so 7 nettle sentinels? this deck would be great in a ptq. I mean who doesnt love a DQ....any idea what those extra 3 should actually be?
My instinct was "Birchlore Rangers", but realized they're too old school for Modern when I looked on Gatherer. Wasn't there a very similar card printed in Lorwyn block (or somewhere near there) that let you get any color mana too, or am I remembering a card that doesn't exist?
The errors in this article made it unreadable. 7 of one card, and a reference to multiple pacts make it impossible to know what deck I am supposed to be reading about. It is a real shame that this week started with an article about the editing staff and then the editing staff put this up. Can you please hire an editor that knows the rules of Magic deck construction? This is embarrasing.
I was forced to ship back a hand with no land, but kept a very nice six: Forest, Brushland, Arbor Elf, Chord of Calling, Devoted Druid, Elvish Archdruid, and Llanowar Elves.
The extra nettle sentinels could be Essence Wardens or even Copperhorn Scouts, untapping all your dudes is pretty good and it combos with Ezuri. Neither were mentioned in the article, though so idk. I'm sure Jacob will let us know. And don't trip people, these things happen in even the most storied of print media outlets. I'm glad no one is whining about the rares though. So often JvL posts a deck that is much cheaper than the average deck in that format and the response from people on this forum is "THAT NOT BUDGET budget is the $20.57 I have left from my allowance y u suk so bad get a new writer waaaaaaah." so kudos ppl and keep up the good work JvL.
The name of the weekly column is "Building on a Budget". Some budgets are tighter than others.
As for editing errors, I've learned to have no mercy. I will never be given any, and I won't let anyone else get away with grotesque errors (not that there's a lot I can do about it, besides stop reading).
Game 2 vs Jund - what's that art?
192884403 wrote:surely one can't say complex conditional passive language is bad grammar ?
From Mark Rosewater's Tumblr: the0uroboros asked: How in the same set can we have a hexproof, unsacrificable(not a word) creature AND a land that makes it uncounterable. How does this lead to interactive play? I believe I’m able to play my creature and you have to deal with it is much more interactive than you counter my creature.
MaRo: One of the classic R&D stories happened during a Scars of Mirrodin draft. Erik Lauer was sitting to my right (meaning that he passed to me in the first and third packs). At the end of the draft, Erik was upset because I was in his colors (black-green). He said, "Didn't you see the signals? I went into black-green in pack one." I replied, "Didn't you see my signals? I started drafting infect six drafts ago."
MaRo: I redesigned him while the effect was on the stack.
Okay, so you went to 6 in the first Jund matchup but had 7 cards? Maybe you were on the draw... nope, you drew Ezuri. And why are people talking about 7 Nettle Sentinels? Oh well, it's a cool deck. But in Modern it sucks.
Game 2 vs Jund - what's that art?The image is named dark.jpeg and in that game a Dark Confidant is mentioned so It was probably supposed to be a picture of a Dark Confidant?So many mistakes in this article, goes to show that it was probably a last minute submission. As to what the image actually is, I have no idea. I even tried a google search by image and it didn't wield any results. Which is kind of weird... COULD IT BE THE ART FOR AN UNREALEASED CARD THAT WAS PUT INTO THE ARTICLE BY MISTAKE?!?!?!?! (Or, more likely, the search by image feature doesn't work as well as I expected it to) ~~ Actually disregard that, I did the same kind of search for the Thoughtseize art and it returned a plethora of relevant results... something fishy is going on here!
Solution to non-interaction with combo decks: Beast Within. Simple, as long as you're willing to deal with the 3/3.
Solution to non-interaction with combo decks: Beast Within. Simple, as long as you're willing to deal with the 3/3.or: Bramblecrush