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Messages - Elan Morin Tedronai

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Off-Topic / Re: How Smart Are We?
« on: November 29, 2021, 12:38:31 pm »
Several Masters degrees to be honest. I was studying "Library, information sciences, technology and cultural politics" concurrently with "Pharmacy" in Sofia University. Graduated in 2009 and 2010 respectively, but I don't have much pharmaceutical experience and I am not good with written formulas of medicines, although I am very good with laboratory experiments in cuvette in mechanical and overflow. I had to disrupt and break my education in 2009 in fact, but with professional bachelors in making effervescent tablets and sweet jellybeans, including laboratory work, I managed to complete my bachelor and to delve back so to speak in the written formulas after the successful experiments I could do. Also I am quite musically inclined and I am an accomplished drummer and percussionist with corresponding diploma "Open drums and percussion on kindelistal and pyramidal in music" that's corresponding to the natural diploma in NMA (National Musical Academy) in Sofia, Bulgaria, that's called "Percussion instruments". The difference is that I lower the hi-hat and lead with the left hand on ride cymbals and hi-hat. I started in 2009 and finished 2013, when I was 23, while I had intermittent drums and percussion education at 18-22 from local late professor and dear friend, who died heartbreakingly last year. In fact, I had started the "regular bachelor", but I switched in the 2nd year, as I always wanted to lower the hi-hat and lead with left hand on cymbals as well as play with 5 tom-toms in kindelistal and pyramidal in rock and jazz. I had to come back several times in order to complete the whole drums and percussion education in the sophomore years 2014-2016. I had complete percussion education and schooling in the last year 2012 by legendary longtime drummer and supporting bassist of the Kinks, Mick Avory, as well as some articulation preparation by the drummer of Wishbone Ash, Steve Upton. I admit to have tepid and warm relationship with the both elder statesmen of open handed playing. I couldn't have started earlier Masters education in music before finishing my actual Masters, because I didn't have the time, preparation and strength in my hands before that. I was high school marching drummer in 9th French Language School, but I didn't have the time before finishing "Library sciences". I know it's relatively late to start it at 23, but I don't regret it in the least. The last diploma, that I am waiting in Bulgaria to receive is sports bachelor, for real I'm not kidding. I am goalkeeper of "SC Levski Sofia" academy, with professional matches with the "blue shirt", but I didn't pursue it until 2011. I gave 10,000 leva or 5000€, equivalent, and it's fantastic diploma to have: "Goal-Tender Norma of Netista on Naturista and Sportista in Toodonta and Letisfima". I can "goal-keep" on all kinds of sports with an outlined field like hockey, bandy, handball, futsal and even polo without formal preparation and training. I am natural talent and I am proud of it. I am not however in best of shape, I have meek epilepsy and I although I have trained with Nikolay Mihaylov, national goalkeeper from "Levski", and even with Diego Benaglio, former national goalkeeper of Switzerland, I am not particularly fond to go out in the field. I broke a leg in high school and I am still recovering, although 20 years have passed. Unfortunately as whole to finish, in Bulgaria there's "Tolenprive on Education", like a legal norm and administrative obstacle that's preventing the government to give professional bachelors and all kinds of diplomas and qualifications that are alternative to the university education qualifications. Bulgaria is not the only country, I believe: Tolenprive exists in Eastern Europe as a whole like Macedonia, Serbia, Romania, Croatia and Albania. I am waiting, probably until the end of this year or early next, when this Tolenprive would end hopefully. I don't have any PhD as these kinds of qualifications are extremely expensive and engaging. My father Yordan is an Associate Professor (Docent) of Architecture, who is also waiting like every person from Bulgaria to receive his other qualifications and diplomas, but I'm not good in architecture and mathematics, I can only do layout modeling and stereometry (solid geometry). Therefore I neither had the time, nor the ambition, money and preparation, to pursue PhD and docenturas. I only did regular Master's degrees and professional bachelors that I've also finished and completed in respective Master's diplomas in order to receive higher salary in naryadna when this s.c. Tolenprive ends. I've never dropped from education, although there were times, where I had to break for a while like "Pharmacy" only to return after several years. Concluding this: I hope that I as every person from these countries will receive our diplomas and I'll be able to work full force in better health on professional bachelors and Master's degrees in the years coming.

