I prefer best of three in paper simply because, if I'm gonna spend 15 dollars to draft at FNM, I want to play for several hours, not just 2-3 20 minute games.
Bo3 is also preferable as that one game in several where you get flooded or screwed doesn't overly impact your results.
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Jan 10, 2019Posted in: The Rumor MillQuote from WizardMN »
I wonder what this means for Transguild Courier. If they didn't print this with a color indicator, are they just going to remove that from the courier too to bring it back to its printed functionality?Quote from void_nothing »
Very scurry in Limited. First-pickable easy.Quote from Havrekjex »That Sphinx is super scary for limited. Reach 7, get a 5/5 flier with almost-hexproof? At uncommon?
I'm almost disappointed they didn't use a five-color indicator, but that would probably have been hard to read.
Transguild Courier predates color indicators. It wasn't printed with one to begin with, so they may well default to that text style. The net effect is the same, though, there's not really any rules difference.
Jan 10, 2019At hascon in 2017, this is how they ran all the IMA sealed and the "historic" drafts. No pairings; play someone, mark your win or loss on a slip, and then go find another game. Prize Tix were based on how many wins you got out of 5 games or something. Okay for casual play, but bad for competition and lots of people were... massaging their results for better records.Posted in: The Rumor Mill
Jan 10, 2019Posted in: The Rumor MillQuote from AntiPox »I’m glad this doesn’t exile. Not for balance reasons, but exile clauses on cards like this annoy me and I don’t think they are neccessary.
Exile clauses are only included when multiple copies of a card could loop themselves. Since this returns permanent cards, you'd need a different card (the aforementioned Eternal Witness) to loop, which means you are not gaining as much card advantage.
Jan 9, 2019Its worth noting that you don't choose who gets in until it resolves, so you can't wait to see who is the target and decide to counter it if its you.Posted in: The Rumor Mill
Quote from Mazyloron »Quote from Desu »Oof counter it with a fractured identity for maximum lol. assuming you were the target.
I don't think that works, since all players create a copy of it, those players will then get to choose new targets. Its even possible for a person to get multiple of these as a result. It'll be great just for the Chaos though.
Yes, Captive Audience is a replacement effect (like Xancha) so Fractured Identity would allow each opponent to make a copy and then each of those opponents would (in active player order) get to choose one of their opponents to gain control of that copy. This could result in one player having multiple copies of Captive Audience.
Oct 24, 2018Some notes after skimmimg:Posted in: Custom Set Creation and Discussion
Naruto definitely is not a white character. Naruto is heavy Red (impulsive, loyal, driven by emotions) with possibly some Blue (desire to improve self), and the shadow clone (temporary copies) fits with a red ability.
Saurtobi is a good fit for the character, except i don't think all those abilities would fit on a card. His monkey should be Legendary though.
Using "Village Rank" on the type line is going to be repetitive. Yeah, almost everyone is a human, but "Ninja" is generic enough term that you could change people to Monk/Warrior/Shaman/Cleric based on their powers set.
For the Hyugas, remove the Kekkei Genki text, and just give them the "Byakugan" keyword. Having both is redundant.
Kankuro's ability is a good fit, but it shouldn't be a keyword, just a printed ability.
All of your commons are too powerful and/or complex to be actual commons, and you should tone down the number of abilities on the characters, move some of the Justsu abilities to instant/sorcery/enchantment cards. You said you wanted to encourage creature combat, but so many activated and tap abilities and creatures with regenerate are going to bog the board down so that no one attacks because they cannot breakthough.
Sep 27, 2018Monarch has a similar "get out of jail free" card that would probably work. I also think captured creatures shouldn't give their capturer bonuses.Posted in: Custom Card Creation
Capture target creature. (Gain control of that creature until you are dealt combat damage. It cannot attack or block and loses all abilities)
Sep 14, 2018rowanalpha posted a message on Twitch spoilers - Ledev Guardian, Puston-Fist Cyclops, Parhelion PatrolI think Lotleth Giant is a finisher for Manaless Dredge?Posted in: The Rumor Mill
Aug 30, 2018Posted in: Custom Card CreationQuote from BlazingRagnarok »I think these kinds of tribal bridges are simply much better off as monocolored cards to show off their flexibility.
I agree with what you're saying. It's just a problem for a Merfolk Vampire crossover because those tribes share no colors.
Aug 30, 2018The Merfolk/Vampire is the one that I'm least excited about as is. Every other card can be slotted into either tribe and encourages it to grab the cards that of the other color that share a tribe with it, but Merfolk and vampires share 0 colors, so this has to encourage drafting a third color rather than cutting cards of the color you are already in. I almost feel like it needs either not to be there or that there be another WU Merfolk vampire to push the opposite way in the draft.Posted in: Custom Card Creation
Aug 29, 2018Maro recently noted that a lack of cards that worked between the factions was part of what lead to the drafts being more "On rails" during Ixalan and Rivals, and that got me thinking about cards that could bridge the gap, similar to how some cards in Lorwyn did.Posted in: Custom Card Creation
Brazen Stampeder 2RR
Creature - Human Pirate (U)
When CARDNAME enter the battlefield, create a 3/3 Dinosaur creature token with trample.
Dinosaurs and other Pirates you control have haste.
Creature - Merfolk Vampire (U)
Wnevever CARDNAME becomes blocked, it gains Lifelink until the end of turn.
Whenever CARDNAME deals combat damage to a player, it explores.
Creature - Merfolk Pirate (U)
Whenever a another Merfolk enters the battlefield under your control, target Pirate gains flying until the end of turn.
Whenever a another Pirate enters the battlefield under your control, target Merfolk gains +1/+0 until the end of turn.
Creature - Vampire Pirate
CARDNAME's power and toughness are each equal to the number of Pirates and Vampires you control on the battlefield plus the number of Pirate and Vampire cards in your graveyard.
Creature - Dinosaur
When CARDNAME enters the battlefield, create three 1/1 Vampire creature tokens with Lifelink
Creature - Human Shaman
At the beginning of combat on your turn, put a +1/+1 counter on up to one Merfolk you control and on up to one Dinosaur you control.
Jul 30, 2018rowanalpha posted a message on Leaked Announcement - New Masterpieces and Reserved List UpdateThe only legit reason to do masterpieces in a new Ravnica set is Masterpiece alpha duals. I doubt the legitimacy of the "leak", but having ABU duals in masterpiece form would be a crazy way of them to sell a lot of cardboard and would likely not affect card prices on the originals too much.Posted in: The Rumor Mill
Jul 25, 2018Posted in: The Rumor MillQuote from Hawk7915 »Quote from Demonologo Uriel »Something really bugs me. Why Varina got the template "when you attack with one or more creature, do that many X" while Thantis of Kesta got the old wording of "whenever a creature attack, do X"? Isn't the same?
Anyway zombies are cool, glad they made an Esper one finally.
I imagine it's for online; Thantis just draws cards so its only one thing you can "yield" to and just draw the cards. Varina draws AND Discards, which means it'd be simultaneously less powerful if it was technically one trigger for each creature (draw, discard, draw, discard, draw, discard, instead of draw 3 discard 3) and more of a hassle for online play.
I agree for online, and even for paper its a simpler decision to draw four and discard four than to draw one discard one four times because you get to see all the cards at once rather than guessing what the next three might be to make your decision.
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