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  • posted a message on [[Primer]] [PAUPER/BUDGET] Crushing Dreams on a Budget - Child of Alara
    Quote from d0su »
    Quote from Fr0sty711 »
    I
    CAN'T STOP THIS FEELING


    LOL i guess i pocket posted..

    I applaud your creativity.

    Posted in: Variant Commander
  • posted a message on Home draft scoring
    I've done it 3 says.

    1. First is just count overall records after everyone plays each other. So someone might be 7-0 or someone might be 0-7 or somewhere in between.

    2. Is play 7 matches.. But best 2 out of 3 for each match.. So each match might have 3 games but could only have 2. So 3 points for a win 0 points for a loss and 1 point for a tie. So the most points you could get against one opponent or during one match is 6(2wins). Then at the end of the night total up all the points.

    3. Third way is Swiss.. No points but you keep track of overall record and game record. So again best 2 out of 3.. But after one match my overall record is 1-0 but my game record is 2-1. Then pair up the 1-0 and 0-1 and play a second match.. After match 2 some people will be 2-0 some will be 0-2 and some will be 1-1.. Then you pair people with similar records and use the game records to better pair people up.

    Was typing this quickly so if you have any questions feel free to ask.
    Posted in: Limited (Sealed, Draft)
  • posted a message on How to prepare for sealed when all you have done is draft?
    85 views and no one has any advice. Did i ask a dumb question or just does know one have a good answer for me?
    Posted in: Limited (Sealed, Draft)
  • posted a message on How to prepare for sealed when all you have done is draft?
    So i have lots of draft under my belt.. But me and a couple friends are going to do a sealed draft for the first time. So again it won't be uber competitive like at a shop but there will still be good decks built and i want to give my best chance to succeed.

    I know the basic differences between sealed and draft but don't know how to prepare properly for sealed.

    So let's take RTR draft for an example on how i prepare.

    Usually I'll search Google for any articles written about the set and read all of those and then see what arch types work well together and look at the mechanics of the set and see what seems like the superior mechanic or mechanic i enjoy playing.

    Then i do a ton of drafting online at http://syunakira.us/smds/ to get accustomed to all the cards and see where and when i should draft each card.. I prob draft like 50-75 times on there before i do a set i think it really helps me going into drafts.

    As far as the draft portion i don't go into a draft with a set color i want but i have an idea of the guilds/or color combos that are superiority and then i find a color that is open and draft it.

    I've had very good success with this preparation. Usually always finishing in the top 3. Except that one draft that i went in knowing i was only going to draft a certain arch type and i forced it and didn't just take the open cards that came to me and guess what i did poorly that draft. Anyway.

    Should i prepare any differently for sealed then i do for draft?
    I mean i still think i should look over the set and see what mechanics and archetypes and even cards are the most powerful and work well together.. But should i spend so much time on just drafting off http://syunakira.us/smds/ like i usually do? I don't feel like that will help as much as i won't have to make those tough decisions on what to pick when..

    I almost feel i need to practice building sealed decks and playing them or something like that. Is there anywhere to do that.(i know on that same site i draft on their have a sealed draft simulator.. And i can build a deck but i can't play test it or anything so i have no idea really how it would do.)

    Also any other good info on how to prepare for sealed.. I am a person who likes to be prepared i don't like going into a set not knowing as much as i can about it..

    So any advice on how to prepare for sealed over draft would be greatly appreciated

    Posted in: Limited (Sealed, Draft)
  • posted a message on [[Primer]] [PAUPER/BUDGET] Crushing Dreams on a Budget - Child of Alara

    So I updated the spread sheet.. I decided to leave your 2016 deck in tact as the new deck you used was for a specific $50 tournament.. So I added that deck in front of your deck list and made the notation.. But you can see what is different from the $50 deck to the 2016 deck you listed

    https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1HJjy0jAAL9SHc8nZu8TdttvW2d0dICWACPrZoiYCgxE/edit?usp=drivesdk&ouid=103855095094664067345
    Posted in: Variant Commander
  • posted a message on Curse of vitality?
    If player A plays curse of vitality on player B

    When player B is attcked does player A or player B gain 2 life?
    Posted in: Magic Rulings
  • posted a message on Free for all multiplayer commander 3v3 ruling.?
    Quote from chaikov »
    Quote from Fr0sty711 »
    Situation #2
    Player A plays birds of paradise. Priority passes to player B who plays counterspell. Then priority passes to player C who plays counterspell. All players Pass priority and the stack resolves..
    So in this scenario birds of paradise would resolve and get places on the battle field correct?
    I'm not quite sure how situation #2 should be interpreted.
    Player C played Counterspell... targeting what?
    He/she could target Birds of Paradise, but he/she could also have chosen to target player B's Counterspell. Which is it?


    So commander format is very political.. And you usually try to take down the strongest person first by ganging up on that person.

    So in the scenario I described above.

    Player B Is the strong player and Player A and C are working together.

    So since player B didn't want birds of paradise he counterspell it.. But since player C wants Player A to get as much board presence as he can to help take down Player B.. Player C
    counterspell player B counterspell so that birds of paradise could resolve..

