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  • posted a message on The State of Modern Thread (B&R 02/07/2018)
    UW Miracles is legit. I mean lets not forget it wasnt more than a few months ago that the 'team event' modern portion was MASSIVELY Humans.

    I'm not sure what the meta response is, but I'm glad people have finally caught on in Paper.
    Posted in: Modern
  • posted a message on The State of Modern Thread (B&R 02/07/2018)
    SCG (Team) Day 2 had UW and UWR Anthe top 2 decks for Modern. UW looking pretty good.
    Posted in: Modern
  • posted a message on [Primer] Blue Moon: UR Blood Moon/Shackles Control
    Weird night for me.

    2-1 Jund, game 1 he just destroyed my hand, fat Goyf I couldn't handle, and then back to back BBE. Game 2 and 3, I out valued, game 2 burn, game 3 a keranos and Jace at 1. Just kept setting up a bolt trigger, till he ran out of gas and then I bolted him down.

    1-2 Gtron. This was my match, but game 3 I hit easily 6 lands in a row, and just couldn't get there, it was so close....next game put me on full tilt.

    0-2, UTron. I found literally nothing. No gas, just lands and cantrips, that I was stuck on with a chalice on 1. Terrible.

    2-0 Mono Red, Pyro Prison. Not even sure what game 1 was, but game 2 ended with a counter and bounce on a bridge, Bolt Snap Bolt, untap Breach. It was at least a beautiful end to the session.

    For sure I'm going to try Thing main tomorrow.
    Posted in: Control
  • posted a message on Why is there no "new card frame" format?
    There's no need, and it would just be broken. Nothing worth thinking about (force of will like stuff) would ever get a Standard printing, so why bother?

    Modern already supports any 'modern' archetype, and more. Has at least the potential for Standard reprints (even if some are unlikely) and is objectively the most popular format.

    What would be gained for Wizards?
    Posted in: Magic General
  • posted a message on Should I Invest in the Shock Lands Now or Wait
    Second the opinion of not investing in Modern. I've sold out of a lot of the more expensive stuff, it will all be reprinted eventually and the costs will decrease.
    Posted in: Magic General
  • posted a message on [[Official]] Modern Prices Discussion
    Quote from ed06288 »
    why is jund still a billion dollars


    Because lily was not reprinted enough yet, the mana base didnt get cheap (and is likely more expensive) because of Hollow One and Mardu Pyro, BBE spiked interest in the deck again, Humans was playing some of Bob, and the deck still has most of the costly staples in the format.

    Then on top of that, you have the price memory that will not budge. You would need to see a lot of costly reprints to bring that deck back to reality.

    Honestly based on MTGGoldfish numbers, I think the meta is cheaper than its been for some time, there are some affordable decks out there, (sub $1000...I cannot believe thats affordable in my mind..)
    Posted in: Modern
  • posted a message on [Primer] Blue Moon: UR Blood Moon/Shackles Control
    I can see the appeal of Knot for sure, I play 3 in my UWR but one of the things I love is that this deck doesnt need its GY to the same degree and one of the things many many players do once they see Island/Mountain, is bust out some GY hate, making those Knots feel terrible.

    That said, I can see the appeal. Snare is a tough one, some games I am thinking it would rock to have 3, 2 main 1 side maybe, and then others its 'anything but snare...' so..not sure. I am liking this configuration right now.

    Games for tonight.

    Win, 2-0 Miracles. This game was on my other PC so I cannot remember the details.
    Win, 2-1 Soul Sisters. I dont remember how I lost a game, I'll have to look it over, but it probably involved a horde of tokens...
    Win, 2-0 Surge Counters. I locked things down, knowing its up to fights over Coretapper. Link if you are interested in the deck... https://www.mtgsalvation.com/forums/the-game/modern/deck-creation-modern/770966-surge-modern-dice-factory

    Win, 2-0 Storm. I had the answers and the clock.

