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    Post by Ashiok on Fri Oct 03, 2014 11:39 pm

    Means Esper has a much smoother mana base, so I'm happy with that.

    Also reprinted fetches means I can actually borrow blue fetches from my friend when I play Storm, since the only spare blue fetches he had before were just 4 Tarns, now I can play the full 7. Should also make getting the last 3 fetches for Storm on mtgo cheaper for me too.

    Most exciting part of what Kahns has added though has got to be Treasure Cruise and Dig Through Time, though. Along with Jeskai Ascendancy, although I'm personally happier for the first 2. Although the fact that Jeskai Ascendancy gives standard a real combo deck (as opposed to whatever sort of combo Green Devotion was with BTE) is much appreciated and I think it gives standard a fantastic new dynamic that it hasn't had for too long. Treasure Cruise is just the best thing in Legacy. I've been playing a Jeskai Delver list this evening on xmage a ton using Bob Huang's main deck, although with Polluted Deltas over Arid Mesas for bluffing reasons since there's no basics anyway and both get all of the duals available, (here: http://www.channelfireball.com/articles/cruising-to-victory-in-new-jersey/ there's a bunch of lists in the article, I'm using the Jeskai one (obviously)). I've also adored Dig Through Time's impact on modern, both as a card Twin can use to make it even more consistent, and as a cheap way for control decks to dig for their win cons/Cryptics late in the game. My favourite play was probably just Digging into 2 Esper Charms and drawing 4 extra cards in the control mirror when we'd both been exhausted of resources.


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    Post by Jordan, Lich Lord on Mon Oct 20, 2014 3:24 am

    I hear that Jeskai Ascendancy has inspired a combo deck. Can anyone tell me what the combo is? How big of a presence does it have right now?


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    Post by Ashiok on Mon Oct 20, 2014 5:20 am

    It top 8'd the standard pro tour.

    The combo is always a mana dork or two, and spells, basically. In standard the win condition being Retraction Helix, a 0-cost artifact and an Altar of the Brood, which mills the opponent out in one turn.

    In modern, the combo is a mana dork, along with a lot of free or cheap cantrips which turn into rituals, then eventually Glittering Wish for a Flesh/Blood for lethal. People are worried that it's too good for modern, but it's honestly not if people actually prepare for it.


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    Post by Rodrigo on Mon Oct 20, 2014 9:55 am

    The deck does break the 4 turn rule, as it can consistently win on turn 3 and not rarely win on turn 2.

    But yeah, it's all a matter of being prepared for it.


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    Post by Jordan, Lich Lord on Mon Oct 20, 2014 9:05 pm

    Ah. Cool. I'm always interested in seeing new Combo Decks. Smile


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    Post by Jordan, Lich Lord on Wed Oct 22, 2014 12:13 am

    Anyone heard of Nanowrimo (National Novel Writing Month?). 

    It's basically a group of people who try to write a 50,000 word novel in November. I was thinking of trying it out this year Smile , it sounded interesting.


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    Post by Dae of Judgment on Wed Oct 22, 2014 1:46 pm

    Rodrigo wrote:The deck does break the 4 turn rule, as it can consistently win on turn 3 and not rarely win on turn 2.

    But yeah, it's all a matter of being prepared for it.
    If left undisrupted. But if they keep it because of this, they need to unban Seething Song as well. 

    I worked on a novel when I was a freshman that I did during November, which was 49,000 words. I missed the cut off by 1,000- words, but I wasn't all that disappointed.


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    Post by Jordan, Lich Lord on Tue Nov 04, 2014 7:47 pm

    So, how's everyone been doing?


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    Post by Illyarcher on Thu Nov 06, 2014 3:03 am

    Jordan, Lich Lord wrote:So, how's everyone been doing?
    Drinking the tears of NaruSaku fans around the world to my delight the past 3 weeks. God bless Naruto's ending has sustained me with the amount of salt to last another 15 years before Naruto GT.


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    Post by Jordan, Lich Lord on Thu Nov 06, 2014 3:21 am

    OH? I kinda stopped reading Naruto a few years ago. You mind telling me what's going on? Smile


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    Post by Illyarcher on Thu Nov 06, 2014 11:07 am

    Spoiler:
    Naruto and Sasuke have both become gods and fulfilled some anicent prophecy after beating madara and THE BIG BAD. Naruto and Sasuke fight and Naruto "wins". Sasuke comes back to village. Naruto and Hinata is finally f****** confirmed. Sasuke and Karin/Sakura. No one f****** knows. The prophets who can read moonrunes have stated that Sasuke and Karin had a kid who looks like loli!Bayonetta yet Sasuke is on a road trip around the world with karin and Sakura is taking care of the kid. NaruHina had a kid as well called Bolt or some shit and at this point it's all just speculation until Chapter 700. BUT WHO f****** CARES, THE TEARS OF NARUSAKUFAGS ARE ACTUALLY DELICIOUS.

