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    posted a message on [ISD] Tokens
    <3 <3 <3 tokens
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
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    posted a message on [ISD] Six new cards (9/15)
    The blade could be good in limited. What would you average, like +2/+0? and mill two? maybe not that great.
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
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    posted a message on [ISD] Bump in the Night
    woohooo black lightning bolt...oh wait not at all Tongue
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
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    posted a message on [ISD] New Art from the Planeswalker's Guide to Innistrad
    The art looks incredible, hope it plays out well Smile
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
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    posted a message on [FtV:L] Kresh and Progenitus + Sharuum, Kiki-Jiki, and Rafiq
    bloodbraid, ewww Frown

    Original Prog art way better than that! This looks like clay-mation dinosaurs exploding from a mountain, like the ones you'd see in a 1930s monster movie.
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
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    posted a message on [M12] DailyMTG Previews 6/30: Chandra, the Firebrand and Sundial of the Infinite
    wow chandra looks so boring...
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
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    posted a message on [DOTP] Duels 2012 / Team Fortress 2 cross-promotion
    TF2 used to be such a good game...
    now its...well...just this crap and spam.

    But on the other hand more people being aware of magic is a good thing Smile
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
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    posted a message on [Action] Argent Mutation (wallpaper)
    To me it looks like the person
    is restoring the 'mirran' of the creature
    and removing its phyrexian infection
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
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    posted a message on [MBS] Pojo.com Preview Hellkite Igniter
    Sweet art, are those like firey jet engines instead of wings? lol awesome.

    The card isn't very good though, the fire-breathing ability gets exponentially better with 3 or more artifacts under your control than the traditional fire-breathing ability, but its pretty conditional.

    7 mana though? ouch, better priorities mana myr greatly in packs 2 and 3...
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    posted a message on [MBS] Sword of Feast and Famine
    The card seems unexciting but I mean in a fast deck like WWQ it could be good as, although its not very consistent, when it does go off its fast enough that the specter ability will be relevant because your opponent will still have cards in hand and with the few lands the deck runs, you'll really get value out of your turns by being able to keep up emerge unscathed mana or what have you post combat where the deck typically ends up tapping out all of its 2 or 3 lands precombat for equipment shinanigans.

    Also if infect does move into the top tier of the metagame, this will find its way into people's side boards simply for the +2/+2 pro. B/G and who knows, maybe even still as B, and particularly G are so prevalent in the current meta, albeit not together.
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
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    posted a message on [MBS] Tokens
    Oh man, love me some tokens!

    Epic codpiece is win!
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
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    posted a message on [MBS] Treasure Mage -- Top 8 Magic Preview
    Great a tutor on a stick for wurmcoil engine, fabulous, just what that card needed.
    Posted in: Rumor Mill Archive
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    posted a message on [MBS] from Cantrip: Rot Wolf, Shimmer Myr, Kuldotha Flamefiend, Mitotic Manipulation
    The art for the Myr is so hilarious Grin
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
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    posted a message on [MPR] Player Rewards Discontinued
    Got my mailing today, had 8 points.

    1xDoJ
    1xSearing Blaze
    1xBrust Lightning
    1xoversized Hero of Bladehold

    and a hard plastic DCI card.
    Posted in: Magic General
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    posted a message on 2011 Convention Promo: Bloodthrone Vampire
    Theres something so unexciting about promo cards which don't have alternative art, but I'll still take it Smile
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
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    posted a message on [MBS] Mechanics and six new cards
    Living weapon mechanic seems awesome Smile

    very excited about these spoilers
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
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    posted a message on [MBS] Signal Pest
    That card doesn't look very Mirran :s

    Seems like an okay card
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
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    posted a message on [FNM] Feb 2011: Spellstutter Sprite
    That is sick! Great card choice, great art, love it!

    and I really like Guay's work as well, but this just
    trumps the original.
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
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    posted a message on Thief busted at WotC
    Oh man all I do is fantasize about robbing magic! haha

    A LGS in my city was robbed three times by one person I think.
    One time he apparently sawed through the floor on the second
    floor to get into the building, nuts!

    But seriously, like why would you risk your job over some cards?
    Weak.
    Posted in: Rumor Mill Archive
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    posted a message on Planar Chaos timeshifted borders.
    ya i really like planer chaos borders too Smile
    Posted in: Magic General
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    posted a message on [MBS] Buy-A-Box Promo Mirran Crusader
    "Alternate art that looks like THIS!"

    lol like they actually think its good art...
    or maybe trying to convince us?

