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    posted a message on Duel Decks: Mind vs Might
    I wish they had given Mind's Desire some Jhoira-specific art,
    but I guess that card has enough arts now?

    Guttural Response really looks like a MSE mock-up.


    Agreed, I 100% prefer the original art.
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
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    posted a message on Spring and Summer Set: Amonkhet and Hour of Devastation
    ^ Yes, I've been to Thailand and Cambodia,
    and the Sultai aesthetic is most definitely derived from this region.

    Abzan is the one that gives me trouble,
    as it has hints of India, Persia, and old Turkey.
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
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    posted a message on New judge promo's: Avacyn and Homeward Path
    This Avacyn is cool, but I prefer the original Avacyn, Angel of Hope art.

    I'm still going to have to get one to complement my promo Griselbrand :p
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
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    posted a message on Duel Decks: Mind vs Might
    Quote from Azurhawk »
    ... I like the old Jhoira artwok (more). Frown
    Jhoira vs Lovisa seems kind of random though. They didn't even live in the same time, did they?


    Time Spiral, yadda yadda yadda...
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
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    posted a message on Duel Decks: Mind vs Might
    Quote from dschumm »
    There is this



    Shouldn't one of those be a new card from Amonkhet though?


    Usually,
    but that image strongly suggests they have changed that policy.
    Those arts seem legit.
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
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    posted a message on Spring and Summer Set: Amonkhet and Hour of Devastation
    ^ I agree with all of this,
    but I want to add that I find it a bit odd
    that development intentionally gives them plane-agnostic names,
    but then story goes in and makes them almost Legendary,
    not to mention more plane-specific.

    They probably shouldn't be doing that.
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
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    posted a message on Spring and Summer Set: Amonkhet and Hour of Devastation
    Quote from Colt47 »
    Ah okay. I see what you are getting at now. Can't say I'm looking forward to another temple land "comes into play tapped" type of cycle, but given what you just posted that seems pretty likely.

    I feel like the allied lands are a little weak this standard and was hoping we'd see a better cycle come amonket.


    Maybe they'll just print new Temples,
    with land types like they always should have had :p
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
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    posted a message on Mystical Teachings Blake Rasmussen twitter
    This set is not just embarrassing for MM15 because of card quality-
    the Limited experience is shaping up to be quite a bit better, as well.

    I really hope Eternal Witness is in,
    if for no other reason than to chain multiples together like I did in MM13 Limited.
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
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    posted a message on Final Mythic - Olivia Voldaren
    While this is a bit disappointing,
    at least I can finally get a foil for a more tolerable price.

    Quote from Havrekjex »
    They have done a nice thing in this set where a lot of the non-valuable cards are cool cards. Sure, you're hoping for Goyf or Blood Moon, but Olivia and Ooze are still cards that you kind of like to see.


    Agreed. Thankfully they seem to have backed away from cards like Scute Mob and Long-Forgotten Gohei.
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
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    posted a message on Niv-Mizzet, Dracogenius + Izzet Charm
    Quote from Creedmoor »
    I kinda hope we see Rakdos, Trostani, and Lazav all shifted down to rares in this set as well.


    Trostani, Selesnya's Voice fits the GW theme perfectly,
    and I was already suspecting they would print her (them?) at Rare.
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
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    posted a message on Guild Signets at Uncommon - Spoiled by Russian Site, all newer (Non-Original Ravnica) art
    Oh hell yes!!!

    Some of these have never been printed with the new art,
    and this will be the first foil printing of *all* the new arts!

    I really hope they changed the flavor text on Boros Signet, though,
    as it's rather silly with the new artwork.
    EDIT: they still haven't.
    Oh, Wizards! How on earth does one hold a wall?
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
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    posted a message on Cavern of Souls (at Mythic)
    I like the art way better than the original, which I always found goofy.

    Mythic is ridiculous, though.
    I half expected it for Snappy,
    but it's way more obviously greedy here, IMO.

    And this is coming from someone who already has four of the old Caverns,
    including a foil which has lived happily in my Slivers EDH deck for years now.
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
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    posted a message on Serum Visions (Unc + New art - GatheringMagic)
    Is that Jin-Gitaxias, Core Augur?

