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  • posted a message on Mafia Hosting Sign-Ups & Hosting Rules
    Quote from Highroller »
    Hi, I had an idea for a mini, 9-player, mountainous mafia game.

    Given the small number of players, I believe this would work given the site's limited activity, and I think it fitting to have one last mafia game to round out the forum.


    I'm 1337, lol.

    Could be fun. I'll bring it up in the discord too.
    Posted in: Mafia
  • posted a message on The Portal Storm: Xiahou Dun, the One-Eyed Combo-Control
    It sounds decent... I feel like you might have consistency issues, but it might work out in the end.

    I'm actually probably not going to be around updating here much more often (see my post on the Norin the Wary primer).
    Posted in: Multiplayer Commander Decklists
  • posted a message on Mafia Universe Championships [Season 8]
    Quote from Rhand »
    we don’t have any bad players in our playerbase Grin


    I recuse myself because I'm a bad player in the playerbase... I kid... I have a conflict of interest, I'm busy, and I hate playing on MU. Pick your preferred reason.
    Posted in: Mafia
  • posted a message on [[Primer]] Norin the Wary - Heads I win, Tails you lose.
    Quote from lyonhaert »
    Similarly, this is one of the few threads I follow here still, since there isn't a Norin thread on MTGNexus. A large chunk of Commander/EDH folks moved there, but even then I'm more active on discord and have been playing paper games over webcam.

    Thanks for monitoring the thread and doing updates/discussion. And good luck to you.


    If you're in the Commander RC discord, I check that occasionally. I'm on Discord most of the day when not at work.

    osieorb18#0126
    Posted in: Multiplayer Commander Decklists
  • posted a message on [[Primer]] Norin the Wary - Heads I win, Tails you lose.
    While I'm here...

    This is probably one of the last times I'm posting here. I've been growing away from the game and don't play very often, as I've mentioned in the past. My experience on this site has had ups and downs.

    I was an irregular for a while, then eventually started paying attention to various eternal format decklists, particularly EDH, and Custom Set Creation. I was here for a couple years as a moderator of Debate and Vintage, looking to moderate Commander throughout the entire time I was in those positions. Moderation had some fun moments, but I was constantly being ridiculed, scapegoated, gaslit, and held to a double standard by other staff, particularly senior staff. I stepped down when I realized that it had gotten to be too much, in the middle of such a conversation with one of the admins. I dealt with serious depression throughout my time as a moderator, and while I was allowed to take a break from the site, the site staff atmosphere was still not a helpful one.

    Given the closing of Debate, I made a Debate discord, which is still a comfortable and active hangout to this day for the former MtGS Debate community.

    Through my staff position, I met a few people I still call friends, one of whom got me into Mafia here. I enjoyed playing in the mafia section for a while and eventually branched out to other sites. I still regularly came back to MtGS to check spoilers, post set reviews, and occasionally play or host some mafia.

    This Norin thread has been one of my favourite last links to this site, even as the spoilers are no longer useful (I use Mythic Spoiler), a chunk of the community no longer posts here, and my interest in Magic has declined alongside my rate of playing the game and my opinion of WotC as a company.

    All in all, though, I feel old. I feel like even if I didn't feel now like WotC is an awful company, I'd still feel left behind by Magic. The designs don't feel designed for me. I don't get that sense of excitement that I used to get from new sets and new cards. And I'm only 28 years old.

    I'll check back here a bit if I have the time this month, but I don't expect to be regularly posting set reviews or anything else for a while. With the mafia community moving on from MtGSalvation, I can finally let the site go.

    Ending on one of my favourite Doctor Who quotes feels fitting:

    "We all change, when you think about it, we're all different people; all through our lives, and that's okay, that's good, you've gotta keep moving, so long as you remember all the people that you used to be. I will not forget one line of this, not one day, I swear. I will always remember..."

    Matt Smith, The Time of the Doctor


    Salve Pride
    Posted in: Multiplayer Commander Decklists
  • posted a message on Geist of Saint Traft Tempo-Control
    Strixhaven Review:

    Elite Spellbinder - I wish this was anywhere close to as good as Vendillion Clique.

    Mavinda, Students' Advocate - I have to theorycraft as to whether or not I think this is worth it, but the answer is probably not. Even with the shenanigans around exiling your graveyard to draw three in a long game.

    Divide by Zero - No. For 3 mana, I want to be able to bounce anything.

    Multiple Choice - If every mode stacked, I'd go for it, but as is, I only see this being cast as one of the first two modes most of the time, neither of which is worth it on its own.

    Reject - I like this. It's probably worth serious consideration, but I think it gets just slightly slotted out.

    Resculpt - I suspect this is not quite worth it, but it's close.

    Solve the Equation - Very good card, but at 3 mana I'm not quite convinced. I think I'd have to consider Merchant Scroll again before I ran this.

    Teachings of the Archaics - Very good card but doesn't quite fit in this deck.

    Tempted by the Oriq - Very good card but definitely doesn't fit in this deck.

    Test of Talents - Not actually worth it, but potentially fun for gauging the deck of an opponent.

    Strixhaven Stadium - I kinda want to try to use this, but I know I probably shouldn't bother.

