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Why are they releasing that Vampire deck now? 29 of the cards are going to rotate out with Innistrad's arrival, and 5 more in the sideboard are going at the same time. Of those, six of the seven rares are going, leaving only Mimic Vat. I mean, I would love to own more Bloodghasts and Kalastria Highborns, but I'm not spending money on cards that aren't going to be around much longer.
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I for one don't care that the decks rotate in 2 months. I mean the illusion deck honestly doesn't look good (why only 1 Lord of Unreal?) but the Vamp deck looks insane. It is the perfect spot to start making that deck and even then a play sets of Dismembers, Gatekeeper, and Nighthawk is nothing to laugh at. Lets not forget the $10 land.

I want to know what caused the price jump though.
I'm baffled by the use of Preordain instead of Ponder in the Illusion deck. There are other instances of pointlessly using cards that are rotating soon, but using a soon-to-be-rotated card instead of one that fulfills exactly the same function and is even in the same set you're trying to promote is completely foolhardy.

That said, I may very well get the vampire deck. As mentioned above me, the combination of Dismember, Vampire Nighthawk and Gatekeeper of Malakir (Plus Vampire Hexmage) make it very tempting. It's cheaper than trying to buy all those cards separately, at least, especially after you add in the Bloodghasts.

The illusion deck on the other hand? That's one heck of a kludge if ever I've seen one. I have a hunch it will mainly spin in circles accomplishing not a whole lot. 
Immature College Student (Also a Rules Advisor)
Why are they releasing that Vampire deck now? 29 of the cards are going to rotate out with Innistrad's arrival, and 5 more in the sideboard are going at the same time.

I'm betting Innistrand is going to have plenty of sexy vampires to replace the ones that are going to leave, so any vampire themed deck will likely be relevant for a while. Though I see your point, most of the juicy rares in the deck won't be sticking around, and Innistrand will likely have a vampire themed preconstructed deck. ^_^

I see the goal of making serious builds for the event decks was short-lived.  I don't know exactly what a competive Illusion deck would look like, but I'm pretty sure it would have more than one Lord of the Unreal.  The whole point of these is supposed to be avoiding the silly 1-ofs that the Intro Packs are known for, yet here we go.  I wouldn't remotely feel "immediately competitive" with either of those.

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Why are they releasing that Vampire deck now? 29 of the cards are going to rotate out with Innistrad's arrival, and 5 more in the sideboard are going at the same time.

I'm betting Innistrand is going to have plenty of sexy vampires to replace the ones that are going to leave, so any vampire themed deck will likely be relevant for a while. Though I see your point, most of the juicy rares in the deck won't be sticking around, and Innistrand will likely have a vampire themed preconstructed deck. ^_^



Great Then they can make an Innistrad Vampire event deck. The point is that, post-Innistrad, the standard legal contents of the deck are as follows:
23x Swamp
3x Vampire Outcasts
1x Mimic Vat
4x Dismember

That's not exactly enough to make it even remotely useful to a new player as a jumping in point post-Innistrad. It's even more confusing given that despite being an M12 event deck, it contains exactly 3 M12 cards (7 if you count the Distresses in the sideboard), and they are only uncommon.

It's made especially bizarre when compared with the illusion deck, which only loses 4 Preordains post-rotation (Which, as I've already mentioned, should have been Ponders anyways) and has an entire half of the deck made out of M12.

That said, while I can see a new player successfully running the Vampire deck at my local FNM, the Illusion deck looks a lot less stable. Face it: When it comes to precons, the closest you're going to get to competetive with no modifications is useful at FNM without relying on a crazy amount of luck and skill. The Vampire deck passes that test. The illusion deck? It feels like it's trying to pull in two completely different directions with the illusions and the artifacts. It would have been much better off had they headed entirely towards one or the other instead of both.
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I'm betting Innistrand is going to have plenty of sexy vampires to replace the ones that are going to leave, so any vampire themed deck will likely be relevant for a while. Though I see your point, most of the juicy rares in the deck won't be sticking around, and Innistrand will likely have a vampire themed preconstructed deck. ^_^


What makes me more upset is that I've been playing a very similar vampire deck since Zendikar's release, so this deck is not only rotating soon (and so is mine, which got exactly zero replacement cards in Scars... thanks for supporting your brand new Black tribe, Wizards!) but is nothing new to me.

I'm seriously hoping Innistrad gives a lot of new vampires to replace cards in my deck, because as I just said, Scars block gave me nothing (at least no creatures worth running; I suppose Go for the Throat is awesome, as is Dismember), nor did Rise, so I haven't updated the deck in over a year. I like aggro and I like playing Black, and these are rarely able to synch up like they were with Zendikar.

