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    Quote Originally Posted by Spaceboytg View Post
    Thinking about trying out some sealed, but I know I suck at it lol.

    Something I don't get, is how quickly people are to scoop on Arena. I've had multiple games that I've clearly lost and my opponent should easily see so and yet out of the blue they will concede and hand me a game they had won. I guess maybe people just have less of themselves invested in the game online and don't see the board states as clearly because they don't care as much.
    The key to sealed is in the commons/uncommons. Obviously, you want to play your rares and mythics if you can help it, but playing the colors with the most strong/playable cards is the key to winning out in sealed play. It sounds like straight forward common sense, but it's very easy to trick yourself into going into colors that your pool simply can't support because you opened a Gideon Blackblade or something. Sometimes you can get away with making an archetype like control or U/R spells work if you get enough playables, but card quality is very important in sealed. Splashing into a third or fourth color can work if you have the mana fixing in your pool, but hopefully you're lucky enough that you can avoid needing to go that far for a playable deck.

    War of the Spark draft, on the other hand, is so bomb-oriented that forcing a color combination when you get an insane pick is correct every time. I'm personally not a fan of this draft format but enjoy War sealed if that makes any sense.
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    I'm looking to put together a second deck for ranked so I don't have to constantly play mono-red and I was wondering what everyone thinks about the Feather deck? It seems aggressive, not too many rare WC's to put together, and most of it lasts past rotation this fall so it seems to fill all the categories that are important to me. Anyone tried it out and found it fun? Is it at all competitive or just completely a casual deck?
    Shut your goddamn mouth, Gene!

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    I finally came up against a Feather deck and despite beating it I really liked the way it played so I made the deck. I've been surprised at how enjoyable it is, and how successful it is.
    Shut your goddamn mouth, Gene!

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    I know this thread is mostly dead, so it's not too surprising, but nobody has talked about Modern Horizons yet. Looking through the list so far, it feels very Time Spiral. Bringing back things like snow lands, Suspend, even slivers. Recreating old cards but slightly different.

    This Flashback card feels really overcosted though

    Not that slivers aren't all crazy, but giving them Exalted is nuts.

    Speaking of Suspend, this card is bad. You just gotta hope you're gonna need that +1/+1 in five turns.

    I like this play on Convoke. It's a normal costing card, with a cool bonus for Convoking it, as opposed to making it so incredibly overcosted, that you're forced to convoke it.

    We have Serra

    One mana for a1/1 flying vigilance. Common card. Also a cheap angel, finally.

    Great addition to aura decks.

    It's a squid illusion

    Another one cost flyer with a bonus effect

    Snow Hedron Crab

    Marit Lage is back

    Has there been a card before named after a set?

    It's Urza! He's...a mana battery, among other things.

    Still needing to build a mono-black vampire deck.

    Convoke has left w/g

    Engineered Plague in creature form

    Siege-Gang Commander, now in black form

    Yawgmoth is here as well

    I want this new goblin in my sacrificial goblin deck

    Do we have the potential for a Bear deck?


    Llanowars that can't be taken down so easily


    There's some bears

    Skynight Legionnaire sliver


    Cascading sliver


    A new cool snake. Although I don't care about the snow stuff.

    Extorting sliver

    "Skelemental"

    Spider tribal...sort of.

    Free Flickers AND it gets stronger? Hell yes.

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    I didn't notice this was even a thread.

    I'm glad I'm getting paid again before these new packs come out, some of those cards I really really want for commander.

    I kinda wanna pick up this guy though
    https://shop.tcgplayer.com/magic/cor...the-strategist

    and use him as a new commander.

