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  1. I think I need to wait to see what's in the set, but speaking about masters sets in general: 1. Lower MSRP 2. Higher print runs 3. Heavier focus on printing cards that need reprints over trying to cultivate a draft experience. No one likes paying $35+ to draft anyway. 4. MORE STAPLES! Lightning Bolt, Thoughtseize, Path to Exile, stuff like this! 5. Full-art lands. No really, that's what I would change. It would be a huge selling point if these contained full-art lands that were only available with specific Masters sets, and then never reprinted again.
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  3. It's funny that you say that, because I rambled about that a lot during my Penny Dreadful series. I agree though, Aggro always wins out when control decks don't know what to plan against. Technically the format is over a month old now though...but then, it's also the first time the pros have had a crack at the format on a large stage, so who knows? Either way, I definitely think pushing the pro tour back from the initial rotation was a good idea. We've had a month of muddled, unclear results and this just further complicates things. Maybe Ravnica is just a great Standard format, but I think delaying the Pro Tour has a positive influence on how the metagame develops.
  4. You can see the top 8 decks here: https://magic.wizards.com/en/events/coverage/ptgrn/top-8-decklists-2018-11-10 Of the 8 decks, 6 of them were basically mono-white aggro with red splashes, using the same core of small white aggressive creatures to close out games as quickly as possible. I think this is positive for the format. The deck is extremely fast, but there are a ton of viable answers in the format right now and I doubt it'll warp the format in any way. Unfortunately the best answers for R/W Aggro are in Red and White - such as Deafening Clarion, so that's a bit of a problem, but black has Ritual of Soot and green should be able to stabilize on the board with bigger creatures. I think it's fine, even if it looks disproportional with 6-out-of-8 decks making top 8 at the pro tour. It also just so happens to be pretty close to the deck I built in paper when the format first rotated, so I'm tooting my own horn over that. (My deck: http://tappedout.net/mtg-decks/boros-aggro-kinda-fnm/)
  5. Did I mention Tempered Steel is very popular this season? -------------------------------------------- Penny Bots is a Penny Dreadful looking to take advantage of the fact that Tempered Steel is legal in Season 10. Play loads of cheap, efficient artifacts and make make them much, much larger to overwhelm the opponent before they can set up! #MagicTheGathering #MagictheGatheringOnline #PennyDreadfulMTG -------------------------------------------- Penny Bots Playlist: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLZX5Ly_QRoO1OVRiw74F1DzajKVCxM2tR Subscribe: https://www.youtube.com/c/AffinityforMTG?sub_confirmation=1 Twitter: https://twitter.com/AffinityForMTG Outro: Jahoda by Djjaner -------------------------------------------- Background music provided by Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/ This video is unofficial Fan Content permitted under the Fan Content Policy. Not approved/endorsed by Wizards. Portions of the materials used are property of Wizards of the Coast. ©Wizards of the Coast LLC.
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  7. The 2nd match with Penny Bots and we're up against a janky combo deck. Check it out! My opponent's deck is called New Perspectives, which is the name of a card that lets you cycle cards with Cycling for 0 mana. It's basically looking to cycle through its entire deck until it can get to Resounding Thunder, which does 6 damage when it's cycled. Since most of the deck has cycling, once you can get New Perspectives down you can basically churn through your entire deck and wipe out your opponent's life total in a single turn. Opponent's decklist: https://pennydreadfulmagic.com/decks/25639/ Decklist on MTGGoldfish: https://www.mtggoldfish.com/archetype/penny_dreadful-new-perspectives-60848#online -------------------------------------------- Penny Bots is a Penny Dreadful looking to take advantage of the fact that Tempered Steel is legal in Season 10. Play loads of cheap, efficient artifacts and make make them much, much larger to overwhelm the opponent before they can set up! ------------------------------------------- Penny Bots playlist: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLZX5Ly_QRoO1OVRiw74F1DzajKVCxM2tR Subscribe: https://www.youtube.com/c/AffinityforMTG?sub_confirmation=1 Twitter: https://twitter.com/AffinityForMTG Outro: Jahoda by Djjaner -------------------------------------------- Background music provided by Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/ This video is unofficial Fan Content permitted under the Fan Content Policy. Not approved/endorsed by Wizards. Portions of the materials used are property of Wizards of the Coast. ©Wizards of the Coast LLC.
  8. Me too!
  9. Here's the thing, when a set like this is printed, WOTC basically has 2 options: 1. Price the product so the MSRP is significantly below the EV of the packs. This is good for players because it ensures it lowers the price of Modern staples but hurts investors as it decreases the value of their stockpile. 2. Price the product so the MSRP is close to the EV of the packs. This is bad for players because it won't have a significant impact on secondary market prices but helps investors as it doesn't effect the value of their stockpiles. WOTC has opted for option 2.
  10. Alright guys, we're trying something different on the channel - we're trying a new format! Penny Dreadful! Check out the deck tech, and MTGO games will be coming soon. Penny Bots Deck Tech Penny Bots Playlist
  11. The first match with Penny Bots, and the first match ever in the Penny Dreadful format on this channel, and we're matched up against...oh...well, crap. -------------------------------------------- Penny Bots is a Penny Dreadful looking to take advantage of the fact that Tempered Steel is legal in Season 10. Play loads of cheap, efficient artifacts and make make them much, much larger to overwhelm the opponent before they can set up! -------------------------------------------- Penny Bots Playlist: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLZX5Ly_QRoO1OVRiw74F1DzajKVCxM2tR Subscribe: https://www.youtube.com/c/AffinityforMTG?sub_confirmation=1 Twitter: https://twitter.com/AffinityForMTG Outro: Jahoda by Djjaner -------------------------------------------- Background music provided by Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/ This video is unofficial Fan Content permitted under the Fan Content Policy. Not approved/endorsed by Wizards. Portions of the materials used are property of Wizards of the Coast. ©Wizards of the Coast LLC.
  12. Penny Bots is a Penny Dreadful looking to take advantage of the fact that Tempered Steel is legal in Season 10. Play loads of cheap, efficient artifacts and make make them much, much larger to overwhelm the opponent before they can set up! -------------------------------------------- Playlist: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLZX5Ly_QRoO1OVRiw74F1DzajKVCxM2tR Subscribe: https://www.youtube.com/c/AffinityforMTG?sub_confirmation=1 Twitter: https://twitter.com/AffinityForMTG Outro: Jahoda by Djjaner -------------------------------------------- Background music provided by Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/ This video is unofficial Fan Content permitted under the Fan Content Policy. Not approved/endorsed by Wizards. Portions of the materials used are property of Wizards of the Coast. ©Wizards of the Coast LLC.
  13. I've been REALLY into Penny Dreadful over the past couple months. As a budget brewer, one of the worst aspects of Magic is simply hitting the "Paywall," the clear dividing line between a budget deck and a Tier 1 deck with a bunch of cash behind it. Turns out, Penny Dreadful has been the solution. If you haven't heard of the format, I'll post a video below, but it's a fantastic format for people who want to brew their own decks and want to play on a budget. I highly recommend it!
  14. I wasn't very hyped for the opposite reason, Ravnica is just old news and I wasn't super excited about going to a plane we'd already been at twice. I must say, there is definitely something to the way people identify with guilds, though. It was the same way with tribal sets when I first got into the game. There were Goblin players, Elf players, zombie players, etc, and the way people latch on to a tribe and begin to associate with it brings an element to a set that most sets can't accomplish. Even though I wasn't hyped for Ravnica, now that the guilds are real I can't lie, I'm eagerly anticipating Ravnica Allegiance because I need to know what Rakdos is up to!