Nostalgic Dreams

Legality

Format Legality
Tiny Leaders Legal
Noble Legal
Leviathan Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage Legal
Penny Dreadful Legal
MTGO Legal
Vanguard Legal
Legacy Legal
Archenemy Legal
Planechase Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Unformat Legal
Casual Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

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Set Rarity
Vintage Masters (VMA) Rare
Torment (TOR) Rare

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Nostalgic Dreams

Sorcery

As an additional cost to cast Nostalgic Dreams, discard X cards.

Return X target cards from your graveyard to your hand. Exile Nostalgic Dreams.

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Nostalgic Dreams Discussion

Kogarashi on Which happens first, targeting or ...

2 months ago

Unfortunately, you can't.

When you cast a spell, declare values of variables (such as how many cards you're discarding for Nostalgic Dreams, and which ones) and choose targets (such as which cards in your graveyard you're returning) before you pay costs. Paying the cost of a spell is actually the last thing you do, not the first.

So Giant Growth will not be in the graveyard in time for you to target it with Nostalgic Dreams, if you're discarding it as part of the cost.

legendofa on Which happens first, targeting or ...

2 months ago

If I cast Nostalgic Dreams, can I return one of the discarded cards, let's say Giant Growth, to my hand?

Targeting happens first: No, Giant Growth is not in the graveyard at the time of casting, so it's not a valid target.

Paying costs happens first: Yes, Giant Growth will have been discarded by the time I choose targets, so it can be targeted.

Which is correct?

cdkime on WURMSWURMSWURMSWURMSWURMSWURMSWURMSWURMSWURMS

2 months ago

I played around with a similar deck using a burn spell + Worldfire + Spellweaver Helix to finish off an opponent. It was never quite fast enough for Modern, but it worked fine in more casual games, albeit it was a bit too linear for my taste. While your deck has a slightly different goal, I think I can still provide some useful insights.

The biggest issue I see is your deck doesn't have a good way of getting your bomb into the graveyard--casting a nine mana spell is a bit out of the question, particularly as you're lacking an explosive ramp package, and hoping to discard down to seven is just not feasible.

You have a couple options in mono-Green.

I'd also consider cutting Advent of the Wurm--it does not really add all that much on its onw to justify splashing White.

TheRedGoat on Beware the Shrubbery (Competitive Lands Matter)

3 months ago

So firstly I really like what you've got going here as far as play style (being a lands matter deck that just gets out of hand with your commander rather than being strictly based on them). That's cool. Plus the name is funny and I'd love to here where you got it from.

Secondly I would point you in the direction of a certain EDHrec article that discusses how each of the green/x color pairings work when compared to each other. They've done a pretty good job of fleshing each option out and I think you'll find a lot more there than by just me saying whether one thing works well or not.

By personal suggestion, you should definitely have Ramunap Excavator for the extra grave recursion, or in a similar vein you could run Nostalgic Dreams.

Additionally, Multani, Yavimaya's Avatar, Scouting Trek, and Rites of Spring seem like some strong cards for this build, but I say all this without play testing so take it with a grain of salt. I also wouldn't know where to cut for the same reasons.

smashadams83 on The Cycle of Toxicity - Hapatra EDH

8 months ago

Yea my deck needs more recursion for sure. I only have eternal witness and a flipped journey to eternity at this point.

I like Seasons Past as it shuffles itself back into the library.

Ill-Gotten Gains is interesting as well as it can enable archfiend and return 3 cards to hand but can also benefit opponents as well.

Malevolent Awakening, repeatable and can use tokens as sac fodder.

Genesis- can discard it and then use its ability from the graveyard.

Nostalgic Dreams - discard and return but like dreams, feels bad if countered.

Phyrexian Reclamation is probably just the best for creature recursion though.

You think of any other cards which can be useful?

radio414 on Sasaya, Orochi Ascendant Combo (EDH)

11 months ago

First off, while I have very few sources as to the gender of Sasaya, I'm pretty sure she's female.

Second, I'm not entirely sure what you're trying to suggest. Add Scapeshift and Nostalgic Dreams? I mean, I tried Dreams once upon a time, but there are not that many cards you want to get back from the graveyard, and discarding as a cost is a real cost. Even the most forgiving counterspell, say Arcane Denial or Remand, still puts you incredibly down on cards and, while there are comeback mechanisms (Sylvan Library and Life from the Loam, for example), it can still be difficult to come back once you're down.

In terms of utility lands, there's not a lot of non-Forest lands that this deck wants. Mikokoro, Center of the Sea is the only major one I can think of, maybe Ash Barrens or Dark Depths if I was feeling particularly spicy, but other than those I'm not even close to sure what you are suggesting.

Thanks,

-r

radio414 on Sasaya, Orochi Ascendant Combo (EDH)

11 months ago

First off, while I have very few sources as to the gender of Sasaya, I'm pretty sure she's female.

Second, I'm not entirely sure what you're trying to suggest. Add Scapeshift and Nostalgic Dreams? I mean, I tried Dreams once upon a time, but there are not that many cards you want to get back from the graveyard, and discarding as a cost is a real cost. Even the most forgiving counterspell, say Arcane Denial or Remand, still puts you incredibly down on cards and, while there are comeback mechanisms (Sylvan Library and Life from the Loam, for example), it can still be difficult to come back once you're down.

In terms of utility lands, there's not a lot of non-Forest lands that this deck wants. Mikokoro, Center of the Sea is the only major one I can think of, maybe Ash Barrens or Dark Depths if I was feeling particularly spicy, but other than those I'm not even close to sure what you are suggesting.

Thanks,-r

TheRedGoat on Sasaya, Orochi Ascendant Combo (EDH)

11 months ago

You may have the wrong idea about green. I happen to know that Nostalgic Dreams is a very powerful recursion effect for 2 mana, especially if you have lands already in the grave from perhaps a sac outlet like Scapeshift? I would also point out that Sasaya need only have the same named lands for his flip effect, so if you had used a bunch of utility lands that sacked themselves, and popped them back into your hand, then now you've suddenly got the required seven you need to flip him around. Just a thought.

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