• Register
  • TOS
  • Privacy
  • @NeoGAF
  • Like

Santiako
Member
(10-06-2017, 07:25 PM)
Santiako's Avatar
I have the feeling that Search for Azcanta will balloon in price soon.
"God's Beard!"
(10-06-2017, 07:38 PM)
"God's Beard!"'s Avatar
I hope Josh Utter-Leyton wins so I can say I beat the world champ at a GP.

Otherwise I'm rooting for Brad Nelson and Owen.
DerangedHermit
Member
(10-06-2017, 07:42 PM)
DerangedHermit's Avatar
ooh nice, also got that mtg arena invite.

(also bought most cards for those sultai/bug energy decks, magiccardmarket.eu is cool)
"God's Beard!"
(10-06-2017, 07:56 PM)
"God's Beard!"'s Avatar
Using Hostage Taker to rebuy your ETB effects late game is the jam.
aidan
Hugo Award Winning Author and Editor
(10-06-2017, 07:59 PM)
aidan's Avatar
What's with the lemon-lime lighting on the table at Worlds?



Surely by now WotC would know how to light an event for streaming?
sgjackson
Member
(10-06-2017, 08:15 PM)
sgjackson's Avatar
heck yeah got my priority beta invite
Justin
Member
(10-06-2017, 08:16 PM)

Originally Posted by aidan

What's with the lemon-lime lighting on the table at Worlds?



Surely by now WotC would know how to light an event for streaming?

lol they obviously tried some kinda of color correction because when they went back to the booth it looked like LSV and Riley were wearing bright red lipstick.
bigkrev
Member
(10-06-2017, 08:28 PM)
bigkrev's Avatar
Are they using a new Camera setup or something? I've never seen glare as bad as we are seeing today
Tunoku
Member
(10-06-2017, 08:52 PM)
Tunoku's Avatar
If you add animations to your transitions and overlays, the image quality has to get worse. Everyone knows that.
y2dvd
Member
(10-06-2017, 09:12 PM)
y2dvd's Avatar

Originally Posted by Santiako

I have the feeling that Search for Azcanta will balloon in price soon.

I've been telling my friends I expect this and the green enchantment to switch prices soon.
bigkrev
Member
(10-06-2017, 09:14 PM)
bigkrev's Avatar
Not much Ixalan being played... https://twitter.com/SaffronOlive/sta...94988862193666

Total Ixalan (max copies 96):
L. Strike: 40
Vraska's Contempt: 15
Search for Azcanta: 14
Rigging Runner: 6
Opt: 4
Capt. Lannery Storm: 3

He isn't counting the lands, but that seems... bad
Justin
Member
(10-06-2017, 09:16 PM)

Originally Posted by bigkrev

Not much Ixalan being played... https://twitter.com/SaffronOlive/sta...94988862193666



He isn't counting the lands, but that seems... bad

I wouldnt read too much into the numbers based off the smallest most high stakes tournament of the year only 7 days after the release of the new set. It should be expected that these 24 would play conservative with their deck construction given the stakes. There were a lot more played at the SCG event last week. Surprised at no Hostage Takers after seeing a bunch at the Open last weekend.
Last edited by Justin; 10-06-2017 at 09:21 PM.
Neoweee
Member
(10-06-2017, 09:17 PM)
Neoweee's Avatar

Originally Posted by y2dvd

I've been telling my friends I expect this and the green enchantment to switch prices soon.

MTGO is already in the right place, with the Green <1 and the Blue worth several times that.
Ashodin
Member
(10-06-2017, 09:21 PM)
Ashodin's Avatar

Originally Posted by bigkrev

Not much Ixalan being played... https://twitter.com/SaffronOlive/sta...94988862193666



He isn't counting the lands, but that seems... bad

Wait for it. Also I have Closed Beta access yessss
Santiako
Member
(10-06-2017, 09:24 PM)
Santiako's Avatar
Worlds's Standard decks

Zero white cards hahaha
Tunoku
Member
(10-06-2017, 09:28 PM)
Tunoku's Avatar

Originally Posted by Santiako

Worlds's Standard decks

Zero white cards hahaha

There was a time about 18 months ago where white was by far the best color in the format. This is probably the result of it?
Justin
Member
(10-06-2017, 09:29 PM)
What is up with the "Treasure Red" deck??? Seems bad...?
Firemind
Member
(10-06-2017, 09:32 PM)
Firemind's Avatar
Shota sporting that one nicol bolas

I know who I'm rooting for
Ashodin
Member
(10-06-2017, 09:40 PM)
Ashodin's Avatar

Originally Posted by Tunoku

There was a time about 18 months ago where white was by far the best color in the format. This is probably the result of it?

