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    a machine could not have made this expressive and earnest graffiti. shitposting is just another word for the innate human quality that binds us together, that parents share with children, that unite people everywhere against strife and hatred. this is true beauty, and i implore you to consider it carefully.   [spoiler][/spoiler]
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    *******READ******** I've received a couple of requests for intervention and subbing individuals out. I'm not going to do that under the stipulation that everyone chills out. If I see anymore overly aggressive or insulting posts directed at other players I will sub you out. I understand that Mafia comes with high emotion posts and some strategy to wind other players up for reactions but I'm not going to tolerate that being taken too far or personal attacks being used.
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    Goddamnit autocorrect capitalizing the H. Guess Francis really is the Mafia God.
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      Since when did openly discussing abilities day 1 ever helped town. hint: NEVER
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    Shitty post but cant disagree
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    The regional is 3 hours away, I finish my game on Xbox at 7:15, decide to drive by myself, leave, gas up the car, arive at 10:15 and get in as a late entry.   -Get paired against the other late entry  - Round 1, Patrick Hoban's ARG Vegas List Card-for-Card (including Garnet and Dragonpit I never intended to side, might as well commit at this point) vs. Super Heavy Samurai   lost die roll -G1, Ignister his big DEF guy and attack for game -G2, forced to go first again, made T1 Naturia beast but apparently this deck revolves around playing close to no s/t, sick T1 play bro, manage to win when he can't clear my scales due to pendulum call (2-0)     -Round 2, My Netdeck vs Pepe   We're shuffling/cutting eachother's decks, he's blatantly staring at the bottom of my deck as shuffling, ask him to look up; he clearly already peeped the PePe (I mean performage pendulum magicians) (don't call it PePe right).   won die roll, choose to go second -G1, Resolve a Wavering Eyes for 4 vs. him and then win on the next turn with Ignister and a large field -G2, make T1 Naturia Beast + Pleiades, he sets one, I Pleiades it in the end phase, win on my 2nd turn (2-0)    -Round 3, Performage Magician vs. Infernoid   won dice roll, choose to go second -G1, He resolves a massive Monster Gate, wins by killing me after negating effects as I try to gain momentum -G2, He forgets some effects in grave such a breakthrough on a Pleiades I make, making this game easier than it should have been (Monster Gated again) -G3, Naturia Beast T1 negates a Charge of the Light Brigade before he realizes he can summon his Decatron to destroy it with Harmadik's effect but I am able to beat him in a few turns after resolving pendulum summons every turn (2-1)   -Round 4, Performage Magician vs Kozmo   lost die roll -G1, I make T1 Naturia Beast because I thought he was playing Pendulums. Farmgirl into Dark Destroyer outs my field and then leads to me dying 2 turns later. -G2, had MST for his Kaiser and resolved Ignister 2 turns in a row, he wasn't able to gain any advantage or make a push to kill me -G3, We're going into time but I'm able to resolve Luster + Plush and get Trapeze and a full field T1, then Omega eventually takes his last card in hand and I push for game on T4 of turns (2-1)   -Round 5, Performage Magician vs. Performage Magician   lost die roll -G1, I win with Ignister -G2, Magical Spring stops his Luster/Plush play, then I draw another to prevent him from pendulum summoning at all before I win in the next two turns (2-0) (I think)   -Round 6, vs Kozmo   won die roll G1, I win with Ignister G2, He wins with Anti-Spell and Flying C G3, I win by ramming Flying C into his monsters and then proceeding (2-1)     -Round 7, vs. friend w/ Magicians (ends up placing 1st)   lost die roll -G1, if I remember correctly, my hand could have made Naturia Beast + Pleiades and likely won, but we're joking around so I tilt and get double Ignistered -G2, I play into a Maxx C I shouldn't have, tilt myself again (0-2)   -Round 8, vs. Performage Magicians   won die roll G1, win with Naturia Beast and making him have to pass his turn G2, lost to Kirin getting in there. I think I could have won this game. G3, I really believe I could have won this game as well. I went into Naturia Beast and he tributes it for a Kaiju card he sides in specifically for Naturia Beast. Ouch. (1-2)     I figure that I'm x-2 so there's no chance to top 8, fuck it, I play my last match.   -Round 9 vs. Burning Abyss   lost die roll, he chooses to play first -G1, maindeck Anti-Spell Fragrance cripples me until he kills me with 2 Dante and a Virgil -G2, resolve Storm on multiple backrow and have MST for Anti-Spell -G3, summon Denko vs. Anti-Spell, he can't attack over her for a turn, then I flip summon a clown and normal, then make Castel with Denko on the field, spin Anti-Spell, then pendulum 3 and pick apart his field without fear. (2-1)     My two losses ended up playing each other round 9, my friend won both games without his opponent playing a single card the entire match (Naturia Beast + Dweller), and knocks him out of top 8 and I guess ended up getting me into top 8 at 7th place somehow. Feels kind of fluke, but it's my first regional top 8 so it's kind of cool.    Thanks for reading if you made it this far. Pendulums are insane and barely feel like Yugioh.       decklist:  
