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Re: Anyone play MTG?

Postby Barathorn » Mon Apr 15, 2013 1:47 am

Jace was Madness. Brainstorm every turn, what were they thinking?

So I played at a GPT this weekend and missed out on the top 4 because I got mana screwed vs G/W Tokens and lost a really close match against Jund [opponent on 1 life, I have 3 draw steps to draw 1 of 2 Hellriders, 1 of 2 Brimstone Volleys, 1of 3 Pillar of Flame.

I draw Land, Land, Traitorous Blood [Opponent has no creatures in play].

GAHH.

So over 2 events 10-5 in matches. Not good enough. New Deck for me I think. Aristocrats Act 2 seems very well placed. And it plays with one of my favourite ever cards, Falkenrath Aristocrat.

Came 2nd at the SCG Open last weekend.
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Re: Anyone play MTG?

Postby Gab » Mon Apr 15, 2013 10:01 am

I'm going to go ahead and blame this thread for me downloading MTGO over the weekend.

Hadn't played since Onslaught block. Got into a couple of GTC swiss drafts. Went 1-2, and 3-0 but have absolutely no clue what I'm doing...

In one of the games had my opponent at 8 health he had no creatures and I had Foundry Street Denizen and Woejeck Halbrediers both enchanted with Death's Approach. I go FTW by bloodrushing a Scorchwalker... Derp... board cleared. I felt sooooo stupid. I still went on to win with a Skynight Legionnaire and Aurelia's Fury but it ended up being really close. Guy to my right was drafting U/B/W and I opened some insane cards so I think it's save to attribute that 3-0 to pure luck.

I should just quit while I'm ahead....
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Re: Anyone play MTG?

Postby Fivelives » Mon Apr 15, 2013 10:52 am

I remember my goblin bomb deck. Do those still work?

4 Fireballs
4 Lightning Bolts
4 Goblin Grenade
4 (buffs that give +4/-4 to a creature, don't remember the name)
4 other red DDs (I think, it's been awhile)
20 various goblins, no higher cost than 2
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Re: Anyone play MTG?

Postby Skye1013 » Mon Apr 15, 2013 9:00 pm

Fivelives wrote:4 (buffs that give +4/-4 to a creature, don't remember the name)

Bloodlust.

It still "works" but you have to be in the correct format (Vintage I believe.)
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Re: Anyone play MTG?

Postby Barathorn » Wed Apr 17, 2013 11:50 pm

This is what I won our little local tournement last night with,

4 Diregraf Ghoul
4 Gravecrawler
2 Rakdos Cackler
2 Blood Artist
4 Knight of Infamy
4 Geralfs Messenger
4 Falkenrath Aristocrat
3 Hellrider
2 Thundermaw Hellkite

2 Tragic Slip
3 Pillar of Flame
1 Brimstone Volley
2 Searing Spear

2 Cavern of Souls
4 Blood Crypt
4 Dragonskull Summit
2 Rakdos Guildgate
11 Swamps

Sideboard

2 Bonfire of the Damned
2 Lilliana of the Veil
2 Tormods Crypt
2 Vampire Nighthawk
1 Pillar of Flame
1 Zealous Conscripts
2 Skullcrack
1 Duress
2 Slaughter Games

No-one expected B/R Zombies and although I lost a match to G/R Blitz I felt very comfortable against all of the combo/control decks I played.

Seriously considering this for the WMCQ this weekend as I am expecting lots of Bant Control and this has a FANTASTIC game against it. Knight of Infamy is so good currently it is almost a must play.
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Re: Anyone play MTG?

Postby Thalia » Thu Apr 18, 2013 9:17 am

Those Liliana's are up to $50 now!

Can't ever keep her in stock.
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Re: Anyone play MTG?

Postby Passionario » Thu Apr 18, 2013 10:41 am

I wonder how over/underpowered this card would be in the current metagame:

Wrath of Gaea - 2GW
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Each creature becomes a basic Forest land. (It is no longer a creature. This effect doesn't end at end of turn)
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Re: Anyone play MTG?

