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  • posted a message on Current issues with MTGCommander.net Forums
    Has anyone else been aware that the mtgcommander.net forums suffered an outage over the past 1-2 months? From the looks of things, the restore they managed to perform has ~3-4 months worth of posts having been deleted. I haven't been able to post anything on the website, new or otherwise, and there's been no updates on the Rules Committee's Twitter page.

    Holidays withstanding, there hasn't been any updates there and we just finished Theros: Beyond Death's spoiler season.

    Has anyone else been aware of updates made elsewhere or have a link for anything the rules committee posted?

    The new site got launched and the forums may or may not come back,as it stands most have migrated over to mtg nexus.
    Posted in: Magic General
  • posted a message on [Offtopic] Community Thread
    Quote from cryogen »
    Seven years ago today I started arguing into the void and asserting my correctness in EDH. Good lord that seems.so long ago.


    I've been hee longer than you? WTH...*goes off to reevaluate his life and life choices*
    Posted in: Commander (EDH)
  • posted a message on I hope Emminence comes back for C19. Roast me :D
    IMO emminence helped make the ur-dragon deck worthwhile as a way to help make up for the lack luster mana base it shipped with. I've honestly only have added an exploration and a Dragon Arch(why they didn't include this is beyond me) and soon i'll put my amulet of vigor in it.
    Posted in: Commander (EDH)
  • posted a message on July 2019 Ban List Update
    Quote from cryogen »
    You cannot have a 3rd party that exists in the secondary market be in charge of a banlist. It leads to corruption. Prime example unbanning Painter's Servant. Any player who's been in mtg awhile knows the cards that are inherently used around this and can just hoard them, unban servant and sell out.

    It's insider trading and WotC needs to take over the banlist before this gets out of hand.

    Yes, I'm sure that a Wizards employee, a level 5 judge, a PhD, and a dude who writes for SCG weekly, gets an active duty military pension, and has a rocket scientist wife need to skim a couple of bucks by unbanning cards just to flip them.

    which one has the Rocket scientist wife or is this just one person?
    Posted in: Commander (EDH)
  • posted a message on Random Card of the Final Day: Maelstrom Nexus
    What's there to say? Good with JTMS or Sylvan Library?

    it's good with The First Sliver
    Posted in: Commander (EDH)
  • posted a message on Commander Climate Survey
    Quote from d0su »

    Can't wait to see the numbers from a more general audience. Right now it looks like Flash is a big contender (offender?), which surprises me since I don't hear much about it outside cEDH.

    The survey got linked on the cEDH subreddit, which explains why flash is at it's current percentage.
    Posted in: Commander (EDH)
  • posted a message on Commander Philosophy Document Discussion
    so, I couldn't figure out where this fit perfectly:

    It seems to me that the cEDH group wouldn't be happy unless a clear cut statement like "We don't take into consideration competitive EDH because that's not what we're into" or something to that effect to put out there. I understand the following "Competitive balance is not our mission." to be an explanation but others do not.
    Posted in: Commander Rules Discussion Forum
  • posted a message on Question about gold border cards?
    Quote from Tyler 7888 »
    So I would really like to have a Gaea's Cradle but don't have the money to buy one until I recently discovered gold border cards which are much cheaper but they are not tournament legal. My local LGS has commander on Friday where we sign a slip with our name and DCI then they randomly create pods and then we play. would it be illegal to play with the gold border card? (there are no prizes or anything it's all just for fun, plus I've seen a couple of others with gold border cards as well) do you guys think it's alright to play with those cards?

    If your lgs/group is fine with the then it's not a problem. I run a gold border card in one of my decks and I may pick up another one and my group is fine with it.
    Posted in: Commander (EDH)
  • posted a message on 7/8 Banlist
    Quote from Leaf »
    Somebody pick up the phone because I called it!