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    I don't see how this is immensely complicated.  Sometimes Chumlee you just make threads a lot more verbose than they need to be.  Even if you're making the right point, the wall of text required to express that point just isn't concise.       if your chance of unintentionally drawing vs any opponent in any round is 1/12, and your chance of beating your hardest opponent is 5/10, or even 6/10, then why wouldn't you ID with your hardest opponent earlier in the tournament and take the risk of unintentionally drawing.  Obviously convincing an opponent who you're 3/10 vs to ID with you is the jackpot, but assuming you can't pull that off this is still perfectly valid at 6/10     Like if you have 1/12 chance of UDing each round, and it's an eight round ARG, then you basically have a 50/50 chance of UDing any one of those 8 rounds, it's like a 50.15% chance of UDing.   But each round you successfully clear reduces the chance of UDing the later rounds.  After 5 rounds it's merely a ~23% chance of UDing one of the last 3 rounds.     Contrast that with a 50/50 chance of winning if you play your hardest opponent r5, and it makes straight up mathematical sense to ID rather than play out the hard match.      Only question is, is 1/12 the right statistic?  In say Edragons format the odds were probably higher than 1/12 because games took forever, infinite rotas.  In PePe format post Bosh though, I'd say they'd be MUCH lower than 1/12 because games only go for 2-3 turns before the Pendulum knockout punch arrives. If you're fast with your T1 PePe combos there's a very small chance you'll go into time at all.  If you just minimise your chances of UDing by grinding PePe until your eyes bleed and your Duelingnetwork finger has RSI, you'll be playing your t1 combos extremely fast.     You can just completely remove any chance of UDing except vs the slowest of the slow players, who usually aren't in the tournament r6/7/8 a lot of the time, and if they are you can just hurry them up, get in their face about playing faster and tilt them.     The #1 reason people are slow in this game is because they're on the horizon between knowing just enough to know what a good play sort of looks like, but still needing 10 minutes to think about it.   Call a judge, get them a slow play warning, and they won't have time to think about it and lose.  Job done.   
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    wherever your basement isnt
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    I disagree with a lot of that, and don't know how to appropriately respond. All I can say is that in my experience, within the past year, a lot of judges have lost motivation or have become disgruntled with many of the changes in the judge program. You can talk about how banned judges can just be replaced, but that isn't necessarily true. Judges train other judges. By banning judges, you are not only hurting the community, but also preventing it from being able to heal or grow.    I'm a spike, and I'll never understand why judges do what they do. But I know without them, Magic would fall apart at all levels - Pro Tours down to FNMs. If you don't understand how important judges are to the community, than you really don't have a valid opinion.
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    Can you see quoted posts of a person who has been hidden? I don't know how the board works
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    wohohoho nice me.me you got me bro!   are you doing this on purpose?    In the same game where you are letting someone policy lynch someone, you ask me this.
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    LoL reference?    Abilities apparently   Poppy is a character in League
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    nfl articles so bad sometimes. "whos more likely to return to superbowl (pats/hawks)" was actually a debate over there lol
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    Hard counters? Not strictly accurate, but for the most part it functions as a banish MST on scales, which are easily replaceable (uncomfortable flashbacks to Qlis having more scouts than you have spell removal). Hitting a slayer is great value since you remove the follow up Ignister play, but hitting a monkeyboard is no different than if you MST'd or GSOR it, to get full value out of this card it needs to be a resource that can be special summoned from the extra. It also doesn't interact with pendulum decks that can do things outside of the pendulum summon, Rank 4 as an obvious example. It also doesn't prevent a successful Pendulum Summon using 2 vanilla scales, then problems occur as Ignister post resolution of Clash of dracorivals is a clean out to this card. There are quite a few variables you are not considering before labeling this as "GG Pends"
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    my shitposting machine is complete and functional
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    Jump on DN to watch a game for the first time in forever. Open up the watchers because I like to feel good about myself................... and now I know what happens in star wars tfa. Didn't believe it so I jump on facebook..................................................... hope no one is friends with sater on FB and hasn't seen the movie.     Fucking hell.
