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  • posted a message on World's most obvious combos
    Mana Drain sucked back in the day thanks to the now removed mana burn rule (unused mana emptying your mana pool at the end of a phase causes you to lose a life for each mana unspent this way).


    Citadel of Pain and Manabarbs made sure each turn players took damage equal to the number of lands they controlled.
    Posted in: Magic General
  • posted a message on Multiple "Skipping"
    You are correct, the two work together.
    A good example of something similar is Cumulative upkeep with Eon Hub. Since there haven’t been upkeeps, no age counters are added, thus if Hub is destroyed, the permanent with cumulative upkeep would only get one more counter said following upkeep than it had prior to Eon Hub first entering the battlefield.
    Posted in: Magic Rulings
  • posted a message on Custom Set Assistance?
    Stalwart needs to be ant the end of each turn. You never block on your own turn.

    As is bursting vigor should cost one less, considering hunger of the howlpack if you switch it to be just a creature enters your battlefield it would be broken, especially at that mana cost.

    For rabid looter, I am imagining a rare/mythic spellshaper type card that has “at the beginning of your first main phase, exile the top card of each opponents/players? Library face up. Until the end of turn, you may cast cards exiled this turn this way by tapping ~ and discarding a card”. Yes, I agree my idea could be worded much better.
    As it stands this is a better Ingest.

    I Like the ambush spin.

    Plot also reminds me of the trap mechanic. For a common Grave Return seems fairly costed.



    Posted in: Custom Set Creation and Discussion
  • posted a message on Possibility Storm
    Ah, I knew I was missing something, thank you!
    Posted in: Pioneer
  • posted a message on Possibility Storm
    Quote from sainthyacinth »
    This Thread is to explore the Possibility Storm Combo.

    The Combo plays out as follows:
    [numlist]
    [*]Play Possibility Storm.
    [*]Cast any Adventure sorcery. Possibility Storm finds the only actual sorcery in your deck: Enter the Infinite.
    [*]Resolve enter the infinite, putting Borborygmos on top of your deck.
    [*]Cast a 0-mana Walking Ballista, which possibilty storm makes into a Borborygmos (or if you have a legendary card in play cast a Mox Amber (exile and then return Borborygmos to the top of your library) and then cast a mana dork.
    [*]Discard all of the lands that you drew with Enter the Infinte, bolting your opponent repeatedly until they are dead.



    Question about number 4:
    How do you use possibility storm to free cast Borborygmos if Enter the Infinite has put your entire library into your hand thus leaving nothing left in your library for possibility storm?

    Wouldn’t you have to attempt to cast Borborygmos first and then 0 cast Ballista to actually get Borborygmos out, or am I missing something?
    List tags are malformed.
    Posted in: Pioneer
  • posted a message on Teaching my Girlfriend the Best Card Game: MTG
    Use those as starter decks. Get packs occasionally and let her add as many/little as she wants and you can only swap in one non rare from the pack.
    Next up, find out what she likes. My S.O. Was big into Vampires and as luck would have it, Innistrad was on the shelves. I would look at the spoilers and share news of new vampires (still do to this day). I made sure to trade for things my SO would like and even fund the hobby for both of us.
    Lastly, you want to start with low power and work up. One of our LGSes has chaff boxes with each card being 10 cents. We both grabbed cards for ourselves and once colors were obvious I recommended a few cards (removal, acceleration, mana fixing) and we had our own personal chaff decks. My SO’s deck grew and shifted to be a monoblack +1/+1 vampire tribal deck with an imposing late game board...Then they opened Olivia Voldaren that was the start of the RB vampire deck that it got so big while being almost singleton it became a commander deck.

    Last year we made each other Commander decks. I am looking forward to using the one made for me at the upcoming convention.


