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  • posted a message on Emrakul's Little Helpers
    Spike Weaver is pretty good as a repeatable Fog
    Posted in: Developing (Legacy)
  • posted a message on So when is Commander gonna get fixed?
    Fixed as in finally having official sanctioned in-person events for the format? My LGS tried doing that once with two 4 player pods where one player managed to win on turn 5/6 so we had to wait a couple hours for the other 4 player pod to finish before we could proceed to the next round. Each player was given a sheet of paper listing all the game achievements they've unlocked and for the player with the most unlocked received some kind of prize support from the store. I couldn't remember what it was but we only held the event once and that was it. This was before the pandemic btw. Even though it wasn't a competitive event it was a good way to get more Paper Magic players into EDH / Commander. The entry fee for the event was only $5 as well.

    Maybe If Wizards of the Coast were able to add more swag for prize support like sleeves, playmats, or even promo cards that would've been nice. They're probably looking at what happened with FNM a few years ago and were like, "Yeah...we're not allowing LGS Owners / Employees to fake FNM events just to sell promo cards on the Secondary Market that we give them." You sure about that cause they're selling Secret Lair drops because you thought direct-to-consumer was a good idea but really wasn't when you thought it was a good idea to make it hard for players to play Paper Magic at Local Game Stores. Wizards of the Coast, If you really put the LGS first we would've gotten those Secret Lair Fetches by now but you decided to make them less accessible.

    Though the OP made clear he was talking about changing the number of cards in the deck from 100 to 85, I can see why you'd ask for sanctioned EDH. My issue from experience at my own LGS is that as soon as there's prize support, the disparity in decks gets emphasized. My LGS for a long time would have a $5 entry fee event on Sundays, and everyone that showed up could play pods all day long with random groupings, and if you won a pod, you got a prize, and you couldn't get more than 3 prizes in a day. But once you incentivize winning, it brings out the ultra competitive decks and/or players. I vastly prefer a more casual game, but if there's an ultra competitive Zur the Enchanter deck at the table pubstomping a group of casual decks, it gets pretty disheartening.

    As to the OP's topic - no, I don't think EDH would be better if it went down to 85 cards. I think Dirk discussed a lot of the relevant considerations.
    Posted in: Commander (EDH)
  • posted a message on [ZNR] Lithoform Engine— MTGGoldfish preview
    Quote from Singe »
    This will be great in Kurkesh, Onakke Ancient and Tawnos, Urza's Apprentice EDH decks.
    This will be great in a ton of decks outside of cEDH, I'm super stoked for this one!
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
  • posted a message on [ZNR] Phylath, World Sculptor— Alexander Hayne preview
    My buddy plays a Hazezon Tamar deck, and when this dude was leaked, he said he thinks he'll switch over.
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
  • posted a message on [CUBE][ZNR] Shatterskull, the Hammer Pass // Shatterskull Smashing
    Quote from Cythare »
    This is definitely solid versatility. Just have to find a cut!
    Basic mountain.

    Edit: I'm an idiot and thought this was a constructed forum. This is cube and so I have no idea but good luck!
    Posted in: Cube Card and Archetype Discussion
  • posted a message on MDFC are gonna show up in kaldheim and strixhaven
    Quote from Xcric »
    Well considering how unimpressive what we've seen so far with them is, theyve got a lot of work to do to avoid a disappointing year

    I guess I feel much differently than you do. Many of these, in my opinion, easily replace a basic land in most EDH decks and that deck instantly gets a little bit better. Having a relevant spell in the late game, or a land in the early game, is huge, considering the nearly-zero opportunity cost of running it in a land slot. This is especially true for the mythic versions which can ETB untapped for 3 life. But any of the relevant modal spells could easily become commander staples IMO.
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
  • posted a message on [CMR] Gavin is showing some commander legend cards next week!
    Quote from Spaz350 »
    Nothing helps distract people from losing their jobs, obliterating their savings, and not knowing how to plan for their future like watching the hobby they use for fun and relaxation hyping BRAND NEW PRODUCT AFTER BRAND NEW PRODUCT every other week.

    So should Wizards put on hold any new product(s) until everyone has job, savings, and a good plan for their future?
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
  • posted a message on Moot: Is competitive magic a form of gambling?
    Posted in: Opinions & Polls
  • posted a message on Anniversary Gift for MTG Husband
    "I'd tap you so hard that you wouldn't uptap in your next untap step."
    Posted in: Talk and Entertainment
  • posted a message on [2XM] Mothership 7/29— Tokens
    Love that Copy token
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
  • posted a message on Help me remember a card by its art
    Maybe Jodah, Archmage Eternal?
    Posted in: Magic General
  • posted a message on [2XM] Mothership 7/27— Mana Reflection and Basalt Monolith
    Quote from Xcric »
    these are decent reprints, and i'm amazed mana reflection wasn't bumped to mythic to **** us

    And you, re: Brainstorm:
    Quote from Xcric »
    more brainstorm at common is always nice, surprised they didn't bump it up to uncommon just to be ********s
    hate the alt art

    Can you be any more of a negative depressing POS?
    Bad cards from Wizards: "EFF THEM!" -Xcric
    Good cards from Wizards: "CANT BELIEVE THEY DIDNT EFF US!" -Xcric

    It's exhausting reading your commentary - I cannot imagine how exhausting it is to be the person that has that outlook all the time.
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
  • posted a message on Set boosters (yet another new type of booster)
    So two LESS cards in a booster for 1 dollar a booster MORE.

    LESS product for MORE money. Easy to see through the dog and pony show WotC and Maro are running for Hasbro.

    I’ll trade all of my draft boosters for any of these pesky set boosters you obtain. You will make our like a bandit since the pack you’ll be getting has two more cards!
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
  • posted a message on [2XM] Mothership 7/23— Godo, Bandit Warlord and Sword of Fire and Ice
    That showcase sword is gorgeous!
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
  • posted a message on [2XM] Rare Boxtoppers more frequent than mythic Boxtoppers
    Found on Reddit, which saw on Twitter: https://twitter.com/mturian/status/1285803666851524608?s=19

    Per Wizards, rare foil Boxtoppers will be twice as frequent as mythic foil Boxtoppers. I suspect this will significantly decrease the EV of VIP packs.
    Posted in: Magic General
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