I play a game called Everquest. They have TLP servers the "TLP" stands for "Time Locked Progression". The server starts out with no expansions like it was in 1999, and every 3 months adds an expansion. This has been very successful and for a video game that started out 20 years ago, its amazing that they are still adding servers.
Theres also a similar thing happening soon with WoW, so the model is defiantly portable.
Here is a link to Ice T trash tralking on behalf of the top two guilds during the lead up to the launch of the most recent 2 servers.
TLDR; I like the idea and think it could take off.
Citadel is substantially harder to play in most shells I think. If your colorless shops then you don't have BBB, and if you are cheating it in play this card may allow other strategies because the life could be an issue.
You can use Mystic Forge card as an enabler in a citadel list. And it isn't dead the majority of the time either.
If a store is found to have proxies on their premise the can loose their ability to sell WoTC products. So cards with "proxy" on them is bad. "Playtest Cards" would work, the issue is that there is no way of guaranteeing that it is a playtest card and not a real card with words written on it.
You could show up to a 15 proxy event and with 20 cards with "playtest card" written on them and say that 5 of them are real and just have "playtest card" written on them.
After looking at @Brass-Man 's Survival list, I'm wondering if Death's Shadow could be used in other decks like Jund, Hate Bears (aggro centric strategies).
I see no reason it can't, does anyone have any thoughts on this? Should I buy them on MODO and try them out? Should I buy a playset of Russian foil death Shadows ASAP with no testing?!!
Is there any thing special I should do or look for when I test them?
Thanks in advance,
I posted about Engineer earlier, but I thought I would bring it up again.
Goblin Engineer feels absolutely insane. You don't get to do the broken things that Welder is capable of but Goblin Welder always had the issue of consistency. Welder needed set it and required Dacks, Thirsts, Bazaars, multiple copies of similar spells. Engineer doesn't require any of that. Play it with singletons. Go get a Crucible when it's good, a Bridge when it's good, or Time Vault when it's good. Go get Sculpting Sphere and Tangle Wire. Or just go get Trinisphere. And you don't have to worry about @nedleeds favorite card, Misstep.
I know you joke but as a way to get Needle out through the deluge of Skillstep this Goblin is pretty sick. Still might not be fast enough vs. Bazaar on the draw.
It still contributes to non dead cards post board against Dredge. Worth looking at IMO.
you're not far away from chipping away at pieces of power.
Sorry, but this is exactly the point - and I'll say this the last time to I don't say it too much. There's no such thing as "chip" at pieces of power. It has become expensive even to buy CE Power. Also, you can't start having "big Vintage events" in places where Vintage is non-existent. Those events will fail, lose trust from players and never be able to happen again.
This is the cheapest Mox Ruby on eBay in Canada and its 3k Canadian before import duties!
I like that this dodges misstep and pyroblast. 5 Damage to a player on this would be way too powerful.
The decks that would use this probably aren't winning with Lightning Bolt also.
The only downside I see from this is that your removal would become conditional. Being able to deal with a threat when it appears is important. The delve requirement means this may not turn on till turn 2 or 3. That may be too late against some decks.