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The Flex Spot - Ep107

Released Wednesday, 25th August 2021
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    1. Disclaimer: I’m sure this idea isn’t a brand new one, but we do think it could be a useful tool to folks out there. 
    2. Disclaimer 2: I don’t do this for every deck I built, but it’s most of them.
      1. Do you always find yourself cutting the same card over and over again, right at the end of deck-brewing? Flex spots could be the answer you're looking for
      2. In every deck tech we do you might have noticed we include a slot called the flex spot. 
      3. Having a healthy amount of cards reserved for flex spots, is a good way to ensure you’re not hyper-tuning your deck. This can lead to a lower overall power level. Some folks out there have a hard time not over-tuning (nice place to plug Lenny’s Power Sink series on edhrec: https://edhrec.com/articles/author/lenny-woo…)
      4. This idea is potentially more useful to folks that brew decks often, and don’t necessarily keep all their decks up-to-date when new cards are released (guilty!). However, I do see some merit to people who have like 3-5 decks that they frequently update. Maybe say earmark 5 cards as like “sandbox play area”. Heck, you could even do this with a star sticker on the inner sleeve
      5. If you use Flex spots in this way, you also greatly increase the chance of a deck feeling more “like you”
        1. Cards that you simply want to play that maybe aren’t synergistic with the deck.
        2. New cards you want to test out and see how good they are.
        3. Pet cards
        4. Extra removal ;-)
        5. Fun cards
        6. Spice!
      6. There are lots of different cards you can include in a flex spot
        1. Zack Examples
          1.  In Roger and Arden I run Grafted Exoskeleton, it is an equipment, so it fits the deck in that way, but It’s also infect which IMO is just fun. 
          2.  I don’t know if Vorpal Sword is good in Yawgmoth, but I want to put it in a flex spot to find out!
          1. Chatterfang
            1. Journey to Eternity
            1. Explosion of Riches
            2. Bladegriff Prototype
            3. Diaochan, Artful Beauty
          2. Zurzoth, Chaos Rider
            1. Chef’s Kiss
            2. Embercleave
          3. Delina, Wild Mage
        2. Ryan Examples
      7. Examples:
        1. Ryan Pet Cards
          1. Ryan is gonna mix-it-up here and list some cards coming-soon-to-a-flex-spot
            1. Wrong Turn
            2. Double Major
            3. Culling Ritual
            4. Rise of the Dread Marn
          1. Bolas’s Citadel
          2. Chromatic Lantern
          3. Search for Azcanta
        2. Zack Pet Cards
          1. Dustin Ivy - Shirei, Shizo’s Caretaker
          2. Case Vickers - Mist-syndicate Naga
          3. Zane - Glaring Spotlight.
          4. Prophet - Trade Routes
          5. CardTyrant -  Sarkhan the Mad
          6. Bill Toenjes - Jarad, Golgari Lich Lord
        3. We thought sharing some of our patrons' pet cards might help some folks out there in audience land, maybe get some creative juices flowing. 
      8. The flex spot is also a way to put your own personal touches in a deck.
    3. What is the flex spot?
  6. Main Topic - The Flex Spot
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