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  • posted a message on Core 2020 Name and Number Crunch
    Are there 102 commons instead of 101 in the main set not counting the common duals?

    There are 19 per color (=95) + 6 Artifacts and then Evolving Wilds
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
  • posted a message on [[Pauper]] The Pauper Cube Discussion Thread (Commons Only)
    Also, what are your White, Red and Black 2s, White Red and Blue 3s and Black 4s picks for the most powerful drops? The staples are pretty much clear both in the Evaluate Everything and by experience, but after that the cubeables are another world entirely with almost everyone running different things, so I was wondering if we could reach a consensus of which of those are the most powerful among the bunch (something like below staple but above cubeable).


    I'm not sure there is a definitive answer. We're planning to rotate a bunch of things frequently if we get regular cube sessions off the ground.
    Posted in: Pauper & Peasant Discussion
  • posted a message on Sacred Cows
    I think Sacred Cows are cards that are held to be above criticism. The confusion comes from the fact that the idea of Sacred Cows is typically invoked in cases where someone is debating the status of said Sacred Cows.


    With the above in mind, I don't think any of the cards you list qualify for SC status. I think it refers to cards like Wrath of God, Armageddon, Mind Twist and so on. All of which I think are mediocre or worse Cube cards in super high powered Cubes (but I digress).

    As an example of changing perceptions, Baneslayer Angel probably once qualified but its day has long past.

    As an example of a card that is probably contentious, how about Brimaz, King of Oreskos. My small group just never feels that is where white decks want to be.
    Posted in: Cube Card and Archetype Discussion
  • posted a message on Mothership Spoilers 6/21 - Murder, Tomebound Lich, Cloudkin Seer, Common Lands
    Quote from Ritokure »
    Quote from Cythare »
    Added Blood for Bones, which was supposed to be IGN Brazil's spoiler but didn't appear to actually be spoiled yesterday.
    Wait, Blood for Bones doesn't targets? So, correct me if I'm wrong, but theoretically you could sack a creature and revive the same creature you just sacked so you can get ETB+Dies triggers for value and still get a creature back to your hand? That's pretty neat. Ideally you will use it as a reanimation spell, sure, but the added utility is always nice.


    I personally hope they don't intentionally start gaming when things target and when they do not in ways that are guaranteed to cause confusion.

    Assuming we're understanding it correctly, you can essentially bounce a guy to reanimate something else, but with a detour through the graveyard.
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
  • posted a message on Leyline of Abundance (MovistarESports preview)
    Does the extra mana count for Myr Superion?
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
  • posted a message on Stompy
    i'm in love with the 9 protection + pump spells mb it just feels extremely good to swing in and not have to care what your opponents going to try (give or take a settle)


    If only the new Autumn Veil was a little more generous with its hexproof to the player..
    Posted in: Aggro & Tempo
  • posted a message on Mu Yianling, Sky Dancer NGA preview
    Quote from Marl Karx »
    Has there been a PW where its first - ability is > its starting loyalty?

    (not counting those that only - to ultimate)


    Tibalt, the Fiend-Blooded claims that honour... not that it is much of an honour to claim.
    He did get a few firsts...


    Thanks. I got to "M" in my cursory pw search before I broke down and asked.
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
  • posted a message on Mu Yianling, Sky Dancer NGA preview
    Quote from Igzex »
    Forgive me for badmouthing the duel decks you first appeared in just please stop casually drawing all those cards D:


    Ah the ol' backhanded "screw you and the duel deck you rode in on" comment Smile
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
  • posted a message on Mu Yianling, Sky Dancer NGA preview
    Has there been a PW where its first - ability is > its starting loyalty?

    (not counting those that only - to ultimate)
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
  • posted a message on Stompy
    Quote from AmicDeep »
    Quote from Rumpy5897 »
    Hm. Barkhide Troll is too cute? I mean, it is Kalonian Tusker with upside, but that's been phased of the deck, no?

    trolls a strict upgrade on tusker, so 2 of in devotion builds that still run it. but i dont think its included over anything else.


    Have you considered On Thin Ice at all?
    Posted in: Aggro & Tempo
  • posted a message on Primer Decks: 10-Land Stompy (Lowland Stompy)
    Quote from Curby »
    Vines takes two mana to, as the kids don't say, attac and protec. It's a great card, but I'm not sure about using it in a lowland build. Blossoming Defense is the right answer though. I keep thinking Ranger's Guile because of Pauper. Thanks for the catch! I'll go ahead and change that.


    Vines is pretty versatile because it isn't actually hexproof. You can thwart your opponent's plans with it which can be really key and has huge surprise factor against anyone who doesn't know how it works.
    Posted in: Casual Primers
  • posted a message on [[Pauper]] The Pauper Cube Discussion Thread (Commons Only)
    The Grand Calcutron is pretty good in rare Cubes although its kind of a one trick pony.

    The white equivalent to Dragonsoul Knight is even more ridiculous by my recollection since I believe it gives lifelink. Paragon of the Amoesha (sp?) I think.
    Posted in: Pauper & Peasant Discussion
  • posted a message on Stompy
    Quote from Rumpy5897 »
    Hm. Barkhide Troll is too cute? I mean, it is Kalonian Tusker with upside, but that's been phased of the deck, no?


    The counter is nice for Avatar of the Resolute
    Posted in: Aggro & Tempo
  • posted a message on [CUBE][M20] Chandra, Awakened Inferno
    Quote from wtwlf123 »
    I guess I just don't consider my Purphoros/AoI/Flamecaller midrange Boros tokens decks to be "trainwrecks". *shrug*


    Of course you're right that it's mostly hyperbole since nobody is calling the NTSB after the draft but odds are it's at least lego crash disaster level severity.
    Posted in: Cube New Card Discussion
  • posted a message on Primer Decks: 10-Land Stompy (Lowland Stompy)
    Why Ranger's Guile over Blossoming Defense or Vines of Vastwood?
    Posted in: Casual Primers
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