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This thread is for discussion of magicthegathering.com's Magic Arcana, Card of the Day, and Daily Decks features for the month of September, 2011.
I don't get why the FNM promo is a card that's rotating in a month. This would have been cool a year ago.

I know the process of desigining and printing these takes time, but surely you know certain commons/uncommons that will be hits?
wow, kinda late isnt it?
They always do that.  Wasn't Terror a promo after it was already replaced by Doom Blade?

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.

Usually the card is already gone from standard or close when they print it. It's a shame that this one is nothing special though. Cards like Pridemgage, K Grip, & Brainstorm are all legacy staples so they still get a lot of mileage. Unless this manages to squeeze into modern I don't think it will be played outside of cube.
The art does look nice.
I've been playing (with some gaps) since the late 90's. Land Destruction can be fun! I really don't get the Command Tower backlash.
Storm in Modern... It just won't die.
Moonmist is nice, but I was really hoping we would get new Liliana for a wallpaper... She would make a great pin-up girl :P
Why isn't there a right wallpaper size for those of us who use 16:9 screens?
A deck is not "mono-blue" if it contains a Progenitus.  You can't play Progenitus by tapping nothing but Islands.  It's debatable whether a deck that casts Dimir Guildmage with islands and uses him to draw cards is blue, but even if you only plan to get a card on the table with Polymorph or whatever, it still counts toward you're deck's color.
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A deck is not "mono-blue" if it contains a Progenitus.  You can't play Progenitus by tapping nothing but Islands.  It's debatable whether a deck that casts Dimir Guildmage with islands and uses him to draw cards is blue, but even if you only plan to get a card on the table with Polymorph or whatever, it still counts toward you're deck's color.



The deck doesn't actually ever play Progenitus, though.  It's ONLY in there to discard to Blazing Shoal.  Which is a spell they don't even cast with red mana.

I think the point is that the only mana the deck can produce is blue, so therefore the deck is mono-blue.
Being it monoblue or not, the deck is extremely well thought and elegant. I like it very much, and I'm glad it scored well. I'm always happy when more wacky things see play and score as they deserve.
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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.
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!
I hope the new comics will be better than the Magic comics we got in the past (and I believe they will be).
Honestly? You had me at "exclusive, playable, alternate-art cards".
I've been playing (with some gaps) since the late 90's. Land Destruction can be fun! I really don't get the Command Tower backlash.
The website does not list where it will distribute the comic, the date that the comic is coming out, nor how to get the cards (will they be in the comic, or will you have to get them seperately from the store owner) Further, what are the protections from the store owner simply taking out the cards from the comics and telling his/her customers that he wasn't one of the "select" places to get cards in his comics, and then go sell them for big money online? Doing the cards with a limited release just seems exploitable to things like this.

When can we expect more info on this?
I hope the new comics will be better than the Magic comics we got in the past (and I believe they will be).



I don't know; I was awfully fond of DuelFighter Jin... :-)
I hope the new comics will be better than the Magic comics we got in the past (and I believe they will be).
Honestly? You had me at "exclusive, playable, alternate-art cards".

*kablink* What was wrong with the ones in the past? I liked the Brother's War and Homelands. I especially loved the Homelands comics.
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The website does not list where it will distribute the comic, the date that the comic is coming out, nor how to get the cards (will they be in the comic, or will you have to get them seperately from the store owner) Further, what are the protections from the store owner simply taking out the cards from the comics and telling his/her customers that he wasn't one of the "select" places to get cards in his comics, and then go sell them for big money online? Doing the cards with a limited release just seems exploitable to things like this.

When can we expect more info on this?



I'm hoping the comic will be shrink-wrapped with the card(s) inside.  Since my local card shop is also the local comic shop, I know where I'll be asking for it.

Need. This. Comic.


Now. 

Momus, the Greek god of sarcasm

Pray to him.

Nerdgasm at wallpaper of the week.  

That is all. 

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Getting names right sure is difficult. The GW Hate Bears deck was played and designed by Sascha Thomsen rather than "Sasaka Thornsen"... if you do feature under the radar decks you really should give credit where credit is due and not make up a name to go along with it.
MaRo writes an article about why printing cards that you could only get through books was a bad idea, and so you decide to do it through comics instead?  
Yes, I realise that they are "alternate art" cards, and thus fall into the same sort of category as FNM cards, but even so... Wink


(Thanks for the Wallpaper though - it's magnificent.) 
MaRo writes an article about why printing cards that you could only get through books was a bad idea, and so you decide to do it through comics instead?  
Yes, I realise that they are "alternate art" cards, and thus fall into the same sort of category as FNM cards, but even so... Wink


(Thanks for the Wallpaper though - it's magnificent.) 

The promo cards in comics were shipped WITH the comics last time, if I remember, just like promo cards in Scrye used to be. The ones for books you had to mail in.
Two deck boxes in the Fat Pack?  I'm sold.  I've been waiting for this for like five years.  Guess they finally got the message that they needed to add value to those things if they were to move.



