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Dec 18, 2020If we are saying that the rune is the magic, rather than the physical carving, then wouldn't a rune be an aura? Usually with "enchant artifact", but some that can be painted on creatures or carved into lands?Posted in: The Rumor Mill
Dec 18, 2020Honestly? Despite the fact that I love snow, I won't be too upset if it doesn't happen. My two biggest wishes for snow sets would be:Posted in: The Rumor Mill
1: A "Return to Ice Age", probably in a supplemental set like Modern Horizons 2. It could further explore Kjeld and Balduvia, or even the more ancient kingdom of Storgard.
2: A Christmas/holiday/Winter themed Return to Eldraine, hinted at by the snow-covered Secret Lair.
Kaldheim/other new snow plane would be a distant third.
But for now, I agree that we should wait and see. We have only seen the tiniest number of cards from the set.
Dec 17, 2020Posted in: The Rumor MillQuote from SkipperFjams »A card that allows you to kill someone with poison, sounds neat, Another infect variant?
I'm guessing it's not actually poison, but a variation on proliferate. Something that technically works with poison, but also other counters.
The only reason I say that is that I can't see poison being a theme of the set, and it would be weird to add it for one card. Although if they do, it is either the Cosmos Serpent or, more likely, the snake that drips venom onto Loki.
Dec 16, 2020ashrog posted a message on High Command ‒ Silent Night, Holy Night — Fall On Your Knees"Change the text of target spell that targets you or a creature you control by removing any number of full sentences. (Those sentences are treated as if they don't exist.)Posted in: Custom Card Creation
If that spell would be put into its owners graveyard this turn, exile it instead."
Lets the caster choose which parts resolve.
Dec 15, 2020The deck is trying to go in a couple of different directions. Which cards do you already have and which are you thinking about spending wildcards on?Posted in: Opinions & Polls
Personally, I would decide on either RG Landfall or G Mutate and have more 4-ofs of the best cards. Being focused and consistent will help your win rate.
Dec 2, 2020Posted in: SpeculationQuote from Flamebuster »What if the Phyrexians, under that proposed arc, were to seek out and free Emrakul (provided she's still captive in the Innistradi moon and alive by that point) for guidance and leadership and they become eldrazi phyrexian monstrosities? Huh? HUH?
No, no, that's not going far enough. The Phyrexians invade Theros, mistakenly believing it to be the home of their enemy, Elspeth. Phyrexian gods.
Dec 2, 2020I'm a big fan of snow. I started with Ice Age, so I have a huge rush of nostalgia for anything snow related. My biggest wants from Kaldheim arePosted in: Speculation
1. More snow cards to make it a more viable archetype for cube and Jumpstart-style limited.
2. Full art snow lands in a more "traditional" fantasy style. I didn't like how over the top "magical" the ones in Modern Horizons were. Something more akin to the Eldraine Secret Lair.
BUT, is anyone worried that snow + Scandinavian-inspiration steps on the toes of Ice Age? I mean, look at Hans, some people assumed he was a preview from Kaldheim.
Nov 29, 2020You could also have commented that two of the cards in my combo have a random effect, making it even less likely that they do what you want. The point is not "this will happen every game", just that it is possible.Posted in: Custom Card Creation
As far as sideboard tech, I did mention in my post that those decks get hosed by certain cards.
Dredge loses out to any form of grave hate.
Affinity's whole deck gets turned off by Stony Silence, including some of their mana.
Yet those decks remained popular for years and required bannings to keep them in check. Why?
Because they are so proactive. They only have to worry about executing their own strategy, the opponent is the one who has to worry about thinking on the fly and finding a way to stop it.
If the opponent doesn't find their tech fast enough, they lose.
If the opponent draws too much sideboard tech, they probably still lose, because those cards are blanks beyond the first. The proactive deck will just play and attack with creatures while the opponent draws cards that might as well be basic lands.
