[MTG] Escape for your next vacation

14748505253

Posts

  • Ivan HungerIvan Hunger Registered User regular
    The idea I had for a return to New Phyrexia was to do it as two sets.

    The first set would be called "Escape from New Phyrexia", and would be about evacuating the surviving Mirrans to an uninhabited plane. There could be a mechanic called "evacuate" that gives you some king of bonus for exiling creatures, for example. This would set up New Mirrodin as a place they can return to if they ever want to do another Mirrodin set.

    The second set would be called "Quarantine". Lorewise, it would be about sealing off New Phyrexia from the rest of multiverse for good. Mechanically, it would be a set with lots of alternate win conditions to simulate the feel of racing against clock to stop the Phyrexians before they discover a way to travel across planes.

  • NeveronNeveron SwedenRegistered User regular
    astrobstrd wrote: »
    I'm still upset Garruk never got his big bad arc, just Jason Voorhees-ing his way through the multiverse.

    Garruk's big problem, as a cursed planeswalker hunter at least, is the same as many villains: he can't ever kill anyone important. Because he can't kill anyone, he just seems kind of ineffective and bad at his supposed niche.

    Like, for a guy who supposedly hunts and kills planeswalkers he only ever killed two, neither of which have cards and one of which doesn't even have a name.

    Maybe he'll actually get to do something now that he's been uncursed?

    ssEXN.png
  • BoomerAang SquadBoomerAang Squad Registered User regular
    Garruk did kill one of the planeswalkers from the Duels games. People were disappointed they killed of a potentially interesting character to make Garruk more threatening.

    https://magic.wizards.com/en/articles/archive/magic-story/hunter-cannot-pity-2014-07-16

  • Zombie HeroZombie Hero Registered User regular
    I hope they return to New Phyrexia. Elesh Norn is cool as shit.

    Steam
    Nintendo ID: Pastalonius
    Smite\LoL:Gremlidin \ WoW & Overwatch & Hots: Gremlidin#1734
    3ds: 3282-2248-0453
    Styrofoam SammichNeveron
  • Ivan HungerIvan Hunger Registered User regular
    edited January 14
    Another problem with Kraven-Garruk is that sets usually only have three planeswalkers. Competition for those spots is already crowded, so there's little room for a secondary villain who doesn't have any connection to the setting. There are already people complaining about Ajani being absent from Theros: Beyond Death.

    Although Calix has the exact same problem. He and Elspeth being joined at the hip makes both harder to use.

    Ivan Hunger on
  • NeveronNeveron SwedenRegistered User regular
    I hope they return to New Phyrexia. Elesh Norn is cool as shit.

    The Machine Orthodoxy is 100% my jam, yeah. Those red exposed muscles and that clean white porcelain makes for one hell of an aesthetic, and it's something that actually feels kind of unique to MtG.

    It's also probably the best White villain faction?

    ssEXN.png
    Zombie HeroIvan Hunger
  • astrobstrdastrobstrd So full of mercy... Registered User regular
    Neveron wrote: »
    astrobstrd wrote: »
    I'm still upset Garruk never got his big bad arc, just Jason Voorhees-ing his way through the multiverse.

    Garruk's big problem, as a cursed planeswalker hunter at least, is the same as many villains: he can't ever kill anyone important. Because he can't kill anyone, he just seems kind of ineffective and bad at his supposed niche.

    Like, for a guy who supposedly hunts and kills planeswalkers he only ever killed two, neither of which have cards and one of which doesn't even have a name.

    Maybe he'll actually get to do something now that he's been uncursed?

    I feel like the walkers who've never been in Standard should've been fair game.

    Sorry, Lord Windgrace and Deretti...

  • Munkus BeaverMunkus Beaver Registered User, ClubPA regular
    Beating an oven cats deck 2-1 with hyper aggro mono B feels real good.

    Especially when they duress your opening hand and it's like "I got nothin but creatures here bay-beeee"

    Twitch Channel
    Steam: munkus_beaver
    Humor can be dissected, as a frog can, but it dies in the process.
    http://www.ccfa.org/
    Elbasunu
  • I needed a gnome to post.I needed a gnome to post. i did meet some of the most insufferable people but, they also met meRegistered User regular
    astrobstrd wrote: »
    Neveron wrote: »
    astrobstrd wrote: »
    I'm still upset Garruk never got his big bad arc, just Jason Voorhees-ing his way through the multiverse.

