At 9/1/13 03:36 PM, Gobblemeister wrote:
Are the decks in Planeswalker all standard format usable? I wondered this in 13 as well because some of the cards I recognized from older versions and thought maybe they were reprinted or that Planeswalker didn't restrict itself to formats. I'm not really experienced in playing magic outside of these games so I don't really know about all the sets and stuff.
No. The Planeswalker decks use a mish mash of cards from Magic's history. Some are playable in Standard, others are not. You can visit What's in Standard? to see what sets are currently playable in Standard.
Standard is a rotating format - which means only cards from recently released sets are viable. Older sets rotate out of standard as new sets come in. This rotation is going to happen starting 27th September, when the new set Theros comes out, and the cards from Magic 2013 and Innistrad, Dark Ascension and Avacyn Restored will no longer be playable in Standard. That'll be the best time to get into Standard for you.
What is your Steam ID? We should play some time, i'll add anyone else who might want to play too.
I've sent you a request! My Steam name is 'Spooky'.
At 9/3/13 08:43 PM, Mumbo wrote:
I am thinking about a Sliver deck. Is this a bad idea? I think it could be tons of fun being able to essentially make a pool of shared abilities with different slivers.
Are we talking about making a Slivers deck in Duels of the Planeswalkers or in paper Magic? In paper magic, Magic 2014 (which is the most recently released core set) has plenty of slivers to use. There are also Sliver cards printed before this. This is a list of all the Sliver cards printed in Magic. The deck construction comes down to your brain and your wallet!