OWN

Distortion Strike

Vines of Vastwood

Call the Gatewatch —– OWN

Crop Rotation

Hour of Promise

Reap and Sow

Scapeshift (Borderline)

Sylvan Scrying

Verdant Confluence

 

Artifacts: 6

162

213

Behemoth Sledge

Loxodon Warhammer

Swiftfoot Boots

Sol Ring – OWN

Expedition Map

Argentum Armor

 

Land: 38

289

165

272

Tropical Island—–OWN

Breeding Pool —–OWN

Misty Rain Forest —–OWN

Temple of Mystery

Savanna —–OWN

Temple Garden —–OWN

Windswept Heath —–OWN

Temple of Plenty

Tundra —–OWN

Flooded Strand —–OWN

Hallowed Fountain —–OWN

Temple of Enlightenment —— OWN

Islandx6 —–OWN

Plainx6 —–OWN

Forestx6 —–OWN

Command Tower

Cathedral of War —- ORDERED

Rogues Passage —–OWN

Temple of the False God

Maze of Ith —– Eventually but not essential

Ghost Quarter

Field of Ruin

Strip Mine

 

 

 

Obviously, I’ve done a lot more background work before posting this deck, unlike the Orzhov Knight decklist. Some of the cards I still question. I also question how well this is actually going to work. I just won’t know until I build it and play it.  This is probably as close to a finished deck list as I’m going to get though so I don’t plan on publishing an updated version.  Maybe some edits if needed, but no whole new post. I figured my Knight deck was going to take until the end of the year and I finally finished it in October, so pretty close. This deck is going to take most of 2019 to assemble, as money will be tight next year due to all our hospital stuff this year.

There is going to be a lot of proxy’ing going on, as I am NOT going to be playing with my actual dual lands, nor with cards like Noble Hierarch or any other $60+ cards. If my fellow player is ok with it, I might use proxy cards for any card I don’t yet own just to test the deck.

Sadly, I don’t feel nearly as inspired about the Deck Name (Get Salted, I’m Exalted just seems a bit braggadocio) as I did with my knight deck. “Exalt” or some form of that has to be in the title since the Exalt mechanic is what everything is based on. I might even have to enlist Mrs B’s creative powers to help me out!

If anyone has suggestions for card changes, feel free to let me know. Cheers!

 

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To Sell or Not To Sell, That Is the MAGIC Question!

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If you didn’t know, I play a card game called Magic the Gathering. I started playing it back in the early to mid-90’s and then pretty much stopped for about 20 years. A former co-worker got me back into it and now I’m back in. A very casual player mind you. I play what is called Kitchen Table Magic, ie, just sitting around playing when I get a chance with a friend or two. I don’t do tournaments or anything competitive.

The thing with Magic is that not only is it a game, it is also a Collectible card game. This means that not all the cards have the same quantity being released during each set, so the more powerful a card is and the rarer it is, the more money people are willing to pay for it.

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The company that produces Magic, Wizards of the Coast (WOTC), also sells specialty boxes of reprints so that certain cards don’t get too out of control.  Most cards from 2003 and on have a decent chance of getting reprinted if they run above $100 or become super popular due to being used in a winning deck by one of the pro’s.  These reprint boxes have a limited supply run but WOTC tends to print things into the ground ever since they were bought out by Hasbro. So “limited” tends to mean they won’t just keep on printing that particular set for a year.  11 months and 30 days, but NOT a full year, thus garnering that feared “limited” title.

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I’ve been buying some of these specialty boxes since 2015 with an eye to either opening them and getting some of those expensive cards for myself or to resell the boxes once the price starts to rise. I paid under $200 for each of those 3 boxes when they came out. Now, all 3 are selling for around $300 or so on Ebay.  The problem is that a LOT of other people all think the same way I did, plus some scum (who’ll I’ll call magic investors) who buy these things up by the hundreds to induce scarcity, thus raising the price and then said scum sell for a quick profit. So Ebay tends to be flooded with a LOT of options. Realistically speaking, there isn’t much selling going on at that price point.

I’ve tried to sell on Craigslist, but once prices go above the $150 mark, most things don’t sell real well there. People are leery of dealing with cash and meeting up and all that stuff. I don’t blame them, but still, it is discouraging.

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My question thus is this:

1 ) Do I list my 3 boxes separately on Ebay starting at 99cents, to avoid the insertion fee and hope the bidding goes up high enough to make me a profit AND to cover Ebay’s final sale fee (usually 10-15 percent, yeah, that much)

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Modern Masters 2015

 

2 ) Open the boxes and hope I get the cards I want (I have REALLY bad luck in this regard. Almost all boxes I’ve opened through the years have not done me good) and a few foil money cards I can sell individually so as to not lose too much money

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Modern Masters 2017

 

3 ) OR keep sitting on these boxes?

