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  • posted a message on Do all attended events count towards MPR?
    All sanctioned tournaments count. Now retailers can run casual events with a 0k event rating than are more just keeping track of players that play at a store, and those 0k casual events do not count towards MPR
    Posted in: Magic General
  • posted a message on [Development] Five Colour Control (Cruel Control)
    Quote from greggg230
    You cannot use Harm's Way to hurt enemy planeswalkers.


    This is true, unless your redirecting a source you control Harm's Way is worthless against walkers.

    Quote from Leonyrd
    You can redirect damage to the enemy player, and then assign that damage to a planeswalker.


    You don't control the damage so you cannot choose to redirect it to the planeswalker.
    Posted in: Standard Archives
  • posted a message on Uncut sheets
    considering from the pics of the uncut sheets given out at gencon, each FTV uncut has 8 complete sets on one sheet, so I would expect if you could find a buyer that those would go quite a pretty penny.
    Posted in: Market Street Café
  • posted a message on False advertising on ebay for magic cards
    I'm pretty sure his description says cards if I read right, in which case he has an obligation to send you all 4, or you can always file a complaint with ebay
    Posted in: Magic General
  • posted a message on Question about sealed boxes
    As far as I know almost all sealed product is worth more than whats in it, especially with older sets where there is only a few chase cards per set. Unless you open some amazing packs I would think it would be better to keep them sealed.
    Posted in: Market Street Café
  • posted a message on NEW! Deck Djinni Sealed Deck Generator - Check It Out!
    Can you make it so there is an option to not have foils? That small percentage actually makes a large difference sometimes when the foil is a bomb. This would make testing the set much more the way it was designed to play IMHO
    Posted in: Limited (Sealed, Draft)
  • posted a message on Mkipps ACR Draft #1
    The foundry over sureblade was a pick thought about for a long time. I was very happy with the foundry in the end because of the picks that came after (thresher and hulk). Also the deck seemed very tempo based which is why I took knight over mask.

    Edit: I beat the esper mirror first round
    Posted in: Draftcap Discussion
  • posted a message on Mkipps ACR Draft #1
    Hey everyone, have been reading through these forums for a while, but have recently wanted to start drafting/playing better. So I thought I would start posting draftcaps to see what you guys think. This was a 4322 that I won.

    Event #: 437919
    Time: 6/23/2009 7:39:32 PM
    Players:
    --> mkipps
    xzx_hellspawn_xzx
    wint0181
    KnightElite
    t0pdeckingf00l
    seeker2
    Torocontrol
    MommySabreena

    ------ ALA ------

    Pack 1 pick 1:
    Kederekt Creeper
    Savage Hunger
    Ridge Rannet
    --> Courier's Capsule
    Akrasan Squire
    Bone Splinters
    Naya Charm (FOIL)
    Branching Bolt
    Incurable Ogre
    Grixis Panorama
    Crumbling Necropolis
    Drumhunter
    Puppet Conjurer
    Vicious Shadows
    Swamp

    Pack 1 pick 2:
    Godtoucher
    Cathartic Adept
    Blightning
    Lightning Talons
    Angelsong
    Undead Leotau
    Soul's Grace
    Skeletal Kathari
    Goblin Deathraiders
    Mosstodon
    Fleshbag Marauder
    --> Tower Gargoyle
    Mighty Emergence
    Island

    Pack 1 pick 3:
    Volcanic Submersion
    Relic of Progenitus
    Resounding Wave
    Soul's Might
    --> Knight of the Skyward Eye
    Resounding Scream
    Shore Snapper
    Steward of Valeron
    Mosstodon
    Goblin Mountaineer
    Sunseed Nurturer
    Demon's Herald
    Island

    Pack 1 pick 4:
    Goblin Deathraiders
    Goblin Mountaineer
    Elvish Visionary
    Sighted-Caste Sorcerer
    Jund Panorama
    Obelisk of Bant
    Hindering Light
    Incurable Ogre
    --> Fatestitcher
    Algae Gharial
    Punish Ignorance
    Mountain

    Pack 1 pick 5:
    Bloodthorn Taunter
    Knight of the Skyward Eye
    Cancel
    Obelisk of Jund
    Cancel (FOIL)
    Lush Growth
    --> Tidehollow Strix
    Skeletal Kathari
    Guardians of Akrasa
    Jhessian Infiltrator
    Island

    Pack 1 pick 6:
    Thorn-Thrash Viashino
    Yoked Plowbeast
    Banewasp Affliction
    --> Deft Duelist
    Court Archers
    Esper Panorama
    Carrion Thrash
    Scavenger Drake
    Thunder-Thrash Elder
    Swamp