    I hope so, as he hasn't guest starred in art as much as Elesh Norn has.
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
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    posted a message on Cruel Ultimatum, Compulsive Research (Top Level Podcast)
    That's some nice new art for Compulsive Research.

    Even with great color fixing, the notion of casting Cruel Ultimatum in limited is daunting.
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
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    posted a message on Blood Moon (AT RARE)! MTGGoldfish
    Wow- this set is shaping up to be better than MM1 at this point!
    Great job, Wizards!
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
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    posted a message on Voice of Resurgence - TheManaSource (MYTHIC)
    I would *love* to draft this with Séance and some Populate cards.
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
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    posted a message on Magic Mics Spoiler - Scavenging Ooze
    I wish this had been the promo art.
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
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    posted a message on Mothership Spoilers 1/3 - Abrupt Decay and Craterhoof Behemoth
    Quote from Empathogen »
    As the owner of two foil Craterhoofs (and four nonfoil), this is sad

    Why is it sad? More people having access to the card doesn't make yours any less playable.



    I was going to write "saddening," but that sounded clunky.
    I just meant it was sad for me, not the community at large.
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
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    posted a message on Gifts Ungiven Maro Twitter
    Quote from Ryperior74 »
    Quote from Empathogen »
    Cool- this started to get expensive right before I realized how perfect it is for Bruna, Light of Alabaster.


    Banned in edh sorry

    So if I pull it I might trade it for something else.


    Okay... freaking weird that Intuition is okay but this is banned.

    EDIT: just saw above. Yeah, you get one less in hand, but you still get two in the yard, and it costs 1 less.
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
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    posted a message on Mothership Spoilers 1/3 - Abrupt Decay and Craterhoof Behemoth
    As the owner of two foil Craterhoofs (and four nonfoil), this is sad,
    but not unexpected.

    I'm honestly more disappointed by the way Decay isn't the promo art/flavor text,
    but I guess a certain amount of time has to pass before they're okay with that.
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
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    posted a message on Gifts Ungiven Maro Twitter
    Cool- this started to get expensive right before I realized how perfect it is for Bruna, Light of Alabaster.
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
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    posted a message on Entreat the Angels
    Quote from Marquisd »
    Terminus was at Rare in it's first printing


    All the same, I hope they left it out.
    We need another printing of Austere Command or even Final Judgment
    more than we need another printing of Terminus.
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
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    posted a message on Seance - LRR Spoiler
    I'm surprised they even previewed this,
    but I guess they want to remind us it won't all be Damnations and Inquisitions.

    At least it fits well with the GW "populate" Limited archetype.
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
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    posted a message on Phantasmal Image
    I have my playset already,
    but this is always a great card,
    and it's been needing a reprint for a while.
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
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    posted a message on Linvala, Keeper of Silence
    Quote from Colt47 »
    One of the top angels needing a reprint. The only way this could get better is if they reprint Archangel of Thune.


    YES, PLEASE!
    Much like Linvala here, I never snagged a copy of that,
    and I have at least a couple of decks that want one (Ayli, Rhys).
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
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    posted a message on Linvala, Keeper of Silence
    Ooh, nice!

    Avacyn, Angel of Hope was probably more necessary in the grand scheme of things,
    but I never managed to get a copy of this, so I'm really happy to get another chance Grin
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
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    posted a message on Ranger of Eos
    Quote from Empathogen »
    As someone perpetually unhappy with Volkan Baga's art,
    I welcome any opportunity to phase it out.


    I know aesthetics are hardly objective, but you're a fool. Aside from the double-dong worm, most of his stuff is still miles ahead of something like a wayne reynolds masterpiece


    It's too sterile. It belongs in a museum, not on playing cards.

    Also, calling someone a "fool" because their tastes differ from yours is really awesome.
    Thanks, 45.
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
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    posted a message on Inquisition of Kozilek + Path to Exile (Uncommon!)
    Quote from Ryperior74 »


    (But my brother pre-ordered a box so and promised me a damnation if he gets 2 in a box)

    How many boosters are in this box is it reduced like eternal masters?


