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by Sharpened
3 weeks ago
Forum: Commander
Topic: RULES UPDATE - Death Triggers on Commanders
Replies: 77
Views: 1742

Re: RULES UPDATE - Death Triggers on Commanders

So why didn't redefining dies from "goes to the graveyard from play" to "goes to the graveyard or command zone from play" just not work and they had to make this overly complex one which creates double zone changes?

I mean, there has to be a reason its not that simple.
by Sharpened
1 month ago
Forum: Commander
Topic: [SCD] Reliquary Tower
Replies: 34
Views: 750

Re: [SCD] Reliquary Tower

Honestly, the card makes me think of Starcraft (or other Real Time Strategy games). When you think about the concepts behind success in the real time strategy games, there are a lot of parallels with magic. Not perfect parallels, but still. Regardless, not surprisingly, in both games, resource advan...
by Sharpened
2 months ago
Forum: Rules and Philosophy
Topic: 100 Card Limit
Replies: 30
Views: 634

Re: 100 Card Limit

I don't think the 100 card size defines commander that much at all. Its the commander, command zone and singleton that really define the format in my opinion. You know when you've Gilded Drake a friends card and accidentally shuffled it into your deck, and then next week you discover it in there an...
by Sharpened
2 months ago
Forum: Rules and Philosophy
Topic: 100 Card Limit
Replies: 30
Views: 634

Re: 100 Card Limit

To me, the 100 card limit is like banning wood elemental . It doesn't actually do anything, but I guess it doesn't hurt anything? What percentage of your time interacting with Commander is spent actually playing games? Between deckbuilding, general theorycrafting, forum discussions, other conversat...
by Sharpened
3 months ago
Forum: Commander
Topic: Lutri, the Spellchaser Preemptively Banned
Replies: 210
Views: 4232

Re: Lutri, the Spellchaser Preemptively Banned

Two thoughts: First: While I see the comparisons to wishes, it just doesn't hold up. It's the difference between letting a little old lady with 1 item go ahead of you in line at the checkout vs letting every and anyone do it. It's a matter of scale and scale matters. Companions (excluding the otter)...
by Sharpened
3 months ago
Forum: Commander
Topic: March 2020 AMA
Replies: 136
Views: 5664

Re: March 2020 AMA

In my (biased) opinion, it's this simple: - Flash wasn't a problem before the Hulk un-ban - Flash isn't a problem anywhere now, except C2 Flash-hulk metas - Flash isn't the problem, remove Hulk again and let us casual players keep Flash - or - ban Flash locally in your meta. The primary issue that ...
by Sharpened
3 months ago
Forum: Commander
Topic: [mtgnexus] Random Card of the Day - Apocalypse Chime
Replies: 3703
Views: 78352

Re: [mtgnexus] Random Card of the Day - Temple of the False God

I don't get why the card is particularly polarizing - Part of the reason the card is so polarizing is that it has been put in EVERY commander precon. (That may not be technically true, but it has been reprinted in every commander set, and is one of the very few cards that has been - it's in 90+% of...
by Sharpened
3 months ago
Forum: Rules and Philosophy
Topic: leovold
Replies: 20
Views: 479

Re: leovold

Turning all Timetwister/Wheel effects into Mind Twists is the reason that he is banned.
by Sharpened
4 months ago
Forum: Commander
Topic: What factors go into rating your deck?
Replies: 39
Views: 834

Re: What factors go into rating your deck?

How much delineation is meaningful? Look, the point of rating decks is to break the decks into categories/tiers so they can play against each other and have a good game. How many tiers do you need? We have two "established" tiers to start with: Unmodified Precons cEDH cEDH is obviously the top tier,...
by Sharpened
4 months ago
Forum: Commander
Topic: March 2020 AMA
Replies: 136
Views: 5664

Re: March 2020 AMA

No question, keep up the good work. Also, please keep retweeting links to your articles after the 1 week period when they become free to those of us who don't have a subscription to Starcity - it's greatly appreciated.
by Sharpened
4 months ago
Forum: Commander
Topic: Do you intentionally misplay/hold back?
Replies: 44
Views: 662

Re: Do you intentionally misplay/hold back?

There is literally no worse feeling to me, than coming out of a game (especially if I won, but even if not), only to have someone show their hand and mention that they had an early chance to win and just didn't take it. It very seriously invalidates the entire game for me, because we essentially pl...
by Sharpened
4 months ago
Forum: Commander
Topic: Curves: How often do you want a turn one play?
Replies: 12
Views: 321

Re: Curves: How often do you want a turn one play?

Efficiency is important. Curving out and out-tempoing my opponents is not necessarily. In a 1v1 setting, that's something you can do. In multiplayer, it's much harder. A large number of the 1-drops in my decks are not turn 1 plays. Swords to Plowshares Path to Exile Swan Song Nihil Spellbomb - can b...
by Sharpened
4 months ago
Forum: Commander
Topic: Do you intentionally misplay/hold back?
Replies: 44
Views: 662

Re: Do you intentionally misplay/hold back?

