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by photodyer
Wed Mar 11, 2015 6:44 pm
Forum: Fires of Salvation
Topic: [Fedoras of Salvation] - White Knights ITT
Replies: 59957
Views: 1410295

[Fedoras of Salvation] - White Knights ITT

Anyone have thoughts on a viable, flash-in-the-pan shell that can run Drown in Sorrow, HDF, Anger, Archfiend of Depravity and enchantment hate? I know that I'm going to be seeing GW Devotion, red-based aggro and Naya Walkers...Jund would be interesting but the mana seems too ridiculous. Much of thi...
by photodyer
Wed Mar 11, 2015 6:39 am
Forum: Fires of Salvation
Topic: [Fedoras of Salvation] - White Knights ITT
Replies: 59957
Views: 1410295

[Fedoras of Salvation] - White Knights ITT

Anyone have thoughts on a viable, flash-in-the-pan shell that can run Drown in Sorrow, HDF, Anger, Archfiend of Depravity and enchantment hate? I know that I'm going to be seeing GW Devotion, red-based aggro and Naya Walkers...Jund would be interesting but the mana seems too ridiculous. Much of this...
by photodyer
Tue Mar 10, 2015 6:49 am
Forum: News and Rumors
Topic: [DTK] Dragon Whisperer
Replies: 19
Views: 205

[DTK] Dragon Whisperer

A bunch of cards are tanking now tanking in sales after the initial run...I got notification from SCG on a bunch of price-drop triggers today because people are starting to sit back on all these cards coming out so pricey from the start.
by photodyer
Tue Mar 10, 2015 6:35 am
Forum: News and Rumors
Topic: [DTK] Dragon Whisperer
Replies: 19
Views: 205

[DTK] Dragon Whisperer

It's certainly getting the hype treatment at the moment...I was too tired when it debuted on SCG and missed it, now it's sitting at $8...
by photodyer
Mon Mar 09, 2015 6:49 am
Forum: Fires of Salvation
Topic: [Fedoras of Salvation] - White Knights ITT
Replies: 59957
Views: 1410295

[Fedoras of Salvation] - White Knights ITT

I'm looking at Anger as well, but I think RRBBw is possibly the answer over RRWWb. Chained is going to lose even more ground now, as enchantment hate is now a mainboard imperative between Mastery, Outpost and Chained (not to mention Courser). I'm suggesting letting go of the current RW shell...again...
by photodyer
Mon Mar 09, 2015 5:52 am
Forum: Fires of Salvation
Topic: [Fedoras of Salvation] - White Knights ITT
Replies: 59957
Views: 1410295

[Fedoras of Salvation] - White Knights ITT

Val, I'm thinking more black-heavy, capable of playing Drown/BB/HDF/Crux. Again, I'm only theorizing here...that GW deck indeed looks scary as hell.
by photodyer
Mon Mar 09, 2015 5:00 am
Forum: Fires of Salvation
Topic: [Fedoras of Salvation] - White Knights ITT
Replies: 59957
Views: 1410295

[Fedoras of Salvation] - White Knights ITT

I'm waaayyy out of the loop (and trying to slog back), but the GW deck seems like it would be susceptible to a controlling Mardu build--Thoughtseize to break their curve, spot/chain removal, then drop a dragon that they can't interact with G1. After board they still are left mostly with conditional ...
by photodyer
Sun Mar 08, 2015 2:30 am
Forum: Fires of Salvation
Topic: [Fedoras of Salvation] - White Knights ITT
Replies: 59957
Views: 1410295

[Fedoras of Salvation] - White Knights ITT

Valdarith » Sat Mar 07, 2015 7:18 pm wrote:Rick Grimes at GP Miami is all over my Facebook feed.


Yes he is!! Todd Anderson has evidently had an utter fanboy moment on Khaos...he's posted pics and evidently had Justin "Rick Grimes" Brad. All while going 6-2 thus far...
by photodyer
Thu Mar 05, 2015 8:04 am
Forum: Archives
Topic: R/W Aggro
Replies: 588
Views: 12756

R/W Aggro

Awesome discussion, gentlemen...I miss this a BUNCH. Hopefully things are leveling to where I can actually be around regular-like again. I will tell you that I'm absolutely intimidated...I'm going with RW on the Magic Cruise as my Standard deck and have a great chance of having to play it (unless pl...
by photodyer
Thu Mar 05, 2015 7:38 am
Forum: News and Rumors
Topic: [DTK] Narset Transcendent
Replies: 22
Views: 913

