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  • posted a message on Reliable T3 6/6 Trample, Chandra's Incinerator in new STANDARD
    I'd say work backwards.
    4x big creature
    4x Big creature
    4x
    4x
    4x

    4x removal
    4x removal
    4x
    4x
    1x
    rest are lands 23x
    That's your basic deck structure. I do that whenever I make a deck. Now ask yourself what's working and what sucking?
    I don't think things that deal 1 damage for your 1 drops are worth it for enabling the incinerator.
    If you are looking just for the damage at 2 or more. Serrated Scorpion would be more effective and you gain 2 life. But you'd probably want some kind of pump effect to force them to block or more sacrifice effects.
    Why not playDreadhorde Butcher seems really good. Has haste.
    As long as your creature is big enough defense wise this can be a pump or kill for your opponents creatures. But this type of spell is risky Bedeck // Bedazzle.

    They sure like to word thinks in a weird way. This is red trample on a spell. If you kill a 1/1 it deals 3 damage to them.
    Flame Spill

    Probably difficult to incorporate into the deck but 3 damage to any target per turn is a lot. Irencrag Pyromancer
    I'm not finding anything else 3 mana cost and under to support the deck. That's likely where you need the damage range. Since the whole point of the card is to pay less than 6.
    I did a couple of sample draws, it didn't go well yet.
    Still feels rather weak. My new sample draw just doesn't have enough power behind it. I have all of the smaller effects in my hand. Upkeep sacrifice and dreadhorde butcher out. But no finsher.
    I played a match online lost. Deck needs a lot of work. My threats were all so bad because I was trying to use the sacrifice synergy.
    Also didn't know that Chandra, Fire Artisan damaging it deals damage. But my opponent did lie to me. I looked more and when you destroy it you don't take the damage.

    Something I just remembered about Inescapable Blaze and double vision. Fairly nuts 12 damage on turn 6. Might be more fun than the new chandra card.
    Posted in: New Card Discussion
  • posted a message on Reliable T3 6/6 Trample, Chandra's Incinerator in new STANDARD
    I think you need one more large creature 2x slot. Maybe Terror of the Peaks some kind of alternate finisher. Seems fun to play. People are probably confused when they see Scorch Spitter but it acts like a goblin guide if they have no early plays.
    I was just looking under sacrifice creature. There seem to be a lot of red black options.
    Possible black cards
    Spark Harvest or Fireblade Artist or Labyrinth Raptor or Dire Fleet Warmonger
    New red Heartfire Immolator
    Posted in: New Card Discussion
  • posted a message on Wizards cuts ties with artist Noah Bradley
    So just a summary from the scenario here. He's a famous artist that seduced women. Famous in a small circle of people. Not rock star famous but still famous.
    That's pretty much how every rock concert works. Rock star fans chat up the rock stars and then they have intercourse.
    Am I missing something? Man loses his job over a twitter accusation. Writes a letter because he's probably tired of defending himself. He knew what the consequences for writing that letter would be. Yet he somehow thought hey this will be easier than continuing to face my accuser. That's his decision. I hope he has enough money to keep him going for a few years. He won't be able to get an art job. Or at least for a few years until he shows how reformed he is.

    Is everyone happy they made magic political yet? That's 3 articles in a month. First was racism, 2nd was sexual identity?, 3rd one is on rape. Anyone else see a pattern? No one believed me when I said twitter mob and Pointy Finger of Doom. Which is how magic is going to work now. I wonder who is next?
    He did all of the M20 leylines! Leyline of the Void You'd have to really talented and likable to get to do a whole card cycle yourself. He has a lot of recent cards. Hard to believe he just gave up on that money.
    Posted in: Magic General
  • posted a message on The real reason reserved list is climbing
    I don't think they need to purchase anything. They could secretly print the cards. Then just put them in the packs. It's not difficult to make up paper work. O yeah, we purchased all of these from lots of Cards big game store. Which is a fake company Wizards made up. That ordered the printed cards from their regular printer.
    Posted in: Baseless Speculation
  • posted a message on [JMP] Tinybones, Trinket Thief and discard theme — Val & PL previews
    Quote from Kryptnyt »
    He's a rogue so don't forget Fishbrick

    Also I heard that Liliana of the Veil is a pretty good card

    Wow, that would be so good in modern. Wizards I extremely dislike your this set but not that set goes into modern policies. Didn't even know about that rogue discard effect. Still seems worth it. Need to look up rogues.
    Triton Shorestalker Lots of unblockable rogues now.
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
  • posted a message on Flagstones of Trokair
    Hi All,

    What does everyone think about making a Flagstones of Trokair for every colour?