"Bad decisions make great stories" I want to win. I will try to win. But when I play standard or limited, I will search for the "correct" line of play that gives me the highest percentage of winning the game. In Commander? A lower percentage play that has a much higher chance of being epic? Sign me ...
by Sharpened
4 months ago
Forum: Decklists
Topic: Purphuros the Bronze-Blooded (brainstorming)
Replies: 18
Views: 377

Re: Purphuros the Bronze-Blooded (brainstorming)

Talk of Platinum Angel but no talk of Platinum Emperion? Seems like an oversight.
by Sharpened
4 months ago
Forum: Commander
Topic: [mtgnexus] Random Card of the Day - Apocalypse Chime
Replies: 3703
Views: 78352

Re: [mtgnexus] Random Card of the Day - Arcane Lighthouse

I'm still blown away by people talking about Artificer's Intuition like it's a powerhouse. It's not better than Survival of the Fittest and is barely in the same league. It's not ridiculous. It's a niche card that can be powerful if built around, but requires a massive deck building requirement to m...
by Sharpened
4 months ago
Forum: Commander
Topic: Thought expriment
Replies: 29
Views: 745

Re: Thought expriment

Your life total can't change, but if you break the protections damage prevention (like with Questing Beast), you can receive poison counters and be killed through infect damage.
by Sharpened
4 months ago
Forum: Commander
Topic: [mtgnexus] Random Card of the Day - Apocalypse Chime
Replies: 3703
Views: 78352

Re: [mtgnexus] Random Card of the Day - Skinshifter

If you don't have your commander out (Doran), it's still a 4/4 trampler that cost 1G with a G every turn cost, which is not nothing. Still not worth playing, but not a total blank. It's a neat idea but the implementation simply doesn't work. It's too fragile. It's supposed draw is it's cost, but the...
by Sharpened
4 months ago
Forum: Commander
Topic: [mtgnexus] Random Card of the Day - Apocalypse Chime
Replies: 3703
Views: 78352

[mtgnexus] Random Card of the Day - Prohibit

You seem to have this false ideal that you need to be tapping out every turn while not catching that said birds you're protecting pay for half the cost of the prohibit that's saving them from the aforementioned bolt that otherwise spelled their doom. If I am excited to have the birds in order to ha...
by Sharpened
4 months ago
Forum: Commander
Topic: [mtgnexus] Random Card of the Day - Apocalypse Chime
Replies: 3703
Views: 78352

[mtgnexus] Random Card of the Day - Prohibit

And it's totally acceptable to counter that early lightning bolt to protect that birds of paradise. It really is. Expecting to have 2 mana untapped when my bird gets bolted seems presumptuous. Unless I'm sitting around with mana to spare, in which case, why do I care if my bird gets bolted? This ca...
by Sharpened
4 months ago
Forum: Commander
Topic: [mtgnexus] Random Card of the Day - Apocalypse Chime
Replies: 3703
Views: 78352

[mtgnexus] Random Card of the Day - Prohibit

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by Sharpened
4 months ago
Forum: Commander
Topic: [mtgnexus] Random Card of the Day - Apocalypse Chime
Replies: 3703
Views: 78352

[mtgnexus] Random Card of the Day - Prohibit

This card is bad. There are a significant number of better options. You should not play it.
by Sharpened
4 months ago
Forum: Commander
Topic: [mtgnexus] Random Card of the Day - Apocalypse Chime
Replies: 3703
Views: 78352

[mtgnexus] Random Card of the Day - Teferi's Response

What I was surprised to see is that Strip Mine is only in 10% of EDHRec's decks from the past 2 years, Ghost Quarter is in 9% and none of the other land killing lands cracked the top list. I won't build a deck without an answer to a problematic land, but it seems people like me are a much smaller m...
by Sharpened
4 months ago
Forum: Commander
Topic: [mtgnexus] Random Card of the Day - Apocalypse Chime
Replies: 3703
Views: 78352

[mtgnexus] Random Card of the Day - Teferi's Response

I love the card, but it's always so hard to justify not cutting for something more versatile. What I was surprised to see is that Strip Mine is only in 10% of EDHRec's decks from the past 2 years, Ghost Quarter is in 9% and none of the other land killing lands cracked the top list. I won't build a d...
by Sharpened
4 months ago
Forum: Commander
Topic: Rafiq way to go
Replies: 14
Views: 367

Re: Rafiq way to go

I think you are asking the wrong questions. Well, not that any questions are "wrong", but I think there is a more productive way to think about the process of building. Don't start with a 'which cardtype synergies should I focus on mentality'. Focus on the goals of the deck, and how best to support ...

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