7/21/2011 FtL: "Crazy Core Combos"

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This thread is for discussion of this week's From the Lab article, which goes live Thursday morning on magicthegathering.com.

Poor Stormfront Pegasus got left off the list...

Use Your Illusions


Lord of Unreal's art had the guy from Guns and Roses, Use your Illusion 2 (the blue album cover) chillin!
 
I'm placing my bets for "Newfangled Core Set Survivor" now. Doom Blade. And it'll be the last one standing in, say... M2018.
*crosses fingers*
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Why is Magozi in "The Empire Strikes back"?
Doesn't the Hellion say the damage can't be prevented?
He forgot to list Diligent Farmhand (:
I'd love to see a real print of that "Use your Illusion"-illustration of Lord of Illusions, so much win =)
He forgot to list Diligent Farmhand (:



No he didn't. He listed "Other triads of cards that achieve this." If he would have listed all cards that mention another specific card name in their textbox the list would probably be much longer including for instance Dragon's Herald  and friends.
However, how did he put that list together? Assuming you don't know what "triads" to look for what do you use for search terms in Gatherer? Or maybe Noel is more of a "Magical know-it-all" than he likes to admit?!

My old Illusion tribal deck used Day of Destinies. The card is an absolute beast. It does rather de-Johnnify most rogue tribal decks, in that it turns random innocuous 1/1s into GIANT BEATSTICKS OF DOOM. But it's undeniably good.

I had a red/white deck rather similar to Alone Time. In fact, I've had two or three: one uses Goblin Artillery and its two reprints along with Spirit Link and Sphere of Law; one uses Skirk Fire Marshal along with Crown of Awe. Mark of Asylum and Personal Sanctuary would slot right into the latter.
Volcano Hellion is a bit of a bombo, though, because (as others have pointed out) its damage can't be prevented.

I rather suspect the Empiretron deck would just die to anything that played more than one creature in the first five turns. I'd love to be proved wrong, though.

@Dothar_Vahlin: The search term is probably "named", but that does also throw up the Angel's Herald cycle (which is similar), and a lot of things like Demonic Consultation (which aren't).
My brother is looking into an Arcum Dagsson deck based with the EmpireTron set as one of his wincons.  It's an interesting idea, hard to lose once the whole shebang is active.

My old Illusion tribal deck used Day of Destinies. The card is an absolute beast. It does rather de-Johnnify most rogue tribal decks, in that it turns random innocuous 1/1s into GIANT BEATSTICKS OF DOOM. But it's undeniably good.

I was very confused until I realized you meant Door of Destinies, not Day of Destiny.

I had a red/white deck rather similar to Alone Time. In fact, I've had two or three: one uses Goblin Artillery and its two reprints

Excuse me, but Goblin Artillery is the reprint, thank you very much.
This seems like a rather tasteless **** joke:
"Despite popular sentiment, people generally tend to invade the personal space of others. How do you think we got this far as a race? Hmm... I've already alienated half my readership with that joke. Let's go for the other half: Why the hell doesn't mine get invaded? There we go, I'm alone. Still."

Wizards, are you listening? Are you even editing the articles...

And no, you're not being "progressive" or "daring" for making a **** joke. Its just tasteless, as is racism and sexism of any kind.
This seems like a rather tasteless **** joke:
"Despite popular sentiment, people generally tend to invade the personal space of others. How do you think we got this far as a race? Hmm... I've already alienated half my readership with that joke. Let's go for the other half: Why the hell doesn't mine get invaded? There we go, I'm alone. Still."

Wizards, are you listening? Are you even editing the articles...

And no, you're not being "progressive" or "daring" for making a **** joke. Its just tasteless, as is racism and sexism of any kind.



I don't think its a **** joke, but rather a sex joke - regardless of whether the participants are willing or not, you are invading thier personal space. Even without being about non-consentual sex, its still a bit off-putting.
This seems like a rather tasteless **** joke:
"Despite popular sentiment, people generally tend to invade the personal space of others. How do you think we got this far as a race? Hmm... I've already alienated half my readership with that joke. Let's go for the other half: Why the hell doesn't mine get invaded? There we go, I'm alone. Still."

Wizards, are you listening? Are you even editing the articles...

And no, you're not being "progressive" or "daring" for making a **** joke. Its just tasteless, as is racism and sexism of any kind.



