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  • posted a message on [Official] Altered Art Thread (56k Beware)
    The last several months i have enjoyed altering an entire commander deck, something i have attempted before. I am very happy having finished the project this time, something every artist can relate to I am sure. Specifically it is a post-apocolyptic theme appropriatly placed on a Derevi Stax/Winter Orb deck. I really enjoyed this project, it was the first time in 15 years of painting that the client was myself. I hope every alterer out there treats themselves to something like this from time to time.
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  • posted a message on [Official] Altered Art Thread (56k Beware)
    Oh yes, altered art is alive and well on fb. I deleted my fb about a year ago, and it is one of the few things i miss. Its good to see there is still a trickle of activity here where it all started, and some of the old hats like MRB are still kicking around.
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  • posted a message on 1/13/20 Bannings
    Oko is annoying in commander, but quite frankly is around the threat level that any viable commander deck should be able to produce outside of very casual play. I like that he nerfs opposing commanders. I consider it poor play design when a deck relies on it's commander board state to win instead of the construction of the 99, and I appreciate cards that punish such a lack of forethought.

    The mention of heliod and WB was clearly directed at pioneer. They focused on this specific two card interaction which is available in that format. In modern it would be more of heliod-x interactions since there are several other cards heliod could chain with in modern, such as the aforementioned but slow triskelion or the much more viable option of spike feeder.
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
  • posted a message on The command zone preview - Nyxbloom Ancient (the final mythic rare)
    I was posting about how well this would work with mana filters like bog initiate.....then i saw the tap clause. Nm, ill take my bog boy home.
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  • posted a message on Urlich twitch preview - Purphoros, Bronze-Blooded
    Sigh, i always thought it was a flavor miss that the name erobos was given to black and not red. Sure, i get that he is based on erobus, and that is a little known primeval deity of darkness. But it is also a well known mountain that is literally one of the coolest geological formation on earth. A subterranian magma pool, antarctic ice columns, crazy volcanic activity, it is pretty much a deathklok concert waiting to happen.
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  • posted a message on [THB] Kroxa, Titan of Death's Hunger
    We have a total of five story centric legendary titans now (the 3 thus-called eldrazi titans, and the two new unrelated but titular theros titans.) And it seems like mindless consumption and eating is the theme of 40% of them. Geez wizards, time to take inspiration from something besides a big mac commercial. Or maybe put a gym in at the wotc offices. Villains gotta do more than eat.
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  • posted a message on [THB] Bronzehide Lion— Shahar Shenhar preview
    This is a really interesting card. What i find most curious is the final sentence wherin it removes the existing abilities of the aura target. Im wondering if there are instances of this actually being advantageous. I just can not think of anything particular.
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  • posted a message on The command zone preview - Nyxbloom Ancient (the final mythic rare)
    Vorinclex commander decks now have a new alpha tutor target. Regal behemoths everywhere sullenly take a step back.
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  • posted a message on [THB} Shadowspear
    This is as good in commander as jitte was in kamigawa standard.

    The flavor is also on point, if you want to kill an indestructable god.
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  • posted a message on [THB] Eidolon of Obstruction — Lee Shi Tian preview
    Quote from AnImAr_ »
    Quote from Ryperior74 »
    Omg they staxing planeswalker abiltites now

    I love this I’m wondering why this wasn’t in war of the spark


    There's no Eidolons in Ravnica.


    Ironically eidolons saw their very first cards in a ravnica set, guildpact.

    I think it is a sideboard card at most, although i love the concept. 2 mana creatures already has a much better answer to PWs in the form of phyrexian revoker, this card would be much better as a functional reprint. Even if it only worked on PWs, which would still be a bad card. If a superfriends deck were to become teir one this card would be ok out the board in a deck with pressure. If oko were still around standard, he would look at this and laugh then pay one to elk it, or just laugh and ignore it other than an easy tax.

    I think its a very great set, just not this card.
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  • posted a message on [THB] Lamie brise-tombe (LeStream preview)
    Hmmm. Consistency with creature types continues to be strange. Your serpent deck can lovingly support snake people as well as normal snakes. Your cat deck has cat people bending the knee to cat lords that are simply normal cats. Where are the primitave humans for my human deck?we need a herd of wild humans rooting around in mud, eating carrots or something to balance it all out. Maybe a dude with four hooves pulling around thalia in a chariot, a proper man-steed.
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  • posted a message on Mothership 1/6 - a Archon the red and green demigods and how they chose what to put in
    I'm really liking this set. Very impressed. Anax is great, I know he will find a home in my purphoros edh deck, getting extra mileage out of my token poopers.
    But Renata i really like. She represents a recent trend in mtg that has fallen under the radar. It was only a few years ago that melira pod dominated modern. Renata is just the latest psuedo-melira when it comes to infinite persist, joining recent prints like rythm of the wild, grimgully the generous and path of discovery. Throw them in with bad mike and melira and melira pod comes to edh. I just reworked my prossh deck into this theme and renata is more than welcome to hang out with murderous redcap and pals.
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