MagicFest Birmingham was sweet! Didn't do too great at main event, was 2-1 and then I lost my deck! Luckily someone turned it in and I got to continue playing without missing a match, ended up 3-3 but I'm just thankful I still have it.
Did some trade-ins on Sunday and got my ROE [[Inquisition of Kozilek]]s signed, as well as finally upgrading to Lorwyn Thoughtseizes.
Got some ideas on what to build next, Soulherder is very tempting after a fun sealed event.
@DialMforMara I'm good, busy prepping for MagicFest Birmingham this weekend (aka channeling my Leyline luck) & picked the worst timing to get glued to a new game (Return of Obra Dinn) - format is a cool one though, might have to see if others want to xmage it.
The Website is talking about Hogaak again (when isn't it?).
My take: It definitely does not belong in the format. That said, I believe there are 2 Grand Prixs coming in the next two weeks and banning Hogaak will cause a massive meta shake-up.
As the guy who likes to play fair in a format that doesn't, I'll be glad to see Hogaak go but I want it done at a suitable time, not when the rug is pulled under literally hundreds of competitors.
@DialMforMara This is a neat idea!
@Ice_In_Disguise Yeah, that and Dreadhorde Arcanist. Also played Restore Balance and Ancestral Visions. I think I might have have gotten a 4-0 if I thoughtseized correctly, I let them keep a restore balance when they had a suspended Greater Gardadon :(
Weird deck, will do better next time (also piloted by one of the best players in the store who's usually on bant midrange)
@floi I still get terrified when i cast a duplicate planeswalker and it asks which I want to keep...
@mycroft Any idea what the four colour combos are based on? I'm good on all the guilds, shards and wedges but no clue on 4c stuff as they're so rare.
@mycroft I haven't listened to it in a while but Good Luck High Five should fit the bill - general 'community news' podcast hosted by Maria Bartholdi and Meghan Wolff. Also The Vorthos Cast sounds cool and I'm gonna try it myself - meant to be a really good lore podcast.
Other than that every magic podcast I listen to seems to be for spikes :D
@floi That's how good cubes feel :)
@mycroft Thanks! Will give this a shot once I'm back from work.
I've finished reviewing my notes - will post somewhere later/tomorrow if there's interest :) Generally a fair bit of improvement.
tl;dr Experience is a great teacher, but oftentimes their partner-in-crime Deliberate Practice is needed. Both of these are caveated by wanting to figure out where I wanna go.
tl;dr-your-tl;dr Figure out where I wanna go, then get there.
Thinking where is best to do a 'review' of my 'Fearless MTG Inventory'* I posted here ages ago.
I could just do it here but it's probably gonna be a longer thread and I don't wanna annoy people - it should just show up as the toplevel post, right? I forget (again, I should toot more).
*inspired by Patrick Chapin, article talking about the idea here http://www.starcitygames.com/article/19885_Innovations---Getting-Your-Eyelids-Out-of-the-Way.html
@DialMforMara Having another Standard format is just generally a good idea. As someone who doesn't play Standard currently but occasionally drafts it's good to have something to do with my standard collection other than just trade.
I mean, I don't have a Brawl deck right now, but it looks easy to get into if I wanted.
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Formats: Modern, but looking at giving Standard a shot probably after the rotation
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