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by Volafortis
13 Sep 2014, 14:51
Forum: Magic: The Gathering
Topic: "Strictly Worse" Cube
Replies: 7
Views: 3029

Re: "Strictly Worse" Cube

Actually, a cube list does exists, built around the "Gatherer-Terrible" Format, (in which the only cards legal are cards with a rating of 2 or less on the gatherer) The Gatherer-Terrible Cube, mind you this list is a year or two old now, so ratings may have changed a little bit. To my unde...
by Volafortis
13 Sep 2014, 14:47
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Thinking of starting some streaming: Advice?
Replies: 27
Views: 1803

Re: Thinking of starting some streaming: Advice?

Yeah, it's only noticeable if the people watching are fullscreening on a 1080 or better monitor, and even then, as plenty have mentioned, 720 still works fine. You just don't want to be any lower than 720, and if you can do 1080, it's certainly better. I used to stream, and I probably will once agai...
by Volafortis
13 Sep 2014, 11:09
Forum: Magic: The Gathering
Topic: Custom cards - Playability assessment
Replies: 148
Views: 9339

Re: Custom cards - Playability assessment

Ah, no, I was torn between two names. And realize: This is basically an indestructible, and harder to cast Phyrexian Arena for you if your opponent activates it once. But, I suppose to make it a real Phyrexian Arena, regardless of whether or not your opponent uses it: -------------------------- Form...
by Volafortis
13 Sep 2014, 00:09
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Current Musical Obsession!
Replies: 551
Views: 32229

Re: Current Musical Obsession!

Been on a bit of a Krautrock/Progressive Electronica kick lately. Kraftwerk - Autobahn Tangerine Dream - Phaedra Neu! - Hallogallo Porcupine Tree - Yellow Hedgerow Dreamscape Also, Bjork: Bachelorette Human Behavior Army of Me Honestly, just as good as Bjork's music are the music videos, with Michel...
by Volafortis
12 Sep 2014, 22:56
Forum: Magic: The Gathering
Topic: Custom cards - Playability assessment
Replies: 148
Views: 9339

Re: Custom cards - Playability assessment

Made the life drain symmetrical. Form of the Demon - BBB Enchantment - Rare Indestructible 1, Pay 1 life: Draw a card. Place an ascension counter on Demonic Ascension's controller. Only an opponent may activate this ability, and they may only use it once per turn. At the beginning of your upkeep, dr...
by Volafortis
12 Sep 2014, 10:12
Forum: Magic: The Gathering
Topic: Custom cards - Playability assessment
Replies: 148
Views: 9339

Re: Custom cards - Playability assessment

Actually, that gives me an idea for my own fun multiplayer card: Form of the Demon - BBB Enchantment - Rare Indestructible 1, Pay 1 life: Draw a card. Place an ascension counter on Demonic Ascension's controller. Only an opponent may activate this ability, and they may only use it once per turn. At ...
by Volafortis
12 Sep 2014, 09:59
Forum: Magic: The Gathering
Topic: Custom cards - Playability assessment
Replies: 148
Views: 9339

Re: Custom cards - Playability assessment

I'd make the ability work like this: Treasure Auction - 3WW Enchantment - Rare When Treasure Auction enters the battlefield or changes controller, place any number greater than zero of bid counters on it. X: Remove X bid counters from Treasure Auction, it's controller gains X life. If X is 3 or grea...
by Volafortis
11 Sep 2014, 21:27
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Books you're reading now
Replies: 1119
Views: 57334

Re: Books you're reading now

I would recommend either Cat's Cradle or The Ocean at the End of the Lane , they're both tragic, heartbreaking, yet, ultimately, hopeful, and uplifting books. Out of all those, I would have to say Stranger in a Strange Land , while still an influential book that people should definitely read, is my...
by Volafortis
11 Sep 2014, 18:25
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: This thread is so gay
Replies: 6589
Views: 182570

Re: This thread is so gay

Tell what the story needs to tell; with a well-conceived character, I find they tend to define themselves in your head, and you should let them do what they want to do, not force them to do what you want them to do. Look at how other writers have portrayed closeted characters. Ask yourself; is this ...
by Volafortis
11 Sep 2014, 16:48
Forum: Magic: The Gathering
Topic: Custom cards - Playability assessment
Replies: 148
Views: 9339

Re: Custom cards - Playability assessment

I feel like you should have an upper bound on the number of counters that can be on it. Although I guess if you make the number too high (Graham's Number, anyone?), it'll just sit there and do nothing. Seems like a fun minigame card, actually, and the cost is high enough that you can't just go "...
by Volafortis
11 Sep 2014, 16:32
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: The depressing depression thread
Replies: 2939
Views: 150751

Re: The depressing depression thread

Well...I'm stuck being a gender I don't feel is right for me, when periods of loneliness hit they hit hard, I feel like I'm a huge annoyance sometimes which stops me from socializing with people. There is probably more that's wrong but like I've stated before talking about my problems make me nervo...
by Volafortis
11 Sep 2014, 01:46
Forum: Magic: The Gathering
Topic: The KHAAAAAAAAAAAAANs of Tarkir Spoiler Thread
Replies: 135
Views: 7151

Re: The KHAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAANs of Tarkir Spoiler Thread

Yeah, Khans occurs in the present. I believe Fate Reforged will be the set in the past, with the third set returning to a wildly different present day.
by Volafortis
10 Sep 2014, 19:28
Forum: Magic: The Gathering
Topic: Magic the Gathering: Ask a Judge
Replies: 3185
Views: 140631

Re: Magic the Gathering: Ask a Judge

Also, regarding an earlier point about special actions, mana abilities are also a weird thing here that don't use the stack, although, to my understanding, they aren't a special action, just a special classification of ability that doesn't use the stack.