    Garruk's big problem, as a cursed planeswalker hunter at least, is the same as many villains: he can't ever kill anyone important. Because he can't kill anyone, he just seems kind of ineffective and bad at his supposed niche.

    Like, for a guy who supposedly hunts and kills planeswalkers he only ever killed two, neither of which have cards and one of which doesn't even have a name.

    Maybe he'll actually get to do something now that he's been uncursed?

    I feel like the walkers who've never been in Standard should've been fair game.

    Sorry, Lord Windgrace and Deretti...

    lord windgrace is already dead actually, he was one of the planeswalkers in urza's Nine Titans so he's been around for a while

    UUgbyO3.png
    Vyolynce
  • astrobstrdastrobstrd So full of mercy... Registered User regular
    astrobstrd wrote: »
    Neveron wrote: »
    astrobstrd wrote: »
    I'm still upset Garruk never got his big bad arc, just Jason Voorhees-ing his way through the multiverse.

    Garruk's big problem, as a cursed planeswalker hunter at least, is the same as many villains: he can't ever kill anyone important. Because he can't kill anyone, he just seems kind of ineffective and bad at his supposed niche.

    Like, for a guy who supposedly hunts and kills planeswalkers he only ever killed two, neither of which have cards and one of which doesn't even have a name.

    Maybe he'll actually get to do something now that he's been uncursed?

    I feel like the walkers who've never been in Standard should've been fair game.

    Sorry, Lord Windgrace and Deretti...

    lord windgrace is already dead actually, he was one of the planeswalkers in urza's Nine Titans so he's been around for a while

    Bring him back. Kill him again :P.

  • Ivan HungerIvan Hunger Registered User regular
    astrobstrd wrote: »
    Neveron wrote: »
    astrobstrd wrote: »
    I'm still upset Garruk never got his big bad arc, just Jason Voorhees-ing his way through the multiverse.

    Garruk's big problem, as a cursed planeswalker hunter at least, is the same as many villains: he can't ever kill anyone important. Because he can't kill anyone, he just seems kind of ineffective and bad at his supposed niche.

    Like, for a guy who supposedly hunts and kills planeswalkers he only ever killed two, neither of which have cards and one of which doesn't even have a name.

    Maybe he'll actually get to do something now that he's been uncursed?

    I feel like the walkers who've never been in Standard should've been fair game.

    Sorry, Lord Windgrace and Deretti...

    lord windgrace is already dead actually, he was one of the planeswalkers in urza's Nine Titans so he's been around for a while

    As I recall, he's the one character who was timeshifted into the present during Time Spiral block but didn't get sent back to his proper time period during the mending.

    Can't remember why that happened to only him and no one else though.

  • Styrofoam SammichStyrofoam Sammich WANT. 5386-8443-8937Registered User regular
    Wingrace threw himself into a time rift p sure

    wq09t4opzrlc.jpg
    Ivan HungerSolarVyolynce
  • KalTorakKalTorak One way or another, they all end up in the Undercity.Registered User regular
    Wingrace threw himself into a time rift p sure

    so he's out there somewhere, probably napping on a Chesterfield sofa

  • milskimilski UNTZ UNTZ UNTZ UNTZ Registered User regular
    I got a new doodle token with my new Inalla deck:

    uoPbdLV.jpg?1

    You can't write me off like that! You're just a voice, pal! You don't know a DAMN THING ABOUT RACING!!
    WhippyThe Escape GoatWearingglassesElbasunuGreenArmorocSkeith
  • WhippyWhippy Moderator, Admin Emeritus Admin Emeritus
    hi-5 same commander, love seeing an inalla bro

    milski
  • milskimilski UNTZ UNTZ UNTZ UNTZ Registered User regular
    To be fair, it's an Inalla deck with zero intention of ever casting Inalla

    You can't write me off like that! You're just a voice, pal! You don't know a DAMN THING ABOUT RACING!!
    Whippy
  • WhippyWhippy Moderator, Admin Emeritus Admin Emeritus
    Well yeah. I’ve been playing this deck for almost two years now and she’s come out of the command zone literally twice

  • I needed a gnome to post.I needed a gnome to post. i did meet some of the most insufferable people but, they also met meRegistered User regular
    if inalla was meant to be played she wouldn't cost five

    UUgbyO3.png
    The Escape Goatmilski
  • milskimilski UNTZ UNTZ UNTZ UNTZ Registered User regular
    if inalla was meant to be played she wouldn't cost five

    Hey, I play five cost spells in the deck!

