9/14/2010 SF: "This Ends Now"

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This thread is for discussion of this week's Serious Fun, which goes live Tuesday morning on magicthegathering.com.
An expensive, non-splashable, and DISGUSTINGLY powerful enchantment. Wow. Great flavor as well, sometimes cards with the simplest names are best.

White loses some capable soldiers with Alara rotating out, so I can only hope that the leonin and auriok really bring the goods.

Thank god that the Orb isn't showing many knights. Cheap knights + exemplar letting you survive until this thing hits would be nasty.

While True Conviction certainly won't see standard play, if I pull this thing in a draft and white is open... watch out.
This confirms what I already noticed when he previewed It That Betrays - Styborksi's chops are as a creative writer, not as the author of a column about multiplayer.  He should be shifted over to Savor the Flavor; frankly Doug Beyer can probably write this column just as easily as he can the flavor gig.
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I run a Razia EDH deck with lots of damage doubling effects such as Savage Beating, Psychotic Fury, Gratuitous Violence, Sunhome, etc.

So I'll be glad to upgrade Rage Reflection to True Conviction.  Obviously (if I have triple white) True Conviction is strictly better, also the flavor of True Conviction better fits Razia I think. 
This confirms what I already noticed when he previewed It That Betrays - Styborksi's chops are as a creative writer, not as the author of a column about multiplayer.  He should be shifted over to Savor the Flavor; frankly Doug Beyer can probably write this column just as easily as he can the flavor gig.



Right on, that was a great little story. 
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Instant slide into my WB knights deck. Kinsbaile Cavalier is great; this is probably about three or four times as good for only 2 extra mana. Of course, with both there are even more chances to get your knights double strike. ^^

While it's pretty darn expensive, it makes me wonder if some sort of white artifact weenie deck could prove nasty... this and tempered steel alone could easily make a bunch of 3/3 double strikers. Throw in Myr Galvanizers, plus Ajani Goldmane/Steel Overseer + Proliferate and things could get nasty.

Of course, as long as Day of Judgment exists it'll always warrant consideration... but besides that it could be pretty good.
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Serious Fun, and yet not a single mention of the potential this guy has in Multiplayer?  Tsk, tsk.

This becomes a MAJOR house in multiplayer.  Know why alpha-strikes are bad in multiplayer?  Cause even if you kill one guy, you leave yourself wide open to the girl sitting next to him.    The lifelink attached to this means that you'll survive at least another turn.  The doublestrike means that you might not have to send every man across the red zone, too.  One or two doublestriking, lifelinking dudes, and you'll be fat, dumb and happy.