We lost Avacyn dude
Santiako
Member
(10-06-2017, 09:51 PM)
Santiako's Avatar
Not a single Hostage Taker at worlds either. I think they are like two weeks behind in tech, probably due to the inbred nature of their meta.
Ashodin
Member
(10-06-2017, 09:59 PM)
Ashodin's Avatar

Originally Posted by Firemind

Shota sporting that one nicol bolas

I know who I'm rooting for

I think I'm gonna have to root for Shota here too, hahahah
Imperfected
Member
(10-06-2017, 10:04 PM)

Originally Posted by Santiako

Worlds's Standard decks

Zero white cards hahaha

There's a Gideon shaped hole in my Gideon shaped heart.
Daedardus
Member
(10-06-2017, 10:11 PM)
Daedardus's Avatar
Does anyone know what the judge stuff with the phone is at Worlds? Just curious.
Infinite Stars
Member
(10-06-2017, 10:36 PM)
Infinite Stars's Avatar

Originally Posted by Tunoku

There was a time about 18 months ago where white was by far the best color in the format. This is probably the result of it?

As it turns out, being the color of Gideon Ally of Zendikar/Archangel Avacyn/Selfless Spirit/Thraben Inspector/Declaration in Stone was pretty good.
Akim
Member
(10-06-2017, 10:50 PM)
Akim's Avatar
whoops I forgot to link my old DCI to an email so I didn't get the arena beta ;_;
Firemind
Member
(10-06-2017, 11:08 PM)
Firemind's Avatar
sorry can't see shit on the stream
aidan
Hugo Award Winning Author and Editor
(10-06-2017, 11:10 PM)
aidan's Avatar

Originally Posted by Firemind

sorry can't see shit on the stream

They're trying to prime us for the announcement that all future PTs will be played using MTG: Arena.
bigkrev
Member
(10-06-2017, 11:33 PM)
bigkrev's Avatar
I wish they did untimed rounds. This is WORLDS, you shouldn't have draws or people rushing to prevent draws.
The Technomancer
card-carrying scientician
(10-06-2017, 11:38 PM)
The Technomancer's Avatar

Originally Posted by Santiako

Worlds's Standard decks

Zero white cards hahaha

Man I wish there was even a little variation in those monoRed decks

EDIT: Really all of these decks are super samey, more so than I think I recall recently? Unless I'm misremembering
Justin
Member
(10-06-2017, 11:48 PM)

Originally Posted by The Technomancer

Man I wish there was even a little variation in those monoRed decks

EDIT: Really all of these decks are super samey, more so than I think I recall recently? Unless I'm misremembering

It's a 24 person high stakes tournament. It isn't the place to bring your new brew. There was a lot more variation at the SCG event last weekend.
Familienoberhauptvogel
Member
(10-06-2017, 11:53 PM)
Familienoberhauptvogel's Avatar

Originally Posted by Justin

It's a 24 person high stakes tournament. It isn't the place to bring your new brew. There was a lot more variation at the SCG event last weekend.

That last year everyone and their mom went there with BGw rock goes counter that argument.

UB control isn't a particularly safe choice either.
Last edited by Familienoberhauptvogel; 10-07-2017 at 12:03 AM.
Santiako
Member
(10-07-2017, 12:16 AM)
Santiako's Avatar
I like these UB control decks, even though the black removal sucks major ass.
Card Boy
Member
(10-07-2017, 12:24 AM)
Card Boy's Avatar
I won my first FNM last night! (Modern) I did it with Mono Red Goblins. I literally had acouple turn 4 wins.
divisionbyzorro
Member
(10-07-2017, 12:37 AM)
divisionbyzorro's Avatar

Originally Posted by Card Boy

I won my first FNM last night! (Modern) I did it with Mono Red Goblins. I literally had acouple turn 4 wins.

