@Protoaddct I usually post spoiler cards here to discuss them, not to defend them as great cards. So I see no problem at all in your post. I'm just tired of people here being so up their a**es during spoiler season, meaning they can't seem to enjoy the thought experiment, just wanting the good stuff hand delivered. It's annoying and making me contemplate just quitting TMD altogether.
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RE: [AER] Whir of Invention
RE: JANUARY 9, 2017 BANNED AND RESTRICTED ANNOUNCEMENT POLL
I'd say the real problem is actually Mentor. It's like having 4 Tinkers when Blightsteel was a big deal.
PS: also, NO ONE would quit the format if Mentor got restricted. Win-win. :)
RE: SMIP # 65: Amokhet Vintage Set Review & B&R Fallout
It's getting annoying to have people just picking on Stevens line of thought on every fucking topic here. You can disagree, but let's stop with the tomato x tomahto bullshit please.
That said I disagree that deck + anti-deck is a bad Vintage meta. In a sense every deck played in Vintage always had to deal with the presence of the powerful trio of Bazaar/Drain/Shops. Those decks always defined the format so the format has always been a deck x anti-deck format. Having to play artifact hate or Red Elemental Blast maindeck (a 20+ year old tech) has always been here. So I don't think that's reason to restrict or ban anything. Gush is powerful but I still say the culprit for its dominance is Mentor (and CotV restricted).
[HOU] Hollow One
Costs 0 if you activate Bazaar of Baghdad. Sounds interesting enough. Activating Bazaar turn 1 and playing 1 or 2 of these could be good.
I remember a time Shops played with Bazaars. I wonder if having a 0 mana 4/4 is good enough to make Uba Stax good again.
RE: August 28, 2017 Banned & Restricted Announcement
@joshuabrooks A watchlist is the worst thing we can have in a banlist. Duel Commander tried this for a while and it's terrible. It makes the cards in it non-tradable and has no benefits at all - if the card in the watchlist IS banned, then there's no reason to not have banned it before; if it ISN'T banned, then there's no reason to have put it there and create fear. Really, a watchlist is a bad idea.
[AER] Industrial Tower
T: Add ◊ to your mana pool.
T, pay 1 life: Add one mana of any color to your mana pool. Activate this ability only when you control an artifact.
Hum, a juicy new 5c land. The greatest thing is that it also generates C and isn't turned off when you don't control any artifacts. Great card. :)
RE: Restricted List Poll
@fsecco What evidence says everyone thinks smaller is better?
Well, everyone I've ever heard talking about restricted lists thinks that. The "better unrestrict something first" is that.
I think what the polls we had mean is obvious: people are upset with Mentor's dominance. I for one believe restricting 1 card (Mentor) is better than restricting 2-3 (Gush, Misstep, Preordain, Probe). Things get way harder for the Mentor player when his 1 Mentor is exile with Swords, even if you managed to make 1-2 tokens with it. So you need to play more defensively, which makes the deck inheritedly less broken.
If you ask me, the changes should be:
Monastery Mentor is Restricted.
Chalice of the Void is Unrestricted.
RE: April 24th, 2017 Banned and Restricted update: GUSH AND PROBE/TOP in Legacy
o no @MSolymossy said I don't understand phyrexian mana, what's my life going to be now?
I think we should all calm down and play Portent, the unrestricted Ponder.
RE: So Many Insane Plays Podcast Episode 60: 2016 Year in Review
Sorry for the double post, but I'm just listening to this now :)
Just wanted to make a case for the Eldrazi Tribal as deck of the year. It has a great story. It was actually a Modern deck originally, that slowly migrated to Legacy and then was ported by Jaco to Vintage. It's VERY rare that a Modern deck becomes a new deck in Vintage. I mean, there are cards that are played, maybe interactions, but a whole deck? Modern lists are very very close to Vintage lists. Legacy Eldrazi lists are almost the same. When was the last time that happened?
Also, this was the first budget deck I remember in a good while that was able to make top results. It even makes Dredge seem powered since Bazaar of Baghdad spiked. It's just mind boggling.
Loved the podcast once again, just wanted to throw this here hehe. I know you guys actually talked about it briefly during the cast though.
RE: Shop Class: Plugging the Leaks to Opening the Floodgates
There's a statement in the article that I don't think it's true.
For Steve, Trinisphere was an acceptable restriction, as was Chalice of the Void, as was Lodestone Golem, but not Gush.
I don't think anyone was really in favor of Chalice of the Void at the time. Most people, including Steve, felt Golem had to go first and that would probably make CotV OK again. I still believe an unrestricted CotV would've kept phyrexian mana spells and Preordain in check.
[C17] Kess, Dissident Mage
Kess, Dissident Mage
Legendary Creature - Human Wizard
During each of your turns, you may cast an instant or sorcery card from your graveyard. If a card cast this way would be put into your graveyard this turn, exile it instead.
I know we've had a bunch of 4cmc great creatures that didn't make the cut, but this is probably one of the most powerful I've ever seen. It's probably even a passable Oath target.
RE: August 28, 2017 Banned & Restricted Announcement
Just feel Thorn is a worse target than Sphere - no reason to affect Eldrazi that hard...
RE: The Relative Values of Data
I kinda like the way they're handling League data too. I like that we now only have Challenge data to actually see everything that's Top 8'ed.
So if you want to make a data analysis to discover the % of each deck on Top 8's, you can't use League data anymore, just Challenges. League data serves for you to discover viable decks and have a glimpse of what's viable in the format.
I like this and think this approach makes for more cautious data and reduces the speed people were starting to complain about "dominance". This may result in a less active B&R Announcement schedule for us, which is great.
Vintage was always a format of slower changes, and I believe this is a step in that direction so I like it.