A great tool for dealing with large tables.  I love it.
That's a really nice card.
Quite simple and yet realy powerfull. This should go to a Core Set later.
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57817638 wrote:
I like storm crow because I really like crows in real life, as an animal, and the card isn't terribly stupid, but packs a good deal of nostalgia and also a chunck of the game's history. So it's perhaps one of the cards I have most affection to, but not because "lol storm crow is bad hurr hurr durr".
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56747598 wrote:
57295478 wrote:
Although I do assume you deliberately refer to them (DCI) as The Grand Imperial Convocation of Evil just for the purposes of making them sound like an ancient and terrible conspiracy.
Now, now. 1994 doesn't quite qualify as "ancient".
56734518 wrote:
Oh, it's a brilliant plan. You see, Bolas was travelling through shadowmoor, causing trouble, when he saw a Wickerbough Elder with its stylin' dead scarecrow hat. Now, Bolas being Bolas took the awesome hat and he put it on his head, but even with all his titanic powers of magic he couldn't make it fit. He grabbed some more scarecrows, but then a little kithkin girl asked if he was trying to build a toupee. "BY ALL THE POWERS IN THE MULTIVERSE!" he roared, "I WILL HAVE A HAT WORTHY OF MY GLORY." and so he went through his Dark Lore of Doom (tm) looking for something he could make into a hat that would look as stylish on him as a scarecrow does on a treefolk. He thought about the Phyrexians, but they were covered in goopy oil that would make his nonexistant hair greasy. He Tried out angels for a while but they didn't sit quite right. Then, he looked under "e" (because in the Elder Draconic alphabet, "e" for Eldrazi is right next to "h" for Hat) in his Dark Lore of Doom and saw depictions of the Eldrazi, and all their forms. "THIS SHALL BE MY HAT!" he declared, poking a picture of Emrakul, "AND WITH IT I WILL USHER IN A NEW AGE OF DARKNESS -- ER, I MEAN A NEW AGE OF FASHION!" And so Nicol Bolas masterminded the release of the Eldrazi.
57864098 wrote:
Rhox War Monk just flips pancakes, and if games have told us anything, it's that food = life.
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76973988 wrote:
This thread has gotten creepy. XP
Really? Really? The last couple days have been roughly every perverse fetish imaginable, but it only got "creepy" when speculation on Mother of Runes's mob affiliation came up?
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57531048 wrote:
Nice mana base. Not really.
Yeah, really. If my deck was going to cost $1000+, I'd at least make it good.
99812049 wrote:
I like to think up what I consider clever names for my decks, only later to be laughed at by my wife. It kills me a little on the inside, but thats what marriage is about.
56816728 wrote:
56854588 wrote:
Of course, the best use [of tolaria west] is transmuting for the real Tolaria. ;)
Absolutely. I used to loose to my buddy's Banding deck for ages, it was then that I found out about Tolaria, and I was finally able win my first game.
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WOAH wait wait wait
56957928 wrote:
You know, being shallow and jusdgmental aside, "I later found out that Jon infiltrated his way into OKCupid dates with at least two other people"
56957928 wrote:
"I later found out that Jon infiltrated his way into OKCupid dates with at least two other people"
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Jon infiltrated his way into OKCupid dates
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OH MY GOD
109874309 wrote:
The only way I'd cast this card is into a bonfire.
82032421 wrote:
The short answer is that there's no rule barring annoying people from posting, but there a rule barring us from harassing them about it.
56747598 wrote:
Browbeat is a card that is an appropriate deck choice when there's no better idea available. "No better idea available" was pretty much the running theme of Odyssey era.
56874518 wrote:
Or perhaps it was a more straightforward comment indicating a wish for you to be bitten (Perhaps repeatedly) by a small yet highly venomous arachnid.
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58280208 wrote:
You're an idiot, and I'm in no mood for silliness.
57817638 wrote:
57145078 wrote:
You just... Vektor it.
That's the answer to everything.
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58347268 wrote:
I think the problem is that you don't exist.
This would sound great out of context!
56965458 wrote:
Modern is like playing a new tournament every time : you build a deck, you win with it, don't bother keeping it. Just build another, its key pieces will get banned.
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57309598 wrote:
I specifically remember posting a thread when I was just a witty bitty noob.
You make it sound like that's still not the case.
58325628 wrote:
Rap is what happens when the c from crap is taken away.
Doug Beyer:
But sometimes it's also challenging. Because sometimes OH MY GOD, WHAT THE HELL IS THIS THING?
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Flashforward five thousand years (Click for atmosphere) :
57927608 wrote:
to paraphrase Jeff Goldblum, Vektor finds a way.
58347268 wrote:
when in rome **** AND PILLAGE
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I always find it helpful when im angry to dress up in an owl costume and rub pennies all over my body in front of a full body mirror next to the window.
Dymecoar:
Playing Magic without Blue is like sleeping without any sheets or blankets. You can do it...but why?
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Zigeif777:
Just do it like Yu-Gi-Oh or monkeys: throw all the crap you got at them and hope it works or else the by-standers (or opponents) just get dirty and pissed.
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58258708 wrote:
It's true that Alpha and Beta didn't contain any cards like Tarmogoyf, Darksteel Colossus, or Platinum Angel. It just contained weak, insignificant cards like Black Lotus, Mox Sapphire, and Time Walk.
Normally it's difficult to pick up on your jokes/sarcasm. But this one's pretty much out there. Good progress. You have moved up to Humanoid. You'll be Human in no time.
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94618431 wrote:
I didn't know Samurai were known to be able to cut down whole armies...
They can when they're using lightsabers!
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97980259 wrote:
My wife brought home a baby black squirrel they found on a horse track and cared for it for a few days. We named it Grixis, but it died.
Unearth it!
70246459 wrote:
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This card seems very strong.  It is definitely going to be hard to fight against unless you are playing with big green creatures. 
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This card seems very strong.  It is definitely going to be hard to fight against unless you are playing with big green creatures. 

...or little red creatures that win before the opponent finds six mana.

This is clearly a Win-More card, and little else.
It certainly looks like a Win More card, although it can also act as a defacto win condition if you're locked (for what that is worth). But with huge over costed cards like this that win the game if you could ever managed to play them in a timely manner, it's hard to judge outside of the environment. For reasons unknown, Wizards upped enchantment hate in M2011 quite a bit, so powerful enchantments with massive mana costs may be getting some support in the sets coming up.

How weird would it be if over the course of Scars, Mirrodin moved from an Artifact block to something with an enchantment subtheme. I've been wondering about that ever since i saw the Wolf Token art for Sword of Body and Mind. Granted that since we've seen other cards from the block it may not be likely. But still, I think it's a possibility.  

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It certainly looks like a Win More card, although it can also act as a defacto win condition if you're locked (for what that is worth).

Okay, I'll grant you that.
This is white's Overrun.

This confirms what I already noticed when he previewed It That Betrays - Styborksi's chops are as a creative writer, not as the author of a column about multiplayer.

This.

I will stop bashing Adam from now on, knowing his true talent.