Yeah, mainly I just wanted to build this to wipe some smug smirks off a few faces ;). We also draw fun in a sadistic, masochistic, and intentionally petty way, but I suppose there isn't a point in hyper-optimization because I'm already making some more "real" decks--real in the sense that they fit more in line with the stuff they've got. I just wanted to make it infuriating as possible before putting it behind a "In Case of Shmucks, Break Glass" case. lol Also, discard was a gap in their current meta, as in not already someone else's "thing".Quote from Prid3 »No one but you can have fun if you're playing a deck that wins on turn 2-3 and they're all playing decks that win on turns 10+. What you're doing is just so much better to the point where it trivializes their actions/decisions/cards. Nothing that they do actually matters; it's like watching one guy play Solitaire. Since Magic, like most games, is more about having a good time with your friends/other like-minded individuals it doesn't make sense to optimize these kinds of lists.
Quote from Prid3 »There's no way to say this without sounding conceited but it's the only answer that I can give. Given the choice of having everyone make decisions or everyone be subjected to RNG I'd always select the former because I feel as though I'm a better player/decision-maker than most other MTG players. Whereas I cannot use RNG to create a competitive edge for myself by forcing players to make as many decisions as possible, decisions I expect people to "get wrong" more than I will, I can grind out some % points that I would otherwise lose.
With respect to "once my discard engine is in place," you've probably already won at that point. That's how these decks work. People either kill you or they get reduced to a spot where they can no longer win and there's very little wiggle-room in between.
That doesn't really sound conceited to me. It's more like knowing your playgroup. For now, I'll stick with bottomless pit because I'm not as skilled a player as these guys, so I'd rather they be just as debilitated as me. There's also a small part of me that knows losing a random card will piss them off more than the ones they'd choose. PS - Started reading your other MP threads; that's some awesome work you did. Thanks!