Beyond the decks I already mentioned, look at decks like Ad Nauseum and Storm. They fold to sideboard tech even harder, require a specific combination of cards and also require at least a little luck. But they remained popular choices over many years. Why?
Nov 28, 2020I am a big fan of Sunken Hope in these decks, especially for anyone building on a budget. Worst case scenario, it is annoying for opponents and lets you pick up and recast Wanderer every turn. Best case, it wrecks someone's Voltron strategy.Posted in: Multiplayer Commander Decklists
Nov 28, 2020I just know how I would want the Mirrodin/NP saga to end:Posted in: Speculation
Elspeth, Koth and their allies are victorious, destroying the Phyrexian leadership. But many millions of Phyrexian creatures remain, now free-willed. The future is uncertain for this world. Will it be peace or further war, down to the last man?
Meanwhile, Tezzeret flees the plane. He had fought on behalf of the Phyrexians, though in reality he had sought to manipulate them for his own ends. The strength that he had gained from their technology has left him, and he feels weaker than ever. As he pulls up his hood and shambles toward a nearby city on a nameless plane, he fails to notice the trail of oil he is leaking...
Nov 28, 2020Other good deck comparisons for the ability as written would be Dredge (gets power on tbe board for free) and Affinity (Hard to get rid of their constantly recycling power boosts).Posted in: Custom Card Creation
What these decks and Death's Shadow have in common is that they are "make them have it" decks. The opponent has a very narrow window to respond, often only one or two turns, and they have to have the correct type of interaction. If they don't, they lose.
Yes, these decka are completely built around tbeir core strategy and yes, they fold hard to certain sideboard cards. But you can't say that they aren't effective. They were borderline broken at their height, because they circumvent the normal cadence of play.
As an example of how bad it could be, imagine this scenario:
It is the finals of a Modern tournament. You are on the draw.
On their first turn, your opponent goes: Mountain,Simian Spirit Guide, Pyretic Ritual, Burning Inquiry, Burning Inquiry, Monastery Swiftspear, attack.
If each Reincarnation card adds an average of 3 power, you are dead before your first turn. The higher the power added, the fewer Reincarnators you need to get into the graveyard to make this possible. Since there is no cost, it doesn't even matter which Reincarnators get pitched. They might have discarded and utilized cards of all 5 colors, even though their deck can only produce red mana.
This is Christmasland, of course, but there is no "dies to removal" in this example. There is no response at all. Even a nominal cost would prevent this from being possible.
Nov 27, 2020Posted in: The Rumor MillQuote from WarMachinePrime »Quote from Simto »Quote from leslak »Neat arts, hopefully they deliver good cards and intesting mechanics again in this set.
Again we were mistaken in the past but the set box art screams snow lands return.
I can't imagine how disappointed everybody would be if they don't have snow mechanics in a Viking themed set. Would be a massive flavour failure for sure, but it does look like snow is coming
Like Zendikar without Eldrazi. Yep I went there.
Why so much hate for the first 2 Zendikar sets?
Nov 26, 2020ashrog posted a message on Sell me on your favorite commander you never see playedMy favorite commander is Daretti, Scrap Savant.Posted in: Commander (EDH)
You can get extreme value from recycling cards like Ichor Wellspring and Solemn Simulacrum, especially with Mirrorworks.
90% of your deck is colorless, so you can play All Is Dust and Ugin, the Spirit Dragon.
I haven't had a chance to play lately, but I have been wanting to try out Lithoform Engine, and he seems like a good home for Jeweled Lotus, too.
Nov 23, 2020Th originally proposed ability is pretty much Haunt, but spelled out a little differently.Posted in: Custom Card Creation
Tormented Hulk 1GG
Creature — Human Beast
Haunt (Whenever this creature dies, exile it haunting target creature.)
The creature haunted by ~ gets +3/+3.
Edit: I thought the intention was to have it shrink itself on the field, but give the full +8/+8 when it reincarnates. But I see now that, as written, it gives the reincarnated creature both +8/+8 and -5/-5?
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