MTG thread

Discussion in 'Tabletop Gaming' started by brekk, Dec 7, 2012.

  1. Derpa Well-Known Member

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    Man captivating crew did work for me at the pre-release, either won the game or force an answer (which was usually a pounce)
     
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    when i came back from a 10 year break they gave me a new DCI number and locally insisted i'd use that

    had the old & new numbers merged and got permission to use the old one via wotc / dci website
     
  3. Enzee Well-Known Member

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    Heh, a small part of me still, to this day, doesn't fully appreciate how good that kind of card is. In hearthstone, there's a 5/5 for 4 mana that's really good in arena (limited) that I always have to talk myself into picking, cause it's drawback is it it mills you for 3 when you play a card. It's worth it for the tempo gained, and the milled cards are irrelevant, but it still always 'feels' bad :D
     
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    Had to miss E Weekend due to work. Super bummed. :(
     
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    Nice, you were really ahead on the Vraska train.
     
  7. Kuro Well-Known Member

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    One of our locals is in the top 4 at the Pro Tour today, puttin the other grinders in the area on suicide watch :D
     
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    the agressive reprinting has convinced me to sell everything that is not reserved list and put the money in reserved list cards

    at this point i'd rather have 500$ in reserved list then double that in standard or modern, since i intend to hold the cards and neither standard nor modern have a single card that looks like it will rise in value over time

    even staples like Liliana of the Veil are decreasing in value, partly due to reprints and partly due to competition from Liliana the last hope, tarmogoyf value plummeted, ... this isn't a market i want to be in
     
  9. Enzee Well-Known Member

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    Ive only been kind of paying attention lately to the pro scene, but im astounded vraska wasnt an auto include in any B/G/x deck immediately.
    She kills practically anything while giving you mana, or makes 2/2s to block. Every base question we ask to decide if a planeswalker is 'good' was a yes on her. Does she protect herself? Yes, two ways. Does she have an impact on board immediately? Yes.
    6 mana is a little high, so i figured shed just be 1x or 2x in most cases.
    Point is, she didnt have a tricky ability that was hard to evaluate, such as the flip jace. Just surprised she took a bit to catch on.
     
  10. ronne Well-Known Member

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    6 mana scared people initially, as walkers in the 6 mana slot have been pretty bad lately (Sorin, Ajani). I was trading pretty aggressively for her early on to play in my token pile and after a couple runs with that deck you really realize how insanely powerful she is. Making a 2/2 and going to 8 loyalty is just such a mountain for the opponent to climb.

    Pretty happy I wound up with 8 of her at least, probably try and unload 4 of them this weekend if she stays at ~25$.
     
  11. Enzee Well-Known Member

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    Ajani was just pretty bad overall, especially for 6 mana, but the B/W sorin got played for awhile. I don't know exactly when it stopped being playable, somewhere between kaladesh and Ixalan the meta moved away from the kind of deck he fit in, but he wasn't a bad card. Plus, on the surface he seems more 'tricky' then vraska to evaluate. His +1 doesn't have an immediate impact, and his -X can't kill everything. Making a 2/2 or immediately destroying a permanent (most of them, anyway) while ramping 1 mana seems more obvious.

    I can understand it not having a place if the meta was super fast, but midrange value decks have been big for awhile now.
     
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    Not every 6 mana walker is going to be Sun's Champion good. Also as a random thing my boy Corey Baumeister made top8 for this 4th consecutive Standard GP, that's pretty insane.
     
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    They really did it...

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  14. Kuro Well-Known Member

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    Can be exiled to Force of Will, confirmed busted.
     
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    If I knew for certain I could force draft a Spike, Tournament Grinder I would show up drunk as hell with a binder full of power and Chaos Orbs.
     
  16. Ninen Active Member

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    I wonder how they'll handle Summon the Pack in sealed/draft events. Will the person using it have to buy X (up to what, 18 (6 rounds x 3 games) pack)?

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    I've usually seen stores just toss a pack at the player and leave it alone. It's not costing them much and gains a lot of good will.
     
  18. Kuro Well-Known Member

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    Gotta play the Legion lottery. As long as you don't flip a Phage you're 15-deep on them critters!
     
  19. Vaclav Well-Known Member

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    It doesn't say you get to pick the pack!

    I'm calling a judge because I want you to open Homelands.
     
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  20. Kuro Well-Known Member

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    Relatively certain Autumn Willow can still win a game of limited at least :D
     
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