Ultimate Masters: MMI Review
 
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  • posted a message on Arena Brews
    I have not spent any cash on the game, and most likely wont until after launch and it's at least showing 6+ months of being healthy. Everything I've been putting together has been from either pack pulls or drunken wildcard spending Grin

    My first deck was BW Tokens, Anointed Procession, Anointer Priest, Angel of Sanctions and Crested Sunmares being the MVPs. Bulk of the deck was commons/uncommons and it only got stronger as rares and mythics where added. Going wide also helped vs RDW and The Scarab God

    3 Sacred Cat (AKH) 27
    11 Plains (RIX) 192
    4 Adorned Pouncer (HOU) 2
    4 Anointer Priest (AKH) 3
    2 Angel of Sanctions (AKH) 1
    3 Regal Caracal (AKH) 24
    4 Anointed Procession (AKH) 2
    4 Ixalan's Binding (XLN) 17
    2 Crested Sunmare (HOU) 6
    4 Moment of Craving (RIX) 79
    4 Swamp (RIX) 194
    2 Liliana, Death's Majesty (AKH) 97
    3 Oketra's Monument (AKH) 233
    2 Shefet Dunes (HOU) 183
    2 Ifnir Deadlands (HOU) 179
    4 Forsaken Sanctuary (AKH) 281
    1 Arch of Orazca (RIX) 185
    1 Helm of the Host (DAR) 217
    1 History of Benalia (DAR) 21

    I was intrigued by playing a creatureless deck, and I liked that Curses was mostly uncommons or cards I already had. Mono Black creatureless curses became my second deck. I also have a BW version of it with Ixalan's Bindings and other white removal, but since Dominaria has added Cabal Stronghold, and Powerstone Shard I've shifted strongly back to mono b.

    3 Moment of Craving (RIX) 79
    2 Ifnir Deadlands (HOU) 179
    4 Trespasser's Curse (AKH) 112
    4 Torment of Hailfire (HOU) 77
    2 Duress (XLN) 105
    4 Bontu's Last Reckoning (HOU) 60
    4 Doomfall (HOU) 62
    4 Torment of Scarabs (HOU) 78
    3 Divest (DAR) 87
    4 Powerstone Shard (DAR) 227
    22 Swamp (AKH) 252
    2 Cabal Stronghold (DAR) 238
    2 Karn, Scion of Urza (DAR) 1

    MBC/Legends Reanimator/Look at all the random rares I have! Using the core of the Curses deck, threw this together to use up some of the random beefy black creatures I had. Probably has one of the poorer win ratios of my decks, maybe even sub 50%, but it's fun and splashy when it wins. I haven't redeemed anything towards this deck, it's just a pile of what I have.

    1 Demonlord Belzenlok (DAR) 86
    1 Tetzimoc, Primal Death (RIX) 86
    2 Yargle, Glutton of Urborg (DAR) 113
    2 Liliana, Death's Majesty (AKH) 97
    1 Josu Vess, Lich Knight (DAR) 95
    3 Torgaar, Famine Incarnate (DAR) 108
    1 Razaketh, the Foulblooded (HOU) 73
    2 Karn, Scion of Urza (DAR) 1
    1 Helm of the Host (DAR) 217
    4 Powerstone Shard (DAR) 227
    1 Yawgmoth's Vile Offering (DAR) 114
    1 Blackblade Reforged (DAR) 211
    1 Phyrexian Scriptures (DAR) 100
    2 The Eldest Reborn (DAR) 90
    2 Cast Down (DAR) 81
    3 Moment of Craving (RIX) 79
    2 Bontu's Monument (AKH) 225
    3 Dusk Legion Zealot (RIX) 70
    2 Cabal Stronghold (DAR) 238
    22 Swamp (DAR) 258
    3 Seekers' Squire (XLN) 121

    Mono White Angels, somehow my strongest deck. There's few good board wipes in the format to force me to reset, and Angel of Sanctions and my little creatures all have to die twice. Lots of spot removal and life gain makes it a pesky deck to face against. If/when I get a second Shalai, Voice of Plenty I may actually splash green. Even without her token ability, she is still a solid critter for 4 mana.

