Price of Progress

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Format Legality
1v1 Commander Legal
Archenemy Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Casual Legal
Commander / EDH Legal
Commander: Rule 0 Legal
Custom Legal
Highlander Legal
Legacy Legal
Leviathan Legal
Limited Legal
Oathbreaker Legal
Planechase Legal
Premodern Legal
Quest Magic Legal
Tiny Leaders Legal
Vanguard Legal
Vintage Legal

Price of Progress


Price of Progress deals 2 damage to each player for each nonbasic land they control.

Last_Laugh on It's time for their daily penance, honey.

6 months ago

Price of Progress and Blood Moon will hate on good mana bases (assuming the 36 basics is accurate and not just a lazy placeholder... I've been there lol). Blood Moon can definitely cause some saltiness though.

Archfiend of Depravity will screw go-wide creature strategies. Tainted AEther is another card that punishes creature strategies. Feed the Swarm and Chaos Warp are your only 2 answers to enchantments in these colors. Oubliette is another premium piece of removal (use on commanders for maximum effect).

Vicious Shadows, Emberwilde Captain, and Unquenchable Fury will hate on large hands. I'm not sure I like the Black Vice effects (or at least so many of them).

Exsanguinate would be a nice finisher here.

You are a bit light on creatures. Koskun Falls can be hard to find if you aren't shopping online but it does provide some defense.

Last One Standing and Blasphemous Act are a pair of good budget friendly boardwipes here.

jethstriker on Modern Horizons 3 Predictions/Wishlist

11 months ago

A color shifted pseudo-Blood Moon already exists: Back to Basics. They could introduce that to Modern.

With the rising power of Modern due to its non-rotating nature, I think it's not unreasonable anymore to ask for Eternal format answers. Cards like Price of Progress, Swords to Plowshares, Wasteland, Daze, or even Force of Will will inevitably needed as time goes by. Might as well start to legalize them now little by little.

Icbrgr on Modern Horizons 3 Predictions/Wishlist

11 months ago

So With Modern Horizons 3 Officially announced to be on the Horizon (No I'm not sorry) I was wondering if anyone had any hot takes/predictions or just a general wish list of cards they would like to see in the upcoming set.

Personally I have no Idea what to predict in terms of Brand new/never before seen cards... not even really sure what kind of theme/mechanic Modern needs or feels like its missing...not even really sure I can think of a cycle I would want to be finished... But I am always in favor of Tribal support... I genuinely believe Treefolk are only a powerful staple or two away from being a competitive deck IMO.

I have been building Burn in paper recently so for selfish reasons I think it would be neat for some legacy Burn staples be printed into Modern.

Im not sure If these cards would be considered "Too powerful for Modern" but I more so just fear that it would take away from "Legacy's Identity"... idk but these are just my from the hip thoughts.

Gidgetimer on Warhammer Cascade

1 year ago

What you think Price of Progress does that you are suggesting LESS basics?

legendofa on Rootpath Purifier

1 year ago

It would prevent damage from Primal Order and Price of Progress, and Blood Moon and Magus of the Moon don't effect you.

How does it interact with Null Chamber, though? With Rootpath Purifier out, does Stomping Ground count as the name of a basic land?

UnleashedHavok on Are You Sure You Want to Do That? V2

1 year ago

Thanks for taking a look Optimator! I appreciate the compliment on my deck. It's pretty heavily inspired by precociousapprentice's list and primer.

I totally get not being able to keep up with WotC's release schedule, that was one of the big reasons why I stepped away from Magic for a bit. That, and the birth of my son a little over 2 years ago lol. Don't know if you know, but the adorable little buggers are time consuming, in the best way.

Now for your suggestions. I really like all of the cards, but not sure whether or not they fit in to the mentality behind this deck and I'll tell you why.

I really like Cut / Ribbons and had not seen it before, but if you look at my card choices, almost everything is at instant speed. I'm already thinking I'm going to cut (hehe) Dusk / Dawn. The reason for this is that I want all of my responses to being attacked to be decisive, and fatal for the aggressor. I do not want to actively agitate the table until I am ready to take control of the game, or win outright. Blowing up people's stuff agitates them, and makes them want retribution. It might be a great card to discard to Key to the City to encourage attacks toward other people at the table, or for a surprise assassination.... hmmmmm. My next question on that would be, what would your suggested cut be to ad in Cut / Ribbons and why, now knowing a bit of the rationale behind the deck.

I have been going back and forth on Exsanguinate, and also Debt to the Deathless. I really like both cards for flavor and use. But I will say that two of the big, swing-y win cons in this deck are Acidic Soil, and Price of Progress. And that is what gives me pause. I will generally get 5-6 lands and then start pitching land cards to Key to the City, assuming I have mana rocks out to supplement the rest of my pool. Pitching lands to Key to the City to allow attacks of my opponents. Encouraging strife, and making it seem as though I am growing weaker. The curve of this deck is low since so many of the answers are 2-3 mana. I've been debating whether or not Exsanguinate would just be a dead draw.

Finally Approach of the Second Sun. This card has absolutely fascinated me since it came out. I love the flavor of the card, the artwork I think is great. Really lovely. It also puts a time-clock on the table, an intense sense of urgency. And I've always thought it would paint a great big target on it's player's forehead. I haven't experienced playing it myself, and haven't been at a table where it has been played so don't know the response to it. To steal from precociousapprentice yet again, the removal in this deck is meant to be surgical, to allow the rest of the table to cultivate their own board states freely as long as I am able to handle them, to appear weak until it is time to take the reins. I'm not sure whether or not Approach of the Second Sun fits in to that.

Again, I am open to discussion. That's what I want from this. I do like the card suggestions, I think they are all solid cards. But I'm not convinced they fit with the mentality of the deck.

EnbyGolem on Favorites and Bests

1 year ago

To this day, I am still a mono color player through and through. I love having a rock solid mana base and in a previous life, actually reveled in sadistic glee by punishing players for non basic lands (a part of me still really loves the flavor of doming an opponent for lethal with a Price of Progress).

I think the color pie is fascinating, especially in looking at how that pie has changed over the years. I love the feel of old cards, both literally and mechanically. I specifically fell for the way old black cards used to provide wild, tremendous power in exchange for very real costs.

This game is awesome and I love how everyone can focus on different aspects of it in their own unique ways :)

Jett2112 on Tulzidi Caravan

1 year ago

SufferFromEDHD Thanks for the interactions! Yeah this deck is a little mean because often times the Tulzidi Caravan combat damage kills one opponent at a time while they cannot execute a combo because of stax.

Meekstone acutually doesn't exactly fit the strategy perfectly because the strategy is to deal damage with 2 power creatures and lay out stax peices that stop common cedh combos. are there any combos that get stopped by meekstone? if so somebody reccomend a cut for meekstone. also I generally benefit from other players being able to attack eachother and thats why I haven't been running Ensnaring Bridge. thoughts on Ensnaring Bridge or any cards like them?

Ghitu Encampment Yeah I can't have too much etb tapped cuz I'm tryna go fast. Barbarian Ring? I do have a Ruination in here and Price of Progress but I could also run Kher Keep. the high mountain count is remnant of when I ran Valakut, the Molten Pinnacle but now thats gone... thoughts on non-basic lands? must not enter tapped.

Null Brooch thats cute! I'm gonna think about adding 3 counterspells this might be one.

Thanks for the Recs!

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