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by Tinfish
01 Apr 2016, 23:49
Forum: Magic: The Gathering
Topic: SoI Prerelease - How'd You Do?
Replies: 22
Views: 1756

SoI Prerelease - How'd You Do?

Share your tales of victory and/or defeat! What went well, what seems strong, what's busted, and what's just funny? To my complete surprise, I ended up going 4-0. I didn't pull anything amazing, would've been happy to win one match ... ended up going all the way. My deck: Ulvenwald Hydra (foily!...
by Tinfish
26 Mar 2016, 20:22
Forum: Magic: The Gathering
Topic: Standard Discussion
Replies: 372
Views: 21574

Re: Standard Discussion

After seeing Jimmy Wong's green/white deck I kinda want to make blue/green investigate a thing, but I'm really not sure if it's fast enough; it seems like there's a lot of fast, evasive creatures and you'd have trouble slowing down the game enough to get all the green cares-about-clues cards to cook...
by Tinfish
26 Mar 2016, 20:20
Forum: Magic: The Gathering
Topic: Shadows Over Innistrad Nicknames
Replies: 53
Views: 4348

Re: Shadows Over Innistrad Nicknames

Pyre Hound: Hot Dog
Hinterland Logger: Log Dog
by Tinfish
25 Mar 2016, 01:00
Forum: Magic: The Gathering
Topic: Lrrfolk Magic Favorites
Replies: 17
Views: 1567

Re: Lrrfolk Magic Favorites

fantôme wrote:Resource for picking your basics, (almost every land up to and including Theros, all-in-one-place): https://sites.google.com/site/mtgbasics/

Thanks!

Also, wow. I never realized that a lot of these lands are actually segments of the same wide panorama! That's super cool.
by Tinfish
24 Mar 2016, 21:11
Forum: Magic: The Gathering
Topic: Standard Discussion
Replies: 372
Views: 21574

Re: Standard Discussion

Honestly, I think the only deck that really wants to pursue Investigate is a blue/green one with all the green creatures that do things when you investigate. Drawing cards is fine, but without something that counts how many artifacts you have, or the hypothetical 13-clue wincon, it seems like you're...
by Tinfish
24 Mar 2016, 19:17
Forum: Magic: The Gathering
Topic: Lrrfolk Magic Favorites
Replies: 17
Views: 1567

Re: Lrrfolk Magic Favorites

Favorite color: ... green? Or black? Favorite Guild color: Simic or Golgari Favorite shard: Esper Favorite wedge: Abzan Set during which you started playing: Weatherlight, I think? Or Tempest? Formats you play: Sealed, Draft. I'd like to play Commander but it requires real actual humans. Favorite c...
by Tinfish
23 Mar 2016, 16:59
Forum: TapTapConcede
Topic: TTC 122 - Oath of the Gatewatch Nicknames
Replies: 5
Views: 1059

Re: TTC 122 - Oath of the Gatewatch Nicknames

The MtG subforum is already "hard" at "work" brewing up new names for Shadows Over Innistrad.
by Tinfish
23 Mar 2016, 16:49
Forum: Magic: The Gathering
Topic: Commander/EDH Deck Talk
Replies: 1149
Views: 88128

Re: Commander/EDH Deck Talk

Oh lordy. Big Gitters is even on-colour for dredge!
by Tinfish
23 Mar 2016, 16:10
Forum: Magic: The Gathering
Topic: Commander/EDH Deck Talk
Replies: 1149
Views: 88128

Re: Commander/EDH Deck Talk

Ack. I guess there's SoI's Groundskeeper, who lets you pay to return lands from your graveyard to your hand, but that's about a zillion times less exciting. I don't think you'd necessarily need to stay frog-themed - it seems more important to cram in anything with landfall and anything that triggers...
by Tinfish
23 Mar 2016, 14:53
Forum: Magic: The Gathering
Topic: Commander/EDH Deck Talk
Replies: 1149
Views: 88128

Re: Commander/EDH Deck Talk

And its own Uncharted Realms article!

And isn't there that artifact that lets you play lands from your graveyard? From Mirrodin I think? Plus all the landfall stuff from Zendikar ... yes, this frog is straight value. I am tempted by the Frogmander.
by Tinfish
23 Mar 2016, 14:51
Forum: Magic: The Gathering
Topic: Shadows Over Innistrad Nicknames
Replies: 53
Views: 4348

Re: Shadows Over Innistrad Nicknames

"It's not paranoia if they really are out to get you." Hanweir Militia Leader - Winner of the Hanweir Church Bake Sale Four Years Running Startled Awake - Bump ed in the Night Elusive Tormentor - Can't Touch This Heir of Falkenrath - Daddy's Little Girl Breakneck Rider (when it transforms)...
by Tinfish
21 Mar 2016, 23:47
Forum: Magic: The Gathering
Topic: Design a Card
Replies: 641
Views: 36178

Re: Design a Card

Oh god, being able to sacrifice other peoples' creatures, yes. Although that does require you to go into red or blue. I like the new minus ability, recycling your sacrificed creatures is powerful and synergizes well with the +2. I'm not sure how it compares to similar "return creature from grav...
by Tinfish
21 Mar 2016, 21:14
Forum: Magic: The Gathering
Topic: Commander/EDH Deck Talk
Replies: 1149
Views: 88128

Re: Commander/EDH Deck Talk

Interesting ... I was picturing something much more like ebMusicMan's modern elemental tribal deck. Yours feels less like "an Omnath deck" and more like "an elemental deck in which Omnath is present". Not that it isn't good, though.
by Tinfish
21 Mar 2016, 21:03
Forum: Magic: The Gathering
Topic: Design a Card
Replies: 641
Views: 36178

