The Tribal Throwdown — Building the Surprise Entrants, Part Two

 

It’s no secret, I’ve always liked Magic tournaments. The thrill of doing well is a natural high, and it’s always fun to see who can do the best.

We have a tribal EDH tourney called The Tribal Throwdown coming up on the horizon, where we’ll be smashing the various tribes of MTG (Zombies, Elves, Merfolk, etc) together to find out who is the best tribe, and which tribe will come out on top.

As I’ve done for each of our other tourneys, I’ve built a number of surprise entrants for this one. Today, we’ll be looking at the second batch of these entrants, and discuss them in some detail.

Let’s take a look!
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The Tribal Throwdown — Building the Surprise Entrants, Part One

 

It’s no secret, I’ve always liked Magic tournaments. The thrill of doing well is a natural high, and it’s always fun to see who can do the best.

We have a tribal EDH tourney called The Tribal Throwdown coming up on the horizon, where we’ll be smashing the various tribes of MTG (Goblins, Merfolk, etc) together to find out who is the best tribe, and which tribe will come out on top.

As I’ve done for each of our other tourneys, I’ve built a number of surprise entrants for this one. Today, we’ll be looking at these entrants, and discuss them in some detail. Let’s take a look!
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Single Card Discussion: Opal Palace

 

Hello and welcome back to the Single Card Discussion series! After my pieces on Amonkhet’s new Dusk // Dawn and Mouth // Feed, it’s time to take a look at yet another multiplayer gem that I feel has been sadly overlooked.

Today’s card is one that I’ve thought was highly useful since it was first spoiled, and though it does see play, I’m shocked that more players haven’t looked at it for EDH. Today’s card is the Commander 2013 land, Opal Palace.

Let’s take a deeper look at this potent card!
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A Major Rebuild of Saskia

 

Welcome to another edition of the article series where I go over changes to my different EDH decks in detail (and where I trash them and rebuild them into something better).

There have been a number of my decks over the last year that have been on the chopping block after disappointing performances and poor games, and many have been culled or changed. Much as I have done before, I rebuilt decks that just aren’t working; this may involve either changing some cards around deck to deck, changing who the general of the deck is, or completely overhauling the entire deck. Since early last year, I’ve been going over each set of changes and additions to my EDH decks, and man, have there ever a lot of them!

Today, we’ll be looking at our new four-color deck, as we rebuild Saskia the Unyielding, swapping in nearly 20 new cards (one fifth of the deck!)

What does this rebuild look like? Let’s find out!
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The End of Anafenza/Atraxa Superfriends, and the Rise of Atraxa +1/+1 Counters

 

Welcome to another edition of the article series where I go over changes to my different EDH decks in detail (and where I trash them and rebuild them into something better).

There have been a number of my decks over the last year that have been on the chopping block after disappointing performances and poor games, and many have been culled or changed. Much as I have done before, I rebuilt decks that just aren’t working; this may involve either changing some cards around deck to deck, changing who the general of the deck is, or completely overhauling the entire deck. Since early last year, I’ve been going over each set of changes and additions to my EDH decks, and man, have there ever a lot of them!

Today, we’ll be looking at our new four-color deck, as we disassemble Anafenza, the Foremost and make a second attempt at building around Commander 2016’s legend Atraxa, Praetors’ Voice.

What would this rebuild look like? Let’s find out!
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Single Card Discussion: Mouth to Feed

 

Hello and welcome back to the Single Card Discussion series! After my pieces on Amonkhet’s new Dusk // Dawn and Commit // Memory, it’s time to take a look at yet another multiplayer gem that I feel has been sadly overlooked.

Today’s card is one that I’ve thought was highly useful since it was first spoiled for Amonkhet, and I’m shocked that more players haven’t looked at it for EDH. Today’s card is the new aftermath card, Mouth // Feed.

Let’s take a deeper look at this potent card!
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Single Card Discussion: Dusk to Dawn

 

Hello and welcome back to the Single Card Discussion series! After my pieces on Amonkhet’s new Pull from Tomorrow and Commit // Memory, it’s time to take a look at yet another multiplayer gem that I feel has been sadly overlooked.

Today’s card is one that I’ve thought was highly useful since it was first spoiled for Amonkhet, and I’m shocked that more players haven’t looked at it for EDH. Today’s card is the new aftermath card, Dusk // Dawn.

Let’s take a deeper look at this potent card!
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Single Card Discussion: Commit to Memory

 

Hello and welcome back to the Single Card Discussion series! After my pieces on Amonkhet’s new Pull from Tomorrow and Kalemne’s Captain, it’s time to take a look at yet another multiplayer gem that I feel has been sadly overlooked.

Today’s card is one that I’ve thought was great since it was first spoiled for Amonkhet, and I’m shocked that more non-Nekusar players don’t mention it for EDH.

Today’s card is the new aftermath card, Commit // Memory. Let’s take a deeper look at this potent card!
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Single Card Discussion: Pull from Tomorrow

 

Hello and welcome back to the Single Card Discussion series! It’s been a while since I wrote one of these, but after my pieces on Westvale Abbey and Kalemne’s Captain, it’s time to take a look at yet another multiplayer gem that I feel has been sadly overlooked.

Today’s card is one that I’ve thought was amazing since it was first spoiled for Amonkhet, and I’m shocked that more people don’t mention it for EDH. Today’s card is the blue card-drawing spell, Pull from Tomorrow.

Let’s take a deeper look at this potent card!
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The Tribal Throwdown!

 

As a MTG tournament player at heart, I have always had a spot in my heart for tournaments. I love the excitement of doing well and the thrill of competition, and it’s always been a blast to compete when I can. Hence, every year for the last five years, my little EDH playgroup has hosted a massive EDH tournament between our decks, to crown a champion. This tournament is called The EDH Battle Royale, and this year marked the fifth time we have done this. It’s both casual and highly competitive, and we look forward to who winds up champion each time.

One player from our playgroup, Brianna, has frequently mentioned that she wanted to set up a tribal tourney one of these days between all of our tribal EDH decks.

She’s been waiting a long time for this, but she won’t have to wait any longer… it’s time for The Tribal Throwdown!
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