Also, if they really are going to have an Innistrad vampire precon deck, that is yet another reason to not have made this one so close to Innistrad's release.
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M12 event decks:

If you were to buy all the cards in the vampire deck as singles right now it would run over $100. My guess is that basically every card in the deck is going to tank in price. Sell/trade your dismembers while you can, once these are on the shelves they will go from $6 to maybe a buck or two.

The other deck is weird. Only one Lord of the Unreal? Makes no sense. That deck is not going to be worth any cash really...

Daily Deck:

This isn't a Birthing Pod list, it's a Splinter Twin one. It's more than a bit dishonest to name the deck RUG Pod.
Basically one deck is pretty much "unplayable", contains little value for now (well, its probably as good as being unplayable) but survives rotation and can be split into two ways (Architect Decks or Illusion Decks)

The other dies with rotation (Technically, I would just buy 4 dismembers if I wanted to build a post-rotation Vampire deck - I'm sure Innistrad has some decent-to-great ones), but contains valuable cards that see play in older formats (Ghasts, Catacombs, Highborn-not-so-much-now-but-still-a-decent-card)

In no way these decks look like they will be played in FNM by anyone ever (Maybe the occasional newbie, but only for the first time). Technically one can't survive the battle and the other one targets the group that buys them to split them into pieces and place each piece in a different deck.
There's a spelling error on the Vampire Onslaught deck. It should read "2012 Gore Set".
I like Illusions and I'm still probably not going to buy the Event Deck (unless, by some dastardly luck, I do not pull any Lord of the Unreals). It's just so unbelievably bad. About the thing I'd be happiest with is the extra playset of Preordains (though they still should've been Ponders). This deck should have been full-on Illusions (with double Image and double Lord) or at least full-on aggro. It doesn't even get a good land (though, admittedly, you'd always want the Glacial Fortress over Seachrome Coast in that deck).

The Vampire deck, on the other hand, is awesome. An extra playset of Dismember, Skinrender, Gatekeeper of Malakir, Vampire Hexmage and Vampire Nighthawk, plus a fetch land, 2 Bloodghasts and a Highborn? I'll take that, thank you very much. I was afraid I'd never be able to complete a playset of Hexmages for my Dark Depths deck, and the rest is just so good that you can't have enough playsets of it.
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For those interested in illusions, just pick yourself up the m12 intro pack, there's a few questionable cards in there like such as Benalish Veteran, but really, you're pretty much only picking up the deck for the illusion creatures and then modifying it from there.

Regarding the vampire deck, I can only hope innistrad will have several reprints for those cards that will be rotating out of standard in a couple months within the deck.
I was saving up prize vouchers and store credit to buy one of the Illusion decks to complete my playsets and let me build my own deck. This one wont even do that!

One of my friends wanted to start playing Vampires... but practically all the Vampire deck is rotating in 2 months!

I feel really sorry for the owner of my FLGS - since he is the one who is going to have wasted money on these, not us. They will sit on his shelves and gather dust.

The Event decks started off really well. Then there was the Stoneforge trick that ripped us off, and now they are using rotation as a means of ripping people off too. What on earth are you playing at, Wizards?

Its going to be really hard to explain to people that the complete deck they just bought has to be gutted and rebuilt from scratch just 2 monthly tournaments after it was released. People who just started playing tournament Magic are going to quit there and then.

Shame on you.

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Not bad. But what happens flavor wise when one kamahl kills the other one?
Zis iz a sign uf deep psychological troma, buried in zer subconscious mind. By keelink himzelf, Kamahl iz physically expressink hiz feelinks uf self-disgust ova hiz desire for hiz muzzer. [/GermanPsychologistVoice]
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57799958 wrote:
That makes no sense to me. If they spelled the ability out on the card in full then it would not be allowed in a mono-black Commander deck, but because they used a keyword to save space it is allowed? ~ Tim
Yup, just like you can have Birds of paradise in a mono green deck but not Noble Hierarch. YAY COLOR IDENTITY
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Is algebra really that difficult?
Survey says yes.
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You want to make a milky drink. You squeeze a cow.
I love this description. Like the cows are sponges filled with milk. I can see it all Nick Parks claymation-style with the cow's eyes bugging out momentarily as a giant farmer squeezes it like a squeaky dog toy, and milk shoots out of it.
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56735468 wrote:
And no judge will ever give you a game loss for playing snow covered lands.
I now have a new goal in life. ;)
The Vampire deck looks good but will become useless in two months for those that only play standard.
 