    Yeah, it's 24 per box like EMA and other MM releases.
    Your brother is statistically unlikely to pull even one Damnation from a single box,
    so two is pretty much unfathomable barring some weird packaging error (or a lucky foil pull) Frown
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
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    posted a message on Ranger of Eos
    As someone perpetually unhappy with Volkan Baga's art,
    I welcome any opportunity to phase it out.
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
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    posted a message on Mothership spoilers 02/27/17 - DAMNATION + ENEMY FETCHES
    Quote from theMarc »
    I just want it on record that, despite owning a playset of Damnations, half foil, I am happy to hear that there will be more on the market, and the price will finally go down. Now we just need to get it reprinted a few more times, to really drive the price down...


    I'm in a similar situation.
    I'm happy I'll finally be able to get a foil with the "normal" frame.
    I like the PC frame better, but it will be nice to see them side by side in foil.

    It's also nice that the formatting here is "perfect" just like it is on EMA Wrath of God.
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
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    posted a message on Snapcaster Mage - MYTHIC - Split Second (SCG)
    Quote from Serberus_08 »
    Quote from RHAZZERCOM »
    I love this new art. trading my old snapcasters for these new ones!
    Yeah image that in foil, aw yeah. I don't even need one, but this arts making me want at least one, definitely a foil one. Breaking that bank never felt regretful!


    Yeah, the original Snapcaster Mage made for a dreadfully boring (if valuable) foil.

    This should look much flashier (har har)!
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
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    posted a message on Terminate
    Quote from theMarc »
    Quote from Empathogen »
    Nice art, though I still have a soft spot for the unlucky dragon.
    You mean the Planeshift art?


    Yeah, though I like it best on the FNM version:
    Terminate

    (and yeah, I guess "Unlucky Darigaaz" is a bit more accurate)
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
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    posted a message on Temporal Mastery - Windmill Slam
    If this had been as good as hyped up to be it would be a worthy inclusion. As is, not so much.


    No kidding- Time Warp would have been better than this.
    Maybe there's still some hope it will make it in as a Rare?
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
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    posted a message on Deadeye Navigator
    Quote from BeingFrank »
    Well there goes the neighborhood


    As well as the value of my many foils of this card.
    Oh well.
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
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    posted a message on Wotc Spain Twitter - Thragtusk
    Kinda weird since the blink archetype is in White and BLUE,
    but I guess some people will be building Selesnya/Bant versions now.
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
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    posted a message on Harmonize
    Quote from Xaios »
    I'm happy they kept the old artwork from PLC.

    Ditto. I've always felt the original art and flavor text were more fitting to the card than the Garruk-ized version.


    Pssh, the textless Harmonize is where it's at!
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
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    posted a message on Primal Command
    Austere Command would have been so much nicer,
    but hopefully it still shows
    (the MaRo article said the set has multiple sweepers).
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
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    posted a message on Terminate
    Nice art, though I still have a soft spot for the unlucky dragon.
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
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    posted a message on Modern Masters 2017 March 17
    Quote from Specter404 »
    Yosie is played but popular is a stretch, definitely not popular with the opponents, Ryusei and Jugan I dont think I've seen cast in many moons.


    I was referring only to the Praetors with the EDH popularity comment. Sorry if that was unclear.
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
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    posted a message on Modern Masters 2017 March 17
    Quote from Serberus_08 »

    I think the Praetor Cycle would be cool, though I personally don't think they would, mainly because the last time they reprinted any, they only had Elesh Norn.


    I wouldn't count them out just yet-
    they're clearly stuffing a lot of value in the Rare slot,
    so the Mythics may be toned down as a result.

    They had the Kamigawa Dragons in MM1, and I could see the Praetors filling a similar role here,
    especially since literally all of them are popular in EDH.
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
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    posted a message on Mothership spoilers 02/27/17 - DAMNATION + ENEMY FETCHES
    Quote from wiseguy20 »
    I really really hope my pre-order price of 174 per box sticks and doesn't get canceled. The seller has over 130k feedback at 99% rating, so is that a good sign?


    Keep in mind that they are printing *much* more of this than usual.
    Even with the lure of Fetches, $7 packs are only so appealing as prices are falling all around.

