Similair, but different question:

Discussion in 'CPA Voting Forum' started by Killer Joe, Feb 17, 2001.


Which <Basic> deck archetype do you closely identify with?

Burn 0 vote(s) 0.0%
Discard 3 vote(s) 12.0%
Weenie 5 vote(s) 20.0%
Counter 1 vote(s) 4.0%
Land Destruction 0 vote(s) 0.0%
Big Creature 4 vote(s) 16.0%
Lock-Down 5 vote(s) 20.0%
Multi-Colored <please explain> 6 vote(s) 24.0%
Mono-Color <please explain> 1 vote(s) 4.0%
Other <please explain> 0 vote(s) 0.0%
  1. Killer Joe Active Member

    Which "Deck Archetype" do most identify with?
  2. Killer Joe Active Member

    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 :)!
  3. superguy Helpful CPA Member MAGICBOY

    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.
  4. Zadok001 CPA Founder, Greater Good

    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.
  5. Duel Has Less Posts Than Spiderman

    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:
    Weismann prison
    Island Sanctuary
    Like the Weather (Winter orb/propganda/disruptive student/opposition)

    Pretty much the only decks I've never attempted are tradewind/_____ decks.
  6. Hetemti The Wide-Awake Nightmare

    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.
  7. rkoelsch Angel Boy

    As the decks I play with most are rebels, merfolk, blind cats and UW control. I vary between weenie and control.
  8. Thallid Ice Cream Man 21sT CeNTuRy sChIZoId MaN

    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!!))
  9. Sammy Dead-O wasting away again

    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.
  10. Teferi Veteran CPA Member,Capt. Nemo

    Discard, it allows u to get rid of the enchantments black can't handle and nullifys many threats before they hit the board
  11. Spiderman CPA Man in Tights, Dopey Administrative Assistant

    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...
  12. fuzzy510 I Don't REALLY Exist

    Don't know why, but Land Destruction is my favorite. Maybe it's my burning desire to destroy things.

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