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  • posted a message on [[Official]] Unreleased and New Card Discussion
    Spite of Mogis, otherwise known as the "Flashback-Storm win-con number 5" + Stuffy Doll
    Posted in: Commander (EDH)
  • posted a message on [[Official]] Unreleased and New Card Discussion
    Quote from alblaster

    I was never thinking about it for edh. It seems like it could be ok in standard. Wizards seems to be on this kick of printing suicidal red creatures. Lucky for me I draft a lot, so I usually end up with a ton of good standard money cards. So I'm not worried about making money. Any money I make from magic ends up back in wizards hands anyway.

    This is a fantastic card for standard and modern (a little legacy, but not nearly as much) as a hoser. The red Eidolon is not an edh card by any stretch, thouh in some of the more tuned 1v1 metas will be a very solid inclusion.

    I wish it was useful for Norin.

    Posted in: Commander (EDH)
  • posted a message on [[Official]] Discussion of the Official Banlist
    Quote from Ph03niX
    I promote Sage of Hours as new candidate for banlist.

    Doubling Season, Ajani, Mentor of Heroes aaaand PUFF! infinite rounds.
    Or Vorel of the Hull Clade] with Ajani, Mentor of Heroes
    These are just two ways how to abuse him. And I think, you people can find another ways how to abuse him.
    Derevi, Asura, Rafiq, Mimeoplasm, Vorel and other U/something generals will Love is in the air Love is in the air Love is in the air this guys.

    The problem with both of these setups (nevermind Clockspinning, a card which is intelligently designed to do nothing) is that, apart from the number of cards necessary is the sheer amount of mana required (and turn set up) to actually pull off the wincon.

    First, we've got a 12 mana (8UGGW) three card combo. If you manage to cast these all at the same time, the game was probably over anyways. If you cast these individually, just getting around the table without losing one is an impressive feat all its own. Doubling and Ajani are high power, high value targets that no sane opponent is going to look over and say, "Gee, your board state looks pretty crappy. I think I'll save this Vindicate for something more powerful."

    It's just not happening.

    On the second setup, of which I won't go into as much detail, you need to untap with or give haste somehow to Vorel, have Ajani out, have Sage out, use Ajani's +1 without any response, Vorel's ability without any response, and then Sage's ability without any response. Again, do this and you deserved that win. It's perfectly okay to close a game out and shuffle up a new one.

    Of generals that will use him well, Vorel, Kraj, and maybe some cute version of Rasputin really care about the ability. To most others, it's an unnecessary card that has a hard-to-acquire effect for minimal value versus threat. Sure, it's two mana. Sure, you can cheat counters onto it. But doing that to Rafiq is far scarier, and more likely to win faster.

    Plus, how could you possibly ban that bronze god. Look at him. Look at that stance. He just screams "I'm not actually a mythic...!"
    Posted in: Commander (EDH)
  • posted a message on [[Duel Commander]] Unreleased and New Card Discussion
    Iroas is really good for boros decks.

    Gnarled Scarhide is okay, it's a solid 2/1 for B at the very least, and there are some cases were bestowing is relevant. The fact that it's an enchantment is kinda problematic, but for b/x aggro decks it's not a poor choice.

    Eidolon of Blossoms has uses in enchantress decks, of course.

    Hall is okay.

    Everything else sucks.
    Posted in: 1 vs 1 Commander Decklists
  • posted a message on WOTC Article - The Spirit of the Format
    Let's be real here, the spirit of EDH is something that's really simple to express but really hard to quantify.

    An example I'm sure most of you have experienced at least once:

    1. "Hey dude, want to play magic?"

    2. "Sure, got EDH?"

    1. "Yeah, let's play."

    3. "Can I play?"

    4. "Me, too!"

    The game begins. Players pick whatever general they want, play how they want, and the game goes on. The outcome is irrelevant - four players, who might not have known each-other before, sat down and played a game of magic with decks that most fully express who we are as players.

    And that's pretty cool.
    Posted in: Commander (EDH)
  • posted a message on Dredgric - Edric Dredge!
    Quote from bfine70
    Just curious if anyone in here is still playing this deck and has an updated list. I was about to go through and work on an updated list myself, but figured I would see if anyone else had kept a more recent version together and playing before starting. Lots of sweet stuff from the past few sets that makes me very interested in how this deck looks now.

    I still play the deck, but have not updated it in... quite some time. Very little time is available to me for theorycrafting and testing and such these days.

    Ideally, the deck shouldn't have changed much over recent sets. There haven't been a whole lot of new toys to play with.
    Posted in: Multiplayer Commander Decklists
  • posted a message on February 15th Cockatrice Duel Commander Tournament
    Quote from BbearZ
    Quote from Evergreen
    No word from perfekt. I can only assume he's at one of his two week supermodel sex parties he never invites me to.

    Knowing him, this is very likely.

    Just got back from it. Met some awesome people. Monica's taking me on her yacht next week.
    Posted in: 1 vs 1 Commander Decklists
  • posted a message on [Offtopic] Community Thread
    Quote from Weebo
    This isn't at all burger related, but I proposed to my girlfriend this morning. If Gaka and/or viperesque remember me being on my phone constantly at GP San Jose, it's the same girl.

    Oh snap. Congratulations. Or should I be apologizing? Your freedom is fading.
    Posted in: Commander (EDH)
  • posted a message on [[Primer]] Norin the Wary - Heads I win, Tails you lose.
    The curse was discussed some pages ago - Racketeer took the cake then, because the critter was more useful than the potential to filter.

    In any case, it's main purpose is filler. With every new set that comes out, he's near the top of the chopping list. Fun value is usually better than a loot on a body.
    Posted in: Multiplayer Commander Decklists
  • posted a message on [[Duel Commander]] Geist of Saint Traft
    Quote from asimov
    Vanish into Memory
    It kills Marath and can be used on geist's angel Wink

    As it happens, I've been playing Vanish specifically because of Marath lately. It works decently, and the secondary use as a draw 4 on your angel is fantastic.

    I guess it's no longer secret tech.
    Posted in: 1 vs 1 Commander Decklists
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