Thank you very much Captain Morgan. I really appreciate that. This is definitely a tough journey but the last month, while having challenges, has also been incredibly inspiring. The people in my life - family, friends, co workers, students, and even perfect strangers from real life and online are all doing incredible things. It's totally blowing me away.
In just a month we've raised over $6,000 towards Angelman Syndrome Research and the MTG community is part of that too.
I managed to attend the midnight pre-release of Born of the Gods (which was amazing) and our shop wants to run a tournament and make shirts and have all the proceeds go towards AS research. I was so amazed to hear that because I fell out of the scene so abruptly. Knowing they care and are wanting to help means so much to me.
Thank you to everybody who's read this and clicked through to the website. There are hundreds of hits coming from this community and it means tons to us.
I'd like to encourage you all to go to the website and there's now a link to a whitehouse.gov petition to increase AS research funding. I got the idea from the whole Justin Bieber thing and figured if something like that can get 250,000 votes than surely this can get 100,000.
Thank you so much to everybody and please take a moment to sign/share the petition - means the world to us.
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Jan 8, 2014Some of you might remember me - I wasn't super active on the forums but I'd frequent a few of the forums - Artwork, Market Street, Standard, and Rumor Mill in particular. I have been unable to play MTG for quite awhile and miss it quite a lot. I still visit here and lurk whenever I can manage.Posted in: Talk and Entertainment
The main reason for my initial absence was fatherhood - balancing my interest in the game, work, and home was rough. Well it has gotten rougher as we learned my son has Angelman Syndrome - which I had never heard of until now.
I can't really express the pain we have gone through and are still going through. Some moments feel better than others and then some moments the pain is as fresh as ever. It's the worst thing I have ever experienced.
I wanted to just let everybody in my world know about what's going on and to raise awareness about this disease.
If you would like to learn more about Angelman Syndrome and my son's journey, please visit his website:
Thank you so much for reading this and thank you so much for the community - I loved my time here and still think back often about how great you all are.
Feel free to ask me questions or anything.
Nov 7, 2013Wizards probably makes more money packaging the 5 decks together to retailers. Forces them to buy all 5 just to sell the 1 or 2 good ones.Posted in: The Rumor Mill
Plus it's probably part of the printing and packaging process to do 500 cards at a time this way.
Oct 24, 2013Well I like the art. I think people just have feelings about how Jace "should" look. IMHO I like seeing different artist interpretations of characters. If Jace always looked the same that'd be awful.Posted in: The Rumor Mill
Goodjob and keep up the great work.
Oct 5, 2013pwner1 posted a message on [[Official]] [RTR] Running Tally of Highest Priced Cards: Updated 11/20/14As far as spec targets go - there's some consideration to be had on these:Posted in: Market Street Café
Angel of Serenity - Go to card for reanimator or possibly ramp if either happens, Angel appeal, currently very low and out of print - trajectory should only be up from here
Other cards which seem criminally undervalued and should certainly rise some:
Aurelia, the Warleader
Prime Speaker Zegana
Oct 3, 2013Imho double red is harder on a mana base than uw currently. If you're trying to run a control deck and need double red on turn 3 or 4 you are in grixis colors most likely and that's a tough mana situation. The only reason Slagstorm was able to maintain a price was because it was auto 4 in ramp which was king of the hill for a long period of time.. I could be wrong but I see it dropping just under 3. It was the most borderline of all the cards tho.Posted in: Market Street Café Archive
Oct 3, 2013Double red.. I think it will hover just under 3$ for a long time.Posted in: Market Street Café Archive
Oct 3, 2013These are the only cards I expect to hold any meaningful value whatsoever. Ie, over 3$ tcg mid:Posted in: Market Street Café Archive
Elspeth Sun's Champion
Ashiok Nightmare Weaver
Xenagos the Reveler
Purphoros God of the Forge
Thassa God of the Sea
Erebos God of the Dead
Heliod God of the Sun
8 Mythics and 7 rares worth pulling long term which is probably a little mythic heavy as far as big sets go. EV won't fall as hard as Dragon's Maze for sure but won't hold up nearly as well as RTR. Pretty average set.
Oct 3, 2013pwner1 posted a message on [[Official]] [RTR] Running Tally of Highest Priced Cards: Updated 11/20/14I just bought a case, shipping included, for 518$. Thanks for the heads up on this you guys. I'd really suggest you all do likewise as we saw what happened with Innistrad. RTR has huge value and is on the rise.Posted in: Market Street Café
As a slight aside - this isn't meant as an attack. RancoredElf, I respect a lot of the things you say, but it seems like you sometimes are wrong on a card and refuse to admit it to the bitter bitter end. In this case it's Sphinx's Revelation. The card is about to climb in tandem with Jace for the next 6 months because it is a staple of WUx control decks and those decks are currently all over standard... I know you don't like the card. Heck, I didn't like the card either, but I knew when to admit I was wrong (when it went from 4 to 7 and I saw the tournament results flooding in last year) and the card hasn't changed it's power level since. It's a really strong card in the standard environment and you can't really talk sensibly about prices and ignore the standard window. Sure, this time next year it'll be a bulk rare - that's been it's destiny since the day it was printed. But that doesn't stop it from occasionally defining standard and having a 30$ pricetag or w/e.
Just sayin'. Same goes for reckoner - card's about to hit 20$+.
May 4, 2013opened 6 boxes -Posted in: New Card Discussion
4x Voice of Resurgence (1 is a foil)
4x Ral Zarek
2x Blood Baron
2x Legion Initiative
2x Master of Cruelties
4x Progenitor Mimic
3x each other mythic
+40 other random foils
Playset of each rare + between 0 and 3 extra copies of each
3 Playsets of each common and uncommon
6 buy a box promos
Great case! Might even beat my RTR case
Apr 30, 2013Viashino with a Legion's Initiative onboard is a 3 mana 5/5 with haste. That will see constructed play. Following up with an indestructable 3/3 Tajik is certainly far from bad.Posted in: Standard Archives
These cards will all 3 see play. They won't warp the format but you should certainly be prepared to deal with them at FNM or wherever because you could easily lose to those plays if you don't have the proper removal suit.
That said, Legion's Initiative fits better in midrange.
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