I don't think its a **** joke, but rather a sex joke - regardless of whether the participants are willing or not, you are invading thier personal space. Even without being about non-consentual sex, its still a bit off-putting.



I thought it was a city joke appended to a sex joke, weirdly - Humans are, largely speaking, where we are today as a species because of our civilizations, and some historians argue that the City is the founding block of civilization. Cities, also, often have overcrowding problems leading to little in the way of personal space being available. Yes, my mind really does work that way sometimes.
This seems like a rather tasteless **** joke:
"Despite popular sentiment, people generally tend to invade the personal space of others. How do you think we got this far as a race? Hmm... I've already alienated half my readership with that joke. Let's go for the other half: Why the hell doesn't mine get invaded? There we go, I'm alone. Still."

Wizards, are you listening? Are you even editing the articles...

And no, you're not being "progressive" or "daring" for making a **** joke. Its just tasteless, as is racism and sexism of any kind.

I think you are just trying to turn a sex joke into a **** joke just for the sake of complainning.
As said above, it could very well be just a city joke and not involve sex at all.
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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.
56747598 wrote:
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?
76672808 wrote:
57864098 wrote:
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.
70246459 wrote:
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"
56957928 wrote:
Jon infiltrated his way into OKCupid dates
56957928 wrote:
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.
70246459 wrote:
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.
70246459 wrote:
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.
57864098 wrote:
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?
141434757 wrote:
Flashforward five thousand years (Click for atmosphere) :
57927608 wrote:
to paraphrase Jeff Goldblum, Vektor finds a way.
58347268 wrote:
when in rome **** AND PILLAGE
143229641 wrote:
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?
Omega137:
Me: "I love the moment when a control deck stabilizes. It feels so... right." Omega137: "I like the life drop part until you get there, it's the MtG variant of bungee jumping"
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!
57129358 wrote:
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:
[/spoiler] And I'm on Magic Arcana. How about you? Oh, by the way, I'm also on From the Lab now. Twice, actually. And now with my own submited decklist!
This seems like a rather tasteless **** joke:
"Despite popular sentiment, people generally tend to invade the personal space of others. How do you think we got this far as a race? Hmm... I've already alienated half my readership with that joke. Let's go for the other half: Why the hell doesn't mine get invaded? There we go, I'm alone. Still."

Wizards, are you listening? Are you even editing the articles...

And no, you're not being "progressive" or "daring" for making a **** joke. Its just tasteless, as is racism and sexism of any kind.

I think you are just trying to turn a sex joke into a **** joke just for the sake of complainning.
As said above, it could very well be just a city joke and not involve sex at all.




Nice. I didn't think it'd take this long to have my motives questioned. This is fundamentally unprovable, and is really more of an ad hominem attack. "They're just complaining for the sake of complaining."

Have you considered that I'm complaining because its tasteless? And this is an article on their front page! It looks bad on Wizards.
This seems like a rather tasteless **** joke:
"Despite popular sentiment, people generally tend to invade the personal space of others. How do you think we got this far as a race? Hmm... I've already alienated half my readership with that joke. Let's go for the other half: Why the hell doesn't mine get invaded? There we go, I'm alone. Still."

Wizards, are you listening? Are you even editing the articles...

And no, you're not being "progressive" or "daring" for making a **** joke. Its just tasteless, as is racism and sexism of any kind.

I think you are just trying to turn a sex joke into a **** joke just for the sake of complainning.
As said above, it could very well be just a city joke and not involve sex at all.




Nice. I didn't think it'd take this long to have my motives questioned. This is fundamentally unprovable, and is really more of an ad hominem attack. "They're just complaining for the sake of complaining."

Have you considered that I'm complaining because its tasteless? And this is an article on their front page! It looks bad on Wizards.


Your mileage may vary. I did not read it as a **** joke (as I'm sure it wasn't intended at all) but as a sex joke. And I found it funny. Especially since he comments on how he's alienated half his readers by making a sex joke.
If it really was meant as a **** joke, why is he asking to be raped in the second half of the joke?
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This seems like a rather tasteless **** joke:
"Despite popular sentiment, people generally tend to invade the personal space of others. How do you think we got this far as a race? Hmm... I've already alienated half my readership with that joke. Let's go for the other half: Why the hell doesn't mine get invaded? There we go, I'm alone. Still."

