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Mar 18, 2017the_cardfather posted a message on Local store buy lists vs TCGP buy lists? Particularly on high end cardsThis is really a question that I wish Jeff was still here to chime in on. Stores basically get paid to buy something at one price and sit on it until somebody will meet their selling price. Sometimes discounting it either directly or indirectly AKA TCG fees will generate enough interest to move the product. Maintaining an active buying and selling singles business is very labor intensive. If the store doesn't have a big tournament scene or their tournament seen as primarily in limited meaning they are making money on sealed product they're going to stick with that.Posted in: Market Street Café
A store that is trying to move a lot of volume or has the market to move a lot of volume will pay more. That's why everybody raged against Star city a few years back because they were buy listing Legacy Staples above sell/ebay rates. They needed those cards to take the tournament so they were paying a premium and charging and premium because they had the market.
Jul 31, 2016Posted in: Other FormatsQuote from Radar73 »*After a redeemable set's Redemption Guarantee Date has passed, such set will be available while supplies last or until its Cutoff Date, whichever comes first*
This is from redemption policy of wizards.
So how can I have to know about which come first? For example if I want to redeem born of the gods now, after garantee date is passed, how can I have to know my request will fail or not?
Sorry for english
If the redemption is available in the store they should have it in stock.
Mar 24, 2015the_cardfather posted a message on [$50] *** shinbatsu's Budget Modern Challenge! *** *** More deck for less money! ***Copied from the old Thread. Perhaps with a little extra budget he can update it:Posted in: Budget (Modern)
Quote from BubbleUp »Didn't see any loam decks so figured id take a shot at it. I did however go slightly over budget but still figured its worth putting here since it looks reasonable to be playing.
Timestamp 3/22/2015 Aggro loam
cost 22.46(2.46 over budget)
DeckMagic OnlineOCTGN2ApprenticeBuy These Cards Spells-23
4x Life from the loam (8.00)
3x Seismic Assault (2.01)
4x Faithless Looting (0.20)
3x Flame Jab (0.12)
3x Raven's Crime (0.51)
1x Bow of Nylea (0.73)
2x Dismember (1.00)
2x Terminate (1.00)
1x Creeping Renaissance (0.15)
4x Lotleth Troll (1.76)
4x Vampire Nighthawk (1.32)
4x Countryside Crusher (1.00)
4x Savage Lands (2.00)
2x Lavaclaw Reaches (0.86)
3x Temple of Abandon (1.44)
4x Evolving Wilds (0.16)
1x Buried Ruin (0.20)
Buried ruin+bow of nylea is great and prevent you from essentially decking(hopefully baring bow getting exile or buried ruin) and allow you to after you have dredged entire deck set up each draw and stop dredging and just draw life from the loam if thats what is wanted, etc.
Can either be creeping renaissance or worm harvest as last card i just liked renaissance for some reason more.
But basically the deck is going to operate a bit slow due to taplands but how it plays out is basically you want to start find a life from the loam+ seismic assualt/ravens crime/or flame jab via faithless looting to start getting a lot of value out of your life from from the loam and take control over the game slowy while finding a way to kill them. Raven's Crime is basically how you win any control MU as that card is near impossible for them to get out from under. Lotleth troll is just being used since its just a good blocker and a decent win condition/can go aggro same is true for nighthawk(needed some life gain and a flyer with dt is great). Crusher has a lot of synergies with the deck since discarding to retrace/fetching/assault/dredging all give it counters and give you a creature that you can grow to a huge size relatively quickly. Almost at all times in the game should you be dredging life from the loam unless you need to find a certain spell/creature.
If you can upgrade the main thing to start upgrading would be the lands aim to get wooded Foothills Bloodstained Mire and Verdant Catacombs none of them need to be a 4 of but just something like a 2/2/2 split is best but 3/3 foothills/mire is fine as well. Gaven Cairns is really good in the deck and lets you technically skimp on red mana a bit 1-2 Raging Ravine and 1 Twilight Mire if possible. You will need something like ~4-6 ravnica shocklands however in the deck as well. 1 tectonic edge and 1 ghost quarter fit into the main has a lot of value in a lot of mu's as well.
Going to come back and edit for other upgrades but the common bg good stuff abrupt decay/lilliana of the veil/ and dark confidant(or phyrexian arena) Scavenging ooze Courser of Kruphix Tasigur, The golden Fang are all also really good in the deck. and you have options of using taisgur and potentially just bloodghast and going more control oriented route if thats your style instead of using the creatures if they feel clunky.
