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  • posted a message on Face Commanders, like, all 4 of them
    "Choose left or right. Each player gains control of all nonland permanents other than Aminatou, the Fateshifter controlled by the next player in the chosen direction."

    I personally fail to see how Aminatou's ultimate is out of color. The "left or right" and the fact it affects all players in the same manner is a white mechanic. The gifting/stealing/moving of permanents is a blue mechanic. You want to see a red version of that? Try Scrambleverse which would be a more out of color version of her effect to have. As there is nothing random happening with her ultimate. In fact its very orderly. What people think is out of color is merely their kneejerk reaction. To put it into another way of describing what happens, its a mass version of Donate that each player is casting that is W/U mana in its color, but only can be gifted to the next player in the chosen direction.

    This is an extremely powerful effect by the way simply based on where you are seated. For example, lets say the opponent to your left has this massive army of tokens, you choose right, which means the army of tokens becomes yours now, what you previously had besides Aminatou and lands is now given to your opponent on your right.

    Addendum: Also, just food for thought, you can use Rings of Brighthearth with her ultimate since it will copy the effect but not the cost. Which like taking the previous example into consideration with the token army, perhaps that army is two players to the left OR right, doubling on Aminatou's ultimate would allow you to gain that army just like if they were sitting right next to you in the original example.
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
  • posted a message on Arena Unique Cards
    I'm not against digital exclusive cards, but these could be a lot more interesting.
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
  • posted a message on [Lets Brew] Ramos, Dragon Engine
    Added Scion of the Ur-Dragon and The Ur-Dragon respectively to the list.
    Posted in: Commander (EDH)
  • posted a message on [Lets Brew] Ramos, Dragon Engine
    Added akroma44, weltkrieg and Amadi's suggestions to the list.

    @Gashnaw Chorus of the Conclave for starters. Also added them to the list.
    Posted in: Commander (EDH)
  • posted a message on Commander 2017 announcement -- Only 4 decks, based on popular tribes, not color wheel!
    Quote from theMarc »
    Sure, dragons were never 100% a certainty (what is?), but you clearly aren't paying attention if you think that dragons weren't always the most likely tribe for C17.
    Using a now known fact as the "most likely" tribe to disprove my statement does not support your argument. In fact anyone with hindsight could tell you that as everyone who has hindsight is now suddenly a Nostradamus who was late to the party.

    Also that "inevitable dragon commander deck" already happened. Like the inception of EDH/Commander was you played one of the five Elder Dragons as your general/commander, nothing less. It was why it was called Elder Dragon Highlander for the longest time before the format adopted the more blanketing name of Commander.

    The only way your post makes any sense is if Gavin Verhey told us an intentional lie. A really dumb lie at that, since we'd find out it was a lie one previews start up.
    I will reiterate my previous statement:

    "At this point it doesn't matter what the unexpected tribe actually was because of a leak, and because of that leak any tribe that would have shown up normally and last due to leaks is now unexpected."

    Any tribe could be an unexpected tribe. But because they are revealed last, they are now the defacto "unexpected tribe". If you want to look at it from another perspective, Marc, every tribe here is technically unexpected just like every past product released by WotC.

    Take Amonkhet. Nobody was certain if we would get gods. When we saw their art, nobody was 100% knowing that they would not be enchantments. Nobody knew that each would come with a caveat that would be required for them to attack/block until we saw Hazoret. Same with curses, trials, cartouches, the non-mythic legends like Naheb, the exert mechanic, the -1/-1 counters, cycling, etc.

    The only way you would know the entire set of cards is if you had one of those Godbooks like the one with the New Phyrexia incident. Where a PDF was spread around that showed the entire set weeks in advance.

    Some called it correctly? Sure it was bound to happen. If you go back and read the thread for guesses its practically a shotgun blast of various speculations. Pirates, Squirrels, Oozes, Changelings, Dragons, Elves, Merfolks, Myr, Spirits, etc, etc. If one were blindfolded and throw a dart in every direction, one is bound to hit the dart board eventually.
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
  • posted a message on Random Card of the Day - HIATUS
    Sekki, Seasons' Guide works well with lure effects

