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    [–] Is cEDH fun? StickyRobot 1 points ago in EDH

    cEDH is fun but only if you all play at a similar power level. More casual slower decks just flat out lose against turn 2-3 combo wins and that isn't fun for anyone. CEDH more closely resembles a fast Legacy game. Certainly fun but not at all like standard EDH.

    [–] TIL Cold water has negative calories, since your body needs to spend energy to heat it up. StickyRobot 2 points ago in todayilearned

    Really no one needs to drink 8 cups per day as we get a reasonable amount of water from our food. However even 2 cups nets a loss of around 2 pounds per year. Not a lot but if you're cutting every corner this can help.

    [–] Decided I needed an extra dose of childhood StickyRobot 1 points ago in gaming

    Hmm, I'm lazy and dumb. Can I pay someone to do it for me?

    [–] Trump signs defence act preventing weapons sales to Turkey StickyRobot 17 points ago in worldnews

    Trump sucks and all but man you guys try to turn literally everything he does into an act of Hitler.

    He did something actually not terrible. It's okay to say that.

    [–] sea robot by Filip Dudek StickyRobot 3 points ago in ImaginaryRobotics

    We can call it, Reverse Pacific Rim.

    [–] X Gonna give it to ya StickyRobot 1 points ago in rickandmorty

    Odd. At first glance they look so similar but longer you stare eventually you realize they have basically nothing in common.

    [–] What cards barely miss being best-in-slot or staples? What cards are budget all-stars? StickyRobot 4 points ago in EDH

    Really depends on what you do with it. If your group is okay with unlimited proxies great, cool.

    But if you blow up on turn 2-3 with what amounts to a free counterfeit card you may get some unhappy looks from your friends.

    [–] Starbucks cold brew was costing $5 a day, made my own cold brew and simple syrup and now it’s maybe $1/day to feed my cold brew cravings! StickyRobot 1 points ago in Frugal

    I like all the "if you think I spend 5 dollars on Starbucks a day then you think I have far more money than I actually do" posts, then OP just confirms this stereotype.

    Seriously buy a coffee pot from Goodwill for 5 bucks and make coffee yourself from Walmart brand dirt. Spend a dollar per week at most.

    [–] I too miss being stupid with no sense of danger StickyRobot 10 points ago in KidsAreFuckingStupid

    Yeah no, kids still play with trees and do stupid shit lol. I guarantee they're just doing it when you're not watching.

    [–] Apparently doing fan art commissions is illegal. I thought it fell under "fair use". StickyRobot 10 points ago in Morrowind

    Yeah well that doesn't help me if I want a print of his art. I mean I guess I could print it at Walmart, but I'd rather OP get that art money.

    OP also doesn't need to stop, Bethesda doesn't give a fuck about Morrowind fanart.

    [–] Apparently doing fan art commissions is illegal. I thought it fell under "fair use". StickyRobot 58 points ago * (lasted edited 4 days ago) in Morrowind

    I would keep going especially if you are struggling financially. A cease and desist is literally that. A warning. You would receive one long before you are the victim of any legal actions. Bethesda probably wouldn't give a shit about a few fanart sales from an old game that amounts to basically zero percent of its income. It would waste more of Bethesda's money hiring a lawyer than it would save on... what, Morrowind sales? I don't understand what they would even lose out on. If you re-open your shop I'll happily buy a print of seyda neen.

    Edit: LET ME GIVE YOU MONEY

    [–] Beginner to the format looking to build around Aurelia, the Warleader StickyRobot 2 points ago in EDH

    No prob! There are plenty of budget options. Just remember Boros is all about attacking resources. Attack lands, slow your opponents, blow up the board. Just take a dump all over the board state then play something scary and swing.

    If you want later I can help you make a budget list. :)

    [–] Beginner to the format looking to build around Aurelia, the Warleader StickyRobot 2 points ago in EDH

    Nah if MLD will get your friends mad it probably isn't worth it. Winning a game or two at the cost of being "that guy" isn't good lol.

    Targeted land destruction is usually bad. If you want to run targeted land destruction run cards like these: https://mtg.gamepedia.com/Stripland However these are only good if your opponents run strong lands like [[Maze of Ith]]. If they don't then just avoid targeted land removal entirely.

    Yeah tutors are expensive lol. The good thing is that they are usable in pretty much any deck and you can re-sell them for probably more than you originally pay. [[Idyllic Tutor]] was 5 dollars when I bought it and now it's 5x that. Definitely not budget friendly but certainly worth it. Stax effects like [[Blood Moon]] will straight up break 4-5 color decks and cripple 3 color. Don't worry so much about tutors at first but tutors are excellent ways to upgrade the deck.

    Agreed the Swords are not budget friendly. Plenty of good budget alternatives though. Honestly just picking up a handful of good equipment for pennies like [[Loxodon Warhammer]] are 95% as good.