    Of course, that doesn't preclude eBay assery, but it seems probably not worth the backlash in this case.
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
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    posted a message on Mothership spoilers 02/27/17 - DAMNATION + ENEMY FETCHES
    I'm just glad I can finally get a promo Damnation for a lot less,
    but it seems to make everyone else happy,
    so good move!
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
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    posted a message on Amonkhet Official Packaging & Art!
    Quote from Ramenth »

    IF they're allied colors, I would expect the UBR one to be missing, since those are Bolas's colors. Seems like he'd be filling the role of that God.


    That's what I thought, too, until they revealed five non-Bolas gods.

    Now I have a different theory:
    The population of Amonkhet have never actually seen Bolas.
    I suspect Bolas then finally manifests in Hour
    and destroys the five gods in a flashy display to the people of Amonkhet,
    as an unmistakable reminder of who is actually in charge of the plane.

    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
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    posted a message on Gods of Amonkhet


    They don't have to do all shards or all wedges; they can do 3 of one and 2 of the other. For example: GWU, UBR, RGW BGU, RWB. Some shards, some wedges, still equally represents each color. This would probably be a better choice than just all shards, since it would differentiate Amonkhet from Alara.

    Just a thought.


    They've done this sort of thing before (see Lorwyn for the most eggregious example),
    and I really hope they don't ever go this route again.

    With my luck, the five gods would be Naya, Jund, Grixis, Temur, and Jeskai :p
    Posted in: Speculation
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    posted a message on Modern Masters 2017 March 17
    Quote from idSurge »
    Souls would be great, but is a possible Masterpiece target...


    That doesn't really mean anything.
    There are Masterpieces of $1 cards,
    so they could print Cavern of Souls here
    and as a Masterpiece, even as soon as Amonkhet.
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
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    posted a message on Modern Masters 2017 March 17
    How would you guys feel about Omniscience being in the set as a blue mythic?


    I've thought about it, and I decided to go ahead and buy them.

    Omniscience is not a Modern card.
    It's definitely an EDH card, though, and that puts it in the pool of possibilities.

    However, I wouldn't hold your breath,
    as the following Blue Mythics are more likely, IMO:

    Snapcaster Mage(?)
    Vendilion Clique(?)
    Ancestral Vision
    Time Warp
    Consecrated Sphinx
    Jin-Gitaxias, Core Augur
    Venser, Shaper Savant (upshifted)
    Venser, the Sojourner (half counts)
    Tezzeret, Agent of Bolas (half counts)
    Sphinx's Revelation (ditto)
    Keranos, God of Storms (")
    Sen Triplets (jeez)

    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
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    posted a message on Modern Masters 2017 March 17
    If they're going to print so much of MM2017,
    they should have made a Fat Pakerrrr... Bundle for it Frown
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
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    posted a message on Gods of Amonkhet
    Quote from Ryperior74 »
    For the theory of tri color I got these as them ally and enemy colors

    Cat = RGW or RWB

    Bird = WUB or URW

    Crocodile = BRG or WBG

    Dog = UBR or GUR

    Cobra(snake) = GWU or BGU


    I agree with these,
    but I fear we will get another cycle of monocolored gods Frown
    Posted in: Speculation
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    posted a message on Modern Masters 2017 March 17
    You think it's possible we get Tron? Would like to see modern framed black bordered Tron. Would also be a good place for an Ancient Stirrings reprint. Definitely needs it at its price.


    I've been wanting this the past two MM sets,
    but hopefully they made the cut this time.

    However, I don't really need it.
    I've gotten used to running the original printings.
    The frame makes them easy to search for,
    and it feels like I'm really using some powerful, ancient technology.
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
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    posted a message on Is Infect coming back in Amonkhet?
    Quote from Firevine »
    Wizards hates fun, so I highly doubt there will ever be a return of Infect.


    Maro loves it, so they will still occasionally revive it, no doubt,
    but it may stay confined to supplementary products,
    as more good Infect stuff would break Modern and possibly Legacy.