    I have a deck which sacrifices lands and permanents and I'd really like to have more lands to combo with Crack the Earth and Boom//Bust


    It would be nice if there was another land to fit that model. I've tried to make that deck before. It's possible to exchange the land for a token. Been such a long time since I did it. I did a quick gather search for token lands. That would help for permanents and crack the earth only.
    Dunes of the Dead, Gods' Eye, Gate to the Reikai, Khalni Garden. To the same extend I've thought about other permanents I could sacrifice to gain value as well. But there isn't any other card as effective as crack the earth. Unless there is something new I'm not aware of. But it would have to cost 1 or 2 mana. Or destroy at least 2 permanents for 3.
    Posted in: Modern
  • posted a message on The 7 offensive cards
    Here is the previous thread on the topic. It has been locked. It was discussed aggressively by both sides of the argument.
    https://www.mtgsalvation.com/forums/magic-fundamentals/the-rumor-mill/817789-dont-know-if-this-is-the-right-place-to-put-this

    Here is wizards official post on it.
    https://wpn.wizards.com/en/article/depictions-racism-magic

    Here is another thread slightly down the page in this forum.
    https://www.mtgsalvation.com/forums/magic-fundamentals/magic-general/817798-i-like-to-know-the-future-of-magic-with-the-new

    Wizards didn't go into detail about why any of these cards were "racist". The meaning of "racism" in this context of these bannings: anything the mob rioting and burning things in the street could maybe find slightly offensive will be banned. Also means there will be many more "racist" bannings.

    It's a business decision to make more money. Thinking that they will cater to a wider audience. Problem is that wider audience doesn't buy magic cards. As a business making more money is the only thing that matters to them. Since they make zero dollars off of old cards they can continue banning anything Pre-8th edition. Technically they can ban anything that's just rotated out of Standard.

    Someone will put something on social media. Call Wizards attention to it and then it will be banned.

    Pointy Finger of Doom to black lotus then Dogpile then card is banned.

    I don't think this topic needs to be discussed anymore. The decision by wizards is made. They will not back track on it unless they lose money.

    If my explanation wasn't sufficient. Here is video on the topic of destroying statues based on "racism".
    There are many more direct and detailed videos but this is they only one that's PG rated or PC I could find.
    I've even hidden it in a spoiler and will tell you this video details reasons why re-writing history is bad. That the current mob destruction going on is bad.
    The Maoist agenda behind toppling Historic Statues.
    Posted in: Magic General
  • posted a message on Looking for cute-cat-recommendations
    I think you are up for the long search in gather. But I have one to help you out.
    Enlarge
    Posted in: Magic General
  • posted a message on Theros booster missing rare card
    Not me, but this has happened to other people. Some boosters had no rare.
    https://www.reddit.com/r/magicTCG/comments/2775gi/no_rare_in_boosterpack/
    I'm surprised there are still Theros boosters around.
    Posted in: Magic General
  • posted a message on Intuition Real/Fake?
    Sorry no one got back to you!
    Easiest way to tell if it's real or not is by texture. Fakes of that cards are excessively smooth. Get a a basic land from the same time period to compare. Put it to the light test after that. Don't do the rip test. Bend it a little see what it has for flex. I don't see anything wrong from your zoom in.
    Posted in: Card Authentication
  • posted a message on Fake Smothering Tithe?
    Just so you know. Wizards uses more than one printer. I've opened booster packs where the cards a thinner, shiny, playing card smooth. Then the next booster box has regular quality cards. Straight from booster packs. What you are seeing is cards from the cheaper printer.
    Sorry no one got back to your thread!
    Posted in: Card Authentication
  • posted a message on Different Beta Forests?
    I have beta cards. Sorry no one ever got back to you. Forum is a little dead.
    Those are printing errors.
    You will notice some of darker some are not. It's also possible that those are Foreign Black Border Revised Edition. Which use the same pictures as the ones from beta.
    Posted in: Card Authentication
  • posted a message on I like to know the future of magic with the new bannings.
    There is a another thread on this in the rumor mill. There will likely me more threads on this.
    Wizards action is a reflection of society.
    It's not that Wizards opened the Pandora's box but society forced them to.
    I don't know if this action will specifically kill the game, it's possible. "Go woke, go broke." That's what happened to marvel comics and their heavy diversity inclusions comics. You can also argue the comic industry was dying already.
    You can also argue that "Go woke, go broke." it too simplistic of a statement for a complex issue.
    I'd argue their high level of product printing was causing loss of interest before this happened.
    I get to buy 5 secret lairs, Jumpstart, magic 2020! I barely got to play Ikoria: Lair of Behemoths.

