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I mean, directly from the commander rules:
Parts of abilities which bring other card(s) you own from outside the game into the game (such as Living Wish; Spawnsire of Ulamog; Karn, the Great Creator) do not function in Commander.
So sure, you can play Myntasha as your commander. But I don't think it's worth getting worked up over. On top of this, the cards have barely been spoiled (and chances are if they follow existing cards of a similar ilk) then they won't be legal in any format.
But I definitely would wait to see what hte rules are about this before getting stressed about it.
April 11, 2021 2:48 a.m.
Bastion of Remembrance + Ashnod's Altar seem much easier. And you just win the game on the spot. Don't get me wrong, there's nothing wrong with teh comob you listed. But needing 4 cards for a combo makes it much worse than needing 3 cards for a combo.
Plus at 3 mana, you can run a sans red deck and use Zur the Enchanter to tutor up 2 of the three peices :P
April 10, 2021 6:34 a.m.
Tzefick: I was simply matching your level of snarky :)
And yes, you've made my point for me. Sure, there aren't a whole tonne of cheap changelines, but again, you could play a bunch of cheap whatever creatures and then just play Arcane Adaptation to make everything changelings. My point is, there are lots of ways of making this spell cheap to play, which in turn makes certain planeswalkers quite abusable.
And even if you're paying 4-6 mana for the card, it still sits in the same space as Doubling Season + any planeswalker. Most people aren't going to let a Doubling Season stick around very long, nor are they going to let this stick around. But Doubling Season doesn't have a way of making itself cost 2 mana.
April 9, 2021 5:26 a.m.
Tzefick: In the scenario I listed, you're running blue and black. I know that colour combination isn't known for its tutoring or card draw, but I'm sure you can figure something out.
April 8, 2021 7:44 p.m.
I'm running into an issue where I'm getting thopters every time I try to save my user settings. Even making no changes and then clicking on the save button causes crashing.
I have used html for all of the profile text (which operates correctly) and I used to be able to edit it fine. Ever since the mana symbol years counter came out though, I have been unable to update my profile (it may have been before this, however I hadn't made changes in a while).
April 7, 2021 10:01 p.m.
April 7, 2021 9:03 p.m.
RambIe, edge_dino: I don't want to kill creativity here however I would ask that you keep this thread on topic. I would ask for you to move the conversation into a new thread (especially since I'm sure there would be other users on the site interested in this).
RambIe: I would also ask that you please try to avoid spamming this (and other) threads with multiple posts in a row. I totally understand that sometimes you think of something after you've already posted, however please try to use this as an exception rather than a rule.
April 7, 2021 7:52 p.m.
"Is paying life instead of mana really that powerful?"
Yes. Very much so, yes. It sounds like your confusion comes from the level of play that you're at. If you and most decks you paly against are running relatively high curved, stompy smash smash style decks where nothing really happens until turn 8 or 9, then I can understand why paying 2 life may not seem that valuable. But the earlier you makea deck lethal, the more tight resources become. And all of a sudden, that giant pool of life you have (that hasn't been whittled away because, hey, it's still early game) looks like a great resource to use.
A similar example is Ad Nauseam . Sure, I'm not going to cast Ad Naus when I'm on 6 life (normally at least), however if I'm on 30 life then chances are that Ad Naus will be the equivalent of a Blue Sun's Zenith for X=15 to 20. But I've only paid 5 mana for it. And ultimately, If I win the game on one life or I win it on 40 life, I've still won. Almost only counts in horse shoes and hand grenades.
April 7, 2021 7:41 p.m.
yeaGO: are IFrames still enabled? Or is this a user permissions thing?
April 7, 2021 6:05 p.m.
Play a bunch of really cheap changelings, play this for two mana, slam Nicol Bolas, Dragon-God and then just ult him to win the game. Doesn't seem like this could be abused at all...
April 6, 2021 8:10 p.m.
I mean reanimator already exists as a hub. And I think that 'graveyard' would be a more useful hub than 'self-mill' specifically. That way you're capturing cards like Intuition , Entomb , Buried Alive , all that jazz under the one hub. Self-mill implies using cards like Stitcher's Supplier , however there are plenty more ways to fill a graveyard than just these.
April 6, 2021 7:57 p.m.
As a general rule, setting a price for the deck is much more helpful than setting a price per card. Becuase if a really strong card which would help your deck out immensly is $15 then you can pair it with a 50c card compared to 2x $7.50 cards which are so-so. Just food for thought.
As for suggestions, you need more ramp and draw card in general. Especialy since you don't currently have much draw card effects, I would be favouring land ramp over mana dorks. Between Rampant Growth , Three Visits , Nature's Lore , Farseek , Sakura-Tribe Elder , Cultivate , Kodama's Reach , Skyshroud Claim , Explosive Vegetation , Circuitous Route , etc. there are a lot of good, relatively cheap options (that are good cards to have in your collection).
April 5, 2021 2:55 a.m.
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April 5, 2021 2:46 a.m.