Your sb should include 2-4 copies of Ancient Grudge, 1-2 Golgari Charm, 2 Darkblast, 1-2 Anger of the Gods, 2 Sowing Salt and some various hate cards of your choice and probably some amount of lifegain cards like obstinate baloth and maybe something like pthing needle. I personally like having batterskull in the sb/ syphon life for burn. Without ooze/courser our burn mu is pretty horrendous.
Feb 25, 2015the_cardfather posted a message on [Podcast] New Modern focused show - Turn 1 ThoughtseizeI wanted to let you guys know that I love your cast. Please get episode 5 up as soon as possiblePosted in: Modern Community
Feb 22, 2015the_cardfather posted a message on Is it possible to create an account with the intent to gift it to someone?Honestly putting it in her name is the best decision. The gifting clauses are layer and only apply to giving accounts to minor children who come of age.Posted in: Other Formats
Feb 13, 2015One thing I never pieced together. If dragons are spawned from tempests then how do they become part of her brood. Do dragons in this region align themselves after "birth" or is there some kind of magical unspoken hanky panky going on?Posted in: Magic Storyline
Nov 21, 2014Sidisi is the reason to play this wedge. The zombies get out of control pretty quickly. I personally like more Aven over Necropolis Fiend. I might try some counters as well, at least in the board. I think 18 to 20 creatures should be ok.Posted in: Decks for Critique
I also think Cruise or Dig has a place.
Nov 20, 2014http://magic.wizards.com/en/MTGO/articles/archive/magic-online-holiday-festival-2014-11-12Posted in: Market Street MTGO Café
Gold queues are very popular even if they are vintage gold queues. Now people may not want to play Vintage to get Khans boosters, but 5 packs a whack has certainly crashed booster prices before.
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Sep 3, 2016Posted in: Market Street CaféQuote from dkingsland967 »I'm getting pretty frustrated, myself. Every time I try to add a new card to my wants list, Pucatrade sets the value at 0. No amount of time waited or page reloading fixes it.
Via trial-and-error I figured out that the work around for this is to not add the card on your want page, but instead just go to SEARCH and find the card, click the appropriate picture there, select foil or not, and then click the add button.
The race is on! What will happen first, will Puca fix their crappy software or will I get rid of all my points since I can finally add more stuff to my want list? Tune in next week!
Jan 17, 2015If I were to stop playing mtgo i would not be able to play any magicPosted in: Other Formats
If I and everyone else were to stop playing mtgo Hasbro would probably kill the program, and mtgo would never get better since it would be dead.
If I and everyone were to stop playing my collection would decrease in value.
If I and everyone to stop playing the people who are shops and use magic online for a source of income would be out of a job.
We're stuck with this pile as long as Worth and Turian are still employed. This thread is for people to vent about the situation, and not about boycotting the crack that we are addicted to.
Jan 5, 2015LordSaturn posted a message on New Set Spoilers Discussion Thread (Dragons of Tarkir)Posted in: MTGO Pauper
Just had to fix the name on that card.
As usual, the commons we see during Spoiler Season tend to be the limited bombs - nothing really amazing out there yet.
Dec 8, 2014Bedford posted a message on Full art basics in preliminary plans within the next few blocksPosted in: The Rumor MillQuote from apocalypse31 »As great as Zendikar was, would like a plane that is more heavily nature focused. You could have some beautiful landscapes (all done by Terese Nielsen, of course) that just look amazingly natural. That is what I would want.
You misspelled "John Avon".
Nov 18, 2014Just tried out the version in the OP, combo assembled on turn 5 with 2 altar's out, opponent rage quit when I combo'd off...Posted in: Budget (Modern)
Update, game 3 resulted in fairly nasty abuse. so far, 3 matches, 2 rage quits, one fairly nasty incident of slander and one person saying they liked the combo.
