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  • posted a message on Random Card of the Day: Kentaro, the Smiling Cat
    Quote from tstorm823 »
    Kentaro, the Smiling Cat


    I know there are commanders that you can't even cast from the command zone, but this has to be in the running for most frustratingly useless ability for a commander to have, right?


    Cards like this are why I rail so hard against Niche Creature Types, Imagine if this guy was a Warrior or a Knight.
    Posted in: Commander (EDH)
  • posted a message on Ravnica Allegiance Speculation
    Quote from motleyslayer »
    I'd be interested to see how Azorius could be made to work with Bolas. both of their mechanics were so boring to me so I hope they get something new, same with Orzhov

    I'd like to see Bloodrush/bloodthirst or ferocious return.


    Bolas is all about the law, so long as he is the one that writes it.
    Posted in: Speculation
  • posted a message on Random Card of the Day: Kentaro, the Smiling Cat
    Maybe in a Ghalta deck?
    Posted in: Commander (EDH)
  • posted a message on Magic Pro League (9 pm announcement got spoiled early)
    Quote from Yatsufusa »
    Quote from Havrekjex »
    So much hyperbole, I'm literally laughing out loud here. They will not break into your house at night and rip your cards up. When did Rumor Mill become RudyLand?


    It's just people too used to WotC paying attention to only them and are now jealous WotC has to split attention between them and the new demographic of consumers MTGA has opened the game up to. Sorta like a older sibling jealous of the attention the newer sibling gets, if you will.

    Ironically it's because we keep exerting the "threat" of "When WotC fails we won't be there to save them anymore" WotC wants a new demographic of consumers so that they don't put all their eggs into the one basket that keeps threatening them because it was the only basket WotC had. It's quite sad to the point I can see it only reveals our own insecurities that we're outright lambasting new consumers to the game itself... and it's especially hypocritical since we often complain how WotC ignores the "spirit of the game" with their printing policies yet we condemn another medium and its newcomers that carries also said "spirit". Sure, somebody's going to point out the specifics of Arena (particularly being largely "Standard-Only") doesn't encompass the entire "spirit" of the game, but seriously, how new is Arena? Even established video gaming companies seem to have a trend to be unable put out polished (or completed, even) games in the market nowadays, and with WotC's general track record with technology, I'd say Arena's launch is generally pretty good already.

    The one thing I'm actually sort of salty about is WotC's tendency to just revert back to pretty much the US/Japan markets... and it's ironic on them now when they announced a structure based on a online format... MTGA existing literally permits people to participate in the qualifiers-equivalent from the comfort of their homes but WotC still seems to have a paper-based mindset when it comes to creating entry points into their pro-circuits. I usually give WotC the benefit of the doubt because I inherently believe they are no fools, but the way this announcement came out it almost feels like they looked the glitzy finals of other major esports franchises and never really studied how flexible those franchises made the entry points so that everyone across the globe has more or less an equal chance for the glitz.


    Alternatively we don't think it is healthy for a company to hop on the "Me too" of Esports and Hearthstone, abandoning every other format in the game for the perpetual rotating one of Standard and only that which means that the entire game is going to be reliant upon that one format and when not if Standard goes back to ***** the entire game will collapse entirely.

    We just got out of years of really awful standards between BFZ, SoI, Kaladesh and Amonkhet having massive problems, things like the Scarab God, Energy, Crazy Cat Lady, Unbalanced Vehicles, Terrible Mana bases. How long until that happens again? What happens when we get another Caw Blade Standard?
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
  • posted a message on Random Card of the Day: Kentaro, the Smiling Cat
    Quote from Igzex »
    My group allows me to run him as my commander as long as I constantly do a Him from the Power Puff Girls impression.

    I have yet to take advantage of that liberty. For some strage reason I think it's not worth the strain on my vocal cords...


    Maybe talk them into giving you an Almarharet's Archive in play at the start too?
    Posted in: Commander (EDH)
  • posted a message on Magic Pro League (9 pm announcement got spoiled early)
    LOL

    "Screw the other formats, Standard or bust!" this will end great when Standard turns to crap in 2 years when Ravnica rotates out and the mana base goes south again.
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
  • posted a message on Random Card of the Day: Kentaro, the Smiling Cat
    Quote from 3drinks »
    Quote from tstorm823 »
    Tibalt, the Fiend-blooded


    I know you all have opinions on this one, no holding back.


    At least it crews Heart of Kiran.


