Imagine a perfect utopia, a blessed, privileged world of EDH where you liked everyone in your playgroup as people, where everyone was in the roughly same ballpark as far as things that make for fun EDH games, and everyone was super chill and capable of having a great time gaming, even if someone did something that wasn’t on their “Fun” list. Now celebrate (for me) because Team GDC has created this perfect world.

So because we all kinda don’t like bans, and all wanted to create a world where we could pursue our own fun and still facilitate each other’s fun (in EDH), we decided to try an experiment we’ve been threatening for two years: build an EDH deck that is fun for everyone, but ignores basically any and all Ban lists, and bring it to GenCon2017. Commander deck construction rules still apply. (It’s worth noting that we’re all, like I said, totally fine with losing. Fun doesn’t require not losing. It’s somewhat ineffable, but we are all, hopefully, on the same page.)


So I’m considering building Oviya Pashiri, Sage Lifecrafter. The point of the deck is to ensure maximum awesome with Chaos Orb. (I’m pretty sure at least three of us are working on Chaos Orb decks.)

Chaos Orb
Artifact, 2 (2)
{1}, {T}: If Chaos Orb is on the battlefield, flip Chaos Orb onto the battlefield from a height of at least one foot. If Chaos Orb turns over completely at least once during the flip, destroy all nontoken permanents it touches. Then destroy Chaos Orb.

Orb doesn’t kill tokens (technical, interesting fun) and manual dexterity is hilarious. So that’s the crux of the deck. The current sketch also runs Mox Emerald & Black Lotus because duh, Channel, Fastbond, Primeval Titan, and Panoptic Mirror (mainly hoping to imprint Land Aid ’04), but no eldrazi or really anything nasty.

Oh, and Nature’s Chosen & Instill Energy are def in there. I finally get to build my tapper general.

So how does that sound? What are some awesome synergies and ideas for Oviya? I don’t want to Channel out an eldrazi, but do want to cast Waiting in the Weeds for 10 on turn 5 somehow. Help me be max fun. Capiche? Comments section below or @MdaveCS