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by wildfire393
1 month ago
Forum: Previews
Topic: Announcement: Unofficial Spoilers are now Opt-In
Replies: 0
Views: 267

Announcement: Unofficial Spoilers are now Opt-In

We have made the decision to hide all Unofficial Spoilers (aka "Leaks") from users who do not opt into seeing them. This will allow the userbase to freely browse the forums without risking stumbling onto unofficial spoilers if they do not want to see them. What does this entail? Two things: 1) There...
by wildfire393
2 months ago
Forum: The Break Room
Topic: Pokemon TCG
Replies: 18
Views: 624

Re: Pokemon TCG

@wildfire393 thanks for the link and overview, super helpful info. are there any "must read" type articles for strategy and are there similar archetypes like control or aggro? The Pokemon community is definitely much less organized than the Magic one is. There's some articles and deck guides out th...
by wildfire393
3 months ago
Forum: Finance
Topic: 2XM: Toppers evaluation
Replies: 8
Views: 889

Re: 2XM: Toppers evaluation

Well, we've had a week for prices to shift a little, so here's where we're at now: Most expensive to least expensive Force of Will Mana Crypt Avacyn, Angel of Hope Jace, the Mind Sculptor Sword of Feast and Famine Blightsteel Colossus Doubling Season Kaalia of the Vast Atraxa, Praetors' Voice Sword ...
by wildfire393
3 months ago
Forum: Rulings
Topic: infinite reflection question
Replies: 2
Views: 248

Re: infinite reflection question

When figuring out what replacement effects to apply as a permanent enters the battlefield, we first take into account any static abilities that would apply to that permanent when it's on the battlefield. The classic example of this is Blood Moon , which prevents lands from entering the battlefield w...
by wildfire393
3 months ago
Forum: The Break Room
Topic: Pokemon TCG
Replies: 18
Views: 624

Re: Pokemon TCG

I got into it a bit last year. I mostly played on the online client, and mostly stopped playing because the online client kind of sucks hard. It's a cool game. There's some interesting approaches to resource management that set it apart from something like M:tG. Card draw in particular is much more...
by wildfire393
3 months ago
Forum: The Break Room
Topic: Wombats and Potato Chips
Replies: 81
Views: 1540

Re: Wombats and Potato Chips

Sometimes I just feel like it yes
by wildfire393
3 months ago
Forum: Finance
Topic: 2XM: Toppers evaluation
Replies: 8
Views: 889

Re: 2XM: Toppers evaluation

That's fair. It might help to list the current prices in your opening post. What's interesting is that it appears at the moment that some non-foil versions of the box toppers are going for more than the foil versions. This makes some sense as the nonfoils are 2 per $300+ box, while the foils are 2 p...
by wildfire393
3 months ago
Forum: The Break Room
Topic: Pokemon TCG
Replies: 18
Views: 624

Re: Pokemon TCG

I got into it a bit last year. I mostly played on the online client, and mostly stopped playing because the online client kind of sucks hard. It's a cool game. There's some interesting approaches to resource management that set it apart from something like M:tG. Card draw in particular is much more ...
by wildfire393
4 months ago
Forum: Finance
Topic: 2XM: Toppers evaluation
Replies: 8
Views: 889

Re: 2XM: Toppers evaluation

Personally I'm much higher on the tron lands and Expedition Map than you are. Eldrazi tron is the most played Modern deck and green tron is like #4 or 5. The Tron lands only have a couple of foil printings, and those go for nearly $100 a pop. Map is also played a bit in Legacy in 12post decks and is...
by wildfire393
9 months ago
Forum: Commander
Topic: March 2020 AMA
Replies: 136
Views: 7572

Re: March 2020 AMA

I've heard in the past that you have over fifty decks, and that you foil out basically every deck to the fullest extent possible, which indicates a great degree of permanence. So I have some questions related to that: 1) How often do you update your decks, on average? With new cards coming out seemi...
by wildfire393
10 months ago
Forum: Legacy
Topic: State of Legacy Thread
Replies: 65
Views: 3709

Re: State of Legacy Thread

The arguments I've heard against Astrolabe are this: it makes it too trivial to splash colors, without adding an appreciable weakness to cards that prey on decks that frivolously splash colors, like Wasteland and Blood Moon . You can play a Back to Basics Miracles list with Oko and still run Pyrobla...
by wildfire393
10 months ago
Forum: Legacy
Topic: Legacy New Card Discussion
Replies: 9
Views: 841

Re: Legacy New Card Discussion

Theros Beyond Death is on the horizon, and it has a few spicy cards in it. Most notably is Underworld Breach . This card is absolutely insane in Storm and will probably lead to something getting banned. Notably, you can go Lion's Eye Diamond , Brain Freeze yourself, get 9+ cards into your graveyard ...
by wildfire393
10 months ago
Forum: Legacy
Topic: State of Legacy Thread
Replies: 65
Views: 3709

