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 Post subject: Re: If I Ran the Parade
AgePosted: 2014-Feb-20 4:39 pm 
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Taken out of context...
tenminutegod wrote:
Chinese new year!

...gives me an idea: Zodiac Dragon

Also, you should run Flame Fusillade and Hanabi Blast as fireworks! Oh, oh, and it should all end in a Bludgeon Brawl!

Random brainstorming:
Akroan Horse
Goblin Game
Chaos Harlequin
Goblin Mime
Goblin Bomb
Ramirez DePietro (guy's got the coolest pirate costume ever!)
All Hallow's Eve
Festival
Holy Day
Wrecking Ball
Wine of Blood and Iron
Juggernaut (the oldschool art)
Gruul War Plow
Waterfront Bouncer (security)
Xira Arien
Feast of the Unicorn
Musician

...I could go on :wink:

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 Post subject: Re: If I Ran the Parade
AgePosted: 2014-Feb-20 10:38 pm 

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Segrus wrote:
Dale! wrote:
I'd include the non-float stuff too. There's always lots of bands so things like musician and elvish piper work. There are also people in little cars. I'd have to include goblin war buggy.

If you're doing Macy's parade, you'll need to find a Santa Claus, and if you're doing Mardi Gras, you'll need a king and queen. Mardi Gras floats tend to be things that are long, like a boat or an alligator. Otherwise, they just have a big theme at the front, which can be anything, and a place for people to hang out behind it. It sounds like you're thinking more Macy's. In that case, vigor looks like a balloon to me.

Cool. I need to find a way to make the little guys relevant to the big guys, because legitimately playing Goblin Balloon Brigade would also be a riot...but only if I can make the card mean anything in the game.

Also, I suppose I might not have been clear enough: I'm not going to try copying any other current parade. This is YOUR Magic parade. If you turned on the news one morning, and that news station was covering the Magic the Gathering EDH Parade, what would you want to see there? (Or, it might be useful to ask yourself what you'd expect to see there.)

I'm liking the ideas, keep 'em coming. I'll edit the original post once there's really enough responses to start sorting out any kind of favorite balloon/parade creatures.


I was hoping it would be Mardi Gras themed because Mardi Gras is super fun. Anyway, it seems like you are headed towards iconic. I would expect a Magic parade to include Shivan Dragon which I shouldn't need to tag. Morphling fits the bill, but your crew will need to pay a blue for that to float.


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Dale, I'd really like to think a Mardi Gras version could be made, or really any particular parade; however, it just seemed a little too weak or incoherent strategy-wise when I tried finding cards for it all. Iconic is at least leading me in a direction I can actually take the deck, and allows me the leniency to use a variety of small and big creatures without breaking theme. From there, I can begin to build a strategy that might be competitive.

Although, I have this feeling a Mardi Gras version would start looking a lot like RTR-Rakdos.deck. (see Showstopper, Havoc Festival, Exava, to name a few)

Who knows, maybe there is something that? For now, I'm going to stick to the more iconic side and see where it takes me.

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Antis wrote:
Taken out of context...
tenminutegod wrote:
Chinese new year!

...gives me an idea: Zodiac Dragon


One huge problem....hes $250 :-( I want one for my collection of dragons but alas, I prefer to buy dual lands, fetch lands, judge foils, fuel, PC parts, games, gifts for my lady, car cleaning stuff, all before paying that much just for a card i won't actually play :-(. My preference of purchases not necessarily in the order I wrote there either haha

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Yeah, Zodiac Dragon is so much... :(

So here's what it looks like so far:

1. Stormtide Leviathan
2. Inkwell Leviathan
3. Lorthos, the Tidemaker
4. Phelddagrif
5. Simic Sky Swallower
6. Vigor
7. Leviathan
8. Greater Gargadon
9. Phyrexian Dreadnought
10. Cosmic Larva
11. Ashen Rider
12. Rafiq of the Many
13. Ulamog
14. Squee
15. Shivan Dragon
16. Morphling
17. Colossus of Akros
18. Sphinx of the Steel Wind
19. Colossal Whale
20. Worldspine Wurm
21. Hellkite Overlord
22. Verdant Force
23. Akroma, Angel of Wrath
24. Artisan of Kozilek
25. Hamletback Goliath
26. Champion of Stray Souls ((I've tacked it on because there are NO other mono-Blacks))
27. ???
28. ???
29. ???
30. ???

I left off Enlisted Wurm and Sigiled Behemoth for now, because they would be closer to ground crews, and I'm still working on that:
Wood Elves--volunteer to help set up before the parade
Assemble the Legion--police force before, and part of the parade later
Coalition Honor Guard--because someone has to carry the flags
Elvish Piper and Musician--not exactly your typical Sousa band, but they'll do
Birds of Paradise--just something exotic for the kids
Puppeteer Clique--damn faeries, who invited them again?
Goblin Balloon Brigade--the bad float everyone is embarrassed about
Goblin War Buggy--the Shriners
Zedruu, the Greathearted--clowns
Horrible Hordes--they're rowdy, yes, but they certainly draw a crowd
Skyshroud Claim--more flags

Juggernaut and Batterskull--weighs the balloons down
Deathrender--Sword-swallowing isn't exactly recommended for a parade, but I'm willing to let the little goblin try
Proteus Staff--band director's got to have something to hold, right?
Qucksilver Amulet--costume jewelry
Whip of Erebos--you stop watching those goblins for ONE SECOND...
Hammer of Purphoros--needed for a quick fix sometimes; always be prepared
Baton of Morale--Yup, I'm totally having baton twirlers

Marshal's Anthem--one of the songs the band plays over and over and over again
Spoils of Victory--usually sits next to the Homecoming King in the fancy car (or Queen, I suppose)
Farseek--because some people don't want to watch from the ground
Second Sunrise--you have to have a backup plan for when it rains


So? Do we have any more ideas for what those last four spots should be? No need to pick ONLY iconic things--this is your parade! What do we want in it?

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Lord of Extinction already looks like a parade float :)

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