Thumbs up for mentioning Estratti's nice bluff vs Martell. So many twitter commentators (and Martell himself it seemed) just thought it was a horrible play when it in fact was quite brilliant.
Why in your opinion is Black never competitive in standard format these days? Do you think the creators are aware of this and want to change it?
I mean besides Red Deck Wins, Red and black are never used.......Why is this?
Also, it is impossible for kids to be good at competitive Magic if everyone is playing multi-color decks and the use of dual lands. I mean, I am 29 and I can’t even hang in my local tournaments because guys just pour hundreds and hundreds of dollars on duel lands and they can copy pro level decks to win. Don't you think Magic now, is all about who can afford the most expensive cards? I personally believe the fun depends on where you play? Amongst my own group, my mono black infect deck is really good, I go to a standard tournament and all I see is [Kessig Wolf Run],[Tempered Steel], [B/W Delver]........Magic has turned into the haves and have nots.
Kind of Sad if you really want to be a competitive player one day......You pretty much can't endless you make lots of money and can afford to buy cards.
Why should I continue to try and compete against these powerful decks? I mean I even email pros and try to side deck against these decks and I still can’t win. I think and read up on every weakness on the top level decks out there and I just cant one. How can your average 12 year old afford the cards in Kessig Wolf run (with inferno titans?).
Magic players knock professional sports. But Magic has now turned in the NBA but you can't compete on a high level endless you have the most expensive pair of Nikes. I understand prices are driven by what the pros use, but come one, give your teens some hope to be competitive. Magic the gathering should be ashamed of themselves for the current state of Magic.
Awesome bluff indeed! But must be some mis-information somewhere. The deck list provided does not have any copies of Moment of Heroism in either the main deck or sideboard.
Things need to change. Cards need to become more available. I'm not saying the packs have to be a quarter each-- this doesn't have to cut deep into their pockets. One obvious solution is based on the fact that they don't want to change booster prices-- just include more cards in a pack. You don't even have to change the number 15. Make it 7 commons, 5 uncommons, 3 rares/mythics. You print the same number of cards, you have the same pack prices, you see just as many packs bought (because players actually have more incentive to buy them-- you don't lose profit by making players happier, you make them more likely to buy packs, it's called positive reinforcement. :/), and you make players happy and the game more affordable by slashing the prices of every uncommon almost in half, and the price of rares/mythics in a third.
Nobody buys that many packs at all. There's no incentive to. There's no reason to under any system.If you want 4 Huntmaster of the Fells, buy them.