Posts made by portland
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@bscheidemann I used to run metamorph here and there, was great as another way of dealing with robots and oath critters, or just to make another hasty fat man for a finisher. Never cut revoker though.

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@brass-man this is why I sold/traded all my Arabian cities in the mid late 90s ad now have no Swedish legal copies.

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Similar thing happened in the UK a few years ago. Even though TO moved to a non shop venue, threat was made to pull status, so popular event series died aborning.

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@joshuabrooks said in [RIX] Immortal Sun:

@protoaddct said in [RIX] Immortal Sun:

I don't know if it will make it in vintage but I do know Commander players are going to be scooping up foil copies of this at an alarming rate.

This might be my first foreign card that I'll keep! "O Sol Imortal" just has a really powerful ring to it. Especially if announced to the tune of "O Sole Mio."

Beat me to it!

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Seems like it's been around so much longer, which says a lot about the quality of the output.

Hope to see a similar post for five years...

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Supposed to be with effect from Ixilan.

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@yugular I'm sure people would like to play freeform old school, but without chaos orb and a number of other relatively common cards being unavailable, it wouldn't quite be the same. Can usually get a Skype game when you want one.

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Couple of recent amusements:

Round one of tourny playing leyline para belcher. Lose die roll, opponent plays. I start with leyline in play, probe to discover he's playing shops, kill him in his upkeep.

Oldschool tourney playing twiddle vault. Have done mirror universe exchange to put opponent on 2, but time is called. I spend 4 turns looking for fireball with no joy. 5th turn still no fireball. Am about to regrowth for twist or wheel after a wheel and notice I have 2 twiddles in hand. Normally you'd just keep chaining turns, but this was the last turn. Tap your city of brass with twiddle. Untap your city with twiddle. Regrowth twiddle (cue swearing.)

Again playing twiddle vault, playing against green aggro in game 2. He unexpectedly brought in a crypt and removed my fireball plus some less relevant stuff from the game. I get to chain turns and have sink backup, but need a plan b, as he has no cities to tap and the fireball is the only spell that deals damage. Mirror opponent down to 8, let him have a turn. Gain control of ghazban ogre, he goes for the near alpha strike (he wisely keeps a factory back so I can't just swing back repeatedly with ghaz. I cast fog. I untap vault as Garfield intended and let him have another turn, this upkeep he has to give my ghazban forest walk from the ernham - he sees the problem and goes full alpha with berzerks for lethal. Except I'm holding another fog. Proceed to take 4 more turns, beating him up with the ghazban ftw.

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Ah, Remora. Only downside is vulnerabilty to a certain phyrexian mana counter.

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Does the fish do no work in this turbo xerox land of cheap cantrips?

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I've been playing spell snare off and on for some time, but due to the recent meta, it's not been sleeved in a good while.

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Boom, Weldrazi takes down BoM

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Fraid a friend of mine is taking the list to BoM, so I'm sitting on it for now...

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I personally prefer no temples, a bit more white and dropping TKS. Whatever build you go for, you have to have something to do with late game mana, an answer to moat (flyers, copter, ballista, Elspeth) and a ton of answers to shops.

Only played a couple of tournies since ballista was released, currently on one match loss due to tiredness - auto copied a chain when I already had an answer on the board. Can't beat a god draw from PO storm when they're on the play, but you can take game one off dredge - depends on your local meta.

If I was going to BoM this year, I'd happily take Weldrazi.

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Having been to some of the earliest BoM, I stopped a while back, as entry seemed to be becoming very expensive given the prizes on offer. I can go to an LGS and see a few dozen players for a tenner, so €60 seems expensive, especially after the cancellation of the London event with a months's notice, which I think left a bad flavour with a lot of UK players.

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@Macdeath Smasher and Displacer get in the club on lines of pure power, latter is a great late game mana sink too.

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One of those cards I always keep a copy or two with me, but never seems to quite make the final cut...

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@desolutionist in the words of Faith No More "Surprise, you're dead..."