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  • posted a message on Way to cheat the 100 card deck limit rule

    And I think this should cover pretty much all the remaining doubts about the matter.

    No doubts here, just profound disappointment. Frown
    Posted in: Commander (EDH)
  • posted a message on Is Magic Attendance and Sales dropping?
    Quote from Lord Seth »
    I didn't say anything about whether it ruined or didn't ruin Standard. What I said was that the Eldrazi, far from "crapping all over" Standard, were actually bit players...

    Are you just messing with me?

    You are clearly saying the new Eldrazi didn't "crap all over Standard", but apparently making no assertion as to whether or not they ruined it? Obviously you are making a distinction...

    Posted in: Magic General
  • posted a message on Is Magic Attendance and Sales dropping?
    ????

    I guess the distinction between ruining something and crapping all over it is too subtle for my poor little brain.
    Posted in: Magic General
  • posted a message on Way to cheat the 100 card deck limit rule
    I thought SBs were an officially endorsed optional rule?


    13 Abilities which refer to other cards owned outside the game (Wishes, Spawnsire, Research, Ring of Ma'ruf) do not function in Commander without prior agreement on their scope from the playgroup.

    (from mtgcommander.net rules)

    The Comprehensive Rules themselves recognize the RC as the ultimate rules authority for the format (see 903.1), so what we find here is the official, definitive word.


    The optional rule was an old rule, they change that some years ago. Now sideboards works effectively as house rules, in the same fashion of a customizable banlist (both can't be changed unless the prior agreement of the local playgroup).


    If it's a sanctioned event, which I personally feel that EDH should never be, you have to have a recognized SB.


    Ruleswise, this is not supported at all currently.


    Dang. First they kill the partial-paris, and now this. Frown

    Funny thing is, I can't find the removal anywhere in the change log. I see this:

    May 19th, 2010: Re-clarified "Wish rule" that wishes may retrieve cards from the sideboard if the optional sideboard rule is in use


    But no record of the retraction. Obviously I see the optional rule isn't there anymore, but it looks lime the sneaked it out in secret.
    Posted in: Commander (EDH)
  • posted a message on Way to cheat the 100 card deck limit rule

    Because there's no other way you can legitimately, under the current rules,

    I thought SBs were an officially endorsed optional rule?
    Posted in: Commander (EDH)
  • posted a message on Is Magic Attendance and Sales dropping?
    Quote from RxPhantom »
    An unprecedented nine cards have been banned in the last two years. .

    I think 9 cards were banned in 2004. Difference is:

    a) They were busted cards (eternal playable).
    b) It took only 2 announcements, and the format was fixed.
    c) WotC arguable went overboard with bans to "send a message".

    Standard is a broken format that can't handle mediocre cards and apparently can't be fixed easily by banning said cards.
    Posted in: Magic General
  • posted a message on Remember when bans in standard were a rare occurrence?
    Quote from Arborea »
    I don't think there have been such innocuous cards banned since the day of Kird Ape and Serendib Efreet.
    Yeah. Was a time when a card banned in Standard would be good enough for play in other formats. Artifact Lands, Skullclamp, MM, Jace, etc.

    Quote from Arborea »
    Oh, wait, it was in an artifact block without a Shatter variant.
    Standard is now designed with zero potential to self police. I pity this generation of players.
    Posted in: Magic General
  • posted a message on Is Magic Attendance and Sales dropping?
    I never actually played that Standard. Just going by what I've heard from people who did. I have no opinion on the matter myself.

    Edit - I think you might be the first person ever to tell me OotG didn't ruin Standard.
    Posted in: Magic General
  • posted a message on The Commander Price Discussion Thread
    Quote from KnickM »
    I'd still expect Vale to be closer to $20 than to $25, but that's splitting hairs.

    Vale is sitting close to 30 now while Scorched Ruins is down to about 16. I'm surprised at the difference tbh. Why is Vale in so much higher demand?

    I do agree neither should be on par with Volrath's Stronghold or Phyrexian Tower. That seems off to me.
    Posted in: Market Street Café
  • posted a message on Creatures you wish were Legendary
    Quote from imdehaven »
    Goblin Guide and Gravecrawler for French purposes.
    Nooooo. We need GG in Legacy Burn.
    Posted in: Commander (EDH)
  • posted a message on Is Magic Attendance and Sales dropping?
    Quote from idSurge »
    I dont want to take it too far of (which I've already done) but yeah, the price of Legacy kills it around here, but we have a strong Modern scene. :]
    Didn't mean to start a pissing contest (my format is better than yours / my dad can beat up your dad). Only to say that Modern grew because WotC dropped the ball on
    Legacy. When duals were priced in the double digits, Legacy was exploding in growth and the format everybody wanted to get into. Modern supplanted Legacy because WotC closed the RL loophole instead of exploiting it.

    Modern has grown very popular, and WotC has raised a generation of players to hate combo, prison, and control, so they probably can't put the djinni back in that bottle. That said, Masters sets would fly off the shelves if more people could build a home for those cards. They took Sol Ring of the RL, so it's not exactly written in Stone. ABUR duals as expedions in Dominaria? Imagine the line-ups for that!
    Posted in: Magic General
  • posted a message on Is Magic Attendance and Sales dropping?
    Modern is only the pinnacle because people have been priced out of Legacy. WotC can fix that with new lands that simulate the ABU duals. Sure would drive up sales too!
    Posted in: Magic General
  • posted a message on Is Magic Attendance and Sales dropping?
    Oh I agree. I've been complaining about the creature push since Lorwyn - the block that killed draw/go in Standard forever.
    Posted in: Magic General
  • posted a message on Is Magic Attendance and Sales dropping?
    Quote from idSurge »
    Not sure if I should upvote you for pointing out the hilarity that is Standard creatures being good enough FOR LEGACY, or disagree because they are good enough FOR LEGACY, while also leaving Modern a crippled wasteland for a good what, 4 months? :]
    To be fair, virtually every creature played in Legacy was once Standard legal. And like all the other creatures ported from Standard (Craterhoof, Mentor, Young Pyro, Thalia, etc), they need the support of older, powerful cards in order to compete.
    Legacy is a format that uses mostly new creatures, but mostly old spells. And it's balanced.

    Note that the new Eldrazi are still legal in Modern. What got banned? Eye Of Ugin. Why? No Wasteland or Price of Progress. Nuff said.
    Posted in: Magic General
  • posted a message on Is Magic Attendance and Sales dropping?
    Quote from idSurge »
    BFZ, was the beginning of the end of anything good, as it introduced the utter garbage, that were the New Eldrazi and hyper pushed creatures with less answers.
    The new Eldrazi were fantastic; any problems were solely the fault of a general lack of answers.

    That's why the Eldrazi crapped all over Modern and Standard, but are a perfect fit in Legacy - the format with powerful generic answers that can keep them in check.
    Posted in: Magic General
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