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    posted a message on Cube Forum Secret Santa 2016 (Sign up by Nov 30th!)
    Definitely in. Smile
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    posted a message on GP Florence 2015 Tasigur mat
    I've seen some on some facebook buy/sell/trade groups ranging from 40-50 USD or so.
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    posted a message on [Primer]Lands
    Quote from Benni »
    I got a question and I want to point out that I never played Lands at it is in this Primer. I play Turbo Depths. So one card came to my mind and I am curious whether it is playable in a Land build that uses Urborg, Tomb of Yawgmoth. It is Spreading Algae. Could work with Rishadan Port. Anyone ever tried this one out?


    It's cute, but wasteland and ghost quarter just do the job better, and aren't reliant on Urborg being in play. You'd also need a Rishadan Port or something to make full use of the land kill combo.
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    posted a message on [Official] Altered/Pimp Cube Cards Thread
    RK post is an amazing guy. My girlfriend is in love with Sailor moon and every time we see him at a GP she has him doodle a sailor moon character on her originally blank playmat (It's up to 5 now!). He's always a super good sport about it and only charges $10 for some awesome art. He also has a million tokens that any cubist can appreciate. Smile I look forward to seeing him in Jan at GP: San Jose!
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    posted a message on Sleeves and Storage Discussion
    Quote from Zetsu_Sensei »
    Quote from calibretto »
    @Zetsu_Sensei: Earlier this year we moved from black KMC Mattes to black KMC Hyper Mattes. It seems that we bust at least one sleeve every time we cube since going to the Hyper Mattes. I believe it's due to side shuffling and the corners poking into the side of the sleeves as they come down on each other. I've also noticed several that I've had to replace due to the bottom splitting. After every few drafts, I find that I need to go through the entire cube and pull the 'bad' sleeves that are busting open at the bottom. Obviously the KMC Mattes had busted sleeves and splitting issues as well, but we had those sleeves on for something like three years or so, maybe even four and the amount of busted sleeves was nowhere near what I've seen with the Hypers. The last thing I don't like as well is the texture on the back of the Hypers vs the normal Mattes. The Mattes felt just that, matte. Not glossy. The Hypers have a rough texture that, I guess, is supposed to protect from scratches and grime. I'm not a fan of it, though. That's not really a fault of the sleeve, but more a personal preference of mine.

    With all that said, it's possible that I just ended up with a few bad packs when I purchased mine, however, I probably won't be going with Hypers when we upgrade sleeves again.

    This is trully worrisome. It's exaxctly the kind of comment that makes me hesitate buying into KMC Hyper Mattes. Can anyone else testify on this?


    My legacy decks in KMC hyper mattes barely split any sleeves, but my cube has a ton. Maybe its my ham handed people playing my cube, haha. I'm going to be going to DS Mattes when I resleeve to try them out. I like the new Sky blue color too. I did however have two full runs of hyper mattes on my cubes so far and they did the job well. I guess it just depends how your players shuffle.
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    posted a message on [Primer]Lands
    I absolutely love tracker. He's insane and I'm never sad to board them in. They've won me many a game.
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    posted a message on [Primer]Lands
    Horizon canopy is nice since you can cast T1 exploration or something from it whereas thicket can't. Thicket doesn't use a land drop though, so each has their merits. I would much rather play vital force over Worldwaker, IMO. I'm not a fan of the punishing fire in the sideboard, seems like a wasted slot.
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    posted a message on To have graded or not?
    Sleeve it up and play with it double sleeved. I've been playing mine for years now and it looks exactly the same as the day I got it.

    With the current condition, I don't see a point in grading it. If you just want it safe, you can buy a screwdown case.
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    posted a message on [[Official]] Card Sleeves and Protectors Discussion
    Quote from DirkGently »
    I'm toying with the idea of double-sleeving my EDH collection, but to be honest I don't think I will. My collection is pretty large (~5500 cards, all in black dragon shield glossies), and although the sleeves get a little grimy I haven't had any noticeable issues with damaging the cards themselves. And obviously double-sleeving wouldn't improve the griminess situation for the outer sleeves.

    The cost of double sleeving that many cards is not insignificant - even at 4 cents per sleeve, that's still ~$220, plus a ton of my time. The value of the collection is pretty high - somewhere in the low-mid 20K range - but I've basically never damaged a card significantly in years of playing with them, so I have a hard time believing it'd be worth the money. I'm careful with drinks and ensure that others are too - even if I'm double sleeved, that's no guarantee that others will be.

