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  2. I'm surprised you didn't go with MAGIC WITH GOOBY
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  4. Tinker is such a fair card
  5. The general line from people close enough to Wizards to know what they're talking about is that having restrictions as well is "too complicated", particularly for the 'new players' for whom all Magic rules and policies must be tailored
  6. Or 3 months for that matter @Lasraik
  7. Just curious... How much does it cost for the year?
  8. I haven't created an official playlist for the series yet on my channel, so I can still deny it exists!
  9. Well, it's a thing now, you can't stop. Lol
  10. Yesterday
  11. Hey look, I actually recorded a 2nd video in a non-MTGO series. Hurray! 2000 World Championship deck, Mono-Blue Tinker! Check it out.
  12. In 2000, Jon Finkel won the Magic: the Gathering National Championship with this deck, Mono-Blue Tinker! An artifact-based mana-ramp deck that puts out MASSIVE creatures incredibly quick, it overwhelmed most decks before they could blink! -------------------------------------------- Subscribe: https://www.youtube.com/c/AffinityforMTG?sub_confirmation=1 Outro: Jahoda by Djjaner
  13. Any chance they will go back to Restricting cards in formats and not banning them? Or is that effectively banning them?
  14. I almost spit out my coffee reading this
  15. I saw that BCW makes card storage hotel boxes, and I was seriously considering buying them until my wife showed me her show storage box, and I realized I could get something that holds twice as many cards, is easily far more sturdy, and was only slightly more expensive. Room is always a concern. What I like about these is that they support stacking (through dowels) and can be anchored to the wall, so they can be stacked a bunch of times.
  16. Looking good! I may have to adopt this system as I currently use hotel boxes. But my LGS who used to sell them to me is closed and to buy them online is ridiculously expensive ($50 per hotel box??). Only problem with this solution for me is the room. I need a bigger office....
  17. Those crazy WotC kids are at it again! There’s another change in how 5-0 results are being reported. Instead of 5 per day, we get a weekly dump, which leads to some complications. We talk for a while about possible fallout of this decision as well as a spicy list that showed up in the first batch of decks! Deck Tech list available here: https://www.mtggoldfish.com/deck/941393#paper Support us on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/colorcommontary You Can Buy Playmats with our Logo on them here: https://www.inkedgaming.com/collections/artists/color-commontary Follow us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/ColorCommontary Like us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/colorcommontary/ Website: http://colorcommontary.com/ Our theme song is courtesy of Ell, whose music is available at http://soundcloud.net/ellellell View the full article
  18. So I spent the better part of the day working on a replacement for the Codex Magica. While I love the look and feel of the original, as configured it was no longer expandable and only held around 25,000 cards. I'm now up to somewhere around 60,000 and while I'd eventually like to pick up or build a library file for the collection, until then, I've come up with a good compromise solution. In the attached photos, the wooden drawer is the original Codex Magica. Rescued from the curbside about 5 years ago, it served well as an MTG storage cabinet with some simple modifications (dollar store foam core cut to line the wood and act as row and set dividers) at a total cost of about $6. The white shelves in the new photos are the same as this shelf, just a different color: https://www.target.com/p/15-unit-shoe-organizer-espresso-room-essentials-153/-/A-50245998 They used to sell them at Lowes too, but I can't find them onsite now. They run $30 each, but we already had one. To store the cards, I originally checked out BCW's site to buy some bulk 800 count boxes (priced at $28.00 per 50), but shipping is only 'free' after a larger purchase, and they would have been around $60 (still a good deal), so instead I found a seller on Amazon.com that had 50 boxes for $40 shipped, so we settled on that. To make the labels, there's a font online called Keyrune which is supposed to have all the set icons in TTF format, but I had issues with newer set symbols, so I used a combination of the font and transparent logos from the mothership, put them in a powerpoint slide, and then printed them 9 slides per sheet. A couple simple cuts and some glue stick and you've got a set box. The system's still far from perfect; because I collect playsets, for example, most large sets once complete will take 1.5 boxes or so. But for now, there's only a couple of sets that don't fit and I still have some gift boxes to store those.
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  20. My personal top 15 list of white 1 drop creatures. This video goes over numbers 15 down to 8.
  21. Thanks for the heads up. Downloaded it.
  22. Free for a limited time as a flash sale over at GoG. Get it for free from the store's main page (click the banner) while you can. The game's information page is here if you're unfamiliar with the game itself. That said, let me know if you miss the freebie giveaway but still want the game. I have an extra "gift" copy available.
