Chewie note: This video came highly recommended to me by Uriah himself (he’s the guy behind the CMDR Decks channel on Youtube.) After I watched it and finished rolling on the floor, I recognized the names this guy gave. He’s been an active member on our forums for quite some time, and I just had to have this video on the site. After contacting him and Uriah, I got the okay to post it. Joseph wrote me an intro, and the rest you can see yourself. Enjoy!
by Joseph A.
Every once in a great while, a voice calls out from the heavens. A voice so serene, yet so terrible; so majestic, yet so devastating; so beautiful, yet so ugly… all you can do is fall to your knees, rapt in the exultant flow of graceful sound that envelops you. You clasp your hands over your ears in an attempt not to shut out the bliss, but to trap a mere piece of it within your head, to hear its reverberation for only a moment longer. This glorious noise, succinct but everlasting, bestows upon you the single most important message you will ever receive, a note so momentous it shall guide the rest of your life by its power.
This deck… is not the product of such an occurrence. Rather, I got tired of my friends bitching that my Sen Triplets deck was too powerful. So, one day I decided to brew up a new concept with only two goals in mind: a) I want to play lands, and b) I want to draw cards. I believe that I have met that goal with my new EDH / Commander deck, “My Hands are Huge! (Edric, Spymaster of Win)”.
One might think that you’d want your deck to do a few other things too, right? Of course not! What does this look like, The Namby Pamby Super Hour featuring Weaksauce McCreedy on xylophone? Hell no it doesn’t! This is a deck with class, with style! This is a deck that don’t give a damn whether it wins or loses, it just wants to do its thing and look sexy doing it.
However, due to popular demand by my peers (I believe their exact words were, “We hate winning so much, please start kicking our asses again, Our Exalted Lord Joseph, the Fancifully Fair, Stunningly Sexy and Exuberantly Endowed!” – you can quote me on this), I decided to take things up a notch and throw in some win conditions. Now, the fellas can’t get an edge on me, the ladies can’t get enough of me, and my lawyer says I need to tone down the self-inflating egotism or I’ll wind up in the pen again. I say, nuts to that! Nuts… hmm, shoot I really want some peanuts now. Yo, Planters, where you at?!
The Deck (in case any of you fools want to keep current on the happenings of Edric as he evolves into an even beastlier butter nugget, check it out on Essential Magic)
Commander / General / Sultan (What you know about him, playa?)
Edric, Spymaster of Trest
Lands, Drop ‘Em Like They’re Hot (You need these to do stuff, like things and other things)
Simic Growth Chamber
Temple of the False God
Land n’ Mana Acceleration Ahoy (Get it out faster – watch your friends’ faces for an added bonus!)
Seek the Horizon
Journey of Discovery
Azusa, Lost but Seeking
Oracle of Mul Daya
Group Hug Time (Everybody loves generosity; nobody loves the death that it heralds)
Font of Mythos
Rites of Flourishing
Mikokoro, Center of the Sea
Kami of the Crescent Moon
Dem Big Creatures (Why’d you think I had no max hand size, chump?)
Overbeing of Myth
Soramaro, First to Dream
Masumaro, First to Live
Utility and Other Shenanigans (Solve the puzzle beneath with your official Commander Decoder Ring!)
Uyo, Silent Prophet
Rite of Replication
Sasaya, Orochi Ascendant
Joseph A., also referred to as KhaosKontrol or Gandara in the confusing, terrible world of the Internets, has been playing Magic: The Gathering since Kamigawa block. He’s an incredibly casual player with a strong focus on the absurd, strange, and hilarious. Favored formats include Commander / EDH, big multiplayer round-tables, and a sprinkle of Standard and Limited. When he’s not tearing up the cardboard runway with devastating decks, he can be found lurking strange forums giving out kind-hearted, helpful advice to fellow Internet junkies. He also sometimes does other nerd stuff, but a strong pull to shape his life up has been eating some of that free time. He’s got a new Magic podcast in the works, titled “Four Guys Play Magic”, which should be dumping out of the pipeline sometime in the near future. If you would like to contact Joseph A., shoot him an e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.