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Post by ISBPathfinder » 1 year ago

LGS are really rough to maintain. Its probably one of the less profitable brick and mortar stores you could try to open. People do it out of passion and or need. It rarely ends up being a great experience for those involved.
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Post by Ulka » 1 year ago

lyonhaert wrote:
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Ulka wrote:
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My play group asked I take apart some of my decks just because they are finding them too ridiculous to handle. Ephara Hatebears, Damia, and blind seer had to be decommissioned at the request of my playgroup.
I'm sorry they took that route, mate. Makes me appreciate my group a bit more, though.
nah its all good. We have a group policy if you cant stand a deck after a few weeks of it you can request the deck be decommissioned. It helps prevent an arms race and keep our groups vision and power level and playstyle more stable.
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Post by Dragonlover » 1 year ago

ISBPathfinder wrote:
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LGS are really rough to maintain. Its probably one of the less profitable brick and mortar stores you could try to open. People do it out of passion and or need. It rarely ends up being a great experience for those involved.
There's a reason I'm now a collections agent and not still at the LGS...

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Post by Segrus » 1 year ago

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I gotta say, i am very happy with my LGS.
If this doesn't look cozy to you, i don't know what does, honestly.
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That looks like an awesome LGS. I've been to a number of different places, and none of them looked that cozy. Don't get me wrong very few of them have been actively bad just not as cozy as that. The place I'm trying out now is jam packed with product everywhere so it looks...busy, as in too much to look at. But that is probably just be me having a problem with getting visually overstimulated.

Currently, I'm more concerned that it's possible I'm a bit more casual than the players who go there. Their Commander league is cEDH leaning, and I've been kinda getting the feeling that the majority of people who come for Commander nights (whether they're in the league or not) are regularly testing 'higher' powered decks. Got annihilated by Urza stax and two different Kenrith combo decks--one of which was Sushi Hulk--last time I went. Three different games to be clear.

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Post by Hermes_ » 1 year ago

i looked at r/freemagic and i think i need a tetanus shot..i only looked there because of some sort of controversy on twitter
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Post by bobthefunny » 1 year ago

I played my first game with Linden tonight, and it went exactly as I had hoped. I was giggling the whole time as the Derevi, Yarok, and the Eldrazi deck were literally sharing their hands plotting how to deal with my board situation. Twice in a row. The Kenrith deck would have participated as well, but he was having mana issues.

It was glorious.

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Post by Segrus » 1 year ago

Nice! I love when a deck comes together like that.

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Post by Toshi » 1 year ago

Hermes_ wrote:
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i looked at r/freemagic and i think i need a tetanus shot.
I couldn't keep myself from taking a peek and...

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Post by cryogen » 1 year ago

I can only imagine what it's like based on the Twitter thing that Hermes is talking about. Years ago there used to be a forum on MTGS that was similar, and it was the worst place full of vile people.
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Post by tstorm823 » 1 year ago

cryogen wrote: I can only imagine what it's like based on the Twitter thing that Hermes is talking about. Years ago there used to be a forum on MTGS that was similar, and it was the worst place full of vile people.
Imagine that, but combined with reddit.
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Post by pokken » 1 year ago

Yeah I should have known better than to look. :P

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Post by SocorroTortoise » 1 year ago

Glanced through a couple threads on there and it's definitely not for me. I'm guessing similar audience to the MTGS forum that cryo is talking about (and the forum that those posters all moved to afterwards).
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Post by Ulka » 1 year ago

cryogen wrote: I can only imagine what it's like based on the Twitter thing that Hermes is talking about. Years ago there used to be a forum on MTGS that was similar, and it was the worst place full of vile people.
may the gutter burn in hell
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Post by Hermes_ » 1 year ago

i'd rather have the coronavirus than look at that place every again
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Post by Hermes_ » 1 year ago

this bad boy showed up today
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and in an hour I get to go play commander!
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Post by Hermes_ » 1 year ago

My attempt at a desert camo paint job on a M41 Walker Bulldog,using Desert Yellow (Tamiya XF59) and Iraqi Sand (Vallejo FS30475)
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Post by tstorm823 » 1 year ago

Hermes_ wrote:
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My attempt at a desert camo paint job on a M41 Walker Bulldog,using Desert Yellow (Tamiya XF59) and Iraqi Sand (Vallejo FS30475)
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But I thought Tamiyo is blue...
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Post by cryogen » 1 year ago

Hermes_ wrote:
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My attempt at a desert camo paint job on a M41 Walker Bulldog,using Desert Yellow (Tamiya XF59) and Iraqi Sand (Vallejo FS30475)
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That looks pretty good.
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Post by Hermes_ » 1 year ago

cryogen wrote:
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Hermes_ wrote:
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My attempt at a desert camo paint job on a M41 Walker Bulldog,using Desert Yellow (Tamiya XF59) and Iraqi Sand (Vallejo FS30475)
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That looks pretty good.
I'm not sure if i should add Image named NATO brown
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Post by Hermes_ » 1 year ago

