Who do you think you are? – The Big Idea

Hey y’all, out of my comfort zone doing an Un-Mander deck tech because I am the biggest fan of token decks you may ever meet, and this guy, The Big Idea is seriously the coolest commander from Unstable in my (correct) opinion. Let’s get a move on then!

The Commander

The Big Idea

Yah boy, the big guy himself. I love rolling die, as a dungeon master, and I love tokens, and this guy is nothing but awesome. If you’re lucky, you can pay 4 mana for 6 tokens, or even 12 if you can activate the ability! This deck uses every die-rolling card I can find in un-sets, since they’re technically legal, and did my best to make it as non-degenerate as possible, basically the whole thing is tokens and ways to make Brainiacs better. Let’s go on!

Highlight Creatures

Purphoros, God of the Forge    Snickering Squirrel

Purphoros, God of the Forge is a key creature, letting all your Brainiacs shock your opponents, imagine rolling a 12 and 24ing everyone at a table!

Razaketh, the Foulblooded helps turn the mana into value, finding the enchantments this deck loves and other finishers.

Inhumaniac and Painiac help give some brainiacs from places other than The Big Idea

Snickering Squirrel gives us a good cheap way to get 7 tokens instead of 6, or make our 1 rolls a little less painful, as well as making some of our other die-rolling cards more playable.

Highlight Instants and Sorceries

Strategy, Schmategy    Torment of Hailfire

Goblin Tutor and Strategy, Schmategy give some nice versatile options for our die-rolls, including some fun options.

Torment of Hailfire is easily the most fun way to win, making everyone sac away their boards with loads of mana from enchantments later on.

Highlight Artifacts

Krark's Other Thumb    Panharmonicon

Krark’s Other Thumb is obvious, letting us get our big rolls more often when we need them, including our one 20 sided!

Steel Squirrel gives a nice little creature that boosts from our die-rolls, sadly not permanent but with all the die-rolling we do, it’ll be easy enough

Skullclamp is obvious, letting us draw 2 for 1 mana for every Brainiac

Panharmonicon is awesome because it lets us trigger things like Purphoros twice for every Brainiac, or our big hitting enchantments!

Highlight Enchantments

Squirrel-Powered Scheme    Mana Echoes

Squirrel-Powered Scheme is priceless, it makes some rolls useless for things like Goblin Tutor but for The Big Idea and others, it’s amazing. Imagine this, Snickering Squirrel and the second ability on The Big Idea, we could get up to 17 tokens for 4 mana!

Mana Echoes and Death March let us win the game like crazy with big X spells, even rolling a whole lot of die with Steel Squirrel! Death March needs some care, lest we die to ourselves

Warstorm Surge lets us kill someone outright with the best mythic ever, Infinity Elemental

Shared Animosity is awesome when we aren’t winning with combos, but with huge brainiac tokens, making our lives a lot simpler than beating down with 1/1s


So, ready for the decklist? Here she is! Along with Contraptions for the one card in the whole deck I think that does it, but hey they’re fun too!

Commander (1)
The Big Idea

Creatures (23)
Goblin Bushwhacker
Hanweir Garrison
Inner-Flame Igniter
Ashenmoor Liege
Ogre Battledriver
Purphoros, God of the Forge
Razaketh, the Foulblooded
Jumbo Imp
Chicken Egg
Goblin Bowling Team
Krazy Kow
Spark Fiend
Temp of the Damned
Border Guardian
Hammer Jammer
Infinity Elemental
Snickering Squirrel
Steel Squirrel

Spells (11)
Fall of the Titans
Goblin Tutor
Battle Hymn
Strategy, Schmategy
Torment of Hailfire
Cut // Ribbons
Box of Free-Range Goblins
Hammer Helper
Summon the Pack

Artifacts (13)
Sol Ring
Rakdos Signet
Slate of Ancestry
Sword of the Paruns
Eldrazi Monument
Buzzing Whack-a-Doodle
Krark’s Other Thumb
Lobe Lobber
Mad Science Fair Project
Split Screen
Sword of Dungeons and Dragons

Enchantments (14)
Braid of Fire
Carnival of Souls
Impact Tremors
Shared Animosity
Death Match
Mana Echoes
Black Market
In the Web of War
Warstorm Surge
Over My Dead Bodies
Squirrel-Powered Scheme

Lands (38)
Akoum Refuge
Bloodfall Caves
Bojuka Bog
Canyon Slough
Command Tower
Foreboding Ruins
Ghost Quarter
Hanweir Battlements
Lavaclaw Reaches
Mystifying Maze
Rakdos Carnarium
Rocky Tar Pit
Scavenger Grounds
Shadowblood Ridge
Shrine of the Forsaken Gods
Smoldering Marsh
Tainted Peak
Temple of Malice
Throne of the High City
Vivid Crag
Vivid Marsh
Westvale Abbey

Contraptions (15)
Accessories to Murder
Dispatch Dispensary
Dual Doomsuits
Faerie Aerie
Gift Horse
Gnomeball Machine
Goblin Slingshot
Hard Hat Area
Hypnotic Swirly Disk
Jamming Device
Pet Project
Sundering Fork
Widget Contraption

There’s my unmander deck tech everyone! If people are fans of this, I’ll keep up my own homebrew deck sharing, no real themes involved since I’m not that clever, but I build lots and lots of tribal decks so it should be nifty!

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