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Introducing Type 5 - a new funny limited tweak



 
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Frozen_Fire
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 18, 2011 8:31 am    Post subject: Introducing Type 5 - a new funny limited tweak Reply with quote

Hello there! Smile
This is an experiment taken from this DailyMTG article that I've been testing recently. There are the rules in brief:
-While deckbuilding, just put all the cards of the pool into your deck, excluding basic lands. (You add nonbasics into the mix, if you have opened any of them)
-There are no mulligans in this variant.
-If you would like to play a land, you may instead play a card in your hand as a land. Treat this card as a nonbasic land that has "Tap: Add the mana cost of this card to your mana pool. Mana cost includes color. If any X is in the mana cost, X is zero". This permanent won't have the characteristics of the original card (it will be colorless, without any other abilities, types, supertypes, etc.).

Examples:
Fireball as a land adds R.
Wrath of God as a land adds 2WW.
Selesnya Guildmage as a land adds ONE of the following combinations: WW, GG, WG.
Flame Javelin as a land adds ONE of the following combinations: 6, 4R, 2RR, RRR.

So, the first question you may ask is: "Isn't this format too degenerate on the first turns?"

While it's clear that your hand empties faster, the 99% of the gamebreaking spells/creatures in limited have a double colored mana requirement in their mana cost and/or cost more than 4. You will have to choose frequently between "sacrificing" a bomb as a land in order to play more critters or either drop many critters on the table as lands in order to cast your bomb, the first scenario generates card disadvantage for more speed (and slightly less quality), the second has some kind of tempo loss in order to get to the quality later, so choose carefully! In fact the scenarios in which you have one or two bad cards that can be tapped to play a Serra Angel, a Sengir Vampire or some other gamebreaking creature are quite uncommon. Good luck on making a Turn 1 Harbor Serpent into a Frost Titan in a no mulligan format that uses a 5 color sealed pool. Razz

Discuss!
Greetings,
Frozen_Fire
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MannyFresh



Joined: 29 May 2011
Posts: 13

PostPosted: Thu Aug 18, 2011 10:56 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

How would we go about doing this on MWS?

If you got that figured out im all game.
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kendiggy



Joined: 30 Nov 2004
Posts: 441
Location: not here

PostPosted: Thu Aug 18, 2011 11:37 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

When you play the card as a land, put a note on it that says "land". Then you won't get them mixed up.

This sounds fun and I would be willing to give it a try if I ever saw a mini forming but in my opinion, the best non-official format ever was mental magic. Ravnica block commons/uncommons were the best to use.
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