Deck Comments / Re: 059 Grixis Pirates - Comments
« on: November 26, 2021, 08:54:41 pm »
Now that's a Piracy, I'm bound to like! Discard all your 2-colored non-corsair unachievements, Bram! That's the ultimate Piracy deck of 3-colours but you can put Angrath, Minotaur Pirate, still!

Deck Reviews / Re: [Modern] Crab Mill
« on: November 12, 2021, 11:19:20 pm »
Scuttletide? I despise mill personally, but it's perfect for your deck, probably.

Deck Reviews / Re: Evaluation and improvement of my deck
« on: November 12, 2021, 11:16:49 pm »
Something casual and budget like this? Keeping the core, but more Lords, man. More Pack Leader and Mastiffs. Make it mono-colored for that manner. Not more than 3 mana value and 20 plains. There aren't many at all, but why don't you envision it like this. The land is not that good, imho, but it's your call.

4 Alpine Watchdog
4 Pack Leader
4 Gate Hound
4 Selfless Savior
4 Boros Mastiff
4 Warclamp Mastiff
4 Warded Battlements

2 Feat of Resistance
2 Swift Response
4 Angelic Gift
2 Glorious Anthem
2 Banishing Light

20 Plains

Deck Reviews / Re: [Card List] All of the Tribal Cards in Magic
« on: November 12, 2021, 05:14:35 am »
Impressive, Morganator. For the Kraken, Leviathan, Octopus, Serpent: you can put the new Runo Stromkirk // Krothuss, Lord of the Deep. Also to remind you about the Valiant Knight.
Regards: Chavo

Deck Comments / Re: Death from Below - Comments
« on: November 12, 2021, 04:54:26 am »
Definitely, man. You can also look at Runo Stromkirk // Krothuss, Lord of the Deep  from recent Innistrad: Crimson Vow. I put 2 of it. Oh, you can play easily enough the Temples: Temple of Deceit and Temple of Mystery. They're good, but only them and optional 2 Opulent Palace, which is a fine fixer. And 1 basic land of a kind or 2 Forests is enough. But pump up a bit the lands. IMHO, you don't need so many creatures. I don't keep more than 15 sea monsters in that manner. 2 to 3 Quest for Ula's Temple would be enough, but it's your call. You'll need at least 22 and you might think really: casting the creatures. Kiora Bests the Sea God is also nice and includable. Ominous Seas and Kiora, Master of the Depths are also good and can find place here.
Regards: Chavo

Deck Comments / Re: Death from Below - Comments
« on: November 10, 2021, 09:09:38 pm »
Come back, man! You should get rid off the illegal cards! Put also Simic Sky Swallower. Also, you can put Interpret the Signs and put other Merfolks like Thassa's Oracle and Tatyova, Benthic Druid. Card Drawing Elves of Seatasna like Sages of the Anima and Skyrider Patrol flying on good giant manta. You can do it, but make it Modern and get rid of those "antiquities", man. Oh, and the good ol' Tromokratis is excellent for this deck. Regards: Chavo

Commander Discussion / Re: Next tribe to get a commander
« on: November 07, 2021, 03:53:20 pm »
[D]o Aetherborn really need a tribal leader? There's only 16 of them and they aren't really synergistic save the one lord.
Yes. They have Midnight Entourage after all, but yes: other than there aren't that many Tribal lords. Probably there should be made such a Lord, like the one proposed.

Deck Comments / Re: 085 Minotaur Madness - Comments
« on: October 25, 2021, 07:06:07 pm »
Oh and Deathbellow War Cry, Bram. You shouldn't forget it.

Deck Comments / Re: 085 Minotaur Madness - Comments
« on: October 25, 2021, 06:36:03 pm »
Very similar to my deck, Bram. Albeit it's Modern, but you can put Skophos Reaver as well. Star from me.

