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  • posted a message on MTG Gatherer Extractor v6.6 (Database & Pics Assistant)
    I really appreciate this tool existing.

    I wish that somebody would host a nice complete .csv file somewhere that got updated every set though.
    Posted in: Third Party Products
  • posted a message on MTG JSON - New website provides MTG card data in JSON format
    Is there a nice .csv version of this table somewhere?

    I have been hunting for a nice table I can manipulate in excel of all Magic Cards and their properties, and I cannot for the life of me find anything usable. No website seems to have that anywhere, any plaintext list is unparsable for one reason or another, and then I got to this and thought "Oh, I'll just use a json parser and convert this one" Wrong. Every converter I have tried has either failed, frozen, told me it was an improper json file, or tried to charge me for the privilege to convert one file.

    Or if anyone knows where I can go to find a current database of all magic cards in csv/xls they'd be my hero.

    I am completely flabbergasted that this doesn't exist somewhere.
    Posted in: Third Party Products
  • posted a message on [[SCD]] [D14] Young Pyromancer
    Testing shows him to be OK in burn heavy decks, but generally just pretty average. Never had him really 'explode' except for in games that were already won.
    Posted in: Cube Card and Archetype Discussion
  • posted a message on [[SCD]] Kalonian Hydra
    This guy is better than Silverheart, but significantly enough better to make it in?

    I'm going to have to test it out. Big with Trample, 3 turn clock seems pretty solid.
    Someday I will get my 6 mana 6/6 Hexproof,Trample and I will cease my tireless search for the ideal green fatty, but until then, gotta keep testing.
    Posted in: Cube Card and Archetype Discussion
  • posted a message on 3 Set Cube
    If you are looking for some sets with high concentrations of good cards, try combinations of these

    Tempest
    Urza's Saga
    Invasion
    Odyssey
    Time Spiral
    Zendikar
    Magic 2010
    Magic 2012
    Posted in: The Cube Forum
  • posted a message on [360][Powered] TakeABow's Brutal Cube
    Update;
    OUT;
    Mana Tithe
    Arcane Denial
    Nezumi Graverobber
    Hypnotic Specter
    Torch Fiend
    Arc Lightning
    Yeva, Nature's Herald
    Deadbridge Goliath
    Slayers' Stronghold
    Electrolyze
    Sigarda, Host of Herons
    Stilmoon Cavalier

    IN;
    Loam Lion
    Thirst for Knowledge
    Imperial Seal
    Blood Scrivener
    Kird Ape
    Stone Rain
    Thornling
    Hornet Queen
    Boros Charm
    Ral Zarek
    Voice of Resurgence
    Lingering Souls
    First Post updated accordingly. Cubetutor set up for the cube too - go there to see the Visual Spoiler, Draft against bots, or look at sample packs.
    Posted in: Cube Lists
  • posted a message on [[SCD]] [D14] Young Pyromancer
    This guy is fantastic. Instantly goes into 360 for testing. I bet it finds a home.
    Posted in: Cube Card and Archetype Discussion
  • posted a message on [[SCD]] [D14] Liliana's Reaver
    Quote from Demagogue
    but it's a mana more and the 3/3 body isn't exactly impressive in cube.


    1 for a 3/3 body isn't anything to sneer at. Muse is a really solid card. That said, I don't have it in my 360 card cube, so I don't have it ranked above Nekrataal, Skinrender, Braids, Consuming Vapors, or Damnation for the 4 slot.

    This guy isn't appreciably better than Graveborn Muse or any of the cards I have in right now - so I have to pass o him. Whether or not he may be a tad better than Graveborn Muse isn't relevant to me since neither one is good enough to crack the cube.

    All that said - I think we are looking at a fairly solid creature, who is suffering from some downsides.
    1. Dies to Lightning Bolt, Incinerate, etc.
    2. Gets blocked and killed by Porcelain Legionnaire and all the other 3-power for 2 mana guys who are happy to trade with him (and legionnaire doesn't even trade!)
    3. No immediate board impact for a 4 mana creature

    Upsides are huge though
    1 Good power-for-mana ratio
    2 Absolutely silly if it connects
    3 Trades with non-flying big stuff late game because of deathtouch (titans/etc.) - Lets look at how those stack up against the CMC 5+ in my cube;
    Baneslayer Angel - Flies
    Cloudgoat Ranger - Flies
    Reveillark - Flies
    Sun Titan - Still a 2-for-1 (return one when it ETB, another when it attacks)
    Meloku - Flies
    Keiga - Flies
    Puppeteer Clique - Flies
    Shriekmaw - Flies
    Grave Titan - Still a 4-for-1 (2 when ETB, 2 when it attacks)
    Siege-Gang Commander - Can fling two guys at this dude to kill him
    Thundermaw Hellkite - Fies
    Inferno Titan - Just kills this guy when it attacks
    Thornling - Indestructable
    Thragtusk - 1-for-1
    Vorapede - Undying
    Pelakka Wurm - Tramples through 4 damage, then draws a card (still probably a win)
    Simic Sky Swallower - Flies
    Batterskull - Attaches to another dude
    Masticores - Just shoot this guy
    Myr Battlesphere - WIN here, kills it off

    Not as much help as you'd really like from that 'can trade' upside to even count it.
    Certainly a good card, and probably #5-6 for me as far a black 4-drop creatures, but it isn't nearly as reliable or powerful as the stuff I have now. High-risk-high-reward type card should find room in cubes 540+?

    Small cubes don't have space.
    Posted in: Cube Card and Archetype Discussion
  • posted a message on [[MCD]] Errata
    Dauthi Horror is no longer a beast (Sorry Ravenous Baloth) It is a Dauthi Horror now
    Posted in: Cube Card and Archetype Discussion
  • posted a message on Print This Wizards (so I can put it in my cube)
    Whatever form it takes, we are missing the (dare I say painfully obviously nonexistent) 6-mana 6-power green creature with Trample and Shroud/Hexproof.

    Whatever it turns out to be, you can be sure that we're all going to be including it.
    Posted in: The Cube Forum
  • posted a message on Print This Wizards (so I can put it in my cube)
    Quote from Wildfire393
    The enchantment version of White Mana leak is even crazier than the instant version.


    Quote from Wildfire393
    If your opponent plays around it, it's a one-sided Nether Void. If they don't, it's a Mana Leak that you can fit into your curve super easily without having to leave mana up. Brutal.


    Quote from Wildfire393
    If your opponent plays around it


    This is why it is worse than the instant version. It can be played around. I would cube it (either version) in a heartbeat.

    Undercity Kingpin (the 3 mana version) is awesome. Gimme gimme gimme.
    Posted in: The Cube Forum
  • posted a message on [GTC] Gatecrash And Cube!
    I've got a hybrid section in my cube, so figure goes in there. That leaves Ajani as #1, and I have Helix and Boros charm fighting for #2. I think Boros Charm gets the edge because it basically reads "Destroy Target Planeswalker or..."
    Posted in: Cube Card and Archetype Discussion
  • posted a message on [GTC] Gatecrash And Cube!
    I may end up adding only one card (Boros Charm). Not an exciting set for cubes. Although good for anyone who still needs to get their hands on shocklands.
    Posted in: Cube Card and Archetype Discussion
  • posted a message on [[SCD]] Lightning Surge
    If you need an expensive red burn spell... look no further than the x-spells. There are plenty of worthy versions out there.
    Posted in: Cube Card and Archetype Discussion
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