Discussion in 'CPA Voting Forum' started by Killer Joe, Feb 17, 2001.
Which "Deck Archetype" do most identify with?
I chose "Lock-Down" and the name of the deck (which is not the same as the name of the deck archetype) is Tradewind-Geddon.
Now if I had chosen "other", and put down Tradewind-Geddon, my poll choice would be misleading.
Another example: I chose "Other" and named "Rebels" as the deck. I would be wrong because rebels is a "Weenie" archetype.
I am also asking for you to give your explaination on this matter: What is the difference between a basic deck concept and a deck archetype?
Thank-You, in advance, for involving yourself in this discussion and polling !
I chose "other". Usually, I would identify with Land Destruction, Discard, or something else, but I just finished my Jolrael deck, and I luuuv it.
I identify best with Discard. I like dealing with threats before they actually become threats, and I like control. Discard is unique, in that a true Discard deck is control, but must also provide a 'clock,' since it's controlling aspects will fail given enough time.
Lock Down. My goal in magic has always been doing whatever I want, and I found the most effective way is to establish a either a weissman lock, or a hard lock on my opponents, and then beat them down with funny stuff.
I don't have any particular lock, over the years the decks I've used include, but are not limited to:
Like the Weather (Winter orb/propganda/disruptive student/opposition)
Pretty much the only decks I've never attempted are tradewind/_____ decks.
Multicolor. I can do mono-black and mono-blue, but I have more fun with two opposing colors, or three-color...even though the land situations can be...undesirable.
As the decks I play with most are rebels, merfolk, blind cats and UW control. I vary between weenie and control.
I thrive on weird combos (I actually PREFER them if they have only a small chance of winning), so I picked other.
Embrace your other-ness! (I'm glad that isn't a word!!))
No frills for me, thank you. I play really slow at times, and burn gives me a chance to simplify life while enjoying the game.
My only other choice would probably have been weenie, since it's sometimes hard to figure out if a Sligh-ish deck is burn or weenie or whatever.
On the difference between basic deck concept and deck archetype: While I don't know that I've seen this distinction in terms of wording before, I would suppose that a basic deck concept would be an item like those in the poll, while a deck archetype has a more specific focus (what color, what combo, etc.). The concept weenie becomes Stompy, WW, Sligh, etc. Counter becomes Nether-Go, Forbidian, etc. However, I actually would probably prefer a more general definition of archetype than a lot of people.
Discard, it allows u to get rid of the enchantments black can't handle and nullifys many threats before they hit the board
I prefer Lock-down because I like the challenge of disrupting my opponent's plans and stabilizing the game so I have control. Specifically, it's usually mana denial and I like Land Destruction for that reason, but I am always trying to get Manabarbs to work, which is not LD exactly. Thus lock-down...
Don't know why, but Land Destruction is my favorite. Maybe it's my burning desire to destroy things.
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