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  • posted a message on The State of Modern Thread (B&R 11/03/2019)
    this thread would be better titled as the banning of cards in modern thread

    ridiculous

    Warning issued for flaming. --CavalryWolfPack
    Posted in: Modern
  • posted a message on Modern Horizons Discussion Thread
    Quote from cfusionpm »
    I don't understand so many people's utter disdain for Daze. At best it's a "free" Force Spike that sets you back on lands. And Force Spike is laughably irrelevant past about turn 3 or 4. Stubborn Denial isn't good because it 'Force Spikes' people, it's good because it Negates for 1 mana most of the time. Daze would be a fantastic addition to the toolbox for decks fighting degenerate nonsense in the first few turns.

    But again, there are delusional people out there that still believe Stoneforge is too good for Modern... I honestly wonder if I'm playing the same format as these people.

    legacy fame; all that plays too heavily in legacy raises eyebrows when considered for reprint.
    but yeah, daze, without legacy's context, would be largely confined to some archetypes and not dangerous. even gush is, probably, fairly safe. most of the alt cost spells are, truth be told. i wish they expanded this design space - legacy made it scary, but it branches out lines of play and rewards tight builds.
    Posted in: Modern
  • posted a message on The State of Modern Thread (B&R 11/03/2019)
    Quote from Ym1r »
    Quote from pinkmex »
    good. the folks at wotc may **** up on aesthetics, design and storyline a lot, but at least they don't go around banning things idiotically (most of the time, i mean)
    Seems like you are playing the wrong game my friend.


    why? MtG is the best game of its kind. I'm not fond of some aspects of its present state, but it's a great game still. did i sound that negative?
    Posted in: Modern
  • posted a message on Ravnica Allegiance (RNA) and War of the Spark (WAR) General Discussion
    on the matter of new villains and whatnot

    I don't read much into mtg storyline, but does anyone thinks the whole raven man deal is a long con for the next in line? and that the raven man is, in fact, yawgmoth? who else could been around when the onakke were living and powerful enough to actually be the one behind their destruction? (iirc, yawg's life has a lot of gaps, including one where he just sets out through the world spreading ill and chaos through many civilizations; he wasnt a planeswalker but before the mending people could journey along them, so maybe he got there through someone)
    also, the raven man seemed to know emrakul decently enough - and those who are aware of eldrazi are usually old, powerful beings themselves... plus, now that one thinks about the properties of glistening oil, it seems awfully similiar to an artificial/manipulated version of what happens to beings influenced by the eldrazi; or am i just tripping? maybe yawg got to know about the titans way back when? (of course, this is all possible only cause it can be inserted into his storyline, there never was such a thing as eldrazi during mtg's urza/phyrexian saga...)


    i'm just conspiring though, really, could be anything else

    but it just seems so weird to me, this whole raven man thing - he seems way too powerful, has the eugenic/researcher background hints and his DEEP back history points to someone that has acted a lot already upon the worlds.
    Posted in: Magic Storyline
  • posted a message on The State of Modern Thread (B&R 11/03/2019)
    good. the folks at wotc may **** up on aesthetics, design and storyline a lot, but at least they don't go around banning things idiotically (most of the time, i mean)
    Posted in: Modern
  • posted a message on Modern Horizons Spec/Predictions/hopes
    uhhh, very nice! thanks, folks!


    i ask cause i really liked this Memory Lapse, and it´s so rare for me to prefer a new version of an old card that I really wanted to mention it. (not that it's amazing, it could be better, but among the vast pool of insipid new art we usually get, it stands out a little little bit)


    edit: altough, to be fair, the Mirage one has quite a lot of flair, but it doesn't mesh well with the abhorrent new border (oh Blue, you were the one to suffer the most...)
    Posted in: Speculation
  • posted a message on Modern Horizons Spec/Predictions/hopes
    I wouldn't even feel that bad about no counterspell if memory lapse got to the printers.



    btw, does anyone know how do link the card image, but with an specific priting, and not just the latest (which is default)?
    Posted in: Speculation
  • posted a message on Do you enjoy modern right now?
    just to clarify, i voted #3, which i thought would be more clear from the content of my posts.
    Posted in: Modern
  • posted a message on Do you enjoy modern right now?
    Quote from idSurge »
    Quote from pinkmex »
    Quote from idSurge »
    The last option.

    EDIT: To be clear, and as a final word on it (from me until we get some new sets )unless someone wishes to debate it further.

    The format would be improved if we did not have.


    yadda yadda yaddaaaaa

    that damn banhammer smashing all over the living room again



    that's boring as ****; the game is rotative, just let it be, the seasons change and so do the decks.

    the overall problem is one of general design, not of specific cards. it's not even power creep, just power segregation and power simplicity.


    No, the 'game' is not rotational. The point of a format like Modern is that it simply doesnt rotate.

    The format Standard, is rotational. Forced bans, are rotational, of a sort.

    C'mon dude, think a little bit harder about what i said. Y'can do it.