Deck Comments / Re: 091 Pegasus tribal with echantments - Comments
« on: October 25, 2021, 06:31:02 pm »
At least Concordia Pegasus and Tizerus Charger can be featured, Bram. There are 15 Modern Pegasus Creatures. Nice deck. I wouldn't do it otherwise. You've done it already. Thumbs up.

General Magic / Re: Crimson Vow expectations, wants and wishes
« on: October 25, 2021, 04:28:26 pm »
More Vampires definitely. Probably a new Red-Black lord in the vein of Stromkirk Captain and Vampire Socialite. Why not Rakish Heir/Cordial Vampire blend, that are drawn by the same artist Winona Nelson? Kidding, but why not. More Vampires for sure, but also the Werewolves deserve additions. The surprising generally exotic White and Blue Werewolves like Brutal Cathar // Moonrage Brute and Suspicious Stowaway // Seafaring Werewolf also could be expanded, which is the same for Blacks as Baneblade Scoundrel // Baneclaw Marauder, Shady Traveler // Stalking Predator and Graveyard Trespasser // Graveyard Glutton. Probably the Whites and Blues more as there are only 1 of a kind and the Blacks are 3 to a lesser extent.

Yes. "Casual MTG Decks" by Bram (ezqimo), who is here. It has lots of Tribal casualness that I much appreciate. Bram gives vouchers to applauding users and gave me such 1 or 2 years ago. Definitely I'd recommend him. Fantastic videos. Lots of humor and friendliness with flashbacks and cutouts. He has lovely assistants as well. I hope to "qualify" for another voucher, but it remains in the hands and will of Bram.

General Magic / Re: Counter spells
« on: October 13, 2021, 07:28:40 pm »
I'll also recommend Erayo, Soratami Ascendant for prison-types of Modern decks or EDH in that manner since it's General Magic forum. Whitened Hindering Light, Render Silent, Absorb, Swift Silence  are some of my favorite counter spells. One or two Commands like Ojutai's Command and Silumgar's Command also made me impression and have place in my Draconomicon, but there and there only. I only use however Hindering Light, but I wonder on Render Silent and Absorb for the close art and probable Magic relation, should I put them in my Scria Larsonia: a Sphinx-Archon-Bird flying deck. Therefore, I don't use that many counter spells in Blue decks. I even cherish my Pheres Centaur Pagony for it has cards that recycle the graveyard and oppose the counter spell mechanic. I can only see pragmatic in my friend krgr's (Boris), who uses counter spells like Counterspell and Cryptic Command in a Counter-Burn No-Creature deck. Otherwise creature decks or planeswalker decks usually win at FNMs. Also, I admire dual-color counter spells like Ionize, Double Negative, Essence Backlash, Mindswipe and Counterflux in the Red side. Voidslime, Plasm Capture and Decisive Denial from Green. Black only has Countersquall that is good. Psychic Strike and Perplex for millers and discarders, but I don't like these strategies. Others are mostly dual cards. Enough, I pointed at many counter spells, but in brief only the dual-coloured, even Izzet Charm, are slightly better than the mere "discard a card for an opponent's card to not allow it to make an effect" technique which IMHO is the counter spell. Basically you are down with a card for a card of the opponent. Yeah, I'm mostly in Tribal budget, but there should happen something else beside this in my philosophy. Therefore the dual colors are my answer. Even "choose between" are slightly better.

I'd also recommend using Brion Stoutarm to fling the creatures you steal with Act of Treason, Traitorous Instinct and so on. Just a suggestion. I use it in the Giants Lorwyn and it's fantastic to see it, albeit it happens rarely in games. I'd also recommend Niv Mizzet Reborn in this vein, as looking at Gatherer that there aren't many options. I'm not the most expert EDH player, come to kitchen table Magic, but just the Brion Stoutarm is enough probably to win over such a combination where you steal and fling the creatures to the opponent.

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