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  • posted a message on Energy Themed Partner Commanders
    Hello everyone! Wanted to get this idea off my mind by posting some of the upfront first drafts and hearing input on my current idea. I was a big fan of Energy from Kaladesh block, but I was bothered by the lack of a dedicated Energy Legend, or at least a few different Energy themed legendaries in order to build a proper Commander deck. Sure, there is Atraxa, but I would like to stay on theme. I decided to make a collection of Partner Commanders that you could mix and match with, all of which use and generate in Energy in some way. My goal is to have 5 legends that generate Energy, and 5 legends that use it as a resource, allowing various combinations of the two to generate value. Below are my two initial designs. More designs will be uploaded as I continue along.

    Cevir, Consul of Law 1WU
    Legendary Creature - Vedalken Advisor
    Whenever an opponent draws a card, you get E.

    Varsa, Salvage Artist 2BG
    Legendary Creature - Aetherborn Artificer
    EEE: Return target artifact or creature card from your graveyard to your hand.
    Posted in: Custom Card Creation
  • posted a message on [UND] All 16 new cards and the decklists.
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    Does that further suggest that all the monsters in Ikoria are the result of a nuclear fallout, ala Godzilla?
    Mutations can be natural.
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
  • posted a message on [UND] All 16 new cards and the decklists.
    Quote from 5colors »
    Surgeon General Commander notes mutate something we haven't heard of before and nothing else in the set notes this soooooo Ikoria hint?

    Damn... i called it
    EDIT: but wait... knowing silver border cards, maybe it just means "when you change the P/T of your creatures"

    I doubt it. Even though they're unstable cards, I feel like they still try to make the cards make sense with rules text. I would guess this is our new ability.
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
  • posted a message on Ikoria speculation
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    I can definatly tell you the remaining 3 colors not used in commander ever since the no more color patters s are temur and abzan so those will definatly happen

    I can put this on to board but if there’s enough of whatever the kaiju type is in all colors I can predict a five color deck

    But I think temur will be kaiju tribal

    I personally believe Ikoria will be a mix of Ixalan with Tarkir or Alara, just replacing the dinos with behemoths

    Yes but I can tell you dragons and dino types will happen

    It’s literally the set symbol alone that tells me it’s kaiju based because of how many times in Godzilla you see a eye zoom in like that

    Behemoth is a beast mentioned in Job 40:15–24. Suggested identities range from a mythological creature to an elephant, hippopotamus, rhinoceros, or buffalo.[1] Metaphorically, the name has come to be used for any extremely large or powerful entity. Both are of Babylonian origin, where they are creatures of the primal Chaos, Behemoth of the Earth and male, Leviathan of the Ocean Deep and female.

    When they said we would be able to make our own monster I thought about Meld right away, but it's wizards they will make some new mechanic, something like augment most likely?

    All we know about the building involves something called “keyword counters” which are probably counters that gives a evergreen ability permanently to a creature (until leaves the field ofcoarse) without a aura/static ability on a permanent

    I imagine there will be a lot of "Titanic" creatures from our favorite, iconic, big creature races. Giant Kakens, Leviathans, Hydras, Beasts, Perhaps Dragons, Maybe... Maybe Dinosaurs. I would also expect maybe Horrors and like, elementals or something as well. I would assume there is an ability called like, "Mutate", and whenever you mutate the creature, you get to pick a Keyword from the keyword token card and that creature retains that ability for as long as it remains on the battlefield. Now as we know, all Keywords are not created equally; I imagine Indestructible and Hexproof are probably pretty high up on the list for what you would want to "mutate" your behemoth with. So maybe it is possible that the keywords you add on to the creatures also have a cost involved. Additionally, giving a red Behemoth hexproof seems like a bend in the color pie, so some possibilities are that their are different keyword cards, or if its a single double sided card, the abilities will have costs associated with them. Either way, a double sided keyword token card sounds like we will likely have a lot of evergreen abilities, perhaps all of them. It will be interesting to see how R&D comes up with this mechanic.
    Posted in: Baseless Speculation
  • posted a message on Secret Lair - Year of the Rat
    Pretty cool and flavorful. I forgot Marrow Gnawer was so expensive.
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
  • posted a message on Mothership 1/7 - thassa’s oracle
    How many recent sets is this where blue gets an alternate wincon? I've asked this before, but when did this be come part of blue's piece of the pie?

    Ever since they stopped making good blue finishers like AEtherling.
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
  • posted a message on Teaching my Girlfriend the Best Card Game: MTG
    Hello everyone! I have been a longtime fan/player of Magic the Gathering. I've been playing since Invasion, albeit at a young age. I would consider myself a "master" of the game; despite always learning weird interactions and strategies, I am pretty well versed in the game and in many formats.

    My girlfriend, however, is not.

    She is new to Magic, and has taken an interest in it because I am always talking about it. She is very interested, and so I have decided to teach her how to play. My first instinct was to have her watch my friends and I play, but we normally play Commander, and everyone just "knows" what is going on. I would try to explain if she did watch, but I do feel like it would be a bit overwhelming, given the format, and the 25 years of abilities and card diversity to accommodate those long years of success.

