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Treasure Cruisin' with Monogreen Stompy
 
Chandra, Gideon, and the Purifying Fire
 
Treasure Cruisin' with Norin's Sisters
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    posted a message on Stompy
    Quote from Vathlo »
    I was half hoping we could not pick it. I wonder if they contacted anyone from this thread when they made the article(s). And why don't they post a link to the thread for the budget decks they have been doing?
    I couldn't help but stop by after the article went live, so I'll answer your questions.
    1) No, I did not contact anyone on this thread, although in hindsight it was rather arrogant of me not to. Producing content is a learning experience, and there's always room to improve! In the future, I will definitely try to work with others!
    2) Being a budget deck builder and a mod has taught me that some threads are more open to budget discussion than others. Some decks, such as Stompy, are intrinsically budget -- the pieces to build the deck are all very cheap. Others, such as Norin Sisters, have a core comprised of rather expensive cards, and budget building sometimes requires altering that core. Furthermore, it's in our forum rules to keep budget discussion in the budget subforum. In order to not disrupt discussion, I leave primers out of the articles. However, if you want, I can post it in the comments of the article. Is that something this thread wants? Let me know!
    3) Why wouldn't you nitpick the deck? It's how we learn to be better deck builders! As for some of the stranger choices, I'll explain those. The 19 land count was both due to me flooding out at 20 and a personal preference of being a little mana-light in Modern aggro decks. The three Treetop Village was also a concession to some flooding that occurs. It did generate some awkwardness with Dungrove Elder, but I found our creatures to be so over-the-curve that we could easily catch up from the tempo loss of having a land come into play tapped. Finally, the three drops were designed to give us some extra "oomph," and I found Leatherback Baloth to be slightly underwhelming. Dungrove Elder gets huge in the lategame, and is a fantastic topdeck. Groundbreaker originally got in the deck to humor a fellow mod who jokingly suggested it, but it turned out to be good! It gave us reach when we needed it, and was often what won the game through a board stall.

    What do you guys think of the deck? I'm eager for feedback so I can continue to better myself and offer the best build available for our readers! Also don't forget that the article has a comments section -- it would be better to post suggestions for players new to the deck there so they don't get buried under other discussion on here.
    Posted in: Developing Competitive (Modern)
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    posted a message on Puck out! Help to make this more competitive.
    I think the biggest aspect you need to look at is how this is different or better than KikiChord. I do think the interaction with blinking a morph is cool, but that won't always win you the game. How has the deck played in testing?
    Posted in: Deck Creation (Modern)
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    posted a message on State of Modern Thread: bans, format health, metagame, and more! (3/13 update)
    We've got a very busy week ahead of us, Moderners. In case you haven't seen, announcement week is coming. A couple of things to note.
    1) Tomorrow, we will find out about the changes to set design. This could impact how we get reprints, the power level of cards, and ultimately the future of cards entering Modern.
    2) The ban list announcement has been moved forward a day and is now scheduled for Tuesday.
    3) Wednesday is the traditional Announcement Day: new products, which means potential reprints.
    4) Thursday brings Organized Play announcements. We don't know what this means, but it could impact what the formats of future Pro Tours and Grand Prix events will be.
    The reason I am posting this here is I understand that some of you may be nervous about these announcements and what they could possibly mean for Modern. Maybe some are nervous about Thursday and whether or not Modern gets less major events. Perhaps the set changes worry you and what the quality of cards and reprints we will get in the future. Ban list updates are also never pleasant for any Modern player. No matter what concerns you, understand that State of the Meta is meant to be a home for productive discussion. In the coming week, remember that your posts must reflect this purpose, and that emotions will run high. There are users who may be nervous or even scared of what this week will bring, so please keep in mind that if your post is not being productive, is not polite, or is attempting to provoke users who have been affected by a change, you need to rethink what you are posting and why. Remember, we all want what we believe is best for Modern -- this week may bring about something that some people see as a step in the wrong direction, and the right direction for others. We've got a lot of uncertainty ahead of us, and while some are comfortable with that, others may not. Please try to understand another user's perspective; that alone will make this week a lot easier for this thread.
    Carry on Moderners! --CavalryWolfPack
    P.S. This post is not being made out of the current state of the thread. It is not a group warning -- it is a general PSA about what the state of this thread could be in the near future.
    Posted in: Modern
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    posted a message on Skred Red
    New Emrakul, as I just realized, is impossible for this deck to play because mainboard Relic. That's awkward. Obliterate, however, seems like a lot of fun to cast. I'll be sure to give it a try!
    Posted in: Developing Competitive (Modern)
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    posted a message on Skred Red
    I don't feel like it's bad either, and I don't want to discount operator error here -- despite my best efforts, I am not the best Magic player in the world. I feel like I lose to, well, everything. Maybe I'm rusty, or maybe I need a break from the deck (I can't imagine that helping much), but I am willing to change my deck to be the best for my metagame. If that means I need to use Emrakul, the Promised End because all of my games go long, so be it.

