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    Magic Memories: Enduring Ideal

    That reminds me of the super sweet UG Snake deck that saw play in Standard at the time. Played cards like Patagia Viper and Ohran Viper. And Jitte too, of course. Undying Flames is guaranteed Erratic Explosion for the rest of the game which is pretty good but not being able to play anything...
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    Magic Arena Forums Going Bye Bye

    Forums are so much better than Discord. A real shame they're not being used so much anymore.
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    Magic Memories: Enduring Ideal

    Funnily enough, I had the same reaction. I thought a 7 mana card was never going to see play because there was no precedent for it and I thought it was too slow. But the control elements were good enough that the deck saw a decent amount of play. Pretty neat.
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    Magic Memories: Enduring Ideal

    I really like the Epic spells. Enduring Ideal was pretty sweet. I remember it being pretty good in Standard at the time where you could fetch Form of the Dragon to kill and had some neat cards to tutor up. I think its likely they could do another cycle of these cards but beyond that I'd be...
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    Worldfire unbanned in EDH!

    That's a good breakdown. There is a lot going on here. The most obvious is that a lot of the designed for Commander cards or FIRE legends are way too pushed. Look at the Commanders from Eldraine, which you have mentioned. Stuff like Partners weren't much better either. WotC was good with the...
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    Tribal Update Report: Adventures in the Forgotten Realms

    The Goblins in the set are surprisingly good, not even counting something like Den of the Bugbear. Love it. Really appreciate all the work you put in for these things; that's a lot of words!
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    Worldfire unbanned in EDH!

    I think I'm OK with Golos being banned, feels a lot like Rofellos was as a commander. I think it just does too much for it's cost. And it really doesn't have a downside or way to combat it other non-basic hate. Glad Worldfire is unbanned. Would be nice if this was the start of pruning the chaff...
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    How much responsibility do casual deckbuilders have to be able to close out games?

    You opponents sound angry they lost and are trying to rationalize it and offload the responsibility on you. The criticism of "why didn't you just win earlier also we are going to gang up on you so you have to use your resources to prevent yourself from dying instead of winning: you built your...
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    The Hall of Illuminating Magic Decks

    The DD deck is OK, in Premodern that is, but the deck has a hard time beating any red deck because of burn spells and Mogg Fanatic and loses to GY hate e.g. Tormod's Crypt.
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    The Comboist Manifesto: Looking Back at Fame and Shame [Article]

    Snowfall is such a "bait and switch". It reads like it's High Tide but then just slaps you in the face when you get to the last sentence. Hall of Mists is so bad too. I wouldn't even know what to pick. I totally spaced out on Solemnity and counter shenanigans. Something to keep in mind when...
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    The Comboist Manifesto: Looking Back at Fame and Shame [Article]

    Yeah, at some point we're just splitting hairs. For a lot of these cards you have to construct a Rube Goldberg machine to make the cards even work at all. That's a good point. I totally forgot how cool Mistform Ultimus was back in the day. Now there are just so many Changelings that do things...
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    The Comboist Manifesto: Looking Back at Fame and Shame [Article]

    Yeah, there needs to be a name for that phenomenon like "The Dragon Effect" or something. Maybe they all blend together because nearly every set in recent memory has dragons in them? Even cards like Glorybringer which are format defining, powerful cards just get lost in the shuffle, so to speak...
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    The Comboist Manifesto: Looking Back at Fame and Shame [Article]

    Hall of Fame: No mention of KILNMOUTH DRAGON is SHAMEFUL! I love that card so much and it offers so much more than any other card from Legions, solid stats and mana cost plus the Amplify ability makes it really sweet. Hall of Shame: Pyramids is pretty close to the worst card of all time but...
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    Acererak, the Archlich

    Here's something I didn't expect, a Vintage Aluren list with our favorite lich. This looks really neat. How many decades has it been since Aluren was even remotely playable in Vintage? A few, for sure.
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    Tribal Update Report: Adventures in the Forgotten Realms

    I've been a little ambivalent on this set as a whole but it's way cooler than I expected. The flavor keyword stuff is a bit overdone but kinda cool. I like the Dungeon stuff. That's really cool especially since it enabled the Aluren + Lich guy dude kill. Neat. All the dragons are a big...
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