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  • posted a message on Battlebond Pauper Spoiler Discussion
    Quote from Humphrey »
    I dont like it, its slow and unreliable. It even can be countered with removal. meh


    If they play removal doesn't it just become Rabid Bite?
    Posted in: Pauper & Peasant Discussion
  • posted a message on [BBD][CUBE] Arcane Artisan
    Quote from TorontoJock »
    It's sorta like Show and Tell but it also helps you find your bombs while making tokens in the meantime. You also realize that the tokens are not exiled until the NEXT endstep, right? That means when you drop a Grislebrand on eot they have to remove the token and not the Artisan.

    If you're able to protect her, i honestly don't see how you could possibly lose the game. Your opponent can't attack you because they could easily get blown out allowing you to sit back and get free value. This feels like a conspiracy card to me so I'll probably put it in with my conspiracy module.


    If you do that you can also alleviate Salmo's concern of not having a creature, thanks to Summoner's Bond.
    Posted in: Cube Card and Archetype Discussion
  • posted a message on Evaluate Everything
    From experience, Hardy Veteran might satisfy the oddball condition, but no, it isn't an aggro card.
    Posted in: Pauper & Peasant Discussion
  • posted a message on DOM Prerelease Woes
    I got 2 Lyra Dawnbringer including a stamped foil and 2 Marwyn, the Nurturer including a stamped foil. I also had Serra Angel and Evra, Halcyon Witness (with Pegasus Courser).

    I played a bunch of mana and cards with kicker to try and keep a mix between the bombs and my cheaper cards. I kicked all of Sergeant-at-Arms, Saproling Migration, Untamed Kavu and Krosan Druid (10 life..) multiple times, each largely on the back of Marwyn+Elves (2 Llanowar Elves, 2 Llanowar Scout, 2 Llanowar Envoy..)

    I also had a Fungus subtheme with Sporecrown Thallid, Saproling Migration, Yavimaya Sapherd..
    Posted in: Limited (Sealed, Draft)
  • posted a message on Errata and Dominaria Up on Gatherer
    Quote from Marl Karx »
    That change seems highly probably to me. Although another suggestion that would be interesting was to change the wording to "Gather G". A nice way to put the "Gathering" back in Magic: The Gathering.

    I'm voting for "produce" as that's already used on Exotic Orchard and co. Producing mana is a real thing lands already do if you tap them for mana.


    Yes that is definitely better than "add" and is the best descriptor of what you are actually doing (which is the weakness of "Gather")
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
  • posted a message on Errata and Dominaria Up on Gatherer
    Quote from Medussa »


    Llanowar Elves should just be T: G. It even parallels the basics to some extent.


    That change seems highly probably to me. Although another suggestion that would be interesting was to change the wording to "Gather G". A nice way to put the "Gathering" back in Magic: The Gathering.
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
  • posted a message on Dominaria Pauper Spoilers
    Conifer Strider is better for Al because he runs rengenerate auras like Savage Silhouette and Trollhide and some totem armor cards. If you just run the ones that are strong by themselves instead like Moldervine Cloak and company then the Strider isn't nearly as imposing since it will only have 3-4 toughness as opposed to 5-6 with Primal Huntbeast.

    Its kind of like the gimmick you could occasionally run in old core set limiteds where you got Sacred Wolf (which Al may also run?) and slapped Trollhide on it. More annoying to the opponent than consistently good (and I should know it was one of my favorite plays)
    Posted in: Pauper & Peasant Discussion
  • posted a message on Evaluate Everything
    Browsing through the lists on the first page and noticed that Aim High is listed under 1 mana instead of 2 mana.

    I don't have a Peasant cube but I really like this project!

    EDIT: Also, oddly, Aim High is rated a 1-Niche while the inferior Savage Surge is correctly listed under 2 mana and rated a 2-Playable.
    Posted in: Pauper & Peasant Discussion
  • posted a message on Dominaria Pauper Spoilers
    Quote from Izor »
    It's very outdated, yes. I've come used to keeping my cube list only in a writer doc because of how easy and practical it is to make changes and more importantly, group and categorize all cards correctly without having to edit individual cards with a 10 second lag on cubetutor. I don't enjoy test-drafting against bots anyway, so I'm done with that site.

