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    posted a message on [Primer] Ad Nauseam
    Quote from TomCourtenay »
    About how to play with Spoils of the Vault :
    Even pre-Birthing Pod banning, Jarred Boettcher ended up 9th at Pro Tour Born of the Gods with Peer Through Depths as a cantrip in place of Spoils of the Vault. They were even running fetches, which is insane to me in a deck where you're digging for stuff (I just find that completely absurd), but hey, they topped so it must work.

    Cheers!


    Quick note about Jarred Boettcher. He was later banned for cheating so take that result with a grain of salt.
    Posted in: Tier 2 (Modern)
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    posted a message on Aether revolt Masterpieces
    Is it possible for something like Mindslaver to be one of the Masterpieces in Aether Revolt?
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
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    posted a message on Jeskai Harbinger
    I can't seem to find any kind of thread for the more pure control style UWR Deck that Alex placed with at Dallas. Can anybody point me in the right direction?
    Posted in: Tier 2 (Modern)
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    posted a message on New Big Box Store MultiPack
    OK, so are the retailers then buying from MJ Holdings or the retailers buy from Wizards and MJ Holdings then is a distribution branch to those retailers? Again, just wanting to get the right information. If true, the more layers of these "middlemen" the more we are going to have to pay for the product. Makes me wish we could buy "damaged product" from the retailers without it having to go back through a middleman yet another time and seeing the price marked right back up.

    Back to the topic of the Mystery boxes for those that have bought them. Do they have a plastic overwrap on them? Or could someone just pop the top and look inside to see what boosters lie within. I could see some people buying these opening them, then returning for refunds. Or I could see buying opening, taking out a more valuable booster and replacing it with a junk booster. I guess too much effort for the crime I suppose.


    MJ Holding owns all the items and WM makes a portion of the profits when the item sales. That's why Wal-Mart cares so little about theft of those items. They aren't on the hook for them.
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
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    posted a message on New Big Box Store MultiPack
    This is false. Having worked for Target, speaking with employees who stock them, and buying more of these things over the years than I care to mention, I can say with 100% certainty that they're not mapped. They're just unsold product being repacked. Besides, what you're proposing doesn't even make sense. What kind of profit margins could be had for buying random packs, repackaging them, and selling them for ~MSRP at Target and Wal-Mart?


    No no, once again I'm being misread.

    No where have I said Big box stores map their product. I'm saying LGS and online retailers that sell loose packs can map their product and then possibly sell the dregs to MJ Holding to be repackaged and re-sold at Big box stores. Again this is just a theory of mine, but I bet if you'd contact MJ Holding letting them know you have loose packs to sell in bulk, they would buy them from you if you were a dealer/LGS owner/online retailer. I may contact them to see if this is indeed the case.

    And to answer your profit margin question, MJ Holding isn't going to offer anyone more than 50% of original MSRP when they buy and repackage, BUT they are going to charge more again to resell to box stores who will mark up to MSRP.

    If you like uncertainty and slightly lesser odds of pulling "good stuff", then go for it. At these prices I will pass. Smile


    This is 100% incorrect. The only outlet for selling loose packs is an item like this since all other boosters must be sold in "blisters" and they have more than enough inventory in damaged product to fill the need for something like this. They also can just buy product from other distributors and from retailers at normal cost so there is zero upside and all downside for a company like MJ Holding to buy packs from an LGS.
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
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    posted a message on New Big Box Store MultiPack
    A guy who goes to my local found a pack of Alliances in his. It seems like this is the exact same deal as the Pokemon Mystery Box that has packs of Base Set/Fossil in them at random. Made by the same company.
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
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    posted a message on [Primer] Ad Nauseam
    I don't understand the Conflagrate remark. Is the Lighting Storm in the deck supposed to be a Conflag? I don't see it in your 75. It does look like your missing a card though 20 + 4 + 35 = 59
    Posted in: Tier 2 (Modern)
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    posted a message on [Primer] Ad Nauseam
    Also, how frequently does it occur that you don't have enough lands left in your deck to actually kill with Lightning Storm? Seems like it could get dicey if a game goes long.
    Posted in: Tier 2 (Modern)
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    posted a message on [Primer] Ad Nauseam
    The deck is totally dead if Simian Spirit Guide is banned.
    Posted in: Tier 2 (Modern)
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    posted a message on [Primer] Ad Nauseam
    How are you liking the one Oboro? I feel like I'd probably want the security of another fetchable blue source rather than the utility that Oboro brings to the table. Has that ever come up?
    Posted in: Tier 2 (Modern)
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    posted a message on [Primer] Ad Nauseam
    Went 1-2-1 at FNM this week.

