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by Phosphatide
20 Jun 2014, 15:36
Forum: Magic: The Gathering
Topic: The General Magic: The Gathering Thread
Replies: 8925
Views: 272080

Re: The General Magic: The Gathering Thread

Oh, were you talking about combat and attacking planeswalkers instead of players? That would be a different thing entirely than what we interpreted. Whoops.
by Phosphatide
20 Jun 2014, 02:20
Forum: Magic: The Gathering
Topic: The General Magic: The Gathering Thread
Replies: 8925
Views: 272080

Re: The General Magic: The Gathering Thread

Technically they can't, it's a kind of tournament shortcut. When you say you wish to Shock someone's Jace, for example, you're employing a shortcut that basically says "I cast Shock targeting you, but will redirect it during resolution." Note that unless your opponent does something in res...
by Phosphatide
16 Jun 2014, 09:25
Forum: Magic: The Gathering
Topic: The General Magic: The Gathering Thread
Replies: 8925
Views: 272080

Re: The General Magic: The Gathering Thread

A post in the venting thread reminded me of something a friend said while we were playing with a bunch of proxied modern decks. Supposedly someone at Wizards said that Zendikar fetches will be seeing a reprint because they never intended for their prices to go this high. Anyone know about this state...
by Phosphatide
14 Jun 2014, 13:46
Forum: Magic: The Gathering
Topic: The General Magic: The Gathering Thread
Replies: 8925
Views: 272080

Re: The General Magic: The Gathering Thread

Excuse me while I punish myself for perhaps the 3rd time for somehow forgetting that basic lands do not care about Blood Moon.
by Phosphatide
14 Jun 2014, 11:57
Forum: Magic: The Gathering
Topic: The General Magic: The Gathering Thread
Replies: 8925
Views: 272080

Re: The General Magic: The Gathering Thread

I miggght be missing something in the story, but just to confirm... how did you cast Lightning Helix? Did the Blood Moon vanish at some point or did you have some other way to generate that white mana?
by Phosphatide
13 Jun 2014, 20:41
Forum: Magic: The Gathering
Topic: The General Magic: The Gathering Thread
Replies: 8925
Views: 272080

Re: The General Magic: The Gathering Thread

I didn't realize you could sprinkle so much salt around a LGS community just by being a good player. A shame that it would ruin a format for you that was meant to be casual and stupid fun, sorry to hear that.
by Phosphatide
13 Jun 2014, 11:56
Forum: MtG
Topic: Friday Nights: Time Walking
Replies: 53
Views: 6945

Re: Friday Nights: Time Walking

I'm quite certain that was just Kathleen grunting as she tossed her legs up on the table for chillaxing time.
by Phosphatide
13 Jun 2014, 10:49
Forum: Magic: The Gathering
Topic: Magic the Gathering: Ask a Judge
Replies: 3185
Views: 140631

Re: Magic the Gathering: Ask a Judge

You cannot name "Squirrel" with Muzzio's Preparations, as "Squirrel" is not a card. Muzzio's Preparations specifically asks you to note down a card name, and tokens do not count as cards according to... I think it was the tournament rules document. Dethrone will still resolve if ...
by Phosphatide
12 Jun 2014, 08:49
Forum: Magic: The Gathering
Topic: The General Magic: The Gathering Thread
Replies: 8925
Views: 272080

Re: The General Magic: The Gathering Thread

My store did a more simple "8-man pods, split into two 4P games, winner of each game gets 3 packs while everyone else gets 1" for the release weekend (at $15 entry fees), and everyone seemed very pleased with it. Then again, most of them were ready for another Conspiracy draft immediately ...
by Phosphatide
11 Jun 2014, 21:04
Forum: Magic: The Gathering
Topic: Magic the Gathering: Ask a Judge
Replies: 3185
Views: 140631

Re: Magic the Gathering: Ask a Judge

You are absolutely allowed to have a private conversation with a judge if you do not want your opponent to hear. Usually this is for when you have a question about a card in your hand or something so your opponent doesn't know what you're holding, but there's no reason why this would exclude more pe...
by Phosphatide
11 Jun 2014, 21:00
Forum: Magic: The Gathering
Topic: The General Magic: The Gathering Thread
Replies: 8925
Views: 272080

Re: The General Magic: The Gathering Thread

I really hope the M15 spoilers on MythicSpoiler are true so far, because if so I need Hot Soup and Meteorite immediately.
by Phosphatide
11 Jun 2014, 18:11
Forum: Magic: The Gathering
Topic: Commander/EDH Deck Talk
Replies: 1149
Views: 89273

Re: Commander/EDH Deck Talk

Totally forgot about the planeswalker hate in Fated. I'm not sure how often they show up in games though, but I guess it wouldn't hurt to keep Fated in my deck for now.
by Phosphatide
11 Jun 2014, 17:14
Forum: Magic: The Gathering
Topic: Commander/EDH Deck Talk
Replies: 1149
Views: 89273

Re: Commander/EDH Deck Talk

In a game of Commander, if I'm running an aggressive deck, would I prefer to have Rout or Fated Retribution as my deck's wrath spell? In other words, is the scry 2 worth having in exchange for having the spell cost 7CMC no matter what? And triple white instead of double, too. I snatched up a copy of...
by Phosphatide
10 Jun 2014, 19:36
Forum: MtG
Topic: Friday Nights: Time Walking
Replies: 53
Views: 6945