  23. I definitely think Jace could easily get back on the ban list really fast. Bloodbraid Elf is probably just fine though
  24. I think the B&R people missed this video
  25. Went for a change of deck for this month's legacy event ( should probably decide what to play at the GP fairly soon, also whether or not I'm definitely going to the GP) This time was Reanimator, with this list: 4 Dark Ritual 4 Entomb 4 Reanimate 4 Thoughtseize 4 Exhume 4 Animate Dead 4 Unmask 4 Faithless Looting 4 Lotus Petal 1 Chrome Mox 3 Griselbrand 4 Chancellor of the Annex 1 Sire of Insanity 1 Elesh Norn 1 Tidespout Tyrant 2 Badlands 1 Bayou 2 Swamp 4 Marsh Flats 4 Bloodstained Mire Sideboard (extremely sparingly used, I basically had no idea what I was doing with sideboarding things out) 2 Pithing Needles 2 Abrupt Decay 2 Stronghold Gambit 3 Reverent Silence 3 Collective Brutality 1 Iona, Shield of Emeria 1 Archetype of Endurance 1 Inkwell Leviathan Round 1 (vs Belcher) Possibly the shortest 3 game match I've ever played. Game 1 on the play, hand was reasonable, including a Chancellor to reveal to slow my opponent down, plus Entomb to put it in the yard and an Animate Dead .Unfortunately he had a Gitaxian Probe to burn the Chancellor trigger, then played Mox Opal, Lotus Petal x2, LED, Seething Song, Belcher and hit me for about 40 with the Belcher activation for the turn 1 kill. I sided in an Iona for a Griselbrand, turn 1 Unmask myself to discard a Griselbrand then Lotus Petal, Exhume the Griselbrand. My opponent's only play before conceding 2 turns later was another probe Game 3 went similarly, opponent reluctantly kept 6 after a mulligan, turn 1 Faithless Looting, Unmask him to take a Land Grant, turn 2 Reanimate a Griselbrand onto an empty board, Unmask again to take Burning Wish. Griselbrand wins handily vs absolute nothing to take it 2-1 Round 2 (vs Lands) The exact opposite of Round 1, finishing in a dishonourable 1-1 draw after going to turns (not typical for RB Reanimator). Game 1 my deck morphed into a weird prison deck as I managed to keep stocking the yard through Entomb and Faithless looting, eventually getting to have 3 Chancellors keeping the turn 2 Griselbrand company on the board. Glacial Chasm meant Griselbrand didn't actually do a single point of damage, but 12 points of cumulative upkeep life loss plus a fetch left him at 7 life, the Chasm had to go and then there was no answer to my flying force. Game 2, I again sided Iona in, this time for Elesh Norn. I had it in my opener plus 1 of the 2 Pithing Needles that had come in for a Thoughtseize and an Unmask, got her into the yard off Faithless looting, then Reanimate to cut off his green spells. Unmask took a Crop Rotation and left a hand of Misty Rainforest, Windswept Heath, Life from the Loam. His board was Rishadan Port, 2 Taiga, Mox Diamond. I played Needle naming WIndswept Heath and swung with Iona. Opponent played Tabernacle to tie down my mana. I drew something meaningless and swung for another 7 to put my opponent to 6. He then drew Gamble, I rolled a die to randomly pick the Misty Rainforest out of his hand. I was expecting to see a Wasteland come down so my only land would get killed and with it Iona, but instead Maze of Ith showed up to achieve a similar result. A few turns of bad draws later, he got the Dark Depths/Thespian Stage combo down and it was time to enter scoop phase. Game 3 was really bizarre. I was feeling good with an early Griselbrand in play, but Crop Rotation got a Maze of Ith after just one hit and Griselbrand was neutered. Opponent had a Port and a couple of Wastelands to keep my mana in check, then cast Crop rotation to take my graveyard with another Griselbrand and a Tidespout Tyrant before I drew another reanimation spell I could actually cast. During the midgame I drew 2 Unmasks and used them both to take copies of Sphere of Resistance. We reached a long stalemate after I played Pithing Needle on Thespian Stage to go with Griselbrand and Swamp vs his Bog, Maze, Port, Taiga, Mox Diamond but no threat whatsoever. I drew another land (which got Wastelanded, then a Lotus Petal, then another Needle to doubly lock out Stage. I had Dark Ritual, Animate Dead, Faithless Looting, but no creatures in the yard and my only land getting tapped every turn. Faithless Looting off the Petal didn't get the second creature I needed to overload the Maze. Opponent got a Dark Depths, tried to get the counters off the hard way but got down to 2 counters before the clock best us both. Round 3 (vs Manaless Dredge) Back to the usual quick games here. I almost punted Game 1 after a fast start with turn 1 fetch, Badlands, Looting, discard Griselbrand and a Ritual, opponent turn 1 discard Phantasmagorian, pass. Turn 2 I cast Animate Dead on Griselbrand, drew 7, played Petal, looting, discard Chancellor and Sire of Insanity, then Unmask to take away a Gitaxian Probe. Turn 2 my opponent again did nothing, then I made the potentially fatal error, casting