Login | Register

All times are UTC - 7 hours

It is currently 2019-Sep-19 1:41 pm

Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 5 posts ] 
Author Message
 Post subject: sheldon's most recent article
AgePosted: 2019-Jan-03 12:52 pm 

Joined: 2010-Mar-10 1:31 pm
Age: Dragon
http://www.starcitygames.com/articles/3 ... ayers.html

What SCG Con Taught Sheldon About Commander And Its Players

It's interesting to see his reactions to some of the more "competitive" players. No surprise about Sol ring.

onlainari wrote:
trappedslider wrote:
EDIT: so if i somehow manged to get down to 1 life,played Repay in Kind followed by Decree of Annihilation then it owuld be bad evil juju?

That's not how magic works. You can't equate cards and situations linearly like that!

 Offline Profile  
 Post subject: Re: sheldon's most recent article
AgePosted: 2019-Jan-03 2:02 pm 
User avatar

Joined: 2010-Dec-10 12:16 pm
Age: Elder Dragon
People that play antisocial decks aren't inherently antisocial themselves.

Or they are just very good at pretending. Many serial killers can also play nice when they want to do so...

Seriously though, I wonder how they react when locked out themselves. My (admittedly limited) experience has been that those who champion the "anything legal goes" mantra are the first and loudest to complain when you do something they don't like*.

Nice article. Not surprised about Sol Ring. Would have liked it if Sheldon had his deck listed with his opponents' (e.g. what was he playing when facing down Tuvasa the Sunlit, Ghave, Guru of Spores, and Ravos, Soultender / Tana, the Bloodsower in game three)

*Example: A Memnarch player had his Palinchron exiled while trying for "infinite mana - steal all permanents without shroud/hexproof" combo; then threw a fit because I stole three creatures (exactly one from each opponent) with Peer Pressure and Olivia Voldaren (6URRR cost over two turns with my Garza Zol vampire tribal)



Hazezon Tamar - Manland theme
Seshiro the Anointed - Snake Tribal
Jedit Ojanen of Efrava - Cat and Warrior Dual Tribal
Doran, the Seige Tower - Wall Tribal
Progenitus - Hydra themed Proliferate Deck
Karona, the False God - Backstabbing Hug

 Offline Profile  
 Post subject: Re: sheldon's most recent article
AgePosted: 2019-Jan-04 11:46 am 

Joined: 2018-Oct-01 11:59 am
Age: Wyvern
Competitive decks are meant to be played against other competitive decks. If everyone is broken, no one is.

 Offline Profile  
 Post subject: Re: sheldon's most recent article
AgePosted: 2019-Jan-08 10:15 am 

Joined: 2012-Apr-11 7:17 am
Age: Elder Dragon
Exactly. Power level discrepancies lead to bad games WAY more often than people who are just jerks.

sir squab wrote:
My... history of buying Magic cards is probably a tapestry of bad financial decisions >_>
niheloim wrote:
No, I think he's right. I'm just all butt-hurt over prophet.

 Offline Profile  
 Post subject: Re: sheldon's most recent article
AgePosted: 2019-Mar-22 1:20 am 
User avatar

Joined: 2012-Dec-03 3:16 am
Age: Elder Dragon
Why do I like the RC (and Sheldon in particular)?

Because of things like this:

"One thing that I hope the CAG can truly contribute to is eliminating some of the polarization that's happened within the format, the longstanding competitive versus casual argument. I confess that in the past, I've fanned those flames, and that was a mistake."



Shabbaman wrote:
The usual answer is "the social contract", but I guess that is not what you are looking for. Try house rules.

With perfect mana, reasonable removal, disruption, and card advantage, we're back to pitchforks and torches. And it's about to get worse for those who do not enjoy the game as Richard Garfield intended, playing as few win conditions as possible and prompting concession after all hopes (and spells) are lost. - Shaheen Soorani

 Online Profile  
Display posts from previous:  Sort by  
Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 5 posts ] 

All times are UTC - 7 hours

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: Inkeyes22 and 44 guests

You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum

Search for:
Jump to: