Hahahaha. I love Maelstrom Wanderer. I definitely want to build an EDH deck with him. It's a shame most of the other spells with Cascade aren't in colors available to RUG. there's always Bloodbraid Elf I suppose?
This leads to an interesting question though. If you hit a Bloodbraid Elf while resolving the first cascade, would you resolve the 2nd cascade from Maelstrom Wanderer first before the Cascade of Bloodbraid Elf? I assume it would be the latter, since Bloodbraid Elf would hit the battle field before the 2nd instance of Cascade could resolve and then the Elf's cascade would go on top of the stack...
I <3 every time I see "Then do it again." on a card's reminder text.
I just remember someone saying and I can't help but giggle.
On-topic: looking forward to it, Planechase always seemed neat but I wasn't around when the first batch of sets came out. I wonder if this means there'll be a three-year cycle of Planechase, Archenemy, Commander?
Though I suppose there needs to be room for that Cube thing, and they wouldn't hint at new Commander decks before new Archenemy decks.
I don't always do it, but when I do, I do it again.
I'm real excited for these, mostly because I want to see those new cards! I can't believe we have to wait until June
I am very positive on this announcement. I knew it was coming, but was not positive that it would come in 2012. Great news.
So, there are 4 decks with 21 new cards and 6 new cards (by name) per deck. That basically means 1 of the new cards is in all 4 decks and then each has 5 unique cards. This makes it possible for there to be a Command Tower-esque card.
I'm so happy to see that wizards is taking up a tradition of printing new cards for casual. For The previous summer release of commander, the rarity of new cards was determined by how many decks they appeared in. I wonder if the same thing will happen for these new cards. Most new cards would be rare, considering I've seen people say they think there will only be one card common to all four decks. I know the rarity is arbitrary, but rarity does reflect power level, so I take interest. And I love gold...
New cards? Aaaaawesome, I bet there will be a few blatantly designed for Legacy play, so they can sell the sets in great amounts. Good for them but bad for players who don't care about this format but will need playsets of some impossible to get elsewhere $money$ rares.
I love the idea of new cards not released in sets. I want them to keep doing this. I have money.
Lol. "Hey wizards! Look what I have!" *waves $100 bill* "You want it, right? I'll totally trade it! My M/NM c-note for your..."
Seriously though. I am glad they've decided to revisit planechase. I thought they let it go, but it seems the success of commander has prompted them to give it another go--with a better marketing strategy. Everyone likes new and/or "exclusive" stuff!
I'm a big fan of the oversized cards variants (planes/schemes), but I still hate that they're printing normal cards out of packs. I still haven't afforded playsets of all those from the Commander boxes... Hopefully these ones will be distributed such that if you buy all the boxes, you'll get a playset of each at least.
I wish that Modern had a blurb that let new cards from things like this be legal in it. Just so I could use them in a format that matters =(
I am assuming you meant to post "Matters to me", since as far as formats go, modern is pretty much only above extended and vintage. Legacy and Standard have year round support, of course those are the formats they are going to worry about.
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Planechase is a staple at our kitchen table.
the phenomina cards are a nice way to expand and add new fun.
I'm looking forward and will probably end up buying all the decks just for the planechase cards.