Magic: The Gathering C/D

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looks like they're doing the same thing they did with Suspend, using Miracle as an excuse to reprint broken stuff:

a Miracle Balance would be one of the greatest things ever, but sadly I don't think it'll ever happen (as I truly believe Balance is the game's most powerful card and should never, ever be reprinted in any form)

you can expect punches, kicks and even worse (frogbs), Tuesday, 17 April 2012 15:57 (2 years ago) Permalink

haha some ppl were talking about 'balance' but the white miracle mythic is something garbage about angel tokens

theres a really cool black mythic 'descent into madness' that im tempted to preorder cuz i have the feeling you can do some rad stuff w/ it but overall i havent really been feeling this set

Lamp, Tuesday, 17 April 2012 16:01 (2 years ago) Permalink

white mythic doesn't seem bad but IMO White Sun's Zenith outclasses it, and few people play that anyway. the blue and red ones seem better to me b/c of that land that allows you to draw and discard in case you get stuck with one in your hand, along with similar effects like Faithless Looting. honestly I have no idea how any of this is going to play out.

I like Decent into Madness too, but the fact that it exiles cards kind of takes away some of the effectiveness (as Reassembling Skeleton was my first though). plus it costs 5 and doesn't really effect the game until your second upkeep.

you can expect punches, kicks and even worse (frogbs), Tuesday, 17 April 2012 16:06 (2 years ago) Permalink

both the utility lands spoiled so far seem useful although neither are in colors id really consider playing

Lamp, Tuesday, 17 April 2012 21:22 (2 years ago) Permalink

i dunno about constructed and don't really feel like thinking about it yet but this limited format looks pretty fun

i hope that land that makes creatures uncounterable isn't as good as it looks though, its already got my roommate to lose all interest in constructed since he only plays control

ciderpress, Wednesday, 18 April 2012 16:41 (2 years ago) Permalink

I am not sure how playable that is. There are so many great duals already. I guess in some decks it'll just straight up be better but you'd have to have all one creature type (which I don't think any decks do right now)

My pick for "sleeper" is Zealous Conscripts - think it'll hover around the $1-$1.50 range, but that card seems so damn good.

Right now my favorite design is this:

you can expect punches, kicks and even worse (frogbs), Wednesday, 18 April 2012 16:51 (2 years ago) Permalink

yeah i feel like im still bad at magic cuz i dont think that rare land is s0 amazing?

Lamp, Wednesday, 18 April 2012 16:59 (2 years ago) Permalink

i guess for two black and a red you can cast the pit-dweller and lightning bolt him?

Mordy, Wednesday, 18 April 2012 17:15 (2 years ago) Permalink

3 mana for a 5/4 creature, not shabby

Mordy, Wednesday, 18 April 2012 17:15 (2 years ago) Permalink

no no - when he dies your opponent gets him

you can expect punches, kicks and even worse (frogbs), Wednesday, 18 April 2012 17:20 (2 years ago) Permalink

OH. I missed the from the graveyard part. Eh, then.

Mordy, Wednesday, 18 April 2012 17:23 (2 years ago) Permalink

you'd have to have all one creature type (which I don't think any decks do right now)

human tribal and zombie tribal are both very good decks in standard already. i think people are also worried about uncounterable primeval titans, since the main thing keeping that card in check was mana leak

ciderpress, Wednesday, 18 April 2012 17:24 (2 years ago) Permalink

OH. I missed the from the graveyard part. Eh, then.

you have to figure out a way to use him. if you can put +1/+1 counters on him he loses his downside. or you can bounce him, or...I dunno. it's not a great card, I just love the design of it.

cider - Human tribals play Geists, and Zombie tribals have Phantasmal Image and Phyrexian Obliterator. In both cases I think you'd want the duals that are out already (which are excellent already). Also, many ways to beat titans besides Mana Leak (Phantasmal Image works quite well too)

you can expect punches, kicks and even worse (frogbs), Wednesday, 18 April 2012 17:36 (2 years ago) Permalink

yeah i was thinking of ways to add that land to boros humans but the mana gets tricky esp if yr trying to use the new W/R utility land as well? im sure itll be useful but i wonder if itll be as powerful as some ppl are predicting, i guess.

i think i may be able to play the prerelease tho so im excited again lol

Lamp, Wednesday, 18 April 2012 17:41 (2 years ago) Permalink

yeah some spanish site spoiled a shitload of the common/uncommon limited fodder yesterday so i'm getting all excited for drafting this now and trying to find the cool synergies etc. so far all my favorite limited cards are in blue it seems

ciderpress, Wednesday, 18 April 2012 18:00 (2 years ago) Permalink

yeah stuff like tandem lookout seems p powerful in sealed/draft. in general u/r seems interesting

Lamp, Wednesday, 18 April 2012 18:07 (2 years ago) Permalink

I can't figure out if soulbound is going to be tons of fun or if it's just going to make for incredibly complex board states. Say your opponent's got four creatures out, three with soulbound, and you're trying to figure out how to block...yikes

you can expect punches, kicks and even worse (frogbs), Wednesday, 18 April 2012 18:25 (2 years ago) Permalink

full spoiler is up on the main site. set looks pretty good for limited, at first glance the power level of the commons/uncommons seems really low for a modern set but i'm sure some of them will play stronger than they look. removal looks worse than innistrad's, which was already pretty bad, so that makes me think the format's going to be all about combat tricks with the soulbound guys, and trying to blow out your opponent in combat without getting blown out yourself.

ciderpress, Monday, 23 April 2012 13:19 (2 years ago) Permalink

i'll wait to pass judgement until the prerelease, but right now my feeling is that drafting decks that abuse soulbound as well as the blue/white Flickering ability are going to work well. and for that, I feel like Black will be very underdrafted.

you can expect punches, kicks and even worse (frogbs), Monday, 23 April 2012 13:43 (2 years ago) Permalink

IATEE

do we MAGIC tonight?
should get there around 5:30-6.. i have to find decks but i am p sure i know where they are now.

one dis leads to another (ian), Monday, 23 April 2012 14:45 (2 years ago) Permalink

ahhh I gotta googleproof that

but yeah that time works great for me

iatee, Monday, 23 April 2012 14:47 (2 years ago) Permalink

I'm excited I haven't played magic irl since jr high

iatee, Monday, 23 April 2012 14:51 (2 years ago) Permalink

where are you guys playing?

