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Said on Mind Over Matter...

#1

I am contemplating putting Ethersworn Adjudicator into this deck, but I am not certain which card I should remove to make room for it. My most likely choice is In Garruk's Wake, because, while that is a nice spell, it is expensive and also does not match well with the controlling theme of this deck, which the adjudicator does, but, before I do that, I am interested in receiving feedback from other users; what does everyone else say about that?

August 13, 2020 11:17 p.m.

Said on Doom Metal...

#2

This deck is most excellent, but have you considered Disciple of the Vault for it? The card may not seem to be very powerful, but the fact that it is one of the few common cards to have been banned is a testament to its power.

Also, Sharding Sphinx is amazing for artifact decks, unless you are making a deliberate effort to keep the mana curve of this deck low.

August 13, 2020 11:02 p.m.

Stone Calendar is a nice card, but it is far too expensive; by the time that a player can spend 5 mana to cast it, they shall already have missed many opportunities in which it shall actually have been useful.

Therefore, a lower casting cost would be very beneficial, but I believe that lowering the mana cost to would make it almost entirely better than the medallion cycle (Ruby Medallion, Sapphire Medallion, and so forth), so seems to be an ideal cost, to me.

Of course, I still feel that the card needs to have an additional ability, to justify its cost, so I added such an ability, and the result of my work is seen, here:

Crystalline Calendar Show

I added the ability of Crystal Ball to this card, because it is an excellent ability, but another one that I feel is slightly underwhelming, but, together, both abilities are very powerful, because the player needs to spend less mana and can manipulate the cards that they draw, which works into the idea of a calendar being used to plan future events.

What does everyone else say about this card? Do you like it?

August 13, 2020 10:55 p.m.

Said on TappedOut Video!...

#4

DeinoStinkus, you may have already said, but what is the best method for submitting a custom card to be included in your video?

August 13, 2020 10:51 p.m.

Said on Will there Ever …...

#5

Caerwyn, MagicMarc, both of those explanations make sense, to me.

August 13, 2020 10:35 p.m.

Said on Will there Ever …...

#6

I conducted some research, and it seems that the Elric saga is comprised of both full-length novels and short stories. I went to Amazon.com, and could not find a "definitive" version of the story, the way that most other fantasy sagas have definitive editions; there was no clear sense of where one should begin with the story, which I suspect may be a strong reason for why it has not yet been adapted into a film.

Caerwyn, I have always been of the opinion that A Song of Ice and Fire is low fantasy, not high fantasy, because magic is very rare in that series and epic battles have been few and far between; that series focuses more on political intrigue than it does on traditional fantasy tropes.

August 13, 2020 12:32 p.m.

Said on Will there Ever …...

#7

The Elric Saga by Michael Moorcock is a well-known and beloved fantasy series, but it has not yet been adapted into a movie, so I wonder why that is. Since I have not yet read any of it, I can only speculate, and I imagine that the story is extremely complex and would be difficult to translate to a film, which is likely the reason for which there was such a long duration between the animated adaptations of the works of J.R.R. Tolkien and Peter Jackson’s adaptations.

Given that both writers and audiences today are fond of subverting traditional fantasy, I imagine that the Elric saga would be popular. Moorcock found the works of Tolkien and C.S. Lewis to be trite and cliched, so he deliberately made his own writing different from theirs; he was deconstructing the fantasy genre long before George R.R. Martin did. If such an adaptation were to be made, I would hope that it would use the music of Cirith Ungol, who, despite deriving their name from the works of Tolkien, use images of Elric on all the covers of their albums.

What does everyone else say about this? Will there ever be a film adaptation of the Elric saga?

August 12, 2020 9 p.m.

Said on How is Red …...

#8

dingusdingo, yes, I agree with that; Rosewater has been a great designer for the game, but he is by no means the supreme authority on it, and I feel that colors other than blue should be allowed to have counterspells under certain conditions.

However, since non-blue counterspells are currently a rarity, how else does red oppose blue?

August 11, 2020 10:16 p.m.

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#9

DeinoStinkus, in that case, I shall send you something, soon, but I do not wish to overwhelm you, so I shall send only one or two cards.

August 10, 2020 5:04 p.m.

Said on How is Red …...

#10

sergiodelrio, thank you for doing that, but I still cannot understand how such a narrow effect is a break. Blue is one of red's enemies, so that spell makes sense, to me.

August 10, 2020 5:02 p.m.

Said on TappedOut Video!...

#11

DeinoStinkus, when you speak of custom cards, are you referring to cards designed by users on this forum, or official cards with custom artwork?

Either way, this sounds like an awesome idea, so I would be glad to contribute to it.

August 10, 2020 4:58 p.m.

Said on Back to the …...

#12

Here is part 2 of the article.

In this part, I noticed that Rosewater stated that several cards were unlikely to be reprinted, despite the fact that they have already been reprinted. Was he not aware of that?

I am glad that he believes that there shall eventually be a full cycle for Nimbus Maze and that the cycle for Horizon Canopy will eventually be completed, as they are excellent lands.

August 10, 2020 12:24 p.m.

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#13

I have replaced Thought Vessel with Fellwar Stone, because, while having no maximum hand size is nice, being able to produce colored mana is more important, especially in a five-colored deck, plus, this deck does not place a major emphasis on drawing cards, so I rarely will need the vessel.

August 10, 2020 12:19 p.m.

Said on How is Red …...

#14

LordBlackblade, there have been white counterspells, on occasion, so are they also color pie breaks?

August 9, 2020 10:42 p.m.

Said on How is Red …...

#15

Mark Rosewater has said that Red Elemental Blast is a color pie break, but I fail to see how that is the case, since it can counter only blue spells. Given how narrow it is, I feel that it is perfectly acceptable.

What does everyone else say about this? How is Red Elemental Blast a color pie break?

August 9, 2020 8:35 p.m.

defamagraphy1, I did not know that, so why do you think that Marvel drastically changed his personality?

August 6, 2020 6:53 p.m.

Akroma, Angel of Wrath is not only my favorite creature, but my favorite card in the entire game; I started playing in 2003, with the release of Eighth Edition, so she was still new at that time, and she is the primary reason that white is my favorite color and that angels are my favorite creature type. She may be expensive, but no other creature in the game has as many keywords as she has, and I still feel that she has withstood the test of time fairly well, whereas many other creatures from the early years of this game have become victims of power creep.

August 5, 2020 10:49 p.m.

TypicalTimmy, that does make sense; I was, in fact, aware that Deadpool was a parody of Deathstroke, so I suppose that that does explain the clash between his costume and his personality.

August 5, 2020 6:24 p.m.

With most superheroes, their names and costumes reflect their personalities. For example, Batman is named in honor of a nocturnal animal, so he has a dark costume and a dark and serious personality, whereas Spiderman is more easygoing, so his costume has a brighter color scheme.

However, Deadpool does not conform to that convention. Upon hearing his name, and seeing his black-and-red costume, one would expect him to have a very serious and hard-edged personality, similar to Batman, but he is actually a sarcastic jokester who rarely takes anything seriously. Given his personality, a brightly-colored costume and a less serious name would suit him far better, so I do not understand why there is such a strong contrast between his personality and appearance.

What does everyone else say about this? Why do Deadpool's name and costume not match his personality? Is that the point, to contrast a comical character with a very serious name and appearance?

August 5, 2020 4:58 p.m.

Said on Back to the …...

#20

StopShot, Mark Rosewater did say at the end of the article that he would discuss the remaining cards in next week's article, so I expect that he shall discuss those specific cards, then.

August 3, 2020 11:43 p.m.

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