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    posted a message on TheManaSource Preview - The Scarab God
    Quote from NGW »
    The Scarab God. Honestly disappointed the way Wedge was hyping it up.

    It's a great EDH card and will probably see play in Standard. Doubt it sees play in Modern or Eternal.


    Wedge is the epitome of a shill so of course he was going to hype it up to hell and back, that's what he does.


    He used to be better. I understand it's good to be positive about the card, but the combination of pure bombast combined with the sponsorship bit at the end by TCGPlayer just makes it feel like a hype train commercial for selling the next version of budweiser.
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
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    posted a message on SCG Spoiler - Earthshaker Khenra
    Is it just me or did they make uncommons and then slap them with the rare tag? Some of the mythics this set have the same feeling as well...
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
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    posted a message on What is stopping old cards from being reprinted that are not on the Reserved List?
    Quote from SavannahLion »
    Quote from Colt47 »
    The company is kind of stuck between a rock and a hard place with keeping cards in print. They have to set up print runs at printing facilities for sets they have to build, balance, and playtest, then have to set up a length of time they want the print facilities to keep printing that product. This is with setting up a point in time that the product is the featured hype train in a busy year round product releases fest.

    Also, even when they don't print something to be standard legal the designers at wizards are still trying to stick with newer standards, which can make getting older reprints out a challenge as people have to really be pining over them. The only set that they made an exception to this with was eternal masters and the second coming of counterspell and Force of Will.


    Isn't that one of the reasons for Masterpieces (gag..) and Eternal Masters? To milk the rabid hunger of people who want these older cards?

    I really wish they would start printing new non-standard sets. Not sets with themes like Conspiracy or draft sets like EM but literally a bunch of cards in a box and see where they land....like ABU. No top down design. Not a boat load of intense testing. I don't even care of the art is coherent or if the cards have flavor text. Just make the dang cards and let me play 'em.



    That's actually what a ton of players really want, especially for formats like commander, which are more about building decks yourself than buying a precon and playing it out of the box. As much as I like the precon decks, I'd rather have sets of lands, commander reprints, and cards boxed up in a set and served out than to have to deal with booster packs and preconstructed decks. Unfortunately, Wizards has fallen into the fallacy of making themselves beholden to secondary market prices and thus have made getting needed reprints of cards rather difficult.
    Posted in: Magic General
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    posted a message on Things you want to see reprinted in the next year (not product specific)
    Quote from MisterDizzy »
    Chalice, Crucible and Bridges.

    Half the decks in legacy wants 4 chalices in the board and being ~70$ each is dumb.


    While I'm not going to hold out for Chalice of the Void, I wouldn't mind seeing more cards from Mirrodin get reprinted.



    These guys are one thing I'd like to see reprinted for sure since they come close to signets for commander and cube play. For some reason Dominance is harder to find than the others.
    Posted in: Magic General
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    posted a message on What is stopping old cards from being reprinted that are not on the Reserved List?
    Quote from Stoogeslap »
    I would love to see Reset in an Eternal Masters (if they make another one).


    There's a ton of stuff I want to see a reprint of such as Turnabout, Temporal Aperture, and a number of cards from Magics olden days.
    Posted in: Magic General
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    posted a message on Reshaper Khenra
    Quote from Machius »
    This is not actually bad, in fact it's quite good (paying 2 mana for a +2/+2 with a bear attached is solid and this has flashback 6 for +4/+4 and a 4/4 in the mid-late game).

    It fits well in an aggro curve and it gives aggro decks extra late game reach.

    The problem is that nothing about it feels more than a solid uncommon. It definitely doesn't feel rare, way too vanilla, sad when simply adding trample/vigilance to the skill would have gone a long way without making it too OP.


    That's my own feeling as well and why I was making the comments I did on it. It's not like this would have been a bad card, just it feels more like an uncommon than a rare.
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
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    posted a message on CFB spoiler: Nimble Obstructionist
    One of the best cards in the set so far. In fact, I'd say the best cards in this set are not even at the mythic level.
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
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    posted a message on Things you want to see reprinted in the next year (not product specific)
    Quote from Duke Daemon »
    For standard, Serra Avenger and Grasslands
    For modern, Moment's Peace and Flood Plain
    For legacy any of the 3 portal Kingdom chase cards or duals. (Yes, I know about the reserved lists but that thing is killing legacy not helping it.)


