It is currently Mon May 21, 2018 7:56 am

All times are UTC - 6 hours [ DST ]




Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 719 posts ]  Go to page Previous  1 ... 32, 33, 34, 35, 36
Author Message
PostPosted: Tue Jan 02, 2018 8:48 am 
Offline
Member
User avatar

Joined: Sep 25, 2013
Posts: 3081
Uh, no mention of crew in the mechanic article.

_________________
Useful link:
Spoiler


Like this post
Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Tue Jan 02, 2018 9:29 am 
Online
Member
User avatar

Joined: Sep 22, 2013
Posts: 6821
Uh, no mention of crew in the mechanic article.
They shouldn't have to mention Crew now that it has become something of an evergreen or deciduous mechanic.

_________________
magicpablo666 wrote:
You fell victim to one of the classic blunders - The most famous of which is "never get involved in an thread with GM_Champion" - but only slightly less well-known is this: "Never go in against AzureShade when card design is on the line!"


Like this post
Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Tue Jan 02, 2018 2:42 pm 
Offline
Member
User avatar

Joined: Oct 10, 2015
Posts: 2653
Location: California
Identity: Male
Preferred Pronoun Set: he/him/his/his/himself
You know what I'm hoping for in Dominaria?

A major "main phase matters" theme

a) Goes with the time theme from Time Spiral
b) Interacts with Raid

_________________
Is it just me, or does Bruse Tarl look like an 1890s Barnum circus strongman who'd hawk strength tonic patent medicines on the side?


Like this post
Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Tue Jan 02, 2018 8:15 pm 
Offline
Member
User avatar

Joined: Oct 10, 2015
Posts: 2653
Location: California
Identity: Male
Preferred Pronoun Set: he/him/his/his/himself
Also, there will be hella Saprolings in Dominaria. There doesn't seem to be much reason for Saprolings in RIX except to dovetail into Dominaria.

_________________
Is it just me, or does Bruse Tarl look like an 1890s Barnum circus strongman who'd hawk strength tonic patent medicines on the side?


Like this post
Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Tue Jan 02, 2018 8:31 pm 
Offline
Member
User avatar

Joined: Oct 09, 2013
Posts: 5553
Location: Mountain View
Preferred Pronoun Set: he/him
Also, there will be hella Saprolings in Dominaria. There doesn't seem to be much reason for Saprolings in RIX except to dovetail into Dominaria.

One reason for Saprolings in RIX is to make ascending easier for green, but I agree that Saprolings in DOM make a lot of sense.

_________________
0x10


Like this post
Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Tue Jan 02, 2018 8:56 pm 
Offline
Member
User avatar

Joined: Oct 30, 2013
Posts: 8960
Location: Brazil
Zenbitz wrote:
So - only 1 new mechanic in Rivals, and it's the more or less trivial one (ascend). By trivial I don't mean unimportant, I just mean that it's not very disruptive.
All the other mechanics return. Given the massive flop that was Ixalan limited (although sealed was OK as sealed goes), my guess is that that RIX/RIX/IXL is going to be be a much more polished and fun draft set.

I think one (the ONE?) of the reasons they dropped small sets was that it's impossible to make two good limited formats with a small/big combination. That being said, making 2 good ones is probably easier with 2 sets than 3.

I am going to ignore Khans block because it was a strange set, and 3xKTK was a great format; so diluting it had no chance.
OGW/OGW/BFZ draft *might* have been better than 3xBFZ draft but that's really only because they screwed up Green in BFZ.
SOI and ELM were pretty average sets but 3xSOI was better.
3xKLD was a great set, only made worse with AER (but AER/AER/KLD was at least average)
3xAKH was not great, but HOU/HOU/AKH was very good; a top 10 set.
And of course, 3xIXL was the worst set since at least 3xGTC.


I rather have IXL than any format from Theros Block, thank you.