    I think the biggest issue I have with double sleeving is deck size. Seems fine for a 60-card deck, but for a 100 card commander deck, that's a lot more annoying to shuffle. My hands are pretty huge and hold a single-sleeved deck just fine, but using my mate's double sleeved decks they're much more difficult. Compounded with the fact that I'll usually be shuffling a lot with all my fetches and general love of tutor effects. Plus the storage space - 5500 sleeved cards is not a small collection, adding extra width might force me to rearrange my boxes a bit.

    Probably worth adding I actively avoid foil cards. I have a few in cases where they're cheaper or I couldn't be arsed to replace them (imperial recruiter and diabolic intent for example). I understand a lot of people double sleeve to protect foils, but that's not a major concern for me.

    Thoughts on this? I know some people will think I'm crazy for single-sleeving tabernacle, workshop, imperial seal, etc but it doesn't seem worth it to me.


    It may not seem like it, but small amounts of dust and dirt over time will wear your cards. I've seen many foils and other cards I've wanted to trade for with clouding on the top of the card because of no double sleeves. It's totally worth it. You can buy packs of perfect fits in bulk for like $3 a pack. Cost is almost no excuse.

    You could also just double sleeve any cards with significant value. It's not like you're going to get called out for cheating in an EDH game... will you?

    I totally recommend any double sleeves, though. They're worth it.
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    posted a message on [Primer]Lands
    Quote from SlowLNF »
    Here's my current list that I'll be playing at a GPT for GP Louisville this weekend.



    The deck feels very good against Miracles and DnT. I have a lot of other matchups to test yet, but the GQ's might just be better then Ports until people start running basics.


    Deck looks solid, I kinda like the mix of RG lands you have going. I think I'd somehow like karakas in the main over horizon canopy, but that's just me. Is two fetches enough?
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    posted a message on [Primer]Lands
    Quote from SlowLNF »
    what do people think about mainboarding the 4 Sphere of Resistance in the RUG version? We're not as focused on hitting the combo in G1 as the RG version, and I find myself bringing it in in almost every matchup anyways.


    My sideboard is with the decklist. I'm still on 2 decays. They were nice being able to hit cliques and stuff and give me extra time from a slow beatdown in some cases.

    I don't play spheres right now so I can't say. There was someone who was maindecking 4 explosives, no P-fire and 4 spheres that did well in a tournament a couple months ago.
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    posted a message on [Primer]Lands
    Okay, lets see how much I remember after 4 days, haha.

    Here was the list I registered for Eternal Weekend:



    Round 1: Grixis Delver

    G1: He has a turn 1 delver followed by triple wasteland. Delver do what delver does.
    G2: I resolve an early tireless tracker which quickly grows out of bolt range and it beats through everything along with punishing fire.
    G3: I get to low life from early pressure, EE away two deathrites and obtain a crucible + wasteland lock.

    1-0

    Round 2: RG lands

    G1: He has a super early Mox diamond + Exploration + loam hand. I play carefully early as to not let him know what I'm on, leading fetch, wasteland, ghost quarter, while he durdles and drops tabernacle, depths and maze of ith. On a crucial turn, I notice his board state and wasteland his taiga, EE = 0 his mox diamond, and then bog him. This leaves him with no green sources. I find my stage and copy his depths.
    G2: I have a tireless tracker he is unable to kill (He later shows me he boarded 4 fires out), and it grows to 13/12 held back by double maze of ith. I EOT crop rotate for a wasteland, waste one, loam on my turn and waste the other and get in for a solid 15 damage to kill him.

    2-0

    Round 3: Painter
    G1: He blood moons me.
    G2: He goes T1: Simian Spirit guide + Ancient Tomb -> Recruiter for Magus of the Moon. He plays magus and I float mana and decay it. He plays a painter's servant, I play an EE at two. He plays grindstone with enough mana to activate, but I have two mana up. I stupidly tap my grove so I can double fire the servant and he grinds me in response. Huge misplay on my part. Frown Matchup is crazy hard, though.

