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@  MEDdMI : (24 May 2019 - 07:40 AM)

They fight you with sparkles.

@  TheMightyMol... : (24 May 2019 - 03:40 AM)

Phyrexians are the bishie-est.

@  unluckiness : (24 May 2019 - 12:29 AM)

That's why they always wear long sleeved shirts and long pants

@  fourteenwings : (23 May 2019 - 11:36 PM)

Everybody knows the most bishie thing about any bishie is his exposed sinew.

@  MEDdMI : (23 May 2019 - 10:04 PM)

*looks up the humanoid slivers* ...really? People were calling those bishies?

@  TheMightyMol... : (23 May 2019 - 12:45 PM)

Have they made a sliver planeswalker yet?

@  RichardT1977 : (23 May 2019 - 10:29 AM)

"DECOMPOSE!"

@  Paladin : (23 May 2019 - 06:29 AM)

will they next evolve into Inhumanoids?

@  Ashley : (23 May 2019 - 02:42 AM)

the original slivers were spikey monsters. then the evolved into humanoids. now they're back to spikey bug monsters.

@  MEDdMI : (22 May 2019 - 10:42 PM)

Wait. Slivers were bishies???

@  unluckiness : (22 May 2019 - 10:40 PM)

They haven't necessarily looped yet. It's possible they're stuck in "yaoi anatomy"

@  Ashley : (22 May 2019 - 10:35 PM)

I think Slivers in MTG have crossed the bishonen line and looped back around to monstrous

@  wonko the sane? : (22 May 2019 - 09:48 PM)

Maxi, provigo, loblaws.

@  RichardT1977 : (22 May 2019 - 09:42 PM)

Which store brand is it?

@  wonko the sane? : (22 May 2019 - 05:52 PM)

I need to buy more "no name" foods. This pizza is freaking awesome.

@  Bass X0 : (20 May 2019 - 11:16 AM)

SEND THE BOOKS!!

@  Cybersnark : (20 May 2019 - 08:52 AM)

So, now that Game of Thrones is over, when can we get back to The Dragon Prince?

@  unluckiness : (20 May 2019 - 12:19 AM)

Like, half of them nowadays are montages of tweet screencaps from the writer's inbox

@  unluckiness : (20 May 2019 - 12:18 AM)

lol you expected integrity from internet news

@  fourteenwings : (19 May 2019 - 11:33 PM)

I'm mostly confused how news sites went from "Analysing all the amazingness of Game of Thrones" to "Fans sure don't like this season!", like... way to prioritize clicks over a solid editorial opinion

@  fourteenwings : (19 May 2019 - 11:30 PM)

[and there's a recurring setting of a "derelict industrial site"] is this like the Toei Quarry?

@  MEDdMI : (19 May 2019 - 11:17 PM)

@Foffy and then that giant lasagna just tipped over and killed everyone, to be later known as the infamous Bad Monday event.

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (19 May 2019 - 10:59 PM)

Ahahaha!!! Go read the reactions for yourself. To say anything more here risks spoiling the finale for subscribing Allsparkers, the quality of this season notwithstanding.

@  Foffy : (19 May 2019 - 10:59 PM)

pretty wild how heathcliff was in the game of thrones finale, i was not expecting that crossover

@  TM2-Megatron : (19 May 2019 - 10:48 PM)

were they still super pissed?

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (19 May 2019 - 10:48 PM)

Well, as someone who is not into Game of Thrones, it sure was entertaining to open up social media this evening to unexpectedly see headlines about fan reactions to the finale. Lmao.

@  Nevermore : (19 May 2019 - 06:12 PM)

But it's also a SUPER-well known location in my region, so these extensive exterior shots without any post production alterations completely ruin the illusion for me.

@  Nevermore : (19 May 2019 - 06:11 PM)

I mean, I get why they did it: It's an existing location that fits the purpose, it's open for the public, and they had to shoot some scenes in my home state anyway to due a subsidizing deal.

@  Nevermore : (19 May 2019 - 06:09 PM)

Needless to say, it's not in Berlin, and even what's seen onscreen is waaaaay too modern for something that's supposed to exist in 1929 (even moreso as a derelict site in 1929). The structures seen haven't even been built until the 1960s!

@  Nevermore : (19 May 2019 - 06:07 PM)

I'm currently in the process of watching season 2 of Babylon Berlin, and there's a recurring setting of a "derelict industrial site" or whatever it's supposed to be on the show, and I easily recognize it as a place only a few minutes from where I live (it's actually a former ironworks site that's been turned into a public park).

