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Should Richard Garfield, Ph.D. be banned?

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Post  MidniteEffort on Wed Jun 23, 2010 12:42 pm

http://community.wizards.com/magicthegathering/wiki/Big_Deck

some random stranger added this card to the banned list on the Magic wiki above. so what do you think, is he right, or is he crazy?

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Post  MidniteEffort on Wed Jun 23, 2010 12:47 pm

i messaged him and directed him here. we'll straighten this out.

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Post  Slyphidine on Wed Jun 23, 2010 12:49 pm

It does kinda cease to be Magic the way you and I know it once he hits play. I'm all for mental magic, but one-sided mental magic...

On the other hand I'd like to see it abused it practice.

I don't know about you guys, but I space out when I play mental magic... it's really hard!
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Post  intrinsic on Wed Jun 23, 2010 1:51 pm

i say no simply because it forces everyone to try to remember what the player chose, and then what happens to his graveyard? Are the cards in his GY the cards as they are read or as he chose them to be?

Too complicated and too much of an annoyance if, by chance, an argument occurs over the mana cost or instance of a particular card the player is "mentaling"

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Post  Slyphidine on Wed Jun 23, 2010 2:49 pm

So to paraphrase, no to Price of Progress because it's no fun, and no to Richard Garfield because it's too much fun.
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Post  Zuty on Wed Jun 23, 2010 3:09 pm

I say allow this magnificent (and may I add handsome Wink ) card to big deck. And I am not just saying that cause Ornithopter = Black Lotus and Wandering Ones = Ancestral Recall, but he is a 2/2 for 5 that dies to loads of things.

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Post  MidniteEffort on Wed Jun 23, 2010 3:18 pm

apparently i should have changed my template for these polls long ago. make sure to read the question before you vote. i think i can make it so you can change your vote. stand by.

by the by, i see no problem with Dr. Garfield.

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Post  MidniteEffort on Wed Jun 23, 2010 3:40 pm

http://community.wizards.com/magicthegathering/wiki/Big_Deck

motion carried. not banned, wiki amended. take that, random weirdo!

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Post  MidniteEffort on Wed Jun 23, 2010 3:43 pm

don't forget, you're only allowed one Un-card in your Big Deck anyway!

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Post  redxxii on Wed Jun 23, 2010 6:58 pm

I have no problem with it. I only argue to ban fun cards, like Dan suggests!

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Post  intrinsic on Thu Jun 24, 2010 12:03 pm

My question still stands. How does the GY situation work while he is in play and his controller has "mentaled" a few cards into the GY?

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Post  Uniclonus on Thu Jun 24, 2010 12:58 pm

I assume the cards in the 'yard are as printed. Dr. Garfield says the card are played as other cards, not that they become other cards. So I figure if you play a random card that costs 3U as Deep Analysis, it's not Deep Analysis when it's in the yard.

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Post  redxxii on Thu Jun 24, 2010 9:03 pm

Uniclonus wrote:I assume the cards in the 'yard are as printed. Dr. Garfield says the card are played as other cards, not that they become other cards. So I figure if you play a random card that costs 3U as Deep Analysis, it's not Deep Analysis when it's in the yard.

Agreed. I figure when they change zones they revert back to their original printed form.

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