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    anyone else trying to make krenko work no matter the cost to your rank? Love me some krenko.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Worgar View Post
    anyone else trying to make krenko work no matter the cost to your rank? Love me some krenko.
    Krenko does great work in my Feather deck. It's especially fun buffing him up to make tons of tokens then getting the buffs back with Feather
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    Quote Originally Posted by Spaceboytg View Post
    Krenko does great work in my Feather deck. It's especially fun buffing him up to make tons of tokens then getting the buffs back with Feather
    my current boros krenko deck is the exalted 4 drop enchantment version with 2 copies of radiant destiny so i can go wide and still block

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    So what does everyone think of the Historic format? :



    Personally I'm glad of the choice not to include Kaladesh and Amonkhet just yet as I feel it would be too many sets to be building at the same time if they were all added at once. Plus I kinda like current Standard and the format will initially basically be just that. While I don't play ranked very often it seems odd that they're not including a ranked ladder for Historic though.

    Not a fan of pets already. I like bling, but these just seem like they're going to be an annoyance on the board.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jester Joe View Post
    I didn't notice this was even a thread.

    I'm glad I'm getting paid again before these new packs come out, some of those cards I really really want for commander.

    I kinda wanna pick up this guy though
    https://shop.tcgplayer.com/magic/cor...the-strategist

    and use him as a new commander.
    Might want to hurry up, Core 2019 just went super out of print, and AFAIK barely anyone is sitting on any sealed product, so prices will really start creeping up in the future.

    Crucible of Worlds just went up like, 10$, once Core 2020 spoilers confirmed it wasn't getting a reprint.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Belize View Post
    Might want to hurry up, Core 2019 just went super out of print, and AFAIK barely anyone is sitting on any sealed product, so prices will really start creeping up in the future.

    Crucible of Worlds just went up like, 10$, once Core 2020 spoilers confirmed it wasn't getting a reprint.
    Yeah I ordered it and got it a few days ago.
    I did however, also stumble upon Japanese War of the Spark packs and got these.
    Clicky here

    Too much effort- It's Ugin (Holo JP alternative art), Liliana Dreadhorde (Regular art), and Vraska(JP Alternative art).

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    Not a fan of battle passes. Arena just took a nosedive in interest for me.

    Not that they're necessarily a bad thing, I just don't enjoy the feeling of having to get the most out of them every single day or you miss out on something you technically paid for. I want to play a game when I want to for fun, not because I lose value if I don't
    Shut your goddamn mouth, Gene!

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    So, the new London Mulligan has some store owners in a bit of a tizzie.

    https://www.reddit.com/r/magicTCG/co...ndon_mulligan/

    The whole thread is worth reading. It's absolutely Hi-la-rious.

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    Tried the new Infinite Combo after reading about it. First match, managed to get going against a mono green Elves and I don't think the opponent knew what it was until I put down Jace after I only had 2 cards left in deck. The concede came promptly after that.

    I tried one of the newer reanimate deck and I don't know if it's just me or the decks I'm playing against, I just can't seem to win, aside from one game. I think I'm just better at control and dumb jank decks.
    Just don't reply to me. Please. If you can help it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Belize View Post
    So, the new London Mulligan has some store owners in a bit of a tizzie.

    https://www.reddit.com/r/magicTCG/co...ndon_mulligan/

    The whole thread is worth reading. It's absolutely Hi-la-rious.
    Best quote of the whole thread:

    A sovereign citizen misunderstanding rules?

    Say it ain't so

    The notion that a radical is one who hates his country is naïve and usually idiotic. He is, more likely, one who likes his country more than the rest of us, and is thus more disturbed than the rest of us when he sees it debauched. He is not a bad citizen turning to crime; he is a good citizen driven to despair.
    - H.L. Mencken

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    Cool post, I loved reading your stories!

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    Has anyone news about the MtG netflix series yet?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Naramag View Post
    Has anyone news about the MtG netflix series yet?
    So far it's being produced by the Russo bros and has writers from The Clone Wars series and The Tick.

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    Yeah, that was what I got so far. I just hoped someone had something else. I really do hope they start with the Brothers War.

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    MtG’s pricing is traumatizing for kids who just want to play card game.

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