4/10/2012 Serious Fun: "Hoof it the Easy Way"

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This thread is for discussion of this week's Serious Fun, which goes live Tuesday morning on magicthegathering.com.
Is it me the only one that was really excited about super Primeval Titan?
If Limited gets in the way of printing good Constructed cards... Screw limited
I had a moment of extreme hope that it would be!  But i figured they wouldn't do that, cause it would be way too strong.  It was an unexpected creature, which was nice; and the ability is plenty awesome!
Is it me the only one that was really excited about super Primeval Titan?

I facepalmed when I saw that choice.
Dear Mr. Styborski,

Not everyone's thoughts are shouting.

Thank you,

Avacyn Restored has not impressed me so far and, quite frankly, has pretty much been overshadowed by Return to Ravnica as far as excitement is concerned.
76125763 wrote:
Zindaras' meta is like a fossil, ancient and its secrets yet to be uncovered. Only men of yore, long dead, knew of it.
Am I the only one who thinks this card fails extremely at flavor?
I mean... what does making lakes has to do with... I mean... damn...

This just smells like a really, really generic, boring fatty.
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57817638 wrote:
I like storm crow because I really like crows in real life, as an animal, and the card isn't terribly stupid, but packs a good deal of nostalgia and also a chunck of the game's history. So it's perhaps one of the cards I have most affection to, but not because "lol storm crow is bad hurr hurr durr".
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56747598 wrote:
57295478 wrote:
Although I do assume you deliberately refer to them (DCI) as The Grand Imperial Convocation of Evil just for the purposes of making them sound like an ancient and terrible conspiracy.
Now, now. 1994 doesn't quite qualify as "ancient".
56734518 wrote:
Oh, it's a brilliant plan. You see, Bolas was travelling through shadowmoor, causing trouble, when he saw a Wickerbough Elder with its stylin' dead scarecrow hat. Now, Bolas being Bolas took the awesome hat and he put it on his head, but even with all his titanic powers of magic he couldn't make it fit. He grabbed some more scarecrows, but then a little kithkin girl asked if he was trying to build a toupee. "BY ALL THE POWERS IN THE MULTIVERSE!" he roared, "I WILL HAVE A HAT WORTHY OF MY GLORY." and so he went through his Dark Lore of Doom (tm) looking for something he could make into a hat that would look as stylish on him as a scarecrow does on a treefolk. He thought about the Phyrexians, but they were covered in goopy oil that would make his nonexistant hair greasy. He Tried out angels for a while but they didn't sit quite right. Then, he looked under "e" (because in the Elder Draconic alphabet, "e" for Eldrazi is right next to "h" for Hat) in his Dark Lore of Doom and saw depictions of the Eldrazi, and all their forms. "THIS SHALL BE MY HAT!" he declared, poking a picture of Emrakul, "AND WITH IT I WILL USHER IN A NEW AGE OF DARKNESS -- ER, I MEAN A NEW AGE OF FASHION!" And so Nicol Bolas masterminded the release of the Eldrazi.
57864098 wrote:
Rhox War Monk just flips pancakes, and if games have told us anything, it's that food = life.
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76973988 wrote:
This thread has gotten creepy. XP
Really? Really? The last couple days have been roughly every perverse fetish imaginable, but it only got "creepy" when speculation on Mother of Runes's mob affiliation came up?
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57531048 wrote:
Nice mana base. Not really.
Yeah, really. If my deck was going to cost $1000+, I'd at least make it good.
99812049 wrote:
I like to think up what I consider clever names for my decks, only later to be laughed at by my wife. It kills me a little on the inside, but thats what marriage is about.
56816728 wrote:
56854588 wrote:
Of course, the best use [of tolaria west] is transmuting for the real Tolaria. ;)
Absolutely. I used to loose to my buddy's Banding deck for ages, it was then that I found out about Tolaria, and I was finally able win my first game.
70246459 wrote:
WOAH wait wait wait
56957928 wrote:
You know, being shallow and jusdgmental aside, "I later found out that Jon infiltrated his way into OKCupid dates with at least two other people"
56957928 wrote:
"I later found out that Jon infiltrated his way into OKCupid dates with at least two other people"
56957928 wrote:
Jon infiltrated his way into OKCupid dates
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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.
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58347268 wrote:
I think the problem is that you don't exist.
This would sound great out of context!
56965458 wrote:
Modern is like playing a new tournament every time : you build a deck, you win with it, don't bother keeping it. Just build another, its key pieces will get banned.
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57309598 wrote:
I specifically remember posting a thread when I was just a witty bitty noob.
You make it sound like that's still not the case.
58325628 wrote:
Rap is what happens when the c from crap is taken away.
Doug Beyer:
But sometimes it's also challenging. Because sometimes OH MY GOD, WHAT THE HELL IS THIS THING?
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.
Playing Magic without Blue is like sleeping without any sheets or blankets. You can do it...but why?
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"
Just do it like Yu-Gi-Oh or monkeys: throw all the crap you got at them and hope it works or else the by-standers (or opponents) just get dirty and pissed.
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58258708 wrote:
It's true that Alpha and Beta didn't contain any cards like Tarmogoyf, Darksteel Colossus, or Platinum Angel. It just contained weak, insignificant cards like Black Lotus, Mox Sapphire, and Time Walk.
Normally it's difficult to pick up on your jokes/sarcasm. But this one's pretty much out there. Good progress. You have moved up to Humanoid. You'll be Human in no time.
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94618431 wrote:
I didn't know Samurai were known to be able to cut down whole armies...
They can when they're using lightsabers!
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97980259 wrote:
My wife brought home a baby black squirrel they found on a horse track and cared for it for a few days. We named it Grixis, but it died.
Unearth it!
70246459 wrote:
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Thrulls from Endrek are 1/1, not 0/1.
This card seems pretty good in the same deck as the other preview.
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I know it has nothing to do with the card, but the 'what do you think poll' really annoys me by lacking any negative option.
When exactly did "why haven't you won yet?" become a design theme?
As much as the talking heads worry over games ending too quickly (before turn four), there seems to be a hell of a lot of effort put into making damn sure games don't go too long (around turn eleven).
Am I the only one who thinks this card fails extremely at flavor?
I mean... what does making lakes has to do with... I mean... dam...


