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Sep 26, 2021Al_Z_Heimer posted a message on [[Pauper]] The Pauper Cube Discussion Thread (Commons Only)Btw. starting tomorrow I will be abroad for a few months digital detoxing myself for a while. Just so you know, if anyone is wondering why I'm not active at all. ByePosted in: Pauper & Peasant Discussion
Sep 25, 2021Posted in: Pauper & Peasant Discussion
I don't get to draft all that often. I think we had about 4 drafts since the inclusion and so far it has been fine, but I'm still a bit ambivalent. We don't always draft with 8, but rather 4-6 with 50%-75% of the cube. In several drafts multiple people tried to draft the archetype and even without 100% of the cube it could get a little thin, even though I tried to go rather deep into the archetype. Another thing is, that cards like Merfolk Looter can be picked up by everyone and don't necessarily end up at the madness drafter.
Not running Terminal Agony has to do with my cube design philosophy. I don't want to dictate people what they do and I feel like, when I put this into the multicolor slot drafters would think, that they had to draft madness in BR, but that's not what I want. On the one hand there are non-madness BR decks, which work just as well and in addition to that UR and UB are about evenly supported, without a multicolor card. In addition to that Madness cards have the big problem that most of them are pretty useless for non madness decks and with having a multicolor card just for that archetype I feel like I would disadvantage non-Madness BR decks.
And last but not least one argument for the madness cards, that made the cut was that they should, if possible, be reasonable to play without madness and a 4 mana sorcery speed removal is pretty bad.
Sep 22, 2021I do think that Captured by Lagacs is better than Armadillo Cloak anyway. It's the difference versus adding 2 p/t to the board for 3 mana and gaining lifelink, vs adding 2 p/t to the board and removing a creature.Posted in: Pauper & Peasant Discussion
Sep 20, 2021You are simply describing it as a lategame land/useless spell sink for aggro decks and I think there simply are way better garbage sinks, even for aggro decks, like XR Burn spells or looting/rummaging effects.Posted in: Pauper & Peasant Discussion
Deep Analysis nowadays is a pretty bad card draw spell IMO, unless you discard/mill it. I do think the Cannon is actually a decent discard outlet. I've recently added a madness theme to test it and for discard outlets I mostly had some criteria to work well with madness, which was either having a great upside or being as cheap as possible, because the mana advantage or a reckless wurm through madness isn't worth much if you have to pay 2-3 mana for discarding it. The fact ythat you can only use it once per turn isn't really a downside in that regard, since you will barely be able to play multiple mandess cards in one turn and the fact that it's repeatable is quite nice. Again I think that cards like Deep Analysis belong in the category of madness cards or rather cards which profit from discarding.
Who plays Razortip Whip? Viridian Longbow is mostly there to be used against creatures. I think the best comparisons for that purpose would be Thermo Alchemist and Ill-Gotten Inheritance, which are booth miles better if you only look for ways to kill the opponent with noncombat damage.
Sep 19, 2021Posted in: Pauper & Peasant Discussion
After a quick count through your cube, I counted 10 exile/aura removal, which don't kill and 9 bounce effects, which can actively bounce an opponents creature of your choice. (I have 13/10 in my cube)
i certainly have more bounce than exile effects and typhon can "flashback" multiple times
I think booth are good, but for exile/aura-removal slightly outweighing bounce effects and the fact, that the first token doesn't need to be dead in the first place I like the Sightning a little bit more.
Sep 18, 2021Posted in: Pauper & Peasant Discussion
The first 4/4 doesn't need to be dead to cast the 2nd one. There is a lot of exile/enchantment removal, which prevents the Typhon from coming back.
Me neither. It always hurts to let go of a pet card and I still think it's underrated, but my fellow drafters rarely ever pick it.
I did cut Splatter Thug a while ago, but Blood Ogre was always better, with the ability to block as a 3/3. I'm still not entirely sure that it was the right cut, but with the inclusion of a madness theme I basically had to let go all most of the "vanilla" 3/2s and 3/3s which don't support any archetypes.
Sep 18, 2021I did actually find a slot for all the 4 cards I was interested in:Posted in: Pauper & Peasant Discussion
Farrel's Zealot > Cathar Commando
Master of Diversion > Search Party Captain
Blood Ogre > Ardent Elementalist
Arrogant Wurm > Shadowbeast Sighting
Sep 11, 2021I like all 4 of these:Posted in: Pauper & Peasant Discussion
-Cathar Commando: Ambush Viper and Disenchant all in one ist kind of unique.
-Search Party Captain: Attacking with 1 creature is not really a corner case and I think that Phyrexian Rager is still slightly above average. I do also support swarm with a lot of 2 mana -> 2 token makers, so this can easily be used to have good turn where you double spell with this.
-Ardent Elementalist: This feels really good to me. Red always has a bunch of nice targets and the ability to trade an X/2 compared to Archaeomancer is great.
-Shadowbeast Sighting: A 4/4 for 4 is still a really good baseline and giving green a little bit of card advantage in the late game definitely doesn't hurt.
Sep 8, 2021Overwhelmed Archivist/Archive Haunt seems kind of ok. I usually don't like 3/2 bodies, because they usually trade down against any 2/X, but in this case a trade doesn't seems like the worst. I think the Disturb cost ist very fairly costed for what you get.Posted in: Pauper & Peasant Discussion
Sep 7, 2021I don't like the mask.Posted in: Pauper & Peasant Discussion
Startle seems like of these cards, which looks super fun and interesting, but is probably not good enough. If the Zombie were able to block it would be very strong. I mena the zombie can at least be used for sacrifice effects.
Sep 6, 2021Not sure how Famished Foragers compares to Coal Stoaker. 1 more power and a random medicore loot ability is nice, but Bloodthirst can sometimes be quite hard to trigger if you aren't ahead on board.Posted in: Pauper & Peasant Discussion
Aug 6, 2021Posted in: Pauper & Peasant Discussion
The problem is, that Surveil isn't an evergreen and you would very much confuse new players if you had too many evergreen keywords in a standard set. If you had to put the effect in brackets the card text wouldn't be much shorter anyway.Quote from user-11102155 »it would be more decent if they would name surveil abilities surveil
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