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Old 12-27-2016, 02:45 PM
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If you play the bell sample from Techno Syndrome every time you tap Temple Bell it will all have been worth it.
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Old 01-05-2017, 08:23 PM
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Aether Revolt will have a legendary monkey token.

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Old 01-05-2017, 08:44 PM
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Every turn, Kari Zev attacks alongside her monkey, loses it, panics and Revolts, then finds it again next turn.
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Old 01-06-2017, 07:52 AM
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aw yeah they spoiled the monkey

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Old 01-06-2017, 08:04 AM
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I've had a weakness for legendary pirate cards since Ramirez dePietro. That's a fun card!
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Old 01-06-2017, 09:42 AM
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this set looks bonkers. i'm super excited!
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Old 01-06-2017, 09:54 AM
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this set looks bonkers. i'm super excited!
I kinda like how it doesn't have any super money cards -- I think the highest preorder price is like 12 bucks for the planeswalkers -- but it has a lot of weird and interesting stuff going on.
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Old 01-09-2017, 09:45 AM
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Surprise ban list announcement coming this afternoon, apparently. The guess around here is that they're banning Emrakul in Standard, because Wizards got bushwhacked by Aetherworks Marvel decks being able to actually cast it.
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Old 01-09-2017, 10:13 AM
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that or saheeli twin.
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Old 01-09-2017, 11:09 AM
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holy shit, they killed Emrakul, Copter AND reflector mage in standard, and then gitaxian probe and golgari grave troll in modern. god damn.
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Old 01-09-2017, 01:10 PM
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aw man.

so many $80 playsets of copter reduced to quarter bulk rares.
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Old 01-09-2017, 01:35 PM
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I'm surprised they haven't banned the dredge mechanic as a whole at this point.
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Old 01-09-2017, 01:41 PM
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I'm surprised they haven't banned the dredge mechanic as a whole at this point.
They need something that they can point to when MaRo claims the Storm Scale "Goes to 11."
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Old 01-09-2017, 01:50 PM
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They need something that they can point to when MaRo claims the Storm Scale "Goes to 11."
Dredge is a fun deck. You don't draw, you don't play land, you don't cast spells. You just win.
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Old 01-09-2017, 01:52 PM
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Life from the Loam is one of my all time favorite cards.
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Old 01-09-2017, 07:09 PM
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My husband texted me from work with the ban announcement, weeping for his Dredge deck. I can provide no comfort for him.

However, I am glad that Standard will be a lot more enjoyable - I've had enough of watching people fumble controlling their opponent's turns or argue over which creature got Reflector Mage'd when.
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Old 01-13-2017, 01:04 AM
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The standard bannings are a lot more surprising than the modern ones to me. Modern has always been a format where they've banned to shake up the metagame and in actual effect banning Grave-Troll and Probe merely slow down the decks that use them and don't cripple them.

But for standard? The last time there were standard bannings was five years ago and that was Stoneforge Mystic / Jace the Mind Sculptor - cards that were in every major deck. Emrakul and Copter were widely used, but not to that extent (and never in the same deck). Seems like much more of a modern-type banning to me.

As for Reflector Mage, I can only assume there is some Aether Revolt combo that will break it because it isn't even on the level of Emrakul and Copter.
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Old 01-13-2017, 03:25 PM
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i think they realized that if you killed emmy and copter, UW flash would become oppressive and unfun in the extreme.
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Old 01-14-2017, 09:51 AM
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Record attendance at Saturday morning prerelease for Aether Revolt. I dunno if it's the set so much as the weather -- everybody was snowed in last weekend, so this is a chance to get out.
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Old 01-30-2017, 11:22 AM
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went to GP San Jose this weekend and bought a lot of inventions and expeditions. And was shocked multiple times that i was stopped by people who are "fans" of my "writing".

I went to dinner with some friends and one had brought a pal of hers, and he was like, "are you Shivam from the Internet? Like Talinthas? I follow your tumblr!"

Weird ass weekend.
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Old 01-30-2017, 12:13 PM
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Mods please change shivam's username to "Shivam from the Internet"
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Old 01-31-2017, 09:06 AM
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went to GP San Jose this weekend and bought a lot of inventions and expeditions.
Median Expedition Price: $59.86
Median Invention Price: $49.85

Shivam, are you made of money?
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Old 01-31-2017, 10:08 AM
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Shivam, are you made of money?
This is the Shivam with a tumblr, so yes.
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Old 01-31-2017, 11:47 AM
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Median Expedition Price: $59.86
Median Invention Price: $49.85

Shivam, are you made of money?
look, it was a rough weekend, ok. but i got cataclysmic for 19 bucks, and none for more than 40. most expensive card i got was a cavern of souls in italian.
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Old 01-31-2017, 12:13 PM
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look, it was a rough weekend, ok. but i got cataclysmic for 19 bucks, and none for more than 40. most expensive card i got was a cavern of souls in italian.
The rambling justifications of an addict...
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Old 02-10-2017, 09:43 AM
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I have about a month between jobs so I reinstalled Magic Online.


Uh oh...
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Old 02-10-2017, 11:15 AM
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I have about a month between jobs so I reinstalled Magic Online.


Uh oh...
sniffing glue would be a better idea
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Old 02-10-2017, 01:15 PM
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I propose that Redgehog throw money at my whilst I insult him, for a purer and more efficient experience.
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Old 02-10-2017, 04:01 PM
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Standard common had a surprisingly interesting meta game last time I spent time on MODO.
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Old 02-10-2017, 04:12 PM
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I have about a month between jobs so I reinstalled Magic Online.


Uh oh...
Just put all your cash into a garbage bag and set it on fire.
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