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  • posted a message on The Pioneer Format
    Quote from Timba »
    Where is Pioneer sub-forum??

    We will need one for Historic too!!
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
  • posted a message on The Pioneer Format
    If it were me, I would have actually started TWO years earlier with Scars of Mirrodin, just for the cutesiness of like, being able to tell people about it: "You know how Modern starts with Mirrodin? Well, Pioneer starts with SCARS of Mirrodin." Idk i feel like it would make it easier for people to wrap their heads around, plus we'd get the Titans from M12! And if they brought Historic back to Kaladesh from the Beta, then all three non-rotating formats would start with an artifact set, if people wanted to conceptualize it that way.

    Idk, I just think that, since Modern's start date is so well-established, the other non-rotating formats that start from somewhere should be able to relate back to that same kind of starting point in some way, just so people can think like, "Oh well this one starts from this artifact block (Modern-Mirrodin), this one starts from the next artifact block (Pioneer-Scars), and this one starts from the most recent artifact block (Historic-Kaladesh)" rather than, like. if you ask a player to remember all this stuff, MRD/RTR/XLN feels a lot more arbitrary
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
  • posted a message on Oracle updates 9/27/19
    As someone who theorycrafted a Kinjalli's Caller -> Phyrexian Soulgorger -> Lingering Souls deck during the Ixalan preview season, and was hideously disappointed that it couldn't come to fruition when they left Dinosaur off the middle's typeline (despite the art):

    I wish Wizards would be more adventurous with these changes, as well as with creature types in general. The fact that Phylactery Lich isn't a Wizard, (though Dralnu, Lich Lord is, for example,) is a travesty to me. On the other side of things, did Anarchist really have to be a Wizard instead of a Rebel? And don't get me started on Yavimaya Enchantress.

    It's also weird to me that they haven't added Merchant yet. Seeing "Human" all by its lonesome on a typeline has always felt weird to me, but—seeing as how Peasant seems to have replaced Citizen/Townsfolk—between that, Noble, and Merchant, I think pretty much all of them would be covered.
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
  • posted a message on [ELD] Irencrag Feat— Matthew Nass preview
    Thundermaw Hellkite doesn't beat creatures with Reach *taps forehead*

    In all seriousness tho, they don't have to all have different names or anything. Can't we just do it with 4x Bogardan Hellkite like we used to? Like yes your first point is great as a lethal combination with no storm count leading up to the Feat, but in practice I think a deck with Dragonstorm as its win condition won't ever have to worry about getting something like Dromoka involved.
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
  • posted a message on Are we going to get a forum for the new Historic format?
    It launches on MtG: Arena at some point in the next couple months. I was wondering if/when we could expect a forum for it?
    Posted in: Community Discussion
  • posted a message on Not a spoiler but confirms that another errata wave is coming
    Still salty Phyrexian Soulgorger never got the Dinosaur errata. It's cool that there's Rotting Regisaur now, but I was gonna make a sick aggro deck aiming to T1 Kinjalli's Caller, T2 Phyrexian Soulgorger, T3 Lingering Souls… Alas, it was not meant to be.
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
  • posted a message on Mothership 9/18 - the great henge (the green legendary artifact)
    I think this might push my Selvala, Heart of the Wilds EDH deck over the top.
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
  • posted a message on [ELD] Mystical Dispute
    Quote from Manite »
    I will however point out that your statement is incredibly sexist, and demonstrates the problem I have with the feminist movement. They are basically trying to replace one kind of sexism with another.

    And yet, here you are, still as sexist as ever. They're clearly not doing a very good job.

    Feminists "overshoot" equality because truly pushing for mere equality has never been enough. If they shoot for femme superiority to counter backlash from people like you, maybe we'll end up in the middle. Men have been saying for thousands of years that they're superior. Maybe if women win the right to start saying that they're superior too, we'll all really be equal in our claim to superiority.

    Quote from Manite »
    Bitches like Liliana are allowed to get away with their ***** because it's "subversive"?

    Right, because when someone calls you sexist, they're oppressing you, but when you call a woman a bitch, you're just expressing your feelings.

    Quote from Manite »
    At what point will men have suffered enough?

    Unlike You Women, I'm Not Overly Emotional and Don't Care About the Drama of Identity Politics: a novella by Manite

    Really seems like this thread about Mystical Dispute has turned into… quite the dispute.