[DTK] Narset Transcendent

I'm just theorycrafting here, but this card design is one of the most solid I've seen yet. The card does pretty much everything a tempo player wants--it buys time and can become a steamroller of CA if left unchecked. No, it's not going to come down and stop the onslaught of an aggressive deck--unles...
by photodyer
Wed Apr 30, 2014 5:19 am
Forum: Fires of Salvation
Topic: [Fedoras of Salvation] - White Knights ITT
Replies: 59957
Views: 1410295

[Fedoras of Salvation] - White Knights ITT

Thanks for the well-wishes, everyone! It's been a "meh" day just because the day falls in the middle of my work week this year...not much other than work and sleep. However, my lady and her son did pop over this evening with cupcakes before I left the house, which was a nice surprise (engi...
by photodyer
Tue Apr 29, 2014 7:12 am
Forum: Fires of Salvation
Topic: [Fedoras of Salvation] - White Knights ITT
Replies: 59957
Views: 1410295

[Fedoras of Salvation] - White Knights ITT

Thanks guys! Regrettably I'm working and sleeping the day away for the most part, but I think my daughter is plotting something as I ran onto a cake mix box that I think she meant for me to not see... Got some neat gifts from my friends, including a beer holster for my renfest/steampunk costumery fr...
by photodyer
Mon Apr 28, 2014 9:10 am
Forum: Fires of Salvation
Topic: [Fedoras of Salvation] - White Knights ITT
Replies: 59957
Views: 1410295

[Fedoras of Salvation] - White Knights ITT

Went 3-0 then ID'd in the last round so we could both cash to 7 packs as I needed to get home to nap before work. Went white, got a decent pull to play it primary, then went black for my second as I had excellent synergy for a life gain/drain deck. I was really, really tempted to try to push into bl...
by photodyer
Tue Apr 22, 2014 11:03 am
Forum: Fires of Salvation
Topic: [Fedoras of Salvation] - White Knights ITT
Replies: 59957
Views: 1410295

[Fedoras of Salvation] - White Knights ITT

Very true--MotF may not be viable in this Standard, but then, neither was DD in the Standard into which it was released. The card is not, however, inherently unplayable...the question will be whether there is a deck for it that mitigates the drawback. I'm actually more concerned with the fact that M...
by photodyer
Tue Apr 22, 2014 9:25 am
Forum: Fires of Salvation
Topic: [Fedoras of Salvation] - White Knights ITT
Replies: 59957
Views: 1410295

[Fedoras of Salvation] - White Knights ITT

Wait, Master of the Feast is supposed to be good? I understand Bloodgift Demon , but what good is a fast clock when it gives your opponent more options? Trying to label cards "good" or "bad" in a vacuum is on the whole pretty meaningless with the exception of extremes of such. Y...
by photodyer
Tue Apr 22, 2014 7:45 am
Forum: Fires of Salvation
Topic: [Fedoras of Salvation] - White Knights ITT
Replies: 59957
Views: 1410295

[Fedoras of Salvation] - White Knights ITT

+1 that TBuzz...of course, I'd buy Waste Not for the art regardless, but it is going to be a fun card.

Happy Birthday, Red Leader!!
by photodyer
Tue Apr 22, 2014 6:04 am
Forum: Fires of Salvation
Topic: [Fedoras of Salvation] - White Knights ITT
Replies: 59957
Views: 1410295

[Fedoras of Salvation] - White Knights ITT

Well, I now officially have a reason to get my ass in gear and up my game...my lady and I are locked in for the Magic Cruise next March. We backed the kickstarter for Foretold: Rise of a God at the Divinity level to score a room on the cruise while helping out the game designers, so time to get my ...
by photodyer
Mon Apr 21, 2014 6:33 am
Forum: Fires of Salvation
Topic: [Fedoras of Salvation] - White Knights ITT
Replies: 59957
Views: 1410295

[Fedoras of Salvation] - White Knights ITT

Well, I now officially have a reason to get my ass in gear and up my game...my lady and I are locked in for the Magic Cruise next March. We backed the kickstarter for Foretold: Rise of a God at the Divinity level to score a room on the cruise while helping out the game designers, so time to get my h...
by photodyer
Fri Apr 18, 2014 6:35 pm
Forum: Fires of Salvation
Topic: [Fedoras of Salvation] - White Knights ITT
Replies: 59957
Views: 1410295

[Fedoras of Salvation] - White Knights ITT

It seems the only appropriate strategy for Journey PR is "White, please"...The pool is 2-1-2 plus your seeded pack, so white seems the best bet for a primary. Black looks good as well, but it was weaker in the early block thus best to hope for as a strong secondary. All these enchantments ...
by photodyer
Fri Apr 18, 2014 7:41 am
Forum: News and Rumors
Topic: Journey into Nyx Spoilers *Updated 4/14/14 Previews*
Replies: 126
Views: 5053

