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  • posted a message on Blackborder cards
    If you scour eBay long enough, you can get lucky. I got an FBB Mind Twist (French) for under $5 this way....I have no idea what the real price is, but if you check every few days or so, you can find good deals.
    Posted in: Commander (EDH)
  • posted a message on [AVR] Alchemist's Refuge
    Quote from Daesik
    Now imagine if all those cards cost 3 more mana.

    This is why I can't get behind this card as Constructed playable. Paying more mana for each spell just for flash just isn't worth it. These cards are limited to EDH only (aside from Teferi, but he did more than just give creatures flash) and Leyline of Anticipation blows this out of the water.
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
  • posted a message on [[Official]] Unreleased and New Card Discussion
    I'm very excited to get a Harvester of Souls for my Shirei deck. Mindless Automaton and Scarecrone are two of the most powerful cards in the deck, so having all of my sac effects and creatures also turn into cantrips is quite amazing.
    Posted in: Commander (EDH)
  • posted a message on [AVR] Vexing Devil
    Quote from jonnybgood23
    Ah, pre-orders are CRAZY as usual. Goblin Guide is less than $5 but this is going for $10?!? REALLY? I don't think GG ever went for $10 even when it was played in two Tier 1 decks (Boros, RDW) in Standard as well as Extended and Legacy!

    GG did cost $10 at its height of Standard playability. Not more than than, but I remember my friend getting ripped off when he though they were only $5 sometime last year.

    My plan to get this card is to let the price drop after people who try to make it work in Standard fail. This card needs testing though, but I think it is good enough for Modern/Legacy.
    Posted in: Rumor Mill Archive
  • posted a message on [AVR] Vexing Devil
    This is one of the better cards released thus far. Just in the mindset of Legacy Burn, he is great and compares well to Goblin Guide. Goblin Guide, arguably one of the best RDW cards ever printed, can potentially net an opponent 1/2 (opp on play/draw) cards before eating a Swords after taking zero/two damage. This guy doming them for 4 is fine, that means they have no removal or creatures so your burn can be used more aggressively on their life total. The only "bad situation" with Vexing Devil is when this gets Swords-ed before it can swing...but GG can give them a land in the same sitation AND you gained 2 more life. The difference is more even than you think.

    The other good thing about this guy is that he can kill Tarmogoyf half of the time and make opposing Snapcasters and Bobs not attack. This is something that GG can never do.
    Posted in: Rumor Mill Archive
  • posted a message on [M13] Nicol Bolas, Planeswalker
    Hrm, multicolor in a core set. A tenet I'd rather WoTC not screw with, but acceptable. Bitches love multicolor.
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
  • posted a message on Peasant EDH?
    My LGS's house rules only allow 8 including the general, so we have to pick wisely. The power uncommons I've seen are Demonic Tutor, Isochron Scepter, Skullclamp, Honden of Seeing Winds, Sylvan Library, Loxodon Warhammer, Top, Counterbalance, Cabal Coffers, Overrun/Triumph of the Hordes, Astral Slide, Eternal Witness, Brass Herald, and Pyrohemia.

    My Lorescale Coatl deck (which I just posted here) has Top, Sylvan Library, Trygon Predator, Isochron Scepter, Triumph of the Hordes, Mask of Memory, and Coastal Piracy.
    Posted in: Variant Commander
  • posted a message on [Peasant] Lorescale Coatl
    A local-ish LGS ran a Peasant EDH series a while back that I got into with some of my friends and we still play against each other for fun. The house rules of this format are:
    1. General must be an uncommon. (doesn't have to be legendary)
    2. Only 8 uncommons are allowed (including the general) in the deck.
    3. There is a ban-list, including Psychatog as a general, Mana Drain, Force of Will, Library of Alexandria, and a couple of others I'm forgetting that are obvious.
    4. The lowest printed rarity is the "official rarity" of the card. Therefore, cards like Coastal Piracy can be played and cards like Crypt Rats cannot be a general.