    So, I spent 10$ and purchased the "Magic 2020 Spellslinger Starter Kit", featuring two 60 card, "ready to play" decks. I was not worried about the money despite them being mediocre decks (They have some interesting rares and the foils will probably eventually be worth at least 5$ a piece), but the main goal was to have some very simple decks to just jump into and explain the basic rules to. I feel like when someone understands the core rules of the game, as a new player, the other cards become intuitive because you understand the functionality of the different card zones and how the game generally works.

    I know these decks are kind of... well, bad. My goal is to trim some of the fluff and add some cards that have a bit more impact to make the games play more interestingly, in order to entice new players to the game, mainly my girlfriend.

    - What cards would you include/cut (budget friendly) to make these decks more interesting, while keeping them on a fairly simple learning curve?
    - Should I consider making the decks two colored? My girlfriend is fairly smart, I don't think two colored decks would be, well, mind-breaking.
    - How do you teach a new player how to play magic without being overly complicated? As an experienced, longtime player, I've been exposed to everything MtG related. Trying to condense it down seems stressful, and while I believe I can do it, I would just like to hear some outside opinions on how to do so just to make sure that I don't scare her away with the complexity.

    Thank you to everyone in advance, it is much appreciated.
    Posted in: Magic General
  • posted a message on Judge Promos starting in 2020
    That demonic tutor creeps me out.
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
  • posted a message on Tapping and Untapping: A Creative Discussion
    I've been brewing some ideas for a new Custom Green/Blue Commander. I want something like a Giant Kraken that has control over the landscape around it, bending mana to it's whim. I was thinking something with a Tap/Untap effect, letting you pin down your opponent's resources as well as untap your own, and trying to avoid as many "Go Infinite" combos as possible. I was looking at cards and trying to get an estimate of what the average cost would be for tapping or untapping a permanent. The distribution is rather wide, upon inspection, and so I was looking for some ideas on what everyone thinks is a good, reasonable cost for this kind of ability.

    Proposed Idea:

    Aglothos, the Sea's Wake 6GU
    Legendary Creature - Kraken
    GU: Tap or untap target permanent.
    [Other abilities yet to be made]
    Posted in: Custom Card Creation
  • posted a message on Commander legends speculation
    I'm curious as to how they're going to make this set work. With drafting, and all. It's exciting!
    Posted in: Speculation
  • posted a message on Unsanctioned- Preconstructed Silver Border decks
    Hopefully we see some new legendaries in these decks. I'm always looking for more ways to extend my Unstable Cube or UN-COMMANDER decks.
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
  • posted a message on Return to Theros Brawl Deck Speculation
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    They say they have no chosen plan for future Brawl decks, they are using Eldraine's one as a experiment. Why do you think they will already give us new ones in Theros?

    That’s what I said

    We see no evidence what so ever they will continue besides it’s the first time

    What is the big deal about speculating? You act like this is the most preposterous speculation thread you have ever seen.

    They've made an initial set for Throne of Eldraine, and they're seemingly popular so far. They obviously want to make this format a thing, as they keep pushing to improve it and make it more appealing. It was said to have "died" by a bunch of people awhile back, and truly did not die.

    If I had to guess, they're going to continue making decks, judging by the way they're trying to introduce new cards and themed decks into the format.

    Additionally, if there is anyone who probably wants this format to stick around most, it's Commander players, which happen to be a large portion of the playerbase. The introduction of new and powerful cards draws them in.

    So before everyone dies on their hill and keeps saying that the format won't return, remember, this is a speculative thread.

    I'm simply saying that it appears that the decks have a lot going for them, and if Wizards continues to make them, which with the way they talk about them it sure does seem that way, I wonder what other deck themes we could potentially see in the sets we have planned for the future.


    And I do like your speculation with the decks as if they did them again in theros

    Ikoria which is the kaiju (Godzilla) focused set we should definatly see brawl decks again

    By the way...game knights better not be doing brawl only games because of these new decks I would rather see them using them As if you change them to regular edh (adding 40 more cards and replacing the stinky ones with better ones)

    I do agree the timing is a little fast for them to come out with new ones for Theros
    Posted in: Speculation
  • posted a message on Not a spoiler but confirms that another errata wave is coming
    My biggest thing with the errata updates is that they should actively seek to reprint old cards that are used often or at least see some play that received the new errata. People always love reprints, and this cycle in the "fixed" versions.
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
  • posted a message on [ELD] Drown in the Loch— Carlos Romao preview
    This is going straight into my Yidris Graveyard/Wheels deck. Perfect because it is Modal and I don't have to worry about ripping it as a wasted counterspell if I play it for free by accident with some of the shenanigans in the deck. This is a really solid card; your opponents will generally have cards in their graveyard as the game goes on.
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
  • posted a message on [ELD] Feasting Troll King— Piotr 'kanister' Głogowski preview
    The one downside I see to this card is that it probably wants to be played in a G/x deck, and that GGGG in the mana cost is really cumbersome. Obviously you can get around it through reanimation, but it would still be nice to cast it from the hand to get those food tokens.
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
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