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  • posted a message on Spy Kit applications
    Hey, today I remembered that Spy Kit is a card that doesn't have a silver border for some reason. It kind of enables Winnow, but does anyone else have uses for it?
    Posted in: Magic General
  • posted a message on April’s Secret Lair Announced

    (Mudhole would actually blow out some EDH strategies, including my Windgrace deck... this better not catch on!)


    For when you want to hose Windgrace but also want to cast Rise of the Dark Realms later, Mudhole is here for you where Tormod's Crypt fails every time.



    I wonder where the goblin is going to put that second carrot.
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
  • posted a message on 4/01 Random Card of the Day: Undertow
    At three mana you have plenty of options to just outright kill the offending islandwalk creatures.
    Quote from Selvaxri »
    When was the last time a creature with "[land]walk" was actually printed? This cycle seemed like a good idea; but imagine Deadfall in a Ernham Djinn deck...


    The last one I can think of is Sheoldred, Whispering One.
    Posted in: Casual & Multiplayer Formats
  • posted a message on The "overly romanticized cards from the past" Thread
    Quote from DJRedLantern »
    Hymn is just never fun for the opponent and there is never any counterplay.

    When you rip a turn 4 Hymn and realize you can't play it because your opponent's morph could be a Willbender...!
    Disrupt is a pretty fantastic answer to Hymn in the uncommon slot. Maybe someday we'll get Divert at lower rarity as well.
    Posted in: Pauper & Peasant Discussion
  • posted a message on Ethical issues
    Quote from whitengar »
    {1}My question is this: in a multiplayer game, is it right that all players team up to curb the strongest and best player? {2}Is it ethical to create temporary alliances? {3} What is the boundary that separates a tactical alliance from manipulation?


    1- Sometimes, sure. For each player, the goal is to win. If someone pulls out ahead very quickly in terms of mana, card advantage, and board presence, it's only natural that they find themselves in an archenemy situation, and if they don't, they simply win. A lot of the time, a game will be relatively even, and you won't need to collaborate. In the case you mention, he has Void Winnower and Bane of Bala Ged; your other opponent does not have a way to deal with these, but your way of dealing with them is at sorcery speed. If you have instant speed removal, you would have to make your decision before Bane attacks anyway, lest he is tempted to swing into you with it, since once that trigger is on the stack you could be set very far behind. So this situation depends mostly on the general board state, cards in hand, and where casting Toxic Deluge leaves you. Obviously you'll have used a card and a chunk of life. But if your other opponent has a board full of enchantments or something else that Deluge won't remove, letting those eldrazi swing in might be your best bet at winning. It's not so much collaboration then as it is playing your own odds.

    2- Sure! And if you prove that your word is reliable, you definitely can leverage it to your advantage at times. Sometimes it's as innocuous as pointing out potential situations that could arise from an opposing permanent being on the board. "Maybe you should attack that Narset, Enlightened Master. We wouldn't want him to play Wheel of Fortune and leave us dead." It might not even be your primary reason for wanting it gone, but if they agree with you and get rid of the problem, you've removed something without going down a card, which inches you ahead.

    3- A tactical alliance is manipulation, but remember, the person you are dealing with is willingly accepting that manipulation, meaning that it is not unethical to "use" someone this way. If they refuse to cooperate with you, don't take it personally, of course. And I find that being honest with these things and avoiding backstabbing situations like the plague is key to keeping a good reputation when playing in person. It's much harder to do this stuff on MTGO, but it's bad practice to start betraying people there.

    Keep in mind that if you wish to keep a "lone wolf" mindset, people may become suspicious of you, which is bad because you have a plan to win the game eventually, and if people are picking apart your strategy at random you lose. Be affable when you can be.

    Quote from whitengar »
    Whenever I cast a spell, it's always the wrong one.


    I imagine what you mean is that when you target something to blow it up, someone pipes in and says, "No, you should have blown THAT up instead!" Or, perhaps, "Use your instants at instant speed!" Or maybe it's something else. Elaborate if it's not just typical table talk/whine, because it's worrying the way you wrote that.
    Posted in: Commander (EDH)
  • posted a message on 4/01 Random Card of the Day: Undertow
    It was kind of power creep over Gray Ogre at the time, I wonder if people complained about that
    Posted in: Casual & Multiplayer Formats
  • posted a message on God-Pharaoh's Gift
    If the triggered ability of God-Pharaoh's Gift exiles Clone and I choose to copy something like Grizzly Bears, will the creature type stay Zombie'd and power/toughness remain as 4/4 on my Clone token?

    If it exiles a Clever Impersonator and I target a Planeswalker or (noncreature) Enchantment or some other thing, will my impersonator token still be a creature?
    Posted in: Magic Rulings
  • posted a message on Various takes on existing lands
    Siltstream
    Land - Island
    (T: Add U.)
    T: Add 1.
    As Siltstream enters the battlefield, you may pay 2 life. If you don't, it enters the battlefield tapped.

    Mined Canyon
    Land
    T, Pay 1 life, Sacrifice Mined Canyon: Search your library for a Mountain card or a card named Wastes, put it onto the battlefield, then shuffle your library.

    Lifeless Foyada
    Land
    T: Add 1.
    5, T, Sacrifice Lifeless Foyada: Search your library for up to three basic land cards that share a land type or three cards named Wastes, put them onto the battlefield tapped, then shuffle your library.
    Posted in: Custom Card Creation
  • posted a message on Alleged Ikoria Box Toppers, leaked from a brazilian LGS
    Quote from Flamebuster »
    I hope those streamers wiped/disinfected the package to ensure no COVID19 is on it.

    'buster


    Better yet, catch the disease, prove you got it from WOTC, and hire a lawyer.
    Posted in: Speculation
  • posted a message on [[SCD]] Purphoros God of the Forge
    I think he's still pretty valid considering he survives most midrange wipes. Having a very resilient source of damage is a nice way to win games you would otherwise be locked out of. He really goes over the top and sometimes he attacks for 6 with impunity. 4 drop slot is kind of contested, but he can fit your cube better than some of the others depending on content.
    Posted in: Cube Card and Archetype Discussion
  • posted a message on Fleshgorger (simple black design)
    I think it's okay, it's not to far off from Magus of the Abyss in my mind, but has to survive until your upkeep. In exchange you lose 2 life instead of a creature.
    Posted in: Custom Card Creation
  • posted a message on Alleged Ikoria Box Toppers, leaked from a brazilian LGS
    I would be so excited to make a Mothra or Rodan commander deck, I don't have a lot of faith in these as real things but hell they'd sell me some fancy cards

    Just the fact that Godzilla wasn't put on a Legendary card has me skeptical that this could even be "WOTC altered cards"

    Also the fact that people don't know how to take proper pictures of MTG cards in 2020 just reminds me that humans as a race of beings ought to remain humble
    Posted in: Speculation
  • posted a message on Chaotic Musings
    Might be interesting as a Curse aura card as well. Don't like seeing more things that work with Narset, Parter of Veils to make my life hell, but that's not your fault.
    Posted in: Custom Card Creation
  • posted a message on Having trouble with vannifar
    Grafdigger's Cage can be searched up with Trinket Mage and also hoses some reanimation


    (Might hose Urza's Temporal Aperture ability though?)


    Arena of the Ancients could answer Vannifar in a fun way
    Posted in: Commander (EDH)
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