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  • posted a message on RWx redirect damage EDH deck idea
    Hi all,
    I’m looking for some assistance with this new commander deck. It plays off of the red white redirect damage interaction that I can’t say I’ve ever really seen used in a commander game. It currently lacks a commander. I do have a starting card pool for you to look over. Not everything fits but it gives you an idea of the direction of the deck. I Either need to do a lot of damage to my own creatures or have my opponents creature deal a lot of damage to them.

    Redirect damage creatures/effects

    Worse redirect damage creatures

    Deal damage to your own creatures effects.

    Pump your opponents creatures
    This is the small section of the deck I really like as these card were never meant to function this way.

    Cards with fight could be added to the deck, double damage effects and indestructible.
    I was thinking Elsha of the Infinite as a possible commander to be able to draw some extra cards. But the deck doesn't do anything blue. It's pretty much just red/white. I will have to look through the red/white commanders again but nothing really seemed like it would benefit this deck the first time I looked through. Suggestions welcome.

    Posted in: Multiplayer Commander Decklists
  • posted a message on How Many Lands Do You Play in a 60-card Deck?
    My usual 60 card decks are 24 lands.
    The right number is 20 or 33% to 24 or 40%.
    That can vary depending on the deck and your mana curve.
    Rarely do you go outside of that mana range.
    I tend to keep that 40% mana range in all of my decks. If I'm substituting in some mana ramping small creatures maybe that percent fall a little.
    I've played decks with a top mana curve of 3-4 for years. If you want to consistently hit that mana curve you always have to be in that range or 33% to 40% lands. Mana curve higher than 4 your maybe want to consider slightly more lands 25 or 26.
    Posted in: Magic General
  • posted a message on We need to stand together against Hasbro
    You can't do anything about this stuff besides not buy the product. If it's popular enough you will see MTG cards as anything now. You could see Real House wives of MTG. Jersey Shore MTG. You could see Dora the Explorer MTG. Nothing is off limits. I will not be buying the Walking Dead secret Lair. Maybe they have to do this ? It's possible magic's business model just doesn't work any more. It's like having an advertiser. Imagine Coca Cola starts printing ads inside of booster packs. Those advertisement cards in the packs could try to sell you anything. These are just full card advertisements. I really don't think these are worth the $50 price tag. But that is just me. Plenty of people will want to buy these. I know someone who is buying as many as he can. He wants to get 100 copies.

    The only thing that sucks is that there was a whole custom art market that is going to be gone because of this. Wizards is going to out alternate art everyone. Let's say you already had an alternate art Negan. But now their is an official one. You're going to get complaints about your "proxy" card. It's annoying. If you want to blame Hasbro that's fine. You can blame them. It's just a company trying to make the most money possible.
    Posted in: Magic General
  • posted a message on Commander Legend Spoiler Season starts on the 12th of October
    For everyone trying to go tit for tat here in the thread about Wizards printing too many products the point is really easy to understand.
    Say you like ice cream. It's your favorite food. But you only eat it once a week. If you eat ice cream everyday it would stop being your favorite food. You'd be sick of it. Wizards is trying to feed us ice cream for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Their bribing the government to make ice cream a required food group.

    That explains new cards no longer being special.
    There are other factors. People can't afford to keep buying more and more products. They can't. It's not realistic.
    Long ago magic had 4x booster box sets a year. It was a great business model. 3 new 1 all reprints. You were rewarded for keeping your old cards. It was easier to get into the next standard because of this. Then when something else besides the 4 main sets came out it was amazing!
    For anyone playing a long time remember how special from the vaults was ? How special a dual deck was ? How special the first modern masters was ?
    I'm sure you understand my point.
    Special, money, pandemic preventing play, difficult to keep track of product releases that include a small amount of new cards.
    I think that's good. You either understand or don't at this point.
    Have a nice day all. Smile Smile Smile Smile

    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
  • posted a message on Commander Legend Spoiler Season starts on the 12th of October
    Magic has been super dead for me. While I'm still excited to look at new cards I'm not playing very much. They seriously need to cool it with the product release or re-organize the product releases in a way that makes sense. Cut the booster box level releases to 4x a year at the most. Then if they want to release a new secret lair every month sure.
    There were 8x booster box types sets this year. It has to stop.
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
  • posted a message on Expand the Reserve List to Save the Local Game Store (LGS)?
    No. Adding more cards to the reserve list isn't going to do anything for an LGS. If they want to make more money they have to offer a large variety of products. Things that don't sit on the shelf. Also sell snacks. You can probably sell a lot of $1 drinks and make .50 or more off each of them.
    Stores that only prioritize magic the gathering are bound to fail. Sure magic is a cash machine but you have to sell something else. Problem is what do your customers want? In the age of the internet it's difficult to keep people coming in when everything can be delivered directly to your house.
    Posted in: Magic General
  • posted a message on How many different "welcome boosters" exist?
    They have gone into product overload. They really need to cut it out. It's overwhelming players and store owners.
    Just look at this list of 2020 products. There used to be 4 sets a year and nothing supplemental. Then there was commander and from the vault at first years ago and that was good. Then it ballooned out of control.

    This is 8 booster box type sets that I bolded just for 2020. Along with a ton of other products.
    Then in addition to all of this I think there are Welcome boosters, regular boosters, set boosters, premium boosters and box toppers. It's clearly too many products.

