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  • posted a message on [MM2] Modern Masters 2
    Good Gamery has another fake spoiler: http://goodgamery.com/2015/05/modern-masters-2015-previews-command-and-conquer/
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
  • posted a message on Flogging the Data: Determinants of Card Prices, Part 2
    This is not a useful article without reference to your data and methodology. Where did you get the price data from? What software (and commands) did you use to analyze the data?
    Posted in: Articles
  • posted a message on 2CB 2.29 : Chanted
    Well, let's go through this:

    I'm 02 LSK :: "LSK, Graveyard Reorderer"
    Fossil Find + Gut Shot + Last Stand // Orim's Chant

    A few notes:

    1. I don't need to ever stop the Chant lock, since I can instantly win with Last Stand.

    2. Orim's Chant can keep an opponent from playing their planeswalker.

    3. Orim's Chant also stops creatures from attacking, which matters in many matchups.

    vs 01 Feyd_Ruin
    Clockspinning + Gut Shot + Dramatic Entrance // Progenitus

    I can't stop the Progenitus from coming into play, but I can stop it from ever attacking, and eventually win with Last Stand damage.

    6-0


    vs 03 Draco9 :: "Dracolite"
    Fossil Find+Nature's Claim+Rude Awakening // Gelatinous Genesis

    I can stop the Gelatinous Genesis from hitting play, so I do. Rude Awakening can never kill me, since I have Orim's Chant. Eventually I win. (Someone check the math here, though, I might not be able to make enough.)

    6-0


    vs 04 benbuzz790 :: "Buzzanator"

    Hydroblast + Gut Shot + Submerge // Painter's Servant

    Nothing in this deck affects me except Gut Shot.

    6-0


    vs 05 Reyemile :: "Rey of Hope"
    Twiddle + Gut Shot + Roiling Terrain // Time Vault

    This would be cute, if the deck could ever cast Time Vault against me. On the draw I skip playing my planeswalker on its first turn to be able to cast Orim's Chant on Reyemile's second turn.

    6-0


    vs 06 Anaklusmos :: "Drafna, Keeper of the Vault"

    Twiddle+Drafna's Restoration+Natural Affinity // Time Vault

    Time Vault never resolves and I win through Natural Affinity thanks to Last Stand making saprolings. (Someone check the math here, too; see 03.)

    6-0


    07 Catmurderer :: " St. Vicious"
    Shrouded Lore + Gut Shot + Rude Awakening // Strip Mine

    Strip Mine is tech against my win condition (and most of the land-based wincons). Nice deck choice, Catmurderer!

    3-3 split (he can't cast his planeswalker when I'm on the play; I can't win on the draw)


    08 faradan :: "Faradamner"
    Innocent Blood + Nature's Claim + Spire Barrage // Leyline of Sanctity

    Spire Barrage is a slower kill than Last Stand, but I'm pretty sure I can't actually use Last Stand since it targets an opponent. And Orim's Chant is useless.

    0-6.


    09 BronYAur :: "Tom Bombadil the Young"
    Lightning Bolt + Demystify + Rude Awakening // Web of Inertia

    Bolt is absolute tech this round. I'd lose to it if he had Gut Shot in slot 2. But he never gets to cast his planeswalker.

    6-0.


    10 ajfirecracker :: "Cracker of Fire"
    Fossil Find + Gut Shot + Rude Awakening // Orim's Chant

    This is pretty simple: the person on the play wins, since the other guy never gets their Planeswalker. I think. Someone check this.

    3-3 split. (SOMEONE CHECK THIS?)


    11 WhammWhamme :: "Whamminator"
    Lightning Bolt + Gut Shot + Spire Barrage // Energy Field

    3-3 split. He casts his planeswalker on the play and doesn't on the draw.


    12 Madmanquail :: "Forgutten Phyrexian"
    Forgotten Lore + Gut Shot + Flame Fusillade // Orim's Chant

    3-3 split. He gets the Orim's Chant lock on the play and doesn't on the draw.


