Effective Date: January 22, 2016
Magic Online Effective Date: January 27, 2016
Summer Bloom is banned.
Splinter Twin is banned.
>Not ready to say goodbye: Special Edition
So can Jeskai Ascendancy make a comeback in this post-Twin world?
>people thinking just because twin is gone shitter tier 6 brew decks will be competitive
I hope so, I'm buying it up now before the hype gets to it. I was thinking of running a Grapeshot in board as another win condition to grab with Wish in cash your dork gets pathed
>good lord what is magic coming to?
Magic is and always will be a moneymaking device. I do believe it is Wizards' MOST profitable game.
D&D was ruined when Hasbro took over and decided it needed to be a money machine. Same with Magic the Gathering.
Maro now panders to the loudest minorities because his vision is completely destroyed and now the best he can do is flail around attempting to alternate between sucking the dicks of a variety of different formats.
Standard is WotC's way of pumping the bitchboys who buy it dry. For those who can't stand that there is modern which is constantly fucked up because WotC cannot into balance, and the format has already been basically solved because the game lacks a random element as well as true balance. EDH was made by hipsters for hipsters and it got popular so now it is also fellated by WotC. There really is no way to stop this besides not playing Magic.
I mean really, there are no top-tier modern decks for less than 500 dollars anymore, so what's the fucking point? Why not just play Standard and at least have a higher chance of finding a game?
Or just play fucking kitchen table because unless you're a top-tier player you are literally losing money playing competitively. How do you think fucking game stores survive? By profiting off everyone's MTG losses. Your losses prop up an entire store and a multibillion dollar company.
Until WotC supports a commons-only format (which it fucking never will because that won't make them money) I will not have any respect for Magic. It is now a money grab and has been since Zendikar and M10 when their entire attitude changed. it is unacceptable and I cannot believe you people lack the dignity to stop buying from them. Stand up for what you believe in. Christ.
so yea, Magic newbie from last thread and this is my irl deck. Could you suggest some cards for it?
I'm interested in some low-cost high-value cards to swarm the field with, like the Expedition Envoy and Kor Castigator cards are EXCELLENT imo.
I looked at the "similar deck" thing at the bottom, there's a white deck that the system thinks is like mine and HOLY FUCK:
This is some YuGiOh shit right here. Tons of cards well over $10, some over $40.
>Voice was bought out literally 2 hours before the leak. Most unfortunate buyout considering it lost its greatest buddy: opposing blue decks. At least it will hold value because it's Voice.
>Tron is by far the best deck in Modern. Karn spike is justified.
>Contrarians and budgetfags who can't buy into Tron look for an alternative in Eldrazi. The deck is definetely viable, but it's not Tron Tier.
>Twinfags, now homeless, either look for a new similar deck (Scapeshift) or try to save their deck (Kiki-Jiki).
So far these spikes are actually very reasonable. I'm impressed.
I played between Mirrodin and Eventide and haven't played since. Are there any cards from between those sets that are worth big money now? I've still got all my cards from back then but have no desire to play ever again. I figure I may as well cull anything worth selling and then bulk the rest.
I brought that up in the other thread actually. The biggest problem is that it still seems weak without cards like mom and wasteland, although Mindcensor and Arbiter could make sure it beats decks like Tron that need to search for their combo pieces.
>Twin is dead
>Everyone buying into Tron, Scapeshift, etc.
The fire rises
Can any shop a tear drop underneath his eyes? Crybaby twinfag.
Everything is at risk from the banhammer at this point considering Wizards just axed two tier 1 decks instead of letting the metagame adjust to push them out. They printed Rending Volley not that long ago. Are they admitting it wasn't enough or what?
Not him, but I'm basically dumping my collection at this point. I'm sick and tired of the way Wizards treats their own game, so I'll get out now before the bubble caused by their lack of reprint policy has burst.
>it's the end of the world as we know it
You guys are seriously overreacting here. Bloom was predicted to get the axe for several months and Twins banning wasn't very shocking either. They aren't going to ban every deck. And why are you faggots even surprised that they do this stuff anyway? When Jund was dominating they put it to the axe by banning two cards from it. This is no different.
