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  • posted a message on It can't be helped. [MTGS Brigade] will have to use THAT!
    Welcome back to...

    MTGS Brigade


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    A couple of words about our current situation:
    As you probably know, our last thread has ended... prematurely. Some of our clan members didn't care enough to post even when we had the notice of closure, and honestly, I can't blame them - we simply ran out of subjects to discuss and had no new blood at all. The closure served as a good eye-opener to us, and we've discussed many different options of making our experience in the thread more than "Speak your mind about the latest shows". And this is what we've decided on:

    Once a week, every Monday, there will be a new topic posted for everyone to discuss. It might be the latest anime season, it might be a poll to decide on a movie for everyone to watch, it might be watching and discussing the said movie. Hell, it just might even be MtG-related!

    Of course, the discussion should not be restricted to this topic: if anything, it's going to just give us something to talk about during the less active times. And if you want to discuss something else, by all means, do it!

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    Members:
    Singer of White Line
    Rank: Acting Commander in Chief
    Title: Doctor Victor West
    Mr. Stuff
    Rank: Ex-Commander in Chief, Head of Overseas Operations
    Title: The Otaking
    Sepiriel
    Rank: Lieutenant Commander
    Title:Ecchi Specialist
    Memnarch
    Rank: Lieutenant Commander
    Title:Watcher of Almost Anything
    JamieTH
    Rank: Weapons Specialist 1st Class
    Title: Adept of Haruhiism
    parinoid
    Rank: Captain
    Title:
    aleerpsoftware
    Rank: Captain
    Title:
    Pheon
    Rank: Captain
    Title:
    Kurthnaga
    Rank: Captain
    Title:That Excessive Dialogue Guy
    Teia Rabishu
    Rank: Captain
    Title:
    Magic Mike
    Rank: Captain
    Title:
    Quirkiness101
    Rank: Captain
    Title:
    Basaka
    Rank: Captain
    Title:
    Stormfront
    Rank: Captain
    Title:
    Hunter44
    Rank: Captain
    Title:
    Soriel
    Rank: Captain
    Title:
    LethalRayne
    Rank: Captain
    Title:
    mabberman
    Rank: Captain
    Title:

    Friends:
    scotti_badass
    Kevinliu
    Serafis
    Stryyder
    Etched Chester
    Macius
    Ayu
    Yomako
    Bur
    TheEndIsNear

    Honorary Members:
    (These are the people who were the members before the clan's death and resurrection. While they are not considered to be proper members, we will be more than happy to welcome them back if they say so.)
    Mr. Stuff
    Atomsk
    Rodyle
    Kuroyanagi
    Frein
    seesic
    Atobe
    LilianaVess33

    Honorary Friends:
    (Just like with Honorary Members, these are the people who were our friends last time. There's no major reason to do so, but if you'd like to become a proper Friend, go ahead and say so.)
    Psi
    Tenzo
    Wrathchild
    Blane_Firehand
    Guardman
    Zaph
    Keeperofzion
    Nezumi

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    Topics for Discussion:
    Favorite Anime
    Manga
    Doujinshi
    Subs
    Conventions
    Current shows
    Old Shows
    Yourself
    Your latest MtG tournament
    The latest spoilers
    Anything Anime!