    4 Angel of Condemnation (HOU) 3
    4 Angel of Sanctions (AKH) 1
    3 Lyra Dawnbringer (DAR) 26
    4 Oketra's Monument (AKH) 233
    4 Shefet Dunes (HOU) 183
    1 Arch of Orazca (RIX) 185
    21 Plains (DAR) 252
    4 Serra Angel (DAR) 33
    1 Shalai, Voice of Plenty (DAR) 35
    2 Seal Away (DAR) 31
    2 Ixalan's Binding (XLN) 17
    4 Adorned Pouncer (HOU) 2
    4 Anointer Priest (AKH) 3
    2 Karn, Scion of Urza (DAR) 1

    Posted in: MTG Arena
  • posted a message on [Ultra Pro] Plastic blind bag tokens?
    Quote from Erix »
    I wonder why they chose to make a Gideon. Think Jace would be a better option if you wanted one of the Gatewatch plainswalkers. Not only is he the posterchild of Magic, but he also has a card that actually creates token copies of himself.


    The tokens all seem to suit Amonkhet block or last years Masters sets, I think they made Gideon as one since you can use it to represent his creature form without messing with your loyalty counters, you can use it to track his loyalty counters, or use it as his emblem, or life counter.
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
  • posted a message on [Ultra Pro] Plastic blind bag tokens?
    Quote from Velrun »
    Can someone explain to me what they are and tell me what they can be used for?

    I can’t really see their purpose. Thanks Smile


    I think they are kind of awkward to use as token creatures, a bag of these would be bulky, but they make perfect life counters, and the planeswalker ones are good for loyalty counters/emblems. For what breaks down to about $1.66 each, they really aren't bad for what they are.
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
  • posted a message on [Ultra Pro] Plastic blind bag tokens?
    Kind of agree, as counters they are silly, but they make good life counters and splashy loyalty/emblem counters. Glad they are so cheep. My friend's 13 y/o who plays Magic LOVES them.
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
  • posted a message on [Ultra Pro] Plastic blind bag tokens?
    Quote from orlouge82 »
    Holy behind on the times, Batman!

    Seriously, these have been out for awhile now. Check out all of the ones that are available along with there prices here:
    https://shop.tcgplayer.com/life-counters/ultra-pro-tokens
    I hadn't seen em before, and couldn't find a post on the forums.

    There's 15 in this set, each one is also available in foil.
    Grabbed a pack for $4.99, got a Spirit, Cat and Solider. Dials are slightly loose, if you bump or drop em the numbers will change, but this isn't really worse than using dice or anything else. They make decent life counters even though the numbers are a little small. Good quality plastic for the price. It may be possible to pop them apart and insert your own art, but they are held together by glue.

    Ultra Pro's website says these 15 will never be printed again (makes sense, these where obviously designed for Amonkhet block/last years Masters sets) but there will be new ones in the future, no specific news though.
    Would love to see more walkers, more legends. A Dominara series with Teferi emblems and Knights and such would be great. OOHHH SAGA TOKENS!
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
  • posted a message on [Ultra Pro] Plastic blind bag tokens?
    How have I never even heard of these? WotC is amazing at sneaking products onto the market.
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
  • posted a message on Comannder Anthology II deck lists Atraxa Mimeoplasm Daretti and Kalemne
    Quote from fatsnorlax »
    Kalemne is an odd choice... pretty sure that was the least popular deck that year. I guess it has some sweet reprints that are good to have in EDH collections (Blade of Selves and Urza's Incubator come to mind). Other than that, the choices make sense. I still might be dissuaded by the MSRP on this (and that I have one of the decks and the bulk of another, but that is no fault of the product), but for those who want to drop over 100 on this kind of thing, it doesn't look too bad.

