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  • posted a message on Anje Falkenrath is a failure of design and one of my least favorite cards after playing with it
    I'll be honest when I first saw her I thought: "nice! A cheap vampire for my vampire tribal deck that filters my dead land draws!". I would be lying if I said I didn't want to build the all madness combo deck with her now but honestly there is nothing wrong with building a cEDH deck vs a fun 75% deck or even a janky edh deck. Play what you want to play, she didn't immeditately inspire broken thoughts in my mind and I am sure that is the case with others as well. Sure her optimal build is brutal and linear and won't really deviate but so is both forms of Sisay, Derevi, Empyrial Tactician and many others. That doesn't stop their less optimal builds from being good or fun. I for one love my bird tribal deck with Derevi at the helm and it often takes down the whole table. That doesn't mean their designs are bad either.
    Posted in: Commander (EDH)
  • posted a message on Momir Basic on arena having cards outside of standard?
    I apologize if this is the wrong place to put this but I was playing momir basic on arena and I got a Griselbrand followed by a hovergaurd! Since when did other cards from outside standard enter the pool?

    Posted in: Homebrew and Variant Formats
  • posted a message on [ELD] Mothership spoilers 9/16— Queen Linden and her retinue
    Quote from Bhogal83 »
    I think what upsets many of us "alt-right Nazis" is the double standards exhibited by WOTC and the MTG community. It's perfectly fine for an editor of MTG Salvation to publish an editorial implicitly calling for right-wingers to literally be burned alive in the streets, but any criticism of WOTC's heavy-handed far-leftism is labelled racism/trolling.

    It's perfectly fine for Medieval-Europe-inspired planes to be populated with dark-skinned people, but no one questions why Amonkhet or Kamigawa are devoid of Caucasian natives.

    It's perfectly fine for the WOTC community to complain about a picture of Garruk threatening to punch Liliana in the face, but no one questions when we have pictures of women like Massacre Girl standing over the bloodied bodies of her victims.

    It's perfectly fine for Jeremy Hambly to be physically beaten and ejected from the community because he wrote some mean things about some people online, but no one questions why the MTG community harassed and doxxed Terese Nielsen online due to her not following the same childish SJWism as the rest of the community.

    And before the tendentious mods of this website label this post as hate speech/racism/flaming/trolling, bear in mind that, since you care so much about increasing the presence of brown people in the game, I am a brown-skinned Indian, and my message is this: If diversity is so important to you, then perhaps you should allow diversity of thought. And if you wish to keep politics out of MTG, then perhaps you shouldn't try to sneak it in.

    I don't think this is the argument though.

    I am arguing that one should not get upset there is representation of one race or another. If you want to say Amonkhet had no white people that is fair, it didnt have really any apart from the planeswalkers, which i think is fine repsentation. But for every set that has few white people you can find a handful or more that are a majority white or all white. But again not really the point.

    The issue started because they said the source material does not have people of color and this apparently was upsetting. I pointed out in fact the source material does have people of color in the likes of the knights of the round table. Yes the left is not without fault, yes people are hyprocrites. Regardless of any of that, no one should be upset if a set has a person of any race or identity. Period.
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
  • posted a message on [ELD] ashlizzlle previews cards - a enchantment and equipment
    lifegain wise it is super slow but it does feed into food strats as well. Not sure how good that'll end up being but it is something.
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
  • posted a message on [ELD] ashlizzlle previews cards - a enchantment and equipment
    That equipment is nice! A nice way to repeatedly get food and give a small bonus when blocked. Though the flavor (pun intended) is a little unsettling that it turns any thing it hits into food for your army O_o
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
  • posted a message on [ELD] Mothership spoilers 9/16— Queen Linden and her retinue
    Quote from Humphrey »
    actually id prefer to stick to the source material if you "steal" it. its not wotc world.

    and there are no "people of color" in grimms. i hate that in your face sjw bull*****. maybe rewrite european history completely to be pc?

    It is not just Grimms world though. There are clearly Knights of the round table references in here and that story does have non-white people. Also as much as it is influenced by grimm's fairy tales. This is not just grimm's tales stuck to cards. They are references. The world of Eldraine is wotc, they can do with it what they want. I still don't know why a female army and a Queen of color are so insulting/upsetting.

    It's only political if you read it to be. I personally see no political statement from these cards. I don't see anything that takes me out of the world, from what I can tell they are still fantasy based and on theme.
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
  • posted a message on [ELD] Mothership spoilers 9/16— Queen Linden and her retinue
    Quote from Humphrey »
    the famous black queen of medieval european tales and her all female knights army. yeah, sure wotc..

    Yeah! And while we are at it, the cow in Jack in the beanstalk wasn't a cursed person it was just a cow. Crystal slippers don't make Cinderella faster, if anything they slowed her down until she lost one. and last I checked Zombies were not a common creature in any european tale I ever heard of, also Goldilocks wasn't a hunter and pretty sure there are no mention of planeswalkers in any european myth or folklore.

    Sarcasm aside, why does it matter? It's Wotc's world, they can populate it with whatever people and armies they want. It does not take away from the fact it is still obviously based on european folklore. Plus just look at the knights of the round table, Sir Morien was not white, the green knight was not white. People of color existed in the world of European myths so why not have a queen of color?
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
  • posted a message on Counterspells that cannot be countered - are they worth our attention? (how does the stack works...)
    Yes they can counter the lightning bolt with another counter spell. They just cannot counter the overwhelming denial. However this does not mean denial is worthless or useless. For instance if you flip the scenario and the opponent counters the bolt with overwhelming denial there are very little things the bolt caster can do to save their spell.
    Posted in: Magic Rulings
  • posted a message on Hasbro will phase out all plastic in their packaging by 2022
    I mean if they can design them better so they don't scuff the cards this is a really good change imo.
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
  • posted a message on The State of Modern Thread (B&R 26/08/2019)
    hmm not the biggest fan of the looting ban, a lot of fun decks used that. Cool to see stoneforge finally get set free though.
    Posted in: Modern Archives
  • posted a message on Squirreling around
    If you play Dryad Arbor that lowers your Squirrel Nest combo by one card which can help.

    Edit: oops didn't see you listed dryad arbor in the explanation.
    Posted in: Deck Creation (Modern)
  • posted a message on Kethis The Hidden Hand Mana Source Preview
    Huh that is really strange. could be fun with the new Sisay, Weatherlight Captain. I always love me an advisor creature type though!
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
  • posted a message on Steel overseer and Manifold Key (Shahar Shenhar preview)
    A nice reprint and a nice upgrade to voltaic key, this set is shaping up to be a pretty sweet core set
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
  • posted a message on I think it's about time someone says it
    Thank you for the response, I took no offense to it Smile I think I misunderstood your initial proposal and thought you meant to change the combat system to be like Hearthstone's I did not realize you still could block attacks like normal even if they were directed at creatures. This is an interesting idea and definitely a house rule I might play around with to get more feedback for you. My main concern is I don't like creature based decks. I like removal and taking damage myself over my utility creatures being in danger, so this would take a realignment of my deck design but I will definitely ponder this more.
    Posted in: Magic General
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