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Eternal Masters

 

This has all been brought to a head by the final Masters Set being released this Friday. Even though the average price for a box is running around $290, it has been selling like gangbusters in a speakeasy with Elliot Ness & his Untouchables knocking the doors down with their specialty sledgehammers. In other words, on Ebay, 1 seller sold upwards of 4000 boxes in a matter of hours. A lot of the cards in the Ultimate Masters box are also available in these 3 boxes. Which means that the price of the boxes I own might start dropping as the high priced cards in them start dropping in value.

This type of situation is exactly why I am a land survey tech and not an investment consultant.

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Ok, all good now. Just needed to write and do a little venting to get that off my chest. Cheerio…

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PSA: Honesty and Book Reviewing

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I was browsing WordPress the other day and one of the blogs featured had a Tag, so I figured I’d read through it to see if there was any questions I liked that I could twist for my own fun.

Well, one of the questions was “What was your last 1star book” and the young lady answering it wrote something like “Oh, probably never. If a book is that bad, I just DNF it”, with the assumption being that it doesn’t get rated and I’m guessing, not reviewed. BVT also recently did a post where she talks about Negative Reviews and how she appreciates them.

This led me to think about this whole subject beyond my little comment on BVT’s post. It still comes down to Trust so while I’ll be talking about that, I’d like to talk about some of the other components too.

So, Trust first.

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If a book reviewer deliberately with-holds a review because it doesn’t get a particular rating, that is dishonest. Lying by omission is still lying.  A blogger might write completely honest reviews about all the fantastic books they read  but if they don’t publish the reviews about the crappy books, that is like someone doing their checkbook and showing only the credits  and not the debits. It’s honest, but it’s not the real picture. Just ask your bank.

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Another reason that I won’t follow people who state they won’t do negative reviews is because it shows a paucity of character and a lack of integrity. If you don’t believe me, this picture from the INTERNET will show you the truth!

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Now, there is a difference between being a dick online and calling a piece of garbage a piece of garbage. Exactly where that line is though, that’s a very tough question.  It’s also tangential to this discussion so I won’t discuss it further.

Another reason to write negative reviews is to help out other readers.  For the record, I want to state that reviews are NEVER for the author. N-E-V-E-R!!!!! They might get something out of them but it was never meant to be for them. Reviews are for other readers. If you are going review books, it is your duty to not only steer your followers towards the books you love, but to also steer them clear from the disasters, the broken bridges and the just plain bad books.  If you drive off that bridge, put up a freaking warning sign.  Its pure negligence if you don’t. Friends don’t let friends read bad books without warning them.

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Another reason that negative reviews are a reviewers duty is that unlike in Magic the Gathering, you don’t get extra turns in your reading life. You read that bad book, that time is GONE! Don’t let others repeat your mistakes. Let them learn from you.

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Finally, a book blogger may feel virtuous for not having any negative content on their blog. That shows a lack of understanding of what is virtuous, what is right and is a paving stone far along the path to hell. Yeah, I’m not going to pull any punches here and nothing funny like the ending of the PSA post from last month. I don’t want to follow someone with that lack of understanding, it is just plain dangerous to be around them.

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This fairy is about to burn up in the fire. Good intentions not withstanding.

 

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Bookstooge brings the FIRE!

 

MTG: Good Knight to You Sirrah! Part II

Magic_card_backI know, I said I wouldn’t do multiple posts about this deck. Too bad.  Here’s the original card pool:

Good Knight Part I

Trying to create a Black and White Knight deck for EDH / Commander has been a bit more labor intensive than I thought.  It is also a LOT more expensive than buying one of the $35 precons and modifying it.  If I’m lucky I’ll have this constructed by the end of the year.  They don’t call Magic the Gathering cardboard crack for nothing!

I hope to have a post up tomorrow with pictures of some of the more interesting and valuable cards that I get from the new Dominaria set. I have half a box and 2 pre-release kits so out of 30 packs I’m hoping for at least one good card to help pay for all of this.  This also serves as fair warning to those of you who aren’t into Magic the Gathering so you don’t expect something else come Monday.

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I did a fine darn job with my gut instinct of “on the edge”.  I suspect money is going to play a part of the chosen cards. I’ll be including the TCG midrange price here. Planeswalkers might be swapped out for creatures if the price is too exhorbitant for the overall deck. Totals are rounded up so to give a bit of a worst case scenario.

