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probably too slow, but if the worry is leyline of the void you could always try Pharika's Libation
January 28, 2020 11:33 a.m.
@Boza: Unfortunately, despite the low failure rate it is something that needs to be called it because it's not self contained. If the only place these failures showed up was in a single environment, one that given enough time would go away, then these things can be overlooked. The problem is, these hyper-efficient cards continue to exist in most formats. They never go away so they continue to warp the format until something even more pushed knocks them out or they get banned.
I think there is a lot of truth in xtechnetia's comment. The most troubling points for me are the "maindeckable good" answers that come out every set and the excessive catering to the "this type of card is unfun" group. One of the greatest draws of Magic for me is the sideboard and how the game gives me a chance to tweak my deck on the fly against any other deck I'm facing, and these hyper efficient cards make that less of a necessity because there is no drawback to running any of these answers mainboard because they just do so much. I am a firm believer that just as there should be a place to put creatures down and turn them sideways, there also needs to be a place for "unfun" interaction. Making less of it or making it worse is only harming the longevity of the game.
@TypicalTimmy: I see this comment relatively often, but I think it's unfounded. If you want to play a game with a bunch of jank from your collection, the kitchen table is exactly where you and your friends can make and play these kinds of decks. The comments about negative people in LGS's is more indicative of the people at that particular store than Wizard's card design policy. That kind of behavior should never be tolerated and should immediately be brought up to the owner of that LGS. Assholes exist every, and unfortunately part of playing a social game is dealing with them sometimes. Wizards has literally no control over the people that play their game, so pointing the finger at them isn't particularly fair. Lastly, I don't think being upset with players who value winning more than you is fair. You both have two different sets of values for the game and neither is more valid than the other. What that means for you though, if you don't care about keeping a deck that can be competitively viable, is that you're going to lose often to people who prioritize remaining competitive. At that point the onus is on you to either improve your deck, find another person/group to play with who's values better align to your own, or lose. I think asking the Magic community as a whole to want to win less isn't exactly realistic.
January 22, 2020 9:44 a.m.
I know you're all about Elspeth, but you're channeling a bit of Huatli, Warrior Poet more than anything here.
Nice job, it was a fun read!
January 17, 2020 10:15 a.m.
Honestly, I'm surprised it took so long to ban Opal. I don't think that that is remotely going to stop the Urza decks, but Opal's shenanigan enabling potential has been so high for so long, I've expected this announcement to come ages ago.
I also expected Lattice for exactly the reasons they stated. The deckbuilding requirement for the combo was so basic it didn't make any sense NOT to have the combo for a lot of decks. And it's boring as hell to top it off.
I don't really have any comments on oko. Broken card is broken.
January 13, 2020 11:32 a.m.
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