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Systems and Network engineer with 10 years in the field. Heavy experience with Windows, Debian-based GNU/Linux, Cisco switching, and EMC CLARiiON and Celerra systems.


Jun
14
answered How can you have units with secret locations on the board?
Jun
14
comment Phage the Untouchable as a Commander?
It doesn't have to be your general. Why not stick it in your deck and fetch it with a tutor?
Jun
14
comment Phage the Untouchable as a Commander?
The only way to play a card from the command zone is to cast it. I think having the Platinum Angel is the only way you could safely do so.
Jun
14
comment Big or small team members?
Well, aside from special abilities affecting this, wouldn't 50 point average cost allow you to use all of your actions each turn without pushing? This would be in opposition to 2 150 point guys on a 300 point team only able to use 1/3 of their actions per turn. I think that was the basis of the idea of a small agile team
Jun
14
revised Does casting a card and paying for it work like this?
added 270 characters in body
Jun
14
comment Does casting a card and paying for it work like this?
Ahh, you're correct. I will edit my answer to account for that.
Jun
14
answered Phage the Untouchable as a Commander?
Jun
14
answered Does casting a card and paying for it work like this?
Jun
14
comment Which games qualify as Gateway Games?
Should there also be criteria related to learning curve or time commitment? That seems to be the biggest hurdle for people to get into gaming; committing to a 10-hour game that will take you at least half that time again to begin to understand is a bit daunting.
Jun
14
answered Backgammon Statistics To Know
Jun
14
comment Can I block with my Llanowar elves and then tap it for mana immediately afterward?
Tapping a creature that is blocking does not remove it from combat or prevent any damage. This was settled in the 6th Edition revision, around 1999 I believe.
Jun
14
awarded  Quorum
Jun
13
comment What are good strategies for booster drafts?
This is a great starting point, but be aware that some creature-light formats would probably change this to BARED ;-)
Jun
13
comment How many lands should I have in my sealed or draft decks?
For 40-card limited, I start with 17 as a base then shift up or down a land based upon mana fixers and curve.
Jun
13
comment How much collaboration is reasonable for a Two-Headed-Giant draft?
I find that 2-headed giant limited works much better with a sealed pool of 8 packs. Two people can easily build decks from that, and the time is just taken with deckbuilding instead of the draft.
Jun
13
comment What are the Pros and Cons of using cards from multiple different sets when drafting?
We call them "wacky drafts" at our shop. Someone will get 8 people and draft Zendikar, 8th Edition, and Fallen Empires (or something like that). It's great fun to discover the weird interactions.
Jun
13
comment How should my strategy change in an MTG Draft based on the number of players?
Tournaments will alter the pod size slightly to accommodate players that aren't divisible by 8. (Say, a 60-man draft) You're right, though. 8 is the magic number that should be strived for in each pod.
Jun
13
comment MtG: making makeshift cards for home play
@Fadeway Most stores will probably take them to resell them, either individually or in bulk. You'll likely still be able to get them cheaply, even from the store.
Jun
13
comment How many cards per booster pack in the Core M12 Sealed Booster Box?
Indeed. All M12 boosters contain 15 cards.
Jun
13
comment Relative amounts of luck in MTG limited formats?
@CrazyJugglerDrummer I do not believe that there is a way to objectively quantify that.