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Magic Market Index for April 20th, 2018
Pauper Review: Dominaria
The Limited Archetypes of Dominaria
  • posted a message on Build around Varolz, BRG
    Good thread. I have a similar deck and posters above already did a good part of the analysis so I won't repeat it all. The only piece that is missing from my testing is Flesh // Blood only for the blood part. I won a few games where I would play ghor-clan on dreg mangler, swing, and blood for lethal. It is also good to clear out blockers and synergizes well with rancor and spike jester. One last thing, falkenrath is hard to stop so tragic slip in the side is a good idea.
    Posted in: Standard Archives
  • posted a message on Esper Spirits
    I'm playing a similar deck too. For me, Dungeon Geist is really good at stalling a threat + pushing damage through after a t3 lingering. I also like running a lot of removal (orzhov charm, devour flesh, dsphere) to avoid getting overrun early. I don't play in highly competitive environments so take all of this with a grain of salt.

    I'm also having some fun with Obzedat + Ajani (cast it, pop the -3) for a 12 damage in 1 turn swing.
    Posted in: Standard Archives
  • posted a message on Box Mapping Thread - GTC Gatecrash Edition
    That was the idea at first. I tried to figure out the tracks without inputting the sequence or any relevant assumptions based on the current print technology. However it does not seem simple as row inversion introduces a lot of noise.

    Maybe Vinzito figured it out. I know I haven't yet Grin
    Posted in: New Card Discussion
  • posted a message on Box Mapping Thread - GTC Gatecrash Edition

    During the RTR period I have learned about this technique and wanted to contribute. I wrote a program that might be useful to those who do the mapping by hand. My goal was to have it solve the map automatically but I am not there yet (open for suggestions, just pm me). Here is a sample of the results I got from the RTR xlsl file :

    (ok or !ok) <card name>-<followed by>:<#occurances>

    ( ok) Blood Crypt-Search the City:183
    ( ok) Supreme Verdict-Cyclonic Rift:77
    ( ok) Chaos Imps-Palisade Giant:71
    ( ok) Underworld Connections-Blood Crypt:66
    ( ok) Loxodon Smiter-Ash Zealot:65
    ( ok) Collective Blessing-Growing Ranks:65
    ( ok) Hallowed Fountain-Precinct Captain:62
    ( ok) Niv-Mizzet, Dracogenius-Carnival Hellsteed:61
    (!ok) Abrupt Decay-Volatile Rig:61
    ( ok) Wayfaring Temple-Collective Blessing:59
    (!ok) Volatile Rig-Counterflux:58
    ( ok) Chaos Imps-Collective Blessing:54
    ( ok) Palisade Giant-Loxodon Smiter:54
    ( ok) Growing Ranks-Chaos Imps:54
    ( ok) Loxodon Smiter-Chaos Imps:53

    These are the top results. Obviously it is not the whole map but most of it is accurate if you compare it to the real map. This was extracted from 97 boxes of data using a rudimentary technique. It takes no assumption based on the tracks or the sequences so it should be improvable. Again if you have suggestions I'm open to try them.

    One last point, PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE pay attention to the syntax when writing cards to a document. It needs to be the exact name on gatherer otherwise it makes it quite hard for the program to figure out what the cards are and I will usually reject the boxes/fix the data manually (sucks).

    Let's do this Smile
    Posted in: New Card Discussion
  • posted a message on [GTC] Sealed Pool (#2, Dimir)
    Dimir splash white for the keyrune and arrows of justice.
    Posted in: New Card Discussion
  • posted a message on Is Gatecrash disappointing so far?
    Quote from testthewest
    I have been away from magic for a while, returning with RTR, and I must say:

    I didn't like the over the top cards from the block before.
    Geist of Saint Traft? Are you kidding me? Snapcaster Mage? Houndmaster? Olivia?? WTF??

    So I like a bit less power in the format, therefore I like RtR and Gatecrash.

    That being said, I think there are alot interesting cards spoiled:

    Aurelia's Fury
    Boros Charm
    Call of the Nightwing
    Clan Defiance
    Dimir Charm
    Fathom Mage
    Firemane Avenger
    High Priest of Penance
    Mystic Genesis
    Obzedat, Ghost Council
    Prime Speaker Zegana
    Simic Charm
    Whispering Madness
    Zameck Guildmage
    Burning-Tree Emissary
    Nightveil Specter
    Rubblebelt Raiders (!!)
    Glaring Spotlight (sure to be in sideboard of alot of decks until that geist of St. is gone)

    And these are just the gold and multicolor cards! Monocolor also have some nice things.

    Then again, maybe none of the cards is a "cool" as the Geist of saint Traft, were the finals of a GP is decided by the number of geists you drew.

    So people hating GTC are probably people that also like cards like arcbound ravager, skullclamp etc.

    I agree with you as I am also coming back after a long break to the RTR block. So far I am avoiding the Innistrad block so I can collect some cards before the rotation and then play standard. To me it feels that the previous block had too much of a power disparity between its cards. Can't wait for the pre-release!
    Posted in: New Card Discussion
  • posted a message on [[GTC]] Vizkopa Guildmage
    Would it trigger twice with illusionist bracers?
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
  • posted a message on PMs and sent folder

    I have sent a few PMs that were unanswered and I see that they didn't go to the sent folder. Is this because there is a problem with my account or did I really get no answers? Frown

    Edit : Setting was turned off by default, my bad.
    Posted in: Forum Software Feedback and Bug Reports
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