Quote from BK-V »I do think we'll also see something that rivals Tarmogoyf as a 2 drop creature that can start off large and get larger if certain conditions are met that require some build around... This is my best guess:
Domainogoyf 1G (M)
Domain-- ~ gets +1/+1 for each basic land type amongst lands you control.
This would force a deck to be 3-5 colors, but potentially a large payoff on turn 2 or 3. That creature is meant to just be an example, although I think it would be a fair card.
Quote from Ken Carson »That land would be one of the worst lands ever printed. The only redeeming factor is that you made it legendary so some poor sap couldn’t have 2 in play to really screw him or herself so royally. Mana Confluence is so much less of a downside than sculpting your opponent’s hand when tapping mana.
Quote from AvalonAurora »I wonder if they'll come up with a new interesting mana-fixing land, maybe something like:
t: Add , if you do, each opponent may scry 1.
t: Add one mana of any color, if you do, each opponent may scry 3.
Quote from AvalonAurora »Quote from Ken Carson »That land would be one of the worst lands ever printed. The only redeeming factor is that you made it legendary so some poor sap couldn’t have 2 in play to really screw him or herself so royally. Mana Confluence is so much less of a downside than sculpting your opponent’s hand when tapping mana.
That is true for the vast majority of decks, but there are potential decks out there that play cards like, say Temple Bell. Of course, those kind of decks tend to only actually work against certain kinds of opposing decks, so it's a rather extreme meta call, and probably a bad decision anyway. I guess I should have thought harder and tried to figure out a different sort of land idea to use as an example.
Quote from Ken Carson »
Another option might be something like:
“Tap: Add 1. Any player may pay 2 and create a Treasure.”
As the player controlling the effect, you are essentially breaking even because you can use the tap of the land to pay for half the cost and getting a treasure in return, while your opponent can pay for the treasure as well at the same total price. Potentially could give some redundant ramp to decks like Ad Nauseam and help decks that want a lot of artifacts in play but aren’t aggro.
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Quote from The Fluff »
I think that "goyf" would go nicely in tribal flames zoo kind of decks as a budget tarmo or tarmo 5-8.
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Thus, I don't think MH will do anything to make modern more affordable.
Quote from spellcheck »Fact or Fiction is an iconic card and is probably on the level of the best reprints we'll see, but unless explicitly stated, I believe the buy-a-box promo card will be something completely new with mythic rarity. There have been some attempts at printing cards similar to Fact or Fiction (Steam Augury comes to my mind) and they've seen zero play. Why not have the original?
If as I read somewhere Cabal Therapist is among top10 cards of the expansion, I wouldn't get too hyped with it. I'd be less surprised if they accidentally print something already released as a Timeshifted card than if I have to buy 10 playsets of cards from Horizons.
Quote from Taleran »What about Monarch?
Palace Jailer, Queen Marchesa etc.
Quote from Nyzzeh »I find it funny how they worded the new edict surpassing leyline of sanctity in bogles. Intentional?
Quote from Nyzzeh »I also think most reprints of legacy cards will be cards that don't see play in legacy, are too strong for standard, and will probably be good enough in modern, precisely like fact or fiction, fire//ice, moment's peace, etc. Goblin lackey for example is a possibility because goblins are not even played in legacy anymore, right?
Quote from MikePemulis »I think people are focusing way too much on the 50ish reprints and not nearly enough on the 200ish new cards.