    Probably the compromise for reprinting Atraxia, between value and color symmetry.
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
  • posted a message on Is it a Common??
    I fully agree with the common/uncommon thing, but after reading that article, that person does not like Magic, and should step away from the game for a few years.
    Posted in: Rumor Mill Archive
  • posted a message on [Ultra Pro] Official Saga wallscrolls!
    Found these while derping around looking for Dom deck boxes.
    3 designs so far
    https://www.ultrapro.com/advanced_search_result.php?keywords=Saga&search_in_description=1&x=35&y=9
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
  • posted a message on Bolas' final form?
    It all makes so much sense. John de Lancie would actually make an awesome Bolas voice.
    Posted in: Storyline Speculation
  • posted a message on WotC in talks with GameStop to host Magic Tournaments and Events
    As many people have said, it's impossible to hold a tournament in a Gamestop due to size (I have NEVER seen a Gamestop with enough room to set up a table and chairs without moving multiple fixtures) However, Gamestop does now own Think Geek, and Think Geek stores are much bigger with more floor space, I think that would be more logistically possible as well as less 'political.'
    Posted in: Magic General
  • posted a message on What is the best kind of music that suits Magic The Gathering?
    Most of the stuff I listen to when working on or playing Magic leans towards non-vocal cinematic/epic sounding stuff.

    Mono (Japan)
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=co5gy_2uOEY&list=RDEM8rkUy-B39aeYzbIAOaTJmQ

    Clint Mansell (Composer, Requiem for a Dream, The Fountain, Moon, Sunshine)
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vr0NBPRMe2E&list=RDEM9ITfiJg0Lz99ZmPDQRhk1w

    Howard Shore (Lord of the Rings, Harry Potter)
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sQ9NOV3KNpY&list=RDEMmW25FaUX-xZN-u3Yu2Bx2A

    Hanz Zimmer (Spider-Man, Interstellar, Inception, Batman v. Superman)
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m3zvVGJrTP8&list=RDEMEX4-IT_FA0Cl1MxFr9zaaQ

    Misc 90's style techno, Hackers soundtrack, Tron 2 soundtrack, Steve Jablonksy
    Posted in: Talk and Entertainment
  • posted a message on [Mental Health][Graphic] Player murders his friend and his mother, then flees.
    A 24 year old in Tennessee killed his friend who was spending the night at his house before they had planned to go to a Magic LGS, and his mother. He left a long facebook post, and at the time of my post here, is on the run.

    Nothing he did was OK, or right and I do not condone or agree with it, or him. I don't know why he did this, or why he chose this.

    I am shattered, there is not a better emotional word to describe it, shattered, after reading his post.

    Mental Health is brought up every time there is gun violence in schools or homes, and that is the only goal of this post. If you, or someone you love, may be going through anything painful, please give them love and support, try to help, don't make fun of them, don't ignore them, don't belittle them. If someone has a depressive outburst, don't go "HA HA" like Nelson and blow it off. Depression and mental pain are real. Your friends or loved ones may be in real pain and not getting help or support, may feel brushed off or like their issues are invalid. It is common for someone to withdraw from a friend they feel is depressed or 'sad all the time', if a friend was on fire, would you try to put it out, or just stand far enough away you didn't get burned? We all make our choices every single day, all we can do is try to make better choices, for us and those we love.




    The following link is graphic. It is literally a letter written by the killer of his own mother and friend. I't comes across fairly cold, from a person who believes they are so broken they could never be fixed.
    https://imgur.com/gallery/Rwi6o

    Posted in: Talk and Entertainment
  • posted a message on Commander 2018 planeswalker face cards speculation
    1. Serra
    2. Whatever
    3. Whatever
    4. Whatever
    Tevish Szat would be cool too. I hope Serra gets her chance finally though.
    Posted in: Speculation
  • posted a message on Polygon Spoilers: Valduk, Rona and a new legend - Tatyova, merfolk druid
    Quote from shinquickman »
    Tatyova is curiously attractive for a fish person.

    Coming Soon, The Shape of Water 2!

    The art in Dominaria is amazing. I love the callback to Latulla on Valduk
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
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