Mordy, Monday, 23 April 2012 14:56 (2 years ago) Permalink

there is this big weekly event that happens in one of those midtown indoor sorta-public spaces

iatee, Monday, 23 April 2012 14:58 (2 years ago) Permalink

citigroup center iirc.
sorry for lack of g-proof.

one dis leads to another (ian), Monday, 23 April 2012 15:00 (2 years ago) Permalink

yeah 53rd and lex

iatee, Monday, 23 April 2012 15:01 (2 years ago) Permalink

oh, i hated in NYC that there was no good place to game. Jim Henley's was blah, and all the other gaming/collectibles places were way too small to do anything (like Forbidden Planet, that other place in midtown, Midtown Comics, etc).

Mordy, Monday, 23 April 2012 15:08 (2 years ago) Permalink

the 20 Sided Storw in williamsburg was PACKED with teens playing when i hit it up a few weeks ago.

one dis leads to another (ian), Monday, 23 April 2012 15:09 (2 years ago) Permalink

^^^ magic events there are p well attended ime (which is admittedly limited)

i laughed when i saw that they remade castle in the latest set since its one of my favorite magic cards

Lamp, Monday, 23 April 2012 15:15 (2 years ago) Permalink

I think u guys should make a short documentary film abt this experince and post it here

lag∞n, Monday, 23 April 2012 15:19 (2 years ago) Permalink

otm

Roberto Spiralli, Monday, 23 April 2012 15:23 (2 years ago) Permalink

i hated going to brooklyn. too much travel time from washington heights

Mordy, Monday, 23 April 2012 15:23 (2 years ago) Permalink

if you're limiting your new york experience based on things like "too much travel time from washington heights" then i just don't know what to say.

one dis leads to another (ian), Monday, 23 April 2012 15:31 (2 years ago) Permalink

okay, i can't find my decks where i thought they were. gonna continue looking. might be at work, in which case i will stop over there later. i cld swear i moved them from my last apt directly to here tho, so i am gonna keep digging in the closets.

one dis leads to another (ian), Monday, 23 April 2012 16:09 (2 years ago) Permalink

!! okay here's hoping

iatee, Monday, 23 April 2012 16:11 (2 years ago) Permalink

this is why i should have made sure to find them after last time i couldn't find them before the day of the event
i am a big procrastinator/lazy.
BUT i do feel in my gut that they are here somewhere, and the closet is very overfull.

one dis leads to another (ian), Monday, 23 April 2012 16:12 (2 years ago) Permalink

if you're limiting your new york experience based on things like "too much travel time from washington heights" then i just don't know what to say.

Lol my NY experience. I lived there for ~13 years.

Mordy, Monday, 23 April 2012 16:30 (2 years ago) Permalink

but what % of that time was spent playing magic in a citibank building

iatee, Monday, 23 April 2012 16:31 (2 years ago) Permalink

is the real question

iatee, Monday, 23 April 2012 16:31 (2 years ago) Permalink

it's cute tho. the whole "make sure to get as much out of NYC before you have to leave" sentiment :)

Mordy, Monday, 23 April 2012 17:08 (2 years ago) Permalink

i wasn't trying to insinuate anything! i just mean that you know, any neighborhood is gonna have its own particularities re: travel to other boroughs or neighborhoods, but that's no reason not to take a book on the train for 45 minutes imo.

one dis leads to another (ian), Monday, 23 April 2012 17:22 (2 years ago) Permalink

also, iatee, i think i may have to bail on u tonight. i cannot find my cards anywhere & it is making me crazy. gonna keep looking and will let u know if i succeed. if NOT, i will 100% absolutely make sure to have found them by next week.

the real question i have, is: what is the possbility I accidentally threw them away while moving? idk. i DID find part of a "rebel" deck in a tote bag though, so that gives me hope. also wonder where my binder with raers is

one dis leads to another (ian), Monday, 23 April 2012 17:24 (2 years ago) Permalink

if only it was 45 minutes. more like an hour to an hour and a half. and esp since a lot of these MTG events went until late at night it wasn't practical getting home so late

Mordy, Monday, 23 April 2012 17:24 (2 years ago) Permalink

sux alright keep me updated

iatee, Monday, 23 April 2012 19:12 (2 years ago) Permalink

cards still not located.

one dis leads to another (ian), Monday, 23 April 2012 19:21 (2 years ago) Permalink

really annoying!!! worried that i threw them out while moving??

one dis leads to another (ian), Monday, 23 April 2012 19:21 (2 years ago) Permalink

but i also feel like they cld be in a tote bag somewhere buried within another bag or box or under a pile of stuff .

one dis leads to another (ian), Monday, 23 April 2012 19:22 (2 years ago) Permalink

so i entered a deck in one of their weekly deck-making competitions

Lamp, Wednesday, 25 April 2012 18:54 (2 years ago) Permalink

what competition? something on the website?

ciderpress, Wednesday, 25 April 2012 20:47 (2 years ago) Permalink

going to midnight prerelease tonight, because 3 months is just long enough for me to forget how awful it is to be at the game store until 6am

ciderpress, Friday, 27 April 2012 20:19 (2 years ago) Permalink


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