The deck boxes in question are not very attractive - they are just cardboard boxes, the same they make for event decks. You can't even fit a sleeved deck in such a box.
Now, if they were plastic or metal ones, with a pack of opaque sleeves inside - that would be a hit! I'd buy every fat pack as soon as it hit the shelves. I think this is not going to happen though, so I'll continue buying every fat pack with slightly less enthusiasm.
MBS and NPH had two deckboxes in each fatty also. Not sure about SOM.

I agree the deckboxes are subpar. At the least I wish they'd make them big enough for 60 sleeved cards. For now I use them to store 16 of each land per set (for collecting reasons) or for a set of land to take to events in case we draft (or pack wars etc).

Maybe WotC doesn't want to eat into Ultra-pro's business.

It is cool that they include 10 checklist cards though. Probably pull a few from the boosters too.
Sorry I'm late to the Magic Arcana forums this month...

But that FNM promo is probably the most dissapointing one I've seen (Teetering Peaks?). It's a common that I think I've only seen someone play maybe once, and to top it off, it's being handed out in the SAME MONTH that it's rotating out of standard!? Has there every been an article written explaining how and who chooses the FNM promo cards? I'd sure like to know the thought process behind the card selection...

And as for the comic book, when will it be released or when will we be getting more information about it? My interest has been piqued

Do fat packs always come with 9 boosters and 80 land? I was given one about a year ago and I think it had 8 boosters in it. And as a word of suggestion, as someone else has said, could you make the boxes fit decks with sleeves? Or better yet, cut it down from 2 boxes to 1 and make the box out of plastic or metal.

 
Two deck boxes in the Fat Pack?  I'm sold.  I've been waiting for this for like five years.  Guess they finally got the message that they needed to add value to those things if they were to move.



The deck boxes in question are not very attractive - they are just cardboard boxes, the same they make for event decks. You can't even fit a sleeved deck in such a box.
Now, if they were plastic or metal ones, with a pack of opaque sleeves inside - that would be a hit! I'd buy every fat pack as soon as it hit the shelves. I think this is not going to happen though, so I'll continue buying every fat pack with slightly less enthusiasm.


I saw the words "two boxes" and got all excited - but no, it's actually still just one card box.  I should have looked at the picture.
Back when Ravnica Block premiered the modern fat pack, it contained two full-sized card boxes, and was sized accordingly.  Now, they use the same size outer wrap, but there's just one card box, which is awkwardly propped open to make it the size of two.  I have largely avoided buying them since then for this reason.
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I saw the words "two boxes" and got all excited - but no, it's actually still just one card box.  I should have looked at the picture.
Back when Ravnica Block premiered the modern fat pack, it contained two full-sized card boxes, and was sized accordingly.  Now, they use the same size outer wrap, but there's just one card box, which is awkwardly propped open to make it the size of two.  I have largely avoided buying them since then for this reason.

I agree, but the thing that made ME stop buying even more than the loss of the second box was when they stopped putting in those plastic separators. It's a small thing, but those are what you take for granted until they're gone.
I could live with losing the book, and I have enough of the card boxes to have two per color, one for lands, one for artifacts/multicolored and a few spares. But I loved using the separators to keep my cards apart by block, and since the number of blocks increases every year but now my number of separators is constant, I can't.
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But that FNM promo is probably the most dissapointing one I've seen (Teetering Peaks?). It's a common that I think I've only seen someone play maybe once, and to top it off, it's being handed out in the SAME MONTH that it's rotating out of standard!? Has there every been an article written explaining how and who chooses the FNM promo cards? I'd sure like to know the thought process behind the card selection...


Commons, Uncommons, whatever. Alternate arts should be for fun, flavorful purposes, not devaluing something.

You may have only seen it once, but I've seen it a hundred times. It was in roughly every RDW I've seen in the past 2 years.

Yeah, the promo doesn't really seem to have anything to do with standard. Sometimes its in, sometimes its out, somtimes its close to being out. 

Even though it seems to be unrelated, I actually think they do take note. I don't know who does the deed, but I do have other theories. A few writers explain how these things are for flavorful purposes, and come out right when they feel it's right. It just turns out the subjective nature of "feel it's right" gives them many probable reasons:

a) Release when its popular
b) Release to support a certain format
c) Release to give it a "final farewell" from a format
d) Release because another vision for the art was just as likeable or perspectively interesting (difficult to guess on this one)

Ex:

a) Squadron Hawk
b) Rhox War Monk
c) Teetering Peaks
d) Wall of Omens? 

I agree the deckboxes are subpar. At the least I wish they'd make them big enough for 60 sleeved cards. For now I use them to store 16 of each land per set (for collecting reasons) or for a set of land to take to events in case we draft (or pack wars etc).

Maybe WotC doesn't want to eat into Ultra-pro's business.

I've never bought a fat pack, but are the deck boxes really that bad?  It seems particularly odd in a set that's built around "everybody uses sleeves" to have boxes that don't accomodate sleeves.  Does Wizards have a branded box they sell separately or do you think they're really just making room for Ultra-Pro?



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.


