How come that green Nykthos ramp deck isn’t a thing in Modern? The same cards should be available there right?
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Treacherous Blessing is great for the Doom Foretold deck
I like people are complaining about no MF in specific US cities, while us SEAsians are like ¯\_(ツ)_/¯
This list seems short, are there a lot fewer MFs this year?
so that the newly spawned warriors can attack again
Posting this right now when ELD spoilers are appearing every couple of hours is a serious flex. Great alter though!
… that Gingerbread guy is gonna be an Artifact Creature - Food isn’t he?
can fetch broken equipment and play them for cheap. most often [[Batterskull]]
This is all great, but one minor complaint: why is it Players Tour and not Player Tour? The first one sounds so weird. It’s not like we used to have a Pros Tour
Safety valve to prevent you from looping this forever with a second Reap the Past in the GY
I like playing paper and interacting with other players, but my major problems with it are: (a) all the shuffling; and (b) having to watch out for cheaters; which is why I’m leaning towards Arena more
I wonder if this tezzeret is a plant for an upcoming artifact set
he looks like 90s aquaman here
the main event in copenhagen is not modern, it is limited (day 1 sealed, day 2 draft) using the modern horizons set. familiarity with the modern format is not required
You can play with any deck you like, there are no restrictions (other than the usual 60 cards, 15 card sideboard, max 4 of each card other than basic lands).
The main event for Copenhagen is Modern Horizons Limited, so the deck you bring with you does not matter. If you choose to join the main event, it would be good to familiarize yourself with the Modern Horizons set and the limited environment. The main event will have a high entrance fee and there will be a lot of cash on the line, but it will be difficult to advance to day 2.
Other than the main event, there will be side events running alongside the main event, smaller tournaments with smaller prize pools and limited number of slots some of them will be standard, so you can play your decks there, even if you don’t think they are optimal. The side events during the first day will be typically a bit less competitive (since many of the competitive players will prefer the main event). On the 2nd day, the competitive players who did not advance in the main event will be playing side events too. Many side events will fire per day, so if you do poorly in the first one you join, you will typically still be able to join others.
I suggest figuring out what it is you want to do - if you just want to have fun, I suggest joining whatever event you like, don’t worry too much about being competitive (taking into account the entry fees). If you want to be competitive, I suggest trying the main event. One “fun” event I like to look forward to at GPs/MagicFests is “Chaos Sealed”, which is a limited format with packs taken from random sets. IDK if they still do that nowadays, but typically it will be in day 2.
Neheb tribal incoming
The Amass ability will create a zombie army token if you don’t have one
Posted on r/magicTCG: I feel like tournament mulligan rules should be modified to give each player one free mulligan per game before they have to go down to 6 cards
I mean, I understand why mana screw exists, but 1 free mulligan per game would greatly help reduce “feel bad” games
This is a killer card
I’m still not a fan of this new split frame.
6 years ago on this day, the RTR reprints were announced at PAX as well https://www.reddit.com/r/magicTCG/comments/z7n8d/shocklands_confirmed_in_rtr_picture_reflection/
I did a prerelease at the Hareruya in Tokyo (because it happened to coincide with a trip with friends), it was cool. I think they’re pretty used to foreigners coming in, they had English-language prerelease packs for us. And everyone could communicate to some degree. I was mostly able to cope despite not being 100% familiar with the cards. My one problem was when someone played a creature with an ability that I wasn’t sure what it was and the guy had to say it a few times. I kept hearing “mens” but eventually figured out it was “menace” lol.
(This anecdote isn’t really relevant to constructed I guess lol sorry)
A couple of questions about the legacy finals (sorry, I only caught a portion of it and not really a legacy player): there’s a monarch effect in play, where did that come from? I skimmed the decklists and couldnt find it. Also speaking of decklists, there’s a Throne of Geth in Josh Utter-Leyton’s SB, what’s that for?
Edit: Oops, sorry. Checked the decklists again, saw that Palace Jailer gives monarch. Only thing I’m confused about now is Throne of Geth!
Bolas killed the other 4 dragons. With their last breath they merged the remnants of their power into a new being: ugin the spirit dragon
Also perfect time to reprint the original cycle of elder dragon legends. As masterpieces
You get to play anything you open. However, you should call a judge and tell them what you opened.
Posted on r/magicTCG: What’s your favorite flavor text?
8 years ago on June 11, 2009, the M10 rules changes came into effect and we lost damage on the stack (among other things). What rules changes are we in for this week?
It’s very valuable because:
it’s very useful since it serves a “flexible” land slot in your deck. Normally it can be either an Island or a Forest. But in older sets there are also lands that are both Island and Plains or Forest and Mountain. Effectively, in formats where the old cards are legal, Misty Rainforest can fetch the correct color mana you need at any time. Because of this flexibility, such lands are used in a lot of decks in those formats where old cards are legal, meaning there is a high demand for them
the original version is out of print and has had high demand for a long time, driving the price up
the newer printing from Battle for Zendikar (the one you have) is a very very very rare pull - I’m not sure about the numbers, but someone else here mentioned only 1 in around 200 booster packs will have it
In short, congratulations on the pull!
Posted on r/magicTCG: Should I expect Jace, Vryn’s Prodigy to tank in price once it’s out of Standard?
I’m looking to focus on Modern until maybe end of the year, so I probably won’t be using my Jace playset until it rotates out. I like to keep a playset around of mythics I enjoyed using though, but in this case, would it be better to sell them off now (while he still has another set’s worth of time in standard legality) and rebuy later?
Thalia’s Lancers: https://twitter.com/ElaineChase/status/747467986324193280
Why does the rule change happen during Eldritch Moon on paper, but during Aether Revolt on MTGO?
Nahiri won’t be happy, she was the one who summoned Emrakul in the first place (see flavor text of Coax from the Blind Eternities)
If he’s an uncontested alpha, why is he afraid to fight other werewolves?
They do. But you are required to shuffle (technically the deck must be “sufficiently randomized”) before presenting your deck to your opponent for shuffling.
It means what the reminder text says. You can choose to cast Murderous Cut for a reduced cost (as little as one black mana!) by exiling cards from your graveyard. Each card you exile reduces the cost by (1)
Some decks will use the graveyard as a resource, so they will have cards that allow you to move cards directly from your own library to graveyard (often called “milling”). The idea is to win before running out of cards in the library, taking advantages of the additional bonuses provided by having more cards in the graveyard (for Murderous Cut, the bonus is having the choice to play it at a lower cost)
BDM is like the Jim Ross of Magic though
I hope you are aware that /u/maro254 has warned us time and again not to eat the delicious cards
For some reason, my prerelease kit had one divider while my friend’s had two
[Vorthos] How can an ooze be delirious?
Really? Mana rocks are rare now?
They’ll probably see first how well received it will be
I sorted all my commons/uncommons a while back, somewhere between 20-25k cards all in all (a good number from pre-Modern sets). Booster boxes can hold like 2-3 letters at a time, i.e. one booster box is enough for all As, Bs and half of Cs. All the Ss needed more than two booster boxes =/
Also, I probably need better storage than booster boxes
And if they survive the grapeshot, you can still attack for 7!
At least in Standard, we know ahead of time when cards rotate out. Modern is like gambling every time there’s a B&R update
Thank you for the reply, that was very informative!
What is/was the general attitude inside WotC towards the general expensiveness of trying to play Magic competitively?
Strip Mine could still be in! :p
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