    Persist also has issues, at least when the creatures have etb abilities,
    so I see Wither as the most likely old mechanic involving -1/-1 counters,
    if there even is one.
    Posted in: Speculation
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    posted a message on Amonkhet Official Packaging & Art!
    So Nissa's getting *another* card?
    Jeez, they're trying a little too hard to make sure we don't forget about the Gatewatch.

    On the plus side, that's the coolest Gideon art since Gideon, Battle-forged.
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
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    posted a message on Modern Masters 2017 March 17
    Quote from Dom4419 »
    Quote from Grisly_Bear »
    Quote from Dom4419 »


    One thing YGO will always have above MTG to me, is the foiling. Secret rare, ultimate rare and ghost rare foiling is amazing and would look insane on MTG cards.


    How about platinum rare? So much foil you will get a headache if you don't use matte sleeves.


    HAHA! thats true. But that's why i hate MTGs foiling. I wish it was only the picture that was foiled


    While I don't dislike a foiled border, the artwork "enhancement" is definitely my favorite aspect of foiling.
    I'm not a fan of pre-Modern foils for that reason.
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
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    posted a message on Amonkhet Official Packaging & Art!
    Quote from dLANCER »

    Also based on the size of that art, and the non-detailed leg portion, I'm calling that as Lilly' Planeswalker card for the set.


    That would surprise me.
    It's a very passive picture and her face is in shadows.
    I would think they would want one of the set's chase cards to have more dynamic art than this.

    This seems more like a story piece to show how quickly Liliana has adjusted to life on Amonkhet.
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
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    posted a message on Modern Masters 2017 March 17
    Quote from idSurge »
    Annnnnnnnnnnnd I just got my bonus for last year, if this set is at all decent I'm getting a box. Grin


    Protip: wait a month and buy singles instead.
    You'll be able to buy a much better "box" than you could ever open
    barring the most ridiculous luck.

    It's not as fun, but it's much easier to get what you want for a decent price.
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
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    posted a message on Amonkhet Official Packaging & Art!
    They look rather divine to me...

    That MM packaging is spoilery too-
    looks like Snappy got some snappy new art!
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
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    posted a message on Nationals are back, No more local GPTs, Sunday GP PTQs are back
    Oh look-
    a rise in Nationals to accompany the rise in Nationalism.
    Shocking.
    Rolleyes
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
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    posted a message on Modern Masters 2017 March 17
    Quote from Dontrike »
    I wish WotC would make a no-foil modern masters set for 4 dollars MSRP.

    At this point I'd settle for normal foil type packs that cost $7.


    Agreed.
    MM1 was worth buying for that price,
    but they goofed and made sure very few people ever got it that cheaply.

    A similar product with similar pricing and a larger print run would be ideal,
    but the sad truth is, as long as the $10 booster products sell,
    the $10 price is likely to remain Frown
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
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    posted a message on Modern Masters 2017 March 17
    Quote from Colt47 »
    Quote from Dontrike »
    Quote from RSSR »
    For lands, I want Mana Confluence, Cavern Of Souls, Reflecting Pool, and maybe City Of Brass.

    Mana Confluence won't be able to show up until MM4, at the earliest. I agree with Cavern and Reflecting Pool. Horizon Canopy and Grove of the Burnwillows definitely need a reprint as well.


    Heck, Reflecting Pool is an EDH staple at this point and it only ever got two printings to show for it. Cavern of Souls is a major one that needs more printings for sure, though. Kind of wish I was playing when it was first released because I'm almost certain it would have been 2-5 usd back then.


    Reflecting Pool has been printed three times (Tempest, Shadowmoor, Conspiracy),
    and $10 is the cheapest Cavern of Souls ever got.
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
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    posted a message on Planeswalkers of Amonkhet
    I'm just imagining each "god" on Amonkhet is in actuality a planeswalker under Bolas control.


    I've mentioned a similar idea before,
    though mine involved shard-colored Planeswalkers,
    as Nicol Bolas very much seems to be one of the "gods" of the plane himself.