    But seriously, don't buy a box promos usually
    come with the 5 mana symbols as the water
    mark. Maybe its an exception because of the
    whole mirran v. phrexian, but Memoricide
    buy-a-box versioncame with 5 mana watermark
    so who knows.

    Hopefully this is just some terrible mock up.
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    posted a message on [MBS] Tezzeret's Art
    I hope Tezz is in MBS
    but I think channelfireball
    was just looking for some art,
    other than peace strider Frown
    to use in its MBS pre-order
    marketing material.
    Posted in: Rumor Mill Archive
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    posted a message on [EDH] Elder Dragon Highlander is now Commander; EDH Precons with new cards!
    This seems like pretty positive news all in all
    Wizards have been designing cards for EDH
    for a while now and now they just have an
    official outlet to do so, its still a player
    community run format so thats good.

    Besides I've been wanting to build a BGW
    graveyard EDH deck for a bit now and that
    general seems pretty nice Smile
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
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    posted a message on [PT] Promo - Ajani Goldmane
    I've seen this a while ago on this site, but I don't think it has a dedicated thread.

    Looks like some sweet piece of card

    Edit:

    Ya its been in the promo thread for a bit:
    http://forums.mtgsalvation.com/showthread.php?t=215253
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    posted a message on [DOTP] Liliana Vess Promo Art
    uhhggggghhh why wasn't the Nissa promo alternate art Frown rawr

    Also is that a gold symbol??
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
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    posted a message on [Official] Combo Archive
    This deck is awesome.

    Kiln fiend isnt needed anymore as frost titan is just much better in the meta, it also dies to Celestial Purge which gets sided vs ascention anyways. Calcite Snapper is another choice for a transformational SB. Its better than fiend in the matchups you bring it in. (Control)

    This deck is a lot differant than the Pyromancer deck of old, you dont try to just combo out and in on a specific turn, it plays much more like a control deck with an insane card advantage engine than a combo deck.

    2 Call to mind is all you need, 3 is too much, once you get to the point where you want to be call to minding you will have plenty of library manipulation.

    This could be a real contender this standard season, what hate cards are the hardest to play around/through? War priest of thune is easy enough to beat (into the roil'ing PA in responce or just playing multiple ascentions) White leyline is easy enough to beat with into the roil. Memoricide seems like it could hurt a lot if it comes down before ascention or if its played in a deck that can bounce/destroy the ascention.

    I SB frost titan (2 of) in every single matchup and its actually how I win most of my game2/3's. Ive been wondering if it'd be good maindeck or if that would just make it worse (people leave in removal).

    -orvn


    This.
    Posted in: Standard Archives
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    posted a message on [Official] Combo Archive
    If they're side boarding in hate against your ascensions.
    Maybe just siding them out and siding in like 1 or 2
    JTMS and 2 Frost Titans is enough.

    Then the deck just becomes U/R control/burn
    Posted in: Standard Archives
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    posted a message on Booster box vs indiv cards?
    Boosters are like crack for me, go with the box!
    haha nah its totally not worth it monetarily.
    Posted in: Magic General
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    posted a message on Magic Online Event Tickets
    They are usually required to participate in events/tournaments.

    They also function as the base unit for MTGO's community
    based economy. Essentially they are MTGO dollar bills.
    Posted in: Magic Online Formats
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    posted a message on Keep or Break Mirrodin Beseiged faction packs?
    Quote from person_man
    You are making an AWFUL lot of assumptions here, but the general gist I agree with, i.e. NOT WORTH IT.


    Ya absolutely, but one would have to make
    a lot of assumptions to argue its worth
    keeping them as well. Either way its speculation.
    Im just trying to bring some real world
    values into my speculation, ie Legacy
    boosters.
    Posted in: Speculation
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    posted a message on Keep or Break Mirrodin Beseiged faction packs?
    How much is a prerelease? 30+dollars?
    You'll get 3 SoM packs and 3 faction boosters.

    So to make money off those three boosters you'll
    have to wait long enough that those boosters are
    10+dollars each.

    Urza's legacy boosters are around 10 dollars each
    and they seem to be the most recent booster pack
    to reach that level and they are 11 years old now.

    So basically you'd have to keep them for at least 11
    years (maybe less because they are limited edition,
    but maybe more because they provided nothing different
    a regular Besieged booster wouldn't provide) and you'll
    just make your money back.

    Personally, I'd rather just crack them all and have a fun
    day of magic.
    Posted in: Speculation
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    posted a message on [Official] Combo Archive
    Quote from skittensro
    Wouldnt U/B or Mono Red just be better then?