Journey into Nyx Spoilers *Updated 4/14/14 Previews*

Looks to me like Sealed is going to be best white pool wins...the color is absurdly deep.
by photodyer
Fri Apr 18, 2014 1:55 am
Forum: Fires of Salvation
Topic: [Fedoras of Salvation] - White Knights ITT
Replies: 59957
Views: 1410295

[Fedoras of Salvation] - White Knights ITT

Reading Dresden. In the middle of book seven, Dead Beat, laughing my ass of again. Thomas: "How bad is it?" Dresden: "They drafted me ." Bob: "That's bad, all right." Dresden is a fucking Warden. WTF? If you can believe it, Dechs, it only gets better. Also, don't m...
by photodyer
Thu Apr 17, 2014 6:10 am
Forum: Fires of Salvation
Topic: [Fedoras of Salvation] - White Knights ITT
Replies: 59957
Views: 1410295

[Fedoras of Salvation] - White Knights ITT

Happy to see the functional reprint of O Ring (though I'm sad over the fact that it means my altered full-art O Rings are languishing in a binder), but not happy about the fact that it gives Esper Control another ubiquitious tool. The modular Act of Treason is also pretty spicy...in long, grindy boa...
by photodyer
Tue Apr 15, 2014 4:02 am
Forum: Fires of Salvation
Topic: [Fedoras of Salvation] - White Knights ITT
Replies: 59957
Views: 1410295

[Fedoras of Salvation] - White Knights ITT

Yeah NBW...I know...Voice really is the perfect card to be playing in Pod. The deck is insane to begin with, and that card is just VALUE in its role there. I would love to get another 'Crats-style deck going, but I don't know if my heart will be in it without Falkenrath Aristocrat ...I fell hard for...
by photodyer
Tue Apr 15, 2014 3:03 am
Forum: Fires of Salvation
Topic: [Fedoras of Salvation] - White Knights ITT
Replies: 59957
Views: 1410295

[Fedoras of Salvation] - White Knights ITT

FWIW, I haven't played Red Aggro in a tourney since December, and if I'm being honest with myself, that was a midrange deck(MDU's RW midrange deck that JS cashed Nagoya with), so it was actually more like October when I was on Pyro Red. I think I'm either switching to AIR or some Athero's deck. I r...
by photodyer
Wed Apr 09, 2014 6:46 am
Forum: Fires of Salvation
Topic: [Fedoras of Salvation] - White Knights ITT
Replies: 59957
Views: 1410295

[Fedoras of Salvation] - White Knights ITT

Ajani is unplayable trash, I wouldn't worry about him. I know he's not likely to end up in real decks, but that's not going to stop all the GW fanatics at my LGS from shoehorning him into an irritating GW Aggro deck after rotation. I'm not being particularly "deep thinking" at the moment....
by photodyer
Wed Apr 09, 2014 6:30 am
Forum: Fires of Salvation
Topic: [Fedoras of Salvation] - White Knights ITT
Replies: 59957
Views: 1410295

[Fedoras of Salvation] - White Knights ITT

Calamity » Tue Apr 08, 2014 10:44 pm wrote:i can't wait to skullcrack in response to Ajani ult and watch my opponent commit suicide


:rofl: :rofl: :rofl:

EXACTLY!!
by photodyer
Wed Apr 09, 2014 5:32 am
Forum: Fires of Salvation
Topic: [Fedoras of Salvation] - White Knights ITT
Replies: 59957
Views: 1410295

[Fedoras of Salvation] - White Knights ITT

And Ajani...fuck GW. They are going to be one annoying PITA after rotation if this trend continues. Gain 100 life...seriously? Just give me my Dreadbores and let me build a decent Rakdos deck, please.
by photodyer
Wed Apr 09, 2014 5:29 am
Forum: Fires of Salvation
Topic: [Fedoras of Salvation] - White Knights ITT
Replies: 59957
Views: 1410295

[Fedoras of Salvation] - White Knights ITT

no equipment is going to compare favorably with them. umezawa's jitte and batterskull say "what's up". Dammit, DS...I meant no NEW equipment, since supposedly the days of absurd colorless equipment are "over". :p Of course there are other OP weapons in our past, but comments...
by photodyer
Wed Apr 09, 2014 4:03 am
Forum: Fires of Salvation
Topic: [Fedoras of Salvation] - White Knights ITT
Replies: 59957
Views: 1410295

[Fedoras of Salvation] - White Knights ITT

Elements swords were utterly busted, off-the-curve powerful...no equipment is going to compare favorably with them. That being said, Godsend--while very pretty--is not likely worth the trouble. Its casting cost ties it strongly to white, it has no protection/evasion, and it is totally chumped by any...
by photodyer
Tue Apr 08, 2014 11:48 am
Forum: Fires of Salvation
Topic: [Fedoras of Salvation] - White Knights ITT
Replies: 59957
Views: 1410295