The next step after this post is to check each card’s edition and see if I already own it. That’ll help with the overall pricing issue too. If I already own a higher card or two, that will make buying the others that much easier.

 

The Goal now is:

4 Planeswalkers

30 Creatures

5 Enchantments

6 Instants

6 Sorceries

8 Artifacts

40 Lands

 

 

Commander: 1

Athreos, God of Passage  – $11

 

Planeswalkers: 4

Elspeth, Sun’s Champion-$11

Gideon, ally of zendikar-$10

Sorin, Grim Nemesis-$5

Sorin Lord of Innistrad-$8  Iffy

 

Total: $45

 

Knights/Creatures:  30 and 26 Alternates

Elenda the Duskrose -$5

Ravos Soultender -$8

Auriok Steelshaper-$1.50

Deathbringer Liege-$12

Eastern Paladin-$0.25

Fiendslayer Paladin-$1

Kabira Vindicator-$0.10

Kinsbaile Cavalier-$1.25

Knight Exemplar-$2.75

Knight of Dawn-$0.25

Knight of Dusk-$0.25

Knight of Meadowgrain-$1.50

Leonin Skyhunter-$0.10

Markov Dreadknight-$0.20

Northern Paladin-$0.40

Paragon of New Dawns-$0.10

Paragon of Open Graves-$0.10

Pentarch Paladin-$1

Southern Paladin-$0.40

Sunweb-$0.20

Thalia’s Lancers-$0.40

Vona, Butcher of Magan-$2.50

Western Paladin-$0.30

Aryel Knight of Windgrace-$0.80

Benalish Marshall-$1.50

Danitha Capashan, Paragon-$0.40

Josu Vess, Lich Knight-$1.80

Knight of Grace-$0.10

Knight of Malice-$0.10

Kwende, Pride of Femeref-$0.10

 

Total: $45

 

Plover Knight – Alternate for Sorin Planeswalker – $0.20

Black Knight -on the edge

Crusading Knight -on the edge

Fortified Rampart -on the edge

Lightwielder Paladin -on the edge

Marauding Knight -on the edge

Mirran Crusader -on the edge

Shimmering Barrier -on the edge

Silver Knight -on the edge

Silverblade Paladin -on the edge

Steel Wall -on the edge

White Knight -on the edge

Arvad the cursed -on the edge

Benalish Honor Guard-on the edge

Cabal Paladin-on the edge

Ageless Sentinels -flying wall

Angelic Wall -flying wall

Wall of Omens

Wall of Reverence

Wall of Swords

Knight of the Pilgrim’s Road

Knight-captain of Eos

Mirror Entity

Student of Warfare

Teysa, Orzhov Scion

Dauntless Bodyguard

 

Enchantmants: 5 and 5 Alternates

Cathar’s Crusade-$5 Own?

Dictate of Heliod-$0.25 Own?

Shared Triumph-$3

The Eldest Reborn-$0.25

True Conviction-$3.20

 

Total: $12

 

Anointed Procession-on the edge

Honor of the Pure-on the edge

Knighthood-on the edge

Lich’s Mastery-on the edge

Marshal’s Anthem-on the edge

 

Instants/Sorceries: 12 and 8 Alternates

Call the Gatewatch-$0.25 Own?

Cast Down-$0.90

Diabolic Tutor-$0.25

Divest-$0.25

Enlightened Tutor-Own. buy alternate at lethix.com $6

Gideon’s Phalanx-$0.25 Own?

Invoke the Divine-$0.20

Pacifism-$0.10 Own?

Righteous confluence-$0.20

Waylay-$0.20

Wretched Confluence-$0.75

Yawgmauth’s Vile Offering-$1.10

 

Total: $11

 

Allied Reinforcements-on the edge

Annihilate-on the edge

Aura Blast-on the edge

Cruel Tutor-on the edge  running roughly $25-30

Infernal Tutor – on the edge – running around $15-20

Primeval’s Glorious Rebirth-on the edge Only if get in my dominaria box

Settle the Score-on the edge

Utter End-on the edge

 

Artifacts/Equipments: 8 and 4 Alternates

Door of Destinies-$4

Helm of the Host-$2.30

Herald’s Horn-$6.50

Orzhov Signet-$0.25

Sol Ring-$3

Spear of Heliod-$1 Own?