    The Biblioplex - This is probably good enough it should be run, but it definitely hurts a bit.

    Commander 2021 Review:

    Archaeomancer's Map - Nifty effect. Probably not quite worth it but it synergizes nicely with Land Tax.

    Nils, Discipline Enforcer - Meta-dependent, but probably not quite good enough for me.

    Promise of Loyalty - A little too costly but a cool card.

    Muse Vortex - Sign me up? This card is nuts. Only way to make it more nuts would be to make it an instant.
    Posted in: Multiplayer Commander Decklists
  • posted a message on The Portal Storm: Xiahou Dun, the One-Eyed Combo-Control
    Strixhaven Review:

    Introduction to Annihilation isn't as relevant with no more Iona in the format, but it's still a cool card.

    Baleful Mastery is a serious consideration for the removal suite. Not confident about what I'd cut for it though.

    Oriq Loremage is cool, but I don't think I want it at higher than 3 mana.

    Professor Onyx - 6 mana? Oof. It's cool but way too costly.

    The Biblioplex - Probably not quite good enough but fun to theorycraft.

    Commander 2021 Review:

    Cunning Rhetoric - I wish this was a bit stronger, but I like the style of the card.

    Keen Duelist - If only it fit better! It's so good but yet so painful. Consideration all the same.

    Stinging Study - At 4 mana, I'd seriously consider snatching this up. At 5, it's not quite worth it to me.
    Posted in: Multiplayer Commander Decklists
  • posted a message on [[Primer]] Norin the Wary - Heads I win, Tails you lose.
    Strixhaven Review:

    Introduction to Annihilation isn't as relevant with no more Iona in the format, but it's still a cool card.

    Fervent Mastery - Ehh? 5 mana is a lot. It's still a 3 card tutor in red, so it's something... It's probably worth testing, but I sorta sneer at the downsides and cost, personally.

    Strixhaven Stadium - Maybe? We do a lot more non-combat damage than combat damage, but it's a fun idea.

    Commander 2021 Review:

    Audacious Reshapers - This hurts, and I think it's too likely to find a mana rock, but it's a cool effect all the same.

    Battlemage's Bracers - I feel like this could break something, but until I've figured out exactly whether or not I have something I want to break with it, I'm not slotting it in.

    Cursed Mirror - Cool card. Again, needs something to break, but it's pretty cool in and of itself. Might be synergistic enough intrinsically.

    Rionya, Fire Dancer - I know we're not super heavy on the spellcasting, but this card just feels like untapped potential waiting to happen. Might try to go this direction.

    Triplicate Titan - What?! It's a Wurmcoil Engine at 9 mana? That has flying and vigilance? That seems really good. I'd probably only ever Welder this, but it's a really good target for that. Definitely a consideration.
    Posted in: Multiplayer Commander Decklists
  • posted a message on [RETIRED] [Admin] bobthefunny's Strategic Chalkboard
    Their contact email is:

    support@magicfind.us
    Posted in: Staff Helpdesks
  • posted a message on [RETIRED] [Admin] bobthefunny's Strategic Chalkboard
    Quote from bobthefunny »
    Hi everyone who follows here,

    I will be stepping down as an Administrator of this site in the near future. Due to circumstances beyond this site, I have found myself unable to dedicate the time and energy necessary towards the tasks and responsibilities required of me here. This is not fair nor healthy for anyone involved, so I will be stepping down on April 11th. You may still see me around the forums after that time, and I hope you will still say a friendly hello and join in the discussion.

    This thread will be unpinned and locked from that time forward.


    Salve Pride
    Posted in: Staff Helpdesks
  • posted a message on Ballade des Dames du Temps Jadis Mafia Signups (12/12)
    Quote from FlossedBeaver »
    Sorry the community here fell apart, Osie. Would love to have played.


    I don't know what you're talking about; this game is running on another site and then we have plans to go to one of two sites. (As was always the case.)
    Posted in: Mafia
  • posted a message on Ballade des Dames du Temps Jadis Mafia Signups (12/12)
    And starting on MC once role PMs are out.
    Posted in: Mafia
  • posted a message on Ballade des Dames du Temps Jadis Mafia Signups (12/12)
    Shifted to Mafia Colosseum.
    Posted in: Mafia
  • posted a message on Mafia Hosting Sign-Ups & Hosting Rules
    Removing all currently queued Osie games (for now; some time later I'll decide what I still feel like running) and adding one Specialty to the queue:

    Silmaril Mafia
    Closed Role Madness Setup for 20 Players.
    Cohost: ???
    Reviewers: Iso, ????
    Posted in: Mafia
  • posted a message on Geist of Saint Traft Tempo-Control
    Quote from Fido »
    Started a build based off of what you have going on; looks super fun. The playgroup arms race has certainly spun up a bit in my playgroup; excited to build this out a bit.

    Have you considered Darksteel Mutation? 1v1 it's incredible, multiplayer it at least shuts down a general and makes it trickier to remove.

    Is your list current still? (Sadly I'm without a few of those fun spendy cards, but making some fun changes of my own :P)

    Thank you!


    Re: Darksteel Mutation, I like Prison Term better, but it's an okay substitute.
    Posted in: Multiplayer Commander Decklists
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