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Discussion in 'CPA/WOTC Magic Issues' started by Gizmo, Jul 26, 2001.

  1. Gizmo Composite: 1860

    I think it might be a good idea to produce some sort of A-Z of deck archetypes, because very often you`ll find people asking things like "whats a Trix deck?", "How does Full English breakfast work?" etc etc. So this is here for people to throw up deck archetype names that I`m going to have forgotten.

    The big decks, such as Sligh, Necro, Stasis, etc etc will probbaly each have their own larger entry that details different designs over time, but I`m going to need a list of things like:
    Squirrel Prison
    ErTog
    Piley Blast
    Teapot
    Sandsipoise
    Frenetic Hammer
    CounterPhoenix

    (Time for my Commandant Lassard impersonation)
    And of course there are many, many, MANY more wonderful deck designs.

    For now i`m not sure how to handle T1, as it tends to throw up lots of decks, but few actual archetypes. I think i`d want 'Zoo' for instance as a T1 archetype, but not 'lots of good spells slung together.dec' that you have got built.

    In general I`d also like to avoid decks that aren`t that well known - such as something you or your friends built once and it was really good. This is hoping to be an A-Z of the known deck archetypes.

    So all that said - fire away. Give me everything and I might not use some of them if I feel they aren`t realy different from other decks already listed, or so forth, but it`s better to tell me and heave me decide not to use it than not tell me.

    Thanks.
  2. Gizmo Composite: 1860

    I`m just going to put a load down here as a I think of them:

    Sneak Attack
    Countersliver
    Godzilla
    Buried Alive
    High Tide
    Academy
    Prosperous Bloom
    Reap Lace
    Living Death
    Donais5c
    Stupid Green Deck
    "14"
    "21"
    Pebbles
    Trix
    Stompy
    Stasis
    Sligh
    White Weenie
    Necropotence
    Pox
    GarglHaups
    TurboHaups
    Jar
    ErTog
    5cGreen
    5cBlack
    Bargain
    Sexy Rector
    Secret Force
    Zoo
    CounterOath
    Curious George
    TradeAwake
    Tradewind Survival
    Full English Breakfast
    CounterPost
    Draw-Go
    Forbiddian
    AlTran Beatdown
    Humble Prayer
    Prison
    Skies
    Fish
    CounterRebels
    RoShamBo
    Ponza
    Wildfire
    Tinker
    Nether-Go
    Squirrel Prison
    Rock And His Millions
    Orbosition
    Mono-Brown
    ErnhaGeddon/MaroGeddon
    Horsecraft
    Mesacraft
    Turboland
    Enchantress

    Thast plenty for starters.

    Hmm, this good be one BIIIIIIIIG article...
    :eek:
  3. Spiderman CPA Man in Tights, Dopey Administrative Assistant

    The Deck
    Millstone
    Suicide Black
    Vise Age
  4. Mundungu grumpier than ever

    Trinity
    Angry Hermit
    Rec/Sur
    Secret Force
    Empyrial White
    PT junk
    Hatred (might be same category as suicide black though)
    LD
    Turboland, turboland w.Oath
    Accelerated blue
    REplenish
    AnkhTide

    Do you also want the current archetypes ?
    like rebels, counter rebels, Fires, etc ??
  5. fuzzy510 I Don't REALLY Exist

    Did we forget SRB? And TICM's incarnations of it, VSRB, and IUSRB?
  6. Ura Feline Lord of the Pit

    Black Ice
    Necroweenie
    Flagpole
    LivingDeath
    Palin-flare/Palin-tide
    Stupid Green deck
    The Deck/The Franchise/The Restricted List
    Ponza
    Dead guy red
    Draw-go
    Turbo-stasis
    Fires
    Machine Head
    Squanderhaups
    Ankhtide
    CounterBurn
    Thallidcraft
    Pheldaball
  7. Captain Caveman New Member

    Two-Pints
    Green 5 Color
    Pebbles(fruity &/or cocoa)
    Tinker(Iron Giant)
    Squirrel-Prison
    Squee-Bind
    Three Deuce
    Frozen Fish
    Ponza
    The Rock and his Minions
    Enchantress
    Untouchables
    Legion Land Loss
    Task Force(CPA Deck)
    Jar
    4CB
    El-Nino
    Contaminator
    TS
    Phish
    WW/Cataclysm
    Iron Phoenix
    Ankh-Tide
  8. Mars New Member

    CounterMoose (a Classic)
    Mafia King
    TurboHaups
  9. theorgg Slob

    Anything a primer was written on

    Rippledisc
    Turbo-fog
    Turbo-abeyance
    Turbo-stasis


    That's all I can think of right now that was missing...
  10. Gizmo Composite: 1860

    I know, I think I did a pretty comprehensive job of the top o fmy head. I must just now an absolutely terrifying amount about Magic. :(
    For each of those decsk i could tell you key cards, good matchups, bad matchups, SB tech. etc etc.

    I think I need professional help.
  11. Ed Sullivan CPA Founder, Web Guy

    Screw an article -- IMO, you have enough stuff (well, enough archetypes at least; writeups'll be the fun part :)) to put together a site dedicated to them.

    <edit>
    Unless you're just going for an A-Z *list*. Either way, it'll still be pretty long :)
    </edit>

    [Unrelated note: Man, I just played Magic for the first time in about 2 years (did 2 invasion block drafts). Wow, I forgot a lot of rules. But definately had a blast! :D]
  12. Chaos Turtle Demiurgic CPA Member, Admin Assistant

    I think you've got every major type I could think of, assuming that by general names like "Bargain" you'll be covering important versions/mutations of the decks (Sabre Bargain, Metal Bargain, etc).

    This is gonna be a lot of work. ;) Good luck!
  13. Zadok001 CPA Founder, Greater Good

    Wow. Giz, you're in for a LONG bit of writing, there. Will you be needing decklists for all those? I can hunt some up if you'd like a hand. :)
  14. Gizmo Composite: 1860

    Currently I`ve got them all on a database (104 decktypes in all, many of them broad categories for multiple minor variants, ie: "Sligh"). I think I might have to knock it up AS a site, as Ed intended, certianly I would like to be able to run cross-references from one deck to another where appropriate.

    Currently I`m not intending to use decklists in 100% of the decks, but probably a good 50-60% at least (and hell, if it gets to 80% I might as well finish the job :) ).

    Right now the bit i`m going to need help on is dating the decks, when they became succesful, and when they died out - either by expansion, by banning, or by the development of another decktype.
    Also I know about zip about extended before a certain date (I do`t tihnk it was very widely played pre-Academy) and even less about T1 deck archetypes.

    I hope to be able to use this project to replace at least part of the missing knowledge from The Dojo archives.
  15. Spiderman CPA Man in Tights, Dopey Administrative Assistant

    rakso and other Beyond Domina regulars might be able to help in regards to Type I and Extended (I'm sure other people here might also, the site just springs to mind since I put up a Primer today).
  16. Mundungu grumpier than ever

    Giz is about to become the "Magic librarian".

    Fun apart, I think it is a great idea to do something like this.
    Why not host such a feature on the CPA ?

    Since many new or "casual" players come here, we could have a "well of knowledge" ready for their thirsty minds ...
  17. Gizmo Composite: 1860

    Lol. Funny you should mention that, I`m taking a serious look at Librarian as a career.

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