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  • posted a message on Ajani's Pridemate errata
    My opponent pointed out to me today that Ajani's Pridemate received errata. Here's the original printing up to and including Core 2019.

    Whenever you gain life, you may put a +1/+1 counter on Ajani's Pridemate.


    Here is the new errata as of... now I guess.

    Whenever you gain life, put a +1/+1 counter on Ajani's Pridemate.


    It is extremely rare but there are corner cases where I might NOT want to add a +1/+1 counter. For instance, I sometimes play with or against cards similar to Citywide Bust or Ensnaring Bridge and controlling these +1/+1 counters allows it to survive. Not enough games to be back breaking, but those rare corner cases can decide an outcome. Now... not so much Slant

    Thinking I missed an announcement. A quick Google turned up this Reddit thread: https://www.reddit.com/r/magicTCG/comments/ah12ec/ajanis_pridemate_has_been_erratad_to_no_longer_be/

    Wow...

    I had this wall of text about my annoyance at this errata but it all really can be boiled down to one simple sentence.

    I don't think that such errata is justifiable for Arena or necessary for the card.
    Posted in: Magic General
  • posted a message on Chaos Wand buggy
    Is it possible that the wand pulled a spell with no legal target available and just skipped it? Maybe a Prey Upon from the stompy and a Lava Coil from the Izzet Deck or something similar.


    Possible? Hhmm... I think the RU deck had a valid target (a couple of Drakes) but I can't remember if the Stompy had something on the field.
    Posted in: MTG Arena
  • posted a message on mtg noob - card reprints
    Quote from Lithl »
    Quote from Rezzahan »
    But there's only a few if any per set. So expect no more than a handful of your old cards to be Standard legal.
    Except for core sets, which came back last year. Fully half of a core set is reprints.


    Well... yeah... but what percentage are reprints from any given set? The OP simply states "old cards" so we have no idea what sets/era they're from. They could (unlikely) be ABUR cards or Kamigawa block or M12 cards. Could they simply be old as in MP or damaged Amonkhet cards?

    The OPs idea of "old" is mostly likely not the same as my definition of "old" or yours.
    Posted in: Magic General
  • posted a message on Chaos Wand buggy
    I noticed that when I use Chaos Wand that it occasionally glitches out.

    The top cards would go into exile then the game would seem to "stall" as if it was hung up. Then I would get a single button of "accept" as to cast the spell but nothing else. Clicking the buttons goes through the motion of casting a spell but nothing happens and I lose the mystery card wasting my 4 mana. This has happened to me twice.

    Besides outright DDOS type problem from my opponent is X mana cost spells like Banefire is the only thing I can think of. Of course, heaven forbid should Arena have any bugs Wink

    First time I thought it was because my opponent was playing a green stompy deck and (s)he didn't have any instants or sorceries remaining. It pulled about three or four cards off and simply just blanked out. Then the opponent top decks three sorceries and instants. I barely scraped by with the win.

    The second time was against an RU deck running a ton of Instants and Sorceries. It pulled a bunch of cards, glitches out then presented me with absolutely nothing. I got completely hosed because I tied up the mana digging through his deck. I can't help but wonder if that glitched card could have won me the game.

    On a possibly related note, the game has also crashed on me once while using the card. I was able to quickly restart and log back into the game losing only one or two of my accrued time outs. I'm not sure if I can blame the card though since I have had the game crash on me before. Just thought it was worth mentioning.

    Has anyone else experienced wonky behavior with the card?
    Posted in: MTG Arena
  • posted a message on How to get the most value ($$$) from basic lands (a serious question)
    Quote from NierAutomata »
    This is a bit of a necro, but I wanted to come back to this question.

    Recently I've been trying to get rid of some junk rares and have felt the OPs dilemma a little more personally.
    I want to offer a better answer:

    Give away your unused magic cards.
    No really.

    I think all of us have this issue, where the vast majority of our collection of commons and uncommons are just sitting in a box somewhere. The time it takes to sort out the cards is more valuable than the cards themselves.

    At this point, the greatest value that can be extracted from the cards is to give them away.

    By giving away cards, you pique the interest of other people, and give them the opportunity to enter into a game. Give your cards away to your little cousin or sibling, or other friends. At the very least they can play without buying into the game. In the longer run, perhaps several years, the people they introduce to the game will themselves be customers, keeping the game alive.





    No matter how many basic lands I acquire, I never seem to have enough islands. I don't know why. I have plenty of other basics, but I always seem short on islands. Quite mystifying.

    But I digress. I would be careful giving away the unwanted cards. Lands are sure fire. But others.. eh...

    Can you imagine how little Timmy might feel walking into the LGS with a spiffy brand new deck made from cards you gave him only to realize that Impale isn't actually very good or gets hammered before being able to cast Cinder Storm? Not saying you should give anyone your Lightning Bolts, but you should always be careful about giving away cards to someone who has never played. You want a good experience to turn them into Magic.
    Posted in: Market Street Café
  • posted a message on Zuran Orb in response to being killed?
    Quote from chaikov »

    The main difference between 'old' and 'modern' rules is the increased flexibility of the stack. See this Thread:
    https://www.mtgsalvation.com/forums/magic-fundamentals/magic-rulings/800972-activating-an-ability-in-response-to-casting-an


    Sadly the above link is "forbidden".
    Posted in: Magic Rulings
  • posted a message on Random Card of the Day: Precognition Field
    Quote from Taleran »
    Quote from SavannahLion »
    Quote from Weebo »
    Let's move on to a more important topic: which art is best?
    1. Amy Weber - So colorful and over dramatic, i love it.


