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[MTG] Spoiler season is ove...starting again

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  • UnbrokenEvaUnbrokenEva HIGH ON THE WIRE BUT I WON'T TRIP ITRegistered User regular
    Also if anyone is curious exactly what cards are legal in Historic but not in Explorer, I believe I’ve got the scryfall search worked out (the -“a-“ is to remove the rebalanced alchemy cards because they were just confusing matters)

    https://scryfall.com/search?q=legal:historic+-legal:explorer+-"a-"&unique=cards&as=grid&order=name

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  • Kevin CristKevin Crist I make the devil hit his knees and say the 'our father'Registered User regular
    https://playingpioneer.com/what-we-have-in-the-new-format-today/

    This site also has a list of the most popular cards that have been used in recent pioneer events on mtgo that are not on arena yet.

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  • VyolynceVyolynce Registered User regular


    Round one of Prerelease going well. Queza is such a dumb uncommon.

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  • PolaritiePolaritie Sleepy Registered User regular
    edited April 23
    Yeah, just got out of round one of my prerelease, she drained 5+ both games for a clean 2-0.

    Edit: 2-0 round 2. Esper aggro is fun.

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  • VyolynceVyolynce Registered User regular
    edited April 23
    Polaritie wrote: »
    Yeah, just got out of round one of my prerelease, she drained 5+ both games for a clean 2-0.

    Edit: 2-0 round 2. Esper aggro is fun.

    Also 2-0. Basically Dimir with a white splash for Charm, Queza, and Seraph (and maybe cracking Skybridge Towers).

    EDIT: Did not get there R3. New Thragtusk is good, especially when they clone it.

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  • PolaritiePolaritie Sleepy Registered User regular
    edited April 23
    6-0, feel bad for the guy who got paired up to me.

    Pulled Jetmir's Garden, Halo Fountain, and Raffine. Plus some other dollar stuff. Box topper gala greeters because store raffled them out from opening prize boxes.

    Edit: Also Havengul Laboratory off the list.

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  • milskimilski Poyo! Registered User regular
    edited April 23
    So far I'm 2-1 with a 1-2 and two 2-0s. Esper splashing green-splashing black, by which I mean the green splash for Broker's Ascendency and the maestro lands meant I have 5 red sources already so why not run the 4/4 hasty trample lifelinker?

    E: Best beat was winning against a Gala Greeters + Jennie Fae combo because they stumbled on creatures for a turn and so I could Broker's Ascendency and win the race with a flying lifelinker and two fat blockers holding down the fort.

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  • VyolynceVyolynce Registered User regular
    Got there in the last round for a respectable 3-1.

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  • milskimilski Poyo! Registered User regular
    edited April 23
    Vyolynce wrote: »
    Got there in the last round for a respectable 3-1.


    Piggybacking, same thing, 3-1 total. E: yes. I had almost as many nonbasics as basics. Fixing is fun.



    Better than that, my Set Booster luck was insane. 7 rares/mythics, with Mikaeus and M19 Tezz from the list.

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  • VyolynceVyolynce Registered User regular
    Ha, my wife opened M19 Tezz in one of her prize packs too.

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  • milskimilski Poyo! Registered User regular
    It did not wind up mattering at all but I cut a plains for a swamp and the UB draw spell for the 1U bad mana leak. Other than murder and double spelling blue stuff, I didn't ever have trouble with mana, which is kind of insane for that pile.

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  • MatevMatev Cero Miedo Registered User regular
    Can confirm, Jund still mean:
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    All stars were Arcane Bombardment (spamming Strangles and Antagonize) and Masked Bandits just being a beater. Only match I lost was to another Jund player who I couldn't draw threats against and they just ruined me.

    Favorite play was using Structural Support to blow up an opponent's Stimulus Package treasures and them having to process how fucked that was for them.

    Set Booster prize packs had some goodies in them.
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  • UnbrokenEvaUnbrokenEva HIGH ON THE WIRE BUT I WON'T TRIP ITRegistered User regular
    Matev wrote: »
    Can confirm, Jund still mean:
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    All stars were Arcane Bombardment (spamming Strangles and Antagonize) and Masked Bandits just being a beater. Only match I lost was to another Jund player who I couldn't draw threats against and they just ruined me.

    Favorite play was using Structural Support to blow up an opponent's Stimulus Package treasures and them having to process how fucked that was for them.