    ...am I the only one who has the sudden urge to play this card now? We have a lot of card types, and while it wouldn't be super cheap, it would be fun to channel Koth mana into a Emrakul.
    Posted in: Developing Competitive (Modern)
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    posted a message on Skred Red
    I'm struggling to stay competitive with this deck. I feel like I always flood out and lose due to being too slow. Here's my list, because I desperately need help!

    Again, I seriously don't know what I'm doing wrong. I just can't seem to win anymore.
    Posted in: Developing Competitive (Modern)
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    posted a message on HOU (and the other less official ones lately. ) spoilers discussion for Modern
    This is a thread for discussing HOU in Modern, not color balance. No matter how the colors stack up, or how discard stands in comparison to countermagic, the discussion has veered from HOU. Let's try to keep it on topic here: there are other places to go if you want to discuss those topics.
    --CavalryWolfPack
    Posted in: Modern
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    posted a message on BW Tokens
    While Legacy is fun, this is not the place to discuss it. If you would like to talk about Legacy, you can do so here. For the sake of this thread being in the Modern subforum, let's keep discussion on Modern.
    Posted in: Developing Competitive (Modern)
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    posted a message on Skred Red
    Quote from Emracool »
    I genuinely do not see why people would not want to play scourge; that card wins me games singlehandedly. I understand he sometimes is not fantastic, but the games he wins even it out.
    That statement practically defines the deck, to be completely honest. A lot of our cards, namely Blood Moon, don't always win game, but when they do it's a blowout.

    I still haven't finished testing Hazoret (school is getting in the way), but I'm going to sleeve her up tomorrow for FNM.
    Posted in: Developing Competitive (Modern)
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    posted a message on Skred Red
    Spicy Skred lists, you say? I guess it's time to resleeve Hazoret and give her a shot. I still think she has tons of potential in Skred, and I will certainly keep trying her.
    Posted in: Developing Competitive (Modern)
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    posted a message on State of Modern Thread: bans, format health, metagame, and more! (3/13 update)
    This is a Modern thread, not Legacy. While discussing the reasoning for Top's ban in Legacy pertains to its chances of being unbanned Modern, let's not let this discussion devolve to discussing Legacy.
    --CavalryWolfPack
    Posted in: Modern
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    posted a message on [[Official]] Modern Prices Discussion
    We've gone from Magic cards to firearms and back again here. Remember, this is about Magic, and Modern specifically. Please keep in mind that in the future we need to evaluate our posts and make sure the content pertains to Modern. Asking about whether or not to buy is not complaining about prices: $600, while being the bottom of tiered deck prices in Modern, is not always within reach for everyone. We are here to help each other make the smartest Modern financial choices available, not say that because a deck is relatively cheap for the format there is nothing to discuss.
    --CavalryWolfPack
    Posted in: Modern
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    posted a message on Skred Red
    Those are both a fair distance from where I live. Ah well, maybe next time.

    Can we get away with 3 Relics? I've been playing 3 since I first started playing the deck, and it feels fine, but sometimes I think I would be better off with four.
    Posted in: Developing Competitive (Modern)
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    posted a message on Skred Red
    Sounds like you hit some rough matchups. Tron and Delver are easily some of our worse matchups, and Burn can be a bit of a coin toss.
    Rabbles in the main is interesting. It could work, depending on how much removal is in the format. The suite of 1 cmc removal makes Rabble difficult to play mainboard, but I'm willing to be wrong.
    Posted in: Developing Competitive (Modern)
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    posted a message on Budget replacements for Eldrazi Tron
    You could run the aforementioned Thorns (Sphere of Resistance is not legal sadly, and Trinisphere seems kind of slow). For Karn replacements, Ugin is great but expensive. There is also Newlamog, and All is Dust is another fine inclusion. I personally would run a split of Ulamog and All is Dust. I also think Kozilek, the Great Distortion is a fun card to play, especially in a deck like this that wants to have more gas. If you want a super cheap option, you could make the Karns a flex slot, with cards like Warping Wail, which are surprisingly good because of how many 1/X's and X/1's are in the format, and the ability to counter a spell is always nice. You've got plenty of options, so go with what seems best!
    Posted in: Budget (Modern)
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