    November, 5th - To break the ice with all the new members, tell us about yourself. Of course, you can tell as much or as little as you like.
    November, 12th - One of the clan's traditions that is worth reviving is watching a single title together and having a discussion about it. For now, let's decide on the genre of the anime we're going to watch. You can list multiple genres, if you want.
    November, 19th - Every medium has its fair share of character archetypes, but anime and manga have quite a lot of the ones you don't see anywhere else. What is your attitude about archetypes in anime and manga? Do you have any favorites? Or do you hate some with a passion? How do they affect your opinion on the titles they're in?
    November, 26th - Who is your favorite anime composer? Do you listen to their music outside of the series it was used it? Does it match your general musical taste? How much does it influence your opinion on the series?
    December, 3rd - Do you buy any anime-related merchandise? What is your latest purchase? How much money do you spend on it?
    December, 10th - So, what are your thoughts on Perfect Blue?
    December, 24th - Happy holidays! Don't forget to share joy and happiness with everyone you see!
    December, 31st - And now, with the year 2012 behind us, the season of Winter 2013 is upon us. What are you going to watch from it?
    January, 21st - What do you want our next anime to be like? It's not only about the genre, but also the length, the format (a movie, an OVA, etc), even whether or not it's available in English. Basically, what do you need it to be for you to watch and discuss it?
    March, 11th - A lot of people in the clan still don't have a title; which one would you like to have?
    March, 18th - This is the MtG board, so I believe you guys are not strangers to tabletop games. Which boardgames have you played? Which one is your favorite?
    March, 25th - The Winter 2013 season is coming to a close, and the Spring is right around the corner. You know the drill: what are you looking forward to?
    June, 24th - Random Curiosity got their season preview a while ago, so how about your plans for Summer? (Talk about a break between topics!)

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    Disclaimer: Please no links to fansub DL sites.

    ~ Let it be known that any of ye who mention torrents and/or streaming sites and/or any other shady dealings here AT ALL, even casually, shall be hunted down and stabbed with a spork. Twice. In the Eye. ~

    Also, please, no 4chan-style posting; there is a reason for /a/'s existence.

    Posted in: Clans
  • posted a message on [MTGS Brigade] won't die even if you kill us!
    New Year's resolution: visit this thread every single day. I don't want to go MIA for four months again. In fact, somewhere in the middle of my abscence, I have become afraid that the clan died without me, so I got even more hesitant about checking in. Luckily, this thread is still alive, so I'll make a new one tomorrow. And then we can talk about me being a disgrace to every clan member. And about anime, I guess.

    EDIT: It is now up:
    http://www.mtgsalvation.com/forums/outside-magic/clans/583048-it-cant-be-helped-mtgs-brigade-will-have-to-use
    Posted in: Retired Clan Threads
  • posted a message on New cards (no images)
    Quote from The_FPS »
    Kin-tree Invocation BG
    Sorcery
    Put an X/X black and green Spirit Warrior creature token onto the battlefield, where X is the greatest toughness among creatures you control.


    Seems like this is a token for no reason. Could have easily been a 0/0 creature for the same cost and come in to play with +1/+1 counters instead to go along with the outlast cards a little better. Maybe its supposed to go with prowess cards?!? another card that I like but just seems like a weird choice.

    Casual Populate shenanigans, maybe? Selesnya is in the Abzan colors, after all.
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
  • posted a message on 9/11 Mothership Previews - Villainous Wealth and Dig Through Time

    Also, todai is Sultai dai, it seems.

    All the wai.
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
  • posted a message on New cards (no images)
    To me, Trap Essence feels really scary and more worthy of a rare slot than the likes of Mystic Genesis or Counterflux. It might not be a universal counter, but it still helps you establish board presence, gets rid of a blocker (which makes answering the Temur fatties even more difficult), and even has great potential of activating Ferocious out of nowhere: all you need is a 2-power creature. Imagine casting it after flipping a Rattleclaw Mystic. The only problem I see about this card is that I'd rather spend my turn 3 by casting Savage Knuckleblade than leaving my mana open: the Temur are obviously a proactive clan, with all their disruption being more like answers to answers.
    . Mystic Genesis and counterflux are much better cards than this (especially counterflux). This is 3 Cmc and 3 colors. If I'm paying that much for essence scatter, I expect something way better than 2 counters. This card should be common.

    It's not the matter of them being good or bad, it's the fact that counterspells with an upside is nothing new for the rare slot, especially in multicolor. Just because two effects are usually seen on common cards when on their own doesn't mean that they don't make a rare when put on a single card. Does gaining 3 life sound rare to you? Yet that is the reason why Absorb is rare when compared to Counterspell.