Postby Aubade » Mon Apr 22, 2013 4:24 pm

Not sure if any of you guys are Redditors.

One of the MTG Designers is doing an AMA right now on Reddit. Thought you guys might find it interesting

http://www.reddit.com/r/IAmA/comments/1 ... igner_for/
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Re: Anyone play MTG?

Postby Barathorn » Wed May 01, 2013 11:57 pm

So what does everyone like from Dragons Maze?

I really like the Rare 2/2 Green Flash Spider.
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Re: Anyone play MTG?

Postby Kai » Thu May 02, 2013 12:11 am

voice of resurgence is ridiculous. gonna be here to stay for quite a while in STD and probably good enough for modern.
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Re: Anyone play MTG?

Postby Thalia » Thu May 02, 2013 8:47 am

Picking up a case and a half today (that's 9 booster boxes)....so excited to see what we pull out.
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Re: Anyone play MTG?

Postby Sabindeus » Fri May 03, 2013 5:25 pm

man I am way behind, haven't looked at the new set at all. Been real busy lately with work. What's good??

Also when does the Innistrad block fall out of Standard? Now that they've wrapped up Return to Ravnica that should be coming up right?
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Re: Anyone play MTG?

Postby Kai » Fri May 03, 2013 11:01 pm

STD includes the last two blocks. so currently Innistrad and RtR. Once the first set of the next block becomes legal, IST rotates out. but as dragon's maze was just released and there's a core set release in the summer, I would guess around october or so.
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Re: Anyone play MTG?

Postby Sabindeus » Mon May 06, 2013 10:28 am

oh a new core set? crap. :|

I'm beginning to remember why I stopped playing Magic in the first place, keeping up is really hard when you're doing tons of other stuff with your life.
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Re: Anyone play MTG?

Postby Zonzede » Mon May 06, 2013 1:13 pm

Keep in mind there's about a month or so where the Core sets (M13-M14) are both standard legal. Rotation happens around September or October and is traditionally kind of a weird period.
But yeah. Come then M13, Innistrad, Dark Ascension, and Avacyn drop, keeping on Ravica, Gatecrash, Maze, M14, and adding the newly released Theros.
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Re: Anyone play MTG?

Postby aureon » Mon May 06, 2013 6:26 pm

Sabindeus wrote:oh a new core set? crap. :|

I'm beginning to remember why I stopped playing Magic in the first place, keeping up is really hard when you're doing tons of other stuff with your life.


That's kind of why Commander and Modern exist!
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Re: Anyone play MTG?

Postby Barathorn » Tue May 07, 2013 12:36 am

Kai wrote:voice of resurgence is ridiculous. gonna be here to stay for quite a while in STD and probably good enough for modern.


This 1000%. Testing has already shown us that the G/W deck with Voices and Advent of the Wurm is incredibly strong.

BUG Control has also suprisingly been testing well against all non control decks. We haven't played it vs Bant or Esper yet but it looks very versatile and Mutilate is a massive card currently.
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Re: Anyone play MTG?

Postby Sabindeus » Tue May 07, 2013 11:57 am

aureon wrote:
Sabindeus wrote:oh a new core set? crap. :|

I'm beginning to remember why I stopped playing Magic in the first place, keeping up is really hard when you're doing tons of other stuff with your life.


That's kind of why Commander and Modern exist!


The problem with Modern is that all my old cards predate it. Like when I last stopped playing magic back in high school, it was during the Urza's Saga block. I have a few things from packs of Urza's Legacy but that's it. Then I picked it up again when M13 came out, and bought some M13 and Avacyn's and then had to get singles for all the crazy nonsense in Innistrad and Dark Ascension that my friends told me about to shore up my decks. So as far as Modern goes, all I have is my new cards, and that usually means I lose. :(
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Re: Anyone play MTG?