Reanimate and choosing Sire instead of Chancellor, valuing the higher power with the aim to get the game over as quickly as possible. My opponent looked delighted to throw his hand into the yard, dredged a Stinkweed Imp but didn't find anything too meaningful, a Narcomoeba coming into play to hold of Griselbrand next turn. Despite the choice of Sire for his 6 power, my next attack still left him at 8 life, plus Narcomoeba became a a zombie as he had a Bridge from Below in his yard, so he got another couple of dredges to get out of his trouble but luckily found a Narcomoeba but nothing else of much use. 1/1 fliers that become 2/2 zombies can't hold off Griselbrand and Sire for long, but I drew Reanimate and corrected my error from earlier by getting Chancellor to join the fun and the scoop duly followed Game 2 I unknowingly played around the sideboard Mindbreak Trap he had in hand and managed to get turn 2 Elesh Norn into play through Faithless looting then Reanimate. My draw was otherwise not great but luckily Elesh Norn is pretty much game against Dredge and their potential army of 2/2 zombies and 1/1 Narcomoebas. Over the next 4 turns my opponent gamely activated some Phantasmagorians, did some dredging, a couple of times flipped over Narcomoeba to die then trigger Bridge to get a very short lived zombie but the praetor took the whole game on his own 2-0-1 going into the final round Round 4 (mirror) All about the die roll, which I won, had Chancellor and 2 Griselbrand in the opener with Unmask, Entomb, Exhume and a fetchland, revealed Chancellor to get what proved a crucial trigger. Turn 1 Unmask myself exiling 1 Griselbrand to discard the other. Opponent plays Badlands and passes. Turn 2 I drew Animate Dead and again nearly made a terrible mistake, I got very excited thinking I could get way ahead with Griselbrand, cast Exhume then thought I'd foolishly played into an Entomb from my opponent, then we both realised the Chancellor reveal trigger had saved me. Opponent took one more draw then scooped. Game 2 I sided in Iona for Sire, plus 2 Abrupt Decay for a Thoughtseize and an Exhume (it's one way to minimise my risk of mistakes). I kept a slightly sketchy hand with Lotus Petal as the only mana source, plus a Looting and a Ritual, Tidespout Tyrant as the only creature but also an Exhume and a discard effect (Unmask I think). My opponent led with a Badlands and passed. I went for the gamble, cast the Looting off the Petal and found a land and another black card (luck skill victory etc.), discarding the Tyrant and Ritual. I then Unmasked my opponent, who then cast Entomb in response to put Iona into his yard. Iona on black is effectively an autowin in the mirror so I took his Reanimate leaving him with Dark Ritual, Chancellor, Faerie Macabre, Chrome Mox and Thoughtseize. He used a Faerie Macabre to take Tidespout Tyrant and leave me with no creatures in the graveyard then cast Dark Ritual, Thoughtseize targeting himself, discarding Chancellor and then realised he no longer had any way to reanimate his angel. I immediately top-decked an Animate Dead and my choice of his Iona as the target got the scoop 3-0-1, 1st place despite a couple of misplays. Over the course of the night I definitely had more luck than my occasionally terrible play deserved but it was mostly a blast to play (the long almost draw-go game 3 with lands not included, although even that did just become funny as the rest of the room were standing around watching us both draw terribly) Can Reanimator do well often enough to be a good choice for a Legacy GP? Maybe, maybe not. Realistically I'm not exactly going there expecting to make top 8 or anything crazy anyway so it probably doesn't matter. It would be good to test it out a bit more against some of the Delver variants that are likely to make up a lot of the field, rather than being very thin on the ground locally, before I decide if I should run this in Birmingham or not
  26. The uniforms are in and they look great! Below are pictures of our Vintage team at a local tournament, and of my teammate Carlos and I at our sponsor store, PLAYLive Nation!
  27. NEW LEGACY SCHEDULE: So our LEGACY events have evolved somewhat, and we now have WEEKLY Legacy Sunday streams AT 1:00 pmET! (Pending availability of myself or my streaming partner.) Below is our streaming calendar for February 2018. Please note, ALL events will be streamed! (the calendar was drawn up before all our streaming agreements were in place.)
  28. Five Matches with timestamps as follows: Rd.1: 0:01 Soul Sisters v. Lantern Control Rd.2: 45:37 Merfolk v. Bogles Rd.3: 1:36:02 Esper Death's Shadow v. Jeskai Control Rd.4: 2:16:52 Soul Sisters. v. UR Breach (semi)Final: 2:51:53 UR Breach v MonoG Stompy At CoolStuff Games., Miami, FL. 2/16/2018 Featuring Bogles, UR Breach, Monogreen Stompy, Lantern Control, Merfolk, and Soul Sisters! -- Watch live at https://www.twitch.tv/mirrodintech
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