Mar
10
2019

/u/bboomslang on Urzagatherer is now available for free on web and mobile

Sorry, mate, but your app requests full access to my one drive, and that’s just not happening. Better to go for Dropbox that allows selective access rights, so an app doesn’t need to request such broad permissions.

Mar
10
2019

/u/bboomslang on What is the primary appeal of EDH for you?

So, my Paradox Arcum list is below 200€ and can easily stick with a competitive table. Sure, some high price cards are not in there, but that doesn‘t reduce its win rate to below 10%. Some decks need the super expensive rocks to get a shot at winning (…

Mar
07
2019

/u/bboomslang on He strikes again

So make [[Snuff Out]] modern legal? 😉

Mar
06
2019

/u/bboomslang on What is the one MTG related purchase you’ve always wanted to make, but could never quite justify?

A Timetwister for my Jhoira cEDH deck. It would be fantastic, but 1800€ is just too much.

Feb
26
2019

/u/bboomslang on Is your Commander’s main ability really as good as you think it is?

The point is that Thrasios is not just "relatively good". Thrasios is amongst the top tier of cEDH competitive commanders. If your scale puts commanders like that in the bottom rung of whatever scale you apply and puts casual stuff several ru…

Feb
22
2019

/u/bboomslang on Does anyone know why amazon isn’t stocking the MTG guild kits individually for ravnica allegiance and only as a bundle but they did both for guilds of ravnica?

It’s worse at amazon.de: there are only offers for “random guild kit one of five” – so you don’t even get a guarantee to get what you actually want.

Feb
20
2019

/u/bboomslang on Leovold’s banning

This here. The RC doesn’t ban for cEDH powerlevel issues, it bans for casual play. And he is a really unfun commander, when he is played with wheel effects. Sure, he can be interacted with, but that’s the whole thing: the RC looks at how fun an environment is, or how unfun it can get, when casual decks clash. Same reason why they unbanned Protean Hulk: it’s a fun card actually in casual, and can be handled quite good there, it just turns into a combo beast if you explicitely go for the combos he enables.

Feb
17
2019

/u/bboomslang on Is there any chance there will be another artifacts heavy set?

Well, at least with cEDH, Kaladesh went completely nuklear. Panharmonicon being the most harmelss in being a central piece of Brago Blink strategies. The Reservoir is the Storm Wincon of choice, Paradox Engine is in many Combo Decks the prime enabler a…

Feb
11
2019

/u/bboomslang on NOOO

well, there are some, like [[Counterflux]], when you really want to drive home the point.

Feb
11
2019

/u/bboomslang on NOOO

[[Flood of Recollection]]

Feb
01
2019

/u/bboomslang on Pauper vs Modern Deck

I think modern decks are just plain too fast. The fastest Pauper decks probably are mono colored due to the rather slow mana base in Pauper, and I guess something like Mono Blue Delver would be a strong contender. But when you go to “fast”, Modern is a whole new book to open with access to super fast mana in the way of [[Mox Opal]] or solid cheat-ins in the way of [[Aether Vial]]. And due to stuff like that, Modern employs tons of solid hate pieces that Pauper decks probably just can’t answer. I mean, how would Delver (my candidate for most efficient use of mana in Pauper) answer a chalice on 1 or 2?

Modern just is so super efficient in it’s use of available small amounts of mana, that I don’t really see a competition here, as much as I love Pauper.

Jan
31
2019

/u/bboomslang on Jalira Intruder Alarm

[[Drift of Phantasm]] can transmute into Intruder Alarm just fine, so it’s a second way to get at your main combo piece. It’s always worth to go the transmute route in mono blue, since we have only so few tutor effects. So I would maybe add [[Muddle the Mixture]] also, because that one finds you Thornbite Staff. Actually Thornbite Staff might be the better option over Intruder Alarm anyway, because more tutor lines to it with [[Fabricate]], [[Reshape]] and [[Whir of Invention]]. Since you sac creatures during polymorphing, Jalira untaps just fine with it. But if you don’t want to overload your deck, but only slightly rise the chances, the Drift and Muddle might just cut it – both have solid application outside the transmuting, too, as blocker or counter spell.

Jan
26
2019

/u/bboomslang on Game Knights #23 l New Ravnica Allegiance Commanders l Magic: the Gathering EDH Gameplay

Well, yeah, it took a turn one land tax for him not to get Mana screwed, so that is kinda taking extreme measures 😉

Jan
26
2019

/u/bboomslang on Game Knights #23 l New Ravnica Allegiance Commanders l Magic: the Gathering EDH Gameplay

I think the real reason is that pod lines for her have to include untappers to keep her going to her Wincons, with those being rather bad as standalone cards. Pod lines are quite a lot of cards that are at best mediocre. If you are green and blue, you …

Jan
22
2019

/u/bboomslang on Casual EDH player tired of players misrepresenting their power levels

while Godo might be cheaper than others due to not needing a complex land base, I think it still isn’t really cheap. It needs all the expensive mana stuff and maybe even more than others (city of traitors for example). You need to get to 11 mana very fast. And even fetches can get interesting if you run scroll rack as another digging device to find more mana rocks. And it is a hail-mary suicide combo deck. You win or fail, and with the low amount of interaction you have, you probably fail more than win.

