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Re: Magic: The Gathering: Whatcha mean, there's no thread ye

Postby Kapol » 27 Jul 2012, 21:01

vxicepickxv wrote:If I had an answer that would make any sense at all, I'd let you know.


I appreciate it, but I'm fine. :p I'm not trying to bitch so much as let my thoughts out. My plan as of now is to try out the new place and, worst comes to worst, take a break from FNM until the last block and core set cycle out. It's not ideal, but it's not like I'm just going to give up.
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Re: Magic: The Gathering: Whatcha mean, there's no thread ye

Postby Duckay » 27 Jul 2012, 23:17

It's the same reason I always get a turn four victory when playing a game "for fun" against someone who has just trounced me 2-0 in a tournament.
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Postby Lord Hosk » 29 Jul 2012, 07:08

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Re: Magic: The Gathering: Whatcha mean, there's no thread ye

Postby Kapol » 29 Jul 2012, 12:24

While I do like that image, I think it'd be better if it actually went with the complimentary colors next to each other. So the order should have gone Blue, white, green, red, black in my opinion.

But that's more me just nerding out a bit at it. :p
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Re: Magic: The Gathering: Whatcha mean, there's no thread ye

Postby Jenelmo » 29 Jul 2012, 22:49

Or it could be in the "officual" colour wheel WUBRG
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Re: Magic: The Gathering: Whatcha mean, there's no thread ye

Postby vazhkatsi » 30 Jul 2012, 21:36

went to another fnm with my new miracle grow deck, kicked some ass and got 2nd place.
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Postby Lord Hosk » 31 Jul 2012, 05:59

Congrats!
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Postby LackingSanity » 31 Jul 2012, 14:57

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It is a silly game.
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Re: Magic: The Gathering: Whatcha mean, there's no thread ye

Postby Volafortis » 31 Jul 2012, 16:16

That looks frustrating.
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Postby Yaxley » 01 Aug 2012, 06:57

Took me a second. I was like, "What's the problem, why don't you just... ohhhh, that sucks."
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Postby LackingSanity » 01 Aug 2012, 16:10

Yeah, Underworld Dreams basically killed me all by itself.
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Re: Magic: The Gathering: Whatcha mean, there's no thread ye

Postby Volafortis » 01 Aug 2012, 20:40

Well, my LGS is officially hosting Legacy now, due to enough player base and interest, which is awesome.
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Postby Jenelmo » 02 Aug 2012, 03:46

That is great for you, legacy is the best format to play, because what other format is there so many diffent decks
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Postby Geoff_B » 02 Aug 2012, 04:31

Um... vintage?
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Postby Jenelmo » 02 Aug 2012, 04:53

Legacy has a lot more different decks because in vintage the power of a few decks are so great that a lot of decks can't compete
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Re: Magic: The Gathering: Whatcha mean, there's no thread ye

Postby vxicepickxv » 02 Aug 2012, 14:26

Geoff_B wrote:Um... vintage?
By opening up the list to restricted cards, vintage actually limits deck builds to the most obscene deck wins.

Of course, when I started playing Legendary Creatures were restricted because that was part of the Legend Rule. It's funny because most of the Legends back then were pretty terrible.
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Postby Volafortis » 02 Aug 2012, 22:31

Yeah, I'm bringing a UW Stoneblade deck, I don't have the full playset of Tundra yet, so I'm using some Shocks for the time being, but here's the list:

4x Stoneforge Mystic
3x Snapcaster Mage
1x Vendilion Clique

1x Batterskull
1x Sword of Fire and Ice
1x Umezawa's Jitte

3x Jace, the Mind Sculptor
1x Elspeth, Knight Errant

4x Force of Will
4x Brainstorm
4x Swords to Plowshares
4x Counterspell
2x Spell Snare
1x Daze
1x Wrath of God
1x Engineered Explosives

1x Tundra
1x Maze of Ith
1x Acadamy Ruins
3x Flooded Strand
3x Hallowed Fountain
1x Mystic Gate
2x Marsh Flats
2x Scalding Tarn
6x Island
4x Plains

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1x Disenchant
1x Jace, the Mind Sculptor
1x Wrath of God
1x Engineered Explosives
1x Crucible of Worlds
1x Batterskull
2x Spell Peirce
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2x Path to Exile
3x Surgical Extraction
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Re: Magic: The Gathering: Whatcha mean, there's no thread ye

Postby DarkAbyssKeeper » 03 Aug 2012, 05:14

So, just ordered some cards from card kingdom for a potentially super annoying but fun multiplayer deck.