    13 AtheistGod :: "Tosh.0, Ash Spelunker"
    Clockspinning+Gut Shot+Through the Breach // Emrakul, the Aeons Torn

    6-0. Sure, you get Emrakul, but he can never attack.


    14 Antonia :: "Shockira"
    Lightning Bolt + Mutagenic Growth + Worm Harvest // Genju of the Fields

    3-3 split. He casts his planeswalker on the play and doesn't on the draw.


    15 VikingMetal4L :: "Mad Man Max"
    Lightning Bolt+Surgical Extraction+Through the Breach // Emrakul, the Aeons Torn

    3-3 split. He casts his planeswalker on the play and doesn't on the draw.


    16 Personman :: "Einstein, PHD Planeswalker"
    Clockspinning+Gut Shot+Eureka // Iona, Shield of Emeria

    I'm pretty sure I can't hit Iona for 7 fast enough.

    3-3 split. He casts his planeswalker on the play and doesn't on the draw.


    17 Mogg :: "Drak, King of Goblin's Fire"
    Lightning Bolt+Mutagenic Growth+Hidetsugu's Second Rite // Goblin Guide

    3-3 split. He casts something relevant on the play and doesn't on the draw.


    18 biddin :: "Naya Lightningsaber"
    Lightning Bolt+Mutagenic Growth+Wrath of God // Hellspark Elemental

    3-3 split. He casts something relevant on the play and doesn't on the draw.


    19 Niv :: "Ljibway Babagnoush"
    Fossil Find+Summer Bloom+Vindicate // Comet Storm

    6-0. He can't cast things.


    20 psly4mne :: "Drush, Lord of Land"
    Forgotten Lore+Innocent Blood+Rude Awakening // Strip Mine

    6-0. He can't cast things, either. (His PW costs BB.)


    21 Lord Gilgamesh :: "Lord Flameamesh"
    Lightning Bolt+Innocent Blood+Vindicate // Chandra's Phoenix

    6-0. He can't cast things, either.


    22 Parsley :: "Oregano"
    Twiddle+Gut Shot+Bestial Menace // Time Vault

    6-0. He can't cast Time Vault and Bestial Menace is irrelevant.


    23 casual johnny :: "Pro-Tour Steve"
    Dream's Grip+Argivian Find+Flame Fusilade // Time Vault

    6-0. He can't cast things, either.


    24 fnord :: "Frianord, King of Robot Giants"
    Vitality Charm+Gut Shot+Through the Breach // Blightsteel Colossus

    6-0. His deck is irrelevant since he never gets to attack.

    So:

    6X6666306333633333666666 for 96 points.
    Posted in: Forum Magic
  • posted a message on 2CB 2.28 : POSTED
    I clearly anticipated a lot more Swords to Plowshares than there were :B
    Posted in: Forum Magic
  • posted a message on 2CB 2.28 : POSTED
    Quote from ajfirecracker
    And Pact of the Titan et al are simply illegal as Planeswalker components?

    Their CMC is 0, so I assume that alone rules them out.
    Posted in: Forum Magic
  • posted a message on 2CB 2.28 : POSTED
    Clarification question: What color is the planeswalker?
    Posted in: Forum Magic
  • posted a message on 2CB 2.27 : Posted : A few lines left to calculate
    I have a suggestion to make this equitable:

    Keep fnord in. Crown two winners for the round: One with fnord in the round, and one without fnord in the round. Similarly, at the end of the month, crown two POTM winners: fnord (if he wins) and one other player.

    Anyone who thinks fnord's deck is legal, can consider him the champion. Anyone who doesn't, can consider the other person the champion. At the same time, it'll be clear what his deck did, and rules will be written so this doesn't happen again.
    Posted in: Forum Magic
  • posted a message on 2CB 2.27 : Posted : A few lines left to calculate
    Quote from Feyd_Ruin
    I'm very torn on fnord's deck.
    (Play Island, Retraced Image his "Island" creature onto the field)

    It was not stated within the rules of the format, but it's a fundamental part of magic that two cards can't have the same name. It causes a lot of random conflicts. As to whether this unspecified rule should at all invalidate his entry.. I'm leaving that up to discussion.