The Illusion deck in it's current form is pretty much useless.  Either drop the illusions and make it a Grand Architect based deck or drop the Grand Architects, Precursor Golem (why they use it any way is beyond me), Glacial Fortress, and the Porcelain Legionnaires (maybe) and replace them with more Lords of the Unreal and more Phantasmal Images.
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Why is Lord of the Unreal the box art if there is only 1 of him in the deck? Phantasmal Dragon sucks. The blue one hardly looks like aggro, especially post board. It's supposed to be an aggro deck, not a Midrange/sub par Fish deck.

The Vampire deck looks well worth the $25 even if it does rotate in 2 months. Definetly better straight out the box compared to the blue one.   
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I can only think of two reasons why they'd release this vampire deck so close to rotation.

1. There will be reprints of a good amount of those cards in Innistrad.

or

2. FNM will switch to modern as the main format instead of standard.
For those interested in illusions, just pick yourself up the m12 intro pack, there's a few questionable cards in there like such as Benalish Veteran, but really, you're pretty much only picking up the deck for the illusion creatures and then modifying it from there.


Just buy two of them and mash them together. Then buy enough copies of lord of the unreal and phantasmal image to close your playsets and there you have your deck.

As for the event decks, this sums up my thoughts pretty well:
I see the goal of making serious builds for the event decks was short-lived.  I don't know exactly what a competive Illusion deck would look like, but I'm pretty sure it would have more than one Lord of the Unreal.  The whole point of these is supposed to be avoiding the silly 1-ofs that the Intro Packs are known for, yet here we go.  I wouldn't remotely feel "immediately competitive" with either of those


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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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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".
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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.
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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.
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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"
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"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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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.
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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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You're an idiot, and I'm in no mood for silliness.
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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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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.
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Rap is what happens when the c from crap is taken away.
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But sometimes it's also challenging. Because sometimes OH MY GOD, WHAT THE HELL IS THIS THING?
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to paraphrase Jeff Goldblum, Vektor finds a way.
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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.
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Playing Magic without Blue is like sleeping without any sheets or blankets. You can do it...but why?
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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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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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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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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!
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I can only think of two reasons why they'd release this vampire deck so close to rotation.

1. There will be reprints of a good amount of those cards in Innistrad.

or

2. FNM will switch to modern as the main format instead of standard.


I could maybe see them reprinting SOME of the vampires in Innistrad, namely Bloodthrone Vampire, Vampire Hexmage and Vampire Nighthawk. The rest are definitely not reprintable, due to their use of mechanics exclusive to the Zendikar block (10 life or less, Eldrazi Spawn, Landfall, Kicker) or name being too setting-specific (Kalastria Highborn). And even if they do reprint all three of those potential reprints, that's only seven more cards in the deck being rotation-proof. Not to mention I think most people would rather see new cards than those reprints, with the possible exception of the Nighthawk.

As for Modern becoming the new FNM format... I thought they'd recently changed the rules to leave it up to the individual stores to choose their FNM format? Sure, some stores will consider Modern, but I think Standard is going to be more popular, as it makes selling new cards much easier when your customers are forced to buy new decks every year or two. Or even a Limited format, which is guaranteed sales every week.

So I think the real reason they released this deck so close to rotation is:

3. They wanted to show off M12's vampire "tribal" only to realize they screwed up and didn't have any playable vampires in Scars block, thus having to go all the way back to the almost-gone Zendikar block to fill out the deck.
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that art quiz was too easy monty, too easy lol.

So I think the real reason they released this deck so close to rotation is:

3. They wanted to show off M12's vampire "tribal" only to realize they screwed up and didn't have any playable vampires in Scars block, thus having to go all the way back to the almost-gone Zendikar block to fill out the deck.



True, but understandable. I mean why would they make a strong vampire tribal theme when Innistrad is just around the corner?

On the whole event deck thing... I'm not sure who they're targeting with these. People who started playing seriously are most likely to build there own decks (or something they copyed from the pros) and for beginners there are the intropacks. 

and while on the subject i'd like to ask do the dice packed with the decks match the deck collor, or are they random? (no one i know bought one so i dunno:D)
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hi mr. ashley!

it would be great if we have 1440x900pixel version of future wallpapers (of the week)?

thanks!
Daily Deck List: August 2

I just realised that Gravitational Shift would combo really well with Levitation.  You could even build a blue-green deck full of big green creatures that fly!
Daily Deck List: August 3

Alan Comer's Comerzilla: Standard.

