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    posted a message on Unstable spoiler from SDCC
    Quote from dLANCER »
    There are a lot of fun silver border cards, but many of them just break the game when given the opportunity. Cardboard Carapace versus Stocking Tiger

    One is legitimately a fair card, the other is super duper broken.

    If you're going to use silver border when sitting down with randoms, you better ask first, same goes with Gold border. The rules are Vintage Legal cards. Gold & silver, are not Vintage legal.


    Gold border I think are fine, if only as proxies. We have one player that use a GB Gaea's Cradle because his other one is in a deck. Playing an entire GB deck wouldn't pass the smell test, though. Silver-bordered are...really up to your group. We occasionally allow a Strategy, Schmategy to surface but that's about it. It's good for a laugh or a change of pace now and then.

    Now, if MaRo is being true to his word, there will be at least 6 playables in Commander in the basics and Steamflogger Boss. If they make other BB cards...who knows. Maybe there will be BB foil versions of some of the SB cards, and you can use those in your Commander decks. That would be...weird, but kinda cool.
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
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    posted a message on Unstable spoiler from SDCC
    Quote from Antiantiserum »
    Maro postet the collected available info for Unstable on his blog.


    Most intriguing I find that they are doing something special with the full art lands, something that may have been too crazy the last time they tried it. What is it? Rotated artworks, like this? It may be funny art.


    They could do basic lands on the front and back of the cards. This would anger collectors, most likely, but since this is an UN set...the more I think of this, the more I can see basic lands being on the back of regular cards. The latter seems unlikely though as the basics are an additional card, but perhaps a token/basic land combo?
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
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    posted a message on Sword of Dungeons and Dragons (name only) - Other Hascon Exclusives Also in Unstable?
    Quote from Merlin4343 »
    It will have protection from two things and then two activated abilities almost assuredly.

    Would be cool if one of the activated abilities was you rolled a d20 against opponents life to get a "hit" and then did damage equal to a d8 (the classic sword damage).



    This would be super cool actually. The "AC" could be the player's current hit points or something (though it would be weird having them be harder to hit at lower life totals) or something silly like that. Can't wait to see this.
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
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    posted a message on Modern back on the protour
    Quote from jskura »




    Nope. They would literally all run B/x so they could have a stupid amount of tutors and an easy kill card like Skithiryx, the Blight Dragon


    Well, mostly the kill would be Ad Nauseam with either Oloro or Maralen as the Commander, but yes.
    Happy to see Modern back on the Tour though, it's a fantastic format.
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
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    posted a message on Agree or Disagree (Discussion on Tutor Effects)
    I'd rate myself a 7. Games where you tutor for the winning combo all the time are super boring. I've started cutting unconditional tutors and games have been a lot more swingy and fun.
    Posted in: Commander (EDH)
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    posted a message on [MTGO banlist] 1v1 Wizards discussion thread
    Quote from KriggY »
    Crazy Pierre: I dont understand. You are switching to MTGO 1v1 one day after the banlist change because of concern that something might happen? Why dont you rather adjust to the new meta?

    edit: comment targeted to Crazy Pierre


    I think some of the concern is that there really isn't an understanding of the bans. For example, banning Emrakul alone might have been fine, but banning Polymorph with Emrakul gone seemed like overkill. Fastbond was a big red flag as well for some of our players, and Geist wasn't particularly threatening at all, so that was overkill.

    There has been a lot of debate over the past few weeks on which banlist to adapt. The cantrips and selection cards being cut from MTGO 1 v 1 should have made blue a little more clunky, but it hasn't been so, apparently. I believe that with 30 life, there might be a bit more of a cushion in fighting aggro as well, which might lead to a few slower strategies. You can just join the Facebook group to see the discussion thread, it's Westboro Magic League basically.
    I believe there might have been some "ban fatigue" as well, with people building decks and then having their stuff banned (JVP in one case, Geist in another) and so on. The league had been going for some time though, and still draws a good amount of people. I'm building something weird and grindy for the next iteration (HoD Season starts on the 31st, due to DC at Toronto this weekend, people need rest after coming back), and the 30 life will be a boon for my Azorious deck.

