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Growing Ranks (G/W)(G/W)
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At the beginning of your upkeep, populate.
YEEEEEEEHHAAAAAAAAAAAAAHHHHH!!
*Runs off to order four*
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D&D should not return to the days of blindfolding the DM and players. No tips on encounter power? No mention of expected party roles? No true meaning of level due to different level charts or tiered classes? Please, let's not sacrifice clear, helpful rules guidelines in favour of catering to the delicate sensibilities of the few who have problems with the ascetics of anything other than what they are familiar with.
56760448 wrote:
Just a quick note on the MMORPG as an insult comparison... MMORPGs, raking in money by the dumptruck full. Many options, tons of fans across many audiences, massive resources allocated to development. TTRPGs, dying product. Squeaking out an existence that relys on low cost. Fans fit primarily into a few small demographics. R&D budgets small, often rushed to market and patched after deployment. You're not really making much of an argument when you compare something to a MMORPG and assume people think that means bad. Lets face it, they make the money, have the audience and the budget. We here on this board are fans of TTRPGs but lets not try to pretend none of us play MMORPGs.
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Adding options at the system level is good. Adding options at the table level is hard. Removing options at the system level is bad. Removing options at the table level is easy. This is not complicated.
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56902838 wrote:
Something like Tactical Shift is more magical than martial healing.
Telling someone to move over a few feet is magical now? :| I weep for this generation.
Given the laziness and morbid obsesity amongst D&Ders, being able to convince someone to get on their feet, do some heavy exercise, and use their words to make them be healthier must seem magical.
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D&D definitely improves mental health; Just as long as you stay away from these forums ;)
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Getting a broken link. Can you post a text version?


Text version is up.
This is freaking insane, I want 4.
All right Wizards, now all you have to do is reprint Doubling Season and I'll give you all my money.
Doesn't seem very good or exciting.

*shrug* 

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Braaiiins! (Mono-black Zombie control)
Verhexterring (Jinxed Ring / Grave Pact)
Flourishing Blowflies ( -1/-1 Counters)
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That is a lovely painting of Richard Garfield. It really brings out his feminine side.
Why is everybody hating on the Izzet in their flavor text? 
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What's with the guilds "hating on" Izzet? Selesnya seems especially hateful, as even 2 of their playable card's flavor texts is about stopping the Izzet, Golgari to a lesser extent (on the newly spoiled tutor Jarad's Orders).
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Why do all of the cards, pretty much, only reference Izzet? I understand they're the favorite but when half of the set references 1 guild it gets kinda annoying. I want to see what's going on in the other 4 guilds too.

EDIT: Ninja'd
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YEEEEEEEHHAAAAAAAAAAAAAHHHHH!!
*Runs off to order four*



WOOOOOOOOOH!  Token decks ftw!  Slap on some wayfaring temple and this enchantment and lets get down to business.
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I think Izzet are the badguys of the block.

It makes sense. They are the most dangerous guild. Gruul clansmen may smash stuff and Rakdos cultists may kill people, but they have nothing on Izzet.

Izzet's wild experimentation potentially threatens the entire city/plane and nobody know's what Niv-Mizzet is up to.
Sometimes I think there is a master plan at spoiler season where they blew our minds with each guild at once so after we see the kickass Golgari cards, there comes the other guilds with Selesnya at last.

Cards like this make it look plausible, but god they really put me nervous about GW being a casual-only guild.
If Limited gets in the way of printing good Constructed cards... Screw limited
Lotta flavor text has the guilds pissy with the Izzet. Makes me wonder what Ole' Firemind is up to.
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Through a tarp over it, with the words "DM Exposition & Fluff File."Because players ignore fluff & exposition all the time.
 This is an awesome limited bomb though if you got the support.

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I just realized... This is a hybrid.

:G::B: populating zombie/demon(/wurm?) tokens?
Oh Man, an upkeep token maker card, could be bonker with Garruk, Primal Hunter card, swarming your opponet with 3/3 beast tokens, (6/6 wurm if garruk manage to use ultimate) 
Beware !!!! There are Zombies even in Spaces !!!
I'm going to redeem a bunch of foil sets of this on MTGO when the prices hit their lowest, and then I'm going to retire in 5 years.
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This is what that ": Populate" creature should have been. I think this ability fits better on an enchantment.
Seems very fun indeed.
looks pretty awesome! shenanigans await...
Sicknasty.  So much fun.  So much good.  <3
I want to see all the common/uncommon token producers.  They are going to be what makes Populate actually useful (in Limited that is).  1/1 Flying Birds (for 4 mana!) aren't going to do it. 
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Instant Thragtusk just add Cackling Counterpart. (I do so love Green/Blue)
Now that the obvious has been stated. I think it looks fun, definately going to get some for my causual deck. Won't know if it's a good constructed card until they reveal all the token generators, but it looks like it has potential. Super fun if I can pull off a Grove of the Guardian activation on my opponent's end step after it's in play.
Why is everybody hating on the Izzet in their flavor text? 



