Posted by ‘BRIONNE’ aka ‘FORK OF DOOM’

It’s been over two months since I last posted anything on CommanderCast, and in that time I’ve come to realize that I’ve said almost everything I had to say about community issues. (Although I reserve the right to dredge up my Line in the Sand series if feel the need to get up on my soapbox.) With that in mind, I decided to start afresh. But what to do? It wasn’t until about two weeks ago that I finally realized that I really wanted to give videos a try. I’ve been helping with the videos on the Top and Go Productions channel for quite some time, but I’ve never made one myself. So I set aside my doubts about how hard it would be, and learned how to edit video.

Deciding I wanted to try my hand at video making was one thing, but I needed something to make videos about. That wasn’t hard to decide. I’ve always had a fascination with budget decks. As someone who loves deck building in Commander, the constriction of budget is a very fun challenge. It means finding cards outside what I’d normally play. But unlike other, more artificial building restrictions, budget decks are actually very useful to Commander players who are short on cash or expensive “staples”. Budget decks are also a great way for more veteran players to shake things up. It’s a lot of fun to get your playgroup to all build decks within a specific price range.

It will come as no surprise to anyone who’s been reading my articles that the first general I chose was Azusa, Lost but Seeking. Some of you might think I’m getting a little carried away with that particular commander, but I’ve had a lot of questions about how to build Azusa for cheaper. I wanted to do something a little different with the deck, and mono green control seemed suitably out of the ordinary. It’s missing classic colorless sweepers like Oblivion Stone and All is Dust because of price. (Having Oblivion Stone be too expensive for a budget deck is so strange.) What ended up being more reasonable price-wise was to play artifacts and cheap removal (that could be used as land destruction) to annoy the hell out of your opponents.

Any budget deck in my series that is not credited to a specific creator is an untested product of my mind. As such, they should probably be taken as the suggestions they are. That being said, I do try to make decks that are optimized as is. This particular deck took me several hours to build. I managed to play a two player game with it, and it was quite fun. Ramp ramp ramp removal Pelakka Wurm Vorinclex, Voice of Hunger is a good game plan, apparently.

I hope you all enjoy my first attempt at making a video.  

You can find a link to the deck list here.