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  • posted a message on Searching for unusual Tribal Lord effects
    Good call on that hydra.

    Knight Exemplar seems to fit the bill, Starlit Sanctum could be fun, too.
    Posted in: Commander (EDH)
  • posted a message on Kyle Hill digs mono green Commander!!!
    He was on an episode of Game Knights last year.

    https://youtu.be/7QsXbFidcv8
    Posted in: Commander (EDH)
  • posted a message on I need a mediocre commander/deck
    Without getting too specific, you could build a deck around a commander and just swap them out for a commander that doesn't quite synergize as well with the deck.

    Side note, you may also want to take the opportunity to politely educate these new players about deck building. I'm not saying your Muldrotha deck isn't strong, but perhaps these players need to have the benefits of graveyard hate explained to them.
    Posted in: Commander (EDH)
  • posted a message on Why is our community moving to two sites? What's the benefit?
    Most of my interactions with staff have been neutral to positive, though I do take issue with the way infractions are handed out sometimes. Having said that, they work really hard at improving this community and thus the MtG community as a whole. If they're going to leave en masse, I have hard time believing that the void will be filled by people who are even half as dedicated. I won't abandon Sally immediately, but if things shake out like I think they will, Nexus will be my new MtG home.
    Posted in: Magic General
  • posted a message on Vivien, Arkbow Ranger
    What about the wording on that +1? Distribute? Is that the typical wording or is it a new template?
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
  • posted a message on Season of Growth (Eric Froelich preview)
    We are Groot.
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
  • posted a message on Bone Splinters and Pacifism
    Quote from Ritokure ยป
    Solid Commons, not much else to say except the fact that I'm glad it's not Grakk again.

    Thank you! I came to say the same thing. The only time I want to see that art again is if we get a legendary Grakk card to go with it. And they have to call it Grakk, Unpacified.

    As for Bone Splinters, well...weird bird man is still weird.
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
  • posted a message on Leyline of Anticipation - Luis Salvatto Twitter
    I get that they're going for a definite theme with the art on these, but the old one was so good!

    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
  • posted a message on Proof that modern horizons will actually do something for modern.
    So your evidence is that you've seen stuff? I'm not even saying that you're wrong, but you're not citing data. It's just...your anecdotes.

    And calling the set Time Spiral 2 is wholly accurate since it has over 40 named mechanics and a smattering of callbacks. That was also what it was called during development at WotC. As for calling it Commander Horizons, Sisay, Moraphon, and a bunch of slivers would agree.
    Posted in: Magic General
  • posted a message on Reliquary Tower
    Like I said in the OP, Reliquary Tower isn't as prevalent in my decks as it once was, but there are plenty of arguments in its favor.

    1. Cyclonic Rift is the most played card in the format. Or second to maybe Sol Ring.
    2. Re: Ancient Tomb. Tomb is better, and has come down in price, but it's still 1000% more expensive than the Tower.
    3. Don't most of you design your decks to draw cards? Wouldn't you like to keep them?
    4. For those of you who would argue that the graveyard is a second hand, do your metas not run graveyard hate? I have one graveyard deck that is forced to run Orbs of Warding and Witchbane Orb just to protect my yard.

    It bears repeating that I'm still not arguing for Tower as an auto-include, and there have been plenty of sound arguments against it in this thread, but I don't think I'd ever call it wrong unless it actively hurt a deck's game plan.
    Posted in: Commander (EDH)
  • posted a message on MTGSalvation not closing. Staff still moving to MTGNexus.
    Something just occurred to me. Did Magic Find or Curse bother to check out Salvation before buying or selling, respectively? The 'The End of an Era' article is featured prominently, and there are numerous active threads discussing Salvation's closure and the subsequent migration to what we now know as MTG Nexus. What I'm really wondering is if Magic Find knew they were buying a car with no engine.
    Posted in: Magic General
  • posted a message on MTGSalvation not closing. Staff still moving to MTGNexus.
    So, according to this article on Salvation's marquis, the site was sold to a company called Magic Find, and will not be closing down. First to comment was Wildfire393, saying that they're still moving forward with the new site, dubbed MTGNexus.

    This whole thing seems a lot more complicated now. Personally, I'm grateful for the staff's effort to save this community by investing the time to create and perfect MTGNexus, but...is it necessary now? I know this announcement is only hours old, but...what's going to happen? Is the entire staff still behind the new site? Do any community members have an idea as to what they're going to do?

    Thoughts?
    Posted in: Magic General
  • posted a message on Reliquary Tower
    I do have one deck in which Reliquary Tower is part of the plan: Goreclaw, Terror of Qal Sisma. The deck just wants to ramp and pummel opponents with creatures. Accordingly, it's easy to overextend into wraths or run out of gas. The tower helps me deploy a steady stream of threats after drawing off of something like Rishkar's Expertise. I also can't count the times its mitigated the loss from an opposing Cyclonic Rift.
    Posted in: Commander (EDH)
  • posted a message on Reliquary Tower


    In recent months I've had several conversations, both real and digital, about Reliquary Tower's place in the format. When I got back into Magic in 2011 (circa New Phyrexia and M12), I was immediately taken with EDH and commenced building multiple decks. Upon discovering Reliquary Tower, it went into every single one. I encountered a lot of players that felt similarly, who also windmill slammed it into every possible deck. Then came Innistrad block, which gave us a utility land for every color pair. That gravy train is still rolling today with stuff like Karn's Bastion and Blast Zone.

    As years went by, the Tower got cut from a lot of my three-colored decks. Merieke Ri Berit, for instance, couldn't ignore Detection Tower or Arcane Lighthouse. Other decks had similar situations. The ole tower was supplanted by new utility lands that better fit the decks. It still finds a place in most of my mono- or two-colored decks, because it't still a highly desirable effect stapled onto a mana-generating land. In fact, the only time it doesn't make it into a 1-2 colored deck is if it goes against the game plan, like reanimator.

    Anyway, I just wanted to see what others thought of Reliquary Tower, if it was ever an auto include in years past, or if your opinion on it has changed.
    Posted in: Commander (EDH)
  • posted a message on Magic Animated Series Coming to Netflix - Due 2020
    I hope the series takes the time to develop the characters in a way that isn't rushed. I hope they have good dialog, and not the kind of awkward expository crap that passes for flavor text lately. I hope they have callbacks to cards that are done cleverly, and not shoehorned in for cheap fan service. I hope it's not anime, which frankly is tired and trite at this point.

    tl;dr: I've got a lot of hopes. Fingers crossed.
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
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