WotC has just confirmed that MagicFest London is happening the same weekend as War of the Spark pre-release. Ugh. Why make players choose? I don't see what problem WotC is trying to solve by scheduling things like this. Don't even get me started on the impact this has on LGS's, London-based or not.

Scryfall folks - best filter for a new DM to get inspiration for a rogue simic abomination? 😀

Just did a scrabble of cards-I-own for UR phoenix.

Good news: Only 12 cards I need to acquire.

Bad news: 4 of those are Scalding Tarns YIKES

Think I'm gonna go for Izzet Phoenix. Spending too long playing fair magic, time to bolt some folks! OK, there are far more broken things I could be doing but the durdle days are over :D

Will aim to proxy up the deck tonight & give it some practice games on draft weekend.

Abzan Company is a very fringe deck, I'm only considering it because a local Bant Company player recommended it to me when I asked him what CoCo deck I should try. Whilst I like the idea of just being able to combo people out of the game, I'm not sure I like the specific midrange suite that the deck has to offer when not comboing. Has anyone seen some good lists for this deck?

Spirits looks to be the new flavour of the month (or maybe just behind? Bird site makes it seem like Amulet Titan is picking up, but this might be exaggerated). Popularity aside, this seems to be the best way to go in pursuit of 'fair' Magic in Modern. The only pieces I currently have in paper are the more expensive core bits, the Spirits themselves aren't really played outside of this deck which worries me a bit.

Phoenix decks look really fun right now. I'm a little wary of being stonewalled by Bant Spirits, but otherwise I think this deck seems like a more midrangey version of Burn that can go for a longer gameplan. Also destroys Tron, which is a matchup I hate losing to after >1 year of GBx.

The decks in the discussion right now are:
- UR Phoenix, or possibly just mono-R Phoenix
- Bant Spirits
- Abzan Company

I'm on the cusp of building about 3 totally different modern decks, so want to capture my thoughts somewhere - wubrg.social, I choose you! A little thread to attempt to figure out decisions.

@0x1C3B00DA The deal is we get to make cool sounding numeronysms that don't at all reflect the values of the word they're meant to be capturing. "a11y" is a big pet dislike of mine.

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@Jmaurer Doing 3 pre-releases at two stores this weekend - Gruul + Orzhov tomorrow, Simic on Sunday. Really regretting not squeezing in Rakdos & want to try out Azorius as well, so R&D have definitely done something right!

@thomfox Let me guess, he's running it with Scrap Trawler & Myr Retriever type effects? If so yeah he's basically ported the modern deck over I guess.

@thomfox Krark-Clan Ironworks - it's an artifacts combo deck in modern that's infamous at the moment for taking obscene amounts of time to combo off, despite being a competitive deck.

@thomfox Sounds like they should play some KCI in Modern. I don't play EDH but that kind of combo doesn't belong in the 'for fun' formats.

So in the end of my last DND session I may have suggested Ravnica as a campaign setting. I might be putting on both a DM and a Vorthos hat, should be fun!

What's your worst condition card that you'd still play with?

Back last year when I was sorting my collection I found a wad of cards that were stuck together, assumedly I'd spilled tea on them ages ago and not noticed. One of them was a Seachrome Coast. I own no other Seachrome Coasts, so I guess I'd play with it, despite the art being shreds /shrug.

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