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May 26, 2015Posted in: Variant Commander Decklists
DeckMagic OnlineOCTGN2ApprenticeBuy These Cards Leader:
1x Sygg, River Guide
4x Snow-Covered Island
1x Snow-Covered Plains
1x Flooded Strand
1x Hallowed Fountain
1x Riptide Laboratory
1x Command Tower
1x Cavern of Souls
1x Wanderwine Hub
1x Mystic Gate
1x Temple of Enlightenment
1x Glacial Fortress
1x Nimbus Maze
1x Merfolk Sovereign
1x Lord of Atlantis
1x Merrow Reejerey
1x True-Name Nemesis
1x Master of the Pearl Trident
1x Patron Wizard
1x Drowner of Secrets
1x Judge of Currents
1x Rootwater Thief
1x Sejiri Merfolk
1x Silvergill Adept
1x Stonybrook Banneret
1x Stonybrook Schoolmaster
1x Thada Adel, Acquisitor
1x Adaptive Automaton
1x Drift of Phantasms
1x Intruder Alarm
1x Merrow Commerce
1x Spreading Seas
1x AEther Vial
1x Aquitect's Will
1x Sphinx's Revelation
1x Path to Exile
1x Swords to Plowshares
1x Mana Leak
1x Disrupting Shoal
So I like the deck so far, but have some cards that I would probably take out like Adaptive Automaton. However, I am really not sure what is left out there in blue or white that I could add. I am just drawing a blank on cards at the moment.
There are a few combos here. Intruder Alarm with Stonybrook Schoolmaster which can be combined with Drowner of Secrets. Also, the interaction with Secrets and Merrow Commerce (milling a few cards each turn). Patron Wizard is also really good since most of the creature in the deck are also Wizards. Drift of Phantasms helps find the combo pieces.
May 24, 2015Misdirection exists, and Disrupting Shoal, so does Commandeer.Posted in: Opinions & Polls
While not a direct copy of Force, they all have similar properties.
At some point Force will be reprinted. It's not on the RL and it's already seen a Judge foil reprint. Just give it time.
May 19, 2015Posted in: DebateQuote from Jay13x »
Then those people would also be wrong.Quote from urweak »I don't really care to discuss the topic, but I still think there are similarities. And people conflate Caucasians with Catholics. I'm not trying to twist the conversation into a debate on religion, but, to me, it seems like an appropriate comparison.
Right, but what would you call someone that does that? A Catholiphobe? Is there even a established word for that?
May 18, 2015Posted in: DebateQuote from Jay13x »
The issue with Islamic criticism is a completely separate topic. I will say that it's usually because they conflate Arabs with Muslims, but we can discuss that in a revived Sam Harris thread or a new thread if you want to go there.Quote from urweak »I don't know if what you are describing is really happening. However, I see similarities between how people openly criticize Catholicism but when Islam is criticized people start tossing around the word Islamophobia.
I don't really care to discuss the topic, but I still think there are similarities. And people conflate Caucasians with Catholics. I'm not trying to twist the conversation into a debate on religion, but, to me, it seems like an appropriate comparison.
May 17, 2015I don't know if what you are describing is really happening. However, I see similarities between how people openly criticize Catholicism but when Islam is criticized people start tossing around the word Islamophobia.Posted in: Debate
May 14, 2015Posted in: Magic GeneralQuote from TheEndIsNear »I watched the entire documentary. I do think quite a bit of people in the video displayed various amount of traits that one might consider a lack of social skills. From refusal to interact with others to incapability to show emotion. Some guys were very old and still living at home. People were making huge deals over things that shouldn't be huge deals. I entirely think that is justified, "whatever floats your boat" and all. I just think it looks bad on the "rest of us".
Where was the refusal to interact with others? I wouldn't say that he was incapable of showing emotion, I just saw it as his "poker face".
As for the older guys. I thought that at first too, but after his brother was introduced, I figured they used their parents house as a meeting point. From the sequence, it seemed like they had dinner at the house and left their daughter with grandma so they could go play Vintage. Also I got the impression that's were they store their shared collection of cards. Maybe, I just missed the part were they actually said one/both of them live at home.
What were people making a big deal over?
May 14, 2015Posted in: Magic GeneralQuote from Valanarch »Quote from shinquickman »
The whole "Magic is Satan worship" stigma from the early years is a culturally notable aspect of the game. The video series focuses on the cultural impact of popular forms of media and leisure activities in the US, so bringing up the Satanic stuff isn't out of the question.Quote from Valanarch »This was decent. They did unfortunately call the SCG Invitatational the Players' Championship several times though. Also, why did the makers of this focus so much on the art? Why is whether there used to be a pentagram on Unholy Strength more relevant than actually talking about the game as it is now?
It was culturally relevant 20 years ago to right-wing religious nuts. It isn't anymore and there are many things that have more of a cultural impact in Magic today that they could have spent more time talking about instead.
Being from Pittsburgh, I knew a lot of blue collar democratic parents. A few of them objected to the game because of it's supposed satanic imagery and 1-2 of them actually pitched their kids (my friends) collections. So no, it wasn't "right-wing religious nuts". You've been watching to much MSNBC. As an adult, I know quit a few very religious people who are also democrats.
Also, the topic is still relevant. The Doc is about how magic has transitioned from a small time game, into a hugely popular one. From the blurb on Vice.com "Since the trading card game debuted in 1993, Magic: The Gathering has gone from being a niche hobby to an international phenomenon.".
May 13, 2015Posted in: Magic GeneralQuote from BatHickey »For those wondering about the opening sequence, errors...whatever. Those are players from my shop playing '95 magic', only cards and printings legal in magic as if the year as 1995. They're very competent players, amping up the drama, and undoubtably trolling overly anal magic players...such as yourselves.
Do check out their website and the videos, they go full out:
This video trumps the Vice Doc. Thanks for sharing.
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