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  • posted a message on Rakdos, the Showstopper - help me find a direction (aside from tribal)
    I have been slowly adding demons, devils and imps to a deck box (I put all of my decks-in-progress in deck boxes) for a new Rakdos, the Showstopper Commander build.

    I am not too sure what direction to take the deck, outside of demon/devil/imp tribal. What do most of these creatures have in common or what can synergize with them? I just went to edhrec.com and it helped a little w/ creatures to get and support cards, but it doesn't help w/ a direction.

    Since he does play around w/ coin flipping, I can have the one or two cards that help w/ that, but adding other coin flip cards will just add flavor, but not synergy.

    Here are some ideas off the top of my head, but not too sure how they will play out in this format:
    1) No cards in hand - so Hellbent can work as well. But what else goes well w/ that?
    2) A lot of demons have sacrifice triggers... is this a good idea?
    3) Demons also have damage to me, so I can play around w/ that... but reducing my life constantly will make winning difficult, so I would need to counterbalance that w/ life gain.
    4) Steal creatures and sacrifice them to the demons

    I am open to other ideas or if any of the above ideas are good, let me know.
    Posted in: Commander (EDH)
  • posted a message on Throne of Eldraine - guessing what cards represent and color shifts
    I'm besides myself. You schmucks have nothing to say {watch now a mod will say something, and just to give me A) a warning [or] B) an infraction. But like all good art, at least it'll warrant a reaction of some kind. Better than being ignored}.
    Posted in: New Card Discussion
  • posted a message on Throne of Eldraine - guessing what cards represent and color shifts
    So... no one wants to use the creative side of the brain and the critical side of the brain at the same time? Talking about what colors certain fictional characters match with is critical thinking, comparing notes. I'm sure at least a couple others looking over this post are game designers or have aspirations to become a game designer. It is discussions like these, diving into form vs. function.

    Danae above has only 6 posts, but his examples are good. Some may not agree, while others may agree. I like his reasoning. He also gives examples; perfect.

    Well, to add to what I had originally said about trolls having a dark, "black" side was a great prediction on my part: the troll who sites under the bridge and harasses the goats has been portrayed as black, taxation for his own selfish reasons.
    Posted in: New Card Discussion
  • posted a message on [ELD] Thunderous snapper
    Quote from Ryperior74 »

    That’s more like it that’s how good the hybrid mana spells are suppose to be

    Sees play in limited and edh

    Even though I do like it for a couple Commander decks, wondering where the "hydra" aspect of the card is. Should've gotten +1/+1 counters each time a power 5 or higher enters the battlefield under your control, or does something that has to do w/ growing or regenerating.

    Quote from Manite »
    How about a Shark Hydra? Or even better, a Dragon Hydra?

    Even more badass would be a Skeletal Hydra, Undead Hydra, Vampire Hydra, Spirit Hydra, or Elemental Hydra.
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
  • posted a message on [ELD] 3 cards from shota yasooka
    Quote from LucidVision »
    Quote from Ryperior74 »

    does the black one have potential outside standard/limited?


    Instead of just saying "nope," can you please explain why you do not think it has much use outside of Standard? Exile a card w/ flashback that can be brought back w/ Runic Repetition. Misthollow Griffin can be cast from exile. There are work-arounds.
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
  • posted a message on Throne of Eldraine - guessing what cards represent and color shifts
    Throne of Eldraine really covers the gamut of Arthurian Legend and the fairy tale stories many of us have been raised on. Some are quite obvious such as Goldilocks and the Three Bears and Cinderella. We can tell who Goldilocks is because of the artwork. And yes there are still a lot more to be previewed, but some connections are going to be made out of Clues from the cards themselves. And some of the cards that we can guess what they are seem to be in a different color than what we have always imagined as being, because their nature differs from our memories.

    First less take some guesses at what characters are represented by certain cards. Let's give some examples of what we can guess. Who is:

    1) the Knights of the Round Table, such Lancelot, King Arthur, Sir Gawain and Sir Robin?
    2) Merlin
    3) Morgana (Arthur's half-sister)
    4) Little John (will we see a Legendary for the prominent Merry Men or just a representation, as we recently got with Outlaws' Merriment

    When each Legend is previewed, some will pop and we'll know right away who it's a version of, but some will be murky. I'm more interested in the murky ones, the ones leaving us guessing.

    Next we can also discuss color shifts. Examples are:

    1) Robin of Loxley is (most likely) red and not legendary (yet). There is a red human archer rogue. This may very well be Robin's Merry Men. So will Robin also be red? We think of Robin as green, with his attire, archery knowledge and giving demeanor. This can be felt as even being red and white, yet "stealing" can be blue and black.
    2) Bridge trolls have an evilness who also tax others. Taxation is a white ability, evil selfish nature is black, but trolls in Magic are typically green (red in the early days).

