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  • posted a message on The State of Modern Thread (B&R 26/11/2018)
    Quote from Wraithpk »
    What's the combo with Felidar Guardian? Just sac a 3 drop and get Kiki?

    Finks-->Pod into Felidar, Finks persists, flicker Pod
    Finks-->Pod into Restoration Angel/another Felidar, flicker Pod
    Either 4 drop-->Pod into Kiki, win

    There are probably other routes, too.
    Posted in: Modern
  • posted a message on RNA Guildkits
    Quote from cyberium_neo »
    Funny that the first thing I saw was that they covered Teysa. XD

    Good decks overall. I might’ve miscounted, but Gruul has no mythical, Rakdos has four, Simic/Orzhov each has only one?

    Gruul has Ravager Wurm, so one mythic. Birds of Paradise is sitting at $7 right now, which makes it one of the more valuable reprints anyways.
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
  • posted a message on Does cleansing nova or planar outburst destroy pristine angel?
    Cleaning Nova
    Planar Outburst
    Pristine Angel
    Yes. Protection does four things that can be encapsulated in the acronym DEBT:

    It prevents Damage from whatever is being protected from
    It makes the creature with protection unable to be Enchanted by whatever is being protected from
    It makes creatures from which the creature is protected unable to Block the creature with protection
    It makes the creature with protection unable to be Targeted by whatever is being protected from

    The sweepers you mentioned do not damage, enchant, block, or target, so protection does nothing to stop them.
    Posted in: Magic Rulings
  • posted a message on Farscape: Rare or Uncommon?

    Better to put the reveal in the reminder text than force players to go to a FAQ or the comp rules for it:
    702.48. Ninjutsu

    702.48a Ninjutsu is an activated ability that functions only while the card with ninjutsu is in a player’s hand. “Ninjutsu [cost]” means “[Cost], Reveal this card from your hand, Return an unblocked attacking creature you control to its owner’s hand: Put this card onto the battlefield from your hand tapped and attacking.”
    Posted in: Custom Card Creation
  • posted a message on Mothership Spoilers 1/10/2019 - Planeswalker Deck cards (yay...)
    Quote from Serberus_08 »
    I couldn't imagine that these cards would really be that much more playable if they just said a Subtype of the walker (as in: "Search your library and/or graveyard for a Dovin Planeswalker..."). It just makes them that much more limiting, in any format really.

    Limiting is the whole point. Wizards wants these cards to have a 0% chance of competitive play and 0% appeal to established players so they don't get buyout problems on their hands.
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
  • posted a message on Captive Audience
    Quote from Manite »
    For extra suspense, add Witch Hunt.

    Oh, I've never seen that card before. Great for Monty Python jokes. And McCarthy impressions. Now, if only there were a way to pass Captive Audience to other opponents. Flickering Zealous Conscripts while controlling Bazaar Trader?
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
  • posted a message on Trespasser's Curse
    Oh, that's hilarious. There's a guy at my LGS who would love this list, since he tried to stick Trespasser's Curse into almost every deck he played while the card was in standard. Hunted Horror is another option for this deck, though the token hate might have to be upgraded to Ratchet Bomb or Engineered Explosives. If you want to go extra janky, you could try a transformational sideboard that turns your deck into a Torpor Orb zoo deck.
    Posted in: Deck Creation (Modern)
  • posted a message on Chandra, Disciple of Jaya
    The first +1 ability is fine. Scaling up for multiplayer is very cool.

    The second +1 isn't a Chandra ability because she just isn't a creature planeswalker. Only two versions of her even make tokens, one of which wasn't released and one with temporary tokens. Burn, ramp, impulse draw, and instant/sorcery synergy all fit into Chandra's toolbox, but not pump. She might be MTG's ambassador for the color red, but her personal mechanics don't encompass everything the color can do.

    The -X ability is disgustingly strong, even more so than some of the weaker ultimate abilities. Combined with the fact that you've inexplicably decided to give her a considerable amount of starting loyalty, she either lets her controller effectively draw 4 cards immediately if enough mana is available or draw five freaking cards a turn later after untapping.

