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)

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If I'm using Gargos as a ramp target, what sort of spells to force fights might be good?

Just played the mental mirror match (me on Ramp vs random arena opponent on Cavalcade). Wow that was one sided for Ramp, felt kinda bad :( Walling off with Troll, Yorvo and Questing Beast will do that I guess.

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!)

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First card cast in this standard is Gingerbrute. What do I win?

@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?

OK I think I'm bored of losing games because my opponent played a 4/4. Time to move on from Cavalcade. I saw a neat Rakdos Artisocrats list with Priest of the Forgotten Gods but I think I might be tempted to turn it into Golgari with Garruk.

Current Cavalcade list for your perusal.

With the current previews for Eldraine, I'm likely to try replacing Scampering Scorcher with Torbran, seems like a more independent piece that also fills the role of letting your deck go bonkers.

T1 Scorch Spitter
T2 Two Tin Street Dodgers, attack for 4
T3 Cavalcade of Calamity, attack for 7. Opponent concedes at this point because they have played two simic taplands.

Thank you for this highly interactive game of Magic The Gathering as Dr Richard Garfield intended 🔥

@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 ( 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)

Has anyone got any decklists etc for Mono-Red Cavalcade in standard/future standard?

Throne of Eldraine standard musings 

Throne of Eldraine standard brewing 

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