Magic Arcana / Card of the Day / Daily Decks - September, 2009

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This thread is for discussion of magicthegathering.com's Magic Arcana, Card of the Day, and Daily Decks features for the month of September, 2009.

I was wondering if Ultra Pro would make sleeves for the plane cards. I'm always a bit paranoid about my possessions. So that's pretty sweet. I'm just thinking - will they be offering plane sleeves without the boxes?

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lol, you could just take them to staples or office max and get them laminated in such a way that it is NOT permanent, pretty cheap too.


 


anywho. that planes seems pretty sick. i would think most people would try to planeswalk the eff outa there. haha i cant wait for friday.Laughing

lol, you could just take them to staples or office max and get them laminated in such a way that it is NOT permanent, pretty cheap too.


That's actually a good idea. I'll have to check the prices for lamination and the sleeves and decide. Thanks.
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Like many an architect I know (college, whee) those two are absolutely wonderful at one thing (non-organic design) and terrible at the other (organics).


 


For example, the reflections were terrible, vesuva(s) looks amazing.


 


I'd autocard but Wizards is, once again, full of fail.

Like many an architect I know (college, whee) those two are absolutely wonderful at one thing (non-organic design) and terrible at the other (organics).


I actually know architects that do crazy organics. My girlfriend included (and me excluded).
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Ummmm that art on Implode isnt Mr Guff, its Lord Windgrace, as seen enlarged at the bottom of the From the Lab article.

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Damn, you beat me to it, Legendary Name! Oh well. Could we maybe get this fixed?


 


I got all of them right. Wasn't hard at all.

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Ummmm that art on Implode isnt Mr Guff, its Lord Windgrace, as seen enlarged at the bottom of the From the Lab article.





Dang, you're right. Okay, switched it to Diversionary Tactics (which I realize has both Levar and Guff on it, but it turns out I don't have a lot of options for Guff-centric cards)

It's pretty funny to read all those Enormous Baloth choices.  But I wonder what "extension" refers to in the email heading.


Also, it saddens me that the phrase "the Legions card Enormous Baloth" is followed by the card's M10 image.

So I'm to assume that the cards of the day will be the four Riders of the Apocolypse?


 


There isn't a card called War... I figured there might be a split card called War//Peace, but there isn't.


 


Hmm

War Elemental will have to do.


And about the flavour word clouds, please, please, please, do more of them! The Fallen Empires one makes for an awesome poster. Coldsnap may look better with a darker background, something bluish, perhaps? Alara is too round and neon-like. Zendikar is pretty cool, but like Coldsnap, it may make for a better poster if the overall tone were darker.


So, I'm criticizing 3 out of 4, but I see a lot of potential!! Laughing

That last word scamble was pretty hard. Especially since it actually had Zendikar as one of the words.


My guess is, Ravnica?

The word cloud was way too easy, I want them to do it again but with more obscure sets.  Or at least some without the name of the set in the cloud itself.

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Easy or not.. I thought the Zendikar one was highly interesting for a tag-cloud. Look how big the words Roil and Hedrons are. Especially Roil. It's almost as big as a general word as Know.

So, why does a white-aligned sky ruin return creatures to play, flavor wise.  Why not the black land in the cycle?  Why does a ruin have Ressurection?  Why are these lands not legendary?

Is there any chance we can see what the actual puzzles from PAX were? I need something to whet me over until MLK Weekend.

Somebody remind why I live in lame-ass Albany rather than Seattle again? I would have given my left nut to attend that party. And I mean that literally. I would have walked in with my left nut in hand, shown it to one of the organizers, and asked, "do I still have to solve all the puzzles?" And if they said "yes,"' I would have.


 


So I must congradulate the WotCs who organized the thing. It looked awesome, very creative, clever, with cool prizes and more than enough fun stuff to last through the night.


 


Well done! 

