fun fact, anyone can talk about magic the gathering by just making up a bunch of bullshit. there's too many,,, no one can prove you're bluffing
the problem with goblin aggro in the current micro extended format is the curving on multicolor commitments and how badly it's countered by tempo in the meta
see? it's impossible to prove whether *i* don't know what im talking about or *you* don't
@red hold on i need to post an anonymous ask on mark rosewater’s tumblr
@red i am viscerally angry because i know you’re correct
@Sapphicgiraffic in the future every individual friend group will have their own competitive meta complete with pro tour
@red maybe i could finally afford to attend one
@fluffy just for fun i plugged this into talk to transformer and... 😆
@red as a non-mtg player, the first time i saw this i thought it was just a dead serious mtg post, skimmed, tried to read the middle paragraph, gave up and scrolled past
@red as a non magic player i can confirm I cannot tell the difference in the slightest
@red id believe you tbh if i didn't know that micro extended was a future future league experiment at wizards of the coast that didn't pan out because of turnover between the magic and d&d divisions left it without a creative lead, and so it never got released to the public as an official format
@red what? no, the artifact from graveyard gambit disproved the strategy as tournament viable ages ago, come on
@red Gosh, this is too real!
I do enjoy the game but I have zero regrets about getting rid of all my cards a few years ago.
@red hmm i know what some of these terms mean but i have absolutely no idea whether they can actually be strung together in that particular sentence
@00dani magic the baffling
@red i think tempo can't really be described as a counter, since it means something like "turn advantage" and isn't really a tactic you can choose in response to your opponent's moves
but it's entirely possible that there are ways to give yourself more tempo in magic in order to counter specific strategies, which i don't know about, because this game is the baffling
@00dani @red there are absolutely tempo decks that are best described that way instead of as aggro or midrange; they tend to back up a suite of cheap efficient creatures with powerful removal and countermagic so that they can stall midrange decks while they push through the last points of damage in the early game!
@velexiraptor @00dani haha before you mentioned it, i was wondering to myself if tempo isn’t a viable archetype these days?? on the one hand, the competitive formats like standard shift so constantly it takes a huge amount of dedication to keep up, but on the other hand they always seem to cycle back around to some of the classic meta matchups that have been around for decades now
i played mostly pauper competitively and tempo is absolutely bonkers there because all the good creatures are super cheap and tiny but you get access to fantastic removal like bolt and counterspell and all the 2 mana black kill spells, and draw is pretty great too because lots of those 1 mana scry cantrips are at common
also in pauper you have the extra thing where all the good answers to tempo don't exist in the format, the kind of midrange creatures that let you play catch-up after they've run out of steam are all rare, same with the tax effects that cut their mana efficiency in half, and the combos that can race them not only need v specific cards that aren't at common but also have been disincentivised by wizards for a long time now (much to my chagrin)
@Aleums @red @00dani
...ur trying to be sneaky there i see what ur doing! ephemerate is uncommon and siege rhino is rare! neither are legal in pauper and therefore while it's a great tactic to absolutely blowout a tempo deck in, say, modern or canadian highlander, its impossible in commons-only formats! stick to summoning crushers off urzatron
@velexiraptor @red @00dani siege rhino? oh honey, we're going much slower and smaller than that https://www.mtgtop8.com/event?e=24659&d=372482&f=PAU
@red so, my boyfriend is a magic judge and i shared this with him
BF, [21.02.20 09:48]
Completely untrue, every niche group has jargon and it’s to some extent a shibboleth.
BF, [21.02.20 09:48]
I’m sure they are joking, because “micro extended format” is meaningless.
BF, [21.02.20 09:49]
Also goblin aggro isn’t in any meta right now to my knowledge, and goblins aren’t multicolored, they’re red.
BF, [21.02.20 09:49]
In theory, aggro could be a bad matchup with tempo, but at that point they are just throwing random words together.
@red in conclusion, i think you're right but wotc is gonna try to silence you
@zoey haha may i boost this?
@red I've never heard of a "micro extended" format, but the rest of the sentence is coherent . . . at least at face value. What card could be important enough to Goblin aggro for it to dip outside of mono-Red???
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