Quote from Goryo »The more I think about it, the more this story bothers me. I don't get it. I just don't get it.
1.) Why doesn't Bolas just extract the information he wants straight from Naiva's mind? Why does he ask her repeatedly for it?
2.) Why doesn't he just Slave of Bolas her?
3.) Why does he waste 20 minutes regaling this random girl with his side of the story? What is it to him what this puny human child thinks? If he takes issue with her point of view, he can just kill her when he's done with her.
4.) And when he does share his story, why does he include ostentatious example of him messing with other people's minds (like Arcades's?) And slaying human sorcerers after he learned what he wanted from them? Oh, she'll trust you now, Bolas.
I would expect far more competence from Bolas even in his modern, diminished, post-Mending state. But this is him at full power and supposedly full intelligence, the level he's trying to get back to. He's wrecking planes, building zombie armies, trapping planeswalkers, and storming Ravnica all so he can somehow return to being... this? An unconvincing liar who lets himself be baited by a teenager? This entire chapter shouldn't have happened. Realistically, Bolas should have just raided and/or hijacked Naiva's mind, found Yasova and Ugin, and made short work of this whole thing.
Look, Bolas, you've been in this Evil Genius Overlord business a lot longer than I have, and I don't want to tell you how to do your job, but you don't seem to be making a very good showing of your talents. Are you playing to win or not?
Quote from orlouge82 »The Buy-a-Box promo is really about supporting LGS's, not as much about pushing box sales. On that front, I would say that Nexus of Fate has been very successful, but it seems that there is no way for the Buy-a-Box promo to make everyone happy, since the promos basically did virtually nothing to move boxes at LGS's for years and years, and making mechanically exclusive cards as BaB promos seems like a sure way to change that (and I'm sure it did). The inevitable tradeoff for that success is players complaining that it's too expensive if they hypothetically wanted to buy it (which, ironically, most players who are complaining have no interest in playing the card).
I'm not saying that there's nothing wrong with the strength of Nexus of Fate or the BaB promo system in general, but that it isn't as clear cut as many are making it sound.
Quote from MChui »Would anyone consider Oketra’s last mercy in the UW vial spirits deck? Assuming upon cast you don’t die to eidolon effect. Resetting life to starting should be game over for burn - plus vial mitigates lands not untapping next turn
Quote from Izzbert »Hello everyone!
I intend to get into the Spirits archetype and since I play on a budget, I will stick to UW for the start. A first draft of what my deck will look like:
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Creatures: 284 Mausoleum Wanderer2 Selfless Spirit2 Remorseful Cleric4 Thalia, Guardian of Thraben4 Rattlechains4 Supreme Phantom4 Spell Queller4 Drogskol captainSpells: 114 Aether Vial4 Path to Exile3 Curious ObsessionLands: 214 Flooded Strand3 Glacial Fortress2 Hallowed Fountain4 Seachrome coast3 Plains3 Island1 Moorland haunt1 Cavern of souls
What do you guys think of Thalia? I like her in DnT-variations and other creature decks, but I am not sure how bad the lack of synergy will feel. Also the new Lord should help the clock in uninteractive MUs and make combat easier against creatures. I want to test Remorseful Cleric in the maindeck since I am used to midrange-infested metas, where I think the card will shine.
I would love to hear feedback and opinions. I am used to a Death and Taxes playstyle so my view of this decks strategy might not be completely correct just now - which is something I want to improve!
Quote from Beagle »Question: Is Tidespout Tyrant still needed MB (in UB Reanimator)?
I'm not exactly sure when I'd ever really Entomb for it - when do you want it?
Quote from idSurge »I think you are right there are plenty of Magic players who care about Pros, but its far far harder to get people outside of the game, to care about magic players.
Like my wife knows who the Steelers are. She knows who the Seahawks are she couldnt tell you who the RB is on both teams.
We need to look at what people tune into Twitch Streams for. When its a big MTG event? A GP? You dont even get to watch 'your' Pro player. You are watching the decks. You are watching the cards. Thats a good thing, because then I can see game play, and think 'wow that looks fun, I better go buy those cards'.
There is next to zero promotion of the individual. Next to zero screen time of the individual. I mean hell, I care more about Wedge, after what happened at the last GP, than I do about ANY Pro.
I'm all for pro play, I'm all for supporting competitive play, however I would argue more people care about 'their' deck, than they do what pro X, Y or Z, is doing at an event. Those who care more about the pro's are already the most entrenched players/fans in the game, and Wizards already has your dollar/attention. Thats the issue.