    maybe you could build monogreen enchantress with the ox?
    Karametra, God of Harvests can work for enchantress deck and would trigger the Goldenhide Ox's constellation.
    Posted in: Commander (EDH)
  • posted a message on Commander 2017 announcement -- Only 4 decks, based on popular tribes, not color wheel!
    Quote from theMarc »
    The more I think about this, the more I think the remaining decks are something like: Goblins, Merfolk and Zombies. That the unexpected tribe was meant to be Dragons. But someone leaked it early.
    I said it in another thread, but it bears repeating: Dragons being one of the tribes ranks up there with "the sun rose this morning" in terms of how expected it was.
    Its only obvious we are getting dragons because, again, an instagram account which proceeded to get taken down had leaked them up. Before that? Dragons was in the exact same area as any other tribe in that it was a possibility but not a guaranteed fact. At this point it doesn't matter what the unexpected tribe actually was because of a leak, and because of that leak any tribe that would have shown up normally and last due to leaks is now unexpected.

    Also how about these little factoids again: WotC, the company announcing product, fails to put even an artwork piece for this product. The whole "unexpected tribe" nonsense is from a twitter post as the actual announcement and product pages don't have any mention of an "unexpected tribe" showing up. The faux air of mystery set up WotC that is meant to create intrigue is created as part of marketing trick.

    TL;DR: You are being played like a fiddle.
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
  • posted a message on Ratatoskr
    Ratatoskr has been updated.
    Posted in: Custom Card Creation
  • posted a message on Ratatoskr
    Ratatoskr the Messenger R/G mana
    Legendary Creature - Squirrel Advisor
    Haste, protection from birds and dragons, skulk
    Whenever Ratatoskr attacks, goad target creature the defending player controls.
    0/1
    "You are not going to like what they said about you."
    Posted in: Custom Card Creation
  • posted a message on My interpretation: Sun Wukong
    All I am seeing is a loyal adaptation of a mythological character that covers a great deal of their abilities. His weapon is represented in reach. The clever use of the static ability with myriad represents the hairs he plucked out of himself to make copies of himself while also making somewhat harder to abuse. The 72 transformations are represented in the clone ability. The one thing I would suggest changing Ape to Monkey.

    Could it use more? Yes. Sun Wukong would also need flying (flying nimbus), a tribal ability to make monkey tribal better. Indestructibility because he is four times immortal. Among a whole grocery list of other things.

    But to me its fine. I would say its powerful but it doesn't enter "overpowered" territory. Upvote from me.
    Posted in: Custom Card Creation
  • posted a message on Random Card of the Day - HIATUS
    Quote from Dunharrow »


    Infiltration lens! Having equipped it to Taunting Elf many times, I can say it is a lot of fun!

    Also, I like Druid's Call and Gaze of the Gorgon.

    Are there any generals that play well with Lure effects? Glissa, the Traitor maybe?
    Well first any creature with indestructible is really nice with lure, like Sapling of Colfenor. You can get by with a Nemesis Mask if your commander lacks green mana in their identity. As it can allow other creatures to sneak by while your commander pins down the enemy forces.
    Posted in: Commander (EDH)
  • posted a message on Commander 2017 announcement -- Only 4 decks, based on popular tribes, not color wheel!
    Quote from Ryperior74 »
    The more I think about this, the more I think the remaining decks are something like: Goblins, Merfolk and Zombies. That the unexpected tribe was meant to be Dragons. But someone leaked it early.


    Maybe.

    But how is dragons unexspected they're like the most popular creature type and most interesting of them all. (This was true before magic the gathering even exisited.)

    They said most popular and interesting creature types get the cake
    To create an air of mystery and get people speculating in order to maintain interest for the product seeing as how they didn't reveal a single card or even artwork for it.
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
  • posted a message on Commander 2017 announcement -- Only 4 decks, based on popular tribes, not color wheel!
    The more I think about this, the more I think the remaining decks are something like: Goblins, Merfolk and Zombies. That the unexpected tribe was meant to be Dragons. But someone leaked it early.
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
  • posted a message on [Lets Brew] Ramos, Dragon Engine
    Added Phosphorous's suggestions.

    Also added Ajani, Mentor of Heroes and Ajani, Valiant Protector to the list. Seeing as both are dual-colored (+2/+2 in counters), and their activated abilities can help Ramos come online for each of your turns (Valiant = +2/+2 in counters. Mentor = +3/+3 in counters). Also if you throw in something like Primal Vigor or one of its counter-doubler variants into the mix, Ramos can get absolutely huge. Like we are talking with Mentor it would become 14/14 (+10/+10 in counters) or with Valiant it would become a 12/12 (+8/+8 in counters) in one turn.
    Posted in: Commander (EDH)
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