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  • posted a message on Basic Land transcriptions in Phyrexian language?
    Hey all,

    With the creation of the Jumpstart Swamp in Phyrexian, we are left without any basic land in the language other than that one, so far.

    As such, I was curious as to what the best/most accurate translation would be for each basic land type. We have Swamp already.

    I am not a linguist, however, and I can't even speak more than English with any fluency, so I'm just about useless here. But, if anyone can help me out I'd greatly appreciate it. Thanks!

    ~Lil Kalki
    Posted in: Storyline Speculation
  • posted a message on [[Primer]] Norin the Wary - Heads I win, Tails you lose.
    What all are we thinking about Terror of the Peaks? Does this 5-drop Dragon do better for us with Warstorm Surge, replacing it, or elsewise?

    ~Lil Kalki
    Posted in: Multiplayer Commander Decklists
  • posted a message on [m21] new garruk spoiled
    In another language:



    What is it?

    ~Lil Kalki

    EDIT:
    Garruk, Unleashed 2GG
    Legendary Planeswalker - Garruk
    +1: Target creatures gets +3/+3 and gains Trample until end of turn.
    -2: Create a 3/3 green Beast creature token. Then, if an opponent controls more creatures than you, put a loyalty counter on Garruk, Unleashed.
    -7: You get an emblem with "At the beginning of your final step, you can search your library for a creature card, put it on the battlefield, and then shuffle your library."
    {4}
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
  • posted a message on Mutate onto Manlands
    I am wondering something to this effect, sorry for threadjacking - its not in any way tangential!

    So, Sea-Dasher Octopus has mutated onto an animated Inkmoth Nexus. Congrats, you've done that part and now your Octopus has infect and flying. Does that infect and flying last "until end of turn", as per the text of the animation ability for Nexus (to be activated later at the behest of the controller of the Octopus), or is it indefinite, not requiring any sort of re-activation of that ability? Also, if that ability is activated again, does the Octopus become a 1/1 as well as gaining the relevant keywords (and for how long?), or is that part ignored?

    Thank you!

    ~Lil Kalki
    Posted in: Magic Rulings
  • posted a message on Muldrotha + Protean Thaumaturge
    Is this due to rule 706.2, perhaps? Could you give me the rundown of exactly why it works? I’m simply asking because one of my friends who is also a judge is unsure of the interaction and it’s a tricky one to get, so hence the initial question anyway, haha
    Posted in: Magic Rulings
  • posted a message on Muldrotha + Protean Thaumaturge
    Hey there,

    If I copy Muldrotha, the Gravetide with Protean Thaumaturge and there’s a Mirror Gallery out, then I cast an enchantment (no other types) from my graveyard using the Protean-Muldrotha, 1) can I choose to re-copy Muldrotha with the Protean, and 2) if I can and do, can I use the Protean-Muldrotha to cast another enchantment (with no additional types) from my graveyard?

    ~Lil Kalki
    Posted in: Magic Rulings
  • posted a message on Commander 2019 speculation
    I don't want to bring this into CCC, but I'll throw my hat in and speculate a card that allows a break in Comp. Rule 707.6, something that will allow its controller to rearrange the facedown creatures they control in some fashion, similarly to Jeskai Infiltrator, perhaps, while still keeping the facedown creatures fully hidden (since Comp. 707.6 says if a facedown card was to leave the battlefield it is revealed first).

    Wouldn't that be exciting for this deck's purposes? Grin

    ~Lil Kalki
    Posted in: Speculation
  • posted a message on [[Primer]] Norin the Wary - Heads I win, Tails you lose.
    Any love for Ilharg, the Raze-Boar in this deck? I'm not 100% sure we need Piggy Piggy Sooey, and since we just have a lot of smaller value creatures this may not be totally of relevance, but reusing ETBs is nice.

    ~Lil Kalki
    Posted in: Multiplayer Commander Decklists
  • posted a message on [[Primer]] Norin the Wary - Heads I win, Tails you lose.
    I've played with Experimental Frenzy and let me tell you that card is indeed bonkers. Look up my anecdote earlier in the thread for more on that.

    ~Lil Kalki
    Posted in: Multiplayer Commander Decklists
  • posted a message on [[Primer]] Norin the Wary - Heads I win, Tails you lose.
    I am seriously of the consideration that Experimental Frenzy + Top is a hit, especially if we can make Top free (though that was true in blue with Future Sight anyway - BUT WE AREN'T PLAYING BLUE!). I especially like that whatever combo that can let you draw your deck out (hi there Foundry Inspector/Helm of Awakening!) costs 1 less to fire, and is less color-intensive than Future Sight/Magus to begin with. I honestly don't think it matters that you can't play your enormous hand for a turn, so long as you can keep your hand intact and/or recur what you'd have to discard, because next turn (or sooner!) you pop the Frenzy and go nuts. Either way, without a free Top, an effective "1: Draw a card" is WICKEDLY strong, even it it's just to draw lands.