Magic is complicated :P
by Volafortis
10 Sep 2014, 18:49
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Books you're reading now
Replies: 1119
Views: 57334

Re: Books you're reading now

Well, I'm nearing the end of Infinite Jest, and it's been a rather long (but very enjoyable!) read, so I've built up quite a backlog, so I'll offer to you all, which should I read next? - Stranger in a Strange Land - Robert A. Heinlein - Brave New World - Aldous Huxley - Cat's Cradle - Kurt Vonnegut...
by Volafortis
10 Sep 2014, 18:11
Forum: LoadingReadyRun Streams
Topic: Watch + Play
Replies: 303
Views: 33349

Re: Watch + Play

Why... WHY does the developer think that long camera pans of someone walking are a good thing to use ever. I swear, it's what 50% of all of the cinematics in the game are. The other 50% of them all is a mix of bad dialogue and dancing.
by Volafortis
10 Sep 2014, 17:53
Forum: Magic: The Gathering
Topic: The KHAAAAAAAAAAAAANs of Tarkir Spoiler Thread
Replies: 135
Views: 7151

Re: The KHAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAANs of Tarkir Spoiler Thread

Nah, I think this block will just be the resurrection of Ugin via wibley-wobbley timey-wimey stuff. EDIT: Also, looking at the set as a whole (or rather, as whole as it is spoiled so far), rather than as individual cards, I think I'm liking the set more now. It certainly comes together much better a...
by Volafortis
10 Sep 2014, 17:23
Forum: Magic: The Gathering
Topic: The KHAAAAAAAAAAAAANs of Tarkir Spoiler Thread
Replies: 135
Views: 7151

Re: The KHAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAANs of Tarkir Spoiler Thread

Honestly, the creative for KTK is the only thing I'm excited for, plus the new Sarkhan. The rest of the set I'm pretty unimpressed by. which is nice, because it means sitting on boxes until the price jumps will be easy. Definitely a "buying singles only" set. I think it's because I'm tired...
by Volafortis
10 Sep 2014, 17:18
Forum: Video Games
Topic: LRR Minecraft Server
Replies: 6507
Views: 286031

Re: LRR Minecraft Server

I can't understand how Mojang can so easily call out Oculus Rift on selling out to Facebook when they're considering selling out to Microsoft at the EXACT SAME PRICE POINT, and they don't even have the benefit of the costs of hardware mass production to use as a reason for the deal. All I can say is...
by Volafortis
10 Sep 2014, 16:50
Forum: Video Games
Topic: LRR Minecraft Server
Replies: 6507
Views: 286031

Re: LRR Minecraft Server

Yes, Likal, I know that that's what you meant; it's certainly not feasible with what's in place at this point. It's why you constantly hear the term "frontier hubs." These would serve as rail hubs far from Spawn with a teleport line to/from spawn, and potentially a mini-market/level conver...
by Volafortis
10 Sep 2014, 14:46
Forum: Video Games
Topic: LRR Minecraft Server
Replies: 6507
Views: 286031

Re: LRR Minecraft Server

That's how the rail system initially started out, but the issue is, as new rail stops get added, the hubs get congested and it just sort of organically sprawls into winding branching paths, because to maintain that would require reworking multiple lines whenever a new one was added. I could see it g...
by Volafortis
09 Sep 2014, 13:10
Forum: Magic: The Gathering
Topic: Magic the Gathering: Ask a Judge
Replies: 3185
Views: 140631

Re: Magic the Gathering: Ask a Judge

Again, yes, if you fuse a card, you cast them both, left to right, as a single effect on the stack.
by Volafortis
09 Sep 2014, 09:50
Forum: Magic: The Gathering
Topic: Magic the Gathering: Ask a Judge
Replies: 3185
Views: 140631

Re: Magic the Gathering: Ask a Judge

Yep, Memo's right. You choose whether you're pitching Far or Away, and search accordingly.
by Volafortis
08 Sep 2014, 10:29
Forum: Magic: The Gathering
Topic: Kiki-Pod Edit
Replies: 3
Views: 457

Re: Kiki-Pod Edit

Voice of Resurgence, Scavenging Ooze, and Wall of Roots all serve as your primary 2-drops to Pod up to 3. Voice of Resurgence has "persist" in the form of the elemental token. Safehold Elite is so bad without Pod, I'm not sure why you'd want it. Also (and granted, my experience with Pod is...
by Volafortis
08 Sep 2014, 07:04
Forum: MtG
Topic: Exclusive Khans of Tarkir Spoiler Card
Replies: 6
Views: 2138

Re: Exclusive Khans of Tarkir Spoiler Card

I'm pretty sure they're intentionally giving you all the 5-drops now.
by Volafortis
08 Sep 2014, 04:27
Forum: Magic: The Gathering
Topic: The KHAAAAAAAAAAAAANs of Tarkir Spoiler Thread
Replies: 135
Views: 7151

Re: The KHAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAANs of Tarkir Spoiler Thread

And it plays well with wrath effects. The main thing I'm not sure about is why it's Sultai. The card seems more Abzan.

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