• posted a message on Origins - Eagle of the Watch
    So that means that it is an out-of-the-set card, and it will not even be included in the main Origins set, right?
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
  • posted a message on The Great Aurora
    Quote from keiv77 »
    I have a question, where is stated that the mending cause the Great Aurora to trigger before time? Is it on the books or was it confirmed somewhere by the Creative Team?


    It is hinted that it was the Dominarian temporal crisis (a catastrophe far beyond boundaries of this world, as Oona put it).
    Posted in: Magic Storyline
  • posted a message on Would You Take a Foil Tarmogoyf in a Grand Prix Top 8 Draft?
    For me, the most disappointing on this all is Owen Turtenwald's disgusting Twitter campaign. I lost all respect for this guy, as well as those who felt compelled to make pathetic statements like "I've devoted my life to Magic. It's very disappointing to see that one of my peers would sell out for so little" (Duke), "One could even say: If you can be bribed into rare drafting that easily, why are you spending all this time playing Magic?" (Mowshowitz) "I just lost all respect for Pascal Maynard." (Jensen). "have some goddamn respect for the game" (Utter-Leyton)

    I have lost respect for all these guys. I do not know what motivates them to make such statements. It makes them look like elitist, pathetic poseurs beating one man who made a quite reasonable decision under time and stress restraint. I wonder how many of those smartasses would do otherwise in the same situation.

    It just unveiled the true characters of some people, and what was seen is not pretty. And I am not talking about Maynard here.
    Posted in: Magic General
  • posted a message on The Great Aurora
    Oona was not destroyed. She is, in a kind, a worldsoul of Lorwyn/Shadowmoor (on par with Gaea or Progenitus), and as such unkillable unless the whole plane would be destroyed, and she was reborn shortly after her destruction, powerless so far save for creating a couple of new fae.

    It was not spelled out in the books, but there is no indication that the Shadowmoor denizens reverted to their Lorwyn selves. The most probable option is that they remained physically the Shadowmoor selves (feral boggarts and merrows, cinders instead of flamekin, sickly treefolk, kithkin with pupil-less eyes, elves with thin, barbed horns...), but it is hinted that in time, their memories might achieve some balance between their Lorwyn and Shadowmoor versions.
    Posted in: Magic Storyline
  • posted a message on No Modern Masters 2 "second wave"
    Quote from arcane7828 »
    Quote from Caranthir »
    Quote from arcane7828 »
    This set is awful.


    We drafted a box and it did'nt seem too cohesive and felt like we were drafting a mishmash of kamigawa and metalcraft...
    )




    You did it wrong, then. It is not a problem of the set, but a problem of yours.

    The rentability of the draft is another issue, but this is very well-thought Limited environment.



    very possibly, my playgroup think it sucks tho. I guess we are not pro enough :p

    But I guess we were pro enough to draft MM1 where it was clearer I guess. We had fun. This set totally tanks compared to that (again only for my not pro group :p)


    Don't make yourself look stupid. I was not talking about being "pro" at all.

    Let me clarify: When I saw MM1, I thought that this will be a kickass environment. And it was.

    When I saw MM15, I thought - what the heck were they thinking? What a pile of uninteresting mish-mashed cards is that?

    But when I looked at the set more closely, read a couple of articles, I realized that this might be even more well-thought Limited environment as MM1. It might be deceiving at first look, but much more rewarding once you understand.

    In it, it is probably less intuitive, but more rewarding for a little more skilled drafters than complete beginners than MM1 was.
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
  • posted a message on Chaos Draft Packs - What to Bring
    I am currently preparing a chaos draft for 10-person pod for a weekend friendly casual event.

    Generally, I would refrain from Scars block, because neither metalcraft nor infect can work outside an environment at least partially tailored to their needs (metalcraft in MM15)

    I think everything else is a fair game. As for the ten-person draft, I decided to make the pool from ten "multicolor" sets - Alara, RtR and LOR+SHA blocks, ten generally monocolor sets (Zen block+RoE, ISD block + AVR, Theros block and m14),and ten oldschool (Invasion, Urza and Onslaught blocks + 5th)

    In your place, I would probably go for Invasion block, or e.g. a combination of Invasion and Ravnica blocks (multicolor theme in general)
    Posted in: Limited (Sealed, Draft)
  • posted a message on No Modern Masters 2 "second wave"
    Quote from arcane7828 »
    This set is awful.