>Twins banning wasn't very shocking
Yeah, the deck that's been around since the format was first created as a tier 1 deck and is considered the toughest deck in the format to play well, and even then only had the same slice of the metagame that Affinity had. Everyone expected that, right.
And 2 cards from Jund were banned because Wizards didn't know what card needed the ban in the first place. Bloodbraid Elf got the axe because Wizards didn't seem to realise just how poewrful Deathrite Shaman was.
Jund got new cards in RTR that put it over the top, so they banned one of the best cards in the deck and when it was still too powerful they banned one of the new additions. GBx has never stopped being a tier 1 deck, meanwhile twin hasn't gotten anything in forever and they completely kill the deck.
Can you imagine?
>We noticed that the Belcher and All Spells players had a really hard time staying competitive in this tournament. In the interest of color balance and creating a more diverse, interactive field, Force of Will is banned.
Barely used at all if ever
Sideboard. Barely changes the deck
>Anger of the Gods
Sideboard and is barely superior to other common red boardwipes
Is already banned
Sit the fuck down
>We noticed blue is a color that usually makes people feel bad and often have powerful effects. In the interest of promoting a healthy and more diverse metagame, all blue cards have been banned from legacy.
Does this decklist save us from our tron overlords?
4 Crumble to Dust
4 Sowing Salt
4 Stone Rain
4 Simian Spirit Guide
4 Birds of Paradise
4 Molten Rain
4 Stomping Ground
4 Boom // Bust
4 Creeping Mold
2 Valakut, the Molten Pinnacle
4 Wooded Foothills
4 Ghost Quarter
1 Tectonic Edge
Top 8 of PT legacy:
That might be all. ANT storm would actually get really bad, dredge would be too slow, the rest of the combo decks would be unplayable without blue. The fair decks wouldn't stand a chance, maindeck leyline of sanctity would be a decent call.
What would Legacy be like if WOTC started doing Modern/Yugioh bannings?
Like, if they just *revised* the format today.
At once my greatest dream and my most horrible nightmare.
If they revised the format they would probably try to "balance" the colors, lower the power level of everything, and make it a bland and uninteresting format.
Alternately they would try to ban the turn1 combo decks because they shit on the non-blue decks. Then elves gets way better, lands gets a little better, but mostly the other combo decks get a lot stronger. Ban the fringe strategies like pox that make new players cry. Ban dredge and storm because they're hard to play against. Generally ruin the format
Nigger, look at the commander decks.
Truly look at them.
WotC designs cards for limited and shoves in a couple slightly better lottery mythics for the standard grognards, if a card finds it's way into any other format is was entirely by accident.
Goblin Bushwhacker is a turn 1 killer in cheeri0s if the deck went off. Not the most efficient killer but when you have 24 pieces of cereal, 4 of which have 1 power already and can give them all +1/0 and haste. But anyways if blue was banned out then the entire format would be thoughtseize for control. I don't want this.
Really? Voice? Wanted to trade away my copies during pre-release weekend, but guess ill hold on to them. Think ill build GW Bears instead.
I mean, I even run thoughtseize in Cheeri0s for the control matchups.
But imagining all the control in the format being limited to hand control/burn/destroy/sac. Stax would give me cancer.
>27 cards for EDH
Nigger do you PLAY EDH? I know when we're being catered to. Fuckin stupid shit like the Primordial cycle was EDH fodder. Just because a card is bad and has a high mana cost doesn't make it "EDH playable" unless everyone's playing a Timmy battlecruiser deck.
I don't buy cards from new sets at all anymore, and I still have a dozen EDH decks to choose from. The cards nowadays aren't that special for the format.
