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by fantôme
04 Nov 2017, 00:00
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: "The Turing Test Thread" or "It's the stories that make it real"
Replies: 2
Views: 479

Re: "The Turing Test Thread" or "It's the stories that make it real"

Names are an interesting thing: Eve meaning "living" and Pia meaning "devout", seemingly the wrong way round. The preface stated that names had been changed to protect the innocent, perhaps names had been switched and this was referring to context within story rather than associa...
by fantôme
28 Jul 2017, 10:56
Forum: Magic: The Gathering
Topic: Modern Brewing Thread
Replies: 1
Views: 381

Re: Modern Brewing Thread

There are a bunch of avenues to explore with Mechanized Production - Myr, Servos, Thopters & Clues are obvious contenders, but I also had vague ideas of combo'ing it with King Macar and some untap engine or with Mycosynth Lattice. Unfortunately I don't have a lot of free time to brew these days....
by fantôme
13 Jun 2017, 09:48
Forum: Magic: The Gathering
Topic: Modern Deck Outsourcing.
Replies: 3
Views: 546

Re: Modern Deck Outsourcing.

Is there a way to filter that website to not show the cards that you don't have? It is very challenging to brew over search a length of spreadsheets.

I did notice that you have the basics of blue/red delver there though.
by fantôme
07 Jun 2017, 01:14
Forum: Magic: The Gathering
Topic: Deck list that I would like constructive criticism on
Replies: 2
Views: 415

Re: Deck list that I would like constructive criticism on

There will be times when you have an Ornithopter but no Tezzeret's Touch, making the 'thopter completely useless. I ran into this trying out Ensoul Artifact back in the day, Ornithopter is just not worth running. Likewise Hope of Ghirapur does not do a great deal unless you have information about ca...
by fantôme
29 Mar 2017, 14:17
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Venting Thread Delta - Now With Easy to Follow Rules
Replies: 7432
Views: 233136

Re: Venting Thread Delta - Now With Easy to Follow Rules

Gap Filler wrote:Nice to see nothing less than the usual apathy to the current situation.


May's letter also ruled out the possibility of a second referendum, or any kind of U-turn or alternative arrangement. We're stuck with it.
by fantôme
29 Mar 2017, 10:50
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Venting Thread Delta - Now With Easy to Follow Rules
Replies: 7432
Views: 233136

Re: Venting Thread Delta - Now With Easy to Follow Rules

May's letter to the EC today was promising (as promising as this mess can be), one of the high-priority outlined objectives being securing the rights of EU nationals in the UK and UK nationals abroad. The letter also stated the intention to effectively adopt existing EU laws & rights as UK ones....
by fantôme
25 Mar 2017, 07:57
Forum: Magic: The Gathering
Topic: Commander/EDH Deck Talk
Replies: 1149
Views: 90679

Re: Commander/EDH Deck Talk

Oh, that's actually really cool then, and thank you for the rules clarification. Yay I learned something new today.

Wish I'd known that when drafting all those Unearth creatures in the MM3 draft I did though!
by fantôme
24 Mar 2017, 14:15
Forum: Magic: The Gathering
Topic: Commander/EDH Deck Talk
Replies: 1149
Views: 90679

Re: Commander/EDH Deck Talk

Unfortunately Unearthed creatures get exiled if they leave the battlefield, so blinking doesn't work. It would be such a wonderfully abusable mechanic if it weren't for that caveat. Storm decks in Commander are always interesting to me - I would never actually play one, but seeing people tackle the ...
by fantôme
18 Mar 2017, 07:51
Forum: Magic: The Gathering
Topic: Commander/EDH Deck Talk
Replies: 1149
Views: 90679

Re: Commander/EDH Deck Talk

The Wishes exile themselves, so I don't think recurring is an option - the only repeatable recur from exile that comes to mind is Academy Ruins + Mirror of Fate, but Mirror eats the rest of your library. You could copy the spell a bunch: Reverberate + Isochron Sceptre + Paradox Engine (does that eve...
by fantôme
17 Mar 2017, 08:55
Forum: Magic: The Gathering
Topic: The Limited thread
Replies: 441
Views: 29517

Re: The Limited thread

So MM3 draft is (unsurprisingly) completely awesome. Everyone's deck ended up really solid and really enjoyable to play, each archetype very much did it's thing, (and yes, forcing 5-colour signets can work). I went 2-1 with a Grixis tempo deck that was a huge amount of fun, and Grixis-tempo'd in jus...
by fantôme
24 Jan 2017, 16:29
Forum: Magic: The Gathering
Topic: Design a Card
Replies: 642
Views: 38365

Re: Design a Card

Wording it like Nivmagus would certainly work. If you use this ability on a spell that doesn't target, it will create infinite copies with no drawback, (such things are usually templated with the caveat "with a single target"). I would suggest something along the lines of: Exile an instant...
by fantôme
23 Jan 2017, 12:30
Forum: Magic: The Gathering
Topic: Standard Discussion
Replies: 372
Views: 21872

Re: Standard Discussion

I love that some of the AER archetypes are so well supported that one can create very different likewise decks. I was pondering a B/G counters deck in a very different direction: http://tappedout.net/mtg-decks/20-01-17-AYl-bg-counters/ Yours seems more geared towards big midrange plays, so I would d...
by fantôme
20 Jan 2017, 13:04
Forum: Magic: The Gathering
Topic: Standard Discussion
Replies: 372
Views: 21872

Re: Standard Discussion

Also the Expertise looks like it could open up some pretty bonkers Zada shenanigans, I'd love to hear how you get on with it.

