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  • posted a message on Oath of Kaya (Del Rey Books spoiler)
    Quote from MonoBlackOut »
    He killed his equal.

    He's stronger than all planes-walkers
    I'm not saying he should be unbeatable. Just not so vaguely dismissed into "but that egg though..." and woops hereeeeee's Ugin.

    I digress, it is what it is. Still one of the strongest cards in the set.


    I mean, he also lost in a 1v1 fight with Ajani of all people.
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
  • posted a message on Oath of Kaya (Del Rey Books spoiler)
    Quote from Xeruh »
    Quote from Randuir »
    Quote from Raptorchan »

    Ghosts she freed (Ethereal Absolution) secretly were Ravnica's defense forces, and after facing some economic problems after freeing all debt slaves, Kaya just decided to rise up the taxes - and it caused massive upheavals and more casualties, weakening the plane overall right before the invasion (Smothering Tithe). Enough?
    Because its wrong to free slaves and let the free pay their share of the upkeep instead? Timing might have been really, really bad, but the act itself doesn't sound that way.
    Actually, the dead who are, as you refer to "enslaved", are people who owe debts to the guild and are under contractual obligation to work off their debt even in undeath. This debt is because the undead person in question took out loans and credit and couldn't pay it off in life.



    Yes, because the Orzhov give out loans that people can't possibly pay off to turn them into slaves even after death. They were not the good guys, at all. Making slaves of people because they needed money (which is being controlled by the Orzhov to begin with) isn't something people should be defending. Bolas uses good intentions against Kaya and Tesya, but that's one of Bolas' things.
    Never said they are the good guys, but they actually do look after the community they fostered and help families who partake in the guild's actions. Also what you said is an exaggeration of the guild. Its kind of like blaming real world banks because you took out a loan and don't have a means to pay it back. That just lole those banks, if you know how to work with the guild in a beneficial manner, you can actually excel in life and unlife. The people who can't pay off loans tend to be the same people who were in a bad spot to begin with.

    That unlike the Pre-Decamillennial Celebration Selsenya, you actually knew what you were in for if you worked with the guild. Its common knowledge for the denizens of Ravnica that the Orzhov guild is corrupt.


    The Orzhov loaned out to the most desperate with contract terms that were so tied up in legal mess that no one but the Advokist could hope to understand them. They were loan sharks, pure and simple.
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
  • posted a message on Liliana is a Marry Sue
    No.

    1) She has flaws. She is short-sighting, vain, and self-absorbed.

    2) A key for a Mary Sue is that they cannot lose in any situation. She loses. She loses more than she wins, actually.

    3) A key for a Mary Sue is that either everyone loves them, or if someone doesn't they are shown to be completely wrong to do so. Nissa hates her. Chandra dislikes her. Most of Innistrad hates her. Sorin dislikes her. Only Jace and Gideon are kind of on her side.

    Stop using the term for situations that it doesn't apply.
    Posted in: Magic Storyline
  • posted a message on No More MSRP
    I don't know about you but I think the era of the LGS is on the close. They cost money to run, to keep open, and require people to show up to buy product to keep the store going. The problem is that American consumers are quite fickle and lazy. A convenient alternative like Arena will do great damage to gaming stores simply because it removes a lot of hassle from the average gaming outing; physical copies of product, expenditure in time and gas and money, being packed into a battered area in a strip mall that reeks of dank weed and a lack of personal hygiene, not being pressured by the owner or staff to buy product. Most LGS's remind me of museums anyway; boxes and boxes of stuff all stacked up and put on shelves to gather dust and molder without anyone showing the slightest interest whatsoever.


    You realize if every LGS closed, Magic would just die right? Arena and MTGO wouldn't keep it's corpse afloat.
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
  • posted a message on The State of Modern Thread (B&R 21/01/2019)
    Quote from cfusionpm »
    Quote from Teysa_Karlov »
    Quote from cfusionpm »
    Quote from idSurge »
    "Have you ever been fatesealed to death? Its a horrible experience."

    Those where the words over and over and over, from pro's and commentators and writers. Its seriously not worth the debate. The ban list is not based on just power, or just tournament run time, but on past fears, that some people refuse to critically think about.

    "I can't tap out on turn 3 because of Splinter Twin."


    I thought we were talking about unfounded fears, not your favorite decks actual gameplan.

    Would you like me to list all the unfounded fears? Because I'm sure most people here don't. Are you purposely provoking a response and trolling?

    My comment actually directly references a recent WOTC interview from The Professor, in which WOTC people repeat this BS line again: https://youtu.be/TjCDBiybnro?t=2184


    So The Professor understand how Splinter Twin works. And what's your point exactly?

    The way you undersell your favorite deck, I'm surprised Twin ever won any games. Having to win via Snapcaster and Bolts every game because Twin was so bad against so many decks, it's a wonder it won at all. But then mean old Wizards decided that you weren't allowed to have fun and banned the deck because they couldn't stand the idea of a deck that wins primarily through Snapcaster and Bolts mattering. And then you and Jimi Hendrix went on to slay the Jabberwocky and save Narnia.