I like the feeling of competitive because I like winning prizes. Hell, I make competitions out of shit that isn't even a competition. I also don't have a large group of friends to play Magic with, so kitchen table is out of the question. Even so, I don't care about losing money. It is a hobby. Most hobbies don't earn you money. Auto enthusiasts sink thousands into cars they will never sell. Gun enthusiasts sink thousands into guns they will never sell. I sink hundreds into a card game because I like playing competitively.
The banning of Splinter Twin and Summer Bloom will not kill Modern.
What WILL kill modern is if all of the people with voices that collectively reach thousands of people continue to say that Modern is dead leading the community to be less excited about the format and stop attending events.
Please, take some responsibility and view this as a challenge rather than a personal attack on the way you play Magic (or your wallet if you were heavily invested in those decks). There is now a new format to explore. Brewing and delving in to a new format is one of the more rewarding parts about Magic. Post about that instead of being cynical about the change.
I don't care so much about the bans themselves as they don't really affect me or my decks in a negative way, I've just lost all interest in playing the format in the way Wizards seems to envision it.
I have no faith that they will make it better, and I believe it will only get worse from here on out.
>Brewing and delving in to a new format
Do you really think the format will be that different?
It will be super similar to the one we had only there might be like one new brew that makes it to tier 1.
Tired of faggots thinking Twin was the ultimate boogey man that was keeping [insert tier 5 shit brew] from being good. The reality is that all of the tier 1 decks oppress shittier decks and we won't wake up tomorrow and have 10 different all new super brew decks in tier 1.
It's not a fuck-up. It's them providing an opportunity for variety in the Modern Pro Tour or Grand Prix. It's them making sure that the game has a chance to be different than the metagame from last year.
Whether or not it will be different is irrelevant. The point is that if nothing changed then people get bored and don't watch.
And here's the thing. Stores are able to sanction casual events and have been able to for years and now you can have casual events for FNM and get promo support. So if everyone playing Modern sat down and agreed with a fair majority to allow Splinter Twin to stay unbanned in their personalized Modern format, then the store can host a casual sanctioned even that's Modern with a custom ban list. Boo hoo, nobody gets Planeswalker Points, who gives a fuck. You will still get promos.
I'm not saying I have any motivation to do what I suggest above. I play Modern once a month maybe. I felt the cold sting of Birthing Pod getting banned and at the time I really didn't care because there were alternatives. And there are still alternatives now.
The real problem, as it always has been, is that the fucking format is too expensive, which makes it really goddamn difficult to just pick up a new deck. But nobody's talking about that shit, that should be the NUMBER ONE issue that comes before all other issues. This wouldn't be a problem if players could just buy a new deck for $100 but they can't.
>all these blue tears
Cry harder, make your mana proud. After all your mana symbol is a fucking tear.
>Doesn't even mention limited
>Rotating formats are bad, but so are solved formats
>Implying you're supposed to either profit or break even on hobbies
>This is what Modernfags actually believe.
It's a card game, dude. Not a stock option.
>delver beats twin
>OGW has multiple potentally good delver cards
>about to build delver again
>twin is banned
well fuck me sideways modern is a shit format
Trust for building T1 decks is going down the toilet, modern is DEAD
Its a modern thread friend. Next time ask in a casual one, because mono white is unplayable in modern besides martyr proc, sisters and emeria (and they are not very good to almost good enough with other colors in them).
Of the top of my head, white cards from recent sets worth of play in casual:
Banisher Priest/Fiend hunter
Honor of the pure
Champion of the Parish
Brave the elements
Hero of bladehold
Mentor of the meek
Archangel of tithes
As for modern, BYE TWIN ITS TIME FOR BLUE MOON
They're freacking banned, FAGS
If you wanna build them, be my guest
>And meanwhile, the enemy of the player, the filthy money grubbing kike rubs it's filthy kike-paws in his kike lair, the dumb goyim never the wiser
Remember: Slay a kike, save a game.
In the next set, Shaman of the Deathrite is printed.
t:target opponent exiles a card from his graveyard. If the exiled card is a creature card, gain 2 life. If the exiled card is an instant or sorcery card, each opponent loses 2 life. If the exiled card is a land, add one mana of any color to your mana pool.