    Round 1: Draw vs Lantern Control:
    G1:He won a long game one after exiling my Mystical Teachings with a Pyxis.
    G2:I won Game 2 after he kept a Leyline hand without a lot of hand disruption. I eventually cast a value Ad Nauseam with a second copy in hand and won shortly after hardcasting a Leyline of my own.
    G3:Clock ran out on his turn 1 of game 3.

    Round 2: 2-0 W vs Jund:
    G1:Won an easy game 1 comboing on Turn 4. He only had a single Inquisition to disrupt me.
    G2:Game 2 I kept a 7 with Dreadship Reef, 2 Scrylands, and a bunch of cantrips. I build enough mana into the Reef kill on Turn 5.

    Round 3: 0-2 L vs BG Rock:
    G1 He had a Inquisition, Lily and a clutch Collective Brutality to strip my Ad Nauseam the turn before I could go off.
    G2: I kept a 7 with 1 land, leyline,cantrip,cantrip and combo. I find a second land, but stumble to find lands for the following turns. He then started to chain Fulminator Mages on my lands and resolved a Lily. Got crushed.

    Round 4: 1-2 L vs Knight Company:
    G1:I win an incredibly easy Game 1. He has never played against Ad Nauseam before and had to read all my cards.
    G2: He resolves a Stony Silence to shut off my Lotus Bloom and has a Qausali Pridemage to destroy my Unlife with me at negative life. I stumble on lands in this game and couldn't find the necessary second black source to cast Ad Naseaum
    G3: I have an Echoing Truth in hand to bounce his Stony Silence that is shutting off my 1 in play Bloom. I have a second Bloom coming into play on my turn. I have Ad Nauseam in hand and all I need is to find Angel's Grace to win. I cast my 1 of Spoils of the Vault at 12 facing down a lethal attack the following turn to search for the Angel's Grace. I don't find a single copy until card 26 and lose. Felt bad.


    Pretty poor performance against some bad matchups. Manabase is definitely wrong. I 100% need the 4th Temple of Deceit over the 3rd Temple of Enlightenment. That was a stupid change by me. I'm also on the fence about having 2 basic lands in the deck. I like having 1 just to have some Ghost Quarter protection, but don't think 2 is necessary. The Plains lets me have access to Wear/Tear against Blood Moon, but Island gives me access to Echoing Truth and lets me cast cantrips if I draw it. Leaning towards just playing the Island.


    Posted in: Tier 2 (Modern)
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    posted a message on [[Official]] Miscut, Misprint, Foreign, Foil &Other Oddities Price Thread.
    I recently bought 4 Foil Worldwake Jaces. One of them is slighter "brighter/lighter" than the other. Anything to be concerned about?
    Posted in: Market Street Café
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    posted a message on [Primer] Ad Nauseam
    As far as IOK vs Duress; IOK can't hit Nahiri, Karn, Slaughter Games, Scapeshift, Through the Breach, Cryptic. I think that's pretty much it as far as cards that cost 4 or more that you'd potentially want to discard.

    Inquisition seems much weaker vs Bant Eldrazi than Thoughtseize since you cant' take Thought-Knot Seer or Eldrazi Smasher.

    Posted in: Tier 2 (Modern)
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    posted a message on [Primer] Ad Nauseam
    How do people feel about Duress vs Thoughtseize in the sideboard?
    Posted in: Tier 2 (Modern)
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    posted a message on [Primer] Ad Nauseam
    If I had a great 7 I'd likely keep. I wouldn't go to 5. If you find a Leyline in your 5 you have a 4 card hand which is virtually the same as being Raven's Crimed 3 times.
    Posted in: Tier 2 (Modern)
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    posted a message on [Primer] Ad Nauseam
    Went 3-1 at FNM tonight with the following list. I lost 2-1 to Mardu Nahiri. I lost a game I'm pretty sure I should have won when I cast an EOT Ad Nauseam with a second copy needing only an Angel's Grace to win, I revealed a Spirit Guide, Lightning Storm, Slaughter Pact, Echoing Truth, Phyrexian Unlife and then a Leyline of Sanctity to kill me. I probably should have stopped after the Unlife, but I would have been dead on board to his Nahiri on 6 and a few Lingering Souls tokens. It was brutal.