    Maybe, but those decks probably don't
    generate the card advantage ascension does.
    Posted in: Standard Archives
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    posted a message on [Official] Combo Archive
    Quote from NicolBolas91
    So has anyone thought about Burning Inquiry?


    Besides that its not standard anymore? :-/:p
    Posted in: Standard Archives
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    posted a message on [Official] Combo Archive
    Quote from skittensro

    Is what I would play, but, How do we win?


    By controlling the game until you get an active
    ascension and then burning them out.
    Posted in: Standard Archives
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    posted a message on [Official] Combo Archive
    I've been playing a bit with Mike's list and to be honest
    I don't think its that great. Chapin is right, theres just
    way too many dead cards in the deck. Drop the archive
    traps and other trap cards and just run straight up UR
    burn/control.

    I was playing similarly that way pre-rotation as I didn't
    feel like investing 40 some dollars in time warps as they'd
    be gone in a month and it just seems solid, sure you don't
    win out of no where, but you win and it seems more
    consistent than trapping them.

    Everyone here should listen to this:

    http://www.mtgcast.com/?p=6422

    Smile

    Edit:

    Chapin's deck, taken from the interview above:



    He's a bit unsure about the sideboard concerning
    things like flashfreeze, pyroclasm and forked bolts,
    so thats just an example.
    Posted in: Standard Archives
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    posted a message on Duels of the Planeswalker PS3 release Promotion
    Woot, hopefully they'll do a wii version Smile

    This better not have alternate art... Nissa got
    no love Frown don't WotC love PC peeps?
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
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    posted a message on [DotP] Foil promo Nissa Revane when purchasing DotP on Steam
    I went to a store just earlier last month
    out side of the city I live in and they literally
    hadn't given away one, the store manager crack
    the factory seal on a stack of 60 or so Foiled
    Nissa to give me mine.

    So there are definitely ones still out there! Smile
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
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    posted a message on [FTV] Legends
    My guess would be that there would be non-dragon EDH
    staple generals.
    Posted in: Speculation
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    posted a message on CB expanding?
    2 casting cost equipment

    with infect and +2/+2

    Equip for 4, whenever you un-equip a creature
    with this equipment sacrifice it

    ???
    Posted in: Speculation
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    posted a message on [FNM] October - Rift Bolt
    Ya that logo symbol thingy is pretty bad looking :s
    What was wrong with the DCI logo?
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
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    posted a message on [SOM] Only One Troll?
    0 counts of the word 'Troll' in the orb.

    So not likely in this set Frown
    Posted in: Speculation
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    posted a message on [Compiled] Upcoming Promo Information
    Steel Hellkite is the SoM launch promo.
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
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    posted a message on [ROE] Complete Visual Spoiler is up.
    I like how the land art for the basic lands has two lands completing one image but really...the blue lands are just lazy. The rest are really sweet though Smile
    Posted in: Rumor Mill Archive
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    posted a message on Best Ultimate of the original 5 PWs
    Gurruk's as how often does one pull of the others?
    Posted in: Opinions & Polls
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    posted a message on Is it worth it to play MTGO?
    It depends I suppose. Like most things, it has its downsides and its upsides.
    I personally like MTGO, but you may not. I would suggest trying the free-trial (although its really limited in its scope and you can only interact with other people using the free-trial I think) and then if that tickles your fancy, try paying the 10 dollars (only 10 bucks) and make some casual decks with the cards you get, look around and just check it out, what it has to offer n' such.

    Here are some of the downsides to MTGO in my opinion:

    -You don't own physical copies of the card.
    -Cards CAN be as expensive as cards in real life.
    -Its not as social as playing in real life.
    -Its like having a magic card shop in your home, which can hurt your wallet.

    Some upsides:

    -There is a large community of players, so you can always find a casual or competitive game at all hours of the day.
    - The programme forces you to play by the rules, and thus you learn them.
    - You have a magic card shop in your home.
    - Its an excellent tool to help you become a better player.

    I think if you're a new player and you're looking to get more into the game, its a great way especially if you don't have access to a group of friends who play the game or a store near by where you can play lots.

    I hope this helps a bit.
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    posted a message on [WWK] Jan 20 WotC Spoilers- Urge to Feed & Anowon the Ruin Sage
    Man, starting to really wish I'd picked up some vampire nocturnies when they were like 5 dollars Frown
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    posted a message on [WWK] Pulse Tracker (Confirmed)
    I like the art. Too much of the art in magic as of late has had an extremely computer/Photoshop feel to it. This actually feels like someone took the time to paint something. Which I think is nice.
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
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    posted a message on [HH] 2009 Happy Holidays Card - Season's Beatings
    Im sorry are Wisards of the Coast condoning/encouraging domestic violence during the holiday season?