    The -6 ultimate charges a turn too quickly for my liking, but Chandra's controller would need a bunch of instants and sorceries in the graveyard to make even a copying Past in Flames more attractive than that ridiculous -X ability.
    Posted in: Custom Card Creation
  • posted a message on Epic Experiment + Prowess
    Yes. Any casting of a noncreature spell, regardless of how it was cast and the cost, will trigger prowess.
    Posted in: Magic Rulings
  • posted a message on Missed afterlife opportunities
    Soultether Thrull Eh, I just don't like the idea of sticking something like afterlife onto an activated ability. For one, activating the ability a bunch of times increases the amount of spirits upon death, which makes your card obscenely OP for a common. There's a good reason why triggered abilities don't get granted by activated abilities too often. Even if you made the ability only able to be activated once per turn, it would still be too strong for common. Heck, the card you state as inspiration is an uncommon.

    Taxed Collectors 8 power for five mana is insane. Something like this could definitely get away with being a 1/4 and still be quite strong. The set's defender archetype could have used a little more love, though.

    Chapel Guardian This is fine. It's not like another 1 drop that makes a token on death is super necessary, though.

    Spiritual Retinue RNA just isn't an auras set. The set has three auras, two of which are designed to go on other players' creatures. If it were, a variant of Griffin Guide would have been a fun inclusion.

    Insured Entrepreneur A self-sacrificing afterlife creature would have been interesting, but this deserves to be a 3 drop to bring it in line with the buffed Moriok Replica that it is.

    Physical Repossession This is a color pie break, plain and simple. Mono-black removal spells don't bother giving anything back. It's also too cutesy (if you want to kill-and-replace, just destroy the creature and create the token), and it goes against the whole point of what Orzhov is trying to do this set.
    Posted in: Custom Card Creation
  • posted a message on Running a MTG Tournament for 10-year old kids. Need advice!
    I think it depends on how much the kids enjoy using their own decks versus the balance afforded by using preconstructed decks. Mashing together a pair of welcome decks creates a functional, if land-heavy, 60 card deck, so your idea does sound like an affordable way to create a balanced environment.

    Another idea would be to partner with a local game store (LGS) in your area. Stores that do drafts with any sort of frequency tend to end up with a great deal of draft chaff unwanted by the players who already have what they drafted. Sometimes these unwanted cards are thrown away or end up in bulk common bins, but a store that I used to attend in San Diego had a donation box for unwanted cards. The box would fill up over time, and, every so often, it would be taken to a local school's MTG club in order for students to build decks without spending money. If you could get one of your local stores (if any) to do this, you could allow students to build their own decks in a rudimentary pauper/peasant environment.
    Posted in: Magic General
  • posted a message on RNA Prerelease: which guild are you picking and why
    Rakdos for me. Spectacle is a very well-supported mechanic in limited, with a whopping thirteen commons and uncommons in Rakdos colors that directly damage opponents, many of which are repeatable. Black's removal options also look excellent this time around.
    Posted in: Magic General
  • posted a message on Ravnica Allegiance Gallery Up
    Quote from Kman »
    So exactly
    1 Imp
    1 Devil
    2 Demons
    Good job on the Rakdos synergy

    Actually, though, I would say that sincerely. Rakdos the Defiler also was a non-demon sweeper, and he was the only demon in Dissension. Including Imps and Devils also lowers the average CMC of the creatures that don't die to him.
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
  • posted a message on Forbidding Spirit
    Quote from void_nothing »
    MONSTER in Limited, not sure about its Constructed applications.

    I might try it out in modern. It would definitely be satisfying to Aether Vial it onto the battlefield after an opponent taps out during their main phase to bring back Arclight Phoenix.
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
  • posted a message on Ravnica Allegiance Gallery Up
    Tower Defense is a wonderful reprint for Arcades, the Strategist decks.

    I like Final Payment's flexibility. Being an instant that lets you sac a creature or enchantment or pay 5 life is a big upgrade over Bone Splinters for one white mana.
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
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