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    Millennium Pack: MP01-JP001 《ラーの翼神竜-不死鳥》 added as The Winged Dragon of Ra - God Phoenix MP01-JP002 《獄炎のカース・オブ・ドラゴン》 added as Infernal Curse of Dragon MP01-JP003 《ホールディング・アームズ》 added as Holding Arms MP01-JP004 《ホールディング・レッグス》 added as Holding Legs MP01-JP013 《天翔の竜騎士ガイア》 added as Soaring Gaia the Dragon Champion MP01-JP016 《造反劇》 added as Rebellion MP01-JP017 《命削りの宝札》 added as Card of Demise MP01-JP018 《左腕の代償》 added as Left Arm Offering MP01-JP019 《真実の名》 added as True Name MP01-JP026 《串刺しの落とし穴》 added as Trap Hole - Chasm of Spikes Premium Pack 18: PP18-JP001 《魔帝アングマール》 added as Angmar the Witch Monarch PP18-JP002 《ジャンク・チェンジャー》 added as Junk Changer PP18-JP003 《ジャンクリボー》 added as Junkuriboh PP18-JP004 《奇術王 ムーン・スター》 added as Trickster King Moon Star PP18-JP005 《スターダスト・チャージ・ウォリアー》 added as Stardust Charge Warrior PP18-JP006 《究極幻神 アルティミトル・ビシバールキン》 added as Ultimitl Bixbalquin PP18-JP007 《No.37 希望織竜スパイダー・シャーク》 added as Number 37: Hopeweaver Dragon Spider Shark PP18-JP008 《No.38 希望魁竜タイタニック・ギャラクシー》 added as Number 38: Hopebringer Dragon Titanic Galaxy PP18-JP009 《No.35 ラベノス・タランチュラ》 added as Number 35: Ravenous Tarantula PP18-JP010 《No.84 ペイン・ゲイナー》 added as Number 84: Pain Gainer PP18-JP011 《No.77 ザ・セブン・シンズ》 added as Number 77: The Seven Sins PP18-JP012 《帝王の凍気》 added as Spirit of the Monarchs PP18-JP013 《九十九スラッシュ》 added as Tsukumo Slash PP18-JP014 《輝望道》 added as Shining Hope Road PP18-JP015 《幻影騎士団シェード・ブリガンダイン》 added as The Phantom Knights of Shade Brigandine PP18-JP016 《幻影騎士団ダーク・ガントレット》 added as The Phantom Knights of Dark Gauntlet PP18-JP017 《幻影騎士団トゥーム・シールド》 added as The Phantom Knights of Tomb Shield PP18-JP018 《ダーク・アドバンス》 added as Dark Advance PP18-JP019 《王魂調和》 added as Harmony of the King's Soul PP18-JP020 《レッド・スプレマシー》 added as Red Supremacy Promos: 青眼の双爆裂龍[ブルーアイズ・ツイン・バースト・ドラゴン] added as Blue-Eyes Twin Burst Dragon
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    That's not the case. Say it's a 9 round tournament, and 7-1-1 or better makes top cut (which sounds typical for ARG). Now let's just assume your given conditions. Let's also suppose that paired against your arch nemesis, the 80% player in round 1. Suppose you decide to draw. There are two ways that you can make the top cut. Win the next 7/7 rounds and ID the 9th round, or win the next 6/7 rounds and also win the last round. The total probability of this occurring (from binomial stat tables) is 0.4782969 + 0.3720087*.9 = .76527504. Now suppose that you decide to play the matchup out. There are two possibilities, either you win the match (80% of the time) or lose the match (20% of the time). If you lose the match, you have to win the next 7/7 rounds and then ID the last round. If you win the match, then you can either win the next 6/6 matches and double ID into the top cut, or win the next 5/6 matches, then win the next match and ID the last match into top cut. The probability of topping then is .8*(0.531441 + 0.354294*.9) + .2*0.4782969 = 0.77590386 (which is higher than the first number). The math is very counter-intuitive. Can you construct some weird scenario where it's better to ID in an early round? Sure. I feel however like I'm just getting into the same argument as from the Similar Card thread. Just because you can construct some theoretical scenario where something is optimal doesn't mean that it'll be likely to come up. Even more unlikely is that you'll be able to recognize it. Obviously in reality you're not going to have perfect information about your matchups vs the entire room. So why not just go with the strategy that is the correct one 99.9% of the time?
