• posted a message on No modern pro tour
    One closed pro event doesnt support modern, yet the open large events every weekend continue to support modern, and you think the format is dead.

    Clueless people.
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
  • posted a message on Judges sue Wizards of the Coast
    Wait, what judge is traveling to a GP/Pro Tour and not arranging compensation and/or requirements for their work? That simply does not happen in my area (STL). Area L2's always are responsible enough to negotiate for their travel and time compensation. They are certainly not negotiating with WOTC, they are contracted (albit, a under the table, verbally) by TO's and stores. WOTC contracts TO's to run events. These judges have a problem with not being compensated or being supplied breaks, and they are suing the wrong entity.

    Also, it is a compete misnomer that you need judges to run an event. Only 1 judge is needed to run a GP. The TO can choose to use any level of judge outside of the head judge, including those who are not judges, to run the event. No TO does this because they want to run a good event. Hell, you can judge your FNM and Pre-releases without passing even the rules advisor tests.
    Posted in: Rumor Mill Archive
  • posted a message on April 4th Banned + Restricted List Announcement
    So, everything is the opposite of what you said.
    1. You need to draw multiples.
    Yeah, but what is worse in multiples? Eye. So, if you keep temple, 2 temples is way better than 2 eyes. 2 Temples can turn 2 Thought-Knot. 2 Eyes cannot.
    2. Multiples are dead anyway.
    Yeah, so ban the land that is already bad in multiples because you never need multiples. Wat.
    3. Modern was not a format and tron was not a deck at any point before Eye was printed.
    Posted in: Speculation
  • posted a message on April 4th Banned + Restricted List Announcement
    Quote from AdamM »
    I have been saying this every time I make a comment about the modern eldrazi.

    Edlrazi Temple should be the first card to go. multiple eye's do nothing, and 2 temples still let you cast turn 2 TKS after turn 1 mimic.

    This guy gets it. When my SCG pro friends who broke the Mono-black eldrazi deck before the pro tour says its the best card in the deck, it simply needs to go.
    Quote from Exodite »

    Why?

    Just to be clear the card being flexible is not in doubt, nor is the fact that it's powerful. Why is it too good?

    I've had this argument more times than I care to remember but I've never been able to get an actual answer. It's just " it's too good", no argument required. Or, even better, an argument that actually supports why it should be in the format.

    As long as the format is T2-T4 linear decks it's practically impossible for a card like Deathrite Shaman to be too good.


    Its just the best card in the format. It is RAMP, HATE and STALL on a 1/2 for 1. It hates on any graveyard interactions for no downside. It ramps to 3 while also doing that. It also just extends the game 2-4 turns against decks that want you dead asap. Go back and look at the decks that didn't play DRS. Living End? Not a real deck then. Grisholbrand. Nice try. Snapcaster decks? Snappy only spiked after it left, and saw little play while it was legal. Its existence stifles lots of random decks.

    People want to say goyf is too good for modern because its a 2 mana 5/6. A 1 mana handyman's toolbox of answers is 4x worse. I would not play a deck without 4 DRS in it if it were unbanned and you'd have a damned good reason to not play it.
    Posted in: Speculation
  • posted a message on Werewolf planeswalker biography from the mothership
    The flavor of her only being able to transform if she planeswalks points me to believe that she will have 2 separate cards, one in SOI and one in eldritch moon. That to me seems like what the flavor is hinting at.
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
  • posted a message on Eldrazi Controversy Thread
    it kills the deck. Tron is 50 lands and 10 spells that matter. When you cant have a land to find your spells, the deck fizzles and relies hard on Ancient Stirrings to survive past the midgame. Assuming the game reaches that.
    Posted in: Modern
  • posted a message on BFZ Box/Fat Pack Release Shenanigans
    Quote from AdamM »
    I really wish WOTC would watch distributors closer, especially with something that has a limited print run like a fat pack, or Commander product. I would hate to think distributors are skimming product to sell at a larger margin on the secondary market instead of having it go to the LGS'.

    Booster boxes shouldn't be an issue going forward; some players local stores may not have enough to do the first draft or offer the prize support, but this kind of thing happens and it gets fixed pretty quick.

    I unfortunately was not able to pre-order a fatpack of BFZ, so it looks like I am out on that.


    By the time the set is spoiled and demand hits it is already too late to increase the quantity of something, be it fat pack, duel deck, or event deck; for the release.

    There is no "shortage" of BFZ fatpacks, they are just desireable this time. Simply demand has out reached their typical supply. I really don't get why people want these ugly smashed together horrible basics and their frames, but this is not a shortage persay. Its simply demand.
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
  • posted a message on Full spoiler up
    Quote from romellos »
    BFZ feels more like a bad Rise of Eldrazi than Zendikar. They have failed to catch the theme of Kors, Merfolks, Vampires, Eqipments and especially Trap cards. And Allies are not even close enough to the previous ones.


    I've never seen anyone not "get it" so hard. Bravo sir. You win the award.
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
  • posted a message on TBE Podcast Preview - Sylvan Scrying
    Quote from AnImAr_ »
    Every early spoiler has been correct thus far. Now we all wait for the new bitterblossom.

    Correct? No. Close? Yeah. Gideon made a 1/1 for -1 when spoiled. The artifact that hits power <4 creatures said less than.
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
  • posted a message on Name and Number Crunch
    Quote from Aqualisk »
    Any chance for Eye of Ugin reprint? Looks like it fits in the list.

    http://gatherer.wizards.com/Pages/Card/Details.aspx?multiverseid=397726
    Already reprinted recently.
    Quote from Vispa »
    You don't think we'll see enemy colored tangolands or whatever people call them in OGW?

    Its more likely to me that they will appear in the Spring Large set at this point. We are bound to see some weird distribution of lands and such with this new standard rotation, and it also makes sense to spread them out as to not overload limited with rare lands. Wizards being Wizards though, they could still make them in the OGW Expeditions as teaser. Its even possible they will be in the Commander sets this fall before their standard debut.
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