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Flame Dragon

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#7069891 The Election Of A New Staff Member

Posted by Flame Dragon on Yesterday, 07:37 PM

The way the alternative vote works is as follows
1) Collect all votes
2) Count each persons 1st vote
3) Drop the person with the least
4) Anyone who had that person listed as 1st then have their 2nd vote counted
Repeat 3 and 4.

Also, end date since I thought I said one, but didn't. Sunday 11:59 PM PST.

#7069214 New Staff Member Election

Posted by Flame Dragon on 16 January 2018 - 08:07 PM

Unless another mod says otherwise I'm planning on closing the thread at midnight PST (7 hours from now).

As for moving the threshold that is also something I've given strong consideration to. To be blunt, I shouldn't have said anything before. Doing so just caused people to try and push nominations to the 3 mark, and when you have unlimited nominations its easy to do. If you want to be mad about the goal post being moved, thats on me. I'll look over the final totals and figure out based on that what the cut off will be.

#7068966 New Staff Member Election

Posted by Flame Dragon on 15 January 2018 - 08:00 PM

Just want to thank Black for tracking the nominations. Makes life a lot easier.

I'm also going to add it to the first page so its easier to see where things stand at a glance.

#7068702 New Staff Member Election

Posted by Flame Dragon on 14 January 2018 - 10:49 PM

I'm going to add onto this.
I'm not participating in the election myself.
That's not a maybe thing, that's not an if thing. I'm... A little bothered. It definitely feels like the return offer I had was kinda revoked without saying anything officially, given that radio silence I had gotten when I expressed I was open to returning, as long as it was run by the members first. It kinda pissed me off, and this coming out kinda annoyed me too, cause it feels like the mod team is playing with that by revoking it.
I doubt it's intentional. But it leaves me with a bitter feeling in my mouth. I'll return if the members want me, but I don't think it's fair to put me right into an election with other people when I had the position and an offer to return same as Dad did. So please, leave me out of the election. If I return at a later date, great, but this just feels kinda scummy and unfair to me.

I think the most we talked about this was Dad saying he was 100% cool with you coming back. When we saw you were serious about coming back to the team we should have had a serious discussion on the topic, but we never did. We should have, and screwed up in not doing so. For that I apologize. You shouldn't have to go through an election process because of that offer, I fully agree with that. At the same time I do feel like just giving a spot back on the team would kind of fly in the face of this whole thing and even if most the members were cool with it it would, understandably, aggravate a number of people. We only have ourselves to blame for putting ourselves in this position, but I'm honestly not sure what the best path would be going forward. Regardless, once again, I apologize.

Unofficial count of the nominations thus far, with self-nomination not counted for simplicity's sake.
Order is top to bottom, and if there's a tie, Alphabetical order.
Black: 7 
(◊) aka Parenthesis: 7
Lord CowCow: 6
Yui: 5-6 (lost count, unsure if I counted J-Max twice, cba to check atm)
Fusion: 4
Kazooie: 4
Sleepy: 3
Darj: 2
Dova: 2
J-Max: 2
Lambdadelta: 2
Sunshine Jesse: 2
Catterjune: 1
Chaos Sonic: 1
Krow: 1
Order Mario: 1
Striker: 1
SK79LinkXyz: -1

This is helpful. I feel like the people at +3 recommendations should be the ones we'll put in the first voting poll. Removing Kazooie for above stated reasons the list would be

(◊) aka Parenthesis
Lord CowCow

We'll give it a little more to see if any of the 2s move up, but does anyone in this group not want the job?

#7068531 New Staff Member Election

Posted by Flame Dragon on 14 January 2018 - 12:02 AM

While this isn't official personally I feel we should leave this one until Tuesday or Wednesday and start making voting threads after that.

#7067479 Complaints Go Here

Posted by Flame Dragon on 10 January 2018 - 05:57 PM

Members like to PM me about how much the mod team sucks. One person regularly does it and a handful will chime in here and there. I want a better picture though so I figure I'd open it up to the whole forum.

If think the team sucks use the space below to tell us why. I will be over seeing the thread to make sure things don't get to crazy. If you'd rather say something in private my PM inbox is always open.

#7066850 [MtG] [RIX] Spoilers, 1/1-1/5

Posted by Flame Dragon on 07 January 2018 - 10:19 PM

Zacama is a really interesting Naya commander since he can combo pretty well. Sac outlet + Lands that tap for extra (Alters are really good for this) and Food Chain create infinite mana for example. EDIT: THIS IS WRONG. IT IS STILL GOOD WITH THESE TYPE OF EFFECT IF A LAND TAPS FOR A LOT, BUT IT ISN'T INFINITE. Really curious to see what people end up doing with him. And yea, the Dino are really cool and if I didn't already have a Naya deck I'd be on the Gishath train myself.

Also, speaking of commander, I've decided to add Paladin of Atonement, Radiant Destiny, and Dusk Legion Zealot to my consider list. I'm not happy with a handful of Edgar's Vampires so more options seemed good to add.

Edit: Also totally over looked Rith makes Saprolings making Tendershoot Dryad was more interesting for the deck.

#7066334 [MtG] [RIX] Spoilers, 1/1-1/5

Posted by Flame Dragon on 05 January 2018 - 08:13 AM

Mastermind's Acquisition... Another piece to a nefarious puzzle...
The Immortal Sun was assumed to be a power source for the Planar Bridge, and the Sanctum of the Sun seems to support that its a huge mana source, but given how big it is, and the fact that Tezzeret is using his armbridge to transport the Sun no problem... What could it be for? To provide power to destroy/open/create something? And what do the Eternals have to do with it?

