Posts made by craw_advantage
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I really agree with your point about cards that are banned in some formats not necessarily being mistakes. I think there were a lot of genuine mess-ups in 2019, but some of the stuff that I see people deride as huge mistakes are cards that I think are great. Veil of Summer is a good example--too strong for standard I guess, but I think it's a good addition to Magic as a whole and I'm glad it wasn't held back by Standard-centric design.

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@babau said in [TBD] Underworld Breach:

Suspend cards like ancestral vision?

Pretty sure these won't work.

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I like the way they play in formats that have Wasteland, but immediately banning them in Pioneer was wise and they should probably be banned in Modern as well.

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@evouga The snow lands are actually priced... well I won't say "reasonably," but competitively at least, relative to the cheapest available foil snow basics. The issue there is that you get one of each which makes it really expensive to get the ones you need for a deck or two, assuming you don't actually need even numbers of all five.

The cat one is definitely the odd one out and seems to be more testing the waters for off-the-wall art in special editions, more like the SDCC promos than the rest of the secret lairs.

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Kinda reads like that text was generated by a rudimentary AI to me. I wouldn't worry about it (not to say MODO's future is certain otherwise though).

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The scuttlebutt is that this is because the decklist submissions for whatever upcoming major Standard event were due the day after the previous B&R, and that they probably raised some red flags. Expect the next one to be changes to Standard or nothing.

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Congrats on a year of great articles! It's so nice to have quality Vintage content to read every week. Thanks for doing what you do. 🙂

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Officially Vintage playable. Officially.

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Leagues are where you just play five matches on your own schedule and get prizes based on your record. You can ignore the start/end dates... that's basically just when the leaderboard resets I believe. It's always running.

Challenges and playoffs are actual tournaments, one of which happens every Saturday. Challenges are open, playoffs you qualify for through challenges and leagues. Playoffs then qualify you for an annual championship tournament, iirc.

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@stormanimagus I don't think we disagree by that much really. You're talking about this working as one more disruption piece in a full suite of already-good disruption cards, and I agree with that. I'm only saying that it's not a total haymaker that shuts certain decks out all by itself. It's a strong effect, but it needs to be immediately followed by either a massive threat or additional disruption.

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I mostly agree with @volrathxp's take on Deafening Silence. It's a good card but not backbreaking, and I'd actually say it's weaker than Thalia or something like that against storm decks, because it doesn't give you a cumulative effect that protects your disruption pieces. Still worth using but you definitely have to avoid falling into the trap of "oh I'll play this and they're just boned."

Uh wait I mean it's unbeatable and we definitely need Necro unrestricted to combat it. 😉

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@full-rod said in [ELD] Deafening Silence:

Tinker blightsteel is an option for DPS. A hatebear deck that runs multiples of this card would tend to be less threatening than the usual hatebear decks.

I'm not sure how helpful that is, really. If you're on the draw (which is where this printing really hurts), Tinker still needs a turn to set up, during which they will likely play a sphere, rod, Containment Priest, etc. It seems nicer to me to just try to remove it although that's easier said than done too.

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Should have saved this art for a reprint of Mouth // Feed.

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@protoaddict said in [ELD] Mystic Sanctuary:

Even if it comes into play tapped that feels like a reasonable cost to pay for a topdeck tutor anyway.

If it comes into play tapped you don't get the effect, unfortunately.

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I really miss the days when this effect was blue and instant-speed.

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@mike-noble said in [ELD] Specter's Shriek:

I love that the wording allows you to “nah, keep them” if there’s nothing worth 2-for-1ing yourself over.

They had to edit the rules text down to make room for the flavor text, but the original wording included a sentence that said "If you do not choose a card, remove all copies of Specter's Shriek from your deck after the game ends."

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@garbageaggro said in [ELD] Stonecoil Serpent:

Someone brought up the fact that this is hit by Force of Vigor and the X mana X/X eldrazi isn't while also being immune to dack. Sure can't be cast off of shop, but that card saw basically 0 play.

Wasn't that played in the colorless Eldrazi decks that were kicking around a few months ago?

Edit: found an example: https://magic.wizards.com/en/articles/archive/mtgo-standings/vintage-challenge-2019-06-02

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Stray thought: everybody looked sideways at the part of the B&R announcement where Ian Duke said they considered unrestricting Necropotence, but could this card be the reason?

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Happy to see another vote to free Channel. It's picking up steam!