Is there a difference between Goblin Tribal and 8 Whack, or are those two names for the same deck? I used to play goblins in Modern but it's been a while.

Regardless: congrats!
Last edited by divisionbyzorro; 10-07-2017 at 12:43 AM.
keeblerdrow
Future CEO and Billionaire
Very gainfully employed
(10-07-2017, 01:40 AM)
keeblerdrow's Avatar
10 people showed for standard fnm. 5 were in approach decks. Just dropped after round 1 and went and got dinner before I draft.
Familienoberhauptvogel
Member
(10-07-2017, 01:42 AM)
Familienoberhauptvogel's Avatar

Originally Posted by keeblerdrow

10 people showed for standard fnm. 5 were in approach decks. Just dropped after round 1 and went and got dinner before I draft.

Card Boy
Member
(10-07-2017, 01:44 AM)
Card Boy's Avatar

Originally Posted by divisionbyzorro

Is there a difference between Goblin Tribal and 8 Whack, or are those two names for the same deck? I used to play goblins in Modern but it's been a while.

Regardless: congrats!

My decklist is this

Mainboard

Creatures (33)

4x Goblin Guide
3x Mogg Fanatic
4x Goblin Bushwhacker
1x Frenzied Goblin
4x Foundry Street Denizen
4x Legion Loyalist
4x Mogg War Marshal
4x Reckless Bushwhacker
2x Goblin Chieftain
3x Goblin Piledriver

Spells (8)

4x Goblin Grenade
4x Lightning Bolt

Land (19)

19x Mountain

Sideboard (15)

1x Goblin Chieftain
1x Frenzied Goblin
3x Dragons Claw
4x Tormod's Crypt
4x Smash to Smitherines
2x Molten Rain

Unfortunately i don't own Blood Moons or Cavern of Souls.
Ashodin
Member
(10-07-2017, 03:23 AM)
Ashodin's Avatar
Standard FNM report

Grixis Tezzerator

ROUND 1: vs. Temur Energy

Game 1: after a slow start from both of us, I resolve Herald of Anguish and control the game.

Game 2: Went to time, no one could close it out.

ROUND 2: vs. BUG Merfolk

Game 1: I resolve Tezzeret, resolve Herald of Anguish, and swing in for death.

Game 2: He resolves Nissa at 3, drops Snek off the top of the deck, and drops Verdurous Gearhulk. Can't beat that.

Game 3: REAL close match, ended up with the final swing of him with a Scarab God + Reanimated Verdurous Gearhulk for exact, except he forgot I had a token maker and blocked the Scarab God. Then I swung on him for 7 lethal in the air for the win. Great game. He also didn't realize that Scarab God tokens can be Fatal Push'd.

ROUND 3: vs. Ramunap Red (I should shut my fuckin' big mouth)

Game 1: He gets to go first, so he smashes me.

Game 2: I go first, I resolve multiple Aetherborn and eventually grind him out with Herald of Anguish.

Game 3: He went first, but I almost stablized.
ZealousD
Makes world leading predictions like "The sun will rise tomorrow"
(10-07-2017, 03:46 AM)
ZealousD's Avatar
Alright guys, here's kind of what I came up with on my homebrew RG dino deck. You guys see any fundamental problems or am I on the right track here?

Ashodin
Member
(10-07-2017, 03:48 AM)
Ashodin's Avatar
If you can get two more lightning strikes, I would.
ZealousD
Makes world leading predictions like "The sun will rise tomorrow"
(10-07-2017, 03:54 AM)
ZealousD's Avatar

Originally Posted by Ashodin

If you can get two more lightning strikes, I would.

I've only got two at the moment. Very obvious to me that it's worth having, but what would I cut to include them if I did get some more. A couple of the Communes?
Yeef
Member
(10-07-2017, 04:00 AM)
Yeef's Avatar
So, my take so far on Ixalan limited. I'm enjoying it, but it feels rather shallow. Not as bad as a core set, but closer to a core set than any set I can think of since Origins. I feel like, every once in awhile you can get good synergies going, but most of the time, if you just build a decent curve your deck will be solid. The power level, all around, seems flatter, which makes picks a little easier.