    Posted in: Commander (EDH)
  • posted a message on Sheldon's Thoughts on infinite combos
    Quote from Pokken »
    They don't start out empty Smile

    instead of a life total, the bottle is defeated when it's empty? *deals 5 damage,takes five sips* like that?
    Posted in: Commander (EDH)
  • posted a message on Sheldon's Thoughts on infinite combos
    Quote from MRHblue »
    Quote from DigitalFire »
    cEDH player checking in with some of my thoughts, though it sounds like we're all at least mostly in agreement.

    Firstly, combos are easier, faster, more available, and more resilient nowadays. That's just going to happen as you print more cards. But would I say combo is more prevalent? No. I don't think so at all. If people are going down the combo route now, they would have done so before. Arms race was happening in my playgroup in 2011, it's the natural progression of things. Why is Sheldon talking about it now? Because he's starting to actually play EDH with people outside his niche and realizing that a large percentage of people don't play the game the way he does. Immediately after, he started the Commander Advisory Group as a way to combat being so out of the loop.
    Anyone pretending Sheldon just now started playing with people outside "his niche" really have not been paying attention.

    I thought he played with a group of empty wine bottles.......
    Posted in: Commander (EDH)
  • posted a message on Replacement effects that deal with the graveyard
    Let's say I have either Leyline of the void or Rest in peace out and bob runs any one of the cards say if X be put into a graveyard from anywhere, instead shuffle it into the player's library". What exactly happens? Does Bob get to chose where it goes?
    Posted in: Magic Rulings
  • posted a message on Goodbye paradox, hello painter's servant! What ways can we abuse this card?
    Quote from schweinefett »
    Quote from Hermes_ »
    Quote from schweinefett »
    omen of fire, tibor and lumia, douse.

    To be honest, painter shines best in vintage and legacy, really. I've been using it in EDH decks for months, and it's been cute to good, but far from backbreaking. enabling blasts are good, making opponent's swords of X and Y fall off is fun, and while grindstone is a thing, make sure your opponent doesn't have progenitus and blightsteel colossus in their deck.

    Leyline of the Void and Rest in peace say hi

    I'm not sure how the rules work here, with 2 intervening 'if' clauses on two separate cards.

    well you run or the othe Void or Rest (or even both as a back up if you're crazy) and it's a replacement effect,to stop the creatures from hitting the graveyard thus negating blightsteel colossus and any other shuffle back into library cards.
    Posted in: Commander (EDH)
  • posted a message on [[Official]] General Discussion of the Official Multiplayer Banlist
    so what I have gathered from this is that the CAG seems like a group of lawyers and the RC is the supreme court,who hears the "arguments" and then goes to chambers to discuss and vote and write up the decision. With that in mind, it's easier for me to understand how the CAG and RC works.
    Posted in: Commander Rules Discussion Forum
  • posted a message on [[Official]] General Discussion of the Official Multiplayer Banlist
    Quote from JqlGirl »
    Quote from Hermes_ »
    What insight can you give that changed the stance of what looks like everyone on the RC given the following (many quotes)?

    There has been strong and virtually unanimous support among CAG members for unbanning this card since the inception of the group.
    I can only speak for myself and not for the rest of the RC/CAG, but my own personal reasons for wanting Painter's Servant unbanned are because I felt that it was unfairly banned because it was a strong enabler rather than the dangerous part of any potential combo. No other cards are banned for this reason, so it was out of place on the ban list. While I understand the past concerns of the RC, I feel like the format has changed to be much more interactive in the past few years, with a ton more quality options for removal and counterspells and the like to fight combos. Additionally, short of Tooth & Nail into Iona and Painter, there's no truly busted interaction with the card that can't be better replicated cheaper and with fewer cards in other ways. Additionally, Painter's Servant is such a unique card that it opens up a ton of space for casual brewers to really figure out interesting interactions for the card. The revision to the format's philosophy document also opened up more space to set it free.

    Thank you for your insight Smile
    Posted in: Commander Rules Discussion Forum
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