So I decided to spend tonight studying the #MTG Arena log format in order to finally get sideboard support into MTGA Tracker. I managed to keep my commit messages fairly tame:
what the fresh hell is this?
It's just... a smaller bottle of soylent.
As I look forward to Animal Crossing on Switch this year, I look back on New Lea #ACNL
food Show more
Woo made hot wings with my fancy hot sauce. All were quite good!
Drafted a fun BW Lifegain deck today! I think I'm starting to see the disadvantage to draft leagues that run more than three rounds, since it often boils down to who got the best deck in the limited meta. That's why I want sealed, since it scales to an arbitrary number of rounds. #MTG
FFG: "We're gonna stop decks with problematic names from being used in #keyforge tournament play."
Me: "Ah yes that's good."
FFG: "This deck has a problematic name."
Me: "Wait no"
keyforge! Show more
Just wrapped up the #keyforge preview event! Quite an interesting game.
My first take: tempo. One of my favorite things about Magic is how board changes are often very incremental - especially in the end game.
With Keyforge, I find the number of permanents in play change quite drastically throughout the game, making it swingy and unpredictable. Refilling and dumping your hand regularly is a key game mechanic!
Wooooo! Pulled off a third place finish tonight in #MTG #GRN draft. I was one of three at the table solidly in Dimir, but I think I did all right! Plenty of shenanigans with Passwall Adept  and nice combos with House Guildmage  and Darkblade Agent .
Moxtober 13: Guarded Show more
Guilds of Ravnica and the Dimir Guild have me thinking about guarded secrets. Note that lands are allowed to be chosen, giving you a way to bluff having something scary under your deathtoucher.
I had played around with the idea of adding conditions to spells that say "if this was cast as a guarded secret", but I settled on the less parasitic "if this was cast from exile". #moxtober
Moxtober 12: Whale Show more
Whale is a creature type, so I had to stretch it a bit to make a mechanic out of it. The first thing that came to mind was "beached whale", so I did a riff on Blue's still of temporary removal. Beached is a characteristic of a card like Monstrous, so it can't be removed like Blue's usual enchantment-based removal.
Moxtober 11: Cruel Show more
I hard a hard time figuring out how to make a "Cruel" mechanic that required playing differently than how most #MTG players play anyway. So I was thinking, maybe Cruelty could be an attribute of permanents where if they can't take it out on the opponent, they take it out on your creatures instead.
The self-exile is mostly a flavor thing where "if you won't let me have my fun, I'm outta here". #Moxtober
Could also have some interesting "when this card is exiled" effects.
#Moxtober 10: Precious Show more
Precious is an artifacts-matter payoff designed for sets with lots of trinket artifacts (cheap, nothing on etb, pay and sacrifice for an effect). This rewards you for opening with a cheap trinket and then playing creatures that care, and also makes artifact removal more valuable.
With some clever rulesmithing, you can also make the artifact bestow a drawback to encourage destroying it.
It's a bit obvious, but hey, it's my first try. :P #MTG
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