    Beat:
    Beat Abzan 2-0
    Beat Burn 2-0
    Lost Mardu Nahiri 1-2
    Beat Eldrazi Tron 2-0

    I really liked the maindeck. Mystical Teachings overperformed. Sideboard felt weak. I never boarded in Path to Exile. Elspeth, Sun's Champion seemed like a good card in theory, but wasn't great against my Mardu Nahiri opponent's Kalitas and Lingering Souls tokens, if it had been a Grave Titan I would have won.




    The mana is a bit wonky. I didn't have time to retool it into a proper 21 land version, but I had no problems casting spells or drawing enough lands.
    Posted in: Tier 2 (Modern)
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    posted a message on [Primer] Ad Nauseam
    Has anybody tested playing 4 Spoils of the Vault and only 2 Pact of Negation in the main?
    Posted in: Tier 2 (Modern)
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    posted a message on [Primer] Ad Nauseam
    I'm trying to challenge the current stock build of the deck and look for any ways to improve on it. I'm going over old pages of the thread to look for old ideas/builds/tech to see if anything needs to be revisit.

    I really feel like we can cut the mainboard number of Pact of Negations from 3 to at least 2 with how weak a presence blue has in the meta. I am also trying to explore using more Path to Exiles in the 75 and maybe even using Snapcaster Mages. The later would require a shift from the Spoils.

    Posted in: Tier 2 (Modern)
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    posted a message on [Primer] Ad Nauseam
    I agree with JoJa. It would destroy the deck. It seems a bit unlikely though seeing as how Dredge and Infect are the big offenders in Modern. That didn't stop them from killing Seething Song though so who knows.
    Posted in: Tier 2 (Modern)
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    posted a message on [Primer] Ad Nauseam
    Crovax is strictly for Infect. They are just dead if it resolves. Night of Soul's Betrayal can be destroyed by Nature's Claim which they are likely to bring in to destroy Prisms/Blooms/Unlife/Spellskites.
    Posted in: Tier 2 (Modern)
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    posted a message on [Primer] Ad Nauseam
    My primary concern with Night of Soul's Betrayal is that Infect will bring in Nature's Claims that don't do anything against Crovax.
    Posted in: Tier 2 (Modern)
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    posted a message on [Primer] Ad Nauseam
    How do people feel about Night of Soul's Betrayal in the sideboard vs something like Crovax, Ascendant Hero?
    Posted in: Tier 2 (Modern)
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    posted a message on [Primer] Ad Nauseam
    I'm in the process of foiling the deck out, and it seems like for the most part the Spells are the same in most of the decks, but there are a lot of variations in the manabase. Can anyone help me identify what an optimal manabase looks like, or point me towards what most people seem to prefer?
    Posted in: Tier 2 (Modern)
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    posted a message on Troll and Toad Discussion Thread
    I ordered 3 foil Concealed Courtyards from them. They arrived today and the envelope had clearly been bent by the sorting machine so the 3 cards were all bent. I called customer service told them I wanted to return them. They said okay sure and told me that I could pay more to have cards shipped in a bubble mailer. Thanks for the tip TNT.
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    posted a message on Control in Kaladesh Standard


    I'm trying to build a U/W Control Deck that splashes B for Anguished Unmaking and Shambling Vent. I'm not entirely sure what the optimal manabase for such a light splash is. I like the idea of Aether Hub as it gives an outlet for the additional energy you get from Glimmer of Genius, but it makes the rest of the lands come into play untapped less consistently. Maybe I can cut some number of the Vents for more basics? Any ideas?
    Posted in: Deck Creation (Standard)
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    posted a message on The [Un]Official "Buy or Sell?" Thread!
    I think it's really close. I could see it being 9.99. The only options on TCGPlayer currently to preorder it are north of $20.00. One of the matchups you left out was Tron. A matchup that U decks have historically been terrible against. I think this card swings that matchup dramatically.
    Posted in: Market Street Café
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    posted a message on The [Un]Official "Buy or Sell?" Thread!
    Should I preorder Foil Ceremonious Rejections at 5.99 a piece? It seems like it's going to be an all-star for blue sideboards in Modern.
    Posted in: Market Street Café
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    posted a message on Jeskai Harbinger
    I've recently been considering the merits of Sleight of Hand over Serum Visions. Often times I find myself desperately wanting to draw a land off of my Serum Visions in the early game. I feel like the increased odds off hitting the land off Sleight of Hand may be worth the sacrifice in card selection that Serum Visions gives.

