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Re: The General Magic: The Gathering Thread

Postby tamaness » 06 Mar 2013, 18:23

ooh, both good plans!
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Re: The General Magic: The Gathering Thread

Postby Utilitarian » 07 Mar 2013, 00:56

Holy crap I hadn't thought of that interaction between Doubling Season and planeswalkers. I suppose that explains why Doubling Season is *taptaptaptaptap* THIRTY dollars right now and nearly solid out o_O
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Re: The General Magic: The Gathering Thread

Postby Drecon » 07 Mar 2013, 01:23

Yeah, it's a big interaction too. Online I ran into Doubling Season into Sarkhan Vol... 4 mana for 10 dragon tokens... bye bye.
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Re: The General Magic: The Gathering Thread

Postby Kapol » 07 Mar 2013, 11:29

Alternatively, Ajani, Caller of the Pride for 3 mana to bring out x 2/2 cats. If you're in a game of commander and get that off turn four of five, that's likely to be a lot of cat.
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Re: The General Magic: The Gathering Thread

Postby Drecon » 07 Mar 2013, 14:31

Kapol wrote:Alternatively, Ajani, Caller of the Pride for 3 mana to bring out x 2/2 cats. If you're in a game of commander and get that off turn four of five, that's likely to be a lot of cat.


2X 2/2 cats actually :)
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Re: The General Magic: The Gathering Thread

Postby Kapol » 07 Mar 2013, 14:57

Hey, x still works. :P But yea, that's a lot of deadly kitties.
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Re: The General Magic: The Gathering Thread

Postby Jenelmo » 07 Mar 2013, 15:15

Just be carefull not to build deck that is just dead if you don't have doubling seasons on the battlefiels
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Re: The General Magic: The Gathering Thread

Postby JackSlack » 07 Mar 2013, 15:52

I'd really worry about board wipes with that one.
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Re: The General Magic: The Gathering Thread

Postby AzureAngel17 » 07 Mar 2013, 19:46

Grimgrin, 3 Blood Artists, and a pair of Mortus Striders. I feel so dirty.
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Re: The General Magic: The Gathering Thread

Postby headband » 07 Mar 2013, 22:43

Something I just realized. When someone plays Devour Flesh on one of your creatures, does that mean they played a spell that makes you eat one of your own? O.o
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Re: The General Magic: The Gathering Thread

Postby phlip » 08 Mar 2013, 04:23

Huh. So, I go to FNM, first pick Nightveil Specter over Holy Mantle, end up seeing Boros looking open around picks 3 and 4 but stay the course and end up with a quite nice Dimir control/beatdown deck.

Then I come home and watch the LRRMtG Twitch archive, and see them first pick Nightveil Specter over Holy Mantle, end up seeing Boros open around pick 4 but stay the course and end up with a quite nice Dimir aggro/mill deck.

I ended up going 4-0, and walked away with a Boros Reckoner for my troubles... still looking forward to seeing how the LRR one goes.
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Re: The General Magic: The Gathering Thread

Postby Del » 08 Mar 2013, 07:45

I played Dimir/control last night too and got second. I was super surprised at how well it did. Call of the Nightwing + Hands of Binding are beastly.
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Re: The General Magic: The Gathering Thread

Postby Kapol » 10 Mar 2013, 14:21

Magic itself is mocking me now. I've opened over 55 packs total of Gatecrash, including a full booster box. Yet I've not opened a single shockland so far. I've also been playing some phantom sealed Gatecrash. I started one, and what was in my pool? TWO SHOCKLANDS. Sonofa...
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Re: The General Magic: The Gathering Thread

Postby phlip » 10 Mar 2013, 14:49

Probability of opening zero shocklands from 55 packs: about 0.9%.
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Re: The General Magic: The Gathering Thread

Postby Kapol » 10 Mar 2013, 15:02

I'm not sure if that makes me feel better or worse...
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Re: The General Magic: The Gathering Thread

Postby AzureAngel17 » 10 Mar 2013, 16:11

Anyone else super excited for Sorin v. Tibalt? This is the first MtG product I've ever pre-ordered, since I love Sorin's character. The decklists and a runthrough of a few skirmishes using the decks were posted to Daily MTG earlier this week.
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Re: The General Magic: The Gathering Thread

Postby Kapol » 10 Mar 2013, 16:17

So Sorin, Lord Of Innistrad AND Hellrider? I'm not sure what other money rares it has, but it seems like it's going to be a good value.
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Re: The General Magic: The Gathering Thread

Postby Utilitarian » 10 Mar 2013, 16:55

I certainly wouldn't mind another Sorin...

That said, anyone else think "Sorin vs Tibalt" sounds kind of lame given the relative power of the Planeswalker cards themselves?
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Re: The General Magic: The Gathering Thread

Postby ZePancakes » 10 Mar 2013, 18:14

Just putting it here in case but I'd think the next vs might be a Jace vs Ral which I would SO buy considering if Ral is relatively playable. (I acknowledge the fact that Jace has been in vs' decks before: Jace vs Chandra) Considering the storyline in RTR block. Sorin vs Tibalt seems cool for grabbing Sorin and hellrider (never got into Dark Ascension & Innstrad much) and just getting Tibalt for the sake of it.
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Re: The General Magic: The Gathering Thread

Postby Utilitarian » 10 Mar 2013, 20:04

Man wish some of those cards were standard legal *L*
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Re: The General Magic: The Gathering Thread

Postby Jenelmo » 11 Mar 2013, 02:15

Just wanted to inform the people who doesn't check Daily MTG that the 4. "You make the card" has begun. If people want to influence what cards is being made go vote:
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Re: The General Magic: The Gathering Thread

Postby Volafortis » 11 Mar 2013, 19:37

Yep, I voted for land, because I love my utility lands.
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Re: The General Magic: The Gathering Thread

Postby Utilitarian » 11 Mar 2013, 20:24

I voted for Enchantment because I'd love to see more viable enchantments. It's such an under represented card type.
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Re: The General Magic: The Gathering Thread

Postby psychopez » 12 Mar 2013, 06:25

Confession time:

When playing constructed I try to keep my deck to 4 rares or less. My Undead Alchemist deck could do with a bunch of Dimir rares, but I have to get by without them, since the Alchemist is rare and I need all 4 of him

Therefore, when I beat someone, even on MTGO, who has a deck full of nothing but rares, and I'm just milling/exiling them, I feel much more smug than I really should.
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Re: The General Magic: The Gathering Thread

Postby Lord Hosk » 13 Mar 2013, 13:47

if you watch the current Star Craft 2 trailer that is running on the escapist if you watch just after the cannons fire.

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