    2-1

    Round 4: Death and Taxes

    G1: He keeps an incredibly land light (nonbasic) + vial hand, while I keep a solid hand with punishing fire. I intuition for Tabernacle, Punishing Fire + Loam, he gives me the loam. I waste him off his lands, and he has zero lands in play with a mother of runes. He vials in revoker naming mox diamond. I loam back tabernacle and he scoops.
    G2: He leads T1 Karakas and passes. I waste it. That was his only white source, and he goes Port x 2 + Wasteland while I build an unbeatable board state.

    3-1

    Round 5: Miracles

    G1: It's a bit grindy, but I eventually assemble an EE lock while he tries to keep me off EE4ing a jace for multiple turns. I recur the EE with jace at 11 and he's out of countermagic and scoops.
    G2: I die to a great Wear/Tear and mentor control. I go for broke on depths but he has an entreat on top.
    G3: Chalice was MVP here. He misplays and cliques my loam when he should've taken chalice, and it sets him too far behind. He eventually Wear/Tears the chalice but I tolaria west a second one and regain control. Ghost quarter was nice here too, cut him off white pretty hard.

    4-1

    Round 6: Burning Reanimator:

    G1: I get turn 1'ed Sire of Insanitied. I scoop before revealing what I'm playing.
    G2: I get turn 2 sire'ed, but have a maze of ith to prevent myself from dying. He reanimates a white chancellor, and I start to take damage, but eventually am able to his endstep recur punishing fire (past sire trigger), then shoot sire twice, leaving maze of ith to chancellor. I eventually am slowly punishing him to death behind maze of ith. He reanimates tidespout tyrant going to 4 and I shoot him twice.
    G3: He goes T1 Dark Ritual, Entomb + Exhume Sire of Insanity. Revealled Chancellor too not that it mattered. :|

    4-2

    Round 7: Eldrazi

    G1: He has a T1 chalice which is actually really good against my exploration + crop rotation hand, I EE it away but am too slow and die to some Thought-Knots.
    G2: He has the fun Eye of Ugin + double Endless One start which I proudly drop a tabernacle into play. I ghost quarter all his lands and he can't win.
    G3: I cut him on mana early and drop a tireless tracker while he's behind. By the time he has anything in play, I have a 7/6 and can race him.

    5-2

    Round 8: BUG loam

    G1: It's kind of like lands, but with no red cards, and cards like Maelstrom pulse and decays in the main, along with Lilianas. I kill him pretty quick with a 20/20 once I find an opening. I thought he was on dark lands.
    G2: He has T0 Leyline of the Void. What? I can't fight back against his loams and die.
    G3: He has T0 Leyline of the Void again. I get Helm of Obedience'd.

    5-3

    Round 9: D&T

    G1: I have triple fetchland in hand, so I hide what I'm playing early, while he goes T1 Mother of Runes -> T3 Recruiter-> Flickerwisp. Once he sees I'm on lands, he tutors up Sanctum Prelate which is exactly what I wanted. He drops prelate naming 2, which I untap, EE = 3 and get Flickerwisp x 2, Recruiter, and Prelate, leaving him with lands and a mother of runes against my double punishing fire.
    G2: I get locked out by revoker on EE + Prelate on 2 + Mother of runes. My out was Kgrip, but I can't find any and get slowly beaten to death with his ports tapping my triple maze.
    G3: He has a great hand with T1 mom, double revoker on EE and tutors up prelate. I decide to just go for the combo since if it doesn't work I lose anyways, and he doesn't have it. Phew.

    6-3

    Round 10: "Oozing" Reanimator

    G1: I bog his first entomb into griselbrand and make a 20/20.
    G2: I bog his first attempt again, but he goes Dark Ritual -> Buried Alive getting the Necrotic Ooze + Phyrexian Devourer + Triskeleon combo, and reanimates the ooze. Ouch.
    G3: Super grindy, he reanimates the Ooze with devourer in yard but no trike, and I rip maze of ith off the top to prevent myself from dying in one shot. He reanimates the Devourer as well, but I have depths to make a 20/20 blocker which kills him on the backswing.

    7-3


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    posted a message on [Primer]Lands
    Quote from PendrellVale »
    What is the rationale behind running 3 engineered explosives in the main deck. It seems excessive. It is tutorable and recurrable.

    Sparki, did you miss crucible of worlds or zuran orb when you were still on the rishadan port list? Crucible in especial seems so good.


