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  • posted a message on 5 New Secret Lairs to be announced on Feb 14
    Do these constellation card arts match up with real life constellations?
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
  • posted a message on Edh is the worst format in any tcg ever
    Politics is not borne from EDH/Commander but is a natural effect of playing a multiplayer game where you're allowed to talk to each other. Also, in a game like Magic where a creature can only attack one player at a time, politics is built into the mainframe of the game as soon as you add a third player. Your weak political game will get better with experience. Things like spite and collusion will be annoying forever, but there are ways to manipulate people when they react this way.
    Posted in: Magic General
  • posted a message on 5 New Secret Lairs to be announced on Feb 14
    There's a lot of things WOTC is doing that I'm not happy about, but selling singles when they could be selling more gambling boosters is perhaps a step in the right direction for the physical game. The secrecy around the cards is a predatory tactic, however, giving consumers the least amount of time to make a decision. You can just hear the people in the WOTC offices saying "FOMO" repeatedly in their board meetings.
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
  • posted a message on Wich Ulamog is more powerful?
    I vote for Infinite Gyre. They are both really useful removal spells stapled onto threats, but Ceaseless Hunger is more frontloaded on the "removal" part and Infinite Gyre creates card advantage when he swings in. A lot of my decks have a bunch of graveyard based card advantage engines, so shuffling it all in at the wrong time can be a really bad thing, and Ceaseless Hunger can be easily reanimated, but I have to say he's not that impressive of a reanimation target. In other decks, the shuffle-in serves as a long game advantage and mill protection. I don't see much reason to run Ceaseless unless you're running both, in like Animar or something.
    Posted in: Commander (EDH)
  • posted a message on [THB][CUBE]- Uro, Titan of Nature's Wrath
    Interaction with Sun Titan looks pretty nice too. Doesn't play too friendly with blinks, since it dies when it comes back, but benefits from being Manifested by something like Mastery of the Unseen, Primordial Mist, Scroll of Fate, or Whisperwood Elemental. (I think Manifest and Morph are great and functional themes in a cube!) This just does a lot of what you'd want a card to do in a slow pile, and doesn't seem too dead against any decks.

    Currently a pretty pricey standard card, though.
    Posted in: Cube Card and Archetype Discussion
  • posted a message on [CUBE][THB] Nadir Kraken
    Chasm Skulker gives you the tokens after it dies and starts as a 1/1, but costs only one blue and doesn't cost additional mana for triggers.
    Posted in: Cube Card and Archetype Discussion
  • posted a message on 2019 Holiday Card: Decorated Knight
    Uno cards are spiking on TCGPlayer already
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
  • posted a message on Pioneer Banned List Speculation
    Quote from boombox_smk »

    1 Leyline Scenario
    Turn 0: Leyline of Abundance
    Turn 1: Forest, Llanowar Elves
    Turn 2: Nykthos, Shrine to Nyx. Tap Llanowar Elves, get GG. Tap the Forest for G. Activate Nykthos, Shrine to Nyx, get GGG. You now have 4 usable mana on turn 2.

    2 Leyline Scenario
    Turn 0: Leyline of Abundance, Leyline of Abundance.
    Turn 1: Forest, Llanowar Elves.
    Turn 2: Nykthos, Shrine to Nyx. Tap Llanowar Elves, get GGG. Tap the Forest for G. Activate Nykthos, Shrine to Nyx, get GGGGG. You now have 7 usable mana on turn 2.

    I'm not entirely convinced, since the leylines themselves give you only one mana each per creature, and don't work when your opponent removes your creatures, while the Nykthos is giving you much more regardless of what you're playing with, regularly netting you 3-5 mana without effort. I think that Nykthos could be a commonly abused card moving forward, and I think that without Nykthos the leyline wouldn't be played at all; and the fact that a monoblack devotion deck even exists, and only exists because of the existence of the land, is kind of a red flag to me.
    Posted in: Pioneer
  • posted a message on Pioneer Banned List Speculation
    They banned the Leyline in an attempt to salvage Nykthos, shrine to Nyx, it appears. If Nykthos gets banned in the future, the leyline will come back (and probably not impact the format?)

    We're returning to Theros pretty soon, so preserving devotion strategies moving forward could be directly implying that they want new devotion cards to play with Nykthos in this format. But will the card still produce too much mana?

    What do you think about the policy of banning the support cards instead of the carrying ones?
    Posted in: Pioneer
  • posted a message on Best green big creatures?
    Creatures that kill things are always a solid choice. Foe-Razer Regent and Tornado Elemental are decent green options. Karn, Liberated is pretty good to ramp into as well.
    Posted in: Casual & Multiplayer Formats
  • posted a message on The Commander Price Discussion Thread
    I think in particular Slivers and tribal decks are still a hot thing right now, so when they become less hot is your time to strike
    Posted in: Market Street Café
  • posted a message on Next set is called "Throne of Eldraine"
    You know they've been all-in on Kaya, I bet it's her.
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
  • posted a message on Random Card of the Final Day: Maelstrom Nexus
    Quote from tstorm823 »
    Blinding Beam

    That doesn't seem like a terrible rate, 4 mana for an almost Sleep... oh wait.

    But it's much better than Sleep just because of its card type. I think Blinding Beam is a pretty neat card that doesn't exactly cut the mustard for a lot of decks, but if I was building Feather, the Redeemed I think I'd run it.
    Posted in: Commander (EDH)
  • posted a message on July 2019 Ban List Update
    All the more reason to pack Ulamog, the Infinite Gyre or Kozilek, Butcher of Truths into your deck, I suppose. Grindstone and Painter's Servant is no joke without, and cards like Goblin Engineer and Tribute Mage are recently printed cards that have only made the combo easier.

    As for the bans, I won't shed tears.
    Quote from Umbro »
    Literally just started getting into commander from competetive legacy and kitchen vintage, I never liked commander as a format to begin with but had a bunch of friends so I thought why not just one deck. I recently just Finished an All ANGEL deck and one of the cards that inspired me was iona. The deck is casual because everything is high cmc and i usually dont win much, if at all with the deck. Iona made it possible to stay in those games. Now im thinking I'll just ditch commander because frankly it inst a fun format for me. I have more fun in competitive legacy and casual 60 card kitchen table magic. I gave commander several shots and its just not a good format or fun. I have people with "casual" decks kill me on turn 3 and 4, or basically aggro me down with infect on t4. Id rather have a chance on equal ground with my 60 card decks. Why am I making this post? Giving you insight from someone who tried to have fun in commander. Two cents.

    I think if you never liked the format, and you went into it hating it, and you still hate it, then saying you're gonna quit because one card was banned is a little silly. Quit because you don't like the format!
    Posted in: Commander (EDH)
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