Postby Shoju » Tue May 07, 2013 12:35 pm

Sabindeus wrote:
aureon wrote:
Sabindeus wrote:oh a new core set? crap. :|

I'm beginning to remember why I stopped playing Magic in the first place, keeping up is really hard when you're doing tons of other stuff with your life.


That's kind of why Commander and Modern exist!


The problem with Modern is that all my old cards predate it. Like when I last stopped playing magic back in high school, it was during the Urza's Saga block. I have a few things from packs of Urza's Legacy but that's it. Then I picked it up again when M13 came out, and bought some M13 and Avacyn's and then had to get singles for all the crazy nonsense in Innistrad and Dark Ascension that my friends told me about to shore up my decks. So as far as Modern goes, all I have is my new cards, and that usually means I lose. :(


Not sure if I posted in this or not, but the last two "competitive" decks I fielded included

Deck 1:
Dark Ritual
Hidden Horror
Shallow Grave
Corpse Dance
Morinfen
And some dude that started with a G

And Deck 2:
Anvil of Borgarden
Megrim
Lots o' discard.

That was Tempest when MIrage block was still legal.
I have played a few times since then, but not on a competitive level. I was actually a pretty good player in Tempest. Now, My 10 year old wants to play, and we bought some starters to give it a whirl. Game seems to have not gotten stale, which is a testament to its longevity.
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Re: Anyone play MTG?

Postby Barathorn » Fri Jul 19, 2013 7:42 am

So M14, whats hot and what's not?
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Re: Anyone play MTG?

Postby Chmur » Mon Jul 22, 2013 12:35 am

Barathorn wrote:So M14, whats hot and what's not?


I'd say it's hard to say yet, but of course Hydra and Ooze are stupidly strong - got blown off the table by mono G Oooze deck (Scavenging Ooze, Predator Ooze, Strangleroot Geists and to top it off Hydra to double them counters, yay!!). Young Pyromancer worked miracles in my UWR Flash deck and it's definitely far better than Assemble the Legion plan - bouncing attacker with Azorius charm making a token to block wih is way too powerful. Played against mono R aggro that was using the new Ogres at Hellrider slots - not as good as Hellriders, but not bad either. Ratchet bomb rocks as usual in control shells. Still waiting for some "fun" decks with the demon searching thingies or the cauldron combo. Got something like new enchantress deck in mind with Ajani kittens in it and I believe anything with Staff of Nin and the enchantment that makes Illusions of your opponents creatures can be played.

Oh, and monoG ramp into Garruk -> Hoof!!! is just stupid. Presuming Titans will get reprint in Theros, we're in for really great standard season again :/
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Re: Anyone play MTG?

Postby Sabindeus » Mon Jul 22, 2013 8:58 am

So for my silly mill deck: mfers got rid of my Mind Sculpt... now I have to mix in black for the strictly better version in Dragon's Maze :|

Good thing we're in the age of multicolor nonsense and infinite dual lands

but Millstone's back! yay

Nothing of note for my counter/burn deck...

My white token deck can probably use some tuning up, especially once the Innistrad block rotates out
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Re: Anyone play MTG?

Postby Barathorn » Tue Jul 23, 2013 12:07 am

I am playing around with mono green Hydra Stompy, UWR Flash/UW Flash, B/G Rock, Mono Red Burning Earth and WRB good stuff currently.

Out of the new set the card that has the most raw potential that I am trying to break is Liliana's Reaver. Really like that card.
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Re: Anyone play MTG?

Postby Chmur » Tue Jul 23, 2013 5:37 am

Sabindeus wrote:Nothing of note for my counter/burn deck...


Run Guttersnipe + Young Pyromancer. Then come back and tell the tales :)
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Re: Anyone play MTG?

Postby Sabindeus » Wed Jul 24, 2013 8:28 am

Chmur wrote:
Sabindeus wrote:Nothing of note for my counter/burn deck...


Run Guttersnipe + Young Pyromancer. Then come back and tell the tales :)


.... yeeeeeah I probably should, shouldn't I
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