    I added crucible back in going to the 4 ghost quarter lists. I'd probably still play it if I was on ports too. I didn't miss orb.

    I like drawing more explosives throughout the game. It helps in SO many matchups. Tutoring and recurring it can take time we sometimes just don't have. The card is just very good right now, being able to play around counterbalance and Sanctum Prelate, as well as being able to do things like wipe a DRS + Delver in one go early game.

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    posted a message on [Primer]Lands
    Hey guys, I played 7-3 at Eternal Weekend, just good enough to hit the payout. Ran into some rough matchups along the way. I'll write up a tournament report later from what I can remember.
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    posted a message on [Official] Altered/Pimp Cube Cards Thread
    Agree with poxy14 for any landscapes.
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    posted a message on [Primer]Lands
    Quote from SlowLNF »
    I really enjoyed having the 3rd EE. I dredged over Nissa a couple times which didn't feel great, but I don't think I had any game where putting her into play would have felt bad.

    I only got to play the Tireless Tracker against Esper Stoneblade, and it felt win more there, but that's an already favored matchup. I somehow dodged the 11 Miracles decks in the room, which is where I really wanted to play Trackers and Nissa.

    Karakas was bad all day, mostly due to what I played against. I'll likely be moving it to the sideboard. There was only 1 Reanimator deck that I saw, and I feel like Bog is far more important in the mirror.

    Any tips on playing against Painter Servant? Also, I know the mirror leans in favor of the RG version, but what should I be bringing in?

    Against the Mirror I sided in Trackers and my 4 K Grips.


    The mirror favors the RG version just a tiny bit. Against the mirror I boarded in chalices, as they're much more reliant on one-drops (Gamble, etc). The last time I played, I also got to chalice 2 to cut off loam then crucible them out. Niche but it worked. Also boarded Trackers and Grips too. Cutting them off mox diamond is huge sometimes as it becomes a mana war.

    Painter is scary, blood moon is crazy. I don't know what lists are like 100% nowadays, but if you make a token you should win beyond ensnaring bridge. Early [email protected] for a blood moon button isn't bad. Kills bridge too. If you can fetch early forest and have a mox diamond, you'll also always have 3 colors even if they moon you for EE. Watch for Welder if you do decide to drop an early EE. Postboard holding a grip can cut them off wins by killing the servant in response to the stone. Chalice is MVP for sure.
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    posted a message on [Official] Altered/Pimp Cube Cards Thread
    Had some really nice alterations in my cube but one of the cards got stolen not long ago Frown

    I am looking to replace it (with an exact duplicate).

    Can anyone recommend an (world's best) artist who do alterations? Smile


    Man, that sucks. Frown

    It really depends what kind of alter it is, as I feel there are artists who excel at different things.
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    posted a message on [Primer]Lands
    I'm glad you gave it a shot. I currently like it, but there's definitely tradeoffs and merits of both. Anything else in the list that felt off?
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    posted a message on [Primer]Lands
    I bought my tabernacle from a forum member here years ago for a little over $200, if I recall. You'll need ports for sure, but I am enjoying my 4 quarter list very much. Anyone going to Eternal Weekend?
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    posted a message on [Primer]Lands
    Trackers are insane. Speaking of ghost quarters, I'm at 4 copies in the main, cutting 4 ports and adding crucible back in from my last list. Split top 4 of a GPT this last weekend.
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    posted a message on Card Æsthetics Evaluation Thread
    Quote from Star Slayer »
    To those who got Inventions for their cubes: Are the pictures on those cards foil or not? I thought the cards would be all-foil, just like the FTV cards, but at least the ones from European booster packs seem to not be fully foiled. Just the border is foil, but not the picture. This makes those cards look pretty weird.


    Some of them are, some of them aren't. It's intentional.
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    posted a message on The PucaTrade Thread
    Quote from Raver »
    Quote from Titus0 »

    Yeah, that's quite a shame, actually. Trading/buying/selling on here just doesn't feel the same anymore.


    MTGsal's trading post switch to curse actually has some similarities to FS. The curse version was clunky in UI and the search function was arguably worse than the old version. There was talks to upgrade the trading post as soon as it came out and continued for a month but so far, nothing has been done and consequently people stopped using it.


    This, along with the uprise of facebook trade groups essentially killed trading here.

