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  • posted a message on Masterpieces
    Quote from cfusionpm »
    I assume they won't be shipping out until at least saturday. They have a lot of clean up and confirmation before printing and labeling all their packages. I assume they will come in by next week's FNM, which would be nice as I run 2x Jace in my Blue Moon. Smile


    Shipping is Monday-Wednesday. Of course it’s estimated but yea. You should be able to flex on fools next week.

    It'll go well with my Ral. Smile
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
  • posted a message on Masterpieces
    I assume they won't be shipping out until at least saturday. They have a lot of clean up and confirmation before printing and labeling all their packages. I assume they will come in by next week's FNM, which would be nice as I run 2x Jace in my Blue Moon. Smile
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
  • posted a message on Masterpieces
    Quote from Nihils »
    Confirmed order:

    I was in when it first showed up in the store. When I first clicked on the Buy It Now button it gave me an error saying that they couldn't ship to NC (I think this saved me from the burst of cancels). Backed out and clicked it again. Got to the page to process payment. Default payment method was my CC, changed it to PayPal, and it removed tax for some reason. Payment hung for a moment or so but went through, I think around 3:05 PM. Original confirmation email came around 3:11 PM. PayPal was immediately charged.

    So I think there was something in those faster people that tanked the system, maybe involving PayPal as well. But it wasn't PayPal overall nor the lack of tax. A lot of my friends who got refunded hit that initial cancel, reordered relatively quickly using a CC, and then had their orders refunded last night. So I think mostly everyone that got caught in that got screwed, except for a handful of ppl who happened to do their second order in the middle of the hour.


    Didn't think to check emails for timestamps. Mine was "Wed, May 1, 12:05 PM" so it looks like I skipped a lot of the early nonsense in the first few minutes as well.
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
  • posted a message on The State of Modern Thread (B&R 11/03/2019)
    Quote from Slowgod »
    Before I say that it's broken and should be banned, even like the people playing it online are saying, let me say I really cannot wait to see it on camera / big events... Hopefully this weekend? Haven't really looked at the schedule. Lemme give you a run down of a match I can't believe I won last night.

    Game 1: I'm on the draw. Opponent draws 7 cards, keeps, kills me on turn 1 with Lab Man.
    Game 2: I play a plains, pass. Opponent combos off again with a natural 7, I path his griselbrand, he ends up with 3 riders in play and at like 27 life.
    Turn 2: I play a plains and pass. His Turn 2, attacks me with 3 riders, Survive until turn 3.
    Turn 3: I top deck Runed Halo, name Rider, his Lab Man is in the GY from discard (that was probably not smart) he concedes.
    Game 3: He plays island Serum Visions, passes (I DID IT!) I play a ghost quarter and a Grafdigger's Cage and he concedes Laughing

    His biggest mistake was killing me on turn 1 in game 1 before I did anything because he had no idea what I was playing. RIP.

    This is extremely high-variance play and very poor play patterns. I sincerely hope I never see this deck in person.
    Posted in: Modern Archives
  • posted a message on Masterpieces
    I don't know how to check the specific timestamp of purchase, but I got mine in a few minutes after the initial chaos, and when I purchased, the listing was showing about 10-11k sold. I got confirmation immediately, tax charged, and then got my super double confirmation email last night. Should be coming in the mail in a few days.
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
  • posted a message on The State of Modern Thread (B&R 11/03/2019)
    Quote from idSurge »
    Quote from BlueTronFTW »
    CFB has an article, CFB sells singles. Simple as that.


    Very much so. I actually dropped a number of those writers from my follow post because it became clear they just wanted to push bad decks to sell stuff.

    At what point did we start calling people 'influencers' instead of shills?
    I can't tell you how many articles I see where it's basically people saying "I found this list from the 5-0 postings, now watch me go 2-3 with it and show how aggressively mediocre it is! Better yet, buy all the cards from us and try it yourself!

    At least Goldfish is upfront with its deck techs and articles: "Here's this wonky, weird thing! Let's see if we can win a match with it!"
    Posted in: Modern Archives
  • posted a message on The State of Modern Thread (B&R 11/03/2019)
    Quote from Spsiegel1987 »
    Humans really good, too. So many people talked bad about that deck once spirits arrived as a top deck.

