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  • posted a message on The Better Angels of Our Nature: Gender and MTG
    Quote from Apokalypse Kid

    Hehe, so true. Honestly, what's the point of posting these threads? You get patted on the back by all the good liberal magic players who now get to chuckle at those uneducated bigots who discriminate, then they go on to the next topic. Seriously, I don't know why these threads get posted anymore.

    Yushang? Yushang, is that you, you sexist ****?

    Seriously? Flame/Censor Evasion Infraction.
    Posted in: Magic General
  • posted a message on Black is Dead (no really)
    Quote from SengirPaladin
    I also wanted to see that...
    Imagine an Enchantment:
    That would be a great Mana engine for black

    You should have just written "I fail at game design" and spared us that three-page wall of text.
    Posted in: Speculation
  • posted a message on [11E]Wishes (the JUD ones)
    It's not particularly likely, but it doesn't seem impossible either. They wouldn't be out of control in Standard. As for TEPS... Extended is already broken in half as it is, and nothing they do is likely to change that for a couple of years at least.
    Posted in: Speculation
  • posted a message on [11th] Pain Vs. Shock Vs. Fetch: The OFFICIAL Thread
    Quote from ArcanePie
    Wizards explicitly stated they didn't like five color decks, but were desperately hoping to push 3-color decks. I don't care what that guy wanted, I care what wizards that's what we're speculating on.

    In that case, keep in mind that there's a difference between "this block's theme is cards with three colors" and "this competitive Standard season must contain Solar Flare-style midrange decks with no bad matchups and no mana problems." Oh, and having one-fifth of the rares in the Eleventh Edition be Ravnica duals would stifle the environment. Where then do you fit quirky build-around-me cards like Underworld Dreams or Teferi's Puzzle Box and similar cards from the last couple of core sets?

    Bringing the Ravnica duals back now would be a severe mistake for both of those reasons, and probably a few more that I can't remember now. The fact that Cancel is still around and was even in Alara proves that Wizards doesn't listen to powergamers whining on threads like these. As they shouldn't.
    Posted in: Speculation
  • posted a message on "Blood Ritual" - R, Sorcery, You lose three life. Add RRR to your mana pool.
    Quote from RafaelK
    Dark Ritual flirted with banned/restricted lists for years and stopped being reprinted because of it (despite being one of the more iconic spells in the game and part of the original boon cycle).

    It was eventually banned in Extended, wasn't it? Around the time of Odyssey?
    Posted in: Speculation
  • posted a message on How well is Magic doing?
    Quote from Shrubby
    GP Paris in November had over 1800 players in the main event, and GP LA this past weekend had just over 800 players. I would think it's doing fine.

    Oh yeah, I forgot the one and only measure of the game's health was pro statistics.

    Posted in: Magic General
  • posted a message on Cancel-Can someone explain this to me?
    Quote from Seth Dracovitch

    But actually on topic, I never saw a problem with Cancel at it's cost it's just modern MTG compared to old MTG...

    Exactly right. The ones who do have a problem with it are generally stuck in the old days, or just dyed-in-the-wool powergamers.
    Posted in: Magic General
  • posted a message on Tech against Planeswalkers.
    Quote from AllSunday
    The fact they didn't print any bitterblossom hoser and that they are not printing any planeswalker hate is a mistery to me...

    Are you serious? Every color can defeat planeswalkers using nothing but its innate abilities. Do you even know how to play Magic?
    Posted in: Standard Archives
  • posted a message on The rule of three
    Quote from flaming infinity
    The third set can't retroactively do anything to the set before it.

    Amrou Seekers.
    Posted in: Speculation
  • posted a message on [CON] Matca Rioters
    Quote from Shadowmancer711
    I don't see why people are whining about this guy. There's nothing wrong with a 5/5 for 3. If there is, please, tell me when the rules of Magic changed, and why no one sent me a memo.

    They're whining because it doesn't have shroud and the Hypnotic Specter ability too. In other words, because they're idiots.
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
  • posted a message on When Knights Were Bold
    Quote from Doc Nebula
    Because Welsh mythology sucks, but, if you're going to have an entire four set block based on suckie Welsh mythology, well, where's my Legendary Creature - Morrigan? Gimme a Morrigan and I will forgive much, if not all.

    'Not all', however, would include seventy kabillion gordumm Hobbitses and a nearly equal number of horrible loser-Goblins.

    I'm sorry, I cannot support my subjective opinion that Welsh mythology sucks in any objective or reasonable fashion, I just think it does. Now, Norse mythology would be cool, but Welsh mythology? Goat napping? Puh LEEEEZE.

    I'm not looking for Xtreme Mage Punk crap. Just, you know, respectable non-Midget creatures.

    You're an idiot.

    Spam/Flame Infraction.
    Posted in: Magic General
  • posted a message on [11th] Pain Vs. Shock Vs. Fetch: The OFFICIAL Thread
    Quote from

    Maybe, if the prices for chocks goes down enough, more casual players will be able to afford them and play 2 or 3 colors... I'd like that!

    They would exist in higher numbers, which would tend to lower the price. But they would also be legal again in Standard, the most-played competitive format, which would be a much stronger force tending to raise their price. They reached $20-25 apiece (don't lose sight of that. One Hallowed Fountain cost $25, and I'm sure plenty of people will jump on this post claiming that it only cost $9 at their store or that I don't know how to trade up. Don't believe them), and they would reach $20-25 apiece again.

    Thus, like during Ravnica, it would be an oppressive GoodStuff.frmt where lots of players would be priced out of even FNM. Nobody should want that.

    (And before the next inevitable accusation, namely budget whining: I have a full set of 40 shocklands. I know what they can do. I know I never want them in Standard again.)
    Posted in: Speculation
  • posted a message on When Knights Were Bold
    I understood and even sympathized to a degree (old-school Magic horribly broken, Alara very cool) until you reached the fourth page and started foaming about Lorwyn's art. Then you reached the level of epic fail.
    Posted in: Magic General
  • posted a message on What card do you want to see (realistically) in standard?
    Quote from midgard serpent
    Vindicate. It answers the "how do we remove Planeswalkers?" dilemma and is a sweet card overall.

    What dilemma? Every color has a dozen answers to planeswalkers in Shards of Alara alone. Or are you the guy from my Lorwyn pre-release who didn't realize that creatures can attack planeswalkers, even though it explicitly said so on the rules insert? Rolleyes
    Posted in: Standard Archives
  • posted a message on Destroy Target Planeswalker....
    "Destroy target planeswalker" = lazy, inelegant, counter-flavor, downright stupid design and a transparent appeal to scrubs who are scared of Mythic Rares. If they ever made such a card, that would be cause for a boycott (and I have never considered anything else cause for a boycott).
    Posted in: Magic General
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