    Thats a very distasteful card.
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
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    posted a message on queller stax
    Heres an article on Wrath spells, it has some suggestions on cheaper replacements for Day of Judgment/Wrath of God.

    http://mtgsalvation.com/1118-hip-to-be-square-day-of-judgment.html

    Although they may not be standard if that concerns you.
    Posted in: Standard Archives
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    posted a message on Printing Errors?
    Are printing errors common in magic cards?
    I have a Ponder which has red underneath the artist's name.
    Posted in: Magic General
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    posted a message on Puca's Recall
    Cool ideas guys, thanks!

    I was also looking at Otherworldly Journey as a potential replacement for Turn to Mist, as the creature comes back with a +1/+1 counter on it Smile

    Also I forgot to mention that I built the deck with playing standard in mind...but I guess that won't last very long, haha. Right now Im just playing it online but when I make a hardcopy version of it, I won't stick to standard or what have you as my friends and I don't pay attention to that stuff.

    Also I feel like Clone could really fit in well somehow...
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    posted a message on Puca's Recall
    Hi, Im relatively new to magic and I was just looking for some constructive criticisms for this deck that Im working on. I've play tested it a bit online and I think the concept is sound, but it needs some tweaks and perhaps new cards. This is a budget deck (in its current format) you could say...but doesn't necessarily need to remain one.

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    Sideboard I haven't really sorted out.

    Core Combo:


    Using Puca's Mischief swap control of your permanents with opponents. Using Turn to Mist, Unsummon or the abilities of Mistmeadow Witch and Flickerwisp return your creature or permanent to your control and possibly re-triggering an "enters play" ability of Cloudgoat Ranger, Wistful Selkie, or Farhaven Elf.

    Explanation of cards:

    Lands:
    Seaside Citadel - Its a blue, white, green deck.

    Rupture Spire - To play spells and abilities of captured opponent's permanents if they have black mana or red mana costs.

    Creatures:
    Farhaven Elf - Mana excel.

    Wistful Selkie - Pickup.

    Cloudgoat Ranger - Offense/Defense. Fits well into core combo.

    Flickerwisp - Has an effect much like the instants but the added bonus of being a flying permanent and being able to exile any non-land permanent rather than only creatures.

    Mistmeadow Witch - Built in ability identical to Turn to Mist, and does not require tapping but twice as expensive. Useful late game.

    Spells:

    Puca's Mischief - The bread and butter.

    Oblivion Ring - Early game control. Dealing with creatures with higher converted mana costs than 5. Also has the added bonus of being 'swappable'.

    Turn to Mist - Returning your swapped creatures to play under your control with the bonus of re-triggering their 'comes into play' abilities. Also can be used simply on your own creatures to re-trigger these abilities. Also can be used as early game control.

    unsummon - Same as above but more emphasis on early game control and in the late game returning your swapped creatures to your hand. Can also be used to force opponents to re-spend mana on permanents with casting cost 5 or greater.

    Win Condition:

    Thats where this deck seems to fall short a little. Cloudgoat Ranger can become tremendously useful towards a win, producing many Kithkin Soldier Tokens and has the ability of becoming a 5/3 flying creature. The other win condition is simply taking control of the opponents permanents and using them against them.

    Some Issues I've Noticed with the Deck:

    - Early game control is tenuous at best.

    - Combo can kick in only on turn 5 (at the earliest) with the possibility of swapping only permanents with converted mana cost 3 or less.

    - Mana gradient (or whatever its called) isn't ideal. No 1 drops, which isn't such a big deal. There are 3 permanents with converted cost of 3. The only 4 converted mana cost is Puca's Mischief and you don't want to swap that unless you can somehow trigger Flickerwisp's ability.

    - Deck can struggle against decks wich do not rely heavily or at all on permanents/creatures.

    - Cloadgoat Ranger is a must to win it seems and obviously without Puca's Mischief out in play, the deck is uninspired.

    ---

    Thats it. Its a really fun, casual deck to play with when it gets going but Im looking for some constructive criticism to make it better. I've thought of a few potential solutions but wanted to hear some outside thoughts.

    Thanks very much, this seems like a really great Magic community.

    -mara
    Posted in: Casual & Related Formats
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