    2020-01 Theros Beyond Death THB Expansion set 83rd expansion
    2020-01 Secret Lair Drop Series: Year of the Rat SLD Box set Secret Lair release #2
    2020-02 Secret Lair Drop Series: Theros Stargazing SLD Box set Secret Lair release #3
    2020-02 Unsanctioned UND Box set Un-set #4
    2020-03 Secret Lair Drop Series: International Women's Day SLD Box set Secret Lair release #4
    2020-03 Secret Lair Drop Series: Thalia - Beyond the Helvault SLD Box set Secret Lair release #5
    2020-03 Mystery Booster Retail Edition MB1 Supplemental set Chaos Draft set #1 (Retail Edition)
    2020-03 Challenger Decks 2020 Q03 Box set Challenger Decks set #3
    2020-04 Ikoria: Lair of Behemoths IKO Expansion set 84th expansion
    2020-04 Commander 2020 C20 Box set Commander set #11
    2020-05 Secret Lair Drop Series: The Godzilla Lands SLD Box set Secret Lair release #7
    2020-06 Secret Lair Drop Series: Summer Superdrop SLD Box set Secret Lair release #8
    2020-06 Secret Lair: Ultimate Edition SLU Box set Secret Lair release #9
    2020-06 Signature Spellbook: Chandra SS3 Box set Signature Spellbook set #3
    2020-07 Core Set 2021 M21 Core set Core set #20
    2020-07 Jumpstart JMP Supplemental set
    2020-08 Double Masters 2XM Compilation set Masters set #8
    2020-08 Amonkhet Remastered AKR Compilation set MTG Arena set #1
    2020-08 Secret Lair Drop Series: Prime Slime SLD Box set Secret Lair release #10
    2020-08 Secret Lair Drop Series: Every Dog Has Its Day SLD Box set Secret Lair release #11
    2020-09 Zendikar Rising ZNR Expansion set 85th expansion
    2020-09 Zendikar Rising Expeditions ZNE Compilation set Masterpiece Series set #4
    2020-09 Zendikar Rising Commander Decks ZNC Box set Commander Decks set #1
    2020-11 Commander Legends CMR Supplemental set
    2020-11 Commander Legends Commander Decks CMC Box set Commander Decks set #2
    2020-12 Commander Collection: Green CC1 Box set Commander Collection #1
    2020-Q4 Pioneer Masters Compilation set MTG Arena set #2
    Posted in: Magic General
  • posted a message on [ZNR] The list - 296 of the cards
    It's just gambling to open cards guys. These are bonus gambles. The free drinks you get will you throw down cash. Just roll with it. I'm fairly impressed on the whole with the Zendikar 3 set. Don't forget they have to print crap for your $30 card to be worth $30. I think they have been doing a much better reprint job lately. I know it was a few months ago. But remember jump start and and magic 2021 ? Grim Tutor I know it's product over load for most of us. But that is their business model these days. It would be nice if they could cut it down to 4 sets a year again. No special products. It would be so much easier to find new cards. All they have to do is put more cards in a set. Make a set 300+ cards. Special print cards can be at the uncommon level slot for alternate art or replace a token. They are doing that already with these different boosters. It would be nice to just have once product line. The core set each year can be filled with commander cards. It's such massive pain to find things is gather because of all of these small sets. I used to be able to just search standard and see all of the new cards. Now I have to google for a time line on all of these small products. Brawl decks need to go. Kill that format already.
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
  • posted a message on Jace MTG shoes by KSwiss
    You can now get Jace in shoe form. Jace Beleren. This a make more money idea I can get behind. Instead of printing a new card set every month there is now shoes! Maybe one for each planeswalker. Most likely the long standing characters. Chandra, Garruk, Liliana, Elspeth/ Ajani and Nicol Bolas.

    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
  • posted a message on [CMR] Commander Legends Previews from CommandFest 2
    I don't like that this is a booster set. I thought this was just going to be a box set of some kind.
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
  • posted a message on Commander Collection Green
    Good product. If I didn't own those cards already. I'd be buying this. I'd still like to see the price like everyone else. All of those are high demand cards.
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
  • posted a message on New Secret Lair - August 26th
    Thumbs down. Will not purchase. I like the art theme but the price is just unrealistic. $10 Max. I don't think people are going to keep being fooled by the allure of secret lairs. There is a very clear lack of interest and product glut. Every time I talk to my magic friends they are annoyed by wizards product explosion. Store owners I talk to are annoyed too. Wizards you are printing too much! That's the constant consensus.
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
  • posted a message on Secret Lair - Run! Don't Walk!
    This is such a oozing green crap pile. Something in these things has to justify the cost. This could have been $10 to $15. Zero of those cards are worth getting. This should have been the cheap $15 secret lair that showed hey we can just print alternate art for $3 and we are fine with making $12 this time.
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
  • posted a message on [2XM] The entire set is here
    Voice of Resurgence is now a $3 rare! Those prices crashed so hard! I can get Fulminator Mage for $2!
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
  • posted a message on Zendikar Rising Leak Crawling Barrens
    It seems really fare. It does take 8 mana to make it a 4/4 without a reduction of the ability cost. I know that there are a lot of -2 effects that will lower the cost to 2. Zirda, the Dawnwaker is in standard. I do look forward to seeing Zendikar 3 cards.
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
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