    We drafted a box and it did'nt seem too cohesive and felt like we were drafting a mishmash of kamigawa and metalcraft...
    )


    You did it wrong, then. It is not a problem of the set, but a problem of yours.

    The rentability of the draft is another issue, but this is very well-thought Limited environment.
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
  • posted a message on No Modern Masters 2 "second wave"
    Quote from SpeedGrapher »
    This thread needs to go away. It's a blatant sales tactic to generate fear and justify raising prices. When we already have an entire thread telling everyone who reads it that Modern Masters 2015 is massively over priced and NOT worth buying at all.


    Because everybody in the world reads MTGS, right? Rolleyes Way to overestimate local importance Smile

    Quote from SpeedGrapher »
    Not to draft, not to buy a box, and with full knowledge that it is a horrible set to increase the availability of modern playable cards.


    Drafting MM15 was awesome. Did you draft with them? If yes, please state why it is not worth buying. If not, refrain from such statements. Thanks.

    Quote from SpeedGrapher »
    Everyone if you actually purchased this garbage. I suggest you mail the 95% of worthless cards in your box to Wizards of the coast saying that this set was garbage. None of these cards are modern playable's. Use as strongly worded language as you can to get your point across.


    Cute.
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
  • posted a message on Uncharted Realms Discussions
    These last two UR's have been really good. I'm 100% over my disappointment over the Kiki-Jiki re-post Wink


    100% agreed. I am beginning to hope again. Smile
    Posted in: Magic Storyline
  • posted a message on the "Venting" thread
    First MM2015 draft.

    I am naturally hoping for at least some value. First pack, All Suns' Dawn. So I pick Tumble Magnet, continue with Thrummingbird anf Cytoplast Root-Kin, just to stop being passed anything even remotely related to counters in U or G. But I see Stormblood Berserker for fifth pick. I end up with Fireslinger and two Minotaurs, though, and proceed drafting bloodthirst. I am even rewarded with Bitterblossom in my third pack.

    The result is a nice aggresive deck with Skarrgan Firebird as the curve-topper. First game I steamroll a BG sacrifice deck with Primeval Titan two times in perfect curve of Fireslinger-Berserker-Blood Ogre-Minotaurs-Minotaurs-U.F.O.

    Second game, I play against something....amazing. There is no other way to describe that. It was an Esper proliferate deck with Bitterblossom, Tezzeret, two Tumble Magnets, Everflowing Chalice and such. The guy has just blanked me, his hand was full of silver bullets for anything I played. Tumble Magnets stopped the early beaters, thanks to proliferate he was not running out of counters, and he used Tezzeret the Seeker for maximum value. Having kill spells like Nameless Inversion, Agony Warp or Grim Affliction did not hurt either. Despite being beaten, it was great to see his deck being played. It was just a well-drafted, well-oiled machine. I managed to beat him the second game thanks to surprising Blades of Velis Vel that got him down to one life, which was taken next upkeep by his Bitterblossom, but he proceed to kill me in the decider with Sunspear Shikari equipped by Tezzeret-found Darksteel Axe, that negated my early beats and quickly got him out of my reach.

    But the venting part is the third match...I was playing against relatively mediocre affinity. First game I started well, but proceeded to draw like 7 lands in row, ending up with about eleven of them on the field when I was killed by a lone flyer I had not drawn removal for.

    The second game I won, particularly thanks to chumpblocker-spewing Bitterblossom whose tokens I later thrown to his head by Mortarpod.

    Last game I keep a rather OK (not perfect) hand, but the guy (on play) goes T1 Plains, Court Homunculus, T2 Citadel, Court Homunculus, Frogmite, T3 Island, Frogmite, Enforcer Gaping

    There was literally no way out of that. That was literally a god-draw. At that point, I was simply not able to outrace, or even keep pace with that.
    Posted in: Limited (Sealed, Draft)
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