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[MTG] Some call it bootlegging. Some call it racketeering. I call it Magic.

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  • Munkus BeaverMunkus Beaver You don't have to attend every argument you are invited to. Philosophy: Stoicism. Politics: Democratic SocialistRegistered User, ClubPA regular
    I will say this set has so far been a lot more fun than I thought it would be. Venture is a good mechanic.

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  • Macro9Macro9 Registered User regular
    Yeah I was kind of down on it myself but after some time it's grown on me. I dig the dragons, westgate regent, the classes, and the extra value out of dungeons. Some of the legends are pretty nice too.

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  • Munkus BeaverMunkus Beaver You don't have to attend every argument you are invited to. Philosophy: Stoicism. Politics: Democratic SocialistRegistered User, ClubPA regular
    To me it's that venture is at just the right level of balance and it's fun to use, and the classes are really inventive.

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  • BahamutZEROBahamutZERO Registered User regular
    The only thing I dislike about venture is how slow it can make turns in decks built around doing it a lot

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  • MatevMatev Cero Miedo Registered User regular
    I still think it could have been done in a less boring way, with more dungeon variety and such.

    That said, I asked for Dragons, I asked for Acererak, and they did deliver on those things. Some of them in fun ways even.

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  • Houk the NamebringerHouk the Namebringer Nipples The EchidnaRegistered User regular
    The only thing I dislike about venture is how slow it can make turns in decks built around doing it a lot

    yeah I mentioned it earlier, but now having gone up against a few more venture-focused decks, it drags games out for sooo long once their deck really gets going

    I'm just trying to grind out my dailies here guy, let's move things along! Murder me if you must, but at least make it quick

  • Munkus BeaverMunkus Beaver You don't have to attend every argument you are invited to. Philosophy: Stoicism. Politics: Democratic SocialistRegistered User, ClubPA regular
    Well, the neat thing about the dungeons is that they can - potentially- change them at any time

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  • XeddicusXeddicus Registered User regular
    How's Decked Builder android app? Seeing reviews saying it's crashing now/doesn't work.

  • Kevin CristKevin Crist I make the devil hit his knees and say the 'our father'Registered User regular
  • Anon the FelonAnon the Felon In bat country.Registered User regular
    edited July 2021
    Xeddicus wrote: »
    How's Decked Builder android app? Seeing reviews saying it's crashing now/doesn't work.

    It's fine. It's more than fine. I've certainly never had problems.

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  • BizazedoBizazedo Registered User regular
    Having been gone since Eldraine and just getting back into Arena, I find it funny how many things (cosmetics) I am not allowed to buy.

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  • SLyMSLyM Registered User regular
    Gotta monetize that fomo

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  • I needed anime to post.I needed anime to post. boom Registered User regular
    Yeah unfortunately FOMO is a huge component of the cosmetics market in basically every game that has purchaseable shit these days. Real bummer.

  • XeddicusXeddicus Registered User regular
    Xeddicus wrote: »
    How's Decked Builder android app? Seeing reviews saying it's crashing now/doesn't work.

    It's fine. It's more than fine. I've certainly never had problems.
    @Anon the Felon Would you say it works better than Delver Lens for scanning cards or about the same/worse?

  • Anon the FelonAnon the Felon In bat country.Registered User regular
    My wife does all the scanning, and it's been an effortless process without issues once you get used to the threshold stuff.

    Most frustrating stuff is doing the foils by hand.

  • Lord DaveLord Dave Grief Causer Bitch Free ZoneRegistered User regular
    The only thing I dislike about venture is how slow it can make turns in decks built around doing it a lot

    yeah I mentioned it earlier, but now having gone up against a few more venture-focused decks, it drags games out for sooo long once their deck really gets going

    I'm just trying to grind out my dailies here guy, let's move things along! Murder me if you must, but at least make it quick

    I'm sorry because this is absolutely me
    Also my client crashes at least once a game and takes forever to restart!

