There was actually a lot of dialog in deliberations, including the people who didn't agree with the group (civil case, doesn't need to be unanimous). It was a nice change of pace from American media/politics. Also stuck around to chat with the defense attorneys afterwards and getting their thoughts on the case, jury selection, etc. was probably the most interesting part of the whole experience.Quote from Life1ess »I served on a 3 day trial a couple years ago and it was terrible timing for my job but an otherwise interesting experience. My fellow jurors were surprisingly reasonable people. It gave me some confidence that if I was ever accused of a crime I would get a fair shake form the jury.
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You don't know me.Quote from cryogen »since only the cool people hang out in off topic.
Just got finished being on a jury. Two week long trial. Was one of many people a little surprised to be selected (mothet is a public defender in the same city), but it was interesting enough.
May 19, 2017Change of location for me. Previous LGS is closed for the foreseeable future and this one has an attached brewery with plentiful gaming space, so we probably should have been going there all along.Posted in: Commander (EDH)
California, San Diego, Weebo, At Ease
May 19, 2017Saw the original post, but I have nothing constructive to reply with. Both of those explanations seem equally (un)likely, but I honestly have nothing better. I'm not aware of any format where Crucible play has suddenly jumped, any articles pushing it, or any other factors to drive the price.Posted in: Market Street Café
May 18, 2017Posted in: Market Street Café
You can get a NM playset for around $10/ea off TCG (so basically 0 searching) right now. You also have to find someone who's willing to buy the cards and not lose your margin to shipping and fees. It might be technically true that picking up a set or three of Disharmony 4 years ago made a profit, but waiting 4 years to make $20/set at the optimistic end seems like there's not really a market.
If you managed to pick one of the ones that actually hit some demand, like Field of Dreams, it might be a different story. You're looking at pretty low chances of reward regardless.
May 15, 2017It's also going to vary by alter content. If you're just talking border extension, probably +$5-10 depending on the card and other factors. If you're talking all new art, it's beyond subjective. Personal example, I think the superhero alters and anime girls look awful. Those absolutely crater the value of a card for me - I wouldn't pay anything for those, no matter how well done they were. I've got a couple art nouveau style alters, both commissioned and purchased completed, which substantially raise the values of the cards to me (on the order of several hundred percent). I don't think there's any kind of universal modifier that you can apply.Posted in: Market Street Café
May 12, 2017Weebo posted a message on Clues to identify Magic artist without looking at the bottom of the cardPosted in: Magic General
Robert Bliss is one of the old MtG artists I miss most.Quote from void_nothing »Every art Robert Bliss did was gross-looking.
May 8, 2017Mana Breach is another bounce effect.Posted in: Commander (EDH)
Invoke Prejudice is powerful (and expensive, but you have Land Equilibrium listed).
Meishin, the Mind Cage is a decent defensive effect as long as you can win around it. You're going to be drawing attention to yourself with this kind of deck anyways, so the universal effect doesn't matter so much.
Mana Vortex, Rising Waters, and Embargo are all on the staxier side and fairly powerful.
Mystic Remora is generally a great card.
May 5, 2017I could see this being almost playable with some evasion. It gets big for its cost without a whole lot of effort. If it just gets repeatedly chumped that's not worth anything. Maybe in something modular heavy, which would be more likely to have +1/+1 counter synergies built in?Posted in: Commander (EDH)
I don't think I ever really want it but I could see it finding a home somewhere in a low powered list.
May 4, 2017Posted in: Commander (EDH)
Definitely a genetic component, but I feel comfortable saying that several years worth of basically brushing my teeth when they felt like they could use it had an impact. My current issues are all gum and bone related, the actual teeth are in pretty good shape.Quote from Life1ess »A lot of it's genetics. My wife gets so mad at me because she brushes twice a day, flosses, and goes to the dentist religiously only get a cavity every time. Meanwhile I go maybe once a year and brush once a day, almost never floss, and my dentist tells me every time I visit that my teeth are prefect
May 4, 2017If anyone was considering taking really terrible care of their teeth for several years, I would advise against it. Turns out all of my childhood dentists weren't full of it when they told me to floss after all.Posted in: Commander (EDH)
May 2, 2017Sindbad is a decent card. Two CMC for repeatable conditional draw is a good rate. Obviously better with topdeck manipulation and in GY focused lists. the reveal isn't all that relevant, because you're never going to end up with something tricky in hand. If you want the effect outside of blue, there's always Fa'adiyah Seer in another color with some decent topdeck focused cards.Posted in: Commander (EDH)
He's a solid 4. Mediocre most of the time with a strong effect in the right scenario.
May 1, 2017Posted in: Commander (EDH)
I've played a lot of Dralnu as both mill and control and I've only been hit by burn 2-3 times. Each time was either multiple burn spells, getting hit after stopping one or more, or a kicked Molten Disaster without a mana ability sac outlet down. As long as you include a couple sac outlets and are smart when you play him, the downside is virtually nonexistent. He rarely actually needs to be in play for his deck to function, so you can afford to be selective about when you play him.Quote from GloriousGoose »The way I see it, if I get BActed out of the game, at least it's memorable and hilarious.
He's a decent mill commander, but I found myself drifting away from mill because control is generally better. Even when I had built him explicitly as mill, the deck eventually changed to the point where the only mill cards left were Mind Grind and Consuming Aberration. Those + a couple Windfalls still milled people out a fair amount, but it was more of a control deck with an occasional mill wincon than a mill deck. Whoever you end up going with, make sure you have plenty of ways to use the yard and excessive amounts of GY hate. Forced draw effects can be very helpful too, especially if you run into something with a replacement effect (e.g. Blightsteel Colossus).
Apr 30, 2017Posted in: Commander (EDH)
Depends on the manabase. You don't need anything too impressive before it's not much better than Shimmering Grotto/various functional copies and I'm not entirely sure I like it more than Rupture Spire in general. There are definitely times where it's going to be better, you're just not going to see them often unless you build a deck around finding this particular card. I'm picking one up anyways, but I honestly don't have any homes for it in mind. Good for Noyan Dar, Roil Shaper.
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