Would this be modern approved?
Stock cantrips were
Sleight of Hand
Vision from Beyond
The Thought scour and Cerulean Wisps really do nothing though, so Expedite is a better option as it allows you to immediately go off from a topdeck dork
Why would you run cerulean wisps when pic related is a thing?
Lackey is ehhh, but the Ape is another solid contender.
I can definitely see this seeing some play in UR aggro decks now with Stromchaser and Swiftspear. Hugely underrated card imo.
>Official post ban deck tiers, as of right now.
Kiki Jiki combo (Chord, Coco and adjusted 'Twin' lists).
Mono Green Stompy
>Tier 3 and below
Don't give him attention. This whole list is a giant hook meant to catch fish. It's even more obvious when you take into account he even made a seperate thread with the same list.
Just hide the post and move on
Should I try to trade my Liliana of the Veil + some other thing in my binder for a Gaea's Cradle? I play EDH mainly but I wonder what you guys think since Liliana's price is thanks to her relevance in other formats. Will she go up in price, should I wait if I do it at all?
>he even made a seperate thread with the same list
there's shitposting in the modern general, and then there's taking it to a whole new level
if you didn't notice I was shitposting as a response to the shitposting
what you are seeing now is meta-shitposting, or shitposting about shitposting
If the tron and eldrazi decks really spike in numbers then im boarding these fuckers
So with ghost quarter, fetch lands, and other tools, it's possible to get gravestorm up to 2 or 3 without doing too many contortions.
With greater Gargadon, you can probably increase that number by 3.
End result would be having 2 huge creatures hit the battlefield, and possibly being able to strip your opponent's deck of answers.
I think this has some viability, possibly in a discard shell (discard spells can be converted to counters on nivmagus instead of sitting uselessly in your hand).
So, Twin player here. I'm a little salty, but I do have a pretty large pool of modern cards that will allow me to build a few new decks. One of my backup decks was RG Scapeshift with Titan. I'm thinking it's going to be really good in the new meta of Tron and Eldrazi overlords, considering Twin was its worst matchup and had not a single card main deck to stop it. thoughts?
I feel you. I play Valakut Titan too and I don't know if we should really play it in an Aggro (Affinity/Burn/Infect) vs Ulamog (Tron/Eldrazi) meta.
I am currently working on Jeskai Flash (Kiki). It's okay so far.
Thought about it, but I'm sure it's about to sky rocket in price and I have a feeling it's on the chopping block (along with Tron) for next January.
My roommate plays it though, so I can always borrow his if I want.
I play two Obstinate Baloth mainboard, I could maybe see bumping it up to three but it would really feel bad for the ramp strategy. do you play any main or have you considered it?
I've considered that, but I have a couple things against it.
>requires contorting your deck around cascade
>all in combo
I like the idea of running a deck with okay cards that have strong synergy and multiple avenues of play.
let me tell you though
the amount of salt it creates on MTGO is insane, especially against slightly slow affinity hands. They dump their entire hand and get you down to like 10 and then you balance away literally every permanent they control and they just leave match
Yeah, that's what I thought. It's so flavourful too.
And leyline of sanctity so they cannot strip us of our network
Also painter's servant
What does everybody think about Jeskai Ascendancy control like this guy is running now that twin is dead? Or is linear green version still better?
The reason WotC didn't ban anything else this time around is because they want to see how the meta develops before they do anything else. Affinity or Tron will only have stuff banned if they actually turn out to be problems.
The meta has had 3 years to develop and find answers to Affinity and Twin. And the notion that things which are too powerful must be banned is ridiculous. Unbans can balance the format just as much as bans. Frankly, Modern NEEDS Jace to be unbanned at this point. It's not even funny at this point how Wizards can look at how blazingly fast Modern is, and still think Jace would be a problem card.
So Twin got banned because it was the best for too long? I don't get it, isn't that the point of eternal formats? Stable formats with relatively rigid tiers that you can buy into and know that your deck will maintain its position hopefully forever?
