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The Count's Tavern / Re: Magic the gathering...gathering thread
« on: April 24, 2018, 02:42:24 PM »
Well I final made the jump. I played a Pre-Release yesterday, and it was quiet fun.

Did you get any good cards?

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Apparently this is in a different board for some reason?  :icon_confused:

Well, we've been on a massive break due to my disappearance. Sorry about that. Story-wise we've pretty much wrapped up everything in Marienburg - the riots are ongoing, but that's not really a problem the group could solve. The dark elf plot has been exposed and various chaos-cultists have been vanquished.

Do we want to carry on? If so, I think it might be best to move on to the final section of the campaign. What do people think?

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The Count's Tavern / Re: Boardgames
« on: April 24, 2018, 02:29:34 PM »
It's currently OOP (again) but if ever given a chance play Fury of Dracula.  Very similar mechanics but you have characters and events which are a lot of fun and fit the theme very well.

Yes, people should play that. It's great.

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Age of Sigmar / Re: The Idoneth Deepkin
« on: April 13, 2018, 09:44:59 AM »
Octopus!  :Ohmy:

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The Count's Tavern / Re: Magic the gathering...gathering thread
« on: March 12, 2018, 10:10:41 PM »
No! She's from Alara.

Atraxa is. I think proliferating the counters works too, so she can make the II ability happen the turn it's played.

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The Count's Tavern / Re: Magic the gathering...gathering thread
« on: March 12, 2018, 02:45:33 PM »
Sagas

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The Count's Tavern / Re: Magic the gathering...gathering thread
« on: February 23, 2018, 10:19:38 PM »
Wizards print precon decks for Standard that actually have good cards in them!

https://magic.wizards.com/en/articles/archive/feature/challenger-decks-lists-2018-02-23

You could win actual games with these!

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The Count's Tavern / Re: Solo - The Star Wars Movie
« on: February 06, 2018, 02:20:13 PM »
This is only the fourth new Star Wars film. I think there have been 312 million Marvel superhero films.

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The Count's Tavern / Re: Solo - The Star Wars Movie
« on: February 06, 2018, 09:56:12 AM »
Looks good!

Did I see giant space tentacles?

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The Count's Tavern / Re: Magic the gathering...gathering thread
« on: January 15, 2018, 04:43:02 PM »
Standard bans! Attune with energy, rogue refiner, rampaging ferocidon, ramunap ruins.

https://magic.wizards.com/en/articles/archive/news/january-15-2018-banned-and-restricted-announcement-2018-01-15

Aiming to reduce the dominance of energy and mono-red.


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think I need storm the vault for breya! Hope it isn't standard playable.

dinosaurs seem really fun now. You get dumb naya stompyness, but add tribal synergies, also pyrohemia/enrage effects, can build around extra combat steps for ghishath.

Storm the vault is about 3 quid at the moment I think? The hype has dissipated on that one.

Dinosaurs do look great. I remade my Gishnath deck and this time I didn't have to include any junkosauruses.

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The Count's Tavern / Re: Star Wars: The Last Jedi - Spoilers!!!
« on: January 08, 2018, 10:44:35 PM »
I think the way the light side of the force is portrayed is a constant issue in the films.  It has so many restrictions that it doesn't really make any sense as to why a jedi could ever really be successful in the face of an opponent who is nearly as talented as himself.  One has obstructed his own use of the force while the other is unfettered.  I get it from a story prespective, but if you try to think about it logically, it doesn't make sense how light side force users can be successful.

Well, in the old films there wasn't really a 'light side.' There was only the force. The dark side was a selfish perversion of that. It's also quite clear that the dark side doesn't make you more powerful. What do we ever see the dark side do that is special? Force lightning looks flashy but Obi-Wan and Yoda both negate it easily.


One thing I liked in The Last Jedi was the vision Rey received in the dark-aligned cave. She was drawn there, thinking she'd learn something important, but she only saw herself (as Luke did in ESB). There was nothing there. The dark side is an empty philosophy that always leads to your own destruction.

