This thread is for discussion of this week's Serious Fun, which goes live Tuesday morning on magicthegathering.com.
Noble magic is interesting, I hadn't seen that one before. I also play a format on the Pauper, Peasant continuum, though mine is above Noble still, it would seem (though I've called it Merchant, which would imply it's lower than Noble). I build all of my casual decks, both online and in paper, like this:
- No more than 1 card at Mythic Rare.
- No more than 5 cards at Rare + Mythic Rare.
- No more than 20 cards at Uncommon + Rare + Mythic Rare.
This means that if you're maximising all slots, you'll have 1 Mythic Rare, 4 Rare and 15 Uncommon.
I find this format provides a powerful yet fair way to play. You get lots of goodies without going overboard.
It's my de facto way of building decks!
I tried something once kind of like Noble that I tentively called "Younger Drakeling Lowlander".
Pretty much it was a 60 card singleton format where the only rare you could have was your 'Commander', the rest of the deck was Uncommon or below. Your 'Commander' could be any rare or mythic rare creature(legendary not being a requirement) that played just like a general in Commander. It didn't really catch on amongst my playgroup but it gave me some good memories, I still take any chance I can to play a [c]Djinn of Wishes!
Noble sounds like an amazing idea. I'm surprised it hasn't caught on before with anyone. I'll definitely have to give that format a spin.
Dark Confidant as your Noble anyone? Stoneforge Mystic? Tarmogoyf?
I like that the color requirements are nonexistent.
Realms Magic looks fun, sort of like a strategy board game meets MTG, but I'm not sure I understand the "Realms Library" part of it. Questions:
1. How big can it be? 60 cards? 40 card minimum? 250 cards?
2. Does it have to be all colors, or can it be one color?
3. What's to stop someone from building an awesome deck and tromping on their opponents while they're pilfering through the community libraries?
4. How many lands are there in the shared libraries? Any?
This definitely looks kind of fun. I have a lot of friends that are new to magic, so this would be a great way to introduce older cards they're not familiar with. I just hope none of them figure out how awesome it'd be to play vampire nocturnus and target the black library...
Noble Magic looks like a lot of fun. I think a lot of the fun formats remind me of the old Invitational formats.
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