personally, do away with the god damned thing and print these things in sets instead.
the price is generally worth it per pack for now but it feels bad when you open garbage like charmbreaker devils, but at the same time the cards reprinted tank in value compared to what they once were, there's a limited amount of good cards you can keep jamming into these things before everything is worthless, and often cards are left out of sets where they could be printed just fine in order to shove them into masters sets.
it was a neat experiment, but its *****. get rid of it, or space them out by two years.
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Jan 19, 2018Xcric posted a message on Gavin Varhey confirms change of course for Masters sets.Posted in: The Rumor Mill
Jan 11, 2018Posted in: Commander (EDH)Quote from Weebo »
Commander participation impacts other formats. People have a limited amount of time and money that they're willing to put into the game. I can get out to play one night a week and I almost always make it an EDH night, which means I'm not playing in some other event. Similar logic applies to money. If I'm spending my MtG budget on EDH related purchases, that's money that I'm not spending on constructed decks/limited or whatever. I don't think that EDH play is a significant factor in whether or not someone is going to play other formats but it's misleading to say that it has no impact at all.Quote from Xcric »commander participation has no bearing on other formats, and isnt' detracting from participation in those formats unless your lgs is holdings its commander night the same day as its other format events.
Its just a flavor of magic. I can like cake but hate vanilla cake. For many, even with infinite time and money, they still wouldnt participate in other formats. A good example is that i have a deck for legacy, a competitive one, but i do not go to events. we pick and choose the formats we want to participate in, no one forces themselves to participate in a format they dont enjoy, if you do youre missing the entire point of a leisure activity. Those people would otherwise not be playing magic at all if it meant participating in an event that they dont enjoy vs one they do.
You can use the example of edh players wont spend their money on limited and that impacts limited, but in reality even without edh they wouldnt be spending money on limited if its not something they have interest in.
Edh doesnt trump and cancel out interest in other formats. We dont really stop and go well i can only play one so i choose you, we say this is what i enjoy, i dont enjoy this other one.
Its kind of like pvp in an mmo. I can choose to play the mmo and not pvp. While i am choosing how to spend my time in the game, if i dont like pvp it has zero impact on the pve aspect, and those two aspects can exist simultaneously while not detracting from each other as they appeal to different people who otherwise would not bother with that game if only one game mode existed. Ie, if i want to pvp but it isnt an existing mode ill play a game where it does exist rather than slog through the pve mode.
Jan 10, 2018it most certainly isn't.Posted in: Commander (EDH)
i, as well as many of the people i regularly play commander with, wouldn't bother with participating in events at all if it wasn't for commander. there are a multitude of reasons why.
commander participation has no bearing on other formats, and isnt' detracting from participation in those formats unless your lgs is holdings its commander night the same day as its other format events.
from my perspective this question is like asking if basketball is killing interest in sports, or if chocolate has eliminated interest in cake.
Jan 10, 2018narset can be bruuuuuuuuuuuuuuutal in 2v2.Posted in: Commander (EDH)
just load up with a bunch of extra turn effects, ramp, combats, a smattering of protection, some equipment, maybe a few removal spells.
mix in his counter/control elements... you'll have a good time. your opponents will hate you.
my experience up against her in 2v2 is that you focus her down right away, or you lose. horribly. here's why: if you focus the other player the narset player goes ham with combats and extra turns. extra turn effects are absurd in 2v2 because you both get one, same with extra combats. meaning the non-narset player gets to keep playing anyway and usually combo off as an alternative win to narset face smashing if she can't get through. meanwhile, if the narset person gets focused it allows combo-controllypants to slowly build his perfect machine and go off all over his opponents faces.
in your case, you should be relying on his control/counterspell elements to get your key pieces through, and keep attacking.
we ended up having to house rule the extra turn/combat effects because its such an easily broken rule when two decks sporting them get paired together. its especially obnoxious when one person time warps, then on the next turn the other person time warps while the first time warper gets back time warp with a regrowth effect and time warps on the next turn while the second time warper gets back his time warp and suddenly the two decks sporting time warp effects get 5 turns in a row.
think of it this way, the sooner you get her down and doing her thing, the better. sure, the possibility of removal goes up with 2 opponents, but the chances of both opponents having a board wipe/sac effect while your teammate DOESN'T have a counterspell is generally smaller than it would actually seem on paper.
alternatively you could just load up on purphoros/impact tremor type effects and then politely remind people that they essentially deal double damage. that siege gang commander sure does feel spiffy in 2v2 with a purphy in play. (this is a much different gameplan from narset however)
your job as the narset player is to get her down fast and hard, and keep up pressure.
his job is to protect you.
its a pairing that works VERY well if the decks are built correctly.
2v2 is dumb. so. god damned. dumb. exploit the hell out of it.
Jan 4, 2018Posted in: The Rumor MillQuote from Hawk7915 »Quote from Xcric »i'll be running it in any monoblack edh deck, but not really anywhere else. its not terrible by any stretch, and helps get back your combo pieces that get exiled, i'm just not a fan of the casting cost and once you start mixing in other colors the from outside the game portion gets kinda lackluster (speaking from an edh perspective)
Remember that unless your team greenlights it, this is just a Diabolic Tutor in EDH. Wishboards don't exist in EDH without playgroup consent.
did the exiled zone get changed to not fall under this?
wait i think that happened a long time ago... shows how much i actually like this sort of card...
Jan 4, 2018Xcric posted a message on "Disperse in the Wind" .:. seen posted by @SaffronOlivei really like this, especially since the game has shifted to have more cast triggers over etb triggersPosted in: The Rumor Mill
Jan 4, 2018i'll be running it in any monoblack edh deck, but not really anywhere else. its not terrible by any stretch, and helps get back your combo pieces that get exiled, i'm just not a fan of the casting cost and once you start mixing in other colors the from outside the game portion gets kinda lackluster (speaking from an edh perspective)Posted in: The Rumor Mill
Jan 4, 2018Xcric posted a message on Zacama, Primal Calamity - Naya Elder Legendary Dinosaur!i guess its a dinosaur? neat?Posted in: The Rumor Mill
i don't know, i think its really crappy as a commander because of its high cost and how easily its dealt with.
wont see play, possibly even in limited.
its a kitchen table
dragondinosaur, or like something that will be jammed in every mayael deck but really shouldn't be bothered with.
Jan 4, 2018Xcric posted a message on Commons: Mutiny, Negate, Naturalize, Moment of Cravingi really like mutiny, but would making it an instant have been too much to ask?Posted in: The Rumor Mill
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