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Magic the Gathering: Deck Design: Tokens!! and CardForge

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Theme:
So today’s deck is called Tokens!!! It focuses on using repeatable token generating effects to overwhelm your opponent. It’s an all green deck, but can be splashed for white, since G/W has the best token generating cards.

Lands: (17/60)
In addition to forests, I have 3 Oran-rief, The Vastwood because they make EVERY token that you create get bigger. Cavern of Souls prevent your Elves from being countered, and Gaea’s Cradle is just insane, period.

//Lands:17
3 Oran-rief, The Vastwood
1 Pendelhaven
4 Cavern of Souls
2 Gaea’s Cradle
7 Forest

Creatures: (26/60)
Most of these great token generating creatures actually come from Elves. Llanowar Elves and Elvish Mystic provide mana. Rofellos, Llanowar Emissary is one of the greatest mana generating cards ever printed.
Essence Warden is a terrific life gainer. And the line-up of token generating elves is huge:
Imperious Perfect, Rhys the Redeemed, Wolf-Skull Shaman, and Wirewood Hivemaster.

//Creatures:26
4 Llanowar Elves
4 Elvish Mystic
1 Rofellos, Llanowar Emissary
4 Essence Warden
4 Imperious Perfect
1 Rhys the Redeemed
4 Wolf-Skull Shaman
4 Wirewood Hivemaster

Non Creature Spells: (17/60)
These non creature token generating spells are definitely a pain for opponents. Presence of Gond and Squirrel Nest generate at least one token every turn, and the latter actually generates infinite tokens combined with Earthcraft. Beacon of Creation is actually repeatable, since it goes back in the deck after use. Skullclamp and Spawning Pit will keep the card drawing and token generating going, respectively. Garruk Relentless and Garruk Wildspeaker round out the deck with some synergistic planeswalkers.

Final Decklist

//Lands:17
3 Oran-rief, The Vastwood
1 Pendelhaven
4 Cavern of Souls
2 Gaea’s Cradle
7 Forest

//Creatures:26
4 Llanowar Elves
4 Elvish Mystic
1 Rofellos, Llanowar Emissary
4 Essence Warden
4 Imperious Perfect
1 Rhys the Redeemed
4 Wolf-Skull Shaman
4 Wirewood Hivemaster

//Non-Creatures: 17
2 Presence of Gond
4 Squirrel Nest
2 Earthcraft
3 Beacon of Creation
2 Spawning Pit
2 Skullclamp
1 Garruk Relentless
1 Garruk Wildspeaker

And thats it! Another fun, casual, multiplayer deck to play around with. Feel free to add Priest of Titania for additional mana generation, Eldrazi Monument for indestructible tokens, and Master of the Wild Hunt, Parallel Lives or Growing Ranks for additional token generation.