    Anyone have any results with Sleight of Hand?
    Posted in: Tier 2 (Modern)
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    posted a message on Troll and Toad Discussion Thread
    Hey,

    Sometimes it takes forever for them to process buylist orders. It's so frustrating. The only thing I can recommend is calling their customer service number and hope to get lucky and talk to someone who is willing to try to push it through quicker. Sending them inquiries via their page never works. It takes weeks for them to respond (if at all). You can also bug them by messaging their facebook page.
    Posted in: Store Discussion
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    posted a message on Troll and Toad Discussion Thread
    Does anyone have any concerns about receiving counterfeit cards from TNT? They have some NM Underground Seas in stock and I'm a bit worried that maybe someone bought some of the chinese fakes and sent them off to TNT and a less than qualified grader put them in the system.
    Posted in: Store Discussion
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    posted a message on The [Un]Official "Buy or Sell?" Thread!
    I'm looking to buy 4 Foil IOK from Conspiracy. It's currently sitting around 40. Does anybody think it may drop down to 25-30?
    Posted in: Market Street Café
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    posted a message on [Primer] Blue Moon: UR Blood Moon/Shackles Control
    Quote from OneShotGame »
    no ETB for 5 mana makes it unplayable imho. and BS has lifelink AND vigilance, which is a great way to stabilise.

    if you look for a 5 drop besides BS or GDD: thundermaw hellkite or stormbreath dragon. the fomer has haste, the latter has prot from white and monstrosity. and both are better than docent of perfection.


    You may have spoken too soon. A Blue Moon list made Top 8 at the Modern Open this weekend with some really interesting cards. 2 mainboard Docent of Perfections and 2 Chandra, Flamecaller.
    Posted in: Developing Competitive (Modern)
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    posted a message on Lilliana The Last Hope Price Spike
    Quote from Wrathberry »
    Quote from NGW »
    I was honestly really surprised by the spike, she seems..well, not very good honestly. I still think Ob is the best mono black walker in Standard.
    she mb is the best Standard Walker ever printed, after jtms


    That seems highly debatable. Vryn's Prodigy, Jace Architect of Thought, Elspeth Knight Errant all seemed like they had a much greater impact in Standard than Last Hope has had so far.
    Posted in: Market Street Café
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    posted a message on Channel Fireball Shop Discussion Thread
    What would y'all grade this Time Vault at?
    Posted in: Store Discussion
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    posted a message on Altered Lightning Greaves?
    Yikes, that looks like a pretty poor job to me. I'd say you may be able to find someone who would value it at $15.00.
    Posted in: Market Street Café
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    posted a message on Card Kingdom Discussion Thread
    I'd suggest you just give them a call or send them an email and ask specifically about whatever card you are buying. They will send you scans/test it.
    Posted in: Store Discussion
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    posted a message on Card Kingdom Discussion Thread
    CardKingdom is one of the most reliably online sellers, in my opinion. I'd feel 100% about buying any reserved list card from them.
    Posted in: Store Discussion
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    posted a message on [Primer] Zoo [Video Primer]
    Thanks for the replies. I hadn't considered using Engineered Explosives. I may add it to my sideboard.
    Posted in: Tier 2 (Modern)
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    posted a message on [Primer] Zoo [Video Primer]
    I play UWR Control usually Kiki/Angel version and moving towards Nahiri. I struggle a bit in the Naya Zoo matchup. Any tips or sideboard cards I can bring in to help the matchup? Usually I'm losing due to the relative ineffectiveness of Bolt/Helix vs Goyfs/Knights and sideboarded Smiters.
    Posted in: Tier 2 (Modern)
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    posted a message on Merfolk
    Hey,


    I don't play Merfolk, but saw the singleton Wanderwine Hub in the GP Winner's decklist and was curious what it's purpose was since he has no W cards in his 75. I feel like Minamo would just be a better card if he's just adding in some anti-Choke/Boil hate, but want to know if I am missing something in case I ever play against this deck.