Nov 17, 2014Crashing00 posted a message on Are "shirtstorm" and other moral panics like it a symptom of ideological neo-Marxism?The short answer is "yes." Postmodern leftism, "social justice warfare," or whatever you want to call the hybrid blend of third-wave feminism, cultural masochism, abandonment of judgment, and loss of moral clarity that has gained mainstream ascendancy in our culture these days is, in fact, a variant of Marxism.Posted in: Debate
The long answer:
Marxism is a broad subject, but the political philosophy of Marxism reduces ultimately to the belief in something like the following premises about society:
1. Society will inevitably subdivide itself into two classes, the proletariat and the bourgeoise.
2. The people in these groups all share common traits, interests, and goals. In fact, their interests are so aligned that the groups can be thought of as individual entities unto themselves. (Marxist philosophers call this "class consciousness")
3. Life is in its entirety a competition between these groups. The proletariat is losing at life. The bourgeoise is winning at life. This is morally wrong, for, lo, it is written that everyone shall be tied at life for all eternity.
4. The bourgeoise is winning not because of any virtue they may possess, good action taken, or even the vagaries of fate -- but rather, through exploitation and oppression of the proletariat.
5. The bourgeoise as a class (and therefore every member individually, by 2) is evil. The proletariat as a class (and therefore every member, by 2) is good.
6. The proletariat will, after fully realizing its class consciousness, revolt against the bourgeoise.
7. The goal of this revolution is an eschaton, utopia, or some other vision of good (as ascribed by the Marxist).
8. Because utopia is worth any price whatever, any action is justified during this revolt, including the acts for which the bourgeoise were originally condemned as evil.
The most important thing to realize is that all these premises are false and that belief in them has been responsible for more human suffering and death than any other ideology in human history.
The second most important thing to realize is that if you replace "proletariat" and "bourgeoise" with "black people" and "white people," you get postmodern critical race theory. Replace with "women" and "men" and you get third-wave feminism. In fact you can do this with a lot of social theories that seem to be hip these days and you will find that you can read off everything their proponents believe, verbatim, by replacing "proletariat" and "bourgeoise" in the premises of Marxism. This is eerie as hell. I encourage everyone to try it themselves. In general, every central position expressed by postmodern leftists/social justice warriors/etc. reduces directly to Marxism upon examination.
Thus, when people talk about cultural Marxism, they are not espousing some nutty conspiracy theory about Red Communist infiltration -- they are pointing out deep and obvious flaws in basic beliefs that follow logically and necessarily from the specific utterances made by postmodern leftists.
In fact, I am so sure of this position that I offer a challenge: link me any article cheerleading for postmodern theories about gender, race, or sexuality and I will show by analysis that the author has assumed at least one, and most likely all, of the premises of Marxism.
I'll start with the article that started Shirtstorm:
The author assumes 2: That women have a shared class consciousness concerning the shirt. Some women have responded directly to the article stating that they are categorically not offended by it. What are they, chopped liver? "Demeans 50 percent of the world's population," my ass. Furthermore, she assumes a shared class consciousness concerning gender and science in general.
The author assumes 4: That the choice of shirt constitutes a form of oppression, even if subconscious or unintentional, and that the wearer of the shirt is evil. So convincing was she that she reduced him to a blubbering wumpus prostrating himself before the Marxist altar in contrition.
For those who don't see where the article does this, the relevant paragraph establishing the narrative of oppression begins thus:
Quote from Article »This is the sort of casual misogyny that stops women from entering certain scientific fields. They see a guy like that on TV and they don't feel welcome. They see a poster of greased up women in a colleague's office and they know they aren't respected...
And at the end of that paragraph, the author specifically identifies shirt-guy as complicit in all the oppression.
The author assumes 7: "Three steps back for humankind?" Steps back from what? Presumably some kind of eschaton where the author's rules of conduct are imposed on all of us from without.
EDIT: I updated this post taking into account Tiax's response, and I changed the form of the premises in this post so that I am not automatically accusing all postmodern leftists of advocating murder. That would be a false accusation. Some of them don't.
Oct 27, 2014Killane posted a message on 2014 World Champs to feature Real-Life Vintage MastersFolks, there are several people who are either Wizard employees, or otherwise involved at a deep level with tournament magic (like Randy Buheler) who own Power 9 - some likely own more than 1 set. They won't have to brorow from dealers- they'll borrower from themselves.Posted in: The Rumor Mill
Please for love of Pete stop discussing the Reserved List. This topic has nothing to do with it, they won't be getting around it, and it's just depressing. Until one of us makes several billion dollars and purchases WoTC from Hasboro and abolishes the list ourselves, it ain't happening.
Sep 5, 2014its because of the standard champs. pack prices always fall during them. they costed more last week since it was limited champs and people needed them. now, not only do people not need them, but there giving them out as prizes.Posted in: Market Street MTGO Café
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