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  • Houk the NamebringerHouk the Namebringer Nipples The EchidnaRegistered User regular
    Lord Dave wrote: »
    The only thing I dislike about venture is how slow it can make turns in decks built around doing it a lot

    yeah I mentioned it earlier, but now having gone up against a few more venture-focused decks, it drags games out for sooo long once their deck really gets going

    I'm just trying to grind out my dailies here guy, let's move things along! Murder me if you must, but at least make it quick

    I'm sorry because this is absolutely me
    Also my client crashes at least once a game and takes forever to restart!

    Hey if it was you (especially if it was in person) I wouldn't mind at all

    I just don't like losing slowly to some scumbag stranger

  • Ivan HungerIvan Hunger Registered User regular
    Yeah unfortunately FOMO is a huge component of the cosmetics market in basically every game that has purchaseable shit these days. Real bummer.

    Not Warframe! The only game I’ve ever seen that does microtransactions right. Puts the rest of the industry to shame.

  • BahamutZEROBahamutZERO Registered User regular
    edited July 2021
    warframe uses FOMO heavily with the vaulting of the prime weapons and frames
    e: and the cosmetics you can only get in the time-limited expensive cash bundles

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  • I needed anime to post.I needed anime to post. boom Registered User regular
    Yeah unfortunately FOMO is a huge component of the cosmetics market in basically every game that has purchaseable shit these days. Real bummer.

    Not Warframe! The only game I’ve ever seen that does microtransactions right. Puts the rest of the industry to shame.

    lmao okay buddy

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    a dichotomy of measured responses

  • initiatefailureinitiatefailure Registered User regular
    I loaded up arena today and had nearly unplayable lag and realized that a) Everytime something I did lagged had I got mad at the game but b) every time my opponent took more than a second I started getting annoyed at them for slow play.

    So I have several takeaways from this. First I'm a big dummy. Obviously the slowness of the game was what I was experiencing on both ends. But maybe it's not great for me to play arena if I'm getting annoyed by slow basic action times from my faceless opponents.

    My only chat emote is a sleeping zendikar hedron. So I hope they can understand that it represents them putting me to sleep!

  • Ivan HungerIvan Hunger Registered User regular
    warframe uses FOMO heavily with the vaulting of the prime weapons and frames
    e: and the cosmetics you can only get in the time-limited expensive cash bundles

    You can buy prime stuff from other players whenever you want.

  • Kevin CristKevin Crist I make the devil hit his knees and say the 'our father'Registered User regular
    edited July 2021
    Brainstorm is now suspended in Historic

    edit: link

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  • milskimilski Poyo! Registered User regular
    Interesting to note the decks weren't broken, just ubiquitous. That is pretty much the perfect use case for how they described suspension; additional data gathering for cards that are on the border of too good or that may be stagnating the meta.

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  • initiatefailureinitiatefailure Registered User regular
    The BnR exists to make sure I never have a complete arena deck

  • astrobstrdastrobstrd So full of mercy... Registered User regular
    Brainstorm is now suspended in Historic

    edit: link



    As a Thoughtseize player, I approve this decision.

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  • PolaritiePolaritie Sleepy Registered User regular
    milski wrote: »
    Interesting to note the decks weren't broken, just ubiquitous. That is pretty much the perfect use case for how they described suspension; additional data gathering for cards that are on the border of too good or that may be stagnating the meta.

    Considering that Brainstorm is one of the best card draw spells ever printed, having it around to grease the wheels definitely makes blue more competitive across the board.

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  • initiatefailureinitiatefailure Registered User regular
    I have feelings about the notion of "this isn't too good but we don't like it being so popular" but i play way too little arena and historic to have a strong opinion on the specific ban.

    but like brainstorm (and brainstorm like cards) was definitely used to entice people to play historic to get to mess around with older powerful spells that they may have never had the chance to experience if you're not enfranchised legacy players.

