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  • posted a message on End of an Era
    Will we get the new community site link here? I'm assuming it will get posted when it is far enough along.
    Posted in: Modern
  • posted a message on [[Official]] Modern Prices Discussion
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    Yeah, who thought Narset would be the star of the set. No one blinked an eye when she was spoiled. Definitely missed that boat. She's being played in all major formats.

    There was lots of talk about her almost immediately at my LGS. But we have a lot of various blue cantrip decks, and many who also play cantrip-heavy Legacy decks, so she seemed like a hit from the getgo. We all saw that it would hose our decks and be great in the mirrors.

    I'm just happy she's an uncommon, so she is dirt cheap and widely available.

    Hmm, asking since I'm not sure what to do..

    Are the jap alternate art walkers a limited thing. Or are they eventually going to flood the market? If they are going to be limited in print, I'm getting one now. But will wait if the print run would be large. Thanks.

    The problem is the availability of the boxes. I think they had a printing snafu from the new card stock getting introduced and they didn't get the Japanese boxes out on the first wave. The next wave is on the newer stock.
    Posted in: Modern
  • posted a message on The State of Modern Thread (B&R 20/05/2019)
    What does the mulligan fix, and why is it better than the old way? The point of playing a card game is dealing with what life gives you, for better or worse. The more something detracts from that aspect, the less card game like the game gets. To me, it sounds like wizards is giving in to the idea of letting people pick the starting hand with minimal repercussions.

    The change isn't going to discourage cheating on the competitive circuit, so I'm really wondering what the long term plan is.
    Posted in: Modern
  • posted a message on The State of Modern Thread (B&R 20/05/2019)
    I'm kind of wondering if there is a shell that would want Spellskite + Giver of Runes. Basically, the two together work like mother of runes, in that you can just redirect whatever targets giver to spellskite, then give spellskite the protection.
    Posted in: Modern
  • posted a message on The State of Modern Thread (B&R 20/05/2019)
    Carrion feeder, nimble mongoose, and spore frog are all really good one drops in modern. Sometimes, the problem is more so one of perception than mechanical superiority.

    The issue with modern competitive tier one is a touch complicated, though. Some people are viva la freedom and think the problem is card costs, but I'm of the mind set it is one of perception and greed.

    Wizards wants to have super expensive listed cards because if they stay there at that price, it creates a self fulfilling prophecy that can be milked in specialty sets. If they were to print the cards to death to drop the price, they may shatter the competitive illusionary advantages as more people get the cards, and we might even see more deck building, but then wizards loses their cash cow. Not to mention, there is the possibility the masses find a format where a deck can be shut down with a leyline or chalice bad, which would lead to more people pushing the company to ban these cards.

    We already got people that want fast mana banned from modern.
    Posted in: Modern
  • posted a message on End of an Era
    I'm not posting as much, but I definitely think we need a place like mtgsalvation forums that don't turn into a chaotic reddit slug fest.

    Brewing decks is what keeps this game alive.
    Posted in: Modern
  • posted a message on Mothership Spoiler 5/31 - Full Card Image Gallery!
    I like the set, just the price seems too high. I'd have sold this at 150 and printed more.
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
  • posted a message on Kess, Dissident Mage
    Legacy is slower than modern, though. The reason Kess works there is that turn 4 is not a distant possibility, where as in modern we're talking about a 3/4 that has to somehow keep you alive against a creature with 5+ power. By the time you get her down on turn 4, you wont have time to actually cast the removal needed to prevent lethal and would end up chump blocking.
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
  • posted a message on Sword of Truth and Justice!
    After contemplating it, this sword seems pretty well placed at the moment. They just brought back Proliferate in the current standard set and this sword does have some pretty outstanding effects.
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
  • posted a message on Mox Tantalite Twitch TV stream
    So did they just pull Iconic Masters 3.0 on us now? First Iconic, then Masters 25, and now Modern Horizons?
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
  • posted a message on Spore Frog and Scour All Possbilities Cassius Marsh Preview
    The little child in me... it can't be contained... it's the frog I nicknamed sporgy and was in every single deck that I included green in back when it first was released. Sporgy has come home... Frown
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
  • posted a message on Prismatic Vista
    You really need 3 colors or more to require a fetch, and at that point you already got the true fetchlands. This card is basically "hey guys, I'm a callback to fetches that fetches stuff!" buy me bait.
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
  • posted a message on Ice-Fang Coatl (Merchant spoiler)
    ... you know, if they put snow dual lands that come into play untapped, I think that might be why they priced the set where it is at. This isn't that bad, but still not the level I'd expect.
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
  • posted a message on MOCS Championship Spoilers Complete
    Well so far this set looks like garbage for about 200 dollars a box. Laughing

    Joke aside, I'm hoping they got something good to actually show in the next few days. This is not giving me a good impression considering they are charging a lot more for this.
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
  • posted a message on Esper Midrange
    Oh, you went the heroes route like I did. Against removal heavy decks you basically have to go with afterlife and discard effects. Freebooter and Thought Erasure are two that I'd recommend mainboard.

    Fyi, I mostly have stuck in two color instead of venturing into three color since I like the consistency, so my advice is coming from my experience playing dimir mill and Orzhov gideon stomps.

    Also, Tyrant's Scorn works better if you include counter spells like Thought collapse, Sinister Sabotage, etc. That way if you need to deal with something that is too big for scorn to kill, you bounce it and counter it. I'd pick a multi-color counter for hero to trigger.
    Posted in: Proven (Standard)
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