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Oct 28, 2017germanturkey posted a message on The State of Modern Thread (Rules Update 27/10/17)when was the last time they printed good equipment. hint: no time in the last half decade.Posted in: Modern Archives
Oct 26, 2017germanturkey posted a message on Temporary State of the Meta Thread (Rules Update 7/17/17)to be fair, opt is a sign that they're maybe trying to give better spells to blue. it's obviously not on the power level of ponder/preordain, but your deck may want it over serum/sleight depending on what it's trying to do. even cards like chart a course are on the cusp of being modern playable. if it was worded like, "draw two cards. if you didn't attack with a creature this turn, discard a card at your end step" it would definitely see play in. as it stands, because of it's anti-synergy with swiftspear, it needs a little more work to find its home.Posted in: Modern Archives
holydiva, your comment tells me you never actually played twin.
Oct 26, 2017the most expensive part of the deck if you're foiling is the snapcaster mages. they're 100 a pop. vendilion cliques range between 40 and 100, depending on which one you get. bitterblossoms are 40-80 depending on the version. it should be noted that MMA15 foils had a lot of issues, so that's why they're cheaper. cryptics are all over the place, thoughtseizes are 50ish for the theros one, 500 (!!!) for the OG. i've looked extensively into foiling the deck. i'm very happy the GP promo is mutavault. makes getting foils a bit easier.Posted in: Developing Competitive (Modern)
Oct 24, 2017germanturkey posted a message on I will be stepping down in the next two weeks as Moderator.i'm going to miss you bud.Posted in: Modern Archives
Oct 19, 2017the list i ran wasPosted in: Developing Competitive (Modern)
The deck piloted exactly the same as I remember it. Games with BB on turn 2 play completely different from games where you don't have it. snare does a lot of work against affinity, storm, d&t, and to a lesser extent, coco. the removal suite is fine if you don't run into affinity, which i unfortunately did. i guess an alternative would be like victim of night or something, but i'm not a big fan of that.
Oct 19, 2017germanturkey posted a message on What's a good anti-supreme verdict/anger of the gods SB card for BW tokens?rootborn is best for wrath effects. brave the elements is my go to for red sweepers.Posted in: Modern
Oct 15, 2017so i played a suboptimal version of this deck for the first time about a year and a half and went 2-1 with it. the go for the throats main deck really screwed me over in game 1 vs affinity. i cliqued myself twice to bottom the two i ended up drawing. it was pretty miserable. the issue was compounded with running only 3 fatal pushes (because i only own 3). a few observations i had as i was scraping off the rust:Posted in: Developing Competitive (Modern)
1. river of tears may not be that good of a land. the same goes for secluded glen. but i'm not a huge fan of running 4 fetches, as we tax our life total a decent amount already.
2. i may be off the sword plan in this particular instance of modern. this is strange because abrupt decays are at an all time low, and that's when swords (and bitter blossom) are at their best.
3. cryptic is still amazing and shouldn't be any less than a 4 of. spell snare is also very good.
4. the deck still poops on anything uxx. i really don't think we need help playing against decks that like to go long. therefore things like lily aren't really necessary, in my opinion.
5. serum visions was good in the deck. i haven't tried it with opts yet.
Oct 14, 2017germanturkey posted a message on Temporary State of the Meta Thread (Rules Update 7/17/17)i actually understand what people mean by the top tier decks right now are unappealing. as someone who used to be super into the format and is looking to start playing again, looking at "tier 1" right now, and seeing eldrazi tron, GDS, UW control, storm, burn, scapeshift, and affinity makes me sad. aside from GSD, UW control, and affinity, the play in those decks is so radically different from the days of pod, jund, twin, affinity, and wur. the only deck that actually looks appealing to me because of the type of play it promotes is wur queller. of course, what i'm saying might have a large dose of nostalgia.Posted in: Modern Archives
on a side note, big mana (not to be confused with ramp) has been an issue with the format since day 1. there still are no good ways to directly attack big mana. you used to be able to get away with going under them, but since the deck shifted to feature the mistakes of return to zen block, it's pretty hard to do that now.
Oct 9, 2017Hi guys, I recently moved here and am looking to get back into modern. The game underground in Natick looks like it lacks events. Is Legends Comix and Games the best place to jam? 5 dollars on a Friday sounds like a good deal. If anyone from the area can chime in on it, i'd appreciate it.Posted in: Deckbuilding/Playtest Groups
Moving around makes me really appreciate Albany, NY. Shout out to the guys there who somehow maintain 3 or 4 competing stores that fire events consistently and have a high level of play!
p.s. what happened to that subforum that had the local meet up information?
Apr 2, 2017germanturkey posted a message on State of Modern Thread: bans, format health, metagame, and more! (3/13 update)Posted in: Modern ArchivesQuote from genini2 »
The highest meta share deck before it was jund which was just as expensive and even then didn't post a ton of results in paper.
if you say results meaning wins, then sure. i agree. but the meta game share stuff on those websites typically indicate top 8 appearances, which is a lot more indicative of a deck's place in the format. and jund has almost always placed well in the top 8.
we've seen what happens when a top tier deck becomes insanely accessible. look at delver when it had treasure cruise. it was essentially half the price of jund and it shot up to almost 20% (or something around this number) meta game. gb is by far the best shell in the format. if goyfs and lilys were suddenly 20 bucks, you'd bet your ass a massive amount of people would jump ship to play it.
Apr 2, 2017germanturkey posted a message on State of Modern Thread: bans, format health, metagame, and more! (3/13 update)Death's shadow has a 11% (tied with eldrazi aggro) share according to mtgtop8. i'm sure one of the main reasons why it isn't more prevalent is because its shell is one of, if not the most expensive in modern.Posted in: Modern Archives
Mar 26, 2017germanturkey posted a message on Your reasoning behind playing one of your favorite decks.I play UB fae because i spent the first two years of modern's existence petitioning for the unbanning of bitterblossom.Posted in: Modern
Mar 14, 2017germanturkey posted a message on Temporary 3/13/2017 banlist update discussion thread ("No Changes")stifle would be a good blue card to help ux strategies. it wouldn't push the control end of the blue spectrum, but it'd greatly help the tempo strategies.Posted in: Modern Archives
the only card that's on the ban list that'll help permission blue control is top. and that brings up another batch of issues that wizards probably doesn't want to deal with in modern.
Mar 13, 2017from what i see, DS jund is the natural evolution of the jund archetype. people figured out a better way to execute the "jund" game plan and a better deck was created. it's akin to people realizing that the tempo version of twin was better than straight up combo.Posted in: Modern
the lack of any "real" blue deck makes me sad though.
Feb 20, 2017germanturkey posted a message on State of Modern Thread: bans, format health, reprints, new cards, and more!before someone chimes in with DTT is banned in legacy, the quality of card DTT is searching for in legacy is vastly superior to that of modern.Posted in: Modern Archives
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