[Fedoras of Salvation] - White Knights ITT

Reckoner is such a fun Johnny card...I'm gonna miss it when it rotates. One could possibly build a red midrange deck to shoot the combo, but keeping Reckoner alive and on the board long enough to set it up--eh. Still, Dictate of the Twin Gods is going to be fun in direct-damage decks, if not Standar...
by photodyer
Tue Apr 08, 2014 7:33 am
Forum: Fires of Salvation
Topic: [Fedoras of Salvation] - White Knights ITT
Replies: 59957
Views: 1410295

[Fedoras of Salvation] - White Knights ITT

And man, the art is epic on both of those cards. Godsend though...dear gods what an epic Voltron card. Put that on Brimaz and watch the fun, especially with Iroas on the field.
by photodyer
Tue Apr 08, 2014 6:33 am
Forum: Fires of Salvation
Topic: [Fedoras of Salvation] - White Knights ITT
Replies: 59957
Views: 1410295

[Fedoras of Salvation] - White Knights ITT

LP, of the Fires » Mon Apr 07, 2014 11:29 pm wrote:Godsend is OP. Too bad ALL of whites good cards are three drops.


Link? Where's it spoiled, LK?
by photodyer
Tue Apr 08, 2014 6:23 am
Forum: Fires of Salvation
Topic: [Fedoras of Salvation] - White Knights ITT
Replies: 59957
Views: 1410295

[Fedoras of Salvation] - White Knights ITT

Just noticed that the rares revealed thus far are very color-heavy...of the 10 we've seen, 8 require xx in a given color. Could just be spoiler order, but interesting just the same.
by photodyer
Tue Apr 08, 2014 6:12 am
Forum: Fires of Salvation
Topic: [Fedoras of Salvation] - White Knights ITT
Replies: 59957
Views: 1410295

[Fedoras of Salvation] - White Knights ITT

Yeah, depends on the Izzet support in this set I would imagine. James et al have proven that burn is playable, but that white splash is a key piece of the working deck; I don't know if Izzet can grow the chops in one short set to get there...it will be interesting to see.
by photodyer
Tue Apr 08, 2014 6:01 am
Forum: Fires of Salvation
Topic: [Fedoras of Salvation] - White Knights ITT
Replies: 59957
Views: 1410295

[Fedoras of Salvation] - White Knights ITT

I agree with you LK that the card in a vacuum is freakin' nuts; I just don't know if it has a viable home right now. I loved Bloodgift Demon , but the various metas held him down to being only fringe-playable. Then again, we've seen only a few cards of the set thus far...Izzet could be up to get som...
by photodyer
Tue Apr 08, 2014 5:39 am
Forum: Fires of Salvation
Topic: [Fedoras of Salvation] - White Knights ITT
Replies: 59957
Views: 1410295

[Fedoras of Salvation] - White Knights ITT

Keranos is slow, but he is designed appropriate to his colors...he offers card advantage and VCA/damage, but with the red "randomness" of relying on the topdeck. It's actually a strong set of effects in combination with a scry-heavy deck design; if you can control your top card before the ...
by photodyer
Tue Apr 08, 2014 5:17 am
Forum: Fires of Salvation
Topic: [Fedoras of Salvation] - White Knights ITT
Replies: 59957
Views: 1410295

[Fedoras of Salvation] - White Knights ITT

Yeah boom...and with a starting price tag of $25. Counter-burn?
by photodyer
Tue Apr 08, 2014 4:28 am
Forum: Fires of Salvation
Topic: [Fedoras of Salvation] - White Knights ITT
Replies: 59957
Views: 1410295

[Fedoras of Salvation] - White Knights ITT

I absolutely LOVE the flavor/design of Squelching Leeches...a true black card. I don't love that it's in the 4 slot, but then it is at uncommon which means it will make for some fun in Limited.
by photodyer
Mon Apr 07, 2014 7:24 am
Forum: Fires of Salvation
Topic: [Fedoras of Salvation] - White Knights ITT
Replies: 59957
Views: 1410295

[Fedoras of Salvation] - White Knights ITT

Iroas at $30 on ebay...that's just plain stupid. Hopefully SCG will bring him in at a more sensible price point at least for starters.
by photodyer
Mon Apr 07, 2014 7:04 am
Forum: Fires of Salvation
Topic: [Fedoras of Salvation] - White Knights ITT
Replies: 59957
Views: 1410295

[Fedoras of Salvation] - White Knights ITT

Sigiled Starfish is pretty interesting at common...a 0/3 that they can tap on you EOT to filter their draws.

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