4x Exquisite Blood
4x Rhox Faithmender
4x Mindcrank
4x Soul Conduit

Inspired by idly flicking through some keyword rules text on my phone at the pub: Rule 701.8c. When life totals are exchanged, each player gains or loses the amount of life necessary to equal the other player’s previous life total. Replacement effects may modify these gains and losses, and triggered abilities may trigger on them.

I ask you, LRR fans, what shell should I slip this monstrosity into? My current thought is black/white life drain, something that doesn't need the life-total shenanigans to win.
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Postby Lord Hosk » 03 Aug 2012, 05:26

I wasnt paying attention and I bought three M-12 boosters from a bot yesterday :(
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Re: Magic: The Gathering: Whatcha mean, there's no thread ye

Postby phlip » 03 Aug 2012, 07:24

So... someone at FNM draft tonight said they were sick of having Door to Nothingness going around every draft and no-one running it... so they decided to force Door to Nothingness, building a 5-colour durdley control deck.

No Doors to Nothingness were cracked in the draft.

They came last.

They described the deck as "Door to Nothingness, without the Door... so just 5-colour Nothingness."
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Re: Magic: The Gathering: Whatcha mean, there's no thread ye

Postby Volafortis » 03 Aug 2012, 07:56

@DarkAbyssKeeper
Mindcrank is only good in a combo with Bloodchief Ascension, because they cause each other to trigger repeatedly for an instant kill once the Ascension is online.

Mindcrank alone does nothing, as the life loss will kill them before the mill.
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Re: Magic: The Gathering: Whatcha mean, there's no thread ye

Postby DarkAbyssKeeper » 03 Aug 2012, 10:30

Volafortis, Mindcrank is in there to be disruptive. When using Soul Conduit, no-one is going to die. However if two players have a large life-total difference then it will mill for a lot when the life totals are switched.

Mindcrank is a secondary win condition as long as two opponents have different life totals, meanwhile if I have exquisite blood out, I gain life as well.

Also, quietly annoyed with myself I didn't add any Bonds of Agony to the order.
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Re: Magic: The Gathering: Whatcha mean, there's no thread ye

Postby vxicepickxv » 03 Aug 2012, 14:05

phlip wrote:So... someone at FNM draft tonight said they were sick of having Door to Nothingness going around every draft and no-one running it... so they decided to force Door to Nothingness, building a 5-colour durdley control deck.

No Doors to Nothingness were cracked in the draft.

They came last.

They described the deck as "Door to Nothingness, without the Door... so just 5-colour Nothingness."
The reason nobody takes Door to Nothingness is because it's a terrible card. Somebody keeps trying to push them on me, and I keep telling them it's terrible. It's even worse without doubling cube, which only needed 1 mana of every color and 3 colorless, instead of 2 of each color.
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Re: Magic: The Gathering: Whatcha mean, there's no thread ye

Postby Lord Hosk » 03 Aug 2012, 16:23

Holy crap I found a bot that traded me my 4 M12 boosters for 4 M13s I want to buy more M12's and trade them up but im sure I would get hosed. I was just searching for any bot that would buy them for more than 1 ticket each and came across one that said "ill trade any 1 of yours for 1 of mine" I figured "its only gonna have like 50 fifth dawn and 5 8th edition packs for trade but they had ISD, DA, and AVR as well as M12 and 13, so WOOT
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Re: Magic: The Gathering: Whatcha mean, there's no thread ye

Postby Gltepel » 03 Aug 2012, 19:59

Nice! Is the bot still around?

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