    But I'm guess it doesn't work that way?? But I thought it did as if in 1v1 magic if I play a spell and other player counters it I can counter his counter and the original spell still goes through. Right??

    Sorry if I'm misktaken

    Posted in: Magic Rulings
  • posted a message on Free for all multiplayer commander 3v3 ruling.?
    Quote from peteroupc »
    A spell or ability resolves only if all players pass in a row (C.R. 116.4), not just two of them. And only the top spell or ability will resolve this way (C.R. 116.4). Therefore:

    Situation 1: If player B passes, Birds of Paradise doesn't resolve yet; rather player C gets priority, since he or she is the next player in turn order.

    Situation 2: Here, only the Counterspell player C cast will resolve, not everything on the stack (C.R. 116.4). As part of resolving, that Counterspell will go to the graveyard (C.R. 608.2k). After it resolves, the active player gets priority (C.R. 116.3b).

    Note that this answer doesn't depend on whether the Commander variant is played; in any case, nothing in the rules for that variant (under C.R. 903) explicitly precludes applying those rules to two-player games (C.R. 903.2).


    Thanks so much for the quick reply.. Makes sence to me


    Have one other question. Dealing with combat phase.


    So I know in multiplayer free for all if player A decides to attack player C that player B CANNOT use his creatures to block for player C.. But can player B play a instant like terminate on one of player A creatures to sort of help out player C?
    Posted in: Magic Rulings
  • posted a message on Free for all multiplayer commander 3v3 ruling.?
    Ok so trying to understand how priority passes when playing 3v3 free for all multiplayer commander battle. In two different situations

    Situation #1

    Let's say I'm player A and I cast a birds of paradise

    Player B is to my left and player C is to his left.

    Priority passes clockwise to player B. He is holding a counterspell. If he decides to not cast it. Does my birds of paradise resolve and then allowed to be placed on the battle field or does priority pass to player C who is also holding a counterspell and plays it in response to my birds of paradise?

    Just unsure if B passes priority if C gets a turn to respond or if it resolves as soon as 1 player decides to pass priority.

    Situation #2

    Player A plays birds of paradise. Priority passes to player B who plays counterspell. Then priority passes to player C who plays counterspell. All players Pass priority and the stack resolves..

    So in this scenario birds of paradise would resolve and get places on the battle field correct?

    Thanks for your help
    Posted in: Magic Rulings
  • posted a message on [[Primer]] [PAUPER/BUDGET] Crushing Dreams on a Budget - Child of Alara
    Quote from VivienneHell »
    I added my deck to the new spreadsheet. I play this deck online, but finally got around to building it in paper. I can't find some of the cards in my collection, like Angelic Purge, that should be in here. I'll keep looking. At some point, it's less expensive to just buy the missing cards rather than spend more time trying to find them. Smile

    https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1HJjy0jAAL9SHc8nZu8TdttvW2d0dICWACPrZoiYCgxE/edit?usp=sharing

    My deck has a little bit of spice that I didn't see in the other lists.


    Nice.. Very cool.

    I just tweaked it a tiny bit.. With your deck addition some cards were now overlapping in your deck and another so moved those out of the yellow.. And made the cards that are in your deck that aren't in any one else's yellow.

    You def have your own flair in some areas.
    Posted in: Variant Commander
  • posted a message on [[Primer]] [PAUPER/BUDGET] Crushing Dreams on a Budget - Child of Alara
    I don't think anyone does.i could be wrong but I think plp enjoy beating other expensive decks with an all commons deck. So for the most part you either go pauper build or drop some money and get some lands and tutors that make the deck faster ..not sure plp are playing middle ground much .

    But if someone is I hope they chime in
    Posted in: Variant Commander
  • posted a message on [2DH] Phelddagrif, politcal control
    Quote from DirkGently »

    As far as changes to the deck, I think having more panic buttons like maybe a moment's peace in case someone goes for me unexpectedly would let me play more permissively. As it was, it felt like I was living boardwipe to boardwipe and playing a lot more control cards than I'd like thanks to people attacking fairly unpredictably. I don't like citadel siege anymore as it forces proactive control and I want to be reactive control. I'll do some more tinkering before I play again on sunday.


    Have you done anymore tinkering to the deck.

    Thinking of buying this deck and playing in my playgroup and see how it performs.. Just didn't know if you have switched out any cards from the above deck you have posted,?
    Posted in: Multiplayer Commander Decklists
  • posted a message on Anyone have budget builds for these 5 commanders..
    Oh ok.. Thanks so much.

    So do I just tag an admin and ask them to move it? Or should I private message them?

    I'll also check out those links you posted..
    Thanks so much
    Posted in: Multiplayer Commander Decklists
  • posted a message on Anyone have budget builds for these 5 commanders..
    *6 commanders

    grand arbiter augustin iv
    teferi, mage of zhalfir
    norin the wary
    glissa, the traitor
    phelddagrif
    reaper king

    Does anyone have any builds under $60 for these commanders. It would just be a build for a casual group.. Doesn't need to be super competitive but would like it to still win if it can. I may be asking too much especially with Norin but thought I would see.

    Thanks for any advice or deck lists I could try out on a budget
    Posted in: Multiplayer Commander Decklists
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