    2. Drew Tucker - As an artist i like Drew most. Chaos Moon, Dandân, Exorcist, ...


    3. Anson Maddocks - Not my cup of tea, but at least there's enough art in MTG to match it with.


    4. Eric Deschamps - Great artist, but this one's a little too generic for me.


    Oh... Deschamps. I've never seen that one before. Ugh.... it looks like rejected art for Ixalan or something.... before Ixalan? How did that happen?

    Amy Weber is the way to go. Her Dragon Whelp still tops my great art list.


    Dack Fayden tie in comic cards


    Ahh.... I get it now.

    Not a fan but I understand. Wink
    Posted in: Commander (EDH)
  • posted a message on Random Card of the Day: Precognition Field
    Weird... I can't fix my post Frown

    I'm sure you guys can figure out which Whelp I mean. Smile
    Posted in: Commander (EDH)
  • posted a message on Random Card of the Day: Precognition Field
    Quote from Weebo »
    Let's move on to a more important topic: which art is best?
    1. Amy Weber - So colorful and over dramatic, i love it.


    2. Drew Tucker - As an artist i like Drew most. Chaos Moon, Dandân, Exorcist, ...


    3. Anson Maddocks - Not my cup of tea, but at least there's enough art in MTG to match it with.


    4. Eric Deschamps - Great artist, but this one's a little too generic for me.


    Oh... Deschamps. I've never seen that one before. Ugh.... it looks like rejected art for Ixalan or something.... before Ixalan? How did that happen?

    Amy Weber is the way to go. Her Dragon Whelp still tops my great art list.
    Posted in: Commander (EDH)
  • posted a message on For "Important Thread X Just Dissappeared!" Requests
    For threads that come back but have missing posts, are there "markers" or something similar indicating a post was removed? I can imagine entire thread with entire one-sided conversations that no longer make any sense because of this.
    Posted in: Community Discussion
  • posted a message on Persistent Petitioners (Strictly Better MTG Spoiler) - mill common
    Quote from Fenrir Rex »
    And you Arena players were tired of rats decks.


    Yeah, I got so sick of seeing that deck I built a deck leveraging Ixalan's Binding and guess what? Now it won't match me to Rats decks if I play the Binding deck.
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
  • posted a message on Font of Agonies
    I'm really not a huge fan of the card names in this set so far. I know the more obscure meanings behind the word, "font," but how many people are going to look at this and wonder what this card has to do with Windows FONTS?

    Quote from mu1000 »
    Quote from clan_iraq »
    If you want to get any value from this you need to destroy 2+ creatures with its engine. Otherwise you might as well slot in any 2-3 cmc black removal spell like murder or cast down for better effect. The only output on this card is destroying creatures. And if its 2B to destroy 1 creature only after you've paid 4 life somehow, that's terrible. But if you're destroying 2+ creatures, that means you're both paying 8+ life in a game and facing a creature matchup where you need to destroy enemy threats- where paying 8 life is suicidal.

    I agree with your evaluation, but want to point out that this card could be played against control (e.g. wincons like Niv-mizzet), where Font of Agonies slips past counterspells and where the life loss is less important.


    EXACTLY. For 1CMC, even if you get this countered, it's going to cost your opponent at least one counter spell and the possibility of tapping out. If they let it slip through, I'm sure there's a few cards that'll let me pay life to fuel this.
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
  • posted a message on Silhana Wayfinder
    This guy can find creatures or land but they go on the top of your deck. This is good and bad.

    He will see play in Limited.


    Not a big fan of the "top of the deck" thing either. On one hand, it allows you mill it away. On the other hand, it allows your opponent to do the same. Not like Mill decks are popular, but when they pop up the Ux version is one heck of a clock to race against.
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
  • posted a message on Combine Guildmage PureMTGO
    Quote from fleshrum »
    good design and highly usable in the good formats.

    BUT

    WHY WHY WHY WHY WHY did they make the guildmages tap? Every time one is spoiled I feel like they missed an opportunity for late game mana sink and utility, but this is by far the most egregious example. If they weren't going to be limited to "only good one time" abilities, and they weren't going to be strong enough to be balanced by a (usually) single use, WHY DO THEY TAP?! I DON'T UNDERSTAND!!!


    To slow it down and one shot it most likely. I broke Settle the Wreckage at my LGS and will happily sacrifice my tiny tokens for the extra land and thinning my deck. Last FNM, I had all but one land in play, was generating a minimum of three tokens every turn and still had enough left over to cast what I wanted. A card like this would let me add on to Kumena, Tyrant of Orazca's ability and go to town.
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
  • posted a message on Burn Bright
    Quote from SaintDeLeone »
    They dumbed it down for low IQ people that couldn't read cards. IE Trumpet Blast.

    Except its strictly better than Trumpet Blast in 1v1 because you can use this when blocking to kill attackers with weenies.


    I took the changes to mean this card would be much more narrower in EDH. I used Trumpet Blast once, maybe twice, to buff someone else's creatures to ensure another opponent's creatures are cleared.

    I can see it being easier to code for in Arena. I've had to play around stupid timing issues (such as not letting me block with a creature I just flashed in). A bit of a travesty IMHO.
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
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