    Well, ok, two five cost spells.

    Ok, one of them is Force of Will.

    Ok, the other one is Ad Nauseum.

    You can't write me off like that! You're just a voice, pal! You don't know a DAMN THING ABOUT RACING!!
    The Escape GoatGreen
  • DrascinDrascin Registered User regular
    edited January 15
    ChaosHat wrote: »
    Drascin wrote: »
    ChaosHat wrote: »
    Drascin wrote: »
    Solar wrote: »
    I really want the Phyrexians to invade a plane and get fucking ruined. Like oh shit you invaded Kamigawa or whatever and the Kami just fucking obliterated you, awesome

    Man I wish. But I'm pretty sure that's never going to happen.

    The heroes have to win sometime.

    Yeah, but one, they just did so we got at least twelve sets of everything going the villains' way to go befoore they win again, and two, Phyrexia is never going to get "obliterated". Phyrexia will, at most, be beaten back after much effort and sacrifice and stuff and a minimum of one Deus Ex Machina. They will never just go into a place, get kicked in the dick, and go "oh fuck shit fuck, bad matchup, we're getting smacked here, everyone fall back into the portal and let's go find an easier target".

    I wish it would happen, but it's not going to happen.

    Oh, you just want a college football style one sided blowout. Yeah, that won't happen, but like, where is the tension and story in that? You spend a year building up to "The Phyrexians are coming" and then the heroes mop it up in a couple hours no big deal and then the rest of the story spotlight is about Ajani getting his nails did and his fur trimmed?

    Honestly? I'm just tired of every story being about "heroes winning by the smallest of threads and one or more Deus Ex Machina against perfectly impossible odds" (in addition to the fact that I have been absolutely fucking tired of the very existence of Phyrexians since Invasion). It feels like most media lately needs to turn the villains into absolutely unstoppable, unbeatable juggernauts to a point that where the heroes win no longer feels "earned", it feels like "yeah, suuuure, whatever you say, bud".

    So yes, I do want a story about the big bads not being absolutely unbeatable. I want the villains to also fuck up, to get partially defeated without a huge thing. I want the bad guys to get ruined on one set and have to rethink their approach and come back with a vengeance two sets later.

    Drascin on
    Steam ID: Right here.
  • SolarSolar Registered User regular
    Windgrace was a boss

    Bring him back

    I want to see Windgrace owning Phyrexians

  • FearghaillFearghaill If there is nothing but what we make in this world let us make goodRegistered User regular
    so I got annoyed enough by Cat Ovens a few weeks ago that I decided to make a UW Artifacts deck with Karn and a bunch of utility artifacts in the sideboard to wish for, (Grafdigger's Cage for cats, Stonecoil Serpent for Krasis, etc)

    it's worked surprisingly well (Gingerbrute + All That Glitters has taken so many lives), but my favourite part is finding other decks that it accidentally counters. The Izzet Phoenix deck I went up against yesterday apparently did not realize everything that the cage blocks, because they still tried to cast Finale of Promise to turn things around before sheepishly emoting "oops" and conceding.

    ElbasunuBahamutZERO
  • KayKay What we need... Is a little bit of PANIC.Registered User regular
    Okay, now I'm invested in the "Ajani and Windgrace's Spa Day" set.

    ew9y0DD.png
    3DS FCode: 1993-7512-8991
    Cururu
  • PinfeldorfPinfeldorf Realtor Santa ClaritaRegistered User regular
    Ajani Goldmane and Lord Windgrace buddy cop set. He's a loose cannon with nothing else to lose, but his new partner's a germaphobic new dad!

    Which one is which? Nobody knows!

    BreakfastPM
  • Macro9Macro9 Registered User regular
    Fearghaill wrote: »
    so I got annoyed enough by Cat Ovens a few weeks ago that I decided to make a UW Artifacts deck with Karn and a bunch of utility artifacts in the sideboard to wish for, (Grafdigger's Cage for cats, Stonecoil Serpent for Krasis, etc)

    it's worked surprisingly well (Gingerbrute + All That Glitters has taken so many lives), but my favourite part is finding other decks that it accidentally counters. The Izzet Phoenix deck I went up against yesterday apparently did not realize everything that the cage blocks, because they still tried to cast Finale of Promise to turn things around before sheepishly emoting "oops" and conceding.