    Is it just a way to make the opponent fear a potential Path to Exile?

    Posted in: Tier 2 (Modern)
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    posted a message on The Modern Price Discussion Thread
    Anybody have any idea what Ancestral Vision foils will be worth when the dust settles?
    Posted in: Market Street Café
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    posted a message on StarCityGames Discussion Thread
    I feel compelled to complement SCG and D.J. Keesee. I went through a process of asking a few questions and asking for scans and in the course of this process a few things changed and D.J was more than helpful in resolving everything to a degree that I know I would not receive from other major dealers and certainly not on TCGPlayer.

    Sometimes SCG gets a bad wrap for being expensive compared to other online marketplaces, but what they offer that others can't is impeccable service and integrity to their customers. They are true masters in the art of sales and I have the utmost respect for the way they run their business.

    Kudos!
    Posted in: Store Discussion
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    posted a message on The [Un]Official "Buy or Sell?" Thread!
    Buy 4 FTV:Lore for 140?
    Posted in: Market Street Café
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    posted a message on The [Un]Official "Buy or Sell?" Thread!
    Buy a case of Eternal Masters for 880?

    I'm a bit torn on whether or not this is better than just buying singles when the set is released.
    Posted in: Market Street Café
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    posted a message on The [Un]Official "Buy or Sell?" Thread!
    You can buy Slightly Played to Near Mint Taigas for around 50-55 dollars. Selling one at 47 is fairly good if you aren't incurring any fees. If you need the money I'd sell, but if not I'd probably hold onto it.
    Posted in: Market Street Café
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    posted a message on The [Un]Official "Buy or Sell?" Thread!
    Buy Champions of Kamigawa Foil Kiki-Jiki at 100?
    Posted in: Market Street Café
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    posted a message on Poor Condition Unlimtied Black Lotus Price?
    It doesn't look sleeve playable to me. If you really want to just "own" a Lotus I could see someone paying 700 for it.
    Posted in: Market Street Café
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    posted a message on The [Un]Official "Buy or Sell?" Thread!
    Buy Foil Oboro, Palace in the Clouds at 36.39? They are out of stock on almost every major website and TCGPlayer has none available.
    Posted in: Market Street Café
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    posted a message on The [Un]Official "Buy or Sell?" Thread!
    I have a small collection of Foil Legacy stuff I'm thinking about selling. I live in a relatively rural area with no events close by. I've probably used the deck once in the past 6 months. I love Legacy, but I'd get a lot more use out of Modern stuff.

    It includes
    4 FNM STP
    4 Foil Daze
    4 Foil Masques Brainstorm
    3 Judge Flusterstorm
    3 FTV20: Jace
    4 Planeshift Foil Meddling Mage
    4 Foil Stoneforge Mystic (Pack Version)
    1 Foil Betrayer's Jitte
    4 Unlimited Tundra (MP)
    3 Unlimited Volcanic Island (MP-SP)
    4 Foil Deathrite Shaman
    2 Judge Mishra's Factory
    1 Plateau (Revised)
    4 Foil Spell Pierce
    1 Foil Council's Judgment
    4 Signed Force of Will
    4 Signed Foil M12 Ponder
    4 Judge Foil Stifle