    Humans is definitely still a good deck (never really wasn't), but it is being drastically pushed thanks to 4x Meddling Mage and seeing your opponent's decklist. Giving someone a menu of things to name, as early as turn 2, without the need to make that guess from their turn 1 play, is paramount to their success.
    Posted in: Modern Archives
  • posted a message on The State of Modern Thread (B&R 11/03/2019)
    Quote from idSurge »
    As to Control, it looked like it was doing better than average.

    Hopefully we get data tomorrow.

    Having your opponent's decklist probably helps with that too. You know whether or not a removal-heavy hand is the nuts or an essential mull-to-4, or whether that slow hand of lands and cantrips is great for your late game control mirror. Seems like it will artificially boost the performance in a setting which virtually nobody plays in.

    Benefit or not, I absolutely hate the idea of handing my decklist to an opponent and hope this never gets implemented for real in events that matter.
    Posted in: Modern Archives
  • posted a message on The State of Modern Thread (B&R 11/03/2019)
    So the most represented decks are ones that took best advantage of new Mulligan rule (Tron) and best advantage of opponent decklists (Humans). And another Phoenix, because why not!
    Posted in: Modern Archives
  • posted a message on The State of Modern Thread (B&R 11/03/2019)
    Quote from genini2 »
    Quote from cfusionpm »
    Quote from Ym1r »
    Human seems to be the best deck for this Pro Tour/Mythic Championship. Looks like 3 copies at least in the top 8.

    I would guess it has something to do with Meddling Mage and players having access to opponent decklists. Go figure.


    While the decklists can't hurt I can't imagine that a player capable of piloting to the top 8 of a pro tour wouldn't be able to know what to name based on the opponents first few plays.

    Being able to "blind name" your opponent's 4-of removal in game 1 is absolutely, monumentally beneficial. Humans was always good, but this makes Meddling Mage exponentially better.
    Posted in: Modern Archives
  • posted a message on The State of Modern Thread (B&R 11/03/2019)
    Quote from Ym1r »
    Human seems to be the best deck for this Pro Tour/Mythic Championship. Looks like 3 copies at least in the top 8.

    I would guess it has something to do with Meddling Mage and players having access to opponent decklists. Go figure.
    Posted in: Modern Archives
  • posted a message on The State of Modern Thread (B&R 11/03/2019)
    Quote from Bearscape »
    It is kind of an ironic twist that gravedecks becoming so powerful makes UWx control strong again, even though historically those are the decks UWx struggles against. When you can forego some mainboard sweepers for Surgical Extraction because most fair creature decks can't deal with Dredge, the format actually becomes more narrow which makes it easier to beat as a control deck.
    Main deck Rest in Peace, in addition to main deck Surgical, is also a pretty strong house against GYs...
    Posted in: Modern Archives
  • posted a message on The State of Modern Thread (B&R 11/03/2019)
    Quote from BlueTronFTW »
    How on earth can anyone say that UW control is only actual UW control if it doesn't have terminus? At this point the modern haters on the site are known factors. The format is great.

    Who is saying that? Most people seem to openly acknowledge that UW's strength is almost exclusively tied to Teferi, Search for Azcanta, Field of Ruin, Opt, and Jace's unban, in addition to Path to Exile being the best piece of removal in a GY-based meta.
    Posted in: Modern Archives
  • posted a message on The State of Modern Thread (B&R 11/03/2019)
    Re: UR share %, how much of that is due to the removal of Twin? How much of that is due to newly printed cards?

    Essentially the question behind the question is how would this look without Phoenix? UR Phoenix not only replaced Twin as the de facto best UR deck, it has been considerably more popular and more successful.

    Twin would be an excellent addition to return to the format for many of the reasons stated above by several people.
    Posted in: Modern Archives
  • posted a message on Modern Horizons Discussion Thread
    Quote from user-1074066 »
    Question about pre-ordering and price spec.

    I can pre-order a box right now for €184 (comes down to €5,11 per pack).

    Is that the bottom pre-order price? Will it dip more?

    I’m Worried that as soon as some decent spoilers are released price will shoot up to 200+

    I was in the same boat a few days ago. I had $22 worth of eBay cashback, set to expire on May 1st, and an 8% cashback bonus currently active, so I personally took the plunge. Cost me $176 out of pocket, with $16 cashback added to next cycle.

    I am very worried that a small handful of good cards will cause these boxes to explode in price. If this is literally the only place to get some of these cards, and some of them end up being staples, they are going to be astronomically expensive. This should at least solidify me a good grab bag of cards I could resell if I want, and for whatever reason, I have been pretty lucky with my non-standard boxes.
    Posted in: Modern
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