@  Xellos : (19 May 2019 - 05:52 PM)

Ever since I went to Japan last year, I have friend who dread watching anime with me due to that...

@  Xellos : (19 May 2019 - 05:51 PM)

Not hugely, but I am the type to notice places once I have been there and say "Hey, I've been there!"

@  wonko the sane? : (19 May 2019 - 05:50 PM)

Half of new york city (on tape.) is actually montreal.

@  TM2-Megatron : (19 May 2019 - 05:50 PM)

I watched Death Wish 5 last night and clearly recognized Toronto streets; didn't pull me out of Bronson's 1-man war on drugs or fashion or whatever it was that pissed him off that time

@  TM2-Megatron : (19 May 2019 - 05:49 PM)

it's nice to finally be thought of as exotic by somebody! lol

@  Nevermore : (19 May 2019 - 05:48 PM)

In an "I cannot possibly make my brain ignore the location I'm familiar with and pretend it's whatever the story claims it is" way?

@  Nevermore : (19 May 2019 - 05:42 PM)

Question for those of you living in exotic locations such as the US or the UK: If you watch a movie or a TV show that features a real-life location as a stand-in for someplace else, and you recognize the real-life location due to having been there in person, does that pull you out of the story?

@  Xellos : (19 May 2019 - 05:15 PM)

Maybe you should have installed macOS in your house instead.

@  Noideaforaname : (19 May 2019 - 04:40 PM)

Nothing like coming home after a long day to find a bird in the house. And then once you sit down for a well-earned rest after leading the bird back outside, you find it had a friend. A friend who *really* doesn't understand how windows work...

@  PlutoniumBoss : (19 May 2019 - 01:26 PM)

Bingo. The big polls don't tell people what's actually happening because that doesn't sell.

@  fourteenwings : (19 May 2019 - 10:59 AM)

IIRC there are good polls but data is easily manipulated so they give people what they want to hear

@  wonko the sane? : (19 May 2019 - 10:58 AM)

The only way to get people interested in politics is to make into reality TV. So they lie to do it.

@  PlutoniumBoss : (19 May 2019 - 01:38 AM)

Yeah, polling these days is garbage.

@  Sean Whitmore : (18 May 2019 - 11:53 PM)

Well, he was an honest man. He wasn’t gonna lie to a 5-year-old.

@  Paladin : (18 May 2019 - 08:34 PM)

Grandfather once said to me, "I'm going upstairs and hug your grandma."

@  Sabrblade : (18 May 2019 - 07:08 PM)

Mama always said that you can tell a lot 'bout a person from 'is shoes...

@  TheMightyMol... : (18 May 2019 - 03:54 PM)

Life is like a box of chocolates. Stay out of the sun or melt into a pile of gross slop.

@  wonko the sane? : (18 May 2019 - 10:26 AM)

Greasy, disappointing and still managing to be over priced?

@  Lancer : (18 May 2019 - 10:22 AM)

... Yes, it is!

@  Noideaforaname : (18 May 2019 - 09:48 AM)

Life's a fillet of fish!


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#21 Daith

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Posted 16 January 2016 - 09:20 AM

THREAD NECROMANCY!

 

So I finally played in a tournament at the local hobby shop for the Oath of the Gatewatch Pre release. Only won about half of my matches, which was more than I expected. But I gotta say when it came to my pulls I won the jackpot.

 

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Posted 17 January 2016 - 06:48 PM

I only play for the waifus
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#23 Daith

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Posted 03 April 2016 - 01:51 AM

So this weekend was the Shadows over Innistrad Prerelease. Didn't come up with the same pull luck at all and had pretty crummy luck with my Werewolf deck I made up. Did get some good cards but nowhere near the caliber of the ladies last time.
 
One card did make me question something though. Tireless Tracker uses essentially a Landfall ability to pull up the Investigate ability but is not keyworded as Landfall. I get that Landfall is a Zendikar related theme but if your going to pull the same trick again one block later anyways why not make it a permanent keyword ability? Then again every Landfall card always spelt out the Landfall trigger too so why bother with the Keyword then?
 
So with Tireless Tracker Instead of the text before

 

Whenever a land enters the battlefield under your control, investigate. (Put a colorless Clue artifact token onto the battlefield with 2, Sacrifice this artifact: Draw a card.")

Instead we could go

 

Landfall - Investigate. (Put a colorless Clue artifact token onto the battlefield with  2, Sacrifice this artifact: Draw a card.")

Being a new ability for now I get the need for spelling out investigate but Landfall has been through at least 5 sets now. Why the need to spell it out?