    I've also opted out of Puca now. Can't see myself going back anytime soon the way things are going.
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    posted a message on [Official] Altered/Pimp Cube Cards Thread
    I had to grab this one at my LGS. I love miscuts, especially really cool ones I can cube.
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    posted a message on [KLD][CUBE] Smuggler's Copter
    Amazing card. Dodging wraths in the aggro decks was super key, too.
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    posted a message on Sleeves and Storage Discussion
    Quote from steve_man »
    Mine is single sleeved, it'd still work for you but I'd imagine with basics you'll use up 3 columns.


    No love for double sleeves? It's less than $3 a pack on amazon, and it makes a 40 card deck feel really nice to shuffle. Smile
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    posted a message on Sleeves and Storage Discussion
    Nice box. Smile

    I've been currently using the Large Piratelabs case. It's huge, but holding playmats and a binder all in one is fantastic for me. Holds my 555 + Basic lands + dice and 4 legacy decks in magnetic boxes. The shoulder strap is also a huge plus, especially since I bring my cube many places, and even things like GP's. If I didn't have to tote it around, I'd certainly get a nice wood box or something.
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    posted a message on [[Official]] Off-Topic Community Thread
    Quote from krimsonviper »
    Ha, yeah. I'm a little rusty and I need to stop doing cutesy plays and I probably would have been in a better position instead of twentieth. :p All of my opponents were good though. I really miss Burn. Shardless is a good deck, but I have a long way to go with it, still.

    I know you made top eight, how did you do? Did you take first place, again? I know ExpiredRascals on Aluren was there as well, but I think he scrubbed out. I didn't see him after maybe fourth round? Poor bastard. Frown


    ER started well at 3-0, but crashed out at 3-3, I think. We just split the top 8, thankfully. It was blazingly hot in that building.

    Are you maindecking firecraft? I think you got my buddy on miracles in a game after he thought he was completely safe with counterbalance lock + double force in hand at 3 life.
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    posted a message on [Primer]Lands
    Quote from snorlaxcom »
    Sweet. Don't care for black anymore since bob left, but looks okay. I very rarely used gq so I have yet to feel the need to use it again. It is useful in the mirror. I like at least 1 thicket to get the ball rolling and it helps Intuition piles move a bit faster than triple loam.


    Ghost Quarter is such a pet card of mine. I don't think I can ever cut it. It's won me far too many games. I might try to find space for 1 thicket. Maybe cut the bayou? I've been liking decays a lot though. Killing a big goyf or something and having it be uncounterable is huge.
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    posted a message on [Official] Altered/Pimp Cube Cards Thread
    Quote from Altaurus321 »
    Who did those alters Sparki?


    They were done by Will LaRocque Moreno, you can find him on facebook here:

    https://www.facebook.com/RockyMTGAlters/?fref=ts

    He's done a lot of my original art alter stuff. I really like his style. I know someone else here had also gotten something else done by him too.
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    posted a message on [[Official]] Off-Topic Community Thread
    Saw krimsonviper at CFB's $3k legacy tournament today. :p Playin the BURNNNN.
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    posted a message on [Primer]Lands
    Split the top 8 of ChannelFireBall's $3k event today. I went along with snorlax's successful list and cut zuran orb + crucible for the first time.

    The (76) I ended up registering:


    R1: Grixis Delver 2-1
    R2: Deathblade 2-0
    R3: Shardless 2-1
    R4: RG Lands 1-2
    R5: Infect 2-0
    R6: Goblins 2-0
    R7: ID

    I kept a sketch hand G1 in the RG land mirror, and it cost me my match loss.
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    posted a message on [Official] Altered/Pimp Cube Cards Thread
    Another few alters in the mail today.
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    posted a message on [Official] Altered/Pimp Cube Cards Thread
    Picked this up for the cube. I really like how bright the EMA foils are. The WWK jaces are so dark looking you can barely tell they're foil.
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    posted a message on [Deck] Death and Taxes
    Quote from Pokken »
    Quote from Medea »
    Newest article is up. I'm toying around with some weird ideas, so I'd love some feedback.


    This is gonna sound a bit out there but ya considered a 1-of Daring Skyjek? Kind of a 5th evasive creature if you're setting up an alpha strike.

    (tutorable, castable off cavern, benefits from any human tribal stuff such as a 1-of lieutenant).