    Pack 1 pick 7:
    --> Steelclad Serpent
    Excommunicate
    Banewasp Affliction
    Bloodthorn Taunter
    Naturalize
    Angelsong
    Obelisk of Jund
    Cathartic Adept
    Plains

    Pack 1 pick 8:
    Ridge Rannet
    --> Excommunicate
    Banewasp Affliction
    Obelisk of Grixis
    Resounding Scream
    Bloodthorn Taunter
    Cancel
    Plains

    Pack 1 pick 9:
    Kederekt Creeper
    Savage Hunger
    Ridge Rannet
    --> Akrasan Squire
    Incurable Ogre
    Vicious Shadows
    Swamp

    Pack 1 pick 10:
    Godtoucher
    --> Cathartic Adept
    Lightning Talons
    Soul's Grace
    Mighty Emergence
    Island

    Pack 1 pick 11:
    Soul's Might
    --> Resounding Scream
    Goblin Mountaineer
    Demon's Herald
    Island

    Pack 1 pick 12:
    Goblin Deathraiders
    Goblin Mountaineer
    --> Hindering Light
    Mountain

    Pack 1 pick 13:
    --> Bloodthorn Taunter
    Lush Growth
    Island

    Pack 1 pick 14:
    --> Banewasp Affliction
    Swamp

    Pack 1 pick 15:
    --> Plains

    ------ CON ------

    Pack 2 pick 1:
    Mana Cylix
    --> Gleam of Resistance
    Wild Leotau
    Frontline Sage
    Fiery Fall
    Pestilent Kathari
    Exploding Borders
    Lapse of Certainty
    Scattershot Archer
    Yoke of the Damned
    Vagrant Plowbeasts
    Corrupted Roots
    Skyward Eye Prophets
    Sigil of the Empty Throne
    Plains

    Pack 2 pick 2:
    Rhox Meditant
    --> Vedalken Outlander
    Absorb Vis
    Ember Weaver
    Kranioceros
    Quenchable Fire
    Rotting Rats
    Asha's Favor
    Nacatl Outlander
    Grixis Illusionist
    Hellspark Elemental
    Shard Convergence
    Skyward Eye Prophets
    Mountain

    Pack 2 pick 3:
    Aven Squire
    Wretched Banquet
    Sylvan Bounty
    Canyon Minotaur
    Traumatic Visions
    Rhox Meditant
    Suicidal Charge
    Constricting Tendrils
    --> Court Homunculus
    Corrupted Roots
    Grixis Slavedriver
    Font of Mythos
    Island

    Pack 2 pick 4:
    Telemin Performance (FOIL)
    --> Absorb Vis
    Kranioceros
    Quenchable Fire
    Rotting Rats
    Asha's Favor
    Nacatl Outlander
    Grixis Illusionist
    Vagrant Plowbeasts
    Gluttonous Slime
    Aerie Mystics
    Island

    Pack 2 pick 5:
    Valeron Outlander
    Armillary Sphere
    --> Aven Trailblazer
    Toxic Iguanar
    Nacatl Savage
    Wandering Goblins
    Brackwater Elemental
    Suicidal Charge
    Maniacal Rage
    Manaforce Mace
    Forest

    Pack 2 pick 6:
    Kaleidostone
    Toxic Iguanar
    Bone Saw
    Nacatl Savage
    Valiant Guard
    Grixis Illusionist
    Countersquall
    --> Sludge Strider
    Inkwell Leviathan
    Forest

    Pack 2 pick 7:
    Bone Saw
    Canyon Minotaur
    Unsummon
    Rhox Bodyguard
    Scattershot Archer
    Infectious Horror
    Countersquall
    --> Scepter of Fugue
    Mountain

    Pack 2 pick 8:
    Mana Cylix
    Zombie Outlander
    Rotting Rats
    Goblin Outlander
    --> Court Homunculus
    Jhessian Balmgiver
    Dreadwing
    Forest

    Pack 2 pick 9:
    Mana Cylix
    --> Frontline Sage
    Lapse of Certainty
    Scattershot Archer
    Corrupted Roots
    Skyward Eye Prophets
    Plains

    Pack 2 pick 10:
    Kranioceros
    Quenchable Fire
    Grixis Illusionist
    Shard Convergence
    --> Skyward Eye Prophets
    Mountain

    Pack 2 pick 11:
    --> Traumatic Visions
    Suicidal Charge
    Constricting Tendrils
    Corrupted Roots
    Island

    Pack 2 pick 12:
    Kranioceros
    Quenchable Fire
    --> Grixis Illusionist
    Island

