11/15/2011 9:59:37 PM
Magic-League runs tournaments of varying size in all formats on a very consistent basis. Watch and learn.Posted in: Modern Archives
8/14/2011 8:49:25 AM
Right now, if you can't beat the fastest Domain Zoo and Affinity/Tempered Steel lists, don't even bother.Posted in: Modern Archives
8/12/2011 2:00:08 AM
Posted in: Modern ArchivesQuote from slipknot72102they need to add goyf,wild nactl,cloudpost, and bloodbraid elf to actually achieve this. All they did was take out decks that stood a chance against what is now the big 3
Slipknot, I've liked a lot of what you've had to say about the format so far, browsing through the threads, but... ARE YOU KIDDING ME?
Goyf and Nacatl are just efficient creatures that attack and block. That's it. They don't have any abilities like Dark Confidant does, and you have to build your deck around them (to a non-zero degree) just to make them playable. I'm sorry, but efficient Green creatures are not ban-worthy. That's just laughable.
This is the problem I have with banning largely inoffensive cards like Ancestral Vision: It creates a slippery slope where the requirement to ban something is decreased with each action, and before you know it, we actually will have people calling for the banning of vanilla Green creatures (with subtle drawbacks, even)!
I'm hoping that was just your snap-reaction to this, and not some calculated response.
I do think that Cloudpost decks might prove to be a real problem, however.
8/12/2011 12:51:31 AM
"Hey, guys, how should we optimize this banned list?"Posted in: Modern Archives
8/8/2011 9:50:18 PM
Oh man, can't believe I missed this.Posted in: Modern Archives
7/31/2011 6:15:22 PM
Right, but simply knowing archetypes / seeing how people sideboard in-game should be enough (at first). Sharing 75s after a match is completely reasonable, but I think knowing your opponent's exact 75 before the match starts in such an otherwise-unknown format really causes inbreeding.Posted in: Modern Archives
If we really want to see how the meta might develop, we should have a mock tourney on Cockatrice that we set up here and run over the course of a week or a day or whatever.
7/31/2011 6:07:24 PM
Posting exact 75s before playing seems awk for testing (right now). The format is wide open; you're not really going to know the exact list any real opponent is playing, and knowing that can lead to really inbred results.Posted in: Modern Archives
(Not trying to be antagonistic; this format is sweet and I'm excited to start playing it.)
7/31/2011 4:03:16 PM
What is SNM, exactly? I'm assuming either a tournament or just a collective testing day...Posted in: Modern Archives
7/31/2011 2:50:58 PM
I think Jitte is fine. A Stoneforge control deck needs to have a lot of creatures to make Jitte useful, and even then, Batterskull is almost always preferred anyway. (In Legacy for example, I'd rather have 2 Batterskulls or 1 Batterskull and 1 SOFI before I pack Jittes.) I think the only reason Jitte was banned is that it's easy to put it into every deck that wants it in a Team Unified Constructed tournament (which lessens the variety necessary for such an event), which the Community Cup was.Posted in: Modern Archives
Jitte is just a card that is sweet for creature-on-creature battles, and not much more. That seems perfectly fair to me.
I agree with you that trying to ban Elf Combo is a bit silly.
7/31/2011 12:12:52 PM
After some re-consideration this is my suggested banned list:Posted in: Modern Archives
[/CARD][CARD]Sensei's Divining Top
[/CARD][CARD]Sword of the Meek
(I removed Glimpse of Nature.)
Edit: RE: Nix
If you think Nix is even close to playable, wouldn't you rather just be a Spellstutter Sprite deck like UW Faeries?
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