magic recap

Hello Everyone, Jakal comin in with a recap of my Amonket Prerelease!

First off I hope yours was fun, and even if you weren’t able to make it this time, you can still grab some packs after launch and enjoy next week!

Anyway first thing I wanna shoutout is these new POP OUT COUNTERS. I know we were told about them previously, but after seeing them up close I’ve gotta say, they’re something special. A real lifesaver if you need extra tokens to keep track, and I hope we see this in future sets!

Speaking of which, I made some quick token for my deck! By this point you can probably guess which colors I went with. The hippo was for Mouth/to/Feed (more on that later). But what was the Zombie used for you ask?

that’s right dudes. I pulled Lilliana.

I PULLED LILLIANA

no joke, I gasped when I saw her in my last pack.

Now how did I do?

In 4 rounds, I won 2 outright, 1 tie, and 1 2-1. Which cards did the heavy lifting? Well beside the obvious (*cough* Lilli *cough*), the cartouches and trials really showed some power! I ran Trial of Ambition, as well as the green and black ‘touches. There’s nothing sweeter than playing your trial, then effectively getting an extra two or three copies of it.

That Mouth/to/Feed I mentioned earlier: super useful. The hippo applied excellent pressure on curve, then guaranteeing extra cards once the board’s stalled out.

Archfiend of Ifnir looks like an Intro-Pack rare, but hits like a truck! Once you start cycling, your opponent start wasting away. Even if you don’t draw Archfiend, Blighted Bat provides the flying power you need while you build your board. Greater Sandwurm works as a great pocket nuke (especially if you can revive him), while flashing in a fast-cat Pouncing Cheetah is super satisfying.

Finally Throne of the God-Pharaoh…ooooh THAT THRONE DUDE!!! Guaranteed extra damage your opponent can’t work around? Plus giving exerted creatures some use on their break-turn? Sign me UP! Needless to say I played pretty aggressively, and was rewarded.

All-in-all I had a great time. Even without the wins, I helped two people refine their decks, and made a new friend (he even goes to my parish!). I can’t wait to use those prize packs in a drafting pool. Who knows? Maybe I’ll even get back into competitive…

Let me know how your prerelease went in the comments, and until next time, peace out!

An edh game with a frand

As some of you may already know, today I played a game of edh with @commandtower-solring-go. It was my first time playing Max, and, unsure which deck to use, I opted for Khemba. She’s not multiplayer-focused, unlike many of my decks (Lazav, Anya, Karametra, Riku… you get the picture), but she’s also less brutal than my Sigarda deck, which is, by my impression, faster and harder to debilitate. Khemba gets crazy if you let her, but she’s not as difficult to counter, in my opinion. The moment I saw Max bust out Kynaios and Tiro, I knew this was going to be an interesting game. Max’s strategy was, of course, a mix of group hug and pillowfort, which is something I’ve almost never gone up against before.

Unfortunately, I was off to a bad start. I had to mulligan once and even then I only had a single land, albeit I had several 2 and 3 drops in my hand, so I kept. Now, this was a very long game and it is difficult for me to remember everything that happened and I do no wish to bore you, so I will not get into specifics too much. I will, however, attempt to divide the game into archs. 

The first arch, which I would like to call The Struggle, is me, surprise surprise, struggling to build a board state while Max mana-ramped like crazy and had us both drawing tons of cards. Unfortunately, many of mine ended up in the grave because I didn’t have enough to play them. I was lucky enough to get some of my all-stars, though, such as Brass Squire and Stoneforge Mystic, which I used to tutor up Darksteel Plate for when I finally managed to get Khemba out.

The second arch, which I would like to call Bant Shenanigans, was defined by Max dropping a Horizon chimera, followed by a Progenitor Mimic copying it, in addition to Elspeth, which was perpetually on 6 counters as I scrambled to keep her off ult. Oh and also the dude was drawing like 4 cards a turn. Needless to say, Max did reach 100 life points this game.

The following arch is where the tides turned. Seeing as I was starting to get a good amount of equipment and cats out, Max played Subterranean Tremors for 4, killing most of my dudes and my equipment. This also hit a lot of his artifacts, though, such as Norn’s Annex and Orbs of Warding, which made it more feasible for me to attack him again. I don’t remember if this was prior or after I played Harsh Mercy, but essentially we both suffered some losses.