    I decided to build Lorescale Coatl because A) he gets real big, B) focusing on a large amount of card draw, bounce, counterspells and dudes is a great way to go in this format. My list is below:

    My uncommons are Triumph of the Hordes, Top, Sylvan Library, Coastal Piracy, Isochron Scepter, Mask of Memory, and Trygon Predator (as well as Lorescale Coatl). The general game plan is to quickly get out Coatl with a T1 mana dork and start bashing while countering or bouncing your opponent's threats. The game plan gets a little tricky when playing red or black as those colors focus on removal, but as long as I can build up resources to protect Lorescale, the game goes smoothly.

    I love this format, because it brings out the pure form of each color (which unfortunately means that white really sucks, but it still is an excellent support color and has some things going for it like the Rebel engine) and since the decks are cheap (I spent maybe $20 total on this deck). If you are looking for something different to do that is EDH-related, give this format a shot!
    Posted in: Variant Commander
  • posted a message on [DCI] 3/20/12 B&R: Intangible Virtue and Lingering Souls Banned in Block Constructed
    Quote from TheLizard
    They banned both to make sure that the token deck is dead dead dead.

    Pop quiz: What is the other enchantment to have been banned from block constructed?

    What are the other two sorceries to have been banned from block constructed?

    Squandered Resources is the enchantment, Time Spiral and Windfall are the sorceries. What do I win??

    No shake ups in other formats is interesting. I slightly expected one in Legacy, at minimum an unbanning.
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
  • posted a message on What are your wincons and how do you get them going?
    The main wincon of my primary EDH deck of Multani, Maro-Sorcerer is the following:

    Greater Good or Garruk, Primal Hunter or Momentous Fall + Multani, Maro-Sorcerer. Can't play Soul's Majesty since it targets, but I would if it didn't.

    Obviously, Multani can also one-shot unsuspecting players with general damage, but that plan definitely doesn't work all of the time. Generally drawing 7 to 7*number_of_players cards at least puts me in the position of winning. The rest of the deck is the usual green deck with ramp, recursion, permanent interaction (read: Acidic Slime and Karn Liberated), and big ol' efficient fatties.
    Posted in: Commander (EDH)
  • posted a message on [[Official]] General Discussion of the Official Multiplayer Banlist
    Anyone ever think Reveillark should be banned? Who ever uses this card fairly?

    As my friend (who generally kills people with the combo with his Karador list) says, his deck just naturally gets to the point where he wants both Karmic Guide and Reveillark...and once those two are there, any other two power creature makes him win with a sac outlet. (Duplicant gets the creatures, Acidic Slime gets everything else, Sad Robot finds them eventually, etc.) While 3-4 card combos are not the bee knees in a format with many 2-card combos, Reveillark is honestly never used for its "value" and instead leads to the unexpected "well, I guess this game is done, thanks for finishing on my face."
    Posted in: Commander Rules Discussion Forum
  • posted a message on [Commander] Sleeve & Deck Box Discussion [EDH]
    One day while wandering around in Staples, I made a great find: the Really Useful Box (TM). The largest size of this box is perfect for carrying Commander decks as it gives plenty of room for 100 cards and additional tokens/sideboard cards. Here is an array of images showing off several colors/styles of this box. Fully plastic, stackable, easy open/close (although not the most secure), and not much bigger than it needs to be. Remember, they are sold at Staples.
    Posted in: Commander (EDH)
  • posted a message on "I Don't Like You" game.
    Kengal, Magnetoarcanist -- 5UUU
    Legendary Creature - Human Wizard
    Whenever a creature an opponent controls untaps, you may draw a card. If you don't, tap that creature.
    "His magic is fueled by both knowledge and force. Those in his presence must give up one or the other to survive."
    Posted in: Custom Card Contests and Games
  • posted a message on [AVR] Launch party changes
    Well, both of my local LGS's ran their release parties on Friday, so I don't see the difference. Sorry for those that liked having weekend release parties, but I imagine that >50% of LGS's do the parties on Friday anyway.
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
  • posted a message on Transform The Card
    Statue of Riddles WUB
    Artifact [Mythic]
    Whenever an artifact is put into a graveyard from the battlefield, put a charge counter on ~.
    Remove four charge counters: Transform ~.
    Sharuum Revived
    Whenever this creature transforms into ~, you may return target artifact card from your graveyard to the battlefield.
    When ~ dies, return it to the battlefield transformed under your control at the beginning of the next end step.

    NEXT: Narcolepsy
    Posted in: Custom Card Contests and Games
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