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  • posted a message on Skred Red
    40-people tournament with 5 rounds and top 8 yesterday.

    Round 1: 2-0 vs Grixis Death Shadow

    1-0: Thoughtseize removes P&K over Koth and Chandra but I draw another one. A second thoughtseize removes it again but I draw and play a third one. He counts the cards in his graveyard and pass so I immediately use the relic I draw and he never pressures me. Misplay from my part: I should have kept three mana open at all time to prevent him from using fatal push on the tokens. He still dies from damage in the airs and lightning bolts.

    2-0: He plays a Liliana, the Last Hope that does nothing while Koth ultimates and I just kill everything he plays (Tasigur, Liliana, Snapcaster) then himself.

    Comment: I believe GDS is a good matchup. We have removal for their threats and enough reach to finish them when they get too low by themselves.

    Round 2: 1-1 vs Jeskai Control

    0-1: 30 min game where he counters every threat I play, draws 8 with Revelation but he takes an eternity to kill me with.

    1-1: Koth puts pressure early. He bounces it but bolt, bolt, bolt finishes the work.

    1-1: we have 5 minutes to play game 3 and two Cryptic Commands buy him enough time to draw while I had lethal on board.

    Comment: he said Skred was a bad matchup for him. it might be because he plays less counters than straight UW Control and his removal is mostly blank against us.

    Round 3: 0-2 vs Abzan

    0-1: I don't immediately Roast a turn 2 Tarmogoyf and a Thoughtseize removes the Roast. I take 15 from the Tarmo before I can deal with it and 2 lingering souls finish me.

    0-2: I have a Mind Stone but the third land takes too long to arrive and I can't deal with Grim Flayer and 2 lingering souls again.

    Comment: this is usually a good matchup. I'm a bit sad about my mistake game 1.

    Round 4: 2-0 vs Storm

    1-0: I draw and play three Relics. He remands everything I play (3 as well). He concedes when he tries to go off, fizzles because he needed a remand for Grapeshot and I exile everything he just played when he tries to Past in Flame.

    2-0: I gain a ton of life thanks to Dragon's Claw. I give him an Empty the Warrens on Gifts Ungiven thinking I have enough Sweepers to take care of it when he plays it. He Grapheshots for 6, then Empty for 16 tokens. I wipe the board, stick a threat and kill him.

    Comment: I feel like the matchup isn't so bad even though I was lucky in game 1. Dragon's Claw is very good against this deck.

    Round 5: 2-0 vs Esper Control

    1-0: Koth + Chandra + Blood Moon off Chandra makes short work of him. Koth kills planeswalkers easily (Gideon, Liliana) the turn after they come into play.

    2-0: I remove Blood Moon from the deck and as I imagined, he still plays around it so he's a bit slow. Koth turn 3 works wonders. He uses Lost Legacy naming Chandra but it's too late and I ultimate Koth to wipe his board then finish him.

    Comment: a rather good matchup. He doesn't deal well with planeswalkers, his removal is blank against us (PtE, FP) and his threats are slow.

    I finish 9th and misses the top 8 by an inch. Next time!
    Posted in: Developing Competitive (Modern)
  • posted a message on Skred Red
    Quote from cksboy15 »
    Quote from Fururikkeru »
    Creative Spark just got spoiled. I'm not sure if we need it, but it looks interesting. It either cantrips in the lategame or kills a creature. The problem seems to be the same like with the Gearhulk, our average CMC is too low for it to be reliable.


    I don't hate it. It can be either removal or it can give us a card. It might be alright. It's another card for me to preorder regardless for testing. If anything we can use it to smooth out draws maybe even pickup a missed land drop.


    I like it a lot. It's a small removal which can also cantrips and it has a sweet interaction with Eternal Scourge.
    Posted in: Developing Competitive (Modern)
  • posted a message on Alexi, Zephyr Mage
    While her ability is good defensively, you can also use it to feed your graveyard or reuse ETB abilities.

    Mulldrifter cancels the cost of her ability. Archeomancer allows you to get one of your cards back. Deep Analysis is a good candidate to discard.
    Posted in: Commander (EDH)
  • posted a message on [Offtopic] Community Thread
    Quote from Mister Lamp »
    I like 3.5 a lot, but I personally prefer 5e, I think. Especially as it gains more options for characters.


    I haven't read the book, just played the "beta". Is there enough material compared to 3.5/Pathfinder/4?
    Posted in: Commander (EDH)
  • posted a message on [[Official]] General Discussion of the Official Multiplayer Banlist
    Quote from schweinefett »
    whats the difference in reality between that and coalition victory? coalition victory as it is requires even more work than T&N.