I’ve lost count of the arcs, whatever. Max successfully ulted Elspeth, and I fortunately followed with Eldrazi Monument. From then on until the end of the game, we had a stalled board where I would attack with Khemba, deal some damage, and he’d recover. To my advantage, I pulled out Kusari-Gama, which is one of the dopest and more obscure equipments ever:

You read that right, folks. Khemba was an unstoppable force. She kept getting stronger, but at a certain point it became almost irrelevant because Max dropped the end-all be-all Platinum Angel. So yeah he was at -98 life, but he had a Platinum Angel equipped with Lightning Greaves, and also (which I didn’t realize at first) a Sylvan Safekeeper. I attacked and destroyed the Greaves using Argentum Armor, but then he plopped down this dude.

With the stalemate now complete, it was mostly a matter of who got decked first. Spot removal was completely out of the question against him, but the same could be said for me, since all my creatures were indestructible and my Leonin Abunas gave all my artifacts Hexproof. So we took a few turns drawing cards (I spent most of my turn on my upkeep, adding counters like crazy because I had Cathars’ Crusade out), and then, finally, a literal god came to my aid:

Choosing the last two modes because I really felt like trashing all those stupid tokens and counters I had out, all the creatures on the field (except Khemba because Darksteel Plate) were destroyed. From Max’s point of view, this happened:

Max: well, at least he doesn’t have his army anymore

Me: “Max, I daresay you’re at negative 98 life.”

Max: “Oh shi-”

And thus, with a thunderous roar Max exploded into a dazzling array of lights and confetti, never to be seen again.

For those of you who are interested in witnessing the madness firsthand, i have screencapped the final boardstate, just as Austere Command hit:

Yeah, I know. Trust me, we had no idea what was going on either. 

Well, that concludes the event. If this seemed long to you, don’t worry, it was. I think it lasted about 3 hours, is that right? I honestly have no idea. Regardless, I believe we both had a lot of fun. I certainly did, Max is a delightful opponent, so much so that we cannot wait for our next match, which will most likely be Sigarda 1.0 vs K&T, or, as I titled it, Unstoppable Force meets Immovable Object. My Sigarda deck may be overall stronger than Khemba, but we’ll see how it fares against this very specific type of deck. Having a 30/30 doublsetrikehexprooftrampleindestructibleflying creature isn’t of much use when you can’t attack. I very much look forward to that match.

Thank you all for stopping by and reading, and a giant thanks to @commandtower-solring-go for the great game! 

The Hour of Revelation!

What’s up fam-squad, we are back for more Magic Story recap! Hold onto your butts, the Hours are upon us!


- In flashback, Nicol Bolas shows us exactly why he’s our big bad.

- “Sure I’ve only got a couple days of omnipotence left to carry out my plans, but it doesn’t mean I can’t show off a bit.”

- Bolas mind-crushes Kefnet, before most likely sauntering through the Hekma.

- He channels a shitload of boardwipes all at once, and proceeds to genocide the fuck out of Naktamun, killing everything except the Gods and infants.

- The seven remaining God’s are clearly horrified by this. How did he cast all that at instant speed? Judge!

- Hazoret and Oketra attempt to run away with Bolas strutting along, taking in the sights.

- The two collect as many children as they can, sealing themselves away in a mausoleum, to little avail.

- I dunno why they thought it would work. Bolas just murdered everything by -looking- at them. I don’t think a stone door is gonna help much.

- He puts them down easily and proceeds to corrupt Amonkhet to how it is today.

- Cutting back to the present, Djeru and Samut are trying not to get trampled by the hoards of people running for the giant Bolas horns.

- They arrived at the Gate to the Afterlife between the Luxa River and Hekma. Djeru is kinda still angry that Samut ‘ruined’ his ascension, but passes it off as the Gate begins to open.

- Lo and Behold, what is behind the Gate but more desert! Obviously.

- Everyone is, naturally, rather confused by this. Samut and even Djeru press Hazoret for questions, who remains silent.

- Our boy Razaketh finally makes his appearance, and he’s bringing Exodus iconography with him!

- Oh yeah, he turns the Luxa river into blood, in a much more gruesome way than what Moses did.

- Though I kinda wonder why Razaketh did this. Was it part of Bolas’ plan, or because Liliana was around, or because he’s a demon and felt like being an asshole? Who knows!

- Tune in next week for answers, hopefully!

