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Apr 17, 2019God damn. For once WOTC has a shadow of a plot, and they won't give us enough tasty detail to enjoy it. I'm bugged out by their attempts to drum up story hype without giving us much story at all.Posted in: Magic Storyline
Apr 15, 2019Posted in: Commander (EDH)
My guess is it's Coastal Breach, the closest equivalent.
Apr 15, 2019TheAmericanSpirit posted a message on IGN Spoilers - Nicol Bolas, Dragon God, Deliver Unto Evil, The ElderspellPosted in: The Rumor MillQuote from gamar »I’m waaaaaay more afraid of Fact or Will than the Planeswalker Wrath
Me too. The elderspell is a glorified removal spell, Deliver unto Evil is potentially gamebreaking.
Apr 13, 2019Haven't seen this possibility mentioned: Try gold-bordered cards. They're the closest to pro-wotc proxies you can get and they cost enough now that you display the sufficient fiscal commitment. I personally play a few and no one has ever balked at them.Posted in: Commander (EDH)
Apr 7, 2019Slithery DeePosted in: Multiplayer Commander Decklists
Came out of the sea
He ate all the others
But he didn't eat me...
Greater good is something I play with almost every natively 7+ power commander. It's a smooth draw 9 with ya boi Sleepy Beachfront Real Estate.
Mar 18, 2019TheAmericanSpirit posted a message on $110 in store credit, what staples to get and any smaller yet big upgrades for my first non-precon build?Posted in: Commander (EDH)Quote from Dunharrow »
I would focus on reserved list cards and on lands (shocks, allied fetches, checklands). Damnation and Toxic Deluge seem like good buys (price did not drop much with reprints). Cyclonic Rift and Paradox engine are great cards but since they are only played in Commander, and because they are part of banlist discussions, you should know that if either card were banned the price would plummet.
This is a fair point with bad examples. Rift and Paradox engine are on the banlist discussions HERE, but sheldon nor the RC hasn't made even the slightest intimation that either card has ever been even close to being banned. The odds that either become a bad buy because of an unprecedented, unpredicted, and uncharacteristic ban is about the same as dying to lightning today.
Mar 16, 2019It was only 7 actually, the aforementioned 6 and time stretch. I underestimated how much recursion he was playing tbh. That's good news for shaving some interaction, as the recursion like regrowth, snappy boi and flippant jace gives redundancy to what counters and removal you do still have.Posted in: Competitive Commander (cEDH)
I personally would not advise cutting ramp. I've played many high cmc commanders, from Maelstrom Wanderer back in his partial paris heyday to Kozilek today, and getting stuck on insufficient funds is the literal worst nightmare.
Thus I try to abide by this rule to determine the value of opening hands:
If the first proactive, meaningful play for any given deck is its commander a la Selvala (and especially true for high cmc generals with CA stapled to them), good opening hands must show a tangible path towards reaching the mana necessary to cast it (or be otherwise godlike to subvert the rule).
Shaving ramp feels fine but actually it reduces the average viability of an opening hand and might force more aggressive mulligans (which Damia admittedly permits, but that depends entirely on whether you want to make that gameplay concession or not).
Edit: for cleanliness
Mar 16, 2019TheAmericanSpirit posted a message on $110 in store credit, what staples to get and any smaller yet big upgrades for my first non-precon build?My sugesstions are as follows. Go out and get a:Posted in: Commander (EDH)
1. Mana VAULT (~$22) (my error)
2. Cabal coffers (~30)
3. Urborg (~13)
4. Paradox engine (~20)
5. Gilded lotus (3)
6. Thran dynamo (4)
You want to aim for big buys that will get you mileage not only in current decks but future ones too. Buy niche cards last
Quote from whiffy penguin »I would not get cabal coffers. It’s a little narrow.
I would get
These go in litterally any commander deck and make the deck better. No matter what the theme is. Unless the theme is don’t play good cards.
What ******* universe are you in wheree you can get a 20 dollar card, a 95 dollar card, and 110 dollar card for only 110 dollars? I suppose being bad at reading OPs correlates with poor mathematical ability, or do I have that backwards?
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