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The Count's Tavern / Re: Magic the gathering...gathering thread
« on: January 07, 2018, 05:24:40 PM »
I might play it with Atraxa. Easy flip followed by double-size Atraxa attacks!

The red/white one is really weird.


Enrage is now worth including enablers for!


This land seems good in any EDH deck that has room for another colourless land:

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The Count's Tavern / Re: Magic the gathering...gathering thread
« on: January 07, 2018, 05:20:18 PM »
Hmmm, no enemy-paired rare duals. Just a reprint of those uncommon taplands. Dominaria will have to have something.

At least four new vampires I want to add to Edgar Markov! Probably more.

Yes, dinosaurs have enough proper creatures for a deck now. No need to play the filler ones! There's even an alternate 3-colour commander.


I thought that bg flip land was risky- in case your thing gets exiled or something. but guess in ghave when can just instantly sacrifice whatever!

It's definitely risky if you don't have a sac outlet. But if Ghave's in play it's very hard to stop it from flipping.

The blue/green flipland is good too, but I'm not that fond of the others.

I like Azor the sphinx!

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The Count's Tavern / Re: Magic the gathering...gathering thread
« on: January 01, 2018, 10:10:54 PM »
Yes. This is so good for Ghave!


!!!!


Also, huge dinosaur!

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Sorry! I had continuing family issues. And then it was Christmas.

Will update soon.

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The Count's Tavern / Re: Star Wars: The Last Jedi - Spoilers!!!
« on: December 30, 2017, 05:16:18 PM »
Also, Admiral Akbar deserved better.

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The Count's Tavern / Re: Star Wars: The Last Jedi - Spoilers!!!
« on: December 29, 2017, 01:09:26 PM »
Snoke! No backstory. Random ugly alien wizard who somehow commands the baddies but basically does nothing and means nothing. Annoying.

Otherwise I quite liked it. But I don't think of this new trilogy as really following on from the original. It's more of an alternate future.


Rogue One is still the best new film.

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The Count's Tavern / Re: Magic the gathering...gathering thread
« on: December 19, 2017, 12:29:40 PM »
Yes, it's from Rivals. Looks good!

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The Count's Tavern / Re: Magic the gathering...gathering thread
« on: December 18, 2017, 09:50:35 PM »

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The Count's Tavern / Re: Magic the gathering...gathering thread
« on: December 06, 2017, 05:07:13 PM »
Planeswalkers are lame anyway!

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The Count's Tavern / Re: Magic the gathering...gathering thread
« on: December 06, 2017, 04:04:28 PM »
It's so hard to get an ultimate though! Unless you use doubling season/doubling fish or loads of proliferate, it never happens. Plus it's so tempting to keep using that -3.

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The Count's Tavern / Re: Magic the gathering...gathering thread
« on: December 06, 2017, 02:21:06 PM »
The +2 is a bit weak. Ob Nixilis Reignited is better, if you aren't already playing that.

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The Count's Tavern / Re: Magic the gathering...gathering thread
« on: December 06, 2017, 10:59:27 AM »
Planeswalker deck Vraska from Rivals:


Use the ultimate, then activate Crypt Rats (it doesn't say combat damage) and kill all opponents at once! Definitely something that could realistically happen.  :icon_lol:

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The Count's Tavern / Re: Magic the gathering...gathering thread
« on: December 05, 2017, 10:08:55 AM »
Some unstable cards have multiple versions with different text boxes but the same name and collector number. Very Cryptic Command has at least five (here are some of them).



I like this!

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The Count's Tavern / Re: Magic the gathering...gathering thread
« on: December 02, 2017, 09:57:58 AM »
Crow Storm would be fine in EDH at least. I don't see anyone playing Empty the Warrens.

The squirrel lord would be good with Ghave!



Yes, it's worth waiting a couple more weeks for Iconic Masters cards. They should keep dropping.

I need to get Teferis for every blue deck!

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