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  1. lelandbowman3

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    Xaios Foolish Mortal Contributor

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    Hohooo, damn.
     
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    my thoughts exactly. there is probably an opening at Wizards now lol.
     
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    Asrial Whisper into nose

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    Either that, or he was already fired and wanted to go out with style.

    Either case, HOT DAMN WASTELAND AND HORIZON CANOPY! Strip mine is gorgeous, and Adam Paquette filters, oh yes!

    Kozileks return is disgusting as hell, and Crumbling Vestige is awesome limited fodder.
     
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    I'm really excited for Shadows Over Innistrad, and can't wait for that set.
     
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    gnoll SS.org Regular

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    I don't get it, they're reprinting Wasteland, Strip Mine and all those other lands? Isn't that... weird?

    And what happened with the colorless mana symbols?

    :scratch:
     
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    I think they're doing expedition lands as a way to sell more boosters, to be honest. They've been fixated on making specialized lands more of a thing for a while now. It's kind of ridiculous at this point. I pulled a Scalding Tarn expedition (reprint of the old Zendikar) and sold it for 200 on ebay. Kind of crazy. But then again, I just like the game, I'm not a collector by any means. I have no idea why they're doing colorless the way they are now. It seems like it's just going to make things more complicated, because it's not a "new" color, but it's going to be a constant from now on (according to the MTG fb page). Idk, I like some of the new developments, but not all of them.
     
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    Asrial Whisper into nose

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    It's by no means a complicated thing. Not more complicated than normal mana, at least. It just shows when a mana is colorless, and all mana producers in the future will use that symbol instead of generic numbers, which is used to show generic mana costs. I seriously don't get the unintuitiveness of needing to pay colorless mana for the colorless mana symbol cost. It's like not grasping a Llanowar elves are not playable unless you pay a green mana, which can also be used to play artifacts.

    And Zendikar Expeditions is an homage to the treasure-thing they did back in orig. zendikar. Of course, they can't just put moxen and .... like that in the boosters again, and so they made some crazy promo cards instead. I think it's a good thing as well, but some people complaint about it. "Sorry we put a 100$ bill in your 4$ booster pack".
     
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    I'm fairly new to MTG, so as a new-ish player, it seemed more complicated with the way it was explained on one of their (MTG) posts on fb, so thanks for clearing that up. Believe me, I enjoyed getting an extra 200 for one card, but as I said, I just like playing, and not even winning. I just like how interesting games can be.
     
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    Ok I think I get it.

    So basically the lands will be so rare it won't affect anything anyway, but it's more of a gimmick thing.

    And the colorless mana, you're gonna be forced to pay some colorless costs with colorless mana instead of using any mana? Seems pretty lame, like, "Oh you wanted to pay your mana cost with your forests and llanowar elves? Nop, you have to use these new lands for that!" Seems like you're gonna be forced into playing cards you didn't necessarily want to play. Because why have more freedom of choice when you can have less..... sigh..... And if these new cards requiring colorless mana will be good enough to use in legacy then Wasteland will be even more necessary than it already is... Soo... how about another uncommon printing instead of those stupid expeditions, eh? I'm not made of money, you know...
     
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    Wow, salty. The chance of there being a card printed that's impactful in Legacy is negligible. First of all, on average, only about 1 card per set end up being Legacy-playable. Second, the colorless mechanic will be restricted to Eldrazi, you know, those giant, high cost creatures that, if they see play in Legacy at all, are only cheated into play with things like reanimator or sneak & show.

    Not to mention, the point behind the Eldrazi, flavour-wise, is that they predate the existence of colored mana in the multiverse, and effectively transcend it. It's as much a flavour-based decision as it is a mechanical decision.
     
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    Well I like building rogue decks in legacy lol, playable to the masses is not the same as playable to me :D
     
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    Yaaaaaaay!

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    Slayer89 The Demon Barber

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    So, earlier this month I decided to put together a Modern deck again so I could play magic other than Legacy. I looked for a deck that I could enjoy the playstyle of, was powerful, and had been around for quite a while to try and dodge bans. I had my set of Splinter Twins in the mail to me when the ban was announced, haha. Just my luck.

    https://youtu.be/hAXKOCfo90c
     
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    Vostre Roy Disciple of Djod

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    Double post
     
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    Vostre Roy Disciple of Djod

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    So I've began to play MTG again using my old Dragon deck and a new one (blue/artifact), don't know if either would fit in any format but I think that my blue/artifact would be banned in any as I'm using artifact lands lol. We just play for fun here at my mining camp, so here's what my Dragon deck looks like, might list the other one at some point.

