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EDH Generals
« on: December 08, 2008, 03:39:42 PM »
I figure, since we're beginning to get a pretty decent-sized community playing EDH, a compilation of who's playing which generals is a good idea, so here goes...

Currently we have (Updates in bold):
Gatson: Stonebrow, Krosan Hero
Andy: Rafiq of the Many; Vorosh, the Hunter Went back to Alabama for the Summer.
Vito: Sol'Kanar the Swamp King
Myself: Azami, Lady of Scrolls; Vorosh, the Hunter; Sharuum the Hegemon; Erayo, Soratami Ascendant, Vendilion Clique
Morgan: Numot, the Devastator
Jason: Scion of the Ur-Dragon; Arcanis the Omnipotent; Sedris, the Traitor King
Vlad: Zur the Enchanter
Robert: Captain Sisay,Thraximundar
Zach: Sapling of Colfenor, Rith, the Awakener
Knute: Doran, the Siege Tower
Andrew Day: Sharuum the Hegemon
Steven Keys: Venser, Shaper Savant
Sean: Savra, Queen of the Golgari; Dralnu, Lich Lord
Bobby Brown: Godo, Bandit Warlord
Kaleb: Uril, the Miststalker

If anyone else wants to add their generals to the list, just post and I'll update as required.
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Re: EDH Generals
« Reply #1 on: December 09, 2008, 01:26:33 PM »
scion of the ur-dragon
arcanis the omnipotent
sedris the traitor king
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Re: EDH Generals
« Reply #2 on: December 11, 2008, 08:05:37 AM »
I would like to as we play to reconsider adding a few more names to the banned list as necessary as well.

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Re: EDH Generals
« Reply #3 on: December 11, 2008, 12:10:21 PM »
As opposed to modifying the banned/restricted list, I'd rather just use a DBAD [Don't Be A D**k] rule. If you play Braids, you're either building a bad mono-black control, or you're being a jerk, same thing with zur... either you try to build voltron [which is easily thwarted], or your being a jerk and playing super-stasis. Easiest way to "fix" that style of problem, is just not to play with those people, then they either change decks, or don't get to play games.

As an example: I began work on the braids deck... knowing it's easily one of the most b0rked decks in the format, and by the time I had the list floating around the shop, people were pre-emptively refusing to play against it. What point is there in building the deck, if none of my potential opponents will play?

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Re: EDH Generals
« Reply #4 on: December 13, 2008, 05:14:12 PM »
agreed.

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Re: EDH Generals
« Reply #5 on: April 23, 2009, 01:04:20 PM »
I've got a mediocre Sapling EDH deck.

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Re: EDH Generals
« Reply #6 on: April 23, 2009, 03:01:45 PM »
Doran.

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Re: EDH Generals
« Reply #7 on: June 14, 2009, 02:47:44 PM »
I'll go ahead and bump this...
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Re: EDH Generals
« Reply #8 on: June 18, 2009, 11:37:48 AM »
Zach: Sapling of Colfenor, Rith the Awakener

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Re: EDH Generals
« Reply #9 on: June 21, 2009, 02:01:47 PM »
Everything should be mostly updated. There are more players in town, but I don't know what they're all playing.

Also, if anyone wants to pop in and test out their constructions, I'll be up at the shop today with at least three of my decks in hand. Maybe we'll be able to start getting some multiplayer games going...
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Re: EDH Generals
« Reply #10 on: June 21, 2009, 02:23:11 PM »
Help me build mine. Have about half the list. I will swing by sometime this week

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Re: EDH Generals
« Reply #11 on: June 21, 2009, 02:30:34 PM »
What general are you planning on using? Still thinking about Thrax? I've been toying around with some cards for it, as it's the only U/B/X list I don't have built and I want to play with Nicol Bolas, Planeswalker.
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Re: EDH Generals
« Reply #12 on: June 21, 2009, 09:24:02 PM »
When are they going to let planeswalkers be commanders?
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WTF?

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Re: EDH Generals
« Reply #13 on: June 21, 2009, 10:55:02 PM »
Hopefully... never.

I know that sounds bad, but if you think about it... planeswalkers as generals don't make sense from a flavor standpoint as they're more powerful beings than just being the lowly general of an army.

On top of that, planeswalkers are also [by design] more powerful than a legendary creature. Imagine a deck with Tezzeret as general... it would play him every game on turn 2 or 3 and just dominate with counterspells and ridiculous tutoring and mana development with academy and then just flat out kill you with mana stones on turn 5 or 6. This coming from a general that can't die to removal aside from vindicate effects. So, not only would they outshine current generals, they would also encourage mono-colored decks, and make both the general damage and graveyard replacement special rules moot points.

Overall, I think the only rules change that should be considered as far as generals are concerned, is that generals with "off-color" activated abilities should be legal for play as a general of the appropriate color(s) [here's looking at you bosh, memnarch, rhys, the exiled and thelon of havenwood].
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Re: EDH Generals
« Reply #14 on: June 22, 2009, 08:39:09 AM »
Flavor-wise I think they make sense. Why would a powerful planeswalker settle for working for a General rather than be one?

Rules-wise you're definetely right, I forgot that there's very little permanent removal.

I died a little when I realized I couldn't use Memnarch. I hope they make that change. It's always good to have more options.
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