    Posted in: Modern Archives
  • posted a message on The State of Modern Thread (B&R 21/01/2019)
    Quote from cfusionpm »
    Quote from idSurge »
    "Have you ever been fatesealed to death? Its a horrible experience."

    Those where the words over and over and over, from pro's and commentators and writers. Its seriously not worth the debate. The ban list is not based on just power, or just tournament run time, but on past fears, that some people refuse to critically think about.

    "I can't tap out on turn 3 because of Splinter Twin."


    I thought we were talking about unfounded fears, not your favorite decks actual gameplan.
    Posted in: Modern Archives
  • posted a message on Going Infinite and "I Win" Combos Outside cEDH.
    I try, as a rule, to avoid combos in decks built to be played socially. Sometimes you can go infinite on accident, but it often requires 4 or more cards and around 12 mana to start it.

    Posted in: Commander (EDH)
  • posted a message on 4 Color Gates
    Quote from SavannahLion »
    Quote from somemtgplayer »
    I'm on this build for casual games. (I don't play FNM or qualifiers etc). It runs alright unless against heavy RDW etc.



    More often than not I have found the Circuits to be absolutely useless, have never needed ONCE to cast those.



    Blood Sun? Comes into play a full turn earlier and, thanks to the new rulings, turns off ETBT. Effectively turns the Gates into Standard ABUR duals.


    Also turns off Plaza of Harmony, which can hurt.
    Posted in: Deck Creation (Standard)
  • posted a message on [POLL] Planeswalkers as playable generals
    Quote from Taleran »
    Teferi
    Estrid
    Aminatou
    Will & sometimes Rowan
    Daretti

    I was not saying that all the available walkers are strong just that out of available Walkers if you gave me choice to make a deck it would probably be one of these or some dumb thing with NuKarn


    My most powerful deck is my Liliana, Heretical Healer deck. I would switch her out for Liliana of the Veil in a heartbeat.
    Posted in: Commander Rules Discussion Forum
  • posted a message on Wilderness Reclamation: WTF were they thinking?
    Quote from SavannahLion »
    Quote from idSurge »
    I mean really. Really? They thought untapping ALL lands was a good idea. How? I swear the people you design these cards have never played their own game.


    I'm not sure, but I'm loving it. I am hoping that even if it does eat a ban in Standard, I can keep playing it in Modern. Reclamation + Azcanta + Terferi? I dont even need a Nexus, just let me play this forever.


    Can you explain this one to me? I understand Reclamation and Azcanta but where does Terferi fit in?


    As win condition.
    Posted in: Standard New Card Discussion
  • posted a message on Wilderness Reclamation: WTF were they thinking?
    Quote from Teysa_Karlov »
    It's really too bad that cards that remove enchantments don't exist in standard right now.


    Oh WELL if there's FOUR cards that never see play then I guess making an insanely overpowered enchantment is FINE


    Assassin's Trophy, Knight of Autumn, and Mortify see zero play?

    It isn't like Golgari Aggro is 24% of the meta running Assassin's Trophy as a playset or anything...

    Or Selesnya being 6% running 2 or 3 Knights.

    Right...
    Posted in: Standard New Card Discussion
  • posted a message on Smothering Tithe
    Quote from Zemarr »
    Quote from leslak »
    Quote from LeoninKha »
    why is this card 6 dollars?
    If the set's brand-new, folks're gonna brew.

    imo just commander crowd


    It'll drop to $1-2 in 3 weeks, then a $1 or under in 2 months.


    I'll take that bet. It's mana acceleration in White in Commander, something they don't really get. It's also a fantastic anti-control card in standard.
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
  • posted a message on Wilderness Reclamation: WTF were they thinking?
    It's really too bad that cards that remove enchantments don't exist in standard right now.
    Posted in: Standard New Card Discussion
  • posted a message on B&R Update: Ironworks Banned, Hada Freeblade, Spatial Controtion, Circle of Flame banned in Pauper.
    Quote from user-12976315 »
    So the only Magic that should be allowed is the kind you like?

    I'd say that attitude damages the magic community as a whole.




    I'd say that attitude damages the magic community as a whole.



    My opinion is alligned with WotC visions of healthy gameplay and metagame in Magic tournaments. So my attitude doesn't damage the magic community unless you are saying that WotC herself damage the magic community with her decisions which seems to be at this point your problem with WotC than anything else.


    Wizards stated vision for the format is a healthy mixture of Aggro, Control, and Combo. Just because you don't like one of those three does not make it unhealthy.
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
  • posted a message on The State of Modern Thread (B&R 21/01/2019)
    I just don't get the logic of comparing SFM, a Legacy staple 2 drop, with Ancestral Vision, Bitterblossom, Sword (all fringe playables at best in Legacy) or even worse comparing it with 4 mana cards.



    Because Legacy has Umezawa's Jitte and Force of Will, two cards that make SFM much more playable?
    Posted in: Modern Archives
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