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Apr 16, 2019Stoogeslap posted a message on IGN Spoilers - Nicol Bolas, Dragon God, Deliver Unto Evil, The ElderspellOK... Deliver Unto Evil... I don't care what the card does. THE ABSOLUTE best art I have seen in a very, Very, VERY, VERY, VERY long time. Seb McKinnon is now my favorite artist right next to Phil Foglio. This card could have said "Each time you pick your nose you lose 11 & 1/2" life and I would have loved it.Posted in: The Rumor Mill
Apr 15, 2019I don't know why, but sometimes I get more psyched w/ the uncommons. This one is really great- and since I have 2 casual token decks, 1 Super Friends, 2 Commander decks w/ counters and 1 Commander Super Friends deck, this'll most likely be added to my Puca Trade list at around 11 or 12Posted in: The Rumor Mill
Apr 14, 2019Posted in: The Rumor Mill
Except the Phyrexians
Apr 13, 2019I think I have picked up in random conversations/online discussions about a return to Lorwyn. Going back to classic tribal themes will feel refreshing, in my perspective. Maybe they could have some story arc around the lesser built tribes in Lorwyn, like Assassin, Archer, Druid, Cleric, etc... I know each of those lesser tribes have a color identity so build arounds can happen, as well as color bleed.Posted in: Baseless Speculation
Apr 9, 2019Now, this maybe a 1-shot (but I have solution, gimme a sec..), but for the burn spells that have 2 or more targets, hit w/ the lowest amount (like the 2 damage from Serpentine Spike or that max damage w/ Jaya's Immolating Inferno. Now, the solution to the Reckoner dying is enchantments like Immortality. Another option would be to play w/ Squee, Goblin Nabob and his more recent incarnation. And since the more-than-one-target "X" cost burn spells are sorceries, you'll have the set up down good late game. And on that note, any red recursion creatures will do, like almost all of the Phoenix in the game.Posted in: Commander (EDH)
...now, let's brainstorm some other cards that hit your own creature and an opponent's creature (just not the 1 damage for me, 1 damage for you burn spells... still seams weak).
Some cards I will be exploring in addition to Reckless Rage:
- Storm Strike
- Brute Force
- Serpentine Spike
- Gravitic Punch
- Furious Resistance
- Kindled Fury
- Justicar's Portal
- Test of Faith
- Mighty Leap
- Gird for Battle
- Moment of Heroism
- Battlewise Valor
- Narrow Escape
- Boros Charm
- Double Cleave
There are a good amount of other ones, but they have already been mentioned.
- Storm Strike
Apr 8, 2019Stoogeslap posted a message on Why has EV (Expected Value) of sets from RTR to the Present been so low?Posted in: Market Street Café
Vehicles and Energy were first introduced in Kaladesh block, so it is expected that there will be falls and stumbles when going out into the dark. Those cards were tested in a bubble, yet somehow they broke standard. 5 out of the 7 cards you linked somehow snuck by the censors. But let's look at those cards outside of standard, outside of that bubble. Attune with Aether isn't as same a powerful card as let's say... Cultivate.
Now look at the 80-cents+ ratio of commons & uncommons from before RTR and after RTR. Even five years after RTR, the list of value from commons and uncommons... outside of Gatecrash, the amount of value in the uncommons is pitiful. Now look at the value of the commons, no really, look hard; try a microscope to look hard., Guess what you see... nada, zip and zero. Compare that to the commons & uncommons in the OG Ravnica block. Sure, Dredge was a mistake and there is a lot of deck searching w/ the Transmute cards, but the ratio is way off. Look at other examples: Time Spiral, Shadowmoor, New Phyrexia. OK, so the sets between Mirrodin and Innistrad might have been Magic's golden years of design, but the EV of some of the newer additions to Modern should, in theory, have higher dollar+ commons and uncommons (btw, using those 2 rarities because the card designs are much less complex).
I think the main culprit (as mentioned right above) is reprinting the hell out of the cards (I remember Future Sight used to be a $3 card... now's it is around 80 cents). The other culprit is mass production.
Apr 5, 2019Naive question alert: Why, outside of Zendikar blocks, don't they just call it "landfall?" Is it because it would push the card into evergreen territory and WotC R&D doesn't want it to be an evergreen keyword?Posted in: The Rumor Mill
Apr 4, 2019Well well well... foil Locust God has been bought out... $42 for a LP version, and $20k for the NM one, he he he ha ha ha... so, there must a combo figured out in War of the Spark... anyone know what it is? Wuzz'zizzit????Posted in: Market Street Café
Apr 1, 2019Stoogeslap posted a message on Mothership Spoilers 4/1 - Promos, Kiora, (and Teferi confirmed)I haven't read up on the back drop... what planes is WAR taking place on? I thought it would be Ravnica, but there is a lot of Amonkhet... what Amonkhet the last plane Bolas was on?Posted in: The Rumor Mill
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Nov 27, 2018This has been a lot of fun each year that I have participated. I'd like to re-emphasize a point: please make sure you chose a nice, playable card. As silly as Vizzerdrix is, this over-costed vanilla blue dude is not playable, no matter how much you dress him up as Santa. I am not naming names, but I have gotten some really meh cards in the past that are still collecting cob webs in my binder. The card(s) do not necessarily need to be valuable, but at the least playable. You know how stokes I would be if I got a Sign in Blood that is pimped out.Posted in: Articles
Also (luckily I haven't seen this), please do not decorate HP or damaged cards. All the gorgeous artwork isn't going to make up for a crease from being bent in half or cover up the hole marks when your dog bit your Lightning Bolt.
Please do not cover up the text box w/ art or anything else. We will have seasoned players as well as the novice players (possibly) participating. Most of us know how Counterspell or Swords to Plowshares works, but some newer players who might be starting off w/ Standard may not know these cards, no matter how classic they are.
And lastly, this is important too, please takes photos of your cards before sending out because not everyone will post scans of what they got. I made this mistake last year and the lucky geek who got my alters still hasn't posted them (if you are reading this, it's never too late, lol).
Look forward to a lot (I hope) of participants. Let's make this the best Holiday Card Exchange the best one yet!!!
Feb 7, 2014My gripes that I hope will/can be fixed:Posted in: Announcements
- Custom titles for the "archmage overlords" have been snipped to 30 characters or less and (to my experience), cannot have a color outside of black.
- Where did the itrader go? I used that a lot... needs to come back. I found something similar, but it asks for "one card" I am looking for. itrader could search up to 10 cards.
- The "curse premium" ad on the top... do not like to see a reminder about a service with a fee that doesn't add much to this particular site
- Thread that have new posts are no longer bolded... the bolded look gave a visual clue to new posts in the thread that I (the current user) has not seen.
- So far, there's not area/section at the bottom of a thread listing the members and guests reading/reviewing the thread.
- The fonts are too light (for the light skin). I'd like to see the fonts darken up a bit for easiness to read. The fonts are too thin as a whole, which makes the black appear dark gray.
- The "would you still like to leave this site..." Y/N bubble when going to a linked site. It is unnecessary.
- So far an image has to be really tiny to upload... a 16.2kb jpeg was "too big" to upload... what gives?
Feb 4, 2014My favorite card is Sensei's Divining Top... just being able to see what's coming to anticipate the new few moves is a big help. I actually played it a few nights ago in a casual game verses my girlfriend, and she actually voiced that she didn't like the card. She knew right away the edge it was giving me... and she's a new player!Posted in: Announcements
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