Quote from Thenarus »Quote from Niallplaysmagic »Shot called. *high fives*
Like many, I'm excited for the possibilities here. 250 new (to Modern) cards designed or chosen specifically for the format? Can't wait to see the full spoiler for this set.
Also like many, I'm blown away by no reprints of existing Modern cards in dire need of a supply injection; looks like they are banking at the novelty and equity of newer cards to drive the set sales (and they're probably right).
If I had to guess, my instinct is that another supplemental product will release in the Nov-Dec window that contains some number of choice reprints (but isn't an actual Masters set). Wizards knows that printing cards like the enemy fetches will make them money and players happy, plus they need to make up that end-of-year revenue occupied by Masters sets for the past two years.
Me...I'm just excited for old things and call-backs, and especially to not be envious of so many fun cards bypassing my favorite format for a change.
Quote from Niallplaysmagic »Shot called.
Quote from idSurge »Quote from Thenarus »Anyone advocating for multiple bans across differing archetypes to "improve the format" is delusional, and should be disregarded from any constructive discussion about format health. Seriously, this should be infraction worthy.
Delusional? Sure. Infraction worthy? Police discussion more I suppose.
Quote from Thenarus »Anyone advocating for multiple bans across differing archetypes to "improve the format" is delusional, and should be disregarded from any constructive discussion about format health. Seriously, this should be infraction worthy.
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Oh and people are not paying attention (or dont care about fair decks, which is fine) if they are not aware of this. Terminus is more than any other card or deck in the format, going to prevent fair creature based decks from ever seeing real play again.
Quote from Torpf »Everyones hype for Assassin's Trophy seems pretty warranted. It obviously enormously helps any BG deck, but I'm kinda wondering if it can help innovate some less-played things. GW Value Town has been going through some changes by Todd Stevens to keep it relevant. He has been trying Blue for more of a Jace-Midrange deck, but I am wondering about Abzan now. With this, Path to Exile, and Ghost Quarter effects you can probably run the opponent out of basics really fast. Even something like an Abzan Gitrog Monster deck could work as it was causing some ripples with Heartless Summonings before.
Quote from drmarkb »Standard is broken from every perspective, nothing will save it. The whole mtg ecosystem is set up to disseminate information so fast that the only way to have a balanced ecosystem is one where every resource can be attacked- hands (discard) Lands (landkill) spell costs (3 sphere type cards), activated abilities (supp field), libraries (mill and cap effects) creatures in play (wraiths) , etb creatures yet to be cast (humility), bins, critters, planeswalkers etc. They will never do that because every resource being a target frustrates newbies (as well as some who should know better), meaning in reality combat and creatures the gathering is all they will promote in Standard, whilst attempting to lure in players with the mentality of 14 year olds who expect instant gratification in games with zero frustration.
In reality Modern has been made with a number of super powerful cards like Snappy, Vial, Thought seize etc. that are not shared fairly in all colours, leaving a very skewed color pie where counters are weaker than they should be, discard is strong, creatures have to be front loaded, and landkill is short on punishing the greedy due to no wastelands.
The only way they will make progress on Std or Modern is to get rid of the "our data says players like x" approach. Such an approach leads to what we have seen in standard. It is this approach that stops them running cards like Thoughtseize through Standard. Until they understand that many of the people they canvass won't play Standard whatever, or that many will quit soon regardless, they won't get usable data.
Quote from arcane7828 »They really just need to print better cards in standard. All modern cards were standard once. If they print modern only new cards with standard level print run , it would just simply be a new standard called by another name. If they do not, and it is more limited... then yes we have a whole set of nexus of fate... imagine that
Quote from BartHenryksson »In case you missed it - Todd Stevens made a 5-0 finish with the following list.
DeckMagic OnlineOCTGN2ApprenticeBuy These Cards
Creatures:4x Birds of Paradise4x Noble Hierarch2x Voice of Resrugence2x Scavenging Ooze1x Nissa, Vastwood Seer1x Reflector Mage3x Knight of the Reliquary2x Courser of Kruphix1x Tireless Tracker3x Spell Queller1x Eternal Witness1x Vendilion CliquePlaneswalker:2x Jace, the Mind Sculptor2x Teferi, Hero of DominariaSpells:4x Path to Exile1x Dromoka's Command2x Settle the WreckageLands:4x Windswept Heath3x Misty Rainforest1x Razorverge Thicket2x Breeding Pool1x Hallowed Fountain2x Temple Garden1x Ghost Quarter1x Celestial Colonnade1x Field of Ruin1x Gavony Township1x Horizon Canopy4x Forest1x Island1x PlainsSideboard:1x Reflector Mage1x Lyra Dawnbringer1x Nissa, Steward of Elements3x Surgical Extraction1x Worship2x Engineered Explosives2x Negate2x Unified Will2x Stony Silence
Cutting all copies of Collected Company, lowering the creature count and generating #waluve with the Planeswalker. Is Bant the new way to go? What you guys think?
Quote from Aazadan »Quote from FoodChainGoblins »I agree that fetchlands seem like solid pickups. I think that some people are trying to lean harder on quick gainers and then dump them than the slow, grindy gainers, (lol).
The checkland cycle suggests to me that we're getting a land with land types on it. It might not be shocks though. The best case scenario is likely something that's not shocks, but that sees play alongside them.
Quote from FoodChainGoblins »I agree that fetchlands seem like solid pickups. I think that some people are trying to lean harder on quick gainers and then dump them than the slow, grindy gainers, (lol).
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