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  • posted a message on I want to make a 'My Rules' casual deck
    I like Door to Nothingness. It fits the theme ("Ummmm, you don't play anymore") and it has the small chance of being a wincon if it gets to heads up.
    Posted in: Commander (EDH)
  • posted a message on [[Official]] Unreleased and New Card Discussion
    Quote from (cryogen)
    You turn Tar Pit into a creature, stick a Cipher on it, and it's there every time you animate Tar Pit.

    Maybe, but we don't know the rulings on "encode" yet. It could be like enchant creatures, in which it would fall off.
    Posted in: Commander (EDH)
  • posted a message on Lack of tournaments in the Great Northwest
    Quote from Quazaar
    There was an SCG open in Seattle 2-3 weeks ago.

    This year there were GPs in Seattle and Vancouver.

    The problem with the Northwest is that there just aren't a lot of large cities near each other. Someone living on the eastern seaboard can drive to umpteen major cities in just a few hours, its just basic geography.

    edit: There was also an SCG open in Portland in September and another SCG open in Seattle in June.

    Also I'm pretty sure that SCG has only released the schedule for the first three months? Im sure Seattle/Portland will be in the schedule at least once or twice in 2013

    Okay, thanks. Like I said, I'm new to the tournament scene. Having them later in the year works out better for me anyway because I don't think I'm quite ready yet.

    Back to the grind.
    Posted in: Magic General
  • posted a message on Lack of tournaments in the Great Northwest
    I've been playing Magic for a few years now and have recently shown an interest in competitive Magic. I've followed the last few SCG Opens and it's got me really excited about attending one in the future.

    Well, it had until I looked at their event schedule for 2013. See, I live in Eugene, Oregon. The nearest Open is in either San Diego, Los Angeles or Las Vegas. That's upwards of a 16 hour drive.

    That's just too long to drive to most likely scrub out Day 1. I would really like to get a feel for the tournament scene without having to bankrupt myself.

    Is there a reason SCG avoids the Pacific Northwest like the plague? Has it always been this way or was there a trend of low attendance?

    I believe Portland recently hosted a Grand Prix, which I hope means that Wizards doesn't share the same aversion to our little corner of the country (which makes sense for a Seattle-based company).


    Is the Northwest a barren wasteland for competitive Magic tournaments?
    Posted in: Magic General
  • posted a message on New to Commander, want something R/G.
    The funnest EDH deck I've ever built was Wort, the Raidmother. Conspiring anything is fun.

    That, of course, was before Thromak was released. I really like this guy as a casual general.
    Posted in: Commander (EDH)
  • posted a message on Is 5-color reanimator possible?
    Or does it need all the shocks? What could Gatecrash bring to make it viable?
    Posted in: Red Deck Wins
  • posted a message on New Rules Committee Member
    As someone who knows Devon somewhat personally, I think this is an excellent choice. Not only is he knowledgable in the game, he's a very critical thinker when it comes to Magic.

    On a selfish note: I am really excited to be able to discuss issues/philosophy with a member of the RC in person.

    Edit: Seeing as how this is my 666th post, I feel it my duty to retire from MTGS. Goodbye, everyone.
    Posted in: Commander (EDH)
  • posted a message on Grixis Spellslinger
    With the upcoming release of Return to Ravnica, and—more specifically—the new Izzet cards, I thought a Grixis deck focusing on instants and sorceries would be fun. I'm running into a couple problems, though:

    A) Are there any wincons strong enough to eliminate multiple opponents (without having to rely on my opponents a la Insurrection)?

    B) Who should the General be: Gwendlyn Di Corci or Thraximundar to give it a built-in threat?

    C) Should I include infinite combos? Obviously this deck is meant to casual, but who doesn't like winning?

    Although I want this deck to be spell-heavy, feel free to throw in some support permanents (like Arcane Melee), even the obvious ones just so I don't overlook anything important.
    Posted in: Commander (EDH)
  • posted a message on Gaea's Cradle question
    Gaea's Cradle is the single best land for decks with token themes. In every deck I put it in, it was the best card. Most games became "How can I get Cradle out now?"
    Posted in: Commander (EDH)
  • posted a message on Chandra the firebrand against multiple planeswalkers
    You can choose 6 different targets (creature or player). You cannot target planeswalkers. When the ability resolves, you can choose to redirect the damage that was targeting the player to a planeswalker he or she controls. Because you can only target the player once, if he or she controls all 5 planeswalkers, you can only damage one.
    Posted in: Magic Rulings Archives
  • posted a message on Protection question
    Yes. The acronym DEBT covers what protection protects a creature from. The creature cannot be Damaged, Enchanted (fortified, equipped), Blocked or Targeted by sources of that color. If a creature is enchanted by something they gain protection from, it will "fall off" and be put in the graveyard as a state-based action.
    Posted in: Magic Rulings Archives
  • posted a message on Flipping werewolves
    The triggers are put on the stack in Active Player, Non Active Player order (APNAP). So, your transform triggers will be put on the stack first, then your opponent's (because it's your turn). Because the stack resolves last in, first out, your opponent's creature will flip first and its triggered ability will be added to the stack and then resolve, dealing two damage to your Immerwolf.
    Posted in: Magic Rulings Archives
  • posted a message on [[Official]] General Discussion of the Official Multiplayer Banlist
    I've never been a big mass land wipe kind of guy, but let's be honest: that is red's biggest strength. It may be counterproductive at times in big multiplayer games, but taking that away from the weakest color in EDH basically neuters mono red. I personally like playing with five colors and not four.
    Posted in: Commander Rules Discussion Forum
  • posted a message on [SCD] Thawing Glaciers
    Quote from Helspont
    It's also useful to use it after the EOT trigger, so you get 2 uses from it before picking it up.

    It's actually returned to its owner's hand at the beginning of the next CLEANUP step to avoid just such abuse.
    Posted in: Commander (EDH)
  • posted a message on [[Official]] General Discussion of the Official Multiplayer Banlist
    Quote from pervythemilkman
    I'd just like to point out that the worldfire poll is almost even, but this is because a large portion of the members on here have a hard-on for land destruction. If we polled the EDH community as a whole, the results would be much more swayed toward "yes."

    So basically what you're saying is that the hard data isn't as accurate as your opinion? Gotcha. Just wanted to make sure we're on the same page here.
    Posted in: Commander Rules Discussion Forum
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