Magic: the Gathering Memes

This blog is dedicated posting Memes that I create or reblogging ones that I find.

And my goal here is entertainment regarding all things Magic: the Gathering... with some possible exceptions.

Enjoy.
the-end-is-neat:

magic—the—memeing:

This is intriguing enough that I wanted to share. 
So I was playing a 3-man EDH game this morning on Cockatrice, and I was in a multiplayer game where one guy was testing a new Narset, Enlightened Master deck (by the way, I suspect that her legality may not be long in EDH). And it was Ramp/Control UWR centered on abusing artifacts. He was winning by turn 6 each game, so after two games, I realized I needed to meta-call this deck to stand a chance. So I load my anti-artifact Akroma (red version) deck, which uses the same artifact ramp tactics, but is also off-centered on killing other people’s artifacts. Turn 3 I ramp out this little artifact killer, and the guy starts accusing me of being a sore loser for switching to this, but he sticks Narset. I kill his artifacts anyway on my next turn, then another opponent plays a creature wipe, then I get kicked (Narset player was Host) because I was a terrible loser gunning for the artifact deck after getting beat twice.
I guess I could see that case, except:
1. I lost the second game because I misplayed.
2. It was a meta call. When someone is dominant, I will play something that has better odds. It’s not that I’m so angry that I’ve been losing (although that has happened before); it’s I want to play EDH. That means gunning for the most relevant threat I know.
3. Do I think I was a sore loser and a jerk for playing a deck that attacked his strengths? Eh… jerk, maybe. Even if I did load the deck to take down a stronger opponent, I still loaded it specifically to gun after one player. Sore loser? Not in this case.
Honestly I want to build a Narset deck before her possilbe ban from EDH… I just hope that I have the calm of the Jeskai way I did not see from this person when he realized people were gunning for him because Narset will devolve into you vs. them if it’s built to optimal capacity.

why do you think Narset is overpowered?

Narset enables Control/Stax a means to cheat powerful spells for free and reliably through strong library manipulation. I could be overreacting, but generally a deck built to ramp out a turn 3 card that can cheat some of the most powerful spells in Magic is at the least… suspicious.

the-end-is-neat:

magic—the—memeing:

This is intriguing enough that I wanted to share. 

So I was playing a 3-man EDH game this morning on Cockatrice, and I was in a multiplayer game where one guy was testing a new Narset, Enlightened Master deck (by the way, I suspect that her legality may not be long in EDH). And it was Ramp/Control UWR centered on abusing artifacts. He was winning by turn 6 each game, so after two games, I realized I needed to meta-call this deck to stand a chance. So I load my anti-artifact Akroma (red version) deck, which uses the same artifact ramp tactics, but is also off-centered on killing other people’s artifacts. Turn 3 I ramp out this little artifact killer, and the guy starts accusing me of being a sore loser for switching to this, but he sticks Narset. I kill his artifacts anyway on my next turn, then another opponent plays a creature wipe, then I get kicked (Narset player was Host) because I was a terrible loser gunning for the artifact deck after getting beat twice.

I guess I could see that case, except:

1. I lost the second game because I misplayed.

2. It was a meta call. When someone is dominant, I will play something that has better odds. It’s not that I’m so angry that I’ve been losing (although that has happened before); it’s I want to play EDH. That means gunning for the most relevant threat I know.

3. Do I think I was a sore loser and a jerk for playing a deck that attacked his strengths? Eh… jerk, maybe. Even if I did load the deck to take down a stronger opponent, I still loaded it specifically to gun after one player. Sore loser? Not in this case.

Honestly I want to build a Narset deck before her possilbe ban from EDH… I just hope that I have the calm of the Jeskai way I did not see from this person when he realized people were gunning for him because Narset will devolve into you vs. them if it’s built to optimal capacity.

why do you think Narset is overpowered?

Narset enables Control/Stax a means to cheat powerful spells for free and reliably through strong library manipulation. I could be overreacting, but generally a deck built to ramp out a turn 3 card that can cheat some of the most powerful spells in Magic is at the least… suspicious.

This is intriguing enough that I wanted to share. 
So I was playing a 3-man EDH game this morning on Cockatrice, and I was in a multiplayer game where one guy was testing a new Narset, Enlightened Master deck (by the way, I suspect that her legality may not be long in EDH). And it was Ramp/Control UWR centered on abusing artifacts. He was winning by turn 6 each game, so after two games, I realized I needed to meta-call this deck to stand a chance. So I load my anti-artifact Akroma (red version) deck, which uses the same artifact ramp tactics, but is also off-centered on killing other people’s artifacts. Turn 3 I ramp out this little artifact killer, and the guy starts accusing me of being a sore loser for switching to this, but he sticks Narset. I kill his artifacts anyway on my next turn, then another opponent plays a creature wipe, then I get kicked (Narset player was Host) because I was a terrible loser gunning for the artifact deck after getting beat twice.
I guess I could see that case, except:
1. I lost the second game because I misplayed.
2. It was a meta call. When someone is dominant, I will play something that has better odds. It’s not that I’m so angry that I’ve been losing (although that has happened before); it’s I want to play EDH. That means gunning for the most relevant threat I know.
3. Do I think I was a sore loser and a jerk for playing a deck that attacked his strengths? Eh… jerk, maybe. Even if I did load the deck to take down a stronger opponent, I still loaded it specifically to gun after one player. Sore loser? Not in this case.
Honestly I want to build a Narset deck before her possilbe ban from EDH… I just hope that I have the calm of the Jeskai way I did not see from this person when he realized people were gunning for him because Narset will devolve into you vs. them if it’s built to optimal capacity.

