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The Dos and Don'ts of Silver-Border Commander
  • posted a message on [Offtopic] Community Thread
    Drafted Unstable today. It's a lot of fun. I'd give it a shot if you get the opportunity, even if you're not big on limited.
    Posted in: Commander (EDH)
  • posted a message on [Offtopic] Community Thread
    Quote from ISBPathfinder »
    Ahhhhh yea deckbuilder went live. Everyone go test it out and anything that looks off or isn't working report it so we can get it fixed up and going good.
    I tried pasting my Jaya list in and it didn't recognize any of the cards. Changed the format to commander and it worked out, but apparently I'm running almost mono-green (lands and nonlands).

    edit: Lumping artifact creatures in with artifacts instead of creatures is kind of an odd choice, if technically correct.
    Posted in: Commander (EDH)
  • posted a message on First-time-foil printings in Iconic Masters
    This magiccards.info search will do it.

    Here's the list of first time foils. There are a few others that have previously only had promo or FTV foils which might also interest you but I'll leave that judgment to you.
    Posted in: Market Street Café
  • posted a message on [Commander] Sleeve & Deck Box Discussion [EDH]
    I don't think anyone has mentioned it in this thread, so I'll plug the Quiver. I wanted to cut down on the number of things I was carrying to play and this has worked out well for me. It's somewhere between a bag and a multi-deck box - comfortably fits 1 double sleeved deck, 3 single sleeved decks, about a hundred sleeved tokens, and a couple small boxes of dice. The top is pocketed for miscellaneous stuff and velcro dividers make it easy to customize. It's sturdy enough to stand up to light abuse and looks good.

    Downsides are that it's not going to work well if you're trying to bring all of your 14 decks to each night, it makes carrying a trade binder and/or other accessories around more difficult (I clipped a playmat bag to it, which helps mitigate this somewhat), and it's a little on the pricey side. If you're like me and looking to cut down on the number of things you bring to each game night, I'd definitely recommend it.
    Posted in: Commander (EDH)
  • posted a message on [Offtopic] Community Thread
    Quote from cryogen »
    Why were you on Reddit?
    I find MTGS basically unusable on mobile now and a lot of my browsing happened on my phone. Reddit still has a terrible format for actual discussion but I can at least read it.
    Posted in: Commander (EDH)
  • posted a message on [Offtopic] Community Thread
    I just saw something on reddit about Isochron Scepter + pump spells and now I'd really like to have Berserk on a stick.
    Posted in: Commander (EDH)
  • posted a message on [Offtopic] Community Thread
    Quote from Donald »
    Anybody building unmander decks? Think I'm going to build X
    Nope. There's a slim chance I stick Super Secret Tech into something for a couple games seeing as I already own a copy, but even that's unlikely.
    Posted in: Commander (EDH)
  • posted a message on Most Silver Border Cards are now Legal in Commander until January 15th
    The more I think about it, the more I think most of he complaints about silver border in commander are kind of dumb. I mean if you won't want to do silly things like the hokey pokey, then you shouldn't play cards that involve it. I mean it's not like they're even good cards so if you run the silly cards, its because you want to be. Of course, if your opponent challenges you to a breath holding contest, arm wrestling, or whatever, you could just refuse and let them have their on curve or slightly below curve limited fodder. I mean really, are any silly cards actually good other than enter the dungeon? Does it really matter if you can't make a vanilla 4/4 for 3 filip right or throw a 6/6 for 7 with split second that might fight stuff properly? I mean who plays gruel ragebeast that much anyway? If you don't want to put your head on the table, you could just play the better vampire from commander 2017 or the black gearhulk. Who cares about he vanilla 5/5 gluteus maximus other than the cracks about how you can't stop touching your ass? I bet it's really the stuff like necro impotence and Jack in the mox that have the spikes up in arms about how it might affect power level. I'm personally looking forward to throwing cards, putting my head on the table, continuing to play rod of spanking, the infernal spawns, the monkey, etc.
    I'm not a fan because I play once a week at most, and I don't really want to spend that time watching people do the hokey pokey, or throw cards, or miss what's going on in the game because their head is on the table, etc. I don't want to be put in the position of being told I don't like fun because I'm not interested in spending my time that way. It has nothing to do with power level and everything to do with the game turning into something I'm not interested in once un-cards are involved.
    Posted in: Commander (EDH)
  • posted a message on Most Silver Border Cards are now Legal in Commander until January 15th
    I wasn't interested in playing (with or against) un-cards when they would need houserules. With the RC's statement, I'm still not interested in playing un-cards. Broad legalization seems like a terrible way to go about this.

    If my group wants to use un-cards that's cool, I'll just play different formats.
    Posted in: Commander (EDH)
  • posted a message on Just did a Unlimited booster opening and i don't know how to sell it
    Quote from KnickM »
    Third question: what have you got? Lists are great. I realize that you've posted an opening vid, but I don't have time to watch it and note down every card of potential worth.
    You should, because I'm almost positive it's going to change your answer. It's 5 minutes of flipping mint power 9 off a loose stack of cards. Nothing but power 9, at least 3 copies of each. It definitely wasn't sealed product when he got it and I'd be amazed if it any of it was legit.
    Posted in: Market Street Café Archive
  • posted a message on Random Card of the Day - HIATUS
    Could have a place in lower powered wheel heavy decks or particularly aggressive lists. One drops with some kind of evasion can only get so bad. I don't think I'd be interested all that often but could see it showing up in the right deck.
    Posted in: Commander (EDH)
  • posted a message on Just did a Unlimited booster opening and i don't know how to sell it
    I watched a few minutes of this and I am positive it's not sealed product, especially since you started with a loose stack of cards. There's no way you opened 3-5x of each of the power 9 and literally nothing else. I'm inclined to think that they're counterfeit.
    Posted in: Market Street Café Archive
  • posted a message on [[Primer]] Mono-R Control with Jaya Ballard!
    I can't decide how I feel about The Immortal Sun (spoiler below, because it looks like the card link isn't working yet). Card draw is obviously great and the cost reduction is good. The anthem will be occasionally useful, but is more or less a non-factor. Shutting off walkers hurts a lot. My current list is sitting at 5 of them and I'd qualify all of them as high impact cards. I'm not going to be able to make a call on this one without actual testing.

    If you're running lighter on walkers than I am, enjoy the new toy. There's a lot of upside here.

    Immortal Sun - 6
    Legendary Artifact
    Players can't activate Loyalty abilities of Planeswalkers.
    At the beginning of your draw step, draw an additional card.
    Spells you cast cost 1 less to cast.
    Creatures you control get +1/+1.
    Posted in: Multiplayer Commander Decklists
  • posted a message on [[Official]] Unreleased and New Card Discussion
    Quote from Lithl »
    Behold, the mighty Half-Kitten, Half-Kitten!
    Creature - Cat Cat
    Posted in: Commander (EDH)
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