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  • posted a message on Secret lair - New life 2020 (no unique cards here all reprints)
    Love the art and flavor on Teferi's Protection. Also nice to get a non-Phyrexian Con Sphinx.

    Wish they were available in non-foil.
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
  • posted a message on [ELD] four new food cards
    It IS a little amusing to see how many people underestimated that darn cat.
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
  • posted a message on Vial of Viruses (Black rare artifact from a Post-Apocalyptic Set)
    It could also be balanced by gaining 2 counters at a time, but only destroying creatures with CMC equal to the number of counters.

    Then adding an activated "outlet" ability that removes counters. For example:

    1B, Remove a plague counter from ~: Scry 1.

    Thematically, you are doing research and concocting a plague to only affect certain creatures.
    Posted in: Custom Card Creation
  • posted a message on Commander Legends EBAY leaks
    Well, I don't speak much German, but "verdammnis der narren" has to be "doom (damnation?) of fools", right?
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
  • posted a message on Tarking Clan + Brood mechanics cycle? Tarkin Clain + Brood mechanics cycle!
    Is the demon supposed to also have Delve?
    Posted in: Custom Card Creation
  • posted a message on Making our own RC?
    On a small scale, this works fine:

    My local store has their Commander banned list posted at the counter. It's similar to, but slightly different from the official banned list.

    My playgroup doesn't use a banned list at all. But we're all friends, so we make an effort to be courteous. We try to match power levels. If someone asks "No counters" or "No infinite combos" for a game or two, we will just go along with it.

    But it's not going to work on a large scale. If you try to get a game with a stranger, they are going to assume you are using the official list.
    Posted in: Commander (EDH)
  • posted a message on Dimir spellslinging cards
    Undead Secretkeeper should be "whenever you cast a spell that targets an opponent or a spell an opponent controls". That way it also triggers off of discard spells.
    Posted in: Custom Card Creation
  • posted a message on Keyword for Life-Based Set
    Lots of other games call this mechanic "Armor" or "Shield". Basically adds to your life total, damage removes Armor first before getting to your life total.

    It is still distinct from life in that:
    1) Armor only soaks up damage, not direct life loss.
    2) If you somehow have 0 life and still have armor, you still lose.

    Depending on how easy it is to gain Armor, you may choose to have it expire on the next end step, or on your following upkeep.

    You could then also have a "Pierce" keyword which ignores armor and deals damage to the opponents life total.
    Posted in: Custom Card Creation
  • posted a message on So when is Commander gonna get fixed?
    Play Brawl or play EDH on MTGO. It's easier and more likely for you to change than ask the whole format to change.
    Posted in: Commander (EDH)
  • posted a message on Troll ascetic
    Typically, the abilities of creatures (and other permanents) only function if they are on the battlefield (unless otherwise stated, such as "activate this ability only if [cardname] is in your graveyard").

    Because of this, Troll Ascetic's hexproof does not prevent it from being targeted when it is in the graveyard, in hand, etc. Only when it is on the battlefield.

    In addition, that particular ability doesn't target, as you said.
    Posted in: Magic Rulings
  • posted a message on [ZNR] Makindi Throne— Atomik.O preview
    Quote from Dontrike »
    This would have been pretty interesting if it wasn't for the kicker spell thing. Reminds me of the last time we were at Zendikar and we got a land (Corrupted Crossroads should have just been colorless spell)) with an incredibly specific prerequisite for using its mana which killed it.


    What do you mean? Crossroads can be used for any colorless spell.

    Although I do agree about this card, it would have been fine without the kicker req.
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
  • posted a message on [ZNR] Scourge of the Skyclaves— Kenji Egashira preview
    This guy really wants the bolt-lands to be widely played in standard.
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
  • posted a message on So Power Creep, much awful
    A lot of people don't seem to understand "strictly better". Not just in this thread, I hear it all the time. If you have to say "it's strictly better, except for these situations", it's not strictly better.

    It's like using "literally" just for emphasis.
    Posted in: Magic General
  • posted a message on Sacrificing in response to sacrificing?
    There are 5 cards (that I can think of) that cause a "targeted sacrifice".

    Mercy Killing
    Arcum Dagsson
    Shape Anew
    Reweave
    Sarkhan the Mad

    In these cases, you can "sac in response" because the choice was made when the spell was cast or the ability was activated. The target is locked in.

    In every other case, the choice isn't made when the spell is cast or the ability is activated, but instead when the spell or ability is resolving. The choice and the sacrifice are made at practically the same time, with no opportunity to do anything in between.
    Posted in: Magic Rulings
  • posted a message on [ZNR] MaRo's Zendikar Rising teasers
    It certainly could mean that. But that isn't explicit from the statement.
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
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