Personally I enjoy Vintage the most, due it's extensive card pool, variety of decks and broken nature.
EDH/Commander is a close second for me for similar reasons, though it's a bit tamer, and more accessible (which is a very good thing! ).
- 7/7/2014 12:52:06 PM Posted in: Magic General
7/6/2014 2:54:01 PM
It's certainly OK for there not to be any 5-drops in a deck! What the mana curve should look like really depends on the deck and format, but generally you want to keep it as low as possible.Posted in: Magic General
If you could provide more information on your deck and the format you're playing it would definitely help.
6/29/2014 4:02:20 AM
Vote to remove Gruul Ragebeast as it doesn't work as intended - that makes three votes, so it's removed. Also, it strikes me that on our budget we're best sticking to two colors, so I'm going to vote to remove Gruul Charm to allow us to make a more solid mana base with our budget.Posted in: Casual & Related Formats
Adding three Rathi Assassin as a removal option that we can tutor for with Cateran Summons, and another tutor for our main mercenary!
Skycaptain of TomorrowMagic OnlineOCTGN2ApprenticeBuy These Cards Total: 51 (~$12.60)
4 Rogue Skycaptain (~$0.35 each)
2 Changeling Berserker (~$0.19 each)
3 Rathi Assassin (~$0.38 each)
4 Cateran Summons (~$0.20 each)
3 Gruul Charm (~$0.17 each) [1 vote to remove 3]
4 Shred Memory (~$0,15 each)
4 Power Conduit (~$0.45 each)
3 Thran Turbine (~$0.31 each) [2 vote to increase to 4]
22 Dormant Volcano
2 Homeward Path (~$2.50 each)
6/29/2014 3:44:14 AM
Posted in: ClansQuote from Etched Chester »All quiet up in here.
This is what happens when a clan's founder retires from the forums!
Also, TEIN - have you seen that Urborg is being reprinted in M15? That could help with your conundrum a little bit!
Unrelated, I've just been catching up on Metallica's performance at Glastonbury this year.
6/28/2014 5:46:12 PM
Favorites:Posted in: Commander (EDH)
- Card pool: Coming from a Vintage background I like a format that encompasses Magic's entire history without a banlist as large as Legacy's.
- Variety: There are more decks viable in EDH than any other format, so games can be far less predictable.
- Flavor: The flavor of having a general and being restricted to that general's colors is really cool and makes for an interesting format.
- Casual vs Competitive - There are a lot of differing opinions on the way the format should be played, which can cause tensions.
- The banlist - Personally I'd like the banlist to be a bit smaller to widen the card pool a bit more and leave it down to personal playgroups to decide if they want to houseban things, but this is just my personal opinion.
6/26/2014 1:07:06 PM
Posted in: Casual & Related FormatsQuote from Tarox Bladewing »1. Don't play tinker in casual if you don't want to be hated.
I actually disagree with this to a certain degree. Tinker is a very good card, yes, but without any really degenerate targets for it like Blightsteel Colossus or Sphinx of the Steel Wind it's not likely to ruin games. Plus, OP is running it as a singleton without any ways to tutor for it.
OP - How does this deck win? I'm currently not seeing anything that will actually win the game. I would actually recommend using Mishra's Factory and maybe a Blinkmoth Nexus or two as your win condition - you can't fetch them with Tinker (so you can't just Tinker -> win), they can get around sorcery-speed removal, and they don't eat up slots in the same way as most win conditions.
You're not running enough mana sources to reliably play Counterspell on turn two, so I'd replace it with Memory Lapse, which can then form a soft lock with Isochron Scepter. Talking of mana, why are you running the off-color artifact lands? Islands and the aforementioned manlands would make better inclusions.
Also, Walk the Aeons could be replaced by Time Warp if you're not running tons of Islands, and it's easier to go infinite with it and Panoptic Mirror.
Anyway, cool deck! I hope my feedback helps.
6/21/2014 4:27:18 AM
Can I get some thoughts on Temporal Extortion? In an earlier build of the deck it was my main win condition, looping it until everyone was on really low life or I was taking infinite turns, but now I'm feeling like it's a bit slow and janky and just serves to draw a massive target on my head.Posted in: Multiplayer Commander Decklists
I'm thinking that actually maybe the spot would be better served by a board wipe (Toxic Deluge/Decree of Pain), or some graveyard hate (Agent of Erebos).
6/21/2014 4:21:50 AM
Dimir House Guard is amazing due to the transmute ability being tacked on too. My favorite, however, is Infernal Tribute. Being able to sac any type of permanent and drawing you a card just makes it so much more versatile than any other sac outlet available.Posted in: Commander (EDH)
Oh, and there's Trading Post obviously; rock that with Voltaic Key and maybe even Clock of Omens and you can do a lot!
6/20/2014 4:39:13 PM
Necro!Posted in: Casual & Related Formats
6/16/2014 4:38:01 PM
I should drop in here to spread the hugs more often...Posted in: the Speakeasy
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