He's your brother, you're allowed to punch him in the dick if he's being a turd.
In all seriousness though, it sounds like either he's got a beef with you about something not magic related, or he's just being a little turd because he hasn't grown up yet (not sure how old he is, but this kind of behaviour typically screams early highschool age).
The first one involves talking with him. I'm not going to tell you how to do that, becuase he's your brother (and you've mentioned you don't need help with it).
The second one unfortunately involves time. And however long that is is unfortunately how long it is. Basically he needs time to grow up (maturity wise). It also may never happen.
Either way, I would avoid playing MtG with him for now. As much as is stucks, what's worse is playing a bunch of crappy games which actively makes you dislike the game. You're better off finding other people to play with. Or you could try the dick punching.
April 5, 2021 2:42 a.m.
just a heads up: ANY music or videos on deckpages or profiles must not autoplay. If you wantto embed a youtube video into the deck description, that's fine. But do not make it autmatically start playing when the page loads. This has been explicitly stated by YeaGO under threat of having your deck description removed.
April 4, 2021 2:54 a.m.
RambIe: No matter what format it is though, the average player is going to try and optimise their deck (to varying levels).
Functional reprints of cards exist, you can't hold it against someone for running both Nature's Lore and Three Visits in their deck. And these reprints have existed for a long time, so this isn't some sort of new argument.
And on top of that, while these cards provide value in their non-creature form, there is a very limited number of these effects that poeple are able to pick from. This isn't the same as just gluing a Demonic Tutor to the back of your favourite commander. We as players don't get to choose these effects, unlike formats like Oathbreaker where your choice is two separate cards.
If they start printing MDFC cards which are a broken creature on one side and a mana efficient tutor on the other, then by all means I could understand your concern. But that's not what we've seen thus far.
The whole point of Commander is that it's a social format. Unlike basically any other format, there exists the social contract which should be the number one thing used to regulate a play group's experience.
At the end of the day, cEDH doesn't give a crap about how you feel about a card. If it's legal, the cEDH community will use it to win, as that's the primary driver for cEDH. But everybody is on a common understanding there.
In casual, if you have a deck which is causing problems for the rest of the group because it's too consistent or it's making commander unenjoyable fo the rest of the group, then the social contract exists to help deal with that situation. You may not like having to have hard conversations but that's part of life.
I'm just failing to see the issue here. You talk consistency, but we had that via functional reprints already. Since day dot we have had this. And on top of that, we have seen slews of commanders who, without employing mechanics like companion, partner, etc, have still had stigmas associated with them because of their consistency. Take Najeela, the Blade-Blossom . Or Prossh, Skyraider of Kher . These card both hold reputations, yet still fit within the mold of "traditional commander". And as far as your concerns with companion goes, we just aren't seeing it. For all the hype that was made, peopel aren't just jamming companion cards in their decks left, right and centre. Maybe we see a few Kenrith, the Returned King decks with Zirda, the Dawnwaker but that's it. And they're not exactly at the forefront of cEDH.
April 1, 2021 1:40 a.m.
Singleton in MtG refers to formats where you can only have one of each non-basic land card in your deck. Highlander is a throwback to the similarly named film, "Highlander" as one of the famous lines from the movie is "There can be only one".
The Elder Dragon part of it comes from (and I'm happy to be corrected if I'm wrong here) the original inception of the format, where each deck was led by one of the Elder Dragon cards (think OG Nicol Bolas ). This was later expanded to any legendary creature.
At some point the format was rebranded as Commander (as Gidgetimer pointed out, I'm sure in part for legal reasons) since the Elder Dragon part of it became mostly irrelevant.
The second format you've described is indeed Canadian Highlander, which uses a points list rather than a banlist (though there are still a few banned cards). Additionally, there's also Australian Highlander which is a 60 card singleton format which operates on a points list.
April 1, 2021 12:10 a.m.
Whenever a card refers to itself like this, it simply means "this object". So if you read the card text through this lens then it just says:
"Tap another untapped Rogue you control: this object can't be blocked this turn."
If an effect is referring to all cards with a certain name, it will explicitly say "all cards named" (or similar), though in reality most effects don't work this way as they typically affect creatures by type or colour rather than by name. Cylian Sunsinger is one of the few exceptions where you can see that it refers to "and each other creature with the same name", but it still states it explicitly.
March 31, 2021 10:57 p.m.
abby315: I just don't see the problem here though? Sure, there are a bunch of mechanics like partner or companion or eminence, and yet we don't see 99% of decks gravitate towards that. Sure cEDH has a heavy run of Thrasios/Tymna decks, but in cEDH it's all about optimisation. But in regular commander, most peopel build becuase they're after a particular commander, or a particular deck theme.
On top of that, nobody is claiming that commander decks should be allowed to run a non-creature card as their commander. And unlike oathbreaker becuase you don't just get to jam a signature spell as well as your commander. Like, you're still forced to pick one of the MDFC cards as your only commander, it's not dealer's choice, so.
March 30, 2021 8:38 p.m.
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