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  • posted a message on Magic Slang
    Some more serious ones

    Top-Deck: playing the last card that you drew(as though you' played the top card of your deck)
    Cube: A custom draft deck.
    EDH: "Elder Dragon Highlander" It's a social format
    Commander: Wizard's official name for "EDH" because they want to avoid using the word "Highlander" for an official format or product.
    Top 8: Make the playoffs(usually cut to the 8 players) of a large tournament
    fizzle: when a spell gets countered because it has no targets.
    Posted in: Magic General
  • posted a message on [OGW] Huge Batch of Spoilers Including Basically All Oath Expeditions, SOI Duel Decks
    I'll bet that a lot of bad players will try to use strip mine at the pre-release, and end up only mana screwing themselves.
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
  • posted a message on Wizards Suspends 5 L3, 8 L2 and 1 L1 Judge from the Southeast
    The fact that so many posters on here vehemently disgaree with how WotC has handled this is all the convincing I need that they did the right thing.


    I don't understand the "People don't like it" implies "it is right" sort of reasoning. Id definitely doesn't make any logical sense.
    Posted in: Magic General
  • posted a message on Why are parents and grandparents of young players so mean and thoughtless
    Quote from asmallcat »
    No parent who would do that to their kid's magic collection is on MTGsalvation lol. But yeah, parents can be real ********s when it comes to something they don't understand, like demanding that a kid pause an online, multiplayer game to come do some meaningless task.




    I'm not a parent, but If I were, and I got the sense that my hypothetical child was neglecting chores to play a video game, then I Would do the same unless there's a really compelling reason to let him continue. (Having 2 hours immediately go to waste is not a compelling reason)
    Posted in: Magic General
  • posted a message on Why is the BFZ block so bad.
    BFZ is going really bad. And not just the power level, the part that bothers me is why eldrazi scions in BFZ produce 1, when now they should produce <>, why wait half into the block to change a mana symbol that has worked for 15 years. And why not have it throughout the whole block, now we got a block with eldrazi mana, and eldrazi's producing old magic mana, could they not get it together enough to have all the eldrazis in a block produce eldrazi mana

    <> IS 1, your criticism here is simply incorrect. Also, this is why the symbol wasn't changed in BFZ - http://markrosewater.tumblr.com/post/134995536608/why-was-the-colorless-mana-symbol-added-in-ogw-and.


    It would probably have worked cleaner if they started that tempting at the beginning of the block rather than the middle of it.
    Posted in: Magic General
  • posted a message on Wizards' official stance on Leaks...
    Quote from Magicman657 »
    Quote from EyeballFrog »
    Wow, a lot of the replies here are along the lines of "you shouldn't care how it gets presented". Why shouldn't they?
    This comes across as a good sized pile of sour grapes.

    How is it sour grapes?


    I don't buy cereal based on the packaging; I buy it because it tastes good. All the pretty pictures in the world aren't going to make Cornflakes taste better than Frosted Flakes. The more money you're spending on something, the less it should matter how it's presented and more how good / useful it is. There's a reason Dragon's Maze warmed shelves while Khans sold like hotcakes.



    I always thought "sour grapes" referred to saying that you didn't want something that you tried, but failed to obtain. It comes from an Aesop fable bout a fox who tried to get grapes out of a tree, failed, and walked away saying that they were probably sour anyway.


    I'm not understanding how that scenario matches that definition. Am I missing something?
    Posted in: Magic General
  • posted a message on Wizards' official stance on Leaks...
    If you're entrusted with the information, and you leak it then yeah, it's theft. It's a breach of contract.

    If you come otherwise obtain the information, such as from an anonymous poster on 4chan, then it's not theft, it's fair use. The WotC lawyers will know this even if their propagandists don't.
    Posted in: Magic General
  • posted a message on Disagreement on the Rulings
    Quote from Natedogg »
    First off, you probably want Rules Q&A, not this forum, since that forum is set up for rules questions and answers.

    As for your question, you are correct. Once a creature is blocked, it remains blocked for the rest of combat, even if all of the creatures blocking it leave combat. Unless the attacking creature has trample, it won't assign any damage in combat (assuming you blocked and then sacrificed the creature). From the Comp Rules:

    510.1c A blocked creature assigns its combat damage to the creatures blocking it. If no creatures are currently blocking it (if, for example, they were destroyed or removed from combat), it assigns no combat damage.

    You are also correct in the second situation. Giving the attacking creature flying after blockers are declared won't undo the block or prevent any damage: the attacking creature is still considered blocked and will deal and receive damage from the creature that blocked it. If they didn't want that creature to block, they should have given it flying before blockers were declared, not afterwards.




    He wasn't asking a question
    Posted in: Magic General
  • posted a message on My Magic Club is too Casual!
    build a Cube
    Posted in: Magic General
  • posted a message on Question...regarding booster boxes
    Thanks for the replies. My buddy moved into an apartment and the old tenant left a bunch of stuff. Among all that stuff were the 2 boxes of boosters. Just to clarify initial post.



    that's still a bit sketchy. I wouldn't be surprised if the old tenant came back for his stuff.
    Posted in: Magic General
  • posted a message on New Green Red Legend (Russian)
    works well with teetering peaks



    other things it lets you do:
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
  • posted a message on Is MTG art fair use?
    Quote from zachawry »
    I assume that the artists sign over all rights to WotC.




    They do now, but they didn't in the early days
    Posted in: Magic General
  • posted a message on Friend got swindled. How much would you pay?
    on another note, do you know who the seller is, your friend might be able to get in touch with a lawyer and see if he can peruse some sort of fraud case.
    Posted in: Magic General
  • posted a message on Friend got swindled. How much would you pay?
    Quote from Eavath »
    Friend of mine recently got in touch with me and told me someone had bought him a shoebox full of magic cards for $800. I told him I very highly doubted it was worth even 1/4 of that. Just finished looking through it and this was what I came up with (all number close, but approximate)

    860 lands
    1090 commons
    340 uncommons
    21 Rares (all worth no more than $1)

    All from the previous block, as well as M13 and M14.

    How much would you have paid for such a box?




    Without knowing what's in the box, except that it's a little bit more than 2000 cards, I'd probably pay around $50-$100 for it if it was someone's collection.

    There are a lot of other things that I factor in including how old the cards might be, and whether or not the same seller is selling similar lots.
    Posted in: Magic General
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