    So, what do we all think?
    Posted in: New Card Discussion
  • posted a message on Schedule of Upcoming Releases and Spoiler Seasons Through January 2019
    Will this thread be updated for 2019 into 2020, since we have set releases revealed (w/ as much info as is currently known). I was hoping that when the 'Salv was saved at the Witching Hour, threads would be kept up to date.

    PS - I am pretty sure that since this is a pinned post, this will not follow under the "necro" rule. Righ'?
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
  • posted a message on {ELD} Will and Rowan (don't know if it is real, looks like a leak) (name confirmed by rosewater)
    Interesting. Will is almost pure red here, so that makes his sister pure blue. I'm really hoping for cards (more than one) that benefit from having both in play. I can imagine that if you were to trigger their respective +1's (would be out of place for Rowan to have a minus ability), something cool, or at least synergistic will happen. Having cards that interact w/ both of them in place can really open a lot of design space.
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
  • posted a message on Throne of Eldraine: some thought provoking questions
    Have some questions... some out of curiosity, and others out of confusion. I haven't been following the Mother Site for some time now, so if there are any answers in any recent articles, please link so I can read up on it (and please include what topic/question the article(s) will be addressing).

    1) Is this the first set in standard to support multiplayer (not including fringe cards like Spectral Searchlight as OG Ravnica was more about guilds and color pairs) and Commander?

    2) Why was this direction created (Brawl support, I am guessing - but is there more)?

    3) Speaking of Brawl... will it finally find itself in Arena w/ TOE [I did notice a brawl-like situation, but I was under the impression that it required a "signature spell" that can be recast from the Command Zone]?

    4) Any guesses or known info to how the pre-release will play out w/ the "Commander" themed cards in play? Thoughts on this:
    __a) Would this be a possible solution for Brawl at a prerelease: 3 TOE packs, 2 M20, 2 WAR (I know, 7 packs, not 6, but variety must be given)
    __b) Would there be more Two-Headed Giant than 1vs1?
    __c) What other mutliplayer formats can be allowed/sanctions?

    Thanks for answering as best all of you can. Maybe there are no stupid questions, just strange ones.
    Posted in: New Card Discussion
  • posted a message on Apprentice Planeswalkers?
    Quote from Flamebuster »
    Interesting concept, but planeswalkers at common, even if it's with a miniscule ability, won't be a thing. The most common you'd get would be uncommon. And even that is a push.


    Ahhh, yes, lol. I remember asking the community if they thought this would be possible, PW's @ uncommon. I was laughed out of the water. Guess I had the last laugh there, heh... Gotta get back to the BBQ, have some BBQ crow for other members to munch on.

    Point is, nothing is out of reach. One day something will come about, for a reason, flavor-wise, will come around that might justify mini-PW's at common.

    Imagine something like Boba Fett, a "legend" in his world. What if he was a PW in Magic's world? And what if he was cloned? An army of PW's that all do the same and fight for a common goal. This is just a brainstorm, something off the top of my head. The example might be a bad one, but we've seen jankier junk come about.
    Posted in: Speculation
  • posted a message on Arena - first mass banning for an event?
    First time seeing a large banning of cards for an event stated as Standard. This isn't like Nexus of Fate...

    Wondering if this is because the development team for Arena may have noticed an overabundance of these particular cards dominating and commonly found among the top tier decks.

    Anyone catch wind for what was the catalyst? I hardly read Mothership articles... was it already mentioned?
    Posted in: MTG Arena
  • posted a message on [Kitchen Table Finks]: By George, I Fink He's Got It!
    Since clans haven't been established @ Nexus, we can still carry the torch here. BTW (please keep this on the DL since I believe I had made a reputation here for me) I have taken a new handle on Nexus: DrFunkenstein. Gunna start afresh...

    Check out my casual "Eggs" tribal deck, lol (really, I am serious).

    On another note: I will be moving to Georgia next November. I'll be about an hour south of Atlanta. Anyone from the East Coast?
    Posted in: Clans
  • posted a message on Garruk, Primal Hunter (Chinese forum); Feldon of the Third Path ; new Kor (new card) (Both on the Japanese site)
    For the Kor (thank Google translate for this one):

    Cliff rescuer 1W

    Creature - kor soldier


    T, Sacrifice Cliff Rescue; Target permanent you control. It gains protection from each until end of turn.

    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
  • posted a message on Brought Back (Masters of Modern preview)
    Ahhhhh... so many times you get to the exact number for the PW ultimate and you sit and ponder... do it now or wait a turn when it has more loyalty. Well, this can solve that dilemma, or just get back your 2 best beaters after a Wrath is played.
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
  • posted a message on Skyknight Vanguard
    I know it's the flavor of Boros, but I really dislike that the tokens ETB attacking. I have noticed a majority of the time they get blocked by bigger dudes or get chumped. The only plus side to this is that it gets around Propaganda-like affects. Now if Divine Visitation is in play, that's another story... and I had to beat him to death with my own shoe...
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
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