(Also, yes, I have been enjoying Untitled Goose Game)
Standard 2020 (i.e. pre-Eldraine) had me end up building a ramp deck named "FINE, I'LL RAMP" which I found super boring, albeit quite powerful.
Eldraine's rolled around and after a free day to screw around, this is my current list. Lovestruck Beast is a neat card! Great with Leafkin Druid (which I had a break from but is happily back in) & The Great Henge (which is just bonkers). 1 of Karn's Bastion as a mana sink, although sometimes I don't actually have anything to do with it.
Late context: On paper, Gargos seems cool but there's so many ETB/Planeswalker things that interact with your creatures that he's often just an 8/7 Vigilance that might make Krasis better (at a point where you have at least 6 mana available anyway)
But seriously, this standard feels really fun so far. Have played around with a Cavalcade build and the Ramp list I posted a few days ago ([[Growth-Chamber Guardian]]s cut for [[Barkhide Troll]] per @Ice_In_Disguise suggestion).
Gonna have to sit down and figure out what I wanna get in paper for my first actual* Standard deck!
(OK, I do have pre-rotation Izzet Phoenix but I had it in Modern and did not get on with the standard version at all. Not explosive enough!)
@Ice_In_Disguise I was mostly doing this to see if Mono-G Ramp was a thing but I think you're right, losing out on Krasis doesn't seem worth it for what should be a pretty easy splash (4 Breeding Pool + 4 Incubation Druid). I don't think I like Temple of Mystery as I want to hit Forest for Castle Garenbrig.
I'm never sure on land count in standard but you're probably right that I have room for more stuff. Maybe Growth-Chamber Guardian for more early game skirmishers?
Thoughts on this list? Mono-G Ramp for Eldraine standard https://scryfall.com/@wrathofanima/decks/a7a0bab2-87be-47db-93c4-ef2dc1f3cbec
@ishara Just saw a list which is very 1 drop centric, particularly Tin Street Dodger and top-meme-but-maybe-just-good Gingerbrute! Hasty threats with inbuilt unblockability might be what the deck is after.
@ishara That list looks a bit clunky in places - not sure I agree with Electrostatic Field, I've been liking Burning Prophet as a 2 drop to help with draw control + keeps the 'prowess'ishness of Field.
With the preview of Torbran (https://scryfall.com/card/eld/367/torbran-thane-of-red-fell) I'm debating doing it as a slower Big Red deck, possibly with more defensive creatures. Would have to do some digging to work out how that actually looks though!
@DialMforMara Not sure if you've seen Torbran but he's pushing me back into Cavalcade (I'm a little hesitant around the deck because it sounds cool until your opponent plays a 3/4 or better) https://scryfall.com/card/eld/367/torbran-thane-of-red-fell
Brain is absolutely fried so chilling out today :D
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Formats: Modern, but looking at giving Standard a shot probably after the rotation
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