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Postby Atilla » 2009.06.19 (13:44)

It does clear up some of the confusion about the forty-three different meanings of the word "play". Exile and battlefield sound a bit odd, but that may just be my familiarity with the old terms. Given that it makes the rules clearer, I'm OK with that change.

What does bother me is that mana burn has been eliminated. I liked that frying yourself was an issue if you slapped Mana Flares all over the shop, and it also changes the functionality of several cards. I also despise the change to combat with multiple blockers, primarily because it prevents me dealing nonlethal damage to a bunch of creatures, then smiting them all after combat with an Earthquake or Fireball.

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Postby PALEMOON » 2009.06.19 (16:09)

What really, really aggravates me is their change that stops combat damage from using the stack.


All the cool things you could do with combat damage and things like Fallen Angel and Nantuko Husk, Mogg Fanatic and Seige-Gang Commander, etc, are entirely useless now. Why are they doing this? This is very frustrating.

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Postby Diamondeye » 2009.06.20 (12:52)

Oooh! I just found this thread... It's been years since I played M:TG, Literally! I'm guessing three or four years, actually... Looks like lots of stuff has changed since then...

If anyone has the time someday, I'd love an introduction to the online game since I kind of lost interest when some idiot kid-of-my-neighboor stole my cards and left them out in the rain, effectively ruining 7-8 childhood years of gathering cards. I still haven't forgiven that moron. Meh, I'm moving down a tangent - as I said, if anyone has the time to introduce me to the online version of the game, I'd appreciate it...

(and @PALEMOON: Yes, those changes are without class!)
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Postby Mae » 2009.06.20 (13:40)

Diamondeye wrote:some idiot kid-of-my-neighboor stole my cards and left them out in the rain, effectively ruining 7-8 childhood years of gathering cards.

May Doomgape devour him.

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Postby Sniperwhere » 2009.07.09 (20:20)

Diamondeye wrote:some idiot kid-of-my-neighboor stole my cards and left them out in the rain, effectively ruining 7-8 childhood years of gathering cards.


i would give him 7-8 years of crazy hell if he did that to me.

Anyways, my friend sold me the BFM for 10 dollars before the end of the year.

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Postby Rhekatou » 2009.07.24 (03:24)

Got another Nicol Bolas @ the M10 launch draft...
First booster pack I opened (outside of the ones they gave me)
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Postby Sniperwhere » 2009.07.27 (07:41)

Rhekatou wrote:Got another Nicol Bolas @ the M10 launch draft...
First booster pack I opened (outside of the ones they gave me)

That makes how many now?

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Postby Rhekatou » 2009.07.27 (18:17)

Sniperwhere wrote:
Rhekatou wrote:Got another Nicol Bolas @ the M10 launch draft...
First booster pack I opened (outside of the ones they gave me)

That makes how many now?

Two. I traded away my third.

Anyhows, my horrible deck from the draft got 1.5-2
I only tied because of overtime.
The field was this:

He had 4 2/2s out.

I had a 7/7 with reach and deathtouch, an 0/7 (wall of ice) and a 5/7 with vigilance.

I had 4 life.
He had 2.

Sucks.

EDIT: His deck only had 4 cards in it too, and I had howling mine out.
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Postby Sniperwhere » 2009.08.04 (05:04)

Did you hear that they already released the 2010 core set? I don't exactly like this because they just barely released the Alara reborn set and have given no one time to adjust to it.

Also, the fact that it's not yet 2010. O_o

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Postby Rhekatou » 2009.08.04 (15:10)

Sniperwhere wrote:Did you hear that they already released the 2010 core set? I don't exactly like this because they just barely released the Alara reborn set and have given no one time to adjust to it.

Also, the fact that it's not yet 2010. O_o

Did you know that most stores have already sold out their M10 inventories???
Did you know that Wizards of the Coast is already having to reprint the M10 set???
This core set is already the most popular ever... already.


I checked to pick up some booster packs yesterday, and found out that they were still sold out from the launch.
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Postby Sniperwhere » 2009.08.04 (17:46)

Hm... maybe I'll check it out. if they have any. I still think they shoulda waited a bit.

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Postby SlappyMcGee » 2009.08.07 (23:05)

They're a decent set. Blizz, AF and I participated in the launch Swiss Sealed tourney on MTGO and did awful, but we got some sweet cards out of it.
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Postby Wannas » 2009.09.12 (00:45)

Just a reminder to everyone that Zendikar is releasing in about 3 weeks. I'm looking forward to it in particular because it will have a substantial boost in power level compared to Alara, due to Lightning Bolt, Duress, Doom Blade etc. now being in Standard. Looks set to be good fun.
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Postby Rhekatou » 2009.09.12 (02:26)

Wannas wrote:Just a reminder to everyone that Zendikar is releasing in about 3 weeks. I'm looking forward to it in particular because it will have a substantial boost in power level compared to Alara, due to Lightning Bolt, Duress, Doom Blade etc. now being in Standard. Looks set to be good fun.

