shinobigarth Deckspert

I'm trying to start playing more paper modern, just slowly acquiring cards and trying to find time amongst work, wife and the new baby.

I'm signed up on both MTGO and Cockatrice as "shinobigarth" on both. Message me here if you'd like to play, as sometimes its more convenient to play online than a game shop.

I'm trading on here again and on PucaTrade.

Below are my decks. I made myself a personal goal of making a deck for at least each mono color, plus one for each of the Ravnican color combinations, and then perhaps a couple 3-colors as well. Most are tribal as I love the synergy tribal allows for. NOTE: Decks with at least 75% of a certain color I consider mono colored.

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Said on Gideon Tribal...


yes its very hard to program how to understand how a deck works with all the variable card interactions, thats why i said IF he ever gets it to somewhat give a reasonable idea of competitiveness, it will take quite a while of trial and error before the bar actually starts meaning something.

also "this yeaGO guy" is the admin of the site. he's kind of a big deal.

here's one of the most active threads on it in case you want more info.

September 23, 2017 7:12 p.m.

Said on Gideon Tribal...


Yeago hasn't gotten the bar configured to where it accurately says how competitive a deck is, there are a ton of variables, so if he does get it to be accurate, it will take him a while.

September 23, 2017 12:22 p.m.

*as long as the angel doesn't die is what i meant. I stopped thinking about Fortune Thief when i typed that, then by the time i re-read it, it was too late to edit.

So what happens with the thief is since the 6 damage brings your life to -1, its replacement effect instead changes your life to 1, then all damage on players and creatures is checked, and the thief would die. But if your opponent was put at 0 or less life, the thief dying doesn't really matter as your opponent loses but you wouldn't because Thief changed your life to 1.

September 22, 2017 6:55 p.m.

Well yeah. What part of "you cant lose the game and your opponents cant win the game" is confusing? It means just that. Fortune Thief is different but in the case of damage works too. Even if you took a million damage, it would reduce you to 1 life.

As long as the creatures don't die from the damage of course, but i figure that was obvious.

September 22, 2017 6:42 p.m.

Said on Gideon Tribal...


Yes Bob can give you a lot of free cards, but its very risky even if you have the emblem out as you are putting your life in Gideon's hands and if this archetype takes off, people will start to mainboard more planeswalker hate. Heart of Kiran is a pretty good card in the deck though and Seth from MTG Goldfish had Bob in place of Heart which I don't think is a good idea.

September 22, 2017 6:16 p.m.

Said on Gideon Tribal...


some of your choices i dont get. we've been talking about Gideon.dec on our discord recently, and a lot of us agree Bob doesn't make sense, Heart is a must, and Lili just seems odd. check out

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September 21, 2017 11:33 p.m.

Yes for the purposes of playing the game, players are considered planeswalkers FLAVOR-WISE (not as far as things that care about the planeswalker card type).

I interpreted the OP as us ourselves, not as a planeswalker. But feel free to interpret it as you will since vbfabled didn't specify.

September 21, 2017 10:49 p.m.

Tyrant-Thanatos yeah same. I was going by if i was IRL me.

If i were a vamp or a planeswalker then I wouldn't be too worried.

OR i would be fine living as IRL me on Innistrad if it were long before the Innistrad block, back while Avacyn was alive and at her full monster-butt-kicking power levels.

September 21, 2017 10:18 p.m.

If I HAD to pick one, definitely a relatively safe one like i guess Kaladesh (as long as I'm not illegally inventing stuff or otherwise pissing the Consulate off), and then i could always get someone to build another Planar Bridge or something if i felt like going on an adventure on a more dangerous plane.

Innistrad is my favorite plane flavorwise, but screw living there as a human. Only if i were a vampire or werewolf would i live there.

September 21, 2017 8:32 p.m.

Said on How does Mimic ......


Brisela doesn't work with Vat because even if you can put out a copy of both of the angels in the same turn, tokens cease to exist when exiled and cant be melded.

701.35b Only two cards belonging to the same meld pair can be melded. Tokens, cards that arent meld cards, or meld cards that dont form a meld pair cant be melded.

September 21, 2017 12:13 a.m.

Said on Can I play ......


You cant target your opponent's Old-Growth Dryads with it because you don't control it.

But i see what's meant, if you are on the DRAW and they drop Dryads T1, and you have a 1 drop creature in hand, then yeah on your turn 1.

September 17, 2017 2:10 p.m.

Said on MS: A Question ......


assuming there's no "off switch" for this planeswalk canceling item, what about the Planar Bridge that Tezz got from Kaladesh? that's still a thing right? we all thought it was going to come into play in Kaladesh but perhaps this is the reason Bolas needed it.

September 17, 2017 12:47 a.m.

Said on MS: A Question ......


He would probably settle for it being under his sole control, or the control of one of his most trusted and powerful lieutenants.

September 16, 2017 3:18 p.m.

Said on MS: A Question ......


the way i understand it is its only being sought after because its one of a kind and thus valuable. it might have some kind of mana producing ability though. but like someone suggested, whatever it is, if it stops planeswalkers from walking, chances are Bolas is somehow involved with whatever groups are looking for it. i.e. "whoever delivers it to me i will give them whatever they want."

September 15, 2017 2:19 a.m.

Said on MS: A Question ......


That might be overly complex, but you'd have to probably do something more like "exile ~ and return them to the BF under an opponent's control" if they were going that route.

September 14, 2017 4:22 p.m.

Said on MS: A Question ......


RazortoothMtg yeah i was just spitballing thinking of something to represent it on a card and I couldn't think of how to flavorfully represent walkers not being able to leave better than not letting them be cast. Not letting their abilities be activated might be better though.

September 14, 2017 2:13 p.m.

Said on MS: A Question ......


RazortoothMtg nah I'm not convinced that thats supposed to represent it. For one its not legendary and this thing is supposedly a one of a kind thing. plus it sounds like its an artifact. And thirdly it specifically effect planeswalkers which this enchantment does not. There will be something else in Rivals.

September 14, 2017 12:48 p.m.

But I'm still correct either way.

September 14, 2017 12:36 p.m.

"players can't cast spells or activate abilities that aren't mana abilities" as per split second's reminder text. as KCI's ability is a mana ability like you said, yes you can do that as neither sacrificing nor mana abilities use the stack.

September 14, 2017 2:37 a.m.

Said on MS: A Question ......


so if they make this thing a card in the next set, what would it do? players cant cast planeswalker spells?

September 14, 2017 1:11 a.m.


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