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    Sticky: Poll: Re: All B/R update speculation.

    I get that itís bad when a deck can fight along all axes using low cmc cards that net value while also having great card selection, but how do you choose a single piece of that description instead of...
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    Sticky: Poll: Re: All B/R update speculation.

    To be clear, Iím talking about a hypothetical format (see my post above). That said, you seem to be arguing that linear synergy decks are easily hated out and therefore canít occupy long-term...
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    Sticky: Poll: Re: All B/R update speculation.

    If what you say is true about Modern, that suggests that the problem is with the card pool. After all, the dynamic you describe arose despite WotCís discretion with bans. They didnít use my suggested...
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    Sticky: Poll: Re: All B/R update speculation.

    Personally Iíd be interested in a format (called Timeless? Chronos?) where the card pool is fully eternal like Legacy and Vintage, but with no Reserved List cards (including no true duals) legal, no...
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    Re: Demise of magic

    Yes I agree with the first sentence.

    No I donít agree with the second sentence. My favorite set as a kid was Mirage. The hits were better and more varied in style. Azimaet Drake, Bazaar of...
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    Re: Demise of magic

    I know youíre kidding about Stasis, but how about Dandan or Canyon Drake?
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    Re: Demise of magic

    Nearly forgotten, then. Nice that theyíre branching out for Eldraine. If you look over the past 10 years or more itís obvious that this is an exception to the rule.

    Edit: I did mention the Sagas...
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    Re: Demise of magic

    I enjoy Magic and spend more time reading and watching Magic things than I should, but I've given up buying the cards. The demise of Magic for me has not been about economics, but about set design....
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    Re: Demise of magic

    If you can safely make assumptions about the left side of a distribution, e.g. that itís all zeros, then knowing the overall average actually is informative about the right side of that distribution....
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    Re: Demise of magic

    If the average Arena player spends $75/year and most players spend nothing, it follows that a few players spend a great deal more than $75/year. That, I think, is bruizarís point. If you need to add...
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    Re: [Deck] bUrg Tempo

    Speaking as a long-time lurker, I like your write-ups, Qweerios.
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    Re: 4 Card Blind

    i was on the cusp of suggesting a ban on Blackmail previously but was surprised by othersí ingenuity. If anything is constant from round to round it is that Iím surprised by other playersí ingenuity....
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    Re: 4 Card Blind

    Could always do Random Standard.
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    Re: 4 Card Blind

    Sorry I didnít add up my scores in the Invasion round. I invoke the new baby excuse and am happy to trust you all on the scoring :-)

    Interesting decks this time. I would have brought lava dart and...
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    Re: 4 Card Blind

    Heads up H and Unlife: I think H beats Unlife 6-0. H gets Avatar in play in time even with only one storage land after exiling assassin and the other storage land. Then Avatar wins through Nether...
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    Re: 4 Card Blind

    I wouldnít legalize extra cards that donít belong to the blocks in question. After trying to work through 4CB scenarios using only Mirage and only Tempest (the sets, not the blocks), I realized...
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    Re: 4 Card Blind

    I think a wish board goes against the spirit of this format. Wish boards are fun to devise and play with, but this is a minimalist format. The entire point is to pack functionality into a mere 4...
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    Re: 4 Card Blind

    How would the format end quickly? There are a million and one ways to generate mana even without basic lands.

    Banning basic lands may arguably go against the spirit of MtG, but in this specific...
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    Re: 4 Card Blind

    Hello all, I've read through much of this thread and found it very entertaining. Thanks for organizing, Asthereal.

    For what it's worth, I think an everything-starts-out-unbanned banathon would be...
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    Sticky: Poll: Re: All B/R update speculation.

    When Show and Tell is legal but Earthcraft is still banned, I have to assume that there are no consistent criteria for banning cards, but rather that WotC aims to minimize change. Theyíre also...
  21. Re: GRW Land-Use Change (Orcish Lumberjack, Land Tax, Titania)

    Thank you both for the suggestions. Eternal Witness, Ramunap Excavator, and more copies of Knight of Autumn are good ideas, but the 3cc slot is tight. A fourth Knight of the Reliquary or some number...
  22. Re: GRW Land-Use Change (Orcish Lumberjack, Land Tax, Titania)

    I've been playing the list above online with the following results. The sideboard is in flux and sometimes I play
    without a sideboard to feel out the weakest points.

    2-1 Mono-G Natural Order
    2-0...
  23. GRW Land-Use Change (Orcish Lumberjack, Land Tax, Titania)

    GRW Land-Use Change

    Maindeck (Dec. 23, 2018)

    Creatures
    4 Orcish Lumberjack
    1 Sylvan Safekeeper
    1 Birds of Paradise
    1 Granger Guildmage
    2 Lotus Cobra
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    Sticky: Poll: Re: All B/R update speculation.

    A card can have drawbacks and be bannable. Not every deck has use or space for Gitaxian Probe or Brainstorm, and both cards do have drawbacks. Acknowledging that one or both has drawbacks is not...
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    Sticky: Poll: Re: All B/R update speculation.

    I donít get the big bolding. Every deck that has use and space for Mountain Yeti plays Mountain Yeti. The whole point is that if not every deck has use and space for a card, then the card must have...
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