Lol. This deck is posted as a Standard deck. Someone might want to fix that.
Actually this was a standard deck at the time, just from a long time ago.

I remember playing a mirror match with this deck, where my opponent and myself both got Verdants into play. A couple of turns later, I tapped two Undiscovered Paradise's for mana to bounce them to my hand, untapped for my turn and Firestormed discarding 7 cards to kill his Verdant, his 4 tokens, his Hidden Horror, and nug him for 7. 49 damage for one red mana was nice.

Still remember that match to this day.      
Interesting to see them use a sketch instead of a final. I can't how many times they've shown us an art Arcana where the sketch was way better than the final. 
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in regards to the event decks: i had totally planned on buying at least the vampires deck and possibly the blue as well. after seeing the lists, i can say for certain i will not be buying either for the numerous reasons already mentioned.

dear wizards: i am your target customer for this kind of deck. i'm not trying to put together cheap playsets of big cards. i'm not trying to make a buck on buying the decks cheap and selling the good cards. i want to get into playing standard whether it be at fnm or whatever. i can assure you there are tons of people like me (remember your target customer) and when you put together a sham product like this, it is insulting.

i really want the vampire deck. honestly i do. but what good will it do me when 80% of it is no good a mere few weeks after i buy it? i know companies like this really want to keep things under wraps as far as future cards and what not, but would it be possible to just get some tiny assurance from wizards or monty or whoever that the vampire deck won't be totally useless? just a little bit? i've shown loyalty to this game. how about getting a little back.
Theoretically, only "Future Shifted" cards from Future Sight have a chance of being "reprinted" in sets (reprinted in the strict sense, because the real first version would be from the set it belongs to instead of future sight, because future sight "shifted" it), and they have a different border because of this very same reason.

Of course, every card not in the reserved list has a chance of being reprinted, but the way it's worder makes it look like bogardan lancer is future shifted, when it's actually not.
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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.
57471038 wrote:
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.
91893448 wrote:
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 promo (Cultivate) is so sick. Need to get some for commander.
Manaug.gif | Manawu.gif | Manau.gif | Manaub.gif | Manaur.gif
Just had to drop my two cents.

These decks are BS. Vamps is gone in two months and that Unreal deck is unreal. It'd get you laughed out of your local store.

I play a psuedo modern/standard with my friends. I would love to play standard, but just about everyone at local FNMs take Magic far more seriously than I do and by proxy have far better collections. So you know what? I don't play at local FNMs.

It's just way to cost intensive to drop $30+ on a single card. Let alone get four of them. I draw the line at $12 for one of's, $6 for two of's, and less for everything else. That's my card purchasing rules.

However, I like having premade decks that show all of Magic's history and flavor, so I buy the Duel Decks and the Premiums. Not because they're great, but because they're interesting and my friends can play without having to carry their cards over. I even buy the promo stuff like the Commander decks and From the Vaults.

Thing is, I invest. Not like a pro player, but as someone who likes to collect a little and values fun investments. (Standard, btw, is currently NOT a fun investment for me)

I spend my money in collectable sets and stand alone decks. I'm never going to compete in Legacy, or even modern. And as it stands, standard is a rich man's game. I have no want a perfect Standard deck. I have no want of CawBlades and Valakut Ramps. However, I'd like to play against them so long as it's fun.

So~ I'd have no problem dropping $30 on a good deck that I can play outta the box competitively. Frequently even. But if I am going to invest in a rotating format, I'd like to spend my money wisely.

Banned Stoneforges and rotating Vampires are NOT wise investments. Everything else is practically a joke. I've almost bought several. Luckily I weighed the decision, and low and behold it was a smart move.

You guys at WotC have access to all the current and future cards. Spend a little effort in making decks that can hold up in a local FNM, and still have value after 6 months. ZEN block rotates out very shortly. Who in their right mind is going to want to jump into some local Standard play with a deck they can't use in 8 FNM's. That's your selling point for the decks.

Plan them out a little better and everyone will be happier (and you'll be richer Wink).
This promo (Cultivate) is so sick. Need to get some for commander.

I agree that they look awesome.
Better than the original art with a hand.
OMG click HERE! OMG! How to autocard and use decklist format
--->
For autocarding, write [c][/c] with the name of the card inside it. [c]Island[/c] = Island For linking a card to Gatherer without writting the name of said card for readers, use the autocard brackets together with and equal sign and right the name of the real card. Then put the message you want inside the tags, like you would do with autocarding. Like this: [c=Curse of the Cabal]Captain Never-resolves[/c] = Captain Never-resolves For using the decklist format, follow this: [deck] 4* Terramorphic Expanse 4* Evolving Wilds ... [/deck] It equals:
Real signature, Sblocked for space:
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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Quotes
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.
57471038 wrote:
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.
91893448 wrote:
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!

