Fifth Dawn- how disappointing

Discussion in 'General CPA Stuff' started by rkoelsch, May 6, 2004.

  1. Notepad Seffy Sefro

    I've been waiting for the whole set spoiler to come out before looking at it again, but it looks like everything's getting sour on the opinion side. Is the set really that bad? How sad that WotC would make a crappy 3rd set as well. Then again, Judgement and Prophecy sucked hard (flavor and fun-wise, not tourney-wise).
  2. train The Wildcard!!!...

    I don't think judgement sucked flavor-wise, and maybe fifth dawn will surprise similar to what Judgement did...;)
  3. chocobo_cid Thyme Devourer

    IMO, the last enjoyable set was Onslaught. Legions sucked because I HATE SLIVERS, while scourge was... interesting.

    I wish, oh I wish that there could be another Tempest or Urza Block.
  4. Notepad Seffy Sefro

    Um dude, we are in another Urza or Tempest block. Insanely fast decks rule the tourney scene with absolutely broken cards all about. It is certainly a bad T2 season. Only difference really is the "sky is falling!" calls for bans are ignored since we've seen them too many times. Back then, the calls were rewarded with bans.
  5. Oversoul The Tentacled One

    It's not the same...

    Heh, so many people HATED Urza's block. Funny though, I liked it...
  6. Mr_Pestilence Wumpus

    Hey! I found a combo! (insert false enthusiasm here)

    Grinding Station + Summoning Station = game.
  7. Shiro Time Devourer I have returned!

    Summoning station defecates out colorless creatures. Not artifact creatures.
  8. mythosx Legendary Creature-Human

    This environment isnt as bad as urza's. Let's all be thank for for no tolarian academys and mind over matters. Most of those games ended on turn 1.
  9. chocobo_cid Thyme Devourer

    The 'current' Urza's block format, with Tolarian Academy banned, doesn't really need to worry about Tolarian Academy, does it? I didn't think so.

    Urza's block was still fun in the casual scene and better in every way than Onslaught and Mirrodin Blocks. 'Cause they suck.
  10. Istanbul Sucker MCs call me sire.

    I found a better combo.

    Blasting Station + Nuisance Engine + Dross Scorpion

    Make a dude (Engine)
    Throw it at your opponent (Station)
    Untap Engine (Scorpion)
    Make another dude (Engine)
    Untap Station, throw dude at your opponent (Station)
    Untap Engine (Scorpion)

  11. mythosx Legendary Creature-Human

    Yes you are correct sir. But I wasn't referring to block constructed. I only play casual type 1. People still ream me with mind over matter/high tide or mind over matter/tolarian. Tolarian isn't as common though.
  12. train The Wildcard!!!...

    you need to carry around a pair of scissors there mythosx...:D
  13. mythosx Legendary Creature-Human

    hahaha I would...but i play with a tolarian myself.
  14. train The Wildcard!!!...

    "and thou hast been overtaken by the darkness..."

    Tolarian isn't really so bad - it's just an engine... it's the spells, or other items that use the engine that are so bad...
  15. BigBlue Magic Jones

    I guess I didn't miss anything in darksteel then...

    Unfortunately for me, I didn't get to play much during Urza's Trilogy, I was judging a lot then. That was also when I was getting well reimbursed for judging - so while I didn't play I did get a couple boxes worth of boosters from judging Super Series, State Championships and whatnot that year. I did not buy very much and was surprised to see just how much I acquired. I ended up with 3 Masticores and traded for the 4th I think.

    My nemesis - as a blue player - is Morphling. I've seen 1, I've never owned one and would love 2-3 but now that I play so infrequently I'm not going to shell out for them.

    Fifth Dawn has broken stuff eh... well, I suppose that's one way to try to revive a game - start releasing broken cards to get old timers to shell out for some cards... maybe I'll pick up a box online for cheaps... I do like some of the stuff I got in Mirrodin - though I'm not a real Artifact player.
  16. train The Wildcard!!!...

    Question is whether or not the stuff is really broken... I can see a lot of it being manipulated, but broken - that hasn't happened in quite a while...:cool:
  17. Oversoul The Tentacled One

    Yeah, I mean, if there were no moxes of any sort, no Sol Rings, Mana Vaults, Grim Monoliths, Strokes, Braingeysers, MoMas, Candelabras, etc. Tolarian Academy wouldn't be so good...
  18. Reverend Love New Member

    I'm personally of the opinion that printing some powerful junk is also a way to smooth over the horrible facelift they've given magic. Keeping the Johnnies who can't help but play with the new found widgets, and Spike's in the game...and the Timmies, well they got their whole stupid Onslaught block so they should be sedated or a couple of years....Legions :rolleyes:
  19. mythosx Legendary Creature-Human

    I agree with the guys above. I don't think its broken in the context of Urza's. But as far as breaking all the rules. It's done that so many times already in this block. We have Serum powder which officially made mulligan a part of the rules now. Those rats are going to wreck havoc. And so much more....
  20. Istanbul Sucker MCs call me sire.

    How did WotC themselves say it?
    You can only break the rules so many times before breaking the rules becomes old hat...
    Me, I'm sick of the you-win cards. CoVic came out, and it was new and cool. Then we got Battle of Wits. And Mortal Combat. And Epic Struggle and Chance Encounter and Darksteel Reactor and now the Door...
    It's getting *boring*.

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