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  • posted a message on Site Redesign Coming Soon!
    Seeing no better thread, I'll hop in here and offer some preemptive thoughts on the upcoming deck builder.

    Most importantly, the deck builder should incorporate new cards as soon as they're added to the spoilers here. Waiting until the next day or longer on other sites is intolerable. I want to brew when I'm excited by the new card - not next week.

    I hope it offers an efficient workflow for adding cards by name. Unless MTGS card search jumps to the efficiency of something like Scryfall or even Gatherer, I'll be searching for cards elsewhere. I want a deck builder that can take my selections and tally up the curve, color, and type distributions. It doesn't need robust search. Having dialogue boxes anywhere in the process is devastating. In other words, emulate Deckstats more than TappedOut.

    If the analysis can be performed in real time, excellent. If it refreshes the page at any point, the current page layout's massive header needs to be severely trimmed, at least on the deck builder's page.
    Posted in: Community Discussion
  • posted a message on Dusk / Dawn - AKH Split card?
    It's a weird frame, but it makes sense if you put them into your graveyard rotated 90° with the relevant half sticking out. Ugly, but effective.
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
  • posted a message on MTG Salvation Wiki is changing its name
    Hi folks! The wiki crew has asked that MTGS and Gamepedia let us rename ourselves for the sake of being an open, credible resource outside of any particular community. Now, y'all are still invited, your logins still work, go ahead and keep editing! It's just a name change - same articles, same admins.

    And yes, there will be a redirect in place so as not to break any older links or bookmarks.

    The moment of truth is upon us, though, and we'd like to check that those of you who may be using, if not necessarily editing, the wiki have a say in the new address. Much of the admin team has already formed a consensus, but some new voices won't hurt.
    Posted in: Opinions & Polls
  • posted a message on Seeking primary sources for Rabian lore
    Ah, Duelist. Thank you for that archive link, I wasn't sure where to start trying to find something like that!
    Posted in: Magic Storyline
  • posted a message on Seeking primary sources for Rabian lore
    Hey folks! I've been working on some of the so-called "pre-revisionist" articles over on the wiki. I recently rewrote the Arabian Nights comic article into a more matter-of-fact summary, and I'm now working on some of the articles that are or were within a few links' distance of that article.

    For many articles detailing these older stories, source information is approximately non-existent. That brings me here, hoping for guidance for tracking some of this down. Currently, I'm seeking information on any of the following. For wiki sourcing, forum threads (here or otherwise) are far from ideal, because post editing and moderation make them ephemeral, and the standing of individual posters is generally unknowable. Popular blogs or Youtube channels, or Mothership articles, are preferred.

    • Where was the Thousandfold Refraction of Rabiah named? The comic mentions the "thousands" of planes of "Rabiah the Infinite" in several places, but I cannot find a mention of the Refraction.
    • Who was Fatima, and where was she named?
    • The article for Bassorah mentions a pair of characters not seen in the comic, Bird Maiden Fyrah and Nomad Pakhit. Where is their story told?
    • Secondary sources discussing the Arabian Nights comic.
    Additionally, I'm seeking any sources for the "revision" in general, and specifically that term. I've found this old thread, and even spoken with Pete Venters via email, and come no closer to having an adequate source to justify the widespread use of the term throughout the wiki. If such cannot be found, the usage of the term will likely be greatly reduced as I go through, although I intend to keep at least the single article discussing the topic.
    Posted in: Magic Storyline
  • posted a message on Most turn 1 damage in a deck with no infinite combos
    Hey folks! Would any of you be interested in writing an article on this combo on the wiki? I think it would make for a fun read, if someone is willing to actually write out in plain English how each layer of the combo functions.
    Posted in: Magic General
  • posted a message on But where is it on the Storm Scale? New Reference Page!
    Quote from JovianHomarid »
    I tried to add:
    Fetchlands were rated a 3 in 2013. [1]Since then, the Onslaught fetchlands were reprinted in Khans of Tarkir.

    With the citation to: http://markrosewater.tumblr.com/post/42790318550/i-havent-seen-this-question-answered-yet-so-if

    I then got the message:
    This action has been automatically identified as harmful, and therefore disallowed. If you believe your action was constructive, please inform an administrator of what you were trying to do. A brief description of the abuse rule which your action matched is: Global AF - disallow certain words

    Hey there! Sorry it took me so long to notice this post. I want to thank you for bringing this up because some of those block filters are definitely being overly aggressive, and I'll bring that up with the Gamepedia staff.