Staff of Nin-$0.50

Vanquisher’s Banner-$2.50

 

Total: $20

 

Akroma’s Memorial-on the edge

Blackblade Reforged-on the edge

Executioner’s Capsule-on the edge

Kormus Bell-on the edge

 

Lands: 40 and 2 Alternates

Command Tower-$1.25

Concealed Courtyard-$6

Everglades-$0.30

Fetid Heath-$10

Forsaken Sanctuary-$0.25

Godless Shrine-$13 Real Iffy

Isolated Chapel-$3

Karoo-$0.25

Mortuary Mire-$0.20 Own

New Benalia-$0.10

Orzhov Basillica-$0.25 Own

Orzhov Guildgate-$0.10

Scoured Barrens-$0.10

Shambling Vent-$2 Own?

Tainted Field-$0.10

Temple of Silence-$2

Temple of the False god-$0.40 Own?

Unclaimed Territory-$2.50

Vault of the Archangel-$3

Zhalfirin Void-$0.50

Plains x9-$4 a piece for full art from lethix. or use my own

Swamps x9-$4 a piece for full art from lethix. or use my own

Evolving Wilds-Own already

Terramorphic Expanse-Own already

 

Total: $43

 

Maze of Ith-on the edge $11

Sandstone Bridge-on the edge

 

Grand Total: $180 w/ a $20 possible downturn.

 

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MTG: Good Knight To You Sirrah!

Magic_card_backOk, this post will be dealing with a lot of Magic the Gathering cards. It will be at a level of detail that even I wouldn’t care enough if someone else were writing this, so please,  feel free to skip this entire post and don’t even bother liking unless you like MTG or something.

 

A new set is coming out, called Dominaria. I have already pre-ordered a box from my local gamestore and am seriously thinking of playing my first public pre-release. Anyway. I was perusing Scent of a Gamer’s post about MTG: Art and one of the pictures was of a Paladin, aka, a Knight. We got to chatting and before I knew it, I was seriously thinking of creating a Knight based Commander Deck.  The reason I mentioned Dominaria is because it looks like there will be a lot of knights and things that help knights in this release. I’m pretty stoked to be honest.

I’ve spent the last 2 days going through Gatherer, Wizards of the Coasts online database of every single magic card, looking for cards I can use to create a 100 card deck. I didn’t think it would be real hard, as I wasn’t aware of a lot of knights or things that helped them out. Boy, was I wrong.  I ended up with over 180, and that was after weeding out cards that I knew I simply couldn’t afford. One card was close to $90, so that was out. And as the release date of Dominaria gets closer, more cards are going to be officially spoiled and I bet we’ll see even more knights and stuff. So this list will be changing even after I figure out what I want to weed out.

Here is my list. Roughly organized, linked to Gatherer.com and to Mythicspoiler.com. I wish I could figure out how to make a link show the card when you hover over it. I’ve seen that at several forums, but it might have something to do with the forum hosting all the pictures. I’m sure not going to add 200 pictures just for one post. That would add a lot to my media and 3 gb is not an infinite amount. However, if any of you know how to do such a thing, let me know would you?

I’ve got a lot of work to do to cut this list down to only 100 cards. I’ll probably go through and weed out any $25+ cards first (goodbye Tutors I suspect). I am NOT spending 1K on bloody cardboard. Next step will be to see what mechanics are global versus individual and include more of the global. Then I’ll just see what mechanics I don’t care about and get rid of cards focused on them.  Next will be to winnow out the creatures that have more powerful existing counterparts already on the list. I figure this is going to be an ongoing project for most of the year as I slowly build it up.

I’ll be updating this post as I remove cards or add them. But it shouldn’t keep appearing in your feed, so no worries! Thankyou for your forbearance.

 

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Bookstooge’s Potential EDH / Commander Tribal Knight Deck

 

Commander: 3

Athreos, God of Passage  -Chosen as Commander

Elenda the Duskrose -move to Main Deck

Ravos Soultender -move to Main Deck

 

Planeswalkers: 7

Elspeth, Sun’s Champion

Elspeth, knight-errant -$13-14 really iffy

Gideon, ally of zendikar

Karn Scion of Urza -Not buying. Only if from my box

Sorin, Grim Nemesis

Sorin Lord of Innistrad

Sorin Solemn Visitor

 

General Knights/Creatures: 58

Ageless Sentinels -flying wall

Angelic Wall -flying wall

Ashenmoor Liege – ? red/black -can play in a commander with only black/white?

Auriok Steelshaper

Black Knight -on the edge

Carrion Wall

Consulate Skygate

Crusading Knight -on the edge

Deathbringer Liege

Eastern Paladin

Fiendslayer Paladin

Fortified Rampart -on the edge

Glen Elendra Liege – ? – black/blue – can play in a commander with only black/white?

