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  • posted a message on [KHM] [CUBE] Snow in Kaldheim
    Quote from JinxedIdol »
    Ultimately snow is a mechanic too linear for a cube.

    The only thing it has going is snow basics, so when evaluating snow cards, you can approximate by snow=basics. Personally I wint change my basics to snow just for a few cards that can easily be out powered by non snow cards in the next sets.


    Not looking to argue that at all but I would argue that you can run 'good' Snow cards without 'going snow' in your cube. That's what I have attempted to do (it required a rules change/house rule) but it hasn't really caused any problems or linearity. Some of them are just generically good cards. Shrugs

    Reidane is another one I will probably test out. Overlooked her in my post above. Thanks for reminding me!
    Posted in: Cube New Card Discussion
  • posted a message on [KHM][CUBE] Usher of the Fallen
    Like this one a lot. I'd really like to see them go much deeper on White Weenie aggro cards. A common complaint about my cube (in White) is that it's too generic, midrangey and 'lacks focus' Reading between the lines, I think they mean weenie/more 1-drops needed for White. Having drafted it as many times as I have, i would tend to agree.

    Cards like this help me fix that problem. I'd like to see a lot more!!!
    Posted in: Cube New Card Discussion
  • posted a message on [KHM] [CUBE] Snow in Kaldheim
    In my cube I treat all basics as Snow for cards that care about it. Looks like I am in the minority but I definitely see some goodies.

    Slam-Dunks
    Ascendant Spirit
    Boreal Outrider
    Avalanche Caller

    Probably will test but unsure if they stay in longterm..
    Draugr Necromancer
    Faceless Haven
    Blood on the Snow (This could be a slam-dunk staple but I have my doubts.)

    I'm looking at Replicating Ring for my artifact cube. It won't be a slam dunk but I'll probably test it out just to see if it works with Proliferate stuff. We'll see. Shrugs

    Definitely a few non-snow cards I want to pick up for both cubes too. These are just the Snow cards I see. (No interest in any of the dual lands.)
    Posted in: Cube New Card Discussion
  • posted a message on [KMH][CUBE] Esika's Chariot
    I think crew 4 will prove to be very prohibitive.


    Well, it conveniently produces exactly 4 power worth of tokens when it comes into play so why do you expect this would be any sort of problem? Just use the tokens. Shrugs
    Posted in: Cube New Card Discussion
  • posted a message on [KHM][SCD] Ravenform
    Quote from Visserdrix »
    If..Fall from Favor gets benched I could see giving this a spin.

    My exact thoughts when I saw this card.
    Posted in: Cube New Card Discussion
  • posted a message on [KHM] Esika's Chariot— Márcio Carvalho preview
    Neat card. That art though.. Frown
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
  • posted a message on [KHM] [CUBE] Valki, God of Lies // Tibalt, Cosmic Imposter
    This may be in the running for *the* highest combined word count for any card in the history of the game. Insane

    That said, while I certainly admire aspects of both halves I fail to see a super compelling reason to play either half. The first half honestly feels like "God" was just stapled on there (not one element of it feels very godlike?) and the new Tibalt seems kind of all-over-the-place for being 7 mana on top of it all. I'll wait and see what others think but I do not see a reason to run either of these. (And I do run a lot of the Grixis 'steal-your-stuff' in my cube--I don't think this new Tibalt will make nearly the impact those guys do in most games due to that stout CMC attached.) Shrugs
    Posted in: Cube New Card Discussion
  • posted a message on [ELD][CUBE] Gilded Goose
    I've left it in but I will say that every time I've played it I felt like it didn't really help very much. I've been pretty disappointed with it.
    Posted in: Cube Card and Archetype Discussion
  • posted a message on Gruul Multiplayer deck rework.
    I took this in a (imo) fun direction: Oops, All Creatures!

    You can basically replace most common spell effects with ETB effects and there's also other mechanics that play like spells whenever you need them to.. (This lady really puts in work here FYI.)

    Ruric Thar, the Unbowed is even better in this type of deck for obvious reasons. Some decks will just fold to him alone. However, my actual wincons were simple but effective and on-theme as well: #1 #2

    This deck isn't guaranteed to win every game but you might be surprised how many decks can't topdeck a Wrath, or just don't run enough removal to handle this type of threat density. It's also a fun change of pace for a deck. Just run them over.. Evil Lol
    Posted in: Multiplayer
  • posted a message on [KHM] Battle Mammoth (Leak) Foretell mechanic
    Well, I guess any new mechanic will see play when you strap it on a creature like that, right? Rolleyes Let's see some of the non-mythic ones.

    (Anti-Thoughtseize tech is certainly not a compelling reason for me to cube this mechanic.)

    I'll wait to see more examples of Foretell before passing final judgment but I think Rosy Dumplings above has it basically right.
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
  • posted a message on [KHM] Leak. Vorinclex, Monstrous rider
    This reminds me of what I heard on a podcast a few months ago re: Ikoria.

    The basic point is that they are basically saying to players.."Oh, we hear you like Pizza. That's awesome. Well, how about a Pizza with french fries and a few scoops of ice cream on top, covered in caramel sauce and sprinkles? *WAY* BETTER, RIGHT?"

    No, it isn't. It tastes terrible,actually.

    That's the problem with many recent sets. I mean..it's just too much.
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
  • posted a message on [[Official]] Miscut, Misprint, Foreign, Foil &Other Oddities Price Thread.
    Quote from misterpid »
    I posted this in the Major Misprint group on Facebook when I opened it a few weeks ago. I figured I'd post it here also.

    I opened a Jump Start pack that had ink smears on all of the cards.



    Those are pretty freaky looking. It is a rather common printing error though so you won't get much for them. You probably could get a few bucks out of those forests if you know someone who likes to play Infect decks. That Gingerbrute & Thragtusk might find a nice home in someone's cube.

    As always, you have find a buyer who cares about this in the first place. That's always the challenge w/misprints. There's like a dozen people out there who go ALL OUT to own all the totally outrageous (and unique) ones that sell for ridiculous sums. And then everyone else just doesn't really care about misprints at all or will just lowball you becuase that's what everyone does.
    Posted in: Market Street Café
  • posted a message on Weekly MTG first look at Kaldheim landscape
    I straight up can't believe they chose these lands to do this in the first place. Would definitely have preferred five more fetchlands with sweet-ass art.

    I think R&D has a much higher opinion of these lands than the average Magic player does.
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
  • posted a message on [[SCD]] Library of Alexandria
    Quote from en fisk »
    Once again LSV makes fun of library only to lose to the card. I still believe this card is top 3 in cube.

    https://www.twitch.tv/videos/806657087 4h 06m


    I honestly can't remember anyone ever losing a game with LoA in my cube. It's stupid good. I mean--you do have to play a weird game of 'keep my hand at 7' sometimes but I think it is 1st Pick pretty much every time, even then.
    Posted in: Cube Card and Archetype Discussion
  • posted a message on Kaldheim set booster box leak
    I noticed the Borealis in the art. Borealis is a natural phenomenon associated with colder regions of Earth.

    Couldn't help but notice that it also naturally manifests in a variety of colors...

    I wonder if Borealis could be some new kind of 'Snow Aura' or something? A brand new mechanic tied to Kaldheim like Energy to Kaladesh maybe?

    I dunno. Just a random thought I had. I think that might be very cool thing to do in the set. Smile
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
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