Agreed - huge props to the organizers of the event.  It was a ton of fun, and I didn't even get to participate in the puzzle (unless you count carrying the stepladder and making sure the winner didn't get injured "participating").  Also thanks to all the Magic players I got to chat with during the party.  It doesn't take much to remind me how awesome my job is, but hearing from all the players out there definitely does the trick.

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Loving that Bogardan HellKitTeN!!


I also like the moo!! out of nicol Bolas, but I don't understand the kokusho's caption though.


 


Please post the rest of those tickets! I see a bunch of them!


Loving that Bogardan HellKitTeN!!


I also like the moo!! out of nicol Bolas, but I don't understand the kokusho's caption though.


 


Please post the rest of those tickets! I see a bunch of them!




I think the Kokusho thing is referencing elder dragon highlander.


I'd love to see a Bogardan Hellkitten in an unglued set (are they ever gonna do that again?).  I actually laughed out loud at that.

That absolutely made my day.

So not just one... but two promo cards for attending a prerelease. Nifty. Also good to see more plane cards, though I think it's a pity the promo plane for the Zendikar prerelease isnt a region of Zendikar plane card.


They could've easily given this one at the planechase launch parties and the Tazeem one for the prerelease. Would've made a little more sense.

I honestly hate, I repeat HATE what they are doing with these planechase cards.  I feel that as a player who doesn't go to live tournaments very often, though I do play casual multiplayer, that I'm being penalized by being disallowed to get these plane cards.


I totally understand giving out ALTERNATE ART of cards you can obtain in a set simply by buying boosters... but it's not like I have ANY OTHER WAY of getting these plane cards other than attending the event.   There are no Planechase Boosters I can buy.   If I hadn't gotten my wife and her friend to attend the Planechase release while I was working, I wouldn't have Tazeem.


PLEASE stop giving away "Planechase Expansion" via Event Attendance Promotions.


I'd be MORE than happy to buy further expansions to Planechase, but STOP making me jump through hoops to get them.


 


I honestly hate, I repeat HATE what they are doing with these planechase cards.  I feel that as a player who doesn't go to live tournaments very often, though I do play casual multiplayer, that I'm being penalized by being disallowed to get these plane cards.


I totally understand giving out ALTERNATE ART of cards you can obtain in a set simply by buying boosters... but it's not like I have ANY OTHER WAY of getting these plane cards other than attending the event. 




Um.


shop.ebay.ca/?_from=R40&_trksid=p3907.m3...


 

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I honestly hate, I repeat HATE what they are doing with these planechase cards.  I feel that as a player who doesn't go to live tournaments very often, though I do play casual multiplayer, that I'm being penalized by being disallowed to get these plane cards.

I totally understand giving out ALTERNATE ART of cards you can obtain in a set simply by buying boosters... but it's not like I have ANY OTHER WAY of getting these plane cards other than attending the event.   There are no Planechase Boosters I can buy.   If I hadn't gotten my wife and her friend to attend the Planechase release while I was working, I wouldn't have Tazeem.


PLEASE stop giving away "Planechase Expansion" via Event Attendance Promotions.


I'd be MORE than happy to buy further expansions to Planechase, but STOP making me jump through hoops to get them.



Chillax, dude. With all the positive feedback on Planechase Wizards would be unwise not to follow it up with additional decks and these will need new plane cards, so they'll just put the ones that were given out at release events (and possibily other new ones). You can bet your panties on it.

I'm just saying - don't pay 10$ for Tazeem. It will be a part of a new Planechase deck.

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Ah, yes: post-mid-life-crisis Garruk. Balding, needs reading glasses, has a dorky fold-down chest plate--


 


It's terrible what a few kids and a few years does to a planeswalker. It's worth it, though! Oh, man... Kids are great! And I can still block out a Friday night now and then to reminisce with you Jace. Yeah... We had some good times, didn't we. Trying to kill each other, amassing followers who thought they were controlling us? Ha! Good times. Oh, man: Remember how hot Chandra was? No, no, no. Of course! God, no listen! Look! I love Jaya. Would we have been married all these years if, I mean, listen. Chandra's a planeswalker! I'm sorry, I've had too ma... No, I just... gotta go.