    He doesn't even do it cheaply best, Pirate Jace, Sarkhan Fireblood both do exactly what Tibalt does with a +1..but without the random discard and cost 3 so they would come down the turn after Heart..
    Posted in: Commander (EDH)
  • posted a message on Random Card of the Day: Kentaro, the Smiling Cat
    Quote from Buffsam89 »
    Black, Blue, and Green all get evasion abilities from the cycle. Your opponent can counteract the flying from Wonder by playing their own fliers or creatures with reach (or effects like Chaosphere or Gravity Sphere). Your opponent can counteract the trample from Brawn by playing bigger blockers. Your opponent can only really counteract the swampwalk from Filth by playing a completely different deck (or making themselves super vulnerable to nonbasic hate), and since Planar Chaos maybe not even then thanks to Urborg, Tomb of Yawgmoth.


    Yes and what Color does Swampwalk affect the most? So Black got an incarnation that specifically targets itself :p as opposed to the other 4 that got far more wide spread keywords.


    Eh, Swampwalk is basically unblockble when relevant(which, if it isn’t relevant, why are you running it?), which is far superior to any of the other incarnations, even Anger. I’ve had far more success running Filth than the others, and I’ve actually cut cards to make room for it, whereas the others usually are part of first cuts/final revisions.

    Glory is cool, but that activation cost is a real stinker.


    And who does it hurt the most when it is relevant, Black got..a super powered card against..black, and I run the other 4 depending on what the deck is. I never Run Filth though, the only way for it to be consistent is if you run Urborg, and I dislike a two card combo for evasion unless I am playing like Phage. My main point is that I find it hilarious that the other 4 give general and large keywords, meanwhile Black gets something that is only useful against black itself as opposed to Fear or something.

    As for Tibalt...poor Tibalt, the guy should..have gotten a new form in the Lord Windgrace deck, Hilariously I talked someone into Running him as a one of sideboard card in his Modern Hollow One deck to bring in against U/W control, He said he only got it down once..but it apparently got to dome the opponent twice.
    Posted in: Commander (EDH)
  • posted a message on Random Card of the Day: Kentaro, the Smiling Cat
    Black, Blue, and Green all get evasion abilities from the cycle. Your opponent can counteract the flying from Wonder by playing their own fliers or creatures with reach (or effects like Chaosphere or Gravity Sphere). Your opponent can counteract the trample from Brawn by playing bigger blockers. Your opponent can only really counteract the swampwalk from Filth by playing a completely different deck (or making themselves super vulnerable to nonbasic hate), and since Planar Chaos maybe not even then thanks to Urborg, Tomb of Yawgmoth.


    Yes and what Color does Swampwalk affect the most? So Black got an incarnation that specifically targets itself :p as opposed to the other 4 that got far more wide spread keywords.
    Posted in: Commander (EDH)
  • posted a message on Random Card of the Day: Kentaro, the Smiling Cat
    Quote from MRdown2urth »
    Black, which has no problem dumping cards into its GY and has easy access to Urborg, got hosed?


    What ability does filth give?
    Posted in: Commander (EDH)
  • posted a message on Random Card of the Day: Kentaro, the Smiling Cat
    Quote from Gutterstorm »

    He should've Geddon'd. All's fair when its being played against you anyway.

    I've always really liked Glory. I was actually hoping this cycle would get a reprint in UMA. We got Anger but nothing else which is a bit of a bummer.


    Glory is not a part of that cycle. Valor is the white member of that group. Also Brawn is in UMA.

    That said Glory can be game ending or a total blank. Maybe I should get one for my Trostani deck. Would probably be the former in there.


    Can we take a moment to appreciate how hosed Black got in that cycle with Filth.
    Posted in: Commander (EDH)
  • posted a message on Random Card of the Day: Kentaro, the Smiling Cat
    Quote from Shadow345 »
    I played Ophidian in my Kaseto, Orochi Archmage deck, alongside cards like Ohran Viper.


    I wish Naga were snakes, I wish Kaseto had more good cards to use.
    Posted in: Commander (EDH)
  • posted a message on Random Card of the Day: Kentaro, the Smiling Cat
    Attack, see if it goes unblocked, use ability, use Ninjitsu and have it all.
    Posted in: Commander (EDH)
  • posted a message on Random Card of the Day: Kentaro, the Smiling Cat
    Probably underrated, there are lots of good targets in the early game, Cultivate/Kodama's reach and late game.

    "I cast Cyclonic Rift with Overload" "Fork"
    Posted in: Commander (EDH)
  • posted a message on Upcoming Norse-Inspired Set
    Quote from Ash316 »
    Here's hoping for Cthulhu as an Elder God and the rest of that mythos.


    Eldrazi, and they are among the worst thing to happen in magic in terms of both Lore and Gameplay.
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
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