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G_Admiral

>Banding I'm pretty sure you are a Monster on the alignment chart. If you bring a Mutate deck next week, that will confirm it. :)


TopHattedKirby

4 player pod. One player on banding one player on mutate tribal one player on top tier cedh deck and one new player with a precon


Millarbles

Have fun explaining banding! 🤓


thatlegendsguy

Making a print out lol


LordOfTurtles

Banding isn't that complicated, you can explain it in two sentences


petey_vonwho

Chaotic Evil. Why would you inflict banding on new players like this?


theubster

Honestly, aside from the banding, that looks pretty fun. Maybe give the newbies a printout with reminder text of how banding works?


thatlegendsguy

Backstory. Seasoned edh player and my power level is way to high even in my casual jank for the group so I set myself some challenges. Lower the bar, commons n uncommons only, only tap dual lands. But bring some spice. So I built a band of birds. Birds of a feather. Water of ducks back. The flock off deck. I don't know where it stands. How would you feel as a new player going against this. Input is needed [[Soraya the falconer]] who was ret con from falcons to birds.


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thatlegendsguy

Good bot


ImpatientSloths

This is some Lawful Good shit if I’ve ever seen it. Intentionally kneecapping yourself with this wholesome boy is a 10/10. Also any day you get to teach someone how banding works is a good day.


TigerUSF

As someone who played exclusively from like 95 to 2000, I don't get the hate for banding.


Iammisterleviathan

As someone who started playing a year ago, I don’t get why banding would even be hated.


Juju114

I can’t believe you are bringing your Reserved List, pay to win cards to a new playgroup.


2grim4u

Neutral Good - borderline chaotic good.


HeyApples

The neat thing is that as they level up, you can level up your deck with Kangee, Ishai, etc.


dazedandcognisant

So, if I understand banding, it switches who assigns blockers and combat damage? I'm gonna call it chaotic good because it took me a while to figure that out, and banding would make new players ask all the right questions to suss out how combat works.


Quirky-Signature4883

My friends and I joke about determining the power level of our decks by how many homelands/fallen empire cards are in it.


DroneAttack

I think you're going to be in for a rough match. Mono W is ussaly one of the harder decks types to build even without the extra restrictions. That said I'd try for a go wide approach. Token producers like [Battle Screech], [[Bloodline Pretender]] for a big beater, [[Soulcatchers' Aerie]] is a must, [[Rootborn Defenses]] board wipe resistance, [[Inheritance]] for card draw, [[Terrain Generator]]/[[expedition map]]/[[Gift of Estates]] for limited ramp.


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Liltimmyjimmy

wait till one of them pulls out the \[\[tolaria\]\]


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tripmcnealy223

Watch “the birds” for inspiration.


notisroc

Banding. Dear lord. New players will have nervous breakdowns. Old players don’t understand that shit.