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  • posted a message on The Legacy Price Discussion Thread
    Quote from KnickM »
    Quote from crimhead »
    Big Tabernacle spike.

    Tabernacle is the new Black ... Lotus.

    It's way more playable, and an essential part of a winning Legacy deck that will never be reprinted. I wish that I could be surprised, but this is the world in which we live.

    When Vintage was more popular than Legacy, you needed Black Lotus to play. You don't need Tabernacle in Legacy unless you want to play a weird deck that is not everybody's cup of tea.

    Certainly a trophy card, but I'm not sure that comparison is apt.


    Posted in: Market Street Café
  • posted a message on Aaron Forsythe: [A]t this point, Vintage and Legacy are managed ~100% for the people that do play it.
    That's better than their attitude the game as a whole since Lorwyn where they've been catering almost 100% to newbs and curbing anything that turns off said newbs.
    Posted in: Legacy (Type 1.5)
  • posted a message on The Legacy Price Discussion Thread
    Big Tabernacle spike.
    Posted in: Market Street Café
  • posted a message on Remember Tiny Leaders?
    Quote from Havrekjex »
    I guess it´s a casual format for people that are already playing Standard?

    I think Brawl is meant to be an entry format for casuals that is affordable and provides a gateway into Standard. Back in the day rookies would play 60 card casual (with mostly newer cards) and often tune their decks for FNM after they got a little experience. MTG currently lacks a casual format that feeds into Standard like this.

    Not sure how it will do. I'm not really the target.
    Posted in: Magic General
  • posted a message on Remember Tiny Leaders?
    Quote from drmarkb »
    as the message finally sinks in that successful eternal formats cost and that Christmas comes once a year..

    Pauper seems to be taking off - and it's unlikely tier-1 decks will ever hit Standard level prices (much less come even close to Modern prices).

    Pauper is less gimmicky than TL (and has no affordable alternative, where TL was competing with EDH). Pauper lacks Frontiers issues too, with a huge cardpool and diverse archetypes. Unless WotC from nds a way to sabotage it, Pauper will be the Eternal format of the future.
    Posted in: Magic General
  • posted a message on Do you miss 'Counterspell'?
    I only play eternal, so I don't miss it as such.

    But I do miss:
    • A supply of new players who have not been sheltered from the "evils" of combo, control, LD, and prison.
    • More "unfun" cards entering the cardpool. Legacy is (near) overrun with aggro-control decks (midrange and tempo). Pure control decks are rare, prison only exists in aggro or combo hybrid builds, and linear aggro has been reduced to only Burn.

    Yeah, I miss old design.
    Posted in: Opinions & Polls
  • posted a message on The Next Non-rotating format speculation thread.
    Quote from ed06288 »
    i feel pauper is the new popular eternal format. with no chase mythics to sell sets i expect something else to come along but for now pauper looks good
    Basically this.

    Here is a format that is a fraction of the cost of playing Standard, but with diverse decks and interactive gameplay that is closer to Legacy than Modern is.

    This is the eternal format of the future.
    Posted in: Magic General
  • posted a message on What does Wizards of the Coast need to do to improve magic the gathering?
    Just so everybody knows:

    'They' was used as a gender-neutral singular pronoun throughout most of the modern English language. It was the late 19th century when a group of English aristocrats created "prescriptive grammar" in attempt to rewrite the rules of the language (and make English more like Latin).

    https://www.jstor.org/stable/4166805

    Posted in: Magic General
  • posted a message on [[Primer]] Child of Alara -- Lands.dec
    I'm more interested in this one:

    https://www.mtgsalvation.com/cards/dominaria/34223-broken-bond

    Broken Bond
    1G
    Sorcery
    Destroy target artifact or enchantment. You may put a land card from your hand onto the battlefield.
    Posted in: Multiplayer Commander Decklists
  • posted a message on Marrow Gnawer --- The Relentless Rat Race
    Quote from crimhead »
    I'm counting on Dominaria to give us some sexy vermin...

    Rat Colony
    1B
    Creature - Rat
    Rat Colony gets +1/+0 for each other Rat you control.

    A deck can have any number of cards named Rat Colony.


    All is right in the multiverse. Smile

    I might very well make the swap. The toughness will be a drag, but I've struggled to hit BB on more than one occasion. I like the extra tribal boost too. Smile
    Posted in: Multiplayer Commander Decklists
  • posted a message on Now that we know Masters 25, what's safe (for now)?
    The safest thing to buy would be the thing that has just been reprinted/announced. These are likely going g to be at a low point price-wise, anc are the least likely to be reprinted again in the next year or so.

    The cards you guys listed are perhaps the most "due" for a reprint (and a price plunge), and the least safe to buy or hold.
    Posted in: Market Street Café
  • posted a message on [[Official]] Casual Paper Pauper / Peasant Banned Cards.
    Now that CFB is supporting Paper Pauper with the mtgo cardpool, perhaps paper Pauper is becoming less casual and closer to being officially sanctioned?

    I do find it ironic that people think a banned list in inappropriate in casual when all races, mythics, and uncommon are being effectively banned, back in the day (before EDH) most people I knew respected the Vintage B&R list for 60 card casual (eg, no multiple Sol Rings). Only a few casual players seemed interested in "anything goes".
    Posted in: Paper Pauper and Peasant
  • posted a message on Masters 25 PAUPER Spoiler Discussion
    I think Modern Ponza enthusiasts are going to be jealous of Pauper players!
    Posted in: Paper Pauper and Peasant
  • posted a message on What does Wizards of the Coast need to do to improve magic the gathering?
    For me the most important thing they could do to improve MTG is to support Legacy. This means addressing the RL, as well as changing Standard so new players are no longer coddled and protected from "unfun" interactions.

    Also, make Pauper (Legacy-Lite) a sanctioned and supported format too.
    Posted in: Magic General
  • posted a message on Your Top 10 cards that should be in Masters 25
    I don't mean to be spiteful, Colt. I am (foolishly?) holding out for a slim hope that WotC addresses the RL this year. Seems lime the time to do it. I don't want to go into detail and derail your thread - but I am trying to be positive, not negative.
    Smile

    Also, I think think you were goading us by asking for exactly 10 cards! At least I didn't say P9 + Library.
    :p
    (Joking)
    Posted in: Magic General
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