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  • posted a message on Thoughts on MODO Vintage update?
    Here are the updates, also posting what I plan on doing with my vintage cube. I always consider cards MTGO uses.

    Mardu Woe-Reaper > Legion's Landing ....... I'll probably make this switch
    Spirit of the Labyrinth > Adanto Vanguard ....... Not really feeling this one, don't play standard is he any good?
    Exalted Angel > Angel of Invention ....... Good move
    Anticipate > Search for Azcanta ....... I'll try it
    Thada Adel, Acquisitor > Augur of Bolas ....... Augur making a comeback? Don't get this one really
    Careful Study > Chart a Course ....... I run Chart already, probably not cutting Study
    Sidisi, Undead Vizier > Razaketh, the Foulblooded ....... Sure, I like this one
    Lifebane Zombie > Kitesail Freebooter ....... Lifebane doesn't impress, but I've already got Fiend and Maggot
    Lightning Mauler > Hazoret the Fervent ....... Not sure, again I don't play standard
    Magus of the Wheel > Glorybringer ....... Probably doing this
    Smash to Smithereens > Abrade ....... Abrade is already in mine, so many good artifacts tho. why not both?
    Searing Blaze > Rite of Flame ....... IDK, really pushing Storm aren't they? Some ppl i play with consider it non-interactive and NPE
    Crater's Claws > Desperate Ritual ....... see above
    Brimstone Volley > Pyretic Ritual ....... yada yada
    Kargan Dragonlord > Mana Flare ....... Heartbeat for red, I like this move
    Seasons Past > Growing Rites of Itlimoc ....... Not big on either really
    Shadowmage Infiltrator > The Scarab God ....... Scarab God looks cool, just don't wanna pay the price for one lol
    Dragonlord Silumgar > Hostage Taker ....... I run Taker and it's been fun, but i won't be cutting Silumgar any time soon
    Garruk, Apex Predator > Vraska, Relic Seeker ....... I could go either way, I already run Garruk so it'll stay with him
    Pithing Needle > Sorcerous Spyglass ....... Not sure about this one, I run both currently. Maybe I'll cut Needle
    Everflowing Chalice > God-Pharaoh's Gift ....... Bad switch IMO, is there something i'm missing on Gift? Chalice is solid in most decks
    Posted in: The Cube Forum
  • posted a message on This or That discussion.
    Tainted Pact vs Rhystic Tutor?


    1 more combo grabber, which?
    My cube already runs Vamp, Grim, Seal, Demonic.
    Posted in: Cube Card and Archetype Discussion
  • posted a message on [XLN][CUBE] Vraska, Relic Seeker
    Can't bring myself to cut Big Daddy Garruk for this. If i had one i'd try to run both, although currently i run ONLY 1 walker per guild.
    Posted in: Cube Card and Archetype Discussion
  • posted a message on Buy a Box Promo - Thalia
    Original Art by Magali
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
  • posted a message on [[Official]] Reserved List Discussion
    Quote from xenob8 »
    Quote from sealteamfive »
    Quote from JoeyJellico »
    Quote from xenob8 »
    it's wizards fault is people buy fakes. they brought this on themselves so it's perfectly fine if people buy fakes in order to play eternal.
    (buying them in order to scam people it's different of course, but still, it's wizards fault again)

    This guy gets it. I would be fine if the backs said FAKE in giant font. I would never try and "cash in" and sell them for a (BIG) profit. Besides, I'd miss them in my vintage cube.

    And as for the paper in sleeves thing, it changes the density of the card somewhat having a piece of paper shoved in over a macabre waltz. I can feel it when i shuffle.


    I understand the density issue. I've felt it before. The best answer is to put a piece of paper over every card in the cube. That at least makes it consistent all the way through. Not the greatest solution, but it still works. If the cards did say FAKE all the way through I'd be fine as well. What these people are doing though, is attempting to pass off counterfeits as the real deal. I hope every one of them gets shut down and thrown in jail.

    /edit There is one thing I just don't understand. You seem to have no problem screwing Wizards over by buying counterfeits. However you have some sort of moral code that won't allow you to screw over an individual by trying to pass the card off as legit? Both acts are infringing on Wizards copyrights, yet one is acceptable and one is not?


