of course they said that.That doesn't nake it true. WOTC has made a habit of lying and misrepresentation and general cluelessness as of late. I'll take it seriously when they outline what exactly they plan on doing differently.Quote from fettpett »The guy who is in charge of Commander said tht they have heard our criticisms of C18 and are taking them to heart. Hopefully that means better sets
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Jan 19, 2019Not since I was trying to jam ancestral vision when bloodbraid got unbanned. I don't think the mana is unworkable if it's just a splash for the sb and replicate, but flipping a negate off of bloodbraid sounds unappealing. You also don't have to play blue to run repudiate, it just gets substantially worse if you don't. Maybe I will try it after the set drops.Posted in: Midrange
Jan 18, 2019Just make half your fetches misty and add one island. Utopia sprawl is the other blue source. You also then get access to countermagic post board. If you want to go really deep you can also run some number of spreading seas.Posted in: Midrange
Jan 18, 2019I've seen posts about electro dominance etc, but no love for repudiate replicate. It's a flexible stonerain for 2 mana. I doubt most players will be aware enough to play around it. A stonerain that isn't dead in the lategame seems pretty alright.Posted in: Midrange
Jan 14, 2019knto posted a message on Is there any good combo decks in Standard right now?This thread is pretty lacking. There are combos involving Squee, the Immortal+skirk prospector+3 runaway steam-kin/goblin warchief to make infinite mana. If you throw in siege-gang commander it is an instant kill. Often you draw into this combo with Vanquisher's Banner+Squee, the Immortal+skirk prospector+0-2 runaway steam-kin/goblin warchief though so you may have to sacrifice a few goblins to destroy your own banner using Goblin Trashmaster. This is generally used as the win condition of the previously mentioned goblin storm deck if you need to play around settle. Another more all in option is Squee, the Immortal+Teshar, Ancestor's Apostle+skirk prospector+Goblin Instigator for infinite tokens/mana but unlike the previously mentioned combo Teshar isn't a card you would be running anyways. If you really want a janky combo deck check out rainbow lich. Ali Aintrazi has an article on it and has played it to some success. https://www.coolstuffinc.com/a/aliaintrazi-10192018-mastering-rainbow-lich . You get to do dumb things. Even farther into the realm of jank is Hyper Cancer form MTG Original Decks(youtube channel) which is really just a lifegain/ixalan's binding deck with no wincons except gaea's blessing.Posted in: Standard (Type 2)
Jan 11, 2019For me, "that guy" is the person who comes stoned and has to read and reread every card they drafted so that you go to time on the first game. He ends every night with atleast 2/3 of his matches being draws. I hate that guy.Posted in: The Rumor Mill
Jan 10, 2019knto posted a message on Persistent Petitioners (Strictly Better MTG Spoiler) - mill commonPosted in: The Rumor MillQuote from 1110mystic »
Is there any combination of cards in Modern that allow you to tap out, draw your deck, and win on the spot?
Additionally, someone better at math than me - assuming that each other non-land card in your deck is a 4 of, how many PP and cards in your deck do you need in order for casting the Sphinx to a guaranteed win?
to guarantee a win you will need no more than 2 non-Persistent Petitioners. If you want to calculate the chance of it whiffing. That would be a finite percolation problem which you would probably just estimate from simulating it a couple hundred times
import numpy as np
while dudes_in_hand>=2 and decksize>0:
for i in range(4):
print("You did it!")
print("You dun goofed!")
except you would run that a few hundred times and keep tallies instead of printing witty remarks. (ps I wrote it in python because I hate semicolons)
edit: typo. also imagine there are tabs for my loops
Jan 10, 2019It seems like a posiible option for white weenie mirrors. playing this the turn before a history of banalia ultimate will save a lot of damage. It's probably not good enough to see play, but maybe the meta will be very tempo-yPosted in: The Rumor Mill
Jan 10, 2019Best of one's are the same as they have always been. Fun for casual jank, frustrating for competitive formats. For a company whose success hinges on their game not being gambling they sure seem keen on making the game closer to gambling.Posted in: The Rumor Mill
Jan 10, 2019Depending on your opponents colors this will be anywhere from limited all star to replacement lvl card selection. Interesting. If we get disperse or something similar at common it will probably achieve mythic uncommon status.Posted in: The Rumor Mill
Jan 10, 2019knto posted a message on Persistent Petitioners (Strictly Better MTG Spoiler) - mill commonSweet jesus you can target yourself. This will make quite the rally deck in modern. The best will be when you bring in your sb lab maniac and then deck yourself with these plus surgical extraction. It's beautiful.Posted in: The Rumor Mill
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Oct 2, 2015knto posted a message on The Magic Street Journal: Wizards Always Hurts The Ones They LoveWhile I agree with most of the article, specifically the part about speculation, I think you were a bit off the mark on pucatrade. Obviously it is a business that is intended to make money, but from what I have seen they do so by providing a service. The value of pucapoints is held relatively constant despite new users joining. The reason they offer rewards for inviting is 2 fold: 1 it brings in new players which not only means more people to potentially spend money but also a larger trading pool for all of the users, and 2 It allows for the introduction of more points into the system which is vital to keep it from failing as a micro economy (if there aren't enough points no one can afford cards and so no trading happens. This is a direct result of the price controlling but it is preferable in my mind than opening the market up to speculation). The point that "Pucatrade claims that pucapoints 'are not a virtual currency'" but that it is in fact one is much more accurate. I suspect it mas more to do with the legal implication of a currency than actively deceiving the user base. I regularly trade online and pucatrade has worked out fine for me. If you are looking for rare cards then you're going to have trouble finding them just like a regular trade system, but pucapoints make it a little easier since you don't have to have cards off their wants list. I have used the service to get rid of cards I wasn't using and to get cards that I wanted or needed plenty of times and am satisfied with the service but it is slower than a store and it takes forever to get someone to send you older cards. You can argue that it is run poorly and you could even argue that the service actually hurts the users instead of heloing them but comparing it to bit coin or saying it is a ponzi scheme is just wrong. The only people I know who are even dissatisfied with the service are people who had ridiculous expectation or who felt that trading moderators handled situations badly.Posted in: Articles
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