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What I loved about Supernatural 10x19 “The Werther Project”
  • Sam agreeing to kill Crowley because that’s surely gonna go off without a hitch
  • “like a diseased killer puppy”
  • Dean really starting to lose control
  • The Cinematography! Especially the transition from Sam and the tape recorder to the original Men of Letters meeting
  • “I’m 300 years old. Beauty sleep isn’t optional.”
  • Dean showing up all creepily when Sam is investigating the house
  • Dean o-so-convincingly pretending to be part of the neighborhood watch
  • Susie describing Sam as “Tall, white, pretty hair.”
  • Rowena to the rescue!
  • Sam showing off his lock-picking abilities
  • Sam generally being a BAMF this episode
  • PURGATORY!
  • BENNY! We missed you!
  • Rowena to the rescue! 
  • …. or is it?
  • Purgatory being Dean’s “happy place”
  • Have I mentioned Benny yet?
  • Sam easily translating Latin on the go… you know, like one does
  • Dean admitting to having thought about suicide and that Cas and Sam won’t be able to kill him if the time comes and if they do they’ll never recover from that and ahhhhh
  • Dean breaking free of the enchantment
  • Sam putting Rowena in shackles 
  • “The universe is trying to tell us something we already know. We’re stronger together than apart.”
Feast!

And they’ll feast, feast feast feast! They’ll eat they’re Who Pudding! And Rare Who Roast Beast! It’s something that I cannot stand the least…OH NO. I’M SPEAKING IN RHYYYYYYYYMMMMME!!! (spoilers ahead)


- #LetLilianaSayShit

- Lmao, Crone.

- Razaketh is a snarky piece of shit.

- And cast Mind Control on a planeswalker! That’s not a legal target!

- So Liliana wades into the bloody Luxa River, which made me want to gag.

- The writer is very descriptive when it comes to gross stuff.

- She arrives on the other side where Razaketh waves his dick around some.

- But Liliana has some metaphorical dick waving to do too, even in her condition.

- Jace being a mental snarky piece of shit.

- Razaketh is then ambushed by Team Gruulfriends (hell yeah), while Liliana tries to animate all the dead things in the river.

- Doesn’t work for a bit, as Razaketh still has some control while fighting Nissa’s elemental.

- He attempts to suffocate Liliana, but is saved by our boys Gideon and Jace.

- Jace mind grinds Razaketh long enough for Liliana to mass raise everything floating in the Luxa, creating a super gross mass of awful.

- The corpses fall over Razaketh and tear him the fuck apart. It’s pretty god damn graphic.

- TeamNaya seems to agree and looks away, while Jace watches mesmerized in the way that a car crash does.

- He pukes.

- I would too.

- Giddy with power, Liliana is over the moon with 3 of her demons dead. And I guess points for her character in that she didn’t skank off immediately and decides to stick around to help the Gatewatch with Bolas.

- She even thanks them. How kind.

- Nissa determines that Razaketh’s blood spell had Storm, and is setting off it’s count now. I assume them to be analogies for the Plagues of Egypt.

- They leave to form a plan, cuz approaching Bolas head on is probably not gonna end well.

- Jace scolds Liliana for her overkill, but to no avail of course.

- What did you expect Jace?

- Next week: Bolas perhaps? 

parapluiepliant  asked:

Morgane! Just thought about your recap magic for the finale and somehow Doctor Who came to my mind again. The keywords are: Rory "The Last Centurion" Williams and Amy "The Girl Who Waited" Pond.

Alas, I’m not big on the Moffat era of Doctor Who, and Amy and Rory’s relationship doesn’t really resonate with me. TRAGICALLY I WILL NOT MAKE ANY DOCTOR WHO REFERENCE IN MY FINAL RECAP. 

But thank you for offering ideas because I’m currently working on it but it’s kinda hard to see what I’m doing with all the tears and the pain and how do I Do The Funny again ? 

… ha ha ha

… no I’m seriously asking, how, what is fun, i’m lost, the finale broke my brain and also my emotions, pls send help

The Shkreli’s List Panic of 2016

Before I get into the meat of this post, which is a call organize against the Reserved List, I would like to remind everyone in the reblogs to include @wizardsmagic, @markrosewater, @tabakrules​, @dougbeyermtg​, and @wizardsdeveloper​ because part of this effort is to keep Reserved List posts appearing in their Tumblr Feeds.

Wow. What a last two weeks it has been for the community of Magic: the Gathering? Let’s recap from the beginning:

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