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  • posted a message on 1/13/20 Bannings
    If they ban my Ballistas, I'm going to be furious, the combo isn't THAT good. there is nothing you can't beat in Modern if you do what you have to do. I sound like a broken record, but we have so many toys, so many tools, there's no excuse for 'deck XYZ is unbeatable'. I hate the argument of 'warping the metagame', that's what metagame IS, not just playing whatever random thing you like if you want to win. They should unban about half the cards on the list, Modern players aren't Standard players, we shouldn't need someone to hold our hand and give us sets that basically make our deck a precon. you want to beat Urza decks? those are the big problem for you? give up a few points in a matchup you don't see often, and beat Urza decks! they need to stop forcing rotation and lighting our money on fire because some deck hit 13% of a tournament
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
  • posted a message on A Proposal: White needs "X"
    Quote from DJK3654 »
    I disagree about situational card draw for the same reasons I don't think Wicked Wolf or Beast Within is good for green— it's too much of a cheat trying to get around the color's weakness altogether by just using in-color conditions and effect stylings, where the result is much the same. White not getting card draw means white not getting card draw. There's some small room for flexibility there, but it can't just be very typical easily built around things.
    WotC has been trying 'each player draws a card' in white, the latest example being Shatter the Sky. I think it's promising territory to increase cardflow in white without giving it real card advantage.

    One thing white could do with more of, I think, is more, better, perpetual late game value. Cards like The Circle of Loyalty, and more of them that don't encourage relatively aggressive small creature decks. Repeated effects that create tokens, buff creatures, return cards from the grave, remove permanents— cards that threaten to just take over the game with value. Green gets lots of cards like this, Nyxbloom Ancient with the newest set, while White's big lategame cards can often be more one-shot like Planar Cleansing, or rather contained, like Zetalpa, Primal Dawn.
    I think white could also afford to push more with land filtering cards like the upcoming Birth of Meletis. At least more basic plains tutoring, but perhaps white could also get some Lay of the Land type cards, cards that return lands from your graveyard to the battlefield, creatures that tap for white mana but only to cast creatures, or to cast artifacts or enchantments.




    But that's the whole thing, in this age of the game, saying that white cannot have card draw, or a form of filtering that is very, very close is effectively saying "white's part of the color pie is always being inferior to the other color, that is what white does, that is what White is allowed to do, just be inferior'. It doesn't need blue or black card draw, but it isn't really in Red color pie either, and they get a looting effect that is virtually the same in context of what they do, in each and every set. If white even got THAT, it would probably be plenty. or green style 'look at the yop 5 for XYZ' type draw. if they aren't going to give white something constructed relevant that it does well that will allow it to keep up, they should stop making mono-white cards, they should cut out the middleman of wasting the paper and the ink, and only have white in multicolor cards if they aren't going to let it DO anything outside of Limited
    Posted in: Custom Card Creation
  • posted a message on [TBD] CalebdMTG preview - hateful eidolon
    Voltron Zur is at least mildly curious. I'm glad to see this, it feels really bad to go to enchantment world and have Zur get so few toys
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
  • posted a message on [TBD] MTg Brazil preview - Plaguebreath Catoblepas
    it makes me sad that while it technically returned, devotion was on what, half a dozen non-god cards? so flexible, such a great mechanic. this is fine i guess, but nothing like last time
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  • posted a message on [TBD] Michael nolte preview - Entrancing Lyre
    I have at least one voltron deck that is NOT happy to see this
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  • posted a message on [TBD] Wizards offical twitter - Agonizing Remorse
    1 extra mana, you lose only one life, and you can get something that just won't stay dead and exile it instead of just discard. that seems...really solid, probably good enough for Modern
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
  • posted a message on The command zone preview - Nyxbloom Ancient (the final mythic rare)
    Wha....I just....wait, is this....*reads it again, checks that it is in fact real*

    just....but.....*grabs copy and runs off to put it in Omnath before WotC changes their minds and unprints it
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
  • posted a message on [THB} Shadowspear
    Trample AND lifelink equipment for 3 mana, andit even has some cute additional words that are slightly more relevant to me than flavor text? Don't mind if I do! This is going straight in OG Omnath, it's just so good in that deck!
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
  • posted a message on [THB] Altar of the Pantheon (Deathsie)
    Wait, the way that is worded......for say Athreos, it would add one devotion for black, one for white, and one for black and white? that doesn't seem right, but that is how that sentence works as far as grammar. still looks like it would increase devotion for a 2 color god by 2, but that sentence structure technically makes it 3, because in Magic, 'red-white' is the same as 'red AND' white, except for hybrid
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  • posted a message on [TBD] Ashlizzlle preview - Soul-Guid Lantern
    Omg, another cantrip for Tron, and grave hoser, or even remove one annoying thing. I did NOT see that coming! This is the Abrade or Push of the set, the uncommon worth a pack or very close
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
  • posted a message on [TBD] Tolarian academy preview (professor) - Kiora bests the sea god
    Oh man I like this. It feels super Mythic, and unlike pretty much every other Saga, it's not terrible for the mana even if you only get the first chapter
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
  • posted a message on [THB] Uro, Titan of Nature's Wrath
    EEK! I've never paid much attention to Simic cards before, but this....seems really good for EDH
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
  • posted a message on [TBD] corococo jp preview - Dryad of Ilysian Grove and Eaten To extinction
    nice! *gets annoyed again that Zur can't play green*
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
  • posted a message on THB - Arena Trickster
    wow, you'd think with all of this 'during your opponent's turn' stuff, we'd, I don't know...get some good, cheap instants? Cantrips, kill spells, burn cards. stuff for 1 or 2 mana that is good to cast on their turn. but recent sets are remarkably light on that stuff, this one more so than most it feels like. the mana costs just feel unusually high
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
  • posted a message on Mothership spoiler 1/2 - Polukranos, Unchained
    Quote from cyberium_neo »
    I believe adding trample to a creature is VERY easy in green?


    Oh, trample or unblockable are absolutely trivial to do
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
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