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  • posted a message on Faces of the Past and Creature tokens
    Say one of my creature tokens die, does Faces of the Past untap or tap all creatures that share a creature type with the creature token that just died? I remember a similar ruling with Martyr's Bond in which the triggered ability would still trigger since the creature token hits the graveyard immediately before it becomes exiled. I just wanted to make sure, thanks.
    Posted in: Magic Rulings
  • posted a message on Why There Needs to be a Long-Term Solution for Reprint Equity in Paper Magic
    With the discontinuation of Masters sets in recent years I would've thought that Core Sets and Commander Pre-Cons would be the ideal place to turn to for reprints however that doesn't seem to be the case this year. Wizards of the Coast realizes that adding needed reprints in Standard legal sets will only lead to the kind of emergency bannings that we saw back in Kaladesh and Aether Revolt where as their reasoning for it in Commander Pre-Cons is that they don't want a specific Pre-Con to be the most sought after over another like what happened with Atraxa, Praetors' Voice back in the day. So what would be the ideal solution for giving us more reprints in mass quantities without hurting the LGS like what the Masters sets did?

    Another part of the problem as to how the lack of new reprints are making Paper Magic more expensive is due to advertisers on YouTube talking about specific cards that ends up raising the price of specific singles on the Secondary Market such as the Command Zone constantly mentioning Vedalken Orrery which went from being a $20 card to $40. Maybe If Wizards of the Coast officially discontinued both Legacy and Vintage then some of the demand for a lot of high dollar cards could become more affordable for Commander players especially since the Reserve List has created a high barrier of entry for newcomers to play in Legacy and Vintage. So what do you guys think?
    Posted in: Magic General
  • posted a message on [C19] Aeon engine
    Quote from NGW »
    Quote from Igzex »
    I see you being cute with the flavor text, Wizards of the Coast.


    It's a time travel reference.
    Well that and it's also a reference to Paradox Engine being recently banned in EDH / Commander.
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
  • posted a message on [C19] jumbo commander preview- song of the worldsoul
    Quote from Buffsam89 »
    Yeah man, F*** new cards. Make everybody play the same thing.

    Actually, this isn’t even a functional reprint, because they don’t do the same thing except create tokens.
    Second thought, might as well run both in Kykar, Wind's Fury especially since Song of the Worldsoul can be easily cast by sacrificing two Spirits with Ashnod's Altar and 2 White.
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
  • posted a message on [C19] jumbo commander preview- song of the worldsoul
    Quote from cyberium_neo »
    Kykar doesn't need it, but this card might be a cheap alternative to Anointed Procession should people have trouble with its price.
    Still no excuse for WotC not reprinting Anointed Procession over a functional reprint that's almost twice the CMC.
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
  • posted a message on May Have Accidentally Purchased / Downloaded DLC from Friend's Video Game
    So I was playing Goat Simulator with my friend Ian last Saturday on his XBox One until I accidentally went to the Microsoft DLC store by pressing A on the Pause Menu when I was trying to select a Mutator for my goat thinking that it was already available. Turns out the game may have forced me to purchase an item on my friend's game that I didn't want. I did apologize to him for it however judging by his body language he didn't seem bothered by it though he didn't say much about it either. By the time I tried to check on him later he had already packed up for the night and left the LGS.

    I did thank him for allowing me to play video games with him since most of my friends already left while it was fun being able to play River City Ransom on his Nintendo Switch. I've known Ian for over a decade since I first got into Pokémon back when Wi-Fi Battles were first introduced into the main series, though I'm worried I may have to pay him back for the DLC I might have accidentally purchased. I remember the screen changing to the Microsoft logo though I couldn't tell If it forced me to make the purchase on the game or not.

    EDIT: He closed the online store before the monetary transaction could be made. So everything's good between me and him now.
    Posted in: Real-Life Advice
  • posted a message on Dread Presence + Blanket of Night
    Does Blanket of Night function the same way Urborg, Tomb of Yawgmoth does for triggering one of Dread Presence's two abilities when a Swamp enters the battlefield under your control?
    Posted in: Magic Rulings
  • posted a message on Pokémon Sword & Shield
    The problem is that Game Freak has been selling the same game for so long that they completely forgot how they succeeded in the first place. Game Freak believes that their brand name as a game developer carries more weight than the Pokémon franchise itself which is far from the truth. The fact that they're looking into new intellectual properties (IP's) with "Town" being a more polished JRPG on the Nintendo Switch than Pokémon Sword & Shield is completely ridiculous although I can't honestly blame them for wanting to try something different after being burnt out on the same IP for so long. Still that doesn't excuse the millions of Pokémon players whose lives have changed because of it. They deserve a much better product than what they've been getting in recent years considering how bad Sun & Moon and Ultra Sun & Moon were.