    I'm too busy right now but if you give me a few days I'll find a way to send you an updated list.


    I agree there are many nuisances with CT. However, from writer you could easily paste into google sheets too.
    Posted in: Pauper & Peasant Discussion
  • posted a message on Dominaria Pauper Spoilers
    Cool, thank you!

    CT makes it easy because I can just Follow all of the relevant cubes

    Because I don't get to play as much as I like I've taken more of an interest in how other Cubes are constructed.
    Posted in: Pauper & Peasant Discussion
  • posted a message on Dominaria Pauper Spoilers
    Quote from Izor »
    I'm not even 100% that I'd play Chimera over the Sphinx in control decks with 33% spells, so overall Sphinx is a good bit better.

    This is why I'm not sold on UR Spells as an archetype. Almost all of its payoffs aren't even that much better than the non-archetype specific equivalents we have in the focused deck.


    Hey Izor, this may be an odd request but I like to collect data regarding Pauper Cubes from regular MTGS Pauper posters. I was wondering if you had an updated list available anywhere as the link in your signature is quite out of date? Apologies if this would have been better as a personal message but I am merely collecting data that would potentially benefit everyONE so I think it is just as well to make the request openly.
    Posted in: Pauper & Peasant Discussion
  • posted a message on Dominaria Pauper Spoilers
    Quote from CatParty »
    Quote from Back_Alley_G »
    Yeah, I don't it's too weird for Pyromantic Pilgrim and Brambleweft Behemoth to be strictly worse than or pretty similar to their counterparts since neither is in the actually set or packs, and are only found in planeswalker decks so they won't be appearing in draft and be competing with their counterparts. They probably opted for strictly worse versions in the planeswalker decks just to try to keep the overall complexity of cards in the decks somewhat simple.


    Oh! I didn't realize the Behemoth wasn't in the full set. It would be strange to have the hippo and behemoth in the same draft. That does explain some things. But as to why they felt the need to print the behemoth, I have no idea. Usually they print unique, though underpowered cards for these decks, such as Terrain Elemental in the Nissa deck. The Elemental isn't amazing, but it is a one-of-a-kind card, which justifies its existence.


    Actually, I think Behemoth was unique because there hadn't ever been a 6/6 trampler for 6 at common. I think (correct me if I'm wrong) that the closest previously was Vulpine Goliath
    Posted in: Pauper & Peasant Discussion
  • posted a message on Dominaria Pauper Spoilers
    This has been noticeable recently. For instance, Rampaging Hippo and Brambleweft Behemoth in Hour of Devastation (you could maybe debate those two though). On top of that both Ixalan and Rivals doubled down with Colossal Dreadmaw.
    Posted in: Pauper & Peasant Discussion
  • posted a message on Dominaria Pauper Spoilers
    Quote from _i0 »
    I used only "first printings" because that's when cards are added to the Pauper cardpool and is much more indicative of design philosophy.

    I also happened to mess up on green because the search query I used DID show the "irrelevent" duel decks cards, like Nissa's Chosen, as being more recent than the Centaur.


    I wasn't being critical of your results although I assumed what you reported was by design whether than happenstance. I just thought your data was somewhat orthogonal to the issue of modern design standards especially as they relate to limited.
    Posted in: Pauper & Peasant Discussion
  • posted a message on Dominaria Pauper Spoilers
    To flesh the matter out a bit, here are the GG modern legal commons and their last standard legal appearance:

    Elvish Warrior -- Morningtide
    Garruk's Companion -- m12
    Juvenile Gloomwidow -- Shadowmoor
    Nissa's Chosen -- Zendikar
    Nourish -- Darksteel
    Swordwise Centaur -- Born of the Gods
    Wear Away -- Champions of Kamigawa

    There are only an additional 11 legal cards that cost GG1 and several of those are from 8th/9th Edition or Kamigawa block. That's counting Scion of the Wild which was only common in Modern Masters.
    Posted in: Pauper & Peasant Discussion
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