    Pack 2 pick 13:
    Wandering Goblins
    --> Suicidal Charge
    Forest

    Pack 2 pick 14:
    --> Bone Saw
    Forest

    Pack 2 pick 15:
    --> Mountain

    ------ ARB ------

    Pack 3 pick 1:
    Morbid Bloom
    Cloven Casting
    Mountain
    Kathari Bomber
    Vedalken Ghoul
    Violent Outburst
    Naya Hushblade
    --> Messenger Falcons
    Giant Ambush Beetle
    Grixis Grimblade
    Soul Manipulation
    Qasali Pridemage
    Jund Hackblade
    Monstrous Carabid
    Trace of Abundance

    Pack 3 pick 2:
    Double Negative
    Filigree Angel
    Island
    Etherium Abomination
    Arsenal Thresher
    Demonic Dread
    Offering to Asha
    Skyclaw Thrash
    --> Thopter Foundry
    Bant Sureblade
    Leonin Armorguard
    Cerodon Yearling
    Jhessian Zombies
    Breath of Malfegor

    Pack 3 pick 3:
    Deny Reality
    Fieldmist Borderpost
    Sewn-Eye Drake
    Breath of Malfegor
    Jund Sojourners
    Vedalken Ghoul
    Sigiled Behemoth
    Violent Outburst
    Messenger Falcons
    --> Zealous Persecution
    Wall of Denial
    Predatory Advantage
    Forest

    Pack 3 pick 4:
    Stormcaller's Boon
    Wildfield Borderpost
    Sewn-Eye Drake
    Mistvein Borderpost
    --> Glassdust Hulk
    Vectis Dominator
    Firewild Borderpost
    Jund Sojourners
    Captured Sunlight
    Sigil Captain
    Tainted Sigil
    Plains

    Pack 3 pick 5:
    Grixis Grimblade
    Soul Manipulation
    Trace of Abundance
    Kathari Bomber
    Vedalken Ghoul
    Violent Outburst
    Naya Hushblade
    --> Zealous Persecution
    Sanity Gnawers
    Lightning Reaver
    Forest

    Pack 3 pick 6:
    Forest
    --> Arsenal Thresher
    Offering to Asha
    Godtracker of Jund
    Igneous Pouncer
    Skyclaw Thrash
    Drastic Revelation
    Singe-Mind Ogre
    Soul Manipulation
    Sigil of the Nayan Gods

    Pack 3 pick 7:
    Stormcaller's Boon
    Mistvein Borderpost
    --> Glassdust Hulk
    Vectis Dominator
    Captured Sunlight
    Demonspine Whip
    Gloryscale Viashino
    Mind Funeral
    Swamp

    Pack 3 pick 8:
    Winged Coatl
    Deny Reality
    Etherium Abomination
    Esper Sojourners
    --> Ethercaste Knight
    Godtracker of Jund
    Mask of Riddles
    Swamp

    Pack 3 pick 9:
    Morbid Bloom
    Cloven Casting
    Mountain
    Vedalken Ghoul
    Violent Outburst
    --> Jund Hackblade
    Monstrous Carabid

    Pack 3 pick 10:
    Double Negative
    Island
    Etherium Abomination
    --> Arsenal Thresher
    Demonic Dread
    Cerodon Yearling

    Pack 3 pick 11:
    Breath of Malfegor
    --> Jund Sojourners
    Vedalken Ghoul
    Violent Outburst
    Forest

    Pack 3 pick 12:
    --> Stormcaller's Boon
    Vectis Dominator
    Tainted Sigil
    Plains

    Pack 3 pick 13:
    --> Vedalken Ghoul
    Sanity Gnawers
    Forest

    Pack 3 pick 14:
    Forest
    --> Drastic Revelation

    Pack 3 pick 15:
    --> Swamp

    Posted in: Draftcap Discussion
  • posted a message on FNM Rules Mistakes - What do you do?
    From the DCI Floor Rules:

    14. Spectator and Press Responsibilities
    Spectators are expected to remain silent during matches and are not permitted to communicate with players in any way while matches are in progress. Players may request that a spectator not observe their matches. All such requests must be made through a Judge.

    Spectators and members of the press who believe they have observed rules violations should inform a Judge, but must not interfere with the match.
    Posted in: Magic General
  • posted a message on Swiss System Flaw
    At the PTQs I get to attend, and also most of the larger events run by that organizer, they make it so that Swiss standings at the end of the final round determine prizes and the playoff is for the PT invite or trophy. At PTQs you don't really notice a difference because if your going your generally playing for the invite, but at States etc. it almost always leads to less IDs because the prize is worth more to the players than the pride of winning the event. Even with last years State Champ getting free constructed PTQs there were less draws. Why don't you try that as a solution locally and see if it works for you. At FNMs you can Top 8 for the FNM cards only and do packs based on Swiss.

    Edit:

    Also on the case of bribery, the reason they do that is because it hurts the integrity of the event. You can argue that IDs also hurt the integrity, but bribery is a bigger problem because there is a possibility someone could simply buy their way to winning a tournament.
    Posted in: Magic General
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