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Disclaimer: before I start my thread, at the time of this post, I actually have never read any books of the Elric Saga, but I hope to soon remedy that status.
The Elric Saga, by Michael Moorcock, is a medieval fantasy series, one that I have often heard mentioned in the same sentences as such illustrious titles as The Lord of the Rings, The Chronicles of Narnia, and A Song of Ice and Fire as one of the greatest examples of the genre, yet it does not have the mainstream status of those other works: to make a comparison, it is like Salieri to Mozart, The Kinks to The Beatles, Budgie to Led Zeppelin, Sir Lord Baltimore to Black Sabbath, Diamond Head to Iron Maiden, or Battlestar Galactica to Star Wars and Star Trek.
I have conducted some research, and it seems that there has never been a feature film or television adaptation of the Elric Saga, despite the books being published at a time when medieval fantasy and the "swords and sorcery" fad were very popular, and many musicians, most notably Led Zeppelin and Cirith Ungol, were incorporating fantasy themes into their music.
Why is that, I wonder? Why has there never been a feature film adaptation of the Elric Saga? What does everyone else say about this?
October 18, 2017 11:43 p.m.
SteelSentry, I see; I have seen some episodes of that series, but I would not say that I am intimately familiar with it.
October 18, 2017 11:14 p.m.
Practically everyone is arriving at Orazca, so I am excited to see what shall happen, next!
How do we know that the vampire was Vona? I also am disappointed that a character with such a powerful card was defeated so easily in the story.
SteelSentry, what was the reference to Dinosaurs?
If Jace does regain his memory, will he also regain his memories of his youth on his homeplane? It would make sense for him to do so, and strain credibility if he does not.
October 18, 2017 6:16 p.m.
How is Star of Extinction balanced? Is not 20 damage far too high for only seven mana?
October 16, 2017 12:03 p.m.
I would like to see the dual lands from Innistrad reprinted (Isolated Chapel, Hinterland Harbor, and so forth), since the dual lands from Magic 2010 were reprinted in Ixalan and two of the tribes are of the same colors as two of those lands (vampires and merfolk).
October 16, 2017 12:03 p.m.
Some users asked if WotC had considered putting quests in Ixalan, and I myself thought that they would have made sense in the Greek-inspired Theros, but they have not yet been revisited, nor have traps, so I am wondering if those types of cards shall ever return, and possibly outside of Zendikar.
WotC may have felt that traps were too reminiscent of Yu-Gi-Oh, despite M:tG predating that game, but quests are definitely a great idea that could be explored further, I am certain, and there is no reason that they must be limited to a single plane.
What does everyone else say about this? Will WotC ever use traps and quests, and outside of Zendikar?
October 16, 2017 11:49 a.m.
With the release of Ixalan, I have now added Huatli to this list.
October 16, 2017 9:46 a.m.
This is a great list, and it highlights how blatantly WotC is favoring allied colors over enemy colors; each allied-color combination has four fetchable lands, while each enemy-colored combination has only two. How can WotC do a thing such as that?
October 16, 2017 8:57 a.m.
Gattison, I do not know how to do that, as this is the first time that I have made a decklist on this website.
Entrei, I have never heard of a card being banned in a format because of its price. As far as I know, all those cards that you mentioned being banned for their price were actually banned because they are simply too powerful, and to what interaction are you referring between Mindslaver and Gifts Ungiven?
October 16, 2017 8:54 a.m.
Entrei, currently, I am referring to EDH, so, if you can offer insight as to why each card was banned, I would certainly appreciate the information.
October 15, 2017 1 p.m.
October 14, 2017 12:36 a.m.
Entrei, I have not thoroughly researched why each card was banned, but I can make a guess, if that would be helpful.
October 14, 2017 12:31 a.m.
I have now made an official decklist for the banned list, so that players shall have a visual representation of it.
October 12, 2017 11:06 p.m.
I believe that I have settled on "Waste Not," because it best captures the idea of the deck, but I do thank everyone for their suggestions.
October 12, 2017 10:45 p.m.
October 12, 2017 8:03 p.m.
