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May 9, 2017Svennihilator posted a message on Commander on MTGO adopts a new banlist (and adds sanctioned 1v1 events)If the goal is to get rid of cheap ways to gum the game up and create stagnant board states, yes. I don't think it's too good. It's definitely not fun, though.Posted in: The Rumor Mill
May 9, 2017Svennihilator posted a message on Commander on MTGO adopts a new banlist (and adds sanctioned 1v1 events)This banned list is a disaster. I've been playing competitive Commander games online stating new banned list only and the number of turn 4/5 wins I've had is just ridiculous. Yes, they banned the fast mana, but Crucible lock is still really good. Upheaval is still really good. Sunder is still really good. They talked about wanting to get rid of board states that aren't fun and cards that create that easily. A start would be:Posted in: The Rumor Mill
Crucible of Worlds
Iona, Shield of Emeria
Lion's Eye Diamond
Ravages of War
Lion's Eye Diamond has no drawback in decks that only care about resolving the Commander ASAP, like Narset or Azami. It's fast mana.
Armageddon, Ravages and Sunder still make the format about who draws more fast mana as well as create stagnant board states super easily. They are no-brainers if that really is the goal of the format.
Leovold, Emissary of Trest
Oloro, Ageless Ascetic
Narset, Enlightened Master
Thalia, Guardian of Thraben
I don't think any of these Generals are too good, but they do create terrible, stagnant gameplay situations too easily.
Apr 15, 2017This is exert:Posted in: Magic General
You may exert Devoted Crop-Mate as it attacks. When you do, return target creature card with converted mana cost 2 or less from your graveyard to the battlefield. (An exerted creature won't untap during your next untap step.)
OP was asking was why it isn't:
You may exert Devoted Crop-Mate as it attacks. If you do, return target creature card with converted mana cost 2 or less from your graveyard to the battlefield. (An exerted creature won't untap during your next untap step.)
I don't see how changing "when" to "if" there turns it into a replacement effect.
We're asking why it's worded "when" there when it's usually worded "if".
Apr 15, 2017Now I'm confused. All I was saying was that "if" doesn't mean something is a replacement effect. Then you said there wasn't a trigger. Then you said there had to be a trigger or nothing would go on the stack.Posted in: Magic General
Apr 15, 2017What? "If" most certainly does not mean a replacement effect. The first "if" to "may" that pops up is Akuta, Born of Ash, which is exactly the wording OP is asking why Exert doesn't use. Go down further and you get Blight Herder, which again has the same wording as Akuta. Neither Akuta or Blight Herder replace any events.Posted in: Magic General
I agree that the new wording for cards that care about discarding cards is asinine.
Jan 23, 2017Hex Weaver 3BBPosted in: Custom Card Creation
Creature - Vampire Shaman
When Hex Weaver enters the battlefield, remove all counters from all permanents you don’t control. Put a +1/+1 counter on Hex Weaver for each counter removed this way.
If a counter would be placed on a permanent you don’t control, that many +1/+1 counters are placed on Hex Weaver instead.
Malakir Conspiracy XBBB
Create X 1/1 black Vampire Assassin creature tokens with deathtouch.
Malakir Cultist 1BB
Creature - Vampire Shaman
When Malakir Cultist enters the battlefield, you may pay X life. If you do, target creature gets -X/-X until end of turn.
Vampire Apostate 1B
Creature - Vampire Cleric
When Vampire Apostate enters the battlefield, target player draws a card and loses 1 life.
Viora, High Bloodchief 1BBB
Legendary Creature - Vampire Shaman
Tap three untapped Vampires you control: Viora, High Bloodchief deals 3 damage to target creature or player and you gain 3 life.
Jan 18, 2017Allied with Fire 1RRPosted in: Custom Card Creation
Enchantment - Aura
Enchanted creature has haste.
Landfall — Whenever a land enters the battlefield under your control, gain control of enchanted creature until end of turn. Untap it.
Borozi, The Faltering 1RR
Planeswalker - Borozi
[-1]: Create a 1/1 red Goblin creature token with haste.
[-2]: Creatures you control get +2/+0 until end of turn.
[-3]: Creatures can’t block this turn.
Magma Dam 2RR
Creature - Wall
R: Magma Dam deals 1 damage to each creature without flying and each player.
Reckless Geomancer 1R
Creature - Human Shaman
When Reckless Geomancer enters the battlefield, destroy target land. Its controller may search his or her library for a basic land card, put it onto the battlefield, then shuffle his or her library.
Jan 18, 2017I like all of these. Some very interesting ideas here. I especially like High/Mighty and Heartless Machinations. Bamboozle took me a second to realize it was an instant.Posted in: Custom Card Creation
I think Heartless Machinations needs a wording change, but I can't figure out a way to do it that doesn't mention the stack. As is, I believe you cast it, counter it and control your opponent for the rest of the game.
Jan 5, 2017Cards use "land" when refering to a land on the battlefield and "land card" when refering to a land that is anywhere else, but does the wording "land card" preclude cards that are already on the battlefield?Posted in: Custom Card Rulings
"Activated abilities of land cards can’t be activated unless they’re mana abilities."
I want this to hit both lands on the battlefield and cards like Forgotten Cave.
Would I have to use something like:
"Activated abilities of lands and land cards can’t be activated unless they’re mana abilities."
Jan 5, 2017I agree that it's pushed. My argument has always been that it's not "broken".Posted in: Custom Card Creation
A quick gatherer search shows that white and green have an affinity for under-costed creatures at uncommon. That's what the combination does best. There is no doubt in my mind that a 6/6 Vigilance for 3WG alone is uncommon. Take a look at what 5 mana gets you for a creature in green or white these days, just in Standard: Verderous Gearhulk, Arborback Stomper, Embodiment of Insight. Now add Legendary: Archangel Avacyn, The Gitrog Monster, Ishkanah, Grafwidow. We have had Serra Angel at uncommon for a very long time now. Tajuru Pathwarden and Sentinel Spider at common. Heck, green had Bestial Menace. White had Cloudgoat Ranger. A french vanilla 6/6 for 3WG is simply not rare. Especially not a Legendary one.
The card has gone from "broken", to "undercosted", to "pushed", to "slightly pushed". I honestly think it's fine as a Legendary build-around-me creature. If printing it at 4WG is what it takes then I don't have a problem with that. It's not supposed to be a powerhouse.
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