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Magic Market Index for June 8th, 2018
Ravnica: The Living Guildpact
Magic Market Index for June 1st, 2018
  • posted a message on [MTGO] More new art!
    3rd one I'm guessing could be fires...
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
  • posted a message on [[M15]] New Card frame and M15 Preview
    Quote from Monopoman
    To be fair I saw complaints when the following happened by the majority of players I knew and/or comments online.

    6th Edition Rules Changes and Removal of Interrupts
    8th Edition Card Face Changes
    Double-Sided Cards in Innistrad
    Legendary Rule Change in Champions of Kamigawa
    Legendary/Planeswalker Rule Change in M14
    Future Sight Future Shifted Borders

    Nearly every major change brings a parade of boos from the audience. Yet, surprise surprise I still see the majority of the same players no matter what happens.

    I remember even people complaining about all black frames for core sets (10th ed) because it meant new players don't know which sets to use (ie telling them to use white border cards is easier than having them remember expansion symbols), so yeah people complain about anything.

    Quote from Mikeageddon
    If only they could have made the hologram something you scan to get the card on modo too.

    They will add that in another 20 years.
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
  • posted a message on [[THS]] Game Day: Hydra deck contents
    Quote from Hexcel
    So... what happens with the 'mill until you find a land' cards such as Balustrade Spy?

    Since there are no lands in the hydra deck, does the whole thing go in the graveyard, or does it not work because the challenge deck technically doesn't have a 'player' ?

    I assume that the hydra doesn't count as a "player" for targeting purposes...
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
  • posted a message on [Promo] - December FNM Promo Sin Collector
    Quote from clumsylicious
    Now we have the perfect husband for Braids, Cabal Minion...

    Love is in the air

    (Sorry I'm not really contributing anything rumor mill related...)
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
  • posted a message on [Promo] - December FNM Promo Sin Collector

    This guy's just doing his job reporting on the gritty underbelly of Ravnica. Day in, day out, he is constantly worn down by stories of horror and tragedy, never flinching in his hard-hitting coverage of the ruination of the once harmonious plane of Ravnica. In 2006 he won a Pulitzer for uncovering the truth behind the guildpact, and still to this day he risks his life interviewing the downtrodden to get their views exposed to the greater public, At any cost.
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
  • posted a message on R/G Tron for Pauper!
    I remember hearing that it was possible to drop Ulamog's Crusher on turn 3 in pauper tron... now I have to find that video

    It basically involves perfect tron curve, with gruul signet turn 2 and having crusher to drop on t3. More likely is to use crop rotation, ancient stirrings and expedition map to dig for the pieces though and play it t4/5.


    Also a nice mana bump trick if you need it is to tap your tron for {7}, then sac a piece using crop rotation for another of the same piece which comes into play untapped when you need to hit ulamog mana. So say you have:
    1 Tower, 1 Plant, 1 Mine, prism in play and crop rotation in hand. Tap tron for {7}, use one mana to filter into green for crop rotation (down to {6}), sac say a mine to crop rotation, grab another mine to recomplete tron, tap for {2} (now {8} total) and play ulamog.
    Posted in: MTGO Pauper
  • posted a message on Heroic Auras
    Akroan Crusader
    Creature — Human Soldier R
    Heroic — Whenever you cast a spell that targets ~, put a 1/1 red Soldier creature token with haste onto the battlefield.

    Wingsteed Rider
    Creature — Human Knight 1WW
    Heroic — Whenever you cast a spell that targets ~, put a +1/+1 counter on ~.

    I know that Theros still hasn't arrived, but I wanted to leave this here and get some thoughts. When I saw these two my johnny sense kicked in, and my first thoughts turned to buyback/retrace/flashback/recover. Too expensive! I reread the mechanics article for heroic and when it specifically said auras work when they are played I thought of the shimmering wings cycle where you play them and bounce them for 2 mana. TBH I wasn't the first person to think of this deck idea, but instead of dropping akroan crusader into a RDW shell and using it every now and again I wanted to put wingsteed rider together with akroan crusader to maximise the chance of my heroic abilities firing, which pushed the deck into R/W.

