Price of Progress
Price of Progress deals 2 damage to each player for each nonbasic land they control.
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|Commander / EDH||Legal|
|Commander: Rule 0||Legal|
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Price of Progress Discussion
1 week ago
Curse of Surveillance: Yeah, one of the scarier pieces of art so far. Get some gloves!
Spellrune Painter: Not really a fan of this design; feel that there's not enough of a payoff for managing the tension between one ability that rewards you for casting multiple spells and another that rewards you for not casting.
Stuffed Bear: Haha so goofy, I love it. Kinda wish it became a 2/2 with a 1 + 1 cost tho but whatever
Sigarda's Splendor: Meh, not the hero mono-white EDH is holding out for. You've all heard the criticism of Phyrexian Arena by now, and this is both more expensive and requires you to jump trough a hoop, all while making it harder to synergize life gain with life payment.
Lier, Disciple of the Drowned: Spells, period? Were they concerned with mindless counterspelling being too efficient for card advantage? Anyway, EDH-blue got unholy abominations like Resculpt available to it, so the lack of counterspells isn't as painful as it could be. Both Dralnu and Kess have been successful in EDH, but I can't say how much Lier trading extra colors for the ability to flashback more than will hurt him. Also, the flavor text foreshadowing more lovecraftian gods feels kinda redundant with Emrakul chilling in the moon, even if it's not new.
Moonsilver Key: oof, looks like Avacyn has gone and lost her head again
Vadrix, Astral Archmage: Obviously similar to Mizzix of the Izmagnus. Similarly to Spellrune Painter, I feel the actual day/night part is kinda incidental and self-deafeating. You can use power-boosting spells as rituals. Runechanter's Pike has found a home! Also, while I mean no offense, I feel like it was a mistake to include a bald black wizard-man with a black beard, white robes and a blue jacket in the same set as Teferi. (Yes, the latter has hair on his head but it's cut very short.)
Outland Liberator: That's more like it! The front is already rubbing shoulders with Thrashing Brontodon & Caustic Caterpillar, while the back gives pretty incredible repeatable value. (Also, is the flavor of the front that she gets eaten by the wolf?)
Ludevic: Yeah I always felt that the flavor justification for Ludevic, Necro-Alchemist being red was off, the guy's so unfettered... and it looks like he's gone completly off the rails here! Despite being an absolute clusterfuck, his backside has managed to avoided Horror-typing. (And yes, Olag seems to be him and not just a new creation.) Mechanically, I feel like he's mostly a The Mimeoplasm that traded green for more self-sufficiency. He might be more useful in the 99 as a self-miller that can eventually reanimate something.
Katilda, Dawnhart Headwitch: You leave my poor furries alone, they've suffered enough! Anyway, People-elfball goooo
Dauntless Avenger: Quite nice payoff for aristocrats decks
Morbid Opportunist: I like this design, making sure something dies each turn sounds pretty fun. No nontoken clause either!
Hound Tamer: How is the flipside a "Pup"?
2 weeks ago
All of my proud moments which I performed are in modern (including taking a game off Patrick Sullivan’s Gruul burn deck using a Pili-Pala combo deck). BUT I have some moments I’m very proud of others for pulling off against me.
LGS: playing in a pod of 4 (using my Sharuum the Hegemon deck) with a Purphoros, God of the Forge player. I’m at 17 life with 7 non basic lands in play. I have an infinite ready next time my turn comes around. ON MY UPKEEP I ask if everyone wants me to end the game, or just keep playing and fuck around (some players at my LGS prefer to lose gracefully than the “pity continue”). I even show my hand and demonstrate what the infinite will be. When I move to draw step, the purphoros player responds by Price of Progress + Lightning Bolting me for exactsies. Never have I been so proud of a loss.
That same purphoros player would later go on to beat my Vona, Butcher of Magan deck (it’s a control/resource denial deck, not vamp tribal) using a Daxos of Meletis deck, by resolving Approach of the Second Sun twice.
2 months ago
- Curse of Opulence
- Price of Progress
- Repeated Reverberation
- Magma Jet
- Star of Extinction
- Ruby Medallion
- Blood Moon
- Koth of the Hammer
- Chandra, Fire Artisan
- Dualcaster Mage
- Magus of the Wheel
- Magmatic Sinkhole
- Extraplanar Lens
Specific hate - Red Elemental Blast
3 months ago
Thanks! I wanted to make a deck that could run Koma, Cosmos Serpent without too much hassle and still be really fun! The numbers will get a bit crazy if left unchecked though.. Oh well, I guess that's just the Price of Progress ! lol
7 months ago
in addition to Omniscience_is_life and DemonDragonJRed is the color of "aggro hate", if they're not blowing it up Abrade , Ancient Grudge , red is taxing the opponent for having them Price of Progress , Enchanter's Bane . Even sometimes yourself Braid of Fire (when mana burn was a rule).
7 months ago
Ripwater: sdidonato is exactly right, saccing mountains is really only for when you make your final big move. 90% of the games I win aren't even through combat, they are through the ETB and sac effects either all at once, or by grinding everyone down.
The addition of Skirk Fire Marshal and Massive Raid on top of the core of Goblin War Strike , Impact Tremors , and Purphoros, God of the Forge really help to bring down several people a turn, which is especially important when you go all in on saccing your mountains.
Crucible is still a strong play, but I like to use it either slowly, or all at once with the amazing new Nahiri's Lithoforming . I still haven't gotten it off, but those two plus Valakut Exploration seem like a dream combo. Also Lithoforming/Crucible into Acidic Soil / Price of Progress and recovering all your lands is really strong and an absolute blast.
I think the the biggest thing that a lot of us that have some variation of the current deck would agree on is that one of its biggest strengths is that you just form a strat depending on what you draw, which is absolute must with mono-red because you have such a poor ability to fetch or tutor compared to other colors. Trying to build a precise combo sets you up for being slow and getting disrupted, so we just don't really do it.
It is also flexible enough to take it a different route and go infinite goblins/mana with things like Mana Echoes , Goblin Warrens , and the like, but as long as Ib is your commander you are a lot harder predict.