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Jun 25, 2022
Hoping the price of Cryptic Spries falls through the floor and I can just buy a stack of them to either discard after a draft or otherwise have 1 unmarked one and 10 marked ones on hand.
Jun 22, 2022n00b1n8R posted a message on Commander Legends: Battle for Baldur's Gate (CLB) Spoiler discussionPosted in: Pauper & Peasant Discussion
I was definitely hesitant about the swap. I resisted swapping Man-o'-War for Exclusion Mage a few years ago because bouncing your own guys is interesting value and obviously the jelly is iconic, but when a card comes out that's this close to being strictly better, I felt like it was time to kill the sacred cow.
I don't post much these days but I read pretty much every post in the peasant threads and you've really hit the ground running in terms of post quality btw so welcome.
Jun 21, 2022n00b1n8R posted a message on Commander Legends: Battle for Baldur's Gate (CLB) Spoiler discussionPosted in: Pauper & Peasant Discussion
Apr 23, 2022Posted in: Pauper & Peasant DiscussionQuote from FunkyDragon »
It's not always about power creep; we want interesting cards. I realize that argument may be weakened when the only card I am adding and one that I considered are pure power creep and strictly better than older cards, but it doesn't have to be that way. Looking back at the last several sets, there have been plenty of additions that were interesting and offered choices without being pure power creep.Quote from n00b1n8R »I don't think it's reasonable to expect power creep to add a bunch of new cards every set. NEO was certainly a high water mark over the last few years of standard sets.
Yeah fair point but I think there's a lot of interesting new cards in every set that will never make the cut because their power isn't pushed enough. Ultimately to make the cut the new cards need to be on par with some of the most powerful Peasant cards ever printed and that's not something I expect to see from more than a handful of cards in any set.
Feb 23, 2022Posted in: Pauper & Peasant DiscussionQuote from Leelue »Well, I'm moving again, and again it's with a magic player. So I might be back around these parts more often.
It is nice to see a couple of old reliable posters still here that I can plagiarize lists of potential cards from.
Feb 6, 2022Stonewright > Reinforced Ronin - could reverse this swap. Akoum Hellhound and Blazing Rootwalla remain in the cube.Posted in: Pauper & Peasant Discussion
Goblin Motivator > Rabbit Battery
Vermin Gorger > Dockside Chef
Goblin Traprunner > Twinshot Sniper - Coinflips are a little silly, don't want to cut a spell for Twinshot since spells matter is a thing in UR.
Drownyard Behemoth > Waker of Waves - overdue, thanks for the reminder rancoredmalone
Curse of Chains > The Modern Age - we don't really need more removal and this is the worst in the cube as well.
Parcelbeast > Colossal Skyturtle - It's whatever
Plaguecrafter > Gravelighter
Spare Supplies > High-Speed Hoverbike - zoom zoom lol
Rhythm of the Wild > Invigorating Hot Spring
Filigree Familiar > Containment Construct - Filligree Familiar is filler, Construct is niche but interesting.
Don't read too much into my swaps, I haven't played a game of magic in over a year and a game of cube in about 5 years lmao. If I were to actually purchase the cards to update my list (not done since Ixalan), I'd probably rework the whole list since I think a lot of big changes are overdue.
Jan 28, 2022I was pretty skeptical about a cyberpunk Kamigawa (my first set), but I'm pretty sold on it now. Tradition vs progress is a cool way to have the new while still showing the influence of the old. I like the mechanical representation in the artifacts vs enchantments theme. It seems like WotC is really operating in a different space in the last year or two in terms of how much they're willing to push the envelope in Standard sets. "Legendary Artifact Creature - Jellyfish Equipment" is not something they would have done 5 years ago, if for no other reason than "it won't fit on the type line!". Not sure if that's just a consequence of needing to continue pushing the envelope 29 years into the game, or a new appreciation for the average player's tolerance to complexity thanks to Commander becoming the Big Format.Posted in: Pauper & Peasant Discussion
I think this set has (+ any future returns) could go a long way towards filling out that mythical artifact deck, plus helping enchantress if that's your jam.
Life of Toshiro Umezawa - potential to generate a lot of value. There's 83 creatures in my cube with 1 toughness (not counting tokens), + this can be used after combat on the first turn to trade up a creature.
Go-Shintai of Shared Purpose - Who knows what will get spoiled but this is a potentially strong ability if a Shrine deck ever became a thing.
The Modern Age is interesting for sure if you're a Renaminator aficionado.
Nov 15, 2021n00b1n8R posted a message on [[Peasant]] The Peasant Cube Discussion Thread (C/U/)https://youtu.be/xaC4LcIeKiIPosted in: Pauper & Peasant Discussion
Interesting takes on peasant lists. A lot of ads too lol.
As somebody who doesn't get to play with my cube much these days, it has got me thinking about the oppressiveness of tokens, sweepers and free 2for1's vs aggro strats.
I think my list and a lot of others here leans more aggro on purpose than more typical peasant lists you see out there. But perhaps I should be doing more than iust supporting lots of aggro cards and instead consider axing high value road blocks like Sea Gate Oracle.
Anybody got opinions on this?
Nov 14, 2021Yeah i axed Curse of Predation (and Curse of Shallow Graves) in like 2015 for being too strong. I like the format better when there aren't many uninteractive game warping bombs. There's a certainlu more effective enchantment/artifact removal in the format today so perhaps it's time to revisit those cards (and Loxodon Warhammer and Grafted Wargear).Posted in: Pauper & Peasant Discussion
Nov 13, 2021Dumped the top 360 into a Cubecobra cube so it's easy to use the compare lists feature.Posted in: Pauper & Peasant Discussion
Calibretto - Thanks for sorting this out again. Legend.
(technically it's the top 372 but the extra 12 cards were as popular as the 351st card so I figure it's less arbirtrary this way)
Surprised to see the following cards in the top 360. I thought these fell off the powerlevel cliff years ago:
Gray Merchant of Asphodel
Spider Spawning (I cut it years ago feeling that the support wasn't good enough. Are we there yet?)
How good is:
Slaughter the Strong
Waker of Waves (compared to Phyrexian Ingester)
Sling-Gang Lieutenant compared to Marsh Flitter
Bastion of Remembrance (better than Zulaport Cutthroat?)
Tibalt, Rakish Instigator
Tatyova, Benthic Druid
Sphinx of the Guildpact
Surprised these cards are not as popular
Imperial Recruiter (this is a <$10 card now! surely it's not budget that's keeping this guy down in 2021)
Gaea's Anthem (just a wrong-colour thing?)
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