Wizards, are you listening? Are you even editing the articles...

And no, you're not being "progressive" or "daring" for making a **** joke. Its just tasteless, as is racism and sexism of any kind.



lol, ****
This seems like a rather tasteless **** joke:
"Despite popular sentiment, people generally tend to invade the personal space of others. How do you think we got this far as a race? Hmm... I've already alienated half my readership with that joke. Let's go for the other half: Why the hell doesn't mine get invaded? There we go, I'm alone. Still."

Wizards, are you listening? Are you even editing the articles...

And no, you're not being "progressive" or "daring" for making a **** joke. Its just tasteless, as is racism and sexism of any kind.

I think you are just trying to turn a sex joke into a **** joke just for the sake of complainning.
As said above, it could very well be just a city joke and not involve sex at all.




Nice. I didn't think it'd take this long to have my motives questioned. This is fundamentally unprovable, and is really more of an ad hominem attack. "They're just complaining for the sake of complaining."

Have you considered that I'm complaining because its tasteless? And this is an article on their front page! It looks bad on Wizards.


Your mileage may vary. I did not read it as a **** joke (as I'm sure it wasn't intended at all) but as a sex joke. And I found it funny. Especially since he comments on how he's alienated half his readers by making a sex joke.
If it really was meant as a **** joke, why is he asking to be raped in the second half of the joke?



QFT. It's pretty easy to objectively prove that this is not in fact a **** joke, considering the second punchline is Noel asking for his personal space to be invaded. Assuming that's not a fetish (reasonable assumption), then it's a sex joke.

I'm guessing you were in the first half of the audience that was alienated by the joke ;)

You'll forget you ever read this the minute you look away.
Veslfen's House of Bone-Dry Sarcasm
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76783093 wrote:
there is nothing "epic" about a turn one victory. ever. or really any magic game, for that matter.
So this one time, I wanted to play a game of Magic with my friend, but he was in another country and neither of us had Magic Online. I hitchhiked my way to the coast, barely fending off hungry wildlife when I couldn't get a ride, nearly dying of thirst crossing deserts, and posoning myself half to death foraging for food. At one point, I was taken hostage by a group of kidnappers, only managing to escape after a week of careful planning thanks to careful application of a rusty spoon. Once I reached the coast, I had no money to buy a ticket across the ocean, so I built a boat using my own two hands, and spent months sailing across the waves, nearly losing my deck as I swam to the shore of a desert island in a storm after being capsized by an enormous wave. Nearly delusional after so long with no human contact (the notches I cut in the single tree to tell time had long since felled the thing) I was eventually rescued by a passing ship, where I was taken aboard as a crew member. We sailed around the world, seeing many exotic places and having great adventures, before we finally arrived at my friend's country. Once more I stumbled across a desolate landscape, riding on train or car when I could, and going on foot when I could not. Eventually, weary to the bone, seven years after I started my journey, I arrived at my friend's house, clutching my well-worn and weathered deck to my chest. We shuffled up our decks, I won the roll. Gleefully, I laid down my cards. Black Lotus. My friend looked quizzically at me, wondering what I was about to do. After so long, he no longer knew what deck I had brought with me to this game. Flash. A knowing smile appears on my friend's face as the knowledge slowly returns to him. Protean Hulk. My friend extends his hand, knowing the game is over before it even started. And finally, after so many trials, the sweet taste of victory is mine.
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108166749 wrote:
So no one else is upset with the stunt Wizards just pulled to drive sales?
Drive sales of what? Non-Jace, non-Mystic cards? I'm pretty sure people already own more than eight Magic cards. If you don't, I feel for you. Maybe you can trade those Stoneforge Mystics, which are still quite valuable, for some.
Did you ever think that maybe Noel just needs a friend? 
I love his articles. I'm a fan. He's the awesome, awkward, and eccentric guy in the bunch. Reminds me of a few people I know and am friends with.

I myself didn't really know what to make of it at first, except that he is apparenly lonely for company? Be it in the sexual sense or not is up to interpretation though. He said he was bored though due to the temperatures outside, so I'm going to overlook it as a SFW comment, and he's lonely for general company.

I did not once interpret or sense the joke to be raep.
Just wondering why Phastasmal Dragon wasnt in the Phantasmal Phorces deck..
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