    For your situation specifically, you were actually hitting two block filters simultaneously, and the more relevant one is New user adding link at end or in heading. You were trying to submit the following:
    * [http://magiccards.info/query?q=scalding+tarn&v=card&s=cname Fetchlands] were rated a 3 in 2013. <ref>[http://markrosewater.tumblr.com/post/42790318550/i-havent-seen-this-question-answered-yet-so-if]</ref>Since then, the Onslaught fetchlands were reprinted in Khans of Tarkir.

    Ultimately, the problem was that you were trying to add an external link without an account. If you sign in (the wiki should use your Curse ID!), you shouldn't have any problems. You could also link to another wiki page, instead of an outside page, with double square brackets. So, instead of linking out to magiccards.info, you could link to [[Fetchlands]].

    Again, sorry for the hassle and the delay!
    Posted in: Speculation
  • posted a message on But where is it on the Storm Scale? New Reference Page!
    Hey folks! Since Maro started answering questions about it back in 2012, the Storm Scale has been a popular means of trying to second-guess upcoming set mechanics, and several persons have put together compilations of Storm Scale ratings. However, these projects are generally exhausting to compile, and rely on the effort of a single editor to maintain.

    I'm happy to unveil a new such compilation over on our Wiki. As a wiki page, with open source and editing permissions, this iteration on the concept should be easy to keep up to date. To further improve the ease of maintenance, this page uses a specialized template (documented here) that will automatically update the most recent Storm Scale values as new references are added.

    Enjoy!

    https://mtgsalvation.gamepedia.com/Storm_Scale
    Posted in: Speculation
  • posted a message on Yahenni's Card
    I am about 90% certain Maro replied to an ask that confirmed that Ajani and Tezzeret are the only walkers in this set, but that post seems to be missing... as are a few others I recall from last week on the subject of planeswalkers. If I'm not imagining things, he probably deleted them for revealing too much.
    Posted in: Speculation
  • posted a message on PAX Kaladesh Spoilers - Saheeli Rai, vehicles, energy, other mechanics
    Quote from Vorthospike »
    Serious answer I once recieved to this question: How can there be black people in (FICTIONAL WORLD) when there isn't an Africa in (FICTIONAL WORLD)?


    Between the Kaladesh panel and the WoW:Legion launch, I thought nothing could bring this week down. I was wrong.
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
  • posted a message on PAX Kaladesh Spoilers - Saheeli Rai, vehicles, energy, other mechanics
    Quote from NGW »
    Always has to be an "inclusive" question.

    And referencing Kaya, so she WAS done just to have a black female walker?


    Presumably, she was created because the story called for someone to assassinate Brago. She's black because... why not? Planeswalkers, thanks to their ability to teleport between worlds, rarely have a narrative requirement for any particular ethnicity. Why not use that freedom to represent players?
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
  • posted a message on Official MTG Facebook (APAC) Preview - Providence
    Quote from volrathy »
    Quote from Corv »
    Combos with Living Lore.

    I'd also hold open the possibility that Kaladesh could have a high-CMC theme to integrate with these last two blocks.


    It doesn't really combo with living lore very well

    You don't cast it for free. You reveal it then the card stays in your hand then when you get to 7 mana you can cast it. Potential ok for maybe a green / white ramp style deck giving u extra time to get to world breaker / ulamog etc


    I never said anything about hard-casting it. Maybe you get the bonus 6 life at the start of the game. Neat. After that, any copies are now fodder for your choice of discard outlet, and enable a 7/7 for 3U that you can sac to reset your life total to 26.
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
  • posted a message on Official MTG Facebook (APAC) Preview - Providence
    Combos with Living Lore.

    I'd also hold open the possibility that Kaladesh could have a high-CMC theme to integrate with these last two blocks.
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
  • posted a message on Maro's Monday Spoiler — Any Guesses?
    I don't think the problem is that they choose to have a set progression of previews. My problem is that they trickle them out so slowly, and showing us Emrakul a week before previews nominally started just exacerbated the pain.
    Posted in: Speculation
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