    Upset about the art in Magic? Aren't willing to play as Jaina in Hearthstone because you can't see her cleavage? Just go play Shadowverse! Plenty of cleavage there. For every piece of media that doesn't cater to your demographic specifically, there are 10 more that do. How's that for equality?
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
  • posted a message on [C19] Rayami, First of the fallen
    If infect were in the list of keywords, I would build this deck in a heartbeat. Probably good for the mental health of my opponents that it's not, though.

    What an awesome card.
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
  • posted a message on C19 - Commanders
    Quote from Ritokure »
    Ghired: Hah! Okay, that "populate as attacker" thing actually got me good, that's some super clever design right there. I'm not usually the fan of the "big stompy" Commanders, but I'll be honest, Ghired seeems spicy. Honestly, the only thing I don't like about it is how it already enters with one of the best body sizes for Populating you could get. Yeah, you could play stuff like Advent of the Wurm, but is it really worth it just for that 1 extra P/T? Making any Token below a 5/5 Flying Dragon feels like a waste when you could just get more Rhinos.

    He also works with things like Mimic Vat, Kiki-Jiki, Feldon of the Third Path, Giant Adephage, Eternalize, and Embalm. It doesn't necessarily have to be a "normal" creature token.
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
  • posted a message on Commander July 8th Banlist Update
    Quote from foam_dome »
    Quote from krishnath »
    Milling one opponents entire deck in one turn isn't degenerate?

    Not in a 99 card singleton format that has tons of other game-winning combos

    yeah but this one happens on turn 3 in colorless
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
  • posted a message on Print This Wizards (so I can put it in my cube)
    Lightning Ritual1R
    Add RRR. If that mana is spent on a creature spell, it gains haste.
    Posted in: The Cube Forum
  • posted a message on Where to go, after MtGSalvation?
    I can't speak to politics, but insofar as the question at hand is concerned with regards to where a good community is to migrate to after this one's been shut down, I've found a home on nogoblinsallowed.com

    It's a site whose community splintered off in a mass exodus when the official forums exploded back in 2013. We don't get as much new traffic as we used to, because when you search "Magic forums" it's not the first result in the same way the Wizards ones were, but all the most passionate and brilliant members of the old guard are still there having a blast. If you're looking for something warm and cozy, with a strong membership for other Wizards products besides just Magic as well, namely D&D, I highly suggest you checking it out.
    Posted in: Commander (EDH)
  • posted a message on Can PoK return after a few years in exile?
    Is there a different ban list for multiplayer and duel commander? Perhaps it should be banned in multiplayer but legal in duel.
    Posted in: Commander Rules Discussion Forum
  • posted a message on The RC has an incredible opportunity to bring the game's fundamental fantasy to fruition by allowing Planeswalkers as Commanders
    Magic: the Gathering is a game about two all-powerful sorcerers coming together and battling it out on a cosmic stage. What better way to embody this fantasy than by allowing you to play as a Planeswalker? The Duel Decks tried to make this work, but a Commander deck with a Planeswalker at its helm would bring this idea to its logical conclusion. The rules are already there. All this format needs is a little push.

    I understand that many Planeswalkers would be broken in repeatable form, but even if almost half of them had to be banned, I think that going forward, allowing all Planeswalkers to be allowed as Commander as a default, and banned if they become problematic, would be spectacular for the depth of fun and capacity for innovation within this format.

    When I saw the preview of the new Domri today, my excitement was matched only by my disappointment that I would not be able to run him as a Commander.

    If, beyond a simple ban list, more global methods of reducing the toxicity of their recursion proved necessary, you could even alter the rules so that they, say, enter the battlefield with fewer loyalty counters each time. Or maybe the Commander tax could be increased from 2. There are ways around this. I believe the idea of playing as a Planeswalker is simply too amazing, and too intrinsically tied to what this game is all about, to reject the idea out-of-hand.

    Commander 2014 was proof-of-concept. I understand that many Planeswalkers—JtMS and Elspeth come to mind immediately—would have to be banned. But I think that cultivating a ban list that expands the format in this fashion without breaking the game is well within this community's purview, and that it would be a shame if such a culmination of everything Magic was envisioned as were never even explored.
    Posted in: Commander Rules Discussion Forum
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