Can't wait for it.
Looks great. Wonder which day in October the prerelease/launch parties are.
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Postby Rhekatou » 2009.09.12 (02:43)

Sorry for the double post; but go ahead and tell me these aren't just cheap and people who can afford them will win:
THE PLANESWALKERS ARE UBER-POWERHOUSES!!!

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Postby Rhekatou » 2009.09.27 (17:24)

O-O

did anyone else go to the Zendikar pre-realease?
I got a Nissa Revane (and was lucky enough to get 2 chosen) and an oracle of mul daya.
Pretty good, when you have 5 elves out. gaining 10 life a turn =DDD
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Postby SlappyMcGee » 2009.10.01 (01:11)

Rhekatou wrote:O-O

did anyone else go to the Zendikar pre-realease?
I got a Nissa Revane (and was lucky enough to get 2 chosen) and an oracle of mul daya.
Pretty good, when you have 5 elves out. gaining 10 life a turn =DDD


Missed it because I have no cash.
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Postby Rhekatou » 2009.10.01 (23:10)

SlappyMcGee wrote:
Rhekatou wrote:O-O

did anyone else go to the Zendikar pre-realease?
I got a Nissa Revane (and was lucky enough to get 2 chosen) and an oracle of mul daya.
Pretty good, when you have 5 elves out. gaining 10 life a turn =DDD


Missed it because I have no cash.

I had my dad's cash O_o
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Postby Rhekatou » 2009.10.19 (23:43)

PLANECHASE makes magic feel too much like yugioh. "The plane is changed to Infernal..." vs "I play my field spell..."
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Postby Mute Monk » 2009.10.20 (18:34)

I'm not sure why people feel the need to constantly compare Yu-Gi-Oh and M:TG. They are two CCGs, but comparing them is like comparing Life and Monopoly. Both are board games, both focus on becoming successful in the capitalistic sense and so are similar, but they're two completely different games.

Traps and Planechase are two fairly basic concepts for a game like M:TG to develop. I don't care if M:TG is like Yu-Gi-Oh or not, I care whether it's fun to play. Since it still is, I don't complain.
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Postby Atilla » 2009.10.20 (23:40)

Not to mention that MTG already had global enchantments and especially world enchantments, which are very similar in concept.

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Postby ChaoStar » 2009.12.28 (20:05)

Ok! New deck. ( This topic is really stagnant. T_T )

Lands:
11 x Swamp
8 x Plains
2 x Orzhov Basilica
1 x Piranha Marsh
1 x Orzhova, the Church of Deals

Creatures:
1 x Iona, Shield of Emeria
1 x Akroma, Angel of Wrath
1 x Teysa, Orzhov Scion
1 x Twilight Shepherd
2 x Emeria Angel
1 x Serra Angel
1 x Shepherd of the Lost
1 x Voice of All
1 x Guiltfeeder
1 x Wall of Hope
2 x Souls of the Faultless
2 x Agent of Masks
2 x Thoughtpicker Witch
1 x Infectious Host
2 x Shrieking Grotesque
1 x Mourning Thrull
1 x Cruel Deciever

Enchantments:
1 x Luminarch Ascension
1 x Honden of Night's Reach
1 x Honden of Cleansing Fire
1 x Underworld Dreams
2 x Celestial Mantle
2 x Pillory of the Sleepless
2 x Hissing Miasma
1 x Nimbus Wings

Sorcery's:
2 x Castigate
1 x Mind Sludge
1 x Devouring Greed
1 x Landbind Ritual
1 x Desecrated Earth

Instants:
1 x Mortify
1 x Angelsong
1 x Festival of the Guildpact
1 x Harm's Way
1 x Vampire's Bite
2 x Soulless Revivial
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Postby Rhekatou » 2010.01.02 (22:20)

I'm working on one... I (somehow) got a shoebox full of random cards and 2 decks stolen (at a tournament), so I only have one left. Working on a new deck right now.
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Postby ChaoStar » 2010.01.24 (01:02)

I'm going to the Worldwake pre-release! Anyone else going?

oh, and I got a baneslayer. woot
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Postby Mute Monk » 2010.01.28 (23:49)

I plan on going to the pre-release. I doubt I'll do well, but...meh.

As for decks, I have many...my favourite is most definitely my combo-mill:

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Land:
8x Swamp
8x Island
4x Dimir Aqueducts
4x Sunken Ruins

Creatures:
4x Painter's Servant
4x Cairn Wanderer
4x Avatar of Woe
2x Dimir Doppelganger
2x Szadek, Lord of Secrets
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Non-creature Spells:
4x Grindstone
4x Glimpse the Unthinkable
4x Mind Funeral
2x Counterspell
2x Countersquall
2x Tome Scour
2x Psychic Drain


It works pretty well, but since it's only legal in Legacy and Vintage, it's only seen play against my friends in casual matches.
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