The General Magic: The Gathering Thread

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Re: The General Magic: The Gathering Thread

Postby Kapol » 27 Mar 2015, 12:55

I hereby dub the new Thalia promo "I have special eyes."
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Re: The General Magic: The Gathering Thread

Postby LokiTheLiar » 27 Mar 2015, 13:26

I love the new Thalia art, I think it's really cool
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Re: The General Magic: The Gathering Thread

Postby Jenelmo » 27 Mar 2015, 15:08

I am just happy that there is a modern WMCQ
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Re: The General Magic: The Gathering Thread

Postby RadioshackRaider » 31 Mar 2015, 11:46

So there was a draft on Monday in place of my stores FNM because they get more players then, and I done something pretty stupid. I was about 25 quid in trade value with a guy who I traded my Emrakul for a Judge promo Riku because he wanted a bunch of other stuff. I was gonna just take cash, but then he offered to just get packs in the value of it and I agreed. I open 2 Thunderbreak Regents out of the first 6 packs and a bunch of poop, but then I get rip a Sarkhan Unbroken, putting me ahead of value. IDK how I managed to turn around what was a really stupid idea into pure profit, but man am I glad I did.

The draft itself was not great. I first and second picked the black Regent and Assault Formation, think about going into a big butt deck, which is mostly what I drafted that pack. Then I opened a Dragonlord Ojutai and knew I had to take it. I was then passed the Pristine Skywise and 5 pieces of on-colour fixing in the FRF pack. I was playing a four colour deck against my better judgement, and it never got to work. I think next time, I'll just draft the biggest of butts solidly.
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Re: The General Magic: The Gathering Thread

Postby ElFuzzy » 01 Apr 2015, 15:51

Wat. Storm crow reprint confirmed? Isn't this just gonna break the Standard and limited meta?
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Re: The General Magic: The Gathering Thread

Postby fantôme » 04 Apr 2015, 09:03

hascow wrote:I passed my L1 judge exam today :D


Congratulations! That's awesome. In celebration I will make cake and bake Perplexing Chimeras into it.
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Re: The General Magic: The Gathering Thread

Postby Keab42 » 04 Apr 2015, 15:50

Why is Storm Crow considered such a good card?
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Postby AdmiralMemo » 04 Apr 2015, 16:00

It isn't. It's just a joke about how average it is. :D A 1/2 flier for 1U? It's straight vanilla test passing. It's not dirt, but it's not spectacular either. It's something you'd pick to round out a draft deck.
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Re: The General Magic: The Gathering Thread

Postby Jenelmo » 05 Apr 2015, 01:44

The best way to explain it is that Storm crow is the Chuck Norris of magic cards
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Postby korvys » 05 Apr 2015, 02:11

It's part of the greatest combination of cards in magic: Force of Will + a Blue card.
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Re: The General Magic: The Gathering Thread

Postby Re'ozul » 05 Apr 2015, 03:23

So I was wondering. Is there anything like Birthing Pod, Aether Vial or similar in black? My Gatherer-fu didn't get me anything.
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Re: The General Magic: The Gathering Thread

Postby fantôme » 05 Apr 2015, 03:35

Instant speed cheating creatures in? The only thing I can think of is Entomb/Buried Alive/putting stuff in the graveyard and then a reanimation effect, (at instant: Betrayal of Flesh, Corpse Dance, Makeshift Mannequin).

Storm Crow is also at it's most effective when combined with the greatest card in magic: Island.
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Re: The General Magic: The Gathering Thread

Postby AdmiralMemo » 05 Apr 2015, 03:39

fantôme wrote:Storm Crow is also at it's most effective when combined with the greatest card in magic: Island.
You've got it backwards. Island is only great because it helps you cast Storm Crow! :D
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Re: The General Magic: The Gathering Thread

Postby SohNata » 05 Apr 2015, 11:32

Just Top 8'd a PPTQ, but was unable to go all the way, with my homebrew Esper deck. Went to time three times, so tired, so tired. Can post decklist/details if people want!
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Re: The General Magic: The Gathering Thread

Postby Keab42 » 05 Apr 2015, 15:47

Sweet! Well done! Was it modern or standard?
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Re: The General Magic: The Gathering Thread

Postby fantôme » 05 Apr 2015, 23:23

Nice one SohNata!

I'd love to see a list, very curious about your brew.
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Re: The General Magic: The Gathering Thread

Postby SohNata » 06 Apr 2015, 13:52

It was Standard! The brew is as follows (it's a little weird, won't lie...)