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    Did we not already discuss on a separate occasion why these optimizations are worth talking about, especially if not format specific but rather applicable to multiple formats? I believe we did in the Some Technical Play Notes thread, you may not have been following though.       1. He doesn't have to be massively favored to beat you, it's about making a judgment call about rather it's likely your match is the least likely that you can win in the tournament. Let's say you have a 90% chance, to play with some numbers, of beating everyone except one person in a tournament, that one person, you have an 80% chance of beating (and you've deciding some manifestation or variation of this analytically, it doesn't have to be exact.) The argument is that if you get paired with the 80% person, you should offer an ID. This just makes perfect sense to me, if we're to say that your technical play supercedes unintentional drawing, and hold the top = top notion I discussed earlier, then yes, there is no reason not to do this.    2. It doesn't matter if they say no, for the third time. The EV, if I'm using the term right, is basically 0 here, there isn't a loss from them just saying "no" because you're playing a game you would have played anyway. It's the difference between a virtual 0% increase or decrease in your chance of winning and a more than 0% increase in your chance of winning. Just. Like. The. Other. Thread.     One in a thousand matches? You mean a theory that is literally applicable, in this case, to pretty much any ARG, an entire match?    But, what of it? Theory that is applicable long-term vs theory that is applicable short term, that is. Are they both important? Yes. Over time, will 1/1000 advantage supercede, if constant, a 1/100 or w/e advantage you have for only a short time? Of course, also consider my own motivations for writing. I'll be the first to admit I don't know much about current format but I also don't have any events right now so wouldn't it just be greatly logical, then, for me to focus on generally applicable theory rather than theory for one tournament, since I don't have one atm? Wouldn't that just apply to anyone spending some time on the game without going to an immediate event? I can't speak on behalf of Patrick, because I am not Patrick, but at least as far as I go, I can therefore justify spending w/e time I allocate towards the game on small theory like this, being that 1. I've written basically all of my general bigger ygo philo points at one time or another here and 2. I don't really know or care about the current format because I don't have an event around the corner. Do you have an event around the corner? Then maybe I'd agree, go practice or whatever instead of reading the delusions of some theorist on DuelistGroundz, I'm not making anyone read these. I say what I think, that's about it, Allen.      This might be a Magic player's lens problem but it's the same response as to Relianah, all the aforementioned things just trump it, decisively. Like I said, I can't even remember the last time I UD'd, as someone on these theories.    @Virtuoso, what Mason said, etc.   Edit: My B if the toning of this post appeared a little irritated, just feel like I'm repeating myself a lot lately.
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    Watched it on Saturday and have very mixed things to say about everything. [SPOILER] Star Wars!! Yeah!! Great entertainment! Waited so long and finally... Now that we got this out of the way, I have to say that there were some big flaws although I loved the whole thing. The look of this episode is very much NOT unique. It looks like a standard action movie. Funny thing was that the Star Trek trailer before the movie looked exactly the same. I mean come on, Star Wars and Star Trek look identically nowadays? Oh right, same director... NO space battles. WTF! Is this Star Wars or what? Very uninspired story. Empire has big ass weapon, small group of mini ships destroys reactor core and thing explodes. In the mean time, kid on a sand planet finds out she's a Jedi and some sidekicks experience some action (actually the same sidekicks). Father and son kill each other and some overlord acts in the background. Light Saber duel in the woods is pathetic. Ren is introduced as extremely powerful in the first sequence and in the end isn't able to beat light sabre noobs in a 1on1? The attack on the Starkiller base is done by a handful of X-Wings, not even backed-up by some bigass comships or something. Same on the side of the order. No Stardestroyers nearby. Thus, no space battle. Chance for great scenes ruined. Therefore some of the classic Star Wars feeling lost. Knights of Ren and Snoke not introduced even the tiniest of a bit. Not even a single dialog or something that gives information. Good things: The whole plot with Han and Leia and their son is cool. I liked that. The new droid is great. Finn is a somewhat interesting character. Might join the dark side later if it turns out he is force sensitive. Kylo Ren was good. He is so damn not likeable. A pathetic idiot. That's actually good. He's like late Annie 2.0. Jokes were mostly funny. And save the best for last: Rey is SENSATIONAL. Great acting, great character. Although seemingly a little miss perfect, she also shows anger, fear and rage, is impulsive and the conflicts are already on the horizon. Wonderful. Leia was also really cool as experienced battle general imho. [/SPOILER] Overall, I had a great time and might even watch it again. But as I said above, it could have been much better. But hey, it's new Star Wars afterall.