But then also we could take some of the already printed Landfall cards like Oran-Reif Hydra and go from this

 

Landfall — Whenever a land enters the battlefield under your control, put a +1/+1 counter on Oran-Rief Hydra. If that land is a Forest, put two +1/+1 counters on Oran-Rief Hydra instead.

 

to this

 

Landfall —  Put a +1/+1 counter on Oran-Rief Hydra. If that land is a Forest, put two +1/+1 counters on Oran-Rief Hydra instead


Edited by Daith, 03 April 2016 - 01:52 AM.


#24 mx-01 archon

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Posted 03 April 2016 - 02:19 AM

Wizards classes abilities like Landfall as "ability words".  They're not keywords as such, intended as an "evergreen" mechanic.  They're just otherwise normal abilities, with catchy header text just to help categorize and group them and help along the flavour of the given set.

 

Generally, to make sense as keyword, the ability needs to be able to stand on its own.  Landfall is meaningless without the follow-up text, so it doesn't qualify.



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Posted 05 April 2016 - 05:02 AM

Whoa, didn't expect to see this resurrected.

I sounded robotic because I was trying to effortpost and make a decent thread. I'm still playing, and have spent way too much on modern decks, although primarily so I can loan them out to the younger guys without the money to put together to make decks that are optimized, that play at my local store. Here's a rundown on what I have currently put together:

Goblins, a mono-red aggressive deck. Play goblins, turn them sideways, hope you win by turn four.

Naya burn: Cast spells that do three damage to your opponent, occasionally swing with a creature, hope you win by turn 4.

Mono Blue Tron: tutor for lands that make a lot of mana, cast a creature or planeswalker your opponents can't deal with, or lock them out of the game.

Combo Elves: green and white, get manadorks on the battlefield so you can make ludicrous amounts of mana, and either spend it on getting way too mana guys on the battlefield, or pump the guys up to ridiculous amounts and win as quick as possible.

Living End: cycle big dudes to graveyard, letting your opponent build up some dudes on the ground.cast a spell that lets you flip through your library until you hit Living End, destroy your opponents' dudes, bring your dudes back to kill your opponent.

Torpor Terror: get artifact out that lets you ignore drawbacks on creatures that enter the battlefield, cast undercosted overpowered dudes with giant drawbacks that are negated by that artifact, swing, win.

Amulet combo: 5-color deck that lets you play a lot of lands quickly and cast hard to block creatures or play an enchantment that copies all instants and sorceries for every player, then tick off your opponents by casting spells that make your opponents lose immediately.

Norin Soul Sisters: get out creatures that let you gain life for creatures entering the battlefield, then get out creatures that get bigger when you gain life, then swing to kill your opponents. If you get Norin out, get ready for a lot of bookkeeping.

GW hatebears: cast dudes that prevent your opponent from doing much, sometimes cheat dudes in for free.
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#26 tec

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Posted 05 April 2016 - 10:07 AM

I have not played Magic hard core in a long time I did take my some my decks to a local turny for fun here a few months ago

And for fun we played a few games where I would wipe the floor with all of them

 

Red Burn was still very nasty and after turn three the other guy scooped.

But in team play White Life was so broken I had we had 190 life before the other team just quit it was quite funny because the next turn would have seen us triple that :D

 

My all chick deck is a little sluggish now but did make a few people scratch there head at some of the mechanics


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Posted 06 April 2016 - 02:42 AM

i had to explain banding to someone at the lgs once. fun times were had by none.


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Posted 06 April 2016 - 02:51 AM

Banding is the most convoluted load of irrelevant trash I've ever seen.  Giant wall of rules for very little practical gain.

 

Would've been better off just throwing the offending card on the ground.  Or tearing it up if you were feeling particularly brazen.  "Nobody ever talks about Banding!  Ever!" and traumatize the poor kid from ever trying to learn it ever again.  Net result would've been the same, and this way would've been a helluva lot more fun :p.

 

The most offensive thing about Banding is that a fair amount of creatures with that ability were creatures like Pegasus and Griffons that would logically make for great mounts.  So when the attack rules for Banding have you "combine" the creatures into a band, it's not a stretch to think that you're essentially "mounting up" your non-flying creature and essentially making a bigger flyer.  But nope.  Counter-intuitively, you've just nerfed your flyer.

 

Less offensive, but still unintuitive, is how the ability works subtly different depending if the banding creature is on offense or defense.