Re: Design a Card

I'm not against intellectual - the first draft had Evren as 3UB - so eh, it could still work. Your sacrifice-focused version seems cool, though. It took me a bit to get my head around the all-downside +2 ability. Basically, Evren, Sacrifice Engine seems to be all, and only, about activating that emb...
by Tinfish
21 Mar 2016, 17:28
Forum: Magic: The Gathering
Topic: The General Magic: The Gathering Thread
Replies: 8925
Views: 270651

Re: The General Magic: The Gathering Thread

So here's a story thing that's been bugging me. Ugin, Sorin and Nahiri got together 10,000 years ago to trap the Eldrazi on Zendikar. Later, Nahiri went missing and Ugin got temporarily dead. Then Jace, Nissa, Chandra and Sarkhan screwed everything up and released the Eldrazi, because they are idiot...
by Tinfish
21 Mar 2016, 17:04
Forum: TapTapConcede
Topic: TTC 121 - Shadows Over Innistrad Spoilers Part 2
Replies: 7
Views: 1265

Re: TTC 121 - Shadows Over Innistrad Spoilers Part 2

I loooove the fan flavour theory that Geralf's Masterpiece is undead Griselbrand. No idea if it's true or not, but it's cool.

I'd also like to see Geralf and Gisa get new cards; they showed up in Commander 2014 but I don't think those are all that playable outside of multiplayer formats.
by Tinfish
21 Mar 2016, 16:47
Forum: Magic: The Gathering
Topic: Standard Discussion
Replies: 372
Views: 21574

Re: Standard Discussion

I agree the sacrificing thing seems strong, and Ayli is good; but I'm mostly looking to throw something together that's fairly cheap and fairly effective, which largely means no expensive legendaries like Ayli or Sorin (I actually got lucky and opened two Sorins in the Khans prerelease, but my luck ...
by Tinfish
21 Mar 2016, 13:31
Forum: Magic: The Gathering
Topic: Standard Discussion
Replies: 372
Views: 21574

Re: Standard Discussion

Tinfish, the link to your deckist is not working. I eventually decided to go Esper instead of Grixis, since the new Sorin is just so good for control. This is the list I came up with: http://tappedout.net/mtg-decks/dragons-over-innistrad/ I was wandering if the new vindicate is good here or not. Wh...
by Tinfish
20 Mar 2016, 22:25
Forum: Magic: The Gathering
Topic: Standard Discussion
Replies: 372
Views: 21574

Re: Standard Discussion

So I just realized that my standard deck (Abzan counters-lords) is going to be pretty much entirely rotating out soon. Heck, there's still Theros block cards in there. I don't think I've played paper magic since the Dragons prerelease. Actually, since I only seem to be playing paper magic at prerele...
by Tinfish
20 Mar 2016, 22:11
Forum: Magic: The Gathering
Topic: Modern Deck Brewing Advice
Replies: 16
Views: 1543

Re: Modern Deck Brewing Advice

Agreed with Fantôme, this deck looks like good clean hyper-aggressive fun-times. And it probably does need some ramp, to get Omnath out faster. As Fantôme says, Smokebraider and Generator Servant seem like good choices. I'm liking the idea of tapping Smokebraider to cast Nova Chaser championing the ...
by Tinfish
19 Mar 2016, 12:56
Forum: Magic: The Gathering
Topic: Oath of the Gatewatch Nicknames
Replies: 17
Views: 1892

Re: Oath of the Gatewatch Nicknames

"Someday we'll find it, the Natural Connection ..."
by Tinfish
19 Mar 2016, 12:51
Forum: Magic: The Gathering
Topic: Design a Card
Replies: 641
Views: 36178

Re: Design a Card

You make good points. At first I wasn't sure about the draw-and-discard route - it does offer more control of what you pitch - but it is certainly in flavour for black, and blue, which is sort of Evren's "secondary" colour (even though they're mono-black). As for the minus ability, yeah, t...
by Tinfish
16 Mar 2016, 14:45
Forum: Magic: The Gathering
Topic: Design a Card
Replies: 641
Views: 36178

Re: Design a Card

I was thinking how I don't really like most black planeswalkers. Well, really I don't like Liliana - after Ob Nixilis' story in Uncharted Realms I find myself kinda liking him for some reason. So I thought I'd invent someone less obnoxious, with a more intellectual bent: Evren, Death Scholar 3BB 4 l...
by Tinfish
16 Mar 2016, 14:28
Forum: Magic: The Gathering
Topic: The General Magic: The Gathering Thread
Replies: 8925
Views: 270651

Re: The General Magic: The Gathering Thread

In Nahiri's case, red is also the other colour that messes about with rocks (see Koth for example). Unless Nahiri went really off the deep end and ended up white/black - which I don't think is really in character for her - red was the obvious choice. Also, yay, a new red/white planeswalker. Who work...
by Tinfish
16 Mar 2016, 14:24
Forum: Magic: The Gathering
Topic: Shadows Over Innistrad Nicknames
Replies: 53
Views: 4348

Re: Shadows Over Innistrad Nicknames

I think Awoken Horror (the flip side of Thing In The Ice) should really be named "Thing From The Ice". Alas. Aside from that, I don't have anything clever yet. Delerium seems disappointing, and if Skulk works will really depend on how much pump is in this set. I'm looking forward to playin...

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