This card seems pretty good in the same deck as the other preview.

This. The other preview card is fairly win more (every deck I attempt to build around it would be just as happy having a creature in that slot) and this isan overcosted Overrun+creature, but they make a great Timmy combo that has the potential to make it into a Tier 2 deck.
Congratulations Stybs!
Am I the only one who thinks this card fails extremely at flavor?
I mean... what does making lakes has to do with... I mean... damn...

This just smells like a really, really generic, boring fatty.

I also think there was a creative disconnect here. I love the flavor of "being so big and so crater-hooved that its footsteps form new lakes," but what does that have to do with being a measley 5/5 that casts Overrun when it comes into play?

Better abilities to match this flavor:
1. When Craterhoof Behemoth attacks, creatures without flying cannot block. (Normally a red ability, but flavorfully it fits with a beast so big that it causes earthquakes that knock people off their feet.)
2. When Craterhoof Behemoth attacks, exile up to two target lands. At the start of your next turn, return those lands to the battlefield under their owners' control, tapped. Those lands are now Islands. ("Its footsteps of today are the lakes of tomorrow" -- get it?!)
Well, I am not quite as underwhelmed as you guys.  I actually think it would make a great finisher for a non-white Pod deck.  (If you are playing white, it is strictly worse than Elesh Norn)

It's a cool card, but PLEASE, can you stop hyping up cards like this superficially? 8 mana cards are supposed to just win the game most of the time on its own and you're suggesting "comboing" it off with AVENGER OF ZENDIKAR? Like, that is not how this game works yet you try to sell it that way to hype it up for newbs.. It's unfair.

I've decided this set has two problems.

1: terribly just inexcusable excuse for a story (all in all, if there had been even one book encompassing al of Innistrad's storyline I wouldn't be making this comment.)

2:Temporal mastery (although, it's really only half of a problem 'cause no one really knows if it will be game breaking or just flashy yet average)

The flavor of behemoth is not an issue because (for those of you who were so apalled by the bad story yesterday that you merely skimmed over it or even skipped t all together) it was mentioned in the terrible story that Avacyn's miraculous reappearance caused many new creatures to come out of hiding and roam free for the first time in who knows how long. That could still be a major story issue though.
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