As many of you know the last few months I have been dedicated to my Legacy Hero column and have only been playing a Death and Taxes list without being able to touch my dear Twelve Post deck. It has been a challenge as I have found that I don’t have much love for Death and Taxes, nor am I very good at it. After a disastrous day at SCG Worcester and a stressful week in my personal life I decided to take a break. I let myself play Twelve Post at Legacy this past week, and god I am so glad that I did. I ended up going 4-1 and getting second, which boosted my ego back up to where I needed it. I got to stomp down a bunch of blue midrange decks and bask in the glory of casting Emrakul.

If I’ve learned anything while writing Legacy Hero so far, it’s been the importance of playing a deck you love. While Legacy is expensive I think it’s important to try to learn what kind of archetypes you love before you start investing. If you love playing Infect in Modern, I don’t think turning around and building Miracles in Legacy is going to be the best choice. Not saying that will be true for every player, but overall most people have a play style they love and should try to stick to that style. Before you go out and try to build a deck because you can afford it, you should try to make friends with people who can lend you the deck you’re interested in building.  

You test drive a car before you buy it and you should try to do the same with a deck. Let’s be real—some Legacy decks are worth more than some cars, so it’s without a doubt worth it.  Don’t have anyone around you who can lend you the deck? There are companies that will lend decks, even just through MTGO.  Even if you aren’t an MTGO player I think it’s worth paying a bit for a weekend or two to test drive a deck before shelling out so you know you’re making a good investment. 

I got lucky. I knew from the minute I picked up Magic cards that I loved artifacts, and a friend lent me Legacy Affinity. I played that for a few minutes before I met my soon-to-be husband Aaron who quickly introduced me to Mudpost and Twelve Post.  Ever since then it’s been true love, both with Aaron and Post. Of course I still experiment, brew, and try other decks from time to time. But at the end of the day, if you ask me what I play, the answer is Post and it will almost always be Post.

I feel so fortunate to live in one of the biggest Legacy communities in the US. Not everyone has access to Legacy on the scale I do, but I hope that we can build more communities. What can we do to help you build a Legacy community in your area? Tweet me @BeauteCoulisses with where you live and what barriers are preventing a Legacy community from growing in your area!

Kate hails from Worcester MA and also does a bit of Card Altering. Check her Stuff out on Facebook! She mainly plays legacy and modern though will occasionally find herself playing EDH.

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