 

 

Oh, to go through the head of the dev who came up with that mechanic (Richard Garfield?).  Not sure what kind of imagery he was trying to conjure up with that mechanic, but it didn't work.


Edited by mx-01 archon, 06 April 2016 - 03:00 AM.


#29 TheMightyMollusk

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Posted 06 April 2016 - 05:23 AM

At the old store where I learned to play, all banding cards were banned, just so nobody would have to explain it.

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Posted 06 April 2016 - 10:05 AM

Aw come on bandings not that bad there are worst ablitys and effects in magic besides Banding


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Posted 06 April 2016 - 10:50 AM

but its the one thats brought up all the time.  ive seen banding work, and work creepily well in commander games. its just the set up process involved with making sure everyone at the table knows what the damned thing dose. 



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Posted 06 April 2016 - 11:31 AM

Phasing isn't a whole lot of fun either.

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Posted 06 April 2016 - 11:36 AM

Phasing isn't that really that bad.  Minus the "when" of it, it works exactly as you'd think it does, by making the affected creature "untouchable and incorporeal" every other turn.



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Posted 16 May 2016 - 02:20 PM

Well Magic just put out the rest of their set plans until next January

Sept 2 - Nissa vs Ob Nixilis Duel Decks based around their Battle for Zendikar/Oath of the Gatewatch versions

 

Sept 30 - Next block begins with "Kaladesh" Chandras home Plane. Not familiar with it so not sure what the theme is going to be

 

Nov 11th - Commander 2016 with 4 color commanders :doh

 

Nov 25th - Planechase Anthology, a collection of every printed Planar card and all 4 of the 2012 Planechase decks

 

Jan 20th - Aether Revolt - part 2 of the Kaladesh set.

 

 

But things are getting tossed around for Kaladesh in ways of release. Starting with that set we get rid of the Intro Pack decks in favor of 2 new Planeswalker decks per set. Now while the decks are guaranteed to have a Planeswalker in it, the ones in the decks won't be found in the main set and will be under-powered competitively.

 

Each Planeswalker deck will also have

Two copies of a rare spell that has an effect and also tutors for the specific planeswalker

Three copies of an uncommon permanent that is enhanced by having the planeswalker on the battlefield

Four copies of a common flavored to the Planeswalker

Four appropriate common dual lands (As most decks will at least be Dual colored even if the Planeswalker is one color)

and of course Two Boosters of the current set.

 

And also starting with Kaladesh, Fat Packs are renamed Bundles :rolleyes


Edited by Daith, 16 May 2016 - 02:22 PM.


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Posted 02 September 2016 - 10:25 PM

PAX has let loose more info on next years sets!

 

So in March comes the 2017 Modern Masters set and the Mind vs Might Duel deck set

 

April comes the Egyptian themed "Amonkhet" set

 

June has a Commander Anthology gathering four previous Commander products–"Heavenly Inferno," "Evasive Maneuvers," "Guided by Nature," and "Plunder the Graves"–together in one pack.

 

June also brings out the next Archenemy set subtitled Nicol Bolas. The set contains four 60-card decks with no new cards, four non-premium planeswalker cards with new art, and a scheme deck containing 20 new schemes.

 

Finally July concludes the Amonkhet block with "Hour of Devastation"

 

Oh and I guess Kaladesh is going to be an artifact heavy set. Invention is the word and it seems the intro video has a Worlds Fair showcase type of vibe.

 

 

 

 



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Posted 02 September 2016 - 11:46 PM

So Kaladesh is an "Aetherpunk" India like plane. New mechanics are Vehicle artifacts, Energy Counters, and Fabricate.

Vehicles are artifacts that become artifact creatures when one or more creatures are tapped for its crew,but the creatures used must have a power equal or greater than the number next to the Crew on the vehicles. And there will be pilot creatures that enhance vehicles when tapped to crew.

Energy Counters will be a power source certain cards will generate and use that will accumulate and not dissipate each turn unless used.

Fabricate is a entering play ability that will either give the creature X +1/+1 counters or put out X 1/1 artifact creatures where X will be the number next to Fabricate on the card.

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Posted 06 September 2016 - 08:00 PM

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Posted 07 September 2016 - 05:49 PM

please please for yawgmoth's sake let him have brought some Pyhrexian oil back on his boots or something. i miss the bio-mechanical men-monsters.



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Posted 09 September 2016 - 05:08 PM

They're probably too busy retconning and ruining another Plane through a rigged poll.


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Posted 12 September 2016 - 06:44 AM

why couldn't they have blown up homelands or kamigawa with Eldrazi instead of Innistrad...





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