CVT (Chain Veil Teferi) can be built for around 1K€ and is much more solid and reliable. Grenzo Doomsday and Jhoira Storm both are around the same value. Ysan as far as I remember is quite a bit cheaper, though, so that definitely is a good budget option.

Jan
11
2019

/u/bboomslang on How much do your decks cost?

My competetive decks sit around 1K-EUR, mainly due to some obnoxious expensive stuff from the reserved list (original duals even in revised are a pain, and Transmute Artifact went quite high, too, as well as the fast mana needed for cEDH higher levels. Casual stuff can easily hit 200-300 EUR. But I can grab stuff from a quite large collection of EDH staples and throwing in a Mox Opal and an Mana Crypt gets the value up to 200 EUR easily on it’s own. So if it is multi-color, I usually end up in the 500 EUR range just because I can build almost any mana base with full support of fetches and shocks and have all the good fast mana in it, too.

Jan
10
2019

/u/bboomslang on [The Spike Feeders] S2E2 – Electric Budgetbrewgaloo | $75 Budget cEDH

Wow, guys, great game play and great decks – really enjoyed seeing Jhoira take the win, as that is my own favorite (although mine isn‘t budget at all, went full-on indulgence mode on mine 😉 ). Was great fun to watch.

Jan
09
2019

/u/bboomslang on Many of the split cards in Ravnica Allegiance were developed with best of one in mind

Yeah, and I really like it for singleton formats, too. EDH often is played without sideboards, too, so having cards with more options and wider appeal in different matchups is really a benefit. The slightly worse costs can often be accomodated in those…

Jan
08
2019

/u/bboomslang on New EDH player in Münster

Oh, we do. Mostly we play pauper, but also EDH – mostly in a 1v1 setting for obvious reasons ;). So setting something up in one of the many pubs should be doable.

Jan
08
2019

/u/bboomslang on New EDH player in Münster

Well, no playgroup, only me and a colleague slinging some cards every now and then. And there is Comic Planet at Warendorfer Straße 44 that Runs FNM and other events and some EDH happens there. But mostly they are an already established group and so a …

Jan
01
2019

/u/bboomslang on Building a Deck using 1 BANNED card

I probably would throw time vault into my chain veil Teferi.

Dec
26
2018

/u/bboomslang on Any ideas for artifact recursion?

No, just totally forgot I was in Tiny Leader for a moment. Oops. But yeah, Trash for Treasures is a good one-of effect, too, although I prefer repeatable effects or broader effects. So I probably would stick to the recursion creatures, maybe adding [[J…

Dec
25
2018

/u/bboomslang on Any ideas for artifact recursion?

You also have [[goblin welder]] on-theme. And [[slobad, goblin tinkerer]] allows you to choose what equipment to destroy instead – or keep half of your weapons on mass wipe. And [[scrap trawler]] might not be fully on theme, but helps you get stuff bac…

Dec
14
2018

/u/bboomslang on Best games to play on the go?

I’ve got Tak, played it once, but it didn’t really click with me and my wife especially. She needs a modicum of pasted on theme to guide her. Tak is too abstract for her to enjoy it seems. But I will try again, as I love it’s simplicity. But I guess we have to play out give before that happening, so might take a while 😉

Dec
14
2018

/u/bboomslang on Best games to play on the go?

Hive Pocket and Red 7 are with us on the road almost always. Both nice quick games to play when waiting for your food at the restaurant. The Duke was another one we played a lot while out and about, but lately Hive replaced it (since it is smaller).

Dec
10
2018

/u/bboomslang on What would you do with a guild kit?

Colleague and me decided to try to create „Ravnica Brawl“ as a format – like Brawl, but all Ravnica sets are legal. The kits are almost Singleton already, so not much needs to change. But Izzet definitely needs a hand to be able to keep up, at least wi…

Dec
10
2018

/u/bboomslang on Should Flash be banned in Competitive EDH?

Think of it this way: CEDH is Vintage where all cards are restricted. Yeah, only one-of Flash, but the same is true for all answers. While they dig or tutor for flash, you dig or tutor for answers and at the same time try to find your broken combo. And…

Dec
09
2018

/u/bboomslang on Which lands/land cycles would you like added to Pauper?

The bicycle lands maybe? They could be cool. And I think they would be fine at Common, but they would make [[Farseek]] and likewise cards much better, so green might get a leg up in multicolor decks.

Dec
05
2018

/u/bboomslang on Reading Richard Garfield’s original 93/94 essay on the creation of his game from The Pocket Players’ Guide

But even there the joke’s on them, because if the deck is really good, it will earn chains or even be retired. And even in casual settings I would expect people to put chains on too efficient decks.

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