    Set Booster prize packs had some goodies in them.
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    aw jeez, I was like "can't Stimulus Package sacrifice treasures at instant speed to make 1/1s?"

    and then I read Structural Assault again, that's just mean

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  • PinfeldorfPinfeldorf Yeah ZestRegistered User regular
    I've played in probably 500~ sealed events over my Magic career, and I think my pool yesterday is among the, if not the, strongest I've ever had. Look at how unethical this shit is.
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    Sorry for the large image, but I have a feeling if I resize it the card names won't be readable.

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  • milskimilski Poyo! Registered User regular
    edited April 23
    That's a lot of efficiently started creatures and grinding power yeah, holy crap.

    E: Every time I look at it I see another rare I missed.

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  • PinfeldorfPinfeldorf Yeah ZestRegistered User regular
    Yeah the only rare in my pool I wasn't playing was the UW 2-drop pithing needle guy.

  • MatevMatev Cero Miedo Registered User regular
    Jeez yah, that's a killer of a deck.

    I also had an Incandescent Aria and Maestros Diabolist in my pool, but I couldn't quite justify a 4th color splash with the stuff I had either way.

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  • VyolynceVyolynce Registered User regular
    edited April 23


    Not bad for a high-curve build. Take to the Streets did a lot of good work here, especially with Disciplined Duelist. Neo-Terrastadon was fine (and the interaction with my own shield counters came up once) but without a lot of expendable permanents (Treasures mostly) a bit limited. Not being able to block its own tokens is a huge liability.

    Also, got a bit of extra Magic in the mail today:



    It's amazing how well Gift of Orzhova fits in with the New Capenna angel aesthetic.

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  • MagellMagell Detroit Machine Guns Fort MyersRegistered User regular
    edited April 23
    Vyolynce wrote: »


    Not bad for a high-curve build. Take to the Streets did a lot of good work here, especially with Disciplined Duelist. Neo-Terrastadon was fine (and the interaction with my own shield counters came up once) but without a lot of expendable permanents (Treasures mostly) a bit limited. Not being able to block its own tokens is a huge liability.

    Also, got a bit of extra Magic in the mail today:


    I thought those were pillows at first.

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  • ShadowenShadowen Snores in the morning Registered User regular
    Oh hey, speaking of prereleases, did anyone get any prerelease Arena codes from Kamigawa? I don't recall anyone doing the thing in any of the threads. (If they did, no problem, I guess I just missed it somehow.)

  • VyolynceVyolynce Registered User regular
    Shadowen wrote: »
    Oh hey, speaking of prereleases, did anyone get any prerelease Arena codes from Kamigawa? I don't recall anyone doing the thing in any of the threads. (If they did, no problem, I guess I just missed it somehow.)

    I think I still have some. I didn't give them away this time because the Codes tag is still broken and I was too busy to do it via PMs. I'll see if I can find them.

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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
    yeah I can't make a prerelease atm due to *waves hands* everything

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  • PolaritiePolaritie Sleepy Registered User regular
    Did another prerelease today, and went 2-1.

    But my prize packs. In a single pack - Jetmir's Garden, full-art Xander's Lounge, showcase Giada, foil Mari, and one of the stranger things commanders. 5 rares, and it tallies north of $70 for just those. I also pulled Giada for my prerelease foil.

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  • never dienever die Registered User regular
    Did a prerelease, went 3-1, 3rd overall in the store. Felt pretty darn good. Ran pure Brokers, though played it like I was Gruul with how aggressive I was. Ended up being a very good combo.

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  • MatevMatev Cero Miedo Registered User regular
    Ran back Pre-Release with Cabaretti this time. Pulled Jetmir as my bomb, went 2-2 (Basically if I drew Jetmir, I would win) and the 2 I lost were razor thing games, so I feel pretty good.

    Prize packs were lackluster this time, with Jaxis being my good pull. Sad I didn't lose a tiny bit harder, cause there was a door prize drawing for a Draft Booster Box and the seat was like 2 away from me.

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  • VyolynceVyolynce Registered User regular
    I played pretty conservatively in my first two events, but my 3rd pool was such dissonant trash that the only correct choice was maximum greed.