    Jund is still here with us. When does it rotate out?
    maybe around when affinity rotates to not even pack a card with the ability's namesake and becomes a counters deck based around a GREEN enchantment, but oh wait that happened already, after happening N times to all decks of the format.
    Think of waves. It's very simple.
    Posted in: Modern
  • posted a message on 36 planeswalkers in war of the spark officially confirmed also stained glass art in better view
    Quote from leslak »
    Quote from pinkmex »
    Planeswakers: the gathering



    took them a while but here it is



    edit, cause my post probably implies that i dont like pws - not true, i actually think it is a very nice addition to the game's design, but they erred immensely in character construction. for starters, why the hell everybody's a pretty human? wasn't this a fantasy game a minute ago? did i walk into a teen marvel series? even bolas lost his ******* dragon face somewhere in the middle of all this.

    like, what, humans are the white people of the multiverse and kill everyone that's not one with a spark? c'mon man, it's such a great idea to actually have these other "players" you can summon but then they look like the guy at your next table (or the girl that some of the guys wish were at the next table...)


    Some thing that has been said a lot of times. Wotc wants magic to be a disney/animation movie but not including Shrek, and other fantasy with non human characters. It is all about inclusiveness...

    #WhereismyCephalidPW?

    plot twist: Shrek is an immensely better protagonist than Jace
    oooops
    (and oh yes, lets talk about all that inclusiveness when the main dumb team seems cut out of the closest generic jeans model catalog and the only black mfcker in this is idris elba fanfic... oooops)



    oh YEAH, a Cephalid PW would be bonkers
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
  • posted a message on 36 planeswalkers in war of the spark officially confirmed also stained glass art in better view
    Quote from cyberium_neo »
    Noticeably, Aminatou and Estrid are also missing and they are relatively new. While several others on the 36 are just as green as them, Aminatou's power level is considerably higher.


    she's one of the best characters introduced in ages, so yeah, of course she's not in this (which is nice, cause this is a boring ass storyline)
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
  • posted a message on 36 planeswalkers in war of the spark officially confirmed also stained glass art in better view
    Planeswakers: the gathering



    took them a while but here it is



    edit, cause my post probably implies that i dont like pws - not true, i actually think it is a very nice addition to the game's design, but they erred immensely in character construction. for starters, why the hell everybody's a pretty human? wasn't this a fantasy game a minute ago? did i walk into a teen marvel series? even bolas lost his ******* dragon face somewhere in the middle of all this.

    like, what, humans are the white people of the multiverse and kill everyone that's not one with a spark? c'mon man, it's such a great idea to actually have these other "players" you can summon but then they look like the guy at your next table (or the girl that some of the guys wish were at the next table...) you'd think one of these mfckrs, powerful beings and all, wouldn't care about being a fat ****, but nooooo

    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
  • posted a message on Modern Horizons Discussion Thread
    Quote from JovianHomarid »
    Quote from pinkmex »

    (idgaf about the reserved list, so i dont know if any of these are in it, but i'd guess that the large majority isn't)


    FYI, these are reserved:


    the ****, these are amongst my favorites of the list
    why dont they update this ***** to only contain the cards that are actually worth something? i couldnt care less that some cards are officially collector's items, but there's some that need at least another 40 years to be cash makers. damn.
    anyway, i'm working on having an entired proxied collection, for my enjoyment and to not have to look at awesome cards in these *****ty modern borders, so oh well


    Noetic Scales.

    That's the first time in quite a while that I see yet another Urza's Saga card that I'd never seen before. I was a big Spike during that time, so I only played super competitive decks, but still. I opened at least 3-4 boxes of Saga, half of those from prizes. I actually opened the packs. Maybe I opened that card and just don't remember it? I know the distribution was way different than nowadays. (For what it's worth, I only remember 2 Gaea's Cradle in all of those boxes/packs. Frown ).

    i love the spike feeling, but i'm also so very into trying to make functional decks with all kinds of cards. it's a pity that these kind of cards a la noetic scales are (mostly) a thing of the past.

    Quote from kogar15 »


    Man red had so many interesting enchantments back in the day, really unique effects. Honestly there were a lot of unique enchantments earlier in magics history. Aegis of honor would be such a beating against burn.

    right? despite me thinking that they still do a mostly fine designing job at wotc, they ****ed up abandoning enchantments; it was an amazing design slice of the game that allowed for great complexity and unique effects.
    and yeah, i think that W should get even more love as the taxing/sideboard master color of the game, and aegis would immediately add some spice to the modern landscape
    Posted in: Modern
  • posted a message on Do you enjoy modern right now?
    Quote from cfusionpm »
    Quote from pinkmex »
    that's boring as ****; the game is rotative, just let it be, the seasons change and so do the decks.

    Many people spent thousands of dollars to get into modern specifically to avoid rotation.

    but as long as new cards are added to the format, it's only natural that more and more decks are born. with new decks, comes new metas.

    those that spent thousands to avoid rotation are buying an illusion
    Posted in: Modern
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