    Loss, 1-2 UWR Control. Game 1, I burn him out. Game 2, he wins on a double dispel when he had 3 cards in hand as I tried to force the combo... Game 3, I'm about to swing for lethal, but I cannot keep up, and he lands a path. I'm able to land a moon that would have put us both into top decks, but...Tear. GG as he had a live Azcanta so I scoop.

    Win, 2-0 UB Mill
    Win, 2-0 Abzan/Junk

    At this point there is nothing I would change, I just need to tighten up my sideboarding against Control, sometimes I question if the combo should stay in, come out when I'm on the draw (probably?) things like that.

    EDIT: I gotta sit down and look over all these games, the number I win with Thing, is high. I almost think I should put them in the main?
    Posted in: Control
  • posted a message on [[Official]] Modern Prices Discussion
    Quote from BlueTronFTW »
    Latest word from Rudy is that prices of new sealed product is going up 9/1.


    Is that including packs, or just boxes/cases?

    99.9% of the time I just get singles anyway, but is this to recover the cost of the better card stock, just inflation type stuff, or milking players?
    Posted in: Modern
  • posted a message on [Primer] Blue Moon: UR Blood Moon/Shackles Control
    I still run the single leak, I dont think its burned me once. It could easily be a Knot though, I normally only have 1 or 2 red sources at a time..

    Posted in: Control
  • posted a message on [Primer] Blue Moon: UR Blood Moon/Shackles Control
    Cool list for sure. I agree in this scenario that AV is too critical to cut down on, not huge on the counter suite at all. I like the min-max fetches though, not many people bother with that edge case. :p

    I agree with the -1 Roast for +1 Abrade, 3 Snare seems like a lot, but a 21 land mana base would be more than fine, especially if you up remands at the expense of a Leak or Knot?
    Posted in: Control
  • posted a message on The State of Modern Thread (B&R 02/07/2018)
    Agreed pizzap, only MTGO is going to give us the true picture. Your example there is well made.
    Posted in: Modern
  • posted a message on SDCC Magic Exclusives Revealed
    Quote from cfusionpm »
    Got mine today (and got them signed). They are GORGEOUS!!! It's a shame how bad overall the walkers are, playability-wise, because the art is the best I've ever seen in any promo or regular Planeswalker. Would have loved them to add Teferi and Karn, but in speaking with Terese during the signing, they were originally commissioned about 2 years ago when WOTC was still all about the Gatewatch. Still, these are probably some of the most spectacular things I have to look at as far as Magic cards are concerned.


    Those look amazing.
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
  • posted a message on Canada is putting a tariff on playing cards
    Have your PM get rid of the other unfair tariffs on US goods, we will reciprocate and we can have free trade across the border. End all the tariffs, both sides.

    I'm no fan of POTUS at all and did not vote for him, but am a fan of this current strategy. Sometimes you have to hurt a little before you can heal. If you don't like it, push your government to do the right thing and abolish all tariffs from the US.


    Get real. The country with a population lower than California is pushing around the big bad US. The realities of the scale of economics between the 2 countries is hilariously tilted.

    (As to the actual topic, I think its only sealed product, I order from Card Kingdom and havent seen a price jump or any additional fee's)
    Posted in: Magic General
  • posted a message on [Primer] Blue Moon: UR Blood Moon/Shackles Control
    Yeah the 3/3 has been fine. Both cards being mostly dead on their own, I just hope to draw in with all the cantrips. Hour of Devastation is actually useful, even if it is expensive at 5 mana, I had a Colourless Eldrazi win I didnt post up from 2 days ago on my other PC so I couldnt look it over yesterday, but wiping out Smashers is exactly why its there.

    I'm still on 3 Cryptics main, its a critical card. My list hasnt changed since last week, I havent done the numbers but I'm feeling like I'm close to 70% win rate.

    @BloodyRabbit: Do you have a list?
    Posted in: Control
  • posted a message on The State of Modern Thread (B&R 02/07/2018)
    70-30, if that kind of % holds would not surprise me. Its an unbearably bad experience, and running into it over and over is one of the main reasons I left UWR for now.
    Posted in: Modern
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