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  • posted a message on Possible solution to reserve list problem: Reserve list buyback program
    I like racing cars.
    I think its bull that i cant afford a formula 1 race car.
    I think there should be a program started that makes formula 1 race cars available to everyone.

    Or, you know, i do the kind of racecar driving i can afford, like renting time at a track and driving a tricked out monte carlo around for a few hours...
    Posted in: Legacy (Type 1.5)
  • posted a message on White pump creatures
    Im working on some of my decks for my kids to play with, one of the decks is white, the other black.
    I want to put in some pump up creatures so they have something to do with extra mana.
    I don't want to have any creatures with protection from white or black.
    Im using nantuko shade in the black deck
    But im having trouble finding a good white pump creature without protection from black.
    Id really like to use something like white shield crusader if it didnt have the protection.
    capashen knight is my leading front runner, i wish he were 2/1 instead of 1/1 like the white shield crusader and had flying instead of 1st strike...
    Any suggestions?
    Posted in: Legacy (Type 1.5)
  • posted a message on Countering thoughtsieze
    Posted in: Magic Rulings
  • posted a message on Countering thoughtsieze
    If i play thoughtseize and someone counters it, in my case specifically it gets countered with a judge's familiar, do i still loose the 2 life?
    The way thoughtseize is written, it kind of seems like i dont loose the life until after the card is discarded.

    Posted in: Magic Rulings
  • posted a message on Best black creature removal
    Thanks for your quick reply, the way you start out makes it sound like there are better options outside legacy.....are there?
    Posted in: Legacy (Type 1.5)
  • posted a message on Best black creature removal
    Is fatal push the best 1 cast black creature removal?
    How about it i open it up to 2 cast spells? What are some good ones?
    Thanks for any tips....
    Posted in: Legacy (Type 1.5)
  • posted a message on Folios
    Can you recommend a specific folio that you like?
    Posted in: Other Magic Products
  • posted a message on Folios
    I've kept my old sets in 3 ring binders for a long time, but I'm thinking of moving them to ringless folios because I'm worried about binder dings.
    So far I like the DeX zipper binder best.
    Can anyone recommend their favorite folio? I'm going to get one that zippers closed.
    Posted in: Other Magic Products
  • posted a message on Tricking attractive people into playing magic
    I take the train to work every day, frequently I'll have a deck with me to shuffle through.
    A few years ago, a very attractive, very drunk young woman saw me shuffling through my deck, moved her seat next to me, and was all..are those magic cards? I played magic with my friends back in high school....
    She sat next to me for like half an hour and ooohhed and ahhed over some of the more well known cards i have....
    She wasnt a competative player, but she clearly knew about the game....
    We talked we laughed...
    And then we got to her stop and she got off the train.
    So there's that.....

    And my wife owned magic cards before I did...over 20 years ago..

    And all of my daughters friends, boys and girls around 10 years old, know about magic. And not just from me....
    Posted in: Magic General
  • posted a message on Why I hate Mono red burn
    I've played magic for almost 25 years ...all kinds of decks.
    My mono red burn deck is probably my all time favorite.
    Its never been s teir 1 deck, but it's usually just a step behind. If I play tight, I've almost always got a shot at winning.
    Since it's not a top tier deck, there are always some decks that I have to play perfectly and get really lucky or have my opponent make a mistake for me to win.
    I play legacy and decks like dark depths, reanimator, storm are highly favored over burn.
    I can't remember a time period when burn was ever an unstoppable powerhouse.
    Posted in: Magic General
  • posted a message on Alpha artwork foil lands
    A while back, wizards printed some foil versions of an island and a forest with alpha artwork.

    Does anyone know why they didn't print a mountain, plains or swamp?

    It's been a very long time, so I assume there are no plans to finish the cycle....
    Posted in: Magic General
  • posted a message on Burn
    I'm seeing some burn deck lists that use a split of mountains and snow covered mountains.

    There doesnt seem to be any cards in the deck that benefit from snow covered lands.

    I'm looking for reasons why.
    So far I've heard that it is to make it harder to use Predict against you.

    Does anyone know any other reasons?

    Posted in: Aggro & Tempo
  • posted a message on Burn
    has anyone else been having a problem with some kind of pain in the ass artifact deck, where they turn all of your lands into artifacts and then karn makes it so you cant tap your artifacts?

    has anyone had any luck with pulverize or crash? like a fireblast for artifacts....i think they would work because you dont have to tap the lands, but it would take up spots in the sideboard, i dont know if they can really be a replacement for smash to smithereens.
    Thanks for your thoughts.
    Posted in: Aggro & Tempo
  • posted a message on How do you feel about promo foils instead of regular foils ?
    i know its an old thread, but ive been wondering similar things lately as ive been foiling out my legacy burn deck....
    my general rule of thumb, both for my foil decks and non foils, is that the original printing is always the most desirable.
    im sure many of you realize that some of the burn cards were printed before there was such a thing as foils....
    so i pick up promos and reprints as close to the original as i can. the FNM magic fireblasts, the fire and lighting price of progress, i cant afford the judge lighting bolts, but they exist and are on my mega millions wish list.
    the only card in my deck that doesnt exist in foil with its original art is chain lighting, and i probably couldnt afford it even if it did.

    so anyway, Light up the stage is giving my OCD fits.
    which printing is the original printing? is it the pack foil? or the FNM promo? they both have the original art, and they both have the ravnica allegiance set symbol. i believe the promo was a pre release and was available about a week before you could buy the packs, but it feels wrong to say that the card in the booster packs for the set is not the original printing.

    as to my own personal artistic eye, the promo is cool just in that it looks different from all the other cards in my deck, but i like that the pack version has the rules explanation for spectacle.
    its not a very expensive card, i might wind up buying both versions, but im curious as to what other people think.
    thanks for your thoughts

    Posted in: Commander (EDH)
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