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    Re: LOTR Tales from Middle Earth: Our Burden To Bear Is a Purple Gandalf the Gray

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    Better, white Remand. Yep.
    Based af, I've always felt like Remand would have made more sense in White

    Granted it probably won't actually do anything, but like... hooray it exists
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    Re: LOTR Tales from Middle Earth: Our Burden To Bear Is a Purple Gandalf the Gray

    I'm going to stick it on an Isochron Scepter, not even Abrupt Decay can stop me now!
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    Gross, other formats. I puked in my mouth a little.

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    Re: LOTR Tales from Middle Earth: Our Burden To Bear Is a Purple Gandalf the Gray

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    I'm going to stick it on an Isochron Scepter, not even Abrupt Decay can stop me now!
    Curses! The dreaded second decay that was actually the first decay

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    Re: LOTR Tales from Middle Earth: Our Burden To Bear Is a Purple Gandalf the Gray

    Quote Originally Posted by FourDogsinaHorseSuit View Post
    Wait for more spoilers

    Invisible, like not being able to be Damaged, Enchanted, Blocked, or Targeted by anything when you put it on?
    For one turn?
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    And found I was for endurance made

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    Re: LOTR Tales from Middle Earth: Our Burden To Bear Is a Purple Gandalf the Gray

    Quote Originally Posted by Barook View Post


    Better, white Remand. Yep.
    This does make me happy
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    Re: LOTR Tales from Middle Earth: Our Burden To Bear Is a Purple Gandalf the Gray

    Quote Originally Posted by Lava Snacks View Post
    There's this classic from The Guardian.

    More human nations are allied with Sauron than oppose him. Largely because Gondor was an oppressive imperialistic power before their decline, as evidenced by helping the Rohirrim commit genocide on the Dunlendings and Druedain and steal their land.
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    Re: LOTR Tales from Middle Earth: Our Burden To Bear Is a Purple Gandalf the Gray

    Would Reprieve be worth it in a storm deck to recast the Grapeshot or something? Or is it generally just easier to build storm count instead of working in the extra mana?

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    Re: LOTR Tales from Middle Earth: Our Burden To Bear Is a Purple Gandalf the Gray

    Quote Originally Posted by Whoshim View Post
    Would Reprieve be worth it in a storm deck to recast the Grapeshot or something? Or is it generally just easier to build storm count instead of working in the extra mana?
    When was the last time you have seen Remand in storm?

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    For one turn?
    Correct, you shouldn't wear it for very long.
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    Re: LOTR Tales from Middle Earth: Our Burden To Bear Is a Purple Gandalf the Gray

    Quote Originally Posted by Zoid View Post
    When was the last time you have seen Remand in storm?
    In modern? The answer is the last time I saw storm, a handful of months before MH2
    In Legacy? I don't think ever.

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    Re: LOTR Tales from Middle Earth: Our Burden To Bear Is a Purple Gandalf the Gray

    Quote Originally Posted by PirateKing View Post
    Well yeah, Mordor isn't an evil place, Sauron and Morgoth before him just had... a different point of view, is all.
    The whole thing just gets blown out of proportion really
    Indeed, as this book correctly advocates, the all orcs and Sauron thing are fantasy written by the victors to demonize their opponents.

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Last_Ringbearer

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    Re: LOTR Tales from Middle Earth: Our Burden To Bear Is a Purple Gandalf the Gray

    Quote Originally Posted by FourDogsinaHorseSuit View Post
    In modern? The answer is the last time I saw storm, a handful of months before MH2
    In Legacy? I don't think ever.
    IIRC Remand was very occasionally played in High Tide decks back in the stone age.

    I do think that one of the issues with color balance is that blue has way too much control over the stack relative to the other colors, and that I like seeing stuff like reprieve that pushes against that.

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    Re: LOTR Tales from Middle Earth: Our Burden To Bear Is a Purple Gandalf the Gray

    Quote Originally Posted by rufus View Post
    IIRC Remand was very occasionally played in High Tide decks back in the stone age.

    I do think that one of the issues with color balance is that blue has way too much control over the stack relative to the other colors, and that I like seeing stuff like reprieve that pushes against that.
    But isn't this going to be essentially used in blue based decks?

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    Re: LOTR Tales from Middle Earth: Our Burden To Bear Is a Purple Gandalf the Gray

    Quote Originally Posted by jmlima View Post
    Indeed, as this book correctly advocates, the all orcs and Sauron thing are fantasy written by the victors to demonize their opponents.

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Last_Ringbearer
    That's the one I was talking about!

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    Re: LOTR Tales from Middle Earth: Our Burden To Bear Is a Purple Gandalf the Gray

    Quote Originally Posted by rufus View Post
    IIRC Remand was very occasionally played in High Tide decks back in the stone age.

    I do think that one of the issues with color balance is that blue has way too much control over the stack relative to the other colors, and that I like seeing stuff like reprieve that pushes against that.
    I used to play it in Spring Tide lmao, it felt good at the time. Sometimes it was a counter, sometimes it let you go Brain Freeze into Remand into Brain Freeze if you wanted to go off with a lower Storm count... I played around Gaea's Blessing with it once, I felt pretty okay about that
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    Re: LOTR Tales from Middle Earth: Our Burden To Bear Is a Purple Gandalf the Gray

    I think the goal is that, say, black/white decks could have stack interaction that feels black/white, just like blue and green get creature removal like Prey Upon and Unsummon.

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    Re: LOTR Tales from Middle Earth: Our Burden To Bear Is a Purple Gandalf the Gray

    Quote Originally Posted by Zoid View Post
    When was the last time you have seen Remand in storm?
    2008 roughly

    So like, fair enough
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    Re: LOTR Tales from Middle Earth: Our Burden To Bear Is a Purple Gandalf the Gray

    It has always been very dumb that only one color can meaningfully interact with the stack so the more they change that the better
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    Re: LOTR Tales from Middle Earth: Our Burden To Bear Is a Purple Gandalf the Gray

    Quote Originally Posted by jmlima View Post
    But isn't this going to be essentially used in blue based decks?
    No, you do have the exact same card in blue (better for manabase and FoW), which so little play.

    It could offer some nonU decks stack interactions. The trouble is to have a non U deck that do not want to tap out on its turn. That would require more/better instant that bring threats. Even a card like collected company (if it were better) is counterproductive, as it pushes you to want creatures in your deck (tap out during your turn).
    The closest I could think of strategy wise would the old astral drift, which definitely does not want this kind of card.

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    Re: LOTR Tales from Middle Earth: Our Burden To Bear Is a Purple Gandalf the Gray

    The issue is you want redundancy with counters, all the more so with a short term counter, so the card by itself won't likely see much Legacy play, but if it signals a widening of counterspells into white then it could have significant impact combined with other cards. Maybe.

    It could also end up being a meta answer to a card like Supreme Verdict or something, I suppose.
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