_________________
Yes, I'm from Brazil and no, I'm not an annoying ****.

RPG characters


Like this post
Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Tue Feb 06, 2018 2:20 am 
Offline
Member
User avatar

Joined: Sep 23, 2013
Posts: 7011
Identity: Spambot
Preferred Pronoun Set: 0, 1
I've never played Ixalan but I've played Theros and you can't be wrong.

_________________
Any resemblance to actual persons, living or dead, is purely coincidental.


Like this post
Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Thu Feb 08, 2018 12:52 pm 
Offline
Member
User avatar

Joined: Sep 23, 2013
Posts: 7239
Cato you should draft triple IXL a couple times because it's really quite mind boggling how bad it is.

It's one thing to make a draft format where the PLAY styles are forced and repetitive - this is the typical critique of Theros or 3xOrigins- (3xIXL is pure curve out aggro), it's another to combine this with a a drafting stage which manages to be both high variance and "railed". You basically just pick one of 4 tribes by pick 2 or 3 and hope that you get shipped it. Maybe one match in 5 was even interestingly close, they games were just usually blowouts one way or the other.

RIVs is, indeed much better. Although I wouldn't enshrine it as a great format, it at least has some depth. It was actually kind of cool to see the first couple weeks of the format be everyone drafting "way better" IXL tribal decks, only to have there be a sea change back to more controlling durdly strategies. I think it's even interesting that there are a lot of really stupidly strong bombs in Rivals (like FRF level) -- because if you don't get one early you have some interesting options to try to go under or pre-sideboard against decks that have them. Or you can pick fixing and hope to get something insane pack 2.

_________________
"Everything looks good when your opponent passes 4 turns in a row" -- rstnme
"Something that does not look good when your opponent does nothing is not a thing" -- me


Like this post
Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Mon Feb 26, 2018 9:14 pm 
Offline
Member
User avatar

Joined: Oct 10, 2015
Posts: 2653
Location: California
Identity: Male
Preferred Pronoun Set: he/him/his/his/himself
Prediction: Geddon and S2P will be in M25.

_________________
Is it just me, or does Bruse Tarl look like an 1890s Barnum circus strongman who'd hawk strength tonic patent medicines on the side?


Like this post
Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Mon Apr 02, 2018 4:06 pm 
Offline
Member
User avatar

Joined: Sep 25, 2013
Posts: 10648
Location: Kamloops, BC
Identity: Male
That cycle of powerful triple costed creatures has me wondering if a monocolor set could be in the future. Not a whole lot to go on, but I can dream.

_________________
Cato wrote:
CotW is a method for ranking cards in increasing order of printability.

*"To YMTC it up" means to design cards that have value mostly from a design perspective. i.e. you would put them in a case under glass in your living room and visitors could remark upon the wonderful design principles, with nobody ever worring if the cards are annoying/pointless/confusing in actual play

TPrizesW
TPortfolioW


Like this post
Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Tue Apr 03, 2018 6:06 pm 
Offline
Member
User avatar

Joined: Oct 09, 2013
Posts: 5553
Location: Mountain View
Preferred Pronoun Set: he/him
It looks to me like all the signpost uncommons for Dominaria will be legendary creatures. At time of writing, we have 8/10 confirmed: https://scryfall.com/search?q=e%3Adom+r ... order=name

BR might be Garna, the Bloodflame and RG could be Grand Warlord Radha, but we don't know their rarities yet.

Here are my guesses for the archetypes.

: historic
: historic
: sacrifice? (signpost unconfirmed)
: wide aggro? (signpost unconfirmed)
: go wide
: legendary tribal?
: Wizard tribal
: Saproling tribal?
: Auras/Equipment?
: ramp?

Some of these seem questionable, so the signposts might be misleading as to the actual archetypes.

_________________
0x10


Like this post
Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Wed Apr 04, 2018 6:37 pm 
Offline
Member
User avatar

Joined: Sep 23, 2013
Posts: 7239
Quote:
: Wizard tribal
: Saproling tribal?
: Auras/Equipment?