    Although it breaks "magic," the rule was not stated in any way, and I personally think it was a hellaciously insightful way to break the game and think outside the box.

    I feel it should be disqualified for the first reason - two cards can't have the same name.

    The new card's name should "A+B", so his should be "Iona, Shield of Emeria + Blazing Archon"
    Posted in: Forum Magic
  • posted a message on 3CCB: Hunger Games
    This already exists in Quick Reply Games: http://forums.mtgsalvation.com/showthread.php?t=353332
    Posted in: Forum Magic
  • posted a message on 2CB April : You create the possibilities! [Discussion Thread]
    I think the rule for "no infinite combos" should just mean "no infinite combos using only the new card" because Splinter Twin + Pestermite should still be legal.
    Posted in: Forum Magic
  • posted a message on 2CB 2.25 : Black Hole Sun
    23 LSK ::
    Drana, Kalastria Bloodchief / Bitterblossom

    vs 01 Feyd_Ruin ::
    Ob Nixilis, the Fallen / Black Sun's Zenith

    Ooh, this is _complicated_. I can't figure it out right now.

    vs 02 Draco9 :: Omnath the Explorer
    Omnath, Locus of Mana / Exploration

    6-0. Bitterblossom tokens block Omnath indefinitely.

    vs 03 faradan ::
    Horobi, Death's Wail / Urborg

    On the draw:
    T2M: Bitterblossom
    T3F: Horobi
    T3M: Get a token
    T4F: Kill token, attack for 4. (35 me)
    T4M: Get a token
    T5F: Kill token, attack for 4. (30 me)
    T7F: Don't kill token, attack for 4. (24 me - with 12 general damage.)
    T7M: Drana, kill Horobi. He kills Drana. I have a token. (23 me)
    T8F: Replay Horobi
    T8M: Get a token (22 me). Urborg kills a token.
    T9F: Attack with Horobi, into a token. (22 me - with 12 general damage.)
    T9M: Replay Drana, kill Horobi.
    Clearly this repeats, and I lose to my own Bitterblossom. Is there a way I can play this out without Bitterblossom? I have no idea.

    04 Antonia ::
    Adun Oakenshield / Ember Hauler

    6-0. Drana alone keeps Adun from surviving for very long.

    05 carolingian_tortoise ::
    Rhys the Redeemed / Elspeth Tirel

    On the draw:
    T1C: Rhys
    T1M: Land
    T2C: Attack (39)
    T2M: Land, Bitterblossom
    T3C: Make a token at some point.
    T3M: Land, get a token (38 me)
    T4C: Make a token.
    T4M: Land, get a token, attack (37 me, 39 opp)
    T5C: Elspeth, make 3 tokens (five tokens now plus Rhys)
    T5M: Land, get a token, kill Elspeth (36 me, 39 opp), play Drana
    T6C: Double tokens
    T6M: Get a token (35 me), four tokens now, kill Rhys with Drana (X=1), kill a token with Drana, attack for 1+1+1+6 (36 me, 30 opp)
    At this point, I clearly win a race - I do more damage and kill two creatures a turn.

    So, I'm 6-0, though I do wonder if carolingian_tortoise has a better way to play that.

    06 Lord Gilgamesh ::
    Thrun, the Last Troll / Gigantiform

    It's a race!

    On the draw:
    T3M: Get a token (39)
    T4L: Thrun
    T4M: Get a token, attack (38 me, 39 opp)
    T5L: Gigantiform, attack (30 me, 39 opp)
    T5M: Token, Drana, attack with two tokens (29 me, 37 opp)
    T6L: ATtack (21 me, 37 opp) and I lose next turn to trample damage or lose all my creatures.

    On the play:
    T4M: Get a token, attack (38 m / 39 o)
    T4O: Thrun
    T5M: Get a token, attack (37 m / 37 o), play Drana
    T5O: Gigantiform, attack (29 M / 37 O)
    T6M: Get a token, attack (28 M / 29 O)
    T6O: Attack (20 M / 29 O) and again he wins next turn.