    Probably should have run a 2nd Plains over the 3rd Forest but my white demands were low enough that I usually got away with it. Also note the stylish 18/41 because I needed the extra land but didn't want to cut anything to make room. Having 4 hideouts actually had me stuck on raw mana count in R1g1 (my only loss) as they thinned too much out so I just added the 3rd tree and never looked back.

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  • milskimilski Poyo! Registered User regular
    Yeah, I think the people saying to run 18+ lands no matter what are nuts, but if you have 3-4+ hideouts and multiple lands you can cash in for cards it seems reasonable.

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  • ZeroCowZeroCow Registered User regular
    Gems today in the Arena store.

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  • KorrorKorror Registered User regular
    edited April 27
    If anyone wants a prerelease code for Arena, DM me. I went to two prereleases and can only use one code. I'll edit this post when the code is taken.

    Edit: And claimed. Have a great day everyone.

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  • PolaritiePolaritie Sleepy Registered User regular
    edited April 27
    I've also got a spare prerelease code sitting around. Edit: Claimed

    Looking at what's out there, it seems like there's a lot of fun cards for a Raffine deck. Archfiend of Ifnir is brutal (whenever you discard, put a -1/-1 counter on all creatures your opponents control), plus a bunch of "whenever you cycle or discard" triggers from Amonket.

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  • ShadowenShadowen Snores in the morning Registered User regular
    edited April 27
    edit: sent to dms

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  • VyolynceVyolynce Registered User regular
    Vyolynce wrote: »
    I honestly have not read the Capenna fiction, so could anyone describe the difference between how the cephalids function / behave, and is there something to them that would necessitate them not being vedalken?

    I know MaRo mentioned something about going about it backwards, but I was wondering why they picked cephalids instead of vedalken.

    That's not something that would be addressed in the fiction.

    Maybe in the Planeswalkers' Guide, which should be up later this week (if not actually tomorrow).

    This never ended up manifesting, did it? Very unusual, especially for a brand new plane. I hope this isn't indicative of a new trend. These articles are always very useful for reference.

    Huzzah!

    https://magic.wizards.com/en/articles/archive/feature/planeswalkers-guide-streets-new-capenna-2022-04-28

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

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  • initiatefailureinitiatefailure Registered User regular
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    yeah I can't make a prerelease atm due to *waves hands* everything

    I almost went to prerelease and instead spent the good weather running around town with my partner and just saw that the shop had a Covid case from the weekend… so uh, yeah paper magic tournaments sure are specifically designed to be bad disease vectors

  • VyolynceVyolynce Registered User regular
    Reading the PWG, I hit this passage:
    With no city authority to regulate them, the families must keep themselves in line. Fronts, subterfuge, and clandestine operations are played out as mutually understood theater. They all do it, and they all understand that it is polite to try and hide their flaunting of the rules, a nod to the fact that the rules exist.

    Which reminds me of the Thieves' Guild in Discworld's Ankh-Morpork and how they had effectively made the City Watch meaningless (at the time of Guards! Guards!). "To reduce crime, the Watch would have had to work twice as hard, whereas the Guild simply had to work less."

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  • XeddicusXeddicus Registered User regular
    "PlaySNC" for 3 free packs.

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  • milskimilski Poyo! Registered User regular
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    This was, somehow, a 7-1 Sealed deck, with my loss basically decking myself because all my ways to kill a 2/3 reach or swing past it were either spent or on the bottom 3 cards of my library.

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  • VyolynceVyolynce Registered User regular
    PATCHUP for 4 free levels thanks to today's mess.

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  • milskimilski Poyo! Registered User regular
    Two drafts, both sans-blue. Draft 1 I felt good about, but realized I overloaded on four drops and overvalued trying to get stuff like Stimulus Package that was clunky without some form of engine already on board, plus it turns out you can have too much fixing when you're running 12 nonbasics and as many sac lands as you are basics. Like, the draft felt cracked but it turned out to be a pile. Draft 2 is so far 4-1 on the back of a lot more reasonable curve, better filtering, and of course having both Jetmir and the white Hideaway card to bomb things out. Somehow I got Jetmir pick 3 pack 2, which seems insane.

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  • SLyMSLyM Registered User regular
    Man, I am not having a great time so far with limited. 2 wins total over two sealed, with probably 80% of that time feeling like I'm mana screwed. Maybe I'm just not used to primarily 3 color sets, but even the draft where I thought I had an amazing calibretti deck I only got 4 wins.

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