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  1. Re: MYTHIC CHAMPIONSHIP London new mulligan rule test in Modern & Limited

    Yeah, all the hand-wringing about the new mulligan is substantially overwrought.

    People aren't going to be throwing away keepable sevens because their six might be the nuts, and going to five is...
  2. Re: I hate fetchlands! What are the most effective hate for fetchlands in every color

    Do you actually do this? This sounds more unbearable than all the fetching I've experienced in competitive magic, combined.

    Relax a second guys, it's just mana fixing.
  3. Thread: 4 Card Blind

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    Re: 4 Card Blind

    super spicy decks this time guys, nice job
  4. Thread: 4 Card Blind

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    Re: 4 Card Blind

    Apologies for not calculating as well, I'll also be taking the JosefK route this time. Thanks for putting my score together for round 1!
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    Re: The current state of Magic

    I mean, sherbet is delicious. I do get sherbet done.
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    Re: The current state of Magic

    :laugh:

    Perfection as usual Tsumi
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    Re: The current state of Magic

    This is really a prescriptivist vs. descriptivist thing. I am obviously the latter.

    I'd be interested to know what you think of the "is a hot dog a sandwich?" debate. I have a guess.




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    Re: The current state of Magic

    My point with this is that whatever distinction you choose to make between them is wholly arbitrary, and things like high-level shooters and MOBAs demand exceptional physical abilities, even if the...
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    Re: The current state of Magic

    "I like this thing, but I'm mad about what they call it?" :confused:

    Maybe they get better reactions when they bill it as a sport. Many of the trappings are the same (regional teams, jerseys,...
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    Re: The current state of Magic

    I never understood this prejudice. I suppose it makes less sense for Magic, where there isn't a physical component really, but I think it's pretty reasonable to consider, say, Overwatch League...
  11. Thread: 4 Card Blind

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    Re: 4 Card Blind

    :laugh:

    this is easily my favorite submission I've seen

    the best part is that it can make it non-deterministic

    Edit: I didn't read the random rule. DISAPPOINTING
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    Re: 4 Card Blind

    I don't think it would be oppressive, but I was thinking something cute like:

    Force of Will
    Misthollow Griffin
    Saprazzan Skerry
    City of Traitors

    Or something like that.
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    Re: Alternative selection

    I agree, and well that it shouldn't, but the effect is still more "Red" than scry is, from a flavor perspective.
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    Re: Alternative selection

    Delver of Secrets is absolutely a blue card. Whether it's balanced or good for the color pie is a reasonable question to ask, certainly.

    Magma Jet is a great example of what I'm saying - sure, red...
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    Re: Alternative selection

    Scry, especially with N > 1, isn't impulsive - the flavor is about a wizard performing divination and making preparations.

    Also, I think that Sphinx is not good - everyone looks at the Scry 3 half...
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    Sticky: Poll: Re: All B/R update speculation.

    Survival of the Fittest is fair right now. If they unbanned it I don't think it would do anything except maybe make another cool Tier 2 deck.



    "Utility?"



    The reason he wrote it like he...
  17. Thread: Future of MTG

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    Re: Future of MTG

    Yes, personally, I would, but I would totally play in a Legacy that has fetchlands banned, too. I'm generally pretty easy (that's why you'll see me advocate against bans in the B&R thread and for...
  18. Thread: Future of MTG

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    Re: Future of MTG

    I can't speak for the person to whom you're replying, but I personally do feel like the fetch/dual action contributes to the inherent feel of eternal formats (it has been interesting playing Gifts...
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    Re: What would best of 1 do to Legacy?

    Wouldn't Chalice and other glass cannon decks get worse? If the one game is the one where they don't draw their stupid sol + cup combo, they're boned, and if they do, more decks would actually have...
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    Sticky: Poll: Re: All B/R update speculation.

    I find tempo much more fun to play against than DnT personally, but yes, Red Prison has many similar qualities to DnT that make them both miserable. I would say that DnT is more like stubbing all ten...
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    Sticky: Poll: Re: All B/R update speculation.

    Isn't there a modern deck that is playing terminus? I'm pretty sure that format doesn't have Brainstorm in it.

    I also don't think that banning brainstorm would make it possible to unban DTT,...
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    Sticky: Poll: Re: All B/R update speculation.

    Just looking at the timeline of a few recent ones (I can't really speak for the time before I played regularly, because I wouldn't have a good sense of the community sentiment):

    Modern, 2014: Ban...
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    Sticky: Poll: Re: All B/R update speculation.

    As I've argued before, these bans were about public perception, rather than actual brokenness. In this case, the boon to the playerbase was assumed to be the banning itself, so no compensation was...
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    Sticky: Poll: Re: All B/R update speculation.

    I think it's actually the opposite - they know full well those cards wouldn't do anything, but sometimes they slip up and print something like Dig Through Time and need to ban it, and being able to...
  25. Thread: MTG Arena

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    Re: MTG Arena

    If you haven't tried it, give it a shot - I find it much more palatable to play than MTGO, at least in terms of interactions. The actual physical experience of MTGO feels like more of a chore,...
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