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Magic: the Gathering |OT| Guilds of Ravnica - We built this city on blocks of gold

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Oct 27, 2017
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Welcome to Standard!

Not much you can do about it unfortunately except selling/trading your cards way before the rotation.
That's exactly why I'm trying to impose on myself a limit on max 5-6€ per card, max ~40-50€ whole deck sans lands, no boosters at all unless I just went to the LGS to play and didn't make a purchase that day. I may not win as much as I'd like to but I still get to have financially responsible fun and not regret purchasing very expensive cardboard.
 
Oct 25, 2017
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I don't think I could ever justify paper standard now that Arena exists. I've essentially got every card needed for every playable standard deck and then some, and I've easily put in less money than even a single budget standard deck would cost in paper.
 
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That's exactly why I'm trying to impose on myself a limit on max 5-6€ per card, max ~40-50€ whole deck sans lands, no boosters at all unless I just went to the LGS to play and didn't make a purchase that day. I may not win as much as I'd like to but I still get to have financially responsible fun and not regret purchasing very expensive cardboard.
This is how my friend and I started playing a few years ago. Budget decks. No frills. Just fun.

Fast forward to now and I just ordered a $60 Noble Hierarch and have multiple modern decks.

In other words, don't underestimate how your interest in the game might grow and change. You might consider a non-rotatimg format since you don't want your cards to suddenly become unplayable.
 
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You mostly wanted to play paper Standard to do well in GPs and qualify for the PT but apparently they're going to overthrow everything regarding competitive play so lol
 
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You mostly wanted to play paper Standard to do well in GPs and qualify for the PT but apparently they're going to overthrow everything regarding competitive play so lol
That's also a reason why I don't want to go overboard since Standard is fully playable in Arena anyway. EDH is comfy as well, but Modern scares me since it looks like most people at both LGSs I go to are using those fucking crazy $1000+ decks. Like, I can always make a cheap burn deck or something similar from MTGGoldfish budget series but I think I would get bored of it too quickly.
 
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I’ve gotten back into the game as a casual edh player. My per card limit was 3$ and just about to hit 5$. No way I can keep up with standard at this point. Sometimes do draft and release sealed.

My out of town friend brought back his decks and completely trounced me and another with his highly tuned deck. Last game on the board was muldrotha, black mikaeus, sheoldred, Jin-gitaxis, flip have, rhystic study, and phyrexian arena. Yet he still got salty af when I beat him in a mana-screwed game and complaining about him playing an archenemy game.
 
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I’ve gotten back into the game as a casual edh player. My per card limit was 3$ and just about to hit 5$. No way I can keep up with standard at this point. Sometimes do draft and release sealed.

My out of town friend brought back his decks and completely trounced me and another with his highly tuned deck. Last game on the board was muldrotha, black mikaeus, sheoldred, Jin-gitaxis, flip have, rhystic study, and phyrexian arena. Yet he still got salty af when I beat him in a mana-screwed game and complaining about him playing an archenemy game.
Meh salt will always happen. Get it, give it, shuffle up and draw 7 more.

That said, I’m gonna try to be less salty in 2019 :)
 
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Happy New Year!
This time last year I was excited because 2018 had a set I was extra excited for you all to see (Dominaria). For 2019, there’s three! I should stress that I’m excited for all the sets this year. Three (none of which you know much about) just did something a bit out of the ordinary, each in their own way, that have me extra excited.
I predict an awesome Magic year!

December 31, 2018

krinstranger asked: Is Ravnica Allegiance one of the three sets that have you so excited for 2019?
No. It’s a good set, but as the eighth guild set, it’s not exactly us doing something different. The sets I’m extra excited about are paving new ground.

January 01, 2019

themartiangeek asked: Do we get to know how many of the three extra-exciting sets are Standard-legal and how many are supplementary?
Two are Standard-legal and one’s a supplemental set. : )

January 01, 2019
 
Nov 9, 2017
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My out of town friend brought back his decks and completely trounced me and another with his highly tuned deck. Last game on the board was muldrotha, black mikaeus, sheoldred, Jin-gitaxis, flip have, rhystic study, and phyrexian arena. Yet he still got salty af when I beat him in a mana-screwed game and complaining about him playing an archenemy game.
Just a whiner who doesn't get it. There's no higher compliment in Commander than to become the Archenemy. The game isn't about winning, winning is often an afterthought brought about by random kingmaking of a third party. If you're a Spike in Commander and you aren't drawing all the aggro in the world you're an abject failure, and if you're crying about it when you do you're an even bigger failure for not understanding the real victory condition of the game you're playing.
 
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“You guys are dicks for stopping me,” player with a game winning combo setup says to table of three-to-four other Magic playing humans.

I will absolutely never understand that mindset. If you can’t play politics you like won’t win.
 
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Bankrupt in Blood by @SebMcKinnon
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#mtgart #mtgrna
Thanks to @wizards_magic for the free preview art from the new set! My article at @CoolStuffInc this Friday will have the card preview.

Until then, what do you think this card does? :thinking:



I can't help but notice that the woman's pose is reused from Bedevil, but still, neat art.
 
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I love Seb McKinnon's work. His art has a raw and old school Magic feel to them. Glad that he's been such a prominent artist in this "block."
 

Poodlestrike

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Bankrupt in Blood by @SebMcKinnon
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#mtgart #mtgrna
Thanks to @wizards_magic for the free preview art from the new set! My article at @CoolStuffInc this Friday will have the card preview.

Until then, what do you think this card does? :thinking:



I can't help but notice that the woman's pose is reused from Bedevil, but still, neat art.
Could be it's an art cycle. How many pieces does an artist do per set?
 
Nov 9, 2017
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Bankrupt in Blood by @SebMcKinnon
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#mtgart #mtgrna
Thanks to @wizards_magic for the free preview art from the new set! My article at @CoolStuffInc this Friday will have the card preview.

Until then, what do you think this card does? :thinking:



I can't help but notice that the woman's pose is reused from Bedevil, but still, neat art.
It's an Orzhov card that provides a Blood Artist type effect, probably.
 

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I think I've already shared this over here some other time, but I still need some help with it:

https://tappedout.net/mtg-decks/golgari-guild-mix/

Very commonly I find myself with not much to do on early turns while my opponents are already dropping tons of stuff. The problem is that the mana curve looks totally normal and I even have some mana dorks and ramp to help with it so I don't really know if I'm having really poor initial hands or else there's some way I can tweak it.

I'm pending on getting a Stitcher's Supplier to help speeding up the milling (and once you have 4-5 creatures in the graveyard the deck starts to get really fun to play) but I'm not totally sure which one of the creatures I have in there seem the most superfluous since almost everything has some use: either 2 for 1, self-milling, draw, value or sac outlets for other stuff on board. I'm not totally 100% convinced on Charnell Troll (since it takes creatures OUT of my graveyard into exile) or Deadbridge Goliath (the Scavenge cost seems too high) but maybe there's some other stuff that's not offering as much value as it initially looks like?
 
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