    They could theoretically print a cycle of very expensive, tricolor planeswalkers
    without affecting Planeswalker balance in Standard too much.
    Posted in: Speculation
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    posted a message on The Lands of Amonkhet
    Here's an idea I'd love to see,
    but I doubt we will with fetchable duals in Standard:

    Cloud Forest
    Land
    Islandcycling: G
    Forestcycling: U

    T: Add C to your mana pool.
    Posted in: Speculation
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    posted a message on Modern Masters 2017 March 17
    Quote from Kedvesem »
    Quote from Bra1ne4 »
    I would love a copy of Doubling Season and I think it unlikely to appear in a Commander product given its price on the secondary market... where do people see it included in the future?


    Didn't they already do Doubling Season in MM1?


    That doesn't preclude it,
    and it's worth more than twice what it was worth back then.
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
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    posted a message on Amonkhet speculations
    Quote from SilverWolf_27 »
    Here is a crazy idea: What if the gods of Amonkhet actually are all planeswalkers? If they indeed are shard-colored, at least one would otherwise have to share colors with Bolas, which would be kinda weird (even weirder if Crucius is present and another one has to share colors with him). On the other hand, it would rack up the planeswalker count to at least 6, more probably 7. But it could be feasible since three-color walkers are considered very narrow. And a whole different issue would be flavor justification for a Bant or Naya walker working for Bolas.


    I floated this same idea a while back
    (it kind of makes sense if Bolas is one of the gods, as is heavily implied).

    If they do this, I think they would treat them very differently from "normal" Planeswalkers-
    most likely very expensive and very powerful (not unlike Nicol Bolas, Planeswalker).

    Then they could create "normal" PWs without too much to worry about
    (though Planar Bridge would get a lot more valuable).
    Posted in: Speculation
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    posted a message on New stock or printing process??
    Quote from Havrekjex »
    I think this might vary with geographic location and/or print run. I'm in EU, SOI and Kaladesh looked fine here afaik, but all the EMN foils I've seen have been the dull looking type that I recognize from MM15 and intro packs and such. Same with AVR back in the day. I don't mind too much when it comes to the non-foils, as I barely notice the difference, and not at all in sleeves, but I hate it when the foils look bad. I had some Grim Flayers that all looked like intro pack foils. It's a flashy, expensive card, so it shouldn't be like that. Same with the AVR Sigarda that I use for my commander.


    Weird.
    For the cards I have,
    this is definitely true for KLD and AER,
    but not EMN.
    The EMN foils I have look "normal".
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
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    posted a message on Rare lands as a gift program for playing Standard between 13 Feb and 16 Apr
    ^ I tend to shy away from "language pimping".

    I have a few cards in foreign languages (mostly Japanese),
    and it gets annoying explaining what the card does to the unfamiliar.
    It's especially problematic when I lend a deck out.

    Something like Scalding Tarn is so ubiquitous it's probably fine,
    but an unfamiliar player staring down a Japanese Soothsaying is likely to be very confused.
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
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    posted a message on Rare lands as a gift program for playing Standard between 13 Feb and 16 Apr
    And all of that is ignoring that Richard Garfield invented Planeswalker cards
    (as Building cards that didn't make it in RAV, but that's where it started).
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
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    posted a message on New stock or printing process??
    Yeah, it was the same with Kaladesh-
    the foils have that "Intro Pack Foil" look which many people dislike
    (I kind of like them myself),
    and the regular cards are glossier than before.

    I'm not sure if the prerelease promos are any different.

    EDIT: wait, you think AER and KLD look like different cardstock?
    They look the same to me, but different from earlier sets.
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
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    posted a message on Modern Masters 2017 March 17
    Quote from KnickM »
    Quote from wm0 »
    Any chance of a Mishra's Bauble reprint?

    The card really spiked after this set was already at the printers, but it was expensive enough before the spike that I think yes there is a pretty fair chance.


    $20 Gaping
    Are you freaking kidding me?!?

    Based on your comments, I'm assuming Revolt (the mechanic) is the culprit?
    Why is that so desirable when Modern already has fetches as an enabler?
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
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    posted a message on Rare lands as a gift program for playing Standard between 13 Feb and 16 Apr
    This is weird.
    It simultaneously smacks of both desperation and laziness.