Card of the Day: I'm inclined to regard drawing a parallel between Bloodthirsty Ogre and Pious Kitsune as somewhat spurious.  All they have in common is the ability to tap for devotion counters.  Pious Kitsune spends his counters unless he has a named Legend, while Thirsty-Boy never loses counters and calls for an entire creature type rather than one particular card, not to mention that he only works against targets rather than providing something you can always use.  I like both cards, and would have forgiven their being so different if there had been an entire cycle of "prayer creatures", but with only two (albeit in the most religious colors), I think they're not so much a mirror as just two cards using a mechanic.

My New Phyrexia Writing Credits My M12 Writing Credits
As far as the benefit of the rest of Magic is concerned, gold cards in Legends were executed perfectly. They got all the excitement a designer could hope out of a splashy new mechanic without using up any of the valuable design space. Truly amazing. --Aaron Forsythe's Random Card Comment on Kei Takahashi
Holy frack, that Vampire deck has some amazing cards in it.  A fetch land?  Seriously?  Guess I know I will want at least 2 of those.  Will be great for Modern.
Jason Chan's Sketch art of Archon of Justice looks sick! They should have used it instead of the actual art (Though that looks pretty good too).
Hi from Italy.

Could You please correct the name of italian champion? He's called Marcello Calvetto, not marcello Calvetta.

Thank you. Smile

Amos, Milano, Italy
Sketch for levitation looks awesome.
OMG click HERE! OMG! How to autocard and use decklist format
--->
For autocarding, write [c][/c] with the name of the card inside it. [c]Island[/c] = Island For linking a card to Gatherer without writting the name of said card for readers, use the autocard brackets together with and equal sign and right the name of the real card. Then put the message you want inside the tags, like you would do with autocarding. Like this: [c=Curse of the Cabal]Captain Never-resolves[/c] = Captain Never-resolves For using the decklist format, follow this: [deck] 4* Terramorphic Expanse 4* Evolving Wilds ... [/deck] It equals:
Real signature, Sblocked for space:
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".
Listen to my SoundCloud while you read my signature. The Island, Come And See, The Landlord's Daughter, You'll Not Feel The Drowning - The Decemberists by vimschy IMAGE(http://dragcave.net/image/rkvR.gif)IMAGE(http://dragcave.net/image/L3es.gif) IMAGE(http://dragcave.net/image/m71H.gif)
Quotes
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.
57471038 wrote:
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.
91893448 wrote:
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!
Jason Chan's Sketch art of Archon of Justice looks sick! They should have used it instead of the actual art (Though that looks pretty good too).



While I'd be in favour of them having gone with the sketch of Brandon Kitkouski's Rites of Flourishing. The final art is wonderful, sure, but I love that otherworldy effect of the purple sky.
Am I the only one seeing a turtle in the new art of Smallpox?
The arcana quiz was interesting this time.  First, because I actually got one right (Snakeform, two if you count Watchwolf) but also becuase of something peculiar. the mouseover alt-text for the playtest card image (not the final result) is seemingly unconnected to anything.  The alt text for the four cards are "Ents", "Heal", "Magic Disc", and "Lord of Mu".  Say WHAT?!
~ Current Decks I'm Playing or Building ~ (Click a deck's name to see list) [] CorpseJunk Menace/Township Counters (Standard) [] Reanimation/Clerics Theme Deck - Commander: Ghost Dad [] Devouring Tokens (Planechase, Multiplayer) [] Krark-Clan Ironworks: 2012 Edition (Modern) [] Azorious Turbo Fog (Modern)
Anyone notice the tweet that LD (and TWTW) have "business" to relate scheduled for 8/19?  General B&R announcements don't happen in August but MTG:O formats can update on the 20th of every month...

If you're on MTGO check out the Free Events via PDCMagic and Gatherling.

Other games you should try:
DC Universe Online - action-based MMO.  Free to play.  Surprisingly well-designed combat and classes.

Planetside 2 - Free to play MMO-meets-FPS and the first shooter I've liked in ages.
Simunomics - Free-to-play economy simulation game.

The "Consider all Slivers warned" text might be a wordplay on a parody of old wording templates such as "Metallic Sliver counts as a Sliver" or "Treat this token as a 1/1 colorless creature". So it's like in the old days there could be a card which would say: "Consider all Slivers as Goblins instead of their creature types" and this is a play on this fictional template: "Consider all Slivers warned".