Kabira Vindicator

Kinsbaile Cavalier

Knight Errant

Knight Exemplar

Knight of Dawn

Knight of Dusk

Knight of Glory

Knight of Meadowgrain

Knight of Obligation

Knight of the Pilgrim’s Road

Knight-captain of Eos

Leonin Skyhunter

Lightwielder Paladin -on the edge

Marauding Knight -on the edge

Markov Dreadknight

Mirran Crusader -on the edge

Moaning Wall

Mirror Entity

Northern Paladin

Paragon of New Dawns

Paragon of Open Graves

Pentarch Paladin

Plover Knight -on the edge – flying knight though manna expensive

Pteradon Knight

Sacred Knight

Shimmering Barrier -on the edge

Silver Knight -on the edge

Silverblade Paladin -on the edge

Southern Paladin

Steel Wall -on the edge

Student of Warfare

Sunweb

Teysa, Orzhov Scion

Thalia’s Lancers

Vona, Butcher of Magan

Wall of Bone

Wall of Glare

Wall of Hope

Wall of Omens

Wall of Resistance

Wall of Reverence

Wall of Swords

Wall of Tanglecord

Western Paladin

White Knight -on the edge

Youthful Knight

 

Dominaria Knights: 11

Aryel Knight of Windgrace

Arvad the cursed -on the edge

Benalish Honor Guard-on the edge

Benalish Marshall

Cabal Paladin-on the edge

Danitha Capashan, Paragon

Dauntless Bodyguard

Josu Vess, Lich Knight

Knight of Grace

Knight of Malice

Kwende, Pride of Femeref

 

Enchantmants: 17  (Old and Dominaria mixed together)

Anointed Procession-on the edge

Cathar’s Crusade

Demonic Vigor

Dictate of Heliod

Dub

Glorious Anthem

History of Benalia

Honor of the Pure-on the edge

Knighthood-on the edge

Knightly Valor

Lich’s Mastery-on the edge

Marshal’s Anthem-on the edge

On Serra’s Wings

Righteous War

Shared Triumph

The Eldest Reborn

Triumph of Gerrard

True Conviction

 

Instants/Sorceries: 39 (Old and Dominaria mixed together)

Allied Reinforcements-on the edge

Altars Reap

Angel Song

Annihilate-on the edge

Aura Blast-on the edge

Call the Gatewatch

Cruel Tutor-on the edge  running roughly $25-30

Cast Down

Costly Plunder

Defiant Strike

Demonic Tutor-out of my league at $45

Diabolic Tutor

Divest

Djeru’s Renunciation

Dread Charge

Dredge

Enlightened Tutor-Own. buy alternate at lethix.com

Gallantry

Gideon’s Phalanx

Healing Grace

Humble the Brute

Invoke the Divine

Infernal Tutor – on the edge – running around $15-20

Knight Watch

Leap of Faith

Mighty leap

Pacifism

Pressure Point

Primeval’s Glorious Rebirth-on the edge Only if get in my dominaria box

Read the Bones

Righteous confluence

Ritual of Rejuvenation

Settle the Score-on the edge

Timely Reinforcements

To Arms

Utter End-on the edge

Vampiric Tutor-out of range at over $40

Vicious Offering

Waylay

Wretched Confluence

Yawgmauth’s Vile Offering

 

Artifacts/Equipments: 19 (Old and Dominaria mixed together)

Akroma’s Memorial-on the edge

Blackblade Reforged-on the edge

Door of Destinies

Executioner’s Capsule-on the edge

Helm of the Host

Herald’s Horn

Jet Medallion

Kormus Bell-on the edge

Loxodon Warhammer

Orzhov Keyrune

Orzhov Signet

Pearl Medallion

Ring of Thune

Ring of Xathrid

Sol Ring

Spear of Heliod

Staff of the Death Magus

Staff of the Sun Magus

Staff of Nin

Sword of Kaldra

Sword of the Chosen

Vanquisher’s Banner

Whip of Erebos

 

Lands: 40 (Old and Dominaria mixed together)

Caves of Koilos

Command Tower

Concealed Courtyard

Everglades

Evolving Wilds -on the edge

Fetid Heath

Forsaken Sanctuary

Godless Shrine

Isolated Chapel

Karoo

Maze of Ith-on the edge $11

Memorial to Folly

Mortuary Mire

Myriad Landscape

New Benalia

Orzhov Basillica

Orzhov Guildgate

Rogues Passage

Sandstone Bridge-on the edge

Scoured Barrens

Seagate Wreckage

Shambling Vent

Tainted Field

Temple of Silence

Temple of the False god

Terramorphic Expanse-on the edge

Unclaimed Territory

Vault of the Archangel

Westvale Abbey

Zhalfirin Void

Plains x8

Swamps x8