    1 toughness is the killer here.
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    posted a message on Which stores on TCGPlayer are serious about NM foils?
    Quote from SonofaBith »
    CFB will provide you with scans if you email them. At least they did for me the two times I've asked.


    Yeah, they will. Might take a day or two, though. Also on foil stuff, you can ask for non-scan pictures too, to see the surface of the card. I've done it.
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    posted a message on Which stores on TCGPlayer are serious about NM foils?
    ABUgames has generally been amazing on conditions for me. CFB was good before, but got worse lately.
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    posted a message on [Official] Altered/Pimp Cube Cards Thread
    That's an insane price. Nice pick ups.
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    posted a message on [Primer]Lands


    Dang, well done. Glad to see a RUG list back in the top! Congrats! I love the third EE. How was two tropicals for you?
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    posted a message on [CN2] Conspiracy 2: Includes and Testing
    Got to cube a lot tonight... Hymn of the Wilds is busted. It's just insane. It saw play in monoW taxes (T1 Thalia T2 Brimaz...), a creature centric opposition deck, and a mono G ramp deck. Amazing every time, very hard to keep up with.
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    posted a message on [Primer]Lands
    What is the reason that so many lists only run 3 or 2 Dark Depths? I thought it is the main combo piece and you want to see it pretty much all the time? I get that being legendary makes it a diminishing return but that does not seem like a huge argument against running 4?


    Deck space is really tight and drawing them in multiples is pretty bad. Plus you play crop rotations, gambles and in blue versions Tolaria West. Combine that with dredging multiple times and you shouldn't have too much trouble finding one. If they produced any sort of mana, it would be much more enticing, and not as bad in multiples.
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    posted a message on [Primer]Lands
    This list did pretty well recently at an SCG Classic. It's worth noting it runs 2 copies of gamble and a RG type sideboard with more chalices. Big fan of the 3 EE.

    http://sales.starcitygames.com//deckdatabase/displaydeck.php?DeckID=106623
    Posted in: Control
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    posted a message on [Primer]Lands
    RUG Delver and Canadian Thresh should be the same deck. Oops all spells is an awful matchup. Expect to lose that one almost every time.

    Against BUG, they are incredibly weak to just jamming the 20/20 into play, as their removal besides Liliana doesn't hit it and they cannot block besides Baleful Strix. They're also very light on counter magic, just 4 forces, sometimes 3.
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    posted a message on [Primer]Lands
    Hey,

    Thanks a lot for the answer. I never even heard of a RUG Version of lands.
    I think i will stick to the "classic" lands deck.

    General question: How does the deck fare against combo? In the version i played so far i have 4 Sphere of Resistance in the SB. Is this the only real way to tax Storm and other combo decks?


    Classic lands is actually the RUG version. Wink

    You can play more chalice of the void or thorn of amethyst as extras in your board.
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    posted a message on [Official] Altered/Pimp Cube Cards Thread
    Quote from calibretto »
    That's the Sol Ring we use as well. I also would prefer Beta, but we ended up with a signed copy of this one so that's what went in. I actually wish there was a non-FTV foil version with the FTV art. I really like that artwork.


    Isn't that just a commander deck sol ring?
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    posted a message on [Primer]Lands
    Quote from Keiichi »
    Coming back to Lands after about three years, and I'm quite impressed by the deck's current standing in the format. I remember there were some doubts a few years ago whether Lands would ever be competitive again.

    Quick question, assuming the price of Tabernacle isn't a concern...

    What kind of metagame would cause us to want to play a second Tabernacle? What matchups? Side or main?

    Thanks for your input, and I look forward to re-engaging with the Lands community in the near future Grin .


    I don't think I'd play a second tabernacle unless my meta was completely overrun with fair creature/tribal decks like merfolk, elves, goblins, maverick, D&T, etc.
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    posted a message on Sleeves and Storage Discussion
    Quote from erVlado »
    Does anyone have experience with the KMC Hypermat purple sleeves? I want a slightly offbeat color of sleeves for my cube, but after being disappointed that the Ultra Pro pro matte orange sleeves aren't actually opaque, I want to make sure the next ones I order will be.


    So I have both the Purples from Dragonshield and the KMC Purple Hyper Matte. I prefer the darker tone of the Dragonshield purples. The KMCs are pretty much violet unless they came out with a new color. I did buy these sleeves over 15 years ago.