Re: Friday Nights: Time Walking

See, now everyone's going to think you stole Edge of Tomorrow's gimmick, even though I assume you filmed this long before the movie came out because you have to get Wizards to vet everything before you can show it on their channel. On the plus side some people remembered the more classic film Groun...
by Phosphatide
10 Jun 2014, 09:45
Forum: Magic: The Gathering
Topic: Magic the Gathering: Ask a Judge
Replies: 3185
Views: 140631

Re: Magic the Gathering: Ask a Judge

Correct. The specific rule for this regarding intimidate is:

702.13b A creature with intimidate can’t be blocked except by artifact creatures and/or creatures that share a color with it.

So there you go.
by Phosphatide
10 Jun 2014, 00:49
Forum: MtG
Topic: Friday Nights: Time Walking
Replies: 53
Views: 6945

Re: Friday Nights: Time Walking

I was already smiling and laughing at Jer's screamday, but Alex joining in after revealing Tombstalker made me lose it. Absolutely loved this episode.
by Phosphatide
10 Jun 2014, 00:23
Forum: Magic: The Gathering
Topic: So that just happened (funny MTG stories)
Replies: 234
Views: 20345

Re: So that just happened (funny MTG stories)

I think Bob is a special kind of killing yourself, like the guy that was interviewed in an episode of Walking the Planes who decided that putting Dark Confidant and Blightsteel Colossus in the same deck was worth the risk. But here this guy willfully chose to pay a total of 18 life in one turn for t...
by Phosphatide
09 Jun 2014, 22:29
Forum: Magic: The Gathering
Topic: So that just happened (funny MTG stories)
Replies: 234
Views: 20345

Re: So that just happened (funny MTG stories)

I didn't know intentionally bringing yourself down to 2 life was a thing in Modern.
by Phosphatide
07 Jun 2014, 18:08
Forum: Magic: The Gathering
Topic: The General Magic: The Gathering Thread
Replies: 8925
Views: 272080

Re: The General Magic: The Gathering Thread

I had so much fun with the first draft I did today, I did a second one and had even more fun. Love this set. First draft, I open a Stifle in the first pack and immediately slam it as my pick. Not because it's worth $10 (though that was some nice value afterward, helped pay for my next draft) but bec...
by Phosphatide
05 Jun 2014, 13:53
Forum: Magic: The Gathering
Topic: The General Magic: The Gathering Thread
Replies: 8925
Views: 272080

Re: The General Magic: The Gathering Thread

The infect deck I use (or proxy, rather) is the one that made it to the top 8 at GP Antwerp that goes BUG and is full of the usual goodies you would expect. The only big expensive cards are Noble Hierarch and the Zendikar fetchlands, so it's pretty good price-wise compared to most other decks. It's ...
by Phosphatide
05 Jun 2014, 12:12
Forum: Magic: The Gathering
Topic: Magic the Gathering: Ask a Judge
Replies: 3185
Views: 140631

Re: Magic the Gathering: Ask a Judge

Krond the Dawn-Clad has what is called an "intervening 'if' clause" which is when a triggered ability has the word "if" following a comma. This means the ability checks for the second condition (the chunk after the intervening "if") twice: the first time is to see if it...
by Phosphatide
04 Jun 2014, 09:15
Forum: Magic: The Gathering
Topic: The General Magic: The Gathering Thread
Replies: 8925
Views: 272080

Re: The General Magic: The Gathering Thread

Cards that throw Phage onto the battlefield from not-your-hand (usually from the graveyard): Reya Dawnbringer Unhallowed Pact (close enough) Victimize Gamekeeper (library to battlefield) Extract from Darkness Grenzo, Dungeon Warden (if you manage to make him a 7/7 or more) Marchesa, the Black Rose I...
by Phosphatide
04 Jun 2014, 08:33
Forum: Magic: The Gathering
Topic: The General Magic: The Gathering Thread
Replies: 8925
Views: 272080

Re: The General Magic: The Gathering Thread

I would love to be the guy who Agent of Acquisitions a Lore Seeker and gives everyone a booster.

Also, as a friend pointed out to me, both Phage the Untouchable and Stifle are in this set. I have to live the dream now.
by Phosphatide
03 Jun 2014, 23:00
Forum: Magic: The Gathering
Topic: MIll Refinement
Replies: 23
Views: 2026

Re: MIll Refinement

I was going to say you could attempt to pull off the underdog combo that showed up in Pro Tour JOU that involved a Voyaging Satyr untapping Nykthos that was enchanted with Market Festival, using that mana to activate Thassa's Ire and untap Voyaging Satyr again, and thus produce infinite mana as long...
by Phosphatide
03 Jun 2014, 19:04
Forum: Magic: The Gathering
Topic: The General Magic: The Gathering Thread
Replies: 8925
Views: 272080

Re: The General Magic: The Gathering Thread

Plus there aren't as many Modern cards that are "fun for multiplayer" as there are in Legacy, I suppose.

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