    Best of luck to the two of you! Tell us what color(s) she picks!
    Posted in: Magic General
  • posted a message on World's most obvious combos
    hermitic study and horseshoe crab. Same set. Makes a “Hermit Crab”. Yes I know hermetic and hermit do not mean the same thing, but the pun helps point the players in the right direction.
    Posted in: Magic General
  • posted a message on Card Æsthetics Evaluation Thread
    While I do like the “Sun” armor of the promo, the titan aspect is not anywhere as noticeable as the normal art.
    The duel deck art makes perfect sense with the Heroes vs Monsters vibe and may be what some people are looking for art wise, but Original Art Sun Titan is my favorite.
    As for symbol, I like M12, since it is a 6/6 and 6+6=12.
    Posted in: The Cube Forum
  • posted a message on 2019 Holiday Card: Decorated Knight
    Oh my, I just got that Meditate is an Uno card balanced for MtG.
    Thank you for this revelation!
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
  • posted a message on Fists of Flame, or "why developing specifically for EDH is making the format worse"
    Just going to say: Zada dies to removal. One board wipe and a Zada deck is never recovering. It needs Gauntlet of Might to have a chance of winning multiplayer.

    All that being said: budget Zada is fun to build and play. Even if it cannot best all three friends, it can at least knock one out early.

    Did I see this card spoiled and immediately think Zada? Yes I did. Traditional red Aggro is so hard to run in commander due to the starting life difference and the multiplayer aspect that a single common card will not make a difference. Torbran, Thane of Red Fell is another card printed to try to make traditional red aggro work, and a non optimized Torban Brawl deck can go head to head with the Chulane precon.


    Lastly, did we see Smothering Tithe? I’m not even going to link it; search it up if you missed it because it is the best white staple still in standard. Most believe it was printed to try to give white edh decks a chance.
    Point being, there are a lot of decks out there. Many that are pet projects that will never be competitive, but it is nice once and a while to have a card printed that works with an otherwise hampered strategy. Fists of the flame didn’t make Zada competitive, the only red tutor that could get it is Gamble anyway; still leaving the chances of getting to it under 7%.
    Posted in: Commander (EDH)
  • posted a message on Survey(s) on mothership hint at anime-themed sets incoming?
    Agreed. Cyberpunk was done as early as Tempest, clearly in Invasion block, every time we went to Mirrodin and Kaladesh, and let’s not forget Parhelion II in war of the spark... or Izzet as a whole.


    The occasional anime art is refreshing, as it is something different. Anime as the norm should not be the place of magic, as it has been said that is for Pokémon and Yu-Gi-Oh.
    Stop trying to make MtG Yu-Gi-Oh, Gretchen! It’s never going to happen. We panned your Invocations from Amonkhet and we’ll do it again if needed.
    We need not worry. Anime women are busty. MtG has moved away from busty women. There won’t be big-eyed, busty women on a new magic card any time soon that is officially printed original WotC approved art.
    Posted in: Speculation
  • posted a message on A look on my elemental treachery
    I am a long time reanimator fan, so seeing your nonblack take on it was very refreshing. I hope it performs like a dream. Let us know how it runs.
    Posted in: Modern
  • posted a message on A look on my elemental treachery
    Officially how many colors do your lands need to produce? I am seeing definitely 3, possibly 4.
    Consider spidersilk net in place of some of your equipment. It better protects you awakeners and automatically gets them ready to pull your agents, where you’d need two scimitars otherwise. You might even try Spectral Flight as it matches either’s cmc+equip.

    Posted in: Modern
  • posted a message on 11/18/19 Big Bannings
    Trickster is too powerful!
    Green players:”Yeah, I guess I saw this coming.”
    Same with free ramp!
    GPs:” I guess but without-“
    And F*** Summer! Wrong season! Banned!
    GPs:”Now hold on a second-“
    Oh you are complaining about how life isn’t fair without your planeswalker, well Narset is restricted!
    GPs: “Weird flex, but okay...”
    Don’t talk back! No more watching Ren and Stimpy!
    GPs:”That early 90s show? Are you talking about the Modern Horizons ol-“
    Oh so smart you are correcting me? Fine no Wrenn and Six either! And Nissa will be forever single!!!
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
  • posted a message on Commander legends speculation
    I think it might be safe to assume that every character that got a vanguard card (nonmtgo exclusive, that is) will actually get a legend card.

    This means:
    Lyna
    Sidar Kondo
    Takara
    Ashnod
    Gix


    That is right, just 5 out of the 32 cards. I think the least likely out of all of these is Lyna, as the shadow pool is small. Though I think it would still be cool.
    Posted in: Speculation
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