The worst part is that the combo is easy to disrupt, and there's plenty of sideboard cards available to deal with Twin. Quite literally the reason that Twin has the percentage it had is because people didn't feel that they needed to board against it that much. Unlike Affinity, which continues to crush games in the face of a wall of sideboard hate. Literally EVERY deck packs hate for Affinity, and it wasn't that far behind Twin in metagame representation.
In a sense. It was the same reasoning as behind banning Pod. It lessened diversity as every URx deck played the combo and it, WotC suspected, made other types of combo decks unplayable in the format. The fact that this open up some sideboard slots for other decks in the format as well as not making maindeck Spellskite a necessity also hopefully means that the metagame will have the ability to fight against a deck like Tron or Affinity which people on /tg/ are convinced are now unbeatable.
No it didn't, most blue non twin decks had a good matchup against twin, twin was also keeping their bad matchups like tron down.
Control will only get wrose now.
The only decks that it kept down were linear decks that don't play removal, but I guess Modern needs more of those.
>>44829624 I think I got the feeling
>>44829670 I need a heavy creature
>>44836542 I'm playing WBR. How do I draw?
Also Plowshare(s) y/n?
WotC cares. It was a stated goal of the format when Modern was first announced to be a format of brews and rogue decks with no top dog to take down. This was one of the reasons that they banned cards like TMS and Bitterblossom preliminarily, because they had just been parts of top dog decks in Standard.
>Modern was first announced to be a format of brews and rogue decks with no top dog to take down
That's retarded. Such a format can never exist. There is ALWAYS a best deck. Shitty t4 brews and rogue decks are, by definition, shit. If a deck isn't allowed to be top dog for longer than a year or two, why even have eternal formats?
>It was the same reasoning as behind banning Pod
No, Pod was banned because its limited the design of future creatures when one deck can pick and choose from the best and most niche creatures in existence without suffering any real downsides. And don't even talk to me about podding Finks into Meme Rhino. There's value, then there's stupid shit like that.
>It lessened diversity as every URx deck played the combo
Also wrong. Like, so wrong. The combo is useless without Pestermite and Exarch, and those aren't creatures you jam into any old deck. Pestermite maybe, but it's the worse of the two main Twin targets, and you don't run Twin if you only have 4 targets in your deck.
>it, WotC suspected, made other types of combo decks unplayable in the format
Wizards doesn't want combo in the format in the first place. A turn 4 combo deck is a bad deck. Storm is a turn 4 combo deck and just look how bad it is.
>The fact that this open up some sideboard slots for other decks in the format
Fuck right off, this is the dumbest thing I've heard all day. You're quite literally implying that sideboards can now magically focus on less decks, when the alleged aim of this banning was to make there be MORE decks. You think BW Tokens can become tier 1 and not demand unique sideboard slots?
>hopefully means the metagame will have the ability to fight against a deck like Tron or Affinity
TWIN WAS QUITE LITERALLY THE METAGAME FIGHTING AGAINST A DECK LIKE TRON OR AFFINITY
LIKE, IT WAS THEIR WORST FUCKING MATCHUP
Stop acting like we owe Wizards a favour. If people want a competitive game with a variety of decks, it's the job of Wizards to provide that. If Wizards aren't providing it, people will just go elsewhere. Magic has already seen a decent decline in the last year. This is going to push the game over the edge. You don't just ban two expensive tier one decks like that.
What exactly does having a variety of decks do for you? When you're supposed to grind every possible matchup until you can play every possible situation on autopilot, you no longer gain enjoyment from variety anyway. And more varied formats have a bigger share of RNG contributing to wins.
Anyone who wants "a variety of decks" is just a shitter who needs to rely on lucky matchups to win.
variety makes that kind of grinding impossible. It means that playing correctly is less about pre memorized knowledge, and more about your ability to evaluate threats that present themselves in real time.
I find that enjoyable. Memorizing matchups is less enjoyable.