    Stax effects don't generate as much hate as you might think. You're not keeping them from playing magic, just keeping them from comboing or overruning you. If your play group is slower, that is they don't combo off on turn 4-5 or win by turn 6ish you can probably avoid running stax and instead run lots of Wrath of God style board wipes. Let them play out their hand then just atomize the board. Burn out their resources then just kill everyone with Aurelia :)

    [–] Beginner to the format looking to build around Aurelia, the Warleader StickyRobot 1 points ago in EDH

    Because you're pointing out the weakness without acknowledging its strengths, which is what a lot of people do.

    Blue is bad at creature combat. Green is bad at board wipes. Red is bad at enchantment removal. etc. But you know they have strengths that make up for these issues. Boros has limited draw and ramp. It makes up for weak draw by using board wipes and stax effects that prevent your opponents from drawing. Sure the Boros player is drawing one card per turn but Rule of Law keeps you from playing more spells and Spirit of the Labyrinth means you can't even draw your way out of it. Then you finally establish a stable board and boom, [[Devastation]] and it's all in the toilet. Then the Boros player plays a win condition and you lose. GG.

    [–] Beginner to the format looking to build around Aurelia, the Warleader StickyRobot 1 points ago in EDH

    Yeah except you're wrong, it works fine. Aurelia or, oddly enough Depala, Pilot Exemplar play at tier 1.5 on par and tier 1 at a disadvantage but the can certainly compete.

    Higher tiers of EDH basically rely on either fast combo or stax slow combo. Boros has tons of access to Stax and while the commanders are weaker the card pool is passable. Yes Boros fails at cEDH but stax is playable at pretty much every other pod.

    [–] Beginner to the format looking to build around Aurelia, the Warleader StickyRobot 2 points ago in EDH

    I would argue that Boros is better than Gruul for that but my point is when played "hard" Boros is totally viable in pretty much any non-cEDH pod. OP wants to make Aurelia work and it is totally doable, but he's going to get a swarm of mindless comments saying it has bad ramp or draw and while that's technically true it's not like Boros doesn't have ways to compensate.

    [–] Beginner to the format looking to build around Aurelia, the Warleader StickyRobot 3 points ago in EDH

    You're going to get a lot of comments by people saying Boros is bad due to card draw and ramp or whatever. These people probably have never made a serious Boros deck and are instead complaining that their bad battlecruiser token deck got wrathed out of a game one too many times. Boros in reality is quite good and can be competitive but you need to not be afraid to use mass land destruction like [[Armageddon]] and stax effects like [[Rule of Law]]. If you don't want to use those kind of cards that's fine but Boros without resource disruption is like Green without land ramp.

    Aurelia is a very strong commander. Doubling your attack phases lets you abuse attack triggers. [[Sword of the Animist]] is great but also [[Sword of Fire and Ice]] or the other "swords" cards really rack up value when smashing with Aurelia. [[Umezawa's Jitte]] is also ridiculous and can lead to Aurelia one shots. [[Grafted Exoskeleton]] lets Aurelia one shot and as you said [[Helm of the Host]] goes infinite. [[Godo, Bandit Warlord]] tutors any of these cards including Helm, which he also goes infinite with.

    Run a LOT of mana rocks if you run Armageddon or other mass land destruction. Blow up the world then use your rocks to play Aurelia when no one can respond. Use [[Faithless Looting]], [[Tormenting Voice]], and [[Cathartic Reunion]] are good card draw. Discard unwanted mana rocks to get some surprisingly efficient gas. Don't run wheel effects like [[Wheel of Fate]] in Boros. While the card draw is phenomenal you want to assault your opponent's resources, as refreshing their hand will often work against you.

    Let me know if you want a decklist. I have an Aurelia stax deck list that typically trashes casual decks and can do okay in serious play. :)

    [–] Beginner to the format looking to build around Aurelia, the Warleader StickyRobot 3 points ago in EDH

    RW works fine if you aren't a pussy when it comes to MLD and tax / stax effects. You have bad ramp and card draw so play things that hurt your opponent's ability to do this.

    [–] What cards barely miss being best-in-slot or staples? What cards are budget all-stars? StickyRobot 2 points ago in EDH

    Cradle is overwhelmingly better than rites. That one specific situation isn't likely to set you back any more often than Cradle will propell you ahead on turn 1-3.

    Rites > Cradle for the price tag alone though.

    [–] Chimpanzee asks for more water StickyRobot 0 points ago in likeus

    It does more good than bad. Let kids have positive experiences with animals when they're young and when older some of them will devote their lives to helping them. Educate the youths when it has the most effects on them.

    I get that a handful of zoo animals have less than fulfilling lives but their sacrifices likely save many more lives.