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Is that an 8th-Frame, Black-Bordered Northern Paladin I see? Why would Wizards choose a card they haven't printed in eight years to demo the game with?


Also, what's with the Black Planeswalker costume? Are we supposed to believe that this balding guy is Sorin Markov or Liliana Vess?

Couldn't find a thread for today's comic, so I'll just type here, that it totally made a bright start to my day. It's beautifully done and hilarious to boot. Can't wait for the next part.

The comic was genuinely funny. It also shows the environment of Zendikar very nicely. Great work, guys.

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The comic was very much an improvement over previous one. The goblin under the rock almost made me LOL (I'm reading at work).


Not bad at all.

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There's a forum thread for the comic here: community.wizards.com/go/thread/view/758...


As I said there, I thought the comic was too cute, and the use of "repelled" where "rappelled" was intended irritated me.

Does anyone know why the CotD theme is cards that have HT as their initials... I keep trying to think of some connection with those two letters this week but I'm drawing a blank.

I think it's funny that in an article about misprints, all the "revised" cards are shown as having a black border.


I think it's funny that in an article about misprints, all the "revised" cards are shown as having a black border.




Er, um, well you see, what I was going for there was, um ...


Sigh.


Fixed.

Does this mean that there's not a 14/1 token?


Does this mean that there's not a 14/1 token?





Unless you kick the appeal.

Also
Snake. Snake? SNAAAAAAAAKE!