    I have a guy interested in everything. I'm thinking about using the money to buy 4 Foil Tarmogoyfs (MM), 4 Foil Scalding Tarn, and 2 Onslaught Foil Deltas. The rest of the money I'd just hold onto. I'm looking for a bit of advice on whether or not it's wise to just offload everything, or if I need to hold onto my cards and hope they appreciate over time. Any advice?
    Posted in: Market Street Café
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    posted a message on [Primer] RUG Scapeshift
    I'm looking to transfer over from Twin to Scapeshift. I really like the more traditional RUG lists, but can't seem to find one that's updated post DTT ban. Can anyone point me in the right direction? Thanks!
    Posted in: Tier 2 (Modern)
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    posted a message on The [Un]Official "Buy or Sell?" Thread!
    I'm interested in 4 GP Stoneforge Mystic. It looks like people are asking around 40-50 for them now. That's obviously not going to last, but at what price do we think they will settle at? 20?
    Posted in: Market Street Café
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    posted a message on Channel Fireball Shop Discussion Thread
    I've sold to them over fifty times. It usually takes less than 24 HRs after it's graded. Rarely, it will take up two days. Sometimes it'll happen if it happens to fall on a Holiday.
    Posted in: Store Discussion
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    posted a message on The [Un]Official "Buy or Sell?" Thread!
    I think Foil Ulamog will hit $25.00. I'd wait to buy until then.
    Posted in: Market Street Café
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    posted a message on [Primer] MonoU Tron - "The well-oiled machine"
    That's a bit of a tough question to answer. I'm not a fan of Pact of Negation in U Tron, but Oboro, Palace in the Clouds could be an Island in 99/100 games before it comes back to hurt you. It's a nice card to have, and there is very little downside to running one, but if you are in a pinch for cards I'd probably look at getting a more impactful card first.
    Posted in: Developing Competitive (Modern)
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    posted a message on The [Un]Official "Buy or Sell?" Thread!
    I'm looking to get 4 Pack Foil Jace, Vryn's Prodigy. I'm unsure on when the best time to buy is. Typically, I'd wait for it to rotate, but given how hyped up he is in Vintage/Legacy/Modern and the fact that he's "Jace" has me worried about him. Would it be best to just get them now so I can use them in Standard in the meantime?
    Posted in: Market Street Café
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    posted a message on The [Un]Official "Buy or Sell?" Thread!
    I have 4 Foil Worldwake Foil Stoneforges. I feel like I should probably hold, but not sure.
    Posted in: Market Street Café
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    posted a message on Big Box Promo - Stocking Tiger
    I found this in a 3 Pack at GameStop today. It looks like this may be the next Big Box promo. Anybody have any information on this?
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
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    posted a message on [[Official]] Trade Evaluation -- Pile A versus B
    Pile A:
    $300.00

    Pile B:
    4 Wooded Foothills (KTK)
    4 Bloodstained Mire (KTK)
    4 Windswept Heath (KTK)
    3 Misty Rainforest
    1 Scalding Tarn

    Posted in: Market Street Café
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    posted a message on [[Official]] Trade Evaluation -- Pile A versus B
    Pile A:

    SDCC2015 Origins Planeswalker Set

    Pile B:
    Player's Reward Damnation
    Ugin's Fate Promo Ugin, The Spirit Dragon
    Foil Abrupt Decay
    Foil Arid Mesa (Zendikar)
    Expedition Stomping Ground
    Posted in: Market Street Café
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    posted a message on [[Official]] Trade Evaluation -- Pile A versus B
    I'm interested in getting Expedition Steam Vents for Modern. They are about 120 right now. How low do we think they can go?
    Posted in: Market Street Café
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    posted a message on The [Un]Official "Buy or Sell?" Thread!
    What's the misprint?
    Posted in: Market Street Café
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    posted a message on The [Un]Official "Buy or Sell?" Thread!
    Sell 12 Dig Through Time at 3.90 each?
    Posted in: Market Street Café
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    posted a message on 2015 SDCC Black Planeswalkers
    How much were they sold for at the convention?
    Posted in: Market Street Café
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    posted a message on The [Un]Official "Buy or Sell?" Thread!
    Quote from KnickM »
    Quote from Gunbladeuser »
    I'm currently thinking about finally putting together a Death and Taxes legacy deck.
    Is it a good time to buy Rishadan Port, Aether Vial and Cavern of Souls?
    I'm guessing buying Rishadan Port now is probably better, but I'm really unsure about the other two.



    The time to buy Vial and Cavern was a couple months ago. I'd wait until Modern season ends to pick them up if you want to build this year - they won't completely recover, but they won't be suffering from the Modern Bump.

    As far as Ports go, Rishadan Port is one of the judge foils for this year. Judge foils are going to be distributed differently this year, but people will still be dumping their pack ports for the judge foil. Wait until it's given out in some quantity, and then look to pick up Ports.


    Are you sure about that? They are making another Wasteland Judge Promo, but I haven't heard anything about a Judge Foil Port.
    Posted in: Market Street Café
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    posted a message on Can You Shuffle The Order of Manifested Cards?
    I was playing in an FNM tonight and a situation came up.