    Gingerbrute and all that glitters is a great combo. I crushed an eldraine draft last night with that combo plus all the cheap artifacts and enchantments I could grab. Several 8 or so power unblockable gingerbrutes is too hard to deal with.

    bO0v7.png
    FearghaillVyolynce
  • I needed a gnome to post.I needed a gnome to post. i did meet some of the most insufferable people but, they also met meRegistered User regular
    https://magic.wizards.com/en/articles/archive/news/theros-beyond-death-promo-pack-updates-2020-01-15

    FNM Promo Packs may include some non-standard legal cards, curated from the last several years of sets in order to be "Commander focused"

    UUgbyO3.png
  • milskimilski UNTZ UNTZ UNTZ UNTZ Registered User regular
    Pretty decent list, too; the entire pile is at least "yeah, I can see why you run that" for Commander.

    You can't write me off like that! You're just a voice, pal! You don't know a DAMN THING ABOUT RACING!!
  • turtleantturtleant Gunpla Dad is the best.Registered User regular
    On the one hand, it's weird for promos to be focused on a different format than what you're playing to get the promo.

    On the other, promos targeted at a singleton format makes them much more rewarding to get since you are gtg to use them if you want.

    X22wmuF.jpg
    Fearghaill
  • Blackbeard7Blackbeard7 Registered User regular
    I dont want any of those cards, that is baffling

    ALZff8o.png
  • PiptheFairPiptheFair Registered User regular
    watching the early release brews and black devo seems very dumb again, although I don't think it's bad enough to have another summer of black

    Kevin Crist
  • PiptheFairPiptheFair Registered User regular
    also u/b sphinx may be much more playable than I initially gave it credit for

    The Escape Goat
  • I needed a gnome to post.I needed a gnome to post. i did meet some of the most insufferable people but, they also met meRegistered User regular
    i'd be happy with monoblack being good because it seems like it should be on the cheaper side for decks this season

    UUgbyO3.png
    Kevin CristStyrofoam SammichSolar
  • nightmarennynightmarenny Registered User regular
    i'd be happy with monoblack being good because it seems like it should be on the cheaper side for decks this season

    Heck yeah give me a deck where I don't have to spend a month building up rare lands.

    Quire.jpg
  • Blackbeard7Blackbeard7 Registered User regular
    im just gonna keep playing jeskai fires probably, i havent performed this well with a standard deck in years

    ALZff8o.png
  • DemonStaceyDemonStacey TTODewback's Daughter In love with the TaySwayRegistered User regular
    My plans are mono-b devo and also just keep going with my mono-g deck. And make whatever slight changes are needed pending where the meta goes. Because honestly the mono-g deck has been so very consistent and straightforward and fun to play and seems to have a lot of very good matchups.

    desc wrote: »
    ~ * ~ Week-Long Dance-a-thon Booty Ribbon ~ * ~
  • jgeisjgeis Registered User regular
    New Secret Lair drop coming January 27th, "Year of the Rat." Comes with 5x Rat Colony, and 1x of each: Marrow-Gnawer, Ink-Eyes, and Pack Rat, all cards are foil with exclusive artwork. $39.99.

    Probably worth noting that foil Marrow-Gnawer is currently worth about $50, Ink-Eyes is $25 for the BoK art/$12 for prerelease art, Pack Rat is $9, and Rat Colony about $2.50 each.

    DemonStacey
  • astrobstrdastrobstrd So full of mercy... Registered User regular
    Not calling it "Rats off to ya" seems like a missed opportunity.

    BahamutZEROGreen
  • DemonStaceyDemonStacey TTODewback's Daughter In love with the TaySwayRegistered User regular
    Those are the cutest damn rats I ever did see.

    desc wrote: »
    ~ * ~ Week-Long Dance-a-thon Booty Ribbon ~ * ~
    milski
  • KalTorakKalTorak One way or another, they all end up in the Undercity.Registered User regular
    the ink drawing of Ink-Eyes is *chef kiss*

    milskiMidniteGreenLucedes
  • Kevin CristKevin Crist I make the devil hit his knees and say the 'our father'Registered User regular
    Arena is up.

    And they know what I want to do.

    eoX8eUV.png

    acpRlGW.jpg
    Steam: YOU FACE JARAXXUS| Twitch.tv: SkinnerSweet
Sign In or Register to comment.