Done
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Post by Hermes_ » 1 year ago

i'm tempted to take a part my RUW enduring ideal jank deck and put together a tribal deck of some sort
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Post by Shabbaman » 1 year ago

Tank tribal?
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Post by Toshi » 1 year ago

So, since my semester at university ran its course a few days back i've gotten a bit more free time on my hands and set myself up with a "little" challenge:

One by one i updated my lists for Xmage and got back on there for the first time in months.
I decided that, whenever i was finished with a list, i'd play said list until i got my first (memorable) win with it.
The mono decks have been a wild ride so far!
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With most pods being 4 player pods, it wasn't surprising that it took me quite a few rounds to win with Traxos, Scourge of Kroog.
I ended up winning against a pod consisting of Anje Falkenrath, Thassa, Deep-Dwelling and Gerrard, Weatherlight Hero eventually. With my first swings i took out Gerry, since i feared his deck would be the most resilient. Anje ran through her deck, but blanked mostly. A timely Tormod's Crypt later she was dead in the water and an easy prey. Thassa was obviously very sturdy, being able to tap down my commander repeatedly. When i resolved Clock of Omens my time had come. With Blackblade Reforged and Strata Scythe (Wastes :explode: ) equipped i was able to one-shot.

Teshar, Ancestor's Apostle is an absolute mess to play online, since you can't fast forward through triggers like you can in paper. Let's just say i haven't made friends due to the down time.
The winning pod was against Golos, Tireless Pilgrim which folded on the spot to a From the Ashes by Torbran, Thane of Red Fell, who in return got annihilated by my Tragic Arrogance. The remaining creatureless Kruphix, God of Horizons wasn't able to rebuild fast enough, so i stomped him with a Nykthos, Shrine to Nyx supercharged Mirror Entity, Memnites and Ornithopters. I was a bit sad that i couldn't fire off the Charge Across the Araba in my hand, though.

Talrand, Sky Summoner manhandled a pod consisting of Gishath, Sun's Avatar, Kumena, Tyrant of Orazca and Yuriko, the Tiger's Shadow in his very first game. A t-2 Sapphire Medallion, t-3 commander and ciphered t-4 Hidden Strings quickly got out of hand. Chaining Coastal Piracy into Gravitational Shift with counter backup had me winning within the next 2 turns.

As usual Gonti, Lord of Luxury had to edge through a lenghty game. Jodah, Archmage Eternal, Golos, Tireless Pilgrim and Atraxa, Praetors' Voice were worthy opponents with lots of good stuff (ba dumm tsss) to steal. Lacking originality, this wasn't too entertaining, unfortunately.
In the end Sidisi, Undead Vizier corpse danced into Bubbling Muck and Torment of Hailfire to finish things off.

Zada, Hedron Grinder had me struggling for a while. Several hours of crushing defeats later i was able to outpace and overcome a pretty aggressive pod. Syr Gwyn, Hero of Ashvale didn't hit much else but weenies from the get go, Omnath, Locus of Rage was crucially counterspelled by Alela, Artful Provocateur and when it came to her game-deciding Cyclonic Rift, Pyroblast turned things around for me. With Invigorated Rampage, Twinflame, Dragon Fodder under Kari Zev's Expertise, it was all over.

A bunch of games in, Ezuri, Renegade Leader was facing various control decks in Arixmethes, Slumbering Isle, Korvold, Fae-Cursed King and yet another Golos, Tireless Pilgrim list. Being the obvious aggressor Korvold, Fae-Cursed King had me on the brink of dying to commander damage. The life-saving Squall Line got me down to single digit life, but i top decked Vitalize, which was just enough to swing for the remaining life of the table.
The whole thing once again reminded me that it's the weird interactions and card choices that keep me playing this broken format.

Let others play their Vedalken Orrerys, Scroll Racks and Seedborn Muses.

I prefer to:
- Run Patchwork Gnomes as a discard outlet and Charge Across the Araba as a win con in Teshar, Ancestor's Apostle.

- Gamble with Talent of the Telepath in Talrand, Sky Summoner and have everyone look up the rules of Phasing when i drop Teferi's Veil.

- Sac my commander to Ritual of the Machine to grab someone else's in Gonti, Lord of Luxury or draw 20 cards of Necrologia.

- Provoke absolute madness when Possibility Storm comes down in Zada, Hedron Grinder.

- Aggravate everone else's situation with Hall of Gemstone in Ezuri, Renegade Leader.

- Cling to my life with cards like Warping Wail, Not of This World and Jhoira's Toolbox while i drop Extraplanar Lens imprinting fricking Wastes in Traxos, Scourge of Kroog.

Anyhow, i hope you all had a great start into the week!

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Post by cryogen » 1 year ago

I finally got to play after a hiatus. Won both games for a change. First with Mathas who killed P1 with a large Insurrection, domed P2 with Shriveling Rot + a board wipe, then got the last few points on P3 with Mathas. Game 2 was with Mizzex, landed Psychosis Crawler early and it stuck, using the player to my left wheeling three times (knowing it would kill him and another player), then a Past in Flames with a full yard to finish off the third player.
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