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  • posted a message on World's most obvious combos
    How funny. I've had that complete set for two decades, Looked at, played with, and played against those cards about a million times and not once did I ever see that combo. I favored a Royal Assassin deck then and I would have absolutely gone mono-U or UB much earlier if I spotted they combo.

    By today's standards, was not the best combo. But back in the day it forced my friends to put anti-artifact cards in their decks for our kitchen table games.
    Posted in: Magic General
  • posted a message on World's most obvious combos
    War Barge and Merfolk Assassin from The Dark. The first 2 card combo I ever independently put together way back in the day.
    Posted in: Magic General
  • posted a message on Atemsis, All-Seeing
    So, is part of blue's slice of the color pie alternative wincons now? Seems like blue has gotten a bounty of non-cycle cards that allow for alternative wincons in the last few sets.
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
  • posted a message on What Was Your Favorite Block?
    This will not be a popular answer, but I loved Shadowmoor, especially limited. Maybe because the first time I drafted it I ended up in "mono white" with an insanely powerful deck. Maybe because I am a mark for hybrid. Whatever the reason, it will always be my favorite.
    Posted in: Magic General
  • posted a message on League Guildmage
    This seems like the best one I have seen so far. Can get a lot of use out of this mid-game to late-game.
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
  • posted a message on (Let's get ready to) Fumble
    So, we already have Out of Bounds, now this. I hope we get Illegal Procedure, Unnecessary Roughness, Unsportsmanlike Conduct, and Play Under Review/Instant Replay too name a few. There are a lot of good, potential names associated with stadium sports.
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
  • posted a message on Yargle, Glutton of Urborg
    We even get all the backstory in the flavor text. Can't wait to hear some " I can't believe I lost to Yargle" draft stories.
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
  • posted a message on Dominaria General Discussion
    Does anyone know what the artifact in tolaria west was?

    Are you asking about the artifact used against our Heroes or the missing artifact?


    I was under the impression it was the same item. But the answer to either would be cool :p


    If you read the end of the story where Gideon and Jhoira are speaking, there is a confusing allusion to the artifact Blackblade Reforged pulled from the Cabal spy's head . Maybe the reforged part isn't implicit. The one used by the Cabal spy isn't identified and probably some random wand to focus his dementia magic.

    Intersting to note Gideon's revulsion towards the blade and hints/spoilers that he may end up wielding it.
    Posted in: Magic Storyline
  • posted a message on Dominaria General Discussion
    Does anyone know what the artifact in tolaria west was?

    Are you asking about the artifact used against our Heroes or the missing artifact?
    Posted in: Magic Storyline
  • posted a message on And the Spring 2018 set is Dominaria
    I'm glad for you that you can now almost assuredly satisfactorily walk away now. I'm almost there myself, just need to assemble some casual decks before I can kinda do the same
    .

    Yeah, over the past few years I've been looking for a way out of purchasing new cards. I look at the tens of thousands of cards I own, the dozens of cards I've never got around to building decks around, and just think "Why do I keep adding to a collection that already has an arbitrarily large deck building possibilities? I'll never get to build and play with all the decks I have had ideas for over the years as it is." I'll still play kitchen table magic, but money spent will approach 0 post Dominaria for me. No more boxes, no more splitting cases with buddies, no more paying for drafts, no more supplemental products (which have been difficult to keep up with anyway). I do have a desire to keep up with Player's Guides in the fatpacks/bundles since I have one from every set since they came out, but that's it.

    I reiterate, please, oh please Wizards, in the blessed name of Richard Garfield, please let this set approach expectations.
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
  • posted a message on And the Spring 2018 set is Dominaria
    Finally. I have been waiting for one last Dominaria trip so that I can satisfactorily ride off into my own MtG sunset. Please, send me off with a BANG WotC.
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
  • posted a message on Ixalan and Rivals of Ixalan
    Pirates + Dinosaurs + Incas/Olmecs/Mayans? They are really throwing a lot against the wall to see what sticks. If they somehow snuck in a Wild West civilization that evolved underground in massive caverns the collective MtG jaws dropping would register on the Richter Scale.
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
  • posted a message on Mothership Spoilers 1/3
    Paradox Haze to add more speed and fun to the Mechanized Production deck.
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
  • posted a message on Magic Story: Kaladesh & Aether Revolt (No Spoiler Discussion)
    Today the story made sure we all realized that Tezzeret has no redeemable qualities and is not least bit likable. Fine. He is Bolas' #1 heal and he deserves much of the hate he gets. It was a good story. I believe we all knew where this was leading, so not exactly a lot of plot twists. The awaited confrontation between Liliana and Tezzeret will be delayed that much longer. This story lands right in B territory for me.
    Posted in: Magic Storyline
  • posted a message on Magic Story: Kaladesh & Aether Revolt (No Spoiler Discussion)
    This was a solid return to the storyline. A nice peek into Gideon's thoughts that continues to dispel the all-brawn no brains stereotype some attribute to him. As always, planeswalker interactions are amusing, especially when it comes to enemy color aligned walkers who have "allied" themselves together. It was nice to get some action at the end of the story, but it would have been solid without it. Here's to hoping Saheeli joins the Gatewatch and this is not just a team-up. A- for today.
    Posted in: Magic Storyline
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