Bolas wants his own Planeswalker trap. The combination of the Bridge+Eternals+Sun means he has an army he can send to any plane while trapping any Planeswalkers that may be on it to die along with the inhabitants.

#7066163 [MtG] [RIX] Spoilers, 1/1-1/5

Posted by Flame Dragon on 04 January 2018 - 08:04 PM

We have a million spoilers so I'm just going to post the ones I find interesting.


"Silver-Armored Ferocidon"
Creature - Dinosaur
Enrage - Whenever "Silver-Armored Ferocidon" is dealt damage, each opponent sacrifices a permanent.


"Dire Fleet Daredevil"
Human - Pirate
First Strike
When Dire Fleet Daredevil enters the battlefield, exile target instant or sorcery from an opponenty's graveyard. You can cast that card this turn and you may spend mana as though it were mana of any color. If that card would be put into a graveyard this turn, exile it instead.


"Trapjaw Regisaur"
Creature - Dinosaur
Enrage - Whenever "Trapjaw Regisaur" is dealt damage, exile target creature an opponent controls until "Trapjaw Regisaur" leaves the battlefield.


Slaughter the Strong
Each player chooses any number of creatures with total power 4 or less, then sacrifices the rest.


Disperse in the Wind
Exile target nonland permanent. For as long as that card remains exiled, it's owner may cast it without paying it's mana cost.


Champion of Twilight
Creature Vampire Knight
When Champion of Twilight enters the battlefield, draw X cards and lose X life, where X is the number of vampires you control.

#7066042 [MtG] [RIX] Spoilers, 1/1-1/5

Posted by Flame Dragon on 03 January 2018 - 11:48 PM

some more missed cards


#7065749 [MtG] [RIX] Spoilers, 1/1-1/5

Posted by Flame Dragon on 02 January 2018 - 01:56 PM

New day, new cards.


Path to Discovery - Rare
Whenever a creature enters the battlefield under your control, it explores. (Reveal the top card of your library. Put that card into your hand if it's a land. Otherwise, put a +1/+1 counter on the creature, then put the card back or put it into your graveyard.)


Shrine Atlisaur - Rare
Creature - Dinosaur
If a source would deal damage to another dinosaur you control, prevent all but 1 of that damage.


Timestream Navigator - Mythic
Creature - Human Pirate Wizard
Ascend (If you control ten or more permanents, you get the city's blessing for the rest of the game.)

2UU, T, Put Timestream Navigator on the bottom of its owner's library: Take an extra turn after this one. Activate only if you have the city's blessing.


Starving Paladin - Uncommon
Creature - Vampire Knight
Starving Paladin doesn't untap during your untap step.
Whenever you gain life, untap Starving Paladin.


Watery Ambush - Uncommon
When Watery Ambush enters the battlefield, create two 1/1 Merfolk creature tokens with Hexproof.

3U: Target Merfolk can't be blocked this turn.


Tilonalli's Summoner - Rare
Creature - Human
Every time Tilonalli's Summoner attacks, you may pay XR. If you do, create X 1/1 Elemental creature tokens tapped and attacking.
Exile them at the beginning of the next end step, unless you have the City's Blessing.

#7065652 [MtG] [RIX] Spoilers, 1/1-1/5

Posted by Flame Dragon on 01 January 2018 - 11:00 PM

Pure guess but it probably refers to Orazca, known as the 'Golden City' and Ixalan's version of El Dorado.

This is 100% correct. The story is about finding and controlling the city of Orazca. That comes to a head in Rivals half of the story so Ascend captures that.

Anyway, whose hungry for some soup?

She is hungry, but I don't think it is soup that she is after.

Either way a Glorious Destiny awaits
Glorious Destiny
Ascend (If tou control ten or more permanents, you get the city's blessing for the rest of the game.)

As Glorious Destiny enters the battlefield, choose a creature type.

Creatures of the chosen type get +1/+1/ They have vigilance as long as you have the city's blessing.

#7060379 THE MODERATOR REPORT [Staff Transparency Thread]

Posted by Flame Dragon on 08 December 2017 - 03:52 AM


Dae has been issued a one week ban for their involvement with anti-Semetic trolling with Enguin.

#7059592 Enguin's Ban

Posted by Flame Dragon on 06 December 2017 - 02:09 AM

Here is the bottom line on hate speech. It should be zero tolerance. The Holocaust of all things is not something you should joke about. It is not something you should treat lightly. Period. Any time it has been allowed to fly on the forum is a failure on the mod teams part. We need a line in the sand. I questioned how long of a ban this should be and I still agreed to it being permanet. When my fellow staff tell me this is a pattern of behavior on Enguin's part and has been warned about it in the past I'm going to believe them. We've already set precedent that this type of activity is going to result in a permanent ban with Shard.

I'll also like to point out the "Arbeit macht frei" isn't the only thing to take issue with in regards to his last status. He also added "A second Holocaust? When was the first?". Should we treat that as a joke? Should we be ok with it? Because even if that is a joke people damn well believe the Holocaust wasn't real. You don't get to pretend to be an anti-semiti. That isn't ok.

You want to argue that this shouldn't have been a permeant ban, fine. The ban itself isn't in question though.

#7059059 [MTG] Very Cryptic Command indeed (plus others)

Posted by Flame Dragon on 05 December 2017 - 08:06 AM

The slow zombie one is PERFECT. Like, I can't.

Few more

Different text


Different flavor