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I don't think Cloudstone Curio + Dream Halls + Unesh, Criosphinx Sovereign is an infinite combo. It lets you burn through your deck to find Laboratory Maniac and play it, but the combo does have a defined upper bound on the number of possible iterations.

I'm not a huge fan of Wayfarer's Bauble unless you can recur artifacts or your meta is hostile to artifacts. Otherwise, you're paying extra for a Sky Diamond.

Adding another land or two might not be a bad idea. I tend to run a minimum of 37 lands unless I have a specific reason to shave on lands.

June 27, 2017 8:25 p.m.

Said on Battle Nicol Bolas!...

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Needs more Timetwister to recycle those Time Walks.

June 23, 2017 12:41 p.m.

Said on Zombie Horde...

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You have too many cards that cost 5+, and not enough that cost 2 or less.Relentless Dead and Dread Wanderer are both probably playable in this deck.

June 22, 2017 8:49 p.m.

As far as decks used, one of them was Azusa, Lost. The other was a fairly casual Rhys the Redeemed list that probably doesn't even break the 50% mark as far as optimization level.

It isn't difficult to handle Every Last Vestige Shall Rot if you're just defining behavior. You need a rule that states "Nicol Bolas always pays full costs for effects" and errata Every Last Vestige Shall Rot to have a limit of INT_MAX for X (or declare a finite, but very large amount of mana for Bolas to be able to spend each turn). This rule also prevents cards like Fade Away and Flow of Maggots from causing problems for the Bolas AI. If you add this rule, you'll probably want to ban Killing Wave, but that card should generally be banned from any format where at least one player is autonomous.

As an aside, it's possible under the current ruleset for the first player to get targeted by Behold the Power of Destruction and then hit by Nicol Bolas, which could knock a player mostly out of the game. Is this something worth changing the rules to avoid?

June 16, 2017 12:25 p.m.

Ok, I played a couple games of this with two non-Bolas players, and it seemed WAY too easy. Many of the schemes were underwhelming, and none of the optional rules regarding Bolas's life total were relevant because he didn't disrupt the players enough to stop them from smashing for 100+ damage (no loops involved, either). Cards like Look Skyward and Despair, Approach My Molten Realm and The Fate of the Flammable were either dead or actively bad for Bolas.

Also, Every Last Vestige Shall Rot doesn't seem banworthy. It's a Behold the Power of Destruction that tucks instead of destroying, but that's not necessarily going to end the game.

June 15, 2017 7:55 p.m.

What if Nicol Bolas always chose the card with the highest CMC from the pool of valid choices (barring cases like choosing to cast Phage the Untouchable)? This would mean that Nicol Bolas, Planeswalker would generally avoid hitting lands with his +3 ability (which, while obnoxious, is generally weaker than hitting other targets).

June 9, 2017 1:46 a.m.

How does the AI figure out what noncreature permanent to target with Nicol Bolas, Planeswalker's +3? Is it random, or do players vote on the most powerful permanent controlled by the first player?

June 8, 2017 8:03 p.m.

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