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  • posted a message on Kaldheim set booster box leak
    We're back to Nicol Bolas stuff already? Hoo boy.
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
  • posted a message on 11/25 Random Card of the Day: Storm the Citadel
    Awkward card design that wants to do two desirable things, but does neither well enough for this to be much of a consideration. Overrun is a card that is generally a game-ender or a dead draw in decks that play it, depending on your board state, and the Naturalizes on hit don't really make up for the weaknesses of Overrun in my eyes. If this were two mana and didn't mess around with buffing creatures it'd be a neat card.
    Posted in: Casual & Multiplayer Formats
  • posted a message on How do you deal with long losing streaks?
    Do the other players also notice his winstreaks? That's a position of power for you, they could easily be coerced into targeting him.

    Winning is the primary objective, but sometimes "making sure (player) DOESN'T win" shows up as a secondary objective. MTG is a great outlet for spite.
    Posted in: Commander (EDH)
  • posted a message on Foil Etched?
    Quote from Ernart »
    Anything that is hard to fake is better. Specialized foil are decent against counterfeit.
    Maybe that is WHY they generally curl? :p


    If counterfeit foils don't curl, doesn't that make them more desirable than the real ones?
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
  • posted a message on 11/25 Random Card of the Day: Storm the Citadel
    I love the flavor of the card, very Indiana Jones. And I like how Ancient Stone Idol hearkens back to it.

    Bonus points if you say "WHY ARE YOU STILL HERE" while you attack with it.
    Posted in: Casual & Multiplayer Formats
  • posted a message on Foil Etched?
    Some of the foil etched cards look really nice. Muldrotha, the Gravetide is one. I think the amount of foiling on top of the art has a big impact on how it looks. Sakashima of a Thousand Faces has a lot of foiling on the artwork, and looks as though the resolution of the image has been scaled down, it's very grainy and hard to work out art detail. I think these would be awesome if they just foiled out the border and left the art and maybe even the textbox nonfoil.
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
  • posted a message on Custom Phoenix Legend
    I think Attempt Number Three is too efficient by itself and would most commonly be run without other phoenixes it can support, just because the escape cost is far too easy and cheap. It'd be one of the strongest creatures ever printed on its own merit and fail to incentivize a tribal build.
    Posted in: Custom Card Creation
  • posted a message on [CUBE][CMD] - Court of Grace
    Fair! But Court of Grace seems excellent. Garruk Wildspeaker is worse against planeswalkers than Garruk, Unleashed, but I think the context for choosing between the two is how the color identity commonly plays out in your pool. I think if White is a midrange to control color, it's worth trying Court over Elspeth, while Elspeth is going to shine if your white cards are more oriented towards early board creature presence. I think another card I've seen a lot that could be replaced with Court for testing is Parallax Wave. It's a very cool and fun card, and it's good, but I think Court is a game winning bomb for midrange decks.
    Posted in: Cube New Card Discussion
  • posted a message on Time Spiral remastered old frame treatment
    I would like to have Equinox and maybe a few others available on MTGO. It's become even more relevant now with Ashaya, Soul of the Wild. Freyalise Supplicant as well.
    Posted in: Speculation
  • posted a message on Reincarnation — Dynamic Ad Insertion Keyword
    Tormented Hulk giving a creature +8/+8 and -5/-5 is weird. Why not just make it a 3/3? Or have the -5/-5 be conditional. Pretty interesting mechanic idea but without any costs associated with it, it's too repeatable, fast, and free to not be absurdly broken.

    Grumpy Nalfeshnee 1BB
    Creature - Demon
    Flying

    Infectious Surge 2BB (Exile this from your graveyard: Put a number of +1/+1 counters equal to this card's power on target creature spell. It keeps those counters when it resolves.)
    When you activate the Infectious Surge of Grumpy Nalfeshnee, put a flying counter on target creature spell.

    3/1
    Posted in: Custom Card Creation
  • posted a message on Some Burn Spells
    Quote from ChariSays »
    Strike Twice RRR
    Sorcery (Rare)
    Strike Twice deals 2 damage to any target.
    Strike Twice deals 2 damage to any target.


    Makes me want a RB Seeds of Strength with damage instead of buff.
    Posted in: Custom Card Creation
  • posted a message on [CUBE][CMD] - Court of Grace
    Quote from IMorphling89 »


    It'll sound blasphemous but I might cut Elspeth, Knight-Errant for this.


    Seems to me like OG Elspeth's time is done. This card does a good job eclipsing her.
    Posted in: Cube New Card Discussion
  • posted a message on Custom Phoenix Legend
    Charhand 1RR

    Legendary Creature - Orc Soldier

    Protection from Red
    Whenever a Phoenix you control dies, create a 0/1 red Egg creature token.
    T, Sacrifice an Egg: Charhand does 2 damage to any target. Return up to one Phoenix from your graveyard to your hand.

    2/3

    Really thought about using the Orcish Cannoneers 3 damage to self when firing eggs. Maybe I'd remove the tap cost if so, but it might be too easy and manaless to just burn someone down if you have a superior life total.

    For your card, I'd remove the defender and upkeep restriction (lots of phoenixes have haste so the restriction is kind of pointless)
    Posted in: Custom Card Creation
  • posted a message on Custom Phoenix Legend
    I don't know if I feel this card on a flavor level. What about this phoenix compels other phoenixes to do more stuff? I think it would make more sense if it was a Human Wizard, or Bird Shaman, or Egg(!Legendary Egg!) that cared about phoenixes or something. Also, the jump from "bad" to "Solid" or "decent" is kind of unfair, there's at least "meh" somewhere in between those two. Bad and Unplayable are the same thing.

    I would say the card is at least average, but not because I want to play it along with a bunch of phoenixes. Hasty evasive threats that loot on etb are just gonna work. The looting has some positive interactions with the tribal, but a lot of phoenixes are expensive to return (Shard Phoenix, Worldheart Phoenix) or you have to invest in other methods to revive them (Arclight Phoenix, Warcry Phoenix)

    If it were a phoenix that made Elemental Egg tokens that had "Sacrifice this Egg: Return target nonlegendary Phoenix from your graveyard to play" every turn, or whenever you cast an instant or sorcery, that'd be pretty baller. Something that brought the phoenixes together and ironed out the inconsistencies of the tribal.
    Posted in: Custom Card Creation
  • posted a message on Trouble Thinking Up a Win Con for Sakashima 1000 and Krark Extra turns deck
    Okaun, Eye of Chaos just beating face or getting Flinged can be a pretty solid win condition

    With the 60 extra turn cards you're running it shouldn't be hard to just attack for the win with Krark though

    Haze of Rage is probably superior to Trumpet Blast

    Krark's Thumb seems good but more importantly in-flavor
    Posted in: Commander (EDH)
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