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  • posted a message on Acordia of the Masses (could use a judge)
    Other than adding a bestow like clause to make it not a horrible loss when they die I absolutely love this design. I have never seen the united together trope executed so perfectly. It will definitely cause confusion for creatures with tap abilities because some people will assume the enchantment can't use them while the rules are perfectly fine with you activating any kind of ability on your totally not creature enchantments. But I don't think it's possible to fix all of people's misconceptions around such an ability.
    Posted in: Custom Card Creation
  • posted a message on a really weird commander
    A while ago someone made a red card that did exactly this. It's interesting in that you can take a nice utility creature and make it so you can always cast it. While staying psuedo balanced by the fact that you have to find the card.

    Should this be limited to legendary creatures? And to make it even more interesting should it be open to walkers as well?
    Posted in: Custom Card Creation
  • posted a message on Pioneer Bannings
    Quote from user_938036 »
    This is almost literally what people said when Modern came out. While you can't say Legacy is thriving it would be equally wrong to say its dead. Magic has simply become so large that it needed this new format. And it will need another one in 10 more years. It's just the nature of the beast.


    The supposed "fix" for this issue was to use a format thats simply an extended standard , literally called Extended.

    But that introduces the issue that important cards leave a format and put it in inbalance, as a lot of hate cards for a specific dominating deck might be in a set that is leaving the format or something new gets introduced that pushes a deck over the top, that was otherwise fair.

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    With multiple formats they just produce more of these problems and more to manage, which they are already doomed to fail.


    Having Vintage and Legacy is important to keep the old cards alive.
    Competitive Commander is pretty much just Legacy, as all the strong stuff is as expensive as a Legacy deck.

    Pioneer is just a "old standard" format, which is hardly a great place to be ; the real benefit would be to have new decks, instead of all the old ones returning.
    Extended was a failure for the exact reason why they are now committed to making a new format every 10 years. The number one thing players hate about playing magic is when their cards rotate out of the format they were playing. This is why they axed the twice a year rotation. Pioneer will be a thing for a long time just like Modern is still a thing and to a lesser extent Legacy is still a thing.
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
  • posted a message on Azorius Runecuffs
    I get the concept of granting soulbond. But this specific design is completely lost to me. Why would you want to detain your own creatures? I get the flavor of what you intended but that's not how soulbond works and you used the proper reminder text for soulbond instead of an amended version that would make your equipment function the way the flavor text implies it's supposed to. If you change the effect to something you actually want it has interesting backward compatibility.
    Posted in: Custom Card Creation
  • posted a message on Pioneer Bannings
    Quote from SpeedGrapher »
    I can't get behind the new format. Bannings or whatever.It really just feels like a lazy modern. Massive cop out to a easy fix of the modern format with $4 masters products and a few more bannings. meh.......... Feels like the junior league. They really should have just brought back extended. Their long term plan is to kill off modern. So we might not have much of a choice with the slow phase out. RIP Vintage, RIP Legacy, and now RIP Modern. Unless Pioneer is just terribly boring to play.
    This is almost literally what people said when Modern came out. While you can't say Legacy is thriving it would be equally wrong to say its dead. Magic has simply become so large that it needed this new format. And it will need another one in 10 more years. It's just the nature of the beast.
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
  • posted a message on Pioneer Bannings
    I find it very strange there is no chatter on the ban announcement for pioneer. Also no pioneer forum or tag but that's besides the point.

    Oath of Nissa
    Felidar Guardian
    Leyline of Abundance

    With the announcements scheduled for every Monday for the forseeable future.

    This bodes very well for the health of the format. They aren't shying away from aggressive bannings and after a few months the bannings will follow the normal format rather than weekly.
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
  • posted a message on Naru Meha, Torrential Gearhulk and sorcery speed return from graveyard effects.
    Quote from Tert »
    Quote from genini2 »
    No. Once you have cast the spell revealed from Unexpected Results the unexpected results will continue to resolve which means it will be put into the GY before the cast spell is able to resolve itself. You can technically target Unexpected Results with a copy spell, but because the target will be gone it will be countered for lack of a target on resolution. The same situation happens with returning Master Wizard from the GY using an instant or sorcery.


