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Personally, I feel that sanctioned events should not allow proxies at all. Mostly because it is unfair to all the players that don't proxy and buy or trade for what they need. Either you get the cards to compete against players who did get the cards to compete, or you don't compete. It makes it hard for us to get into high dollar formats but the alternate punishes anyone who paid/traded and plays by the rules.
On the other hand, for casual play, i think it's up to the playgroup. My playgroup does not allow proxies and I don't use them. But I personally don't have a problem with them. As long as it's not a playset of forces or moxen, who cares really? I like alternate art and frame styles so like to see them on the table.
August 8, 2020 8:57 p.m.
This is a real card produced by WOTC but is not legal in any format. It is part of the 2018 Heroes of the Realm program.
August 8, 2020 1:59 a.m.
You are so right, casual_competitive!
I really should update this with all the new cards that have come out recently.
August 7, 2020 12:38 a.m.
My personal favorite is tribal Homunculus. I have pulled some surprise wins with these one-eyed wimps. I also like crab tribal because Horseshoe Crab. So many ways to win with that card.
August 6, 2020 9:23 p.m.
That is a lot of damage by turn six. Sounds like you won't really need a lot of defense. Also sounds a little reckless to play :)
August 6, 2020 7:04 p.m.
Hello, saw the deck and I love the page design and look! I like budget decks and I also like pillowfort decks.
I have a question regarding the deck. What part of the deck is providing the "pillowfort" in this deck? The closest cards the deck has are the goad cards and at a total count of 4 of those between the 1 creature and 3 enchants, it doesnt look like a reliable defense plan, let alone a solid pillowfort. And, once down to 1 opponent, the goad cards cease to provide any benefit at all. Is there a synergy or combo i missed in here?
August 6, 2020 5:38 p.m.
My favorite artifact:
A very long time ago, my favorite artifact was Icy Manipulator. The original artwork hooked me. Back when artifacts got turned off when they became tapped this card was a great answer for nearly everything that would get put into play that could hurt you. And it was always relevant.
My favorite creature:
Once Arabian Nights happened, The Khabal Ghoul became my favorite creature. For 1 mana, a creature that could just keep growing? Pair them with Royal Assassins and grow them like crazy. If playing with white, add Spirit Links to the ghouls. They just added an ever growing threat to your board and were very flavorful.
My favorite instant:
Capsize has been my favorite ever since it's first printing back in 1999. This is repeatable denial at instant speed in an opponent's end step, targets any permanent and is in a color filled with protection for it. I believe it's a perfect example of what blue magic is. Versatile and another form of permission. And if unanswered, it will stop any strategy across the table from you. Since it can even bounce lands, it's never a dead draw really.
August 5, 2020 1:13 a.m.
He says in the article that the "Tribal" keyword is not being pursued by them anymore. So very unlikely that they follow up with more tribal non-creature cards.
I must say I was not a fan of the garrison card when it was originally printed. I liked the flavor of it but the garrison is just an enchant on a land that is now an artifact. They already have plenty of land enchants and the garrison really does not do anything new or different enough to keep making more of them. It became part of a space that doesnt need it or benefit from it.
There is only 1 or 2 archetypes that are built around a specific land so adding indestructible to a land when most metas dont include land destruction anyways seems too niche to give up a deck slot for it. And any deck that truly wants land protected can run Equinox or Terra Eternal or something similar which are much stronger than the garrison.
It is sad what he said about tutors though. Personally, stompy decks are not my thing and losing tutors just makes it that much harder to be competitive with anything that isnt just ramp-stompy.
August 3, 2020 7:48 p.m.
On the main WOTC website for mtg:
August 3, 2020 3:58 p.m.
I am surprised they re-printed any of them at all. Even for Commander. The abusability of them in certain deck archetypes is very high. And, as mentioned, there is a reason playsets of them show up in certain deck strategies.
August 3, 2020 1:30 p.m.
Piling the cards in the center of the table is mostly all you will need to keep track of the stack. For triggers where you do not have a physical card I will use extra token/tip/emblem cards and stick a post-it on them or piece of paper tucked in a empty sleeve for the trigger event and just add it to the pile. Put on it the triggered card name, controlling player and, if you like, what triggered it.
August 1, 2020 7:57 p.m.
I have to second TypicalTimmy. Do not put any fluid at all on the cards surface. They are a paper product and the slightest moisture on them will ruin the card. And alcohol, in particular, will make the colors run.
August 1, 2020 7:46 p.m.
Having the Terror of the Peaks be the source of damage is actually superior to the other cards you mention. For constructed deck building it has much more powerful applications than the other cards. TOTP only cares about the power of the next creature being > than opponent's life total when it ETB to produce lethal damage. Scourge needs x times a specific creature type > than opponent's life total to be lethal. Much weaker in application than TOTP. The surge applies 0 damage by itself while the TOTP can be a win condition by itself.
Even though it has a body, making it more vulnerable than the surge, Terror of the Peaks is still a much stronger play if it resolves.
August 1, 2020 12:08 p.m.
He already has the dech tech broken down there, so check the link out.
July 31, 2020 2:25 p.m.
Then I agree with shadow63 about the remaining color. It depends on how your deck handles creatures already. If you arent worried about big stompy then I would pick black because it has more direct damage and evasion than green. if your ground cover is thin, i would pick green and try them out.
July 31, 2020 11:35 a.m.
You have to look into artifacts for ramping or card advantage without discard or sacrifice.
Some good staples that are available are:
Two cards I think are flavorful for red and provide card advantage but i don't see too often are: Staff of Nin, and Coercive Portal. The staff lets you ping stuff for 1 which is a nice little support card but it also draws a card every turn. The portal is not for the faint of heart but can really alter a board state depending on votes. Especially if you build with knowing this in advance.
July 27, 2020 6:31 p.m.
Hello, TypicalTimmy. I don't really mean to necro this, but I somehow missed your post back when you made it. I would like to address it now, though.
I agree with you on how powerful the Army of the Damned and 2x Undead Warchief are in the deck. They got added by design and are actually in the deck to created blowouts for the Horde! Same with some of the other cards in the deck.
I do like the idea of adding The Scarab God for flavor and to put a clock on the Survivors. But, I am worried about the activated ability. Since the Horde has infinite mana, it would immediately activate it's ability on all available targets every turn it is in play. This may make it impossible to beat for the Survivors. I am going to add it and see how it plays out. But it might be way too far up the power scale for this. And the Horde does have a hand, can draw cards, and can hold cards in it. It just usually empties it's hand in the pre-combat main phase if it has anything in it. Or post-combat main phase if stuff got bounced during combat.
I won't be adding Liliana, Untouched By Death mostly for flavor and because the Horde is not supposed to use decision-making cards and planeswalkers have situational abilities so this would seem pushing against one of the core rules. Also, it's more a horde of mindless zombies than a concerted military effort and her presence on the battlefield would seem a little too intentional. I know I have some lords here to buff the horde, but I pretend they are only a tiny bit more self-willed than the zombies around them.
Thank you very much for providing insight and suggestions to the deck! I appreciate the help!
July 27, 2020 4:58 p.m.
I apologize for more questions;
If I have decks loaded here on T/O then I can use the "sync with inventory" checkbox in the deck builder to add them automatically to my inventory if i want?
I did not even know that was what that particular checkbox was for!
So, for any decks I also have analog copies of, I can just checkbox them and it will get added to my inventory?
July 27, 2020 4:28 p.m.
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