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Basic Idea:This deck, and others of this series, is intended for first-time players. To achive this I wanted to keep the deck extra simple so that the new player can focus on getting to know the rules, tactics and understanding what's going on. The other decks of this series can be found under: http://www.mtgvault.com/muktol/simple/Boros likes to overwhelm with numbers so I wanted to focus on many, but rather small, creatures, accompanied by some that benefit from a high number of creatures. Cardpool:To keep this deck simple I decided to stay modern-legal even if this would only be played at the kitchen table. Lands are limited to Commons and Uncommon', no Rare's or Mythic's. Other cards are limited to Common's, Uncommon's and 1 Rare (max 4 times) per deck, no Mythic's.Mass-strengthening-effects (+x/+x to all creatures) and too many spells with multiple effects should also be avoided.Budget:The overall budget for the beginner's decks should be between 14 to 16$. (Mid value).Keywords/ Mechanics in this deck you'll have to explain (Beside the basic rules): Flying, Battalion, Lifelink, Exile, Indestructible, VigilanceTests:At the moment this deck exists only on this site and has never been played against another deck. Regardless I'm open to all suggestions and ideas that may help to further improve this deck.
This deck is all about fast and aggressive play. Akroan Hoplite profits from sheer number while the creatures with Battalion simply need two other attacking creatures to enable their bonus. A high number of cheap creatures should ensure that you can enable this bonus whenever you need it. Condemn, Shock and Stasis Snare help to keep the board clean while Mortal's Ardor can give you back some life in case things go wrong.
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NOTE: Set by owner when deck was made.
I really like that you are doing this. Makes it easy to teach new victi... *ahem* players. I do have one suggestion though, swap out Terramorphic Expanse for Evolving Wilds to keep familiarity once they leave to join the big(er) leagues. Evolving Wilds has become a sort of staple reprint in Standard.
Thank you for the suggestion. I'm doing this as I hope to get new players in the future. Then I can simply put the desired colour combination in their hand and get them to play and don't have to think first what I want to built for them ;)
Boros Elite would be a good common to teach them the Battalion effect.
Thank you for the suggestion. I replaced 4 Expedition Envoy with the Elite. Tough I wouldn't use more battalion (or similar effects) creatures to keep the deck simple.
Very cool. I put together a similar deck series. :) though mine are mono colored. Love the idea of having a deck that is simpler enough that anyone can pick it up and play with it with minimal instruction on how to actually play the game.