FNM November 2012 - Pillar Of Flame

  • #26
    Yawn.

    It's a solid card and a worthy choice, but I just find it boring.
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  • #27
    Another junk red card Frown guess im not doing fnms during november

    what happened to good fnm promos like counterpsell and isochron scepter?
  • #28
    Tried it in Modern as a SB card against finks and it didn't work, so not terribly happy about this pick.
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  • #29
    Quote from Mharti
    Another junk red card Frown guess im not doing fnms during november

    what happened to good fnm promos like counterpsell and isochron scepter?


    You're seeing the past through some seriously rose-tinted glasses. The same year that Counterspell was printed as an FNM promo, so was Juggernaut. The same year Isochron Scepter was issued as a promo, so was Desert. 2012 has actually been a great year for FNM promos.

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    Tried it in Modern as a SB card against finks and it didn't work, so not terribly happy about this pick.


    Now, when you say "it didn't work," do you simply mean it wasn't effective? Because it does technically *work*, the same way as it works against Geralf's Messenger.
  • #30
    Very good promo card and very good choice to promo :smileup::jam:
  • #31
    ugly art :/
  • #32
    Good choice. Making this the promo will mean less experienced players will have it, and of course want to try it out, and as a result learn that exile effects hurt zombies, and will as a result go pick up three more, and in turn make zombies a slightly harder deck to play, while teaching a bunch of newer players a fundamental concept (exiling > killing.) Doubt this is why they chose this as a promo, but it's nice anyways.
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  • #33
    Quote from ThisIsNotMyName
    Good choice. Making this the promo will mean less experienced players will have it, and of course want to try it out, and as a result learn that exile effects hurt zombies, and will as a result go pick up three more, and in turn make zombies a slightly harder deck to play, while teaching a bunch of newer players a fundamental concept (exiling > killing.) Doubt this is why they chose this as a promo, but it's nice anyways.


    wow, they really have choosed wisely.
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  • #34
    That's a really nice one.

    Good card, good art.
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  • #35
    Quote from Mharti
    Another junk red card Frown guess im not doing fnms during november

    what happened to good fnm promos like counterpsell and isochron scepter?


    This gets rid of Gravecrawler, Messenger, Strangleroot Geist, and a lot of other huge standard threats. Not to mention it also hits Delver.

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  • #36
    ^Delver is dead in standard, or at least inactive.
  • #37
    Good choice...

    Makes it alittle easier to obtain as a foil for even experienced players, and its still one of the Format defining cards in Standard because of its importance in slowing down Zombies.

    Hopefully December gives us Syncopate or Negate Smile
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  • #39
    I'm a big fan of how consistently wotc's been giving us playable fnm promos. I like involving these in decks that I'm playing.
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  • #40
    good card and I like the art on this one more
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  • #41
    Love the art.
  • #42
    Don't know if I already said this, but I definitely want this!


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  • #43
    Quote from ArchAvalon
    Good choice...

    Makes it alittle easier to obtain as a foil for even experienced players, and its still one of the Format defining cards in Standard because of its importance in slowing down Zombies.

    Hopefully December gives us Syncopate or Negate Smile


    I'm really hoping they give us a promo Syncopate. The new one has terrible, albeit hilarious, art and it would be a great promo. The only other playable commons/uncommons right now that I could see them making promos of is Grisly Salvage (since Faithless Looting was a comic promo earlier this year) and Ray of Revelation. What are other cards that see heavy play across multiple archetypes could they give out as promos? I know Azorious Charm would be great. Maybe...Farseek?

    Okay, I'm hoping for Farseek now. That would be pretty ideal.
  • #44
    I got one on Friday night, but all the copies came in bent and mangled :/

    I hope I can get it replaced
  • #45
    Have there ever been any non-standard promos? If so, then maybe, in my wildest dreams, there could be a force of will FNM promo.




















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  • #46
    Terastodon was a recent non-standard promo, I believe.
  • #47
    Have there ever been any non-standard promos? If so, then maybe, in my wildest dreams, there could be a force of will FNM promo.



    (Yes, I know WOTC will never do this. Let me dream.)


    If you're talking about FNM promos specifically, then yes there have been. They used to regularly print FNM promos for extended/legacy such as Brainstorm, Counterspell, Krosan Grip etc. It certainly got some of the more experienced players excited about the FNM promos.

    It was even better when the FNM promos were foils of cards that had never been foiled, like Swords to Plowshares, Jackal Pup, Impulse, Wall of Blossoms etc.

    Force of Will is technically possible, but I would expect it to be a judge promo before anything else. It's a bit weird that it hasn't had a promo yet, imo. Consider Sinkhole, a pricy common, considering it had only been printed in ABU, was printed as a judge promo over an fnm promo, likely because of it's price.
  • #48
    Tectonic Edge and Teetering Peaks were also out of standard by the time they were released.
  • #49
    Quote from Slone
    Tectonic Edge and Teetering Peaks were also out of standard by the time they were released.


    Didn't really count them, as they were still comparatively very new, and hardly eternal staples on the level of some of the past fnm promos that I mentioned.
  • #50
    Kinda related but not quite...

    L5R released its "Holiday set" that includes every store-kit and most tournament promos released in the last year (along with 10 packs and a couple exclusive art promos). I wish Wizards would do something like this, but I'm sure the FNM winners would complain.

    Then again there's a big difference in that those promos are unique cards, not just alt art...
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