1x Monastery Mentor

2x Ashiok, Nightmare Weaver
1x Elspeth, Sun's Champion
2x Narset, Transcendent
1x Sorin, Solemn Visitor
2x Ugin, the Spirit Dragon

4x Anticipate
2x Bile Blight
3x Crux of Fate
4x Dig Through Time
4x Dissolve
1x Murderous Cut
1x Negate
4x Secure the Wastes
2x Ultimate Price

Boring landbase part: 4 Flooded Strand, 3 Island, 2 Plains, 4 Polluted Delta, 4 Swamp, 3 Temple of Deceit, 2 Temple of Enlightenment, 3 Temple of Silence, 1 Urborg, Tomb of Yawgmoth
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Re: The General Magic: The Gathering Thread

Postby LokiTheLiar » 07 Apr 2015, 01:10

Looks sweet, how did the Monastery Mentor work out for you? Is it worth to run him in the mainboard in control shells? I'm also curious if Sorin is good enough to run him with almost no creatures and just Elspeth and Secure the Wastes. Could you post your sideboard too? I'm going to a GP in two weeks and I'm still not sure what to run. I have my Abzan Control ready, but I'm really tempted to trade some cards and play Esper instead.
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Re: The General Magic: The Gathering Thread

Postby Keab42 » 07 Apr 2015, 07:28

Does your Abzan Control deck contain 4 fleecemane lion and 4 siege rhino. If so you'll be fine. *wanders off muttering*
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Re: The General Magic: The Gathering Thread

Postby SohNata » 07 Apr 2015, 11:25

LokiTheLiar wrote:Looks sweet, how did the Monastery Mentor work out for you? Is it worth to run him in the mainboard in control shells? I'm also curious if Sorin is good enough to run him with almost no creatures and just Elspeth and Secure the Wastes. Could you post your sideboard too? I'm going to a GP in two weeks and I'm still not sure what to run. I have my Abzan Control ready, but I'm really tempted to trade some cards and play Esper instead.


I didn't draw it very often, but when I did, it was late and it did work. Being able to play Mentor and then say, counter + anticipate on their turn gives you a lot of power out of the blue. It does seem better out of the board though, when your opponent doesn't expect it and has likely taken out all removal. Sorin I never really got to play. To be fair, he was mostly there as a weird win-con against creature-light control decks, with the added synergy of a EoT Secure + Lifelink/+1/+0.

Sideboard was: 1x Mentor, 1x Ojutai's Command, 2x Disdainful Stroke, 2x Drown in Sorrow, 1x Negate, 2x Thoughtseize, 1x Hero's Downfall, 2x Surge of Righteousness, 1x Radiant Purge.

I would not play this at a GP. It's interesting, but it's not really tuned enough and to be honest, has a horrible aggro match-up. Given the meta is skewing that way, I would move towards the Esper/UB/UW Dragon Control decks.
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Re: The General Magic: The Gathering Thread

Postby LokiTheLiar » 07 Apr 2015, 12:15

Yeah I was thinking about Esper Dragon Control, but the Monastery Mentor looks really interesting. I haven't seen him played a lot except in LSV Vintage videos. Even if I don't play Esper at the GP, I will definitely build it and run it at FNM's.

Also I realized that there is no Standard dedicated thread on this forum and created one
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Re: The General Magic: The Gathering Thread

Postby Duckay » 08 Apr 2015, 14:07

So, I am not a judge, but I recently became a rules advisor and I help out running events at my local store from time to time. (The store owner introduced me as "She's awesome, she's a rules advisor, and she has a key to the store").

Yesterday I had to field a "judge question" over whether Tormented Hero is male or female. That moment where I stared at him and wondered how to respond, is that what being a judge feels like? Not so much because his was such a bad question, but because I know how far it can go. Now I feel bad for all the times I've been a smartass. Probably not bad enough to stop, but...
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Re: The General Magic: The Gathering Thread

Postby AdmiralMemo » 08 Apr 2015, 17:42

Due to no covering of the chest area, that would suggest male to me, since you can see the nipples. (What with WotC being a US company and all.)
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Re: The General Magic: The Gathering Thread

Postby Duckay » 08 Apr 2015, 20:53

That was my argument, Memo. I am still faintly regretting calling a judge to ask for a flavour ruling on Bathe of Dragonfire targeting a dragon, and other similar silly questions I have asked in the past. ;)
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Re: The General Magic: The Gathering Thread

Postby AdmiralMemo » 09 Apr 2015, 05:09

Just wait until someone pulls a James on you... :D

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