    My opponent had two Whisperwood Elementals out and at the end of his turn Manifested twice.


    He then had 2 Whisperwood Elemental, 3 Manifests out. He pointed out to a spectator one of the manifests as if it was a really good card. I joked that I was going to Lightning strike that one during my turn. He kinda panicked and shuffled his manifests so I wouldn't know which was which.

    Is what he did legal or not?
    Posted in: Magic Rulings Archives
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    posted a message on [Primer] MonoU Tron - "The well-oiled machine"
    It looks like a recent shoktroopa U-Tron list won a GPT at GP Singapore. It's the version with 2 Snapcasters, and the 2 Talismans of Progress/1 Talisman of Dominance, but he cut the Leyline from the sideboard so Progress makes no sense.

    Posted in: Developing Competitive (Modern)
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    posted a message on [Primer] MonoU Tron - "The well-oiled machine"
    Quote from fudgebug »
    Quote from derFeind »


    Maybe it's the timmy talking in me. But can you imagen drawing six cards with Thirst for Knowledge. Maybe as sideboard card certainly as one of.
    Any other thoughts?


    Yeah, I think this is pretty unplayable for us. Kolaghan's Command is looming around all corners and would just feast on this. I'd much rather be playing Batterskull.

    Gaining 12 life from a Wurmcoil would be nice, too. It seems powerful, but maybe in a "win more" sort of way since it really doesn't impact the board at all when it comes down, doesn't do anything to protect us, and can't be tutored with Treasure Mage. I'm not going to outright dismiss it, but the Spike in me isn't really excited about this in our deck.

    Posted in: Developing Competitive (Modern)
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    posted a message on [Primer] MonoU Tron - "The well-oiled machine"
    I'm interested in Gemstone Caverns. The card has never seemed great to me. I feel removing a card to start with it in play will just set us further back rather than leapfrog us ahead by that much.

    Can anybody shed some lights on it's pros/cons for me?
    Posted in: Developing Competitive (Modern)
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    posted a message on [Primer] MonoU Tron - "The well-oiled machine"
    I don't think so. The deck struggles against any kind of fast deck so casting this against them which just result in more blowouts I think. The deck plays almost entirely like a control deck and almost never has an empty hand. I see very little upside for us casting that spell.
    Posted in: Developing Competitive (Modern)
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    posted a message on [Primer] MonoU Tron - "The well-oiled machine"
    Hey,

    I'm not a huge fan of cutting Treasure Mages all together. I think the times when you'll want to Fabricate for Wurmcoil/Titan/Slaver/Angel will occur often enough that you'll want to have the 2/2. I'd play at least 1 copy, but prefer two.

    I'd also prefer 2 Mindslavers. Your deck's threat package seems a tad bit light to me otherwise. I do see you're running 2 Ugin to make up for it.
    Posted in: Developing Competitive (Modern)
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    posted a message on [Primer] MonoU Tron - "The well-oiled machine"
    Did anybody go to GP Charlotte and play U Tron? I'm curious to hear feedback on how it went.
    Posted in: Developing Competitive (Modern)
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    posted a message on The [Un]Official "Buy or Sell?" Thread!
    I'm thinking about selling some of my Baneslayer Angels, but am a bit worried that it may be reprinted in Magic Origins. If that were to happen do we know if it's price would increase by much?
    Posted in: Market Street Café
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    posted a message on [[Official]] Trade Evaluation -- Pile A versus B
    Avenged- Pile B is definitely better, but if you need the Narsets then I guess that's the price you'll have to pay. Narsets are around 35 a piece. FTV Annihilation is around 35, Ugin is around 30 so Pile B is going to be worth more now and probably later as well.
    Posted in: Market Street Café
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    posted a message on GP Memphis Standard 2/21-22
    Here is a link to a screenshot.

    http://i.imgur.com/QCdyGZh.jpg



    (I'm sorry if I'm violating an image leeching rule. I'm not sure how that works)
    Posted in: Standard Archives
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    posted a message on GP Memphis Standard 2/21-22
    Did anyone notice that Ben Stark had a Battlefield Forge in an Ultra Pro sleeve and none of his other cards were? Isn't that incredibly suspicious?
    Posted in: Standard Archives
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