    Tooth and Nail can be played fairly (I use it to grab Avenger of Zendikar + Regal Force). The RC has said that they don't ban cards because of their busted uses but because of their nominal uses.
    Posted in: Commander Rules Discussion Forum
  • posted a message on [Offtopic] Community Thread
    Quote from Galspanic »
    My father got out of surgery a while ago and it looks like he's fine. The docs said the tumor looked like a mushroom and the cancer was in the cap and not the stem. The stem was attached to his stomach so that was all very low impact. He names all his afflictions and this one is "buster" because he thought it looked like the alien that busted out of John Hurt's chest in Alien. He's really bummed that he can't keep it since he normally gets to keep the stuff they remove (I believe his prostate is in a jar in his bedroom). I was promised pictures but don't really want them.


    I'm happy he's doing better Smile

    Your comment reminds me of a guy who decided to taste his own arm after it was cut off ^^
    Posted in: Commander (EDH)
  • posted a message on [Offtopic] Community Thread
    Quote from Galspanic »
    Quote from cryogen »

    Pfft...

    Who is (was?) the mighty?

    This site used to be all about the Rumor Mill and would usually have 2-3 times more viewers than any other forum. We WERE the site for rumors, but now it looks like the EDH Forums are king of the pile.


    To be fair, the rumor mill activity is very dependent on the spoilers season. Wait a few months and it will go back to the top.
    Posted in: Commander (EDH)
  • posted a message on [[SCD]] Random Card of the Day (12/31) - Time Stop
    So, those are a rarity indeed:
    • Only 6 mono white creatures have reach.
    • There are only 5 mono white elves.
    • There is only 1 mono white elf with reach Grin

    Quote from LouCypher »
    White does get Reach VERY occasionally - most recently Hundred-Handed One.


    This card is awesome **
    Posted in: Commander (EDH)
  • posted a message on [Offtopic] Community Thread
    Quote from TheEndIsNear »

    I meant other than the obvious ones. I assume most people speak at least one of those in europe (vs north america where speaking only one language is the huge majority). But i meant countries where i wont feel bad by making people speak the language i speak rather than talking to them in theirs.


    You can try the Netherlands and Italy.

    In Amsterdam, they are accustomed to English and French speaking tourists and the city is really cool. It has a unique atmosphere.

    Italian is close enough to French that you can read and decipher most common texts. They also have a tourism history and they speak english well.
    Posted in: Commander (EDH)
  • posted a message on [Offtopic] Community Thread
    Quote from TheEndIsNear »
    Quote from Bur »


    What interests you? History? Culture? Food?


    I like Food, don't like Art, like the Nightlife, dislike History, like the "feel" of towns, dislike museums, like meeting people, hate watching things.


    Come to Paris Smile

    (And we also have cool museums and old buildings if you change your mind!).
    Posted in: Commander (EDH)
  • posted a message on [[Official]] General Discussion of the Official Multiplayer Banlist
    Quote from Xoth »
    Quote from Swift2210 »
    But the difference is our playgroup matured and our decks got more and more efficient over time. We are not the red-haired stepchild who should be shunned by the RC and its followers. We are you 2-3 years from now: players deeply committed to the game with a firm understanding of good/efficient deckbuilding whom enjoy games with players at our level.

    This is one of the most laughable things I've read on this forum.


    Yeah Grin Especially directed to the mod with 14k posts. Sure, this guy must not have much Magic experience!
    Posted in: Commander Rules Discussion Forum
  • posted a message on [Offtopic] Community Thread
    Quote from cryogen »
    Well my Rafiq deck played out exactly like I remembered, so I won't be playing it again. I'll probably play Oloro next week with Doomsday as a wincon. How antisocial can I be I wonder?


    You could have an alternate Doomsday wincon with extra style points.

    1. Gain enough life with Oloro
    2. Cast Tainted sigil and Vizkopa Guildmage
    3. Cast Doomsday
    4. Profit
    Posted in: Commander (EDH)
  • posted a message on [[SCD]] Random Card of the Day (12/31) - Time Stop
    Quote from CatParty »
    Quote from QDI »
    If you are interested in the capacity, I see no reason to play this over Fleetfoot Panther.

    If you are not, I see no reason to play this at all Grin


    Except the Panther has the flash we're looking for, a very impressive body for it's CMC, and it's Sun Titanable. Panther is a card I've actually run, while this guy, who I've actually never seen before, just doesn't make the cut.


    English might not be my first language but I think we agree: there are no reasons to play the Paladin rather than the Panther.
    Posted in: Commander (EDH)
  • posted a message on [[SCD]] Random Card of the Day (12/31) - Time Stop
    If you are interested in the capacity, I see no reason to play this over Fleetfoot Panther.

    If you are not, I see no reason to play this at all Grin
    Posted in: Commander (EDH)
  • posted a message on [[Official]] General Discussion of the Official Multiplayer Banlist
    Quote from Lithl »
    Quote from QDI »
    It is an enchantment, it requires a full hand to use well (if I have one or two creatures in hand, I won't get much value out of it).
    Genesis and/or Masked Admirers often removes the necessity for a "full hand".


    True! But when activating survival costs 3 or 4 mana, it loses a lot Wink
    Posted in: Commander Rules Discussion Forum
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