Way to lead by example with this post sir. It's refreshing to read legit strategy instead of hypothetical card printings, restricted list, and bad spoiler threads.
I'm sorry that I haven't made a post like this for a long time (ever?).
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@maximumcdawg not without some ridiculously clunky wording that disallows Black Lotus and BAD Lotus to be in the same deck, and BAD Lotus has to be restricted upon printing or via game text. Otherwise players with only BAD Lotus loses to guy with 4 Bad Lotus plus one real one. I don't see why that doesn't make sense to you.
Plus you all have to remember that Stadard is their bread and butter. They only care about us just enough to give confidence to new players. If new players thought that their cards would all eventually become obsolete (which they actually do, if you think about t) then why the hell would people care to buy they?
They "care" about Commander more, and even that doesn't get the support that Standard does. Commander is their way of recognizing and catering to the casual base without having to hurt their main focus.
*** I almost kept writing about this but then I realized I don't care anymore. This is something that's out of my hands and there are too many real world problems to worry about. Sorry. Good luck with everything,
Printing playable, fetchable replacements for ABUR Duals is totally feasible and not really dangerous as very few decks would benefit from playing more than four of the "same" dual land. If painlands had basic land types they'd probably be playable too. OR even better, if they made Grove of the Burnwillows into a fetchable land and completed the series. Those changes would be best for Legacy though because the real expensive stuff like power simply cannot have the same treatment otherwise we get another Treasure Cruise incident.
I have Hollow One and three Anglers in my sideboard. They're great if you open with them, but I've also lost games where I ALMOST had my opponent dead and they ripped something to win. I don't have Forces in my deck so I have no interaction on the stack. I almost wanted to find a way to fit null rod in my sideboard just for the dreadful combo match up.
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Steve Burtt • a day ago
How did it seem odd that they released the Iconic Masters spoilers in the middle of Ixalan spoilers? Hascon was a know quantity for 6 months, and we all knew Iconic Masters would be spoiled in it's entirety at that time. Not to be condescending, but everything after that sentence loses some credibility, no matter the validity of the rest of the article.
Other than that, fun times and reprints for all!
I think that Blue Red Delver/Young Pyro deck could really like this card AND it would allow them to run four Wastelands without caring (unlike Gush). Maybe one Gush, three of these things, Dig, Cruise, and the rest of the restricted stuff. Seems legit to me, especially now that this deck wouldn't care about having to go around Mentors as much.
I think you're spot-on that this card is PLAYABLE and I agree. I initially through Delver, too. But, Blue really does have an embarrassment of riches when it comes to blue draw spells. We've got:
Ancestral Recall, Brainstorm, Ponder, Preordain x4, Gush, Treasure Cruise, Dig Through Time, and just that is already 10 cards. Which one do you cut for Chart a Course?
Perhaps this is better than some of those cards if your deck (1) attacks a lot but (2) wants specific cards in the yard. Like, a Welder shell? Put another way, is it possible that this card replaces Thirst for Knowledge somewhere? Unlike Thirst, this is cheaper AND you have some control over whether you want the discard or not.
Well you don't cut any of those. I imagine there might be a slot somewhere (GUSH MAYBE).
I once had this same issue. I went and bought a set of nice-looking proxies with the Magic Online art (as opposed to the original art that is the only one to appear in paper). I was thinking that these would be clear as to what they were, obviously not real cards so nobody could get scammed with them, and they wouldn't have my ugly writing on them.
I found out the hard way that this is NOT a good idea. Even though I'm not a cheater and I couldn't tell the difference between these any any of my other cards the head judge ruled them as marked due to being a tiny fraction of an inch thicker. My opinion is that these were no different than any of my foils, but since I'm honest I had to replace these with hastily-drawn crude-looking basic land proxies.
Paper print outs also do not work as they change the thickness even more. I now have blanked revised cards with laser printed proxy images on them. They look legible, but obviously not authentic, so if they get stolen I'm not worried about them being used to scam someone.
TLDR contact your TO and head judge.
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