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Old 03-02-2009, 07:13 AM   #501
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Re: Magic: The gathering Online

Drafted another good Esper deck, but I'm at work and I'm MODO'ing using MS Terminal Services, so I can't take a good screenshot (256 colors FTL). It is heavy in the four-drop slot (2 Cormorants, Sludge Strider, Gargoyle, Filigree Sages, Dragger, Mechanist, Resounding Silence) but otherwise good. Pretty sure I misbuilt it though; I am playing Sigiled Paladin over Brackwater Elemental. Even though I am heavy white, Sigiled Paladin just sucks (I have no tri-lands) and I am light in the 3-drops. Brackwater Elemental blocks big green dudes pretty well.

I hope to draft three times a week from work!
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Old 03-02-2009, 07:15 AM   #502
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Ah why not, I screenshotted anyway. Not like you guys need to see the pretty colors.



+1 Esper Panaroma

Oh, weird. It only has 22 cards and it has Paladin + Elemental, which isn't right. This is from the deck editor afterwards. Ah well. You get the idea.

Oh wait, no, that's right. I played both. I sided in Controlled Instincts in the second game of my first match.

What do you guys think I should play over Paladin (if anything): Frontline Sage, Dispeller's Capsule, Resounding Wave, Shore Snapper (lol I know, just mentioning it), or Yoked Plowbeast?

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Old 03-02-2009, 07:30 AM   #503
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Two people in HU constructed matches (Extended) are joining and conceding over and over and over repeatedly, every minute or so. I wonder if something is broken in the winnings...
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Old 03-02-2009, 08:02 AM   #504
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I just drafted an amusing ccc deck. if I needed a pun title, it'd be lemme axe you something.

the highlight of the deck is 3 macta riders and 5 exploding borders. 4 sylvian bounty for either getting lands or gaining life so I can survive another turn to axe something.
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Old 03-02-2009, 08:02 AM   #505
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LOL they are! HU matches are 2 tix to enter and the prize is a pack of Alara. Packs of Alara sell for 4.21 tix to a bot, meaning a 0.21 profit per match conceded if you collude. Awesome.
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Old 03-02-2009, 08:45 AM   #506
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Wow, I just beat someone who played t2 Druid of the Anima t3 Knotvine Mystic AND had Volcanic Fallout and Titanic Ultimatum in hand.

I got into a stable position due to Brackwater Elemental and started looping Esperzoa/Faerie Mechanist, he got greedy and used Dispeller's Capsule to kill my Esperzoa (which he knew I'd get back with Gargoyle that I revealed); he then cast Fallout to wipe the board of everything when I recast Esperzoa/Gargoyle (he had Scattershot Archers) except his Wild Leotau, unlocking his Ultimatum (trapped under Tidehollow Sculler).

I unearthed Brackwater Elemental, attacked him to 2, and played a Tidehollow Strix at 5 life. He drew a forest, cast the Ultimatum, and I Resounding Silenced his dude. If he waits to EOT Dispel my Sculler when he can cast Ultimatum (he had at least 2 turns, maybe more if he draws a removal spell), he has a bunch of 1/1s to crush me. He got greedy/scared and went for the flashy kill when I had already shown him a Resounding Wave (sided another in) and Resounding Silence with 4 cards in hand.

Probably the best game of Magic I've played in a long time.
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Old 03-02-2009, 02:32 PM   #507
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LOL they are! HU matches are 2 tix to enter and the prize is a pack of Alara. Packs of Alara sell for 4.21 tix to a bot, meaning a 0.21 profit per match conceded if you collude. Awesome.
How does something sell for .21 tix?
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Old 03-02-2009, 02:35 PM   #508
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Bots have memory now; if you haven't MODO'd in awhile, you will come back to find out the market is insanely efficient now. Bots save "store credit" and it accumulates over time when assigned to a given username.
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Old 03-02-2009, 03:49 PM   #509
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Wow, sick.
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Old 03-02-2009, 04:17 PM   #510
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Wow, I just beat someone who played t2 Druid of the Anima t3 Knotvine Mystic AND had Volcanic Fallout and Titanic Ultimatum in hand.
Geez, how did you beat such an awesome combo!
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Old 03-02-2009, 05:30 PM   #511
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One of the best games ever invented. Maaan, the times. I was literally shaking during limited drafts sometimes =)

