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  • posted a message on Ranking Project 2019 Planning
    Quote from wtwlf123 »
    So all the drafts matters cards are supposed to be voted on then? Since they're not conspiracies or Un- cards? For future threads, "Vintage Legal" is a nice clean way to illustrate this (unless you want Holiday promos, dexterity cards and ante cards to be included). Just a suggestion.


    I think things stopped being "just a suggestion" a long time ago.
    Posted in: Cube Card and Archetype Discussion
  • posted a message on Stompy
    18 lands seems wild, but maybe I should give it a go. I wonder when the Nissa, Voice Of Zendikar are coming in?

    I'm still liking Fog over Life Goes On. It works against Infect, is usually on parity against the red decks trying to grow their Monastery Swiftspear / Soul-Scar Mage for one big attack, and has also been really handy against the new Unearth / Lightning Skelemental deck.


    I personally always err on the side of fewer lands. Also agree that Fog can be good. Been using that trick since way back in Pauper.
    Posted in: Aggro & Tempo
  • posted a message on Ranking Project 2019 Planning
    yeah its hard without having thousands of data entries. Also because this is specific to my own cube, maybe the mono white aggro decks are better supported than the types of decks where balance is supported.


    That's the thing, I legitimately would rank aggro cards above Balance for precisely the reason stated (without referencing recorded data -- done that, it is just too volatile and sneakily subjective). Although ultimately my contention is that very few people actually know how to maximize Balance.
    Posted in: Cube Card and Archetype Discussion
  • posted a message on Accidentally AWESOME Synergies- Discussion and Tale Telling
    Quote from leadfeather89 »
    I know this isn't a pauper combo, but I think it's worth sharing.

    Lightform'd the top card of my library, which happened to be Calciderm. Next turn, paid 2WW to morph. The result was a 5/5 flying, lifelink, shroud beast that doesn't have any counters on it. That is, there will never be a last counter to remove, and thus you'll never have to sac it.


    Nice! I looked up Vanishing to see exactly how it worked and it doesn't even trigger if there are no counters to begin the upkeep. However, if Calciform had fading it would have died. Interesting.
    Posted in: Pauper & Peasant Discussion
  • posted a message on Accidentally AWESOME Synergies- Discussion and Tale Telling
    A few of the Conspiracies are basically "Create Your Own Synergy" although I haven't used them in Pauper to give you specific examples.

    Weirdly, one that doesn't work is Iterative Analysis and top deck tutors since it reads "When you cast"

    The +1/+1 counter one can be ridiculous as can the one that grants haste.

    Also, when Ephemerate was printed it really highlighted the synergy between Cloudshift+Threaten effects since Cloudshift returns the creature to your control rather its owner's.
    Posted in: Pauper & Peasant Discussion
  • posted a message on Ranking Project 2019 Planning
    Quote from wtwlf123 »
    Timeframes look good to me. 10-card guilds and 2-card shards/wedges is probably fine.

    Still split on classifications and ranking criteria, though I've voiced my opinion on both.


    You want to classify according to color identity (or even stricter than that, since even Commander fudges on extort)
    Posted in: Cube Card and Archetype Discussion
  • posted a message on Stompy
    Barkhide has been pretty good for me so far. Big upgrade over Kalonian Tusker.
    Posted in: Aggro & Tempo
  • posted a message on Conspiracy (card type) Discussion and Strategy
    To me Conspiracies are more suited to powered cubes where you can do more with them and where they shake up what can be a pretty stale format in general.

    In pauper they run against the grain of feeling like a turbo-charged traditional limited format.


    And there are always players who don't like them on principle and/or consider them a gimmick so it's rare for an entire play group to be thrilled about using them.

    In terms of how to draft them, since they never go in your deck you can put them in different color sleeves and deal out one per pack. That's basically how real Conspiracy drafts worked although to get enough Conspiracy cards for every pack you also need to include the "draft matters" cards such as Cogwork Librarian -- which is conveniently a common.
    Posted in: Pauper & Peasant Discussion
  • posted a message on Stompy
    Quote from ccc1522 »
    Hey guys is prismatic vista worth playing. I have a stock list and am just looking to upgrade a little bit. i want to add 2 prismatic vista for some filtering along with 1-2 waterlogged groves or peatlands.

    Are they worth it or is it better to just keep the forests and not take the life loss?


    They might be useful as cheaper substitutes to fetchlands if you want to enable Narnam Renegade. But that would splashing a second color more problematic.
    Posted in: Aggro & Tempo
  • posted a message on Evaluate Everything Condenced
    Quote from Night_Hydra »
    It was the integration of the last 2 yrs with the old EE. It was so Al could easily move the html over.

    We can gladly discuss downgrades. But the site almost locked out so I was scrambling to get those additions. Took over 8hrs and isn't complete actually.


    Its nice to have things in an easily accessible place and format. I appreciate the time and effort.
    Posted in: Pauper & Peasant Discussion
  • posted a message on Evaluate Everything Condenced
    Its not shutting down, someone new took it over
    Posted in: Pauper & Peasant Discussion
  • posted a message on Magic Core 20 Spoilers
    Quote from Al_Z_Heimer »
    What are the thoughts on Wildfire Elemental for Swarm? Firing 2 burnspells at your opponents face gives you a Path of Anger's Flame for free. It's obviously nuts with Fireslinger, Thermo-Alchemist and Firebrand Archer.
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    I like it because, at worst, it's interesting
    Posted in: Pauper & Peasant Discussion
  • posted a message on Stompy
    Someone noted that the hyperlink for Nurturing Peatland was misspelled. Sadly, I don't recall what the "correct" misspelling is Frown
    Posted in: Aggro & Tempo
  • posted a message on [[Pauper]] The "Evaluate Everything" Project
    I appreciate that you were conservative in handing out "Cubeable" for blue (except for 5 cmc, which is a strange place to have a glut)

    I haven't seen many Cubes with Neurok Invismancer in them, making me wonder about Phantom Ninja. Conceptually I like the idea.
    Posted in: Pauper & Peasant Discussion
  • posted a message on [[Pauper]] The "Evaluate Everything" Project
    Quote from MrEng1neer »
    Looking at it, i dont know if i like Gluttonous Slug at cubeable. It forces you to play creatures before attacking, and even if you curve perfectly it's still only 2 power on turn 4. Is that really better than a 2 or 3 power menace creature on turn 2&3? And it's a horrible top deck.


    I'm not convinced either but it seems like some people will be trying it out so with some testing we should be able to settle the question.
    Posted in: Pauper & Peasant Discussion
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