Good news, everyone! I have decided to return to the game. I have a lot of time on my hands right now since I am recovering from a seizure and infection, and can’t work or drive. I’m going to stick to standard for most of my gaming. I’m afraid to make any forays into Modern due to the crazy combo decks in there. I haven’t looked into it recently so maybe things have changed, but I’m a tad lazy. Going to be hard enough to catch up on what the meta in standard looks like as it is. Since my computer is on the fritz, I am going to be typing on an iPad (boo hiss… Apple), and my ability to play test is going to be SEVERELY restricted until I get another computer. I might try to wipe my computer hard drive and install Linux, but I’m not convinced the problem can be solved so simply.
I want to put together one deck in particular right now. It revolves around Burning Vengeance. It is probably the most fun deck I have seen in standard that can actually pull off wins against top tier decks, and I have a lot of the expensive cards I need for it on MTGO. Burning Vengeance allows the player to use cards like Think Twice to not only obtain card advantage, but to kill creatures or damage the opponent. Other flashback cards and cards recast off of Snapcaster Mage provide a massive card advantage when Burning Vengeance is on the battlefield. Decks that aim to end the game really late or really early can both cause problems for it, however. Hopefully, I can have a list up by the end of tomorrow and have some sort of sideboard plan to shore up those tough matchups. I might play around with Search the City to push the card advantage over the edge and give me a better late game. Delver of Secrets is also in consideration since the deck loves sorceries and instants. Lots of fun possibilities.
Well… time to get to work. I will have a list out soon. See you then!