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.
57193048 wrote:You should never explain layers to people unless one of the following is true: they're studying for a judge exam, you're both in a Ben Affleck movie and it's the only way to save the world, or you hate them.
56663526 wrote:We try to maintain the illusion that Magic cards are written in English.
56333196 wrote:69511863 wrote:Hell, if they steal from us, we'd be honored.
oh my god, AWESOME!
Then changing the Slivers was your idea! haha
69511863 wrote:Hell, if they steal from us, we'd be honored.
56734518 wrote:Occassionally when catering, I've been put the task of arranging Fruit and Cheese or Grilled Vegetable platters. More than once a high class buffet has started with the mark of Phyrexia upon it. Since i've got a good eye for color so it looks great to people who don't get the "joke" (it's a niceley divided circle after all: the outline gives you 4-6 "regions" to work with), this has actually got me put on platter design more often, resulting in Phyrexia's presence at more private and industry events.
Round 1:Vampire NighthawkPacifismRancorCaptain's CallWar FalconServant of NefaroxSign in BloodWalking CorpseRing of KaloniaTormented SoulReckless BruteTormod's CryptPlummetPlummetIsland
Round 2:PacifismBloodhunter BatBattleflight EagleAven SquireAjani's SunstrikerCrippling BlightAngel's MercyDivine FavorTormented SoulDownpourElvish VisionaryFogIndexWarclamp MastiffIsland
Round 3:Attended KnightLiliana's ShadeRise from the GraveVampire NighthawkCrippling BlightSafe PassageDivine FavorDuty-Bound DeadCrimson MuckwaderBloodthrone VampireSign in BloodCrippling BlightWar FalconFaith's RewardMountain
I went black-white exalted, looks pretty strong.
Round 1: Vampire Nighthawk Pacifism Prey Upon War Priest of Thune Spiked Baloth Deadly Recluse Farseek Elvish Visionary Ring of Kalonia Disentomb Arbor Elf Tormod's Crypt Plummet Plummet Island
Round 2: Healer of the Pride Garruk's Packleader Roaring Primadox Silklash Spider Fungal Sprouting Healer of the Pride Yeva, Nature's Herald Bond Beetle Elvish Visionary Yeva's Forcemage Elvish Visionary Arbor Elf Index Timberpack Wolf Island
Round 3: Primal Huntbeast Primal Huntbeast Crusader of Odric Mark of the Vampire Intrepid Hero Arbor Elf Mwonvuli Beast Tracker Serpent's Gift Farseek Plummet Unsummon Crippling Blight Crippling Blight Faith's Reward Mountain
this is my draft....I would appreciate any adviceRound 1:Ravenous RatsNegateDark FavorLiliana's ShadeDark FavorDuty-Bound DeadBloodthrone VampireBloodthrone VampireTormented SoulMind RotWalking CorpseNaturalizeSerpent's GiftBond BeetleForest
Round 2:DivinationDuressDuty-Bound DeadHellion CrucibleVile RebirthMind SculptLiliana's ShadeEssence DrainGiant ScorpionVile RebirthTormented SoulBloodthrone VampireDisentombDisentombSwamp
Round 3:Veilborn GhoulVampire NocturnusEncrustTormented SoulServant of NefaroxLiliana's ShadeCower in FearRise from the GraveDuressRing of ThuneRavenous RatsGlorious ChargeMind SculptBattle of WitsSwamp