Posts made by hardy
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Fringe playable in Oath?

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I've had a look at before. It seemed very messy, but maybe it deserves another look. 🙂 My handle is "hardy".

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@thewhitedragon69 Cool! That's like 4-6pm here in Norway. Might work once in a while, but it's usually family time before my kid goes to bed. I'll make sure to check if you're online when I have the time to escape everyday life!

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Sorry if this is necroing. Is anyone still using cockatrice? Would be sweet to get some games in once in a while. My handle is "hardy".

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@joshuabrooks I like it. I've toyed with the idea of a Vintagy format only allowing old boarder sets but with a higher power level than middleschool/premodern/hyperextended.

I play a couple of different casual formats that have grown to be become quite popular. The key to succeed in creating a community is to start small and grow it organically. You don't need buy-in. Build it and they will come. Or not. 🙂

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Do you hate it out with Grafdigger's Cage? Maybe end step Hurkyll's Recall?

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Destroy any number of target planeswalkers.

Maybe this goes without saying, but 0 is a number. 🙂

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@smmenen Good read! Very cool with a tool that can measure diversity. Seeing is believing.

My only critique of your article would be that it wasn't immediately obvious that you flipped the index. You wrote

Recall that a higher value indicates a more balanced and more diverse metagame, and a lower number indicates a less balanced and less diverse metagame, with .99 being a nearly perfectly balanced and diverse metagame with a plethora of viable decks, and a value closer to 0 being a metagame dominated basically by a single deck.

But for that sentence to make sense, you would have to have read the endnote as you make no mention above of why this changed.

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You're not cutting a creature in the matchups you bring in Gisela or the dragon. That feels incorrect. I think Muldrotha's out vs. shops and Xerox.

I would probably cut an Island vs. at least dredge.

Maybe @brianpk80 can answer this better, but I think you can cut a number of oaths in the PO matchup.

Depending on the flavour of dredge, I think you can cut 0-2 FoW.

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Copying a Rune-Scarred Demon might have some value. Or something you stole with Dack.

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@forceofnature I saw this and decided to dust of my math skills.

F(n): Number of copy effects after nth Bonus Round.

  • F(0) = 0
  • F(1) = 1
  • F(2) = 1 + 1 + 1 = 3
  • F(n) = 1 + F(n-1) + F(n-1) = 1 + 2*F(n-1)

Everytime you play BR you get

  • one extra copy effect for the spell: 1
  • one extra copy effect for every previous one: F(n-1)
  • all the previous ones: F(n-1)

Which is a really complicated way of saying playing an instant or sorcery after the nth Bonus Round will put it's effect on the stack 2^n times.

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How will Yawgmoth's Bargain or Necropotence affect Sagas? Is it literally "after your draw step" or is that a shorthand for "beginning of your pre-combat main phase"?

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@chase_dagger It's to accentuate alpha corners. Plus a lot of people use black sleeves, and accidental theft of your opponents creatures (because Animate Dead) is a real thing. Especially when you've had a couple of beers. A third reason is that beat up edges look more crisp.

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This is my pile of oldschool cardboard. Still got some white bordered eye sores, but I'm slowly getting there. The Volcanics are altered unlimited. Bought them from a drunk friend because I was drunk.


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I ran into an interesting pile with Bazaars and Squee, Goblin Nabob a couple of months ago. I think the rest of the deck might have been Goblin Welders and gearhulks.

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@themonadnomad Yes. Like @thecravenone said, it will no longer ask for a creature type (but you're probably free to say something anyway).

If a nonbasic land has an ability that causes it to enter the battlefield tapped, it lose will that ability before it applies. The same is also true of any other abilities that modify how a land enters the battlefield or apply “as” a land enters the battlefield, such as the first ability of Cavern of Souls. This is a change from previous rulings.

Dropping a CoS under a Blood Moon would be pretty bad unless you really need a Mountain that might turn into a Wastes.

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Thank you for an interesting read. Great job!

A card that I feel should be explored more in prison shells is Time Vault. Skipping a turn with a lock in place is essentially free.