7/29/2011 TWTW: "San Diego Splash Panel"

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This thread is for discussion of this week's The Week That Was, which goes live Friday morning on magicthegathering.com.

I'm getting even more excited about Innistrad now. It might just turn out to be all that I wanted Shadowmoor to be, but what it never was.
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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.
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.
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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
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!
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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:
[/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!
Basic Island in the rare spot of the Beta pack?!? Epic Fail.
Innistrad looks absoluetly awesome. I think Zendikar and Scars of Mirrodin are actually some of the best blocks ever from a flavour POV, but I have a feeling Innistrad will top them.

Incidentally, I'm not a massive Jonathan Coulton fan, but I think he's pretty cool, and I love the Creepy Doll art. I wonder if there are any other cards named after songs.

Also, this just really makes me wish I was there. Going to ComicCon is one of those things that I absolutely have to do at least once in my life.
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I'm getting even more excited about Innistrad now. It might just turn out to be all that I wanted Shadowmoor to be, but what it never was.



This.  I love gothic horror to bits.  Just based on the Creepy Doll art, I'm crazy excited for this set.  *gleeful shudder*

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Zombies for blue being Frankenstein monsters piqued my interest.

It's a safe bet that there will be some green werewolves, and probably some red vampires.

I have no clue what white is going to get, though...that'll be a real trip.

Even so, I hope that I can make a nice Castlevania theme deck. 
Incidentally, I'm not a massive Jonathan Coulton fan, but I think he's pretty cool, and I love the Creepy Doll art. I wonder if there are any other cards named after songs.



If it weren't for that song I really wouldn't like that card name :P It's so... Cheesy.
I have a very strong suspicion that it was a playtest name that Creative liked enough to keep.
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wow... that's a lackluster song. I really hope this card's name has nothing to do with it. On another note, does this mean no Stuffy Doll reprint? Sadness.
I have no clue what white is going to get, though...that'll be a real trip.



I'm guessing ghosts =)

Belfry Spirit
Ruin Ghost
Martyred Rusalka

That kind of flavor 
It also highly probable that some zombies will be white. As controllable soldiers, they can easily fit in the order that white seeks. I'm pretty sure part of white's identity in this set will likely be linked to black in an Orzhov fashion. An other part of white's idendity will likely need to be humans fighting the darkness, so it will probably be the least "horrific" color, but there's room for variety.
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...I'm pretty sure part of white's identity in this set will likely be linked to black in an Orzhov fashion. An other part of white's idendity will likely need to be humans fighting the darkness, so it will probably be the least "horrific" color, but there's room for variety.



Thats exactly what i thought too. For example some vampire-hunter´s (with some vampire hate - abilities :D) or priests with crucifixes or the like. Something like [C]Witch Hunter[/C] comes to my mind. (although only flavorwise - pinging should stay red flavor)
I also think the ghost idea stated by TobyornotToby seems to fit quite well to me.
The ghost idea is spot-on. MaRo's been spoiling the Innistrad tribes a little bit more on Twitter. "To recap: WU: Ghosts, UB: Zombies, BR: Vampires, RG: Werewolves, GW: ???"
Incidentally, I'm not a massive Jonathan Coulton fan, but I think he's pretty cool, and I love the Creepy Doll art. I wonder if there are any other cards named after songs.


I'm still waiting for a huge black sorcery called Wave of Mutilation.
The ghost idea is spot-on. MaRo's been spoiling the Innistrad tribes a little bit more on Twitter. "To recap: WU: Ghosts, UB: Zombies, BR: Vampires, RG: Werewolves, GW: ???"



GW: Maybe some ouphes? I think they are looking pretty creepy *.* [C]Kitchen Finks[/C]
As a guy who works hard to get better at Magic with the hope of making it to the Pro Tour, I'm not sure how I feel about that World Championship qualification being handed out at random. Seems like any blue envelope given away for "interesting questions" is one less for the thousands of us grinding away. Maybe it's just sour grapes, but the Pro Tour is supposed to be for the best Magic players - not the best question-asker.
As a guy who works hard to get better at Magic with the hope of making it to the Pro Tour, I'm not sure how I feel about that World Championship qualification being handed out at random. Seems like any blue envelope given away for "interesting questions" is one less for the thousands of us grinding away. Maybe it's just sour grapes, but the Pro Tour is supposed to be for the best Magic players - not the best question-asker.



Disclosure - I've never been any higher than FNM.

If WOTC is going to insist on "luck" being a major part of the game itself, I don't mind an occasional  
"luck" invite like this. The guys obviously a long time part of the game, one or two invites isn't going to hurt the big tournament. At least it's better than a Mike Long invite.

And I thought it was a great story, especially with his wife there. And that's a fantastic question. They mentioned they were looking for "out of the box" questions, well, that one got out of the box, set it on fire, then went dancing in the streets naked with bacon over its eyes.

And that Creepy Doll art is fantastic, that looks like a fantastic theme for a set. 
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I have a very strong suspicion that it was a playtest name that Creative liked enough to keep.


That's probably it :P
Ok you asked at ComicCon, to post if we are interested in another Un-Set, Well I definatly think there are alot of strongs cards that have been printed and used since Un-hinged set that need spoofing !   please make another Un-Set !

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Jace, The Ban-Maker

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