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Re: Magic the gathering...gathering thread
« Reply #7375 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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« Reply #7376 on: January 12, 2018, 11:36:26 AM »

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.
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« Reply #7377 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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« Reply #7378 on: January 17, 2018, 04:09:34 PM »
WOTC roll out a faster standard rotation, but players dont like it so they roll it back.
12 cards banned from standard in a year.

Have WOTC lost their grip on making standard playable sets?
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« Reply #7379 on: February 14, 2018, 06:48:51 PM »
I think it's weird wizards are doing a "great design search" and set up a test to find people who are going to think the same way about design as wotc already so.
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« Reply #7380 on: February 15, 2018, 07:50:27 AM »
I think it's weird wizards are doing a "great design search" and set up a test to find people who are going to think the same way about design as wotc already so.
It is not the first time Wizards makes strange dicisions.
They even unbanned JtMS and BBE in modern...
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« Reply #7381 on: February 15, 2018, 02:48:53 PM »
https://magic.wizards.com/en/products/Commander-2018

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4 decks
planeswalkers
rise in MSRP (aking more money or increasing value of reprints?)
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« Reply #7382 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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« Reply #7383 on: March 12, 2018, 02:45:33 PM »
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« Reply #7384 on: March 12, 2018, 05:06:49 PM »
is Breya phyrexian?
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« Reply #7385 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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Re: Magic the gathering...gathering thread
« Reply #7386 on: April 22, 2018, 07:11:42 AM »
Well I final made the jump. I played a Pre-Release yesterday, and it was quiet fun. Still quiet expensive, but considering you spend 3-4+ hours then its not that far from a normal Saturday night out.
I went 1-2-1 with biggest mistake was putting all my creatures down when opponent was at 2, and no creatures on the table BUT I knew he had a sweeper in hand. (The legendary Sorcery that requires a legendary creature). So stupid, I could had waited one turn to put  my 2-1 flyer down and won the next turn.

That same player was the only sketchy person, once telling me I had lost after his attacks, and I asked why, and he just look and me and said try to block. I did, traded 1 creatures, ate 2, and lost 1. Stabilized at 3 life and won the game. He was really pissed off, to the point he would jump into combat without saying anything, and when I told him BEFORE you get into combat I will use my Icy Manipulator and he told me. You need to do that before, and I said you have to say when you get going into the combat phase.

Did a card trade that probably was not in my favor, so I suppose newbie getting milked but apart from that all was fun.

Too long of a post? I will try to keep playing casual magic, and stay in Dominaria or newer stuff.
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Re: Magic the gathering...gathering thread
« Reply #7387 on: April 22, 2018, 05:30:38 PM »
Glad you had fun, shame about the Dodgy bloke!

I've never been to a pre release but j fancy it one day.
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« Reply #7388 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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Re: Magic the gathering...gathering thread
« Reply #7389 on: May 09, 2018, 10:26:23 PM »
Sorry Rufus, I didnt see you reply. I know its a little late, but for what its worth...not really.
Darigaaz Reincarnated was my best card, but I didnt play it because I was too scared of 3 colors. Looking back, I should had play it. I had good mana fixing.

Today, I played my first standard tournament. I went 1-2 and a bye, but I had fun. I think most people were even surprised I was playing, because I dont have many cards. Use a G/R ramp aggro deck, and lost against 2 control decks but manage to get 1 game out of one and the others were relative close. My deck

now the BEST part of the day....guess who I beat. The cheater, and surprise he wanted to cheat again too. He had almost the same deck, but he probably had all the expensive cards.

I am not sure anymore if he is trying to cheat or if he is not good. He talks with such a confident but he also does play that doesnt make a too much sense.

First I play Steel Leaf Champion on turn 4, and he tried to kill it with Shivan Fire with paying only 4 mana. Could had been a mistake, but thats a start.
Then he told me that I could not use Elfhame druid to pay 2 mana if I wanted to cast Baloth with kicker. Some people heard and he didnt argue.
Then he told me that the counter on Hallar was until the end of the turn.
Then he told me that the saga, that I cannot get one creature from the graveyard on the first 2 iterations.

What makes me think he is just bad, is that he would spend 2 of his Blossoming defense to block my Baloth with bonus with his 4/4 Verix and chomp block with 2 other creature (Hallar and something else). Instead of chomping the 7/7 and using one blossoming defense on each of the other creatures to trade or to keep his alive. I was at 20 and he was at 9 or something.

Sorry for the long post, how has your Magic year been? you playing dominaria regularly?
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