    So I'm 0-6.

    07 Reyemile ::
    Rafiq of the Many / Cephalid Constable

    Bitterblossom tokens block any single attacker long enough for Drana to win, and if both creatures attack, I block the Constable.

    6-0


    08 ajfirecracker ::
    Llawan, Cephalid Empress / Painter's Servant

    I accumulate enough Bitterblossom tokens to block for long enough to attack for lethal. I haven't done the math on all possibilities, but I'm pretty sure that's how it goes, since ajfirecracker's creatures have 1 and 2 power (and painter's servant won't attack anyways if it'll die)

    6-0 (but nice deck!)


    09 Niv ::
    Geist of Saint Traft / Prison Term

    There is no way for Niv to keep me from getting two tokens out as blockers.

    6-0

    10 TANE ::
    Starke of Rath / Homeward Path

    Starke kills a creature each turn, but I get more than one creature per turn (on average, I get 1.5 every turn starting turn 5) and Drana can kill Starke. I'm not sure if this outpaces Bitterblossom's clock, though.

    11 casual johnny ::
    Olivia Voldaren / Beacon of Destruction

    Why aren't all the Beacons/Zeniths banned again?

    0-6

    12 WhammWhamme :: Goodnight Gracie
    Kiku, Night's Flower / Night Terrors

    Kiku kills a creature a turn, but I get more than one creature per turn. As with TANE's match, I'm not sure how this works out with Bitterblossom.

    13 Lithel ::
    Olivia Voldaren / Nightscape Familiar

    I don't want to think about this one either...

    14 AtheistGod ::
    Wydwen, the Biting Gale / Liliana of the Veil

    Liliana never affects me and Wydwen doesn't stay out for very long.
    6-0

    15 DragonDart ::
    Horobi, Death's Wail / Baton of Morale

    I'm more clearly dead to this.
    0-6

    16 Mogg ::
    Olivia Voldaren / Pox

    17 VikingMetal4L ::
    Meloku, the Clouded Mirror / Sower of Temptation

    18 Catmurderer ::
    Zedruu the Greathearted / Arc Blade

    Zedruu doesn't live.
    6-0

    19 fnord ::
    Geist of Saint Traft / Steel of the Godhead

    20 Killer Of Giants ::
    Olivia Voldaren / Infernal Denizen

    21 Parsley ::
    Kiki-Jiki, Mirror Breaker / Conquering Manticore

    This is another easy one - his creatures don't live.
    6-0

    22 Error1 ::
    Rubinia Soulsinger / Sower of Temptation

    24 benbuzz790 ::
    Llawan, Cephalid Empress / Painter's Servant

    6-0
    Posted in: Forum Magic
  • posted a message on 2CB 2.24 : Commanded! : Finished
    Linvala, Keeper of Silence / White Sun's Zenith

    vs

    09 Reyemile ::
    Ertai, Wizard Adept / Barrin, Master Wizard

    On the play, his cards never do anything.
    On the draw, he casts Ertai T3 and it sits back. Turn 7, he casts Barrin. At the end of the turn, I cast WSZ. It gets countered. On my turn, I cast Jenara. (If WSZ doesn't get countered at any point, he uses Barrin to return tokens to my hand - and then eventually it either kills him or he runs out of land.)

    6-0



    10 TANE ::
    Jenara, Asura of War / Azorius Chancery

    On the play:
    T1M: Plains
    T1O: Land, Chancery
    T2M: Plains
    T2O: Land, Jenara (3/3)
    T3M: Plains
    T3O: Land, attack for 5 (I'm at 35 with 5 general damage)
    T4M: Linvala
    T4O: Attack for 5 (I'm at 30 with 10 general damage)
    T5M: Plains, WSZ for 2 at some point between now and my next turn, attack (he's at 37 with 3 general damage)
    T5O: Attack for 5 (I'm at 25 with 15 general damage)
    T6M: Plains, WSZ for 3, attack (he's at 30 with 6 general damage)
    T6O: Attack for 5 (I'm at 20 with 20 general damage)
    T7M: Plains, WSZ for 4, attack with only the tokens (he's at 20 with 6 general damage)
    T7O: Attack for 5; I block with Linvala; Jenara becomes 9/9.
    T8M: Plains, Linvala paying 6, attack with tokens (he's at 2 with 6 general damage)
    T8O: Attack for 9; I block with Linvala.
    T9M: Attack with tokens (he's dead)

