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Taste of Magic

follow for character profiles from the magic the gathering story lines and other flavorful goodness
Sep 19 '14
magic-edh-talk:

sirbombalot:

Aren’t streets usually named after people who have died?

too soon. 

magic-edh-talk:

sirbombalot:

Aren’t streets usually named after people who have died?

too soon. 

Sep 14 '14

marobot5401 asked:

Do you think a set could use dragons the way Avacyn Restored did Angels? (Light Angel tribal elements, Angels at uncommon, an above-average number of rare/mythic Angels, etc.)

markrosewater:

I think any of the iconics have a chance at that, dragons more so than the rest.

Dragons in Louie? Maybe? Am I reading too much into MaRo’s responses these days?

Sep 14 '14

beccadex:

More WIP shots

I know I’m looking at the wrong part of the picture, but I like how her head has the exact same expression and head tilt in both pictures, yet her hair is a much different length in the two, meaning they were probably taken at different times. Now I am wondering if she made the top first and her hair grew to the length in this skirt picture, or if she made the skirt first and cut her hair before making the top. But either way I do enjoy card armor, so Good job!

Sep 14 '14

catherine-is-a-lemon asked:

Doesn't the hound fall off of the the turtle when it attacks though? Is that the joke? I'm just confused sorry.

Yes, sadly the hound would simply fall off if the turtle attacked, and indeed the turtle must attack, because the dog is telling it to. This is what is referred to by some as a nonbo, the opposite of a combo. A combination of cards or mechanics that do nothing when used together.

One of my favorite nonbos I’ve ever seen played was in a limited event where a guy played rancor on his fog bank. (Fog bank is a small wall that prevents all combat damage dealt to it, but also prevents any damage it deals. So giving it +2/+0 and trample is a pretty horrible play. Not to mention a big upside of Rancor is that when the creature it enchants dies, Rancor returns to you hand, but now it is on a fog bank, which the owner has to go out of his way to kill if he wants the Rancor back, because merely chump blocking would not kill the fog bank!)

But I digress. To sum up, yes it is a useless combo, I merely saw a gif of a dog riding a turtle, and these two cards popped into my head. Especially since the hound has bestow and can be thought to be riding the creature it’s enchanting. It gave me a good chuckle, and I love sharing laughter so I made the post.

Thank you for the question, that is probably much more of an answer then you were looking for.

Sep 13 '14

dragonqueenofantioch:

tasteofmtg:

Watch out for this combo this fall. 

Wouldn’t the Mogis’ Warhound (I’m assuming it’s  bestowed) just fall off when the turtle exiles itself after attacking?

Yes I will admit this does not do anything when you put the cards together, but it is pretty funny.

Sep 13 '14

I love last laugh, I used to drive all my friends crazy with my last laugh multiplayer deck. Death Frenzy makes me want to rework it, they work so well together!

Sep 13 '14

Watch out for this combo this fall. 

Sep 13 '14

the-letter-seven asked:

could you please explained to the less knowledgeable what the fuss with storm crow is?

damnyoumodoshuffler:

markrosewater:

Come here.

(Looks around to make sure no one’s watching)

It’s a very weak card that the community likes to joke is horribly overpowered.

(starts talking loudly so everyone can here)

I hear a single tear of a Storm Crow could cure all illness. Too bad one’s never cried.

Actually, let me share another bit of info with you all:

The reason the joke exists is that Storm Crow’s first printing was from Alliances. Alliances is well known for the printing of one particular Legacy staple - Force of Will. At the time, Force of Will was called the best card in magic (and rightfully so), and that it made every blue card ever printed also the best card in magic, since it fueled the pitch. The joke was that even Storm Crow, an otherwise unplayable card, was overpowered and broken because it was pitchable to Force of Will.

The joke stuck around long after and continues to this day, creating a trend of jokes surrounding unplayable cards that are joked to be overpowered. Such cards include Chimney Imp and Charging Badger, though the latter is loved on account of its Badger status more than its poor stats.

I think at some point after the storm mechanic came out, the joke expanded even more because Storm Crow is a storm card, storm cards are broken, therefore Storm Crow is broken.

Sep 13 '14

blitch-tasted-coffee asked:

Once you said Urza and Serra's possiblility of coming out as card is storm scale of 10. Is this still counts on supplemental stuff like commander 2014?

markrosewater:

The Storm Scale has always been for sets legal in Standard.

Serra confirmed as white command walker in Commander 2014!

Sep 12 '14

shevatthewindiscalling asked:

I attended a small standard tourney last night at an LGS with my wife. We unfortunately left after the second round because of the hostilities she was experiencing because of her gender. Do you find on your end you hear much regarding the issues of non-male treatment in Magic? Do you feel it's improving?

markrosewater:

Let me use this question to say something I’ve been wanting to say.

Every time you are unkind to another Magic player, be it in a game, online or through whatever interaction, regardless of your reason, you are hurting the game, you are hurting the community, you are hurting the store you play in, you are hurting the place you gather - most of all, you are hurting other people.  

One of the reasons I love the Magic community is because of the kindness they show one another. Don’t be the person that makes Magic something ugly for someone. You love how the Magic community has opened up for you and made you feel welcome. Well, pass that along. 

Just imagine that every interaction you have with someone new is the interaction you would have wanted when you were new. A lot of people are attracted to gaming because it is somewhere they feel welcome when there are many other places they do not. Please, please, please do not take that away from people.

Be an ambassador of the game.

Be someone who makes others’ lives better rather than worse.

Be the better person.

Very Important stuff. Geek culture in general needs to wake up and be more inclusive. I think it comes from a place of once comic book readers, gamers, and nerds in general feel defensive against people trying to enter their small part of the world. But geek culture isn’t a subculture any more, it’s mainstream. You don’t have to be defensive about your hobbies, you should share them. Other people enjoying the things you enjoy, even if for different reasons than you, does not reduce your enjoyment. So don’t destroy their enjoyment, embrace them as a fellow player.