As a person that loved Grim Lavamancer during Torment-era Standard, is it even good, anymore? I don't follow anything outside Pioneer, Standard, MTG-arena formats these days; so I'm unsure of if its played anywhere.
At least they are amazing in limited. I really want this to be fun to draft at the least.
Yeah, but how many people are going to be drafting this set? I won't. The last Masters set I drafted was Eternal Masters, and only 4 people showed up for that one. Most drafters would rather do multiple, regular priced drafts rather than one really expensive draft.
My initial optimistic hope is that they'll insert some good commons and uncommons to fill the holes of the jank rares/mythics they put in, kinda like the days of 4th Edition and Ice Age. Your rare might be jank but hot damn you got a Factory, Swords, Llanowar Elves and Bolt.
I said there better not be a Tree of Redemption-like occurrence here and voila. There it is. We still have a lot of other cards to see but I'm hot holding my gonads in anticipation of a Hail Mary here.
these are not impressive rares given the price per pack.
they're not bad cards, but they're not impressive at the cost of a pack. there were more creative includes that were possible, or even with the limiting aspect that is the price tag they could've been downshifted.