    I don't know if they will ever reprint the mirage fetchland cycle. It's actually a bit underpowered by today's standards, though the new desert land cycle at common is going to give that statement a run for it's money. Also they've expressed an interest in trying to avoid cards that cause people to search and shuffle their libraries too frequently. That being said, would love to see all of those lands reprinted eventually.
    Posted in: Magic General
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    posted a message on Reshaper Khenra
    These spoilers are literally having me laughing on the floor. It's basically Mercadian Masques all over again! The set is going to be fun, but definitely doesn't have a whole lot of staying power if people are interested in competitive play. The good news is that if they did the depower treatment this set things should start evening out in the fall set.

    What I do like so far is that it appears Wizards decided to make this set appeal to the EDH / Commander crowd. This guy is playable value late game as part of the 99 even if he isn't the strongest card, and he may have a place in limited. I think my favorite of the two mana cycle has been the red creature with haste.

    Also, not saying the set doesn't have constructed playable cards or competitive cards, just that over all it is very conservative on costs. If some of these cards were in Kaladesh they'd be cheaper to cast or have some kind of boost in attack power or toughness. This one in particular probably could have been a 2/3 or maybe a 3/2 if they wanted to make it pushed.
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
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    posted a message on What is stopping old cards from being reprinted that are not on the Reserved List?
    The company is kind of stuck between a rock and a hard place with keeping cards in print. They have to set up print runs at printing facilities for sets they have to build, balance, and playtest, then have to set up a length of time they want the print facilities to keep printing that product. This is with setting up a point in time that the product is the featured hype train in a busy year round product releases fest.

    Also, even when they don't print something to be standard legal the designers at wizards are still trying to stick with newer standards, which can make getting older reprints out a challenge as people have to really be pining over them. The only set that they made an exception to this with was eternal masters and the second coming of counterspell and Force of Will.
    Posted in: Magic General
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    posted a message on TheManaSource Preview - The Scarab God
    Quote from Tekkactus »
    Quote from Colt47 »
    I still think they went too conservative on all these gods and should have priced them one cmc lower than this. That seems to be the running theme with a lot of cards in the set outside a few exceptions, such as the new counterspell (which is uncommon and actually is better in a lot of cases than Disallow).


    So you want a 5/5, automatically flipped Nighteyes, that also has a pseudo Graveborn Muse effect, and also reanimates itself... for 4 CMC?

    lol ok


    It's abilities are on upkeep and the body on the creature is okay for 5 mana. It isn't indestructible either and can get hit with exile effects. So yeah, I'd pay one less and have it as a 4/4. Unless you are saying tribal Zombie control is a thing?

    I see why they made it cost five, but that was so it doesn't get hit with fatal push. They want cards in the later set that have impact to stick, just how exactly is this competing with the gearhulk cycle or even some of the vehicles?
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
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    posted a message on TheManaSource Preview - The Scarab God
    I still think they went too conservative on all these gods and should have priced them one cmc lower than this. That seems to be the running theme with a lot of cards in the set outside a few exceptions, such as the new counterspell (which is uncommon and actually is better in a lot of cases than Disallow).
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
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    posted a message on TheManaSource Preview - The Scarab God
    Why do I have this odd feeling we are going to see zombies as one of the tribes in Commander 2017. That or Zombie Vampires...
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
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    posted a message on Possible solution to reserve list problem: Reserve list buyback program
    Quote from SavannahLion »
    Rishadan Port isn't on the reserved list. It's banned in the Masques block, is that what you mean?... maybe?


    Huh, I just went back and checked and you are right. Kind of funny they haven't actually reprinted it...
    Posted in: Legacy (Type 1.5)
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    posted a message on TCGPlayer: Angel of Condemnation
    Well, we got Harnessed Lightning, Abrade, Yahenni's Expertise, Walking Ballista, and then all the black removal like Grasp of Darkness, Murder, Unlicensed Disintegration, etc. There's absolutely no shortage of things that can deal with something that has 3 toughness, but at least the card is good in limited. What we really lack is an answer against planeswalkers. I think they left that purposefully out because of wanting to push Nicol Bolas, God-Pharaoh. Good walker, but he isn't on the same level as Ugin, the Spirit dragon (thank the gods).
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
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