What's with the guilds "hating on" Izzet? Selesnya seems especially hateful, as even 2 of their playable card's flavor texts is about stopping the Izzet, Golgari to a lesser extent (on the newly spoiled tutor Jarad's Orders).



Why do all of the cards, pretty much, only reference Izzet? I understand they're the favorite but when half of the set references 1 guild it gets kinda annoying. I want to see what's going on in the other 4 guilds too.

EDIT: Ninja'd




Because the Izzet set the block in motion. If I remember all the facts:

Everyboday gets back in power.

Niv-Mizzet starts searching for something.

Jarad Catches wind, tries to figure it out (Duel Decks)

Everyone else starts noticing and starts putting out counter measures

Thus the Izzet are the ones everyone is paying attention to, because they are doing weird stuff. And everyone knows the narcicistic megoloaniac dragon doing something weird is not good for them.



For the card: Well...thats a thing. one of these that depends on the quality of token makers in whatever format. EDH fun for things like Ghave/trostanit/Rhys the Redeemed/anyother GW token based general. 
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Why is everybody hating on the Izzet in their flavor text? 



What's with the guilds "hating on" Izzet? Selesnya seems especially hateful, as even 2 of their playable card's flavor texts is about stopping the Izzet, Golgari to a lesser extent (on the newly spoiled tutor Jarad's Orders).



Why do all of the cards, pretty much, only reference Izzet? I understand they're the favorite but when half of the set references 1 guild it gets kinda annoying. I want to see what's going on in the other 4 guilds too.

EDIT: Ninja'd




Because the Izzet set the block in motion. If I remember all the facts:

Everyboday gets back in power.

Niv-Mizzet starts searching for something.

Jarad Catches wind, tries to figure it out (Duel Decks)

Everyone else starts noticing and starts putting out counter measures

Thus the Izzet are the ones everyone is paying attention to, because they are doing weird stuff. And everyone knows the narcicistic megoloaniac dragon doing something weird is not good for them.



For the card: Well...thats a thing. one of these that depends on the quality of token makers in whatever format. EDH fun for things like Ghave/trostanit/Rhys the Redeemed/anyother GW token based general. 



Plus you know.
Selesnya, Azorius, and Golgari are all fairly... shall we say... constructive guilds?
They don't particularly want to break things. (Okay, Golgari sometimes, but ideally it creates as much as it destroys).
And while Rakdos is just kind of so very transparently evil that you never have to keep taps on them the Izzet are destructive AND smart.
So yeah. I can see why everyone is focusing on the Mad Scientist instead of the Frat Boy (that's Rakdos, for those who don't associate Frat Boys with transparent evil).

I always read "Populate" as "Copulate", which makes this card more awkward than the other Selesnya ones.
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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.
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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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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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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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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:
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The only way I'd cast this card is into a bonfire.
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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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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!
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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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to paraphrase Jeff Goldblum, Vektor finds a way.
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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.
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I didn't know Samurai were known to be able to cut down whole armies...
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It is heavily dependant on if you have a token in play. There will need to be alot more ways to produce tokens for it to be viable
Curves nicely from Lingering Souls, and later you can try and make the 8/8 vigilance token from your land.
This is going to make Selesnya a nightmare to go up against. Better go tell my Selesnya friend, though, he'll love this.
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This makes me want to build a ramp-up populating Godsire deck...

Well the curve works with the old standard 'combo'. This on turn 4. Turn 5, Ranger of Eos and the Behemoth's Herald that he fetched. Turn 6, the also-fetched Goblin Bushwhacker gets kicked and then you activate the herald's ability while the whacker's ability is on the stack... Godsire shows up, gets haste, goes to town.

Meh. Playable, but hardly pushing the boundaries. Would it have killed them to have this populate or drop a token creature on entering the battlefield? Too easy to disrupt.

Is W/B tokens still a relevant deck in standard? This might help it. Back from the Brink and Cackling Counterpart would like this for a Simic/Azorius token shell. I like it, and might even play it.
Rules question here. With apologies as I have asked this before, if the populate ability copies any tokens created by the following, will any of the copied tokens survive the exile trigger?

seance
stone idol trap
mimic vat
elemental appeal

here's the rules on tokens:


110.5b The spell or ability that creates a token may define the values of any number of characteristics for the token. This becomes the token’s "text." The characteristic values defined this way are functionally equivalent to the characteristic values that are printed on a card; for example, they define the token’s copiable values. A token doesn’t have any characteristics not defined by the spell or ability that created it.

Example:



Jade Mage has the ability "{2}{G}: Put a 1/1 green Saproling creature token onto the battlefield." The resulting token has no mana cost, supertype, expansion symbol, rules text, or abilities.






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