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PostSubject: Borderline Casual   Fri Oct 14, 2011 5:25 pm

I was thinking of using certain cards while building casual decks that might not be considered casual...


and I was wondering if anyone else runs into this issue?


An example would be my most recent deck, without giving too much away I decided to run some Brainstorms in it. I am aware it is used in highly competitive play and that it can be an unfair card at times, but considering the deck itself isn't incredibly competitive I thought it not a big deal. (That and I think I'll probably kill myself with it more often than not)



Another thing I wanted to try and figure out was a list of cards that people would consider borderline when it comes to building casually.

Some examples:

Brainstorm
Swords
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PostSubject: Re: Borderline Casual   Fri Oct 14, 2011 11:37 pm

I think swords are deeefinitely borderline, maybe even a little passed the border.

If someone I knew played a sword in casual, I'd probably scoop... hahaha

That being said, I haven't played casual in awhile, soo I'm not sure how things are going there.

Brainstorms seems fine to me, maybe borderline-esque, but if you're not abusing them, why should it be an issue? (...I am also a blue player, and brainstorms are friggen awesome Razz haha)
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PostSubject: Re: Borderline Casual   Sat Oct 15, 2011 7:47 am

Depends if it's multiplayer or not. Half of the time in a multiplayer matchup I can play my tiered Legacy deck and still manage to lose. Of course I'm not being a dick at the same time, but it's in the eye of the beholder.


1 on 1, casual consists of no Swords of XXX and YYY, No Jitte, there are a select few OP as crap cards that I can name as well (Wasteland, Entomb, NO, and quite a few of the cards on the banned list)

Of course, there's still some exceptions. Like Earthcraft isn't the worlds most OP card, and can be quite fun. While on the other hand if I beat your ass down with an affinity deck complete with Cranial Plating and Skullclamps you're gonna wanna punch me in the face.


I think if your deck wins fast, it's probably not casual.


Also, I'd personally consider a commons deck to be always a casual deck (a deck that ONLY has commons, I have a few of them now). Yeh, there's a few combos in commons that can win on turn 2... But... They're so loose and flimsy that any kind of permission (counter, sacrifice, even -1/-0 for one of them would do it).



Bottom line is, Casual means you've built the deck for fun; not exactly to win.

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PostSubject: Re: Borderline Casual   Sat Oct 15, 2011 2:46 pm

Acalia wrote:


Also, I'd personally consider a commons deck to be always a casual deck (a deck that ONLY has commons, I have a few of them now). Yeh, there's a few combos in commons that can win on turn 2... But... They're so loose and flimsy that any kind of permission (counter, sacrifice, even -1/-0 for one of them would do it).



I don't think that they can ALWAYS be casual decks.. do you remember the burn deck I had? Fireblasts, goblin grenades and chain lightnings?
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PostSubject: Re: Borderline Casual   Mon Oct 31, 2011 9:03 pm

Heh, on the opposite side of things, I had my BW Knights deck accused of borderline-casual. I don't think I play any tourney cards.
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PostSubject: Re: Borderline Casual   Tue Nov 01, 2011 1:39 pm

scottrosenquist wrote:
Heh, on the opposite side of things, I had my BW Knights deck accused of borderline-casual. I don't think I play any tourney cards.


werent both crib swap and nameless inversion run in standard at their time?
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PostSubject: Re: Borderline Casual   Tue Nov 01, 2011 1:58 pm

Nameless yes Crib Swap not as much.
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