    I am able to see all sides of an argument.
    One side is diversity is our strength, inclusion for all, stand against racism.
    Another side is all of those ideas are fundamentally not true and that none of them work in reality.
    Wizards is forcing you to pick a side now. There are more sides then the two I have listed but they are still forcing you to pick a side.

    If you've ever taken a philosophy class. You will learn the some arguments are not provable. Not winnable. You will talk in circles for hours with someone because they refuse to see your point of view because of their belief system. That you will always be wrong because they are the righteous one and you are the vile pile of bile who dared to speak against their truth. vile bile.

    I have more argument I'll be posting in the other thread later to further example that point unless the thread gets locked.

    Answering some more of your questions.
    They aren't going to stop with this banning. They have publicly stated that they will be banning more cards for all of your questioned marked reasons. It will start with the concept of racism and evolve into all other isms. Which is a reflection of what society is doing. They might ban the Italian cards, they have set a president that anything can be banned is someone dislikes it.
    Source for them reviewing everything problematic. I can't find this on actually twitter but there it is if you scroll down.
    https://www.huffpost.com/entry/magic-the-gathering-racism-wizards_n_5ee26368c5b6a22bf94c5daa

    Replying to @wizards_magic
    We are starting a review of every card we have printed. This first pass isn't meant to be an exhaustive catalogue of every problematic card in Magic’s history, and we will continue to take actions on similar cards in the future.


    Posted in: Magic General
  • posted a message on New here
    Hi,
    Yes magic as a hobby is crazy expensive. Good job on the force of will pull.
    If you're curious why basic lands from old sets are worth $1 or more it's just because they are old. If you aren't a store then you really aren't going to get someone to buy those lands from you. Exceptions would be alpha beta lands. There are some people who only want plains number 5 for one set because they collect that plains art work for their decks.

    I'm not sure where the direction of magic is going business wise. Seems to me that the market for collecting is crashing due to corona virus. At the same time one of my friends who is a heavy collector is telling me that prices are already rebounding. But he is losing interest in the game and may stop playing the game entirely. He is selling a lot of this cards. When you can't play for upwards of a year you tend to lose interest.

    I've never really understood those whole collector only mind set. For me things have to have a use to be worth something. Like collecting cars to drive them.

    If you've been out of the game for a long time. I'm just letting you know that counterfeiting of legacy and reserved list cards is very common place now.
    You can look around on the dark web and buy a Gaea's Cradle $400 for $1. The counterfeits are getting better too. If you don't have a jewelers loop you won't be able to tell the real thing from fake.
    Posted in: Magic General
  • posted a message on [M21] Hooded Blightfang
    Quote from DJK3654 »
    Quote from SpeedGrapher »
    I wouldn't mind a new ability called Ultra Death that can kill planeswalkers. Toxic Death. Death Hammer. Death Grab. Death Grasp. Death hold. Deaths hold.
    Something death that kills planeswalker.

    I doubt it would be unique and relevant enough to be keyword alongside deathtouch. More likely they would either errata deathtouch or replace it with a planeswalker-killing version. I don't think that's very likely either though.


    Yeah, at some point they need to replace death touch. As it's under powered now for the current game. Just like they replaced shroud with hexproof.
    Or Regenerate with Indestructible.
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
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