    This deck is a real basic creature deck that revolve around lowering the casting cost of dragons and taking advantage of the "Amplify 3" hability of the Kilnmouth (usually cast it with 3 dragons in the hand, adding 9x +1/+1 counters). I've built it back when the Onslaught block was out and tried to get as many different dragons as possible back then, added a couple of new cards that I've got in boosters or bought here and there. Still have a couple of dragons that I don't use anymore

    Creatures:

    Kilnmouth Dragon x4
    Dragon Whelp x4
    Furnace Whelp x4
    Dragonspeaker Shaman x4
    Dragonlord's Servant x4
    Shivan Dragon x2
    Two Headed Dragon x4
    Silent Arbiter x1
    Clockwork Dragon x1
    Thunderbreak Regent x1
    Lightning Dragon x2
    Crimson Hellkite x1
    Dragon Tyrant x2
    Thunder Dragon x1
    Zyrilan of the Claw x1
    Covetous Dragon x1

    Enchantments/artifacts

    Urza's Incubator x2
    Cryptic Gateway x1
    Form of the Dragon x1
    Extraplanar Lense x1
    Mana Flare x1
    Planar Portal x1
    Gratuitous Violence x1
    Aether Vial x1

    Lands:

    Mountains x22
     
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    Rejiggered my Sigarda EDH deck. While it's still an enchantress deck, I changed it so that the only auras provide tangible protection for Sigarda or a LARGE p/t boost for the mana cost. The rest of the list has been tuned as a sort of enchantment-based hate-bear deck.

    Here's the list:

    General (1):
    - Sigarda, Host of Herons

    Planeswalkers (1):
    - Garruk, Primal Hunter

    Creatures (19):
    - Academy Rector
    - Argothian Enchantress
    - Containment Priest
    - Dauntless Escort
    - Dragonlord Dromoka
    - Eidolon of Blossoms
    - Eternal Witness
    - Gaddock Teeg
    - Grand Abolisher
    - Hokori, Dust Drinker
    - Kataki, War's Wage
    - Kor Spiritdancer
    - Linvala, Keeper of Silence
    - Mesa Enchantress
    - Sakura-Tribe Elder
    - Sun Titan
    - Thrun, the Last Troll
    - Umbra Mystic
    - Verduran Enchantress

    Artifacts (5):
    - Damping Matrix
    - Null Rod
    - Selesnya Signet
    - Sol Ring
    - Torpor Orb

    Enchantments (22):
    - Ancestral Mask
    - Armored Ascension
    - Aura of Silence
    - Aura Shards
    - City of Solitude
    - Enchantress's Presence
    - Ethereal Armor
    - Flickerform
    - Karmic Justice
    - Mirari's Wake
    - Privileged Position
    - Rancor
    - Rest in Peace
    - Shield of the Oversoul
    - Shielded by Faith
    - Sigil of the Empty Throne
    - Spirit Mantle
    - Sterling Grove
    - Stony Silence
    - Suppression Field
    - Sylvan Library
    - Unquestioned Authority

    Instants (5):
    - Beast Within
    - Enlightened Tutor
    - Faith's Reward
    - Path to Exile
    - Unexpectedly Absent

    Sorceries (11):
    - Austere Command
    - Creeping Renaissance
    - Cultivate
    - Idyllic Tutor
    - Kodama's Reach
    - Replenish
    - Retether
    - Rout
    - Three Dreams
    - Winds of Rath
    - Wrath of God

    Non-Basic Lands (24):
    - Canopy Vista
    - Cavern of Souls
    - Command Tower
    - Dust Bowl
    - Emeria, the Sky Ruin
    - Ghost Quarter
    - Hall of the Bandit Lord
    - High Market
    - Krosan Verge
    - Misty Rainforest
    - Mosswort Bridge
    - Myriad Landscape
    - Oran-Rief, the Vastwood
    - Petrified Field
    - Savannah
    - Serra's Sanctum
    - Stirring Wildwood
    - Strip Mine
    - Sunpetal Grove
    - Tectonic Edge
    - Temple Garden
    - Vesuva
    - Windswept Heath
    - Wooded Bastion

    Basic Lands (12):
    - Forest x 5
    - Plains x 7
     
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    So, is anyone running the Shadows set? I got a fat pack, and I'm planning on using it for legacy, with some stuff from BfZ and the Ravnica block.
    I like all 2-colors with black :) But I also like g/r, maybe g/w.
    I just like playing for fun and to make things interesting, so what are some ideas?
     
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    I'm drafting the set tomorrow! Should be fun. I had a quick look at the cards earlier and it looked like a pretty good set to me. Best we've had in a while I'd say.
     
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    Right, so me and my gf are both somewhat experienced Hearthstone players and I've always claimed mtg folks are nerds, but my gf has recently developed an interest in mtg so I'll have to reconsider my opinion :lol:
    Anyway, we are both too poor/cba to blow a load of money on cards so she's been looking at those pre -made duel boxes or whatever they're called. Two decks made to go against each other. Ant opinions or insight on those here?
     

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