Re: State of Legacy Thread

Pre W6 Ban: W6 was everywhere, being present in the best Delver deck (RUG Delver, which was a huge % of the metagame and basically forced all other Delver lists out), the best control deck (Czech Pile), and the best non-blue fair decks (Aggro Loam primarily). The only combo decks that could compete ...
by wildfire393
11 months ago
Forum: Previews
Topic: [THB] Thirst for Meaning (Lucas Berthoud)
Replies: 6
Views: 472

Re: [THB] Thirst for Meaning (Lucas Berthoud)

Thirst for Knowledge was once good enough to be restricted in Vintage. Now, granted, Vintage has a lot more artifacts, especially as pitching a moxen midgame is a lot like pitching a land, but the template here is certainly a powerful one. The immediate application is clearly something with Repleni...
by wildfire393
11 months ago
Forum: Cube Card and Archetype Discussion
Topic: [THB] Underworld Rage-Hound
Replies: 0
Views: 261

[THB] Underworld Rage-Hound

image.png The first crop of Theros: Beyond Death cards has hit and this one immediately jumped out to me as a potential inclusion. 3 power for 2 with a minor drawback and a self-recursion ability reminds me a lot of Scrapheap Scrounger , which has been great. It even gets stronger when it comes bac...
by wildfire393
1 year ago
Forum: Legacy
Topic: Bans
Replies: 7
Views: 520

Re: Bans

Wrenn and Six definitely had to be banned for the same reason Deathrite Shaman did. It was powerful in blue lists AND in nonblue lists. Basically every deck except for non-value-midrange combo decks and Miracles had to pack it, and it was one of the best checks to itself. When Delver, UBx Control, a...
by wildfire393
1 year ago
Forum: Previews
Topic: Open Mystery Booster thread
Replies: 27
Views: 2608

Re: Open Mystery Booster thread

Some numbers on the Mystery Booster: Given that every single slot has its own sheet of 121 unique cards, this functionally makes every single card in the set an equivalent rarity. You are exactly as likely to open a Mana Crypt in your pack as you are an Affa Protector . So despite their claim that t...
by wildfire393
1 year ago
Forum: Lore
Topic: What would you do to fix War of the Spark?
Replies: 11
Views: 1002

Re: What would you do to fix War of the Spark?

How does a pov character do things off stage? And your Endgame metaphor lost me since in the book Dack dies and that is canon. But that's the thing: The book isn't Endgame in this scenario. War of the Spark, the set, was Endgame. The book was supplemental material that was gated off from the majori...
by wildfire393
1 year ago
Forum: Lore
Topic: What would you do to fix War of the Spark?
Replies: 11
Views: 1002

Re: What would you do to fix War of the Spark?

Also the treatment of Dack Fayden was atrocious. If you're a player with a normal level of investment - you buy the cards and you read the Mothership articles - you have no idea who Dack Fayden is, what he's done, or even that he's involved at all in this story, and now he's dead for good. He was i...
by wildfire393
1 year ago
Forum: Legacy
Topic: Monthly Legacy event top 8 archetypes- Cardiff, UK
Replies: 14
Views: 1122

Re: Monthly Legacy event top 8 archetypes- Cardiff, UK

Do you have the list for Steel Stompy? I'm not really certain what that is but it sounds interesting.
by wildfire393
1 year ago
Forum: Lore
Topic: What would you do to fix War of the Spark?
Replies: 11
Views: 1002

Re: What would you do to fix War of the Spark?

The biggest thing that would have "fixed" War of the Spark would have been continuing to release the story in serialized weekly columns on their website. The novel didn't make a lick of sense because it was the middle third of the story, and we didn't get the first third until considerably later and...
by wildfire393
1 year ago
Forum: Legacy
Topic: Hogaak in legacy format
Replies: 8
Views: 972

Re: Hogaak in legacy format

I do remember that Hogaak has a strong alternate win condition.. with Altar of Dementia + bridge to mill a ton of cards. That combo not giving problems here in legacy? Altar-Hogaak Dredge was actually a worse build of Dredge than the post-banning version in Modern. And Legacy has more answers and m...
by wildfire393
1 year ago
Forum: Legacy
Topic: Monthly Legacy event top 8 archetypes- Cardiff, UK
Replies: 14
Views: 1122

Re: Monthly Legacy event top 8 archetypes- Cardiff, UK

RW Nahiri is a pretty sweet card in any deck that can support at least a copy of Emrakul.
by wildfire393
1 year ago
Forum: Finance
Topic: ELD: Collector Boosters
Replies: 23
Views: 2704

Re: ELD: Collector Boosters

at worst its 16 packs of 15 cards for 450. fancy cards at that. your basically only dealing with rares and mythic rares, your getting the top corn of the set, if any mythic rare or rare goes exponential your in a significantly better spot right? your rare is better that than the pack rare right? Yo...
by wildfire393
1 year ago
Forum: Legacy
Topic: Hogaak in legacy format
Replies: 8
Views: 972

Re: Hogaak in legacy format

Yeah, Legacy is a very different format from Modern. Modern has a lot fewer answers (cards like Daze , Force of Will , Wasteland , etc) and as such, it has a lot more highly-linear decks that just try to play past each other as quickly as possible. In that kind of format, cards like Hogaak and Eye o...

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