I have decided to list the statistics of the various banlists, classifying them by type, color, and converted mana cost, to see which types, colors, and CMC's are most often banned in various formats. For the purposes of this list, I shall consider multicolored cards as each of their individual colors (for example, a black/white card would be considered both a black card and a white card); I shall not consider them separate of monocolored cards, and I shall also consider cards with multiple types as each of their types (i.e., an artifact creature would be considered both an artifact and a creature).
I shall begin with the EDH banlist, since it is one of the shorter banlists in the game.
The EDH banlist at the time of this post (Thursday, September 12, 2017) is comprised of 38 cards, which are further divided as follows:
EDH Banlist Show
-Artifacts: 10 (26%)
-Creatures: 11 (27%)
-Enchantments: 4 (10%)
-Instants: 2 (5%)
-Lands: 3 (7%)
-Sorceries: 10 (26%)
This data shows that creatures are the most commonly-banned card type in EDH, with artifacts and sorceries tied for a close second, making them the majority of the banned list. Instants are the least commonly-banned cards, with lands and enchantments close behind. Of all the banned cards, only two (5%) are artifacts creatures, and none are planeswalkers, making that type the only type to not have a card banned in EDH (not counting conspiracies, which are legal only in draft formats).
-White: 3 (7%)
-Blue: 11 (27%)
-Black: 6 (15%)
-Red: 2 (5%)
-Green: 9 (23%)
-Colorless: 14 (36%)
This data shows that the majority of cards banned in EDH are colorless, with only one of those cards not being an artifact and three of them being creatures, although all the colored cards together (24/63%) are more numerous than the colorless cards. Blue is the most frequently banned color, with red being the least frequently banned (and only one of those cards being mono-red); I am not at all surprised that blue is the most frequently banned color, but I am surprised that there are more green than black cards banned and that there are so few white cards banned. Of the colored cards, only three are multicolored (12.5% of the colored cards and 7% of the entire list), while the rest are mono-colored.
Converted Mana Costs
-0: 9 (23%)
-1: 3 (7%)
-2: 4 (10%)
-3: 4 (10%)
-4: 2 (5%)
-5: 1 (2%)
-6: 3 (7%)
-7: 1 (2%)
-8: 4 (10%)
-9: 1 (2%)
-10: 1 (2%)
-15: 1 (2%)
This data shows that the majority of the cards that are banned in EDH have a converted mana cost of 0, being lands and mana-generating artifacts. A fair number of banned cards also have converted mana costs of 1, 2, and 3, with CMC's above that being relatively rare, and only two cards having a CMC in double digits.
I shall sometime later repeat this research for the modern, legacy, and vintage banned lists, when I feel that I have sufficient free time to do so.
What does everyone else think of this? Do you find these observations to be interesting in any way?
October 12, 2017 8:02 p.m.
What about Oblivion Ring? Was that card difficult to understand? I presume that it was not, because of how frequently it was reprinted.
October 12, 2017 7:49 p.m.
LVL_666, some of those cards are very nice, but, to use them, I would be better to create a completely new and different deck, rather than modifying this one, since they would be utilizing a strategy different from what this deck utilizes.
October 12, 2017 6:49 p.m.
It has been quite some time since this game had so many great stories in consecutive weeks, but I am enjoying the current story very much.
Since every faction and every charterer is seeking Orazca and the Immortal Sun, I am expecting an awesome battle to occur once they reach it, or at least something very dramatic. I do hope that Huatli is able to ally herself with Jace and Vraska, since she seems to be a decent person and there is no reason for them to be hostile toward each other. I currently seems that the major antagonists of this block are Kumena, Vona, and Mavren Fein, with Angrath being a wild card.
I agree with RazortoothMtg that the scene with Mavren Fein did not fit in with the rest of the story, but it was likely setting up for his involvement, later.
October 11, 2017 6:21 p.m.
Why is Drowned Catacomb much more expensive than the other dual lands? Is it more popular? I went to my local game store to purchase several copies of it, but it was nearly twice as expensive as the other four dual lands, so I did not purchase it.
October 11, 2017 6:04 p.m.
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