The build-arounds, tribal or otherwise, aren't substantial enough (with a few exceptions) to make you want to go in deep on a strategy. Just generic aggro, tempo, control and midrange will get the job done. I'm enjoying the format in spite of it, but a lot of people that I know that draft a lot don't like it.
Card Boy
Member
(10-07-2017, 04:08 AM)
Card Boy's Avatar
I am thinking of making this.

Creatures (24)

4 Duskborne Skymarcher
4 Vicious Conquistador
2 Bloodcrazed Paladin
4 Gifted Aetherborn
4 Metallic Mimic
2 Mavren Fein, Dusk Apostle
1 Oketra the True
2 Sanctum Seeker
1 Vona, Butcher of Magan

Spells (9)

4 Fatal Push
2 Walk the Plank
1 Vraska's Contempt
2 Never // Return

Enchantments (4)

4 Legion's Landing

Land (23)

4 Concealed Courtyard
5 Plains
10 Swamp
4 Unclaimed Territory

I wonder if it might be worth sneaking Yahenni in. Add usual Enchantment and Artifact removal in the sideboard like Fragmentize. I actually own most of those cards (including the Mimics and Pushes) which is why i want to make it. I have a single Vona.
Last edited by Card Boy; 10-07-2017 at 04:37 AM.
Ashodin
Member
(10-07-2017, 04:22 AM)
Ashodin's Avatar

Originally Posted by ZealousD

I've only got two at the moment. Very obvious to me that it's worth having, but what would I cut to include them if I did get some more. A couple of the Communes?

Yeah sounds perfect.
Violet_0
(10-07-2017, 12:33 PM)
Violet_0's Avatar
played my first Ixalan draft yesterday; went 2-0, 0-2, 1-2

drafted a carnage tyrant as my first card and built a pretty damn fine dinosaur deck, actually, but opponent #2 had a super good pirate deck and opponent #3 was red aggro as well. They both had the red rare 3 damage spells that can be recurred from the graveyard and played it pretty much every game. And I got blown out 1 for 3 twice by opponent #2 by that black -1/-1 & +1/+1 combat tricked, killing my 3/1 dino and producing an unbeatable board state

could have won a few pack if I had won the last game, just a little annoyed because my deck was actually quite good

oh well, I totally deserved it for playing Gruul, the fool I am
y2dvd
Member
(10-07-2017, 03:48 PM)
y2dvd's Avatar
Went 3-1 with UW Approach, losing to Sultai Energy. Duress and Negates from their sb is pretty brutal. I'm thinking of simply siding out the Approaches for Torrentals.

My buddy in the final round went for an Hours prize pack and got a Scarab God. The luck these fools have on me lol.
Familienoberhauptvogel
Member
(10-07-2017, 04:47 PM)
Familienoberhauptvogel's Avatar
Swiss into top 4 would lend itself pretty well to a double elim bracket for worlds.
DrArchon
Member
(10-07-2017, 04:59 PM)
DrArchon's Avatar

Originally Posted by ZealousD

I've only got two at the moment. Very obvious to me that it's worth having, but what would I cut to include them if I did get some more. A couple of the Communes?

Don't cut Commune. It's one of the best reasons to play Dinosaurs.

If you want more Lightning Strikes, cut some non-dinosaur creatures, like Tinoalli's Knight.

Also, get more Otepec Huntmasters. Giving haste to guys with it is really good, and any ramp helps with the bigger threats in your deck.
Last edited by DrArchon; 10-07-2017 at 05:10 PM.
A Serious Man
Member
(10-07-2017, 05:09 PM)
A Serious Man's Avatar
Some quantum mathematics required to figure out this combat damage.
Familienoberhauptvogel
Member
(10-07-2017, 05:11 PM)
Familienoberhauptvogel's Avatar
Also yeah they should have untimed rounds in a 24 player event. These are supposed to be the cream of the crop that will not unnecessarily draw out a game.

Thread Tools