@portland I actually don't think Remora is very good right now because tempo-blue is just a lot better than the Weissman style, heavy mana decks. Basically, the strategy of tapping mana every turn to play spells and cantrip and create threats is just a lot stronger right now than leaving land untapped and holding up counterspells (which has at time been really really good... see Gifts)
But with the printing of cards like Mentor, Preordain, Dack, JVP, Cruise, and Dig among others. Tempo or Turbo Xerox style decks have sort of gotten ahead in the arms race a lot, while Weissman style decks haven't gotten much in my opinion.
I think the Remora goes much better with the sit and wait style for obvious reasons. Although Cronistery Mentor is a thing. I just don't think its quite as good as the straightforward method of directly using that mana to pump out threats and fill up graveyards for the inevitable dig or cruise, I also think that stats prove that. Though I can't really say I would like to play against actual Cron on actual Cronistery Mentor. Maybe without so much Gush, it's gotten even better?
But add to all this, the fact that Fish is just bad against a pretty big portion of the meta... all the creature decks. That's my opinion.
Is there a way to not display the replys separately and maintain the threaded nature?
Like, I see
Post A-1 (reply to Post A)
and would like to have it display a bit more obviously that Post A-1 in the in-line view was a replay to Post A. And when I expand to see multiple replys to one post, then they're all posted again in the in-line section.
Is there a setting for that or I ought to just get used to it?
thanks! I do like a lot of how the site works, it's just my preference to not see the replys twice.
I always loved how MTG Salvation does this. There's a [card] tag, a "card list" tag, "deck" tag and even "mana symbol" tags. It works preety well, since it also has buttons to help you tag stuff (like we do with bold, etc). If it's anywhere near that, I'd be happy.
This! I have to second this option! MTGSalvation forums are what they are, but its very functional and easy to use!
Assuming I'm on a mull to five as a dedicated shops player I blind name Dack Fayden a lot of the time. When I played Martello it was often the only chance you had to get him. With the Ravager build I have more answers and a littel less pressure, but would probably still just hit Dack unless I had a Ravager or TKS among those other four cards:)
@thecravenone if I could ever get any events during event registration maybe I would feel the same but every event with text has sold out in 4 seconds the past 3-4 years. Anyway, see you there. I am doing vintage three days, running an event Friday and dropping a fucking roll in the dealer hall.
I agree with @ssasala. After resolving Lotus, I would have played Cavern on Human followed by TKS. You're fairly likely to draw the single mana source you need to play one of your many 2-drops on turn two, and this is probably the only way to get your TKS on the board.
Andy, I was wondering if you could use you're heavy weight status as TMD owner to talk to SCG and see if you can gain access to the old Vintage boards from their site. TMD was obviously better than SCG, but there is still some good stuff on there, like the "pimp proxy" thread as well as a lot of strategic discussion.
Pre-Golem, during 4 Gush, 4 Scroll GAT season, I believe the standout version of Workshops was a Metalworker build that just so happened to include the Ravagar/Triskelion combo. I vividly remember testing against it on cockatrice.
On a related note, Does anyone remember the guy from NE area who sometimes played Dark Confidant/Greater Gargadon Shops? He wrote articles for SCG I believe; was a semi-pro. I just can't remember his name.