This is intriguing enough that I wanted to share. 

So I was playing a 3-man EDH game this morning on Cockatrice, and I was in a multiplayer game where one guy was testing a new Narset, Enlightened Master deck (by the way, I suspect that her legality may not be long in EDH). And it was Ramp/Control UWR centered on abusing artifacts. He was winning by turn 6 each game, so after two games, I realized I needed to meta-call this deck to stand a chance. So I load my anti-artifact Akroma (red version) deck, which uses the same artifact ramp tactics, but is also off-centered on killing other people’s artifacts. Turn 3 I ramp out this little artifact killer, and the guy starts accusing me of being a sore loser for switching to this, but he sticks Narset. I kill his artifacts anyway on my next turn, then another opponent plays a creature wipe, then I get kicked (Narset player was Host) because I was a terrible loser gunning for the artifact deck after getting beat twice.

I guess I could see that case, except:

1. I lost the second game because I misplayed.

2. It was a meta call. When someone is dominant, I will play something that has better odds. It’s not that I’m so angry that I’ve been losing (although that has happened before); it’s I want to play EDH. That means gunning for the most relevant threat I know.

3. Do I think I was a sore loser and a jerk for playing a deck that attacked his strengths? Eh… jerk, maybe. Even if I did load the deck to take down a stronger opponent, I still loaded it specifically to gun after one player. Sore loser? Not in this case.

Honestly I want to build a Narset deck before her possilbe ban from EDH… I just hope that I have the calm of the Jeskai way I did not see from this person when he realized people were gunning for him because Narset will devolve into you vs. them if it’s built to optimal capacity.

mindtheglow:

stormstouthideout:

People online a few months ago: "Khans is not going to be the wedge set. Just because you want it doesn’t mean you’re getting it."

People online a few months ago"You’re probably not getting fetches either."

People online a few months ago: "And you can forget about it being a powerful set in general. They’re scaling back power level a lot now."

Mark Rosewater: 

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Reblogging this because that .gif of Maro is borderline magical. 

(via avacyn-guardian-angel)

shevatthewindiscalling asked: I attended a small standard tourney last night at an LGS with my wife. We unfortunately left after the second round because of the hostilities she was experiencing because of her gender. Do you find on your end you hear much regarding the issues of non-male treatment in Magic? Do you feel it's improving?

mtg-spot:

markrosewater:

Let me use this question to say something I’ve been wanting to say.

Every time you are unkind to another Magic player, be it in a game, online or through whatever interaction, regardless of your reason, you are hurting the game, you are hurting the community, you are hurting the store you play in, you are hurting the place you gather - most of all, you are hurting other people.  

One of the reasons I love the Magic community is because of the kindness they show one another. Don’t be the person that makes Magic something ugly for someone. You love how the Magic community has opened up for you and made you feel welcome. Well, pass that along. 

Just imagine that every interaction you have with someone new is the interaction you would have wanted when you were new. A lot of people are attracted to gaming because it is somewhere they feel welcome when there are many other places they do not. Please, please, please do not take that away from people.

Be an ambassador of the game.

Be someone who makes others’ lives better rather than worse.

Be the better person.

Absolutely!!! Thank you Maro!

soulofnewphyrexia:

teysa-orzhov-rules-lawyer:

soulofnewphyrexia:

teysa-orzhov-rules-lawyer:

I’m in love with Sidisi, not gonna lie.

I really feel like Zhurgo’s and Anafenza’s need to be switched

But Zurgo smashes helms, not asses.

This is a misconception. He smashes both but Zhurgo Asssmasher isn’t quite as cool sounding a name.

I’m pretty sure if Zurgo went by Ass Smasher… that would change the entire reputation of Zurgo.

As an aside, I called Anafenza a kick ass because she personal leads assaults and believes in grinding opponents into dust. And the Mardu clan’s Khan is a noted to be a tyrant. And regardless of how benevolent, a tyrant is a tyrant.

(Source: magic--the--memeing)

mtg-realm:

Magic: the Gathering - Khans of Tarkir

Introducing Surrak Dragonclaw, the final Clan Leader representing Temur.

Meanwhile on Reddit … .

o_0

(via grazzlebrand)

Anonymous asked: Jace dead or jammara?

jacejosujura:

There is NO way I’m not going to catch shit for this- but I would rather him be dead than with her. I’d rather him be six feet under because I think her character is that shitty.

Bite me.

Isn’t it Emmara?

mtgthings:



Some days, I wish the actual Force of Will included this in the alternate cost.

mtgthings:

Some days, I wish the actual Force of Will included this in the alternate cost.

I’m not saying Wizards of the Coast ripped them off, but the possibility is high.

I’m not saying Wizards of the Coast ripped them off, but the possibility is high.