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  • posted a message on First strike Vs Double strike
    They both deal first strike damage at the same time. After that, if the double striker is still alive, he gets to swing again (if there's anything left to swing at).
    Posted in: Magic Rulings Archives
  • posted a message on Is your EDH deck an extension of your personality?
    My Kresh deck seems to be mainly Timmy and Spike, which might indicate my lack of desire to play combo. There's still a strong, synergistic element in my deck, with "combos" like Tooth and Nail for Butcher of Malakir and Dragon Broodmother, but nothing really outlandish or game-breaking. I guess, in the end, I'd much rather just kill things and beat face lol.
    Posted in: Commander (EDH)
  • posted a message on [Official] RDW
    Stromkirk Noble seems good as a 1-drop. I'm not too sure about Goblin Grenade in this kind of deck. I'd cut them to add another Shrine and maybe another Galvanic Blast or Curse.
    Posted in: Standard Archives
  • posted a message on The legalities of buying sealed product internationally
    Quote from wilmheath
    Correct. There are some other shops that have done this and now they can not host large tournaments or even buy sealed product from WOTC now. It is not "illegal" by any means though.

    I meant illegal as in prohibited (by Wizards or whatever), not in terms of "real" law. But thanks for the heads up! Maybe I can convince my friends to try get a refund...
    Posted in: Market Street Café
  • posted a message on The legalities of buying sealed product internationally
    Quote from BenBleiweiss
    It's against the rules for an official Wizards of the Coast retailer to ship boxes outside their territory. Your friend wont' get in any trouble (unless he's a business, in which case he's violating another part of his contract), but the business that is selling to him could be in very serious trouble if Wizards of the Coast was made aware of their activities.

    - Ben

    Ah right, I knew it was something along those lines. So is it safe to assume that a reputable card shop/business with an online store (Starcitygames, for example) simply will not ship sealed product overseas based on their own ethics?

    (For the record, my friends don't own businesses, they're just tightasses lol)
    Posted in: Market Street Café
  • posted a message on The legalities of buying sealed product internationally
    I've heard people mention that it's illegal for shops to ship sealed product internationally. My friends won't heed my warnings and have begun to purchase cheap boxes of Innistrad online.

    Can I please get some clarification on this, and possibly some official documentation?

    Cheers in advance!
    Posted in: Market Street Café
  • posted a message on Are there any Budget, Competitive modern decks?
    Yeah, fair enough. I think the option to colour fix by grabbing Rav duals with landcyclers like Valley Rannet is always something to consider, but I suppose the cascade cards aren't so colour intensive that a basic wouldn't do the trick.
    Posted in: Modern Archives
  • posted a message on Are there any Budget, Competitive modern decks?
    He's not online now so I can't ask him, but I think it's pretty similar to the one you posted. He runs fetchlands and Ravnica duals in his manabase though.
    Posted in: Modern Archives
  • posted a message on Video game cameras: inverted vs. non-inverted
    I just can't get my head around inverted controls… I grew up with older consoles (Sega etc) that only had d-pads and no analogue, so I'm accustomed to "up" on the controls corresponding to an upwards movement in game.
    Posted in: Talk and Entertainment
  • posted a message on How many Dismembers in RDW side??
    I've been running 3 lately, but I may up it to 4 since people have started running Phyrexian Obliterator again at my store… Kinda irritates me that a single card in an otherwise "bad" deck can give RDW fits.
    Posted in: Standard Archives
  • posted a message on Are there any Budget, Competitive modern decks?
    My friend has been going x-1 on MTGO with Living End. He seems to have problems against fast, non-interactive combo decks but stomps all over creature decks.
    Posted in: Modern Archives
  • posted a message on Legal question-- is Person B at fault?
    Quote from Aereas
    I agree 100% with the things dcartist has said, although I take it a step further. Bob is not obligated to help this schmuck. He (we) absolutely would be better off without Adam existing (as well as anyone who annoys us). As a biological organism, my primary goal is to survive. The existance of other organisms can impede that directive. Yet, silly laws prevent most humans from proactively removing harmful stimuli from their environments... hence, Bob should seek to actively 'not exist' to Adam without breaking the law.

    Yep, I'm on this side of the fence too. There are people at my LGS who have mental illnesses ranging from personality disorders to Asperger's. There's even one person who has a mild form of a more serious condition. What they all have in common is that they get really irritating really fast. I've tried hard to be nice to them, helping them with their decks and whatnot, but at a certain point they become dependant and latch on.

    I've lost all patience with them (barring one or two guys who aren't heinously annoying) and now I just try to ignore them or steer clear whenever they're at FNM. You can say all you want about my attitude towards them, but at the end of the week, when I'm all worn out from work and study, all I want to do is play some Magic and relax, which I find near impossible when I have these people yammering in my ear about stuff that I'm not even remotely interested in.

    As was implied in Aereas' post, it's a self-preservation thing.

    Quote from Aereas
    To back up dcartist, I would add that in the US at least, there is practically no such thing as crime/harmful act prevention/intervention. Cops have their hands full dealing with actual crimes which have reportedly happened; we don't place a high value on something that might occur.

    We need some Minority Reporting up in here!
    Posted in: Real-Life Advice
  • posted a message on Best Zombie Picture in MTG
    Quote from Boing
    Skinrender is the best Alien ripoff homage ever.:)

    Seconded! Grin
    Posted in: Opinions & Polls
  • posted a message on Does the flavor text ever quote books?
    If I recall correctly, Braids, Cabal Minion's flavour text was very similar to a line in Odyssey (I think one of the last lines, in fact).
    Posted in: Magic Storyline
  • posted a message on Most "Timmy" Creatures
    I've seen a lot of Timmies gravitate towards X spells like Banefire, Consume Spirit, and of course creatures like Primordial Hydra. One of the resident Timmies at my store once played Banefire alongside Bloodbraid Elf in what was supposed to be an Elfdrazi-esque ramp deck and wouldn't budge on the matter when we told him it was counter-intuitive...

    Quote from OBGRDGAZ
    And last but not the least, the one drops of red (Goblin Guide, Goblin Arsonist, etc).

    How exactly is a 1-drop creature a Timmy card? Red-based aggro decks try to win as early as possible, which kind of goes against the whole "go big or go home" ethos of Timmies.
    Posted in: Opinions & Polls
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