Give it a moment. It will return when you remember how insanely small the print run is on this set.Quote from Crazy Pierre »Unbelievable. This is one hell of a release and all my bitterness toward Wizards is fading away fast.
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May 23, 2016Posted in: The Rumor Mill
May 23, 2016Pretty dissatisfied with the art change here. This art is the most bland commission they could have done. It's like they took an unused art commissioned for a discard spell or cranial extraction and just re-soaked the ambient colour hue to blue.Posted in: The Rumor Mill
Apr 25, 2016I was greatly appreciative of Return to Ravnica and M14, but the last set I truly liked was Future Sight (and more specifically, the Time Spiral block as a whole). Mostly though, I miss the old style of design. I drafted 7th Ed this last weekend (yes, strange and randome, I know), and I was just amazed at how much the gameplay was different. 3/3s were considered big in that format, and spells were impactful. And I mean, this was a core set, what has traditionally been considered the blandest of the bland. Sets for years now haven't really appealed to what I enjoy about the game.Posted in: Magic General
Apr 8, 2016ExpiredRascals posted a message on [CA Bay Area] Discussion for the MTG-Playing Community of the Bay AreaPosted in: Deckbuilding/Playtest Groups
Davis Cards and Games.
They actually started this month, meaning that it was on Pre-release weekend. Even with that (as what I assume would be a handicap), they still successfully fired with 10 people. Prize structure was a fair distribution to Top4 (from memory, it was 100% payout of fees collected)
Mar 30, 2016Posted in: Control
To give you another example in addition to Sparki's and Cythare's, here's what I run:Quote from micah1 »Does anyone still play Intuition lands? Could I see the list?
I know this was directed at Cythare, but I figured I'd chime in. I've personally loved uba mask in the blue builds. It strengthens Port and prevents people from building up action by biding their time. It just synergizes so well with everything the deck does. I keep considering moving it to the main along with Trinisphere.Quote from snorlaxcom »How has uba mask been?
Also, remember that uba mask is a replacement effect, so you can choose to apply the dredge replacement effect with life from the loam instead.
Mar 28, 2016Hey all, I recommend diverting some of your time browsing to wander over to this thread. We're looking for user perspectives and it's a great opportunity to let us know what aspects of MTGS are core to your experience here.Posted in: Legacy (Type 1.5)
Mar 21, 2016ExpiredRascals posted a message on [CA Bay Area] Discussion for the MTG-Playing Community of the Bay AreaI know some of this thread is a bit inland, trending towards Vacaville, so just a heads up: it looks like there's a new store in Davis and they're trying to get monthly Legacy going on the first Sunday of each month.Posted in: Deckbuilding/Playtest Groups
Feb 16, 2016Posted in: Vintage (Type 1)
Your example loses to chancellor of the annex or any two counters.Quote from HaileSelassieII »First off, howdy. I've been in the MTGNews community since 2003 until DarthCow unfortunately sold out, Rancored_Elf migrated us lot here, and the email address I used to register for these forums no longer exists, so I've been lurking for a while and have very much appreciated your near-live spoiler updates. That's my intro, now onto the thread title.
Assuming you were allowed to rig your entire Vintage deck however you damn well pleased, your opponent could do the same, and current DCI restrictions had to be followed otherwise, what would your winning strat be? I'll answer first naturally.
1. Starting draw: Flash, Hulk, Manamorphose, 2x Elvish Spirit Guide, Ancestral Recall, Pact of Negation.
2. 2x Elvish Spirit Guide into Manamorphose into UU, use U for Ancestral, draw Elvish Spirit Guide and 2x Pact of Negation.
3. Use the floating U and the third Elvish Spirit Guide to Flash/Hulk out for Disciple/Ravager/0-drops, causing 32/36 loss of life.
That's turn-zero, beginning of the first upkeep regardless of who wins the coin-flip death with three counterspells to back it up. I'm guessing a deck with Leyline of Anticipation could beat this but I can't brainstorm how.
I'd propose this as a stronger hand:
Flash, Protean Hulk, Elvish Spirit Guide, Gemstone Caverns, Chancellor of the Annex, Pact of Negation, Pact of Negation
Chancellor gets its pregame reveal in, then gets pitched to the pregame Caverns. You still get your upkeep hulk kill, but with triple counter back-up.
Feb 10, 2016ExpiredRascals posted a message on [[Official]] Legacy Ban List Discussion Thread (Read OP before Posting)Re: Yawgmoth's BargainPosted in: Legacy (Type 1.5)
I think you're wrong to compare it to Necropotence. Bargain's most immediate role would probably be as a replacement of Ad Nauseam. All of a sudden you're no longer penalized for CMC, and you can pause part way through to cantrip or do other actions. It's tough to say for me if the 1 mana increase over ad naus is enough to make up for how much more broken the effect is. I'm comfortable calling this one unsafe to unban.
Re: Mind Twist
Soldier, what would the point be of trying to combo an early mind twist? Any deck that could do it would be better off just killing the opponent with that mana anyway. I can't see mind twist seeing meaningful play if unbanned.
Re: Mana Drain
While the format is faster and lower to the ground than it was when we last had mana drain, I still am very comfortable leaving this on the ban list. It's insane how much of an edge you get, even from as little as two mana. I love that legacy is blue format, but I'd rather not spike it quite that hard.
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