This entry is part 13 of 13 in the series Notions of Horde

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So, how about that Arena update? It’s really a whole new game, and I think this is the perfect time to talk about everyone’s favorite elven guerrillas! I’ve been having some success by mixing gold weathers and movement abilities like Dwarven Mercenary and Vrihedd Brigade to keep my opponents’ units spread out and taking maximum damage each turn. I run Francesca as my leader as well as a little bit of a swap engine for extra consistency.

 

Oh, wait. Wrong game. Where am I again? Where is all this chittering coming from? Oh no. . . OH NO!

 

Hello, and welcome back to an all new Notions of Horde. I fell off the Magic train for a while, but am now back with a vengeance. Or at least some squirrels. Now, this Squirrel Horde has been on my list for quite some time, but I kept running into two issues. First, there aren’t nearly as many squirrels in the card pool as I would normally like when building a horde. Secondly, I kept telling myself that I was going to commission custom art proxies from an artist buddy of mine for a few of the key non-squirrel cards, in order to make them more squirrely. Well, custom art is time and money intensive, and Unstable took me by surprise, so I wasn’t ready. That said, lack of preparedness has never stopped me before, so let’s dive into the list!

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This entry is part 12 of 13 in the series Notions of Horde

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It’s time for one of my favorite creature types to be featured here: Cats! My wife has wanted me to build a cat horde for a while and so I made it for her birthday.

Have a list

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This entry is part 11 of 13 in the series Notions of Horde

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By Billy

 

This is a horde idea I’ve had in the back of my head for a while, but I’ve never actually attempted to build before. I’m going to build a horde based on a plane, instead of a tribal theme.  For my first try at this, I decided to pick a plane with a very coherent feel and flavor: Innistrad!

 

So, as always, first up is the list.

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This entry is part 9 of 13 in the series Notions of Horde

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By Billy

 

Legends tell of a goblin of unusual intellect. One who rose through the goblin ranks during Dominaria’s Ice Age. Invaluable to Goblin Chieftains of his era, he built armies that made them Goblin Kings. Innovator of brilliant new tactics like “Don’t look at it! Maybe it’ll go away!” and “It’s the pokey bits that hurt the most,” he is perhaps best known for the brilliant gambit of “Everybody but me-CHARGE!” He is. . . Ib Halfheart, Goblin Tactician, and he has come to your kingdom on a Quest for the Goblin Lord!

 

Hello, and welcome to Notions of Horde! Today we are taking a look at a much beloved tribe, and giving them the Horde Treatment: Goblins! Goblins have been competitive decks in many eras of Standard, Legacy, old Extended, and almost Modern! We’ll see how well that translates to our beloved Horde format, but I expect good things.

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This entry is part 1 of 13 in the series Notions of Horde

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By Billy

 

Most of my articles have been about specific hordes, suggestions for building them, and commentary on lists I’ve created. Today, I’m going to do something different: I’m going to talk about my process, and how it leads to a final list.

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This entry is part 4 of 13 in the series Notions of Horde

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By Billy

 

Today we’re going to be looking at a fairly straight-forward horde that is very easy to build on a budget, and ought to provide a decent amount of challenge and entertainment for a beginning horde builder. Today we look at Soldiers.

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