This entry is part 11 of 14 in the series Decksplanations

Grandpa (Eric)

By Eric (AKA Grandpa Growth)

Decksplanations is all about sharing my deckbuilding philosophy. If you want to change how you behave, you must change how you think. The same is true of your decks. My goal is you give you the foundation to analyze and improve your decks.   Let’s begin with a quote:

“Begin with the end in mind.”

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This entry is part 12 of 14 in the series Decksplanations

Grandpa (Eric)

By Eric (AKA Grandpa Growth)

Last time on Decksplanations we discussed threat density in aggressive Commander decks. The underlying mathematics makes it difficult to produce consistent, effective aggro decks because of Commander’s unique deck building restrictions, namely the ‘Highlander’ rule. This week we will discuss why this is much less of a problem for Control decks. As always, we begin with a quote:

“First they ignore you, then they laugh at you, then they fight you, then you win.” – Mahatma Gandhi

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This entry is part 10 of 14 in the series Decksplanations

Grandpa (Eric)

By Eric (AKA Grandpa Growth)

Last time on “Decksplanations,” I talked about threat density in Control decks, or more accurately the lack of threat density. Control decks excel when they have a steady stream of answers. Once your opponent has exhausted their resources, you can cast a ham sandwich as your finisher and still win. How do you accomplish this? Do you just cram more and more answer cards into your deck until it is bursting at the seams with counterspells? I have a better way. There are three ideas that help drive consistency and power in my decks: velocity, selection, and access. Today, I will be talking about access.

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This entry is part 9 of 14 in the series Decksplanations

Grandpa (Eric)

by Eric, aka Grandpa Growth

 

Today’s article is part two of a series about designing more consistent decks by building around three key concepts: access, velocity, and selection. With these powers combined you are Captain Planet going to have a more consistent deck. Last week on “Decksplanations,” I talked about access, so if you missed it I encourage you to go back and catch up.

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This entry is part 8 of 14 in the series Decksplanations

Grandpa (Eric)

 

By Eric, aka Grandpa Growth

 

This is part of a series on how to build more consistent decks. Consistency can’t be created on its own, but it can be built up by emphasizing these concepts: access, velocity, and selection. If you missed the previous articles, I encourage you to go back to the beginning and catch up on my previous articles about access and velocity before continuing.

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This entry is part 7 of 14 in the series Decksplanations

Grandpa (Eric)

By Eric, AKA Grandpa Growth

Welcome back to Decksplanations. Over the last month I have been writing about concepts that will help you add consistency to your decks. The in-depth discussions of each of these topics is critical to understanding how they factor into consistency as a whole. Additionally, each article contains some budget-minded cards that you can use to promote consistency in your decks. If you missed any of these articles I highly encourage you to review them with the links below:

 

Access

Velocity

Selection

 

This is the last segment. Today, we will be talking about how all the pieces fit together to create a consistent deck. I will also share some tips on playing more consistently.

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