I stopped playing after Scourge was released, but have often wanted to try it again. Just seems so much to research into with all that time passed since I last played. Also I didn't experience any of the version 2 crap of the software. Is it running stable these days?
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Old 03-02-2009, 06:13 PM   #512
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Geez, how did you beat such an awesome combo!
What are you, retarded? His deck otherwise was a zillion Bull Ceredons and large dudes in Naya.
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Old 03-02-2009, 11:12 PM   #513
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What are you, retarded? His deck otherwise was a zillion Bull Ceredons and large dudes in Naya.
Obviously he didn't go turn 4 Bull Ceredon, turn 5 Bull Ceredon, or you would have mentioned it. ("Fallout wiped the board.") Instead he started with what is effectively almost a double mulligan.
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Old 03-03-2009, 07:42 AM   #514
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Huh? When the Naya deck can produce 395832985690238 mana on turn 4 of any color, that is usually quite bad. (He played a bunch of Wild Leotaus and other generic Naya dudes.)

He cast Fallout on turn 38. Do you think I was looping Esperzoa/Mechanist on turn four or something?
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Old 03-03-2009, 07:45 AM   #515
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Today's draft:



Apparently half the draft is Esper; people are complaining in the draft pod about it. First opponent no-showed with an 80 card deck and a 1720 rating. Ding! Ship the 7 points and the packs.

Not sure how the whole draft is Esper given that I got a sixth pick Esperzoa and very late Gargoyles. My deck is nothing special, but I like Coma Veil more than most, and it was better than splashing for Soul's Fire and/or Necrogenesis.
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Old 03-03-2009, 10:50 AM   #516
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double coma seems poor, I'd rather have 2 of the 4/5 blue esper dudes. as is, sculptor doesnt seem to accel nearly enough of your deck

note - 100% bombed
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Old 03-03-2009, 10:58 AM   #517
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It's 7 AM. What is wrong with you?

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Old 03-03-2009, 08:43 PM   #518
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Wow just made top 8 in my first ever premier event. Now I get to play the release championships
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Old 03-04-2009, 01:22 AM   #519
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Just had a ridic CCC deck at a local draft

Off the top of my head:

2 Court Homonculus
2 Darklit Gargoyle
1 UW 2/2 pro red guy
2 Esperzoa
2 Brackwater Elemental
3 Esper Cormorants
3 Faerie Mechanist
2 Sludge Strider
5 Gleam of resistance
1 Scepter of dominance.


So many delicious flyers.
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Old 03-04-2009, 01:23 AM   #520
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Also, how much are some of the older more valuable cards worth? I still have stuff like an early (can't recall if it was alpha or beta) forcefield, lotus, etc.. Hope they haven't depreciated with the release of newer better cards.
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Old 03-06-2009, 04:05 PM   #521
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Today's draft deck:



Pretty good, though I hate drafting Jund in general. 2-0 in my pod right now.
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That seems like a disgustingly good deck.
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Pretty good, though I hate drafting Jund in general. 2-0 in my pod right now.
Do ppl draft 3 color decks these days? o_O
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Old 03-06-2009, 04:49 PM   #524
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It's not. It's sitting in the same place it's been for over a decade: in a hard plastic card case in a small cardboard box currently half way around the world from me. I wonder about my other stuff. I also have alot of baseball cards, comic books and other stuff from the same era. I was a collecting fiend!
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Old 03-06-2009, 05:11 PM   #525
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That seems like a disgustingly good deck.
3-0, even though I threw away a game. Opponent at seven, board is:

Him: Nacatl-Hunt Pride, some tapped guy with 2 enchantments on it (lol)
Me: Three 1/1 saprolings, Manaplasm, Nacatl Outlander

Hand: Sprouting Thrinax, Hissing Iguanar, something irrelevant

All I have to do is play Hissing Iguanar, making Manaplasm a 4/4, and attack with my squad. He has to block Manaplasm, then he takes 5 from combat and 2 from Iguanar. I played Sprouting Thrinax instead, attacked with not enough guys, and he played Asha's Favor on his Hunt-Pride and killed me.

Jesus, that was stupid. At least I won game three.

I guess this deck is probably really good, but I just don't like Jund in general. I had to take Dark Temper over Volcanic Fallout #2, lols.
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