Reading the metagame is a skill in of itself. Legacy tournaments are won and lost on gauging how many copies of Force of Will to mainboard, and what exactly your sideboard needs. These aspects are stressed much less in Modern.
>Literally everyone that plays Modern is aiming for top 8 at the pro tour
>It's completely and utterly unreasonable to expect to have any kind of fun playing a fucking card game
Kill. Your. Self.
>Reading the metagame is a skill in of itself. Legacy tournaments are won and lost on gauging how many copies of Force of Will to mainboard, and what exactly your sideboard needs.
And then you lose because even though you properly read the metagame, you got paired against less represented decks in swiss and lost because your deck wasn't prepared for them.
>want to get into Modern because std current meta is borring
>look up this thread
>crybabies and doomsayers everywhere
>any deck below T1 is considered shit
>decks are non interactive and are 600$+
>don't want to get into Mordern anymore.
Dodged a bullet here.
Those random blowouts happen because Modern is a terribly designed format with an appalling banlist. One of the biggest offenders when it comes to variance-based blowouts is Tron. Holy fucking shit that deck is the most matchup polarized piece of shit in the format. Either you're 75/25 against Tron, or Tron is 25/75 against you. Go ahead, try and name another deck that's like that. And yet TWIN is the one getting the hammer.
It's the same shit with Bogles; either you're able to blow it out due to the deck you just happen to be playing, or you get eaten.
In one match, yes variance can outweigh the ability to handle it. But one match means nothing. Over the course of a larger sample size, the ability to handle variance will always make the more skilled players rise to the top.
Too bad tournament tops aren't determined by large sample sizes. Yes, on average better players will top more tournaments than less skilled ones. But ideally, if you're the best Magic player in the world, you should be able to win every tournament you attend. That is not the case.
>TWIN WAS QUITE LITERALLY THE METAGAME FIGHTING AGAINST A DECK LIKE TRON
But that's wrong. Recent Tron lists had a much better matchup against Twin, maybe even favored, and Twin hosed a lot of aggressive strategies which Tron has trouble containing.
>But ideally, if you're the best Magic player in the world, you should be able to win every tournament you attend
This is the stupidest, most ridiculous "esports" mentality I've ever heard. Imagine a player who has a 90% chance of winning every single match he plays. Know what his chances of winning a 10 round single elimination tournament are? 34%. He's twice as likely to lose as he is to win. And you're telling me there's something wrong with that or what?
This. Somehow people don't realize it's nigh impossible to lose to Twin as Tron g2/3 with x rending volleys, nature's claims, defense grids, pithing needles and torpor orbs. It only takes about 6-7 turns to ramp to Emrakul while keeping green/red up at all times.
There's really no reason to get into modern if you don't already have a deck or two and there's no legacy scene in your area
Its a pretty crap format and is probably only going to get worse
Standard is pretty shit too though
You can build legacy Storm or Elves or D&T for the price of modern Jund, or Enchantress, Dredge, MUD, or Nic Fit for about the same as Tron or Affinity
Mfw I already had four of these for tribal wars legacy.
Mfw I was undefeated even against legacy goblins and merfolk.
You want a playset of each, so that's about 240 bucks for less than a 6th of your deck.
another 120 for a playset of glimmervoids, and you're at 360 buckaroos.
mtggoldfish has it at 100 tix over the price of infect.
>Modern was created because Legacy was too expensive for newer players
>It's easier to make a cheap Legacy deck competitive than make a cheap. competitive Modern deck
What a great format.
I bet Modern Masters 3 will be great in draft
MM3 needs to be a massive print run and it needs to not have any mythics. LotV at rare, Tarmogoyf at rare, enemy fetches at rare. This would go so far to fixing modern's completely fucked up prices. The fact that Wizards wants to protect the interests of the secondary market over the people who actually want to play the game is so ass-backwards.
Here's what I have at the moment
Not gonna happen. Dual lands are always rare.
That's not why Goyf was made mythic. Goyf isn't even that good in limited. He was explicitly made mythic to not greatly affect his value. Wizards haven't even tried to hide this fact, they have answered exactly that every time the question has been asked.