    I see. Thanks for the clarification.

    On the other hand if I respond Unexpected Results with say Expansion // Explosion, then with another copy on stack I suppose I can chain it through since there would always be a copy unresolved?
    This works. The copy will resolve and get presumably p another card that can copy. As long as the copies keep finding more ways to copy it will loop but once it fails you will then resolve the original and it won't be able to copy itself.
    Posted in: Magic Rulings
  • posted a message on Spirit Ring
    Quote from Norzael »
    Why would it need to cost two? I feel it doesn't even need to enter tapped. I feel the cycling helps give versatility, and therefor 1 for 1 colorless is fine.

    Have you guys not seen Sol Ring?
    Yes, we've all seen the possibility most powerful card outside of the power 9. Designing cards with the absolute pinnacle of not what is accepted now but what was once accepted is foolish. While looking back at past examples is useful you never look at the best possible version of an effect to see if your effect is ok.
    Posted in: Custom Card Creation
  • posted a message on Temporal Excision
    There is some ambiguity left but it's probably fine. The main questions are. Why does the caster also reveal? And with the correct play usually being to stone rain twice does this actually accomplish what you want it to? Finally, other than the name why is this blue?

    To add a bit of blue and justify the self reveal what about something like.
    Each player reveals their hand and library. Choose two cards(tokens aren't cards) and reveal them. Each player shuffles their library. Put the chosen cards on top of their owner's libaray.
    Posted in: Custom Card Creation
  • posted a message on Are Phyrexian Planeswalkers possible?
    The process of becoming a phyrexian involves death meaning it's impossible for an actual phyrexian to have a spark. Could a planeswalker align themselves with the Phyrexians? Why not? One took Baron Sengir around the multiverse to spread his plague so why not the phyrexians too? Of course that's allowing that the phyrexians could resist compleating their planeswalker ally which is unreasonably unlikely.

    On the topic of the spark granting immunity. That is a rumor that had circulated on this site a lot without anyone ever backing it up. While all of the walkers who came in contact with the phyrexians obtained immunity in some way, Melira for the good guys and for the bad guy a questionable injection that could have been melira's blood considering they had her imprisoned and were harvesting her for experimentation.
    Posted in: Magic Storyline
  • posted a message on [THB] Theros: Beyond Death Leaks
    So, that Elspeth being 255 isn't part of the set. So she is the much weaker planeswalker deck version? It seems rather pushed for a weaker version. Or is the first extra number the Buy a Box promo?
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
  • posted a message on Diving Back In – Strategy
    It is simply unrealistic to build a deck from a single booster box. And theme decks are so weak it's usually not worth upgrading them. Sp I would recommend you pick a deck within your budget and buy it as singles.

    As for casual play I can only recommend commander as the commander decks so well against eachother out of the box and provide plenty of replay value and wide avenues for upgrading. Of course you will need your friends to stay at the same level because commander supports ultra casual all the way up to super cutthroat.
    Posted in: Magic General
  • posted a message on Temporal Excision
    This doesn't work at all as you imagine. You declare the targets when you cast. Long before anything is revealed so the only viable targets are permanents, cards in graveyards and cards in exile.
    Posted in: Custom Card Creation
  • posted a message on Song of the Dryads & Back to Basics
    You are correct in your assumption. A forest is not inherently basic so Song doesn't add the supertype basic.
    Posted in: Magic Rulings
  • posted a message on Anger the Gods and Phryrexian Rebirth
    You are correct. Rebirth will count all of them and none of them will go to the graveyard. Destroy has no connection with going to the graveyard, Dies has a connection with going to the graveyard. Dieing isn't being destroyed, Dieing is specifically moving from the battlefield to the graveyard.
    Posted in: Magic Rulings
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