    Game Freak is losing influence within the Pokémon Company due to the success of Pokémon GO as well as their newfound focus on mobile gaming and it's only going to continue to get worse the more they choose to ignore the fans who've been with them since the very beginning. The sad truth of the matter is that Game Freak could go out of business as a game developer and the Pokémon franchise would be completely unaffected by it whatsoever thanks to the new mobile games on Android and iOS, the Trading Card Game / Online Card Game, the toys / merchandise, as well as the Anime / Manga. If those other parts of the franchise completely fail then they'll have no one to look back on except the company that got them there in the first place: Game Freak. Because that's where it all started back in 1995.

    The real reason why people have been making such a big deal about the removal of the National Dex is in part due to this new online cloud based service known as Pokémon HOME where you can transfer Pokémon from the old games onto it. However starting with Sword & Shield you can only transfer those Pokémon onto the new main series games If they're already registered in that region's PokéDex. This means that any Pokémon not found in that region's PokéDex will be stuck on Pokémon HOME until the next entry to the main series titles gets released since it's a one way trip. What's even worse is that you can't battle or trade online with friends through Pokémon HOME since it all has to be on Sword & Shield or on future main series titles. In other words you're paying a $60 subscription fee to transfer Pokémon with each new game release.
    Posted in: Video Games
  • posted a message on Pokémon Sword & Shield
    So what are your thoughts on the upcoming main series titles (Generation 8) on the Nintendo Switch?

    More like "Gotta Catch Some of Them..."

    Am I right?

    #BringBackNationalDex
    Posted in: Video Games
  • posted a message on London Mulligan
    I've always wondered why EDH / Commander never had a set mulligan rule for the format but now that we finally have one it seems as though there's been some backlash for it lately. One of my friends made an argument saying that since EDH / Commander is a casual format by default that it should be up to the players to decide what type of mulligan rule that their playgroup adopts. Problem is that it ends up creating an unfair advantage among players in a 4+ player pod or at least that's the way I potentially see it anyway.

    As for me I personally don't have a problem with it but I understand that this is an issue that should be determined based on house rules. Friends of mine who I've been playing Magic with for years have been so used to the old mulligan rules (Partial Paris / Vancouver) that they think that the rules were fine the way they were. As long as I get used to the new change then it shouldn't be a problem though If other players want to mulligan the way they've been doing it for years then who are we to judge If that's how they enjoy playing Magic?
    Posted in: Commander Rules Discussion Forum
  • posted a message on 7/8 Banlist
    Quote from cryogen »
    No, I haven't seen her much. But it's because the people I play with remove her after trying her out. Because she ruins the games. And yet despite the number of people who have stopped playing her because of what she can do to a game, players still are upset because they keep playing her casually in their angel deck. It's almost like she is a card that is a trap, unlike Armageddon, for example.
    It's all fun and games until someone equips Helm of the Host onto Iona, Shield of Emeria by locking everyone else out of the game.
    Posted in: Commander (EDH)
  • posted a message on July 2019 Ban List Update
    Quote from Umbro »
    Literally just started getting into commander from competetive legacy and kitchen vintage, I never liked commander as a format to begin with but had a bunch of friends so I thought why not just one deck. I recently just Finished an All ANGEL deck and one of the cards that inspired me was iona. The deck is casual because everything is high cmc and i usually dont win much, if at all with the deck. Iona made it possible to stay in those games. Now im thinking I'll just ditch commander because frankly it inst a fun format for me. I have more fun in competitive legacy and casual 60 card kitchen table magic. I gave commander several shots and its just not a good format or fun. I have people with "casual" decks kill me on turn 3 and 4, or basically aggro me down with infect on t4. Id rather have a chance on equal ground with my 60 card decks. Why am I making this post? Giving you insight from someone who tried to have fun in commander. Two cents.
    Oathbreaker might be what you're looking to get out of a casual format in Magic despite being more degenerate than Commander.
    Posted in: Commander (EDH)
  • posted a message on Commander July 8th Banlist Update
    Quote from Macabre »
    Unbanning painter is bad. The potential early combo threat means more people will run eldrazi titans, which I thought these people didn't like? Painter combos with so much to break the game, far worse than iona. douse, ugin, the spirit dragon, llawan, cephalid empress, and so many game resets like omen of fire.

    My main playgroup is probably going to stop using the official banlist.
    You think that's bad? Painter's Servant with Grindstone is far worse.
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
  • posted a message on Dread Presence + Urborg, Tomb of Yawgmoth?
    So it does work.

    Thanks I just wanted to be sure just in case. Smile
    Posted in: Magic Rulings
  • posted a message on Dread Presence + Urborg, Tomb of Yawgmoth?
    Except land cards not on the battlefield aren’t Swamps while Urborg, Tomb of Yawgmoth is on the battlefield.
    Posted in: Magic Rulings
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