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Apr 14, 2014The_Lonely_Wizard posted a message on [[JOU]] Pharika, God of Affliction (GatheringMagic preview)no... she doesnt work well with dredge. being a dredge player myself, removing creatures from your graveyard is not what you want to be doingPosted in: The Rumor Mill
Jan 13, 2014Posted in: New Card DiscussionQuote from Tupie-SanAwesome
However it doesn't need to have just creatures with flash, just have prophet of kruphix. I feel master of waves would work amazing in this deck.
End of turn Master, draw like 5 cards during upkeep.
I really like the fact that wizards is pushing blue to aggro. It feels totally wrong and yet at the same time so very right
No, you wouldn't draw five cards...ephors says if a creature entered last turn, draw a card, not draw a card for each creature that entered.
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Jun 27, 2014Animar.Posted in: Commander (EDH)
Those. Every single game has one or more of those as the general from one person or another in a group with 5-8 players and they are just tiring.
Animar turns take forever, and he's especially frustrating because he's immune to most good removal. If you sweep him, he recovers the fastest.
Wanderer is mostly the same, but less fun to play against because you can't counter him cause he'll just cast him again next turn for more of the same.
May 19, 2014Posted in: The Rumor MillQuote from orlouge82Quote from AMagicalGirlI'm getting really tired of seeing this misconception...
Xenagos was not a "good guy", not in the least, he was a horrible person who did horrible things and deserved what he got.
That's another failing of this block; they did a piss-poor job of conveying on the cards why we should be rooting for Xenagos's defeat, especially in light of the fact that the gods he's opposing are horrible people as well.
I mean, apparently he's a homicidal psycho who kills people for fun, and apparently him becoming a god was damaging the fabric of Theros. But the only reason I know that is because I frequent the MTGSalvation storyline forums. The cards paint him as more of a party animal who's trying to stick it to the man. Which is actually something people can sympathize with, especially when "the man" is an ***hole like Heliod.
I can understand not putting every plot detail on a card, but why the badguy is a bad guy seems like a pretty important message to make sure you convey.
Xenagos is a true psychopath in the novels. He staged the minotaurs' siege of Akros AND gave Elspeth the idea on how to stop all of the minotaurs just so that there would be a big enough victory revel so that he could launch himself into godhood. His godhood was only able to be sustained by his imprisoning and sucking the power from Nyx-born animals. He also did just kill people for fun. Yes, Heliod and Erebos are both portrayed as major dicks in the novel, but other gods like Thassa, Nylea, Karametra, and Iroas are all portrayed positively. The gods, just like humans, aren't collectively good or bad, but on an individual level, they are easier to categorize.
That's the novel, though. Barely anyone reads the novels; that's why they switched to ebooks. For good or for ill, the vast majority of Magic players get their info on the storyline from the cards.
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Seems like a pretty good reason to me. FDR and Churchill were abusive authoritarian jerks but we still get that Hitler is the bad guy.
Honestly this whole thread seems to indicate why the Magic storylines have been so mediocre to bad in terms of narrative structure. The moment someone character is less "I am obviously the bad guy" than the Eldrazi or Yawgmoth people get so confused they can't stand up anymore.
Apparently you missed the part where I said:
That was kind of an important sentence. The vast, vast majority of Magic players don't do that.
Seriously you two, just look at how many people, in this thread alone, were rooting for Xenagos.
If your villain is supposed to be as homicidal as the friggin' Joker, and yet a large chunk of your audience thinks he's a pretty cool bro, then you have failed as a storyteller.
May 19, 2014While I am sad to see her go, the implications it has for Wizard's stance on letting beloved characters die for solid story reasons makes me very happy. Perhaps we can now have some tensions when planeswalkers fight, as I have a tendency to just assume that somehow they will make it out alive.Posted in: The Rumor Mill
Apr 30, 2014One of my all time favorites:Posted in: Commander (EDH)
Opponent has a nice juicy Primeval Titan staring me down. I talk up a good poker face, wishing that I had the Titan. I play a Summoner's Egg imprinting a creature face down with Confusion in the Ranks in play. I swap the Egg with their Titan. While this is happening, the opponent is giving me crap, reminding me that I didn't need to imprint a creature on the Egg to swap it for the Titan.
After some swearing and "acting" mad at myself, I Shatter the Egg. Wonder what was underneath? Phage, the Untouchable
Apr 30, 2014IRL game from last yearPosted in: Commander (EDH)
Player A: Land, Sol Ring
Player B: Land, Sol Ring, Mana Vault
Player C: Seat of the Synod, Memnite, Expedition Map
Me: Mountain, Meltdown for 1
Those guys were not amused.
Apr 29, 2014At a five-player table with no one out yet, I was playing Riku of Two Reflections. I had been targeted since the beginning of the game because Riku of Two Reflections (which is a perfectly acceptable reason). I had a Prophet of Kruphix, Riku, and some land on board but an empty library (the Mirko Vosk player had successfully milled my entire library into my graveyard off of a Traumatize, Mind Grind, and other mill) and the rest of the table left me for dead to lose on my draw step.Posted in: Commander (EDH)
On my turn, I used Genesis's upkeep trigger to return Eternal Witness from my graveyard to my hand. Still on my upkeep, before proceeding to my draw step, I flashed in the Witness (using Prophet) and copied it (using Riku) to recur Palinchron and Comet Storm from my graveyard, made infinite mana using Palinchron and Riku, and (still on my upkeep) killed the table with an arbitrarily large, multi-kicked Comet Storm. I'm a bad person.
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