    I don't think a special Sunken Hollow is really going to spike interest that well.
    The above poster who suggested Planeswalkers is on the right path,
    if perhaps overshooting a bit.
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
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    posted a message on April-June 2017 FNM Promos - Servo Exhibition / Unlicensed Disintegration / Aether Hub
    Quote from Antiantiserum »
    and they look pretty, too, wow


    You beat me to it!
    Not only do they frequently pick lame cards,
    they also frequently give them worse art.

    It's nice to see cards that look as nice as they play!
    I especially like that Unlicensed Disintegration art,
    which I prefer over the original.
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
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    posted a message on Modern Masters 2017 March 17
    Quote from RSSR »

    If they do a variety of Slivers for the common/uncommon slots, I'd do cartwheels, and whirl my t-shirt around my head like a helicopter.


    Considering many of the best slivers are not modern-legal,
    if they ever take this approach,
    I would expect it in Eternal Masters or Conspiracy instead.
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
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    posted a message on Inspiring Statuary
    I feel like this card is underrated.

    People look and see a "do nothing" the turn it comes down,
    but it can help immediately if you build the deck right.

    This and Scrap Trawler are my votes for the biggest "sleepers" of this set.
    Posted in: New Card Discussion
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    posted a message on Modern Masters 2017 March 17
    Quote from KnickM »
    Quote from SpinifexV »
    Has there ever been a downgrade from Mythic to Rare in a Masters set? I'm thinking they may have to do that at some point, since there are so many Mythics to be reprinted, so few slots for them and the large volume of prints that RTR and later sets have seen. For example, cards that are in the $10-$30 dollar range that would make fine pulls in the rare slots, but un-impressive ones in the Mythic slot, like Voice of Resurgence, Mikaeus, the Unhallowed, Avacyn, Angel of Hope, etc.

    Those three examples are extremely unlikely to be downgraded.


    Agreed- cards don't get much more mythic than Avacyn or Mikaeus.
    Voice *could* be a rare,
    but it won't be.
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
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    posted a message on Modern Masters 2017 March 17
    Quote from Havrekjex »
    Quote from Cheesehead88 »
    Hi!

    If Liliana of the Veil gets reprinted in MM3, how will this affect her price? Do you think that the price will drop deep or stay where it is?
    I`m willing to bet that she is in the set, and I`d expect a price dip of no more than $20, as she`s going to be the chase card and demand for her is sky high.


    I also wouldn't be surprised if they tried to make her even more sought-after
    by giving her new art, but it would be tough to top the iconic original art.
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
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    posted a message on Modern Masters 2017 March 17
    Quote from Yatsufusa »
    I really hope they learnt their lesson from MM2 that at MSRP 10, they don't really act like they expected people to be drafting a lot of these (especially since every pack has a foil...) MM2 really annoyed me that the marketing seemed to be revolving around a "great draft experience" when the price tag just went right against that.

    I'm aware that the MSRP is the same, which is why I hope they learnt the lesson and just place the product with more emphasis on "premium card" than Limited Play. I mean, if they lowered the MSRP of MM2 (and increased the print which they did) I would have been vastly less annoyed by the "Limited Experience" marketing they were literally parading with the product, but since MSRP is already set, I can only hope they just keep it to the likes of MM1 (but still with increased print run so investor-hoarders don't just buyout).

    I have nothing against Limited itself (the typical ones are okay with me, sometimes even great), but their marketing for Limited has always been "great print runs and low prices so it can fit the masses" and physically the Masters series don't meet either of the criteria, so the marketing seemed outright hypocritical in a way especially when MM2 came out.


    To be fair,
    the "awesome limited experience!!!" stuff they were touting was much more prominent for MM1 (and rightfully so).
    They didn't push that aspect of it anywhere near as loudly for MM2.
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
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    posted a message on Which Land Cycle Would You Rather Finish: Tango or Shadow?
    Quote from VidarThor »
    Neither of those arguments is an excuse to not finish the cycle. And glorius it will be in 15 years.


    Oh, I'm not about to debate that!
    I especially want the W Enchantments version.

    Maybe one day they'll even print one for Planeswalkers.
    R is the color without an associated permanent type,
    but it doesn't seem a good fit for PW recursion.
    Posted in: Baseless Speculation
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