    Bit of draw in wild guess and faithless looting,
    Bit of protection in hyena umbra and apostle's blessing,
    Some pump in dynacharge, crown of flames, ghitu firebreathing and goblin bushwhacker.
    Some light removal in the form of flame slash (and JtN in the side)
    Some anti-control in the side which can double as a heroic enabler in pyroblast,
    Anti-artifacts, use dust to dust, and leave no trace for anti-enchantment.

    Posted in: MTGO Pauper
  • posted a message on 9/27 Banlist Changes
    Turn 1 kiln fiend or immolating souleater into double striking death dealer turn 2 is also a thing. Not exactly reliable, but these are the sort of hyper aggro/combo decks you have to expect to run into sooner or later.
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
  • posted a message on Theros Cards Discussion!!!
    I was talking about Akroan with someone and yeah the whole idea of being a one trick pony deck by itself or fitting it into either a rdw/keeprites shell came up. Just mulling through some ideas...

    In UR keep watch/crusader I'm thinking of shimmering wings, crown of flames, mark of fury etc and some targeted protection like apostle's blessing...

    RW You have access to heroic gro, using the 1WW 2/2 flying wingsteed rider that gets +1/+1 per heroic, needs protection badly though, wojek siren on the crusader to push through

    About the gray syphoner, it's at least 4 point swing when you play him alone, would it be too much to ask having him in standard mbc? Extort is a bit too aggro to love him but it could be a (life draining) finisher there...
    Posted in: Paper Pauper and Peasant
  • posted a message on [[THS]] Sedge scorpion
    Quote from jimmycolorado
    Did people use Typhoid Rats in INN block draft? I'm actually asking here haha, because I don't know. I know Deadly Recluse sees play in M14 draft, but reach makes all the difference.

    I used it to gunk up the ground when they played their midrange beaters, I sort of think of it as a fog on legs during turn 3/4
    Posted in: New Card Discussion
  • posted a message on [[THS]] Complete Spoiler from MTGO Beta
    A billion thanks to the OP for the motherlode!
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
  • posted a message on [[THS]] Hythonia the Cruel (GatheringMagic)
    That's pretty cool that the throne is made up of her petrified enemies.
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
  • posted a message on [[THS]] Some reprints in THS
    Why not try to make a stodgy last breath cycle at common instead of a hard counter for 1 mana for the set's main theme?

    Exile target (creature with pow <= 2 / spell with cmc <= 2 / creature with cmc <= 2 / creature with tough <= 2 / artifact or enchantment with cmc <=2) and they gain 4 life for WUBRG respectively. Boring design but hey it's at common and you can create some tension in limited

    Anyway, Annul at common in this set is a bit silly, I'd like to believe that they wouldn't have hard counters so imbalanced to the set's main theme... at least in MRD block the artifacts that needed to be countered costed 0 or 2 so a 1 mana counterspell at common could stop the rot, but here with the expensive enchantments (5+ mana) that r&d is pushing for this set, a 1 mana hard counter is a bit silly tbh. Not saying that ench creatures will run riot, but sheesh give them a chance for a few months? Or is there something that FFL has forseen going into the rest of the block and is giving us the tools now so that we're ready for D-Day?
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
  • posted a message on PAX Live stream today?
    Quote from enollava
    When I saw the article, I clicked it fast with the hopes of finding a new spoiler not up on this site. Unfortunately all I saw was a card we already knew about. Oh well.

    Disappointment W
    You did not find a spoiler today. Add one Frown to your mana pool.

    I'll just tap a Paxland to add Smile and cast...

    Ambivalence :):(
    The rad news is that they will spoil cards.
    The sad news is that they will spoil cards tomorrow when I am jetlagged from my Holy Days.
    Posted in: Rumor Mill Archive
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