You say this like you didn't know this is what they already wanted to do from how they treated Legacy.
Hell while we're asking them for ponies and ice cream we might as well ask for them to get rid of the fucking Reserve List.
>Dual lands are always rare.
>circumvent this by only printing expeditions of Zendikar fetches in return to zendikar
There's also no reason for that. modern playable duals at uncommon would not ruin limited.
Actually that would be a pretty fun limited format if multicolor archetypes were prevalent.
>arbitrarily add in lottery tickets to your packs
>"hey guys I opened an expedition I love wizards!!!!" (1000 upvotes)
>no no silly friends, overpriced zendikar fetches? But We care about the limited format!
Any tips on how to restructure Bogles for post-twin modern?
Right now I have this:
Once Oath releases I will switch out Nature's Claim for Natural States.
Not sure if it is up to speed to compete with other bigger decks. The meta that I play in is primarily dominated by Junk, Jund and Tron. Other decks I'm not too worried about but Tron is shitting on me.
Suppression field is just a nice bit of mainboard disruption that gets in the way of Lili, T3 Karn and punishes 3c decks without hindering me too much.
[r]And the reserve list will certainly not be removed![/r]
There are people in this thread right now that don't realize that Twin got banned so that it wouldn't stop eldrazis.dec from doing well at the PT. The deck got banned to shake up the format and to sell Oath-packs, which are full of Eldrazis, and you can expect one of the top decks to banned each year for this reason.
>You said you wanted a modern OP, now it's your fault we're having the fuck the format just so we can profit from it!
Seriously fuck off. The community has been eating Wizard's shit forever "b-but it would be a bad business decision" everytime they do something that screws the average player.
I'm not even that salty about the bannings, just the way they're justifying it is really poor.
The pro tour is a marketing tool. Wizards needs to show off their new toys. Other formats don't throw a shitfit when they don't have a pro tour. If modern players could just accept that its not a good PT format, none of this would happen
I'm trying to brew my own jeskai modern deck for local FNM play. Decklist includes
4x Delver of secrets
2-4 Soulfire grandmaster
4x Jeskai charm
4x Lightning Bolt
4x Lightning Strike
2x Path to Exile
1x Pyromancer's Goggles (because why not)
Any suggestions for what to put in my sideboard? I'm thinking Crumble to Dust against Tron, Smash to Smithereens against Affinity, and a couple Deflecting Palms as a "fuck you" to knightfall combo. Any better ideas?
this post is extremely underrated. Magic isn't JUST a hobby or a game. is it both of those things? yes. but it's also far greater than the sum of its parts. it's not just cardboard with pretty pictures and words printed on it, for a lot of people (myself included), it's an expression of self and also a mental exercise, a way of thinking.
it's really easy to say it's just a game, but it's not. i probably haven't done the best possible job explaining how i feel and i honestly can't really speak for many people besides myself, but it's sad to see something so beautiful and complex and truly incredible turned into a way for a large company to make money. it hurts to watch something begin to cater to the players' wants and not their needs or to completely ignore the needs of the community entirely. it's sad. the reserved list will continue to exist until someone decides to buy out WotC and do something about it, and that'll be the first true step towards finally making Magic the game it should truly be. once you stop printing the cards solely to make money, once you begin to take the game itself seriously and treat it like its own entity, like a community, and like a living thing, something that is beyond just selling cardboard, then Magic will become great.
obviously i'm not speaking for the guy i'm replying to, these are my own opinions, but Magic is going to be fucked for a long time until someone does something about the business model WotC is using. i know all the arguments for the reserved list, i know why they do the things they do, yes they are a business and need to make money, but none of that will matter if the game dies and it seems like that's what they're trying to do and they're doing it well.
i mean, can you fucking imagine if they reprinted Tempest in paper? or Alpha? with the new MTGO art? people would lose their fucking MINDS, and in a good way. some in a bad way, because "muh money", but fuck those Jewbags, Magic should be for everyone.