These look supported. Not sure about the ally pairs at all.

_________________
"Everything looks good when your opponent passes 4 turns in a row" -- rstnme
"Something that does not look good when your opponent does nothing is not a thing" -- me


Like this post
Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Wed Apr 04, 2018 11:05 pm 
Offline
Member
User avatar

Joined: Sep 25, 2013
Posts: 10648
Location: Kamloops, BC
Identity: Male
Is goblins looking like a limited archetype? Just an offbeat honored build? Or constructed only?

_________________
Cato wrote:
CotW is a method for ranking cards in increasing order of printability.

*"To YMTC it up" means to design cards that have value mostly from a design perspective. i.e. you would put them in a case under glass in your living room and visitors could remark upon the wonderful design principles, with nobody ever worring if the cards are annoying/pointless/confusing in actual play

TPrizesW
TPortfolioW


Like this post
Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Thu Apr 05, 2018 11:44 am 
Offline
Member
User avatar

Joined: Oct 09, 2013
Posts: 5553
Location: Mountain View
Preferred Pronoun Set: he/him
TPmanW wrote:
Is goblins looking like a limited archetype? Just an offbeat honored build? Or constructed only?

Really depends on the commons. We haven't seen any common Goblins yet, but we haven't seen many commons in general.

_________________
0x10


Like this post
Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Sun Apr 08, 2018 12:39 pm 
Offline
Member
User avatar

Joined: Dec 02, 2013
Posts: 537
The CCC creatures in Dominaria lead me to believe there's a return to Theros within a year of Dominaria's release. That or a different set with devotion in it.

_________________
L1 judge


Like this post
Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Sun Apr 08, 2018 12:41 pm 
Offline
Member
User avatar

Joined: Sep 23, 2013
Posts: 7239
Ah that would make some amount of sense. Those CCC are clearly a plant but at rare it's not for limited. There is are also a few "swamps+B" matter cards.

_________________
"Everything looks good when your opponent passes 4 turns in a row" -- rstnme
"Something that does not look good when your opponent does nothing is not a thing" -- me


Like this post
Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Mon Apr 09, 2018 6:26 am 
Offline
Member

Joined: Sep 24, 2013
Posts: 5150
Return to Theros is possible but it could also be just a nostalgia thing


Like this post
Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Mon Apr 09, 2018 3:17 pm 
Offline
Member
User avatar

Joined: Sep 23, 2013
Posts: 7239
Quote:
I've never played Ixalan but I've played Theros and you can't be wrong.


BTW You posted this before MTGO had Theros flashbacks, and are even more wrong now. Theros wasn't a terrible format, it was just a bit voltrony. I think it was better than 3xAKH, and 3xAKH was *way* better than IXL.

Rivals, BTW was much better. Above average, even.

_________________
"Everything looks good when your opponent passes 4 turns in a row" -- rstnme
"Something that does not look good when your opponent does nothing is not a thing" -- me


Like this post
Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Tue Apr 10, 2018 12:30 pm 
Offline
Member
User avatar

Joined: Oct 09, 2013
Posts: 5553
Location: Mountain View
Preferred Pronoun Set: he/him
The BR and RG signpost cards have been confirmed as Garna the Bloodflame and Hallar, the Firefletcher, so I'm revising my archetype guesses slightly.

: historic
: historic
: sacrifice
: kicker
: go wide
: legendaries and Knights
: Wizard tribal
: Saproling tribal
: Auras/Equipment
: ramp

_________________
0x10


Like this post
Top
 Profile  
 
Display posts from previous:  Sort by  
Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 719 posts ]  Go to page Previous  1 ... 32, 33, 34, 35, 36

All times are UTC - 6 hours [ DST ]


Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 3 guests


You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot post attachments in this forum

Jump to:  
Powered by phpBB® Forum Software © phpBB Group