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    posted a message on Run more interaction! Run more fast mana! Or: The death of interesting edh deckbuilding
    I dont know man. I hear these arguments a lot.

    I have a prime speaker zegana combo deck that runs very little interaction and just combos out. It runs a lot of the so called staples.

    At certain tables people cant keep up with it. Its a combo monster. Even without counterspells they just seem to leave it unchecked and it dominates.

    But you know what stops it? The tiniest bit of disruption.

    Last week it went 2-1, the first two games were full of people not running anything to slow it down at all. Nothing. Not one card got removed from the table, not one spell cast stopped. Zero interaction from my opponents and i exploited that. The last game though? The last game had a guy playing queen marchesa akido-style. He had an answer for everything. I had to actually think. It was the best game ive had in months. It used a bunch of cards you wouldnt see in your typical staples build.

    The point of my anecdote is no one forces you to play staples, and creativity coupled with smart plays can beat a honed deck.

    People try so hard to jam all these things into their decks because theyre good or the internet tells them to. They forget that something as simple as deflecting palm, or red elemental blast, can ruin an entire deck's gameplan, and steal victory.

    The only one forcing you to play things you feel are staples, or upfront powerful cards, is you.
    Posted in: Commander (EDH)
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    posted a message on [TBD] Face to face games preview - return to nature reprint
    so i guess this is our new cancel. would be nice to not see it for once, but its not a terrible reprint by any means and is of course appropriate here.
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
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    posted a message on Mothership 1/3 - Haktos the Unscarred
    This feels sloppy, stupid, and exactly what everyone doesnt want for rw legends.
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
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    posted a message on [TBD} Seth manfield preview - Reverent hoplite and chainweb spider (spider was in the leak batch)
    i'll never scoff at cards that can vomit tokens.
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
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    posted a message on [TBD} Mtg instagram - Dalakos crafter of wonders (already leaked earlier)
    Quote from Flamebuster »
    Really? They put a Soldevi Machinist/Vedalken Engineer onto a legendary permanent? Really?

    I am so ANGRY I am so ANGRY Swear Swear


    Did you miss the flying and haste to equipped creatures part? Also that hes bigger than those guys. Legendary doesnt need to mean overly complex. I mean, isamaru is a grizzly bears for w that sees tons of play sooo
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
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    posted a message on [TBD] @mtgjp preview - birth of meletis
    its 1 and 2 are great, its 3 IS ABSOLUTELY ******* AWFUL AND I'M SO SICK OF THIS ***** ON WHITE CARDS
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
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    posted a message on [THB] Heliod, Sun-Crowned— day9 preview
    I really don’t understand why it only gives 1 creature a counter instead of all of your creatures. This is not a mythic Mythic. Do they actually want White to be the worst color in Magic? They could do so many little things to make White more viable but they consistently choose not to.

    Okay sure. But lets imagine this guy that way in soul sisters. Hes 3 mana. Youve got even just 1 lifegainer in play... is it really fair to put that many counters on your team starting that early in the game?

    I mean just stop and think about that.

    Hes also indestructible.

    Think about that.

    You go t1 crypt, plains, this guy. T2 cast soul warden. The entire game is now ****ed. Every single creature hitting play would make both him and your warden bigger. Its manageable on 1 dude, but your entire team that early?

    Even outside of edh this guy comes down t2/3 and youll surely be able to net life that turn if youre building to exploit that aspect of him. In what world is that not stupid busted?
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
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    posted a message on THB - Ox of Agonas
    really bad mythic, fits into feldon edh pretty well, but really bad mythic wtf. it should've had haste, or some other effect, or trample, or been bigger, or done something more for 5 mana.

    and thus has been revealed the mythic that i will open more than any other mythic in the entire set.
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
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    posted a message on No story/lore for Theros
    they've been ass terrible lately. why even bother.

    they really haven't been a good read in almost 2 decades.

    better to scrap it and do it right than keep pushing out turds. it would be nice if we could get brothers war quality books again, but it isn't likely to happen. i'm glad they're not forcing us to eat ***** this time.
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
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    posted a message on 'Mystery Booster' product
    test cards is a neat idea. they're worthless and all, but i think the possibility of the players giving feedback on them and influencing future design has a lot of potential.

    the packs themselves are kind of boring without the test cards but meh

    anyway, there's a part of me that would very much like to see future retail packs have the possibility of replacing the token/ad insert with a test card. it wouldn't be legal in any official capacity, but would allow players to see the design process, and be able to give more feedback on potential cards. the future future league is clearly broken somewhere. either the league isn't great at magic, or r&d doesn't listen to them. it might be worth it to push this idea of real world feedback on experimental or troublesome designs so that we can get stronger, fairer, more interesting cards in the long run, instead of turning every card into an elk.
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
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