Quote from BenBleiweissJust wanted to say thank you for taking the time to post this - though I had to stay up really late tonight to get all of the new cards up on SCG, it means I can get a lot more sleep Sunday right after midnight.
Quote from AazadanFate Foretold isn't all that good. It's Altar's Reap at sorcery speed in a color that wants to play few creatures generally, not a cheaper Divination. You're drawing two cards but have little control over when you get the second card, and you're giving up a card to get that second card.
Lash of the Whip made me really appreciate Dismember and Tragic Slip.
Quote from Tanion
...for the most part. I see some fun goodies for EDH but wow did they drop the ball on the rarities of this set. This really looks like a set dedicated to Limited. It does look fun as hell but I feel sorry for you Constructed folks. Probably going to extend my hiatus from Standard till Theros is OUT. I hope the Commander Precons won't be bad.
I know people are going to give the person to who spoiled this early a lot of grief but I just want to thank you whatisfgh for doing what you did.
Quote from RanmaI'm not really feeling this set for commander. Maybe it's because commander has such a large pool it's hard to find new things that jump out at me.
Where is my weird global enchantment or crazy sorcery? I'm looking mainly at you red.
Quote from IronPlushyThink this is strong evidence that people are terrible at evaluating cards. Lets see Fates Foretold is cheaper than divination, you cantrip automatically, you trigger heroic, you put it on creature they must destroy or would have chumped blocked anyway, you don't have to sacrifice your own creature....Have you played the game at all?
Quote from StranglebatHere is some of the first replies to the Liliana of the Veil.
"Liliana is, um, interesting. Meh? Glad she costs 3, but not seeing great value at first glance.
EDIT: Well, obviously she works good at filling up graveyards and making you discard stuff you want in the graveyard. Chandra's Phoenix with Chandra seems ok. She's obviously going to be specialized. My Johnny sense just isn't tingling when I see her."
"The trick with her is going to be finding a way to make the +1 work. Definitely not an automatic 4x walker."
"Her CMC makes her usable BUT her abilities aren't the greatest. We'll see how good she is after the whole spoiler."
"I guess you could use her +1 to drop creatures to the graveyard."
"Liliana is...disappointing. The -2 seems decent and the ultimate seems OK as well. The + ability could be decent, but the card as a whole seems pretty underwhelming"
"Why am I horribly disappointed with the new Liliana? Richard Garfield is on the design team, right? MaRo, too? Where's the creativity?"
"Finally a low costed Black Walker, to bad her abilities are kind of lack luster. Hopefully theres a good way to use her abilities."
"I am dissapointed by Liliana"
All from the first page. I think people here always feel they are great at evaluating cards but in reality they are bad and then claim they always have loved something they poo pooed in the beginning to try and look cool.
Constructed playable is a bell curve, it shifts with overall power level, you have to wait and see where that curve adjusts to before you can say one way or another
Quote from broodwarjcThat is why this set feels so lackluster, as a fellow EDH player even I find this set lacking a certain creative flair. This set is just flat out boring for every format even limited and that is really unfortunate. It seems like development doesn't want to take as many chances with reducing card costs and is instead inflating them. Not every card has to expensive fun for EDH (at least we got the Colossus of Akros) or cheap speedy goodness for standard/modern/legacy, but at least put some effort into limited and not up the cost of old cards and slap on scry 1.