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 Post subject: The "favorite non-staples" game
AgePosted: 2010-Feb-24 10:22 am 
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Here's how it works: name any number of your favorite pet cards that haven't been named already. They will be added to the master list in this post.

If an already listed card feels like it might be a staple in your playgroup, rate it on a (negative) ten-point scale, where a -1 is just barely worth mentioning because you've seen it used by more than just one or two players, and a -10 is Demonic Tutor-level staplehood. I'll keep a total of the "staple status points" for each card and indicate them with a negative number next to the card on the list. A card which reaches enough ssp (I'm going to say -25, but that may change depending on how it's working out) will be taken off the master list.

White
Aura Fracture
Invulnerability
Kismet
Miraculous Recovery (-3)
Righteous Aura
Swell of Courage

Blue
Coastal Piracy
Dream Tides
Hatching Plans
Ideas Unbound
Kederekt Leviathan
Mindlock Orb
Overwhelming Intellect
Plagiarize
Puca's Mischief
Rite of Replication (-9)
River Kelpie
Rush of Knowledge
Shifting Borders
Soldevi Excavations
Spellweaver Volute
Tradewind Rider
Washout

Black
Big Game Hunter
Cover of Darkness
Cremate
Dimir House Guard (-1)
Imp's Mischief (-1)
Necrosavant
Pox
Scandalmonger
Seize the Soul
Treacherous Urge

Red
Ignorant Bliss
Citadel of Pain
Reroute (-2)
Sudden Shock
Warp World (-7)
War's Toll
Where Ancients Tread (-2)

Green
Awakening
Berserk
Bind
Burgeoning
Dual Nature
Early Harvest
Explore
Grizzly Fate
Oracle of Mul Daya (-5)
Recross the Paths (-5)

Multicolor
Aura Shards (-14)
Cerebral Vortex (-1)
Creakwood Ghoul
Curse of Chains
Ethersworn Adjudicator
Evolution Vat
Fracturing Gust
Hide // Seek (-1)
Nantuko Monastery
Obelisk of Alara
Phyrexian Purge
Rix Maadi, Dungeon Palace
Soltari Guerrillas
Vanish into Memory
Wellspring

Colorless
Amulet of Vigor
Angel's Trumpet
City of Shadows
Darksteel Gargoyle
Echo Chamber
Explorer's Scope
Gemstone Array (-5)
Grinning Totem
Helm of Possession
Illuminated Folio
Manriki-Gusari
Meekstone (-2)
Myr Matrix
Phyrexian Processor (-5)
Runed Arch
Tawnos's Coffin


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 Post subject: Re: The "favorite non-staple" game
AgePosted: 2010-Feb-24 10:24 am 
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Recross the Paths - I've seen this run a lot on MTGO

Gemstone Array - This is in my super competitive/combo/1vs1 deck and has saved me more times than I can count.

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 Post subject: Re: The "favorite non-staples" game
AgePosted: 2010-Feb-24 10:47 am 
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Hide // Seek is awesome and not much played.
Swell of Courage has already made evil things to me.
Evolution Vat is also an evil card. (There is an Jenara Deck running around in my playgroup.)
Can't think of more at the moment.

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AgePosted: 2010-Feb-24 11:39 am 
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Seize the Soul
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Where Ancients Tread
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AgePosted: 2010-Feb-24 11:42 am 
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Spellweaver Volute
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 Post subject: Re: The "favorite non-staples" game
AgePosted: 2010-Feb-24 2:12 pm 

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Is the idea to name stuff that is underrated but used to good effect locally?

Cremate
Illuminated Folio
Puca's Mischief


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AgePosted: 2010-Feb-24 2:20 pm 
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Top 3 favorite non staple cards in my Sapling of Colfenor deck:

Darksteel Gargoyle
Dimir House Guard
Creakwood Ghoul

Top 3 in my Intet, the Dreamer deck:

Shifting Borders
Sudden Shock
Soldevi Excavations

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 Post subject: Re: The "favorite non-staples" game
AgePosted: 2010-Feb-25 8:31 am 
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Aura Shards
Rite of Replication
Phyrexian Processor

My favorite "staple" cards in my Sisay, Sakashima, and Chainer/Kagemaro/*insert MBC general here* deck, respectively.

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 Post subject: Re: The "favorite non-staples" game
AgePosted: 2010-Feb-25 5:03 pm 
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ludd_gang wrote:
Is the idea to name stuff that is underrated but used to good effect locally?

Yes, exactly.

Rules updated in first post.


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 Post subject: Re: The "favorite non-staples" game
AgePosted: 2010-Feb-25 5:25 pm 
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Surging Chaos wrote:
Aura Shards
Rite of Replication
Phyrexian Processor

My favorite "staple" cards in my Sisay, Sakashima, and Chainer/Kagemaro/*insert MBC general here* deck, respectively.

Two of those cards are format staples, resubmit non staple staples please.

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 Post subject: Re: The "favorite non-staples" game
AgePosted: 2010-Feb-25 5:39 pm 
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onlainari wrote:
Two of those cards are format staples, resubmit non staple staples please.

Yeah, I think Surging Chaos misread the post.

New rules; please everyone VOTE against cards on a ten-point scale! I'm going to count urielxvi's votes as -5 until informed otherwise. I hope this will be fun . . .

My anti-votes:
Miraculous Recovery -3
Rite of Replication -9
Dimir House Guard -1
Imp's Mischief -1
Where Ancients Tread -2
Aura Shards -7
Cerebral Vortex -1
Hide // Seek -1


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 Post subject: Re: The "favorite non-staples" game
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What consitutes a "staple card" then? It seems somewhat subjective, as everyone has their own opinions on what a staple card is.

Like I can see now why cards such as Aura Shards and RoR are considered "staple" even though I realistically don't see every deck that can play them play them. What about more lesser-played cards that are borderline staple and borderline tech?

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Surging Chaos wrote:
What consitutes a "staple card" then? It seems somewhat subjective, as everyone has their own opinions on what a staple card is.

Like I can see now why cards such as Aura Shards and RoR are considered "staple" even though I realistically don't see every deck that can play them play them. What about more lesser-played cards that are borderline staple and borderline tech?

Asked and answered: viewtopic.php?f=3&t=3550

(PS. I realize one of the cards I listed in this thread is in the format staples thread).

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 Post subject: Re: The "favorite non-staples" game
AgePosted: 2010-Feb-26 10:50 am 
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Here are my favorite non-staples

Green
Awakening

Blue
Tradewind Riders
Dream Tides
Washout

White
Kismet

Colorless
Meekstone
Helm of Possesion
Myr Matrix
Runed Arch
Echo Chamber

Land
City of Shadows

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 Post subject: Re: The "favorite non-staples" game
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Surging Chaos wrote:
What about more lesser-played cards that are borderline staple and borderline tech?

Those are absolutely perfect for this thread. Ideally, the ssp limit will be just over what those cards would receive, and they will just sit on the very edge of deletion indefinitely.
onlainari wrote:
I realize one of the cards I listed in this thread is in the format staples thread

Then vote against it, if only a little bit. I gave -1 to two of my submissions.


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