    On the draw:
    T1O: Chancery
    T1M: Plains
    T2O: Jenara (3/3)
    T2M: Plains
    T3O: Attack for 5 (I'm at 35 with 5 general damage)
    T3M: Plains
    T4O: Attack for 7 (I'm at 28 with 12 general damage)
    T4M: Linvala
    T5O: Attack for 7 (I'm at 21 with 19 general damage)
    T5M: WSZ for 2
    T6O: Attack; get blocked by Linvala.
    T6M: Replay Linvala, attack for 4 (he's at 36)
    T7O: Attack, get blocked by Linvala.

    Next turn, he gets in.

    So it's 2-2.


    11 carolingian_tortoise ::
    Merieke Ri Berit / Angel of Despair

    On the draw:
    T3O: Merieke Ri Berit
    T3M: Plains #3
    T4O: Land
    T4M: Linvala
    T5O: Land
    T5M: Attack, WSZ for 2 (he's at 37 | 3 general damage)
    T6O: Land
    T6M: Attack, WSZ for 3 (he's at 30 | 6)
    T7O: Angel of Despair on Linvala, Ri Berit steals an untapped token
    T7M: Attack (one token's blocked, one trades, he's at 26|6), WSZ for 4
    T8O: Attack (I'm at 35)
    T8M: Attack (14|6) and I win the race.

    So it's 6-0.


    17 Parsley ::
    Eight-and-a-half-Tails / Serra Ascendant

    26 fnord
    Eight-and-a-Half-Tails / Serra Ascendant

    Pretty sure these both wind up being 0-6.


    18 Killer Of Giants ::
    Bladewing the Risen / Skithiryx, the Blight Dragon

    On the draw:
    T4M: Linvala
    T5O: Skithyryx
    T5M: WSZ for 2
    T6O: Attack (40 | 4 poison)
    T6M: Attack, WSZ for 3 (33 | 3 general)
    T7O: Bladewing, attack (40 | 8 poison)
    T7M: Tokens attack, one is blocked (25 | 3), WSZ for 4 (8 tokens now)
    T8O: Skithyryx attacks, Linvala chumps
    T8M: Replay Linvala for 6, attack, one token is blocked (11 | 3)
    T9O: Skithyryx attacks, Linvala chumps
    T9M: Attack, one token is blocked (and he's dead)

    So I think I'm 6-0 - if he ever doesn't attack with skithyryx, I just make more tokens.


    21 VikingMetal4L ::
    Jenara, Asura of War / Control Magic

    Almost definitely 0-6 for me.


    24 Catmurderer
    Skullbriar, the Walking Grave / Shizo, Death's Storehouse

    He outraces me, plain and simple.
    0-6.
    Posted in: Forum Magic
  • posted a message on squadron hawk but for other cards
    Quote from mondu_the_fat
    Make bear whisperer any bear, and its good to go. I mean, aside from grizzly bear and runeclaw bear, there's bear cub, balduvian bear and forest bear. Even if bear whisperer can call up non-vanilla bears, it still wouldn't be overpowered.

    Chameleon Colossus
    Posted in: Custom Card Creation
  • posted a message on squadron hawk but for other cards
    Imp Whisperer - 1B
    Creature - Imp
    When Imp Whisperer enters the battlefield, you may search your library for up to three cards named Chimney Imp, reveal them, put them into your hand, then shuffle your library.
    1/2

    Bear Whisperer - 3G
    Creature - Human Warrior
    When Bear Whisperer enters the battlefield, you may search your library for up to three cards named Grizzly Bears or Runeclaw Bear, reveal them, put them into your hand, then shuffle your library.
    2/2
    Posted in: Custom Card Creation
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