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  • posted a message on Why casuals are a thing and why some of us stay away from proxies
    Even a player like myself who loves playing tournaments sometimes gets burnt out on events and wants to play just casual Magic. It does happen for me occasionally

    I think prereleases are pretty popular among casual players (at least in my area) because they can often level the playing field in a sense. Sealed eliminates the "pay to win" aspect where people who wanna win will just buy into expensive decks. Sealed gives everyone the same chance to open a crazy pool and at prerelease the format may not always be as solved as it will later become.

    I know a few people who would only play duel decks against each other because they found that more balanced.
    Posted in: Magic General
  • posted a message on Why casuals are a thing and why some of us stay away from proxies
    I think one of the main appeals to EDH/Commander is that it's relatively easy to tailor your group to the experience people wanna have rather than having always the most powerful, tuned decks. Because of that it doesn't always end up as an arms race, thus why you won't really need proxies. I find someone becoming arch enemy is often the case when they're seen as too strong
    Posted in: Magic General
  • posted a message on [TSR] Magus of the Moon, Boom // Bust, and Molten Rain— MagicFM previews
    that magus art is great. also gonna have to get myself a set of that molten rain
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
  • posted a message on Old Remastered Sets New Norm for Reprints Going Forward?
    I actually think that could be a pretty good way of getting reprints out, even in paper. It allows Wizards to offer some kind of nostalgia in terms of drafting older sets/opening packs from sets they love. Since it'll essentially be a compressed block, it'll allow them to fit the theme of the block. It allows them to keep out cards that are sorta filler while still allowing them to reprint cards that are in in need of reprint.

    anyways, I know a lot of people are excited for this set. People are pretty excited for the old frame on cards that haven't seen that frame before. I hope this set sells so WotC gets motivation to do more sets like it in the future.
    Posted in: Magic General
  • posted a message on The State of Modern Thread (B&R 07/10/2019)
    tbh I'm pretty happy they banned out a lot of the problem cards today. The cascade rule was a much needed update too, it was silly being able to cascade into Tibalt off a 3 cmc spell.

    I like the field ban a lot. While titan decks still get the 0 mountain Valakut package due to dryad, at least they don't ALSO get field. I still plan on running land hate in my sideboards due to tron and amulet decks, which are gonna still be around
    Posted in: Modern
  • posted a message on [B&R] February 15 Banned and Restricted Announcement
    I'd love to see an Oko ban in legacy as well but the Uro ban in almost every other format is great. That card is so good, snowballs so much
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
  • posted a message on Vorinclex and own sagas
    This is a rulings question so I will be moving it there. That way in case anyone has similar questions it will be there for reference
    Posted in: Magic Rulings
  • posted a message on People who buy a box
    this thread is quite old so I will be locking it
    Posted in: Magic General
  • posted a message on Concerning White, the problem child of Magic.
    I think it's mostly as what's been said before, white has been really lacking an identity, especially since they've been letting the colour pie bleed a lot lately. I think the only things I can think of that it does exclusively are tax effects like [card]thalia, guardian of thraben[/mod] and blink effects. Neither of which are great really.

    I'm pretty sure there was a time a while ago when red was considered the worst colour in commander but now white is considered the worst colour in commander, without any debate really
    Posted in: Magic General
  • posted a message on Tamiyo's Journal number question (as a collector)
    this thread is almost 5 years old so I'll be locking it
    Posted in: Magic General
  • posted a message on The Coronavirus Pandemic and the Future of the Local Game Store (LGS)
    tbh I'm not surprised edh/commander staples (reserved list as well I guess) are pretty high. Because of the lack of ability to play in store, we can only really play at home with friends and edh is a great format to play with friends.

    I keep forgetting that Modern Horizons 2 is this year but it should have some good staples, including I believe fetchlands which might have been confirmed already
    Posted in: Magic General
  • posted a message on 2021 promos: The Gitrog Monster and Nicol Bolas, The Ravager
    Both arts are super cool. Might get a Gitrog for edh though
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
  • posted a message on Kaldheim & the years of the Vikings!
    I'm really looking forward to this set, I feel it's a set people have wanted for a very long time. They've got some cool flavour to it
    Posted in: Magic General
  • posted a message on The Coronavirus Pandemic and the Future of the Local Game Store (LGS)
    Stores in a lot of Canada haven't been able to have people play in their stores for close to a month now due to lockdowns in various provinces and the in store play suspension. I know a few stores that didn't even allow in store play even when they were allowed to by local/provincial guidelines. At first I thought the second wave of lockdowns wouldn't be as bad/long as the first but I'm getting doubtful of when we will see the return of in store play again. It might be a few months still for even small, local level events. I can't see Magic Fests happening again until next year and I'm really starting to miss large events now
    Posted in: Magic General
  • posted a message on The Coronavirus Pandemic and the Future of the Local Game Store (LGS)
    I feel that the fact that we have a vaccine is enough to give us hope for this being resolved soon. I myself just wanna be able to grind paper events with friends again, although that might still be a bit. I'm really missing the travel/grind aspect of Magic that playing online doesn't have

    It seems at least some part of Canada is breaking a record of daily cases every day so part of me thinks it could still be a bit before we can actually play paper. Especially with lockdowns and curfews being stricter now
    Posted in: Magic General
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