I don't know who does the deed



Out of context, this sounds incredibly onimous.
Either that or incredibly dirty.
...
Or both. 
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97543238 wrote:
Everybody knows that having your awesome creatures killed before they can do anything is frustrating, but the Red mage in me doesn't seem to understand why it's so bad when his creatures spontaneously combust into Flame Javelins and make his opponent discard something at the same time.
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Including opaque card sleeves in this pack would have been elegant and well received.
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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.
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!
Including opaque card sleeves in this pack would have been elegant and well received.



If they could keep it at the same price, they should have done that and announced it in the initial article about how the flip cards work. In all likelihood, however, it would have simply increased the price of the fat pack by the cost of the sleeves, which would have only caused complaints about them 'shoving sleeves down our throats'.

Granted, if they included sleeves and maintained the price I'm sure we'd have people complaining that the color didn't match their deck or something, but at least that would be an extreme minority that most people wouldn't take seriously. 
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97543238 wrote:
Everybody knows that having your awesome creatures killed before they can do anything is frustrating, but the Red mage in me doesn't seem to understand why it's so bad when his creatures spontaneously combust into Flame Javelins and make his opponent discard something at the same time.
Currently Working On: Self-Mill (Standard)

I agree the deckboxes are subpar. At the least I wish they'd make them big enough for 60 sleeved cards. For now I use them to store 16 of each land per set (for collecting reasons) or for a set of land to take to events in case we draft (or pack wars etc).

Maybe WotC doesn't want to eat into Ultra-pro's business.

I've never bought a fat pack, but are the deck boxes really that bad?  It seems particularly odd in a set that's built around "everybody uses sleeves" to have boxes that don't accomodate sleeves.  Does Wizards have a branded box they sell separately or do you think they're really just making room for Ultra-Pro?






Personally, I think the deck boxes are fine (the large ones and the small ones).  The large ones hold multiple decks for me, and the small boxes are used for housing decks.  They're the kind of deck boxes that you used to get theme decks/fat packs in.  I really miss those, so I'm very happy that I get some in the fat packs now.

Other than that, I'm stoked that Liliana is on this box.  I'm so excited to pick mine up!
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Including opaque card sleeves in this pack would have been elegant and well received.



If they could keep it at the same price, they should have done that and announced it in the initial article about how the flip cards work. In all likelihood, however, it would have simply increased the price of the fat pack by the cost of the sleeves, which would have only caused complaints about them 'shoving sleeves down our throats'.

Granted, if they included sleeves and maintained the price I'm sure we'd have people complaining that the color didn't match their deck or something, but at least that would be an extreme minority that most people wouldn't take seriously. 

Yes, of course, whithout increasing the price. They could remove something, like, for example, one of the deckboxes. They have two boxes. 60 sleeves and one box would be very nice of them, and would avoid many issues, I think.
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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.
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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.
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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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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!
Including opaque card sleeves in this pack would have been elegant and well received.



If they could keep it at the same price, they should have done that and announced it in the initial article about how the flip cards work. In all likelihood, however, it would have simply increased the price of the fat pack by the cost of the sleeves, which would have only caused complaints about them 'shoving sleeves down our throats'.

Granted, if they included sleeves and maintained the price I'm sure we'd have people complaining that the color didn't match their deck or something, but at least that would be an extreme minority that most people wouldn't take seriously. 

Yes, of course, whithout increasing the price. They could remove something, like, for example, one of the deckboxes. They have two boxes. 60 sleeves and one box would be very nice of them, and would avoid many issues, I think.



I personally like this idea, though I could see a lot of people getting pissed off over 'losing' a deck box... I don't really know anyone who's actually happy with the current fat pack setup, but they must be out there since they're obviously being sold (if sales had stopped they would have gone back to the old setup).

I think it would be an objectively good change... I'm just not sure how well recieved it would be among the fat-pack buying though.
Stop using "IMO" in sentences that aren't opinion. If you don't think a deck will ever be tier 1, that's great - but it's not an opinion. It's a prediction of the future. I identify as neither male nor female. You may refer to me with either gender pronoun or the singular they, whichever suits you best. ^_^ Re: Dismember
97543238 wrote:
Everybody knows that having your awesome creatures killed before they can do anything is frustrating, but the Red mage in me doesn't seem to understand why it's so bad when his creatures spontaneously combust into Flame Javelins and make his opponent discard something at the same time.
Currently Working On: Self-Mill (Standard)
So what's up with the color aligned cards that come with the battle pack? Are they the same every time, or randomized? Are there any rares in them?
About the ****ss World Records (weird that that word is filtered out), why is Guillaume Matignon in there? It seems to say "Greatest cash prize for a [xyz]"
I never knew Yu-Gi-Oh! was the most popular TCG. Very interesting arcana!

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.

About the ****ss World Records (weird that that word is filtered out), why is Guillaume Matignon in there? It seems to say "Greatest cash prize for a [xyz]"




Yeah, greatest cash prize for a TCG. Matignon won $100,000 At WoW worlds.

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.

I find it somewhat funny that despite everything else, the one record Magic doesn't have is the one Wizards (or at least Hasbro) probably cares the most about: Best selling.
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I can't read the text very welll...  anyone know what the first TCG was? I would've thought it was MtG but that's only the first MODERN TCG seemingly...
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