This entry is part 6 of 7 in the series Up! Your! Deck!

378127_10150441621792624_1477312954_nIt’s Vorthos week on commmandercast.com, where we take time out to talk about the guys who really just want to play their sea monster Wrexial, the Risen Deep deck and be left alone. Vorthos are players who play for the flavour of Magic, who don’t really care if their deck is winning as long as it all makes thematic sense.

Basically, they are the sort of player who would never read one of my articles.

But I love Vorthos all the same. Vorthos players make some of the most fun and hilarious decks around, and the fact that they aren’t particularly competitive means they usually have some of the best sportsmanship at the table (please note my use of the word ‘usually’ in the last sentence). Vorthos serves as great reminder to everybody that this is just a game, and we should all just relax and have fun.

But this article series isn’t about relaxing, it’s about building a stronger deck. So here is my gift to Vorthos: a list of my favourite mono-colour generals that can wipe the board out while staying totally in character.

Unfortunately, none of these generals are known to LARP. So here is a picture of Peter Dinklage doing it instead!

Unfortunately, none of these generals are known to LARP. So here is a picture of Peter Dinklage doing it instead!

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This entry is part 05 of 15 in the series Journey to Nowhere

by Judson AKA GUDoug

GUDougDo you ever get that urge to build a theme deck?  But not just a gimmicky theme deck but like a THEME DECK?  Like if you were old like me, and still get all your slang from late 80’s to early 90’s Beastie Boys albums, you would say to yourself, “Self!  Let’s build the illest theme deck there ever was!”  Yeah me too, I knew you would sympathize.  So I guess now all there is left to do is just figure out how to build the illest theme deck there ever was and then throw it together.  Simple right?  First thing that you got to do is come up with a unifying idea of what you want to build your deck around and then it pretty much just builds itself and you are done.  It is pretty easy.  Like child’s play even.  I got a thousand ideas up in the old noggin  like…um…uh…ummmm…well let us just collectively brainstorm for a few seconds, maybe better give yourself a couple minutes, and then we shall regroup with our ideas to build the illest theme deck there ever was. Read the rest of this entry »