    If you're looking for quality, KMC. I've had a lot of dragonshield sleeves split on me.


    Anyone know where to buy bulk sleeves? All I know are LGS's and Amazon. Thanks!

    EDIT: I looked through some of this post but some of the links are dead.



    Potomac Dist is okay for buying bulk sleeves but you need a $150 order to make shipping free. I personally just shop on amazon for sleeves now. It's more or less wholesale price and you can get amazon prime on a lot of them. I just bought 1K KMC Perfect fits for around $25. Hard to beat that.
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    posted a message on [Primer]Lands
    Quote from MythicCommon »
    we ever consider lodestone golem?


    For the side? I suppose it dodges abrupt decay, but at 4 mana it comes down a bit too late when we want it. Sphere of resistance is superior.
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    posted a message on The Legacy Price Discussion Thread
    There goes city of traitors.
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    posted a message on Altered Lightning Greaves?
    Putting gold leaf on the card borders is actually pretty hard to do. I'm guessing this was done by Kevin Lepage since he normally does this kind of stuff. That being said you could probably get a $10 premium or so over a regular copy, I'd guess.
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    posted a message on Altered Lightning Greaves?
    Depends entirely what it looks like and the quality of the alter.
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    posted a message on The Legacy Price Discussion Thread
    The chances that they would be played alongside each other would be astronomically high as I imagine lands players have wet dreams about making people pay 2 per creature each upkeep.


    Rolleyes

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    posted a message on [CUBE][SOI] Sorin, Grim Nemesis
    So, how is this Sorin still treating people after a few months?
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    posted a message on The Legacy Price Discussion Thread
    Lion's Eye Diamond just doubled.
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    posted a message on The Legacy Price Discussion Thread
    Ancient Tomb is up $15. Severely underpriced for some time now. Where it'll end up... who knows?
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    posted a message on [CUBE][EMN] Tamiyo, Field Researcher
    Her +1 is deal damage like jitte, not Edric.
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    posted a message on [Official] Altered/Pimp Cube Cards Thread
    Quote from Zetsu_Sensei »
    Quote from _i0 »
    Nothing can beat a Legends Sylvan Library, though Smile

    No offence, but this is so true. OG Legends cards rock!


    I have one, I'm just a total foil junkie. 😋
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    posted a message on [Official] Altered/Pimp Cube Cards Thread
    Some foil EMA stuff for cube. The foiling on all of these looks SUUUUPER nice. Looking around for an EMA Jace next. I know pack foil is usually the way to go for these, but the brightness of the foil beats out dark WWK foils for me.
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    posted a message on The Commander Price Discussion Thread
    Quote from NGW »
    Screw it, picked up an LP (hopefully not too LP) foil Toxic Deluge for $58 shipped off TCG Player. I regretted not biting in the $40 range before it spiked, I don't want to risk it spiking again or stabilizing higher.


    Seems like an amazing price that won't go lower. Nice snag.
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    posted a message on [EMN] Unsubstantiate
    Quote from asmallcat »
    Nice to see this effect again (have we seen it since old venser?), but I don't think this is good enough for cube. Both modes are card disadvantage, and at 2 mana, you're not getting that much of a tempo advantage in most cases probably.


    It was on Brutal Expulsion, but that didn't make the cut for most of us.

    Neat card, but I'm not sure it's good enough.
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    posted a message on [Primer]Lands
    Wow 9 people tournament for a box of eternal masters? What's the buy-in for something like that? OMG

    I don't think sphere is very good against D&T, I generally board grips, decays and revokers in that matchup.
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    posted a message on [Primer]Lands
    I don't like Null Rod in a deck with Mox Diamonds, but I guess it's also because I play Explosives. It might be okay in your list.
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    posted a message on [Official] Altered/Pimp Cube Cards Thread
    Quote from Omirr85 »
    Aside from the Mind Twist posted here I have seen very little good alter ideas for Mind Twist. Does anyone here have a cool idea or example for altering a Mind Twist?


    Here's mine.
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    posted a message on Which Vendors at GP Pittsburgh have the best buy prices.
    You're honestly just going to have to walk around the room and find out yourself. There's a lot of factors in vendor buy prices, depending on stock, availability and flex spending they can do.
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    posted a message on [[Official]] What is the most pimp card/deck you've seen or owned? (SEE RULES!)
    Quote from DanzBorin »
    Love that deck. I'm a burn fan and dig all the shiny.

