A Cheap Solution: Deck Building on a Budget

Discussion in 'Casual Decks/Variants/Etc' started by Killer Joe, Nov 20, 2001.

  1. Killer Joe Active Member

    I made a deck for one of my students who has zero access to $$$ for Magic cards right now, so I donated THIS to him:

    "Cheap Solution.dec"
    4 Voice of All ($2)
    4 Stormscape Apprentice ($.40)
    4 Stormscape Battlemage ($2)
    4 Repulse ($.40)
    4 Recoil ($.40)
    4 Counterspell ($.40)
    4 Exclude ($.40)
    4 Prohibit ($.40)
    2 Spite/Malice ($1)
    2 Treasure Trove ($1)
    2 Dromar's Cavern ($1)
    22 basic lands of the appropriate ratio ($2.20)

    Total Amout: ($11.60)

    Our local shop sells commons for a dime :eek: !

    Anyway, he was real appreciative and I hope he can survive on this deck untill he can buy some cards.

    I want to add Dromar's Charm but I only have four and they're trading around here a bit on the high side and I can't find any in the "Uncommons Bin".

    Any suggestions as to how I can <cheaply> improve this deck?

    His metagame is a mis-mash of all kinds of "New Player" decks, and they're mostly creature decks :).
  2. superguy Helpful CPA Member MAGICBOY

    Here's just some brief ideas from:

    Duress
    Ghastly Demise
    Syncopate
    Thieving Magpie
    Repel
    Cephalid Looter
    Mystic Zealot
    Shelter (to stop some burns spells with card advantage... cycles itself at worst.)
    Concentrate (better than Treasure Trove in my opinion)
    Odyssey Eggs for mana smoothing (well maybe :))
    Coalition Honor Guard (great as Flametongues will be scarce - Im guessing)
    Phyrexian Rager
    Emblazoned Golem
    Glacial Wall

    There are MANY options out there that come cheaply, so just look through the lists, take your pick, and see what works better.

    Good luck with the deck :)

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