  • PiptheFairPiptheFair Frequently not in boats. Registered User regular
    Brainstorm is now suspended in Historic

    edit: link

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  • Ivan HungerIvan Hunger Registered User regular
    Winky wrote: »
    KalTorak wrote: »
    milski wrote: »
    Almost all old creatures have creature type errata, yes. Island Fish Jasconius is no longer an Island :(

    and this nonlegendary bastard no longer gets his own creature type

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    why would they not have just errata'd this guy to be legendary?

    Since no one bothered to answer your question for real…

    Wizards of the Coast maintains a policy where they try not to errata cards in ways that would alter how they mechanically behave in a vacuum. This means that older cards like Uncle Istvan and various creatures in Arabian Nights who represent specific characters from the collection of stories that set is based on cannot be made legendary under the current policy.

    This may seem arbitrary, as WotC has demonstrated a willingness to change other aspects of cards, particularly creature types, to match player intuition based on flavor. The distinction they make is that creature types are markers that have no rules baggage of their own and exist only to be referenced by other cards. This policy was a major motivator years ago in removing the rules baggage from the few creature types that had some, including creating the Defender keyword for Walls and changing the Legend subtype into the Legendary supertype.

    Note that the policy against attaching rules baggage to creature types only applies to creature types, not subtypes for other card types. Artifact subtypes like treasure and food, for example, still have mechanical abilities tied to them in the rules. This has become increasingly important as WotC has begun to make more sets with artifact token subthemes. They can make significantly less wordy cards if players know the tokens they generate are supposed to have a particular ability without needing to be expressly told.

  • NeveronNeveron HellValleySkyTree SwedenRegistered User regular
    Subtypes with rules baggage is older than that, note - Auras have a bunch of stuff specific to them that doesn't apply to Enchantments as a whole, mostly in regards to going into the graveyard if they're not attached to anything.

    But yeah, not having to write out "create a treasure artifact token with '{t}, sacrifice this: add one mana of any color.'" was the big draw behind doing that change.

  • BahamutZEROBahamutZERO Registered User regular
    what's an aura
    is that like an enchant world

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  • KalTorakKalTorak One way or another, they all end up in the Undercity.Registered User regular
    Local enchantment

  • BahamutZEROBahamutZERO Registered User regular
    I actually just looked up the rule for enchant world cards for the first time as I had no idea what rules they implied, didn't realize they were supposed to be like legendary cards where you can only have one world enchantment out at once in a game

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  • RMS OceanicRMS Oceanic Registered User regular
    Uncle Istvan needs a Planeswalker version

  • NeveronNeveron HellValleySkyTree SwedenRegistered User regular
    I actually just looked up the rule for enchant world cards for the first time as I had no idea what rules they implied, didn't realize they were supposed to be like legendary cards where you can only have one world enchantment out at once in a game

    You, collectively. You can destroy an opponent's The Abyss with your own Concordant Crossroads and vice versa, so it's similar to one of the previous iterations of legendary cards.

    As I understand it, the idea is that they represent the current location of the player vs. player wizard's duel? For a similar card type in another game, the Stadiums from the Pokemon TCG are basically identical in how they work.

  • Munkus BeaverMunkus Beaver You don't have to attend every argument you are invited to. Philosophy: Stoicism. Politics: Democratic SocialistRegistered User, ClubPA regular
    I actually just looked up the rule for enchant world cards for the first time as I had no idea what rules they implied, didn't realize they were supposed to be like legendary cards where you can only have one world enchantment out at once in a game

    Oh man

    You ever want a headache, look at how priority was handled before the stack.

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  • Ivan HungerIvan Hunger Registered User regular
    Uncle Istvan needs a Planeswalker version

    Make Uncle Istvan the first nonlegendary Planeswalker.

  • BahamutZEROBahamutZERO Registered User regular
    edited July 2021
    I vaguely understood the old rules, I definitely didn't understand the intricacies of priority and like, banding though. The world enchantment thing just never came up in casual play because there weren't many world enchantments, and I didn't play competitively so no one would have known how they worked to tell me if it did come up.

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