(Hey, folks! Cass here –
Monday was an exercise in frustration for me. I’m not kidding when I say that I’m terrible at building mono-black, and after pouring over the suggestions and lists, I didn’t feel any closer to a good ending place. Thankfully, Mr. Smith was in the same place, so I decided to let him take center stage.
Nice guy! Handsome and smart too…
Anyway, the main point is that I’m in a “sleeved up and testing” phase right now; I was able to get in some seat time last night, and some things are becoming apparent, so there is a light at the end of the tunnel.
In the meantime, Tyler (close friend to GDC and the inspiration for building Xiahou Dun to begin with…) has stepped in to dissect the situation and offer a great take on the list. I’ll let his great writing speak for itself; in the meantime, if there are thoughts on narrowing things down based on what we’ve put up in the past few days, please drop me an email or post up in the ‘comments’ section.
Without further ado…)
Chuck Wallace, 1BLegendary Human Bullfighter Creature3/2, Unblockable
You also see this:
Steve Wallace, 1BLegendary Human Scumbag Creature1/2, Sacrifice Steve: Cast Regrowth
Welcome to my nightmare. This is how I build decks. I assign numbers to everything, and start filling slots. To get started, I’m arbitrarily going with 42 lands that tap for mana. We don’t want to miss any land drops so we’ll aim high, but we’ll come back to them later.