    I think I'm more impressed at my dedication towards staying up all night, just to end this. I will miss it. But not nearly as much as I will miss the glorious rage that these few pages will produce. Narutards, eat your heart out.


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    Post by Jordan, Lich Lord on Thu Nov 06, 2014 8:19 pm

    Spoiler:
    Yay! Naruhina confirmed! The only reason I kept on reading to the point I did Smile 


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    Re: The Lounge ~The dumbest and 1st club on this site~

    Post by Jordan, Lich Lord on Thu Nov 27, 2014 6:45 am

    So uh, how's everyone doing? Board seems to have gotten really quiet.


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    Post by Ashiok on Mon Dec 01, 2014 8:10 pm

    The quietness is a shame.

    I went to the final sealed PTQ in the UK this last weekend. Went 5-3, losing to Duneblast, the nut Ghostfire Blade curve and mana screw. The mana screw was pretty BS since I was basically R/W with the tiniest of blue splashes (2 morphs and a Crippling Chill off of 2 Tranquil Coves and 2 Islands. I even had a Nomad Outpost as a RW dual.) My deck's overall power level was sorta low, but then I had a foil Sarkhan, 2 Dragon-Style Twins and a High Sentinels of Arashin which made my late game fantastic if I could get to it. I had better cards on average in Green, and nearly built RUG, but the mana would have been less consistent and the deck had significantly fewer fliers, so its end game was comparably weaker, which I didn't feel was worth the risk of the worse mana base, and I'm basically 100% sure my build was exactly correct for my sealed pool. Kinda funny that during deck registering the guy who registered my pool before passing it kept saying the pool was terrible but had a foil Sarkhan, which was like 100% wrong. If anyone's not read Matt Sperling's most recent "Sick of it" article, I'd recommend it, since his comments on people talking during sealed deck reg is 100% true. Basically, anyone making a comment ever means nothing and it's just annoying noise when you're trying to concentrate. I know from the pool I passed nothing stood out as spectacular, but then I never had the chance to lay it out and check different deck builds so any assumption I could have made would be useless.

    Ended up getting a Wooded Foothills and a Siege Rhino from my prize packs, which was pretty sweet given I already had the foil Sarkhan. Doesn't quite make up for the cost of my weekend since trains are expensive, but that's the risk taken. £50 for a shot to be on the Pro Tour seemed worth it, especially since sealed is one of my best formats, next to draft.

    All I can say now is bring on the modern PPTQ next weekend. Also really not looking forward to my 2 hour train journey there and back.


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    Post by Jordan, Lich Lord on Thu Dec 25, 2014 4:33 pm

    Merry Christmas Everyone! Smile


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    Post by .Rai on Fri Dec 26, 2014 10:18 pm

    Thought I'd pop back in from YCM. Echoing Jordan. Hope everyone had a great Christmas! Shame about the forum recently, but alas.


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    Post by Armz on Sun Dec 28, 2014 6:54 pm

    Monkey claws:


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    Post by Illyarcher on Mon Dec 29, 2014 11:20 pm

    Zzz Merry Christmas and New Years in like, 2 days bless.


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    Post by Jordan, Lich Lord on Tue Jan 27, 2015 11:59 pm

    So uh, how's everyone doing? 

    Sad to see the site go so quiet.


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    Post by Illyarcher on Wed Jan 28, 2015 12:58 pm

    Jordan, Lich Lord wrote:So uh, how's everyone doing? 

    Sad to see the site go so quiet.

    Ded site for ded forum for ded games.


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    Post by Jordan, Lich Lord on Wed Jul 29, 2015 11:57 am

    Anyone ever still come here?


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    Post by Rodrigo on Mon Aug 24, 2015 1:08 pm

    Oh hey Jord!


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    Post by Jordan, Lich Lord on Sun Aug 30, 2015 5:33 am

    Hey Rod! Nice to see some of us still come back every once and a while Smile


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    Post by Rodrigo on Wed Sep 09, 2015 8:49 pm

    Yep, great to see you again too

    Even though CGC is indeed dead at this point.


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    Post by Jordan, Lich Lord on Wed Nov 09, 2016 7:15 am

    Well crap guys, Gotta say I'm sorry for my country. 

    Now, enough with politics. 


    Anyone still come here? I'm always checking back in to see if anyone still hangs out.


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