You and I may think casual means something different in Magic.
A fine point!
"Casual" to me means "the fun is in the flavor and doing, not in the min/max win". Which isn't to say winning isn't fun, but rather that I'm not optimizing my entire experience for it.
For instance, one of the decks I made is a Hanzel & Gretel deck (possible because of the heavy fairy tale theme in the newest set). There's a trail of crumbs, a witch, an oven to sacrifice creatures, and a "Curious Pair" creature that creates food tokens. There's also a gilded goose, golden eggs, (I know we're a little off target from the tale but mechanically it works for the deck), a witch's cottage, and a gingerbread cabin. And there's a giant troll! The deck really plays well and can be a ton of fun. It feels good.
Can I register it in the next Standard tournament? Nope. I'd be embarrassed.
These "guild" decks I referenced above were kinda the lightbulb: preconstructed decks anyone can walk into your house and pick up and have fun playing, but you could never win a tournament with. Satisfying functionality, balanced against other decks so that skill level matters A LOT, and very flavorful.
I think there's a ton of room for that in Magic. The "rules" I made are an attempt to communicate the power level we're shooting for if other folks want to build a similar style of deck, where the priority is the experience and skill in piloting moreso than in the card obtaining or deck min/maxing,
I never take it for granted when I see people that can create stuff like that. Skillz Yo! My art skills are limited to little 3D box drawings I learned how to do on the secret city PBS show when I was a little kid.
just a little something for my good friend and yours, @primesuspect
I used to fold, accumulated about 8 Million pts, then had to drop it.
Resumed in last month and did over 1 more million. Will keep folding.
@Cliff_Forster Eyesight conditions are a fair point. I've done a bit of reading around corrective lenses with VR, as I wear single focus glasses currently. Considering that VR is technically a single distance at which to focus, I wonder if single-focus lenses would be sufficient to help you see properly in VR. I know it certainly doesn't help the cost-barrier, but you can get prescription lenses for the current headsets (as an example): https://widmovr.com/