elnshaw answered to your post “Right now I’m working on what I’d like to do for our Dragon’s Maze…”
I believe it was great! There were new mana rocks and gates, split cards, new commanders and new cards to even combo with. Great add to EDH!!
Now see, if more people responded like this I’d be much more upbeat about the this upcoming set review. =)
I actually DO like the Cluestones. Competitively, they’re pretty bad. Casually? I think they make great, budget friendly Mind Stones that tap for specific colors.
conclavemutation answered to your post “Right now I’m working on what I’d like to do for our Dragon’s Maze…”
Still pretty bad i’m afraid. It brought commander the Maze runners, which aren’t playable in standard, but apart from them nothnig much
Ya, I’m looking through the visual spoilers and it’s pretty much the bare minimum in terms of EDH popular/playable cards. That is to say, I don’t see a LOT of these cards getting play. There’s more than one might think at first blush, but it was truly a limited-focused set that was trying to glue together two larger sets before anything else.
Right now I’m working on what I’d like to do for our Dragon’s Maze review episode. Thought I’d ask everyone what they thought of the set from an EDH perspective. How’d it do in your eyes?
I played EDH with my girlfriend and our friends yesterday. They’re all still relatively new to the format, save for one friend who is the definition of new and really only plays because we asked him too (well, he knows how to play he just doesn’t care enough to actively learn except when he plays with us).
My friend, Tony, lent him a Prossh deck that he seemed to enjoy. Honestly, I was more surprised by the fact that he was happy he “beat a pro” when he killed me with it.
I only play my mono-colored decks with this group since they’re my weakest decks, but it reminded me how much perspective changes things. When I first started playing EDH, I would always gun for my now roommate because it seemed like he would pull wins out of his ass like crazy if I didn’t.
It’s been almost three years since then and I’m actually surprised that my friends look at me the same way I looked at my roommate, Tyler. I’m leagues better than when I first started out, yes, but it’s not like I consider myself to be the Jon Finkel of EDH or anything. I just learned to build better decks and play better Magic.
But once upon a time I was the new player who thought that every counterspell ever was bullshit, and that blue was the worst color that anyone could ever play. It’s a stark contrast to who I am now that I’ve seen how much fun drawing cards and saying “no” is.
I’m playing with a playgroup who’re seeing Akroma, Angel of Wrath for the first time and are rallying like an angry mob around lynching her. I can’t say I blame them because I’ve been there before (Merieke Ri Berit, you were my bane back then). But at the same time, there’s a sense of nostalgia and amusement at watching them get excited when they “take down the pro player” or foil my plans.
It makes me want to ask, how have things changed for you since you started playing EDH? What decks or cards are you playing now that you never thought you’d play otherwise? Are there things you just don’t do now that you’re more experienced?
Now the real question is.. Who will be the brave soul to use all 15 gods in a deck?
Most likely me
PROGENITUS GOD EDH HERE I COME
There’s already a guy in my store that does it. He calls the deck what it is: “The Pantheon”.