    You're only paying 1 mana more than Essence Scatter (it might be colored, but that won't be a problem in the environment with fetchlands and Rattleclaw Mystics and other mana fixing), and I'd say that 2 +1/+1 counters that suddenly make most of your deck better are worth more than that.
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
  • posted a message on New cards (no images)
    To me, Trap Essence feels really scary and more worthy of a rare slot than the likes of Mystic Genesis or Counterflux. It might not be a universal counter, but it still helps you establish board presence, gets rid of a blocker (which makes answering the Temur fatties even more difficult), and even has great potential of activating Ferocious out of nowhere: all you need is a 2-power creature. Imagine casting it after flipping a Rattleclaw Mystic. The only problem I see about this card is that I'd rather spend my turn 3 by casting Savage Knuckleblade than leaving my mana open: the Temur are obviously a proactive clan, with all their disruption being more like answers to answers.
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
  • posted a message on Villainous Wealth
    Quote from Hammer »
    Quote from Hammer »
    Dear Wizards:

    Please stop trying to print cards for Commander. Your stupidly overpowered abortions like prophet of Kruphix and friends are ruining the format.

    Signed, Casual Magic Player

    "Casual" as in "Kitchen table" or as in "Occasional Standard"? Because if it's the former, I don't think you're going to have that much trouble banning the cards in your playgroup.


    I should never have to self ban anything if people are doing their jobs properly at HQ. It they didn't insist on taking control of the format, then fine, why should they care what is busted or not in EDH, but there is no excuse for printing this card when it is broken before seeing print. They even have some tool on the homepage who does EDH articles all the time. Sloppy, stupid, and pathetic.

    Pretty sure they still don't have any control on the format, the only thing they do is publish the Commander products. Perhaps you should go to mtgcommander.net and voice your concerns there.

    Also, people shouldn't make mistakes, but the only way to not make them is to do nothing. And they try to do cool new things all the time.
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
  • posted a message on Villainous Wealth
    Quote from Hammer »
    Dear Wizards:

    Please stop trying to print cards for Commander. Your stupidly overpowered abortions like prophet of Kruphix and friends are ruining the format.

    Signed, Casual Magic Player

    "Casual" as in "Kitchen table" or as in "Occasional Standard"? Because if it's the former, I don't think you're going to have that much trouble banning the cards in your playgroup.
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
  • posted a message on Abzan Charm
    Quote from Duke Daemon »
    Awww why couldn't it have a better version of cloud shift. There are creatures in this set I'd like to bounce.

    Because this is Abzan Charm, and the Abzan don't want to lose all the counters they gain.
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
  • posted a message on Grim Haruspex - TCGPlayer.com spoiler
    Quote from TwinSais »
    Why is the flavor of this block so much better than Theros, even though this set is not "top-down?"

    Because being top-down or bottom-up does not necessarily correlate to the flavor's quality, just the direction the set was designed in. And, you know, because good flavor is subjective.
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
  • posted a message on Grim Haruspex - TCGPlayer.com spoiler
    This is the kind of Morph design I like. You can play it face-up and not feel bad about it at all, or you can play it face-down for some evil mind games and surprise card advantage. Wizards, more like this one, please.
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
  • posted a message on Disdainful Stroke (puremtgo.com preview)
    But the banners cost 3!

    Yeah, this is an obvious anti-Delve card.
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
  • posted a message on Villainous Wealth
    This card passes the ultimate litmus test: if you can't find the artwork online, the card is real. And boy, is it going to do some work in more than one format.
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
  • posted a message on Jeskai Ascendancy
    And don't forget that it's a non-creature spell, itself!

    I love the second ability because it keeps the Prowess triggers coming, though the question of creature-to-noncreature rates in Jeskai decks remains open.
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
  • posted a message on Bear's Companion - Mark Rosewater Twitter Preview
    The color pie issue with this card is just one of the reasons we got a wedge set rather than a wedge block. Three-colored cards are difficult to design, and a three-color theme naturally leads to factions that have themes of their own. You solve this problem by designing three-colored cards that fit the factions, even if they don't really fit each one of its colors. Just remember Alara and the likes of Fire-Field Ogre. Hell, even two-colored factions are not safe from this: why couldn't Shambleshark be mono-blue? Because it's so Simic, that's why.
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
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