    Wow.. You are putting the blame on Wizards??? that is like saying a raped woman did it to herself because she dressed provocatively. This is an abhorrent argument to make. I strongly suggest you go back and rethink your position.

    this makes no sense and you should use more appropriate examples and in the future try not to put words in other people mouth's :p

    yes i blame wizard and i find nothing wrong with that honestly. wizards only cares about three things:

    - standard
    - limited
    - commander

    wizards hates eternal and we all know that. it has absolutely no respect for players ( an example: banning to death decks and making people 1) build a new deck hoping it will not get the axe too 2) quit magic ). the reason the reserved list is here is not because they want to preserve collectors investment (a alpha lotus place will not change in value if they reprint it c'mon) but because wizard doesn't want people to play a format in which they get no profit and when you buy into, you don't have to buy anything else.

    so yeah, buying counterfeits could be even a positive thing since wizard would start to get less money and thus forced to do something good for the players for once


    /edit There is one thing I just don't understand. You seem to have no problem screwing Wizards over by buying counterfeits. However you have some sort of moral code that won't allow you to screw over an individual by trying to pass the card off as legit? Both acts are infringing on Wizards copyrights, yet one is acceptable and one is not?

    how can you compare buying counterfits because you want to play a game that otherwise you can't because wizard doesn't let you do so, with scamming people ?
    Yeah I give up trying to explain my reasons to the guy (or gal). They seriously think I will print and cut 700 sheets of paper and slide into each card sleeve in the cube? C'mon guy (or gal).
    Posted in: Magic General
  • posted a message on [[Official]] Reserved List Discussion
    Quote from xenob8 »
    it's wizards fault is people buy fakes. they brought this on themselves so it's perfectly fine if people buy fakes in order to play eternal.
    (buying them in order to scam people it's different of course, but still, it's wizards fault again)

    This guy gets it. I would be fine if the backs said FAKE in giant font. I would never try and "cash in" and sell them for a (BIG) profit. Besides, I'd miss them in my vintage cube.

    And as for the paper in sleeves thing, it changes the density of the card somewhat having a piece of paper shoved in over a macabre waltz. I can feel it when i shuffle.
    Posted in: Magic General
  • posted a message on [[Official]] Reserved List Discussion
    Quote from sealteamfive »
    Quote from JoeyJellico »
    Just google Black Core MTG Proxies, they come from china and cost less than a dollar each. My cube is awesome thanks to these "criminals".


    Seriously dude? You're a big part of the problem. If you're buying these things, then they have a business. An increase in counterfeiting or proxying, whatever you want to call it, should make even you nervous as it completely undermines the legitimacy of real cards!

    Nope, it's just a game. One i enjoy and play to have fun. I'm not going to try and pawn these off on someone as the real mccoy, i play to have fun not to make money. If Wotc won't reprint (even gold bordered) some of the awesomeness that is just waaaayyy too pricey. I'll get proxies and have a blast playing with them.:)
    Posted in: Magic General
  • posted a message on [[Official]] Reserved List Discussion
    Just google Black Core MTG Proxies, they come from china and cost less than a dollar each. My cube is awesome thanks to these "criminals".
    Posted in: Magic General
  • posted a message on 3/22 Mothership spoils: Red mythic angel, Avacyn's Judgment, All tokens, clues & emblems
    Quote from mnelson325 »
    Quote from Amarynn »
    Quote from Singe »
    Assault Formation + Berserkers' Onslaught + Goldnight Castigator = 9/9 with double strike.


    You just broke Standard.


    That will be modern when the set is released.
    People just can't keep up with the new rotation huh? Dragons/Origins/BFZ/Oath/SOI/EM will be standard
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
  • posted a message on A Comprehensive List of Cube Archetypes
    Great read
    Posted in: Articles, Podcasts, and Guides
  • posted a message on [Official] Digital Rendering Thread
    Quote from JoeyJellico »
    Using Kentu's All in One Modern I can't for the life of me figure out how to get the text box to be multicolored for gold or dual lands. Is this feature missing?


    Anyone have any advice? Or can anyone direct me to the proper thread for help?
    Posted in: Artwork
  • posted a message on [Official] Digital Rendering Thread
    Using Kentu's All in One Modern I can't for the life of me figure out how to get the text box to be multicolored for gold or dual lands. Is this feature missing?
    Posted in: Artwork
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