    Just FYI, our meta these days has been:
    1 Dragonlord Ojutai
    2 Zurgo
    1 Atraxa/Rhonas
    1 Kytheon
    1 Brimaz
    2 BR Grenzo (One combo, one token overwhelm)
    1 Narset
    1 Pope
    2 Bruse Tarl
    1 JvP (at times)
    1 Geist

    Posted in: 1 vs 1 Duel Commander (French)
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    posted a message on [MTGO banlist] 1v1 Wizards discussion thread
    Our small group here in Ottawa is likely switching over to MTGO 1 v 1 banlist in a few weeks. There was just a lot of upheaval and a general concern that Gitrog/Titania are going to be pants-on-head crazy with Fastbond unbanned and so on. Looking at the MTGO results though, yeesh, so much Baral and Breya.
    Posted in: 1 vs 1 Duel Commander (French)
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    posted a message on [MTGO banlist] 1v1 Wizards discussion thread
    DC20 is good right now. We have a good weekly turnout at Westboro Magic League and a combo deck has won the league finals twice in a row. Last time it was Breya and this time not sure, as I was in a Grand Melee and not watching, but the lists will be at MTG Top 8 sometime today or tomorrow, just look up "Westboro Magic League". Decks there are pretty tuned too, as people have access to everything.

    Looking forward to the announcement in a few hours.
    Posted in: 1 vs 1 Duel Commander (French)
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    posted a message on Ixalan FNM / Game Day changes
    I am not a fan of this change. I go to FNM's ocasionally to see friends and to pick up nice foils on the side. As I told the Olive on Twitter, getting a set of a good foil took about a night's work, maybe two. Now that there are basic lands...you need several basic lands for a deck, and even more for an EDH deck. Am I supposed to go to a ton of FNM's around town to get these? Terrible ideas, just leave the program as is, or at least give us the Player Rewards program back. Would Iike to add I do not care about tokens at all, so I will pass, HARD pass, on those.

    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
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    posted a message on 2017 SDCC Planeswalkers revealed (including $180 pricetag!)
    Ok, I'll be a little more constructive. I like what he did with Nissa, Liliana and Jace, they look very nice with the profile look, reminescent of ancient tomb drawings and such. I dislike Chandra, she looks too...large for the picture. I would have preferred maybe dancing flames around her and so on, and Gideon I am fairly meh on overall. It's a nice idea, but I prefer previous SDCC arts.
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
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    posted a message on 2017 SDCC Planeswalkers revealed (including $180 pricetag!)
    Hard pass on these, prefer the pack version of Torch of Defiance by far, will just get that in foil.
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
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    posted a message on Cats confirmed : is it the unexpsected
    I think so. People were generally thinking Slivers, Humans, and some outside chance of Eldrazi and so on, Cats wasn't on anyone's radar, so went with them as unexpected.
    Posted in: Speculation
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    posted a message on Cat Tribal Deck
    Quote from RedGauntlet »
    Cat tribal pffff. I guess it falls udner the unexpected tribe


    No one expects the Cattish Inqusition!

    Super stoked, I love cats and keep making them as Commanders for short periods. Having a GW one is long, long overdue and will let me marry Jedit and Khemba.
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
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    posted a message on Pimping : Original printing foil or Masterpieces ?
    Quote from 9talete9 »
    I don't have a rule, my choices are based on which version of a card I prefer, for example I don't like chalice of the void in his masterpiece version, but I love wurmcoil engine.


    Agree. I have Masterpiece Sol Ring, Mana Vault and Mana Crypt but I like foil basic lands dependent on the picture (I love Invasion Block and Kamigawa Block). I am kinda down on Invocations now and have sold mine back to stores.
    Posted in: Magic General
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    posted a message on What is/are your favourite control deck/s?
    Lantern Control. I like it so much that I'm building it around Hanna, Ship's Navigator for Duel Commander Mondays here in Ottawa. Smile
    Posted in: Magic General
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