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    Do what I did: Shave your head and grow a beard if you haven't already. You'll feel a lot better, trust me. For one thing, you'll be saving a load of money.
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    You should only be intentionally drawing in the event that it guarantees (or nearly guarantees) a top. End of discussion. 
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    today me an her meet uppppppppp   B^)   wish me luckkkk
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    for whatever reason everytime i actually try during a season i can hit 5+ easily early in the season when it's supposedly harder but as the season goes on i get stuck in the 5-3 range even though multiple people have said it's easier to climb later to legend
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    mmm its ok, I'd rate it 2/3      +5 heartharena overlay
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    i psychologically manipulated you into thinking that was a toilet
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    with all due respect, again, i'm not here for an echo chamber. i WANT my ideas challenged. give a cynic a reason to have faith in the world (and women i guess) and he will be forever grateful. i'm here bringing my experiences and my wisdom to the table for question and this is the type of shit i get? how fucking daring of you to accuse me of close-mindedness.   you're using the wrong letter of the greek alphabet for your username. you're looking for the one to the right of it you fucking autistic piece of shit. this is why your friends got into mit and you didn't   literally just end yourself
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      Sorry, 25%. https://www.reddit.com/r/hearthstone/comments/3k9c1s/heartharena_tifu_stat_retraction_sortof/ Sorry, meant after. You're right, since there wasn't anything active between TGT to LoE... probably why we actually saw more Flamestrikes again.
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    I think Blizz at least acknowledges that that problem exists, which is probably why they use the 20% offering bonus towards new cards for each new expansion. You have at least some expectation of the odds of what you draft in addition to whatever existing class card bias exists. The problem I find is what happens when you don't balance out the classes or attempt to keep the core "flavor" of what they do. Or even give them anything USEFUL as their class (common) cards become diluted.
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    I've hit rank 11 already this season, which isn't a super big accomplishment by any stretch, but last month it took me the whole season to hit that, and now I have two weeks to just kind of push my own personal ceiling and see how far I can get. And I'm hyped for that. :D   Gotta believe and feel good about setting reasonable goals and making them. I just got my first hero to 100 wins. That's awesome for 2.5 months of playing with all 9 heroes. lol
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    I was too busy in the beginning of the season w/ school and work to try and climb to legend, so I just didn't try lol. I will try again next season for sure.
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    I mean there's also examples of Frostbolt vs Forgotten Torch levels of comparison as well
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    And IF you don't expect more than 5-6+ wins each arena then you suck.  If you DO expect more than that then you're just proving my point even more lol.
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    Larger card pool means less consistency and more variance   We all know how the Hearthstone community feels about variance 
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    I don't understand your point, Naythin. More cards come out sure. The better people are still going to win more often then not. That's just how it is.
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    North Sea Kraken more like 12-0 enabler. 
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    I think my client went screwy. You're only supposed to be able to get 1 copy of Old Murk Eye and 1 Golden copy right? I crafted the normal Murlocs and received Murk as my reward. Then I played a single match and as a match reward they gave me a second normal copy of it. On my deck screen I have 2 regular copies. I also can't disenchant them since it's special.   is that weird or no? 
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    this logic (the last part) is ridiculous   your extra deck is a toolbox last time i checked you didn't have to summon all 15 guys in your extra deck every game
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      As fucked up as it would be, I'd find it hilarious if instead of weed he sends you a handwritten note (that you receive on Dec 25) saying "Stay strong, stay sober".   Along with a picture of him smoking (your) weed.
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    How does one "fucking love" something?  That sounds like an oxymoron.   When you get down to it "fucking" and "love are basically the same thing.
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    Sitting at Rank 3 currently after playing Combo Druid basically the entire time. Thinking about switching over to Secret Paladin. Are there any optimal lists or are they all basically the same?
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    I love that DGZ had a serious discussion about whether this decklist was optimal and came to the conclusion that it wasn't. Never change.