    Only thing cooler would have been textless foil Bolts. And I don't mean the player reward ones. I remember when you would see the accidental Bolts pop up regularly. Sadly that was 15+ years ago. Now they are very hard to track down.


    You wouldn't want to get those signed, though. They're worth more untouched. They're also more than a lotus.
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    posted a message on The PucaTrade Thread
    Quote from Dolono »
    Oh, I just want a faster turnaround on the points, and felt (probably erroneously) that fewer complications would arise by shipping it closer.

    I can understand puca's perspective if they did not want folks to have address access prior to sending, in case that would dissuade people from trading cross country or something.
    Quote from Dolono »
    Oh, I just want a faster turnaround on the points, and felt (probably erroneously) that fewer complications would arise by shipping it closer.

    I can understand puca's perspective if they did not want folks to have address access prior to sending, in case that would dissuade people from trading cross country or something.


    Yeah, I don't think there's a way to do that. As for point turnaround, it's all up to USPS and not distance it seems. I had a pucatrade package from a town two over take 8 days to arrive. I could drive there in 10 minutes. What... what..? what.
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    posted a message on The PucaTrade Thread
    Quote from Dolono »
    Is there any way to look at a prospective trade partner's address prior to confirming a card? I have a mid-value, in demand card I would like to offload, but would like to trade with someone in the same city, state, or region if possible.

    Thanks!


    Just curious, why region/state? Shipping with tracking costs the same whether you're going to the same state or across to the east coast. You're also still covered by the puca guarantee as long as you ship it tracked. If you wanted to trade in the area, then you're better off going to your LGS.


    Puca has been slow, but EMA stuff is moving great. Gotten quite a few cube foils and even a few abrupt decays today.
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    posted a message on The [Un]Official "Buy or Sell?" Thread!
    Quote from Is_It_Izzet »
    Anyone know where Foil Force of Will is going? How much would it even go for towards a vendor?


    They went up quite a lot in the past week. There is ZERO reason anyone should consider vendoring a foil FoW.
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    posted a message on [Primer]Lands
    I'm still basically on that exact same 61 in the OP. Minus Urborg +1 stage.
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    posted a message on [Official] Altered/Pimp Cube Cards Thread
    ALL GLORY TO THE HYPNOTOAD!
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    posted a message on [Official] Altered/Pimp Cube Cards Thread
    Quote from wtwlf123 »
    @Juju: Still looks awesome; the old frame makes it pop.

    @Sparki: The Vault art is awesome! Which artist is that? Also, the Shaman looks great. Very Demonium-esque.


    The vault is done by Will LaRocque Moreno.

    The DRS was done by Bristol, from here on MtGS. He recently got back in the swing of things, so it's great to get a few pieces done. Smile
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    posted a message on [Official] Altered/Pimp Cube Cards Thread
    Few new alters. Smile
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    posted a message on The Legacy Price Discussion Thread
    My friend and I had the opposite experience. Out of three boxes, we got at least a playset of cabal therapies and chain lightnings (I think I have 6 chain lits), along with 3 dazes, and more than a set each of pyro/STP/brainstorm.
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    posted a message on When to buy EMA singles
    Echoing that now is a pretty good time. Things are much lower than I thought they'd be, especially if you're trying to just buy them with cash on the low end of TCGplayer. Stuff like foil Daze at $30 is NOT going to last with it being played as a 4 of in most legacy decks that want it and the limited print run, for example.
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    posted a message on The Legacy Price Discussion Thread
    Okay guys... Let's stay on the topic of actual legacy card price changes.
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    posted a message on [Primer]Lands
    Quote from freedom »
    Quote from Sparki »
    Smokestack and Worm Harvest are insane against miracles. G1 should be EE lock as the main plan, IMO.


    I got that combo off once...

    I only run one EE but it did work at CMC = 5 against miracles to get his counterbalance.


    I play two MD plus tutorable with west. They can't interact with it well and it kills all of their threats. Anything cmc 3+ is usually fine. They run a few 3's but it's generally a safe spot unless they get lucky. Most don't run any cliques main unless on the legends build in which case they're even weaker to wasteland. They usually play just one council's judgment and entreats as 3's now.
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