So, one complaint I've seen about tribal decks is that they tend to be really same-y, especially for smaller tribes. And I can see where they're coming from - most tribes end up pushing you towards aggro decks, since your win condition usually ends up being "smack my opponent with my ridiculously efficient creatures ASAP".
However, I recently started messing around with a Druid tribal deck. As part of making it a Druid deck and not an Elf deck, I left out all of the Elf lords, even if they happened to be Druids. The end result? I have a lot of ways to generate mana and card advantage, but not much in the way of passive creature buffs. Which has a very different feel to it. And I like that.
Similarly, I'm very fond of my Thunderkin Awakener Elemental deck - Incandescent Soulstoke widens your choices for reanimating and provides fuel in the form of Elementals with nasty ETB effects (which is a lot of them).
So, here's the idea. Each person suggests a creature type and a playstyle. The next person gives a short critique of the previous person's card, then makes a card that matches that concept.
I'll start us off: Goblin Control.
I will be battle-boarding soon. I think. But, like, in a new way.
But seriously, though, consider giving Battle Boards a try.
Post by shiftyhomunculus on Oct 11, 2019 21:01:04 GMT
Very strong idea for a contest. Outside-the-box tribal archetypes are my breath and blood.
Skirk Alchemist Creature - Goblin Wizard , , Sacrifice a Goblin: Target opponent reveals their hand and you choose a nonland card from it and exile that card. Activate this ability only any time you could cast a sorcery. , , Pay 2 life, Exile a Goblin card from your graveyard: Draw a card. Activate this ability only any time you could cast a sorcery. 2/1