Win.
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Everything is better when you read it in Bane's voice.
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Your human antics and desire to continue living have moved me. Just kidding. You cannot move me physically or emotionally. Wall humor.
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Copy effects work like a photocopy machine: you get a copy of the 'naked' card, NOT of what's on it.
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Funny story: InQuest Magazine (I think it was InQuest) had an oversized Chaos Orb which I totally rooked someone into allowing into a (non-sanctioned) game. I had a proxy card that was a Mountain with "Chaos Orb" written on it. When I played it, my opponent cried foul: Him: "WTF? a Proxy? no-one said anything about Proxies. Do you even own an actual Chaos Orb?" Me: "Yes, but I thought it would be better to use a Proxy." Him: "No way. If you're going to put a Chaos Orb in your deck you have to use your actual Chaos Orb." Me: "*Sigh*. Okay." I pulled out this huge Chaos Orb and placed it on the table. He tried to cry foul again but everyone else said he insisted I use my actual Chaos Orb and that was my actual Chaos Orb. I used it, flipped it and wiped most of his board. Unsurprisingly, that only worked once and only because everyone present thought it was hilarious.
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Hi guys! So, I'm a sort of returning player to Magic. I say sort of because as a child I had two main TCG's I liked. Yu-Gi-Oh, and Pokemon. Some of my friends branched off in to Magic, and I bought two pre-made decks just to kind of fit in. Like I said, Yu-Gi-Oh and Pokemon were what I really knew how to play. I have a extensive knowledge of deck building in those two TCG's. However, as far as Magic is concerned, I only ever used those two pre made decks. I know how the game is played, and I know general things, but now I want to get in the game for real. I want to begin playing it as a regular. My question is, are all cards ever released from the time of the inception of this game until present day fair game in a deck? Or are there special rules? Are some cards forbidden or restricted? Thanks guys, and I will gladly accept ANY help lol.
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Oh I have a standing rule. If someone plays a Planeswalker I concede the game. I refuse to play with or against people who play Planeswalkers. They really did ruin the game.
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And that's why you should never, ever call RP Jesus on being a troll, because then everyone else playing along gets outed, too, and the thread goes back to being boring.
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See, this is why RPJesus should be in charge of the storyline. The novel line would never have been cancelled if he had been running the show. Specifically the Slobad and Geth's Head talkshow he just described.
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Not only was that an obligatory joke, it was an on-topic post that still managed to be off-topic due to thread derailment. RP Jesus does it again folks.
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I think I'm gonna' start praying to Jesus... That's right, RPJesus, I'm gonna' be praying to you, right now. O' Jesus Please continue to make my time here on the forums fun and cause me to chuckle. Amen.
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It was wonderful. Us Johnnies had a field day. That Timmy with the Grizzly bears would actually have to think about swinging into your Mogg Fanatic, giving you time to set up your silly combo. Nowadays it's all DERPSWING! with thier blue jeans and their MP3 players and their EM EM OH AR PEE JEES and their "Dewmocracy" and their children's card games and their Jersey Shores and their Tattooed Tenaged Vampire Hunters from Beverly Hills
Seriously, that was amazing. I laughed my *ss off. Made my day, and I just woke up.
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.....would it be a bit blasphemous if I said, "PRAYSE RPJAYSUS!" like an Evangelical preacher?
Perhaps, but who doesn't like to blaspheme every now and again? Especially when Mr. RPJesus is completely right.
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I don't say this often, but ... LOL
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You... You... Evil something... I actualy made the damn char once I saw the poster... Now you made me see it again and I gained resolve to put it into my campaign. Shell be high standing oficial of Cyrix order. Uterly mad and only slightly evil. And it'll be bad. Evil even. And ill blame you and Lizard for it :P.
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I'm trying to work out if you're being sarcastic here. ...
Am going to stop you right there... it's RPJesus... he's always sarcastic
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we can only hope it gets the jace treatment...it could have at least been legendary
So that even the decks that don't run it run it to deal with it? Isn't that like the definition of format warping?
I lol'd.
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Uktabi Orangutan What the heck's going on with those monkeys?
The most common answer is that they are what RPJesus would call "[Debutantes avert your eyes]ing."
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...Am I the only one that thinks this is reaching the point of downright Kafkaesque insanity?
I condone the use of the word Kafkaesque. However, I'm presentely ambivalent. I mean, that can't be serious, right? We're April 1st, right? They didn't mod RPJesus for off-topic discussion when the WHOLE THREAD IS OFF-TOPIC, right? Right.
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Save or die. If you disagree with this, you're wrong (Not because of any points or arguements that have been made, but I just rolled a d20 for you and got a 1, so you lose).
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This just won the argument, AFAIC.
That's just awesome.
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HOW DID I NOT KNOW ABOUT THE BEAR PRODUCING WORDS OF WILDING?! WHAT IS WRONG WITH ME?!
That's what RPJesus tends to do. That's why I don't think he's a real person, but some Magic Card Archive Server sort of machine, that is programmed to react to other posters' comments with obscure cards that do in fact exist, but somehow missed by even the most experienced Magic players. And then come up with strange combos with said cards. All of that is impossible for a normal human to do given the amount of time he does it and how often he does it. He/It got me with Light of Sanction, which prompted me to go to RQ&A to try and find if it was even possible to do combat damage to a creature I control (in light that Mark of Asylum exists).
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heaven or hell.
Round 1. Lets rock.
GG quotes! RPJesus just made this thread win!
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Blue players get all the overpowerered cards like JTMS. I think it's time that wizards gave something to people who remember what magic is really about: creatures.
Initially yes, Wizards was married to blue. However, about a decade ago they had a nasty divorce, and a few years after that they began courting the attention of Green. Then in Worldwake they had a nasty affair with their ex, but as of Innistrad, things seem to have gotten back on track, and Wizards has even proposed.
You are my favorite. Yes you. And moments like this make it so. Thank you RPJesus for just being you.
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Surely RPJesus gets Niv-Mizzet, Dracogenius?
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First: I STILL can't take you seriously with that avatar. And I can take RPJesus seriously, so that's saying something.
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I'd offer you a cookie for making me laugh but it has an Upkeep Cost that has been known to cause people to quit eating.
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I <3 you loads
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10/10. Amazing.

Well, yeah, but I meant, is there not a pre-made one for us to use?

The Reanimator deck posted today is not currently legal in most formats. I didn't quite get the idea of putting up an unplayable deck.


Cheers!