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    posted a message on The State of Modern Thread (B&R 02/07/2018)
    Quote from MikePemulis »
    One thing that bugs me about Humans is that it took a few different decks -- Death and Taxes, Hatebears, Merfolk -- and rendered them obsolete. There's no reason to play a fish-style aggro-control deck these days that isn't Humans. Grixis Shadow did the same thing to midrange for a while, and there was some metagame response to it. What's going to happen, or is already happening, in response to Humans?


    The difference between humans vs Death and Taxes / Merfolk is that it cannot play colored non-creature cards.

    No Stony Silence, no Rest in Peace, no spreading seas, no counterspells.

    You could argue they are not needed, but it is still a difference.
    Posted in: Modern Archives
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    posted a message on The State of Modern Thread (B&R 02/07/2018)
    After playing against Krark Clan today I think Ancient Stirrings is the only issue. The deck would not be consistent enough if you can't dig 5 cards deep for G.
    Posted in: Modern Archives
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    posted a message on The State of Modern Thread (B&R 02/07/2018)
    Quote from cfusionpm »
    Quote from idSurge »
    EDIT: Honestly, I'm going to start looking into Legacy. They dont manage that format based on $ because they know its already a lost cause due to the reserve list.

    I'm sure as hell not. If you could imagine how mad I was at WOTC invalidating my $1500 Twin deck, I would be furious at them invalidating my $5000 Delver deck. I'm sure you could pick up the pieces and build something else, but I can tell you if I were playing Legacy right now, it would be Delver and I would be livid.


    The cards they just banned are dirt cheap.

    Duals will keep their value for sure.
    Posted in: Modern Archives
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    posted a message on A Fungus Amongus (Green/Black Tokens)


    Here's the list I'm currently running.

    Tendershoot Dryad is bonkers
    Posted in: Standard Archives
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    posted a message on Settle the Score Gathering Magic promo
    Quote from Ashiok »
    What a cringeworthy flavor text, and seems like a major story spoiler as well. Glad I gave up on following MTG's storyline.

    Card itself is neat, quite powerful if you have a planeswalker around, but sorcery speed makes it a lot worse. Not sure on this one. I'm guessing it is not going to see play.


    Its fine in limited, but Vraska's Contempt has it beat in many ways for standard
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
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    posted a message on [DOM] Dominaria spoiler discussion for Modern
    Quote from idSurge »
    This set is amazing so far. I dont know how much Modern impact, but I dont really care. The principles in play with this set, are what Magic needs to see.


    Agreed. If this is the standard going forward, we are going to see very healthy standard formats and a lot of cards that could possibly break it into modern, but nothing that breaks standard or modern

    Set design's influence is shining through very brightly in this set
    Posted in: Modern
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    posted a message on Die rolls - cfb article
    The die roll should 100% be predetermined in competitive REL tournaments

    If chess tournaments can do it, Magic can too
    Posted in: Modern
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    posted a message on The State of Modern Thread (B&R 10/02/18)
    Between Damping Orb and Field of Ruin, it looks like Tron lands will have no danger of ever hitting a ban

    There will exist adequate interaction for this archetype

    The same could be said for storm, although that archetype already had a hate card any deck could run: Mindbreak Trap

    Also can't believe they printed another mox. This one looks very difficult to break, however, compared to all previous ones.
    Posted in: Modern Archives
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    posted a message on The State of Modern Thread (B&R 10/02/18)
    I still wish we had Gitaxian Probe around to give Infect and the Kiln Fiend deck a bit more viability. I feel as though aggro-combo decks are on the downswing at the moment, which is too bad because they tend to keep the big mana decks in check while losing to the highly interactive decks.

    Or perhaps humans has taken up the slot that aggro-combo used to hold?
    Posted in: Modern Archives
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    posted a message on The State of Modern Thread (B&R 10/02/18)
    When it comes to the state of Modern I do see though is that there is no universal, permanent answer in the card pool that is surgically aimed at sollands and tronlands. Something akin to "Artifact for 2 mana. Lands that add more than 1 mana to your mana pool, instead add 1 mana each turn". Simple, possible to cram into any sideboard, can be interacted with, fast enough to play it before T3 and not just a point land removal. Since we are okay with cards like Leylines, Rest in Peace, Cages, Blood Moon, Blood Sun, Stony silence in the format, my proposition seem to be reasonable.


    Absolutely agree. There is no harm in printing effects like these, and they would be surely welcome. Let's hope Play Design is working closely with designers and developers to do just that.
    Posted in: Modern Archives
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