Also also, Standard sure is going to be different with the new release/bans. What are you fine folks brewing or looking forward to?
by fantôme
20 Jan 2017, 11:28
Forum: Magic: The Gathering
Topic: Standard Discussion
Replies: 372
Views: 21872

Re: Standard Discussion

With Expedite and Expertise being key cards, I want to say something to do with "Grinding XP"?
by fantôme
15 Jan 2017, 03:34
Forum: Magic: The Gathering
Topic: AER Pre-release - How'd you do?
Replies: 10
Views: 1115

Re: AER Pre-release - How'd you do?

2-3 with GWb Revolt, (why are my sealed pools always Green/White?). Deck was very heavily synergistic, 8 Revolt cards and 7 ways to directly trigger it - lots of Acrobatic Maneuver shenanigans, turn 2 Greenwheel Liberator with revolt trigger a couple of times, splash for Hidden Stockpile very much w...
by fantôme
11 Jan 2017, 08:16
Forum: Magic: The Gathering
Topic: The General Magic: The Gathering Thread
Replies: 8925
Views: 273556

Re: The General Magic: The Gathering Thread

Don't forget Stasis Snare has flash, you can exile Emrakul before the end of the turn on which she was cast. But having protection from instants, you make a very valid point for every other removal spell in the format.
by fantôme
10 Jan 2017, 01:46
Forum: Magic: The Gathering
Topic: The General Magic: The Gathering Thread
Replies: 8925
Views: 273556

Re: The General Magic: The Gathering Thread

I don't follow Modern, so couldn't comment on Probe & Troll, but am very surprised at all three Standard bans. Copter was busted, but there were plenty of ways to deal with it, and more excellent answers coming in AER. It being ubiquitous is the only problem I see with it, but with control &...
by fantôme
03 Jan 2017, 04:44
Forum: Magic: The Gathering
Topic: Aether Revolt Spoilers
Replies: 4
Views: 709

Aether Revolt Spoilers

Players of all formats: talk about what you're hyped for.

So far,

Disallow. Spoiled a while ago, but that is a sexy counterspell. Making room for it in my Standard Spirits and CanLander decks.

Revolt mechanic. Aristocrats-ish archetype in limited maybe?

Gremlin tokens. Gremlin tokens!
by fantôme
11 Dec 2016, 01:31
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Television We're Watching Now
Replies: 233
Views: 17774

Re: Television We're Watching Now

How does the new Dirk Gently compare to the (depressingly cancelled) 2010 Stephen Mangan version? Watched a couple of things recently: latest season of the techno-paranoia horror/comedy Black Mirror was a little hit or miss, but still one of the best shows I've seen. More techno-paranoia in Humans, ...
by fantôme
11 Dec 2016, 01:12
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Arclight_Dynamo's Sports Journey
Replies: 19
Views: 1760

Re: Arclight_Dynamo's Sports Journey

Note: For the sake of international understanding, I will herewithin refer to football as "soccer", much as it pains my overly-traditional British sensibilities to do so. Having had the opposite experience, having had soccer rammed down my throat as a child to the point where I now despise...
by fantôme
03 Dec 2016, 01:58
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Alex's Stream Shelter? Safe Spaces? Echo Chambers? DISCUSS.
Replies: 133
Views: 14037

Re: Alex's Stream Shelter? Safe Spaces? Echo Chambers? DISCU

I live in the UK and can confirm that the above statements about this country are absolutely not true. We have massive problems over here, but a fundamental ignorance towards mental health and wellbeing is not one of them.
by fantôme
30 Nov 2016, 15:40
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Books you're reading now
Replies: 1119
Views: 57646

Re: Books you're reading now

I'm half way into H is for Hawk by Helen Macdonald. It's devastatingly beautiful. I usually get through books quickly, and have a half dozen or so on the go at the same time - but this book has had the entirety of my attention for quite some time now. One of my all-time favourites.
by fantôme
08 Nov 2016, 23:55
Forum: Magic: The Gathering
Topic: Commander/EDH Deck Talk
Replies: 1149
Views: 90679

Re: Commander/EDH Deck Talk

I'm working on an WURG enchantment deck for the new 2016 commander. Best couple <3 http://decks.deckedbuilder.com/d/253132 I'm not very good at ratios, so I'm not sure how many ramp, wrath or rock effects in. Preferably I would use cards that come with 2016 WURG deck. Any thoughts on how to tool th...
by fantôme
08 Nov 2016, 23:24
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Politics and the Vague Fear of Something Called Donald Trump
Replies: 191
Views: 17913

Re: Politics and the Vague Fear of Something Called Donald T

I haven't been following the elections all that much because the whole thing has been a horrible joke, (as these things often are these days). But I woke up this morning, had a look at the news, and... what the f**k America. Just what the f**k.
by fantôme
25 Oct 2016, 11:31
Forum: Magic: The Gathering
Topic: The General Magic: The Gathering Thread
Replies: 8925
Views: 273556

Re: The General Magic: The Gathering Thread

C16 spoilers bring many things, but oh goodness yes: Rebecca Guay basics, (and they do not disappoint). I am so happy right now.

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