    I kind of think that it's best with infinite red mana (barirng mono-C, what deck isn't?), but again, it can function extremely well without that boost. Nonetheless it's absolutely worth inclusion - I stand by my assessment (though I'm open to opinions and a change or heart if it's truly THAT bad).

    ~Lil Kalki

    EDIT: Just played a 3-man game (vs. Adamaro, First to Desire and Ramos superfriends) with the goal of making this work. Not only did it work - and thankfully I actually had a max hand size of 7 at EOT because Adamaro player would've played Gaze of Adamaro and dealt 41 or so to me after I drew 34 cards for nothing - but it got me my combo pieces for Kiki/Conscripts and won it for me by association. It truly is that good.
    Posted in: Multiplayer Commander Decklists
  • posted a message on [[Primer]] Norin the Wary - Heads I win, Tails you lose.
    Hey Cap! (Nice avatar fyi - WAAAAAAAAAAA!)

    Regarding your deck info on TappedOut, I see you're in the dilemma of what to focus on - ETB Control versus All-In Chaos.

    From my personal experiences I have to say that if you make ETB Control your focal point, you'll have a significantly stronger deck, but not lose out on much of the chaos that Norin is known for. You can still run Wheel effects because you need to refill your hand. You can still run Planar Chaos to slow the game down to your liking (same goes for Tangle Wire). Heck, Warp World and its ilk are fantastic for imposing diminishing returns unto an opponent or three, while still coming out on top with umpteen bazillion ETBs thanks to the tokens you warped away. The chaos can remain! You just need to figure out the proper chaos to harness, and how it helps you most.

    As for All-In Chaos, I think it middles the average win rate to closer to 50/50 if the meta doesn't get sick of it. In plainer terms, it wins when it wins, and loses when it loses. It turns the deck, though, into a gimmick build and you may grow tired of that with time. IMHO better to have a deck with a commander you like stick around for more than a few games, than have a deck that is scrapped once it does its thing.

    TLDR; ETB Control is the way to go.

    BTW I made some slight edits to my own build, for the better: Norin 3: Nuclear Begalee

    EDIT: CRATERMAKER CRATERMAKER CRATERMAKER!!!
    Posted in: Multiplayer Commander Decklists
  • posted a message on [[Primer]] Norin the Wary - Heads I win, Tails you lose.
    All good points, Al.

    So, next on the list of "questionable WotC printing moves"...



    What all do we think of this? Obviously it doesn't replace Siege-Gang Commander but are we apt to make a cut?

    ~Lil Kalki
    Posted in: Multiplayer Commander Decklists
  • posted a message on [[Primer]] Norin the Wary - Heads I win, Tails you lose.
    Quote from SirQuincelot »
    Anybody have a list?
    My most updated list is here: http://tappedout.net/mtg-decks/nuclear-beegalee/

    Granted, as I said earlier it's not the best list ever, and has a budget to work with, but it's pretty fun.

    ~Lil Kalki
    Posted in: Multiplayer Commander Decklists
  • posted a message on [[Primer]] Norin the Wary - Heads I win, Tails you lose.
    Quote from paragonweapon »
    While you are right on all of those counts, those generals are all more threatening and playing any those generals signals to your opponent what your strategy is. Norin lets us fly under the radar and while they are a few cards synonymous with Norin (e.g. Confusion in the Ranks, Genesis Chamber) people don't know how the deck would work by just seeing the general.
    Quote from buddha84 »
    you just missed how norin is better than the above at big red control strategy. not because he is a stronger general, but because the other ones are too focused on their own theme to be able to do anything else than either push the table or do nothing.

    daretti won't be able to drop something huge in his gy without rising eyebrows. purphoros' player has a target on its head since turn 1. krenko will force the table to wrath, and the coin flip tribal can't be compared to norin because of the presence of blue.

    norin instead will come into play turn 1 and give the player the incremental advantage sorely needed by mono-red with almost every other card in the deck. these resources can then be used to talk with other players to show they can be used "for the good of the table" (pandemonium can keep athraxa in check and so on). then, and only then, norin will try to win with purphoros or confusion in the ranks. good luck doing that with the other mono red commanders!


    I suppose you're both absolutely in the right here. I assume I've just had a lapse of clarity in the year+ that I've not been playing Norin. While I don't think my third take on the deck is as powerful as I necessarily want it, I think it nails the problem of over-focusing pretty well. Of the mono-R commanders I listed above, I only don't run Krenko... Though I probably could stand to? Idk. I want to prioritize a Crucible of Worlds over that if anything :p (I only play with cards I own soooo).

    Anyway, I am happy to be back in the fold. I miss you lot.

    ~Lil Kalki
    Posted in: Multiplayer Commander Decklists
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